We have revamped the database Bath, NH: Births Attended by Dr. John French, 1807-1857. This database now contains the page image of the original manuscript, and it is searchable by first name and last name, record type, and family members (where available). Record types include Birth and Death records.
Please note that Dr. French tended to record the name of the mother or father and often not the name of the child. It will often be helpful to search with just the last name and year to find records.
These records were copied, and the index compiled, by John Hibbard, town clerk of Bath, New Hampshire. Dr. John French was born in South Hampton, N.H., and commenced his practice at Warren, N.H., in 1807. Early in 1808 he located in Landaff, where he practiced until April 1822, when he removed to Bath. He remained there in active practice until the latter part of 1857. These records contain the names of 2,336 fathers and the dates of birth of their children. In addition to Bath, they list births in the surrounding towns of Landaff, Lisbon, Lyman, Benton, and Haverhill. All of these towns are in Grafton County, N.H.
The transcription is kept in the R. Stanton Avery Collections at NEHGS, call number, Mss A 6921.
This update is made possible by the efforts of our team our volunteers. If you have some time and would like to get involved in the digitizing and indexing process please contact Rachel Adams, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.