Francis L. Quimby
Francis L. Quimby, a Selectman and a thriving farmer of Unity, was born
in this town, December 25, 1827, son of Benjamin Quimby (second) and
Percis (Gee) Quimby. His grandfather, Benjamin Quimby (first), the first
of the family to settle in Unity, was engaged in agriculture here for the
rest of his life. The maiden name of the grandfather's wife was Otis.
Benjamin Quimby (second), born in Unity in the year 1800, tilled the soil
with success during his active years; and his death occurred in the spring
of 1859. Percis Gee, his wife, who was a native of Marlow, N.H., became
the mother of four children-Milan W., Francis L., Melissa D., and Wilbur
B. Milan W., who is a prosperous farmer of Claremont, N.H., married Lucy
A. Neal, of Unity. Melissa D., who married Ezra G. Johnson, of Unity, died
in 1892. He died in 1896. Wilbur B., who is carrying on a farm in Cornish,
N.H., married Lucinda Marshall, of this town. Mrs. Benjamin Quimby
(second) died in June, 1870.
The Rev. Herbert F. Quimby pursued his theological studies in Burlington, Vt., and at Boston, graduating in each place, and is now a Methodist minister in Moultonboro, N.H. He married for his first wife Eva M. Hodgman, of Mason, N.H., and for his second Jennie Elliot, of Reed's Ferry, N.H. Emerson A., who is in the grocery business with his brother in Claremont, married Jennie A. Perry, of North Charlestown, N.H. Mr. Quimby, Sr., has been a member of Unity Grange, No. 230, Patrons of Husbandry, since its organization. Both he and Mrs. Quimby are members of the West Unity Methodist Mrs. Quimby is a teacher in the Sunday-school.
Source: "Biographical Review, Vol. 22, containing life sketches of leading citizens of Merrimack and Sullivan Counties, New Hampshire". B. R. Pub. Co., 1897.
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