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By May 30, 2013 Read More →

The book on Peterborough: LATE 1700s: Charlie Bass to donate ledger — a piece of his family’s history — to town.

Charlie Bass Smith Family LedgerMonadnock Ledger-Transcript

Dave Anderson
Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Charlie Bass’s maternal ancestors, members of the Smith and Morison families, first came to Peterborough from the Lunenburg, Mass., area in the late 1700s. They were among the first permanent settlers in the region and one of them, William Smith — “a man of singular discretion, modesty and goodness,” according to a history of the town published in 1876 by his grandson, Albert Smith — operated a store, which was probably located somewhere along what is now Old Street Road, where the earliest residents built their homes. [READ THE STORY OF THE LEATHER-BOUND LEDGER, WHICH CHARLIE BASS HAS DONATED TO THE MONADNOCK CENTER]