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The Statistics and Gazetteer of New-Hampshire, Seventh
Edition, Compiled by Alonzo J. Fogg. Concord, N.H.:    D.L.

made, besides other mechanical
shops. The total value of goods
annually manufactured is $881,300.
(See tables of manufactories.)
The mills are situated in the vil-
lage of Suncook, for a description
of which, see Pembroke.

Resources. Agricultural pro-
ducts, $42,334; mechanical labor,
$ 192,400 ;v money at interest, $18,
500; deposits in Savings Banks,
$55,955; stock in trade, $22,800;
from summer tourists, $6,000.

Churches and Schools. The
church edifices, in which the peo-
ple of Allentown worship, are sit-
uated on the opposite side of Sun-
cook River, in Pembroke. There
are four schools in town; average
length of schools for the year,
twenty-seven weeks.

Bank. “China Savings Bank,”
at Suncook Village. (See tables.)

Hotel. “Suncook Hotel.”

First Settlers. John Wolcott,
Andrew Smith, Daniel Evans,
Robert Buntin, and others, were
the first settlers. In 1748, on the
west hank of Merrimack River,
nearly opposite the mouth of the
Suncook, Mr. Buntin, his son, and
James Carr, while busily at work,
were surprised by a party of In-
dians. At the first alarm, Carr
made an attempt to escape, and
was immediately shot down. Bun-
in and his son made no resistance
and were not harmed, but taken
through the wilderness to Canada,
and sold to a French merchant at
Montreal. They remained in cap-
tivity about eleven months, when
they made their escape, and fortu-
nately reached home in safety.
Andrew, the son, died, in defence
of his country, at White Plains,
October 28, 1776, aged thirty-eight
years. Although the first settle- J

ment commenced in this town pri-
or to 1748, it was not incorporated
until July 2, 1831.

Boundaries. North by Epsom,
east by Deerfield, south by Hook-
sett, and west by Pembroke. Aiea
of improved land, 3,192 acres.

Distances. Eleven miles from
Concord, south-east.

Railroads. Suncook Valley, and
a branch of Concord Railroad pass
through this town.


Cheshire Co. The soil of this
town is strong and productive, and
as a general thing, the farms are
well cultivated, and yield good

Rivers and Ponds. Cold River
passes through the north-west part,
and some of the branches of Ash-
uelot have their sources in this
town. The water power is well
improved. There are also a num-
ber of ponds. Warren’s Pond, 250
rods long, and 150 wide, is the
principal one.

Employments. The inhabitants
are largely engaged in agriculture
—8,388 bushels corn, 8,500 bushels
oats and barley, 41,300 lbs. butter,
38,120 lbs. maple sugar, and 4,697
tons hay, being the third town in
the county in its production of hay,
and the first in maple sugar. The
manufactories are important.
Leather board and straw wrapping
paper is manufactured to the value
of $ 16,600 annually. Scythe nibs
and pail handles valued at $ 13,000,;
carriages, $12,500 ; 400,000 shingles
and laths, and 750,000 feet of boards
and dimension timber, valued at
$11,100, besides edge tools, plows,
chair stock, rakes, tin ware, black-
smiths, coopering, carpenters, har-
nesses, &c. The total value of


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