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Hill, Edson

Born: 1807-09-13 Northwood, New Hampshire

Died: 1888-01-21 Manchester, New Hampshire

Flourished: New Hampshire

Edson Hill was a merchant, banker, and town and state government official. Hill was a merchant for several years in his hometown of Northwood, New Hampshire. In 1831, he married Olive J. Durgin, with whom he had three children. From 1831 to 1840, he served successively as town clerk, town moderator, and town representative. In the 1840s, Hill moved his family to Concord, New Hampshire. From 1850 to 1853, Hill was state treasurer of New Hampshire. After leaving government service, he became a banker. In 1860, Hill owned real property valued at $12,000 and had a personal estate of $20,000.

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