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April 22, 2010

Thanks for the Memories: Do you know who these women are?

Do you know who these women are and what importance they hold in Haverhill history?

Send your guess by mail to The Haverhill Gazette, PO Box 991, Haverhill, MA 01832; e-mail to editor@hgazette.com; drop it at our office at 181 Merrimack St., or comment on our Web site, www.hgazette.com.

Last week's photo showed the homes of two of Bradford's most notable citizens. They were both situated on South Main Street, but one — the home of Ann Haseltine — is now numbered 24 Greenleaf St. It can be seen at the center of the photograph, its covered porch facing the camera.

The home was built around 1780 by her father, Deacon John Haseltine. Ann became Haverhill's first female missionary after meeting and falling in love with divinity student Adoniram Judson. Her sisters, Miss Abigail and Miss Mary, lived in the house for the next 50 years.

The home behind the Haseltine', now numbered 356 S. Main, was built by Benjamin Greenleaf, headmaster of Bradford Academy, around 1822.

Incidentally, the house on the right was built by Greenleaf's son-in-law, John B Tewksbury, many years later.

Correct answers were submitted by: Bob Buckley of Bradford, Gerry Danforth, Bob Kneeland of Bradford,

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