The Brodheads settled in New Hampshire in 1800. John Brodhead would be credited for bringing Methodism to New Hampshire. He would hold the same Congressional seat that Franklin Pierce held. John’s son Thornton Fleming Brodhead would marry into the Pierce family and then move to Detroit. Franklin Pierce and his cousin Thornton would serve together during the Mexican American war.
John Brodhead was a Methodist minister.
Today, every candidate for presidential office must make the obligatory rounds to New Hampshire. Part of the drill is to campaign at Weirs beach and the Methodist circle on lake Winnipesaukee . Been there done that with Duncan Hunter. We polled higher in New Hampshire in 2008 than Inslee. Of course John Brodhead had copious to do with the creation of Methodist dominated politics.
I met Marsha Blackburn at an event in New Hampshire. I also met Tom Tancredo, Romney, and Huckabee.
My dad used to swim off the pier at Weirs during WWII when he was 15 years old. Another treat was riding on the Mount Washington and skiing the Belknaps. My uncle would have a cabin on Cow Island close to Romney’s place in Wolfsboro. He would break through the ice on his snowmobile. I cried like there was no tomorrow.
New Hampshire folks are the most political folks in the nation. It is a badge of honor to live in an old New England mansion that housed a former politician. New Hampshire is dotted with all manner of political clubs. They take politics seriously.
When a presidential candidate pols at zero in New Hampshire it has wide spread implications. It means that nobody likes jay Inslee’s inept and extreme political leanings. The “live free or die” state does not support Jay Inslee and his enviro-fascist tax and spend mentality. He is considered a scoundrel. I may have to write an oped.
While Jay Inslee’s pipe dream political insanity might play well in Socialist Seattle where the Marxists and antelope play, folks from New Hampshire are just a little more engaged.
Jay Inslee should fire his campaign manager for engineering such a stupid platform. There is no way in hell that Jay Inslee will get enough delegates to wipe a mouse’s ass. He is just wasting tax payer money. It would be different if he had more than a piss-ant snowflakes chance in hell. But since he doesn’t, he is simply engaging in the conditioned behavior of a delusional political narcissist. In other words, he is out of his mind.
Sorry Jay, but we dont like you in Washington state and we dont like you in New Hamsphire. You should quit while you still have a few grams left of your skewed Democratic Socialist dignity.
I should change my first name to Ichabod.
John Brodhead (New Hampshire politician)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New Hampshire‘s At-Large district
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833
|Preceded by||Ichabod Bartlett|
|Succeeded by||Benning M. Bean|
|Member of the New Hampshire Senate|
|Born||October 5, 1770|
Lower Smithfield, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||April 7, 1838 (aged 67)|
Newfields, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, U.S.
|Resting place||Locust Cemetery|
Newfields, New Hampshire
|Spouse(s)||Mary Dodge Brodhead|
|Children||Daniel Dodge Brodhead|
John Montgomery Brodhead
Elizabeth Harrison Brodhead Norris
Anne Mudge Brodhead Ewens
Joseph Crawford Brodhead
Mehitabel Smith Brodhead Weeks
George Hamilton Brodhead
Mary Rebecca Brodhead Pike
Thornton Fleming Brodhead
Josiah Adams Brodhead
Almena Cutter Brodhead.
Born in Lower Smithfield, Pennsylvania, Brodhead attended the common schools and Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania) Academy. He studied theology and was ordained a Methodist minister in 1794 remaining active in ministerial service for forty-four years.
Brodhead moved in 1796 to New England, where he became supervisor of Methodist societies in the Connecticut Valley. He settled in Canaan, New Hampshire, in 1801, then moved to Newfields Village, Newmarket, New Hampshire, in 1809. From 1810 to about 1823, he occupied the parsonage and preached in the parish church.
Elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses, Brodhead served as United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire from March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1832 and resumed his ministerial duties.
Brodhead died in Newfields, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on April 7, 1838 (age 67 years, 184 days). He is interred at Locust Grove Cemetery, Newfields, New Hampshire.
On August 17, 1801 Brodhead, son of Luke and Elizabeth Harrison Brodhead, married Mary Dodge, daughter of Thomas and Ruth Giddings Dodge. They had twelve children – six sons and six daughters.