(see Calhoun Pedigree Chart #38)
Jonathan Folsom (38.8) was the son of Deacon John and Abigail Perkins Folsom and was born about 1685 in Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Sometime prior to 1713, Jonathan married Anna Ladd (38.9), born Christmas Day in 1691 in Exeter.
When Jonathan was only 30 years old his father, Deacon John, died on the 11th of December 1715. Jonathan is said to have “inherited the homestead in the east part of the town, where he became wealthy and influential.”
Jonathan and Anna had 12 children, all born in Exeter, and probably in this order: Abigail, Anna, Sarah, John, Mary (1722), Jonathan (1724), Nathaniel (1726), Samauel (1732), Trueworthy (1734), Josiah (1735), Lydia and Elizabeth.
It is said of their son, Trueworthy that he was “not so well to do in the world as his brothers, the Colonel [Samuel] and the General [Nathaniel], but superior to them both, in humor and wit.”
Brother Nathaniel was an American merchant and statesman. He was a delegate for New Hampshire in the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1777 to 1780, as well as the Major General of the New Hampshire Militia.
Colonel Samuel Folsom is known for building the Folsom Tavern in about 1775 which was the center of Exeter's political scene during the Revolution. Revolutionary officers met at the Folsom Tavern on Tuesday, November 18, 1783, and formed the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire. President George Washington stopped by the tavern on the morning of November 4, 1789 to ‘partake of a collation’ during his tour of New England. After his death in 1790, his wife Elizabeth continued to run the tavern until her death in 1805 as "Widow Folsom's Inn."
Samuel died on May 22, 1790 and just four days later, his brother Nathaniel died. Both were buried at the Winter Street Burial Ground in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Major General Nathienal Folsom
Colonel Samuel Folsom
It was Exeter where Jonathan Folsom (38.8) and Anna Ladd (38.9) Folsom died in Feb 1739/40 and July 27, 1742.