Isaac B. Youngman
A Wilmot resident from a very young age, Isaac Youngman (1811-1892) lived on Teel Hill in North Wilmot and later moved to Wilmot Center. Born in Antrim, he was the second child of Jabez and Emma Youngman. Youngman married Hannah Thompson Langley in 1838. They had one child, a daughter who died in 1861 at a the age of 20. He was a farmer who raised sheep, oats, tobacco, and potatoes in addition to sugaring every year. He also served the town as a selectman. He was first listed as a taxpayer in 1834 and remained a Wilmot taxpayer for the rest of his life. In 1876 he and Hannah funded and established the Kearsarge School of Practice, a private high school at the corner of N.H. Route 4A and Bunker Hill Road in Wilmot Center.
The Youngman diaries contain short notes on daily farm tasks and monetary transactions and list the names of people he employed, visited, or with whom he worked. These diaries were donated by Margaret Campbell (news clip) and are in the Wilmot Historical Society’s collection and are in the processed of being digitized.