History of Gilmanton
Written by: Daniel Lancaster
 Published in 1845 
At the annual meeting, March 11th, (1796) the votes were for Governor, John Taylor Gilman, 166; Counselor, Joseph Badger Jr., 175: Senator, Ebenezer Smith, 176. The town voted to raise 1200 dollars for the schools the ensuing year. On the 29th of August, the town met to choose Representatives to Congress, and on the 7th of November, to choose Electors of President. On the Records of this year as settlers, are found the names of Stephen Moody, Daniel Avery, Peter Dudley, Joseph Richardson, Ezekiel Rowe, Manoah Glidden, Jacob Rowe, Robert Smith, and Enoch Watson.