Henry N. Sargent
The inscription on New Boston’s most notorious gravestone reads:
SEVILLA, daughter of George and Sarah JONES.
Murdered by HENRY N. SARGENT, January 13, 1854.
[At the age of] 17 years and 9 months.
Thus fell this lovely blooming daughter
By the revengeful hand – a malicious Henry
When on her way to school he met her
And with a six self-cocked pistol shot her.
Final Resting Place:
New Boston Cemetery
99-1 Cemetery Rd
New Boston, New Hampshire, 03070
Grave Location:Old Cemetery, Sargent Family Plot, 10L
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery gates look to your immediate left for a burial vault built into the hillside. Stop just past the vault and walk 8 monuments up the hill and you will find the grave of murderer Henry Sargent. Contrary to popular belief he is not buried alone but rather with his family.