"NUTE - Ephraim Nute, Esq., died in Dover, N.H., Feb. 27, 1873. He was the eldest son of Meserve and Elizabeth (Ames) Nute, and was born on the family homestead, inherited fromn the first settler of the name, April 14, 1796. His paternal ancestor, James Nute, was of Capt. John Mason's colony, sent to the Piscataqua about 1631, and was of a distinguished family of this name, living for many reigns in Tiverton, co. Devon, England, but now extinct. The emigrant ancestor settled on the west side of Dover Neck, a little south of John's Creek, some years prior to 1648, and soon after purchased of the town a large tract of land, on the west bank of Back river, which has been a homestead for his descendants to this day, the eighth generation being now in possession of the same. The third generation of his descendants fell into the present way of writing their surname, now universally adopted by the family.
Mr. Nute resided many years in Boston, and was an appraiser in the Custom House during one administration. He was a man of much intelligence, esteemed by all who knew him, and one of the earliest subscribers to the Register. He married Mary Bancroft, of Reading, and leaves one son, the Rev. Ephraim Nute, Unitarian clergyman."