"Mr. Gilman Spaulding was kill'd with an ax by an insane Brother, Sept. 19, 1842 AEt. 38.
Mr. Charles Spaulding of New Ipswich, N. H. who has been insane for the last few years, wandered from his home a short time since and came to Windham in this State. On the 20th inst. he was found by his brother, who was about to take him home. In the mean time the insane man slyly took an axe unnoticed by his brother, knocked him down, and then struck him several times with the axe, which wounded him so that he survived but a short time. The insane man was immediately taken and placed in the jail in this County. He now appears to be wholly unconcerned, says he is glad that he killed him and intends to kill another brother and a sister.
From the Newfane jail, Charles Spaulding was taken to the Vermont Asylum for the Insane, where he remained until some time after 1847. He was buried in the asylum cemetery in Tier 3.
Gilman survived the attack in the shed for only two hours. He was buried in the Central Cemetery in New Ipswich, Hillsboro County, New Hampshire. Gilman and Charles were born about 1804 and 1806 respectively, the sons of Stephen Spaulding and Lucy Farnsworth. The brothers were both unmarried.
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Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gilman Spaulding (1804–19 Sep 1842), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63208742, citing Central Cemetery, New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Donna J. Plamondon (contributor 47342781) .