Re: SLEEPER family of Alton, Belknap Co. NH
I do not think our line of Sleeper's is related directly, maybe back a generation or two. My husband's uncle had a genealogy done by a friend in the 1970's. The line runs to Thomas in Hampton in the 1640's.
My husband's grandfathers were Harry Arthur Sleeper of Laconia , Jonas Sleeper of Alton, Nehemiah Sleeper (II),Nehemiah Sleeper, Esq. (I) (married Aphia Morrill). I'll have to dig out the genealogy to go further back. Nehemiah (I) was "possessed of a good estate" by Lake Winnipesaukee, which was actually in West Alton. Neh (I) also had several pieces of real estate in Gilford. Neh (I) was a teacher in Gilmanton earlier.
The two Nehemiahs were in the Upper Parrish of Gilmanton early in the 1800's. The U.P. "seceded" from Gilmanton to become Gilford (in 1810, I think).Both signed the secession petition. There is a wonderful Gilford historybook that details these Sleepers and another line that may have been cousins(still for sale at the Sundial book ship in Laconia, I think). The Nehemiahs came from Danville (formerly known as Hawke) near Kingston.
This is from memory, but I believe quite accurate.I have accumulated a box of Sleeper info.I usually review it once or twice a year when the subject arises. And add to it when ever I find new informaton.Good Luck with your search.