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EARLY DUBLIN 



REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS 



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EARLY DUBLIN 



A LIST OF 

THE REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS 
OF Dublin, N. H. 



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SAMUEL CARROLL DERBY 



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PREFACE 



THE general purpose of the following lists is to help preserve 
the memory of the men of my native town who took a 
strenuous part in those earW "times that tried men's 
souls. ' ' My intent at first was of narrower scope. 

Bartholomew Goyer, a picturesque Frenchman of unknown 
antecedents who was the first settler on Derby Hill, had been, 
according to family tradition, a Revolutionary soldier. His name 
was not found with those of other such soldiers in the History of 
Dublin. This omission led me to search the "Revolutionary 
Rolls" of New Hampshire for his military record. The quest 
proved that tradition was correct and suggested that further 
examination of those volumes of New Hampshire State Papers 
might reveal other unknown soldiers of the struggle for inde- 
pendence. Enough additional names were discovered to double 
the number given in the History of Dublin. That honor may be 
given "to whom honor is due," it has seemed best to print the 
complete list of Revolutionary soldiers, together with a short state- 
ment of the .service of each. In .some cases brief additional items 
of family history have been given, and would gladly have been 
in.serted in others, had the facts been known to me. The short 
notices of captains and colonels under whom Dublin soldiers served 
have cost more labor than their fragmentary nature would suggest. 
Corrections with regard to any fact or name in the following pages 
will be gratefully received. 

S. C. Derby. 
Columbus, O., January i, 1901. 



DUBLIN SOLDIERS IN THE REVOLUTION 



IT is now forty-five years since the History of Dublin appeared. 
Its list of Dublin men who served in the Revolutionary War 
is probably trustworthy as far as it goes. So much may be 
presumed from the character of the committee who published that 
work, Levi W. Leonard, D. D., Jonathan K. Smith, Lawson Bel- 
knap, Thomas Fisk and Henry C. Piper. They had personal 
acquaintance with many of the survivors of the struggle for inde- 
pendence, were men of marked sobriety of judgment, and not at 
all prone to admit unfounded claims. Still, it is now possible to 
revise and increase their roll of Revolutionary soldiers from Dub- 
lin, though none who took part in that war survive to-day, and 
its very traditions are growing dim. 

Several important sources of information upon this question 
have become available since i<S55. Most important of these are 
the Reports of the Adjutant General of New Hampshire for the 
3'ears 1866 and 1868, and more recent, the New Hampshire Pro- 
vincial and State Papers, of which twenty-nine volumes have 
now appeared. 

Volumes XIV-XVII inclusive, of the State Papers bear the 
sub-title "Revolutionary Rolls," and contain copies of all the 
muster rolls and other lists of Revolutionary soldiers which could 
be found. Unfortunately much is missing ; for example, towards 
the end of 1775 nearly 2000 New Hampshire militia were sent to 
take part in the siege of Boston. Of these thirtj-one companies 
the names of the commissioned officers only have been found. 
Other important documents are also missing, so that a complete 
list of continental soldiers from New Hampshire can hardly be 
hoped for. The register which is given here is based upon a care- 
ful examination of the Revolutionary Rolls of New Hampshire. 



6 Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 

While it would be presumptuous to claim that it is absolutely 
correct or complete, many names appear in it which — so far as I 
am aware — have not previously been published. Further exam- 
ination of the various sources of information may add a few names 
or facts to those which follow. 

It must not be forgotten that some who served from Dublin 
and are credited to it, serv^ed from other towns, also, at a later 
date ; while still others entered the army from neighboring towns, 
or from an adjoining state, before removing to Dublin and entering 
the army from that town. The tax lists and census reports show 
that there was an active movement and growth of population in 
Dublin and neighboring towns before, during and immediately 
after the revolutionary period. 

The fourth Provincial Congress of New Hampshire, held at 
Exeter, Maj^ 17, 1775, divided the state into seventeen districts, 
each of which was organized as a regiment under the command of 
a colonel whose duty it was to see that the quota of soldiers 
required from his command was dul}' furnished. These colonels 
were selected from the most prominent citizens of the several 
districts and in many cases took the field for shorter or longer 
periods. The able-bodied male inhabitants between the ages of 
sixteen and fifty 3''ears formed the town's "Training Band." 
Each member of that force, which was intended for active service, 
was required to provide himself with the following accoutrements : 
"a good fire arm, good ram rod, a worm, priming wire and 
brush, and a bayonet fitted to his gun, a scabbard and belt there- 
for, and a cutting sword or tomahawk or hatchet, a pouch con- 
taining a cartridge box that Vvdll hold fifteen rounds of cartridges 
at least, a hundred buck shot, a jack knife and tow for vv'adding, 
six flints, one pound of powder, forty leaden bullets fitted to his 
gun, a knapsack and blanket, a canteen or wooden bottle sufficient 
to hold one quart." The "Training Bands" were required to 
muster eight times a j^ear. The completeness and efficiency of 
this military organization were such that New Hampshire was 
more than once enabled to render notablj' prompt and effective aid 
in the emergencies of the struggle for independence. 

The following table gives the name and residence of the several 
commanding officers and the number of male persons of military 



Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 



age (i6 to 50), belonging to each district. This organization 
apparently remained unchanged for several 5^ears, except in the 
case of a few colonels : 



Colonel. 

1. Wm. Whipple, . 

2. Stephen Evans, . 

3. Jonathan Moulton, 

4. Nicholas Oilman, . 

5. John Webster, . . 

6. Matthew Thornton, 

7. JOSIAH Bartlett, . 

8. MosES Nichols, . 

9. David Moore, . 

10. Joseph Badger, . 

11. Thomas Stickney, 

12. David Hob art, 

13. Samuel Ashley, 

14. Enoch Hale, . 

15. Benjamin Bellows, 

16. Israel Morey, . . 

17. Jonathan Ch.\se, . 



Residence. 
Portsmouth, . 
Dover, 
Hampton, 
Exeter, . 
Chester, 
Londonderry, 
Kingston, 
Amherst, 
Bedford, . , 
Gilmanton, . 
Concord, . 
Plymouth, . 
Winchester, 
Rindge, . 
Walpole, . 
Orford, . . 
Cornish, 
Conway, 

Total, . . 



1,561 men. 

1,666 " 

787 " 

1,665 " 

609 " 

712 " 

1,120 " 

1,252 " 

1,132 " 

803 " 

1,345 " 

37S " 

1,080 " 

959 " 

675 " 

347 " 

492 " 

33 " 



16,710 



Dublin was included in the fourteenth military district. Col. 
Enoch Hale of Rindge was appointed its commanding ofiicer, 
November 2, 1775. The thirteenth and fourteenth regiments 
replaced the one previously commanded by Col. Josiah Willard. 
The towns which composed the fourteenth regiment, with the 
number of male persons of mihtary age (16 to 50) in each were : 



Rindge, . 

New Ipswich, 

Jaffrey, 

Temple, 

Peterborough, 

Fitzwilliam, 



35 
68 

47 



143 men Dublin, .... 64 men 

188 " Stoddard, ... 49 " 

88 " Washington, 

112 " Marlboro, . 

102 " Nelson, 

40 " Sharon, .... 23 " 
Total, 959. 

The first commissioned ofiicer of Dublin is believed to have 
been Thomas Mor.se, who was commissioned as Captain of the 
eighth company of the sixteenth regiment, by Gov. John Went- 
worth, June 2, 1774. His successor in command was Moses 
Adams. The date of his commission and the term of his service 



8 Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 

have not been ascertained. He was followed by Samuel Twitchell 
who saw active service on several occasions and held higher rank 
than any other man who serv-ed from Dublin and did duty for it 
in the Revolutionary War. 

The following list of Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers does not 
include those who removed to that town after peace was declared, 
1783. Some names about which there is more doubt are placed 
at the end of the roll. Additions and corrections, based upon 
documentary evidence, are desired : 

1. Elisha Adams, served in Capt. Jason Wait's company, 
Col. Enoch Hale's regiment in 1778, and was then 20 years old. 
He was one of the six months' men raised by New Hampshire in 
1 78 1 to reinforce the continental army at West Point after Arnold's 
treason. He removed to Maine. Elisha Adams's brother Joseph 
served from Holliston, Mass., and not long ago a fragment of the 
diary which he kept during the siege of Boston v»'as found in 
Dublin and is now in possession of Mr. A. E. Ball. 

2. Thomas Alden, who came to Dublin as early as 1773, 
was a private in Capt. Joseph Parker's company. Col. Enoch 
Hale's regiment, mustered July 18, 1776. He joined the North- 
ern army at Ticonderoga. He removed from Dublin subsequent 
to 1787, 

3. Hart Balch saw much service. From April 23 to Au- 
gust I, 1775, he was a member of Capt. William Walker's com- 
pany, Col. James Reed's regiment. The members of this company 
were from Dunstable and vicinity. In Col. Enoch Hale's return, 
1777, he is described as a nine months' man, 26 years old, from 
Jaffrey. June 29, 1777, he went in Capt. Roger Gilmore's com- 
pany, under Lieut. Col. Thomas Heald, to reinforce the garrison 
at Ticonderoga, and served 14 days. May 14, 1778, he enlisted 
for one year in Capt. Caleb Robinson's company, Col. Nathan 
Hale's regiment. April 24, 1781 , he enlisted from Dublin for three 
years and was a member of the 9th company of Col. Joseph Cilley's 
regiment. He m. September 27, 1779, Dorcas, dau. of Isaac and 

Abigail ( ) Somes, who came to Dublin, 1777. July 17, 1782, 

the selectmen of Dublin, Joseph Greenwood, Moses Adams and 
Reuben Morse, made Hart Balch bearer of a letter to the New 



Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 9 

Hampshire Committee on Claims, then in session at Exeter. He 
was "warned out " of town, i779- Hart Balch resided in Dublin 
for several years after the war ; to what town he removed is not 
known. 

4. Nathaniel Bates, who was a tax payer in 1771 and 
bought his farm in 1774 from Bartholomew Goyer, was returned 
by Dublin, April, i777, as in Capt. Jason Wait's company. He 
wis then 39 years old. He was a member ot the 3d company. 
Col Joseph Cilley ' s regiment. He was killed at the first battle of 
Stillwater, Sept. 19, i777- His widow sent the following petition : 
"To the Honbie the House of Representatives assembled and Convend at 
Exeter : vState of New-hanipshire &c : 

"The memorial of abagil Bates widow of the Late Nathanel Bates of Dub- 
lin Deed Humbly Sheweth that ye memorialist was Left a widow wnth two 
small children and only a New Lot of Land containing forty one acres only 
and but five acres Improved Labour and Provisions being scarce and Dear 
Renders it Impossible to manetane hir self and children without sellmg said 
Land-These are therefore humbly to vSolicit your Honrs to take itmto your 
wise Consideration and s?ive orders that the same might be sold &c, &c. 

"Octr28-I77S ABAGII.L BATES. 

" N. B. Said Nathaniel Bates was killed at Stillwater Last year by Generall 
Birgines army." 

Nathaniel Bates lived on the north side of the Derby Hill. 
The later history of his family is unknown. John Stroud appears 
to have been the next occupant of Nathaniel Bates's Httle farm 
and to have come to Dublin about 177S. 

5. Nathaniel Belknap, whose name appears upon the tax 
list of Dublin first in 1775, was a corporal in the company of Capt. 
Daniel Emerson (HoUis), Col. Hercules Mooney's regiment, 
raised July, 1778, for service in Rhode Island. Mr. Belknap 
served six months atid two days, and received, pay and bounty, 
;^i48 45 "id. He died in DubHn. 

6. Asa Bullard was in Capt. Othniel Thomas's company, 
Lieut. Col. Daniel Reynolds's regiment. May 5, 1786, he gave 
receipt to DubHn authorities for rations and traveling money to 
Springfield, Mass., in 1781. Probably he was an older (b. 1743) 
brother of Simeon Bullard. He became a physician and settled 
at Mt. Vernon, N. H., where he died about 1826. 



lo DuBiviN Revolutionary Soldiers. 

7. Simeon Bullard, a native of New Ipswich, b. 1745, who 
came to DubHn about 1770, was a sergeant in Capt. Joseph Par- 
ker's company, raised in the 14th mihtary district and a part of 
Col. Isaac Wjmian's regiment, which went in the summer of 1776 
to reinforce the northern army at Ticonderoga ; rendezvous at 
Haverhill, N. H. He died in Dublin Jan. 28, 1828, set. 82 years. 
Bullard (Thorndike) pond, on whose shore he resided, the spot 
still marked b}^ a magnificent elm of more than local fame, was 
named for him. 

8. James Chamberlain, who came from Sherburn to Dublin, 
1772, was probably in Capt. Salmon Stone's company, which went 
in 1777 to take part in the battles of Bennington and Stillwater ; 
the name ' ' James Chandler ' ' is supposed to be intended for 
"James Chamblen." April 24, 1781, he enlisted for three years, 
and was a corporal in 9th company, ist regiment (Cilley's). He 
died in Dublin Jan. 24, 1826, set. 86 years. He commanded the 
Dublin militia compan}^ from 1786 to 1793, when the company 
was divided into two companies. 

9. Joseph Frost was a private in Capt. Othniel Thomas's 
compan}', Col. Daniel Rejniolds's regiment. In 1781 he joined 
the arm}^ at West Point. Nothing further is known of him. 

10. Bartholomew Goyer, a Frenchman, whose previous 
history is unknown, but who was a resident of Dublin and bought 
land there in 1766, .served as a private in Capt. John Mellen's 
company, which went in June and Jul}^ 1777, to reinforce Ticon- 
deroga. July 29, 1779, he enlisted and received ^"6 billeting 
money to Springfield, Mass. April 24, 1781, he enlisted for the 
war and was in the 2d regiment, 5th compan5\ He was paid ^60 
bounty. How he fared appears in the following paper. It is 
likely that the experience of Bartholomew Goyer and Samuel 
French found many parallels among the soldiers of the Continental 
army and that the treatment of such captives did not a little to 
embitter the feeling between the people of the United States and 
England, whose government was held responsible for the acts of 
the Indians and Tories in its service. In the Mohawk valle}^ 
owing chiefly to the great influence of the Johnsons and their 
adherents, the hostilities were marked by extreme brutality. 



Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 



II 



The petition of Bartholomew Goyer of Dublin in the County of Cheshire 
huJ^y sWs thatin the year of our Lord one ^-^^^^^:f^ 
ei-hty-one, he Enlisted into the Continental army in Captain Dustin s com 
ei^nt> one ^ ^^^^.^^ ^^ ^^^^ Company till 

Ce^' lyt a 'I ct imefii'ng on Command at Mohaw. River he was sur- 
p sed bv : partv of Indians and carried into Canada where he -mamed a 
rrisonerVntm September, 1783, and as it was reported that he was killed by 
s^rindilns Return was made accordingly and your petitioner was not made 
up in^y roll and Consequently drew no pay dureing the whole time of his 
SZ^ZZnd also after his return out of Captivity he being poor and also 
not possessed of that knowledge which was requisite to direct the proper way 
To obLTa recompence for his servises in behalf of his Country both he and 
his faS^y hath g^^^^^^^ sufTered on that account. Wherefore your petitioner 
HumS prays your Honours to take his case into wise Consideration and 
^rant l^m tl e pav for his services in the Cause of his Country for which he 
fias Receh^d no' Compensation and your petitioner as in duty bound shall 
ever prav, 

Dover June ye nth 1792 BarThoi.omew GoyER 

I certify that sometime in June 17S2 Indians attacked carried and burned 
a mill on Mohawk river in wiich was a Serjeant's party belonging to the 
Re"h^it then under mv Command & that the bearer Bartholomew Goyer 
being in the party instead of being taken was supposed o have been killed. 
aXi: accordingly returned dead in consequence of - -h his pay ceased. 

Given under my hand at Londonderry this 6th day of ^^^^^^ 

Then Lt Col Comdt 2d N Harnpr Reg. 

The following paper throws more light upon the preceding 

petition : 

A Return of N Hamps Troops & where Station'ci 
The fn-st Regt Consistuig nearly of 270 R & File fit for Duty are Station d 

'' Thr^Regiment are distributed as follows (viz) : Companies at Fts 
Haridnier anS Dayton their number about So R & File one Comp> a 
Isq^Harkimers &'he Indian Castle R & F 30 — the Remaining part of 
fhe Reot wh^ch is neariy iSo are Station'd at Fort Plain or Ransler from 
^i:X^^ guards weekly to Fort Willett Parrisses Mill Moyen House 
& the Ferry near the Post — ^^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^,^ 

N B this Return is taken from the Musters of May last ; Can't say that it is 
so accurate as I could wish ^ Kzio 

Albany ist July 82 



12 Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 

Samuel French of Hopkinton, a member of the same company, 
was taken prisoner, apparently with Goyer, at Little Falls, and 
held a captive by the Indians till March, 1787. French was 
allowed by the N. H. authorities £g6, which was in lieu of four 
years' wages, and an allowance for two years' clothing. See N. 
H. State Papers, vol. XXI. 

Goj-er was allowed /"so, and interest from vSept. 30, 1783, see 
N. H. State Papers, vol. XXII. He lived on the Derby Hill and 
removed from Dublin to North Adams, Mass., about 1796. 

The localities mentioned in Col. Reid's Return were situated. 
Ft. Herkimer in German Flats township ; Ft. Dayton in Herki- 
mer ; Herkimer's house and Indian Castle, the residence of the 
famous Indian Chiefs, King Hendrick and Joseph Brant, in Dan- 
ube ; Ft. Willet in Minden ; Ft. Rensselaer in Canajoharie, and 
the other posts in the neighborhood. These towns all lie on the 
Mohawk, near Little Falls, and all suffered very greatly in the 
Revolutionar}^ War from the frequent raids of Tories and Indians. 
Nowhere were hostilities more embittered by feuds and vindicti\'e 
hatred. Harold Frederic's novel, " In the Valley," gives a good 
account of the struggle. 

1 1 . JOvSHUA Greenwood, son of William and Abigail ( Death) 
Greenwood, was in Capt. Josiah Brown's company. May 6, 1777 ; 
alsoinCapt. John Mellen's company, June 28, 1777, and in Capt. 
Samuel Twitchell's companj^, which took part in the Rhode Island 
campaign of 1778. All three companies were raised in the 14th 
regiment (Enoch Hale's). 

12. Moses Greenwood, who removed to Dublin from New- 
ton, Mass., 1 77 1, was a private in Capt. John Mellen's compau}-, 
which went to Ticonderoga, June and July, 1777. Died in Dublin 
July 2, 1827. 

13. William Greenwood, was in Capt. Josepli Parker's com- 
pan}- which marched to relieve Ticonderoga in July, 1776, and also 
a member of Capt. Salmon Stone's corapan}', which took part in the 
battles at Bennington and Stillwater, 1777. He was a brother of 
Eli and Joshua Greenwood, and died in Dublin, 1830. 

14. Thomas Hardy, is named in the return of April 29, 
1777 ; and described as 22 years old, 5 feet 8 inches, "well set." 



Dublin Rkvolutionary Soldiers. 13 

He was sergeant in Capt. Benj. Spaulding's company at West 
Point, 1781 ; died in Dublin, July 25, 1816. He was a native of 
Hollis, N. H. 

15 James Houghtox, who came to Dublin, July, 1781, en- 
listed June 4, 17S2, for the war. He may have been the James 
Houghton, sergeant in Col. Timothy Bedel's regiment, 1777-78. 
He removed from Dublin, whither is not known. 

16 Caleb Hunt when 16 years old was a private in Capt. 
Samuel Blodgett's company. May, i777, Col. Nathan Hale's regi- 
ment, and was left severely wounded at Hubbardston, Vt. Dr. 
Abraham Downer, of Charlestown, was allowed 42 shillings for 
medical care of Caleb Hunt. In 1779 he was in the 2d New 
Hampshire regiment (Col. George Reid's) and is described as 5 ft. 
10 in. tall, with light hair and complexion. July 18. 1781, he 
enlisted from Amherst for six months, and was of Amherst in 
1794, when he petitioned for a grant of state land because of 
depreciation of pay. 

17. Henry Hunt was a private in Capt. Benj. Spaulding's 
companv. Col. Moses Nichols' regiment, which marched in 1780 
to West' Point . In 1 78 1 he enlisted from Amherst for six months. 
Perhaps brother of Caleb Hunt. 

18 WiLLARD Hunt, who came to Dublin as early as 1774, 
served in Capt. Abijah Smith's company, which went to reinforce 
Washington's army near New York in September, 1776. April, 
1778, he enlisted for one year. He removed from Dublin. 

It' is not known from what town the Hunts came ; they may 
have been relatives of Willard Hunt whose name appears upon 
the Dublin tax Hst, first in 1774. 

19 ITHAMER Johnson was a private in Capt. Jacob Miller's 
company. Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regiment (Mass.) at Winter 
Hill, Oct. 6, 1775. 

20 Moses Johnson who, with his brother, Simeon Johnson, 
paid taxes in Dubhn. 1771, was a private in Capt. Abbott's com- 
pany. Col. Stark's regiment, at Medford, Oct. 4, i775- He .served, 
also, in Capt. John Mellen's company, i777> and in Capt. Samuel 
Twi'tchell's company, Rhode Island expedition, Aug. 1778. 



14 Dublin Re;volutionary Soldiers. 

21. Simeon Johnson was in Capt. Jacob Miller's company at 
Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775. He removed, 1819, to Keene, O. All 
the Johnsons removed from Dublin. 

22. John Knowlton, a native of Holliston, Mass., came to 
Dublin, 1770, and was a private in Capt. Abijah Smith's company, 
Col. Nahum Baldwin's regiment. This regiment was raised to 
reinforce Washington's army at New York ; it served from Sept. 
to Dec. 1776, and was at White Plains, Oct. 28, 1776. John 
Knowlton was a corporal in Capt. Salmon Stone's company, which 
went from Rindge, July, 1777, to join the Northern army at Still- 
water, and served July-Sept. In Aug. 1778, he was sergeant in 
Capt. Samuel Twitchell's company in the Rhode Island campaign. 
He died in Dublin, 1835, set. 89. 

23. Benjamin Mason was fifer in Capt. Salmon Stone's com- 
pany, Col. Moses Nichols's regiment, July 21 to Sept. 25, 1777. 
This regiment was present at the battles of Bennington and vStill- 
water. He died in Dublin, Maj'- 16, 1840, set. 79 years. 

24. Francis Mason was a private in Capt. Samuel Blodgett's 
company. Col. Nathan Hale's regiment, 1777, and then returned 
by Jaffrey. L,ater he is credited to Dublin and reported as absent 
from the same company. As a member of 7th Co., 2d N. H. 
Regt. (Col. George Reid's) he is said to be of Dublin. He was 34 
years old in 1777. His later history is unknown. 

25. Joseph Mason was a member of Capt. Salmon Stone's 
corapan}'. Col. Moses Nichols's regiment, which marched to Ben- 
nington and Stillwater, 1777. He died in Dublin ]\Iarch 11, 1S06, 
£et. 58. 

26. MosES Mason was in Capt. Joseph Parker's company, 
Col. Nathan Hale's regiment, 1776, marched to Ticonderoga ; he 
marched to relieve same place in Capt. John Mellen's compan^^ 
June-July, 1777 ; in Capt. Salmon Stone's company July-Sept. 
1777, he fought at Bennington and Stillwater ; he went with the 
troops under Col. Daniel Reynolds in 1781 to West Point. May 
5, 1786, he gave a receipt for rations and travel monej^ to Spring- 
field, Mass. He removed from Dublin to Bethel, Me., in 1799, 
was much emploj'ed there in public business, and died, Oct. 31, 
i837> aged 80. 



DuBUN Revolutionary Soldiers. 15 

27. Daniel Morse sen-ed in company of Capt. Josiah Brown, 
Col. Enoch Hale's regiment, and marched to the relief of Ticon- 
deroga, May 6, 1777; August, 1778, he was a soldier in Capt. 
Samuel Twitchell's company, Rhode Island campaign. He re- 
moved, about 1800, to Queensbury, Vermont. 

28. Ezra IMorse was a soldier in Col. Paul Dudley Sargent's 
regiment, Capt. Jere Stiles' company, Oct. 6, 1775, and was prob- 
abl5' at Bunker Hill ; he served also in Capt. Twitchell's company 
in Rhode Island, August, 1778. He died in Dublin June 3, 1830, 
aged 77. 

29. John Morse was a corporal in Capt. Joseph Parker's 
company, which went to Ticonderoga in 1776 ; in Capt. John 
Mellen's company June — July, 1777, went again to Ticonderoga; 
and served six months in 17S0 in Capt. Henry Dearborn's com- 
pany at West Point. He died in Dublin Feb. 19, 18 13, aged 58 
years. In later 3'ears he was styled " Major." 

30. Jonathan Morse was at Winter Hill Oct. 6, 1775, in 
Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regiment, and probably fought at Bunker 
Hill ; went to Ticonderoga in Capt. Joseph Parker's company, 
1776 ; was corporal in Capt. Josiah Brown's company May 6, 1777; 
in 1780 he served six months in Capt. Henry Dearborn's com- 
pany ; July-Sept. 1777, he was present with Capt. Salmon Stone's 
companj', Col. Moses Nichols' regiment, at Bennington and Still- 
water. In 1 781 he served in the ist N. H. Continental regiment 
(Col. Joseph Cilley's); he was 24 years old in 1780. He removed 
to Vermont and died at Leicester, Vt., 18 12, aged 56 5'ears. 

31. Micah Morse ist was in Capt. Salmon Stone's company, 
July-September, 1777 ; went to Bennington and Stillwater, and 
is said to have died in the war. There is much obscurity about 
his early life and his fate. 

32. Micah Morse 2D was at West Point in 1 780 in Capt. 
Henry Dearborn's company. He removed from Dublin to Dans- 
ville, N. Y. 

33. Reuben Morse was a private in Capt. Salmon Stone's 
company ; Lieut, in Col. Moses Nichols's regiment, 1780, and was 
present at Bennington and Stillwater. He resided in Dubhn and 
died there April 27, 18 10, aged 67 years. 



1 6 Dubinin Reyoi^utionary Soldiers. 

34. Thomas Muzzey was iu Col. Epliraim Doolittle's regi- 
ment, Capt. Jacob Miller's compan}-, at Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775, 
and probably fought at Bunker Hill. He removed from Dublin. 

35. Leyi Partridge in Capt. John Mellen's company, went 
to Ticonderoga June-July, 1776. Removed to Keene, N. H, 
He was a resident of Dublin as early as 1762. 

36. Asa Pratt was a private in Capt. Salmon Stone's com- 
pany Julj'-September, 1777, and fought at Bennington and Still- 
water. 

37. James Rollins was in Capt. John Mellen's company for 
relief of Ticonderoga, June-July, 1777 ; enlisted July 15, 1779, 
for one year and recei\'ed ^'60 bounty and £6 billeting money to 
Springfield, Mass. He removed to Parkerstowu, Vermont. 

38. Joseph Rollins was a member of Capt. Othniel Thomas's 
company, Col. Daniel Reynolds's regiment, for service at West 
Point, Sept. i8-Oct. 29, 1781 ; he died in Dublin, Dec, zo, 1836, 
aged 73. 

39. John Stone was in Capt. Samuel Twitchell's company 
for Rhode Island campaign, August, 1778 ; in 1780 he served in 
Captain Benjamin Spaulding's company and went to West Point. 
In 1 78 1 he enlisted for the war. He received 13 shillings, 4 pence 
traveling mone}', Jaffre}- to Cambridge. He died in Dublin, Nov. 
1813, aged 62. 

40. Silas Stone is named in Dublin's Return of 1777, and 
was then 48 years old ; he w^as in Capt. Samuel Blodgett's com- 
pany, Col. Enoch Poor's regiment. Oct. 6, 1775, he w^as in Capt. 
Ben. Bullard's company, Col. Jona. Brewer's regiment at Prospect 
Hill. His later history is unknown. 

41. Richard Strongman was a private in Capt. John Mel- 
len's company June-July, 1777. He spent the rest of his life in 
Dublin and died there, Aug. 12, 1791, aged 38. 

42. William Strongman served in Capt. Joseph Parker's 
company which went July, 1776, to reinforce the Northern army 
at Ticonderoga. He removed to North Hero, Vt. 

43. John Stroud was in Capt. Ben. Mann's company. Col. 
James Reed's regiment, 1775 ; in Capt, Salmon Stone's company 



Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 17 

July to Sept. 1777, in the Burgoyne campaign ; in 178 1 he served 
from Peterboro' . He removed from Dublin and his later history 
is not known. 

44. John Swan went in Capt. Abijah Smith's company Sept. 
1776, to New York; in 1777 was a member of Capt. Samuel 
Blodgett's companj', Col. Enoch Poor's regiment. In 1779 he 
was in Col. George Reid's regiment ; he is described as 38 years 
old, 6 ft. tall, of light complexion and with blue eyes. Other 
soldiers of same name served from Peterboro' and Sharon. 

45. Gardner Town in Capt. Joseph Parker's company, July, 
1776 ; and in Capt. Samuel Twitchell's company for the Rhode 
Island campaign, August, 1778. He removed from Dublin. He 
is supposed to have been the only slaveholder in Dublin. 

46. Abijah Tv/itchell served in Capt. John Mellen's com- 
pany June-July, 1777. He died in Dublin, July 11, 1777. He 
was first taxed in Dublin in 1774. 

47. Samuel Twitchell was lyieutenant in Capt. John Mel- 
len's company which went to reinforce the army at Ticonderoga, 
June-July, 1777. He was captain of a company for the Rhode 
Island campaign, Aug. 1778. He died in Dublin, April 16, 1820. 
He held higher rank than any other man who served for Dublin 
in the Revolutionary War. 

48. Stephen Twitchell served as a private in Capt. Abijah 
Smith's company. He also served at New York, Sept. 1776 ; he 
was in Capt. John Mellen's company June-July, 1777. He re- 
moved from Dublin and his later history is unknown. 

49. Abraham Van North was in Capt. Samuel Blodgett's 
company, 1777 ; Jan. 10 he is said to be absent from same com- 
pany. Col. Nathan Hale's regiment; he was in 7th Co., Col. 
George Reid's regiment, 1780. His later history is unknown. 
He paid taxes in Dublin, 1774. 

50. John Wright served in Capt. Salmon Stone's company 
July 2i-Sept. 26, 1777, at Bennington and Stillwater; July 15, 
1 779, he enlisted for one year, receiving ^60 bounty. He removed 
from Dublin. The name may be Wight, the names Wight and 
Wright, are often interchanged in the records. 



1 8 Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 

51. Samuel Williams was a private in Capt. Mellen's com- 
pany June-July, 1777. Four of his children m. children of 
Thomas White, who removed to Cornish, N. H. 

52. Eben Woods received coat money in Capt. Samuel Rich- 
ard's company. Col. John Stark's regiment, 1775 ; he was in Capt. 
John Mellen's company with men from Dublin, June-July, 1777. 
His later history is unknown, 

53. Oliver Wright. This name occurs so frequently in the 
records that it is difficult to decide as to identity. There was a 
soldier of this name from Hollis, one from Alstead, two probably 
from Marlboro, and possibly one from Dublin, where Oliver 
Wright signed the Association Test, 1776, and was on the invoice 
list, 1777. Oliver Wright was in Capt. John Mellen's company, 
1777. He and his family removed from Dublin. 

To the above list are to be added the names of several persons 
given in the History of Dublin, p. 149, viz : 

Richard Gilchrist, Eli Greenwood, Thomas Green, 
James Mills, Robert Muzzey, Jabez Puffer, Henry Strong- 
man, Thomas Morse. 

The names of some of these persons do not appear upon the 
" Revolutionary Rolls " of New Hampshire. This may be due 
to a loss of certain rolls, or to their serving in Massachusetts 
regiments whose lists do not state the town from which these 
soldiers came. Such, I think, is the reason why there is no record 
of Richard Gilchrist's service. He is claimed by both Dublin and 
Peterboro'. He was taxed in Dublin for a poll tax in 1775, and 
in 1776 signed the Association Test there. It is not probable that 
he was ever a resident of Peterboro' . There is some evidence 
that he and Thomas Green went from Swanzey to join the army 
at Cambridge. 

Eli (a son of William Greenwood) Greenwood's name is not 
found in the New Hampshire Revolutionary Rolls. He died in 
Dublin Oct. 8, 1827, aged 76. 

Robert Muzzey 's name does not appear there, nor that of Jabez 
Puffer, who died, as is believed, in Dublin. Robert Muzzey 
probably served in the forces of Massachusetts, from Holliston. 
He removed from Dublin to Sandy Creek, N. Y., and died there 
Sept. 9, 1 83 1, set. 93. 



Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 19 

Jabez Puffer was a son-in-law of Capt. Thomas Morse. It is 
probable that he was a Revolutionary soldier, but positive evidence 
is lacking. 

Henry Strongman was probably above military age, yet he may 
have seen service. His name is not found on the Rolls. He died 
in Dublin, 1786. 

James Mills served in the company of Capt. William Stilson, 
Col. Isaac Wyman's regiment, July-Dec. 1776. He removed from 
Dublin to Bethel, Me., 1785, where he was killed by the fall of a 
tree, 1790. 

Thomas Morse was a member of Capt. Abijah Smith's com- 
pany, which went to New York in the summer of 1776. In the 
same company appears the name of Eli Morse, who may have 
been one of the Dublin Morses. 

Thomas Morse was in the company of Capt. Isaac Davis, Col. 
Sam. Ashley's regiment, which served at Ticonderoga, Oct. 21 to 
Nov. 16, 1776. He was also in Capt. Elisha Mack's company, 
June-July, 1777. In 1 778-' 79 he served in the Rhode Island 
campaign in Capt. Daniel Reynolds's company. Thomas Morse 
(b. 1748) appears to have made his home in Keene, with his 
brother-in-law, Daniel Wilson, and served with him in Capt. Jere. 
Stiles' s company and was present at the battle of Bunker Hill. 
Thomas Morse is said to have removed to Canada. 

Thomas Green was in the company of Capt. William Scott 
(Peterboro') at Bunker Hill, where he was severely wounded. 
He is credited in the rolls to Swanzey and drew half pay as an 
invalid from Jan. i, 1776, to Jan. i, 1779. New Hampshire 
granted him a pension of 18 shillings a month after 1785. Appar- 
ently he resided in Swanzey while drawing his pension. He was 
returned in 1780 as 27 years old. His case is described with consid- 
erable fulness in the New Hampshire Rolls, vol. XVI., pp. 388-90. 
The case of Abel Twitchell, a brother of Capt. Samuel Twitch- 
ell, may be typical of that of several others. He returned, it is 
said, to Sherborn, Mass., his native place, and enlisted from that 
town. It is likely that his return to Sherborn was late in 1775, 
or early in 1776. It is, also, probable that he came back to Dublin 
some months after the British evacuated Boston, March, 1776. 
Abel Twitchell died in Dublin, March 8, 1837. 



20 Dublin Rkvolutionary Soldiers. 



Regimental and Company Commanders. 

A List of Regimental and Company commanders under whom 
Dublin men served in the Revolutionary War has been compiled 
and short biographical sketches have been added. These notices 
are, almost necessarily, very fragmentary and presumably errone- 
ous in some details, but they are as correct as the writer has been 
able to make them. Additional facts and corrections will be gladly 
received. Even these brief accounts will, it is hoped, be helpful 
to those who have occasion to make similar investigations in the 
early history of the same neighborhood (southwestern New 
Hampshire) and ser\^e to prolong the memory of men who deserved 
well of their fellow citizens and their country. The difficulty with 
which the few, brief data which follow have been secured, clearly 
shows that these local leaders and heroes are almost forgotten by 
a generation which has entered into their labors. 

colonels. 

Samuel Ashley of Winchester, who had a house in Ft. Dum- 
mer (Hinsdale, N. H.), 1749, was prominent in the civil affairs of 
western New Hampshire and took part in the campaign against 
Burgoyne. Later he was appointed a judge, 1 776-1 791, and 
removed, 1782, to Claremont where he died. In 1775 he com- 
manded the militia of the istli district. 

Nahum Baldwin of Amherst, was paymaster in 1776; he com- 
manded a regiment raised to reinforce Washington's army in the 
fighting about New York during the autumn of 1776 (Sept. -Dec). 
He was treasurer of Hillsboro count}^, 1776 ; a justice, and trustee 
of the confiscated estate of Zaccheus Cutler, an absentee (Tory). 
He was evidently a man of wealth and standing. 

Timothy Bedel of Bath (b. Salem, N. H., 1740; d. Haver- 
hill, N. H. , 1787) ; was a prominent figure in the history of western 
New Hampshire, He held a variety of positions ; was justice of 
the peace and later ( 1 783) a judge. He raised a company of rang- 
ers which was mustered in, July 29, 1775, and marched in Sept. 
of that year to join Gen. Schuyler in an expedition against St. 
Johns (Canada). In January, 1776, he was ordered to raise a 
regiment of 8 companies to join the "Northern Continental 



Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 21 

Army," He also served as commander of a regiment in the 
northern army from Nov. 15, 1777 to June i, 1779, and was an 
eflScient officer; though cashiered in July, 1776, for alleged 
misconduct at the Cedars (Canada), (Am. Archives, I, pp. 158-70, 
231, 801), he was afterwards reinstated in command. 

Jonathan Brewer of Waltham (Mass.), b. 1726, at Fram- 
ingham. He had seen much service in the French and Indian 
wars. Two of his brothers were colonels in the Massachusetts 
line. Col. Brewer as a regimental commander was succeeded by 
Col. Asa Whitcomb. Col. Brewer was stationed at Prospect Hill 
(Somerville), Oct. 6, 1775, and had been present at the battle of 
Bunker Hill (?) His later history is unknown, except that he was 
in service in 1776, and, June 4, 1776, petitioned for promotion. 

Joseph CiLLEY of Nottingham, b. 1735; d. 1799. He served, 
1758, under Ma j. John Rogers and was made sergeant; later he held 
a Captain's commission from the ro3'al government. In the Revo- 
lution he distinguished himself at Bemis's Heights, Stony Point 
and J^Ionmouth, and made a brilliant record as a soldier. In 1786 
he became the first Major General of the N. H. militia (see N. H. 
S. P. XXI, 1790-94). 

Ephraim Doolittle, commanded a regiment which was in 
camp at Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775, and in Sullivan's brigade. 
He was Colonel of the 24th Mass. regiment for 3 months and 
15 days, beginning, April 24, 1775, and was stationed, also, at 
Winter Hill. Of his later history nothing is known. 

Enoch Hale of Rindge, b. 1733 at Rowley, Mass. ; was long 
a resident of Rindge, removed to Walpole and died at Grafton, 
Vt., 1813. He was a veteran of the French and Indian wars, 
having served in Capt. Bagley's company of Col. Nathaniel 
Meserve's regiment, 1757 and 1758. Col. Hale was in command 
of the 14th military district of N. H., and took part in the 
R. I. campaign. He was the first magistrate in Rindge and much 
employed in public affairs by the citizens of that town. 

Nathan Hale of Rindge, b. 1743 ; d. Sept. 23, 1780, a pris- 
oner of war at New York ; he was captured near Hubbardton, Vt. , 
July 7, 1777. He was a soldier of experience and had served in 
the French and Indian Wars in 1745 and 1755. April 2, 1777, 



22 Dublin Re:voi<utionary Soi^disrs. 

he was made colonel of the 2d N. H. regiment, succeeding Enoch 
Poor. Col. Poor's regiment was at Medford, Oct. 1775 ; at 
Chimney Point (opposite Crown Point), July 8, 1776. 

Thomas Heald of New Ipswich, b. Concord, Mass., 1733; 
d. at New Ipswich, 1806. He commanded a company of "men 
who marched from New Ipswich before daylight on the morning 
of April 20, 1775," and served 13 days. He commanded a regi- 
ment of seven companies to reinforce Ticonderoga, Oct. 22-Nov. 
16, 1776, and again, Jan. 29-July 12, 1777, for a similar purpose. 
In 1789 he was one of the petitioners for the Academy at New 
Ipswich. 

Col. Hercules MooNEY of Durham, b., Ireland, about 1715; d. 
April, 1800, at Ashland, N. H. ; had been a captain in 
the expedition against Crown Point, 1757, and was a mem- 
ber of the Committee of Safety, 1778-79. He was Lt. Col. 
in Col. Pierse Long's regiment from Sept. 1776, to July, 1777, and 
Col. in Rhode Island for six months, 1779-80, engaged in defend- 
ing that state. 

Moses Nichols of Amherst, b. in Reading, Mass., June 28, 
1740 ; d. May 23, 1790. Moses Nichols was a physician, and a 
prominent citizen of Amherst. He led a regiment in the Ben- 
nington campaign and again, in 1778, in the Rhode Island cam- 
paign. Col. Nichols was the commanding officer of the 8th 
military district, and was often moderator in Amherst town meet- 
ings and five times a delegate to the Provincial Congress at Exeter, 

Enoch Poor of Exeter, b. Andover, Mass., 1737 ; d. Sept. 8, 
1780, some reports say, killed in a duel by a French officer ; Jos. 
Bass says, N. H. S. P. , XVII, ' 'he died of a putrid nervous Fever." 
He had been appointed Colonel, May 23, 1775, of the 2d regiment, 
and was made Brig. Gen., Feb. 21, 1777. He took part in the 
Canada expedition, in the campaign against Burgoyne in 1777, was 
at Valley Forge, and was active in the campaign against the Six 
Nations in 1779. The following year he commanded a brigade of 
light infantry under Lafayette, and showed himself an excellent 
officer, whose loss was deeply felt in the American army. It is 
noteworthy that Gen. Poor had seen no service previous to May 
23, 1775, when he was commissioned colonel. At Saratoga his 
brigade included the three N. H. regiments, with others. He 
settled in Exeter about 1765 and was a shipbuilder. 



Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 23 

James Reed of Fitzwilliam, b. Woburn, Mass., 1724 ; d, 1807, 
at Fitchburg, Mass. ; removed from I^unenburg to Fitzwilliam, 
where he was the second settler and most prominent citizen. He 
was a brave and efficient officer. At Bunker Hill he led one of the 
N. H, regiments (3d) and remained its commander until in con- 
sequence of a severe illness contracted in the service during the 
late summer of 1776, he became blind and was retired. Congress 
made him a Brig, Gen., Aug. 9, 1776. He was succeeded by Col. 
Alexander Scammel. For a time he resided in Keene and pre- 
sented, in his blindness, a pathetic figure which appealed strongly 
to public sympathy. 

George Reid of lyondonderry, b. 1733 ; d, 18 15. He held a 
captaincy under Col. Stark and was present at Bunker Hill. Jan. 
I, 1776, he was captain in the 2d(?) N. H. regiment, became its 
Lt. Col. in 1777, and in 1778, its colonel. He was present in many 
battles ; among these were lyong Island, White Plains, Trenton, 
Brandy wine, Germantown, Stillwater, and Saratoga. He took an 
active part in the campaign against the Six Nations and spent the 
winter of 1777-78 at Valley Forge. Col. Reid was a justice of the 
peace in Londonderry, and was appointed Brig. Gen. of militia, 
1786. At the end of the Revolutionary War the small remnant 
of the N. H. troops was stationed in northeastern New York and, 
under the command of Col. Reid, defended the valley of the 
Mohawk from the raids of Indians and Tories. 

Paul Dudley Sargent of Amherst, b. Salem, Mass., 1745 ; 
d. at Sullivan, Me., Sept. 28, 1827. His father was Col. Epes 
Sargent, a well-known citizen of Gloucester, Mass. He was sent 
as a delegate from Amherst to the first four sessions of the Pro- 
vincial Congress at Exeter, N. H. Oct. 6, 1775, Col. Sargent was 
in command of a regiment near Boston, which had at least two 
N. H, companies (William Scott's and Jere Stiles's) and many 
N. H. men scattered through other companies. Col. Sargent was 
wounded at Bunker Hill, and he may have commanded there the 
extra companies of Col. Stark's regiment. Col. Sargent had en- 
deavored to raise a regiment, but had not raised a full quota of com- 
panies before the 1 7th of June, 1775. There is some obscurity about 
his position in the N. H service, possibly he was Col. of a Mass. 
regiment, or of troops from both N. H. and Mass, Stark and 



24 Dubinin Revolutionary Soldiers. 

Reed were better known than Sargent in N. H., and men enlisted 
more readily under them. It is probable that his commission was 
issued by Mass. He commanded a brigade in the campaign about 
New York, 1776, and took part in the battles of Harlem, White 
Plains, Trenton and Princeton. After the Revolution he was 
judge of probate, and of common pleas, in Hancock county. Me. 

Isaac Wyman of Keene, b. ; d. . Col. Wyman was 

a conspicuous figure in the early history of Keene. He had fought 
in the French War (Crown Point expeditions of 1757 and 1758) 
and, at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, was advanced in 
years and therefore appears in military affairs, chiefly at the open- 
ing of the struggle. Col. Wyman led a company to Cambridge, 
April, 1775 ; was Lt. Col. in Col. John Stark's regiment and led 
200 men to reinforce Col. Prescott at Bunker Hill on the morning 
of that battle, being followed in the afternoon by the remainder 
of Stark's regiment and the whole of Reed's. He commanded a 
regiment which was mustered, July 16, 1776, and ordered to rein- 
force the army in Canada, and served till Dec. i of that year. 
After that time Col. Wyman was engaged in civil life. He was 
one of the justices of the peace in Keene, and a person of note 
in that neighborhood. 

captains. 

Joshua Abeott of Concord, b. 1740 ; d. March 12, 1815 ; com- 
manded the fifth company in Col. John Stark's regiment (First 
N. H. ) . He was present with his company near New York, April, 
1776. Later the regiment marched to the assistance of the northern 
army, and was at Mt. Independence, Nov. 1776. The next year 
he was a captain in Lt. Col. Henry Gerrish's regiment which 
marched, Sept. 1777, and helped capture Burgoyne's army at Sara- 
toga. Capt. Abbott was a member of the well-known Concord 
family of that name, 

Samuel Blodgett of Goffstown, b. 1724, Woburn, Mass. ; 
d. Goffstown, 1807. Capt. Blodgett was a man of great energy 
and business capacity, who took part in many enterprises. He 
saw service in the Louisburg expedition, was a sutler in the 
Crown Point campaign of 1757, and had a narrow escape from 
death at the surrender of Fort William Henry. In 1775, he was 



Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 25 

sutler in Sullivau's brigade at Winter Hill. Since lie was more 
than fifty years old at the beginning of the war, he did less active 
service, yet, in 1777, commanded a company in Col. Nathan Hale's 
regiment, but resigned his captaincy, Dec. 22, 1777. Captain Blod- 
gett was accounted the wealthiest citizen of Goffstown, and was 
prominent in its affairs, civil and religious. He had been a justice 
under the royal government, 1774, a fact which shows that he was 
an influential citizen. 

JosiAH Brown of New Ipswich, b. Concord, Mass., 1744 ; d. 
1 83 1. Capt. Brown removed to New Ipswich in 1765 and settled 
there upon " Flat Mountain." He was a lieutenant in Capt. Ezra 
Towne's company. Col. James Reed's regiment, at Bunker Hill, 
and saw sers'ice at Ticonderoga, also, Ma}^, 1777. In the company 
which went from New Ipswich, April 20, 1775, Josiah Brown was 
sergeant. His name appears as selectman, 17S2, and with other 
officers of New Ipswich, as a member of a committee to get pay 
for vv^ar expenses, 1785; Capt. Joseph Parker vras another member 
and Col. Thomas Heald, a third. 

Benjamin Bullard of Sherborn, Mass., appears to have been 
one of the " Alarm L,ist " of Holliston foot companj'- in 1757, and 
a private in Capt. Jones's company at Crown Point, 1759. He 
was captain of a company of ' ' minute men ' ' who marched upon 
the alarm of April 19, 1775, and served for 5 days. Later he was 
a captain in Col. Laommi Baldwin's regiment stationed at Prospect 
Hill. In October of the same year, he was a captain in Col. Jona. 
Brewer's regiment, was transferred to Col. Jos. Henshaw's regi- 
ment, and then to the 7th company of the 6th regiment, Col. Asa 
Whitcomb's, with which he w^as connected while at Ft. Ticon- 
deroga, Nov. 27, 1776. In the following j^ear he appears to have 
commanded a company (the 9th) in Col. Samuel Bullard's regi- 
ment (5tli Middlesex) which took part in the capture of Burgoyne, 
1777. His famil}' is probably connected with that of the Bullards 
who settled in Dublin. Capt. Bullard is believed to have been 
present at the battle of Bunker Hill. 

Isaac Davis of Chesterfield, son of Simon Davis, of Green- 
wich, Mass., came to Chesterfield about 1762, being then thirty 
years old. He died there, Nov. 28, 1776, onh' twelve days after 
the end of his service in the army, which probably caused his 



26 Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 

death. He signed the "Association Test" at Chesterfield, 1776, 
and commanded a company in Col. Samuel Ashley's regiment 
which went to reinforce the " Northern Army," Oct. 21-Nov. 16, 
1776. 

Henry Dearborn, b. Hampton, N. H., 1751 ; d, 1829 ; was 
captain in Col. John Stark's regiment, took part in Arnold's win- 
ter expedition against Quebec, was major in the 3d N. H. regiment, 
Lt. Col. of the same in 1780, and after Col. Scammel's death, Oct. 
6, 178 1 , became its commander. He was Secretary of War during 
Jefferson's administration, and rose to the rank of Major General 
in the War of 1812. In 1822 he was appointed minister to Port- 
ugal and held that post for two years. In the mooted question 
who commanded the American troops at Bunker Hill, Gen. Dear- 
born earnestly vjp^!l&i^ the claim of Gen. Putnam. 

Moody Dustin of Litchfield, b. ; d. ; was first lieu- 
tenant in Col. I^oammi Baldwin's (Mass.) regiment which, Sept. 
26, 1775, was stationed at Sewall's Point. In 1777, he held a 
similar position in Capt. William Scott's company. Col. John 
Stark's regiment, and after Col. Joseph Cilley succeeded to the 
command of that regiment, was made captain, March 5, 1778. 
This rank he held until he was mustered out, Jan. i, 1784. 

Daniel Emerson, Jr., of Hollis, b. 1746; d. Oct. 4, 1821 ; 
commanded a company in Col. Joshua Wingate's regiment which 
marched to reinforce the northern army in 1776. In June, 1777, 
he was a captain in the regiment commanded by Col. Moses Nich- 
ols ; in August, 1778, he was captain of a company and took part 
in the Rhode Island campaign, under Col. Nichols. The following 
year he was a captain in Col. Hercules Mooney's command which 
went to defend R. I. In civil life, Capt. Emerson was a promi- 
nent citizen of Hollis ; he was justice of the peace, representative 
in 1782, and councillor, 1787. He was a son of the Rev. Daniel 
Emerson, one of the proprietors of Dublin, and a person of much 
influence in Hollis, both because of his official position and of his 
personal character. 

Roger Gilmore of Jaffrey, b. 1738; d. 1807; a native of Lon- 
donderry, N. H. ; was an early and leading citizen of Jaffrey and 
often employed in its service. He was its first tythingman, 1773, 



Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 27 

its delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1791, and its first 
justice of the peace. In military affairs he was no less prominent, 
having been lieutenant and afterwards captain of the first military 
company of the town. He led a company, June 29, 1777, under 
command of Lt. Col. Thomas Heald, to reinforce the garrison at 
Ticonderoga. Capt. Gilmore was also a land surveyor, and his 
memory is kept alive through the name of Gilmore Pond in 
Jaffrey. 

Elisha Mack, b. Lyme, Conn., came from Marlow to Gilsum, 
and removed thence to Montague (Mass. ). He was a private in 
Capt. Samuel Wetherbee's company of Col. Isaac Wyman's reg- 
iment, July, 1776, and was at Ticonderoga, Nov. 1776. The 
following year he was lieutenant in Capt. Davis Howlet's com- 
pany, and marched to Lake Champlain, in lilay*; later he was a 
captain in Col. Moses Nichols's regiment, Stark's brigade, July- 
Sept. 1777. May 31, 1779, he led the "Keene Raid," an unlawful 
attempt to seize a much disliked Tory of Keene. Capt. Mack was 
prominent in various ways, was a mill owner, and in 1778-79 
bridged the Ashuelot River. 

Benjamin Mann, b. about 1740, Woburn, Mass. ; d. 1831, at 
Troy, N. Y. Benjamin Mann came with his family to Mason, 
N. H. , about 1 77 1. He was twelve times moderator ; town clerk ; 
selectman, six years ; four times representative and a member of 
the Committee of Public Safety. He was the first justice of the 
peace in Mason. The fine elm trees on the Common in that town 
were planted by Capt. Mann in 1790 (on the day of Rev. Mr. 
Hall's ordination). June, 1775, he was captain in Col. James 
Reed's regiment and took part in the battle of Bunker Hill. In 
August, 1778, he had command of a company in the regiment led 
by Col. Moses Nichols during the Rhode Island campaign. Some 
time in the winter of 1775-76, he stated that he was in command 
of Capt. Robert Oliver's company which was, perhaps, one of the 
thirty-one companies sent to replace Connecticut troops during 
the siege of Boston. Nothing has been learned respecting Capt. 
Oliver. Mr. Mann was a thrifty and useful citizen. He removed 
from Mason about 1800. 

John Mellen, b. 1744, Holliston, Mass. ; d. July 25, 1784; 
came to Fitzwilliam before the Revolutionary War, and was one 



28 * Dublin Revoi^utionary Soi.diers. 

of tlie most reliable and energetic citizens of that town. In 1775, 
lie was commander of its military company. In 1777, Capt. Mel- 
len was a member of the Committee of Safety, and led a company 
to reinforce Ticonderoga in June of that year. The next yesLV 
(1778) he was quartermaster in Col. Enoch Hale's regiment dur- 
ing the Rhode Island campaign. Capt, Mellen was a person of 
unusual business capacity and his early death was a severe loss to 
Fitzwilliam. 

Jacob Miller of HoUiston, Mass., when 28 years of age was 
a sergeant in Capt. White's company under command of Col. 
Ephraim Williams, 1758, and appears to have served with the same 
rank in Capt. John Nixon's company, 1759. Oct. 6. 1775, he was 
a captain in Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regiment, stationed at Win- 
ter Hill. The next year he was commissioned Major in Col. 
Whitney's regiment. The presence of Dublin men in the com- 
mands of Captains Bullard and Miller is readily explained by the 
fact that many of the early settlers of Dublin went from Sherborn 
and Holliston, the towns to which those officers respectively 
belonged. 

Joseph Parker, b. about 1741 ; d. 1807 ; came to New Ips- 
wich, 1766. He was known as an energetic and daring man and 
saw much military service. He served 13 days in the "April 
Alarm," 1775, and in 1776 was captain of a company in Col. Enoch 
Hale's regiment which joined the northern arm}' at Ticonderoga 
in July of that year. It is probable that he had seen service in 
the French War. 

Daniel Reynolds of lyoudonderry, b. ; d. 1815 ; a well 

known citizen who was a captain, stationed at Winter Hill, Dec. 
1775. In Sept. 1776, he held like rank in Col. Thos. Tasli's 
regiment. A year later he fought under Col. Moses Nichols 
against Burgoyne. From Jan. to Nov. 16, 1778, he was a captain 
in Et. Col. Stephen Peabody's regiment, and was major of Col. 
Hercules Mooney's regiment in 1779. He held various civil 
offices in Eondonderry. He was Et. Col. of a regiment of six 
months' men in 1781. 

Samuel Richards of Goffstown, b. ; d. ; was prob- 
ably a son of Ensign Benjamin Richards, a soldier of the French 



Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 29 

and Indian War, early settler of Goffstown and grantee of that 
town. Capt. Richards during the summer and autumn of 1775 
commanded a company in Col. John Stark's regiment. The family 
was one of the best-known in Goffstown, and Capt. Richards held 
a good place in the esteem of his townsmen. The King's officers 
in 1772 seized pine lumber at the Richards mill upon the pretext 
that it was of size and quality suitable for the Royal Navy, and 
therefore forfeit to his Royal Majesty. Such seizures were not 
uncommon in colonial times in N. H. 

Caleb Robinson, b. Exeter, 1746 ; d. ; held a lieuten- 
ant's commission in Capt. Isaac Sherman's company of Col. 
Loammi Baldwin's regiment (Mass.) in 1775. Capt. Sherman 
had taught school in Exeter, and a number of men from that town 
joined his company at Cambridge, Mass. In 1777, Caleb Robinson 
was a captain in Col. Nathan Hale's regiment (2d N. H.) and was 
made prisoner at Hubbardton, 1777, with Col. Hale and others. 
In 1 78 1, he was a major in Col. George Reid's regiment. Capt. 
Robinson belonged to an Exeter family of good standing. One 
of its members has founded, in recent years, the Robinson Female 
Seminary at Exeter. 

Abijah Smith of New Ipswich, came thither from Leominster, 
Mass., about 1764. He had been a soldier in the French and In- 
dian War, and was accordingly made a leader in preparations to 
resist Great Britain. In Col. Nahum Baldwin's regiment which 
marched in the autumn of 1776 to reinforce Washington's army 
about New York, Abijah Smith held a captaincy. He had a large 
family and died in New Ipswich, 1786. 

Benjamin Spaulding was an early settler in Jaffrey, where he 
held various town offices. In later life he removed to Marlboro, 
N. H. , where he kept a hotel. He went to Cambridge, ' ' Lexington 
Alarm," April, 1775, and, 1780, commanded a company in Col. 
Moses Nichols's regiment which went to reinforce West Point, 
July-Get. of that year. 

Jeremiah Stiles of Keene, b. 1744; d. Dec. 6, 1800. A 
prominent citizen of Keene, who held there various civil and 
military offices. In 1775, he commanded a company at Cambridge 
under Col. John Stark ; later in the year his commanding officer 



30 Dublin Rkvoi^utionary Soldiers. 

was Col. Paul Dudley Sargent of Amherst. Capt. Stiles was 
present at Bunker Hill. In 1776, Capt. Stiles was a member of 
the Keene Committee of Safety. He was well known as a sur- 
veyor and an active speculator in the land of the new townships 
in Cheshire County, 

William Stilson, said in N. H. State Papers to be of Hop- 
kinton, but evidently (see N. H. State Papers 9 vol. VIII, pp. 94- 
95) 533). was a citizen of Somersworth. In Dec. 1775 he was 2d 
Lieut, in Capt. Nath^ Odiorne's company at Winter Hill. Nov. 

20, 1776, he was at Mt. Independence, on I^ake Champlain, in 
command of a company in Col. Isaac Wyman's regiment which 
had been sent in the summer of 1776 to reinforce the American 
army in Canada. He was sent, Sept. 8, with a party to build a 
road from Mt. Independence to Castleton, Vt. Complaint was 
made to the New Hampshire authorities as to his accounts with 
the soldiers under his command, who continued as late as 1791 to 
send petitions for the balance of their pay (for the month of Nov. 
1776). Other details are lacking. 

Salmon Stone of Rindge, b. Groton, Mass., April 17, 1744; 
d. Rindge, Oct. 4, 1831 ; was an early settler in Rindge and prom- 
inent in its affairs. Salmon Stone was corporal in Capt. Nathan 
Hale's company, April, 1775. He was captain in Col. Enoch 
Hale's regiment July, 1777, and held the same rank in the regi- 
ment commanded by Col. Moses Nichols which fought at Ben- 
nington and Saratoga, in the autumn of 1777. 

Othniel Thomas, b. Topsfield, Mass., ; d. Rindge, April 

21, 1794 ; was a leading citizen of Rindge ; selectman, 1780, often 
moderator, and was sent to represent Rindge in the convention 
which ratified the Federal Constitution. He was lieutenant in 
Capt. Salmon Stone's company. Col. Enoch Hale's regiment, July, 
1777, and had the rank of captain in the regiment of I^ieut. Col. 
Daniel Reynolds (six months men) in 1781. 

Samuel Twitchell of Dublin, b. Aug. 24, 1740, at Sherborn, 
Mass. ; d. at Dublin, April 16, 1820. Capt. Twitchell was the 
third permanent settler of Dublin, where, also, four of his broth- 
ers and three of his sisters made their homes. He removed to 
Dublin in 1762 and lived on lot 7, range i. In addition to his 



Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 31 

farm, Capt. Twitchell owned a mill near his house and in 1769 
bought the water privilege at the outlet of Thorndike Pond, of 
Col. Joseph Blanchard, the agent of the Jaffrey proprietors. Mr. 
Twitchell was a leading citizen of Dublin, as is proven by the 
offices which he filled there : he was moderator, 1782, '83, '91, '94; 
selectman, 1773, '88, '92, '93 ; representative, 1792, '93, '94; cor- 
oner for Cheshire County, 1 79 1, and justice of the peace. He 

appears to have been a member of the church in Dublin from its 
organization under Rev. Joseph Farrar, 1772. His father, Joseph 
Twitchell, Esq., of Sherborn, was for many years one of the lead- 
ing citizens of that town and, as an agent for the proprietors of 
Dublin, was very active and efficient in his efforts to secure settlers 
for the new town at the foot of Monadnock. It is said that 
twenty-seven of the early settlers of Dublin came from Sherborn, 
Mass., most of them, presumably, through the exertions of Joseph 
Twitchell. Samuel Twitchell (see N. H. State Papers, vol. XV, 
pp. 108, 536-37) was a lieutenant, June 28-July 2, 1777, in Capt. 
John Mellen's company. Col. Enoch Hale's regiment, which 
marched from Fitzwilliam and adjacent towns to reinforce the 
garrison at Ticonderoga. He was succeeded, it appears, by Oliver 
Wright of Marlboro. In August, 1778, Samuel Twitchell com- 
manded a company from Dublin and neighboring towns. Col. 
Enoch Hale's regiment, which took part in the Rhode Island 
campaign. It is presumed that Capt. Twitchell had been an 
officer in the military company of Dublin previous to his service 
in 1777. It is stated that he was the third commander of that 
company ; his successor was commissioned Feb. 16, 1786. Capt. 
Twitchell' s father was one of the earliest purchasers of land in 
Dubhn, as shown by an entry in proprietors' records (N. H. State 
Papers, XXVIII, 493) " Martha Thornton Esqr Sold to Joseph 
Twitchell one Rite viz Peter Powers Rite the 41 draft Lott 14 in 
4 Range & ye Lott 19 in 9 R & ye L 19 in 10." The Twitchell 
family once had numerous members in Dublin, but few now 
remain. Samuel Twitchell was a descendant of Joseph Twitchell 



32 Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 

who took the freeman's oath, May 14, 1634, and father of the 
famous physician and surgeon, Dr. Amos Twitchell of Keene, 
N. H. 

Jason Wait of Alstead, b. ; d. ; was ensign of the 

first militia company of Alstead, 1773. In Feb. 1776, he was in 
command of a company in Col. Timothy Bedel's regiment which 
went from the towns of western N, H. to reinforce the northern 
arm5^ In November of that year he was captain of a company 
in Col. Joseph Cilley's regiment. July 5, 1780, he was made 
major "vice Norris resigned," in the 2d N. H. regiment under 
Col. George Reid, and resigned Dec. 8, 1782. Mrs. Prudence 
Baxter whose husband, Simon Baxter, was a Tory, stated, 1778, 
that Capt. Wait as a prisoner had experienced kind treatment from 
said Simon Baxter. Capt. Wait was a prisoner in New York, 
captured probably in the disastrous battle on I^oug Island. 

William Walker of Dunstable, b. ; d. ; is sup- 
posed to be the same person as the Wm. Walker who served in 
the French War, 1 745-' 46, as a sergeant in Capt. (afterwards Col.) 
John Goffe's scouting company, and who served the following year 
under Capt. John Webster. In less than a week after the I^ex- 
ington fight he had a company at Cambridge and joined Col. James 
Reed's regiment, being present at Bunker Hill. March, 1776, 
Capt. Walker was chosen a delegate to the County Congress, and 
was a member of a committee ' ' to see that no British goods were 
sold in town." In December of the same 3'ear, he raised a 
company for Col. Daniel Gilman's regim.ent, which was to serve 
till March, 1777. In that year he was made major of Col. 
Daniel Moore's regiment and took part in the campaign against 
Burgoj-ue. 



INDEX OF NAMES 



Abbott, Captain Joshua, 24 

Adams, Elisha, 8 

Adams, Joseph, 8 

Adams, Moses, 7, 8 

Alden, Thomas, 8 

Ashley, Colonel Samuel, 7, 20, 26 

Badger, Colonel Joseph, 7 

Balch, Hart, 8, 9 

Baldwin, Colonel Nahum, 20 

Baldwin, Colonel Loammi, 25, 26, 29 

Bartlett, Colonel Josiah, 7 

Bates, Nathaniel, 9 

Bedel, Colonel Timothy, 20, 32 

Belknap, Lawson, 5 

Belknap, Nathaniel, 9 

Bellows, Colonel Benjamin, 7 

Blodgett, Captain Samuel, 26 

Brewer, Colonel Jonathan, 21, 25 

Brown, Captain Josiah, 25 

BuUard, Asa, 9 

Bullard, Captain Benjamin, 25 

Billiard, Colonel Samuel, 25 

Bullard, vSimeon, 10 

Chamberlain, James, 10 
Chase, Colonel Jonathan, 7 
Cilley, Colonel Joseph, 21, 32 

David, Captain Isaac, 25 
Dearborn, Captain Henry, 26 
Doolittle, Colonel Ephraim, 21, 28 

Emerson, Capiaiijjj.,nyfei, 26 
Evans, Colonel Stephen, 7 

Fisk, Thomas, 5 
French, Samuel, 10, 12 
Frost, Joseph, 10 

Gerrish, Lieut. Colonel Henry, 24 
Gilchrist, Richard, 18 
Gilman, Colonel Daniel, 32 
Gilman, Colonel Nicholas, 7 
Gilmore, Captain Roger, 26 
Goyer, Bartholomew, 10, 11, 12 
Green, Thomas, 18, 19 
Greenwood, EH, 18 



Greenwood, Joseph, 8 
Greenwood, Joshua, 12 
Greenwood, Moses, 12 
Greenwood, William, 12 

Hale, Colonel Enoch, 7, 21, 28, 30, 31 

Hale, Colonel Nathan, 21, 25, 29, 30 

Hardy, Thomas, 12 

Heald, Colonel Thomas, 22, 25, 27 

Henshaw, Colonel Joseph, 25 

Hobart, Colonel David, 7 

Houghton, James, 13 

Hunt, Caleb, 13 

Hunt, Henry, 13 

Hunt, Willard, 13 

Johnson, Ithamar, 13 
Johnson, Moses, 13 
Johnson, Simeon, 14 

Knowlton, John, 14 

Leonard, Levi W., D.D., 5 
Long, Colonel Pierse, 22 

Mack, Captain Elisha, 27 

Mann, Captain Benjamin, 27 

Mason, Benjamin, 14 

Mason, Francis, 14 

Mason, Joseph, 14 

Mason, Moses, 14 

Mellen, Captain John, 27 

Meserve, Colonel Nathaniel, 21 

Miller, Colonel Jacob, 28 

Mills, James, iS, 19 

Moody, Captain Dustin, 26 

Mooney, Colonel Hercules, 9, 22, 29 

Moore, Colonel Daniel, 32 

Moore, Colonel David, 7 

Morey, Colonel Israel, 7 

Morse, Daniel, 15 

Morse, Ezra, 15 

Morse, John, 15 

Morse, Jonathan, 15 

Morse, Micah ist, 15 

Morse, Micah 2nd, 15 

Morse, Reuben, 8, 15 

Morse, Thomas, 7, 18, 19 



LofC. 



33 



Index of Names. 



Moulton, Colonel Jonathan, 7 
Muzzy, Robert, 7, 18 
Muzzy, Thomas, 16 

Nichols, Colonel Moses, 7, 22, 26. 27, 
28, 29, 30 

Odiorne, Captain Nathaniel, 30 _ 

Parker, Captain Joseph, 25, 28 

Partridge, Levi, 16 

Piper, Henry C, 5 

Poor, Colonel Enoch, 22 

Pratt, Asa, 16 

Puffer, Jabez, 18, 19 

Peabody, Lieut. Colonel Stephen, 28 

Reed, Colonel James, 8, 23, 27, 32 
Reid, Colonel George, 11, 12, 23, 29, 

32 
Reynolds, Captain Daniel, 28, 30 
Richards, Captain Samuel, 28 
Robinson, Captain Caleb, 29 
Rogers, Major John, 21 
Rollins, James, 16 
Rollins, Joseph, 16 

Sargent, Colonel Paul Dudley, 23, 30 
Scammel, Colonel Alexander, 23, 26 
Scott, Captain William, 23 
Smith, Captain Abijah, 29 
Smith, Jonathan K., 5 
Spaulding, Captain Benjamin, 29 
Stark, Colonel John, 24, 26, 29 
Stickney, Colonel Thomas, 7 
Stiles, Captain Jeremiah, 23, 29 
Stilson, Captain William, 19, 30 
Stone, Captain Salmon, 30 
Stone, John, 16 



Stone, Silas, 16 
Strongman, Henry, 18, 19 
Strongman, Richard, 16 
Strongman, William, 16 
Stroud, John, 9, 16 
Swan, John, 17 

Tash, Colonel Thomas, 28 

Thomas, Captain Othniel, 30 

Thornton, Colonel Matthew, 7 

Town, Gardner, 17 

Twitchell, Abel, 9, 19 

Twitchell, Abijah, 17 

Twitchell, Joseph, 31 

Twitchell, Captain Samuel, 8, 17, 30, 

31 
Twitchell, Stephen, 17 

Van North, Abraham, 17 

Wait, Captain Jason, 32 
Walker, Captain William, 8, 32 
Webster, Colonel John, 7 
Wentworth, Governor John, 7 
Whipple, Colonel William, 7 
Whitcomb, Colonel Asa, 21, 25 
White, Thomas, 18 

Whitney, Colonel , 28 

Willard, Colonel Jrsiah, 7 

Williams, Colonel Ephrainij 28 

Williams, Josiah, 7 

Williams, Samuel, 18 

Wilson, Daniel, r9 

Wingate, Colonel Joshua, 26 

Woods, Eben, 18 

Wright, John, 17 

Wright, Oliver, 18 

Wyman, Colonel Isaac, 19, 27, 30 



CORRECTION. 



On page 26, line 14, instead of "earnestly supported," read "vigorously 
attacked." 






1 EARLY DUBLIN. 






Additions and Corrections, October, 1904. 

(.S>* also History of Dublin, N. H.: a New Edition is in Preparation.) 



Page 8. Elisha Adams, b. 1758, d. 1837, at F,armington, Me., enlisted' 
from Holliston, Mass., in Capt. Jacob Miller's co.. Col. Eph- 
raim Doolittle's reg't, July 15, 1775, and was present with that 
company at Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775. His son, John Adams, 
of Holden, Mass., was living in 1903. 

Thomas Alden, b. 1743, d. Feb. 22, 1813, at Leicester, Vt, 
m,arried May 25, 1769, Mary Cheney, of Needham, Mass. They 
removed from Needham to Dublin. 

Hart Balch, fought at Bunker Hill, signed "Association 
Test," 1775, at Wilton, N. H., was highway surveyor in Jaffrey, 
1777, and was "warned out" of Dublin October, 1779. Persons 
of this family name enlisted from Beverly, Danvers, and 
Topsfleld, Mass. 

Page 9. Abigail Bates was appointed guardian of her two sons, Ed- 
ward and Nathaniel, and appears to have married John Stroud 
previous to 1790. 

Nathaniel Belknap, b Framingham, Mass., Oct. 3, 1748; d. 
in Dublin, July 18, 1826. He served three months during the 
winter 1775-76, in the army besieging Boston. His widow, 
Rebecca (Clark) d. Sept. 21, 1866, aged 102 years, 1 month 
and 23 days. 

Asa Bullard, a younger brother of Simeon Bullard, b. Apr. 
18, 1765, taught school in Dublin, 1785, graduated at D3,rt- 
mouth, 1793, received at Harvard the degrees of A. M. (1809), 
M. D. (1813), was for several years a successful teacher in 
Boston, where he afterwards practiced medicine, and died 
May 1, 1826, at Mt. Vernon, N. H. 

P.age 10. Bartholomew Goyer, of Natick, Mass., served in the Crown 
Point Expedition of 1755. as private in Capt. Jonathan Hoar's 
company, and was mustered out Dec. 15, 1755. Bartholomew 
Goyer of Natick, was private in Capt. Nathan Watkin's co.. 
Col. Edmund Phinney's reg't, and w.as in garrison at Ft. 
George, Dec. 8, 1776; he had enlisted Jan. 1, 1776. It is sup- 
posed that these persons are identical with Bartholomew 
Goyer, of Dublin, N. H. 



*2 ' Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 

Page 12. In regard- to captivity of Samuel French, see N. H. State 
Papers, vol. xvii, pp. 465-466. 

Joshua Greenwood, b. 1755; d. Dublin, N. H., Dec. 1, 1827. 
Moses Greenwood, b. Aug. 14, 1748. 
William Greenwood, d. Aug. 30, 1830, aged 74. 

Page 13. Caleb Hunt, son of Will.ard Hunt, d. May 26, 1811, at Marl- 
boro, N. H. He had resided for a time in Stoddard, N. H. He 
was b. 1761. 

Henry Hunt, brother of Caleb Hunt, b. Aug. 12, 1762; d. 
Marlboro, N. H. Nov. 17, 1828. Both are buried on "Frost 
Hill." 

Wiliard Hunt, son of Adibah and Phoebe (Pratt) Hunt, 
b. May 7, 1741 ; m. Martha Wadkins. He marched April 19, 
1775, from Holliston, Mass., and served 10 days in the co. of 
Capt. Staples Chamberlin, regt. of Col. Samuel Bull,ard. About 
1800 he removed to Hancock, N. H. 

Page 14. Sii-neon Johnson, b. Brookline. Mass. about 1730. He served 
in the French and Indian War, 1756-63, and soon after re- 
moved to Dublin. As a member of Capt. Lealand's co.. Col. 
Doolittle's regt. he received advance pay, Cambridge, June 24, 
1775, and was at Winter Hill, Oct. 6 and Oct. 31, 1775. 

Elias Knowlton, enlisted from Dublin, May 5, 1775, and 
was a private in Capt. Jacob Miller's co., Col. Bphraim Doo- 
little's regt. at Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775. His name is to be 
added to the list of Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 

Page 15. Ezra Morse was sergeant in 1777. 

Micah Morse 1st had a daughter, Anna, b. Conw,ay, Mass., 
July 25, 1771. 

Reuben Morse d. Aug. 2 7, 1810. 

Page 16. Levi Partridge came from Sherborn, Mass., and is described 
in the deed of his lot as a "Little wheel Rite." 

Asa Pratt was taxed in Dublin. 1793. 

John Stone, b. June 30, 1761, Natick, Mass., d. in the army 
later than 1781. He was a son of Silas Stone, Sr., and was 
unmarried. 

Silas Stone, Sr., b. Apr. 29, 1728, Framingham, Mass., m. 
Jan. 25, 1750, Elizabeth, dau. of Dea. Jona. and Mary (Coo- 
lidge) Russell, of Sherborn. She was the "Widow Stone" 
mentioned. Hist, of Dublin, p. 22, and d. about 1820, at an 
.advanced age, in Orwell, Vt. They removed to Dublin be- 
tween 1763 and 1765. He enlisted, 1777, in Capt. Samuel 
Blodgett's CO., Col. Nathan Hale's regt. (earlier Poor's), ^nd 
died in the service at Lansingburg, N. Y., later than October 
17, 1777. 

Silas Stone, Jr., should be added to the number of Dublin's 
soldiers in the Revolution. As soon as the news of the battle 



Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. ■ 3 

of Lexington w.as received at Dublin, he went to his former 
home in Mass. and enlisted for eight months in the co. of 
Capt. Benjamin Billiard, of Sherborn, Col. Jona. Brewer's 
regt., and was at Bunker Hill where the regiment suffered 
severely. In 1776 he served i| Col. Brook's regt., and was 
badly wounded at White Plains. He did further service in 
1779 and 1780. Jan. 9, 1790, he married Jennette Twitchell 
and settled on the "Dea. Twitchell" homestead in Sherborn, 
» where he died July 12, 1820. 

William Strongman was granted a pension but it was not 
received until after his death, March 30, 1836. 
Page 17. Gardner Town removed to Stoddard, N. H. l.ater than 1798, 
and became one of its most active, influential and prosperous 
citizens. He married Lucy, dau. of Col. Eben. and Susanna 
(Fletcher) Bancroft, of Tyngsboro, Mass. He was .an exten- 
sive land owner in Stoddard at his death, 1815. 

Abel Twitchell, b. 1751; d. 1837, is to be added to the list 

of Dublin Soldiers. At the time of the "Lexington Alarm," he 

enlisted in Capt. Henry Lealand's co.. Col. John Bullard's regt. 

In 1776 he enlisted a^ Dublin for six months in Capt. 

Chamberlin's co.. Col. Wheelock's reg't. 

June 22, 1778, Dublin "voted to .abate the Rates of Abel 
Twitchell, Samuel Williams and Ezra Morse that they were 
assessed towards hireing the men for the three years' ser- 
vice." 
Page 18. It is supposed that Samuel Williams, who d. March 23, 1799, 
in his 47th ye.ar, was the Revolutionary soldier of that name. 
John Caldwell, b. May 15, 1756, Nottingham West (Hud- 
son, N. H.) ; d. Nov. 15, 1840, Northfield, Mass., enlisted from 
Dublin in April or May, 1775, and served in Capt. Wm. Scott's 
CO., Col. Paul Dudley Sargent's regt., with James Caldwell, 
Paul Caldwell, Samuel Caldwell, Richard Gilchrist and Thom- 
as Green. This company of "minute men" marched, Apr. 20, 
1775. These names are upon the muster roll of Aug. 1, 1775, 
and these men, except Paul Caldwell, killed at Bunker Hill, 
and Thomas Green wounded there, were in the camp before 
Boston, Oct. 6, and Nov. 14, 1775. John and James Caldwell 
are described as of Windham, N. H. John Caldwell was prob- 
ably the brother-in-law of Wm. Strongman and may have 
made his home with Strongman, in Dublin. He was pensioned 
Feb. 16, 1833. 
Page 19. April 8, 1778, Dublin voted to abate Jabez Puffer's Rates to 
Thaddeus Mason, and, Oct. 22. of the same year, to buy Jabez 
Puffer's land in town and pay out the money for the su""ort 
of his family." 

Henry Strongman died March 14, 1786. 



4 Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers. 

Page 20. Col. Samuel Ashley, son of Daniel A., b. Deerfield, Mass. 
March 20, 1720; d. of smallpox, Feb. 18, 1792. He w.as a mem- 
ber of several Provincial Congresses, of the N. H. Com. of 
S.afety, and of the Ex. Com. of the State, 1776-80. Three of 
his sons were officers in the Continental Army. He was on 
Gen. Stark's staff, at Bennington, .and it is a tradition that 
Col. Baum, the Hessian commander, died in Col. Ashley's 
tent. As grantee of Claremont, whither he removed 
about 1782-3, he owned .a tract of land 400 rods wide and ex- 
tending across the entire township. (See Granite Monthly, 
May and Nov., 1892). 
Page 21. Col. Brewer was wounded at Bunker Hill. 

Col. Doolittle, of Petersham, Mass., d. 1802, at Shoreham, 
Vt. His regiment was raised in and ne.ar Worcester, Mass., 
where he had formerly been a merchant. 

Col. Enoch Hale, b. Nov. 28, 1733; d. Apr. 9, 1813. He 
Served in Oilman's regt., 17.55, and in Hart's, 1758. 

Col. Nathan Hale, b. Sept. 23, 1743, Hampstead, N. H. 
Enoch ,and Nathan Hale were sons of Moses Hale, of Newbury, 
Mass. It is not probable that Nathan Hale served in the 
French and Indian Wars. 
Page 22. Col. Enoch Poor, d. Paramus, N. J. 
Page 23. Col. Geo. Reid, d. Sept., 1815. 

Piage 24. Col. Isaac Wyman, son of .Toshua and Mary (Pollard) Wyman, 
b. Woburn, Mass., Jan. 18, 1724; d. March 31, 1792, at Keene, 
N. H. At his home assembled the Keene soldiers who 
marched April 21, 1775. 

Capt. Samuel Blodgett, b. Apr. 1, 1724; d. Sept., 1807. 
Page 25. Capt. Josiah Brown, was at Ticonderoga May and July, 1777. 

Capt. Isaac Davis, son of Capt. Simon Davis. 
Page 26. Gen. Dearborn strenuously denied that Gen. Putnam com- 
manded the American troops at Bunker Hill. 

Capt. Moody Dustin, probably a native of Dunstable, Mass. 
b. about 1742, removed, after the Revolution, to Claremont, 
N. H. There he held m,any positions of trust, and died Aug. 
11. 1810. He was major on Gen. Bellows's staff in 1787-89. 
Capt. Roger Gilmore, d. Nov. 1807. 
Page 28. Daniel Reynolds was Col. of 8th N. H. reg't, 1785. 
Page 29. Caleb Robinson, b. May 22, 1746. 

Abijah Smith, a carpenter, and built, 1760, the first mill 
in Rindge, N. H. 
Page 32. Jason Wait. He received, 1784, £77-2s-6d for depreci.ation of 
his pay in 1781. 

Henry Lealand, of Sherburne, Mass., marched Apr. 19,. 
1775, Col. John Bullard's reg't, and served 10 days, also, 
served in Col. Samuel Wylly's reg't. (22d) from Dec. 10, 1775. 
to Jan. 15, 1776. He received his commission Feb. 23, 1776. 
Page 33. Insert in Index: Dustin, Captain Moody, 26. 



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