This is a transcription of the additions and corrections to A List of The Revolutionary Soldiers of Dublin, N.H. by Samuel Carroll Derby, Columbus, Ohio: Press of Spahr & Glen, 1901. These were written October 1904.
ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS, OCTOBER, 1904.
(See also History of Dublin, N.H.; a New Edition is in Preparation.)
Elisha Adams, b. 1758, d. 1837, at Farmington, Me., enlisted from Holliston, Mass., in Capt. Jacob Miller’s co., Col. Ephraim 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, Leicester, Vt., married May 26, 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 Topsfield, Mass.
Abigail Bates was appointed guardian of her two sons, Edward 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 Dartmouth, 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.
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 was in garrison at Ft. George, Dec. 8, 1776; he had enlisted Jan. 1, 1776. It is supposed that these persons are identical with Bartholomew Goyer, of Dublin, N. H.
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.
Caleb Hunt, son of Willard Hunt, d. May 26, 1811, at Marlboro, 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.”
Willard 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 Bullard. About 1800 he removed to Hancock, N. H.
Page 14. Simeon Johnson, b. Brookline, Mass. about 1730. He served in the French and Indian War, 1756-63, and soon after removed 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. Ephraim Doolittle’s regt. at Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775. His name is to be added to the list of Dublin Revolutionary Soldiers.
Ezra Morse was sergeant in 1777.
Micah Morse 1st had a daughter, Anna, b. Conway, Mass., July 25, 1771.
Reuben Morse d. Aug. 27, 1810.
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 (Coolidge) 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 between 1763 and 1765. He enlisted, 1777, in Capt. Samuel Blodgett’s co., Col. Nathan Hale’s regt. (earlier Poor’s), and 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 of Lexington was received at Dublin, he went to his former home in Mass. and enlisted for eight months in the co. of Capt. Benjamin Bullard, of Sherborn, Col. Jona. Brewer’s regt., and was at Bunker Hill where the regiment suffered severely. In 1776 he served in 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.
Gardner Town removed to Stoddard, N. H. later 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 extensive land owner in Stoddard at his death, 1815.
Abel Twitchell, b. l751; 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 at 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’ service.”
It is supposed that Samuel Williams, who d March 23, 1799, in his 47th year, was the Revolutionary soldier of that name.
John Caldwell, b. May 15, 1756, Nottingham West (Hudson, 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 Thomas 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 probably the brother-in-law of Wm. Strongman and may have made his home with Strongman, in Dublin. He was pensioned Feb. 16, 1833.
April 8, 1778, Dublin voted to abate Jabez Puffer’s Rates to Thaddeus Masons and, Oct. 22, of the same year, to buy Jabez Puffer’s land in town and pay out the money for the support of his family.
Henry Strongman died March 14, 1786.
Col. Samuel Ashley, son of Daniel A., b. Deerfield, Mass. March 20, 1720; d. of smallpox, Feb. 18, 1792. He was a member of several Provincial Congresses, of the N. H. Com. of Safety, 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 extending across the entire township. (See Granite Monthly, May and Nov., 1892).
Col. Brewer was wounded at Bunker Hill.
Col. Doolittle, of Petersham, Mass., d. 1802, at Shoreham, Vt. His regiment was raised in and near Worcester, Mass., where he had formerly been a merchant.
Col. Enoch Hale, b. Nov. 28, 1733; d. Apr. 9, 1813. He served in Gilman’s regt., 1755, 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.
Col. Enoch Poor, d. Paramus, N. J.
Col. Geo. Reid, d. Sept., 1815.
Col. Isaac Wyman, son of Joshua 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.
Capt. Josiah Brown, was at Ticonderoga May and July, 1777.
Capt. Isaac Davis, son of Capt. Simon Davis.
Gen. Dearborn strenuously denied that Gen. Putnam commanded 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 many 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.
Daniel Reynolds was Col. of 8th N. H. reg’t, 1785.
Caleb Robinson, b. May 22, 1746.
Abijah Smith, a carpenter, and built, 1760, the first mill in Rindge, N. H.
Jason Wait. He received, 1784, ’77-2s-6d for depreciation 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.