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1840. He was educated in the public schools
and high school of Dayton. He became a
clerk in his father's grocery store at the age
of thirteen. A few vears later he established
a commission business on his own account.
He came to Worcester, Massachusetts, in

1856, and was associated with his brother-in-
law in the management of the old Worcester
Mutual Insurance Company. He finallv had
charge of a large share of the business of the
company. He also engaged in the manufac-
ture of writing ink in Worcester and the
Holden ink became well and favorably known
to the trade and public. He disposed of this
business which is still continued by the San-
ford ink concern. In 1864 he bought an in-
terest in a wholesale paper and blank book
business. This company manufactured blank
books and stationery and the first noiseless

school slate. His partner was Augustus F.
Payne. In 1878 Mr. Holden started in busi-
ness of manufacturing stationers' supplies at
Dayton, Ohio, under the name of the Holden
Manufacturing Company. In 1886 he moved
his plant to Springfield, Massachusetts, and
continued in business there to the present time.
In 1869 he invented the first automatic book
cover and patented the device the following
year. He has from time to time taken out
other patents on book covers and has for
many years been the largest manufacturer of
this kind of goods in the world. He has al-
ways taken a keen interest in public educa-
tion and has spared no effort within his means
and power to improve the public school sys-
tem. To the smallest school district of the
country he has given as favorable a price on
his stationery as to the largest city. He is
a member of the Economic Club of Spring-
field and of the American Civic Association
and is interested in the work of those organi-
zations. In politics he is Independent. He
is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

He married, July 24, 1866, Annie Charlotte
Hulhert, of Erie, Pennsylvania, born October
'). 1*44. daughter of Egbert Nelson and Har-
riet (Carter) Hulbert. Children: 1. Hulbert
Percy, born February 11, 1868. 2. Harriet
Eleanor, born July 29, 1872 ; graduate of
Smith College ; married John E. Oldhan, of
Wellesley Hills. 3. Miles Carter, born No-
vember 20, 1875: associated in business with
his father ; married, Mary Sanforn Dwight.
4. Arthur Estabrook, born April 12, 1878,
died August 8. 1878. 5. Anna Charlotte, born
September 26. 1880: graduate of Smith Col-

Francis Nourse, immigrant an-
X( )URSE cestor, was born in England,
January 18. 1618, and died at
Salem Village, now Danvers. Massachusetts,
November 22, 1695. On account of the
witchcraft delusion in Salem he and his wife
became historical characters. The name of
Rebecca Nourse is perhaps the best known of
all the unfortunate victims of the Puritan
fanatics. Francis Nourse was a settler before
1639 and a proprietor of the town of Salem in
1647. He lived for forty years near Sperry's,
on River street, between the main village of
Salem and the ferry to Beverly. He was a
wood-worker, called a tray maker, a skilled
workman, and a respectable man of more than
ordinary ability and strength of character. He
was called frequently as umpire and arbitrator



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in cases of dispute over land boundaries,
served on local committees to lay out grants
and highways, and on juries. He bought the
Bishop farm at Salem Village, April 29, 1778,
and settled there. It contained some three
hundred acres and his children all built their
homes ami lived on it. The family was pros-
perous, and it is believed that their very pros-
perity was the cause of the malicious charge
against the wife and mother, Rebecca Nourse.
The story is well-known. She was arrested
and protested her innocence of the charge of
witchcraft. With steadfast dignity and un-
wavering patience she bore the ordeal of her
trial, where crazy fanatics even threw their
muffs and shoes at her, and had fits and exhi-
bitions of that sort in court. Thirty-nine of
her friends, among the highest and most re-
spectable in the town, signed a statement tes-
tifying to her blameless character and faithful-
ness to the church. These names have been
inscribed on a tablet on the memorial recently
erected over her grave at Danvers. The jury
found her not guilty, but the court reversed
the verdict and condemned her to death. She
was hanged on Witch Hill, July 19, 1692, and
buried in the little cemetery at Danvers. Fran-
cis Nourse married her August 24. 1644. Her
maiden name was Rebecca Towne, daughter
of William and Jane Towne, of Yarmouth,
England, where she was born February 16,
1621. She and her husband were members of
the First church at Salem, and he was a dea-
con. Children: 1. John, born 1645; mention-
ed below. 2. Rebecca, 1647. 3. Samuel, Feb-
ruary 3, 1649. 4- Mary. 5. Francis, 6.
Sarah, 1663. 7. Elizabeth, January 9, 1665.
8. Benjamin, January 22, 1656.

(II) John, son of Francis Nourse, was born
in 1645, an ^ died in 1715. He was a farmer,
and lived at Salem Village. He married (first),
November 1, 1672, Elizabeth Smith, born June
5. 1646, died October 12, 1673, daughter of
John Smith: (second), August 17, 1677. Eliz-
abeth, daughter of Samuel and Alice Verry.
Children: 1. John, born October 19, 1672. 2.
Elizabeth, March 16, 1678. 3. Samuel, Au-
gust 20, 1679. 4. Sarah, November 10, 1680.
5. Jonathan, May 3. 1682. 8. Joseph, Sep-
tember 30, 1684. 7. Benjamin, February 20,
1686: mentioned below. 8. Hannah, Tulv 22,
1687. 9. Deborah (?).

(III) Benjamin, son of John Nourse, was
born at Salem Village, February 20, 1686, and
died May 22, 1718. He was a farmer, He
married Sarah Bosson. The intention of mar-
riage in the town records is dated September

4, 1714, while other records give 1704. Chil-
dren: Benjamin, mentioned below; perhaps

(IV) Benjamin (2), son of Benjamin (1)
Nourse, was born about 17 15, in Salem or
Salem Village. The lack of Salem records
prevents research in the details of his family.

(V) Benjamin (3), son or nephew of Ben-
jamin (2) Nourse, was apparently the only
one of the family in his day living in Salem.
Many were at Danvers, formerly Salem Vil-
lage. In 1790 a Benjamin of Salem was head
of a family of six, according to the first
federal census; another Benjamin, probably
of Salem Village, had six in his family. Chil-
dren : 1. John, was the famous Boston printer,
partner in the firm of Adams & Nourse, print-
ers and book publishers, of Boston, owners of
the Independent Chronicle newspaper; his will
mentions his father and sister Elizabeth of
Salem, November, 1789; partner was Thomas
Adams ; was unmarried. 2. Elizabeth, mar-
ried Uzziel (or Wizziel) Rea ; she died before
1791. 3. Benjamin, mentioned below.

(VI) Benjamin (4), son of Benjamin (3)
Nourse. was born June 14. 1775, and died
January 8, 1847. He married, at Boston, June
12, 1800, Mary Frederick, who died February
22, 1844. Children : Ann B., Mary Ann, Ju-
dith L., Hannah B., Sarah W., Hannah B.,
Louisa, Harriet M., Benjamin Frederick
(mentioned below). Fannie G.

(VII) Benjamin Frederick, son of Benja-
min (4), Nourse. was born in Boston, Febru-
ary 28, 1814, and he died in Cambridge, De-
cember 29, 1886. He was educated there in
the public schools, and learned the trade of
book-binding, and became a skillful crafts-
man. He received many premiums on his work
at exhibitions. He was in business in partner-
ship with John Remick, under the name
of Nourse & Remick, and later with Oliver
J. Rand, in Boston. He was superintendent
of street lighting in Cambridge for about ten
years. He was a member of the Cambridge
city council and the board of assessors. He
was a prominent member of Amicable Lodge
of Free Masons of Cambridge, and a 32nd
degree mason. He married, October 26,
1832, Susan Mason, daughter of Rufus and
Anna Eliza (Childs) Roberts, granddaughter
of Samuel and Elizabeth Child, great-grand-
daughter of Samuel Child (see Child). Chil-
dren: t. Sarah Louisa, born July 19, 1833,
died, November 14, 1888; unmarried. 2. Ann
Eliza, born February 20, 1836. 3. Anne Au-
gusta, born October 12, 1839, married Charles



J. Lewis, of Cambridge ; had five children. 4.
Benjamin Franklin, born April 15, 1843; un ~
married ; clerk for many years in Boston post
office. 5. Susan Mason, born August 24.
1846. 6. Mary, born August 8, 185 1 ; died
young. 7. William Pattee, born October 7,
1854; died June 19, 1863.

(The Child Line).

This surname, spelled also Childs, Childe
and Chyld, is one of the oldest English family
names. The progenitor was probably a Saxon
chief who assummed the surname toward the
end of the Saxon domination in England.
After the Norman Conquest some of the fam-
ilies took the Latinized French form of L'En-
fant for some generations, and several of that
name were concerned in the conquest of Ire-
land in the reign of Henry II and in the gov-
ernment of the country in the twelfth century ;
others had seats at various places in Worces-
tershire and at Shrewsbury, England. Rich-
ard Le Childe was Lord of the Manor of
North wick in 1320, and was succeeded by his
sons William and Thomas, and grandson
Thomas Le Child, who was escheater for the
county in 1428. The Child coat-of-arms
(Worcestershire): Gule sa. fesse ermine, be-
tween three doves argent. Crest: A dove,
wings expanded argent, with a snake twining
about her neck and body, or.

(I) William Childs (or Child), immigrant
ancestor, was born in England, about 1600,
and settled with his brother Ephraim, in Wa-
tertown, Massachusetts. He was admitted a
freeman in 1634. and had a large landed es-
taste. He died early. His widow is men-
tioned in the will of Elizabeth (Palmer) Child,
who left her some of her wardrobe, which was
more ample and costly than usually found in
the colonies. Ephraim Child died without is-
sue, and in his will mentions Richard and
John Child, sons of his brother William.
Children : Joseph, mentioned below ; Richard,
born in Watertown, 1631 ; John, born 1636.

(II) Joseph, son of William Child, was
born in England, about 1620, and came in in-
fancy with his parents to Watertown. He
married, in 1654, Sarah Piatt. He was ad-
mitted a freeman in 1654, and died May 5,

(III) Joseph (2), son of Joseph (1) Child,
was born in Watertown, January 7, 1659, and
was a carpenter by trade. He married (first)
September 2, 1680, Sarah Norcross : (second)
July 26. 1705, Ruth Maddock. His widow
was an inn holder in 1719. Children, born

in Watertown: 1. Sarah, November 11,
1 681. 2. Joseph, June 21, 1685. 3. Mary,
April 11, 1687. 4- John, March 29, 1689. 5.
Samuel, January 7, 1694-95. 6. Isaac, March
5, 1 699- 1 700. 7. Lydia, June 2, 1706. 8.
Abigail, September 19, 1708. 9. Ebenezer,
January 19, 171 1- 12.

(IV) Benjamin, son or nephew of Joseph
(2 ) Child, was born in Watertown, in 1697,
and resided probably in Newton. He mar-
ried. May 24, 1722, Elizabeth Greenwood, who
died 1769. He was a turner by trade. Chil-
dren, born in Watertown: 1. Samuel, April
28, 1723; mentioned below. 2. Elizabeth,
February 23, 1729; died young. 3. Hannah,
January 3, 1 73 1. 4. Elizabeth, January 4,
I 733- 5- James, April 17, 1735. 6. Aaron,
September 14, 1736. 7. Miriam (twin), Sep-
tember 14, 1736.

(V) Samuel, son of Benjamin Child, was
born in Watertown, April 28, 1723. He mar-
ried, in 1745, Elizabeth Winchester, who died
1786. Children, born in Newton: 1. Benja-
min. December 24, 1745. 2. Isaac. 1747: died
young. 3. Miriam, August 10. 1748. 4.
Mary, November 6, 1749. 5. Samuel, January
13. 1 75 1 : mentioned below. 6. Isaac. January
20, 1753. 7. Jonathan. November 6, 1756. 8.
Elizabeth, July 27, 1760. 9. Simeon, July 27,

(YD Samuel (2), son of Samuel (1)
Child, was born in Newton, January 13, 1751.
He lived in Cambridge, and the census of 1790
showed that he had six children, four sons
under sixteen, and three females, two of whom
were probably daughters. His brother Simeon
also lived in Cambridge at the time. A son
Samuel married Elizabeth Flucker, in 1801.
Another of his sons was James, mentioned be-

(VII) James, son of Samuel (2) Child, was
born in 1782, and died in Cambridge in 1869.
He married, in 1814, Mary Wilkins, of Need-
ham, daughter of Thomas and Eliza Ann
(Clark) Wilkins. He was a cabinet maker.
Children: 1. Ann, died young. 2. James, died
young. 3. James Spencer, born March 17,
1821, mentioned below. 4. Sarah Ann, June
23. 182(1. 5. Frances Barnard, October i(S,
1820. 6. Charles Samuel, January 24. 1838.

1 VI 11 ) James Spencer, son of James Child,
was born in Cambridge. March 17. 1821, and
died at Farmington, Maine. September 9.
1869. He married Mary Goodwin, of Leb-
anon, Maine, who died February 10, 1854, at
West Cambridge. Children : Elmer, Eliza-
beth, Sumner, Ella.



(VIII) Sarah Ann, daughter of James
Child, was born June 23, 1826, and married
Samuel Wilson. Children : Anna Wilson,
died young; Sarah Wilson, died young.

(VIII) Frances Barnard, daughter of
James Child, was born October 16, 1829, and
died at Savannah, Ceorgia, October 23, i860.
She married John McGlasham. Children :
Millicent McGlasham; Marion McGlasham,
died young.

(VIII) Charles Samuel, son of James
Child, was born January 24, 1838, and mar-
ried Gertrude Frances Cox, born in West
Cambridge, July 8, 1848. Children: I. Ches-
ter Libby, born June 15, 1875 ; died Septem-
ber 15, 1877. 2. Edith Gertrude, May 14,
1880; married William K. Scorgie, of Aber-
deen, Scotland, and had Harold Child Scorgie,
born February 26, 1905, and William Edward
Scorgie, August 21, 1909.

The family of Purring-
PURRINGTON ton, represented in the
present generation by
Wilbur Munyon Purrington, a leading citizen
of Haydenville, Massachusetts, traces its de-
scent to three brothers — Joshua, Isaac and
Deacon Thomas Purrington, residents of Ply-
mouth Colony, Massachusetts.

(I) Joshua Purrington, ancestor of the line
herein described, was born February 1, 1768,
died April 28, 1835. He was a farmer and
millwright, and a useful citizen in the com-
munity where he resided. He married, No-
,vember 25, 1795, Anna Cobb, born February

28, 1777, died February 26, 1855. Children : 1.
Thomas, born August 5, 1796, see forward.
2. Luther, born February 11, 1798, died Oc-
tober 14, 1859; married, March 6, 1822,
Eunice Barber, born July 31, 1802, died June

29, 1836. 3. Anna, born September 5, 1800,
died May 23, 1879; married Elijah Clemons.
4. Rachel, born July 5, 1803, died August 5,
i860; married, April 16, 1826, Nehemiah
Sturtevant, born March 11, 1791, died May
2~], 1877. 5. Joshua Jr., born August 3, 1805,
died November 29, 1812. 6. Cyrus, born Au-
gust 3, 1807, died June 6, 1873 ; married, Jan-
uary 15, 1835, Mary W. Davenport, born Au-
gust 23, 1810, died January 5, 1850. 7. Bath-
sheba, born November 22, 1809, died Febru-
ary 21, 1882; married Horatio Purrington,
who died May 27, 1874. 8. Priscilla P.,
born February 11, 1812, died July 24,
1883: married Edward J. Pinkham, born
December 9, 1809, died September 14,
1853. 9. Mary, born November 3, 1814,

died September 18, 1846; married Ed-
win J. Tinkham, January 1, 1837. 10. J. Em-
erson, born August 17, 1819, died June 7, 1871,

(II) Thomas, son of Joshua and Anna
(Cobb) Purrington, was born August 5, 1706,
died August 7, 1858. He resided at Coleraine,
Massachusetts, and was an enterprising citi-
zen, owning and operating a number of mills.
He had a natural gift for mechanics, was a
good business manager, an excellent judge of
horses, and in his leisure hours fond of horse-
back riding. He married, April 5, 1822, Hul-
dah Sturtevant, born September 6, 1793, died
May 5, 1837. Children: 1. Elisha S., born
February 18, 1823. 2. Eliza Ann, July 6,
1825 ; married David Manning. 3. Thomas,
December 22, 1826; married Fannie Scott. 4.
Sarah J., November 24, 1829. 5. Morris
Parker, December 15, 1833, see forward. 6.
Hosea F., August 29, 1842. 7. Hulda F.,
May 25, 1844. 8. Moses J., October 7, 1846.
9. Rhoda F., February 7, 1849. 10. John C.
F., April 25, 1856.

(III) Morris Parker, son of Thomas and
Huldah (Sturtevant) Purrington, was born at
Coleraine, Massachusetts, December 15, 1833.
He was educated in the common schools, and
after completing his studies began his business
career as clerk in the cotton mills at Hayden-
ville, Massachusetts. He married, November
17, 1859, Mary Munyan, born November 8,
1840, at Leeds, Massachusetts, died Septem-
ber 9, 1905, buried at Haydenville, daughter
of Orrin and Susan (Bardwell) Munyan, the
former of whom was a preacher and exhorter,
and served in the general court in 1840. Mr.
and Mrs. Purrington were earnest members
of the Congregational church. Their children
were: 1. Lizzie Jane, born August 31, i860.
2. Wilbur Munyan, February 17, 1864, see
forward. 3. Morris Parker Jr., August 16,
1865 ; killed by accident at age of ten years.
4. Thomas Sturtevant, March 5, 1868. 5. Ed-
ward Cobb, January 3, 1870: unmarried, and
resides at Holyoke, Massachusetts. 6. Mary
Fuller, May 28, 1873, died July 2-j, 1875. 7.
Robert Parker, September 24, 1875 ; married,
and lives at North Hampton. 8. Leroy F.,
June 10, 1878 ; unmarried, and lives at North
Hampton. 9. Jessie May, September 15,
1879 : married Harry A. Allen, has daughter,
Elizabeth ; they reside at Hartford. Connecti-

(IV) Wilbur Munyan, eldest son of Morris
Parker and Mary (Munyan) Purrington, was
born at Haydenville, Massachusetts, February



17, 1864. He was educated in the schools of
his native town, at Northampton, and Turners
Falls Academy. At the age of sixteen years
he entered the employ of the Haydenville
Brass Works as clerk, and learned the trade
of brass worker, which line of work he fol-
lowed until his marriage, when he became
bookkeeper in the Haydenville Savings Bank,
of which Benjamin Johnson was then treas-
urer ; two years later he was elected treasurer
of the bank, in which capacity he has served
ever since. He is also interested in fire insur-
ance. He is filling the offices of justice of the
peace and notary public ; for fifteen years was
a member of the school committee of Hayden-
ville, ten years of which he was a chairman;
and was also town auditor and treasurer of
the sinking fund commissioners. Mr. Purring-
ton has a very retentive memory, and is well
informed in the history of his country. He is
a patriotic and public-spirited citizen, a man
of strong personality and high character, al-
ways ready to lend his influence to any cause
for the betterment of his fellowmen, and tak-
ing a great interest in any enterprise that will
tend to benefit his native town, state and
country, being one of the prime movers in the
temperance work of his town. For about
twenty years he has been a deacon in the Con-
gregational church, is greatly interested in its
Sunday school, is an enthusiastic worker for
the caiue of the Young People's Society of
Christian Endeavor, and is a careful and ear-
nest student of the Bible. He resides in one
of the substantial houses of the town ; for his
own pleasure he has a fine apiary, and for the
pleasure of his sons, who are fond of athletics,
he has a tennis court which is laid out most

Air. Purrington married, June y, 1887,
Eleanor, born December 2, 1861, at Hayden-
ville, Massachusetts, daughter of Augustus
and Elvira (Clapp) Luce. Children: 1.
Franklin Luce, born May 30, 1888 ; assists his
father in the Haydenville Savings Bank, and
is a corporal in the National Cuard. 2. Don-
ald, born April 9, 1890. 3. Alden Clifford,
March 4, 1892. 4. Helen, January 17, 1894,
died June 19, 1896. 5. Rollo, born November
15, 1895. 6. Esther, September 5, 1897. 7.
Philip Morris, October 8, 1899. 8. Wilbur,
May 2, 1907.

(The Bardwel) Line).

The surnames Bardwell, Bordwell and
Boardwell undoubtedly sprang from the same
source. If the original name was, as, has been

asserted, derived from two words — bard and
well, — we may safely infer that the first to bear
it was a poet who sang his own lays and sang
them well. The Bardwell coat-of-arms shows
that the family in England were of the gentry
and bore an honorable record : Three scallops
1 >hell fish), guarded by a lion rampant, with
motto in English : "We fear no danger." It
is said that the first of the name in New Eng-
land spelled the name Bordwell, and that it
was generally pronounced Bardie. One of the
immigrant sons, who was a college graduate,
saw fit to adopt the original orthography, in
order to make the spelling agree more closely
with the accepted manner of pronounciation.
Members of the family participated in the
earlv Indian wars, and also in the revolution-
ary war.

( I ) Robert Bardwell, immigrant ancestor of
this family, was born in London in 1647. He
was living there in 1665 when the first plague
claimed for its victims more than one hundred
thousand people, and also at the time of the
conflagration which is said to have destroyed
thirteen thousand two hundred houses and
shops and ninety churches. He was appren-
ticed to a hatter in London in 1667, and be-
side learning the usual trade he acquired a
new branch of the business — the making of
wool hats. He came to America in 1670, when
twenty-three years of age. In the fall of 1675
he was the bearer of dispatches from Boston
to the military forces in Hadley, and his or-
ders were that "if the snow fell before he was
ready to return, to remain through the win-
ter." He received the appointment of ser-
geant, and was in command of one or more
forts in the western part of the state. He took
part in the Narragansett fight, December 19,
1676, and the following day received payment
for his services that year. He settled in
Hartford in 1675, and died there in 1726. On
November 29, 1676, he married Alary, daugh-
ter of William and Elizabeth (Smith) Gull,
widow of Nathaniel Foote. Children of Rob-
ert and Alary (Gull) Foote Bardwell: 1.
Ebenezer ; see forward. 2. Alary. 3. John.
4. Samuel, born September 26, 1685: married
Martha Allen and settled in Deerfield. 5.
John, born August, 1687. 6. Elizabeth. 7.
Thomas, born December 8, 1691 ; married
Sarah Belding, and settled in Deerfield. 8.
Hester, born August 8. 1693: married. Oc-
tober 27,. 1 71 7. Joseph Belding. 9. Sarah.
10. Thankful, married. Alay 27,, 1717. Abra-

ham Graves.

i. Abigail, married David

Graves, June 6, 1720.



(II) Ebenezer, eldest child of Robert and
Mary (Gull-Foote) Bardwell, was born in
Hatfield, October 19, 1679, and died July 13,
1732. He was a prominent citizen and ac-
tively identified with the business interests
of Hatfield. He married, April 25, 1706,
Mary, daughter of Joseph and Joanna
( Wyatt I Field, of Hatfield. She was born
July 18, 1684. Children, all born in Hatfield:

I. Ebenezer, September 10, 1707. 2. Han-
nah, June 24, 1709. 3. Remembrance. 4.
Abigail, October 14, 1721 ; perhaps others.

(III) Remembrance, second son and third
child of Ebenezer and Mary ( Field ) Bard-
well, was born in Hatfield, in 1713, and died
March 14, 1804. He resided with his father
at the old Bardwell homestead ; was very
prominent as a citizen, and possessed a large
estate. He married Hannah Dickinson, born
February 17, 171 5, daughter of Ebenezer and
Hannah ( Frary ) Dickinson of Hatfield. Chil-
dren : 1. Sarah, born August 30, 1742; mar-
ried, March 14, 1770, Jesse Billings, of Hat-
field. 2. Noah. 3. Hannah, born August 4,
1750; married, December 13, 1780, Aaron
Dickinson, of North Hatfield; died May 13,
1758. 4. Seth, born December 23, 1752; mar-
ried Hannah, daughter of Solomon Dickinson,
of Hatfield.

( IV ) Lieutenant Noah, second child and
eldest son of Remembrance and Hannah
(Dickinson) Bardwell, was born April 28,
1748, and died March 15, 1828. Previous to
1770 he erected a house at the corner of the
roads west of the South Hatfield school house.
He was a lieutenant in the revolutionary war,
and according to the revolutionary rolls his
record is as follows: "Bardwell, Noah, Lieu-
tenant, Capt. Seth Murray's Co. ; Maj. Jona-
than Clap's regt. ; engaged July 9, 1777; dis-
charged August 12, 1777: service 1 mo. 10
days ; marched on expedition to Fort Edward
and Moses creek. Also: Bordwell, Noah,
Lieutenant. Capt. Salmon White's co. : Col.
Ezra Meigs's regt. ; engaged December 20.
1777; discharged Oct. 14. 1777; service 30

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