"You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of a Sergeant"
Joseph Shattuck served faithfully during the Revolution and received a promotion to the rank of third sergeant during his term of service.
What's new? Holt genealogy in the works
An updated compilation of the descendants of Nicholas Holt of Andover is in the works.
A new branch?
Eunice Jennings and Francis Ingalls married in 1754, but who was Eunice Jennings. I propose that she was the out-of-wedlock daughter of Pheb
House on Hidden Road
Abigail Holt and Isaac Chandler lived on the farm of Abigail's grandfather Benjamin Abbott. This property became to the site of 17 Hidde
Dane Holt made special provisions in the will for the disposition of his clock, a highly valued possession in colonial and early 19th centur
A Family of Educators and Missionaries
Sarah Ingalls and John Foster raised their family of six children on the family farm in Andover. They valued education and religious life re
The hardships of an only son
Being the oldest or only son in a colonial family had its benefits but also had its responsibilities. Nathan Chandler balked at these respon
A Woman of Ill-Repute?
The Holt Genealogy sums up Polly Harris Holt as "a woman of ill-repute." What is the rest of the story.
Personal Struggles of a Revolutionary War Soldier
David Stevens served his new nation in the Revolutionary War, but afterwards had personal struggles that threatened the security of his fami