"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.
Died Capt. Walker, a prisoner taken at Bunker Hill
Captain Benjamin Walker was injured at the Battle of Bunker Hill, taken prisoner, and died of his wounds 15 August 1775.
A Tragic End to a Hard Life
Samuel French served in the Revolutionary War and was held captive for four years. Afterwards, he married Tamison Eastman and they had three
Major General Stephen Abbot
Major General Stephen Abbot was a successful merchant in Salem. He was an officer in the Revolutionary War and later held the rank of Major
Dane Holt made special provisions in the will for the disposition of his clock, a highly valued possession in colonial and early 19th centur
Two of the sons of Timothy and Susannah Nichols and two of their sons-in-law were furniture craftsmen. Their grandchildren were prominent me
Dorcas and Caleb
Dorcas Ingalls and Caleb Swan raised a family of eight children in Methuen. The Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen is named for their grands
Falsehood and Hypocrisy
Wills are usually matter-of-fact, but William Barrett used his will as a mechanism to express deeply held feelings about his daughter.
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