Ole Larson's Folks

Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on this date in 1752: fourth great-grandfather Daniel Colby. He was great-grandfather of Dan Myers’ mother, Helen Colby. Like our better-known ancestor Philip Myers, Daniel Colby was a Patriot soldier in the Revolutionary War. He belonged to the 1st New Hampshire militia, among the elite group called “Minutemen.” I haven’t viewed his pension file yet, perhaps soon. The file may show whether he was present at the skirmish depicted in top photo, in Lexington, Massachusetts. That was the first full military engagement between the two sides, on 19 April 1775.

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