Thursday, February 11, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday Post 300: 1777 Military Records of Jeremiah Knowlton (1745-1785)

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the  1777 town record providing payment to Jeremiah Knowlton (1745-1785) for his Revolutionary War service.

The entry for Jeremiah Knowlton:

The transcription of this record is:

"June Do [15th]  By Seventeen Pounds five shillings paid
                             Jeremiah Knowlton for his Service in a
                             Campaign at New York in the year 1776
                             and at Saratoga in the year 1777                 17  5  0"

A source citation for this record is:

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, ( : accessed 11 February 2016), Lincoln, Treasurers' Accounts, image 204 of 582, Jeremiah Knowlton, 1777; citing original data from Massachusetts town and city clerk records in Jay and Delene Holbrook, Massachusetts Vital and Town Records (Provo, Utah : Holbrook Research Institute), Microfiche collection.

The Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors book contains military information about Jeremiah Knowlton's service alluded to in the above.  Here is the snippet from the book for him:

The source citation for this record is:

Massachusetts, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War (Boston, Mass. : Wright & Potter Printing, 1896-1908 : accessed 11 February 2016), Volume 9, Page 383, Jere. Knowlton and Jeremiah Knowlton entries.

Jeremiah Knowlton (1745-1785) is my 5th great-grandfather, who married (1) Abigail Pierce (1750-1776), through their daughter Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855) who married Nathan Gates and resided in Gardner, Massachusetts.


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