Have just learned that GBC was born November 8, 1842, "a little less than a mile west of Potter Hill." His grandfather was Ebenezer. He was a member of the Rhode Island Legislature from 1878 - 1882, the moderator for Hopkinton in Washington Co. (what is this?) and the Post Master for Ashaway for 7 years. Does anyone have any more info?? Oh, this info came from a book typed by GBC himself, of which my brother has a copy. It's called "War and Other Rembrances."