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John Atwell (b. Abt. 1737, d. 31 Jan 1820)John Atwell (son of Nathan Atwell and Anna Ramsdell) was born Abt. 1737 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts63, and died 31 Jan 1820 in Groton, Grafton, New Hampshire.He married Bridget Cummings on 13 Nov 1760 in Hollis, Hillsborough, New Hampshire64.
Notes for John Atwell:
John Atwell was in the Hillsboro County (New Hampshire) Militia.John Atwell also served as a private with the New Hampshire Minute Men under Rueben Dow's Company.Later he was a Sargeant.
Samuel T. Worcester, comp. History of the town of Hollis, New Hampshire, from its first settlement to the year 1879. Boston, Massachusetts: A. Williams & Co., 1879, record 1,238:
"Having made choice, the same afternoon, of Reuben Dow as Captain, John Goss, first Lieutenant, and John Cumings, 2d Lieutenant, this company on the evening of the 19th, or before daylight the next morning, was on its march from Hollis to Cambridge. The names of all the officers of the company, and also of the private soldiers, are presented in the list below, copied from an original company roll, preserved by Capt. Dow, and now with the Hollis documents, showing the date of enlistment, time of service, daily wages of officers and privates, pay for travel from Hollis to Cambridge, and back, and the amount of money paid to each of them by the town. This document is entitled, 'A Muster Roll of Capt., Reuben Dow 's Company of Minute Men who marched from Holles, the 19th of April, 1775,' and may be found in full, in the October number of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, pp. 282, 283.
Reuben Dow, Capt.,
John Goss, 1st Lieut.,
John Cumings, 2d. Lieut.,
Nathan Blood, Sergt,
Joshua Boynton, Sergt,
William Nevins, Sergt,
Minot Farmer, Sergt,
Samson Powers, Corp'l,
James McIntosh, Corp'l,
James McConnor, Corp'l,
Ephraim Blood, Corp'l,
David Farnsworth, drummer,
Noah Worcester, Jr., Fifer,
Benjamin Abbot, Private,
David Ames, Private,
Jonathan Ames, Private,
John Atwell, Private,
"There are still to be found among the revolutionary documents of Hollis, three original rolls of military companies, all made in the year 1775 . The two oldest of these rolls bear date January 26, 1775 , and the third of them June 7, of the same year, ten days before the battle of Bunker Hill. The heading of one of the two oldest rolls is 'A List of the Company of Militia in Holles under the command of Capt. Joshua Wright, made January 26, 1775'. Of this company, Reuben Dow was Lieutenant and Noah Worcester, Ensign. There were also four Sergeants, viz., John Atwell, Jacob Jewett, Jun., John Cumings and William Brooks . Besides those officers, this roll contains the names of one Corporal, one Drummer, one Fifer, and 214, rank and file -- 224 in [all]."
"It is also shown by the 'Great Return' above referred to made by the selectmen, that in 1776 four Hollis soldiers served in the garrison at Portsmouth, for about three months, (as is supposed), they having been paid by the town 4d. 10s. each. The names of these men were John Atwell, Andrew Bailey, Phineas Hardy, and Phineas Hardy , Jun."
"Atwell, John, '75 , L., '76 , Port., 3 m., '78 , R. I., 22 d. "
(Atwell, John, enlisted April 19, 1775, for Lexington and Cambridge, 1776 in Garrison at Portsmouth, N. H., for 3 months, 1778, in Garrison at Rhode Island for 22 days.)
More About John Atwell and Bridget Cummings:
Marriage: 13 Nov 1760, Hollis, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.64
Children of John Atwell and Bridget Cummings are:
- John Atwell, b. 06 Jun 1761, Hollis, Hillsboro, New Hampshire64, d. date unknown, ?.
- William Cummings Atwell, b. 07 May 1763, Hollis, Hillsboro, New Hampshire64, d. 06 Jan 1778, Hollis, Hillsboro, New Hampshire64.
- +Nathan Atwell, b. 15 Jun 1766, Hollis, Hillsborough, New Hampshire64, d. 13 Nov 1844, Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont65.
- Jonathan Atwell, b. 21 Feb 1768, Hollis, Hillsboro, New Hampshire66, d. date unknown, ?.
- +Bridget Atwell, b. 24 May 1770, Hollis, Hillsboro, New Hampshire66, d. 30 Dec 1839, ?.
- Ebenezer Atwell, b. 22 Nov 1772, Hollis, Hillsboro, New Hampshire66, d. 13 Mar 1861, ?.
- Josiah R. Atwell, b. 27 Mar 1775, Hollis, Hillsboro, New Hampshire66, d. date unknown, ?.
- James Atwell, b. 03 Feb 1777, Hollis, Hillsboro, New Hampshire66, d. date unknown, ?.
- Becca Atwell, b. 28 Jan 1787, Hollis, Hillsboro, New Hampshire66, d. date unknown, ?.