1732 – He was born in Salem, Massachusetts on November 5th. A Revolutionary War General. He raised a regiment of 1000 men, chiefly hardy sailors and fishermen, residents of Salem and Marblehead, and marched with them to Cambridge, where he was of great service to Washington in organizing and drilling the new army.
1777 – He was present at the battle of Stillwater, shared with Washington the hardships of Valley Forge and was appointed brigadier-general on February 21st.
– He served under Schuyler at Saratoga, and conducted the army of Burgoyne as prisoners of war across the country to Cambridge, Mass.
1778 – He was with General Greene’s division in New Jersey.
1779 – Was in Rhode Island under Sullivan.
1780 – Was superintendent of drafts in Massachusetts.
– A member of the André court of inquiry at Tappan, New York on September 29th.
1797 – He died in Marblehead, Massachusetts on January 30th.
1863 – William P. Upham of Salem, Massachusetts, prepared and published an interesting memoir of him.