457. James8 MacLachlan (James9, John10) was born in Londonderry, Rockingham, NH 1758. James died aft 1832.
He married Mary Malone 1783 in Charlestown, Sullivan, NH. Mary was born 1757 in Killarney, Ireland. Mary died 16 November 1829 in Charlotte, Washington, ME, at 72 years of age. James enlisted in the Continental Army, April 1775 under Capt. James Gilmore and marched on the alarm at Lexington. "He continued in the service at that time for the space of about seven weeks & then returned home - on the time of the battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775, he was there present under the command of the said Capt. Gilmore." "In September 1775 he enlisted in the company commanded by Capt. Charles Furbish of Massachusetts at Cambridge...he performed guard and camp duty with the forces there stationed in the vicinity of Boston for the term of three months." "After that time he enlisted in the company commanded by Capt. Gilmore at Cambridge, in December 4th & served two months...." "In July 1776 at Andover in Massachusetts he again enlisted under Capt. Johnson for the term of five months, in Col. Fuller's Regt. Col. Fuller died soon after & the command developed of Lieut. Col. Wigglesworth, march from Andover to Ticonderoga & was discharged there at the latter place at the end of his term of enlistment on or about the 4th of December 1776. There was a battle on the lake while he remained there - he was not engaged in it but the Col. of his Regiment was second in command under Gen Arnold. During the battle about the middle of July 1777, he again enlisted for the term of two months in Capt. Wildon's company, he thinks, & a company commanded by the said Wildon in the regiment commanded by Col Nichols of Amherst in this State of New Hampshire. He was marched to Bennington & was in the Battle of Bennington August 16, 1777 under the command of Gen. Stark." "He was born in Londonderry in New Hampshire in the year 1758. He was living in Salem in New Hampshire when he first joined the service. Since the Revolution he has lived in Acworth in New Hampshire & in Charlestown aforesaid in which he is living now."(From his pension request, 27 July 1832)
James MacLachlan and Mary Malone had the following children:
458 i. Thomas7 McGlauflin was born in Acworth, Sullivan, NH about 1785. Thomas died in Eastport, Washington, ME. He married Peggy McAuther 11 November 1806 in Eastport, Washington, ME. Peggy was born about 1785.
459 ii. Mary McGlauflin was born in Acworth, Sullivan, NH about 1788. Mary died in NH. She married Mr. Murphy. Mr. was born about 1785.
+ 269 iii. William McGlauflin was born June 1790.
460 iv. James McGlauflin was born in Acworth, Sullivan, NH about 1792. James died in NH. He married an unknown person.
461 v. Rachel (Sally) McGlauflin was born in Charlestown, Sullivan, NH about 1793. Rachel died in NH. She married Mr. Wheeler in NH. Mr. was born about 1790 in NH.
462 vi. David McGlauflin was born in Charlestown, Sullivan, NH about 1795. He married an unknown person.
463 vii. Barbara McGlauflin was born in Charlestown, Sullivan, NH 1797. Barbara died 16 November 1827 in Charlestown, Sullivan, NH, at 30 years of age.
464 viii. John McGlauflin was born in Charlestown, Sullivan, NH 11 October 1798. John died 6 December 1850 in Charlotte, Washington, ME, at 52 years of age. He married Hannah Smith 1819 in Charlotte, Washington, ME. Hannah was born 11 February 1805 in Charlotte, Washington, ME. Hannah was the daughter of Hosea Smith Sr. and Abigail Hersey. Hannah died 5 January 1880 in Charlotte, Washington, ME, at 74 years of age. John followed his older brother, William, to Charlotte in 1818. Seven of his sons fought in the Civil War. John died young at 52, thirty years before his wife. He was a farmer, a Whig, and a Baptist. A farmer all his life, he built his home on Smith's Ridge. An early history reports that John was "of strong character, great energy, wide and varied activities; engaged in lumbering and milling, redeemed a large farm from the forest, improved it so that for many years it was judged by the agricultural society as the best in that quarter of the state. He taught school at times and was at different periods a town accountant and stater official."
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