Here are this weeks’ updates! (Forget about Wednesdays!) 🙂
David Hamilton – was a Battle of Worcester Scottish prisoner of war who married Anna Jaxson (Jackson), who was born in Lanark, Scotland, her father Richard Jaxson/Jackson was also a Scottish POW from the Battle of Worcester.
George Darling – was a Battle of Dunbar Scottish prisoner of war who married in Salem, Massachusetts, Katherine Gridley. They had TEN children together. He died in Salem and you can find his will at americanancestors.org. He was also a friend of Ingraham Moody, another SPOW.
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The following is from Jon Grant: A few weeks ago, I returned from my one and only trip to New England. During my visit to the Durham Historic Association in Durham, New Hampshire, I was searching for additional references to my Peter Grant in Oyster River (present day Dover, New Hampshire). Instead, I found James Grant on a map in an area called Salmon Falls. That area is now called Rollinsford, New Hampshire. I was told to visit that area by the locals because of its beauty. I was not disappointed. Interestingly enough, James’ land wasn’t too far away (as the crow flies across the Salmon River) from where Peter was eventually buried in South Berwick, Maine. In my drive through the area, I came across a marker for David Hamilton, SPOW. I took a picture and the following is the text, as laid out on the marker which I found on Sligo Road in Rollinsford, New Hampshire: