By Bud Hannings
This huge reference paintings is an invaluable device for getting to know and getting to know the leaders of the yankee Revolution. It covers either famous and imprecise figures from numerous backgrounds together with squaddies, politicians, plantation proprietors, farmers, and extra. details is incorporated for officials of the Continental military, military, and Marines; leaders of nation militias, for whom a lot info has been formerly inaccessible; the framers and signers of the statement of Independence and the structure; diplomats and governors; and, importantly, the ladies who have been instrumental in the course of the Revolution. Entries describe every one person from delivery to dying and supply genealogical details while on hand.
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Lossing, 1854) 29 expanding, and at about the same time, he was moving closer to ending his bachelorhood. Josiah Bartlett married a cousin, Mary Bartlett, the daughter of his father’s brother, Joseph Bartlett of Newton, during 1754. Josiah and Mary had a large family. As listed in “Forefathers and Defendants of Willard and Genevieve Bartlett” (by Genevieve W. Bartlett, 1952) eight of their children survived infancy. They were Levi (b. 15 September 15 1763, d. 1828), Josiah II (b. 29 August 1768, d.
During August, Barney was again exchanged. Undaunted, he again went to sea, but yet again, while serving on a privateer in 1779, he became a temporary guest of the British. After being exchanged during that same year, he resumed his naval career. He served aboard the Saratoga, which was launched in 1780. During that tour of duty, while in charge of a prize, Barney had the dubious honor of being captured for yet a fourth time; however, in retrospect, serving in a British prison saved his life. The Saratoga disappeared without a trace at some point beyond 18 March 1781.
All the while, he continued his investigative work and later his perseverance paid a huge dividend. A reappearance (1754–1755) of an epidemic known as “throat distemper” was rapidly wiping out children under ten years of age, and there was no cure. After one of Doctor Bartlett’s own children came down with the disease and known remedies failed to cure his child, he discovered an antidote using Peruvian bark. Josiah, a skilled physician, was held in high esteem in the province, both as a physician and as a leader.