New Hampshire's Last Soldier of the Revolution
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 43° 01.855 W 071° 56.298
19T E 260616 N 4768438
Quick Description: This marker is located in Antrim on US 202 right neat the intersection with NH 31
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 9/22/2009 12:51:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM796V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Marker reads:
Samuel Downing, born in Newburyport MA in 1764, was enticed to Antrim while still a boy to be an apprentice of Robert Aiken, a Scots-Irish spinning wheel maker. In 1780 Samuel ran away to Hopkinton NH to enlist in the Continental Army; refused, he went to Charlestown NH where he joined the 2nd NH Regiment. He served to the end of the war, returned to Antrim and became a respected citizen. In 1794 he emigrated to Edinburg NY where he settled permanently. At his death in 1867 he was the oldest recorded pensioner of the Revolution, although two others were enrolled later.

Official Marker Number: 178

Marker Type: Official NH State

Marker Location: Atrim

Date Marker Established: 2001

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