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Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

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  • Capt. William Davis (c.1620 - 1676)
    notes Selectman in Boston 1654 A Founder of Old South Church 1669 Captain in Artillery Company 1674 ----- * Title: The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, 199...
  • Ephraim Savage (1645 - 1731)
    From Biographical Sketches of Graduates of Harvard University: In Cambridge, Massachusetts, Volume 2 (Google eBook) Massachusetts Historical Society, 1881. Page 128: Ephraim Savage Born 1645...
  • Thomas Hawkins (1609 - 1670)
    Thomas was born about 1609. He is the son of Richard Hawkins and Jane Unknown. He was a mason in Boston and member of the Artillery Company of Boston. Built and ran a Tavern called Star Inn. [1] note...
  • Hugh Drury (c.1616 - 1689)
    Notes for GEORGE "HUGH" DRURY: From Hugh DRURY, the immigrant ancestor, was, according to family tradition, son of Obed DRURY, of London England. It is believed that he came under the name of Georg...
  • Jonathan Shrimpton (1640 - 1673)
    ------ "Genealogical Gleanings in England", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 43:161. Will of Edward Shrimpton of Bedna...

The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts is the oldest chartered military organization in North America and the third oldest chartered military organization in the world. While it was originally constituted as a citizen militia serving on active duty in defense of the northern British colonies, it has become, over the centuries primarily an honor guard and a social and ceremonial group in Massachusetts. Today the Company serves as Honor Guard to the Governor of Massachusetts who is also its Commander in Chief.

Please add profiles of members of the AHAC who joined between 1637 and 1774 (see link to lists below). Please do not add descendants or current members.

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts: http://www.ahac.us.com/index.htm

National Society of Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company: http://www.wdahac.org/

Lists of Eligible Ancestors: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azwdaha/register_of_ancestors.htm

Robert Ayer Oliver's History of the Military company of the Massachusetts, now called the Ancient and honorable artillery company of Massachusetts. 1637-1888 (1895) has interesting biographies of early members.