Nathaniel Flint

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Nathaniel Flint

Birthplace: North Redding, Middlesex County, MA
Death: September 08, 1828 (78)
New Boston, Hillsborough Co, NH
Place of Burial: Bedford, Hillsborough Co, NH
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Flint and Hepsibah Flint
Husband of Abigail "Nabby" Flint
Father of Hepzibah Sprague; Abigail Hooper Thisselle; Nathaniel Flint; Lydia Ann Flint; Olive Louise Flint and 2 others
Brother of Zibah Flint and Lois Flint
Half brother of Ruth Weston; Hannah Farnsworth; Bathsheba Flint and Rebecca Eaton

Managed by: Peter Austin Flint
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About Nathaniel Flint

He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He was wounded and captured and taken prisoner to Halifax, N.S. He escaped from the prison with five others, and all after much hardship made their way back through the wilderness to their own country where home and friends awaited them.

History of Goffstown states" He was born May 29, 1750, m. Jan 5, 1805, Abigail Alllen, b. Oct 20, 1776. They resided for a time in Manchester, Mass., but rem. to New Boston. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He d. in New Boston, Sept 8, 1828; she d. Jan. 26, 1865. They had 7 children."

"Captain Nathaniel (2), eldest child of Nathaniel (1) and Hepzibah (Woodward) Flint, was born May 29, 1750. He resided for a time in Manchester, from whence he removed to New Boston, New Hampshire, early in the last century, and resided there for the remainder of his life, which terminated September 8, 1828. In early life he followed the sea, and was master of a vessel. While serving in the revolutionary war he was wounded, and captured by the British, who sent him a prisoner to Halifax, Nova Scotia, but with others he made his escape by digging a hole in the wall with an old bayonet found in their cell, and finally reached home.

The hardship and exposure suffered while a prisoner and during the long journey through the wilderness were the direct cause of a rheumatic affection, from which he never recovered, and in his latter years he was a helpless invalid. He was married January 5. 1805. to Abigail Allen, of Wenham, Massachusetts. who was born October 20, 1776, and died January 26. 1865. She was the mother of seven children, whose names were: Hepzibah, Abigail, Nathaniel, William Allen, Lydia Ann. Olive Louise and Joseph Hooper."

Source: Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation By Lewis publishing company, Chicago Published by The Lewis publishing company, 1908 Item notes: v.2 Original from Harvard University Digitized Sep 20, 2006, Volume 2, page 629

His Grandmother Gertrude (Pope) Flint was first cousin of Benjamin Franklin and aunt of Hannah (Pope) Putnam, wife of General Israel Putnam.

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Nathaniel Flint's Timeline

May 29, 1750
North Redding, Middlesex County, MA
June 1, 1806
Wenham, Essex Co, MA
June 5, 1808
Wenham, Essex Co, MA
March 18, 1810
Wenham, Essex Co, MA
July 15, 1812
Wenham or Manchester, MA
February 28, 1815
New Boston, Hillsborough Co, NH
October 6, 1817
Bedford, Hillsborough Co, NH
October 19, 1820
New Boston Twp, Hillsborough Co, NH
September 8, 1828
Age 78
New Boston, Hillsborough Co, NH