I believe it is time to review all I have discovered about Edward before moving on to Edward Jr. First I will revise my timeline for him, then in my next post I will revise his map.
New events in the timeline are in bold. Events I have disproven since the last timeline are crossed out and will be removed the next time I revisit the timeline.
Edward Marden Sr - Timeline Ver.1.1
- c1751 - Edward is born at an unknown location to unknown parents
- --- 1751 - The French & Indian War begins
- --- 1763 - The French & Indian War is officially over and France cedes Canada to Great Britain
- >>> 1763 to 1800 - Wabanaki People lose their French allies and English settlement seriously encroaches on traditional Wabanaki resources
- >>> 1760s to 1850s Scattered Abenaki family bands are continually mentioned in the Upper Cowas region along the VT/NH/ME/Canada border and the important Connecticut River tributaries of the area.
- c1770 - Edward (age about 19 or 20) might be the man recently settled at Maidstone, VT
July-1774 - An Edward Mardin is listed as a proprietor on the charter of the yet to be settled town of Whitefield, NH. He may have been in Dunstable, NH at the time.
- --- April-1775 - The Battles of Concord & Lexington ignite the American Revolution
23-May-1776 - Edward Mardin drew 2 lots in yet to be settled Whitefield, NH
- 26-Jun-1776 - Edward signs a petition as an inhabitant of Northumberland, Upper Coos
- --- 4-Jul-1776 - American Colonies officially declare Independence from Great Britain
- 6-Jul-1776 - Edward does not appear on a petition signed by inhabitants of Lancaster, Northumberland, Guildhall & Stratford
- 12-Oct-1776 - Edward does not appear on the local militia list of Northumberland
- abt Dec-1776 - The Town of Landaff claims Edward had "lately come to Town"
- 30-Dec-1776 - Edward enlists at Northumbrland in Major Benjamin Whitcomb's Independent Company of Rangers. In later years Edward states "I was then a transient Person"
- Jul to Oct-1777 - Edward’s Ranger Corp is participating in the retreat from Ticonderoga and the Battle of Saratoga.
- 1778 - Edward is headquartered at Fort Ranger in Rutland, VT
- 1779/80 - Edward is headquartered in Haverhill, NH and helps to build the Bayley-Hazen Military Road
- Jun-1883 - Edward is honorably discharged from military service at Newburg, NY
- --- 3-Sep-1783 - The American Revolution is formally ended
- 1784 - Edward appears to be at Haverhill and perhaps married here.
- abt. 1785 - Edward Jr. is born (we must assume a spouse for Edward is in the picture by this point) - born probably Haverhill or Concord (Lisbon)
- 26-May-1785 - Edward is an inhabitant of Concord (modern day Lisbon)
- 15-Sep-1785 - Edward “of Haverhill” purchases 100 acres of land in Concord (Lisbon)
- 12-Jan-1786 - Edward signs a petition as an inhabitant of Concord
- 12-Jun-1787 - Edward signs a petition as an inhabitant of Concord
- 13-Feb-1790 - Edward is issued Bounty Land Warrant #3321 for 100 acres
- 1790 - Edward is enumerated in Concord, NH and probably has a wife and son
- 1-Oct-1790 - Edward gives (or sells?) his land in Concord to Benjamin Morris
- 1800 - Edward is enumerated in
ConcordLyman, NH and seems to have house guests as well as a wife (26-45 yrs. so b.1756-1774) and child (or children)
- 24-Sep-1803 - Edward purchases the land he is living on in Lyman from Nathan Hodges
- 1810 - Edward is enumerated in Lyman, NH and probably has a wife (45+ years old) living with him
- 1810 to Jul-1818 - It appears Edward’s 1st wife died in this time period
- 16-Jan-1815 - 3 earlier deeds involving Edward are registered
- 9-Apr-1818 - Edward files for a pension
- 20-Jul-1818 - Edwards sells his land in Lyman to Charles K. White with no wife or “right of dower” mentioned in the deed.
- bet 20-Jul-1818 & 20-Mar-1820 - Edward appears to have married his 2nd wife
- 20-Mar-1820 - Edward now has a wife named Charlotte and she acquires title to Edward’s homestead from Charles K. White on this date.
- 4-Apr-1820 - Edward and Charlotte sell 60 of their 100 acres to Edward Jr.
- 8-Aug-1820 - Edward provides the pension commission with an inventory of his real & personal property. His wife, age 40 (b.abt.1780), owns the property.
- 1830 - Edward is enumerated in Lyman, NH and appears to have a wife (aged 50-60 so b.bet.1770-1780)
- 16-Jul-1830 - Edward & Charlotte sell off 10 acres of their land
- 16-Jul-1830 to May-1831 - Charlotte, wife of Edward appears to have died during this period
- abt May-1831 - Edward is married to Chloe Barnes
- 18-Feb-1833 - Edward sells his last 30 acres to Phineas Ash and Phineas sells it back with the condition that Mr. Ash will care for Edward & Chloe for the rest of their lives
- 16-Mar-1835 - Edward dies in Lyman, NH
- 3-Feb-1853 - Edward’s widow files an application to collect his pension
Did I miss anything important?
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