Gilman’s, Andrew and Joseph captured by Indians

In May, 1638, Edward Gilman, with his wife, three sons, two daughters and three servants, came from Norfolk county, England, in the ship called the “Delight,” of Ipswich, and settled in Hingham, Massachusetts. Moses, the third son of Edward Gilman, lived in New Market, New Hampshire, and had six sons, Captain Jeremiah, born in 1660, had Thomas, Andrew, Joseph and others. The last two sons were captured by the Indians in 1709 and taken to Canada. During a war dance Joseph was burnt.  Andrew was sold to the French, and imprisoned, but obtained favor of the governor and was permitted to work for wages until he earned a sum sufficient to purchase his freedom. He returned to his old home, married, and had one son—Jeremiah—and three daughters.  Jeremiah was born about the year 1721. When the Revolutionary war broke out, he was commissioned a colonel and commanded a regiment in the New Hampshire line. His daughter, Mary Gilman, married Lieutenant David Bryant, who served in his father-in-law’s regiment during the war.

Gilman, Nehemiah, 1720-1757, New Market, N. H. Killed by Indians at Fort William Henry, Aug. 10,1757.

19th Century Depiction of Colonial Indian Attack

19th Century depiction of Colonial Indian attacks

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