Revolutionary War

Francis Heuston 

Image: Francis Heuston tombstone, photo by Barbara A. Desmarais, 2017.
Image: Francis Heuston tombstone, photo by Barbara A. Desmarais, 2017.

Francis Heuston (1765-1858), an African American from Nantucket Island, served on a Revolutionary War armed vessel while still a boy. He settled in Brunswick where he bought a sizeable farm. Heuston, his wife, and their children operated a way station on the Underground Railroad.

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Danforth brothers, Enoch Jr. and Daniel

Continental Army enlistment poster, Library of Congress
Continental Army enlistment poster, Library of Congress

Danforth brothers, Enoch Jr. and Daniel, enlisted in the Continental Army in 1776. Both were at the horrific 1778 battle at Cherry Valley, NY, where Enoch Jr. was taken prisoner by British forces. Against all odds, both survived the war and returned to their River Rd. home on Rocky Hill in Brunswick.

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Rocky Hill Revolution

 

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