Contributions of the Old Residents' Historical Association, Vol. 3: Lowell, Mass;, Organised December 21, 1868 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Contributions of the Old Residents' Historical Association, Vol. 3: Lowell, Mass;, Organised December 21, 1868

Benjamin pierce was born in Chelmsford now Lowell), December 25, 1757. His father, Benjamin Pierce, died when his son Benjamin was six years old. He was the seventh of a family of ten children. After his father's death he lived with his uncle, Robert Pierce, a farmer whose house stood on the road leading from Lowell to Chelmsford, where Orlando Blodgett's stable now stands. He remained with his uncle until April 19, 1775. He was then ploughing in a field on Powell Street, directly west of the stone stable erected by Aldis L. Waite. He heard the firing of guns, and soon messengers arrived notifying the inhabitants of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Young Pierce, then in his eighteenth year, chained his steers, as he called them, to a stump, went to the house, took his uncle's gun and equipments, and started for Concord, on foot, as many others did on hearing the report.

As the British had retreated before he arrived at Concord, he went on that night towards Boston, and the next morning enlisted into Capt. John Ford's Com pany. Capt. Ford was the father of the late Capt. Elisha Ford, of this city.

Capt. Ford's Company for a time was stationed at Cambridge, and young Pierce, with his company was in the Battle of Bunker Hill.

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Title:Contributions of the Old Residents' Historical Association, Vol. 3: Lowell, Mass;, Organised Decemb...Format:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.95 inPublished:January 28, 2019Publisher:1KG LimitedLanguage:English

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