|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1754|
|Death: ||Nov. 26, 1843|
ABNER FLANDERS 1,
Birth: Nov. 18, 1754 Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts,
Death: Nov. 26, 1843 Equality, Gallatin County, Illinois,
Father: Richard FLANDERS b: 1726 in Salisbury, MA
Mother: Mary FOWLER b: 1724 in NH
Marriage 1 Sarah CHANDLER b: 15 Dec 1756 in Concord, NH
Married: 14 Aug 1773 in Concord, NH
Abner Flanders was a miller and lived on the Mill Road at Millville, a part of Concord, NH (E:28).
The latter part of his life he lived with his daughter, Mrs. Nancy Hannaford, at Northfield, NH.
She was appointed administratrix of his estate, May 28, 1844 (K:7).
He signed the Association Test at Concord, and he also signed the "non‑intercourse agreement," prohibiting trade with Great Britain. This agreement was made subsequent to blocking up the harbor of Boston (G:15).
Abner Flanders was in Capt. Benjamin Emery's co., Col. Loammi Baldwin's regt., in the battle of White Plains, Oct.28, 1776; he was also in Stark's brigade and fought at Bennington, Vt.
Serg. Abner Flanders discharged Sept.20, 1777 (G:15).
" As soon as it was decided to raise volunteers, Col. Hutchins mounted his horse and reaching Concord on the Sabbath, he walked up the broad aisle of the church, while Mr. Walker was preaching; Mr. Walker paused in his sermon and said: ` Col Hutchins, are you the bearer of any message?' `Yes,' replied the Colonel, `Gen. Burgoyne, with his army, is on the march to Albany, Gen. Stark has offered to take command of the New Hampshire men, and, if we all turn out, we can cut off Burgoyne's march.' Whereupon Mr. Walker said: ` My hearers, those of you who are willing to go, better leave at once.'
Twenty eight men from Concord were in Stark's brigade" (E:28). Abner Flanders was in Col. Stickney's regt. at the battle of Bennington, and the following account is given in Lyford's History of Concord, NH: " On the extreme right of the enemy's entrenched line, in that battle, was the Tory position, a heavy breastwork of logs. This stronghold, Col. Thomas Stickney of th eleventh with Col. Hobart of the twelfth regiment, which contained the Concord volunteers, was ordered to attack.
In face of a sharp fire the two companies advanced briskly upon the enemy's position thro' an intervening cornfield from which, by Stark's orders, the men stripped each a husk and placed it beneath his hatband `to prevent mistakes' in `close work' with foes `dressed like themselves' in everyday garb.
The fortification was stormed and surrounded. The Tories fought obstinately, but, finally succumbed to the resistless onslaught of `bayonet and clubbed musket'" (H:16).
Abner Flanders was placed on the pension roll, Feb.19, 1833, ae 79y (G:15). In 1782, he was in the Ranger service, in Capt. Webster's co., for the defence of the frontiers (H:16).
Revolutionary War Pension Application:
September 5, 1832, Abner Flanders of Northfield, New Hampshire, 77 years of age, deposed: that he volunteered at Concord, New Hampshire in April, 1775, for one month, under Capt. Abiel Chandler; marched directly to Cambridge, Mass. and served out his term; that he volunteered at Concord, New Hampshire in Sept. 1775 for two months under Capt. Joshua Abbott, Col. Stark; served out his term at Winter Hill, Mass. and was verbally discharged; that he enlisted again August 1, 1776 to serve until December 1, 1776 as a Sergeant under Capt. Benjamin Emery, Col. Baldwin; served at White Plains and North Castle, New York, his full term, and was verbally discharged; that he volunteered July 1, 1777 for three months as a Sergeant under Capt. Peter Kimball of Boscawen, New Hampshire; went to Bennington and served in that battle, was stationed there until his time was out, when he was verbally discharged; that he enlisted at Salisbury, New Hampshire in July, 1781 under Capt. Ebenezer Webster, as a Sergeant; marched to Col. Johnson's fort at Haverhill, N. H. then to Newbury, Vermont where he was stationed to guard the inhabitants from the Indians during his whole term and then received a verbal discharge; that he was born in Salisbury, Mass. in 1754; was moved to Concord, New Hampshire by his father, when very young, and lived there until 1780; then in Jefferson, Landaff and Pembroke, New Hampshire until June, 1832 when he moved to Northfield, New Hampshire.
DESCENDANTS OF STEPHEN FLANDERS OF SALISBURY MASS, 1646 pp 87-88, the children of Abner Flanders Sr:
Link to my Flanders, Hargrave & McClain Ancestors and decsendants: http://bgill1963.tripod.com/
Apphia Flanders (1801 - 1854)*
Equality Village Cemetery
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Record added: Oct 14, 2005
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