|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1750|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 1836|
The following Revolutionary War annecdote is told by Samuel C. Aiken. His mother was Betsy Clark of Londonderry, N.H. She had one brother and three sisters in Boston with whom she spent most of her time.
"When the British took possession of the town of Boston none of the inhabitants were allowed to leave the town. By some means, however, his mother [Betsy] escaped and went directly to the American army stationed in Cambridge under General Washington. The General enquired of her about the state of things in Boston and then asked her where she was going. She told him to Londonderry [N.H.]. He told her she was young and it was dangerous for her to go alone and unprotected and he gave her an escort."
Samuel said he mentioned this to show Washington was not only a great general but a real gentleman, and would condescend to provide for an unprotected woman in the midst of urgent business.
[From the Vermont Gazeteer, v.5, pt.3, p.13]
Nathaniel Aiken (1753 - 1844)*
David Aiken (1786 - 1870)*
Samuel Clark Aiken (1790 - 1879)*
Edward Aiken (1796 - 1831)*
died March 5, 1836
Ӕ. 85 years.
In Faith she dy'd, in dust she lies
But Faith forsees that dust shall rise
When Jesus calls, while hop assumes
And boasts her joy among the tombs
North Windham Cemetery
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Record added: Sep 26, 2008
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