20 children including Frederick, Nathaniel. Practiced medicine, Sandwich, 1765-1804. Also practiced law; favored colonial cause during American Revolution.
Member Sandwich Committee of Correspondence. Delegate from Sandwich to Watertown Provincial Congress, 1775. Appointed lieutenant colonel, then colonel 1st Barnstable (Massachusetts) Regiment.
Negotiated with Penobscot Indians, served in expedition against British in Rhode Island. Member Massachusetts Legislature, 1778-1780. Employed by General George Washington on mission to West Point, 1779.
Resigned as brigadier general from Massachusetts Militia, 1793. Chief justice Massachusetts Court of Common Pleas. A founder Sandwich Academy Author: Charge to the Grand Jury…at Barnstable, 1802.
Born March 28, 1741