Birth: 14 Sep.1734 Death: 18 Sep.1800

Birth: 14 Sep.1734
Death: 18 Sep.1800

Lt. Benjamin7 Nesmith Sr.

        L.A. Morrison, “History of Windham, New Hampshire”, p.691:  Benjamin (2) (James 1).  He was the youngest son of James Nesmith, the emigrant, and was b. Sept 14,1734.  He m. Agnes, dau. of Col. James GILMORE of Windham in 1763; removed to Belfast, ME., in 1773-74, and was  among the early settlers of that town; this was about the time of the large exodus from Windham and Londonderry to that place.  In 1776, soon after the breaking out of the Revolutionary war, on account of the close proximity of the British army, they fled from that town, and slept in the  woods every night for a fortnight.  They remained in Londonderry till 1783, when he and his family returned to Belfast, "while the surges of  the Revolution were rocking themselves to rest."  He d. Sept 18, 1800,  age 66 yrs.  Children, all ...

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