PIKE Benjamin

PIKE Benjamin[1]

Male 1723 - 1803  (79 years)

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  • Name PIKE Benjamin 
    Born 28 Sep 1723  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence Bef 1747  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Based on birthplace of children.
    Residence Aft 1778  Bradford=>Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID 73A00D38EB9ED5118A06444553540000878A 
    Died 1803  Amherst, Hillsborough, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • He served in the Revolutionary War.

      Pike, Benjamin, Dunstable. Private, Capt. Reuben Butterfield's co. of militia, Col. David Green's (Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; left place of rendezvous April 22, 1775; service, 3 days. Mass Soldiers and Sailors, Volume 12, page 392.

      Late on the 19th of April 1775, the startling news arrived that blood had been shed at Lexington and Concord; but the affair was finished before the men from Dunstable had time to reach the scene of action.

      PIKE, Benj. of Dunstable. Captain Leonard Butterfield's Company. Alarm List 1776 [page 117]. Training Band, June 25,1776; Alarm List [page 118]. Capt. Oliver Cummings Company. Muster Roll about 1778 [page 126]. SOURCE: [12] A History of The Town of Dunstable, Massachusetts,from Its Earliest Settlement to the Year of Our Lord 1873, page 117, 118, and 126.

      The Alarm List 25 June 1776.

      Each soldier was provided with a firearm, bayonet, cutting sword or hatchet, cartridge-box, from fifteen to one hundred pounds of buckshot, jack knife, powder, from fifteen to one hundred pounds of balls,six flints, a knapsack, blanket, and canteen. The muskets were long and heavy, and very inferior instruments in comparison with the effective needle-guns of the present day. The knapsack was made, in some instances, of strong tow cloth. The ammunition was stored in the loft of the meeting-house, and the place of rendezvous for the minute-men was at the house of Asa Kendall. Dunstable June the 25th, 1776.

      The report of this committee, made on the fifth day of January, 1778, exhibits the remarkable sacrifices which the patriots underwent in those trying times to sustain the cause of liberty :

      "Whereas We Being a Committee Chosen By the Second Parish . . . to make and Lay before the Parish . . . the Expense said Parish hath been at in going and hiring men into the Army since the Present War With Great Brittion at an allowance for each "Tower of Sarvice" as we should Judge wright according to appointment we have attended that Sarvice & Report as followeth viz:

      Benjamin Pike, wages L = 16, S = 15,  Cambridge for 8 months and Ticondaroga 5 months.
    Person ID I18122  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2013 

    Father PIKE Joseph,   b. 4 Nov 1696, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1788, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother DRURY Lydia,   b. 4 Nov 1696, Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1781, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1722  [2
    Family ID F5814  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HARDY Elizabeth,   b. 26 Jan 1724/5, Bradford=>Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 12 Jun 1745  Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. PIKE Rachel,   b. 12 Aug 1747, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1754, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     2. PIKE Elizabeth,   b. 12 Nov 1752, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1782, Amherst, Hillsborough, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     3. PIKE Lydia,   b. 26 Jun 1753, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. PIKE Zachariah,   b. 12 Feb 1755, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. PIKE Rachel,   b. 3 Jan 1757, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. PIKE Benjamin,   b. 3 Feb 1759, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. PIKE Enoch,   b. 10 Sep 1762, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. PIKE Lydia H.,   b. 1763, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1778, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F6977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Sep 1723 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Bef 1747 - Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Aft 1778 - Bradford=>Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1803 - Amherst, Hillsborough, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
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    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War

  • Sources 
    1. [S68] Book-John Pike of Newbury, Mass., p.85.

    2. [S68] Book-John Pike of Newbury, Mass., p.54.