Capt. ATKINSON Samuel

Capt. ATKINSON Samuel[1]

Male 1748 - 1796  (48 years)

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  • Name ATKINSON Samuel 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 24 Sep 1748  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    _UID EEF308247D53438FA5D30FE9007A1AC97CB2 
    Died 4 Oct 1796  Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried
    Capt. Samuel Atkinson family monument
    Capt. Samuel Atkinson family monument
    Samuel Atkinson - father
    Sarah (Bamford) Atkinson - mother
    Joseph Atkinson - son
    Sarah C. (Blaisdell) Atkinson - daughter in law
    Notes 
    • He took an active part in town affairs, and during the Revolution was lieutenant in Stark's regiment, at the Battle of Bunker Hill, and was employed by the committee of safety for the state on several important occasions.

      Upon the records of the committee of safety, Jan. 30, 1776, is this entry:

      "Ordered the Receiver General to pay Samuel Atkinson for his time & Expenses in going after Col. Bedel £1 11 s.
      Col. Bedel was in command of a regiment doing duty on the Connecticut river.

      "Ordered the Receiver General to pay Lieut. Samuel Atkinson Fourteen pounds Thirteen Shillings Eleven pence for expense of transporting the Indians sent from Exeter from Boscawen to Plymouth."
      No contemporary record shows any light upon this service. For what purpose the Indians were sent to Plymouth is unknown.

      During the summer of 1776, upon the advance of Gen. Carleton and Gen. Burgoyne to Lake Champlain, there was great consternation in all the towns of upper New Hampshire and Vermont, on the Connecticut. It was rumored that a large body of Indians was to invade that section. Lieut. Atkinson started as a volunteer for the defense of the frontier. The condition of affairs is set forth in a letter from Col. John Hurd, found in Provincial Papers, Vol. 8, Page 306.

      He visited Exeter, to report in person the state of affairs, and received an order to forward two small cannon, which belonged to the state, and which were in Canterbury, to Haverhill.

      He was captain of a company enlisted to join Gen. Sullivan at Ticonderoga.

      In May, 1777, Capt. Atkinson was employed by the town to obtain fire-arms and equipments; and the committee of safety of the state conferred authority upon him to raise men to serve under Gen. Stark, after the battle of Bennington.

      In 1779-80, he was employed by the committee of safety to procure supplies, and rendered efficient aid to the government during the war.

      He was honored and trusted by his fellow citizens, and was an ardent patriot.
    Person ID I90646  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2011 

    Father Deacon ATKINSON Joseph,   b. 28 Nov 1718, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1801, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother HALE Hannah,   b. 24 Jan 1719, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1790, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1744/5  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Residence 1767  Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F22564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BAMFORD Sarah,   b. 1755, Sanbornton, Belknap, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1843, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 1777  Sanbornton, Belknap, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Col. ATKINSON Joseph,   b. 6 Dec 1777, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1845  (Age 67 years)
     2. ATKINSON Susanna,   b. 30 Oct 1779, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1804  (Age 24 years)
     3. ATKINSON Anna,   b. 13 Apr 1782, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. ATKINSON Nathaniel Peabody,   b. 15 Jan 1785, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1868  (Age 83 years)
     5. ATKINSON Samuel,   b. 27 Sep 1788, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. ATKINSON Jacob,   b. 30 Dec 1790, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1836  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F35928  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Sep 1748 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1777 - Sanbornton, Belknap, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Oct 1796 - Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War

  • Sources 
    1. [S4617] Book-The History of Boscawen and Webster [NH], p.315-316.

    2. [S4617] Book-The History of Boscawen and Webster [NH], p.469.

    3. [S4617] Book-The History of Boscawen and Webster [NH], p.471.

    4. [S1890] CD-Mary Adams Rolfe Papers, Vol. 1 Atkinson.