According to 'Col. Fam.', '...was Major & Lieut. Col. in the
Militia...' Made his will 22 Apr 1723 which was proved 8 May
1725. In his will, he gave his son Joseph his 'silver headed
staff and silver hilted rapier.' He was called Lieutenant
Colonel in the town records. He discovered the first limestone
in the colony at Newbury, and the discovery is said to have
created great excitement.