Samuel Foster, Massachusetts Minuteman, April 19, 1775, of Newburyport, MA document.
Samuel Foster of Newburyport, Massachusetts, a Corporal in Capt. Moses Nowell’s Co., marched on the Alarm of April 19, 1775, to Lexington and Concord, Our First day in the War for Independence. This document is signed by Foster and his wife Lydia as sellers of a lot of land with buildings in Newburyport.
Dated the 10th of November, 1804, the deed is in excellent condition. At some point the deed was folded on one long edge, and up from the bottom a bit over an inch, why?…..don’t know, but may likely have been framed at one time. The paper seal next to Lydia’s signature is missing. There is a watermark, a “GR” beneath a geometric pattern.
Samuel Foster also served as a Sergeant in Col. Moses Little’s 17th Mass. Regt., at Prospect Hill for 12 weeks in 1775. No Continental service.