SOLDIERS

IN

KING PHILIP'S WAR

 Chapter 20, Part 10 

LIEUT. EDWARD CREEKE

Lieut. Creeke was of Boston, of the Artillery Co., 1674. Served with Capt. Turner in the west, and led home the remnant of his company after that officer's death.

In October, 1676, he was in command of a force of thirty-four men at a garrison in Wells. No credit is found for these, but one of the soldiers in the western campaign secured his credit under Lieut. Creeke, viz.:

August 24, 1676

John Gilbert

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CAPT. GEORGE CORWIN, OR CURWEN

Capt. Corwin came from England with wife Elizabeth (White, widow of John), and settled at Salem in 1638. Their children were: Abigail, b. Aug. 1, 1637; John, b. July 25, 1638; Jonathan, b. Nov. 14, 1640; Abigail 2d, b. Nov. 30, 1643; Hannah, bapt. Jan. 4, 1646; and Elizabeth, July 2, 1648. This wife Elizabeth died July 15, 1668, and he married, 2d, July 22, 1669, Mrs. Elizabeth Brooks, widow of Robert, of Plymouth, and daughter of Gov. Edward Winslow, and by her had: Penelope, b. Aug. 7, 1670; Susannah, b. Oct. 10, 1672; George, b. 1674. Capt. Corwin was a deputy from Salem many times, was a man of ability and influence, and was very popular. He was chosen to the command of the troop raised at Salem and Lynn, and was commissioned October 8, 1662.

In Philip's war, the only active service which I have found referred to him appears in the Colonial Records, Vol. V. p. 90. At the session of the Court May 5, 1676, Capt. Corwin was presented for the "evil example of his demeanor and carriage" towards Capt. Henchman, under whose command he was serving, with his troop, in the spring of 1677. He was reduced from his command with a severe reprimand, and fined one hundred pounds. The following September he was, upon the petition of his troopers, reinstated in his command; and in 1679-80 the court remitted his fine. He died in Salem, January 3, 1684-5.

Credited under Capt. George Corwin

July 24, 1676

John Dodge

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William Dodge

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Zechariah Henrick

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Sept. 23, 1676

     

Benjamin Collins

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John Putnam

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Henry Kenney

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Geo. Corwin, Capt.

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Capt. EZEKIEL GILMAN of Boston, 1675, served under Capt. Oliver as Sergt. in the Narraganset campaign; was wounded at the fight; was at Rhode Island January 6th, 1675-6. He was out again under Capt. Turner in the spring, serving as Sergt. In the Settlement he is styled "Capt."

Credits under Capt. Gilman

June 24, 1676

Amos Singleterry

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Nathaniel Lad

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George Brown

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John Johnson

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Robert Swann

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Daniel Lad Jr.

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Capt. Aaron Cooke, of Hadley, was left in command of some of the men taken out of Mosely's, Poole's and Upham's companies, at Westfield, November, 1675. He married, May 30, 1661, Sarah Westwood, and had a large family. A man of influence; Capt. of the militia for thirty-five years. Died in 1716.

Credited under Capt. Aaron Cooke

August 24, 1676

John Stedman

01 17 00

John Parneer

01 00 06

Sept. 23, 1676

Thomas Hart

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Edward Cowell, of Boston, was employed in the war in various ways; was in command of a small body of horsemen on the day of the Sudbury fight, as we have seen. He furnished supplies of various kinds to the Colony in the war; but one credit is given under him, viz.:

August 24, 1676
John Scant 00 16 00
Some miscellaneous credits follow:
August 24, 1676
Benjamin Switzer, under Lieut. (John) Floyd 00 04 02
Ephraim Fowlsham Capt. (Benj.) Gillam 00 19 08
The two following were credited without officer or place assigned:
March 24, 1675-6
Elias Peckworth 04 02 00
Thomas North 02 12 00

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