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Stephen was living in Sandwich when he enlisted in the Army, to fight in the Revolutionary War. He served two terms. First, from 1 July 1776 to 1 January 1777, he was a Private In Capt. Badger's Company, Col. Wingate's Regiment. Later, he served for two months (July - September 1777) in Capt. Taylor's Company at the Battle of Bennington, Vermont. He returned to Sandwich and lived there until 1780, when he and Abigail moved to Mt. Vernon, Maine.
He has been referred to as one of the "earliest and most prominent settlers" of Mt. Vernon. He operated an inn there for two years (1798-99), and was the Town Constable in 1796 and 1797 (Kingsbury, ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF KENNEBEC COUNTY, MAINE [op.cit.], 931).
On 3 January 1803, he purchased 50 acres of land in New Sharon (about 10 miles north of Mt. Vernon) from John Hutchings for $53.50 (Kennebec County [ME] Land Records, Vol. 5 [1803-1804], Page 92).
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In the Revolutionary War, Daniel was a Sergeant in Capt. Richard Shortridge's Co., Col. Enoch Poor's Regiment from New Hampshire.
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Peter and Annah lived first in Kingston, then moved to Deerfield (about 20 miles north) in 1774. Peter was a Captain in the New Hampshire Militia during the Revolutionary War. He is said to have been "a man of distinction."
"April 6, 1818. Thomas Jenness, Debby Jenness, Peter Sanborn and Benning Wentworth Sanborn all of Deerfield, for $1 pd. by John Sanborn of Deerfield yeoman quit-claimed all right to the farm that sd. John Sanborn now lives on, & all right to a farm in Raymond that my Hon. Father purchased of John Scribner Esq. of Poplin dec'd."
Their children were active in N.H. politics. Peter was a Representative to the State Legislature, 1841-42, and the N.H. State Treasurer for several years. Their daughter, Deborah, married into a famous family, the Jenness family. Her husband, Thomas, was the son of Judge Richard Jenness, and a very wealthy merchant in his own right. Thomas and Deborah's son, Benning W. Jenness, was a U.S. Senator from New Hampshire. Benning came within one vote of being nominated for President of the United States. At the 1852 Democratic Convention, it was agreed that New Hampshire should field a candidate. It was left to the 9 delegates from N.H. to make the choice. There were 4 votes for Benning and 4 votes for Franklin Pierce. The Chairman of the delegation decided it by voting for Pierce. There were 48 ballots before Pierce was nominated on the 49th as the "dark horse" alternative to a three-candidate deadlock. As the nation went Democratic by an overwhelming majority, if Benning had been the nominee, it is certain that he would have won.
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Jane's first marriage was to John Moore, who was killed in the Army in 1778.
Samuel was also a soldier in the Revolutionary War, serving in Rhode Island in 1776, and in New York in 1778. He is called Lieutenant in the History of Old Chester, N.H. (Chase, HISTORY OF OLD CHESTER FROM 1719 TO 1869 [op. cit.], 550, 569, 587).
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Manoah served about two months (12 September - 30 November 1777) as a Private in Evans' Regiment of N.H. Militia in the Revolutionary War, and took part in the Battle of Bennington, Vermont. He later served for 23 days (5 August - 28 August 1778) as a Corporal in Capt. Nathan Brown's Company, Gale's Regiment, which marched to Rhode Island to bolster the Army fighting there (COMPILED SERVICE RECORDS OF SOLDIERS WHO SERVED IN THE AMERICAN ARMY DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, NARA Microcopy M881, Roll 540).
Manoah inherited a portion of his father's estate and became one of the most properous agriculturalists of his day. He is listed among the inhabitants of Poplin in 1783, along with Jonathon Hoyt, Abraham Smith, Samuel Scribner and John Scribner, to name a few (Matthew Thomas, FREMONT, N.H., A TOWN OF DISTINCTION [Exeter, NH: The author, 1975], 7).
A chronicler of the Scribner family, Rev. John Woodbury Scribner, said of Manoah that he was "a tall, large, and highly-moral man. Like the rest of the family he shrank from Church affiliations, because he felt that he was not good enough. There is a tradition that he was never known to use an angry expression but once, and that was on a case of maltreatment by a doctor, in his family" (Sinnett, THE HISTORY OF THE SCRIBNER FAMILIES [op. cit.], 44). Both of his wives were said to be beautiful Christian women and, like Manoah, highly moral. It is remembered of his first wife, Anna, that, when she was near death and was asked how she could bear to leave her children, she replied, "They are not mine; I have given them to the Lord, and He will take care of them."