"Taylor" and a Private under Capt. Joseph Sill in the company which marched to Packchouge and camped for the night in large wigwam in 1676.
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John bought house in Charlestown (Suffolk Co.) for 38 pounds in 1681. Was accredited for service in King Phillip's War. In 1684, John & Robert Melvin each paid the first rate as members of the Scots Charitable Society of Boston - the first charitable organization in the New England States. This proves their Scotch origin, as there were no other nationalities represented until 1700. John's gravestone states his age at 74, however in a disposition in 1684 he stated his age as 28 years, a discrepancy of 1 year.
John MELVIN was born on 11 Jul 1651 in Kennoway, Fifeshire, Scotland. He died on 21 Aug 1726 in Concord, Massachusetts. He was a tailor and husbandman (1701). John Melvin, tailor, came to Massachusetts sometime before 1676 and lived in Charlestown. He was of (lowland?) Scottish origin. The family name is sometimes known as Melville. He moved to Concord, Mass. in about 1696. Parents: Alexander MELVINE and Elspet RAMSEY.
He was married to Margaret SHANESBURY on 27 Aug 1696 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.
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On 9/27/1793 in Belsher Town, Palmer MA banns were published for John Allen McElwain Sr. and Hannah Melvin (John & Hannah Heald; Jonathan; John) b. 8/4/1746 Concord, Middlesex MA. This was John Allen McElwain's second wife.
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