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Husband of SarahMelvin — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of PhoebeWilson — married September 7, 1762 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts,
Father of JamesMelvin, SarahMelvin, EleazerMelvin, EleazerMelvin, LydiaMelvin, NathanielMelvin, ElijahMelvin, DavidMelvin, AmosMelvin, JacobMelvin, RobertMelvin and LucyMelvin
Source: Smart Match™: Fair Web Site
Confidence: Secondary evidence
Date: Jan 2 2018
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Lt. Robert MELVIN was born on 9 Nov 1716 in Concord, Massachusetts. He signed a will on 27 Dec 1773 in Will Book 1 - page 096 24 Jul 1787. He died on 24 Jul 1787 in Chester, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. He was a lieutenant in his father's company (4th Massachusetts militia) in the colonial wars with the French. He arrived in Chester, NS on 4 Aug 1759 from Boston, MA accompanied by Rev. John Seccombe and his family. He was a widower at that time. In his diary, Rev. Seccombe recorded that their party of settlers left Boston. Mass. on Thursday, July 30m 1759 at nearly noon and arrived at Chester on the following Tuesday. On August 14, Seccombe, Melvin and others went "to view the eastern bay, etc." And Secombe noted on September 7, "Mr Melvin and Mr Houghton (ie Capt. Timothy Houghton) caught a salmon in Middle River with their hands."
He was married to Phoebe WILSON on 7 Sep 1762 in Concord, Massachusetts. Children were: Lydia MELVIN, Nathaniel MELVIN, Elijah MELVIN, David MELVIN, Amos MELVIN, Jacob MELVIN, Robert MELVIN, Lucy MELVIN.
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