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  • ID: I4953
  • _UID: 792501B4AC954629AA1766CFE9B762140F92
  • Name: Obed METCALF
  • Prefix: Capt.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 11 DEC 1763 in prob Franklin, Mass.
  • Death: 27 DEC 1836 in Sullivan Co, NH
  • Burial: Pinnacle Cem, Croydon, NH
  • Note:

    Obed was my 5g-grandfather.

    Listed in the DAR Patriot Index as:
    "Metcalf, Obed, b 12-11-1763 MA; d 12-27-1836 NH, m Abigail Park, Pvt MA"

    Captain Obed was in the Revolutionary War from Franklin, Mass. He marched twice to Rhode Island on an alarm, July 28-Aug 7, 1780 & Mar 3-17, 1781; then served in the army until his discharge Nov 29, 1781. His records describe him as 5'3", dark complexion. Obed was a captain in the Army and he retained that title until his death.

    from: "Massachusetts Soldiers & Sailors of the Revolutionary War", p 709:
    "METCALF, OBED (also given Obadiah), Franklin. Private, Capt. John Metcalf's co., 4th Suffolk co. regt. commanded by Maj. Seth Bullard; marched July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 13 days; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm; also, Capt Amos Ellis's co; entered service March 3, 1781; discharged march 17, 1781; service, 15 days at Rhode Island; company detached from 4th Suffolk Co regt; roll endorsed "Col Dean Reg't"; also, descriptive list of men raised agreeable to resolve of June 30, 1781; age, 17 years; stature, 5 ft 3 in; complexion, dark; residence, Franklin; said Metcalf detached from Lieut. POND's co. July 30, 1781, to serve for the term of 3 months; also, Private, Capt. John Lincoln's co, Col. Joseph Webb's regt; marched to camp aug 20, 1781; discharged Nov 29, 1781; service, 3 mos 22 days, travel (240 miles) included; regiment raised for 3 months."

    He probably moved to New Hampshire 1790-92.

    Obed and Abigail lived in Croydon township (estab. 1763) of Cheshire County, NH (estab. 1769).
    The census shows them there in 1790, 1800, 1810 & 1820. In 1827 that part of Cheshire County became Sullivan County, and in 1830 they were listed in Croydon township of Sullivan County.

    1800 NH census - Cheshire Co, Croydon twp, p 109:
    Sam'l Medcalf - 10010 - 21010
    Sam'l Medcalf - 00001 - 00101
    Obediah Medcalf - 20110 - 30010
    also on p 113:
    Wm. Williams - 02001 - 22001

    1810 NH census - Cheshire Co, Croydon, p 111:
    Samuel Metcalf - 00001 - 00001
    Sm. Jr. Metcalf - 21010 - 12010
    Obed Metcalf - 11101 - 11101

    from Vital Records of Croydon, NH:
    Baptized Apr 8, 1810: Obed Metcalf
    Baptized May 27, 1810 - Polly, Moses, Sally, Joseph Park, Hannah & Stephen, chn of Obed Metcalf & Abigail his wife.

    From the Croydon (NH) Centennial book (pub 1867, p 123-24):
    "Capt. Obed Metcalf [son of Samuel] was active in town and church affairs, was father of Stephen, a prominent farmer at Haverhill, NH, and grandfather of Henry H., a lawyer, and Carlos G., physician, sons of Joseph."
    See: http://www.accessgenealogy.com/scripts/data/database.cgi?file=Data&report=SingleArticle&ArticleID=0013232

    Obed was on the list of Selectmen from Croydon 5 different years (There were 3 men chosen each year)
    1807-Peter Stow, Obed Metcalf, Stephen Eastman
    1814-John Humphry, Obed Metcalf, Solomon Clement
    1816-Benjamin Barton, Obed Metcalf, Stephen Eastman
    1821-Nathaniel Wheeler, John Humphry, Obed Metcalf
    1822-Nathaniel Wheeler, Jr., John Humphry, Obed Metcalf

    In 1815 & 1822 he was chosen as the (one) Representative for the year from Croydon.

    1820 census, Cheshire Co, NH, Croydon twp, p89:
    Obed Metcalf - over 45 [Obed-56]
    wife - over 45 [Abigail-56]
    boy - 26-45 [Joseph-26]
    girl - 16-26 [maybe Sally-24]
    boy - 10-16 [Stephen-15]

    1830 census, Sullivan Co, NH, Croydon twp:
    Obed Metcalf - 60-70 [Obed-66]
    wife - 60-70 [Abigail-66]
    man 40-50
    man 40-50
    woman 40-50 [Polly was 29]
    man 20-30
    man 20-30
    boy 10-15
    boy 5-10
    boy 0-5

    from Vital Records of Croydon (Sullivan Co) NH:
    1836 - Dec 27 - Obed Metcalf, of fever, 73 yrs old.
    1852 - July 30 - Abigail, wid of Obed Metcalf, of old age, 89 years old.

    After Obed died in 1836 (73 years old) Abigail lived with their son Moses until her death in 1852 (89 years old). They were both buried in the Pinacle cemetery in Croydon township, Sullivan County, NH.
    [There were 9 Metcalfs buried in Pinnacle Cemetery - an old inactive cemetery;
    also there were 9 Metcalfs buried in Four Corners Cemetery in Croydon - an active cemetery.]

    Granddaughter Susan's obit says she was born in 1823 in Claremont, NH. [see list of Claremont cemeteries at: http://www.claremontnh.com/cemetery.htm ]

    Obed's 3rd cousin, Thomas Metcalf, married Deborah Revere, sister of Paul Revere.
    Obed and Thomas were both great-grandsons of Michael Metcalf, Jr.:
    [Thomas-5, John-4, John-3, Jonathan-2, Michael Jr-1]
    [Obed-5, Samuel-4, Michael-3, Eleazer-2, Michael Jr-1]

    After Abigail's death the family scattered some:
    1. Polly and family moved to California in the 1850s.
    2. Moses and family moved to Minnesota about 1855-56
    3. Sally stayed in Croydon, Sullivan Co, NH
    4. Joseph Park stayed in NH and died in Sullivan, Co.
    5. Don't know about Hannah. There was a Parker Eastman in 1850 in IL and in IN
    6. Stephen died in Grafton Co, NH
    7. Lois stayed in NH
    8. Calvin died very young in NH

    *Find A Grave Memorial# 41651552
  • Change Date: 14 JAN 2014

    Father: Samuel METCALF b: 14 AUG 1739 in Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Mass
    Mother: Lois KINGSBURY b: 4 SEP 1745 in Wrentham (Franklin), Norfolk Co, Mass.

    Marriage 1 Abigail PARK b: 28 NOV 1763 in Massachusetts
    • Married: 4 FEB 1790 in Framingham, Mass
    1. Has Children Polly METCALF b: 3 JAN 1791 in Croydon, Sullivan Co, NH
    2. Has Children Moses METCALF b: 13 DEC 1792 in Croydon twp, Cheshire (now Sullivan) Co, NH
    3. Has Children Sally METCALF b: ABT 1795 in NH
    4. Has Children Joseph Park METCALF b: 24 NOV 1798 in Croydon, Sullivan Co, NH
    5. Has No Children Hannah METCALF b: ABT 1800 in Croydon, NH
    6. Has Children Stephen METCALF b: 1805
    7. Has No Children Lois METCALF b: in Croydon, NH
    8. Has No Children Calvin METCALF b: 1808 in Croydon, NH
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