1775 Land Deed-Continental Army Ensign Signature-John Grant
John Grant lived in Providence County, Rhode Island and by May 1775 was an Ensign in 1st Company of Colonel Daniel Hitchcock and then could be found in 4th Company in the same regiment. (There is only a listing of two companies within the HItchcock regiment. All other rolls of the ranks are not available in the RI archives) on April 22, 1775, the Rhode Island General Assembly created a 1,500 man “Army of Observation” under the command of Brigadier General Nathaniel Greene. They were sent them to Boston to serve in the new Continental Army under General George Washington in response to the 'Shot Heard Round the World' in Lexington, MA on April 4, 1775.
Oliver Peck (1736-1796), a witness to this document, was also a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He moved to Fishkill in Dutchess County, NY soon after this deed was signed and enlisted there.
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