Joshua Merrow

Lt.Joshua Merrow, 2nd Regiment N.H. Continental Line – Original Member

Joshua Merrow was born in Rochester, New Hampshire in 1752. He was commissioned an Ensign in the 2nd New Hampshire April 2, 1777. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Hubbardton on July 7, 1777. He must have escaped captivity of been exchanged since he was commissioned as a Lieutenant on July 12, 1779. He was retained in the 16th Massachusetts Regiment, Continental Line (also known as Henry Jackson’s Additional Continental Regiment) in November of 1783 when the New Hampshire Line was reduced to the size of a single Regiment. Lieutenant Merrow served until June 20, 1784 and was one of the last men to be demobilized.

After the Revolution he became one of the original 30 members of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire on February 5, 1784.

He died in 1808.

Sources: Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army (Baltimore, 1914), 390; Selected Wartime Service Records of Lieutenant Joshua Merrow.