Isaac left Scarborough in May 1763 with his wife and three children, and others, embarked on a small
vessel commanded by Capt. Buck for Machias, where they landed in a small creek or cove on 20 May
1763. He was the first English settler to come to Machias. Here he built a large double log-house
within 8 or 10 rods of the falls . He was one of the "16 Associates", as they were called, that formed an
association for the purpose of building mills and engaging in lumbering operations in Machias. In 1763 they built the first sawmill in Machias. He relocated to Bucks Harbor in cMay 1772.
He was in Capt. Sevey's Co., Sgt MA. He served twice with colonists during Rev. War.