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John (Dains) Dain Jr. participated in the American Revolution
Now have photos of John Dain's orderly book which changes the information below. Will post soon.
D. Possibly 8/7/1837
JOHN DAIN (spelled also Dane and Dean) was private in Capt. James Patch's Co. which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Ipswich to Mystic. Length of service 4 days. He also appears as private in Capt. James Mallor's Co., Lieut. Col. Putnam's Regt. enlisting 18 Aug. 1781 and discharged 4 Dec. 1781. Time of service 3 mos. 28 days.
Source: Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole, History of Durham, Maine (Lewiston, Me.: Press of Lewiston Journal Co., 1899).
Recorded in Windham:
John son of John and Rachel b. 27 Apr 1751
This man served in the 6th Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Line (often referred to as the 7th). The regiment saw action at Saratoga, Cobleskill, Cherry Valley, and during the Sullivan Campaign.
Sergeant John Dain / Dean was born on 27 April 1751 in Connecticut. Dain (Dean) served in the military from June 1776 to December 1776 as a private in Lowell's Artillery Company at Falmouth. Dain (Dean) lived in Falmouth, ME in 1777. He enlisted from Durham, ME under Captain Lane on 7 February 1777. He served in the 6th Massachusetts Regiment from 7 February 1777 to 7 February 1780. John married Elizabeth Proctor (sister of fellow soldier, Samuel Proctor) on 24 February 1778 in Falmouth, ME. Dain (Dean) died on 4 August 1837 in Lisbon, ME. His pension file number is W24034.
John Dain served as an Orderly Sergent in the 6th Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Line. He was present at the Cherry Valley Massacre and participated in the Sullivan Campaign. An entry in his orderly book suggests he was present at the battle of Monmouth. John Dain is quoted in a number of places in the research linked to below.
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