Revolutionary War Years 1775-1781

The British are coming!

On April 19, 1775, the first battles of the American Revolution took place at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. British troops were sent to capture military supplies at Concord. But the colonial militia had been warned and were waiting for the British.

The first shots were fired on Lexington green, and the war had begun.

The Battle of Lexington
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Elizabeth Jervis Cookson 1653-1730

I didn’t want to write this story. I knew the day would come, but I was dreading it.

Elizabeth died in September 1730.

I’ve really grown attached to Elizabeth. She’s been at the center of this quest for Jarvis/Jervis origins. Her life story is filled with drama, struggle, success, and hard work. I’ll miss her.

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