(II) Captain John, eldest son and child of Captain William and Joanna (Lowell) Gerrish, was born in Newbury, Massachusetts, February 12, 1645, and died in 1714, aged sixty-nine years. In 1666 he settled in Dover, and was a merchant and farmer. In 1670 he was quartermaster of troops; captain of militia in 1672; high constable in 1683; member of the special assembly convened by Governor Canfield in 1684; representative from Dover to the general assembly under the administration of Governor Andros in 1689-90. In 1692 he became a royal councillor of New Hampshire, and April 27, 1697, he was appointed by the assembly assistant justice of the superior court of pleas of New Hampshire, and this office he held until the time of his death. He married August 19, 1667, Elizabeth, daughter of Major Richard Waldron, of Dover. Children: Richard, John, Paul, Nathaniel, Timothy, Joseph and Benjamin, and three daughters.