Captain Nathaniel (2), eldest child of Nathaniel (
i) and Hepzibah (Woodward) Flint, was
born May 29, 1750. He resided for a time in Manchester,
from whence he removed to New Boston,
New Hampshire, early in the last century, and resided
there for the remainder of his life, which terminated
September 8, 1828. In early life he followed
the sea, and was master of a vessel. While serving
in the revolutionary war he was wounded, and captured
by the British, who sent him a prisoner to
Halifax, Nova Scotia, but with others he made his
escape by digging a hole in the wall with an old
bayonet found in their cell, and finally reached home.
The hardship and exposure suffered while a prisoner
and during the long journey through the wilderness
were the direct cause of a rheumatic affection, from
which he never recovered, and in his latter years he
was a helpless invalid. He was married January
5. 1805. to Abigail Allen, of Wcnham, Massachusetts,
who was born October 20, 1776. and died January
26. 1865. She was the mother of «even children.
whose names were: Hcpzibah, Abigail, Nathaniel.
William Allen, Lydia Ann. Olive Louise and Joseph