Major Thomas Knowlton
Knowlton was born into a military family on November 22, 1740 in West Boxford, Massachusetts. When he was eight, his family relocated to a farm in Ashford, Connecticut. In 1755, at fifteen, Knowlton served in the French and Indian War with his older …
General Israel Putnam, aka "Old Put"
Putnam was born in Salem Village (now Danvers), Massachusetts, on January 7, 1718. In 1740, at the age of 22, he moved west to Mortlake (now Pomfret) in northeastern Connecticut, where land was cheaper and easier for young men to buy. According to oral …