Noah Munn, Sr. and Desire Hitchcock, my 5 times great grandparents, were wed in Brimfield, Massachusetts, 250 years ago on 7 December 1769. Noah was born 17 April in Deerfield, Massachusetts to John and Mary Holton Munn; Desire was born 5 March 1750 in Brimfield, Massachusetts to Moses and Bethiah Younglove Hitchcock.
Noah and Desire were the parents of eight children: Moses (1771), Noah, Jr. (1772) [my 4 times great grandfather], Aaron (1774), Elgad (1775), Sarah (1782), Clarissa (1787), Chloe (1787), and Asahel (1790). There are a number of reasons that might explain the gap in the birth years of the fourth to the fifth child. For the late 18th century, there might have been infants that died or miscarriages. Or, it might be as simple as Grandfather Munn was serving as a Private in the Revolutionary Army under Captain Agrippa Wells’ Company, Colonel Asa Whitcomb’s regiment. He enlisted 15 July 1775.
Grandfather Munn died 13 May 1821, in Gill, Massachusetts.