A Narrative of the captivity of Nehemiah How, who was taken by the Indians at the Great Meadow Fort above Fort Dummer, where he was an inhabitant, October 11th, 1745. Giving an account of what he met with in his traveling to Canada, and while he was in prison there. Together with an account of Mr. How’s death at Canada. Exceedingly valuable for the many items of exact intelligence therein recorded, relative to so many of the present inhabitants of New England, through those friends who endured the hardships of captivity in the mountain deserts and the damps of loathsome prisons. Had the author lived to have returned, and published his narrative himself, he doubtless would have made it far more valuable, but he was cut off while a prisoner, by the prison fever, in the fifty-fifth year of his age, after a captivity of one year, seven months, and fifteen days. He died May 25th, 1747, in the hospital at Quebec, after a sickness of about ten days. He was a husband and father, and greatly beloved by all who knew him.
Stroud, Edwin Gerrish; engineer and contractor; born, Bonfield, Ill., Jan. 31, 1878; son of Thomas and Jane Pearson Gerrish Stroud; educated, public schools, Seminary and Purdue University, B. S., in M. E., 1899; married, Cleveland, Oct. 15, 1902, Cora L. Campbell; issue, one son, Thomas Douglas Stroud (age 6); fifteen years engineering and business experience,
B. S. Stroud, a prominent citizen of Manchester, and register of Coffee County, was born in Warren County, Tennessee, February 14, 1854. He is the son of B. S. and Nancy (Winton) Stroud, the former born in 1825 in Warren County, and the latter February 2, 1826, in Coffee County. Their deaths occurred October 12,
1st Class Private, 324th Regt., 81st Div., Hdqrs. Co. Born in Union County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Stroud. Entered the service May 25, 1918, at Wilson, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Mills. Sailed for France Aug. 5, 1918. Fought on Meuse-Argonne Front. Returned