An early American tavern (or ordinary) was an important meeting place and they were strictly supervised. Innkeepers were respectable members of the community. Taverns offered food and drink. An inn also offered accommodation.
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) was between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the 13 colonies which became the newly formed United States.
New Hampshire was first settled by Europeans in 1623. It was separated from Massachusetts in 1679.
from The Descendants of William Towne by Edwin Eugene Towne
Philip Towne (Samuel, Edmund, William1), b. at Topsfield, June 22, 1707.
m., first, Dinah Hobbs, of Salem, July 30, 1728, who d. October 31, 1741.
m., second, Esther Tarbox, August 15, 1751. He d. July 1, 1781.
Their children :
i. Eneas, b. November 18, 1729. m. Hannah Estey.
ii. Dinah. 6. February 14, 1734. m. Thomas (Samuel, Thomas, Thomas, John Perkins.)
iii. Daniel. b. August 22, 1736. d. August 21, 1808.