Asquire (Squire) Aldrich

Born: June 14, 1760 - Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island
Died: January 15, 1837 (Age 76) - St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont
Buried: Unknown

Service: At the age of 15, Asquire ran away from home to join Captain Dexter’s Company of Colonel Lippett’s Rhode Island Regulars. This was in January 1776. He served until January of 1777 when they were disbanded. His regiment fought at the Battles of Trenton and Princeton. He rejoined, in the fall of 1777, Captain James Parker’s Company, Colonel Crary’s Regiment Rhode Island Regulars, and he served four months. Additionally, he served all of 1778 in Captain Parker’s Company, Colonel Tappan’s Rhode Island Regulars. He was taken prisoner.

Family: Asquire married Mary Whipple on March 3, 1778. They had five children. He married his second wife, Abigail Whipple (a cousin of his first wife), on May 15, 1796, and they had one child. Asquire married his third wife, Abigail Ide, on June 12, 1797. They had six children. He then married his fourth wife, Phebe Calkins, on April 1, 1832.