At 17 John Gile joined the New Hampshire militia during the French and Indian War and served as a private for the British in the Lake George Campaign. At the end of the war he was awarded brevet Major He built his house in Nottingham at age 23 in 1763 just after the Treaty of Paris. He applied and received a tavern license in 1765 although it is not certain that he operated one here. In 1775 he joined the continental army as a lieutenant and participated in the Siege of Boston and was stationed on Grand Island for 4 months. He left the service as a first lieutenant . In 1779 to 1781 he was a selectman in Nottingham. He died in 1800 leaving behind, his wife, Mary ,ten children,150 acres ,grist mill,cider mill, blacksmith shop and a,barn, His estate was valued at $3600.00
Located on the Gile Homestead in an old salt box brought over from the coast of Maine, Pumpkin Hollow Primitives is a shoppe that features all things primitive.
We carry primitive antiques, period lighting, early needfuls, American folk art and seasonal decor.
Major John Gile House c.1763
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