Wm.(2)is born abt. 1667 on Block Island, RI. His father Wm. (1),according to a booklet (47 pgs.) which chronicled the Cahoon family history in the U.S. It is History of the Cahoon Family by: Ida M. Cahoon, granddaughter of Joseph Cahoon & Lydia Kenyon who began the OH branch.
At any rate, there is a genealogy that was done for this book by a prof. genealogist & he believed in 1910 that Wm.(1) was the son of the Baronet (above a knight & below a baron) of Nova Scotia, John Colquhoun. This is the Scottish spelling, but is pronounced "Cahoon" in Gaelic. Wm.(1)'s DOB is about 1610, his spouse was Deliverance Peck DOB 1637 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA. They were married in 1670 in Rehoboth, MA.
Their children were: Samuel (1663), Mary (1664), Joseph (1665),William(abt. 1667),James (15 Feb 1670), John (09 Mar 1673) & Nathaniel (02 Feb 1674).
MORE IMPORTANTLY, Wm. (1) was one of the first killed in King Philip's War. He died about 22 Jun 1675.
One source I have states, "On June 24, 1675, he volunteered to go and get a physician to treat several settlers who had been ambushed by the Wampanoag Native Americans while returning from a First Baptist Sunday morning service. This was during King Philip's (AKA: Metacomet, a Wamanpoag sachem or chief) War. He was, likewise, ambushed and stabbed to death. He left a wife, Elizabeth (Scranton) Cahoon(e) and seven children. His death may be in the West Plymouth Colony.
The parts of him that were later found were quickly buried a short time later, but there was no formal burial service due to the threat of attack. However, on June 25, 2000, the Cahoon's descendants held a formal Christian burial service in his honor led by Rev. Edgar Farley"
There is another theory that Wm. (1) may be among those Scots sent to America as an indentured servant after the Battle of Dunbar after a defeat by Cromwell. Thousands died in battle and on the march to be sent to America.
We must come from hearty stock! :)
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