1726 December 8 (Thursday). Mr. Breck walked with me to Mr. Woods’s. Here was Old Mr. How of Hopkinton who told over the Manner and Methods of Mr. Barretts coming into Hopkinton and Settling there. Mr. Woods went up with us to Mr. Brecks where we din’d upon a Turkey. When Near night I came away, but meeting Mr. Jacob Amsden I went in with him into his Father Behmans, and thence I came home with Mr. Amsden.
John How who was prominent in the establishment of the First Congregational Church in Hopkinton in 1724. Manual of the First Congregational Church in Hopkinton (Boston, 1881), p. 20.
Reverend Samuel Barrett, first minister at Hopkinton.
Jacob Amsden married Sarah Beaman, daughter of Thomas Beaman of Marlborough, October 28,1719. Jacob Amsden, son of Isaac Amsden, Sr., of Marlborough lived in Westborough as early as 1722.