COMMENT: William Fairchild (1780-1854) and his wife Lucy Higby Fairchild (1788-1822), whom he married in Cooperstown in 1804, had six children. The little boy who died was Anson Fairchild (1808-1813).
Moses Howe Flint (1769-1834) from Worcester, MA, died Worcester, NY. In 1806 he married (2nd marriage of 3), a cousin, Hannah Flint (1785-1813). They had three children, all born in Cherry Valley..
A field piece, of novel description, admirably suited to the purpose of flying artillery, has been invented and cast by Mr. Hume at the Armory, where a model is exhibited that would convince the greatest sceptic [sic] of its efficacy. It is simple in its structure, perfectly safe, and requires only 2 men to load and prime it. The cartridge with ball is rammed in at the breech, and it may be fired twice in the time requisite for a single discharge of Cannon in the usual way ... Compiler
COMMENT: Although a Mr. Charles Gobert had written to Secretary of State James Monroe on Feb. 1, 1813, requesting army assistance in making a model of a breech-loading cannon he said he had invented, workable breech-loading cannons had to await the Civil War period before being perfected. Gobert was also a promoter of “perpetual motion” machines. I have not identified Mr. Hume.