The colonists tok their civic responsibilities seriousy.To be nominated for public office was an honor.A man could be fined for refusing to serve.The city powers were always on the lookout for promising young men with a sense of civic duty. .John was primarily interested in order as opposd to a politiCal Career.
In xxx tragedy struck. Hannah,a devoted mother,wife,daughter and sisiter died. Her father,x had died in late May due to smAALLpox.Possibly she perished of thesame disese.Thatleft John with the widower;sdilema;find a new wife as soon as possible. IN THE MEATIME, HE HAD TO HIRE SOMEONE TO LOOK AFTER THE CHILDREN. ENTER Hannah checkley.