Revolutionary War Biographies – Old Indian Cemetery

Thomas Banister

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Vols.
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Volume 1, page 577
Banister, Thomas, Jr., Brookfield. Private, Capt Adams Bailey’s co., Col. John Bailey’s regt. (commanded by Leuit. Col. Sprout after Jan. 1, 1781); muster roll for 2 years from Jan.1,1780; enlisted Jan.23,1781; enlistment, 3 years; reported as belonging to 1st Parish of Brookfield..

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Inscriptions from the Burial Ground in West Brookfield, Mass. Copied by T.S. Knowlton, Esq., Oct. 11, 1877 for the Worcester Society of Antiquity

In memory of Mr. Thomas Banister who departed this life August 11th 1791 in the 76th year of his age.

Abijah Cutler

b. March 25, 1730 Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts (LDS)
m. (1) Elizabeth Abbott of Bedford, Dec. 9, 1756 at Bedford (BVR)
m. (2) Sarah Hitchcock, Oct 12, 1773 (BVR)
d. November 6, 1795 in 66th year, Widr. Elizabeth (BVR)
Burial: Old Indian Cemetery, West Brookfield, Worcester Massachusetts

Massachusetts Soldier and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Vols.

Volume 4, page 318
Cutler, Abijah, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Tilly Rice’s 4th (Brookfield) Co., Col. James Converse’s (4th Worcester Co.) Regt.; list of officers of Mass. militia dated Brookfield, May 1776; ordered in Council May 31, 1776, that commissions be issued; reported commissioned May 31, 1776.

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1730-Abijah Cutler -1795
b. 3-25-1730 MA d.11-6-1795 MA m.(1)Elizabeth Abbott (2)Sarah Hitchcock
2Lt. MA

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Inscriptions from the Burial Ground in West Brookfield, Mass.
Copied by T.S. Knowlton, Esq., Oct 11, 1877 for the Worcester Society of Antiquity

In Memory of Lieut Abijah Cutler who died Nover 6, 1795 in his 66th year
But man weak is born to die
Made up of guilt and vanity
The dreadful sentence Lord was just
Return ye sinners to your dust.

 Joseph Cutler

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Volume 4, page 323
Cutler, Joseph. Western. Captian, 3d (Western) co., Col. James Converse’s (4th Worcester Co.) regt.; list of officers of Mass. militia dated Brookfield, May 14, 1776; ordered in Council May 31, 1776, that commissions be issued; reported commissioned May 31, 1776; also, list of officers appointed to command men drafted from Col. James Converse’s reft., Worcester Co. brigade, as returned to Maj. Gen. Warren [year not given]; company raised in Western and Brookfield and ordered to join col. Josiah Whitney’s or Col. Nathan Sparhawk’s regt.; also, Captain of a company of volunteers, which marched Sept. 24, 1777, from Western and Oakham to join army under Gen. Gates at the Northward; service 32 days.

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1739 Jedediah Foster – 1825
b.8-9-1739 MA d.8-20-1825 MA m.(1) Martha Brown (2) Mrs. Judith Brown (3) Mrs. Sarah Cutler (4) Capt MA

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Inscriptions from the Burial Ground in West Brookfield, Mass. Copied by T.S. Knowlton, Esq., Oct. 11, 1877 for the Worcester Society of Antiquity

Dea. Joseph Cutler died August 20, 1825 AE 86

In gods own arms he left the breath
Which Gods own Spirit gave,
His was the noblest road to death,
and his the Sweetest grave

 Jedediah Foster

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Vols.
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Volume 5, page 906
Foster, Jedediah. Company receipt dated June 26, 1776, for wages for 2 mo. service in the winter of 1775-1776 in Capt. Selah Heart’s co., Col. Erastus Woolcot’s regt.

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1726 Jedediah Foster – 1779
b.10-10-1726 MA d.10-17-1779 MA m.Dorothy Dwight CS PS MA

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Inscriptions from the Burial Ground in West Brookfield, Mass. Copied by T.S. Knowlton, Esq., Oct. 11, 1877 for the Worcester Society of Antiquity

The Honble Jedediah Foster Esq. on of the Judges of the Supr Court of Massachusetts died 10-17-1779 AE 53

The Boaft of Heraldry, the Pomp of Power
And all that Wisdom, all that wealth can give
Await alike the inevitable hour
The Paths of Glory lead but to the Grave.

Aaron Gilbert

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Vols.
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Volume 6, Page 407
gilbert, Aaron, Brookfield. Private, Capt. Ithamar Wright’s co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,8 days; reported enlisted into the army April 27, 1775; also, Capt. John Packard’s co., Col. David Brewer’s (9th) regt.; company return dated Roxbury, Oct. 7, 1775; also, Capt. Ezekiel Knoulton’s co., Col. Dike’s regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance from home to Dorchester [year not given, probably 1776]; also Capt. John Banister’s co., Col. Job Cushing’s regt.; enlisted Sept. 7, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 2 mo. 29 days, travel included, in Northern army; reported furloughed Oct. 23, 1777.

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1750 – Aaron Gilbert – 1808
b. 10-14-1750 MA d.4-18-1808 MA (1) Ruth Chadwick (2) Persis Axtell (3) Mrs. Mary (Sherman) Allen Pvt MA

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Inscriptions from the Burial Ground in West Brookfield, Mass.
Copied by T.S. Knowlton, Esq., Oct.11, 1877 for the Worcester Society of Antiquity

In memory of Mr. Aaron Gilbert who died April 18th 1808 Aged 58 years
In memory of Mrs Mary Gilbert wife of Aaron Gilbert who died Febr 25th 1816 Aged 69 years

John Gilbert

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Volume 6 page 413, Gilbert, John (also given 2d). Sergeant, Capt. Daniel Gilbert’s co., Col. Job Cushing’s regt.; service from July 30, 1777, to Sept. 2, 1777, 1 mo. 4 days, at Bennington and Half Moon; company marched from Brookfield July 30, 1777; also, receipt dated Brookfield, Oct. 20, 1779, signed by said Gilbert and others, for bounties paid them by the Selectmen to serve in the Continential Army for 3 months, agreeable to resolve of Oct. 9, 1779.

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1723 – John Gilbert – 1806
(John 2nd) b.7-28-1723 d.1-13-1806 MA m.Sarah Abbot Sgt MA

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In memory of Mr. John Gilbert of Brookfield who died Jan 13th 1806 In his 83d Year
The memory of the Just is —
(note – One word is missing. T.S.K)

Jacob Kent

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Vols.
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Volume 9, page 132
Kent, Jacob. Private, Capt. Asa Danforth’s co. of volunteers; service, 22 days; mileage (130 miles) allowed; company marched from Brookfield Sept. 23, 1777, to join army under Gen. Gates at the Northward [see Jacob Bent]; also, Capt. Daniel Gilbert’s co., Col. Josiah Whitney’s regt.; service from Aug. 2, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778, 1 mo. 16 days, at Rhode Island, including travel home; roll sworn to in Worcester Co., also, Capt. Cutler’s co.; marched from home Aug. 27; joined regiment at West Point Sept. 3 [year not given, probably 1781]; engaged for town of Brookfield.

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1750 Jacob Kent 1825
b.1-20-1750 MA d,8-5-1825 MA m.(1) Desire Prouty (2)Mary Tucker (3) Abigail Barnes Pvt MA

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Inscriptions from the Burial Ground in West Brookfield, Mass. Copied by T.S. Knowlton, Esq., Oct. 11, 1877 for the Worcester Society of Antiquity

Mr Jacob Kent died 5 August 1825 AE 75
Also his wife Mrs. Abigail Kent died 16 Nov 1823 AE 66

Loring Lincoln

Massachusetts Soldiersand Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Vols.
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Volume 9, page 812
Lincoln, Loring, Leicester. Sergeant, Capt. Thomas Newhall’s co. of militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19,1775, to Cambridge; service 71/2 days; also, Ensign, Capt. Seth Washburn’s co., Hon. Artemus Ward’s regt.; list of officers [year not given, probably 1775]; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Seth Washburn’s co., Col. Jonathan Ward’s regt.; return of officers to be commissioned in said regiment, dated May 24,1775; resolved in Provincial congress at Watertown May 25,1775, that said officers be commissioned; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Seth Washburn’s co., Col. Ward’s Regt.; muster roll dated Aug.1,1775; engaged May 4,1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days; also, company returned dated Oct.8,1775; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Benjamin Richardson’s (1st) co. (North co. Leicester), Col. Samuel Denny’s (1st Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the several companies in said regiment, dated Leicester, March 28, 1776; ordered in Councin April 4, 1776, that said officers be commissioned; reported commissioned April 5, 1776; also, Captain, Col. J. Holman’s regt.; regimental return endorsed “Chelsea Campt Sep 6th 1776;” also, Captain, 1st co., col. Samuel Denny’s (1st Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; return of officers chosen in said company, dated Leicester, March 7, 1777; ordered in Council April 15, 1777, that said be commissioned; reported commissioned Apri 15, 1777; also, Captain of a company which marched under command of Lieut. Col. Flagg on the alarm at Bennginton in 1777; service 5 days; company probably belonged to Leicester.

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1746 -Loring Lincoln- 1786
b.5/6/1746 MA d.11/25/1786 MA m. Dorothy Moore Capt MA

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Inscriptions from the Burial Ground in West Brookfield, Mass. Copied by T.S. Knowlton, Esq., Oct. 11, 1877 for the Worcester Society of Antiquity

In memory of Capt Loring Lincoln who died in Novr 23d 1786 in the 41st year of his age.

Adieu my spouse my children dear
I leave this world of pain
Let virtue be your practice here

Josiah Newton

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Vols.,
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Volume 11, Page 397
Newton, Josiah, Brookfield, Corporal, Capt. Ithamar Wright’s co. of Minutemen, which marched of the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days; reported enlisted into the army April 27, 1775; also, Sergeant, Capt. John Packard’s co., Col. David Brewer’s (9th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service 3 mos., 1 week, 4 days; also company return dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 7, 1775; also, Capt. Packard’s co., Col. Rufus Putnam’s (late Col. Brewer’s) regt.; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Dec. 27, 1775

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b 5-4-1748 MA d.3-6-1777 MA m.Hannah Sherman Sgt MA

James Ross

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Volume 13, page 586
Ross, James. (also given James, Jr.) Brookfield. Certificate signed by Capt. Asa Danforth, certifying that said Ross and others had been raised from the company of the 1st Precinct in Brookfield and marched to join army under Gen. Washington for “Nine months in the year 1778″; also, list of men mustered to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months; said Ross appears among men belonging to Capt. Gilbert’s co. and other companies in Col. Converse’s regt.; engaged for town of Brookfield; mustered May 19[year not given, probably [p.586] 1778]; also descriptive list of men raised in Worcester Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill; Capt. Danforth’s co., Col. Converse’s regt.; age 21 yrs.; stature , 5 ft. 11in.; complexion, light; residence, Brookfield, West Parish; engaged for town of Brookfield; arrived at Fishkill June 7, 1778; also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; arrived at Fishkill Jule 7, 1778; also, list of men returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778.

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Inscriptions from the Burial Ground in West Brookfield, Mass. Copied by T.S. Knowlton, Esq., Oct. 11, 1877 for the Worcester Society of Antiquity

In memory of Mr James Ross
who died Febry 16th 1808 AE 91