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Thomas Fessenden
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1741
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1804


Lexington births: FESSENDEN, Thomas, s. of Thomas & Hannah P. Fessenden, b. July 10, 1741, bp. Jul. 12.

Depositions Relative to the Commencement of Hostilities, No. 12. Lexington, April 23, 1775.

I, Thomas Fessenden, of Lawful age, testify and Declare, that, being in a Pasture near the meeting house, at said Lexington, on Wednesday last, at about half an hour before sunrise, I saw a number of Regular troops pass speedily by said meeting house, on their way towards a Company of Militia of said Lexington, who were assembled to the number of about one hundred in a company, at the Distance of eighteen or twenty rods from said meeting house; and after they had passed by said meeting house, I saw three Officers, on horseback, advance to the front of said Regulars, when one of them, being within six rods of the said Militia, cryed out, "Disperse, you Rebels, immediately," on which he Brandished his sword over his head three times; meanwhiles the second Officer, who was about two rods behind him, fired a Pistol, pointed at said Militia, and the Regulars kept huzzaing till he had finished brandishing his sword, and when he had thus finished brandishing his sword, he pointed it Down towards said Militia, and immediately on which the said Regulars fired a Volley at the Militia, and then I ran off as fast as I could, while they continued firing, till I got out of their reach. I further testify, that as soon as ever the officer Cryed "Disperse, you rebels," the said Company of Militia dispersed every way, as fast as they could, and, while they were Dispersing, the regulars kept firing at them incessantly: And further saith not.

Thomas Fessenden.
Family links: 
  Thomas Fessenden (1709 - 1768)
  Hannah Prentice Fessenden (1716 - 1768)
  Elizabeth Fessenden (1748 - 1773)
  Lucy Fessenden (1777 - 1778)*
  Thomas Fessenden (1741 - 1804)
  Nathan Fessenden (1749 - 1797)*
*Calculated relationship
ERECTED A.D. 1811(?)
by the children of
in memory of their Hon'd Father
who died Feb. 25, 1804
Ęt. 63 years & 7 months.
Old Burying Ground
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Tomb 3
Created by: Bill Boyington
Record added: Dec 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16904219
Thomas Fessenden
Added by: Bill Boyington
Thomas Fessenden
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