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John Kilburn
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Birth: 1736
New Jersey, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1776, USA

in ye 50th year of his age.
Beneath this stone &
Gloomy shade
A wise and Vertues
Man is laid
Who Liv'd beloved; Lam-
ented died & may
He Rest With Christ Above.

He was born in Morristown, N.J. in 1736, and was a nephew of John Kilburn of Walpole, N.H., the celebrated Indian fighter. He settled first in Hebron, Conn., where he married Hannah Sumner Sept. 25, 1746. (She was a daughter of Dr. Thomas Sumner and sister of Benjamin; born April 23, 1730). From Hebron they removed to Colchester, Conn., where they resided for a few years and he represented the town in 1754. Was a soldier in the northern army under Sir William Johnson, from whom he received a commission in 1755. Was attached to Col. William's regiment when that officer, with 1000 men, assisted by Hendrick, the Mohawk chief, and 200 Indians, gave battle tot he French troops near Lake George, in which engagement Lt. Kilburn and Diskeau, the French commander, were wounded and Col. Williams killed. In May, 1756, Kilburn was commissioned Lieutenant by Gov. Fitch of Connecticut, and he removed from Colchester to Surry, N.H., and about 1769 to Claremont. He signed the "Association Test" in May, 1776, and was enlisted to serve in the army when he died. They had only one son, John, born Feb. 2, 1772.

[Information is from the 1896 book compiled by Charles B. Spofford: "Grave Stone Records from the ancient cemeteries in the town of Claremont, NH"]

Union Cemetery
Sullivan County
New Hampshire, USA
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Record added: Jan 25, 2009
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John Kilburn
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