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Enoch Poor
Birth: Jun. 21, 1736
Death: Sep. 8, 1780

US Continental Army Brigadier General. Born in Andover, Massachusetts, at age 19 he was a member of the British expedition which fought in the French and Indian Wars of 1755. After his service, he became prominent citizen of Exeter, New Hampshire and was chosen to enforce a ban on the purchase of British tea, in protest against the Townshend Acts passed by the British Parliament in 1767. With the advent of the American Revolution, he mustered men for the New Hampshire regiments, made Colonel in command and joined General George Washington's Continental Army. Commissioned Brigadier General in 1777, he fought in the Saratoga Campaign, at Valley Forge, Battle of Monmouth and the Western Expedition of 1779. In May 1780, the Continental Congress selected Brigadier General Poor to train a brigade of light infantry. He died of typhus at age 44 in Hackensack, New Jersey and speculation was it resulted from he being wounded in a duel. He was buried with full military honors with Generals Washington, Lafayette and other senior American military leaders in attendance. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Martha Poor Cilley (1760 - 1834)*
  Harriet Poor Cilley (1780 - 1838)*
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First Dutch Reformed Churchyard
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
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Record added: Mar 21, 1999
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To my distant cousin, thank you for your sacrifice, dedication and hard work. -A descendant of patriots, DAR
- BostonBruins1924
 Added: Oct. 10, 2015
Rest in peace, General. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless you for helping to create our great nation.
- Sharon
 Added: Sep. 8, 2015

- Darlene T.
 Added: Jun. 21, 2015
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