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Jonathan Fassett
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Birth: May 7, 1745
Bedford
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 21, 1825
Bakersfield
Franklin County
Vermont, USA

Jonathan was the son of John Fassett and Mary Woolley Fassett. Jonathan and his brother John received commissions as Captains to raise two companies of Green Mountain Boys for the defense of the frontier settlements. They then marched to the territory needing protection. While there, they had so little to do that they became bored and restless. They decided that rather than abandon their posts, they would stage a mutiny of soldiers and then the officers could officially return to their home base. They were found out and were on the verge of a court marshal when the court reversed the decision and exonerated them from blame.

On July 24, 1776, Jonathan, along with two other men represented Pittsford at a convention where Vermont decided that they could not consort with New York or New Hampshire. Jonathan was appointed one of the commissioners of sequenstration on November 28, 1777, working under a bill of the General Assembly which empowered the Governor to confiscate the personal property of Tories and to sell such and put the monies into the State Treasury.

Jonathan married Mary Montague on October 9, 1764 in Bennington. They had eleven children. The house that they lived in was built by Jonathan in 1774. It is attached to his old English barn and can still be seen.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Fassett (1720 - 1794)
  Mary Woolley Fassett (1720 - 1782)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Montague Fassett (1746 - ____)
 
 Children:
  Jonathan Fassett (1775 - 1832)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Fassett (1743 - 1803)*
  Jonathan Fassett (1745 - 1825)
  Nathan Fassett (1749 - 1821)*
  Amos Fassett (1752 - 1810)*
  Hannah Fassett House (1761 - 1826)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maple Grove Cemetery
Bakersfield
Franklin County
Vermont, USA
 
Created by: Merideth Hmura
Record added: Jan 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64469299
 


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 Added: Oct. 14, 2012
 
 
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