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Mehitable-Hetty Mellen Freeland
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Birth: Sep. 7, 1751
Hopkinton
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1792
Sutton
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

She was a daughter of Thomas Mellen and Elizabeth Wood and she married Dr. James Freeland in 1770. They had five children that I know of. They were Frances who married Dr. Timothy Carter, Jr., James Freeland, Jr. who married Polly-Polla Marble, Polla-Polly Freeland who married Capt. Samuel Rawson who fought in the War of 1812, Mehetable (Hitty-Hetty) Freeland who married first Nathan Marble who was a brother of Polly-Polla Marble and second Elijah Burbank, and Sarah-Sally Freeland who married Roger Merrill.

Mehitable Mellen Freeland's father, Thomas Mellen, was a most important man in the Revolution in Massachusetts. He served as an officer rising to the rank of Captain and took part in the Rhode Island Alarm but his most important contribution was as one of the three delegates from Hopkinton to the First Provincial Assembly of 1774 which voted to raise money to buy guns and ammunition and hide them in key points of Massachusetts 'in case war with Britain became necessary.' Some of those stores were hidden at Concord and the three leaders of the Assembly from Boston were at Lexington in April of 1775 when some of the British troops marched out of Boston to try to capture the leaders and grab the stores of guns and ammunition. The rest is history.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Mellen (1713 - 1782)
  Elizabeth Wood Mellen (1716 - 1775)
 
 Spouse:
  James Freeland (1743 - 1796)
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Mellen Freeland (1741 - 1826)*
  Mehitable-Hetty Mellen Freeland (1751 - 1792)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dwinell Cemetery
Millbury
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Barbara Doxey
Record added: Dec 12, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7007837
Mehitable-Hetty <i>Mellen</i> Freeland
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Mehitable-Hetty <i>Mellen</i> Freeland
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Mehitable-Hetty <i>Mellen</i> Freeland
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