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Thomas Bent
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Birth: Jul. 29, 1706
Death: Jul. 26, 1775
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

American Revolutionary War Soldier. He was mortally wounded during the British retreat from Concord on the first day of the American Revolution, one of fifty Americans either killed or mortally wounded on that day. He died of his wounds over three months after the fighting of April 19, 1775, at the age of sixty-nine. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Stone Bent (1718 - 1775)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
In Memory of
Mr. THOMAS BENT
who died
wednesday morning
July the 26th 1775
Ătatis SuŠ
69.

Mrs. MARY BENT
wife of Mr. THOMAS BENT
who died wednesday
morning July the
26th 1775
Ătatis SuŠ 57.

Our term of time is seventy Years,
An age that few survive;
But if with more than common strength
To eighty we arrive.

Yet then our boasted strength declines
To sorrow turn and pain
So soon the slender thread is cut
And we no more remain.

[Transcription kindly provided by Bill Boyington.]
 
Burial:
North Cemetery
Wayland
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: About thirty paces behind the line of tombs along Old Sudbury Road, almost directly east of the "Town of Wayland/ North Cemetery" sign, near the tree in the center of the "Cemetery Photo" above.
 
Created by: Eric Thomsen
Record added: Jun 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7606725
Thomas Bent
Added by: Bill Boyington
 
Thomas Bent
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Midge Frazel
 
 
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- nbo
 Added: Nov. 16, 2013
Rest in peace, Mary Stone Bent, my 4th great-grandmother.
- Linda Tuttle Lantz
 Added: Apr. 19, 2012
Rest in peace, 4th great-grandfather and thank you.
- Linda Tuttle Lantz
 Added: Apr. 19, 2012
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