|Birth: ||Nov. 26, 1741|
|Death: ||Mar. 29, 1821|
Samuel Kelton was a noted Revolutionary War Veteran and one of the founding fathers of Gardner, MA.
Samuel Kelton served as a sergeant in Captain Aaron Smith's Company during the Lexington Alarm and later served as a Captain in Colonel Patterson's Regiment during the siege of Boston.
Kelton was called Captain Kelton as a sign of respect when he settled in what would become Gardner, MA.
Samuel Kelton not only signed the petition to incorporate Gardner as a town he was also one of the four men to collect signatures for the petition. The year after Gardner's incorporation as a town Kelton was elected to act as a delegate to a convention of reformers meeting in Paxton.
Kelton married a woman named Mary Leeds and together they had six children. Kelton passed away at the age of 79.
Kelton's headstone reads;
Edward Kelton (1698 - 1755)
Mary Paul Kelton (1704 - 1762)
Lemuel Kelton (1771 - 1863)*
Enos Kelton (1781 - 1858)*
Eliam Kelton (1785 - 1865)*
Molly Kelton Holden (1791 - 1865)*
Old Burying Ground
Created by: Kyle Brinkmann
Record added: Jun 06, 2005
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