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Col John Daggett
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1724
Attleboro
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1803
Attleboro
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA

Colonel John Daggett (1724-1803) was the oldest son of Ebenezer and Mary, and brother of Naphtall, who was president of Yale. Before the American Revolution, he maintained a firm stand in favor of upholding the liberties of the American Colonists and throughout the war, was a strong supporter of independence. He and Col. May were the leading men in Attleborough at the period. He was a member of the convention of 1779 which formed the Constitution of the State of Massachusetts. He was commissioned colonel of the Fourth Regiment of Bristol County in 1776 and commanded in Spencer's and Sullivan's expedition on Rhode Island in 1777 and 1779. He was a representative to Congress form 1768 to 1775 and 1781. "He supported an unblemished character though life, and he furnished an example worthy of imitation."

He married Mercy Shepard in 1751; his second wife was Mary Tucker, 1784.

Children by Mercy Shepard:
Ebenezer Sr. married Sarah Sally Maxcy
John Jr.
Joab
Jesse
Bathsheba
Mercy
Levi
Hannah
Huldah

John Daggett (1724-1803) served as Colonel, 1776, of the 4th Bristol County, Massachusetts regiment. He was born and died in Attleboro, Mass.

Surveyor 1724-1803. Was a surveyor when not in the military.

1779 Member of Provincial Congress, Commissioned as his majesties justice.

1768-1776 General Court, 4th Reg. in Revolutionary War 1776

In the Providence Gazette bearing date February 5, 1803, is the following notice of him: "He bore a long indisposition with Christian fortitnde, and died in the hope of a blessed immortality. He was a very respectable citizen, and highly useful in society; he served his town for many years as a representative to the General Court; he commanded a regiment of militia during the Revolutionary war, and sustained the office of a justice of the peace for many years to general satisfaction ; he supported an unblemished character through life, and has furnished an example worthy of imitation."
 
 
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 Spouses:
  Mary Daggett (____ - 1783)
  Mercy Shepard Daggett (1732 - 1785)*
 
 Children:
  Ebenezer Daggett (1763 - 1832)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Kirk Yard
Attleboro
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Judith A. Churchill
Record added: Mar 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50168157
Col John Daggett
Added by: Judith A. Churchill
 
 
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To my 6th great-grandfather, in honor of your memory on this Memorial Day, 2012.
- Tobey
 Added: May. 28, 2012

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Jun. 19, 2011
 
 
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