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Birth: unknown
Death: Apr. 19, 1775
Lexington
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

American Revolutionary War Soldier. He was killed by the first fire of the enemy on Lexington Green on the first day of the American Revolution. He was one of the first eight of fifty Americans either killed or mortally wounded on that day. 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Brown (1703 - 1796)
  Ann Bright Brown (1715 - 1780)
 
 Siblings:
  John Brown (____ - 1775)
  Ruhamah Brown Reed (1731 - 1798)**
  Nathaniel Bowman Brown (1737 - 1806)*
  Esther Brown Tottingham (1744 - 1803)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Sacred to Liberty & the Rights of makind!!!
The Freedom & Independence of America,
Sealed & defended with the blood of her sons.

This Monument is erected
By the inhabitants of Lexington,
Under the patronage, & at the expence, of
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
To the memory of their Fellow Citizens,
Ensign Robert Munroe, Messrs. Jonas Parker,
Samuel Hadley, Jonathan Harrington Junr.
Isaac Muzzy, Caleb Harrington and John Brown
Of Lexington, & Asahel Porter of Woburn,
Who fell on this field, the first Victims to the
Sword of British Tyranny & Oppression,
On the morning of the ever memorable
Nineteenth of April, An. Dom. 1775.
The Die was cast!!!
The Blood of these Martyrs,
In the cause of God & their Country,
Was the Cement of the Union of these States, then
Colonies; & gave the spring to the spirit, Firmness
And resolution of their Fellow Citizens.
They rose as one man, to revenge their brethren's
Blood and at the point of the sword, to assert &
Defend their native Rights.
They nobly dar'd to be free!!
The contest was long, bloody & affecting;
Righteous Heaven approved the solemn appeal;
Victory crowned their arms; and
The Peace, Liberty & Independence of the United
States of America, was their glorious Reward.

Built in the year 1799.
 
Burial:
Revolutionary Monument
Lexington
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Mass Grave
 
Created by: Eric Thomsen
Record added: May 31, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7517441
John Brown
Added by: Eric Thomsen
 
John Brown
Added by: The Historian
 
John Brown
Added by: The Historian
 
 
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Thank you for your sacrifice! Rest in peace.
- AWPlemmons
 Added: Apr. 18, 2013
Patriot's Day, April 19, 1775, the day America's War for Independence began. Thank you for being one of eight men who gave their lives protecting Sam Adams and John Hancock.
- Arleta ♥
 Added: Apr. 20, 2012

- Daryl Mallett & Barbara Biggs
 Added: Dec. 12, 2011
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