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Capt Nathan Daggett
Birth: 1755
Tisbury
Dukes County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1827
New Vineyard
Franklin County
Maine, USA

Kennebec Journal
Augusta, Maine
Friday, October 10, 1828

DIED

In New Vineyard, on the 13th of November last, Mr. Nathan Daggett, aged 73 years, a Revolutionary patriot.

Salem Gazette
Salem, Massachusetts
September 30, 1828

In New Vineyard, Me. on the 13th November last, Mr. NATHAN DAGGETT, aged 73 years.

The fate of this revolutionary patriot was truly distressing. He left his house in the after part of the day, to go about three miles to purchase some foods for the use of his family. He was detained till night, and set out for home in a violeant rain storm, taking a cross road for the purpose of making the least of his way. It appeared he fell while crossing a causeway made of round logs, in consequence of which he was so injured as to be unable to move from the fatal spot, or call assistance. In this forlorn situtation he continued till ten the next morning, when he was found alive, but expired in a few minutes. Thus ended a life which had often been put in jeopardy in defence of his country. He resided at an early part of his life on Martha's Vineyard, and for many years was a celebrated branch pilot on the northern coasts of America. When hostilities commenced with Great Britain, he left his family and arduously engaged in the cause of his country. He was the principal pilot on board the fleet of Count de Grasse from the West Indies to the mouth of the Chesapeake; was in the engagement between the English and French fleets off the Cape of Virginia; and remained on board the Admiral's ship during the seige of Yorktown, and again piloted him off the coast, and was dismissed, receiving the hearty thanks of the Admiral for his good conduct, and one hundred dollars as a present, in addition to his daily wages. When he arrived at the residence of his family, he found his property was destroyed by the depredations of the enemy; and being too far advanced in life to follow his former employment, he moved his family into the country of Somerset, where he has lived and sustained the character of an honest and industrious citizen; but he has gone, and we trust, O Lord, to Thee, to receive that reward to which the worthy are entitled! 
 
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 Parents:
  Seth Daggett (____ - 1779)
  Elizabeth West Daggett (1720 - 1807)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Wilkins Daggett (1755 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas W. Daggett (____ - 1865)*
  Elizabeth Daggett Pomeroy (1776 - ____)*
  Catherine Thankful Daggett Gray (1778 - 1857)*
  Lydia C Daggett Wescott (1781 - 1885)*
  Jesse Daggett (1794 - 1876)*
 
 Sibling:
  Samuel Daggett (1745 - 1835)*
  Nathan Daggett (1755 - 1827)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Captain Daggett Cemetery
New Vineyard
Franklin County
Maine, USA
 
Created by: Mary John
Record added: Apr 21, 2011
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Capt Nathan Daggett
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Patriot, RIP
- pat werthman deyoe radtke
 Added: May. 6, 2014

- Veteran's family
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013

- Heather Riley, 6th Great Granddaughter
 Added: Feb. 17, 2013
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