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John Draper
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1725
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1805
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

John was the son of John Draper and Moriah Hall of Dedham, Massachusetts. He was married in Newton, Mass. on 3 October 1751 to Abigail Cheney, the daughter of John Cheney and Elizabeth Currig. John and Abigail had nine known children together, and after most of the children were grown, and John was in his early 50s, he enlisted for service in the Revolutionary War. He served from Dedham as a private, Capt Ebenezer Battle's company of the 4th Parish in Dedham, with service between 19 Apr 1775 and 20 Dec 1775, for one day. It appears that two of his older sons also served in the same company. Children, births of first seven recorded in Dedham:

*Elizabeth, b. 15 Feb 1752.

*Moses, b. 9 Feb 1754, "left for parts unknown," per the Draper genealogy.

*Lydia, b. 22 May 1756, d. 31 Aug 1846, m. (intention recorded in Dedham 11 Oct 1776) Benjamin WRIGHT, b. 1720, d. 1800, son of Jonathan Wright and Margaret Fairbanks of Medfield.

*Josiah, b. 2 Aug 1758, m. Keziah KNOWLTON, b. 1765, d. Dover, MA 13 Oct 1843. Three children:

*Aaron, b. 13 Jan 1761, is almost certainly the Aaron Draper who was a private, Capt Ebenezer Battle's Co., Lt Col Samuel Pierce's regiment, who enlisted on 19 May 1779 and was discharged on 1 July 1779 during the Revolutionary War. His total service was 1 month and 16 days, with travel included, spending time in Tiverton, Rhode Island. He m. Dedham, MA 30 Dec 1784 Martha LITTLE of Dedham. This wife appears to be still living in 1810, per the census, and with them was a boy under 10 years old. Shortly thereafter it appears that his first wife died, and he married a woman much younger than he (based on 1830 census). He had five known children, born from 1815 to 1824, with this second wife, and was living with her and children in Dover in 1830.

*Daniel, b. 20 Feb 1763, m. Naomah DEAN.

*Abigail, b. 2 May 1765.

*Miriam, b. 1766, m. 13 Oct 1797 Josiah KNOWLTON, of Sherburne.

*Mary, b. 12 Jun 1767.

John and 12 other Revolutionary War veterans had veteran's grave markers installed on a hill in this cemetery and dedicated during a 1911 ceremony.
Family links: 
  Abigail Cheney Draper (1727 - 1809)
  Josiah Draper (1758 - 1839)*
  Daniel Draper (1763 - 1834)*
  Miriam Draper Knowlton (1766 - 1809)*
*Calculated relationship
Highland Cemetery
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Stan Arnold
Record added: Dec 31, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 122548143
John Draper
Added by: Stan Arnold
John Draper
Added by: Stan Arnold
John Draper
Added by: Stan Arnold
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A forget-me-not for my ancestor John Draper. RIP.
- Lolly Linton
 Added: Oct. 16, 2014
Remembering your service during the Revolutionary War...
- Stan Arnold
 Added: Dec. 31, 2013

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