|Birth: ||Jun. 18, 1730|
|Death: ||Apr. 19, 1775|
Watertown births: Joseph Coollidge Son of Simon and Abia Coollidge born June the 18th: 1730.
Watertown marriages: Joseph Coollidge & Eunice Stratton both of Watertown were joined in Marriage on the Eleventh Day of December 1753. Pr. ye Revd. Mr Seth Storer Minifter of the Gospel.
Watertown deaths: Joseph Coollidge was Killed by the British troops April ye 19th: 1775.
The nineteenth of April, 1775, was a day of alarms and anxious waiting. The leaders were early warned that three men had been killed and hostilities actually commenced at Lexington. No one knew where or when the British troops were likely to appear. A brigade march through Watertown before daylight, and all day there was constant traffic through the town as women and children drove off to get out of danger, and companies of minute men from the south and west marched across the bridge at Watertown and hurried up the Lexington Road or over the Menotomy Road to harass the British retreat. The local company of seventy men under Captain Samuel Barnard, after waiting in vain for orders, marched over to Lexington during the day.
Joseph Coolidge, forty-four years old, one of the tax-collectors of Watertown, lived in a little cottage on Grove Street just beyond the Old Burying Ground. He offered to guide a company over the road, and left never to return. He was the only Watertown man killed that day. (Great Little Watertown)
BORN JUNE 18. 1730
IN THE BATTLE OF
APRIL 19, 1775
THE ONLY CITIZEN OF
ON THAT DAY.
ERECTED BY HIS DESCENDANTS
AND PRESENTED TO THE TOWN
APRIL 19, 1875.
Elizabeth Coolidge Warriner (1757 - 1851)*
Old Burying Place
Created by: Bill Boyington
Record added: Jun 04, 2008
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