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Samuel Kelton
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1741
Dorchester
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1821
Gardner
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

Samuel Kelton was a noted Revolutionary War Veteran and one of the founding fathers of Gardner, MA.

Samuel Kelton served as a sergeant in Captain Aaron Smith's Company during the Lexington Alarm and later served as a Captain in Colonel Patterson's Regiment during the siege of Boston.

Kelton was called Captain Kelton as a sign of respect when he settled in what would become Gardner, MA.

Samuel Kelton not only signed the petition to incorporate Gardner as a town he was also one of the four men to collect signatures for the petition. The year after Gardner's incorporation as a town Kelton was elected to act as a delegate to a convention of reformers meeting in Paxton.

Kelton married a woman named Mary Leeds and together they had six children. Kelton passed away at the age of 79.

Kelton's headstone reads;
SAMUEL
KELTON
MASS MIL
REV WAR
1742
1821

 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Kelton (1698 - 1755)
  Mary Paul Kelton (1704 - 1762)
 
 Children:
  Lemuel Kelton (1771 - 1863)*
  Enos Kelton (1781 - 1858)*
  Eliam Kelton (1785 - 1865)*
  Molly Kelton Holden (1791 - 1865)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Burying Ground
Gardner
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Kyle Brinkmann
Record added: Jun 06, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11097289
Samuel Kelton
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