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John Raymond
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1731
Lexington
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1775
Lexington
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

American Revolutionary War Figure. He was killed during the British retreat from Concord on the first day of the American Revolution, one of fifty Americans either killed or mortally wounded on that day. An elderly and lame non-combatant, he was checking on Munroe Tavern on behalf of its combatant owner while the retreating British troops were resting there. He was compelled to serve the soldiers, but attempted to escape when the troops became too rowdy. He was shot dead a short distance from the tavern. This is a memorial plaque to the ten Lexington men killed on that day; his actual burial place is unknown.

He was the son of Jonathan and Hepzibah Raymond of Lexington. He married Rebecca Fowle, daughter of Henry and Dorothy Secombe Fowle of Medford, on 12 May 1763, in Medford. 
 
Inscription:
The Pledge and Its Redemption.
Response of Lexington
to the Appeal of Boston
Dec. 1773.
"We trust in God, that should the state
of our affairs require it, we shall be
ready to sacrifice our estates and every
thing dear in life, yea and life itself,
in support of the common cause."
Names of the Citizens
of Lexington
Who Fell in Freedom's Cause
April 19, 1775.
Ensign Robert Munroe.
Jonas Parker.
Samuel Hadley.
John Brown.
Isaac Muzzey.
Caleb Harrington.
Jonathan Harrington, Jr.
Jedediah Munroe.
John Raymond.
Nathaniel Wyman.
"They poured out their generous blood
like water, before they knew whether
it would fertilize the land of freedom
or of bondage." Webster.
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Eric Thomsen
Record added: Jun 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7606621
John Raymond
Added by: Eric Thomsen
 
John Raymond
Added by: Eric Thomsen
 
John Raymond
Added by: Eric Thomsen
 
 
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RIP
- Teddi Kella-Fuller
 Added: Mar. 25, 2012
Rest in Peace,Love your 5th GGrandaughter.
- Robyn Johnson
 Added: Aug. 18, 2005

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Feb. 6, 2004
 
 
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