James Fadden

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James Fadden

  • Birth 1752 Stoughton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 16 Apr 1795 Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 110782831

James Fadden was the son of John Fadden and Grace Liscom. He was married in 1772 to Mehitable WENTWORTH, the daughter of Samuel Wentworth and Sarah Puffer.

James' Revolutionary War service record is extensive. He was a private in Capt James Endecott's company of militia, Col Lemuel Robinson's regiment which marched on the alarm of 19 Apr 1775, and served for nine days. Later, he was a Drummer, Capt William Bent's company, Col John Greaton's regiment on a muster roll dated 1 Aug 1775 with enlistment date of 27 Apr 1775 and service for 3mos and 12 days. He also served in Capt Bent's company, 36th regiment where his name appears on a company return dated at Fort No. 2, 5 Oct 1775. On 27 Dec 1775 his name appears on an order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money for service in Capt William Bent's company, Col John Greaton's regiment. He was a drummer in Capt Theophilus Lyon's company, Col Benjamin Gill's regiment with two days' service, when the company marched from Stoughton to Braintree 22 Mar 1776. He was also on a list of men mustered by Col Nathaniel Barber, the Suffolk Co., MA Muster Master, dated Boston 16 Mar 1777, and was placed in Capt Patrick's company, Col Alden's regiment.

On a return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt Endicott's company, Col Benjamin Gill's regiment, dated 27 Jun 1777, he gave his residence as Stoughton, and enlisted for that town for a period of three years, joining Capt Patrick's company, Col Alden's regiment. He was a Sergeant in Major's company, Col John Brooks' (late Alden's) regiment, and appears on Continental Army pay accounts for service from 1 Mar 1777 to 31 Dec 1779. He appears on various returns with Patrick's company, Alden's (6th) regiment, including one dated at Albany 12 Jan 1778, and one certified at Cherry Valley 24 Feb 1779. He also was on a muster roll for March and April 1779 in Capt Luke Day's company, Alden's regiment, and from 1 Jan to 1 Mar 1780 he was a Sergeant in Capt Day's company, Col Brooks' regiment, per Continental Army pay accounts. I don't know if he is the same James Fadden who was a Private, Capt Thomas Cushing's company, who enlisted 15 Aug 1783 and served till 24 Oct 1785, 26 mos, 10 days, at Castle and Governor's Islands, and appearing on pay rolls for service at the Castle from 25 Oct 1785 to 25 Apr 1786.


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In Memory of
Mr. JAMES FADDEN
who died April 16th 1795
AEt 43 Years
God from on high invites me home
And leave my friends on earth to mourn
The sudden change from life to death
Which in a moment took my breath


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  • Created by: Stan Arnold
  • Added: 18 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110782831
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Fadden (1752–16 Apr 1795), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110782831, citing Canton Corner Cemetery, Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Stan Arnold (contributor 48121400) .