Maj Aaron Guild

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Maj Aaron Guild

Birth
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 3 Feb 1818 (aged 89)
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Norwood, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 111447155 · View Source
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Aaron Guild was an American patriot born in Dedham, Massachusetts on April of 1728. More commonly known as Major Aaron, he was commissioned by Governor Pownall as ensign in Captain Eliphalet Fale's company in a regiment of foot soldiers commanded by Colonel Nichols; and afterwards he was promoted to a captaincy in the same company.

When a messenger from Lexington came galloping through South Dedham (now Norwood) announcing that war had begun, Aaron was "ploughing" the field in front of his house. Leaving his "plough and oxen standing", he hastened to his house, took down his favorite king's arm and departed immediately to the scene of action, where he aided in firing upon the British troops who were hastily returning to Boston.

Aaron Guild held various offices during the war, including positions on a Committee of Safety, a Committee of Safety and Correspondence, and a committee providing for the families of non-commissioned officers; and in 1775 he was named a Muster Master.

Major Aaron's picture is on the Seal of the Town of Norwood. Guild Square and Guild Street are named in his memory and there is a memorial marker at the site where Aaron Guild's farm once stood in front of the Morrill Memorial library on Walpole st in Norwood in his honor.


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  • Created by: GT
  • Added: 29 May 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 111447155
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Aaron Guild (5 Apr 1728–3 Feb 1818), Find a Grave Memorial no. 111447155, citing Old Parish Cemetery, Norwood, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by GT (contributor 46847417) .