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 John Paterson

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John Paterson Famous memorial

Birth
New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death
19 Jul 1808 (aged 63–64)
Lisle, Broome County, New York, USA
Burial
Lenox, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot
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Memorial ID
17597952 View Source

Revolutionary War Continental Army Major General, US Congressman. Born in New Britain, Connecticut, he graduated Yale College in 1762. In 1774 he moved to Lenox, Massachusetts and there in 1775, after the outbreak of the Revoluntionary War, he raised a regiment and, as its Colonel, crossed the Delaware River with General George Washington on December 25, 1776. Promoted to Brigadier General on February 21, 1777, he would be adavanced to Major General six years later. In 1790 he removed to Lisle, New York and was elected to represent New York in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1803 to 1805. He died in Lisle on 1808, and his remains were interred alongside his wife in the Lenox Churchyard.

Revolutionary War Continental Army Major General, US Congressman. Born in New Britain, Connecticut, he graduated Yale College in 1762. In 1774 he moved to Lenox, Massachusetts and there in 1775, after the outbreak of the Revoluntionary War, he raised a regiment and, as its Colonel, crossed the Delaware River with General George Washington on December 25, 1776. Promoted to Brigadier General on February 21, 1777, he would be adavanced to Major General six years later. In 1790 he removed to Lisle, New York and was elected to represent New York in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1803 to 1805. He died in Lisle on 1808, and his remains were interred alongside his wife in the Lenox Churchyard.

Bio by: Superkentman


Inscription

Aged 64 years." He represented this town in the Berkshire Convention, and in the first and second Provincial Congressess, and served his country through the whole of the war of the revolution, and during Shay's Rebellion."

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SAR Marker. The headstone has now fallen to the ground but hasn't been touched.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Superkentman
  • Added: 20 Jan 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 17597952
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17597952/john-paterson: accessed ), memorial page for John Paterson (1744–19 Jul 1808), Find a Grave Memorial ID 17597952, citing Church On the Hill Cemetery, Lenox, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.