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 Samuel Shead

Samuel Shead

Birth
Sheffield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Apr 1829 (aged 64)
Burial Richville, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 25691422 · View Source
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Sameul Shead was born in Sheffield, Mass., 26 Dec. 1764, son of Oliver Shead (1736 - 1805) and Bridget.

He was only ten years old when the Revolution broke out, but before he was sixteen years old he entered the service. On 18 July 1780 he enlisted in Capt. Samuel Warner's company, Col. John Brown's (Berkshire County) regiment and was discharged 23 Oct. 1780; service three months and thirteen days, including one hundred and thirty miles travel home. This regiment was raised for three months to reinforce the Continental Army. On 28 Aug. 1780 Samuel Shead signed a receipt for a bounty paid by Capt. Roswell Downing for his enlistment for the town of Sheffield. (Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution, vol. 14, pp. 94 and 80.) His military equipment, including saddle, bridle, holsters, pistols, sword and musket with bayonet, descended to his son Orson Shead of Richville, N. Y., and was a source of wonder to the latter's children when they were young; but after the death of Orson who died in 1831 and the sale of his shop, these heirlooms were lost to the family. The Gouveneur Morris Chapter, Daughters of the American RevoIution, has placed a Revolutionary marker over the grave of Samuel Shead in Richville, N. Y. About the time of his marriage (1788), Samuel Shead settled in New Marlborough, Mass., where he is listed in the United States Census of 1790 as head of a family of one male over sixteen years, one male under sixteen years and two females. Here he had a farm, a wheelwright shop, a saw mill and a wool carding machine. In 1822 he and his wife and six of their children removed to Richville, St. Lawrence County, N. Y., where he died 12 Apr. 1829. He married at New Marlborough, Mass., 15 July 1788, Hannah Brooks, born there 23 Mar. 1765, perhaps daughter of Jabez Brooks; she died in Richville, N. Y., 25 Mar. 1829. Children born in New Marlborough, Mass.. (Bio provided by Douglas Robinson


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Gravesite Details Sam'l Shead Brown's Mass Mil Brown's Mass Mil - Rev War; AE 61 yrs

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  • Created by: Anne Cady
  • Added: 1 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25691422
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Shead (26 Dec 1764–12 Apr 1829), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25691422, citing Wayside Cemetery, Richville, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Anne Cady (contributor 46985237) .