Hon Moses Nichols, Esq

Hon Moses Nichols, Esq

Birth
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 23 May 1790 (aged 49)
Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot 258
Memorial ID 31096661 · View Source
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GEN. MOSES NICHOLS - Commenced practice as a physician in Amherst about 1761; served several years as one of the selectmen and as a representative. At the commencement of the war for independence he took an active part in behalf of the popular cause. He was appointed colonel of the fifth regiment 5 Dec 1776 in place of Colonel Lutwyche, of Merrimack, a loyalist. He commanded the right wing of Stark's army at Bennington and his regiment commenced the attack upon the Hessian entrenchment. In 1778 he was placed at the head of a regiment sent to assist Gen. Sullivan at Rhode Island, and in 1780 he was in command of a regiment at West Point at the time of Arnold's treason. After the close of the war he was appointed brigadier-general of the fourth brigade of New Hampshire militia. On the organization of the state government under the temporary constitution 5 Jan 1776 he was appointed register of deeds for Hillsborough county, and held the office until his death. [Secomb 906]


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Memento mori - One eye on Death, one full fixt on Heaven Becomes a mortal, and immortal man - Erected in Memory of the Honourable Moses Nichols Esqr who departed this life, May ye 23rd, 1790: in the 50th Year of his age. Friends & Physicians could not save, My mortal body from the grave: Nor can the grave confine me here, When Christ shall call me to appear.


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  • Created by: Jackie Marshall
  • Added: 2 Nov 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 31096661
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hon Moses Nichols, Esq (28 Jun 1740–23 May 1790), Find a Grave Memorial no. 31096661, citing Amherst Town Hall Burying Ground, Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Jackie Marshall (contributor 46808156) .