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 Enoch Poor

Enoch Poor

Birth
Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 8 Sep 1780 (aged 44)
Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 4863 · View Source
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Revolutionary War Continental Army Brigadier General. Born in Andover, Massachusetts, at age 19 he was a member of the British expedition which fought in the French and Indian Wars of 1755. After his service, he became prominent citizen of Exeter, New Hampshire and was chosen to enforce a ban on the purchase of British tea, in protest against the Townshend Acts passed by the British Parliament in 1767. With the advent of the American Revolution, he mustered men for the New Hampshire regiments, made Colonel in command and joined General George Washington's Continental Army. Commissioned Brigadier General in 1777, he fought in the Saratoga Campaign, at Valley Forge, Battle of Monmouth and the Western Expedition of 1779. In May 1780, the Continental Congress selected Brigadier General Poor to train a brigade of light infantry. He died of typhus at age 44 in Hackensack, New Jersey and speculation was it resulted from he being wounded in a duel. He was buried with full military honors with Generals Washington, Lafayette and other senior American military leaders in attendance.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 21 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4863
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Enoch Poor (21 Jun 1736–8 Sep 1780), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4863, citing First Dutch Reformed Churchyard, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .