Col John Daggett

Col John Daggett

Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 20 Jan 1803 (aged 78)
Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 50168157 · View Source
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Colonel John Daggett (1724-1803) was the oldest son of Ebenezer and Mary, and brother of Naphtall, who was president of Yale. Before the American Revolution, he maintained a firm stand in favor of upholding the liberties of the American Colonists and throughout the war, was a strong supporter of independence. He and Col. May were the leading men in Attleborough at the period. He was a member of the convention of 1779 which formed the Constitution of the State of Massachusetts. He was commissioned colonel of the Fourth Regiment of Bristol County in 1776 and commanded in Spencer's and Sullivan's expedition on Rhode Island in 1777 and 1779. He was a representative to Congress form 1768 to 1775 and 1781. "He supported an unblemished character though life, and he furnished an example worthy of imitation."

He married Mercy Shepard in 1751; his second wife was Mary Tucker, 1784.

Children by Mercy Shepard:
Ebenezer Sr. married Sarah Sally Maxcy
John Jr.

John Daggett (1724-1803) served as Colonel, 1776, of the 4th Bristol County, Massachusetts regiment. He was born and died in Attleboro, Mass.

Surveyor 1724-1803. Was a surveyor when not in the military.

1779 Member of Provincial Congress, Commissioned as his majesties justice.

1768-1776 General Court, 4th Reg. in Revolutionary War 1776

In the Providence Gazette bearing date February 5, 1803, is the following notice of him: "He bore a long indisposition with Christian fortitnde, and died in the hope of a blessed immortality. He was a very respectable citizen, and highly useful in society; he served his town for many years as a representative to the General Court; he commanded a regiment of militia during the Revolutionary war, and sustained the office of a justice of the peace for many years to general satisfaction ; he supported an unblemished character through life, and has furnished an example worthy of imitation."

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  • Created by: Judith A. Churchill
  • Added: 24 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50168157
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Col John Daggett (2 Sep 1724–20 Jan 1803), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50168157, citing Old Kirk Yard, Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Judith A. Churchill (contributor 46955937) .