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 Jonathan Fassett

Jonathan Fassett

Birth
Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 21 May 1825 (aged 80)
Bakersfield, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Burial Bakersfield, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 64469299 · View Source
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Jonathan was the son of John Fassett and Mary Woolley Fassett. Jonathan and his brother John received commissions as Captains to raise two companies of Green Mountain Boys for the defense of the frontier settlements. They then marched to the territory needing protection. While there, they had so little to do that they became bored and restless. They decided that rather than abandon their posts, they would stage a mutiny of soldiers and then the officers could officially return to their home base. They were found out and were on the verge of a court marshal when the court reversed the decision and exonerated them from blame.

On July 24, 1776, Jonathan, along with two other men represented Pittsford at a convention where Vermont decided that they could not consort with New York or New Hampshire. Jonathan was appointed one of the commissioners of sequenstration on November 28, 1777, working under a bill of the General Assembly which empowered the Governor to confiscate the personal property of Tories and to sell such and put the monies into the State Treasury.

Jonathan married Mary Montague on October 9, 1764 in Bennington. They had eleven children. The house that they lived in was built by Jonathan in 1774. It is attached to his old English barn and can still be seen.


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  • Created by: Merideth Hmura
  • Added: 20 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64469299
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jonathan Fassett (7 May 1745–21 May 1825), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64469299, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Bakersfield, Franklin County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Merideth Hmura (contributor 47399453) .