Mehitable-Hetty <I>Mellen</I> Freeland

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Mehitable-Hetty Mellen Freeland

  • Birth 7 Sep 1751 Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 23 Mar 1792 Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 7007837

She was a daughter of Thomas Mellen and Elizabeth Wood and she married Dr. James Freeland in 1770. They had five children that I know of. They were Frances who married Dr. Timothy Carter, Jr., James Freeland, Jr. who married Polly-Polla Marble, Polla-Polly Freeland who married Capt. Samuel Rawson who fought in the War of 1812, Mehetable (Hitty-Hetty) Freeland who married first Nathan Marble who was a brother of Polly-Polla Marble and second Elijah Burbank, and Sarah-Sally Freeland who married Roger Merrill.

Mehitable Mellen Freeland's father, Thomas Mellen, was a most important man in the Revolution in Massachusetts. He served as an officer rising to the rank of Captain and took part in the Rhode Island Alarm but his most important contribution was as one of the three delegates from Hopkinton to the First Provincial Assembly of 1774 which voted to raise money to buy guns and ammunition and hide them in key points of Massachusetts 'in case war with Britain became necessary.' Some of those stores were hidden at Concord and the three leaders of the Assembly from Boston were at Lexington in April of 1775 when some of the British troops marched out of Boston to try to capture the leaders and grab the stores of guns and ammunition. The rest is history.


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  • Created by: Barbara Doxey
  • Added: 12 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7007837
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mehitable-Hetty Mellen Freeland (7 Sep 1751–23 Mar 1792), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7007837, citing Dwinell Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Doxey (contributor 46556096) .