John Raymond

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John Raymond

  • Birth 5 Sep 1731 Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 19 Apr 1775 Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 7606621

American Revolutionary War Figure. He was killed during the British retreat from Concord on the first day of the American Revolution, one of fifty Americans either killed or mortally wounded on that day. An elderly and lame non-combatant, he was checking on Munroe Tavern on behalf of its combatant owner while the retreating British troops were resting there. He was compelled to serve the soldiers, but attempted to escape when the troops became too rowdy. He was shot dead a short distance from the tavern. This is a memorial plaque to the ten Lexington men killed on that day; his actual burial place is unknown.

He was the son of Jonathan and Hepzibah Raymond of Lexington. He married Rebecca Fowle, daughter of Henry and Dorothy Secombe Fowle of Medford, on 12 May 1763, in Medford.


Inscription

The Pledge and Its Redemption.
Response of Lexington
to the Appeal of Boston
Dec. 1773.
"We trust in God, that should the state
of our affairs require it, we shall be
ready to sacrifice our estates and every
thing dear in life, yea and life itself,
in support of the common cause."
Names of the Citizens
of Lexington
Who Fell in Freedom's Cause
April 19, 1775.
Ensign Robert Munroe.
Jonas Parker.
Samuel Hadley.
John Brown.
Isaac Muzzey.
Caleb Harrington.
Jonathan Harrington, Jr.
Jedediah Munroe.
John Raymond.
Nathaniel Wyman.
"They poured out their generous blood
like water, before they knew whether
it would fertilize the land of freedom
or of bondage." Webster.


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  • Created by: Eric Thomsen
  • Added: 22 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7606621
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Raymond (5 Sep 1731–19 Apr 1775), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7606621, ; Maintained by Eric Thomsen (contributor 29506898) Unknown.