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 Thomas Bent

Thomas Bent

Birth
Death 26 Jul 1775 (aged 68)
Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot About thirty paces behind the line of tombs along Old Sudbury Road, almost directly east of the
Memorial ID 7606725 · View Source
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American Revolutionary War Soldier. He was mortally wounded 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. He died of his wounds over three months after the fighting of April 19, 1775, at the age of sixty-nine.


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In Memory of
Mr. THOMAS BENT
who died
wednesday morning
July the 26th 1775
Ætatis Suæ
69.

Mrs. MARY BENT
wife of Mr. THOMAS BENT
who died wednesday
morning July the
26th 1775
Ætatis Suæ 57.

Our term of time is seventy Years,
An age that few survive;
But if with more than common strength
To eighty we arrive.

Yet then our boasted strength declines
To sorrow turn and pain
So soon the slender thread is cut
And we no more remain.

[Transcription kindly provided by Bill Boyington.]


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  • Created by: Eric Thomsen
  • Added: 22 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7606725
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Bent (29 Jul 1706–26 Jul 1775), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7606725, citing North Cemetery, Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Eric Thomsen (contributor 29506898) .