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Gen George Aldrich

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Gen George Aldrich

Birth
Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 17 Jul 1815 (aged 77)
Burial Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 81975185 View Source
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Revolutionary soldier. Ae. 77 yrs.

Find A Grave contributor John Clay Harris adds:
Gen George Aldrich was born March 13,1738. He married Azubah Howe(1741-1815) on Sept 30,1762.
GEORGE ALDRICH, son of Benjamin Aldrich and Mary Shaw, born in Walpole, MA, March 13, 1738, married, Azuba Howe daughter of Joshua Howe (1716-?) and Lydia Robbins (1715-1806) of Westmoreland on Sept 30,1762. They had seven children. He was a man of distinction in military and civil affairs, and was prominent in masonry. He was known as "General George" When George was about five years old his parents moved and settled in Westmoreland ,New Hampshire.When George was a young man he was a brave and efficient soldier;he served in the old French War under General Abercrombie at the disastrous encounter at Ticonderoga and was generally on duty during that war.He also took an active part in the Revolutionary war,was an Ensign at the battle of "Bunker Hill".In 1776 he entered the ranging service,was Lieut and Capt in the renowned company of rangers commanded by Major Benjamin Whitcomb.During the four years he continued with this company he was in many engagement and did valuable service;h was at the battle of Bennington and is said to have capture three Hessians on that day and led them to headquarters.He was a large powerful man of commanding appearance.After the Revolution he was appointed Brigadier General of militia;in 1805 he was Presidential Elector,and a State Senator from 1807 to 1810.He died July 17 1815.He was a member of the Masonic fraternity,and was buried with a Masonic ceremony.
Source:Howe Genealogies by: Daniel Wait Howe,1929 (publisher: New England Historical Genealogical Society)


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  • Created by: Linda Mac
  • Added: 14 Dec 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 81975185
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/81975185/george-aldrich : accessed ), memorial page for Gen George Aldrich (13 Mar 1738–17 Jul 1815), Find a Grave Memorial ID 81975185, citing North Cemetery, Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Linda Mac (contributor 47062703) .