Joshua Kittredge

Joshua Kittredge

Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 18 Feb 1834 (aged 72)
Nelson, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Nelson, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 82128913 · View Source
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Age 74 yrs.

Find A Grave contributor Laura Mitchell adds:
Joshua Kittredge was born March 15, 1761 in Tewksbury, Massachusetts to Thomas and Anna (Thorndike) Kittredge. He was the third of seven children. Joshua served in the American Revolution. He first joined up in Tewksbury, Massachusetts on April 2, 1778. He served in Captain John Moore's Company of Colonel Jonathan Brewer's Regiment of guards, and spent three months guarding Burgoyne's troops at Cambridge. His second enlistment on October 7, 1779 was also from Tewksbury, and he served under Captain Joshua Leland at Cobble Hill for one month garrisoning a fort.

The following year, Joshua moved to Amherst, New Hampshire, living with his father's cousin Solomon Kittredge. There he joined up a third time at Lyndeborough, New Hampshire in May of 1780. This time he marched to West Point and was there "the same year Arnold escaped." Joshua was selected for the light infantry under Lafayette and marched to Elizabethtown, New Jersey. He was discharged in November 1780.

About 1785, Joshua settled in the town of Packersfield, New Hampshire (later renamed Nelson). He purchased a large tract of land, and built a small house and sawmill. He built a much larger house in 1797; the house was passed down in the family until 1877, and it's believed to be standing in 2012. Joshua used his sawmill as a lumber business, but was also a farmer.

Joshua married Solomon Kittredge's daughter Lydia on November 29, 1787 in Amherst, New Hampshire. They had three daughters, then she died. He married as his second wife Beulah Baker on June 10, 1796. They had eight children born between 1797 and 1815.

On August 16, 1832, at the age of 73, Joshua testified before the court in Nelson about his service in the Revolution as part of his application for a pension. He died a year and a half later on February 18, 1834.


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