Col Thomas Stickney

Col Thomas Stickney

Birth
Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 26 Jan 1809 (aged 79)
Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 98827625 · View Source
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Thomas Stickney (June 15, 1729 – January 26, 1809) was an American military officer and statesman born in Bedford, Massachusetts. He moved to Concord, New Hampshire, as a young man with his father Jeremiah and brother William. Their house was made into a "garrison house" where others could come for protection from Indian raids. During King George's War, Stickney served under John Goffe in a company of scouts (rangers). Stickney married Anna Osgood, also of Concord; they had eight children. On January 20, 1774, Thomas was promoted to Lt. Col. in the New Hampshire Militia and often was moderator of the Concord town meetings.
With the start of the American Revolutionary War, Col. Stickney was appointed to the New Hampshire Committee of Safety. In the spring of 1777, Col. Stickney was with his regiment, the 11th New Hampshire Militia Regiment at Fort Ticonderoga to reinforce the Continental Army garrison there. No sooner did they arrive back in New Hampshire than the regiment was called up to serve in Gen. John Stark's brigade during the Saratoga Campaign. Col. Stickney led his men at the Battle of Bennington, where 2 detachments of British Gen. John Burgoyne's army were defeated. In 1778, Col. Stickney raised men for Gen. John Sullivan for the unsuccessful Battle of Rhode Island.
Thomas Stickney was the moderator at the New Hampshire constitutional convention on October 31, 1783, that ratified the New Hampshire Constitution. He died on January 26, 1809, at his beloved home in Concord.- Wikipedia


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Erected in memory of
Colonel Thomas Stickney
who departed this life
Jan. 26, 1809
in the 80 year of his age


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Thomas Stickney (15 Jun 1729–26 Jan 1809), Find a Grave Memorial no. 98827625, citing Old North Cemetery, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by stickney (contributor 47966304) .