John P. Ellis's Blog – August 2014 Archive (2)

THEY MARCHED

My two 4 x great grandfathers from Plympton, Massachusetts were members of Theophilus Cotton’s Minute Regiment. Freeman Ellis and Isaac Fuller “marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 to [drum roll please] Marshfield; service 12 days…” 

They didn’t march toward Lexington or Concord, or to Boston, but to Marshfield, a distance of 14 miles from Plympton (according to Google Maps). The history books have told us that all the action was in Boston, where the British regulars…

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Added by John P. Ellis on August 28, 2014 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

THEY WERE MINUTEMEN

I have two great-great-great-great grandfathers who were members of the Massachusetts Colonial Militia in Plympton, Massachusetts. They are Freeman Ellis (1745 – 1802) and Isaac Fuller (1751 – 1833). Both of them settled their families in Oxford County, Maine in the 1790s. Freeman Ellis died in Hartford, Maine in 1802. Isaac Fuller died in Livermore, Maine in 1833. The son…

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Added by John P. Ellis on August 11, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

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