About John Fellows, Jr.
During the American revolutionary war, John Fellows, Jr. (of Sheffield, Berkshire County, MA) fought in Capt Bacon's Company, Col John Fellows' Regiment, with the Mass line at sixteen years of age. He participated in the Siege of Boston and Bunker Hill. He was called John Fellows Jr to distinguish him from his uncle General John Fellows who fought with Washington at Long Island as one of his generals. John Jr was a Yale graduate in 1783.
Noted as an author, works by him printed in America before 1801 are available in the Library of Congress in the Reader Micro print edition of Early American Imprints published by the American Antiquarian Society.
Was an author who published the following works:
" The Mysteries of Free Masonary; or an Exposition of the Religious Dogmas of the Ancient Egyptians"
"The Veil removed: Reflections of Humphrey's Essay on Life of Isreal Putnam"
"Exposition of the Mysteries or religious dogmas and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, Pythagoreans and Druids"
He applied for a pension Jun 27, 1838 at age 77 years and 7 months while living in NYC. He was still a teacher in NYC in 1838 age 87. New York Evening Post obituary lists the death of Col. John Fellows as Jan 3, 1844. His address was 11 Chatham St, NYC.