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About Jonathan Meacham
A Patriot of the American Revolution for MASSACHUSETTS - VERMONT with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor #: A200926
Jonathan Meacham, great-grandfather of Ozro Meacham. was born at old Salem, Massachusetts, whence he removed to Williamstown, Massachusetts, where he became one of the proprietors of the town. About the year 1781 he took up his residence in Benson, Vermont, being among the first settlers and proprietors of that town, and devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits; he was prominent in civil and military affairs, having served in the French and Indian war, and also in the Revolutionary war. He was united in marriage to Thankful Rugg. and they became the parents of seven sons and seven daughters.
Source: Genealogical and family history of the state of Vermont edited by Hiram Carleton http://books.google.com/books?pg=PA392&lpg=PA392&dq=%22jonathan%20meacham%22%20%22thankful%20rugg%22&sig=A_uitLuw3tzAeP4w-rq7idDLrhQ&ei=hCIkTsLeIevTiAKFlMSlAw&ct=result&id=3
Web: Vermont, Find A Grave Index, 1777-2011 about Johnathan Meacham
Name: Jonathan Meacham
Birth Date: 1733
Age at Death: 83
Death Date: 16 Mar 1813
Burial Place: Benson, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Meacham, Jonathan, New Salem.Capt. John King's (9th) co., Col. Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge's (25th) regt.; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Meacham and others, dated Cambridge, June 22, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 11, 1775; service, 2 mos. 25 days; also, company return dated Cambridge Camp, Sept. 29, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Prospect Hill, Oct. 23, 1775.
Meacham, Jonathan.Private, Capt. Israel Harris's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted Oct. 12, 1780; discharged Oct. 19, 1780; service, 11 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home; company marched to Northern frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm; also, same co. and regt.; engaged Oct. 26, 1780; discharged Oct. 28, 1780; service, 3 days; company marched to Northern frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm; also, Lieut. Alexander Sloan's detachment from Capt. Samuel Clark's co., Col. Asa Barns's regt.; enlisted Oct. 22, 1781; discharged Nov. 2, 1781; service, 12 days; detachment marched from Berkshire Co. to Northern frontiers.
Source: All Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Vols