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William Heath

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Heath and Elizabeth Heath
Husband of Sarah Heath
Father of Col. Samuel Heath; William Heath; Sarah Heath; Joseph Heath and Henry Heath
Brother of Anne Curtis; Samuel Heath; Joseph Heath; Peleg Heath and Samuel Heath

Occupation: Major General - Continental Army
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About Major General William Heath

DAR Ancestor #: A054002

Wikipedia Summary

"...William Heath (March 7, 1737 – January 24, 1814) was an American farmer, soldier, and political leader from Massachusetts who served as a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War..."

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Heath

The DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood published 1895 says he "served as major general in the Continental Army. He joined the "Ancient and Honorable" Artillery in 1754."

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William Heath - Politician, United States of America

"William Heath (March 7, 1737 – January 24, 1814) was an American farmer, soldier, and political leader from Massachusetts who served as a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Heath made his home for his entire life at his family’s farm in Roxbury, Massachusetts (present day Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, part of the city of Boston). He was born on a farm that had been settled in 1636 by his ancestors. He became active in the militia, and was a captain in the Suffolk County militia in 1760. By 1770 he was a colonel and its leader. In December 1774 the revolutionary government in Massachusetts named him a brigadier general. He commanded Massachusetts forces during the last stage of the Battle of Lexington and Concord in April 1775. As the siege of Boston began, Heath devoted himself to training the militia involved in the siege. In June of that year, Massachusetts named him a major general in the state troops, and the Continental Congress made him a brigadier general in the new national army, the Continental Army. In 1776 Heath participated in the defense of New York City, and was one of those who urged General Washington not to abandon the...(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Heath)"

PLEASE NOTE:

In the timeline indicated for years 1736 thru 1814 that the county was "Suffolk". A true statement, the county at that time was Norfolk. In 1868 Norfolk ceased to exist and Suffolk has been the county since 1868. "By an act of the Legislature, approved on January 5, 1868, Roxbury was annexed to and became a part of the City of Boston."

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Major General William Heath's Timeline

1736
March 2, 1736
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1760
March 9, 1760
Age 24
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
1762
September 23, 1762
Age 26
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
1764
July 29, 1764
Age 28
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
1766
April 2, 1766
Age 30
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
1769
May 31, 1769
Age 33
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
1814
1814
Age 77
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
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Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA