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Thomas Melvill

Also Known As: "Melville"
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Copps Hill Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Allan Melville and Jean Melville
Husband of Priscilla Melvill
Father of Mary D'Wolf; Nancy Wroe Melville; Priscilla Melville; Allan Melville; Thomas Melville, Jr. and 5 others

Occupation: Tea Party participant, American Patriot, military officer
Managed by: Seth Wheatley, III
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About Maj. Thomas Melvill

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Thomas Melvill or Thomas Melville (1751-1832) of Boston, Massachusetts, was a merchant, member of the Sons of Liberty, participant in the Boston Tea Party, a major in the American Revolution, a longtime fireman in the Boston Fire Department, state legislator, and paternal grandfather of writer Herman Melville.."

"...Born in Boston to Scottish-born merchant Allan Melvill (d.1761) and Jean Cargill, Thomas Melvill attended New Jersey College. In July 1773 he was awarded an honorary MA degree by Harvard College. He married Priscilla Scollay in 1774. Friends included Samuel Adams..."

DAR Record at A077344 ELVILLE, THOMAS Ancestor #: A077344 Service: MASSACHUSETTS Rank: MAJOR

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Thomas Melvill (American patriot)', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 22 May 2011, 10:51 UTC, <> [accessed 15 September 2011]

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Maj. Thomas Melvill's Timeline

January 16, 1751
Boston, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts
June 1778
Age 27
Age 28
April 7, 1782
Age 31
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Age 32
Age 62
September 16, 1832
Age 81
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States