Captain Robert Lenthal Eells

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Robert Lenthal Eells, Capt.

Birthplace: Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Place of Burial: Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Eells, Ens. and Hannah Eells
Husband of Ruth Eells
Father of Anna Lenthal Smith; Robert Eells; John Eells; Ruth Eells; Huldah Copeland Eells and 8 others
Brother of William Witherall Eells; Sarah Palmer; Hannah Eells; Samuel Eells; Hannah Bennett and 2 others

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About Captain Robert Lenthal Eells


Revolutionary War Soldier

Family Trees

Father: Samuel Eells

Mother:Hannah Eells (Witherell)

Grandfather: Rev Nathaniel Eells

Grandmother: Hannah Eells (North)

Great grandfather: Maj Samuel Eells

Great grandmother: Anna Eells (Lenthal)

Great great grandfather: John Eells b. abt 1575 d. 25 Nov 1653

Married Ruth Copeland of Scituate Dec. 1, 1757, and lived where Capt. N. Dwelley resided at the Four Corners. He was Rep. in 1776 and '77; Selectman from 1790-98; and d. June 19, 1800, and his wid. May 21, 1831, ae. 98. ch.: 1. Ruth, Oct. 31, 1758, m. Jno. Young, Feb. 2, 1797. No ch. 2. Betsey, Oct. 30, 1760, m. Col. J. B. Barstow, Feb. 7, 1788, and d. in 1851. 3. Huldah C., March 8, 1763, m. Wm. Wing, Nov. 26, 1780, and d. in N. York. 4. Anne L., July 18, 1765, m. Capt. Albert Smith, Aug. 23, 1787. 5. Robert, Nov. 29, 1767. 6. Nabby, Nov. 29, 1767, m. Josiah Smith, Jr., Pembroke, Mar. 13, 1794. 7. John, May 20, 1770, m. Lucy Thorndike, and went to Camden, Me., where he d. in 1848 ? leaving ch. 8. Nathl., Sep. 28, 1772, m. Mary Terry, moved to Belfast, Me., and there d. in 1840. 9. Joseph, June 5, 1774. 10. Lucy, Aug. 12, 1776, m. Dea. Elijah Barstow, Nov. 8, 1798. 11. Edward, Feb. 26, 1779. 12. Sarah, Aug. 2, d. Aug. 17, 1781. 13. Sam'l., Mar. 13, 1783. [extracted from "A Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, Mass., with Family Genealogies." by John S. Barry, 1853.]

[from same source, p. 162] "... Capt. Robert Lenthal Eells, who was an extensive landholder; one of the wealthiest citizens of his day; a man whose chief greatness consisted in the greatness of his soul; of unbounded hospitality; charitable; kind to the poor and the suffering; devoted to every thing public spirited; eminently patriotic; an able officer in the war of the Revolution; who opened his doors cheerfully and widely to all who were engaged in that struggle; and whose daughters, evinced their zeal for Liberty, in ministering to the wants of the soldiers, and in manufacturing cartridges for the use of the companies enrolled in the town."

Military Service - "Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War" (Volume 5), p. 248; Commander of the Southern Company, Hanover, Mass. and Member on Committees of Correspondence and Safety 1775, 1776, 1780 - "Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, Mass with Family Genealogies" (Barry), 1853, pp. 112,117,121-2,127.

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Captain Robert Lenthal Eells's Timeline

February 17, 1731
Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
October 31, 1758
Age 27
Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
October 30, 1760
Age 29
Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
March 8, 1763
Age 32
Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
July 18, 1765
Age 34
Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
November 29, 1767
Age 36
Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Age 38
January 5, 1774
Age 42
Hanover, Plymouth, MA, USA
August 12, 1776
Age 45
Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts
February 26, 1779
Age 48