|Birthplace:||Cambridge, Middlesex, MA, USA|
|Death:||Died in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States|
|Cause of death:||Killed in Action|
|Place of Burial:||Cambridge, Middlesex, MA, USA|
|Managed by:||Dan Brockman|
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About John Hicks
John Hicks of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was defending Cambridge from British soldiers as they retreated from Concord and Lexington. He died from action with them along the road back to their base in Boston.
American Revolutionary War Soldier. He was killed during the British retreat from Concord on the first day of the American Revolution, one of fifty Americans either killed or mortally wounded on that day. He was caught by surprise by British flankers at Watson's Corner.
He was the son of John and Rebeckah Champney Hickes, married on May 8, 1721, in Cambridge. He married Elizabeth Nutting, Jr., on April 26, 1748, in Cambridge.
There is quite a long article about his house and his life in it here: http://www.cambridgehistory.org/node/8107