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<A NAME="battleoflexington">Battle of Lexington - Annals of Mendon

The Battle of Lexington
Mendon's Minute Men



April 19, 1776

This day occurred the Battle of Lexington and upon the general alarm which followed. Mendon furnished the following Minute Men. Their names may be found on the muster rolls in the State Archives at Boston and were copied by the late Maj. Dexter F. Parker of Worcester who was collecting materials for a history of the County of Worcester. By the kindness of Mrs. Parker I am allowed the privilege of copying from his minutes.    - J. Metcalf MD


First Company
Capt. John Albee
Lieut. Joseph Bruce
Lieut. Seth Taft
Clerk, William French
Serg. Benj. Wheelock
Serg. John Penniman
Serg. Phillip Ammidown
Corp. Perne Rawson
Corp. Seth Chapin
Corp. Silas Richardson
Corp. Edmund Merriam
Dr. Zuriel Albee
Dr. John Crooks
Pr. Barlow Carpenter
Samuel Gage
John Hill
Ralph Hayward
Stephen Legg
Aaron Legg
Douglass Marsh
Eben Merriam
Stephen Johnson
Josiah Penniman
Levi Rawson
Mark Rawson
Edmund Rawson, 4th
Thomas Staples
Caleb Taft
Stephen Torrey
John Tyler
William Torrey Jr.
Seth Taft Jr.
Calvin Wheelock
Jesse Wheelock
Grindall Wood
Benj. White

Second Company
Capt. William Jennison
Lieut. Caleb Cheney
Sergt. Jones
Corp. Josiah Brown
Pr. Saml Bowditch
Joseph Gibbs
John Hayward
Jesse Hayward
Jona Hayward
Jacob Hayward
Joshua Hayward
Warfield Hayward
Joseph Jones Jr.
John Jones
Abraham Jones Jr.
Eli Patridge
Seth Thayer
Josiah Wheelock
William Ward
Daniel White
Benj Vickery
Enlisted in the Army
Lieut. Samuel Cobb
Serg. Adams Chapin
Serg. William Jennison Jr.
Serg. John Gibbs
Corp Sheffield Partridge
Corp. Asa Albee
Corp. William Lesure
Drummer, Samuel French
Fifer, Daniel French
Pr. Edmond Bowker
Samuel Davis
Ebeneazer Davis
Aaron Davis
William Cheney
Benj Norcross
Henry Nelson
Amos Shefferson
Abraham Stevens
Eli Whitney Jr
Samuel Warren

Third Company
Captain Joseph Daniels
Lieut. Benoni Benson
Lieut. Peter Penniman
Serg. Abraham Staples
Serg. Moses Thayer
Serg. John Darling
Corp. Stephen Benson
Asa Fletcher
Benj Thayer
William Thayer
Ebenezer White
Thomas Legg
Abner Benson
Benj. Thayer Jr.
Nahor Staples
Preserved Baker
Bendamin Blake
Silas Aldrich
Pa. Thayer
Benoni Benson
Caleb Wheelock
Increase Thayer
Elijah Darling
Turner White
Joshua Lazell
Benj Jones
Benj Pickering Jr.
Oliver Fisher
James Thayer Jr.
Seva Pond
Nathaniel Taft
Moses Daniels
Samuel Freeman
Daniel Thompson
Seth Hayward
Hezekiah Fletcher
Oliver Morse
James Blake
John Hayward
John Benson
Benj. Hayward
old soldier
Joseph Wood
died July 21

Fourth Company
Capt. Gershom Nelson
Lieut. Jesse Whitney
Lieut. Josiah Nelson
Serg. Moses Chapin
Serg. Simeon Wiswell
Serg. Joseph Cody
Serg. Nathl. Parkhurst
Corp. Eph’m Parkhurst
Corp. Levi Thayer
Corp Ichabod Nelson
Pr. Gershom Legg
Robert Corbett
Eben. Read
Elisha White
John Robinson
Aaron Merrifield
Stephen Chapin
Daniel Wedge
Ichabod Corbett
Daniel Hayward
James Albee
Eph Chapin
Darius Sumner
Levi Hayward
Nathan Beal
Gershom Twitchell
Samuel Jones
Daniel Chapin
Josiah Kilborn
Isaac Littlefield
Moses Gage
Isaac Chapin
Daniel Chapin
Samuel Thayer
David Legg Jr.
James Sprague
James Twitchell
Darius Holbrook
Silas Brook
Levi Legg

Source: Annals of Mendon, Page 332 & 333
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