On this Patriots’ Day Weekend, we remember these family members that marched on the Alarm of 19 Apr 1775, the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
Luther Blanchard **
Ezekiel Davis II
Isaac Davis *
Abner Hosmer *
Phineas Wetherbee II
Paul Wetherbee II
Jonathan Crouch II
Oliver Mead I
Joseph Wetherbee I
Abel Whitcomb I
Samuel Lawrence II
Jonathan Whitcomb V
Thomas Wetherbee I
Oliver Taylor I
Phineas Taylor II
Thomas Wetherbee II
* shot and killed in action at Battle of Concord.
** wounded in action at Battle of Concord; died of wounds later.
The service records for each, most found in , are summarized in this report.
To learn more, read these excellent books:
- The Battle of April 19, 1775, in Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville and Charlestown, Massachusetts, by Frank Warren Coburn, revised 1912.
- The Minute Men—The First Fight: Myths and Realities of the American Revolution, by John R. Galvin, revised 2006.
All are in the Wetherbee branch, except Samuel Ames in the Watne Branch.
Source: Arthur Fuller Davis Gallery, Acton Memorial Library (painting).