Saturday, January 29, 2011

Joseph Nye "Minuteman"

My 5th Great Grandfather, Joseph Nye was born April 18 1735 in Sandwich Massachusetts to Caleb Nye and Hannah Bodfish. Joseph moved to Hardwick Massachusetts with his parents around 1752 and would live the rest of his life there.
On the 19th of April 1775,the day the British marched on Concord and Lexington, Joseph was called to duty as a Minuteman with Simeon Hazelton's company of Hardwick. This service was to last for 8 days.
Joseph was to serve 6 more times between the period of June 1775 and Feb 1777 under Regiments led by Colonel John Fellows (8th Regiment Continental Army)and Colonel Samuel Brewers
Joseph died May 11 1804 in and is buried in Hardwick Massachusetts

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