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Major Samuel Thaxter

Male 1723 - 1771  (47 years)


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  • Name Samuel Thaxter 
    Prefix Major 
    Born 14 November 1723  Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation trader 
    Died 6 August 1771  Bridgewater, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Samuel resided on the paternal homestead, North St., Hingham, until he removed to Bridgewater.

      Samuel, of Hingham, “was an officer in the French and Indian War, and was present at the massacre after the capitulation of Fort William Henry in 1757. He was tied to a tree, awaiting a horrible death at the hands of the savages, when French officers passing by took pity on him and cut his bonds. He made his escape to Fort Edward, while in the meantime the new of his horrible fate had been carried to Hingham by another escaped soldier. On a certain Sunday, Rev. Ebenezer Gay of Hingham preached his funeral sermon. On the following day a neighbor met Major Thaxter riging into town, and exclaimed in amazement, ‘Great Heavens, major! Is that you? What, we’ve just buried you!’” [1, 2]
    Person ID I6126  Schirado
    Last Modified 8 May 2013 

    Father Samuel Thaxter,   b. 8 October 1695, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 December 1732, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother Sarah Marshall,   b. 5 April 1700,   d. 26 July 1727, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 3 January 1721/2  [1
    Family ID F14617  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Abigail Smith,   b. 16 December 1722, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 August 1807, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 18 August 1743  [1
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Thaxter,   b. 25 August 1748, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 June 1813, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +2. Mary Thaxter,   b. 5 April 1752, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 June 1842, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. Henry Thaxter,   b. 16 February 1754, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 October 1833, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Dr. Gridley Thaxter,   b. 9 April 1756, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F4370  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] George Lincoln, et al., (published by the Town of Hingham, 1893).

    2. [S3] L. Vernon Briggs, (1938).


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