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First Name: Thomas

Last Name: Mellen

Birthplace: Framingham, MA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Continental Army (1775 - 1784)

Date of Birth: 15 May 1713

Date of Death: 1782

Rank: Captain

Years Served:
Thomas Mellen

•  Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783)


Thomas Mellen
Captain, Continental Army

Thomas Mellen was born on 15 May 1713 in Framingham, MA.

Mellen was a Major in the French and Indian War fighting in New York State and Canada. He was one of the 200+ delegates to the First Massachusetts Provincial Congress in 1774, which decided to raise money for guns, ammunition, and mess kits "in case war with the British was necessary." (The guns, etc. were purchased and hidden in key points in Massachusetts, such as at Concord).

In the Revolutionary War, Mellen was first a Lieutenant and later a Captain. He also saw service in Rhode Island during the Rhode Island Alarm.

Death and Burial

Captain Thomas Mellen died in 1782 in Hopkinton, MA. He is buried at Hopkinton Church Burial Ground in Hopkinton.

Honoree ID: 2849   Created by: MHOH




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