William Frost - York, ME
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 43° 08.655 W 070° 39.138
19T E 365637 N 4778158
Quick Description: Located in the Old York Burying Ground, this grave has a large bronze plaque on a granite stone with details of Lt. Frost's life. A smaller plaque for his wife is on the left, and beside the stone is a small bronze medallion for Lt. Frost.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2012 11:15:35 PM
Waymark Code: WME5D0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:

The great-grandchildren of the Revolutionary War veteran place this bronze plaque on a granite marker.

Additionally, the Muster Rolls of the Eighteenth Continental Regiment contain the following entry:

"Second Lieutenant William Frost of Kittery, Maine, was born May 26, 1747, and married Elizabeth Randall of Berwick, Maine, and died June 2, 1827, aged eighty years. He was second lieutenant in Col. Scamman's regiment at Cambridge in 1775, was in this regiment in 1776, joined Col. Brewer's 12th Massachusetts regiment in 1777, promoted to first lieutenant August 10, 1777, and was discharged in December, 1778. He signed the oath of allegiance at Valley Forge."

The Main Genealogy "Civil War Records" has the following entry:

WILLIAM FROST, First Lieutenant.

"Enlisted May 3, 1775, and commissioned Ensign, June 2, of Capt. S. Leighton's company, in the Thirtieth Foot, and served until Dec. 31, 1775; commissioned Second Lieutenant, Jan. 1, 1776, of Captain S. Wild's company, in the Eighteenth Continental Infantry, and served through the year; re-engaged, Nov. 13, 1776, in the Twelfth Massachusetts Regiment of the line, and promoted to First Lieutenant, Jan. 1, 1777, of Capt. S. Burbank's company in same regiment. Took the oath of allegiance at Valley Forge, and commanded his company there, Jan. 23, 1778; and served until April 1, 1779, in same regiment; was left out then through a reorganization, and was appointed barrack master of West Point, and commissary of brigade, July 15, 1779, at special request of General Patterson, and was commissary of issues of General Patterson's brigade, during 1780, and until June, 1782, when he was appointed in the contractor service and remained until end of war."

Location type: Single Grave

Date of Birth: May 26, 1747

Date of Death: June 2, 1827

Cause of death: Died Later

Grave Marker Text:
William Frost born in York, district of Maine, May 26, 1747 Died June 2, 1827 ________ Son of John Frost, Esq., of York, Maine, and Grandson of Hon. John and Mary (Pepperrell) Frost of New Hampshire. Mary (Pepperrell) Frost was the daughter of Col. William Pepperrell and sister of Sir William Pepperrell. Both of Kittery. ________ Served the Colonies in the American Revolution, May 3, 1775-1783 as Ensign, Lieutenant, Commissary of Issues, Surveyor General 1783-1786, Register of Deeds for County of York, District of Maine, April 12, 1786-April 16, 1816 and County Treasurer May 15, 1787-April 1812. ________ Erected by his Great-Grandchildren.

Second Lieutenant

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