Col. Benjamin Garland - Rye, NH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 43° 00.633 W 070° 46.348
19T E 355552 N 4763510
Quick Description: This marker is for Col. Benjamin Garland who was a minuteman and part of a committee of three charged with enlisting other men from Rye, New Hampshire, where he was an inn keeper and land owner. The grave is located near the Congregational Church.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 4/8/2012 11:52:24 PM
Waymark Code: WME697
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
Biography from Jim Stoddard Net:

"Col. Benjamin Garland - Born Oct. 29, 1734, son of John and Elizabeth; died May 2, 1802. Married Dec. 5, 1757, Sarah Jenness (Apr. 25, 1736 - Feb. 18, 1803). Residence, Rye Center, N.H., innkeeper. Owned much land and property all over Rye; was in service at Ft. William and Mary, 1708, under the Crown; was a Minute Man in the Revolutionary War.

May 16, 1775, Col. Benjamin Garland, Col. Peter Garland, and Joseph Parsons were “made three of a committee of seven to enlist, arm, employ, send out and discharge the minute men of Rye.” Feb. 1781, Col. Benjamin Garland, Joseph Parsons and Peter Garland were “made three of a committee of seven to get soldiers and hire men for the Continental Army.” He had ten children, of whom the seventh was Amos."


Note from MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY of the SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION:

"BENJAMIN GARLAND, Rye, New Hampshire
One of a committee to enlist, arm, and equip the minute-men of Rye, May 16, 1775; also to hire soldiers for the Continental Army, Feb., 1781."

Location type: Single Grave

Date of Birth: Oct. 29, 1734

Date of Death: May 2, 1802

Cause of death: Died Later

Grave Marker Text:
In memory of Col. Benjamin Garland He died May 2, 1802 aged 67 years.


Ranks:
Colonel


Visit Instructions:

PLEASE NOTE: This category is for American Revolutionary War Veterans only. Veterans of other revolutions are not part of this category.

I have allowed one entry for a grave of British solders, but it was an exception. Please only list graves for Colonial soldiers.

Simply visit the locations. Please provide as much information as possible. Pictures would be a great addition.

Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest American Revolutionary War Veteran Graves
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
RickAnn visited Col. Benjamin Garland - Rye, NH 10/8/2019 RickAnn visited it