Robert Follett - Kittery Point, ME
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 43° 04.877 W 070° 42.901
19T E 360394 N 4771268
Quick Description: Captain Robert Follet was in command of the Continental Frigate "Raeigh." His grave is in the cemetery of the First Congregational Church at Kittery Point.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 4/6/2012 6:48:03 AM
Waymark Code: WME5EB
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 4

Long Description:

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

"ROBERT FOLLETT, Captain and Master.

"Commanded a company of Artillery at Kittery Point, Me., by return of Nov. 5, 1775. Was appointed Master of the Continental frigate, "Raleigh" Capt. T. Thompson, June 24, 1776; was discharged about Jan. 1, 1777.

Born, June 16, 1737, at Kittery, son of John and Mary (Tripe) Follett. Married Mary Mitchell, July 16, 1767, at Kittery, and had five or more children. Residence, Kittery. in March, 1776. Was also a physician; died Aug. 21, 1780, at Kittery, and his gravestone is in the old cemetery, near Kittery Point Bridge."

Location type: Single Grave

Date of Birth: June 16, 1737

Date of Death: Aug. 21, 1780

Cause of death: Died Later

Grave Marker Text:
In Memory of Capt. Robert Follett. who died Aug. 21. 1780. Æt. 45 Early engaged in the nautical profession, Which he continued until called to the service of his country in 1775, sustaining the endearing & social duties of life, he was called to leave friends & country & enter that bourn From whence no traveler returns.


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