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."


"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.


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