Joseph Deering - Portland, ME
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 43° 39.739 W 070° 15.030
19T E 399175 N 4835127
Quick Description: Joseph Deering is buried near other Revolutionary War veterans in East Lot 44 just south of the centre of historic Eastern Cemetery in Portland.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2017 11:40:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMVFQN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
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Long Description:
Zachariah is not alone as a Revolutionary War veteran in this cemetery. There are quite a number of veterans of both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 buried here. Joseph Deering enlisted Febuary 16, 1776 and was discharged, Sept. 8, 1776, serving a total of 6 months and 21 days. He served in Captain Samuel Noyes's company, in the regiment of Col. Edmund Phinney, the 31st Massachusetts Regiment.

Unlike the majority of the Revolutionary War veterans buried in Eastern Cemetery, Joseph has a single stone, flush with the ground. We assume the stones in the ground to be government issue as they are all the same.

Following is an overview of Joseph Deering's military history in the Revolutionary War.

Dearing [Deering], Joseph, Falmouth, Cumberland Co. Capt. Samuel Noyes's co., Col. Edmund Phinney's regt. ; billeting allowed from date of enlistment, July 8, 1775, to date of marching from Falmouth, July 13, 1775 ; credited with 5 days allowance ; also, Fifer, Capt. Samuel Noyes's co.. Col. Edmund Phinney's (31st) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Fort No. 2, Cambridge, Oct. 27, 1775 ; also. Private, Capt. Benjamin Hooper's (Seacoast) co. ; enlisted Feb. 16, 1776 ; discharged Sept. 8, 1776 ; service, 6 mos. 21 days, at Falmouth, Cumberland Co.
From the Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War

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Location type: Single Grave

Date of Birth: 1758

Date of Death: 1779

Grave Marker Text:
Joseph Deering 31 Mass Regt Revolutionary War 1758 - 1779

Not known

Cause of death: Not listed

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