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This is the grave of Deborah Sampson Gannett. Born in 1760 in Plimpton, Massachusetts, Deborah Sampson grew up with long Puritan roots that reached back to William Bradford. But the family had fallen on pretty hard times and her father probably abandoned the family and moved to Maine, though she would later say he died […]
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This is the grave of John Trumbull. Born in 1756 in Lebanon, Connecticut, Trumbull grew up in the New England elite of the Revolutionary generation. His father was Connecticut governor from 1769-84, the only British governor to become a Patriot and remain in office after 1776. Trumbull entered Harvard in 1771 and graduated in 1773. […]
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This is the grave of John Hancock. Born in 1737 in Braintree, Massachusetts to a prosperous and slave owning family, Hancock’s father died when he was 7, but he went to live with his uncle, who ran a successful import business. He and his aunt raised him in comfort. Hancock enrolled at Harvard in 1750 […]
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This is the grave of Samuel Adams. Born in 1722 in Boston, Adams started Harvard in 1736. Disappointing his parents, he took a greater interest in politics than the ministry. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1740 and a master’s in 1743. Unable to focus on business because of his political interests, he failed a […]
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