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Lieutenant Amos Fairbanks

The headstone of Lieutenant Amos Fairbanks in the Douglas Center Cemetery of Douglas, Massachusetts


I believe the information which I include is of the Correct Lieutenant Amos Fairbanks; however an apparent error in the book I referenced makes it less then 100% certain. It states that Lt. Amos Fairbanks died in 1809; however, the facts seem to best apply which leads me to believe that they have his date of death incorrect. I have seen similar mistakes elsewhere in the text.


According to the book "Genealogy of the Fairbanks family in America, 1633-1897" by Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks:


Lieutenant Amos Fairbanks was born in Harvard, Massachusetts to Deacon Jonathan and Mary Fairbanks. Amos worked as a farmer in Addition to his position in the Military. His name appears as a private on a Muster Roll of a foot company commanded by Israel Taylor out of Colonel Oliver Wilder's Regiment that marched on the alarm for the relief of Fort William Henry and as a Lieutenant on the Lexington Alarm of 1775.


lt. Fairbanks served on the Committee of Correspondence and Safety in 1780 and was chosen as deacon of the church in 1786.


On 1760, he married Lucy Gates who died seven years later at the age of 28.


Their Children were:


Jacob Fairbanks - born June 1761 and died in infancy


Jacob Fairbanks - born May 6, 1762


Lucy Fairbanks - born March 24, 1764 and married Reuben Whitney


Mercy - Born March 28 1766 and died November 1, 1784


lt. Fairbanks married his second wife Rhoda Sawyer shortly after the death of his first wife Lucy.


Their children were:


Amos Fairbanks - born September 5, 1769


Noah Fairbanks - born June 23, 1771


Rhoda Fairbanks - born June 15, 1774 and married Josiah Haskell Jr.


Joseph Fairbanks - born February 19, 1776


Daniel Fairbanks - born October 20, 1778 and died March 10, 1779


Mary Fairbanks - Born February 24, 1781


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Taken on June 2, 2009