BANCROFT, LIEUT. TIMOTHY,--Came from ----; born in 1709, died 21 Nov
1772, aged 63.
He had children, COL. EBENEZER, born 1737, an officer in the French and Revolutionary wars, and in the battle of Bunker Hill,died 22 Sep 1827, aged 90;
DEACON JONATHAN born 1750, died 11 July 1815,aged 65.
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Col. EBENEZER BANCROFT, as already stated, fought bravely at Bunker Hill, and in other battles during the war. He purchased and enlarged the house once owned by Henry Farwell and now occupied by his grandson, Ebenezer Bancroft, Esq. He went into the French War at the age of sixteen years. He was commissioned lieutenant-colonel April 21, 1780, and justice of the peace in 1798. He married Susan Fletcher, by whom he had nine children. He died greatly respected Sept. 22, 1827, and was buried under arms, the band playing "Blue Eyed Mary" on the way to the grave.
Jonathan Bancroft, (1750-1815) served as sergeant in Capt. Leonard Butterfield's company, Ebenezer Bridges' regiment at the Lexington Alarm. In 1781 served as second lieutenant under Capt. Nathqaniel Holden. He was born in Tyngsborough, Mass.
Deacon Jonathan Bancroft, son of Lieut. Timothy Bancroft and brother of Colonel Ebenezer Bancroft, was born Aug. 11th 1750. He was a member of Capt. Leonard Butterfield's company of Dunstable (minutemen) and was a Sergeant in Capt Ford's company in September 1777, having previously it is thought, taken part in the battle of Bennington, was made Second Lieutenant in 1781 and in 1786 was commissioned First Lieutenant of the Seventh Middlesex County Regiment. He was a prominent member of the Unitarian church and for many years a Deacon. He died July 11, 1815.
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