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Benjamin Burgess MD (1709 - 1748)

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Dr. Benjamin Burgess MD
Born in Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Baymap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Baymap
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  • BENJAMIN BURGESS (1708-48) Dr. Benjamin Burgess was the son of Ebenezer and Mercy (Lombard) Burgess, of East Wareham, Massachusetts. He was born in 1708, dying September 18, 1748, at the age of 40. "Doctors die young,"--and sometimes their wives. Mrs. Burgess predeceased him by two years, dying at theage of 36. We do not know the cause of the early death either of the Doctor or of his wife. The latter's Christian name, like that of the Doctor's mother, was Mercy. Their graves are found in the Acushnet Cemetery. Benjamin was 24 years older than George Washington, and died 28 years before the Declaration of Independence. Dr. Burgess was a physician, and,as was the custom in those days, he probably studied medicine as an apprentice under an older physician.


  • Acushnet Cemetery, Acushnet, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay


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