Robert Lenthall Eells was born in 1731 and christened on 13 February of that year.
Married Ruth Copeland of Scituate Dec. 1, 1757 and lived where Capt. N. Dwelley resided at the Four Corners.
Capt Robert Lenthal EELLS
Birth: Feb. 17, 1732
Death: Jun. 19, 1800
He was Rep. in 1776 and '77; Selectman from 1790-98; and d. June 19, 1800, and his wid. May 21, 1831, ae. 98. ch.: 1. Ruth, Oct. 31, 1758, m. Jno. Young, Feb. 2, 1797. No ch. 2. Betsey, Oct. 30, 1760, m. Col. J. B. Barstow, Feb. 7, 1788, and d. in 1851. 3. Huldah C., March 8, 1763, m. Wm. Wing, Nov. 26, 1780, and d. in N. York. 4. Anne L., July 18, 1765, m. Capt. Albert Smith, Aug. 23, 1787. 5. Robert, Nov. 29, 1767. 6. Nabby, Nov. 29, 1767, m. Josiah Smith, Jr., Pembroke, Mar. 13, 1794. 7. John, May 20, 1770, m. Lucy Thorndike, and went to Camden, Me., where he d. in 1848 ? leaving ch. 8. Nathl., Sep. 28, 1772, m. Mary Terry, moved to Belfast, Me., and there d. in 1840. 9. Joseph, June 5, 1774. 10. Lucy, Aug. 12, 1776, m. Dea. Elijah Barstow, Nov. 8, 1798. 11. Edward, Feb. 26, 1779. 12. Sarah, Aug. 2, d. Aug. 17, 1781. 13. Sam'l., Mar. 13, 1783. [extracted from "A Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, Mass., with Family Genealogies." by John S. Barry, 1853.]
[from same source, p. 162] "... Capt. Robert Lenthal Eells, who was an extensive landholder; one of the wealthiest citizens of his day; a man whose chief greatness consisted in the greatness of his soul; of unbounded hospitality; charitable; kind to the poor and the suffering; devoted to every thing public spirited; eminently patriotic; an able officer in the war of the Revolution; who opened his doors cheerfully and widely to all who were engaged in that struggle; and whose daughters, evinced their zeal for Liberty, in ministering to the wants of the soldiers, and in manufacturing cartridges for the use of the companies enrolled in the town."
Military Service - "Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War" (Volume 5), p. 248; Commander of the Southern Company, Hanover, Mass. and Member on Committees of Correspondence and Safety 1775, 1776, 1780 - "Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, Mass with Family Genealogies" (Barry), 1853, pp. 112,117,121-2,127.
Descendants of Robert L. Eells
Robert L. Eells b: Abt. 1738 in near Hanover, Plymouth Co., MA Colony? d: June 19, 1800 .. +Ruth Copeland b: Abt. 1738 in near Hanover, Plymouth Co., MA Colony? m: Abt. 1758 in near Hanover, Plymouth Co., MA Colony? d: May 21, 1831
Note: Rev. Soldier
Burial: Hanover Center Cemetery Hanover Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA
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