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Nathaniel Folsom (1726 - 1790)

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Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Folsom
Born in Exeter, New Hampshiremap
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Died in Exeter, New Hampshire, United Statesmap
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Categories: Civil Service, American Revolution | American Founding Fathers | Signers of the Continental Association | Special Improvement Projects | American Revolution Army Officers | French and Indian War | Winter Street Burial Ground, Exeter, New Hampshire.

Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Folsom was a Civil Servant in the American Revolution


Nathaniel Folsom was a Delegate from New Hampshire. He was born in Exeter, Rockingham County, N.H., on September 18, 1726. Nathaniel served in the French and Indian Wars as a captain in Colonel Blanchard’s regiment; successively major, lieutenant colonel, and colonel of the Fourth Regiment of New Hampshire Militia, which he commanded at the beginning of the Revolutionary War; brigadier general of the New Hampshire troops sent to Massachusetts and served during the siege of Boston; appointed major general and planned the details of troops sent from New Hampshire to Ticonderoga; Member of the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1777-1780; executive councilor in 1778; a delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1783, serving as its president; chief justice of the court of common pleas; died in Exeter, N.H., on May 26, 1790; burial in Winter Street Burial Ground, Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA . (1)

Folsom married twice, first to Dorothy Smith (1726–1776). Their children included: Nathaniel, Dorothy, Jonathan, Anna, Arthur, and Mary (1751–1812), and Deborah; (Deborah was New Hampshire Governor John Taylor Gilman's first wife, Mary his second). By his second wife, Mary Sprague, he had one daughter, Ruth Weare Folsom. [1]



1.[Baker, Henry Moore]. General Nathaniel Folsom; An Address Delivered April 8, 1903 Before the New Hampshire Historical Society. [Concord? N.H.: N.P., 1904?].

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