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Joshua Gage (1747 - 1811)

Joshua Gage
Born in Methuen, Essex, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1775 in Methuen, Essex, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Sunapee, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Mar 2015
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Joshua Gage served in the 1st New Hampshire Regiment (1775) during the American Revolution
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Joshua Gage is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-163430
Rank: Corporal
Daughters of the American Revolution
Joshua Gage is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A042943.

"[...] After the British made their third charge up Breed's Hill in the Battle of Bunker Hill, Joshua and the rest of the Yankees having run out of powder decided not to be taken prisoners. In making his getaway, Joshua noticed his wounded comrade, Brocklebank, lying on the ground unable to move. Now Brocklebank was only six feet four and weighed over two hundred but Joshua lingered not, and even though he stood only five feet four himself, shouldered the big fellow, carried him down the hill and together they found safety behind a hay cock, while the British bullets whizzed merrily over their heads. As a fitting ending to this act of mercy and heroism we find that Joshua's son, John (the uncle of Big Bill) later married Lydia Brocklebank, the daughter of big Brocklebank and many of their descendants now live in Grand Blanc, Flint and Mundy Townships." [1]

Died 21 Dec 1811. Wendell, Sunapee, New Hampshire, USA. [2] [3] 21 Dec 1811. Sunapee, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. [4] [5] [6] [2] [7] Found multiple copies of death date. Using 21 Dec 1811

Military Service: 1 Aug 1775. New Hampshire, USA. [8] [9]

Residence 1776 Sunapee, Sullivan County, NH. [10] [11]

Buried Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA. [4]


  1. "William and Sarah Gage, Township's First White Settlers," by R.E.A, The Holly Herald, Centennial Anniversary Edition Thursday, June 30, 1938.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Source: #S1538034748 Volume: 228 Ancestry Record 2204 #555322
  3. Source: #S1538034631 Book Title: Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 163 : 1921 Ancestry Record 61157 #3764603
  4. 4.0 4.1 Source: #S1538034606 Ancestry Record 60525 #117878959
  5. Source: #S1538034748 Volume: 260 Ancestry Record 2204 #1134381
  6. Source: #S1538034748 Volume: 260 Ancestry Record 2204 #1134276
  7. Source: #S1538034653 Birth year: 1748; Birth city: Methuen; Birth state: MA Ancestry Record 4725 #937402
  8. Source: #S1538034860 Ancestry Record 4282 #1878226
  9. Source: #S1538034895 National Archives; Washington, D.C.; Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War; Record Group Title: War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records; Record Group Number: 93; Series Number: M881 Ancestry Record 1309 #368512
  10. Source: #S1538034896 Ancestry Record 3561 #18002505
  11. Source: #S1538034896 Ancestry Record 3561 #18002504
  • "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2015-03-27), entry for Joshua GAGE.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed June 15, 2017), "Record of Joshua Gage", Ancestor # A042943.
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 9 September 2018), memorial page for Joshua Gage (24 Feb 1747–21 Dec 1811), Find A Grave: Memorial #143575525, citing Eastman Cemetery, Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Karen Sleva (contributor 47691610) .


Thank you to Kitty Smith for contributions to this profile.

  • Source: S1538034585 Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.Ancestry Family Tree Ancestry Family Tree 83333830
  • Source: S1538034606 U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Publication: Operations, Inc.
  • Source: S1538034631 North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 Publication: Operations, Inc.
  • Source: S1538034653 Family Data Collection - Individual Records Edmund West, comp. Publication: Operations Inc
  • Source: S1538034717 Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Publication: Operations, Inc.
  • Source: S1538034748 U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Publication: Operations, Inc.
  • Source: S1538034781 American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Godfrey Memorial Library, comp. Publication: Operations Inc
  • Source: S1538034860 U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Publication: Operations, Inc.
  • Source: S1538034895 U.S. Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783 Publication: Operations Inc
  • Source: S1538034896 New Hampshire, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890 Publication: Operations Inc

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