Sunday, July 04, 2010

Revolutionary War Spotlight: Dr. Eleazer CARVER

Dr. Eleazer CARVER
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
 Revolutionary War Memorial

Buried at the Old Parish Burying Ground [GR#7] in Bridgewater,Plymouth, MA is Dr. Eleazer CARVER. Note that his grave is marked with a large rust corroded Revolutionary War flag holder. I was glad to see the fresh, clean American Flag. This photo was taken 4 July 2009. Dr. Carver is buried in Section B Grave #158

His gravestone is transcribed as:
"158. In memory of Dr. Eleazer Carver, who died Mar. 9, 1827 æt. 77. "

Dr. Carver's service is recorded in the Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors database {volume 3 Page 168] at as:

"Carver, Eleazer. Surgeon, Maj. Eliphalet Cary's regt.; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 11 days, on an alarm at Tiverton, R. I.; roll sworn to in Plymouth Co.; also, Surgeon in hospital at Watertown..."

I can find Major Eliphalet Cary's regimental roll at on this exact date 30 July 1780 but I can't find his name listed in the roll. As he was a surgeon, you'd think he'd be at the top of the list!

Eleazer's mother was Hepzibah PERKINS, daughter of Thomas and granddaughter of David.

David PERKINS and Elizabeth BROWN are in my direct line. Their son Abraham was my descendant and he was brother to Thomas PERKINS who is the patriarch of the PERKINS family in Bridgewater.

I thought I was picking a random photo to write about, certainly not a cousin!

Thanks to the great recording of the Vital Record to 1850 for Bridgewater, MA, I have birth, marriage and death records for Eleazer! (NEHGS)

1749 CARVER Eleazer, ch. Eleazer Jr. and Hepzibah, Nov. 7, 1749. [Nov. 7, 1749 old s. or 18th new, P.R.34.]  Birth Bridgewater
1776 CARVER Eleazer Jr. [int. Dr., omits Jr.] and Sarah Keith, Apr. 18, 1776. [Eleazer Jr., C.R.1. Eleazer, s. Eleazer, P.R.34.]  Marriage Bridgewater
1827 CARVER Eleazer, Dr., h. Sarah, Mar. 21, 1827. [a. 77 the 4th of last November, C.R.1. Mar. 9, a. 77, G.R.7.]  Death Bridgewater

Dr. Carver's wife died in 1815 and is buried by his side. The gravestones in this cemetery are transcribed and mapped. I don't think they will be readable much longer. 

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