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*THOMAS AKELEY, b. at Boston, Mass., May 25, 1755; d. at Brattleboro, Vt., Feb. 28, 1850; buried in West Brattleboro Cemetery. He served as Private on the Lexington Alarm Roll of Capt. Joseph Guild's Co., Col. Greaton's Regt., which marched on the Alarm of Apr. 19, 1775; service twelve days, from Dedham, Mass. Also Private in Co. Return of Capt. Guild's Co., Col. Heath's (36) Regt., dated Camp at Fort No. 2, Oct. 5, 1775. Town to which soldier belonged, Dedham. Reported enlisted May 9, 1775.
*Out of about 200 graves of Soldiers of the American Revolution marked by the Brattleboro Chapter, D. A. R., 45 were for men who, at some time, had lived in Brattleboro.
Annals of Brattleboro : 1681-1895, Brattleboro, VT, page 150