Last Survivor of the Battle of Lexington

Here is an interesting tidbit from the April 7, 1854 issue of The Liberator, a source available on the Accessible Archives database.  Even in the early 1800s, some people lived to a remarkably advanced age.

Last Surrivor of the Battle of Lexington — The venerable Jonathan Harrington, of Lexington, the last survivor of the memorable conflict of April 9th, 1775, died recently, In the 96th year of his age. Though but 17 years of age, he was connected with the Provincial militia, and at the battle of Lexington played the fife for one of the companies in that engagement.

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