A patriot of the American revolution, was born in Roxbury, near Boston, in 1741. In June, 1775, the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts, of which he was then President, made him Major-General of their forces. At the battle of Bunker Hill, he was slain within a few yards of the breastwork; his loss was deeply felt and regretted. In 1776, his remains were removed from the battle ground and interred in Boston. [P. 22.]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall: comprising many of those of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and other distinguished persons connected with the early history of the efforts which resulted in the glorious Liberty we now enjoy. Philadelphia. 1856.