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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Barden

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Thomas (2), son of Thomas (1) Borden, was probably born in Portsmouth. He was residing in Attleboro in 1756, and appears in the records as Thomas Barden. He participated in the revolutionary war and in the “Massachusetts Rolls” is credited with service as follows: On an alarm in Rhole Island he enlisted from Attleboro, Massachusetts, September 1. 1779, as a private in Captain Joseph Franklin’s company, Colonel Nathan Tyler’s regiment; served four months and was discharged December 31, of that year. Re-enlisted July 28, 1780, in Captain Caleb Richardson’s company, Colonel Abiel Mitchell’s regiment, raised for the continental army, and was discharged October 31, of the sane year. Thomas Barden married Susanna Riggs. Children: Susanna, Thomas, George, Otis, Eleanor, James. Sylvanus, Molly and Eunice.

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