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FELLOWS, John, soldier, born in Pomfret, Connecticut, in 1733; died in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 1 August 1808. He served in the French and Indian war, was a member of the Massachusetts provincial congress in 1775, and soon after the battle of Lexington led a regiment of minutemen to Boston. He was made a brigadier general, 25 June 1776, commanding a brigade at the battles of Long Island, White Plains, and Bemis Heights, where he took an active part in the capture of Burgoyne. After the war he was sheriff of Berkshire County.
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