Isaac Davis

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Birthday
23, 1745
Birthplace
Acton, MA
Death Date
Apr 19, 1775 (30)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
23, 1745
Birthplace
Acton, MA
Death Date
Apr 19, 1775 (30)

About

This eighteenth-century soldier, who inspired the famous Minute Man statue that adorns the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, is remembered for commanding a unit of Minutemen during the American Revolution. He died in battle at the age of thirty.

Before Fame

In late 1774, he was appointed captain of his town's Minutemen company.

Trivia

He had a premonition of his own death: before leaving for battle on an April morning in 1775, he bid farewell to his wife and told her to raise their children well.

Family Life

He was born in Acton, Massachusetts, to Ezekial and Hannah Davis. His marriage to Hannah Brown resulted in two sons and two daughters.

Associated With

He and Declaration of Independence signer John Hancock were both famous Massachusetts natives of the Revolutionary War era.