His portrait, along with his wife, Rachel Powell was painted by Gilbert Stuart and no information on how that came to be or how to check on further information on when Gilbert Stuart painted it and upon what occasion. Perhaps it was a wedding gift?
William Lampson, Berkshire, Mass Militia Revolutionary War Patriot, 1761-1827
This is the story of a mystery man--nothing known of him, his kin, ancestry or parentage--before he joins the Berkshire Militia in 1776, at the age of 15 from Lanesboro, Berkshire, Massachusetts. I will post all that I have of his--his account book, portrait, etc and hope that someone may see this and suggest how I can give him his life back--his parents, ancestry, etc. Was he from a loyalist family? 35 years of research has not revealed further information on his roots, other than he was born 27 Sep 1761 in either Boston or Spencer, Massachusetts. He had 12 children, whose descendants have made pronounced achievements and contributions to world and national history.
Portrait of a Patriot--by Gilbert Stuart, painter of Presidents
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