Ancestors of Ida DeVern Swartz Thomas (1921 – 2013)
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Joshua Park in the Revolutionary War – Part I: The Siege of Boston

Newton is about 7 miles west of Boston, and was about a 2-hour march south of Lexington when the first shots were fired on April 19, 1775. The entire area was a hotbed of anti-British sentiment, and when the first call went out for volunteers to help break the Redcoats’ siege on Boston, Joshua enlisted.