Newbury in Orange County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
General Jacob Bayley
1726 - 1815
A pioneer of strong unselfish purpose
A patriot of uncompromising fidelity
A soldier unstained by personal ambition
A citizen ever devoted to the public good
French and Indian war
Lieutenant 1755, Captain 1757, Colonel 1760
Siege of Fort William Henry,
Battles of Ticonderoga and Crown Point,
Capture of Montreal
Brigadier General 1776,
Commissary General of Northern
Department of Colonial Army 1777
Battle of Saratoga
"I am determined to fight for
the United States as long as I live
and have one copper in my hands"
A leading citizen of Hampstead
New Hampshire 1746-1764.
Founder of this town 1762.
Secured its first charter from
New Hampshire 1763. Its second
from New York 1772.
Founder of first church 1764,
and one of its two first deacons.
Delegate to New York
Provincial Congress 1777.
Representative to Vermont
General Assembly 1777 and 1784.
Member of Council of safety 1777,
of Court of
of Constitutional Conventions
1777 and 1793,
Judge of Court of Common Pleas
Delegate to Continental Congress
Judge of Probate Court 1778,
Chief Judge of Supreme Court
of Gloucester County 1778,
Chief Judge of Orange County
Court 1783 1786-1791,
Member of Governor's Council
Ten terms 1778 1786-1794
"I have nothing left but my farm, all else I have advanced for the public and I think it well spent if I have done any good"
Erected 1912 by Some of his descendants.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1726.
Location. 44° 4.723′ N, 72° 3.523′ W. Marker is in Newbury, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 5) south of Chapel Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the Newbury common. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newbury VT 05051, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacob Bayley (within shouting distance of this marker); Elmbank (approx. 0.3 miles away); Col. Thomas Johnson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Court HouseBayley-Hazen Military Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Colonel Thomas Johnson (approx. 1.2 miles away); Soldiers of Haverhill Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away in New Hampshire); Terminal Of Coos Road (approx. 1.8 miles away in New Hampshire). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newbury.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.