Monthly Archives: March 2021

Timothy Ruggles – The Rise and Fall of a Massachusetts Loyalist

By Bill Daley Timothy Ruggles of Sandwich was a prominent leader in the Massachusetts colony during the time immediately preceding the American Revolution in 1775. Had he not been a Loyalist, he might have been one of the founding fathers … Continue reading

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Joseph Wilson (1843-1886)

By Bill Daley There is a little-known gravesite of a black civil War soldier, Joseph Wilson, who is buried in Sandwich in a wooded area off of Quaker Meeting House Road near the Stop & Shop. In 2012, Eagle Scout … Continue reading

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