Alexander Scammell, born in 1747, was an attorney in Massachusetts and received his education from Harvard in 1769. He lived in Plymouth Colony for a short period, where he was a member of the Old Colony Club and taught in the public schools.
During the American Revolution, Scammell was an officer in the Continental Army. He was wounded at Yorktown in 1781 and died just a few days later on October 6, 1781.
Scammel’s legacy is remembered in Plymouth, Massachusetts where he is honored with a memorial on Plymouth’s Burial Hill. A bronze plaque mounted on granite stone reads:
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