Equestrian statue from King William's War and Queen Anne's War
Located in Walpole, Massachusetts, United States, this equestrian statue is of early 20th century construction and has a green verdigris patina. The granite base of the monument (which is carved in capital letters) describes the figure as "LIEUT. LEWIS" and gives dates as 1663 - 1710. He is described as "OFFICER IN WARS OF KING WILLIAM AND QUEEN ANNE" (i.e. War of Spanish Succession and Queen Anne's War). He is described as a "TAX COLLECTOR AND SURVEYOR" who "COVERED FROM "ROXBURY TO WRENTHAM" and faced such dangers as "THE PROWLING WOLF". He is further mentioned the father-in-law of Major Seth Bullard, the uncle of Enoch Ellis and "ANCESTOR OF A LONG LINE OF DEFENDERS OF THE NATION AND OF WORTHY TEACHERS". The Lewis family remained prominent in Walpole until the 20th century and the Walpole Historical Society maintains a house once owned by this family.
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