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John Hooton, an oarmaker, was born September 4th, 1754 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a Boston Tea Party participant and Revolutionary militiaman. He was placed on the enlistment list for service as a private and sergeant in the Massachusetts Militia. He served as a sergeant in Captain Elias Parkman’s company and in Colonel Joseph Webb’s regiment. He died September 15th, 1844 and is buried in the Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.