FLAGG, Josiah. b. Woburn, Massachusetts, 28 May 1737; d. Boston(?) 30 December 1794. A prominent music compiler, singing master, conductor, concert organizer, jeweler, and engraver, Flagg was the sixth and last child of Gershom Flagg (1702-1753) and Martha Johnson Flagg (1706-1783), descendants of Thomas Flegg [not Flagg] (1621-1698) who was born in Norfolk, England and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1637. Before the age of twenty, Flagg and Paul Revere (1735-1818), patriot, engraver, and silversmith, who also lived in the North End of Boston, had become friends. On 7 April 1760, Josiah married Elizabeth Hawkes in Boston’s New North Church (Small, p. 11). Several publications...
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