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Minutemen of Lexington: Isaac Muzzy

Isaac Muzzy

Baptized December 16, 1744, Killed on the Green April 19, 1775

In honor of the upcoming Parker’s Prelude celebrations, the Lex250 Commission would like to shed light on the eight brave men who fought for American independence and died on April 19, 1775, at the Battle of Lexington. 

Isaac Muzzy was around 31 years old when he was killed by British forces. 

Isaac’s great-grandfather Benjamin Muzzy bought a property in 1693 and in around 1709 he built the first public house in Lexington. Benjamin’s son, John, later operated the tavern, until it was run by his granddaughter Ruth and her husband John Buckman. They owned the tavern on April 19, 1775. 

Isaac died when shots rang out. He was likely killed on or near the place where the line of minutemen was formed on the Green. 


  1. Frothingham, R. (1903). Battle of Lexington. In The Great Events by Famous Historians (Vol. 14). essay. 
  2. Tepper, M. (n.d.). Isaac Muzzey. Lexington Minute Men. 
  3. Isaac Muzzy (1744-1775) – find a grave memorial. Find a Grave. (n.d.). 
  4. (n.d.). Buckman Tavern. Lexington Historical Society.