TI ESSSAR 2016

Patriot graves marked by the Thousand Island Chapter, ESSSAR: 2016.



Daniel Hall



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Daniel Hall is listed with the Sons of the American Revolutions as Patriot P-172781. Born 20 Otober 1751 in Ct., he died 20 January 1827 in the Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson co., NY. He served as a private in Capt. Alden's Co. and also in a regiment commanded by Col. Sprout, of the Mass. Line. Enlisting 15 April 1782, he served until January 1784 when he was honorably discharged but lost his papers which were signed by Maj. Gen. Knox. Archives Building, Washington, D.C., Pension 0. 44896 Daniel Hall and his first wife, Mary, are buried in the cemetery at Rice's Corners, town of Adams, Jefferson Co., N.Y. Daniel Hall went first to Oneida Co., coming to Jefferson Co., about 1805.
Findagrave memorial # 77483384.
Grave marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Daniel Manley



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Daniel Manley was born in1760 in Berkshire county, MA and died 29 June 1833 in the Town of Adams, Jefferson Co., NY. He is listed with the Sons of the American Revolution as Patriot P-241077. He was married twice but his wives names and burial locations are unknown. He is buried in Rices Cemetery, Town of Adams, Jefferson Co., NY. Daniel Manley served from June 1, 1776 for 2 months in Capt. Elijah Demmings' Co.; 3 months from September 15, 1777 in Capt. Carton's Co.; 2 months from June 1, 1779 in Capt. Collin's Co.; and 8 months from May 2, 1780 in Capt. Smith's Co. Archives, Washington, D.C. R. 6864.
Findagrave memorial # 19038855.
Grave marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Ashbel Skinner



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Photo of tombstone of Revolutionary War Patriot Corporal Ashbel Skinner, DAR Patriot Index #A104784 in the East Part Cemetery, Stockholm/St. Lawrence/NY. The recently cleaned up cemetery is in an isolated area and has grave stones showing death dates as early as 1830. According to the DAR patriot database, Ashbel Skinner was born in Harwinton CT 25 December 1751 and died in Stockholm/St. Lawrence/NY in May 1829. He served in CT during the Revolutionary War under Captains Gillette, Griffin, Cobley and Colonels Roger Enos and Samuel Canfield and served several tours in New York and Long Island areas. His wife Rhoda received a widow’s pension #W.17819 executed in 1837. According to her pension application Rhoda was born in Oxford CT in 1758. After marrying in 1779 and moves to Pawlet, Sandgate and Jericho in VT, the family left about 1816 to live in Stockholm. Nothing was found at this site showing when Rhoda died or where she is buried. The pension application includes considerable family information including names of Rhoda’s sisters and children. Note that the Anne Cady website shows him dying at age 18, an error which has been corrected on the FAG website. Findagrave memorial # 91475535.
Grave marked by Joel Bixby, 1000 Islands Chapter ESSSAR.




Samuel Cook Bogue



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Photo of tombstone of Revolutionary War Patriot Corporal Samuel Cook Bogue, DAR Patriot Index #A011779 in the Hale Cemetery, Norfolk/St. Lawrence/NY. Samuel served in the CT militia under Capt. James Stoddard and Col. Noadiah Hooker. The DAR Patriot database shows him with the rank of private. According to the DAR database, Samuel was born in Farmington/Hartford/CT on 8 Aug 1755 and died 10 June 1829 in Norfolk. The grave stone lower half shows Tryphenia Thompson, his wife, 1756 - 1843, to whom he was married in 1773 in Farmington. She is noted as Triphena on the DAR database and Tryphena on his pension application with the last name of Bouge or Booge. The Hale Cemetery is set back from a rural road and has a large and attractive sign with a detailed history of the cemetery placed before a very well maintained and welcoming field stone arch which marks the entrance to the cemetery. Findagrave memorial # 66916116. Also found on Anne Cady’s site.
Grave marked by Joel Bixby, 1000 Islands Chapter ESSSAR.




Russell Attwater



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Photo of tombstone of Revolutionary War Patriot Corporal Russell Attwater, DAR Patriot Index #A001456 in the High Street Cemetery, Norfolk/St. Lawrence/NY. The DAR index notes him as Atwater and shows that he served as a private in the Connecticut militia under Militia Ens. Lucius Tuttle. According to the DAR database, Russell was born in Cheshire/New Haven/CT on 20 Jun 1762 and died 16 Jun 1851 in Norfolk. He was granted a pension #S28238. He was married to Clarissa Chapman in 1773 in Farmington CT. No marker was found for her. Attwater was a well known judge in St. Lawrence County. He founded the town of Russell which was named in his honor. Findagrave memorial # 57531293. Also found on Anne Cady’s site.
Grave marked by Joel Bixby, 1000 Islands Chapter ESSSAR.



Simeon Nash



Photo not available Photo of tombstone of Revolutionary War Patriot Corporal Simeon Nash, DAR Patriot Index #A081644 in the Holmes Hill Cemetery, Stockholm/St. Lawrence/NY. The DAR index shows that he served as a private in the Lexington Alarm under Capt. Agrippa Wells and as a private and corporal under Capt. Childs in a company raised for service at Ticonderoga and later in Capt. John Wells Company. According to the DAR database, Nash was born in Greenfield MA on 15 May 1756 and died on 20 Feb 1813 in Stockholm. He was married to Eleanor Whipple. No marker was found for her. Findagrave memorial # 102361155. Also found on Anne Cady’s site.
Grave marked by Joel Bixby, 1000 Islands Chapter ESSSAR.




Asa Harris



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Asa Harris, DAR: A051522 FAG# 76335601, was born 26 January 1763 in Woodstock, Windham, CT, the son of Abner Harris and Jerusha Ross. He died 17 March 1835 in Champion, Jefferson, NY and buried in Hillside cemetery, Champion, NY. On 20 November 1784, in Chesterfield, Cheshire, NH, he married Rachel Farr, daughter of Abraham Farr and Rachel Foskett. who is buried beside him. For his service he received pension S*W19667 for service with CT, and the Navy with VT.
Burial Location: N 43.96683° W 75.69104°
Marked by Steve Guy, Thousand Islands Chapter ESSSAR.




Stephen Johnson Jr.



Photo not available Stephen Johnson Jr., DAR: A063704 FAG: 64993791, was born 17 March 1762 in Hadden Middlesex, CT., the son of Stephen Johnson Sr. and Elizabeth Pelton. He served in the CT Militia as a Private under Captains Caleb Chapman and Jonathan Edwards in Co. Durkee's regiment. Stephen received pension S10919. He married Phoebe Burr, daughter of Nathaniel Burr and Sarah Porter, in Haddam, Hartford, CT 20 November 1784, Stephen Johnson Jr. died 31 July 1832 and is buried in Hillside cemetery, Champion, NY.
Burial Location: W 43.96674° W 075.69182°
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Jonathan Loomis



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Jonathan Loomis, DAR: A071473 FAG: 76336518, was born 16 December 1753 in Coventry, Windham, CT., the son of Nathaniel Loomis and Sarah Riley. He served in the CT Militia as a Private under Captain J. Stevens and as a Corporal under Captain James Clark in Col. Comfort Sages regiment. He married Martha Blackman, daughter of Abraham Blackman and Abigail Sims, in 1773 in Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA. He died 12 December 1832 in Champion, Jefferson, NY and is buried there in Hillside Cemetery.
Burial Location: N 43.96688° W 075.69102°:
Marked by Steve Guy, Thousand Islands Chapter ESSSAR.




John McNitt



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John McNitt, DAR: A078583 FAG: 73869482, Was born 25 April 1749 in Palmer, Hampshire, MA, the son of Barnard McNitt and Jane Clark. He married Mary Fuler 23 December 1773 in Palmer, Hampden, MA. She died 1775 in M. He married Patty Wilson, daughter of Michael and Mary Wilson, 14 January 1777 in Rowe, Franklin, MA. She died 17 February 1848 and is buried with John in Hillside cemetery, Champion, NY. John served as a Private under Captain Bailey in Col. Bailey's regiment.
Burial Location: N 43.96678° W 075.69135°
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Silas Rockwell



Photo not available Silas Rockwell, DAR# A097917, FAG# 76337019 son of Daniel Rockwell and Abigail Smith, was born 30 August 1760 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT. He married Hannah Olmstead 20 December 1781 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT. He died 26 June in Champion, Jefferson, NY and is buried there in Hillside cemetery. He served in the CT and NY Militias as a private and drummer under Captains Smith, Northrup, Scofield, Olmsted and Knap, and Cols. Sillman, Enos, Beebe and others. He dug entrenchments on Governors Island and served on Long Island. He was in the retreat from Long Island and was wounded at the battle of White Plains.
Burial Location: N 43.96668° W 075.69134°
Marked by Steve Guy, Thousand Islands Chapter ESSSAR.




Thomas Blanchard



Photo not available Thomas Blanchard, DAR: A011121 SAR: P-116193 FAG: 29458543, was born 11 November 1762 in Andover, Essex, MA, the son of Aaron and Eleanor Nellie Holt Blanchard. He served for MA as a private in Capt. John Abbott's company, in Col. Nathaniel Wade's Regiment and served from 10 July to 10 October, 1780. On 12 march 1782 Thomas married Lois Burt in Andover, MA. Thomas applied for and received a pension, S22652. He died 1 February 1837 and is buried in Carpenter cemetery, Henderson, Jefferson, NY. Lois Burt Blanchard, 16 June 1763- 19 September 1814, is buried next to him.
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Jason Crittenton



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Jason Crittenton/Crittenden, DAR: A027876, P-141204, FAG: 48271576, was born 30 March 1761 in Farmington, Hartford, CT, the son of Abraham and Sarah Parmelee Crittenden. He served under in Col. Herman Swift in the 7th Connecticut Regiment 1 July 1780 to 7 December 1780 and under Capt. Jabez Fitch's Independent Volunteers from 1 March 1782 to 1 March 1783, also in Ct. Jason married Kezia Brown on 24 June 1792. He died 17 April 1813 and is buried in Carpenter Cemetery, Henderson, NY. Kezia Brown Crittenton, 7 September 1774 - 11 September 1829, is buried next to him.
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Joseph Upton/Valentine Parker.



Photo not available Joseph Parker, DAR: A087671 SAR: P-269248 FAG: 76862677, was born 9 September 1762 in Methuen, Essex, MA and died 22 September 1828 in Henderson, Jefferson, NY. He served for Massachusetts as a private under Capts. Whittaker, Gage and Abbott and under Cols Malcolm, Bridge and Gerrish. Joseph fought in the Battle of Stillwater. He receive a pension, S43796. He married Abigail Whittier and later Hannah, 1762- 16 August 1828, who is buried beside him in Carpenter cemetery, Henderson, Jefferson, NY.
Note: This stone is in the hedge on the left hand side, leaning against a tree. Other Parker's are buried near by.
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Henry Larue



Photo not available Henry Larue, DAR# A066870, FAG: 11644908, was born 7 October 1755 in Bergen county, NJ. He married twice. His first wife was Mary Mandeviel and his second, Betsey Emmons. Betsey Emmons received a widows pension, *W8017. Both are buried in unknown locations. Henry served with Captains Berthof, Blane, Miller, McCanly and Mintorn under Col. John Hathorn. He served mostly in the Hudson River area including Fort Montgomery and West Point. Henry Larue died 1 March 1850 and is buried in Brookside cemetery, Plessis, NY.
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Abram Newman



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DAR# A082968 FAG Memorial# 11667740.
Abram Newman was born in CT on 14 January 1759. He served for NY in Col. Henry B Livingston's 4th Regiment. For his service he, and his wife, received a pension, S*W24332. He served for CT under Captain Smith and Col. Meede and under Captain Talmadge and Col. Graham at Saratoga. Abram married Lucinda Crippen on 10 April 1788 in Stafford, Tolland, CT. He died 19 June 1841, Lucinda on 2 March 1841. They are buried next to each other in Brookside cemetery, Plessis, NY.
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Elliott Makepeace



Photo not available Elliott Makepeace, DAR# A073196 FAG: 83548072, was born 13 August 1751 in Warren, MA. He served for MA as a private under Captain Read in Col. Warriner's Regiment and as a Sergeant under Captain Bannister in Col. Cushing's regiment. He married Lucy Brinton/Brintnall. 7 October 1779 in Warren, Worchester, MA. Elliott died 13 March 1813 and is buried with his wife in Parish cemetery Pamelia Jefferson, NY.
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Bodwell Ladd



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Bodwell Ladd, FAG# 77562260, DAR# A067741, was born 12 December1750 in Haverhill, Essex, MA., the son of Nathaniel Ladd and Abigail Bodwell. He served for MA in the Revolution. First serving under Major Samuel Bodwell in an alarm 19 April, 1775. He also marched 2 October 1777 in Captain Whittier's company under Major Benjamin Gage to join the northern army. He married Martha Lewis. Bodwell died 15 October 1829 in Theresa, NY and is buried in the Old Theresa cemetery.
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Martin Shelley



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DAR # A102704 FAG # 74137456
Martin Shelley served for NY as a private, in Captain Yates company, Col. Yates regiment. He was born 28 February 1756 in Philadelphia, PA the son of Martin Mattheis Schielie and Anna Catherine Dieffenbach. He married Margaret Jackson about 1782. The stone pictured is a memorial stone, one side of a zinc monument in a Shelley plot. The actual burial location is lost and may well be in Old Theresa cemetery. The DAR record uses Shelley, the stone has Sheley.
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Luen Dexter



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Luen Dexter, DAR# A032269 FAG# 141793833, was born on 21 August 1751 in Dartmouth, Bristol, MA. He served for MA as a corporal in Capt. Henry' Jenne's company, Co. John Hathaway's 2nd Bristol regiment. He first married Vashti Priscilla Sturtevant, who died in 1802.. Luen then married, in Henderson, NY, Hannah, who died 6 September 1839 and is buried beside him. He died 16 September 1838 in Henderson, NY. and is buried in Evergreen cemetery, Henderson, NY.
NOTE:The stone has a date of death of 18 September 1838 while the DAR record has 16 September 1838.
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Dea. Edward Barney



Photo not available Edward Barney, DAR# A006507, FAG# 77368529, was born in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA 18 August 1749, the son of John Barney and Rebecca Martin. He served for Vermont in Captain Comfort Starr's company of militia in the Town of Guilford.. He was married twice. First to Elizabeth Brown, second to Phoebe Bennett. Edward Barney died 9 August 1835 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, NY and is buried in Bigelow cemetery, Ellisburg, Jefferson, NY.
Burial location: N 43° 46.535' W 076° 08.719'
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Joel Bigalow



Photo not available Joel Bigalow, DAR# A010036, Fag# 35520545, was born 30 June 1752 in Holden, Worcester, MA. He served for Vermont as Adjutant to Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Church in the Southern regiment.. He married Sarah Stowell. Joel Bigelow died 14 October 1825 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, NY. Note that the DAR uses Bigelow while the stone shows Bigalow.
Burial location: N 43° 46.547' W 076° 08.714'
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Jonathan Hunting



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Jonathan Hunting ,DAR A060602, FAG 77526361, was born in 1758 in Needham, MA. He served as a private for Massachusetts under Capts Kilton, Stow, Everett and Smith, in the regiments of Cols Patterson, Wheelock, Warner and Gill. Jonathan received a pension for his service, *S. He married first Mercy Sawin and second Chloe Felt. Jonathan Hunting died 9 October 1837 in Henderson, Jefferson, NY and is buried there in Evergreen cemetery, next to his second wife.
Burial location: N 43° 48.835' W 076° 06.913'
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




John Morris



Photo not available John Morris, DAR A080901 FAG 49518618, was born 2 September 1759 in East Haven, CT. He served as a private for Connecticut under Captain's Van Deusen, Mix and Alling. He also served as a Matross of Artillery in a fort on the east side of New Haven harbor under Lieutenant Samuel Bind. He received pension S13957 for his service John married Desire Street. He died 22 June 1844 in Smithville, Jefferson, NY and is buried there in Grow cemetery. Desire Street is buried there also but her stone is destroyed.
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




David Taylor

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David Taylor, DAR A112393, FAG 77710218, was born 17 November 1750 in Hebron, CT. He served for NY as a Quartermaster Sergeant. He also served as a private under Captain McKinstry, Major Ford and Cols Van Ness and Schuyler. David was at the surrender of General Burgoyne. He received pension *S23447 for his service. He married Roseanna Gilbert. He died 2 October 1839 in Rodman, Jefferson, NY and is buried there in Crandall Hill cemetery with his wife.
Burial Location: N 43° 53.234' W 075° 53.129'
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Nathaniel Breed



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Nathaniel Breed Jr., DAR A013969 FAG# 84013908, was born 4 June 1753 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA. He served as a private for New Hampshire under Captain John Dennett's 8th company, 2nd regiment In 1776 he served as Hog Constable and in 1779 as Constable. He was Surveyor of Highways in 1780 and 1783.He married first Thankful Day and second Elizabeth Whitcomb, 1760-1837. He died 30 October 1831 in Henderson, Jefferson, NY and is buried there in Evergreen Cemetery.. His second wife Elizabeth is buried next to him. After his death Elizabeth married Jonathan Hunting who is buried one row ahead of her and Nathaniel, next to his wife Cloe Felt, 1755-1832
Burial Location: N 43° 48.823' W 076° 06.928"
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Jonathan Allen



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Jonathan Allen, DAR# A001685 FAG# 28447387, was born in Manchester, VT in 1753. He served for VT as a private under Captain Bronson in Col. Seth Warner regiment, as one of the Green Mountain Boys. He enlisted in May of 1775, was in the expedition to Canada, was wounded at the battle of St. John and was at the battles of Hubbardton, Bennington and Saratoga. He was discharged in the fall of 1777. He married Margaret Huffcutt. His service earned pension S*W16809 for himself and his widow. Jonathan Allen died 17 March 1836 in Madrid, St. Lawrence, NY. He and his wife Margaret are buried together in Dixon cemetery.
Grave location: N 43° 53.236' W 075° 53.129'
Marked by Parks Honeywell, President Thousand Islands Chapter ESSSAR.




Samuel Britton/Britain



Photo not available Samuel Britton, DAR # A014676 FAG # 11265717, was born in New Hampshire in 1761. Please note that the DAR uses Britton while Britain is used on his stone. Samuel served for New Hampshire for 2 years after enlisting 8 March 1778. He served under Capt. Ellis and Col. Scammel and later under Major William Scott. , participating in the battles of Monmouth and Fort Herkimer. His pension record contains a note, dated from Dunbarton, October 25, 1792 and signed by Capt. David McGregore, which states that in 1782, while working on a blockhouse at Fort Plain, NY, Samuel “received a hurt by which he was rendered unfit for duty for a considerable time, and that he never afterwards appeared to me to be so healthy as he formerly had been during the service”.
On 31 March 1784, in Westmoreland, Cheshire, NH, he married Mindwell Butterfield, 1768-4 February 1834. While living in Brownville, NY he applied for and received a pension, S28653, which commenced on 24 April 1818 . He died 19 April 1835. Samuel and Mindwell are buried next to each other in Sand Bay cemetery, Cape Vincent, NY.
Burial Location: N 44° 11.521' W 076° 12.422'
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Abiather Joy



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Abiather Joy, FAG # 33087884 DAR # A063181, was born 20 March 1762 in Rehoboth, MA, the son of David and Elizabeth Allen Joy. He served in the Vermont state troops under Captain Blakesly and Col. Samuel Fletcher also under Captain Fish. In April of 1778, while living in Guilford, Windham, Vermont, he enlisted for 7 months. He was stationed near the head of Lake Champlain and patrolled the shore north of Crown Point. He applied for and received a pension, S13556, in 1832 while living in Russia, Herkimer, NY. He married Elizabeth Burt, 1764-3 November 1848, on 4 January 1789 in Deerfield, Franklin, MA. Abiather died 31 July 1851 in LaFargeville, NY. He and Elizabeth are buried next to each other in Clayton Center Cemetery, Clayton, NY. Both stones refer to him as a Major but I can find no record of this rank.
Burial Location N 44° 11.512' W 076° 02.431'
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Joseph Peck



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FAG # 64254486 DAR # A087584
Burial Location: N 44.00020°, W 075.712214°

Joseph Peck was born 4 February 1758 at New Haven, CT. He served for Connecticut as a member of the Governor's Foot Guard, Captain Horton's company and at the Lexington Alarm. His pension, S19023, shows he served until the end of the war, when he was a artificer in Captain Patten's company of Artillery. One of the documents in the pension file gives 27 June 1835 as the date of death, which agrees with the stone, while the DAR record shows 6 July 1835. He married Elizabeth Pritchard, 1762-10 February 1834, who is buried beside him in Evergreen cemetery, Champion, NY.
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Solomon Calkins



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FAG # 40836020 DAR # A018333
Burial Location: N 43.96672° W 075.69125°

Solomon Calkins was born 17 December 1747 in Lebanon, New London, CT. He served as a private for New Hampshire under Captain Joseph Easterbrook and Colonel Bedel. Solomon marched to Fort Ticonderoga and then to Canada when he was taken prisoner at the Battle of the Cedars and was held 11 days. He served as a private for Connecticut under Captain Rudd and Colonel Chapman. He served as a Ensign for Vermont with Captain Joshua Hazen. Solomon received pension S23568 for his service. He married Hannah Crandall 1 September 1768 in Lebanon, CT. She was born 22 June 1745 in Lebanon, New London, CT and died 26 October 1827 in Champion, Jefferson, NY.. Her brother, Abel Crandell , a Patriot, is buried in Hillside near her.. Solomon died 12 April 1840 in Champion, Jefferson, NY and is buried there in Hillside cemetery next to his wife.
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Jonathan Carter



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FAG # 76419584 DAR # A019985
Burial location: N 43.96668° W 075.69173°

Jonathan Carter was born 20 May 1751 in Southington, Hartford, CT. He served for Massachusetts as a Minute Man in the 15th Militia Regiment. He married Abigail Multhrop 10 January 1776 in Southington, Hartford, CT. She was born 20 May 1751 in CT and died 6 August 1817 in Champion, Jefferson, NY. Jonathan died 6 August 1817 in Champion, Jefferson, NY. He is buried there in Hillside cemetery, next to Abigail.
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Joseph Crook



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FAG# 76190936 DAR# A028022
Burial location: N 43.96672° W 075.69146°

Joseph Crook was born August 1758 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut. He served for CT as a private for 14 months.. First in 1775 in 8th regiment and then, 1776, in the 5th battalion under Captain Hubbard. He received pension S14589 for his service. He married first Ester Clark, and then Mercy. He died 2 June 1835 in Champion, Jefferson, NY and is buried there in Hillside cemetery.
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




Jonathan Gates Jr.



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Burial Location: N 44.02711° W 075.71584°

Jonathan Gates was born 27 September 1762 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts. He served as a private in the MA line in Captain Wilder's company, in which his father, Jonathan Gates Sr., served as a Lieutenant, in Col. Whitcomb's regiment for 8 months. After his father was promoted to Captain, he served 1 month under him in Col. Bellow's regiment and marched to Bemus Heights. Jonathan served 3 months In Captain Whitting's company guarding prisoners from Burgoyne's army at Castle William, MA. He once again served under his father in Col. Whitney's regiment, marching to Bound Brook, NJ. He enlisted for 2 months with Captain Fish at Providence, RI. Later he served on board a prison ship laying at Fox Point and received a wound to his hand when the prisoners revolted. He married Zurviah Harris, 1766- 6 March 1854, in Chesterfield, Cheshire, NH on 11 December 1783. Zurviah is buried in Market Street cemetery, Cape Vincent, Jefferson, NY, FAG # 91453278. She drew pension W19492 as a widow. Jonathan died 4 August 1835 in Champion, Jefferson, NY and is buried there in Hillside cemetery.
Marked by Bruce Coyne, Thousand Islands Chapter, ESSSAR.




2 comments:

  1. This is fantastic work! You all have inspired me to start up a project in NJ with my local DAR chapter!

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