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Born: June 20, 1750 Woodstock, Windham Co., Conn.
Died: 1840 in town of Adams, N.Y. (probably)
Married: MARY SHERMAN
Died: April 5, 1837 aged 73 yrs. (g.s.) in town of Adams, N.Y.
Service: Abiel Carpenter served in the Revolution in several enlistments under his father, Capt. John Carpenter. He was stationed at Springfield, Mass. to protect the arsenal and military stores. He was placed on the pension roll of Jefferson Co. in 1831 as a private in the Continental Line. He enlisted from Roxbury, Mass.
Veterans Administration, Washington, D.C., S.C. 12449
Remarks: Abiel Carpenter's pension says he was in Jefferson County. His wife's grave is in the Rural Cemetery in the village of Adams, Jefferson County, N.Y. but Abiel's gravestone has disappeared. He was living in Brimfield, Mass. at the time of enlistment. Samuel Hubbard of Henderson was in the same company.
Born: March 29, 1765 in Nine Partners, N.Y.
Died: November 13, 1836 aged 72 years in town of Brownville, N.Y.
Married: MARY RHODES, January 1, 1790 at Granville, N.Y.
Born: April 14, 1769 in Vermont (Census)
Died: June 27, 1871 aged 102 (?) yrs. 8 mos. 22 das.
Service: Philip Carpenter served as a private in New York Continentals. He was placed on pension rolls March 4, 1831. War Department, Washington, D.C., Pension Department
Remarks: Philip Carpenter and his wife are buried in the Stone Cemetery on Pillar Point, in the town of Brownville, Jefferson Co., N.Y. Mary Rhodes Carpenter married in 1841 JACOB BRAZEE, who died December 26, 1860. The copied record of Mary Carpenter says she was 112 yrs 8 mos 22 das., but the census gives her age about 103 or 104 yrs., which is probably correct and the date on her headstone was misread, as it is very old. Philip Carpenter came to Pillar Point about 1813.
Born: December 18, 1761 in Conn.
Died: September 18, 1845 at Smithville, Jefferson Co., N.Y. ae. 84 yr. 9 mos. (g.s.)
Married: SUSANNAH BLISS, March 14, 1785 at Kent, Litchfield Co., Conn.
Born: 1762 (?)
Died: September 9, 1842 at Smithville, Jefferson Co., N.Y. ae. 84 yrs. (g.s.) (?)
Service: John Carpenter served as a private in Capt. Colfax's Co. in Col. Heman Swift's regiment of the Conn. Line. He enlisted in December 1780 for three years from Cornwall, Conn. Discharged October 2, 1783 at West Point, N.Y. Placed on Pension Roll May 27, 1819.
Veterans Administration, Washington, D.C., W.C. 10565
Remarks: John Carpenter and his wife are buried in the village cemetery at Smithville, Jefferson Co., N.Y. In his pension are mentioned his sons Joseph of Henderson, Jefferson aged 18 and Newman aged 15. He had lived at Edmonston, Otsego Co., N.Y. for ten years before that at Middlefield, Pittsfield, Mass., and N. Berlin. The following in old paper: - "The subject of this notice was a soldier of the Revolution and fought the battles of his country under the eye and direction of the great and good Washington. We trust also that he was a soldier of the Cross and had fought the good fight of faith and --- hold of eternal life, whereunto he was called and witnessed a good profession. He was a member of the Cong. Church of Smithville, and for many years appeared to have arrived at an unusual degree of maturity of Christian character. All day before his death he was actively engaged in a variety of domestic duties, attending a Sabbath-school celebration, and during the day was evidently smarter than usual. In his departure from this world his aged widow is called to mourn the loss of the companion of her youth and the comfort of her old age. They had been married a little more than sixty-three years. He was esteemed for his virtue and excellent qualities. A man of integrity of character and uncommonly industrious habits. In the death of such a one there is a lesson of instruction for all."
Note: The 1840 Census of Pensioners, published Washington, D.C., 1841, lists John Carpenter, age 78, Town of Henderson, residing with John Denison.
Died: February 7, 1848 in the town of Worth, Jefferson Co., N.Y. aged 91 years.
Married: BETHIAH BARRAS
Died: January 27, 1835 aged 72 years (g.s.) in town of Worth, N.Y.
Service: Joel Caulkins served as a private in the Revolution, under Ensign Camp in Col. John Mead's regiment. He enlisted in the fall of 1776. War Department, Washington, D.C.
Remarks: Joel Caulkins and his wife are buried in the Steers Corners cemetery in the town of Worth, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Son of Samuel Clark and Margaret Paul
Born: May 14, 1744
Died: May 1, 1823 Belleville, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Married: abt. 1779 (?) Unknown
Married: 2nd SUSANNA BELL
Married: 3rd MARY OTIS on May 11, 1814
Died: February 10, 1824 (?)
Service: Thomas Clark served in the Revolution in Capt. Peter Page's Co., Col. Walbridge's Reg't of Vermont Volunteers from August 17, 1781 to November 21, 1781. Also in Capt. Elijah Galusha's Co., then went to the Alarm October 24, 1782. In Capt. Josiah Boyden's Co., Col. William's Reg't in the same service to the south on an expedition to Bennington in 1777. Enlisted September 24, 1777.
Vermont Volunteer Record
Remarks: Thomas Clark and his third wife are buried in the Woodside
cemetery near Belleville, N.Y. Thomas probably came with his son John, who
came to Belleville in 1814. Thomas had six children all born in Colerain,
Mass. as follows: John, b. January 1780; Thomas, Jr.; Edward; Cynthia,
married Mr. Stearms; Betsey, married John Barber; and Harriet. Thomas Clark
moved from Colerain to Halifax, Vermont where probably his second wife died.
In the family record it is thought that the first wife was the mother of the
six children. Susanna Bell Clark had one daughter, Susanna who married Nathan
Genealogical Committee, LeRay Chaumont Chapter, Watertown, N.Y.
Born: January 22, 1755 at Canterbury, Conn.
Died: May 14, 1838 aged 83 years (g.s.) at Watertown, N.Y.
Married: abt. 1779 MAMRE MATHEWS
Born: July 14, 1760
Died: July 3, 1845 aged 85 years (g.s.) at Watertown, N.Y.
Service: Isaac Cleveland served three or four seasons as an eight months man in the Conn. Regiment, going home winters and with the Army during summers and was discharged before 1779. His pension was granted September 11, 1832. He was then living in Watertown, N.Y. and aged 77 years.
Remarks: Isaac Cleveland and his wife are buried in the Arsenal Street
cemetery at Watertown, N.Y. Isaac Cleveland lived in Claremont, N.H. before
settling in Rutland, Jefferson Co., N.Y. about 1800-1810. A son Abner was
born in Claremont in 1797.
Ancestor of: Miss Flora Cleveland, NAT. No. 19395
Son of Enoch and Deborah (Fassett) Cleveland
Born: February 27, 1754 at Canterbury, Conn.
Died: June 16, 1844 in town of Wilma, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Married: abt. 1778 at Canaan, Conn. MARTHA RATHBONE (or RATHBUN) daughter of Jacob & Abigail (Russel) Rathbone.
Born: 1760 probably in Stonington, Conn. or Poultney, Vermont.
Died: December 25, 1850 in town of Wilna, N.Y. in her 91st year.
Service: Solomon Cleveland served as a private in the Continental Line. He was in the Battle of Hubbardton and in the Battle of Bennington, Vt. He was granted a pension April 14, 1818.
Pension Department, Washington, D.C.
Remarks: Solomon Cleveland and his wife are buried in the Sand Hill cemetery in the town of Wilna, Jefferson Co., N.Y. Their children were: Almeda, b. 1779, d. 1782-1783; Solomon, b. 1780; Enoch, b. September 8, 1786 in Fair Haven, Vt.; Patty (Martha), b. 1787 in Fair Haven, Vt., d. 1795; Abigail, b. December 27, 1789 in Fair Haven, Vt.; Samuel, b. July 11, 1793 in Poultney, Vt.; Lydia and 3 other daughters born, 1794, 1795, 1797, all died; and Fassett, b. March 3, 1799 in Poultney, Vt. Solomon Cleveland died at the home of his son Fassett. This information was taken from the Cleveland Gen., page 298.
Note: The 1840 Census of Pensioners, published in Washington, D.C., 1841 lists Solomon Cleveland, age 86, Town of Wilna, residing with Fassett Cleveland, Town of Wilna, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Born: 1757 in Rhode Island
Service: John Cobb enlisted in Rhode Island January 12, 1780 in Capt. Lewis's Co. on Col. Green's Continental Line. He served until June 15, 1783 and was discharged at Saratoga, New York. He served in the Battles of Fort Miffin, Redbank, Monmouth and Kingsbridge besides the service in Rhode Island. He served for five years.
Pension Department, Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
Remarks: The burial place of John Cobb has not been found. He was placed on the Pension Roll September 24, 1818, aged 69 years.
Son of Josiah & Elizabeth (Root) Coleman
Born: October 15, 1764 in Hebron, Conn. (Hebron Town Records)
Died: June 24, 1851 in his 88th year (g.s.) at Rodman, N.Y.
Married: 1st July 6, 1788 at Sharon, Conn. (Sharon Town Records) PAULINE STUDLEY of Sharon, Litchfield Co., Conn.
Died: August 15, 1828 in her 62nd yr. (g.s.) in Rodman, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Married: 2nd on January 25, 1829 at Copenhagen, Lewis Co., N.Y. SARAH BETTIE BABCOCK widow of Beckus Babcock of Copenhagen, N.Y.
Born: July 17, 1782 (Record of Sarah Coleman from family records)
Died: November 25, 1861 in the town of Rodman, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Service: Jesse Coleman served in the Revolutionary War as a private in the 1st Independent Company raised in the town of Westmoreland, commanded by Capt. Robert Durkee, 4th Conn. Regiment, and his service commenced on January 1, 1777 and his name last appears on the company roll of August 1777.
War Department, Washington, D.C.
Remarks: Jesse Coleman and his wives are buried in Fairview cemetery, in the town of Rodman, Jefferson Co., N.Y. The will of Jesse Coleman gives the names of his children as Fanny, Philena, Maria, Fidelia, Lucius, and Julius. Julius was the only one of the family who remained at home. The rest of the family were married and went to Wisconsin, and the other western states. Miss Nina Coleman of Watertown, is a descendant of Julius Coleman.
Born: October 25, 1759 in Stonington, Conn.
Died: September 23, 1850 in Stone Mills, N.Y. aged 90 years, 10 mos. and 28 das.
Married: POLLY ROSS of Stonington, Conn.
Died: April 29, 1836 aged 76 years at Stone Mills, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Service: "Served in the Revolutionary War" is on his headstone in the village cemetery in Stone Mills, Jefferson Co., N.Y. William Collins was placed on the United States Pension Roll of 1830, of Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Remarks: William Collins came into Jefferson Co., N.Y. about 1820 and
settled in what is now the town of Orleans. William and Polly Collins were
the parents of eight children: Polly, John, Rachael, Racy, Sophia, William
Oakes History of Jefferson Co., N.Y., Vol. 2, page 1087
Note: The 1840 Census of Pensioners, published in Washington, D.C., 1841 lists William Collins, age 80, Town of Orleans, Jefferson Co., N.Y. residing with Hannah Horr. [HUSE: NED]
Born: June 16, 1765 in Conn.
Died: July 10, 1846 in Antwerp, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Married: SARAH GRIFFIN daughter of John Griffin
Died: March 14, 1837 in Antwerp, N.Y.
Service: Miles Cook enlisted in 1780 in Conn. in a regiment commanded by Col. Meigs of the Conn. Line and served until some time in 1782. He was then transferred into a company commanded by Capt. Seldon in the same regiment commanded by Col. Samuel Webb of the Conn. Line where he continued until the end of the war. He was discharged at West Point.
National Archives, Washington, D.C., Pension No. 43366
Remarks: Miles Cook and his wife are buried in the Kinnie cemetery in the
town of Antwerp, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Genealogical Committee, LeRay de Chaumont Chapter, Watertown, N.Y.
Son of Joseph Cowan (or Cowen)
Born: July 12, 1760 at Gloucester, Rhode Island
Died: November 27, 1840 at Watertown, N.Y.
Died: April 13, 1824 in town of Pamelia, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Service: Jonathan Cowan enlisted at Bristol, R.I. in Capt. Abraham Windsor's Co. of Col. Chad Brown's Regiment of R.I. State troops December 1, 1776. He turned out an alarm and served one month at Bristol. This company was divided into classes. Cowan's class was ordered to Providence, R.I. and did duty of private for one month, February 1777. He took his father, Joseph's, place as substitute under Capt. Windsor in Col. Brown's regiment for one month. He did duty as a private in the same regiment in 1778. Service for 6 months and 9 days.
Archives Building, Washington, D.C., S.C. 12541
Remarks: Jonathan Cowan is buried in the village cemetery in Evans Mills, Jefferson Co., N.Y. In his pension, Jonathan Cowan says he was living in Bristol, R.I. when called into service. The date of death of Mrs. Cowan is found in notice in an early Watertown paper (Ind. Republican). Watertown history says that probably Jonathan Cowan's family were buried in the old Trinity cemetery, the ground where the City Hall now stands. Many of the bodies were never removed when the City took over the land.
Died: April 23, 1833 aged 73 yrs. Pamelia, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Married: HANNAH (---)
Died: January 23, 1837 aged 80 years (g.s.) Pamelia, N.Y.
Service: Jacob Cramer was a private in Guy Young's Co., Col. Willett's Regiment. He served for ten months in the New York Line in several skirmishes with the Tories and Indians allied with them. He was discharged at Fort Plain, Montgomery Co., N.Y. on January 1, 1783. Discharge paper was lost.
War Record File 8-12635, Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
Remarks: Jacob Cramer and his wife, Hannah, are buried in the North Watertown cemetery. One son, with whom Jacob lived, named for his father, another son not named, who had "long been for himself". The son Jacob died January 27, 1873 aged 74 years, is also buried in the North Watertown cemetery. John Bonney and Jellis A. Fonda who replaced Capt. Young when he left the service, and commanded the said Co., discharged Jacob Cramer.
Born: July 26, 1757
Died: September 21, 1826
Married: October 14, 1781 ELIZABETH CROKER
Service: Abel Crandall served as Sergeant in Fletcher's regiment of Vermont Militia. His name appears on a payroll dated June 23, 1781 of Capt. John Powell of Stafford, company of Militia in Alarm of Bernard and Royalton, which shows he was in service ten days. His name appears on Pay Table Office October 27, 1781, for party of men that served in the State service under Brig. Gen. Ollcott in the month of November 1780. Service 17 days. His name appears on payroll dated Windsor, April 13, 1781, of Capt. Timothy Brush's company of militia employed in guarding and scouting at the time fo the alarm at Newbury under the direction of Col. Peter Olcott, October 19, 1780. Service six days.
Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D.C.,
Remarks: Abel Crandall is buried in Hillside Cemetery, at Champion, Jefferson Coounty, N.Y. If his wife is buried there her grave has disappeared. Some of their children were born at Chatford, Ct. (?) All married at Champion, N.Y.
Note: see file 209-G, Fonda.
Died: April 17, 1813 in town of Henderson, N.Y. age 72 yrs. (g.s.)
Married: 1792, KEZIAH BROWN, duaghter of Sylvanus Brown, Sr. & Kezia.
Born: September 7, 1774 Rutland Co., Vt.
Died: September 13, 1829 in town of Henderson, Jefferson Co., N.Y. aged 56, buried in Carpenter Cemetery.
Service: Jason Crittenton enlisted as a private in the Revolutionary War July 1, 1780 in the 7th Conn. Regiment under Col. Heman Swift. Discharged 1780. Re-enlisted August 7, 1782 in Capt. Jabez Fitch's Co. of Independent Volunteers in State of Conn. Dishcarged November 17, 1782.
War Department, Washington, D.C.
Remarks: Jason Crittenton and his wife are buried in the Carpenter Cemetery in the town of Henderson, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Born: November 14, 1758 in Maine
Died: November 28, 1830 in town of Alexandria, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Married: SARAH STEWART, daughter of James Stewart of Cherry Valley, N.Y.
Service: Jesse Davis served as a private in Whipple's Co. 5th Mass. Regiment commanded by Col. Rufus Putman. Discharged March 6, 1779.
Mass. Soldiers & Sailors,
Remarks: The graves of Jesse Davis and his wife have not been found. In the Walton St. Cem. In Alexandria Bay, N.Y. are members of this family. A daughter of Jesse and Sarah Davis, Mrs. Sally Davis Newman was a Real Daughter of LeRay de Chaumont Chapter, D.A.R. Watertown, N.Y.
Died: 1835 in town of Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Married: ANN CALKINS
Died: 1833 in town of Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Service: John de Castorer enlisted as a private in the Revolution from Spencertown, (now Columbia Co.) N.Y. in 1776 under Capt. Barrit. He re- enlisted in May 1778 as orderly sergeant under Capt. Hatch of Col. Alden's regiment. Commissioned 1779 under Capt. Hatch as ensign in the summer. Col. McNistry & Col. Hageboom.
Veterans Administration, Washington, D.C.
Remarks: John de Castorer and his wife are buried in the Giddingsville Cem., in the town of Ellisburg, N.Y.
Died: August 25, 1832 in town of LeRay, Jefferson Co., N.Y. aged 77 years.
Service: Nathan Dike served as a private in Capt. Gideon Brunson's Co. of Col. Seth Warner's Regiment. Enlisted at Mt. Independence in September of October 1779. Was discharged at Fort George, N.Y.
Remarks: There seems to be no record of Nathan Dike other than the statement that he was placed on the pension rolls from the town of LeRay, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Born: October 15, 1752 at Coventry, Kent Co., Rhode Island.
Died: February 22, 1835 in town of Orleans, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Married: April 4, 1776 at Oxford, Mass. by Rev. Bowman, Presbyterian Minister, LYDIA WIGHT, daughter of Levi or Wight.
Born: October 23, 1754 in Thompson, Windham Co., Conn.
Died: June 22, 1842 in town of Orleans, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Service: Curtis Dixon enlisted from Oxford, Worcester Co., Mass. for eight months in April 1775 in Capt. Healy's Co. of Col. Ebenezer Leonard's regiment of Mass. Line. He marched to Roxbury abd was in the Battle of Bunker Hill. In 1777 he enlisted as a private for three months. He was at Providence building fortifications under Baron Steuben. In 1779 enlisted as sergeant in Capt. Woodbury's Co. of Col. Lincoln's Reg't. Went to Albany and the north. Enlisted July 1781 in Capt. Lemuel Corbin's Co. of Col. Spencer's regiment for three months in Rhode Island. Discharged and returned to Oxford, Mass.
Veteran's Administration, Washington, D.C., C. 15930
Remarks: Curtis Dixon states that in 1786 he moved to Pomfret, Conn. In 1801 he moved to Palatine, Montgomery Co., N.Y. and in 1805 to Denmark, Lewis Co. In 1820 he moved to Orleans, Jefferson Co., N.Y. and is now living there. They had 12 children, five living. The eldest, Robert, born in 1776 and the youngest now living is forty-five. States that his birth is recorded in the Coventry Town Book. The graves of Curtis Dixon and his wife have not been found but the Dixon family are buried in the Stone Mills and Lafargeville cemeteries.
Note: The 1840 Census of Pensioners, published Washington, D.C., 1841 lists Lydia Dixon, age 85, Town of Clayton, Jefferson County, N.Y., living with Samuel Percy.
Son of Joseph Dodd
Born: May 1755, Newark Co., of Essex, N.J.
Died: December 29, 1836 in town of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y.
Married: DEBORAH (---)
Died: September 10, 1832 ae. 76 yrs, (g.s.) town of Watertown, N.Y.
Service: Ebenezer Dodd and his wife are buried in the Arsenal Street cemetery in Watertown, N.Y. In Ebenezer Dodd's pension papers is found the following: "Ebenezer was a son of Joseph Dodd who was a son of Daniel and Mary Findley Dodd." Daniel Dodd had 7 sons and 2 daughters, Eunice and Sarah. Sons Thomas, Daniel, Isaac, Joseph, Amos, Moses and Caless (?). Joseph was born September 12, 1731. Mary Findley was a daughter of Ebenezer Findley. Ebenezer Findley had 2 sons, Obediah and Nathaniel and 1 daughter, Mary. Was of Orange Co., of Essex, N.J. Ebenezer Dodd went to N.Y. State in 1796; to Remsen for 2 years, then to Utica, Oneida Co. Went to Chatauqua Co., in 1820 where he lived until 1826 when he went to Brownville, Jefferson Co., N.Y. Joined the Presbyterian Church under Rev. James R. Boyd.
Son of Daniel of White Creek, Washington Co., N.Y.
Born: May 1761 at Colchester, Conn.
Died: December 16, 1843 aged 82 years 7 months in town of LeRay, N.Y.
Married: SARAH BREWSTER (not in Dodge or Brewster genealogies)
Born: September 1770
Died: May 14, 1838 aged 67 years 8 mos. (g.s.) in LeRay, N.Y.
Service: Joel Dodge enlisted October 1, 1777 in Capt. William Latham's Col. Ledyard's regiment. Joined the army at Fort Grooten, Conn. and was stationed there until his discharge April 1, 1778. Served as an artillerist, Conn. Militia.
Veteran's Administration, Washington, D.C., S. C. 15099
Dodge Gen. by T.R. Woodward p. 132
Remarks: Joel Dodge and his wife are buried in the village cemetery at Evans Mills, town of LeRay, Jefferson Co., N.Y. Their children were Harriet, b. 1793, m. Ira Manley and had Caroline who married Robert Kanady. Harriet died in 1863. Tryphora, b. 1795, m. Stephen Sloan, she d. in Newport in 1885, aged 90 years. Her son Edward died in Evans Mills. Cyrus, b. 1797, died in Lewis Co. in 1827. Fanny, b. 1799, m. Stephen Hawkins. She died in Russia, N.Y. 1873. Lydia, b. 1802, m. Jefferson Tillinghast, d. in Norway, N.Y. Mary, b. 1804, m. 1st Lyman Root, 2nd Mr. Hill and died in 1886. Clark b. 1813, d. in Great Bend, N.Y. in 1882 leaving a wife and two daughters.
Note: The 1840 Census of Pensioners, published Washington, D.C., 1841 lists Joel Dodge, age 79, Town of LeRay, Jefferson Co., N.Y. living with Clark Dodge.
Died: January 23, 1823 in Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Married: ANNE COWLES
Died: September 17, 1840 aged 79 yrs. in town of Hounsfield, N.Y.
Service: Alexander Dorchester served as a private in Capt. Judah Aldin's Co., belonging to the - Conn. Lance or Continentals under the command of Samuel B. Webb. He enlisted March 20, 1777, and was honorably discharged March 20, 1780. The regiment to which he belonged went into camp at Peekskill in the spring of 1777 and was in active service under Gen. Putman the following summer. From October to December 1777, the regiment was in service under Gen. Clinton, thence to West Point. In the summer of 1778 it was engaged in the Battle of Long Island and in the fall of 1779 went into winter quarters at Morristown.
Remarks: Alexander and his family are buried in Muscalonge cemetery in the town of Hounsfield, Jefferson County, N.Y.
Ancestor of Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce Pruyn, Nat. No. 96059
Note: The 1840 Census of Pensioners, published Washington, D.C., 1841 lists Anne Dorchester, age 79, Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., living with Alfred Dorchester.
Born: 1766 or 1767 in Saybrook, Conn.
Died: March 22, 1841 in town of Adams, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Married: SARAH ADAMS
Service: Danforth Doty served as a private in Capt. Abner Smith's Co., Col. Bebee's Conn. Line during the Revolution. War Department, Washington, D.C.
Remarks: Danforth Doty is buried with members of his family in the Honeyville Cem., at Adams Centre, Jefferson Co., N.Y. His wife does not seem to be buried there.
Note: The 1840 Census of Pensioners, published Washington, D.C., 1841 lists Danforth Doty, age 85, Town of Adams, living with Danforth Doty, Jr., Town of Adams, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Married: August 20, 1814 at South Rutland, Jefferson County, N.Y. JULIA ANN
Service: Josiah Drake served as a private in Capt. Stuart's Co., Col. Wood's Regiment for nine months. He marched to Deerfield, Northampton and Litchfield, Conn. and then to White Plains where he served eight months and was discharged. In August 1779 he enlisted at Buckland, Mass. for one month under Capt. Dinnon, Col. Porter's Regiment of Mass. State Troops. He marched to New London where he was discharged. He had lived in Ashfield, Buckland, Mass. and Rutland and Antwerp, N.Y.
Remarks: Josiah Drake received a pension while living in Antwerp, N.Y. but there is no trace of a stone to mark his last resting place. There are Drakes buried in both the cemetery in Antwerp and at Felts Mills.
Note: The 1840 Census of Pensioners, published in Washington, D.C., 1841 lists Josiah Drake, age 78, Town of Antwerp, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Born: April 7, 1760
Died: September 7, 1845 in the village of Adams, Jefferson County, N.Y.
Married: January 1, 1784 PHANNA PRENTICE
Born: January 19, 1764
Died: March 23, 1861 in village of Adams, N.Y.
Service: Alpheus Dwight served under Capt. Robinson's Co. in May, 1778 in Col. Enos' Regiment at East Windsor, Conn. He went to White Plains where he remained about six weeks. He then went to West Point for six months. While stationed at White Plains his tent was struck by lightning and paralyzed him. "While in the service of the United States, I was so much injured by 'electric fluid' as to render me incapable of serving my term of enlistment and my system was so affected by the shock that my health was permanently impaired". Veterans Administration, Washington, D.C., W. C. 25554
Remarks: Alpheus Dwight and his wife are buried in Elmwood Cemetery in the village of Adams, Jefferson County, N.Y. Alpheus Dwight lived at Somers, Conn. for about 15 years after the war. He then went to Wilmington, Vermont where he resided for 33 years. He came to Jefferson County about 11 years ago. His children were: Palatiah, b. January 14, 1785; Alpheus, Jr., b. June 10, 1787; Lyman, b. November 3, 1789. All children were born at Somers, Conn.
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