FONDA LIST OF
REVOLUTIONARY WAR VETERANS
IN JEFFERSON COUNTY
S




EDWARD SALISBURY

Born:        September 6, 1735,  Gloucester, R.I.
Died:        March 29, 1829 at Adams, Jefferson County, N.Y.
Married:     SARAH WHIPPLE about 1761

Service:     Edward Salisbury served as a minute man, answering the alarm at
Providence, R.I. He was engaged in the service of his country through the
entire War.  He helped in building Fort Stanwix.
"History of Burrillville, R.I."

Remarks:     Edward Salisbury is buried in the Rural Cemetery at Adams,
Jefferson County, N.Y. with the Salisbury family.  There does not seem to be any 
record of his wife.  He had twelve children: 
Nicholas
Edward S. 
Enon Alexander
Lodowick
DeEsting 
Smith
Duty
Sarah
Charlotte 
Lovina  
Abigail  

His own history and the names of his children are on his headstone.
D.A.R. Nat. No. 13598, 15854


DANIEL SANDIFORTH

Born:        June 22, 1758 in England
Died:        August 15, 1837 aged 79 yrs. in Watertown, N. Y.
Married:     SARAH
Born:        September 29, 1761
Died:        May 27, 1813 in Litchfield, Conn.

Service:     Daniel Sandiforth was in a number of actions on the ocean, was on
the vessel that took LaFayette to France on a visit and returned with him to
fight the battles of his adopted country.  (From his obituary in Watertown
paper).

Remarks:     Daniel Sandiforth is buried in the Arsenal Street Cemetery.  His
wife is not found.  The following in his obituary: "Mr. Sandiforth lived to a
good old age, was universally respected and died regretted.  It is hoped that
he has gone to reap the rich reward in another world for the good deeds done
in this."


EBENEZER SAWYER

Born:        December 30, 1756 in Methum, Essex Co., Mass.
Died:        1840 in the town of Henderson, Jefferson County, N.Y.
Married:     HANNAH WHITTIER about 1790 at Methum, Mass.
Born:        1766
Died:        in the town of Henderson, Jefferson County, N.Y.

Service:     Ebenezer Sawyer enlisted May 1, 1775 for 10 months.  Was a
private in Capt. Peter Colburn's Co. of Col. Ebenezer Bridge's regiment.
Enlisted again April 1, 1776 for 2 mos, 9 days.  Was at the battle of Bunker
Hill.  Discharged at the end of his term but reenlisted as Gen. Washington
asked all who could, to remain.  Guarded stores at Watertown, Mass.  Was at
the surrender of Burgoyne and at two battles of Stillwater.
Veterans Administration, Washington, D. C.  S.C. 144404

Remarks:     Ebenezer and his wife are buried in the Carpenter Cemetery in
the town of Henderson, Jefferson County, N.Y.  
(Record of Mrs. Ruth Moody Greene, Nat. No. 38166)

Children were 
Charles, b. 1791, m. December 29, 1821 Sarah B. Shepard;  
Rhoda, b. 1795, m. 1817, William Wilkinson of Henderson, N.Y.

Note:        The 1840 Census of Pensioners, published Washington, D.C., 1841,
lists Ebenezer Sawyer, age 86, Town of Henderson, Jefferson County, N.Y.


TH0MAS SAWYER,  son of Elias and Susannah (Huck) Sawyer

Born:        September 7, 1757 in Sterling, Mass.
Died:        April 23, 1825 in town of Watertown, N. Y.
Married:     January 12, 1779 in Sterling, Mass., SUSANNAH WILDER
Born:        December 3, 1756 in Sterling, Mass.
Died:        July 30, 1847 ae. 91 yrs. (g.s.) in town of Watertown, N.Y.

Service:     Thomas Sawyer served as a private in Capt. Daniel  Robbin's Co.,
of Col. Whitcomb's Regiment from Lancaster, Mass. at the Lexington Alarm.
War Department, Washington, D. C.

Remarks:     Thomas Sawyer and his wife are buried in Brookside, Watertown, N.Y.
Soon after his marriage, Thomas Sawyer went to Plymouth, Vt., where he lived
for some twelve years before he came to the "Black River Country", an unbroken 
wilderness, about 1800.  Here he found Judge Coffeen  and  Capt. Butterfield.  
He acquired land between Burrs Mills and Watertown, which is now occupied by his
descendants.  Thomas Sawyer and his wife were of the first nine members of the 
Congregational Church of Burrs Mills.  Dea. Sawyer also served in the War of 1812.


ELISHA SCOFIELD

Born:        May 20, 1764 at Stamford, Conn.
Died:        September 6, 1859 at Theresa, Jefferson County, N.Y.
Married:     Abt. 1783 ABIGAIL INGERSON of Bedford, N.Y.
Born:        March  11, 1767
Died:        September 1, 1861 at Theresa, N.Y.

Service:     In 1780, Elisha Scofield became personal waiter to Gen.
Washington and served for one year.  At the age of 17 years he entered the
service as a soldier in the Revolutionary army and served in Col. Waterbury's
regiment of Connecticut Vol., serving for three years.

Remarks:     Elisha Scofield and his wife are buried in the village cemetery
at Evans Mills, Jefferson County, N.Y.  When Elisha was about 12 years old his
parents moved to Bedford,  Westchester County, N.Y. where he lived during some
of the most exciting times of the Revolution.  Soon after his marriage he
moved to Greenfield, Saratoga County, N.Y. where he resided until 1812 when he
moved with his family of ten girls and four boys to LeRay, Jefferson County,
N.Y.  His children were: 
Alvah, b. November 1795, m. Hannah Burdick
Elisha
Mary, m. Taggert
Huldah, b. November 24, 1808, m. Darius Anthony 
Sally, b. 1803, m. Oliver Flint

Note:        The 1840 Census of Pensioners, published Washington, D.C., 1841,
lists Elisha Scofield, age 76, Town of LeRay, Jefferson Co., N.Y.


COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
REVOLUTIONARY WAR SERVICE of PHINEAS  SERGEANT

Phineas Sergeant:  Appears with rank  of Corporal on Lexington Alarm Roll of
Capt. Thomas Newhall's Co., which marched on the Alarm of April 19, 1775 from 
Leicester to Cambridge.  Service 8 1/2 days.  Residence, Leicester.
Vol. 13 - p. 28

Boston, Jan. 29, 1896
I certify the foregoing to be true abstract from the Record index to the
Revolutionary War Archives deposited in this office.

Witness the Seal of the Commonwealth
Wm. M. Olin, Secretary


GIDEON SCOTT

Born:        April 1753  in Leverett, Mass.
Died:        March 4, 1830 in town of Antwerp, Jefferson County, N.Y. aged 76
             yrs. 11 mos. (g.s.)
Married:     SALLY
Born:        January 1772
Died:        October 6, 1829 aged 57 yrs.(g.s.) in town of Antwerp,N.Y.

Service:      Gideon Scott served as a Corporal in Capt. Joseph Slarros' Co.
of Col. David Wells' regiment.  Enlisted September 23, 1777; discharged
October 18, 1777.  Served 1 mo., 1 da.  On expedition to the Northward,
including 6 days (120 miles) home.  Also a sergeant in Capt. Elisha Lyman's
Co. of Col. Elisha Porter's regiment (Hamp. Co.), engaged July 25, 1779;
discharged August 3, 1779.  Name also appears on descriptive list of men
received to reinforce the Continental Army for a term of 6 months.
Soldiers and Sailors of Mass. p. 915

Remarks:     Gideon Scott and his wife are buried in the old part of the
village cemetery at Antwerp, N.Y.  On his stone appears  "A Soldier of' the
Revolution".  The date of birth of Gideon Scott on his pension record says he
was 21 yrs. on July  7, 1780.  The dates on the headstone would  make his birth
year 1753.  He is the only Gideon Scott on the Revolutionary Roll.


MARTIN SHELEY

Born:        1756 in Philadelphia, Penn.
Died:        Mar. 12, 1840 in town of Theresa, Jefferson County, N.Y.

Service:     Martin Sheley enlisted at Albany in April 1778 in Capt. James
Dixon's Co., Col. Hay's Reg't.  From Albany went to Peekskill and White
Plains, N.Y.  Served in Capt. DeGraff's Co., of Col. Yates' regiment for one
year.  Discharged at Stillwater January 1, 1781.
Veterans Administration, Washington, D.C.  R. 9458

Remarks:     Martin Sheley is buried in the village cemetery at Theresa,
Jefferson Co., N.Y.  His wife is not there.  Martin Sheley went from
Philadelphia to New York and then to Albany and to Danube, Herkimer Co.,
finally going to Alexandria, N.Y.  A list of his children is given in his
pension application:  
Jane Whitman, Brownville 
John, Alexandria 
James, Theresa 
Katherine, Springfield, Otsego County, N.Y. 
Martin, Orleans 
Mary, Theresa
Fanny, Alexandria 
Richard, Alexandria.

Note:     John Sheley was aged 48 years June 1, 1833.  
Jane Whitman, daughter, aged 50 years last February, 1833.


SAMUEL SHELLEY

Born:        January 20, 1765 in Stratford, Conn.
Died:        March 17, 1858 in Limerick,  Jefferson County, N.Y.
Married:     CATHERINE PRIDE

Service:     Samuel Shelly served as fifer in Capt. Paul Brigham's company of
Col. Isaac Sherman's regiment, April 1, 1781.  Was at Valley Forge,
1777-1778; present at the battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778; in camp at
White Plains in Huntingtens' 2nd. Brigade.  Served along the Hudson River,
1780.
"Connecticut Men in the war of the Revolution", page 349

Remarks:     Samuel Shelley is buried in a destroyed cemetery at Limerick,
town of Brownville, Jefferson County, N.Y.
Ancestor of Elizabeth Pierce Pruyn,  Nat. No. 96059


JACOB SHEW, son of Godfrey and Kate (Fry) Shew

Born:        April 15, 1763 at Johnstown, N.Y.
Died:        January 23, 1853 at Evans Mills, Jefferson County, N.Y.
Married:     March 10, 1787, HANNAH PUTNAM, daughter of Lodewyck and Elizabeth
             (Sacts) Putnam
Born:        December 9, 1764 at Johnstown, N.Y.
Died:        October 5, 1849 at Evans Mills, N.Y.

Service:     Jacob Shew served as a  private in Tryon County Militia 3rd
Regiment, under Col. Fisher.  ("Col. John Harper's Lives, pages 181, 276" and
Robert's "New York in the Revolution").  He was a private in Harper's
regiment, Putnam County;  Fisher's regiment, Little County. (Page 470 in the
roster of Feronon's "New York Troops in the Revolution").  Jacob Shew, with
his father and two brothers, were taken prisoners by the Indians and Tories
and taken to Canada, eventually to be sent to Boston and exchanged for
British prisoners.  He then enlisted in the Continental Army.  (See "First
Settlers in Fish House Roster", page 93 and 453.)

Remarks:     Jacob Shew and his wife are buried in the village cemetery at
Evans Mills, Jefferson County, N.Y.

Note:      The 1840 Census of Pensioners, published Washington, D. C., 1841,
lists Jacob Shew, age 77, Town of Northampton, Fulton County, N.Y.

First Presbyterian Church, Broadalbin, Fulton County, N.Y.:  Jacob Shoe &
wife, Hannah Putman had Aaron, bn. July 16, 1803 & Elisabeth, bn. Dec. 7,
1805.  Jacob and Hannah Shoe dismissed to Presbyterian Church, LeRay, N.Y., 
June 15, 1845.


STEPHEN SHEW, son of Godfrey Shew and Kate (Frey) Shew

Born:        1762 in Montgomery County,  N.Y.
Died:        March 27, 1841 aged 79 yrs.(g.s.) in town of Wilma, N.Y.
Married:     Summer of 1802 or 1803, by Rev. Jonathan Finch, in town of
             Providence, Saratoga County, N.Y., SUSANNA WELLS, sister of Job 
             Wells of town of Sullivan, Madison County, N.Y.
Born:        1778
Died:        January 13, 1858, aged 80 yrs. (g.s.) in town of' Wilma, NY.

Service:     Stephen Shew served from April 2,  1780 to June 1782 in Capt.
Fonda's Co. of Exempts, of Col. Fisher's Regt.
Veterans Administration, Washington, D.C.  Pen. No. 1090
B.L. Wt. 13417-160-55

Remarks:     In Stephen Shew's application for a pension he gives an interesting 
account of his experience in the War.  In part he says; "On June 3, 1778 an 
alarm was given by Solomon Woodworth, a noncom-missioned officer in Capt. Sam 
Rees' company to the inhabitants of the frontier settlement in Tryon county, 
about eighteen miles east of the village of Johnstown, that a party of Indians 
and Tories were over from Canada, going to Fort Hunter and they would probably 
return by way of the 'Great Swamp' or 'Fly' about fifteen miles away and either
murder or capture the inhabitants.  Accordingly, Woodworth ordered the men in
Capt. Rees' Co. to turn out in militia service, or rather, they volunteered."  
Stephen Shew stood his part on guard that night.  Stephen Shew claimed to have 
been the one to fire the first shot the next day when the fort was attacked.  
Against orders, a few men went outside the Fort and were captured and taken to  
Canada, Stephen Shew among them.  He said "Encouraging proposals were made
to them to join the British army, which were rejected with disdain".  The
prisoners were returned by way of Boston about June 1, 1779 at which time Stephen Show
returned home.
Stephen Shew had six children and three brothers, John, Harry, and Jacob.  The
father, Godfrey, and his four sons all belonged to the 3rd regiment of Tryon Co., 
all enlisted from Mayfield, now Johnstown N.Y.  Godfrey was one of the first 
settlers of Fish House Village.
Stephen Shew, when he left Montgomery County, went to Northampton, Fulton county,
living there for several years before going to Jefferson County.  He was in 
Rutland in 1832.  Stephen Shew and his wife are buried in the Lake District 
cemetery in the town of Wilna, Jefferson Co. N.Y.  His brother Jacob, with
some of his family, is buried in the Evans Mills cemetery, in the town of
LeRay, Jefferson County, N.Y.   In Stephen Shew's pension papers was a letter 
from Mrs. Floyd Moore, 1320 Maple St., Kalamazoo, Mich., asking for information 
on Stephen Shew. There is more about his life in the army given in the pension 
application of Stephen Shew, but no more family history.

Note:     The 1840 Census of Pensioners, published Washington, D.C., 1841,
lists Stephen Shew, age 79, Town of Wilna, Jefferson County, N.Y.


ANTHONY SIGOURNEY, son of Anthony and Elizabeth (Whittemore) (Breed) S
igourney

Born:        May l2, 1751, Boston, Mass.
Died:        July 10, 1825 in town of Watertown, N. Y.
Married:     1st RUTH CHASE of Sutton, Mass.
Born:        in Sutton, Mass.
Died:        January 17, 1802 in Stratton, Vt.
Married:     2nd (---) Phillips

Service:     Anthony Sigourney enlisted in the Army and was nearly taken
prisoner at the retreat from New York in 1776.  Was in the battle of White
Plains and other engagements.  The Sigourney Genealogy gives these facts.

Remarks:     Anthony Sigourney was first buried in Gotham St. cemetery with
other members of the Sigourney family.  Was later removed to Brookside
Cemetery at Watertown, N.Y.
Ref. Genealogy of the Sigourney Family, by H.W. Sigourney, 1857, p. 10
Ref. Child's Gazetteer of Jefferson County, p. 711
Ancestor of  Mrs. Carrie Sigourney Smith, Nat. No. 15855


JEDEDIAH SMEDLEY

Born:           1734 in Williamstown, Mass.
Died:           March 14, 1823 in town of Hounsfield, Jefferson County, N.Y.
Married:        May 25, 1763 at Williamstown, Mass., RUTH GROVER
Born:           December 25, 1742
Died:           January 11, 1842, aged 99 yrs., 17 days in Hounsfield, N.Y.

Service:        Jedediah Smedley enlisted for three months Dec. 1, 1776 in Capt.
William Douglass' Co., of Col. Benj. Simmon's regiment of the Mass. Line.  
Served until Mar. 1777 and  was discharged.  Again enlisted  in Capt. Isaac 
Warren's Co., Col. Seth J. Bailey's regiment of 2nd Mass. Line of 4th Brigade.
Served until December 20, 1780 when he was taken ill.  Was never able to 
reenlist and was a cripple all  his life.
Veterans Administration, Washington, D.C.

Remarks:     Jedediah Smedley's wife Ruth is buried in the Talcott Stand
Cemetery in the town of Watertown, N.Y.  Jedediah is probably buried there
too, but the cemetery has for many years been in a state of dense underbrush.  
From the Vital records of Williamstown, Mass. 
the names of the children are found:  
Sabrina,   b. January 11, 1765
Jedediah,  b. July 22, 1767
Ruth,      b. April 7, 1769    
Benjamin,  b. December 14, 1771 
Rebekah,   b. September 21, 1776 
Joseph     b. January 23, 1780 
Moses F.,  b. December 2, 1783 
Naomi,     b. February 11, 1787 
Martha,    b. March 30, 1789.


EPHRAIM SMITH

Born:        September 5, 1762 at Lyme, Conn.
Died:        August 21, 1837 in town of LeRay, Jefferson County, N. Y.
Married:     January 13, 1785 at Saybrook, Conn. by Rev. Wm. Hotchkiss, DEBORAH
             SANFORD of Saybrook, Conn.
Born:        October 1, 1758
Died:        February 17, 1843  in town of LeRay, Jefferson County, N.Y.

Service:     Ephraim Smith was drafted in the town of Lyme, New London Co.,
Conn. about April 1, 1778 to serve in the Conn. Militia for 6 months.  Served
as a private in Capt. Hardy's Co., Col. Ledgard's Regiment at Fort Trumbell.  
Sometime in June he marched to Providence, R.I. going through Mohegan, an Indian 
town, Norwich, Plainfield, Providence, crossed the river into Mass. and joined 
Gen. Sullivan in R.I.  The army attacked the British at Newport but retreated 
and went back to the northern part of R.I.  Left R.I.  September 1778 and 
returned home and was discharged.  Then did scouting duty along the L.I. Sound 
until the end of the war under Capt.  Hardy.
Veterans Administration, Washington, D. C.  R. 9711

Remarks:     Ephraim Smith lived in New Norwich, Mass. for 7 years, Saratoga,
N.Y. for 34  and in 1833 had lived in LeRay for 7 years.  Their children were:
Leander of Theresa, N.Y. 
George of New York City 
William of LeRay, N.Y.
Thomas of Byron, Mich. 
Ephraim, deceased  
Sanford, deceased  
Jeremiah

Ephraim and his wife are buried in the village cemetery at Evans Mills, Town
of LeRay, Jefferson County, N.Y.


EZRA SMITH, Son of Henry and Lucretia (Moore) Smith

Born:        January 13, 1753/4 in Sudbury, Mass.
Died:        February 22, 1834 in the town of Ellisburg, Jefferson County, N.Y.
Married:     January 12, 1779 in Bolton,  Mass., PHOEBE WALCOTT, daughter of
             Jesse and Rebecca (Conant) Walcott
Born:        December 1, 1758
Died:        June 22, 1833 in town of Ellisburg, Jefferson County, N.Y.

Service:     Ezra Smith enlisted in 1775 for eight months as a private under
Capt. John Nixon.  Re-enlisted in 1776 for twelve months; in 1777 for three
months.  Was at the Battle  of Bunker Hill.  Was then of Sudbury, Mass.

Remarks:    Ezra Smith and his wife are buried in the Saxe cemetery,  in the
town of Ellisburg.  He came to Rodman, from Nelson,  N.H. in 1802 and lived in 
Rodman all his active life.  Later he went to live with his son, Henry, in 
Ellisburg, where he died.  His children were: 
Reuben,   b. 1782 
Jesse,    b. 1784 
Henry,    b. 1786
Ezra,     b. 1789, d. 1795 
Rebecca,  b. 1791 
Ruth,     b. 1796 
Lucretia, b. 1798

Rebecca married first W. Sprague, second J.Sargent; Ruth married Abram Sheldon, 
lived at Adams Centre; Lucretia married John Osgood, lived at Adams Centre.
Ancestor of Grace Moffatt Lansing ( Mrs. L.S.) Nat. No. 12160

JACOBUS  SMITH

Born:        January 5, 1765 at Marbletown, Ulster County, N.Y.
Died:        about 1842  in town of Pamelia, Jefferson County, N. Y.

Service:     Jacobus  Smith enlisted April 1, 1782 at Marbletown, N.Y.for 9
months in Capt. Pauling's Co. of Col. Frederick Wiesenfelt's Regiment.  Was in 
the Col. Guard the whole time of his enlistment.
Veterans Administration, Washington  D. C.  S.C. 25924

Remarks:     General Accounting Office, Washington, D.C. states that the last
payment of Pension to Jacobus Smith was made March 15, 1842, by the Pension
Agent at Albany, N.Y. to R.M.S. Pease, as attorney for the pensioner.  On
March 9, 1842, the pensioner stated that he had resided in Pamelia, Jefferson
County, N.Y. for a period of seventeen years and previous thereto he had
resided in Springfield, Otsego County, N.Y.


LEVI SMITH

Born:        May 25, 1755 at Haddon, Conn.
Died:        September 4 or 11, 1848, Jefferson County,  N.Y.
Married:     BETSEY ALLEN
Born:        1773
Died:        February 9, 1865 ae. 92 yrs. (g.s.) in town of Worth, Jefferson
             County, N.Y.

Service:     Levi Smith enlisted at West Hampton, Mass. in Capt. Catlin's Co.,
of Col. Mosely's regiment of Mass.  troops for 4 mos.  Enlisted in Capt. Wa1es' 
Co. for 2 months.
Veterans Administration, Washington, D. C.   S.C. 14505 or l4500

Remarks:     There does not seem to be much to be found about Levi Smith.   At
the time he applied for a pension he was a resident of Henderson, Jefferson
County, N.Y.  Lived in Ellisburgh for 8 yrs.  Betsey Allen Smith is buried in
the Worth Cemetery in the town of Worth, N.Y.  Her daughter, Sally Allen
Wilcox, wife of Sterling Wilcox, lived at Worth and her mother may have lived
with her.  Betsey Allen's name is found in Child's Gazetteer, p. 872.

Note:        The 1840 Census of Pensioners, published Washington, D.C. lists
Levi Smith, age 85, Town of Ellisburgh, Jefferson County, N.Y. living with
Hiram J. Babbit.


JOHN SOUTHWORTH

Born:        October 20, 1781 at Montpelier, Vermont
Died:        August 16, 1855 at Rutland, Jefferson County, N.Y.
Married:     1802/3 BATHSHEBA HOWLAND
Born:        October 10, 1781
Died:        October 11, 1853 at Rutland, Jefferson County, N.Y.

Service:     (Reference, Gen. Servs. Admin., Pension, Dept. of Interior -
11,705.) John Southworth was a private in Capt. Timothy Tamblin's Co. under
C.P. Bellinger's N.Y. Militia from September 9 to 19, 1812.  (Listed on
Service Rolls, 1812 in Flower Library, Watertown, N.Y.).  Soldier or
Militiaman, Capt. Timothy Tamblin's Co. commanded by Gershom Tuttle, (76th).
Entered in the service of the United States as a volunteer at Rutland, in said
County on or about the tenth day of May, A.D. 1813 for an indefinate term.
Honorably discharged at Sackets Harbor, Twentieth day of July, A.D. 1813.
(The above was taken from the Cert. Of Identity and Oath of Service, Jefferson
County, N.Y. November 8, 1850, signed by Isaac Munson, County Clerk).

Children:     
Hannah Southworth, m. Jacob Tooker; 
Mary Southworth,   m. Nathaniel Tillotson; 
Eunice Southworth, m. 1st Richard Vanderburgh and 2nd Joseph Hind; 
Esther Southworth, m. Ezra Tillotson; 
Salome Southworth, m. Osmyn Caswell; 
Sarah Southworth, b. January 12, 1812, d. September 2, 1888, not married; 
William Southworth, m. Hortense (Ortance) Devoise, b. October 23,
  1813, d. September 22, 1898, m. April 4, 1854; 
Alice Southworth, b. October 10, 1820, d. September 12, 1886, not married; 
Lydia Maria Southworth, m. Hayden Clark.  

John Southworth and his wife Bathsheba (Bashaby), and daughters Alice and Sarah 
(Sally) and son William and wife, Ortance are all buried in Maple Hill Cemetery 
on the Middle Road, town of Rutland, Jefferson County, N.Y.


RUFUS SPENCER

Born:        1753 in East Greenwich, Kent County, R.I.
Died:        July 14, 1857 aged 84 yrs. (g.s.) in Watertown, N.Y.
Married:     ELEANOR
Born:        1761
Died:        July 9, 1828 aged 67 yrs. (g.s.) in Watertown,, Jefferson County,
             N.Y.

Service:     Rufus Spencer served as a private at Cheshire, Mass. under Capt.
Painter, a militia officer who had been sent to Mass. from Conn. to find
volunteers in the summer of 1775.  Lieut. Jonathan Joice's Co.  First marched
to Crown Point  then went through Williamstown, Bennington to Castleton,
spending part of the time at Skeinesborough (Whitehall).  January 1776
enlisted at Lanesboro, Mass. under Capt. Pearce, Lieut. Jonathan Joice's
regiment.  Went to Quebec to support Gen. Montgomery, who had been repulsed.
Went down the St. Lawrence to where Gen. Arnold's army lay above Quebec.
After five months returned to Skeinesborough.
Was at the battle of Bennington under the command of Col. Symonds, a militia
officer.
Veterans Administration, Washington, D.C.  S.C.  24473

Remarks:     Rufus Spencer and his wife are buried at Brookside, Watertown,
N.Y. with other members of the Spencer family.  After the close of the War,
Rufus Spencer moved to Schuyler, Herkimer County, N.Y. and remained there
about five years and then moved to Watertown, N.Y.


GEORGE STAPLES

Born:        1730 in R.I.
Died:        1820 in Watertown, N. Y.
Married:     1st about 1796, RUTH JOY
Born:        1757 in Conn.
Died:        February 19, 1841 in Watertown, N.Y.
Married:     2nd  MISS HARRIET SATCHWELL

Service:     George Staples served two years on a whaling vessel and two years
as a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War.  He was one of a party of four who
crossed over from New York and burned Brooklyn during the War.
Childs Gazetteer, page 711

Remarks:     George Staples and his wife are buried in Brookside Cemetery at
Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y.  By his first marriage he had one son and
three daughters.  By his second marriage he had one son, Nathan, born at
Deerfield, Oneida County, N.Y in 1797.  Came to Jefferson County with his
parents in 1807 and settled on Burville Hill.
Frances Marion Peterson
Nat. No. 42437


DAVID STARR

Born:        March 21, 1738, Salisbury, Mass.
Died:        August 11, 1813 Adams, N.Y.
Married:     RUTH MOORE

Service:     David Starr was commissioned 1st Lieutenant January 1, 1777;
Lieut. April 19, 1779; Capt. October 1780; Col. in 1781 in 6th regiment Conn.
Line.  Formation of 1777-1701, Col. William Douglass Rand's Regt. to continue
through the War.  Recruited mainly in New Haven, Conn.  Went into camp at
Peekskill in summer of 1777.  Served in August and October on the Hudson under
Gen. Putnam and engaged in all maneuvers made in consequence of the enemy's
move against Fort Montgomery.  Wintered, 1777-1778 at West Point.  In the
summer of 1778 encamped with the main army under Washington at White Plains.
Wintered 1778-1779 at Redding.  Winter of 1779-1780 at Morristown, N.J.
Because of Arnold's treachery the army moved to West Point in anticipation of
an enemy attack.

David Starr is buried at Adams, N.Y. but the location is unknown.  The above
information taken from the D.A.R. papers of Miss Lettis Green Say1es.
Genealogical Committee, LeRay de Chaumont Chapter, Watertown, N. Y.


SILAS STEVENS

Born:        May 20, 1755
Died:        November 18, 1848, aged 95 yrs.(g.s.) in town of Ellisburg, N.Y.
Married:     1st LUCY SIMONDS
Born:        Keene, N. H.
Married:     2ND MARY, wife of son Jared Stevens, Jr.
Born:        1786
Died:        June 17, 1835 aged 67 yrs. (g.s.) in town of Ellisburg, N.Y.

Service:     Silas Stevens enlisted October 6, 1775 at Southwick, Berkshire
Co., Mass., for eight months.  Was stationed at Roxbury, Mass. during the
whole time of enlistment.  Was at Bunker Hill and Charleston.
Veterans Administration, Washington, D.C.  S.C. 23942

Remarks:     Silas  Stevens and his wife, Mary are buried in the Mixer
Cemetery in the town of Ellisburg, Jefferson County, N.Y.  Silas Stevens came
to Jefferson County from Southwick, Mass., about twenty years after the War.
He must have had a first wife, not shown in the records, as he had a son
Jared, who was 61 years old in 1848, which would make him born in 1787, one
year after Mary was born.  Silas Stevens or Stephens had a sister, Lovina
Norton.  Silas Stevens also was in the Militia in Jefferson County, N.Y. in
1806.  This additional information taken from the War of 1812 papers of Mrs.
Jenny Marsh Coolidge, 49 Parkside Ave., Buffalo, N.Y.  Nat. No. 5945.  State
No. 710.


PAUL STICKNEY

Born:        May 25, 1763, N.H.
Died:        November 6, l849 in Woodville, town of Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Married:     ABIGAIL
Born:        July 18, 1770, N.H.
Died:        September 13, 1848 in town of Ellisburg, Jefferson County,  N.Y.

Service:     Paul Stickney enlisted in the town of  Temple, N.H. in Capt.
David Emerson's Co. of Col. Mooney's regiment of the N.H. Line and continued
in the same corps until  January 1779 and was then discharged at Providence,
R.I.  In September, 1779 he enlisted again and continued in the service until
December 1779, discharged at Charleston, N.H.  This company was commanded by
Capt. Thomas in Col. Reynold's regiment.  Enlisted in the Navy at Boston,
Mass. in July, 1782.  Served in the Continental Frigate, Hague, under Capt.
John Manley.  Discharged May 10, 1783 at Boston, Mass.
Pension Department, Archives Building, Washington, D. C.  S. 42406

Remarks:     Paul Stickney and his wife are buried in the village cemetery at
Woodville, Jefferson County, N.Y.  In his pension he gives the names of three
of his children, Artemus, with whom he lives: Celinda aged 13, "inferm from
infancy"; and Paul aged 7 yrs.  Seemed to have lived  in Litchfield, Oneida
County, N.Y.  Had a daughter, Mrs. Sela Wilkinson.

CALEB STURDEVANT

Born:        August 25, 1759 at Danbury, Conn.
Died:        October 17, 1857 in town of Martinsburg, Lewis County, N.Y.
Married:     March 21, 1782 at Norfolk, Conn., MIRIAM HOWE of Wells, Vt.
Born:        November 2, 1764
Died:        July 6, 1824 in town of Ellisburg, Jefferson County, N.Y.(aged 95
             yrs. 8 mos. 4 das.)

Service:     Caleb Sturdevant enlisted as a private in March 1777 in Capt.
Baldwin's Co. of Infantry of Col. Herman Swift's Regt. of the Conn. Line for
three years, 1777-1780.  Was in the battles of Germantown and Monmouth.
Veterans Administration, Washington, D.C.  S.C. 35645

Remarks:     Caleb Sturdevant and his wife are buried in the Ellisburg
cemetery in the village of Ellisburg, Jefferson County, N.Y.  In 1821 the
names of his wife and children were given as:
Miriam   - 56 years
Lucy -     18 years
Phoebe -   15 years
Polly -    12 years
A son, James Monroe Sturdevant, M.D. was born at Timouth, Vt.  May 11, 1800,
died at Rome, N. Y., August 10, 1873.  He married Louisa Stephens at Lowville,
Lewis County, N.Y.  Louisa Stephens was born December 12, 1808 at Lowville,
died at Rome, N.Y. May 29, 1867.  Miss Crawford, of Lowville, gives Miriam
Howe as of Wells, Vt.  (D.A.R. No. 45901)  Mrs. F. A. White, 112 Blake Road,
Hamden, Conn. (Louisa Palmer White) Nat. No. 116930.


PETER SUTS

Born:        1764, Palatine, N. Y.
Died:        April 28, 1853 aged 89 yrs. (g.s.) at Plessis, Jefferson County,
             N.Y.
Married:     about 1785 in Montgomery County, N.Y., ELIZABETH GASTER
Born:        1761
Died:        August 19, 1836 aged 75 yrs. (g.s.) at Plessis, Jefferson
             County, N.Y.

Service:     Peter Suts served as a private in the Revolutionary War in Capt.
Thomas Skinner's Co. belonging to the New York regiment of Levies, commanded
by Col. Marinus Willet.
Pension Department, Washington, D.C.

Remarks:     Peter Suits or Suts and his wife are buried in Brookside Cemetery
in the village of Plessis, Jefferson County, N.Y.  Other reference given is
Certificate of Treasurer, folio No. 6, at Albany, N.Y.  The Suts family came
from Montgomery County, N.Y. where his sons served in the War of 1812.
Edna Cheesman  Nat. No.49614





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