JEFFERSON COUNTY NEW YORK

UPDATES TO THE VARIOUS REVOLUTIONARY VETERANS FILES


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From Burke Muller
Past President, Oriskany Battle Chapter, Empire State Society, Sons of the American Revolution
Past Member, SAR Empire State Society Board of Managers

DEACON JONATHAN CARTER

DEACON JONATHAN CARTER was born 20 May 1751 in Wolcott, CT. He died 6 Aug 1817. He served in the American Revolution and his name appears among the Memorialists, members of the 7th and 9th Companies of the 15th Regiment of the Connecticut Militia.

JONATHAN CARTER and his wife ABIGAIL MOULTHROUP CARTER had four children:
ASA CARTER b: Nov 13 1776
JOEL CARTER b: Dec 5 1778,
IRA CARTER b: May 4 1781
ELI CARTER b: Oct 5 1786, d: 9 Jun 1805

JONATHAN CARTER, along with his wife, ABIGAIL MOULTHROUP CARTER b: 1753 d: 13 Mar 1825, and son ELI CARTER are all buried in Hillside Cemetery, Route 47, Champion, NY.

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From Joanne Schwandes

THOMAS DeLANO II

ADDITION:
Name: Thomas DeLano II
DOB: 18 June 1760 (although the plaque says 18 JULY 1760) in Sharon CT
DIED: 8 April 1835 in Watertown, Jefferson County, NY
BURIED: Huntingtonville Rural Cemetery in Watertown
Fatherís name: Thomas DeLano, born 24 December 1726
Motherís name: Lois
He served as a Private in the Revolutionary War.

Thomas DeLano II came to Watertown in 1800. He served as a Major in the War of 1812. He married Olive Griswold, who was born on 5 October 1761 in Sharon CN and who died on 10 November 1833 at age 72 in Watertown NY. He was a cousin of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Descent:Joanne Schwandes and her mother, Betty DeLano Vary, are related to Thomas DeLano II
through his son Frederick DeLano (born 19 Aug 1803 in Watertown)
and his son Egbert Whitney DeLano (born 5 Apr 1842 in Watertown)
and his son Frederick Ballard DeLano (born 4 Jan 1869 in Watertown)
and his son Thearl Dillon DeLano (born 4 Jul 1895 in Rochester, Monroe County, NY)
who was Betty DeLano Vary's father.

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AMOS DRAPER

From Mary Aiken

I am inquiring about Amos DRAPER, a Revolutionary War veteran whose name I can not find on the Jeff Co site under Bartlett's Listings, Fonda's listings or South Jeff Listings for Revol War vets.

The only reference I find to him on the Jeff Co site is in Child's Gazetteer for the town of Champion. There it does say he was a Rev War vet, serving as a body guard for George Washington. It also says he dies in Wilna but I find no record of him in any of the cemeteries online. The Amos DRAPER (`1789-1854) buried at Black Creek is his son.

I do find a listing on ancestry.com as
Rhode Island Census Record
Amos DRAPER
RI
Washington County
South Kingston
Yr. 1777
Page 007
Data Base RI 1777 Military Census Record

I believe this to be he as it is the area they came from to Jefferson County. Same area that Caleb Tifft listed came from.

Amos DRAPER is my grt grt grt grt grandfather, through my maternal line and really would like him recognized. I truly wish I could also find where he is buried. I might assume Black Creek as that is where my grt grt grt grandfather Amos DRAPER (Jr) is buried, but I do not know that.

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AARON DRESSER

From Jane Dresser

Here's what several of us think about the Dressers in Jefferson County:

Aaron Dresser (I), was born in Princeton, MA, on 20 March, 1765 - a well documented birth date. Family sources say he died in Livingston County, NY, in 1820, 'while visiting his son, Lemuel'. I doubt his body was transported back to Jefferson County in those days, but I do not know of any cemetery records in Livingston Co. for him, either. This Aaron Dresser is the Revolutionary War veteran. We know he lived past 1816, as he sold land in 1817 and was involved in his son's probate administration in 1818.

His eldest son, Aaron Dresser (II), was born 15 October, 1790, in Montague, MA, supposedly a date from an 'old family Bible' - and we suspect that he died 2 October, 1846, which would make him 55 years old. We suspect the date on the gravestone has worn to the point that it seems to read 1816, rather than 1846. However, as I previously said, I have not looked at the stone itself. He would obviously not be a Rev. War veteran.

Aaron II's son, Aaron Dresser (III), was born in 1816, was one of the young men who participated in the Battle of the Windmill and was transported to Tasmania for five years. He returned, married and had a family, then died in 1855. He and his father, Aaron II, are both said to be buried in the Old Theresa Cemetery.

So while I would love to have our family represented on the Revolutionary War Veterans page, acknowledging those buried in Jefferson County, somehow I don't think we qualify. If there are cemetery records (other than the gravestone) that I am not aware of, I stand corrected. But our feeling is that the gravestone in Old Theresa Cemetery is for Aaron II, not his veteran father, and that Aaron I is buried somewhere in Livingston County, where he supposedly died in 1820.

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ABNER HUBBARD

From Laurel

I have additional information which I hope you can blend into the bio on Abner Hubbard.

(from Granville, MA Vital records). ABNER HUBBRD was the son of SAMUEL HUBBARD b. in Middletown, CT in 1723( son of NATHANIEL of Middletown b. 14 Sept. 1690 and SARAH JOHNSON) and MARY STOW (daughter of JEREMIAH STOW b. 1704 and SARAH BIGGS). They were married Sept. 13, 1749. ABNER was listed in the notes as the 4th child born on Aug. 25, 1759

CATHERINE was the daughter of DANIELl WEBSTER b. 1730 and HANNAH VOSBURGH b. 1736. (From the Egremont, Berkshire Co MA) Cong. Church baptism record for April 7, 1771) Children of DANIEL & HANNAH WEBSTER:

DANIEL
DAVID
STEPHEN
EZEKIEL
HANNAH
RUTH
CATHERINE
LUCINDA

DAVID WEBSTER stayed for awhile with his sister and brother-in-law, ABNER HUBBARD after DAVID'S wife passed away. DAVID was not living with them later when he died.

This comes from notes from the Hubbard Notebook-Genealogical Department of Flower Memorial Library:
In the settlement of the estate of ABNER HUBBARD in Box H-18, the names of his children are given as follows--

SALLY COFFIEN, wife of HENRY H. COFFIEN
CATHERINE McNITT, wife of JOHN McNITT of Orleans Co., NY
MARY ANN DODGE, wife of WILLIAM DODGE moved 1844 to WI
ADELINE BOWERS wife of ZACHARIAH BOWERS moved 1844 to WI
STEPHEN HUBBARD of Whitehall, NY
HUGH HUBBARD went to WI
ELSENA, wife of FREDERICK COFFIEN of Lyme, NY

I have a statement made by a Mrs. Mary Hubbard aged 82, on 14 Sept. 1838 saying that she had known CATHERINE WEBSTER HUBBARD when she was a girl, before she married ABNER. She says they were m. at New Concord, NY (Columbia Co. and I have that they were married 8 Jan. 1784)

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The families of MARY ANN HUBBARD and WILLIAM KING DODGE and of ADELINE and LUMAN BOWERS are on the 1825, 30 and 35 Lyme, Jefferson County census. In 1844 they moved to WI. Probably HUGH HUBBARD went at the same time. By 1850 they had settled in Roxbury, Dane Co.
In 1850 ZACHARIAH BOWERS (born c.1804 NY/MA and now about 46) went to the gold rush where he was robbed and murdered. ADELINE lived with daughter CORNELIA REYNOLDS and died 1885 at Roxbury, Dane Co. WI.

Their children were:
RUSSELL married REBECCA CHASE;
CORNELIA married Wm. B. REYNOLDS CAROLINE married JAMES STEELE
LUMAN married MARY ANN CHASE
ROSETTA married ?

MARY ANN and WILLIAM K. DODGE'S children:
ALFRED married MARGARET CHRISLAW
MARY A. married HARVEY KNAPP
GEORGE W.
WM. OSCAR
J. PRESTON married ROSE ELLEN BRERETON

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STEPHEN LINDSEY

Born: 1760 Stratford, Conn.
Died: 1841 in town of Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
Married: SALLY
Born: 1766
Died: October 25, 1853 aged 67 yrs., town of Ellisburg, Jefferson Co. N.Y.

Service: While residing in Stratford, Conn. Stephen Lindsey enlisted June 8, 1776, serving in Capt. Hezekiah Parsons' coinpany, Co1 Sage's Connecticut regiment. Was in the battle of Governors Island and Harlem and was discharged December 25, 1776. He enlisted October 1, 1777, served in Capt. Converse's company, Col. Wills' regiment, and was discharged December 1, 1777. He enlisted May 9, 1778 and served in Capt. Elijah Robinson's company, Col. Roger Enos' regiment and was discharged July 8, 1779. He enlisted September 1, 1779, served in Capt. Converse's company, Col. Chapin's regiment and was discharged November 10, 1779.
Archives Building, Washington, D.C. S.23771

Remarks: Stephen Lindsey was allowed a pension on his application executed February 19, 1835, then aged seventy-three years. He had a sister, Ruth Blackmer, of Oswego Co., in 1829. Stephen Lindsey and his wife are buried in a private cemetery over line in Oswego Co. His farm was in the town of Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y.

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From Janice Deney

I noticed that Stratford is being used instead of Strafford. It should be Strafford Tolland Co. Connecticut. And his wife Sally - it should be Sally McNitt. Plus the birth date on Stephen is 22 March 1759. Sally McNitt's birthdate 25 Oct 1766 in Jefferson Co NY - dau of David McNitt & Martha Patrict.

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From Dave Simonds

AMOS REED

CORRECTION:
PHOEBE (CAMPBELL) (REED) (SAVAGE) was the mother of AMOS REED. Her second husband was JOHN SAVAGE, AMOS'S stepfather (Newton MA vital records). Phoebe was born 28 Oct 1735 and died 16 May 1828 in NY. Amos did remarry after the death of his first wife, HANNAH SLADE. On 14 Sep 1824 he married her sister, the widow THANKFUL (SLADE) CASE, born 22 Mar 1771, died 21 Oct 1840.

Service, NOTE:
A full description of the military service of AMOS REED can be found in his Revolutionary War pension file, not referenced above.

Remarks, CORRECTION:
The first child is ARCHIBALD a.k.a. ARCHA. Apparently at least three of the children are buried at Three Mile Creek Cemetery--JOHN SAVAGE REED, BETSY (REED) ROGERS, and ROLON (2nd) R. REED. However, some of the present-day stones for REED family members were clearly put in place many years after the deaths of the persons to whom they refer, so the information is questionable.

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ISAAC TARBELL

New York Pensioners Record; Rank-Pvt.
County - Jefferson County
Annual Allowance - 24.00, Sums Received - 60.00
Discription of Sevice - Vermont Militia
When placed on the Rolls - 9/23/1833
Commencement of Pension - 3/4/1831

Born: October 09, 1763, Chester, Windsor Co., Vermont
Died: March, 1841Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., New York
1830 Census: Brownville, Jefferson Co., New York
I have not been able to discover in which cemetary he is buried.

From Mona A. Crandell Hook

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From David T. Childs

DAVID TAYLOR

He was born 6 Nov / 17 Nov 1750, Hebron CT
married 21 December 1772 Hebron CT Rosannah Gilbert. Lived in Hillsdale, Columbia County, NY & moved to Rodman, Jefferson County NY in 1812. Served as a private and Quarter Master Serg. under Col. Van Ness regt. NY. Was there in the taking of Burgoyne. Served 4 and 3/4 months. Was 82 years old when he gave information in 1832. His brother Jonathan is mentioned in papers, who lived in Philadelphia, NY.

REV # S23447

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From msapienza

ZEBULON THOMPSON

- from the Gov. file

W 18134 THOMPSON, ZEBULON, born 25 Oct 1763, CT, died 8 Mar 1832, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY.

Wife, Lucy Handy, b 13 May 1768, d/o Barzilla Handy.

He filed for his pension in 1818 from Adams, Jefferson Co., NY, stating while a resident of Saybrook, CT he enlisted as a Private in 1780 in the CT Line under Capt. Converse. He received his pension at Watertown, NY.

In 1838, Lucy [Handy] Thompson, a resident at Adams, Jefferson Co., NY said that Zebulon Thompsons' father moved to Colebrook, CT in 1780 where she resided, and that they were married there 1 Aug 1782 by Elijah Rockwell, Esq., a Justice of the Peace of Litchfield Co., CT.

Their children were as follows:
1] John Thompson, b 25 Feb 1784; m. Anna M. [Unknown]
2] Olive Thompson, b 14 June 1787
3] Cynthia Thompson, b 24 Oct 1790
4] Guy Thompson, b 25 Feb 1793
5] Sophia [?] Thompson, b 1 Aug 1795
6] Betsey Thompson, b 14 June 1798
7] Samuel Thompson, b 14 July 1803
8] Everline Thompson, b 1 Apr 1805

In 1838, Lucy [Handy] Thompson stated that their six eldest children had been deceased for many years. At the same time, Anna M. Lewis of Jefferson Co., NY stated she had known the widow for 33 years, having been married to their eldest son [John, # 1 above], and had remained his wife until his death in 1829. [Her second husband might have been Simeon Lewis, who is also mentioned.] In 1839, Samuel Thompson, [# 7 above], was residing in Jefferson Co., NY. A sister, Thankful [Handy] Palmer, was also mentioned.

The spelling "Thomson" also used in this file.

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