Jefferson County, NY

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WILL OF SAMUEL SWEET of Richfield, Otsego Co., NY
Brother of John Sweet of Berlin, NY

Mother: Unk
Brother: Eliphalet
Brothers: Silas, Justus, Henry R., and Noyes
Sisters: Patty Pride or Price; Polly Balch; Pamelia Smith
Exec. brother, Noyes
To: Emeline J. Sweet, daughter of my cousin Samuel A. Sweet of Adams, Jefferson Co., NY
Wit: John S. Brimmer, Samuel N. Sweet of Whitestown, Oneida Co., NY; Landin Griswold, Petersburg, NY
Dated: 31 Dec. 1846; probated 1 Nov. 1847. Vol. 37, p. 268.


GARDNER, Preserved bc 1775 CT; probable son of SILAS and POLLY WELLS GARDNER. Married MARTHA WOOD, c 1770 in Orange Co., NY. In Saratoga Co by early 1880's in the Malta Area. Son, Horace, born there 10 Nov. 1806 and son, Enos, born there in 1813. The family moved on to Jefferson Co., NY by about 1816. Other children: Dorothy, Mariah, Celestia, Aaron, David M. and Amanda. NOTE: This was a question submitted to the Jefferson Co. Genweb. (See will of Preserved Gardner this site.)

Genealogy of Kim Kester:
PRESERVED GARDNER bc 1775 d 1853 Jeff. Co., NY
m: MARTHA WOOD bc 1770 Orange Co NY dc 1850 Jeff. Co.

Dorothy Gardner bc 1794
Maria Gardner b between 1794-1815
Celestia Gardner bc 1802 d 21 Nov. 1866 Jeff. Co.; bur. Evergreen Cem., Henderson, Jeff. Co., NY
Aaron Gardner b between 1804-1810
Horace Gardner b 10 Nov. 1806 NY; m. Sophronia Lewis 1 Nov. 1831 in Jeff. Co.; d 22 Aug. 1898 Plymouth, Sheboygan Co, WI and buried Union Cem. Plymouth
David Gardner b between 1810-1815
Enos Wells Gardner b 1813 Saratoga Co., NY; m1) Matilda Wilcox?, in Jeff. Co.
m. 2) Ruth Adams in 1855 Sheboygan Co., WI; d. 2 Oct. 1833 in Plymouth, buried Union Cem.
Amanda Gardner christened 7 Sept. 1816; mc 1836 Ebenezer Truesdalle, Jeff. Co.; d 5 Feb. 1904 Ellisburg, Jeff. Co., NY

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TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE: The Preserved Gardner House is a historic house located at 90 Milford Road in Swansea, Massachusetts. The 2 1/2 story, wood frame house was built in about 1820 and is a good example of a Federal style farmhouse. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on 16 February 1990.

Revolutionary War Soldiers from Swansea are:
Israel Gardner; John Gardner, Joseph Gardner and Samuel Gardner 3d and 11 with the Wood surname who also served.

Norwich, New London, CT records:
Daniel Gardner was born 1709 and died 1758; his wife, Bathsheba Smith was born 1705 and d. 1758
Bathshua (sic) Gardner, daughter of Daniel Gardner & wife, Bathsua, was born 20 October 1736
Daniel Gardner was born 9 Oct. 1738
Preserved Gardner was born 29 Jan. 1741/2
William Gardner was born 20 March 1743
Stephen Gardner was born 25 April 1745
Anna Gardner was born 7 Sept. 1748
James Gardner was born 19 Nov. 1750
Silvester Gardner was born 29 April 1753
Elizabeth Gardner was born 2 July 1755
Daniel Gardner of Norwich died 31 May 1755

Preserved Gardner served in the Rev. War: date of military service 22 July 1779

Preserved Gardner is listed in the 1790 Colrain, Hampshire, MA census and in the 1840 census of Swansea, Bristol, MA. Preserved Gardner is listed in the 1820 census of Watertown, Jeff. Co., NY, and the 1840 census of Ellisburg, Jeff. Co., NY

The 1820 census of Watertown shows:
1 male under 10; 1 male 10-16; 1 male 16-18; 1 male over 45; 2 females under 10; 2 females 16026 and 1 female 25045


From the cemetery stones of the Comstock Cemetery in Greenfield, Saratoga Co., NY:
GILBERT, Hewitt b 11 April 1827 and d 16 August 1888 at 61 years. the transcriber's noted that he was born in Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., NY. His wife was HARRIET A. McNUTT, born 1829 and died 28 March 1887 at 58 years.

Additional Revolutionary War Soldiers in Vols. 59-60: DAR Lineage Books

p. 203:
JAMES HENDERSON (1753-1836) was placed on the pension roll, 1832, of Henderson, NY for service as private, 1775, under Captains Seth Warner and Joseph McCracken, Col. Van Schaick's NY Regiment, and 1776-77 in Capt. Caleb Owen's Co., Col. William William's Vermont regiment. He died in Jefferson Co., NY. (DAR A054690, FAG 20900175)

p. 177:
THOMAS MERCHANT (1755-1829) was placed on the pension roll, 1818 of Jefferson Co., NY for service as private, 1777,. under Captains David Smith and Nehemiah Rice, Colonels John Chandler and Isaac Sherman, 8th Connecticut Regiment. He died in Jefferson County. (Wife was Anna-received a widow's pension. Source: DAR Index)

NOTE: A077536, *S36126, JR., 8/4/1755-12/17/1829, FAG 76743446Died Jefferson, Schoharie, NY, Not red lined. Thomas Merchant SR, A077538, 1727-1799, is red lined over confusion of the name of his son Samuel's wife.

p. 258:
EPHRAIM POTTER (1752-1830) was placed on the pension roll of Jefferson County, NY, 1818 for service as ensign in the Massachusetts Line, Col. Rufus Putnam's 5th Massachusetts Regiment. He was born in Marlboro, Mass. And died in Ellisburg, N.Y. DAR A091566, FAG 76914352

p. 233:
WILLIAM BENTLEY (1765-1850) enlisted from Berkshire County, Mass., 1781 for three years. He was placed on the pension roll of Jefferson Co., NY 1832, for service as corporal, Massachusetts Line. He died in Antwerp, N.Y. DAR A009456, FAG 77062814

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ABNER HUBBARD (1759-1820) enlisted 1775, as a private in Capt. Warham Park's Massachusetts Co., Col. William Shepherd's Regiment. Engaged in battles of Trenton, Princeton, Monmouth and Stillwater. In 1818 he was placed on the pension roll of Jefferson Co., NY. He died in Somerset, N.Y. DAR A059182, FAG 84159290 DAR has dead in Jefferson County, NY. ,S*W23381, Wife - Catherine Webster


Mrs. Oliver Baker Baldwin born in Jefferson Co., NY DAR Nos: 17127 and 8120
wife of Charles Grandison Baldwin
descendant of Ebenezer Tolman of New Hampshire
Daughter of Eli Collins Baker and Sarah Barlow, his wife.
Granddaughter of Thomas Baker and Betsey Tolman, his wife
Gr-granddaughter of Ebenezer Tolman and Mary Clark, his wife.
Ebenezer Tolman (1748-1838) served as a private in Captain Jonathan Whitcomb's Company at Bunker Hill. He was sent on the expedition to Quebec, where he was taken prisoner; detained for a year and suffered with smallpox during his confinement. He received a pension at the age of 86 for service in the New Hampshire Continental Line. He was born in Attleboro, MA and died in Nelson, N.H.

Mrs. Emma Baker Cleveland, born in Jefferson Co., NY DAR No. 17129
Wife of Stephen Richardson Cleveland
Descendant of Ebenezer Tolman, of New Hampshire
Daughter of Eli Collins Baker and Sarah Barlow, his wife

Mrs. Florence Baker Comstock, born in Jefferson Co., NY DAR No. 17130
Wife of Charles G. Comstock. Descendant of Ebenezer Tolman
Daughter of Eli Collins Baker and Sarah Barlow, his wife.

Mrs. Korleen Cleveland Cooper, born in Watertown, NY DAR NOS: 66801, 47295 & 19395
wife of Jerome Bailey Cooper
Descendant of Ebenezer Tolman, Joseph Benjamin and Isaac Cleveland
Daughter of Stevens Richardson Cleveland b 1854 and Emma Baker b 1856, his wife, m. 1881
Granddaughter of Philander B. Cleveland (1823-95) and Mercy Richardson (1831-99), his wife m. 1848
Eli Collins Baker (1825-1889) and Sara Barlow (b 1826), his wife, m. 1848
Great granddaughter of Harvey Cleveland (1782-1862) and Relife Cross (1791-1885), his wife, m. 1808
Thomas Baker (1788-1841) and Betsy Tolman (1788-1862), his wife
Stephen Richardson b 1795 and Lydia Benjamin, his wife
Gr. Gr. Granddaughter of Isaac Cleveland and Mamre Matthews (1760-1845), his wife, m. 1779
Ebenezer Tolman and Mary Clark d 1834; his wife, m. 1781
Jonas Benjamin and Mary Ann Saulter, his wife.

Jonas Benjamin was place on the pension roll of Jefferson Co. in 1831, as a private in the Massachusetts Continental Line

Isaac Cleveland (1755-1838) was placed on the pension roll of Jefferson Co., in 1831, as a private in the Rhode Island Militia. He was born in Canterbury, CT and died in Watertown, NY

Source: NSDAR Records on the Society Website

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