Jefferson County, NY Pioneers



1. STEPHEN SCOVILLE (John, John, Arthur), born in Middletown, Conn., March 1, 1728-29; died in Watertown or Orleans, Jefferson County, about 1820.

Stephen Scoville appears to have left Middletown, Conn, about 1760 and gone to some part of Litchfield County, Conn., probably settling in Torrington or Torringford, and later still in the town of Winchester. About 1818 he and his son Ebenezer settled in Orleans, Jefferson County, N.Y.

Stephen Scovill was a Revolutionary soldier. He enlisted in March, 1776, in Capt. Stephen Goodwin's company of Col. Samuel B. Wegg's regiment, serving three years in all. He applied for a pension, April 11, 1818, and it was allowed. He was then living at Watertown, N.Y., aged ninety two years. Several children were living in 1820, but their names are not given. Soldier's wife was dead and he was living with his son-in-law, Peter Pratt. Served in the campaign on Long Island in August, 1776, (from pension papers on file at Washington, D.C.). See also Boyd's Annals of Winchester, Conn., pp. 146,317; Hibbard's History of Goshen, Conn., p. 126.

He married Middletown North Parish, April 29, 1756


Children, SCOVILLE: The children, except Lucy, were baptized by the pastor of the church in the North Parish of Middletown, Conn., now Cromwell.

The information on Stephen Scoville (John, John, Arthur) son of John and Hannah Coggswell Scoville as given on pages 33 and 34 of Arthur Scovell and His Descendants in America 1660-1900 by Jennie M. (Scovill) Holley and Homer Worthington Brainard and published by the Tuttle Publishing Company, Inc., Rutland, Vermont, 1941

Roger Scovil wrote A Scovil Genealogy published in 1992 and maintains a database of 15,000 descendants of John, Arthur and William Scovel.

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