Amos Walbridge, Maj. (1727 - 1793)

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Birthplace: Norwich, New London Co., CT
Death: Died in Stafford, Tolland Co., CT
Managed by: Steven Avery Kelley
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About Amos Walbridge, Maj.

DAR Ancestor #: A120593

"Major Amos Walbridge was a captain in the Lexington Alarm, April 19, 1775. He served as Captain in the 13th Continental Infantry from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1776. Was Captain in the 7th Connecticut Regiment Jan. 1, 1777; promoted to Major of the 2nd Connecticut Regiment April 28, 1777; retired in 1781. In service from April 1775 to 1781.

During the summer and fall of 1777 he served along the Hudson under Putnam; ordered Nov. 14th to join Washington's Army in Pennsylvania; Dec. 5th to 8th engaged in Battle of Whitemarsh, where his Regiment lost a large number of officers and men, killed and wounded. Wintered at Valley Forge 1777 and 1778.

In the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey, June 28, 1778; served on the East side of the Hudson in General Heath's wing in 1779. Was with the Army in the storming of Stony Point, July 15 1779. Served on outposts with the main army along the Hudson during the summer of 1780. Wintered with the Army at Morristown, N. J., 1779 and 1780; and in 1780 and 1781 above the Robinson House, Hudson River, and there re-organized for the next formation.

Record: Connecticut Men in the War of the Revolution, pp 22, 157, 375; Connecticut Historical Society Collection, Vol. 8 pp 46-53; Connecticut, Archives Revolutionary War. New Series. Vol. 1, documents 26A, 29A, 32, 51A, 54A, 36B.

The Colonial Records of Connecticut state that Amos Walbridge of Stafford was appointed ensign of a company in the first regiment, May 1759. Vol. 13 says, "This assembly do establish Mr. Amos Walbridge to be Captain of the 17th Company, or Train Band in the 5th Regiment in colony."

Mass., soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution, Vol. 16, p 495, Proof furnished by the War Dept., Adjutant General's office."

source: "The History of the Jacob Kimball Parish Family"

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    MAJOR AMOS (2) WALLBRIDGE, son of Ensign Amos and Theodia (Porter) Wallbridge, was born at Norwich, Connecticut, December 15, 1727, baptized the same month at Lisbon and died at Stafford, Connecticut, October 24, 1793. He was appointed ensign of the First Regiment in May, 1759, and later was raised to the rank of Captain of the 17th Company or train band of the 5th Regiment of the Colony of Connecticut. Throughout the Revolution, he was on active duty, beginning as a Captain and serving 19 days on the Lexington Alarm in 1775 and retired with the rank of Major January 1, 1781. He was a charter member of the Connecticut Society of the Cincinnati.
   Major Amos (2) Wallbridge married Margaret, whose surname is not known, and who died at Stafford August 13, 1794.
   --Stott, Cornelia Saunders, Stott, Saunders, Converse and Allied Families (New York, American Historical Company, Inc., 1944), 169.
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Amos Walbridge, Maj.'s Timeline

1727
December 15, 1727
Norwich, New London Co., CT
1750
1750
Age 22
United States
1752
October 11, 1752
Age 24
Stafford, Tolland Co., CT
1755
February 16, 1755
Age 27
1757
April 1, 1757
Age 29
1760
December 10, 1760
Age 32
1768
June 22, 1768
Age 40
1771
February 19, 1771
Age 43
1793
October 24, 1793
Age 65
Stafford, Tolland Co., CT