Billings Starkweather (1764 - 1850)

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Birthplace: Preston, New London, CT, USA
Death: Died in Saybrook, Ashtabula, OH, USA
Managed by: Alice Zoe Marie Knapp
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About Billings Starkweather

  • Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A131487
  • Service: VERMONT Rank: PRIVATE
  • Birth: 1761 PRESTON NEW LONDON CO CONNECTICUT
  • Death: (POST) 9- -1850 SAYBROOK ASHTABULA CO OHIO
  • Pension Number: *S23434
  • Service Description: 1) CAPTS HUTCHINS, JOSEPH BRIGGS, JOHN STARK, COL SAMUEL FLETCHER

Pension Application File S23434 - National Archives

State of New York, Allegany County [85 or ss]. On this 29th day of October 1835 personally appeared before the judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the said county of Allegany Billings Starkweather a resident of the town of Hume in the said County of Allegany aged seventy four years who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832 viz: I was born in 1761 [unreadable, may be 1764} in Preston state of Connecticut. There was a record of my age in the family Bible which was burned in John Starkweather's house and I do not know of any record now to be found of my age - during the War of the Revolution I lived at Shaftsbury in the county of Bennington state of Vermont. In the year 1777 I think it was I enlisted under Captain Hutchins who commanded a Militia Company. I enlisted as a Captains Waiter. Black was lieutenant of the company. Colonel Brouson [unsure of spelling] commanded the Regiment - We went from Shaftsbury to Rutland and reconnoitered on the frontier. We had several skirmishes with the Indians - I enlisted for three months and served my time out and was regularly dismissed and had a written discharge from said Captain Hutchins which was also burnt in the house of said John Starkweather when his house was burnt in Saratoga County about 37 years ago - In the last year of the war I enlisted under Captain Starks for one year as a private soldier. Captain Starks was captain of a Militia Company and Prentice was Lieutenant. We went to Castleton where the berruant troops were stationed. Colonel Fletcher commanded our Regiment. Enochs was General, Hetts was Regiment Major - We built a breastwork and kept out scouts and patrols. I served at this time eleven months and nine days to the best of my recollection. It was a few days over Eleven months to my certain knowledge when peace was proclaimed and the troops were discharged. I received no written discharge at this time - After the war of the Revolution I continued to reside at Shaftsbury about twenty eight years.

From there I moved to Northfield State of New York where I resided three years from there to Gallaway where I resided about three years from there to Plainfield where I resided two years from there to Brookfield where I resided about one year from there to Hamilton where I resided four years, from there to Onondaga where I resided about four years, from there to Bethany where I lived one year from there to Belfast where I lived about ten years from there to Hume where I now reside. I have resided about three years. There is no documentary evidence of my service that I know of. John Starkweather of Bethany in Genesee County New York is a living witness who is knowing to my services. I hereby relinquish all claims to any other pension than the one under the act of June 7, 1832 There is Judah Babcock a clergyman and Elijah Scott another respectable citizen of my neighborhhod who will testify as to their belief respecting my age and the general belief in my neighborhood relative to my revolutionary services. My name is not on the Pension list rolls of any agency in the United States.

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Source: http://files.usgwarchives.net/ny/allegany/military/revwar/pensions/starkweather-billings.txt

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Billings Starkweather's Timeline

1764
August 17, 1764
Preston, New London, CT, USA
1793
1793
Age 28
Shaftsbury, Bennington, VT, USA
1795
1795
Age 30
Onondaga Hill, NY, USA
1797
1797
Age 32
Shaftsbury, Bennington, VT, USA
1797
Age 32
Shaftsbury, Bennington, VT, USA
1804
August 4, 1804
Age 39
Jefferson, Ashtabula, OH, USA
August 4, 1804
Age 39
Jefferson, Ashtabula, OH, USA
1806
1806
Age 41
New York
1811
September 11, 1811
Age 47
Pike, Wyoming, NY, USA
September 11, 1811
Age 47
Pike, Wyoming, NY, USA