Gershom Woodworth, Sr. (1728 - 1810) MP

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Birthplace: Salisbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Mayfield, Fulton County, New York, United States
Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
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About Gershom Woodworth, Sr.

Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A130113

Service: NEW YORK Rank: FIRST LIEUTENANT

Birth: 9-16-1728 SALISBURY NEW HAVEN CO CONNECTICUT

Death: 5-16-1810 MAYFIELD MONTGOMERY CO NEW YORK

Service Source: ROBERTS, NY IN THE REV, P 130; NARA, M881, COMP MIL SERV RECS, ROLL 768

Service Description: 1) CAPT WELLS, COL VAN WOERT, 16TH REGT, 2) ALBANY CO MILITIA

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Birth: Sep. 16, 1728 Lebanon New London County Connecticut, USA

Death: May 16, 1810 Mayfield Fulton County New York, USA

Gershom Woodworth was Captain in the French and Indian Wars. He was Lt. in the Revolutionary war. He served in Capt. Van Woerts Reg. Albany Co. Militia (listed as being from Cambridge, Washington Co., NY). He was present at the massacre of Fort William Henry and served as sentinel on the alarm list for relief of the fort. NY Militia on Oct 19, 1787. He lost an eye and an arm in the Revolutionary war.

The oldest deed of land, of which anything can be learned, was given by the commissioners of forfeiture of the state, to Gershom Woodworth in 1786. It conveys the farm first occupied by Truman Christie, and afterwards owned by H. H. Woodworth. It was on this farm that the first log house was built, as well as the first orchard planted, both of which were done by Christie. As this farm was located on one of the old Indian trails, it is reasonable to suppose that it was the first settled land in the family.

He evidently went to Tyringham, Berkshire Co., Mass. shortly after his marriage as his children are recorded there. Gershom was a member of the Kingsboro Presbyterian Church, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY in 1804.



      
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Capt. Gershom Woodworth, Sr.'s Timeline

1728
September 16, 1728
Salisbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
1749
November 24, 1749
Age 21
Salisbury, CT, USA
1758
October 13, 1758
Age 30
Tyringham, MA, USA
1759
February 26, 1759
Age 30
Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut Colony
1761
May 17, 1761
Age 32
Tyringham, MA, USA
1763
August 8, 1763
Age 34
Tyringham, Berkshire County, Province of Massachusetts
1766
February 13, 1766
Age 37
Tyringham, MA, USA
1772
1772
Age 43
1775
1775
Age 46
1778
1778
Age 49