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John Williams, Capt.

Birthdate:
Death: Died in Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Place of Burial: Col. Ledyard Cemetery, Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Williams and Susanna Williams
Husband of Theoda Perkins
Father of Amey Williams and Martha (Patty) Bailey
Brother of Elizabeth Bailey

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About John Williams, Capt.

Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781

"Captain John Williams, one of the killed, was born April 5, 1739. Living near, he entered the fort as a volunteer, leaving his wife, who was a daughter of Elnathan Perkins, and children to look out for the property.

As soon as possible after the fight, his daughter Amey, went to the fort and sought out her father's body" source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ... By William Wallace Harris, p. 235

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Added by Elwin C. Nickerson About This ancestor: DAR# A126205 Service: CONNECTICUT Rank: CAPTAIN Birth: 4-5-1739 GROTON CONNECTICUT Death: 9-6-1781 FORT GRISWOLD CONNECTICUT

                                     Gravestone Inscription:
             Sacred
        to the memory of
       Capt John Williams
       who fell gloriously 
         fighting for the
      liberty of his country
         in Fort Griswold
      Sept. 6th 1781 in the
      43d year of his age

Ye patriot friends that weep my fate As if untimely slain, Faith binds my soul to Jesus's breast And turns my loss to gain. ECN

"Theoda Williams, widow of Captain John Williams Jr., was left with eight children under ye age of seventeen years and about 70pounds real and personal estate." source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...

By William Wallace Harris, p. 134 
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Capt. John Williams's Timeline

1739
April 5, 1739
1763
1763
Age 23
1781
September 6, 1781
Age 42
Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, USA
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Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States