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Birthplace: Groton, New London, CT
Death: Died in Groton Heights, New London, CT
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About Capt. Samuel Allyn

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781

"Captain Samuel Allyn, born at Allyn's Point November 21, 1734, married Mary Wood, December 1757. He had seen service in the field and was then captain of militia and one of the selectmen of the town. He lived at the time in the house in Ledyard now occupied by his grandson of the same name. He was sowing rye in his field, and on hearing the alarm, immediately saddled his horse and rode to the house of his ensign, Amos Lester, and with him rode to the old Wood House on the North Lane where they left their horses. After death, he was robbed of his coat, sword, belt, knee and shoe buckles. Mrs Eunice Wood (from whose house he was buried), a sister of Captain Allyn, then living near the North Lane school house, went into the fort the next morning after the battle to assist in caring for the dead and wounded soldiers, some of whose mouths were full of dirt, they having literally 'bit the dust'"

source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ... By William Wallace Harris p. 259

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Died at Fort Griswold

Capt. Samuel Allyn - Militia (Alarm list, 2nd Company,

8th Connecticut Militia Regiment) Killed, Age 46, wife & 9 children.

Gravestone Inscription: In Memory of Capt Samuel Allyn

he Departed this Life sept 6th 1781 in Fort Griswould by traitor Ar-

nolds murdering corps in the 47th year of his Age By Gods decree my bounds

ware fixt the time ye place the much confusd The Cause was Good ye

means was vile Snatchd me from Charms of Golden life

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Capt. Samuel Allyn's Timeline

1734
November 21, 1734
Groton, New London, CT
1762
1762
Age 27
Groton, New London, CT
1763
1763
Age 28
Groton, New London, CT
1765
1765
Age 30
New London, New London, CT
1769
1769
Age 34
Groton, New London, CT
1775
1775
Age 40
1781
September 6, 1781
Age 46
Groton Heights, New London, CT
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Groton, New London, CT, USA