John Chester (1749 - 1809)

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Birthplace: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Death: Died in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Managed by: David Russell Romine
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About John Chester

  • Daughter of the Daughters Revolution Ancestor #: A021449
  • Service: CONNECTICUT Rank: COLONEL
  • Birth: 1-18-1749 WETHERSFIELD CONNECTICUT
  • Death: 11-4-1809 WETHERSFIELD CONNECTICUT
  • Service Description: 1) CAPT.9TH COL. 2ND REGT. MAJ 6TH REGT, 2) COL. BATT. OF FOOT

John Chester was among the soldiers at Bunker Hill, and afterward a member of the Connecticut convention which ratified the United States constitution.

Born in Wethersfield on January 18, 1749, John Chester became a local war hero. In 1767, he graduated from Yale College (now Yale University) and in 1771, he was a Lieutenant in the Local Militia (9th Company of the Sixth CT Regiment) which had been organized in 1640. The unit prided themselves on their uniforms “wholly blue turned up with red”. In 1775, when the Lexington alarm came, John Chester led a picked body of about 100 men which ranked as the most select body in the Provincial Army and were distinguished at Bunker Hill. John Chester was commissioned Colonel in June 1776 and retired from the army at the close of the war. During the remainder of his years, he was devoted to public service in Wethersfield. He died November 4, 1809, at the age of 60.

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Colonel John Chester (Continental Army)'s Timeline

1727
1727
1749
January 18, 1749
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
1774
1774
Age 24
1779
1779
Age 29
1785
August 17, 1785
Age 36
1792
March 15, 1792
Age 43
1809
November 4, 1809
Age 60
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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