Ebenezer Gates Stevens (1751 - 1823)

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Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in New York, NY, USA
Occupation: Merchant
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About Ebenezer Gates Stevens

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MASSACHUSETTS - RHODE ISLAND with the rank of LIEUTENANT COLONEL. DAR Ancestor #: A108796


Ebenezer Stevens was a Major General in the United States Army. He was born on 11 Aug 1751 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, the son of Ebenezer Stevens and Elizabeth Weld. His first wife was Rebecca Hodgden - they married in Providence, Rhode Island on October 11, 1774. He married secondly on 4 May 1784 in New York City to Lucretia Ledyard (22 Feb 1756 - 2 Jul 1846). He died in 1823 in Rockaway, New York. He is also the Great-Great Grandfather of Eugenie Mary Ladenburg Davie.

Involvement in Boston Tea Party

Ebenezer Stevens was a participant on what became known as the Boston Tea Party.A member of the Sons of Liberty, he began his career in Paddock's Artillery Company along the likes of Paul Revere and Thomas Crafts. Together with other members of the company, and under the leadership of Jabez Hatch, he participated in the Boston Tea Party. His later recollections to his family debunked the myth that the participants had dressed up as Native Americans.

Revolutionary War Involvement

Not long after the Boston Tea Party he moved to Rhode Island and there, upon receiving news of the Battle of Lexington,volunteered for the Continental Army. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the Artillery in 1775, and fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill under Major General Nathanael Greene. Ebenezer was selected by George Washington to raise battalions against Quebec ,Canada. Ebenezer was present at the surrender of the British General Burgoyne at Saratoga, New York, on October 17, 1777. He served under the French general the Marquis de Lafayette in Virginia with distinction, rising to the rank of Colonel. He was later transferred to the New York artillery and in 1781 was one of the commanders at the siege of Yorktown..


Maj. Gen. Ebenezer4 Stevens (Ebenezer3, Erasmus2, Erasmus1) was born on 12 Aug 1751 at Boston, MA. He married Rebecca Hodgdon, daughter of Benjamin Hodgdon and Rebecca Marshall, on 11 Oct 1774 at Providence, RI; 1st wife. He married Lucretia Ledyard, daughter of John Ledyard and Mary Austin, on 4 May 1784 at New York, NY; 2nd wife, 2nd husband. He died on 2 Sep 1823 at Rockaway, NY, at age 72. He died on 5 Sep 1823 at Rockaway, NY, at age 72. He was buried at Astoria, NY.

He was a merchant. He was a Lt. Col. during the Revolutionary War in Nov 1778. He was a Major General of militia during the War of 1812. He left a will on 26 Feb 1820 at New York, NY; proved 3 May 1824. Rebecca Hodgdon died on 7 Oct 1783 at West Point, NY.



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Gen. Ebenezer Stevens (Cont. Army)'s Timeline

August 12, 1751
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Age 22
Age 26
Stamford, CT
November 24, 1780
Age 29
Age 32
Age 40
Age 47
New York, NY, USA
Age 71
New York, NY, USA
Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn Kings County New York