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John Cronwell (3), of Harrison, eldest son of James (2), born Dec. 5, 1727, married Anna Hopkins of Long Island, born Jan. 12, 1730. He was an active patriot during the Revolution. His house is yet (1870) standing, a short distance above the Friends' meeting-house in the Purchase, near to Rye Pond. Here the 'advance guard' of a force of Continental troops stationed on King Street, was said by a tory paper in New York, Feb. 14, 1780, to be occupying 'the house of John Crom [i.e., Cromwell] near the Quaker meeting-house in Harrison's Purchase.' (Gaine's Gazette). Mr. Cromwell's name occurs in 1777 amont the names of teamsters who presented to the New York Committee of Safety their accounts for service in removing forage and transporting well-affected inhaitants to the interior. (Journals of Provincial Congress, vol. i. p. 955.) He suffered severely from the maltreatment of the British troops and their allies to Cow Boys, for his well-known attachment to the American cause. Once, it is said, a party of Cow Boys entered his house, and demanded that he should tell them where he kept his money concealed. Upon Mr. Cromwell's refusal, they seized him, and heating a shovel of red-hot in the kitchen fire, applied it to his naked person. Mr. Cromwell lived to relate various incidents of his experience during the war, with much satisfaction, in a good old age. He died in 1805, aged seventy-eight.

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John Cromwell's Timeline

December 5, 1727
July 17, 1755
Age 27
May 4, 1757
Age 29
January 1, 1760
Age 32
May 29, 1762
Age 34
August 18, 1767
Age 39
March 3, 1770
Age 42
April 29, 1773
Age 45
Age 77