John Palgrave Wyllys

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John Palgrave Wyllys

Death: Died in United States
Cause of death: fighting Native Americans (Miami)
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Wyllys and Ruth Wyllys
Husband of Jerusha Wyllys
Brother of Mary Eliot (Wyllys); Mehitabel Woodbridge; Ruth Taylor and Hezekiah Wyllys

Managed by: Michael M. van Beuren
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About John Palgrave Wyllys

vi. John Palsgrave, baptized August 11, 1754; Yale Coll., 1773; served through the Revolutionary War; brigade major in 1776; in 1781, major in the 3d Connecticut Regiment, and distinguished himself by his gallantry. He married his cousin Jerusha, daughter of Col. Samuel and Mabel (Wyllys) Talcott, who died in Hartford, August 9, 1783. In 1785 he was appointed major of the troops raised for the defence of the frontier. He was killed in the attack on the Miami Towns, September 30,1790, while serving in Gen. Harmar's expedition against the Indians, (without children.)

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