John Williams, Capt.
|Death:||Died in Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, USA|
|Place of Burial:||Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States|
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About Capt. John Williams
Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781
"Captain John Williams, one of the killed, was born April 5, 1739. Living near, he entered the fort as a volunteer, leaving his wife, who was a daughter of Elnathan Perkins, and children to look out for the property.
As soon as possible after the fight, his daughter Amey, went to the fort and sought out her father's body" source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ... By William Wallace Harris, p. 235
Added by Elwin C. Nickerson About This ancestor: DAR# A126205 Service: CONNECTICUT Rank: CAPTAIN Birth: 4-5-1739 GROTON CONNECTICUT Death: 9-6-1781 FORT GRISWOLD CONNECTICUT
to the memory of
Capt John Williams
who fell gloriously
fighting for the
liberty of his country
in Fort Griswold
Sept. 6th 1781 in the
43d year of his age
Ye patriot friends that weep my fate As if untimely slain, Faith binds my soul to Jesus's breast And turns my loss to gain. ECN
"Theoda Williams, widow of Captain John Williams Jr., was left with eight children under ye age of seventeen years and about 70pounds real and personal estate." source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...
By William Wallace Harris, p. 134