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Lt. Joseph SAFFORD

Birthplace: Preston City, New London, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Safford and Patience Safford
Husband of Lydia SAFFORD
Father of Ephraim SAFFORD
Half brother of Anna Wallbridge and Gen. Samuel Safford

Managed by: Arthur Bentheim III
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Connecticut Revolutionary War Military Lists, 1775-83

Name: Jos. Safford

Page #: 169

REGIMENT: Militia Volunteers

Regiment Command: Douglass, J. Col.

COMPANY: Backus'

Company Command: Backus, Timo. Capt.

Remarks: Mileage Roll of volunteers from State of Connecticut.

Source Information: Connecticut Revolutionary War Military Lists, 1775-83 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Johnston, Henry P., ed.. Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society Revolution Rolls and Lists, 1775-1783. Vol. VIII. Hartford, CT, USA: Connecticut Historical Society, 1901, 1999.


Listing of nearly 13,000 men who served the colonial cause during the Revolutionary War

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U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783

Name: Joseph Safford

Rank - Induction: 1 Lieutenant

Roll Box: 134

Roll State: Continental Troops

Source Information: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data:

Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C.

Records indexed by Direct Data Capture.


This database is a collection of records kept by the U.S. National Archives listing men who fought for the colonies during the war. Each record provides the soldier's name, category, rank information, and NARA microfilm roll number to aid the researcher in locating the original record. Images of the records are also included.


Asa Waterman Papers

Commissary, Rhode Island and Connecticut
Papers, 1766-1855
Size: 2.25 ft. 
Catalog number: MSS 786 
Processed by: Elizabeth Delmage, May 2007

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division

25 - 28 Dec 1776

Box 1, Folder 60.

Company of Volunteer Minutemen from the

State of Connecticut commanded by Capt. Timothy Backus

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Lt. Joseph Safford's Timeline

February 8, 1731
Preston City, New London, Connecticut, United States
Age 22
Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States
May 9, 1769
Age 38
Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States
Age 51
Connecticut, United States

The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence,[1] began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen united former British colonies on the North American continent, and ended in a global war between several European great powers. The war was the culmination of the political American Revolution, whereby the colonists rejected the right of the Parliament of Great Britain to govern them without representation. In 1775, revolutionaries gained control of each of the thirteen colonial governments, set up the Second Continental Congress, and formed a Continental Army. Petitions to the king to intervene with the parliament on their behalf resulted in Congress being declared traitors and the states in rebellion the following year. The Americans responded by formally declaring their independence as a new nation, the United States of America, claiming sovereignty and rejecting any allegiance to the British monarchy. In 1777 the Continentals captured a British army, leading to France entering the war on the side of the Americans in early 1778, and evening the military strength with Britain. Spain and the Dutch Republic – French allies – also went to war with Britain over the next two years.

Throughout the war, the British were able to use their naval superiority to capture and occupy coastal cities, but control of the countryside (where 90% of the population lived) largely eluded them due to their relatively small land army. French involvement proved decisive, with a French naval victory in the Chesapeake leading to the surrender of a second British army at Yorktown in 1781. In 1783, the Treaty of Paris ended the war and recognized the sovereignty of the United States over the territory bounded by what is now Canada to the north, Florida to the south, and the Mississippi River to the west.

May 12, 1795
Age 64
Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States