Gen. Ebenezer Stevens (Cont. Army)

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Ebenezer Gates Stevens

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Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in New York, NY, USA
Place of Burial: Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn Kings County New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Ebenezer Stevens and Elizabeth Stevens (Weld)
Husband of Rebecca Stevens and Lucretia Sands
Father of John Austin Stevens, Sr.; Rebecca Schermerhorn; General Horatio Gates Stevens; Byam Kerby Stevens and Mary Lucretia Rhinelander

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebenezer_Stevens

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..

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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.

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~marshall/esmd34.htm

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3281&ref=wvr -------------------- Ebenezer Stevens was a Major General in the United States Army. He was born on 11 Aug 1751 in Roxbury, Massachusetts[1], 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.[1].

Contents

   * 1 Involvement in Boston Tea Party
   * 2 Revolutionary War Involvement
   * 3 Notes
   * 4 External links

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.[2] 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.[2].

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.[1]. 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.

Notes

1. ^ a b c [1], The Reese Family Papers, Marist College Archives and Special Collections.

2. ^ a b [2], The Boston Tea Party Historical Society.

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

1751
August 12, 1751
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1774
1774
Age 22
1778
1778
Age 26
Stamford, CT
1780
November 24, 1780
Age 29
1784
1784
Age 32
1792
1792
Age 40
1795
1795
Age 43
1799
1799
Age 47
New York, NY, USA
1823
1823
Age 71
New York, NY, USA
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Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn Kings County New York