Nathan Sholes, Corp.
|Birthplace:||Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony|
|Death:||Died in Groton Heights, New London, Connecticut|
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About Corp. Nathan Sholes
Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781
Corporal Nathan was killed at the Massacre of Ft. Griswold by the British who surrounded and burned the fort with everyone inside. Few escaped the blaze, women, children and men and soldiers were killed. Coincidentally, Nathan's Father's 2nd wife - Lucy - had two children from her first marriage that did escape the fire.
Nathan was buried at the Widger family farm cemetery. This land was later sold to enlarge the reservoir and the graves moved to the other side of the lake at Morgan Pond, Ledyard, Cn. Someone donated a "plaque" - his stone being worn by age(my guess) and called him a "Capt." instead of the corporal he was. A visit to the Ft. Griswold memorial & the site is sobering.
source: From nunamed Family Tree :Ancestry.com
"Corporal Nathan Sholes. Nothing definite can be learned of him. He is supposed however by old inhabitants to have been buried in the Sandy Hollow Ground in Ledyard, near which his family resided." source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...
By William Wallace Harris, p. 249
Book relating service There is also a Jacob Sholes listed next to Nathan as serving in Rev http://content.ancestry.com/browse/bookview.aspx?dbid=16228&iid=dvm_LocHist004184-00143-0&rc=1327,312,1617,362;928,2998,1059,3043;1793,3148,1992,3194;932,3217,1063,3262;1593,3484,1728,3528&pid=276&ssrc=&fn=John&ln=Sholes&st=g