Reuben Etting, Capt.

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Reuben Etting, Capt.

Birthplace: York, York, PA, USA
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Elijah Etting and Shinah Etting
Husband of Frances Etting
Father of Elijah Gratz Etting; Isabella Etting; Benjamin Etting; Henry Etting, USN; Isabella Etting and 2 others
Brother of Solomon Etting; Fanny Taylor; Kitty Etting; Hetty Etting; Elizabeth Mickle and 2 others

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About Reuben Etting, Capt.

Reuben left his job as bank clerk in Baltimore and enlisted in the Revolutionary Army at 19 years of age. He was commissioned a captain of the Independent Blues in 1798 and was later appointed a United States Marshal for the State of Maryland by President Thomas Jefferson. He suffered capture by the British at the surrender of Charleston and died in British captivity, apparently of starvation, as the only food offered prisoners was pork.

From Mikveh Israel: The Story, by Shirley Milgrim,, and S. Birmingham, _The Grandees_, and _Bio History of Westchester County_, pp. 761-2.

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Reuben Etting, Capt.'s Timeline

June 6, 1762
York, York, PA, USA
September 17, 1794
Age 32
July 20, 1795
Age 33
Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA
September 20, 1796
Age 34
March 25, 1798
Age 35
Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA
May 20, 1799
Age 36
Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA
August 20, 1801
Age 39
June 20, 1803
Age 41
Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA
November 2, 1805
Age 43
June 3, 1848
Age 85
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA