Timothy Munson, SGT (1734 - 1826)

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Birthplace: Southington, Hartford, CT, USA
Death: Died in Pownal, Bennington, VT, USA
Occupation: Tailor, tavern-keeper, farmer, Revolutionary War Soldier
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About Timothy Munson, SGT

Timothy Munson, (1734-1826), was sergeant in the first call for troops in Connecticut and subsequently served under Col. William Douglas. He was born in New Haven, Conn. ; died in Pownal, Vt

Source: LINEAGE BOOK, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Timothy Munson married Sarah Bishop and became parents of 10 children. He purchased land in New Haven, CT in 1775 and at one time owned one half of the Business houses at New Haven. The Munson Brothers became extensive land holders. They lived in Warren and Cannaan Counties about 1762. Timothy moved to Pownal, VT when he was 44 years old and lived there 46 years. He died at age of 90. He owned a hotel off of B road known as the Mallery property which was headquarters for a horse company during the war of 1812. He served two terms in the Revolutionary War, in Captain Levi Leavenworth's company and in 1st Company in 1777-1778. He was a member of the 8th Company of Captain Josiah Smith's 5th Continental Regiment, County of Waterbury from May 9 to October 13, 1775. He held the rank of sergeant. This regiment was raised on the first call for troops by the CT legislature, April-May 1775. By request it marched under General Wooster to New York in the latter part of June and encamped at Harlem. A small detachment guarded stock on Long Island during the summer. About September 28, the regiment under orders from Congress marched to the Northern department of Ben Schulyer's and took part in the operations along Lakes George and Champlain. It assisted in the reduction of St. Johns in October. Much sickness prevailed in the command and many soldiers were furloughed or mustered out in October-November. He enlisted again as a private in the 6th Regiment, Connecticut Line, under Colonel William Douglas. He served eleven months and was discharged December 31, 1778. This regiment was raised for the Continental Line of 1777 to continue through the War. It wintered '77-'78 at West Point and assisted in constructing permanent fortifications such as Meigs Redoubt. It also constructed redoubts on the east side. In the summer of '78 it encampted with the main army under Washington at White Plains and Wintered '78-'79 at Redding, CT.

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Information About Timothy Munson

From "1637-1887. The Munson record" (in 2 volumes) By Myron Andrews Munson, availaible online through Google Books. This information was taken from the plain text version, which has not been perfectly transcribed - see PDF version for any questions.

Information about Timothy Munson and family:

Timothy (John') b. 1 July 1734; m. before 1 March 1755 Sarah Bishop ; she d. 5 Feb. 1806, a, 60 ; m. (2nd) Sarah—; she d. 2 March 1819, A. 71 ; he d. 29 Oct. 1826, a. 92. Tailor, tavern-keeper, farmer; Cong.; res. New Haven, New Milford (now Brookfield), Ct., Pownal, Vt.

Children :

614. i. Sarah8.

615. ii. Huldah8.

616. iii. Lucena5.

617. iv. Dorcas'.

617. v. Electa" b. 26 Sept. 1765.

vi. Temperance4, m. Scranton ; Mrs. Sackett remembers that two aunts, Temperance and Martha, " came down from Vermont in my early days. Temperance was called Aunt Tempy, I think." She had a family.

618. vii. Timothy b. 1767.

viii. Ruth b. abt. 1768; m. David Stannard; he d. 27 Dec. 1831, a. 74 y. 9 d.; she d. 11 Jan. 1858, a. 93 ; res. Pownal, Vt., at least from 1784 to 1796, as Mrs. Lampman finds,—said to have lived also in Bennington, Vt.; they were buried on the old Barney farm in Bennington; said to have had a son Daniel' who became a lawyer and removed to Pittsburgh, Pa. %5&~Sse bslow.

619. ix. John Clarke July 1774.

61oi. x. Martha' ("Patty") b. 29 Oct. 1777.

Timothy Munson in Connecticut and Vermont; also service in Revolution:

There is testimony that "the daughters were quite handsome." Mrs. Elizabeth Munson McCombs, who has greatly helped us at this point, states that all but one of the ten children lived to a great age, and that "all of them married and raised families." S. Munson Whipple says that while one of the ten died at 40, their ages aggregated over 700 years. The four sisters whom he knew " were women of strong religious convictions, and conscientious to a fault, almost."

When Timothy was twenty years of ^ age, he and his "wife Sarah" 1 March 1755 purchased of David Bishop " one r Certain Lot or piece of Land Lying in ye Town Plott of New Haven Containing about half an acre more or Less together with a Certain mansion house and Shop thereon S* Lot being bounded north on Church Land east on highway south on Land of John Fuller west on the Andrewses Pond so Called." About three years later, 21 April 1758, they sold this place to Asa Morris; it was now bounded north and west on Aaron Day. Meantime Timothy had joined his brothers in selling some real-estate " situate, a Little above Todds Mill So Called." From the parental estate he had received acres, 30 rods, and "in Moveables ^23.1.10." In September 1758 Timothy united with the North Church, New Haven. The brothers John' and Timothy" were admitted freemen at New Haven 9 April 1759.

Timothy appears in New Milford, Ct., 2 June 1763, when he purchased 6^ acres, "near the Iron works," with a dwellinghouse and barn,—bounded " North by the Country Road, West and South by Land belonging to Maj? Edward Allin, and east part by the Stillriver and part by Land belonging to the owners of the Ironworks." This place was his home until 3 March 1774 when he sold it to Charles Cullen, of the Oblong. He purchased at different dates six or seven other pieces of land, several of them on the east side of Still river ; there were two other houses which he bought and sold. His home and his lands were "in Newberry parish," (now Brookfield,) and were situated " in Stillriver* Neck." One of the pieces of land on the east side of Still River was described as lying " on the North side of the Count1y road Leading to New town." The last sale recorded was in June 1775. In October of that year he entered the Revolutionary Army.

(Timothy8 was acquainted with New Haven when more than half the signs on the business houses bore the name of Munson.—D. O'C. M.)

Mrs. Dr. Swift states that Timothy's family lived in that part of Kent which is now Warren, Ct. It is certain that three of the daughters lived there after marriage ; probably they are the only members of the family who dwelt there. Mrs. Dodge, granddaughter of Timothy", writes : " I have heard my parents talk much of the town of Canaan."

About 1782 Timothy removed to Pownal, Vt. Mrs. McCombs writes that he " removed his family to Pownal when John Clark Munson was about eight years of age." He was then at the age of forty-four. In that new settlement, twenty years old, he was to spend forty-six years.f

The Troy Times of June 4, 1892 had this interesting notice of " An Old Landmark " : " An old building now known as the Mallery property, located one-half mile north of Pownal Centre, on the Bennington road, is worthy of note. This was erected for a hotel by Timothy Munson. Mr. Munson was landlord for a number of years, during which many exciting times were witnessed about this old building. It was the headquarters for what was known as the 'horse company,' during and before the War of 1812 ; it was customary for the company to assemble for drill at this hotel. During the time Mr. Munson ran the house, many of the Massachusetts militia, on their way to and from Bennington, stopped there. Landlord Munson died in 1826, aged 93 years, and was buried by the side of his wife Sarah in the little cemetery at Pownal. Mrs. Munson died in 1806. The building looks quite well for one so old, though part of it has fallen down and has been removed. It has been in constant use until within a year or two."

(The Still River flows past the city of Danbury, and then northerly through Brookfield into the south part of New Milford, where it cuts the west bank of the Housatonic and empties itself, t The first deed to Timothy on record at Pownal is dated Nov. 10, 1788.)

Timothy had at least two terms of service in the Revolutionary Army. He was a member of the 8th Co., Capt. Josiah Smith, 5th Continental Regt., Col. Waterbury, from May 9 to Oct. 13, 1775 ; he had the rank of sergeant. This regiment was raised on the first call for troops by the Conn. Legislature, April-May, 1775. By request of the N. Y. Provincial authorities and the Continental Congress it marched (under General Wooster) to New York in the latter part of June and encamped at Harlem. A small detachment guarded stock on Long Island during the summer. About Sept. 28, the regiment under orders from Congress, marched to the Northern Department, Gen. Schuyler's, and took part in the operations along Lakes George and Champlain. It assisted in the reduction of St. John's in October. Much sickness prevailed in the command and many soldiers were furloughed or mustered out in Oct.-Nov.*

He enlisted again as a private in the 6th Regt. "Connecticut Line," Col. Wm. Douglas ; having served about eleven months he was discharged Dec. 31, 1778. This regiment was raised for the "Continental Line" of 1777, to continue through the War. It wintered '77-78 at West Point, and assisted in constructing permanent fortifications, " Meigs' Redoubt," etc.; also redoubts opposite on the east side. In the Summer of '78, encamped with the main army under Washington, at White Plains. Wintered '78-'79 at Redding, Ct.

Mrs. McCombs writes entertainingly of her great-grandparests, Timothy" and Sarah, thus :—" Grandma always seemed to regard the time spent with her husband's parents, as the happiest part of her life. She regarded her husband's father as an amiable Christian gentleman ; and he was affectionately remembered by her as long as she lived.

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•Birth: 12 JUL 1734 in Southington, Hartford Co., Connecticut

•Event: 8th Company, 5th Continental Regiment Military 1775

•_SDATE: 1 JUL 1775 Connecticut, USA

•Event: 6th Regiment "Connecticut Line" Military 1778

•_SDATE: 1 JUL 1778 Connecticut, USA

•Census: 1790

•_SDATE: 1 JUL 1790 Pownal, Bennington Co., Vermont

•Census: 1810

•_SDATE: 1 JUL 1810 Pownal, Bennington Co., Vermont

•Death: 29 OCT 1826 in Pownal, Bennington Co., Vermont

•Burial: OCT 1826

•_SDATE: 31 OCT 1826 Pownal Center Cemetery, Pownal Center, Bennington Co., Vermont, USA

Father: John MUNSON b: 7 JUL 1693 in Southington, Hartford Co., Connecticut

Mother: Hester CLARK b: 2 JAN 1692 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA c: 1693 in First Congregational Church, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Marriage 1 Sarah BISHOP b: 18 JUL 1736 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA

•Married: 17 JUL 1754 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA 4 21 22 23 24

•Census: 1800 in Pownal, Bennington Co., Vermont 25

Children

1. Lucena MUNSON

2. Sarah MUNSON b: ABT 1756 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA

3. Huldah MUNSON b: BY 1758

4. Ruth MUNSON b: ABT 1768

5. Electa MUNSON b: 26 SEP 1765 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, United States

6. Timothy MUNSON b: 1767 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, United States

7. John Clark MUNSON b: JUL 1774 in Pownal, Bennington Co., Vermont

8. Martha MUNSON b: 29 OCT 1777 in Pownal, Bennington Co., Vermont

9. Dorcas MUNSON

10. Temperance MUNSON

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DAR Index:

MUNSON, TIMOTHY

Ancestor #: A083094

Service: CONNECTICUT

Rank: SERGEANT

Birth: 7-1-1734 NEW HAVEN NEW HAVEN CO CONNECTICUT

Death: 10-29-1826 POWNAL BENNINGTON CO VERMONT

Service Source: JOHNSON, CT MEN IN THE REV, PP 69, 212

Service Description: 1) CAPT JOSEPH SMITH, COL WATERBURY

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Connecticut Revolutionary War Military Lists, 1775-83 about Timothy Munson

Name: Timothy Munson

Rank: Serg.

Page #: 16 - 25

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1790 United States Federal Census about Timothy Munson

Name: Timothy Munson


Township: Pownal

County: Bennington

State: Vermont

Number of Free White Males Under 16: 1

Number of Free White Males 16 and Over: 2

Number of Free White Females: 2

Number of Household Members: 5

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1800 United States Federal Census about Timothy Munson

Name: Timothy Munson

Township: Pownal

County: Bennington

State: Vermont

Free White Males 16 to 25: 1

Free White Males 45 and Over : 1

Free White Females 10 to 15 : 1

Free White Females 45 and Over : 1

Number of Household Members Under 16 : 1

Number of Household Members Over 25 : 2

Number of Household Members: 4

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1820 United States Federal Census about Timothy Munson

Name: Timothy Munson

Township: Pownal

County: Bennington

State: Vermont

Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820

Free White Males - 45 and over: 1

Free White Females - 45 and over: 1

Free White Persons - Over 25: 2

Total Free White Persons: 2

Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 2

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SGT Timothy Munson's Timeline

1734
July 7, 1734
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
July 7, 1734
Firstcongregatio, New Haven, Ct
July 12, 1734
Southington, Hartford, CT, USA
1754
July 17, 1754
Age 20
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
1756
March 31, 1756
Age 21
New Haven, Connecticut
1760
1760
Age 25
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
1763
1763
Age 28
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
1765
September 26, 1765
Age 31
New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut
1767
1767
Age 32
New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut
1768
1768
Age 33
New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut