Rufus Hurlbut, Sgt.
|Birthplace:||Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony|
|Death:||Died in Groton Heights, New London, Connecticut|
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Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781
"Rufus Hurlbut son of John Hurlbut from near Hurlbut's now Gale's Ferry lived at that time close to the present Gale's Ferry Church and was a large landholder He was killed after the surrender by a bayonet wound in the breast His widow died in 1826 aged eighty nine A large number of his descendants now live in the vicinity of Gale's Ferry"
source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris p. 233-4