Sgt. Rufus Hurlbut

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Rufus Hurlbut, Sgt.

Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton Heights, New London, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of John Hurlbut and Mary Hurlbut
Husband of Hannah Hurlbut
Brother of Dea. John Hurlbut; Stephen Hurlbutt and Freelove Lydia Morgan

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About Sgt. Rufus Hurlbut

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

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Sgt. Rufus Hurlbut's Timeline

May 19, 1742
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
September 6, 1781
Age 39
Groton Heights, New London, Connecticut