William Ovaitt (Oviatt) (c.1752 - 1816)

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Nicknames: "Oviatt"
Birthplace: New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut
Death: Died in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, United States
Occupation: Revolutionary War Soldier
Managed by: Lizzie Keitel
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About William Ovaitt (Oviatt)

Spelling on his headstone is "Ovaitt". Spelling in family Bible record is also "Ovaitt". See copy of Bible record under "media" tab. The last name Oviatt is usually spelled Ovaitt in Pownal, Vermont although descendants spell it Ovitt.

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1752, August 27: William Oviatt was born.

"Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files" abstracted by Virgil D. White; II:1925; The National Historical Publishing Company; Waynesboro, Tennessee; 1990 (973.3 USA SCGS) (973.34 qW588 93-43101 NYSL)

1745, May: Jonathan Randall was born. He lived and enlisted at New Milford Connecticut.

1784: He moved to Pownal (Bennington) Vermont.

"DAR Patriot Index: Centennial Edition" III:2402; published by The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Washington, DC; 1966 (Gen973.344 D237 SR)

William Oviatt served as a Private in the Connecticut Line in the Revolutionary War.

"SAR Patriot Index" #12954 (Randall CD Library)

1816, May 17: William Oviatt died at Pownal (Bennington) Vermont.

"Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files" abstracted by Virgil D. White; II:2557; The National Historical Publishing Company; Waynesboro, Tennessee; 1990 (973.3 USA SCGS) (973.34 qW588 93-43101 NYSL)

1774, May 24: William Oviatt married Sarah Munson. William and Sarah Munson were at her father Timothy Munson's home in Newbury now called Brecksville (Fairfield) Connecticut. The children of William and Sarah Munson: 1) Marinda, born July 2, 1775 and married Joseph Barber on June 18, 1789; 2) Lovisa, born October 24, 1777 and married Isaac Smith January 18, 1799; 3) Annida, born May 18, 1780 and married John Whitcomb; 3) Infant, born January 1805; 4) Infant, born April 25, 1782 and died April 26, 1782; 5) Alfred and Almon (twins), born April 24, 1783 (Alfred married Betsey Richmond March 30, 1806 and Almon married Sarah Fog April 5, 1807); 7) William, born December 19, 1785 and married Polly Hurd March 1807; 8) Sarah, born February 9, 1788 and married John Hurd March 1816; 9) Lucy, born April 20, 1791 and died February 25, 1793; 10) Lurena, born September 17, 1793 and married David Perley (no date given) and 11) Hiram, born March 28, 1795

"Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files"; abstracted by Virgil D. White; II:2557; The National Historical Publishing Company; Waynesboro, Tennessee; 1990 (973.3 USA SCGS) (973.34q W588 93-43101 NYSL)

"SAR Patriot Index" (Randall CD Library)

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•Birth: 27 Aug 1752 in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut

•Death: 17 May 1816

Father: Giles Oviatt b: 8 Jan 1709/1710 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut

Mother: Elizabeth Gillett b: 5 Nov 1723 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut c: 5 Apr 1724 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut

Marriage 1 Sarah Munsen b: 31 Mar 1756 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut

•Married: 24 May 1774

Children

1. Merinda Oviatt b: 2 Jul 1775 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont

2. Lovisa Oviatt b: 24 Oct 1776 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont

3. Armida Oviatt b: 18 May 1780 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont

4. Alfred Oviatt b: 24 Apr 1783 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont

5. Almond Oviatt b: 24 Apr 1783 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont

6. William Oviatt b: 19 Dec 1785 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont

7. Sarah Oviatt b: 9 Feb 1788 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont

8. Lucy Oviatt b: 20 Apr 1791 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont

9. Lucena Oviatt b: 19 Sep 1793 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont

10. Hiram Oviatt b: 28 Mar 1795 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont

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U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about William Ovaitt

Name: William Ovaitt

Gender: Male

Birth Year: 1752

Spouse Name: Sarah Munson

Spouse Birth Year: 1756

Marriage Year: 1774

Marriage State: CT

Number Pages: 1

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1790 United States Federal Census about William Ovit

Name: William Ovit [William Avit]

Township: Pownal

County: Bennington

State: Vermont

Number of Free White Males Under 16: 3

Number of Free White Males 16 and Over: 2

Number of Free White Females: 5

Number of Household Members: 10

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American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) about William Ovitt

Name: William Ovitt

Birth Date: 1750

Birthplace: Connecticut,

Volume: 128

Page Number: 458

Biographical Info: priv.

Reference: Record of Conn. Men in mil. And naval service during the Rev. war, 1775-1783. By Henry P.Johnston. Hartford. 1889. (17,779p.):341, 353

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DAR Index:

OVIATT, WILLIAM

Ancestor #: A085161

Service: CONNECTICUT

Rank: SERGEANT

Birth: 8-24-1752 NEWBURY FAIRFIELD CO CONNECTICUT

Death: 5-17-1816 POWNAL BENNINGTON CO VERMONT

Pension Number: *W24376

Service Source: *W24376; BATES, ROLLS & LISTS OF CT MEN IN THE REV, VOL 8, P 109

Service Description: 1) ALSO PVT, CPL, COLS MEIGS & BUTLER 4TH & 2) 6TH REGT

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Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 about William Oviatt

Name: William Oviatt

Application State: Connecticut

Applicant Designation: Widow's Pension Application File

Second Applicant Name: Sarah Oviatt

Archive Publication Number: M804

Archive Roll Number: 1854

Total Pages in Packet: 1

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Sgt. William Ovaitt's Timeline

1752
August 24, 1752
New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut
1774
May 24, 1774
Age 21
Newbury, Fairfield Co., CT
1775
July 2, 1775
Age 22
Pownal, Bennington, VT, United States
1776
October 24, 1776
Age 24
Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, United States
1780
May 18, 1780
Age 27
Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, United States
1782
April 25, 1782
Age 29
Pownal, Bennington, VT, USA
1783
April 24, 1783
Age 30
Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, United States
April 24, 1783
Age 30
Pownal, Bennington, VT, USA
1785
December 19, 1785
Age 33
Pownal, VT, USA
1788
February 9, 1788
Age 35
Pownal, Bennington, VT, USA