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Sgt. Ezekiel Bailey (1732 - 1781)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of SERGEANT. DAR Ancestor #: A004632 Service Source: JOHNSTON, CT MEN IN THE REV, P 577; ALLYN, BATTLE OF GROTON HEIGHTS, PP 21-22, ...

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Elisha Morgan Miner (1826 - d.)

A very interesting article captures Elisha Morgan Miner's recollections of Ft. Griswold. See sources tab for document. (sk)

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Zibe Woodworth (1763 - d.)

"Zibe Woodworth, born April 24, 1763, a brother of Azel, was wounded in the knee (Battle of Fort Griswold), became a preacher, and settled at Montpelier, Vermont, where he died." source: The Battle of ...

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Azel Woodworth (1765 - 1817)

Defender of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781, wounded in battle. "The following account is from the manuscript of Azel (or Asahel) Woodworth. Though without date it is evident this was written about ...

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Stephen Whittlesey (1765 - 1781)

"John Whittlesey, aged twenty three, and his half brother Stephen Whittlesey, sixteen, although originally credited to New London, are known to have belonged to that part of Saybrook now constituting t...

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John Whittlesey (1757 - 1781)

"John Whittlesey, aged twenty three, and his half brother Stephen Whittlesey, sixteen, although originally credited to New London, are known to have belonged to that part of Saybrook now constituting t...

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Elijah Richards (1734 - 1781)

"Elijah Richards, born 1734, was wounded in the defense of New London, and died of his wounds September 20th. His house on Beach Street was burned. He was a cousin of Guy, the father of Peter Richards ...

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Japhet Mason, Jr. (1742 - 1787)

Japhet Mason a house carpenter living on what is now called Old Fort Road New London hearing the alarm took his gun from its hooks and entered Fort Trumbull as a volunteer From there he crossed the riv...

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Moses Jones (b. - 1781)

Killed in Defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781

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Joseph Moxley, Jr. (1762 - 1815)

Defender of Fort Griswold "Joseph Moxley Jr, about nineteen years old, at work with his father as a carpenter, went also as a volunteer to the fort. He was one of those who attempted to save themselv...

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Ens. Amos Lester (c.1740 - c.1821)

Defender of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781. Wounded in battle. "Amos Lester, ensign under Captain Samuel Allyn, who was born in the house opposite the Starr Burial Ground, was wounded in the hip, r...

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Joshua Bill (1762 - 1841)

"Joshua Bill, one of the brave and gallant defenders of Fort Griswold in the battle occurring September 6, 1781, was born May 14, 1762 and was a direct descendant of Philip Bill, who came to New London...

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Thomas Welles (1753 - c.1848)

Defender of Fort Griswold, taken prisoner. "Thomas Welles, born in Groton, September 12, 1753, we learn from the family history, had been a very successful privateersman - on part of his voyages at l...

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Holsey Sanford (1765 - 1845)

Holsey, at the age of 15 became a soldier in the Revolutionary War, as a substitute for a brother who was taken ill while in service. He was taken prisioner at Fort Griswold. Holsey Sanford.....Rank ...

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Jabez Stow (1716 - 1785)

Jabez Stow, (1716-85), was captured at Fort Griswold, 1781, carried to New York, where he suffered great hardship. He was born in Saybrook, Conn., where he died. The National Society of the Daughters o...

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Ebenezer Ledyard (1736 - 1811)

"Ebenezer Ledyard, the eldest of the Ledyard brothers: Ebenezer, John, Youngs, and William, was a ship owner and West India merchant of wealth and influence. His position was such that in the common ac...

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Gilbert Edgecomb (1762 - 1847)

(Steven Kelley is researching this individual - parents in question) Defender of Fort Griswold, taken prisoner. "Samuel E was ploughing for rye at the time of the alarm and left for the fort at onc...

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Nathan Darrow, Sgt. (1759 - 1837)

Defender of Fort Griswold - taken prisoner. Nathan enlisted as a Private 9 May 1775 in the 10th Co., 6th Regiment for Connecticut. He later appears on Capt. John Williams' Co. rolls as of 11 Jul 1779...

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Reuben Bushnell (c.1743 - 1802)

134. Reuben, b. abt. 1743, d. Westbrook, Conn. 24 July 1802, (R-47) m. abt. 1770, Martha Jones, b. abt. 1744, d. Westbrook, Conn. 11 Sept. 1802, dau. of Daniel Jones. Reuben Bushnell was a soldie...

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Walter Avery Budington (1731 - 1799)

Defender of Fort Griswold, taken prisoner by the British "Walter Buddington, as I learn from his great grandson, George W Brown, arose at the sound of the alarm guns on the morning of the battle an...

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Samuel Beaumont Sr. (1755 - 1814)

Defender of Fort Griswold, taken prisoner. "Samuel Beaumont is reported by a family tradition, which presents every appearance of authenticity, as one of five brothers of Lebanon, all of whom were so...

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Joseph Woodmansee (c.1753 - 1813)

Defender of Fort Griswold, wounded in battle. "Joseph Woodmansee, resided during the American Revolution at Groton, New London Co., CT assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in ...

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William Seymour (1759 - 1843)

Defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781. Wounded in action. "...William Seymour of Hartford, a volunteer in the fort, was wounded by a musket ball which entered into and passed through the joint ...

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Ebenezer Perkins (1720 - 1806)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A088737 Sources: Barbour Collection of Groton Vitals, 1,309,870, It. 2; New London Gazette, film 3,422; H...

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Christopher Latham, Jr. (c.1755 - 1848)

Defender of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 Christopher Latham, Jr. was 22 years old on September 6, 1781 when wounded in the arm at the Battle of Groton Heights opposing General Benedict Arnold's t...

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Stephen Hempstead (1754 - 1831)

STEPHEN HEMPSTEAD son of Stephen and Sarah Hempstead lineal descendant of Robert Hempstead one of the chief settlers of the town was born in New London Conn May 6 1754 In the summer of 1775 he was lieu...

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Samuel Edgecomb, Jr. (1760 - 1843)

Steven Kelley: Researching this individual to identify if this is the Samuel Edgecomb wounded in the Battle of Fort Griswold in 1781 Wounded and Paroled: includes the name of Samuel Edgecomb, Jr. F...

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Daniel Shapley (b. - 1781)

Extract from Newspaper, New London, November 17th, 1781 " Last Saturday Evening a Flag of truce returned here from New York and bro[ugh]t 132 American Prisoners among them are Ebenezer Ledyard, Esq. an...

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Adam Shapley, Capt. (1738 - 1782)

In May 1769 he was appointed Lieutenant of the second company, or trainband of New London. In July 1776 he was appointed Captain. Later in the Revolutionary War he commanded the artillery at Fort Trumb...

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Thomas Lamb (c.1762 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Thomas Lamb is said, by family tradition, to have been quite a young man, unmarried and a son of Thomas Lamb of Groton. His resting place is unkno...

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John Holt, Jr. (1746 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 He was one of the band of patriots that defended Fort Griswold on that fatal day when Arnold made his descent upon the coast and burnt New London. ...

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Capt. Elias Henry Halsey (c.1735 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Captain Elias H. Halsey was captain of a privateer brig lying in the harbor. He was probably from Bridgehampton, Long Island, where many of the na...

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Daniel Eldredge (1758 - 1781)

Died from wounds in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 Volunteer, Age 22, left a wife & 1 child. Gravestone Inscription: In Memory of Mr Daniel Eldredge son of Mr Charles & Mary Eldredge...

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William Comstock (b. - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 William Comstock, a member of Captain Shapley's company, was probably buried in the Comstock Ground in Montville

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James Comstock (1712 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 In the Burial Ground near Comstock's Wharf in the town of Montville is a fine granite monument bearing the following: Erected By Robert Comstock ...

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Nathaniel Adams (b. - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 Parentage is based on the following (independent verification necessary): "Nathaniel Adams lived in the section of Groton known as "Gungawamp," w...

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Joseph Moxley, Sr. (1736 - 1781)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor #: A082496 Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Joseph Moxley, born in Glasgow Scotland...

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Henry Woodbridge (1750 - 1781)

Killed at Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 Inscription found in the Starr Burial Ground, Groton: "In Memory of Mr Henery Woodbridge who was slain in Fort Grifwould Sep 6th 1781 in the 33d year of h...

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Wait Lester (1759 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Wait Lester one of the slain was the second son of Thomas and Mary Allyn Lester he was born December 1759 They had a son Daniel who was born March...

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Sylvester Walworth (c.1729 - 1781)

Revolutionary War Patriot, served during the Fort Griswold Massacre led by Benedict Arnold of the British forces "Sylvester Walworth who was a volunteer living on the north side of Fort Hill was buri...

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Amos Avery (c.1743 - 1824)

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 245. Amos Avery marched on the "Lexingto...

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Peter Avery, Capt. (1764 - 1845)

Peter Avery (John, James, James, James, James, Christopher1) was b. May 10, 1764, at Groton; m. October, 1787, at Groton, Hannah Avery (No. 746), dau. of Lieut. Parke and Hannah (Morgan) Avery. She was...

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David Seabury (1737 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold "David Seabury, a relative of Bishop Seabury. The family lived in Ledyard near Poquetanock where his unmarked grave is supposed to be." source: The Battle of Groton H...

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John Prentice Babcock (1750 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 Grave Inscription: In Memory of John P Babcook who together with a small party of Americans in Fort Griswold withstood an Assault made by a Detac...

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Corp. Nathan Sholes (1768 - 1781)

Corporal Nathan was killed at the Massacre of Ft. Griswold by the British who surrounded and burned the fort with everyone inside. Few escaped the blaze, women, children and men and soldiers were kille...

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Joshua Baker (1752 - 1836)

"Joshua Baker, who was born 1752, lived near with his family; was one of the scouts sent out to reconnoitre the movements of the enemy; was shot at, but escaped into the fort (Griswold). He was wounded...

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Andrew Baker (1756 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Andrew Baker, the younger brother of Andrew who was injured but escaped the massacre, was a member of the garrison and was killed outright by his ...

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Solomon Tift (1758 - 1850)

Defender of Fort Griswold, taken prisoner. "Solomon Tift appears in the list of killed in the Connecticut Gazette of September 21, 1781. If this is correct, there certainly were two of that name. His...

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Col. John Williams, Jr. MP (1692 - 1761)

Lt. Col. killed at Fort Griswold Born in Connecticut, USA on 1690 to John Williams and Martha Wheeler. John married Desire Denison and had 8 children. He passed away on 1761 in Fort Griswold, Connect...

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John Daboll, Jr (1751 - 1825)

Defender and survivor of the Ft. Griswold massacre. "John Daboll a private of the 8th Regiment of Militia came with others of his company at the first alarm He was living at the time on the Provide...

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Sgt. Rufus Hurlbut (1742 - 1781)

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...

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William Latham, Jr. (1765 - 1849)

Defender of Fort Griswold, taken prisoner "William Latham, aged sixteen, from near Fort Hill, was wounded by a bayonet through the hand in warding off the blow from his body, and carried to New York ...

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Joseph B. Morgan, III (1762 - 1831)

Morgan genealogy : A history of James Morgan, of New London, Conn., and his descendants; from 1607 to 1869 ... With an appendix containing the history of his brother, Miles Morgan, .... Pg.17 J...

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Ebenezer Fish (c.1757 - 1827)

Defender of Fort Griswold, taken prisoner. "Ebenezer Fish, living on Fort Hill, on being sure of an alarm, took his flint lock gun and joined those in the fort. (Ft Griswold) He was one of those carr...

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Lieut. Obediah Perkins (c.1741 - 1812)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of LIEUTENANT. DAR Ancestor #: A088896 "Obadiah Perkins, son of Elnathan, was baptized in infancy May 10 1741. In 1768 he is entered...

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Samuel Wilson Jaques (deceased)

"Samuel W Jaques is said by his daughter, Mercy Jaques Burdick, of Rockville RI, to have been the only member of the garrison who escaped uninjured, he having killed his antagonist in a hand to hand co...

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Henry Mason, Sr. (1758 - 1836)

Fort Griswold Defense: "Henry Mason of New London like others seeing the uselessness of fighting after the enemy were in the fort jumped off the parapet and ran for his life escaping with a slight bu...

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Daniel Chester (1754 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Daniel Chester the subject of this sketch was brought up on the Chester Farm situated on the highest part of the hill about one mile south of Fort...

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Charles Chester (1756 - 1829)

Defense of Fort Griswold: "Charles Chester was born November 27 1756. His name does not appear in the list of killed and wounded but it appears from the family records that he was in the fort and was...

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Ensign John Lester (1740 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 John was a farmer in present Ledyard. He was killed by a British Bayonet during the attack on Fort Griswold. From 1780 until death he was a contr...

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Sgt. Eldredge Chester (1758 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Ensign Eldredge Chester the third brother was born June 7, 1758. He was employed on his father's farm. At the sound of the alarm guns on the morni...

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Capt. William Latham (c.1741 - 1792)

"Captain William Latham, of Groton, was with Washington on Dorchester Heights as a lieutenant of artillery in 1775, and was the captain of artillery commanding Fort Griswold, as Captain Shapley command...

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Edward Stanton (1761 - 1832)

"Daniel Stanton had also two sons in the battle; Daniel and Edward, who were severely wounded. Of these, it is related that on the morning of the 6th, as soon as they heard the alarm, they hastened ove...

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Daniel Stanton, III (c.1749 - 1826)

"Daniel Stanton had also two sons in the battle; Daniel and Edward, who were severely wounded. Of these, it is related that on the morning of the 6th, as soon as they heard the alarm, they hastened ove...

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Capt. Solomon Perkins (1729 - 1809)

Capt Soloman Perkins, a volunteer, wounded in the fort (Griswold) with a musket ball through the neck and arm another through his side and sundry thrusts of the bayonet through the stomach & which has ...

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John Morgan (1761 - 1840)

"John Morgan a brother in law of Elisha used to relate how he came by his own wound. He and a comrade got onto the parapet for better range and opportunity to fire when his companion said "There now Jo...

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Andrew Gallup (1761 - 1853)

Andrew Gallup - Militia State Troops (Capt. William Latham's Matross Company, 8th Connecticut Militia Regiment, stationed at Fort Griswold) Wounded, Age 20, Later had wife & 6 children. _____ "Andrew...

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Lt. Colonel William Ledyard (Connecticut militia) (1738 - 1781)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia William Ledyard (December 6, 1738 – September 6, 1781) was a lieutenant colonel in the Connecticut militia who was killed in the American Revolutionary Wa...

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Capt. Youngs Ledyard (1751 - 1781)

Died from wounds incurred in the defense of Ft. Griswold. "Captain Youngs Ledvard, a nephew of Colonel Ledyard, born June 24th 1751 was son of Youngs Ledyard and his wife Mary (Avery) who after the d...

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Robert Gallup (1760 - 1858)

"Robert Gallup son of Thomas and nephew of Colonels Benadam and Nathan Gallup was twice wounded in the massacre (Ft. Griswold - September 6, 1781) with a bayonet and felled to the ground with a blow by...

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John Prentis (1736 - 1801)

Defender of Fort Griswold - September 6, 1781. Escaped. "John Prentis who lived on what is now known as Truman Street left his children on the morning of September 6 1781 giving his eldest daughter o...

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Lt. William Starr (1745 - 1816)

"Lieutenant William Starr son of Thomas Starr was born April 20 1745 He was the leading blacksmith of the town and manufactured axes hoes ploughshares spades forks and other agricultural implements of ...

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Lieut. Richard Chapman (b. - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Lieutenant Richard Chapman was of a fearless and resolute family a younger brother Edward being killed in the French War his older brother Major J...

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Capt. Peter Richards (1754 - 1781)

Peter was a lieutenant on Paul Jones' old ship "Alfred" and later a captain on his privateer brig "Hancock." Military Service: Revolutionary War Patriot, a volunteer at Col Ledyards solicitation duri...

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Lieut. Park Avery (c.1741 - 1821)

"Lieu Park Avery a volunteer wounded in the fort (Ft. Griswold) by a bayonet taking off part of the cranium and totally extirpating his right eye" source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection o...

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Amos Avery (1754 - 1831)

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 307. Amos Avery served for two years in ...

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John Starr (1743 - 1824)

John Starr went to Nova Scotia to settle, but when the Revolutionary War began, he chose the cause of the colonists against England and was compelled to flee from the province without his family. He re...

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Lieut. Enoch Stanton (1745 - 1781)

"Enoch was second in command in Fort Griswold He had served with the same rank in the Continental Army till his pay was insufficient to meet the demands of his family when he resigned and came home Aft...

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Corp. Edward Mills (1747 - c.1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Hannah Mills, widow of Edward Mills, was left with five children under the age of nine years and no estate." source: The Battle of Groton Height...

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Thomas Starr, Jr. (1762 - 1781)

His grave stone in the Starr burial ground reads: "In Memory Of / Thomas Starr, Jur / Who was slain in / Fort Griswold, Sept. 6th, 1781 / in the 19th year of his age."

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Christopher Woodbridge (1756 - 1781)

Killed at Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Sarah Woodbridge, widow of Christopher Woodbridge, house carpenter, was left with two small children and no estate " source: The Battle of Groton Heights: ...

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Samuel Billings (1718 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Joseph Wedger Samuel Billings and Eliday Jones unknown" source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By W...

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Corp. Andrew Billings (1760 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Andrew Billings lived at the time with his father near the Elder Tuttle Church in Ledyard. He started for the fort in response to the alarm, reach...

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John Billings (1732 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "John Billings is thought to have belonged to North Stoningtom Nothing can be ascertained regarding the place of his sepulture." source: The Batt...

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Sgt. Nicholas Starr (1741 - 1781)

Killed in the defense of Ft. Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Nicholas Starr was killed in Fort Griswold; his widow l died soon after with a fever and left four children the oldest about eight years the ...

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Capt. John Williams (1739 - 1781)

"Captain John Williams, one of the killed, was born April 5, 1739. Living near, he entered the fort as a volunteer, leaving his wife, who was a daughter of Elnathan Perkins, and children to look out fo...

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Lieut. Henry Williams (1749 - 1781)

Killed at Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 The following inscription is in the private ground of Seth Williams, Esq., on the Norwich and Mystic road in the town of Ledyard: In Memory of Lieut Henry...

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Thomas Williams (1721 - 1781)

Killed at Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 In the White Hall Ground on Mystic River in the town of Stonington the following inscription: "In Memory of Mr Thomas Williams who was killd in fourt Gris...

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Corp. Simeon Morgan (1755 - 1781)

Morgan genealogy : A history of James Morgan, of New London, Conn., and his descendants; from 1607 to 1869 ... With an appendix containing the history of his brother, Miles Morgan, .... Pg.17 J...

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Elisha Perkins (1746 - 1781)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of SERGEANT. DAR Ancestor #: A088742 Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Elnathan on the morning of the battle we...

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Capt. Amos Stanton (1750 - 1781)

Sea Captain Killed at Ft. Griswold "No one among the heroes that fell at Groton Heights in military experience and ability surpassed Captain Amos Stanton He had been in actual service n the cause o...

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David Palmer (1742 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 9, 1781. David was in the Revolutionary War and was killed at the massacre of Fort Griswold. In the Old Palmer Ground near the head of Palmer's Cove at N...

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Sgt. Daniel Stanton (1755 - 1781)

Daniel was unmarried but affianced to a young lady to whom a few days before he had presented a pattern of splendid brocade silk for her wedding dress which he had taken from the prize ship Hannah as a...

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Capt. Simeon Allyn MP (1745 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Captain Simeon Allyn born at Allyn's Point, May 27, 1745, was a cousin of Captain Samuel Allyn, and married Esther Gallup, September 1, 1771. He h...

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Belton Allyn (1764 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Belton Allyn, a lad 17, hearing the firing at Fort Griswold, went down with a comrade to see the fun, as he said, and was the first to fall." sour...

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Benadam Allyn (1761 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Hearing the alarm he responded at once, as did the son of his brother Rober,t Benadam, born December 16 1761, who inspired by the same feelings, s...

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Capt. Hubbard Burrows (1739 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 _____ "Captain Hubbard Burrows was ploughing when Edward Stanton and Thomas Williams rode up; assuring him the guns were an alarm, he left his ox...

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Capt. Samuel Allyn (1734 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Captain Samuel Allyn, born at Allyn's Point November 21, 1734, married Mary Wood, December 1757. He had seen service in the field and was then cap...

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Thomas Avery (c.1764 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 excerpted from www.newrivernotes.com/us/griswold.htm Just as Major Montgomery was entering the ditch, where he had valiantly led his men, he fell...

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Sgt. Solomon Avery (1746 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washingt...

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