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Benadam Allyn

Birthplace: Groton, New London County, Connecticut
Death: Died in Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Cause of death: Killed at Fort Griswold
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Allyn, III and Hannah Allyn
Brother of Robert Allyn, IV and Abigail Allyn

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About Benadam Allyn

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, shared the dangers of the defence, and was also killed together with Belton Allyn, son of Deacon Joseph, brother of Robert and Simeon. On the morning of the battle this young man, in company with his cousin Benadam, started for the fort in answer to the signal guns, as he had often before done. On their way they called upon a sister of Benadam, who was teaching school near Gale's Ferry. To her anxious inquiry of where they were going so early with their guns, Benadam replied, "Down to the training to see the fun." "You will never come back alive" said she and burst into tears. Belton was killed on the ramparts, soon after entering the works, and before the storm.

On learning of his departure, his father armed himself and, mounting his horse, followed as rapidly as possible to share his danger; but on his arrival found the fort invested, and he was compelled, through the long hours of dreadful suspense, to await within hearing the result of the conflict to find at last his only son a corpse, when he took the body home on his own saddle; thus the first tidings his mother had of his death was seeing his dead body." source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...

By William Wallace Harris, p. 259-60 
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Benadam Allyn's Timeline

December 16, 1761
Groton, New London County, Connecticut
September 6, 1781
Age 19
Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, United States