Samuel Allyn, Capt.

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Samuel Allyn, Capt.

Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Allyn and Hannah Avery Allyn
Husband of Mary Allyn and Mary Allyn
Father of Mercy Short; Patience Newton; Patience Newton; Samuel Allyn; Elizabeth Allyn and 1 other
Brother of Hannah Lamb; Eunice Wood; Esther Allyn Miner; Stephen Allyn; Tryal Allyn and 6 others

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About Samuel Allyn, Capt.

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 captain of militia and one of the selectmen of the town. He lived at the time in the house in Ledyard now occupied by his grandson of the same name. He was sowing rye in his field, and on hearing the alarm, immediately saddled his horse and rode to the house of his ensign, Amos Lester, and with him rode to the old Wood House on the North Lane where they left their horses. After death, he was robbed of his coat, sword, belt, knee and shoe buckles. Mrs Eunice Wood (from whose house he was buried), a sister of Captain Allyn, then living near the North Lane school house, went into the fort the next morning after the battle to assist in caring for the dead and wounded soldiers, some of whose mouths were full of dirt, they having literally 'bit the dust'"

source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ... By William Wallace Harris p. 259

Died at Fort Griswold Capt. Samuel Allyn - Militia (Alarm list, 2nd Company, 8th Connecticut Militia Regiment) Killed, Age 46, wife & 9 children.

Gravestone Inscription:

In Memory of Capt Samuel Allyn he Departed this Life sept 6th 1781 in Fort Griswould by traitor Ar- nolds murdering corps in the 47th year of his Age By Gods decree my bounds ware fixt the time ye place the much confusd The Cause was Good ye means was vile Snatchd me from Charms of Golden life

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Samuel Allyn, Capt.'s Timeline

November 21, 1734
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Age 3
Ledyard, Connecticut
Age 27
Groton, New London, CT
Age 28
Groton, New London, CT
Age 34
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Age 40
September 6, 1781
Age 46
Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States