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Daniel Deshon

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Birthplace: New London, New London, CT
Death: October 03, 1826 (72)
New London, New London, CT
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Deshon and Bathsheba Deshon
Husband of Mary Ann Packwood; Frances Packwood and Sarah Packwood
Father of Daniel Deshon; William Deshon; William Deshon; Henry Deshon; Mary Ann Deshon and 7 others
Brother of Grace Lampheer; Ruth Lazelle; Lydia Cezanne; Lucretia Thomas; Hennry Deshon, Jr. and 5 others

Occupation: married 17984, 1798 and 1799 in New London, CT
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About Captain Daniel Deshon

DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Captain Daniel Deshon . "No braver man to defend a coast or harass an enemy can be found at any period of USA history." He was of French Huguenot extraction; a lineal descendant of Elder William Brewster of Mayflower fame. His dad Henry Deshon Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT. DAR Ancestor # A032097. Henry Deshon is my fourth great grandfather.

Captain Daniel DeShon, born in New London, Connecticut, in 1754. He was of French Huguenot extraction; on the maternal side, a lineal descendant of Elder William Brewster of Mayflower fame.

He was conspicuous in the Revolutionary War as Captain of the letter of Marque "Old Defence" owned by the State of Connecticut. History says of him, "No braver man to defend a coast or harass an enemy can be found at any period of our country's history."

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Daniel Deshon, (1754-1826), served on the committee to examine the defense of the town. He was a brave seaman and commanded the brig "Old Defence" that belonged to the State. He was born at New London, where he died. His brothers Richard and John also served during the Revolution.

Source: books.google.com

Title Lineage Book

Author(s) Daughters of the American Revolution

Publisher

pg. 167


Daniel's wives were sisters.

DeShon is an Americanized version of the pronunciation of the original surname, DesChamps.

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Captain Daniel Deshon's Timeline

1754
August 9, 1754
New London, New London, CT
1785
August 6, 1785
New London, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1787
March 21, 1787
New London, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1788
July 26, 1788
New London, Connecticut, United States
1790
January 11, 1790
New London, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1793
August 16, 1793
New London, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1795
May 19, 1795
New London, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1797
January 9, 1797
New London, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1798
September 13, 1798