Col. Israel Angell

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Israel Angell

Birthplace: North Providence, Providence County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Death: Died in North Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Place of Burial: North Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Oliver Angell and Naomi Angell
Husband of Susannah Angell and Martha Angell
Father of Luther Angell; Mehitable W. Angell; Henry Angell; Isaac Angell; Susan Angell and 12 others
Brother of Hope Angell; Ruth Angell; Jason Angell; Adah Angell; Naomi Angell and 1 other

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About Col. Israel Angell

Info added per DARs "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood and published 1895 states he "served as colonel of the Second Rhode Island Infantry"

DAR A 002792,Col. Rhode Island. 11th Regiment, Continental Line.

Israel Angell (August 24, 1740 – May 4, 1832) was a soldier of the American Revolutionary War.

He was born to Oliver and Naomi (Smith) Angell in Providence, Rhode Island. He was a descendant of one of the original settlers in Rhode Island. He had a good education and developed an early interest in scientific matters. He married three times and had seventeen children.

Angell served nearly throughout the entire war in Rhode Island and was successively promoted. He was a major of Rhode Island troops in the 11th Continental Infantry. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment, then to colonel following the death of Colonel Daniel Hitchcock on January 13, 1777.

Angell served at Valley Forge, and in the following battles:

Siege of Boston

Battle of Brandywine

Battle of Monmouth

Battle of Springfield

Battle of Red Bank

He was particularly distinguished in the Battle of Springfield where he withheld a key bridge from British troop advances. He received recognition correspondence for this act of heroism from George Washington and Nathanael Greene. He also served at various places in Rhode Island and New Jersey and along highlands of the Hudson River, most notably at Peekskill and West Point. He retired from the army on January 1, 1781, after the two Rhode Island regiments were consolidated into a single regiment known as the Rhode Island Regiment.

He settled in Johnston, Rhode Island as farmer and cooper. He later lived in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

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Col. Israel Angell's Timeline

August 24, 1740
North Providence, Providence County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
June 17, 1766
Age 25
Providence, Providence, RI
April 27, 1768
Age 27
Providence, Providence, RI
October 17, 1769
Age 29
Johnson, Providence, RI
August 24, 1771
Age 31
Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
February 21, 1773
Age 32
Providence, Providence, RI
December 9, 1775
Age 35
Providence, Providence, RI
August 23, 1779
Age 38
Providence, Providence, RI
September 1, 1781
Age 41
Providence, Providence, RI