John Lester, Ens.
|Birthplace:||Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony|
|Death:||Died in Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, United States|
|Cause of death:||Killed in defense of Fort Griswold|
|Place of Burial:||Ledyard, New London County, Connecticut, United States|
Husband of Dorothy Lester
|Managed by:||Private User|
About Ensign John Lester
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 contractor to the army for salt, grain and flour.