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About Moses Burlingame

ID: I55133 Name: Capt. Moses (French & Indian Wars) ** Burlingame Sex: M Birth: 8 JUN 1690 in Cranston, Providence Co., RI Death: 16 DEC 1759 in Scituate, Providence Co., RI Note:

Actor Christopher Reeve is a descendant.



Moses was a sea Captain who worked in the West Indies Trade. In 1720, Moses was an ensign in the 3rd Company of Providence Militia. From 1722-1725, he served as a Captain in that same company in the French and Indian War.

THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WARS (1689 - 1763, especially 1754-1763), by Larry Overmire: The French and Indian Wars were part of an ongoing, decades long, conflict among European powers for domination of the North American continent, though historians designate the period from 1754-1763 as The French and Indian War itself, also called The Seven Years War. By 1754, the French owned most of America, including Canada, the Great Lakes, the Ohio River Valley and the area of New France, which ran along the Mississippi to Louisiana. To protect their land claims from encroachment by the English, the French erected a series of forts along the western frontier, notably Fort Duquesne near Pittsburgh, Fort Niagara, and Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga) on Lake Champlain. Indians allied themselves with both the French and the English, sometimes playing them against one another. Sudden enemy raids were frequent and much suffering was inflicted on all those involved. The gruesome practice of "scalping" one's victims was encouraged by the Europeans, a bounty paid for each enemy scalp. In 1754, the conflict gained intensity with the defeat of a young George Washington at Fort Necessity. In response, the British sent General Edward Braddock on a march towards Fort Duquesne, in typical European style, neat rows of three men abreast. They were completely oblivious, however, to the French and their Indian allies hiding in the woods, guerilla-style. The English were massacred. Even when the English soldiers tried to break ranks to fight more effectively, they were beaten back into their ranks by their officers. In June of 1759, the English sent a large force under the command of General James Wolfe to lay siege to Quebec. In September, the city fell. Soon, the British had control of almost all of North America, including Montreal and Detroit, which fell by the end of 1760. The Treaty of Paris, February 10, 1763, brought an end to the conflict, ceding North America east of the Mississippi (other than New Orleans) to the British. A decade of peace followed--the calm before the storm.

Notes on this website are authored by Larry Overmire, unless noted otherwise. Permission of the author is required to reproduce elsewhere.

Sources: 1) Pat Stormo Database, 7 Dec 2002 &db=plstormo&id=I220 2) Scalping During the French and Indian War, by George A. Bray III 3) A Brief History of the French and Indian War 4) A Brief History of The French & Indian War, by The Philadelphia Print Shop 5) Pre-American Revolution Wars 6) Descendants of Simon Burlingham, Website by Shelley Green, 2003 (marriage date) _UID: C449F1AB0E57498AA2DFFE12C5774A9A929B Change Date: 10 JUL 2008

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Father: Sgt. Thomas III (French & Indian Wars) ** Burlingame b: 6 FEB 1667 in Mashantatack, RI Mother: Martha ** Lippitt b: ABT 1670 in Providence, Providence Co., RI

Marriage 1 Temperance ** !!! Colvin b: 1692 Married: ABT 1715

Note: 17:25 Children Has Children Moses ** Burlingame b: 1716 in Providence, Providence Co., RI

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Moses Burlingame's Timeline

June 8, 1690
Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Age 25
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Age 29
Age 32
Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island, United States
Age 34
Age 36
December 15, 1759
Age 69
Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, USA