Samuel Edgecomb, Jr.

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Samuel Edgecomb, Jr.

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

Son of Deacon Samuel Edgecomb and Dorothy Edgecomb
Husband of Katherine Edgecomb and Rachel Denison Edgecomb
Father of Mary Edgecomb; Julie Williams; Samuel Edgecomb; Sarah Edgecomb; Albert Edgecomb, Deacon and 4 others
Brother of Catherine Edgecomb; Dorthy Williams; David Edgecomb; Elizabeth Walworth; Gilbert Edgecomb and 4 others

Managed by: Nancy D. Coon
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About Samuel Edgecomb, Jr.

Steven Kelley: Researching this individual to identify if this is the Samuel Edgecomb wounded in the Battle of Fort Griswold in 1781

Wounded and Paroled: includes the name of Samuel Edgecomb, Jr.

From Connecticut Pensioners (Source Information: United States Senate. Report from the Secretary of War, in Obedience to Resolutions of the Senate of the 5th and 30th of June, 1834, and the 3d of March, 1835, In Relation to the Pension Establishment of the United States. [Connecticut Section], WASHINGTON, D.C.: Duff Green, 1835):

Name: Samuel Edgecomb - Rank: Private - Annual Allowance: 48 00 - Sums received: 493 86 - Description of service: Ledyard's regiment - When placed on the pension roll: December 8, 1824 pension date: November 20, 1824 - Age: - Laws under which inscribed, increased or reduced: April 10, 1806. [end]

American Revolutionary War Rejected Pensions [database online]. Provo, UT:, Inc., 2000. Original data: Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1852:

Name: Samuel Edgecomb - State: Connecticut - Location: Groton, New London - Reason: He did not serve six months.

On February 1, 1837, H.R. Bill 898 was passed:

Mr. Morgan, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, reported the following bill...

"A BILL for the relief of Samuel Edgcomb - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, authorized and directed to place the name of Samuel Edgcomb, of the county of New London, and State of Connecticut, on the roll of revolutionary pensioners of the United States, and pay him the sum of twenty dollars per annum, from and after the fourth of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, during his natural life."

"(Samuel) became famous for his efforts to fight off British troops during the Revolutionary War by effectively throwing 18-pound shots, one with each hand, over the walls of Fort Griswold in Groton." source: The Conservation Fund website: Sheep Farm property in Groton.

"Samuel E was ploughing for rye at the time of the alarm and left for the fort at once not stopping to loose his oxen. He was 21 years of age and died at the age of 83 years at the old homestead on the west slope of Fort Hill in the same house in which he was born. His brother Gilbert was carried away prisoner." source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris, p. 51

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Samuel Edgecomb, Jr.'s Timeline

February 28, 1760
Groton, New London County, Connecticut
September 24, 1789
Age 29
December 26, 1792
Age 32
Groton, New London, CT, USA
May 29, 1794
Age 34
New London, New London, CT, USA
January 7, 1796
Age 35
Groton, New London, CT, USA
September 30, 1797
Age 37
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
March 16, 1800
Age 40
New London County, Connecticut, United States
January 2, 1802
Age 41
New London, New London, CT, USA