Capt. Simeon Allyn

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Simeon Allyn, Capt.

Birthdate: (36)
Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: September 6, 1781 (36)
Fort Griswold, Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Preston, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Robert Allyn, Jr. and Abigail Allyn
Husband of Esther Geer
Brother of Abigail Williams; Robert Allyn, III; Elizabeth Avery; Parke Allyn; Deacon Joseph Allyn and 4 others

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About Capt. Simeon Allyn

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781

"Captain Simeon Allyn born at Allyn's Point, May 27, 1745, was a cousin of Captain Samuel Allyn, and married Esther Gallup, September 1, 1771. He had belonged to the army, but was at home and in command of a local company. His tombstone stands as proof of how well he rallied his men and with what determined valor they fought under their trusted leader.

Hearing the alarm he responded at once, as did the son of his brother Robert, Benadam, born December 16, 1761, who, inspired by the same feelings, shared the dangers of the defense, and was also killed together with Belton Allyn, son of Deacon Joseph, brother of Robert and Simeon.

On the morning of the battle this young man in company with his cousin, Benadam, started for the fort in answer to the signal guns, as he had often before done. On their way they called upon a sister of Benadam who was teaching school near Gale's Ferry. To her anxious inquiry of where they were going so early with their guns, Benadam replied, "Down to the training to see the fun." "You will never come back alive", said she, and burst into tears. Belton was killed on the ramparts soon after entering the works, and before the storm. On learning of his departure, his father armed himself, and mounting his horse, followed as rapidly as possible to share his danger; but on his arrival found the fort invested, and he was compelled, through the long hours of dreadful suspense, to await within hearing the result of the conflict to find at last his only son a corpse, when he took the body home on his own saddle; thus the first tidings his mother had of his death was seeing his dead body"

source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris p. 259-60 _____

Militia (Alarm list, 2nd Company, 8th Connecticut Militia Regiment, served in Col. Mott's Connecticut regiment, Northern Army 1776) Killed, Age 36, wife.animated US flag

Gravestone Inscription:

In Memory of Capt Simeon Allyn who Died sept 6th 1781 in fort Griswould with his lieut Ensn & 13 soldiers by traitor arnolds murdring Corps in ye 37th year of his Age

By Gods decree my bounds ware fixt the time ye place though much confusd the cause was good ye means was vile Snatchd me from Charms of Golden life

Served in the Revolutionary War, in the militia and on the alarm list in the 2nd Company CT Regt. under Col. Mott in 1776. He was at the Battle of Groton Heights and killed at Fort Griswold by British troops under the command of Berig. Gen. Benedict Arnold.


a captain in the Revolutionary war; killed at Fort Griswold (Conn. Men in the Rev'n, pp. 561, 577).

Source: The Groton Avery Clan, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden), Vol. I, p. 175

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Capt. Simeon Allyn's Timeline

May 27, 1745
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
September 6, 1781
Age 36
Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Preston, New London County, Connecticut, United States