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William Bidlack

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Birthplace: Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut
Death: 1778 (23-24)
Brooklyn, New York, Kings County, New York, United States (Starvation Aboard British Prison Ship)
Place of Burial: Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, New York, Kings County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. James Bidlack, Sr. and Mehetabel Bidlack (Durkee)
Brother of Capt James Bidlack, Jr.; Sarah Fuller Abbott; Reverend Benjamin Bidlack; Philemon Bidlack; Shubal Bidlack and 3 others

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About William Bidlack

"William Bidlack was born 8/8/1754 son of James and Mehetabel (Durkee) Bidlack. He was among the first young men of the Wyoming valley to enlist in the Continental Army. During the Battle of Long Island on Aug. 27, 1776, he was taken prisoner by the British and confined in a sugarhouse in New York."


The memorial pays tribute to the soldiers and civilians who perished aboard the British Prison Ships that docked in New York Harbor during the Revolutionary War. The crypt contains the remains of more than 11,000 American patriots.


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From email 7/21/2011 Find A grave contributer 47560798 "William Bidlack was born 8/8/1754 son of James and Mehetabel (Durkee) Bidlack. He was among the first young men of the Wyoming valley to enlist in the Continental Army. During the Battle of Long Island on Aug. 27, 1776, he was taken prisoner by the British and confined in a sugarhouse in New York."

fate: taken Prisoner at Long Island Battle Confined in the Sugar house Prison-alleged to have starved to death Brother of Rev Benjamin Bidlack The massacre of Wyoming: The acts of Congress for the defense of the Wyoming-The Wyoming Historical Society 1895 .p.56

Note: Another brother James Bidlack was slain at the battle of Wyoming in 1778. William Bidlack's mother was a cousin of Captain Robert Durkee also killed at Wyoming in 1778. A distant cousin of his brother Benjamin Bidlack first wife was Colonel

Ichabod Alden slain at Cherry Valley in 1778* Reference: [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66118054/william-bidlack Find A Grave Memorial] - [https://www.geni.com/projects/SmartCopy/18783 SmartCopy]: ''Aug 20 2019, 0:43:41 UTC''
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William Bidlack's Timeline

1754
August 8, 1754
Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut
1778
1778
Age 23
New York, Kings County, New York, United States
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New York, Kings County, New York, United States