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Zoeth Eldredge

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Willington, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
Death: March 18, 1828 (73-81)
Willington, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jesse Eldridge and Abigail Eldridge
Husband of Elizabeth Eldredge and Bethia Eldredge
Father of Ichabod Eldredge; Zoeth Skinner Eldredge; Elizabeth Eldredge; Polly Pearl; Persis Dunton and 5 others
Brother of Ebenezer Eldridge; Abigail Thompson; Jemima Grow; Martha Smith and Dorcas Richardson

Managed by: Elwin C. Nickerson
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About Zoeth Eldredge

Service: Minute man-2nd Connecticut Reg./Col. J. Spencer-Bunker Hill-Quebec Exp. - Service with Ge, Washington New York City. White Plains. /ECN/

Zoeth Eldridge/Eldredge was a farmer and a soldier of the American Revolution from Willington, Tolland County, CT. Zoeth served as a member of the Minute Men Militia under Major Elijah Fenton, when in connection with other towns, Willington responded quickly to the "Lexington Alarm" on April 19, 1775. Almost before the British troops had accomplished their retreat from Lexington, the gallant little band of farmer soldiers were on the road to Boston. Because of his service as a Minute Man, Zoeth is listed in the DAR Roll of Honor. 

The Minute Men who sprang to arms at the sound of the Lexington alarm were regularly organized and equipped militia, enrolled by authority of the Assembly or Provincial Congress and were subject to the call of the Committee of Safety. Citizens of every calling appeared in the ranks of these "alarm companies." To be a private in them was proclaimed an honor; to be chosen to office was a mark of highest distinction.

Zoeth Eldredge marched as a private in the ranks. The service of the Minute Men was brief, and upon his dismissal, Zoeth enlisted in Col Joseph Spencer's Second Connecticut Regiment. There he served as private in the Fifth Co. under Capt. Solomon Willes from about May 1st until the regiment was dismissed in the latter part of December 1775. This regiment was at Roxbury, MA and served during the Siege of Boston. Detachments of officers and men engaged at the Battle of Bunker Hill and in Arnold's Quebec Expedition, September - December 1775. Zoeth Eldredge also saw three months' service under George Washington in New York City. There Zoeth was taken sick with camp fever and was sent with several of his comrades to the hospital at Stamford CT just before the retreat from the City began. At that time, Zoeth served with Col Samuel Chapman's 22nd Connecticut Militia, and his company commander was Capt. Joseph Parsons.

Zoeth Eldredge is a direct descendant of both Elder William Brewster, Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower, as well as Governor Thomas Prence, Edmund Freeman, Rev. John Lothrop, Ralph Smyth, Henry Howland and Thomas Clark.

Source: "ELDREDGE GENEALOGY : A RECORD OF SOME OF THE DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM ELDREDGE OF YARMOUTH (1896)" by Zoeth S. Eldredge (1846-1918), San Francisco, CA.Source: "WILLIAM ELDRED OF YARMOUTH, MA" by Nelson B. Eldred II, Marietta, GA.

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Zoeth Eldredge's Timeline

Willington, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
June 22, 1780
Age 29
Willington, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
April 1, 1782
Age 31
Willington, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
May 23, 1784
Age 33
Willington, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
June 29, 1786
Age 35
Willington, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
December 3, 1788
Age 37
Willington, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
April 28, 1791
Age 40
Willington, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
March 26, 1794
Age 43
Connecticut, United States