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Denison Avery (1749 - 1846)

Revolutionary War Service: In the fall of 1776 Denison was drafted into the militia company under the command of Capt. Joseph Gallup in the regiment commanded by Col. Clevis Smith; ordered to White Pla...

7/1/2007 7/7/2016

Lt. Henry Denison (1753 - 1835)

Military Service: BET 1775 AND APR 1778 Revolutionary War Patriot; 1775 served in 2nd Company, 6th Regiment and later became a 2nd Lieut in the 8th Regiment; Connecticut; 1776 served in Captain John Br...

7/8/2008 7/6/2016

Nehemiah Gallup, Sgt. (1751 - 1843)

Nehemiah submitted a deposition, along with his brother Andrew, supporting Christopher Avery's application for a war pension through service in the Revolutionary War. He states he was a Sergeant in t...

6/18/2009 7/6/2016

Wounded in defense of Fort Griswold. Captain Samuel Doty Stillman, Revolutionary War veteran. He oined ae 18 in Col. Ledyard's garrison at Fort Griswold, New London; was there wounded in arm and thig...

6/17/2016 6/17/2016

Stephen Billings, II (1748 - d.)

Was serving in General Washington's army at the time of the storming of Fort Griswold on September 6, 1781, where his brother Andrew was killed in its defense. "Andrew Billings lived at the time with...

9/1/2009 1/1/2016

John Owen Miner, Jr. (1795 - 1858)

"During the war of 1812 when Elizabeth's son, John Owen Miner, was 18 years of age, he was sent from Fort Griswold the day of the bombardment of Stonington with a dispatch that the men at the battery n...

8/18/2007 12/27/2015

Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold, V MP (1741 - 1801)

"The Traitor"

Benedict Arnold V (January 14, 1741 – June 14, 1801) was a general during the American Revolutionary War. He began the war in the Continental Army but later defected to the Bri...

7/2/2007 5/31/2015

Lt. Col. Nathan Gallup MP (1727 - 1799)

DAR Ancestor #: A043351 [ ] Birth: 1727 Groton New London County Connecticut, USA Death: Jan. 19, 1799 Ledyard New London County Connecticut, USA He was the son of Lieut. Benadam Gallup and his...

9/4/2008 5/30/2015

Dr. John Owen Miner (1762 - 1851)

He was noted for his professional skill and personal qualifications, and as the father of a bevy of brilliant and merry daughters. It is said that a suitor for consent to court his daughter, on being a...

8/18/2007 10/7/2014

Sgt. Ezekiel Bailey (1732 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of SERGEANT. DAR Ancestor #: A004632 Service Source: JOHNSTON, CT MEN IN THE R...

10/7/2009 12/30/2012

Elisha Morgan Miner (1826 - d.)

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 636 _____ A very interesting article captures Elisha Morgan Miner's recollections...

9/18/2010 8/3/2012

Ziba Woodworth (1763 - 1826)

"Zibe"

"Zibe Woodworth, born April 24, 1763, a brother of Azel, was wounded in the knee (Battle of Fort Griswold), became a preacher, and settled at Montpelier, Vermont, where he died." source: The Battle of ...

1/1/2009 8/3/2012

Azel Woodworth (1765 - 1817)

"Asahel"

Defender of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781, wounded in battle. "The following account is from the manuscript of Azel (or Asahel) Woodworth. Though without date it is evident this was written about ...

8/2/2012 8/2/2012

Stephen Whittlesey (1765 - 1781)

"John Whittlesey, aged twenty three, and his half brother Stephen Whittlesey, sixteen, although originally credited to New London, are known to have belonged to that part of Saybrook now constituting t...

7/29/2012 7/29/2012

John Whittlesey (1757 - 1781)

Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "John Whittlesey, aged twenty three, and his half brother Stephen Whittlesey, sixteen, although originally credited to New London, are known to h...

11/24/2008 7/29/2012

Elijah Richards (1734 - 1781)

Died from wounds received in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Elijah Richards, born 1734, was wounded in the defense of New London, and died of his wounds September 20th. His house on Bea...

5/21/2009 7/26/2012

Ensign Japhet Mason, Jr. (1742 - 1787)

Japhet Mason a house carpenter living on what is now called Old Fort Road New London hearing the alarm took his gun from its hooks and entered Fort Trumbull as a volunteer From there he crossed the riv...

12/28/2009 7/26/2012

Moses Jones (1756 - 1781)

Killed in Defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 Gravestone Inscription: In Memory of Mr Moses Jones who was Slain in fort Griswould Sept 6th 1781 in ye 25th year of his Age Will not a day o...

10/9/2010 7/25/2012

Joseph Moxley, Jr. (1762 - 1815)

Defender of Fort Griswold "Joseph Moxley Jr, about nineteen years old, at work with his father as a carpenter, went also as a volunteer to the fort. He was one of those who attempted to save themselv...

10/9/2010 7/25/2012

Ens. Amos Lester (c.1740 - c.1821)

Defender of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781. Wounded in battle. "Amos Lester, ensign under Captain Samuel Allyn, who was born in the house opposite the Starr Burial Ground, was wounded in the hip, r...

7/25/2012 7/25/2012

Joshua Bill (1762 - 1841)

"Joshua Bill, one of the brave and gallant defenders of Fort Griswold in the battle occurring September 6, 1781, was born May 14, 1762 and was a direct descendant of Philip Bill, who came to New London...

2/15/2010 7/25/2012

Thomas Welles (1753 - c.1848)

Defender of Fort Griswold, taken prisoner. "Thomas Welles, born in Groton, September 12, 1753, we learn from the family history, had been a very successful privateersman - on part of his voyages at l...

7/25/2012 7/25/2012

Holsey Sanford (1765 - 1845)

Holsey, at the age of 15 became a soldier in the Revolutionary War, as a substitute for a brother who was taken ill while in service. He was taken prisoner at Fort Griswold. Holsey Sanford..... Rank ...

7/25/2012 7/25/2012

Jabez Stow (1716 - 1785)

Jabez Stow, (1716-85), was captured at Fort Griswold, 1781, carried to New York, where he suffered great hardship. He was born in Saybrook, Conn., where he died. The National Society of the Daughters o...

7/25/2012 7/25/2012

Ebenezer Ledyard (1736 - 1811)

"Ebenezer Ledyard, the eldest of the Ledyard brothers: Ebenezer, John, Youngs, and William, was a ship owner and West India merchant of wealth and influence. His position was such that in the common ac...

1/2/2009 7/25/2012

Gilbert Edgecomb (1762 - 1847)

(Steven Kelley is researching this individual - parents in question) Defender of Fort Griswold, taken prisoner. "Samuel E was ploughing for rye at the time of the alarm and left for the fort at onc...

7/25/2012 7/25/2012

Nathan Darrow, Sgt. (1759 - 1837)

Defender of Fort Griswold - taken prisoner. Nathan enlisted as a Private 9 May 1775 in the 10th Co., 6th Regiment for Connecticut. He later appears on Capt. John Williams' Co. rolls as of 11 Jul 1779...

11/12/2007 7/25/2012

Reuben Bushnell (1741 - 1802)

Defender of Fort Griswold Reuben Bushnell was a soldier in the Rev. War, 1781-1783, and received a bounty of £30 from the town of Saybrook for his service (R-48). He was captured by the Britis...

8/12/2009 7/25/2012

Walter Avery Budington (1731 - 1800)

Defender of Fort Griswold, taken prisoner by the British "Walter Buddington, as I learn from his great grandson, George W Brown, arose at the sound of the alarm guns on the morning of the battle an...

6/13/2008 7/25/2012

Samuel Beaumont, Sr. (1755 - 1814)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of CORPORAL. DAR Ancestor # A008215 Defender of Fort Griswold, taken prisoner. "Samuel Beaumont is reported by a family tradition,...

7/25/2012 7/25/2012

Joseph Woodmansee (c.1753 - 1813)

Defender of Fort Griswold, wounded in battle. "Joseph Woodmansee, resided during the American Revolution at Groton, New London Co., CT assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in ...

7/25/2012 7/25/2012

William Seymour (1759 - 1843)

Defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781. Wounded in action. "...William Seymour of Hartford, a volunteer in the fort, was wounded by a musket ball which entered into and passed through the joint ...

7/25/2012 7/25/2012

Ebenezer Perkins (1720 - 1806)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A088737 Sources: Barbour Collection of Groton Vitals, 1,309,870, It. 2; New London Gazette, film 3,422; H...

7/25/2012 7/25/2012

Christopher Latham, Jr. (c.1755 - 1848)

Defender of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 Christopher Latham, Jr. was 22 years old on September 6, 1781 when wounded in the arm at the Battle of Groton Heights opposing General Benedict Arnold's t...

7/25/2012 7/25/2012

Stephen Hempstead (1754 - 1831)

STEPHEN HEMPSTEAD son of Stephen and Sarah Hempstead lineal descendant of Robert Hempstead one of the chief settlers of the town was born in New London Conn May 6 1754 In the summer of 1775 he was lieu...

12/27/2009 7/25/2012

Samuel Edgecomb, Jr. (1760 - 1843)

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. F...

11/23/2009 7/25/2012

Daniel Shapley (b. - 1781)

Extract from Newspaper, New London, November 17th, 1781 " Last Saturday Evening a Flag of truce returned here from New York and bro[ugh]t 132 American Prisoners among them are Ebenezer Ledyard, Esq. an...

7/24/2012 7/24/2012

Adam Shapley, Capt. (1738 - 1782)

Died from wounds received in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 In May 1769 he was appointed Lieutenant of the second company, or trainband of New London. In July 1776 he was appointed Capta...

5/21/2009 7/24/2012

Thomas Lamb (b. - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Thomas Lamb is said, by family tradition, to have been quite a young man, unmarried and a son of Thomas Lamb of Groton. His resting place is unkno...

7/24/2012 7/24/2012

John Holt, Jr. (1746 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 He was one of the band of patriots that defended Fort Griswold on that fatal day when Arnold made his descent upon the coast and burnt New London. ...

5/21/2009 7/23/2012

Capt. Elias Henry Halsey (c.1735 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Captain Elias H. Halsey was captain of a privateer brig lying in the harbor. He was probably from Bridgehampton, Long Island, where many of the na...

7/23/2012 7/23/2012

Daniel Eldredge (1758 - 1781)

Died from wounds in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 Volunteer, Age 22, left a wife & 1 child. Gravestone Inscription: In Memory of Mr Daniel Eldredge son of Mr Charles & Mary Eldredge...

5/21/2009 7/23/2012

William Comstock (b. - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 Inscription: Eldest son of Col. Samuel Comstock, killed in massacre at Fort Griswold, Arnold's raid at New London, aged 16 yrs

7/23/2012 7/23/2012

James Comstock (1712 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 In the Burial Ground near Comstock's Wharf in the town of Montville is a fine granite monument bearing the following: Erected By Robert Comstock ...

1/12/2009 7/23/2012

Nathaniel Adams (b. - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 Parentage is based on the following (independent verification necessary): "Nathaniel Adams lived in the section of Groton known as "Gungawamp," w...

7/20/2012 7/23/2012

Joseph Moxley, Sr. (1736 - 1781)

Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor #: A082496 "Joseph Moxley, born in Glasgow Scotland...

11/12/2007 7/23/2012

Henry Woodbridge (1750 - 1781)

Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p 221 _____ Inscription foun...

2/15/2009 7/23/2012

Wait Lester (1759 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Wait Lester one of the slain was the second son of Thomas and Mary Allyn Lester he was born December 1759 They had a son Daniel who was born March...

6/12/2010 7/23/2012

Sylvester Walworth (c.1729 - 1781)

Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 Revolutionary War Patriot, served during the Fort Griswold Massacre led by Benedict Arnold of the British forces "Sylvester Walworth who was a ...

7/21/2012 7/23/2012

Amos Avery (1743 - 1824)

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 245. Amos Avery marched on the "Lexingto...

1/4/2008 7/23/2012

Peter Avery, Capt. (1764 - 1845)

Defender of Fort Griswold He was in the battle of Fort Griswold and was taken prisoner and carried to New York. He described the sufferings of the prisoners and often spoke of the relish with which h...

8/16/2007 7/23/2012

David Seabury (1737 - 1781)

Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "David Seabury, a relative of Bishop Seabury. The family lived in Ledyard near Poquetanock where his unmarked grave is supposed to be." source: T...

7/23/2012 7/23/2012

John Prentice Babcock (1750 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 Grave Inscription: In Memory of John P Babcook who together with a small party of Americans in Fort Griswold withstood an Assault made by a Detac...

7/23/2012 7/23/2012

Corp. Nathan Sholes (1768 - 1781)

Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 Corporal Nathan was killed at the Massacre of Ft. Griswold by the British who surrounded and burned the fort with everyone inside. Few escaped th...

7/23/2012 7/23/2012

Joshua Baker (1752 - 1836)

"Joshua Baker, who was born 1752, lived near with his family; was one of the scouts sent out to reconnoitre the movements of the enemy; was shot at, but escaped into the fort (Griswold). He was wounded...

7/23/2012 7/23/2012

Andrew Baker (1756 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Andrew Baker, the younger brother of Andrew who was injured but escaped the massacre, was a member of the garrison and was killed outright by his ...

7/23/2012 7/23/2012

Solomon Tift (1758 - 1850)

"Tifft"

Defender of Fort Griswold, taken prisoner. "Solomon Tift appears in the list of killed in the Connecticut Gazette of September 21, 1781. If this is correct, there certainly were two of that name. His...

6/9/2011 7/23/2012

Col. John Williams, Jr. MP (1692 - 1761)

Lt. Col. killed at Fort Griswold Born in Connecticut, USA on 1690 to John Williams and Martha Wheeler. John married Desire Denison and had 8 children. He passed away on 1761 in Fort Griswold, Connect...

8/10/2007 7/22/2012

John Daboll, Jr (1751 - 1825)

Defender and survivor of the Ft. Griswold massacre. "John Daboll a private of the 8th Regiment of Militia came with others of his company at the first alarm He was living at the time on the Provide...

11/1/2010 7/22/2012

Sgt. Rufus Hurlbutt (1742 - 1781)

"Hurlbut"

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Rufus Hurlbut son of John Hurlbut from near Hurlbut's now Gale's Ferry lived at that time close to the present Gale's Ferry Church and was a large...

7/20/2012 7/22/2012

William Latham, Jr. (1765 - 1849)

Defender of Fort Griswold, taken prisoner "William Latham, aged sixteen, from near Fort Hill, was wounded by a bayonet through the hand in warding off the blow from his body, and carried to New York ...

7/20/2012 7/22/2012

Joseph B. Morgan, III (1762 - 1831)

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 244 ______________________________ Joseph Morgan 3rd, born November 1762, nephew ...

7/2/2008 7/22/2012

Ebenezer Fish (c.1757 - 1827)

Defender of Fort Griswold, taken prisoner. "Ebenezer Fish, living on Fort Hill, on being sure of an alarm, took his flint lock gun and joined those in the fort. (Ft Griswold) He was one of those carr...

7/20/2012 7/22/2012

Lieut. Obediah Perkins (c.1741 - 1812)

"Obadiah"

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of LIEUTENANT. DAR Ancestor #: A088896 "Obadiah Perkins, son of Elnathan, was baptized in infancy May 10 1741. In 1768 he is entered...

7/20/2012 7/22/2012

"Samuel W Jaques is said by his daughter, Mercy Jaques Burdick, of Rockville RI, to have been the only member of the garrison who escaped uninjured, he having killed his antagonist in a hand to hand co...

7/20/2012 7/22/2012

Henry Mason, Sr. (1758 - 1836)

Fort Griswold Defense: "Henry Mason of New London like others seeing the uselessness of fighting after the enemy were in the fort jumped off the parapet and ran for his life escaping with a slight bu...

7/20/2012 7/22/2012

Daniel Chester (1754 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Daniel Chester the subject of this sketch was brought up on the Chester Farm situated on the highest part of the hill about one mile south of Fort...

7/20/2012 7/22/2012

Charles Chester (1756 - 1829)

Defense of Fort Griswold: "Charles Chester was born November 27 1756. His name does not appear in the list of killed and wounded but it appears from the family records that he was in the fort and was...

7/20/2012 7/22/2012

Ensign John Lester (1740 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 John was a farmer in present Ledyard. He was killed by a British Bayonet during the attack on Fort Griswold. From 1780 until death he was a contr...

7/2/2008 7/22/2012

Sgt. Eldredge Chester (1758 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Ensign Eldredge Chester the third brother was born June 7, 1758. He was employed on his father's farm. At the sound of the alarm guns on the morni...

7/20/2012 7/22/2012

Capt. William Latham (1741 - 1792)

"Captain William Latham, of Groton, was with Washington on Dorchester Heights as a lieutenant of artillery in 1775, and was the captain of artillery commanding Fort Griswold, as Captain Shapley command...

1/4/2008 7/22/2012

Edward Stanton (1761 - 1832)

"Daniel Stanton had also two sons in the battle; Daniel and Edward, who were severely wounded. Of these, it is related that on the morning of the 6th, as soon as they heard the alarm, they hastened ove...

7/20/2012 7/22/2012

Daniel Stanton, III (c.1749 - 1826)

"Daniel Stanton had also two sons in the battle; Daniel and Edward, who were severely wounded. Of these, it is related that on the morning of the 6th, as soon as they heard the alarm, they hastened ove...

7/20/2012 7/22/2012

Capt. Solomon Perkins (1729 - 1809)

Capt Soloman Perkins, a volunteer, wounded in the fort (Griswold) with a musket ball through the neck and arm another through his side and sundry thrusts of the bayonet through the stomach & which has ...

9/8/2009 7/22/2012

John Morgan (1761 - 1840)

Defender of Fort Griswold, unmarried "John Morgan a brother in law of Elisha used to relate how he came by his own wound. He and a comrade got onto the parapet for better range and opportunity to fir...

3/4/2008 7/22/2012

Sgt. Andrew Gallup (1761 - 1853)

Andrew Gallup - Militia State Troops (Capt. William Latham's Matross Company, 8th Connecticut Militia Regiment, stationed at Fort Griswold) Wounded, Age 20, Later had wife & 6 children. "Andrew Gallu...

11/23/2009 7/22/2012

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia William Ledyard (December 6, 1738 – September 6, 1781) was a lieutenant colonel in the Connecticut militia who was killed in the American Revolutionary Wa...

2/9/2012 7/22/2012

Capt. Youngs Ledyard (1751 - 1781)

Died from wounds incurred in the defense of Fort Griswold. _____ Youngs was lieutenant of militia; killed at Fort Griswold, Sept. 7, 1781; his house and its contents were burned; he left a wife and...

2/4/2012 7/22/2012

Robert Gallup (1760 - 1858)

"Gallop"

"Robert Gallup son of Thomas and nephew of Colonels Benadam and Nathan Gallup was twice wounded in the massacre (Ft. Griswold - September 6, 1781) with a bayonet and felled to the ground with a blow by...

7/20/2012 7/22/2012

John Prentis (1736 - 1801)

Defender of Fort Griswold - September 6, 1781. Escaped. "John Prentis who lived on what is now known as Truman Street left his children on the morning of September 6 1781 giving his eldest daughter o...

7/20/2012 7/22/2012

Lt. William Starr (1745 - 1816)

"Lieutenant William Starr son of Thomas Starr was born April 20 1745 He was the leading blacksmith of the town and manufactured axes hoes ploughshares spades forks and other agricultural implements of ...

6/23/2008 7/22/2012

Lieut. Richard Chapman (1735 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Lieutenant Richard Chapman was of a fearless and resolute family a younger brother Edward being killed in the French War his older brother Major J...

7/20/2012 7/22/2012

Capt. Peter Richards (1754 - 1781)

Peter was a lieutenant on Paul Jones' old ship "Alfred" and later a captain on his privateer brig "Hancock." Military Service: Revolutionary War Patriot, a volunteer at Col Ledyards solicitation duri...

7/20/2012 7/22/2012

Lieut. Parke Avery (1741 - 1821)

"Park"

"Lieut Park Avery a volunteer wounded in the fort (Ft. Griswold) by a bayonet taking off part of the cranium and totally extirpating his right eye" source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection ...

8/16/2007 7/22/2012

Amos Avery (1754 - 1831)

Amos Avery served for two years in the Revolution as matross under Capt. William Latham, and was wounded in the battle of Fort Griswold, Sept. 6, 1781. His widow applied for a pension, Oct. 22, 1836. I...

3/2/2008 7/22/2012

John Starr (1743 - 1824)

John Starr went to Nova Scotia to settle, but when the Revolutionary War began, he chose the cause of the colonists against England and was compelled to flee from the province without his family. He re...

6/23/2008 7/22/2012

Lt. Enoch Stanton (1745 - 1781)

Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Enoch was second in command in Fort Griswold. He had served with the same rank in the Continental Army untill his pay was insufficient to meet t...

11/14/2009 7/22/2012

Corp. Edward Mills (1747 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Hannah Mills, widow of Edward Mills, was left with five children under the age of nine years and no estate." source: The Battle of Groton Height...

1/25/2009 7/22/2012

Thomas Starr, Jr. (1762 - 1781)

Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 His grave stone in the Starr burial ground reads: "In Memory Of / Thomas Starr, Jur / Who was slain in / Fort Griswold, Sept. 6th, 1781 / in the ...

9/13/2009 7/22/2012

Christopher Woodbridge (1756 - 1781)

Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p 221 _____ "Sarah Woodbridg...

2/15/2009 7/22/2012

Samuel Billings MP (1718 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Joseph Wedger Samuel Billings and Eliday Jones unknown" source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By W...

5/21/2009 7/22/2012

Corp. Andrew Billings (1760 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Andrew Billings lived at the time with his father near the Elder Tuttle Church in Ledyard. He started for the fort in response to the alarm, reach...

9/12/2009 7/22/2012

John Billings (1732 - 1781)

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "John Billings is thought to have belonged to North Stonington. Nothing can be ascertained regarding the place of his sepulture." source: The Bat...

5/21/2009 7/22/2012

Sgt. Nicholas Starr (1741 - 1781)

Sgt. Nicholas Starr Find a Grave - - Known defender's last resting places Battle of Fort Griswold Killed in the defense of Ft. Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Nicholas Starr was killed in Fort Griswol...

8/31/2009 7/22/2012

Capt. John Williams (1739 - 1781)

Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 "Captain John Williams, one of the killed, was born April 5, 1739. Living near, he entered the fort as a volunteer, leaving his wife, who was a d...

9/12/2009 7/22/2012

Lt. Henry Williams (1749 - 1781)

Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 The following inscription is in the private ground of Seth Williams, Esq., on the Norwich and Mystic road in the town of Ledyard: In Memory of ...

9/12/2009 7/22/2012

Thomas Williams (1721 - 1781)

Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781 In the White Hall Ground on Mystic River in the town of Stonington the following inscription: "In Memory of Mr Thomas Williams who was killd in...

10/31/2008 7/22/2012