Chautauqua Co., Ny
Soldiers Of The American Revolution
Biographies of Soldiers From the Towns of
Arkwright, Hanover, Sheridan, Villenova
Mina, Ripley, Sherman, Westfield, West Portland, and part of thc town of Chautauqua
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
BENJAMIN BOSWORTH CHAPTER, D.A.R.
Silver Creek, N.Y.
Regent: Alice Kent Christy
Historical Committee: Alice Kent Christy, Harriet Ward Thomas, Philena Mead Williams
Soldiers of the American Revolution who at one time resided in, or whose graves are located in one of the towns of Arkwright, Hanover, Sheridan, Villenova, Chautauqua County, N.Y.
Born Sept., 1742. Died March 5, 1831, at Sheridan, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave in West Sheridan Cemetery. He enlisted while living in New Haven, Conn., and served in Captain Morris Company and Colonel Philiph B. Bradley's Regiment of Short Servys. Married Achsa, who was born September, 1742, and died March 4, 1834.
Date of birth not ascertained. Died in 1839 in Villenova, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave in Villenova Cemetery. Native of Germany, came to America prior to the Revolution, settled in Schoharie County, N.Y. Said to have been a Revolutionary soldier.
Born April 22, 1756, at North Harem, New Haven County, Conn. Died at Forestville, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave in Forestville Cemetery, Town of Hanover. Enlisted April 10 or 12, at Litchfield, Conn. Served seven months as private in Capt. Porter's Company under Col. Wooster. Re-enlisted under Eli Smith. Residence at time of application for pension, October 12, 1832, Winfield, Herkimer County, N.Y. Lived with Dennis Barnes at time of his death. On Pension List of 1840. In Arkwright on April 18, 1838, Mrs. Barnes, wife of Reuben Barnes, died, aged 67 years.
Born 1759. Died May 16, 1842. Buried in Sheridan Cemetery. He served in Mass. and Conn. troops in the War of the Revolution. At date of payment of pension he had been a resident of Sheridan, N.Y., for 33 years and previous thereto he resided at Munson, Hampshire County, Mass. His wife, Ziefiha, died Oct. 2, 1813, age 54 years. The first meeting of the Methodist Society of Sheridan was held at his home in 1809. He is mentioned in Pension List of 1840, residing with Stephen Bush, Jr., in Sheridan.
CLARK, Lieut. ELIAS
Born July 30, 1755. Died Aug. 3, 1845, at Villenova, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave in Hamlet Cemetery. He served as private in regiment commanded by Col. Levingston. He served as First Lieutenant during part of war. At the time of his application for pension in 1831 he had been a resident of Villenova for ten years and previous thereto had resided at Veteran, Tioga County, N.Y. He left children Josiah, Peter, James, Elizabeth, wife of John Frost, and Margaret, wife of Jessie Jay, and Samuel. He is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840 as residing with Jessie Jay.
Born in 1751 in Palmer, Mass. Died in 1832 at Forestville, Chautauqua County, N.Y. He enlisted at Palmer, Mass., in 1775, as private under Capt. Silvanus Walker and Col. Timothy Danielson. He married Marie Chapin.
Born April 12, 1752, at Newport, Rhode Island. Died April 19, 1830, at Sheridan, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave in Sheridan Cemetery. He enlisted while living at Scituate, Rhode Island, in Sept., 1776, and served as a private and sergeant at various times, two years in all, under Capt. James Williams, Stephen Sheldon, William Howard, Simeon Harrindan, Samuel Wilbur and Jonathan Knight and Cols. Cooke and Barton. Was in Sullivan's Expedition to Rhode Island. He married Zilpha King, Nov. 23, 1780, at Scituate, R.I. In 1840, she was 80 years of age and living with her son, William, in the town of Hanover. She died June 5, 1844. They had children, Sarah, John, Freelove, Esther, Samuel, Peleg, Zilpha, Naoma, Barzillia, Hannah, Abraham, Serena, Helen Lindsay, and William.
Born in 1760. Died in 1850. Grave in Doty Cemetery, Town of Hanover, Chautauqua County, N.Y. He served as a private for various lengths of time from 1776 to 1777 under Capt. Root, Col. Smith, Capt. Smith, Lieut. Israel Thomas and Capt. Wm. Douglas. He enlisted at Hancock, Berkshire County, Mass. Residence at date of application for pension, Gerard Township, Erie County, Pa. He was engaged in the Battle of Bennington. In Pension List of 1840 living with A. R. Clothier in town of Sheridan.
Born 1757, in Germany. Died Feb. 24, 1854, near Silver Creek, Chautauqua County, age 97 years. He enlisted at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 1776. He served as private in Capt. Fundy's Company under Col. Livingston, New York Militia. He also belonged to the Cooper Rangers of Dutchess County, N.Y. He was in the Battle of White Plains, and at the Surrender of Burgoyne. He married Rebecca Dalrymple, Jan. 8, 1815, at Hanover, N.Y. Grave marked with Goverment headstone and D.A.R. bronze marker.
Born Feb. 18, 1762, at Hartford, Conn. Died Oct. 4, 1855, at Sheridan, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Buried in Sheridan Center Cemetery. His father, Elephalet Ensign, was killed by Indians in Wyoming Massacre, 1778. Otis enlisted at the age of 16 years and was denounced by his uncle who was a strong Tory, because he enlisted in patriot forces. He served five years in all under Capts. Mills, Strong, Gideon, and Flowers and Cols. Philps, Swift and Austin. Was with Washington at the crossing of Delaware and at Valley Forge and was one of the guards over Major Andre at the time he was hung; came to Sheridan, built the first frame barn in that town, attended first Town Meeting and served for several years on the Town Board. He married Mary Patrick, 1st, and Hannah Dickenson, 2nd. Mary was the mother of his children, Elizabeth, William, Seth, Otis, Thomas, John, Seymour, and others. Was on 1840 Pension List. His wife, Mary died Jan. 8, 1842, aged 73 years.
Born July 9, 1754. Died July 16, 1832, at Forestville, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave in Pioneer Cemetery, Town of Hanover. He served as private in New York Line, First Reg't., Col. Goose VanSchaick, N.Y., in the Revolution, page 32. He married Susannah Mum, Dec. 8, 1772. She served part of the time as nurse while he was in service; to them were born eight children.
Born Dec. 17, 1752. Died 1830. She was the wife of John Ferry, married Dec. 8, 1772. Served all or part of the time as nurse while her husband was in service. Grave in Pioneer Cemetery, Town of Hanover.
Born March 3, 1762. Died June 9, 1852. Grave supposed to be in Nashville, town of Hanover. Enlisted in Mass. Militia, Feb. 17, 1777, serving until Feb. 17, 1780, under Capt. Alexander, Capt. Daniel Pilsbury, Col. Negglesworth, Col. Smith. Was in battle of Rhode Island and Brandywine. Applied for pension which was granted, while residing at Madison County, N.Y. Became a resident of town of Hanover, Chautauqua County, N.Y., in 1823. He held the rank of Fifer in the army. His wife's name was Sylvia Pendleton. She was born in 1763 and died in 1851. His sons were: John, Alonzo, Loren, Sylvester, Thomas and Harvey. They were married in South Hadley, Mass. He is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840 as residing with his son, Harvey, in the town of Hanover.
Born July 22, 1756, in England. Came to America with his two brothers. Died Jan. 26, 1837, in Hanover, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave in Smith's Mills Cemetery, town of Hanover. He was a "Minute Man" and marched in the alarm, April 19, 1775. Served seven years in War of Revolution in Mass. Militia and Mass. Regiment of Guards. He was in the Battle of Trenton, Christmas night, 1777. He married Mary Boton, who was born Feb. 22, 1761, and died Jan. 3, 1859. They were the parents of thirteen children, eleven of whom were living in 1840. Grave marked with D. A. R. bronze marker.
Born about 1757. Date of death and location of grave not known. Was a resident of the town of Hanover, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Was Revolutionary soldier, serving as private in Massachusetts Militia, and is mentioned in the Pension List of 1830, aged 73, and residing in Chautauqua County, N.Y.
Born 1757. Died about 1847. Went to Wisconsin in 1843 and died there. Enlisted 1776, serving in company of Capt. Hodges, and in New York Militia. Was granted pension and his name appears on the Pension Lists of 1830 and 1840. Became a resident of the town of Carroll in 1829, and in 1840 was residing with Edmund Hatch in the town of Arkwright.
Born Oct. 11, 1757, at Pembroke, Mass. Died Aug. 26, 1835 at the home of his son, Abner, at Killbuck, Ohio. Grave in Cemetery at Killbuck, Ohio. Enlisted at Pittsfield, Mass., in May, 1775, under Capt. William Lusk, Col. Eaton, joining Gen. Montgomery's army at Crown Point. Enlisted in Dec., 1775, was with the army before Quebec. Enlisted in April, 1776, and proceeded with the army to Ticonderoga and Mt. Independence, attached to Gen. Patterson's brigade. Re-enlisted in Dec. 1776, in a company of Rangers attached to a Green Mountain corps and participated in the capture of Mt. Defiance. A little later venturing outside the lines he was taken prisoner and confined on board a prison ship at Quebec. Here he remained a prisoner for several months, making one unsuccessful attempt to escape. A month later another desperate and successful attempt to break away from his prison was made by Mr. Holmes and two companions. After many days of severe hardship and privation, traveling through dense forests and swollen streams, they reached the frontier settlement of Monkton, Vt., on the fourteenth day of their escape. This closed his service as a soldier. On the 18th day of Feb., 1780 he married Ruth Webb at Charlestown, N.H. In 1805 he purchased a farm from the Holland Land Company in the town of Sheridan, Chautauqua County, N.Y., taking possession of it with his family in June that year. Here he remained a prominent and influential citizen for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Holmes had eleven children: Alanson, who married Olive Lee, and died in 1818; Abner, who married Betsey Young, and died in 1859; Brilliant, who married John Scott, and died in 1853; Origen, who died in 1806, aged 18; Ruth, who married Dr. John E. Marshall; Augustine, who died in 1802, aged 9 years; Myron, who married Sally Taylor; Asher, who married Eliza Ellmore, and died in 1854; Laurana, married Louis Wooster, and and died in 1860; William, died in infancy; Augustine 2nd, who married Sarah Lee, and died in 1849. Mr. Holmes was awarded a pension and is mentioned in the Pension List of 1830. Following his death in Aug., 1835, his wife, Ruth, passed away, Oct. 7, of the same year. Her grave is beside husband at Killbuck, Ohio.
Born at Sharon, Conn., about 1757. Died previous to 1836 while a resident of the town of Hanover, Chautauqua County, N.Y. While a resident of Columbia County, N.Y., he enlisted in the winter of 1776, serving nine months in Capt. Roderick Beebe's Company, N.Y. troops. In 1778, served three months in Capt. Chapman's Company, Col. Van Alstyne's Reg't. Was also out on alarm service for three months. Was granted a pension in 1833 while a resident of Villenova, Chautauqua County, N.Y.
Born 1755. Died Feb. 10, 1842 at Sheridan, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Buried in West Sheridan Cemetery. He served in the Mass. troops and in the U.S. Navy during the War of the Revolution. Certificate No. 6892. Albany, N.Y., Agency. Mentioned on Pension List of 1840. He left no widow, but one child, Alfred Herrick.
Date of birth and death not ascertained. Grave, Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover Center, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Service, Rank, Continental, enlisted in Woodbury Conn., for duration of war in Capt. Ferrand's Company, Col. Mosley's Reg't. of Connecticut Line, 4th Continental Brigade.
Born about 1755. Died Aug. 1, 1839. Grave in Hanover Center Cemetery, town of Hanover, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Enlisted at New London, Conn., in April, 1777, serving one year as private in Capt. Ebenezer Lathrop's and Lee Lay's Company, Conn. Militia. Was granted pension in 1823. He became a resident of the town of Hanover in 1809. His wife, Sarah, died Dec. 24, 1836, in her 81st year. Her grave is in family lot in Hanover Cemetery.
Born 1756 at Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y. Died June 26, 1838, at Silver Creek, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave in Glenwood Cemetery, town of Hanover. He served as a private in Revolutionary war, N.Y. troops. He married Elizabeth Peck, who was born about 1759, and died Feb. 9, 1840. Recorded in Pension Office, Book "E," Vol. 4, Page 22. On Pension List of 1831.
Born in Vermont in 1753. Died in 1834 in the town of Villenova, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave supposed to be in that town. He was a soldier in the American Revolution, attained the rank of Sergeant in Vermont Militia. He is mentioned in the Pension List of 1831. He settled in the town of Villenova in 1809 and built the first sawmill and gristmill in the south-east part of that town. He married Mary Whipple. His son, John, became a Methodist minister, removing to Livingston County, N.Y.; James removed to Ohio; Polly married Dr. Dighton and after his death a Mr. Moffitt.
Born 1759 on the Atlantic Ocean of Scotch parentage. Died May 10, 1830, at Balltown, town of Hanover, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave in Balltown Cemetery, town of Hanover. He served as a private in New York Line, First Regiment. Tombstone marked: "A Soldier of the Revolution." He married Margaret Stone, who died Jan. 10, 1835.
Born Feb. 2, 1757, at Coventry, Rhode Island. Died Feb. 20, 1846, at Forestville, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave in Pioneer Cemetery, town of Hanover. He served as private and teamster for various lengths of time in different Massachusetts regiments and State troops; he was in the seige of Boston, Battle of White Plains, Capture of Burgoyne, White Marsh and Oriskany. He was also in the War of 1812, and served in the Company of his second son, Capt. Levi Love of Madison County, N.Y. He was the oldest son of Thomas Love and grandson of Gabriel Love, emigrants from Sutrim, Ireland, of Scotch-Irish family. He married first Mary Cutting at Athol, Mass., May 27, 1778, who died Nov. 29, 1790, leaving three sons and three daughters. Married, second time, Dolly Tompkins of New Paltz, N.Y., 1794, by whom he had two sons and one daughter.
Born Jan. 28, 1756, at Lyme, Connecticut. Died March 21, 1848. Grave supposed to be in Cemetery in Villenova. He enlisted at Lyme, Conn., in 1776, served seven months as private in Capt. Samuel Mather's Company, Col. Erastus Wolcott's Connecticut Reg't. Enlisted in Jan., 1777, in Capt. Palmer's Company, was under Colonels Harris, Ely and Arnold, and was in Gen. Spencer's Rhode Island Expedition, serving one year. Enlisted in 1778, served one month and a half as private in Capt. Holmes' Company, was in Gen. Sullivan's Expedition, was in the Battle of Rhode Island. In 1779 he enlisted on board the ship "Trumbull" under Captains Saltonstall and Hinman, serving three months. Was granted pension in 1832 while living in Chenango County, N.Y., and his name appears in the Pension List of 1840 as residing with John Mather in the town of Villenova, Chautauqua County, N.Y., aged 85 years. He married in 1780 and had children, no names stated.
Born Aug. 12, 1758. Died June 14, 1849. Grave in Cemetery at Forestville, Chautauqua County, N.Y. He was a soldier in the Revolution, attaining the rank of Sergeant in New Jersey Militia. He is mentioned in the Pension Lists of 1819 and 1840. He became a resident of Hanover in 1816.
Born June 14, 1762, at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Conn. Died Jan. 6, 1852, at Hanover, Chautauqua County, N.Y., age 90 years. Grave in Nashville Cemetery, town of Hanover. He served as a private in N.Y. troops for various lengths of time from May 1779 to 1782. He was engaged in the battles of Ridgefield, Fairfield, Norwalk, and Green Farms. He married Hannah Peacock of Perrysburg, N.Y., July 14, 1844. He received a pension, and is on list of 1830 and 1840. His widow, Hannah, was united in marriage to James Fyrer, Sept. 21, 1862. Grave marked with Government head stone and bronze D. A. R. marker.
Born in May, 1750 or 1751, at Farmington, Conn. Died in 1844 at Villenova, Chautauqua County, N.Y. While residing at New Cannan he enlisted in the summer of 1776 for one month, with New York troops, under Capt. Bostwick, Col. Whiting's Reg't. Re-enlisted in fall of 1776, serving four months in Capt. Bostwick's Company, Col. Whiting's Reg't., and in May, 1777, in the same company and regiment commenced another service of four weeks and again of five months. Was allowed a pension in 1832 while residing at Shoreham, Vt. In 1837 he was living in Chautauqua County, N.Y., and is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840 as residing with G. B. Aldrich in the town of Villenova.
Born May 25, 1748, at Hollis, New Hampshire. Died in year 1814 at Hanover, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave in Hanover. Enlisted July, 1775, under Capt. Thornton as recorded in New Hampshire State Papers on Hammond, Vol. 17, Revolutionary Rolls, Vol. 4. He married Rebecca Willoughby about 1770. She was born in 1749 and died in 1837. In 1808 moved with their four sons and three daughters from Hanover, New Hampshire, to town of Hanover, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Children: Hannah, Susannah, Rebecca, Jeriah, Bridget, Anna, Thomas, Henry, Sam, Nathan.
Born April 5, 1755, at Norwalk, Conn. Died Jan. 4, 1841, Arkwright, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave in Arkwright. Enlisted at Norwalk, Conn., as private under Capt. Beach and Col. Herman Swift; later, summer of 1777, as a "Minute Man" under Capt. Gregory and Col. Swift. Was present at the burning of Fairfield and Norwalk. Married in Connecticut.
Born Dec. 30, 1751. Died Oct. 10, 1845, at Villenova, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Enlisted at Newburg, N.Y., in 1776, serving three years as private in Company of Capt. Philip Debois Bavier, Col. Lewis Debois' 5th Reg't., N.Y. Line. Was in the Battle of Fort Montgomery in the Command of Gen. James Clinton. Was allowed pension in 1818 and is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840, aged 89, residing in Cherry Creek, Chautauqua County, N.Y.
Born about 1763. Died in March, 1844, at Evans, Erie County, N.Y. Location of grave not ascertained. He is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840 as residing in the town of Hanover, Chautauqua County, N.Y. He enlisted at Linn, Conn., in the spring of 1781, in the company of Capt. Bissell and Capt. Douglass, and served until the end of the war. His wife, Philena, in 1855, was residing in Cattaraugus County, N.Y., applied for Bounty Land.
Born in 1753. Date of death and location of grave not ascertained. He was a soldier in the Revolution, attaining the rank of Corporal and Sergeant in Massachusetts Militia. Was granted a pension in 1831 while residing in Chautauqua County, N.Y., and is also mentioned in the Pension List of 1840 as residing in the town of Arkwright.
Born Sept. 1, 1762. Died May 14, 1848, in Villenova, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave in Villenova Cemetery. He resided in Villenova for thirteen years before applying for a pension and previous thereto at Brookfield, Madison County, N.Y. After his death, the pension went to his widow, Sally, who died Jan. 5, 1859. She left the following children, Sarah D. Phillips, John Clark, James Clark, Luther Clark, and Welcome Clark, children of a former marriage. He served in Mass. troops. On Pension List of 1840.
Born March 3, 1764. Died Aug. 29, 1849. Grave in Rathbun Cemetery, town of Hanover, Chautauqua County, N.Y. He entered Colonial service at the age of fifteen and served as a private for three years in the Revolutionary army. He belonged to the Vermont Rangers, served under Captains Moody and Dustin, and at one time enlisted in the First New Hampshire Regiment. He was engaged in the battles of Morrisania, New Rochelle, and King Street. Resided at Truxton, Cortland Co., N.Y., at time of application for pension. On Pension List of 1840. He married Eunice Fuller, Dec. 5, 1784. Eunice Fuller was born at Canajoharie, N.Y., Dec. 15, 1764, died March 12, 1806, at Forestville, N.Y. Children: Demarcus, Bulina, Titus, Elihue, Lucy, Almira Bulina, Mather.
Born 1752, in East Haddam, Conn. Died April 9, 1836, at Villenova, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Buried in Villenova. Was private in Connecticut Militia in the Revolution. Awarded pension in 1831. He had lived in Villenova, N.Y., for 15 years prior to application for pension and previous thereto at Litchfield, Conn. He left a widow, Mehitable, who died March 4, 1850, aged 88 years. Surviving her were three children, Halsey, Reuben, and John. Pension was granted wife after death of husband.
Born 1758. Died in 1826 at Sheridan, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Buried in a part of ground contributed by him from his farm to the town of Sheridan for burial purposes. He served as a Lieutenant in Capt. Peter Van Rensselaer's Company, Col. Marinus Willet's Reg't., New York Levies, which was organized at Fort Herkimer, Oct. 7, 1781. He conducted the first religious meeting held in the town in 1807.
Born Jan. 26, 1758, at Stamford, Conn. Died Dec. 15, 1836, at Nashville, town of Hanover, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave in Nashville Cemetery. Enlisted in the spring of 1776, serving as private in Capt. Gilbert's Company, Col. Mead's Reg't. New York troops, for seven and one-half months. Enlisted in May, 1777, served six months in Capt. Porter's Company, Conn. troops. Was granted pension and is mentioned in the Pension List of 1830 as residing in Chautauqua County. He was a weaver by trade. He married Hannah Schofield in 1779. They had three children, Clarissa, Betsey and Arunah.
Born Aug. 1, 1757, in East Greenwich, R.I. Died 1846, in Hanover, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave in Doty Cemetery, town of Hanover. He served as a private through a large part of Revolutionary War. He was engaged in the struggle known as the Battle of Long Island and passed through the winter encampment at Valley Forge, 1777-78. He was one of the few Quakers who took up arms for their country. He married Delight Clothier in Berkshire County, Mass. She was a daughter of John Clothier, a Revolutionary soldier. One son, Norman Spink, was a soldier in War of 1812, another son, Hon. Cyrus Spink, was a member elect to Congress at time of death.
Born March 30, 1763, at Lebanon, Conn. Died Jan. 14, 1848, at Arkwright, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave in a pasture on farm of Ransom Mathewson, near Burnham Hollow. Service rendered, one year as teamster under Captains Lamband, Nigley, and Colonels Hay and Hughes. Pension papers credit him with one year's service in quartermaster's department. Children: Chester, Charles, Orestres. On 1840 Pension List.
Born June 5, 1764, Gloucester, Rhode Island. Died Feb. 24, 1839, Sheridan, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Buried in Sheridan Cemetery. While a resident of Charlton, Worcester County, Mass., he enlisted in March, 1781, as a private in Capt. Chamber's Company, Col. Smith's Mass. Reg't; transferred to Capt. Main's Company, Col. Sprout's Mass. Regiment; transferred to Capt. Haskell's Company, Col. Henry Jackson's Regiment and was discharged June 30, 1784. He moved to Sheridan in 1828 and purchased the farm from the Holland Land Company on which he died. He was married in Cheshire, Mass. On Pension List of 1831.
Born June, 1759, in Waring, Ulster County, N.Y. Died in Forestville, April 20, 1843. Grave in Forestville Cemetery, town of Hanover. Enlisted at Canajoharie, N.Y., for ten months, served as private under Capt. Van Ness and Lansing. Re-enlisted 1777 for nine months under Capt. Simonds and Colonels Hale and Schuyler. Re-enlisted 1779 for four months as 2nd Sergeant. Enlisted later under Capt. Diffendorf and Col. Clyde. Resided at Barre, Orleans County, N.Y., in 1832, at which time he applied for pension and it was allowed.
Born July 4, 1767, at East Haddam, Conn. Died July 28, 1843, at Cambridge, N.Y. Grave in Hamlet Cemetery, Villenova, Chautauqua County, N.Y. He enlisted in 1781 and served as private in Capt. Richards' Company, Col. Sherman's and Col. Swifts Conn. Reg't. Was discharged in 1783. Was awarded pension and is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840. Was married July 4, 1790, to Lucinda Avery. They moved from Herkimer County, N.Y., to Villenova in 1820. Their children were: Reuben, who died at the age of 21; Judah, Obadiah, Dema, Nathaniel, Jr., Jeremiah, Abigail, Lucinda, Reuben.
Born 1758. Died April 26, 1843. Buried in Sheridan Cemetery, Sheridan, Chautauqua County, N.Y. He served as private with Massachusetts troops, War of Revolution. Last payment of pension was made April 10, 1843, for the period from Sept. 4, 1842, to March 4, 1843. On Pension Lists of 1830 and 1840. At the date of payment the pensioner had been a resident of Sheridan, N.Y., for thirty-three years and previous thereto had resided at Madison, Madison County, N.Y.
Born at Westborough, Mass., 1764. Died Feb. 12, 1850, at home at Arkwright, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave in Christian Meeting House Grounds, Burnham's Hollow, N.Y. Served as private and later as Sergeant in Mass. regiments, from Feb. 22, 1781, to January 4, 1783. His father was Revolutionary soldier, same name. Pension application, April 7, 1818, at Springfield, Vt., and is mentioned in the 1840 Pension List as residing at Arkwright with Arna Wood. His wife was Sally Andrews. She died at Dewittville, Nov. 30, 1844. The following children survived him: Arna, Elmer, Cyrus, Anna, Philips, Lucretia, Emery, Lois Scott, Luceba, Eli, Elyah, and three grandchildren: Hiram, Harvey and Palmeo Denison.
PATTERSON CHAPTER, D. A. R.
Regent: Catherine Patterson Crandall
Historical Committee: Alta Owen Flagler, Julia M. Stone, Anna Brockway Mcginnies, Margaret D. Fox
Soldiers of the American Revolution who at one time resided in, or whose graves are located in one of the towns of: Mina, Ripley, Sherman, Westfield, West Portland, and part of thc town of Chautauqua, Chautauqua County, N.Y.
Born Feb. 17, 1754, in Dutchess County, N.Y. Died Dec. 26, 1833. Grave probably in one of the cemeteries in the town of Ripley, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Enlisted Sept. 12, 1776, at Windham County, Conn., for two months under Capt. Sherebiah Butler, Conn. Militia; was in the Battle of White Plains. Enlisted again, same year, under Capt. Sanford Kingsbury Col. McLaren's Reg't. Enlisted in July 1777 under Capt. Parkins and early in the summer of 1778 under Capt. Ziba Hunt, 2 weeks service in the protection of New London, Conn. troops. Enlisted March 1, 1780, at Pawlet, Vt., where he had removed a few days before, serving under Capt. John Stark, to pursue Indians, who had committed depredations. Enlisted again in Aug. or Sept., 1781, under Capt. Samuel Willard, also in 1782. Removed from Pawlet, Vt., in 1794, to Otsego County, N.Y., and in 1826 to Ripley, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Was granted a pension in 1832, while a resident of Ripley.
Born 1762. Died June 27, 1837. Grave in Union Cemetery, towns of Westfield and Portland. He enlisted in Cherry Valley, New York, in 1777, served as private in Capt. Robert McKean and Benjamin Hick's Companies, Col. Van Schaick's New York Reg't. He enlisted for the war and his name last appeared on the muster roll for April, 1783, and was discharged at the close of the war. He was in the battle of Monmouth and the Siege of Yorktown. Was allowed a pension on his application executed May 1, 1818, while living in Portland, Chautauqua County, N.Y. In 1820 he referred to his wife, Jerusha, and to his daughters, Sally, aged 25 years, and Betsey, aged 18 years, son Samuel, aged 20 years, and grand-son Allen Shepard Sisson, aged 3 years and 3 months, whose mother was dead and father living in Indiana. The wife of Samuel Anderson died July 18, 1837, aged 75 years. Her grave is beside husband. Other children: Polly, Jane, Nancy, Sophia.
Born about 1766. Date of death and location of grave not ascertained. Young's History says he was a pioneer settler of the town of Portland, Chautauqua County, was a soldier of the Revolution and of the War of 1812. Was wounded in the battle of Buffalo in December, 1813. He is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840 as residing in Portland. He was the first postmaster of Portland—the office was created in 1818 and was located on his farm, 6 miles east of the village of Westfield. His wife, Rachel, died Sept. 28, 1853, aged 82 years.
Born March 31, 1751. Died Aug. 13, 1836, aged 85 years. Grave in Mayville Cemetery. Was native of Germany, came to this country with his brother when about 16 years of age. They lived in Baltimore for a time and later went to Pennsylvania. Peter enlisted in the Lancaster County Militia. Was private in Capt. Philip Buck's Company, 3rd Battalion, Elizabeth Township, Lancaster County. See page 32.5, Vol. v11, Penn. Archives, 5th Series. He emigrated to Chautauqua County in 1805 and settled on lot 18 in the town of Chautauqua. His sons, Jonathan, Peter and Henry also settled in the town of Chautauqua. Molly, wife of Peter Barnhart, died Jan. 15, 1835, aged 82 years. They had 11 children. Her grave is beside her husband.
Born in 1762. Died Sept. 10, 1844, while residing in the town of Portland, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Enlisted in April, 1779, served under Capt. John St. John, Col. Philip Burr Bradley, General Huntington's Brigade, Connecticut Line. Later transferred to Capt. Samuel Hoyt's Company, serving to Feb. 6, 1780. Was united in marriage to Hannah Burr, Feb. 20, 1816, at Leicester, N.H. Applied for pension in 1818 and in 1831 applied for restoration to pension rolls, having been granted pension and then dropped under the property act of 1820. In his application for restoration he gave schedule of property amounting to something like $1,000 in value, and "his dependent family, self 69 years, wife 58 years, stepdaughter, Mycercia Newell, 22, Benjamin Burnham Newell 6, Joseph Newell 4, and a hired-man. Mrs. Newell did the housework, and spinning, receiving maintenance for self and children, her husband being dead or in parts unknown. In 1835, he was residing in Portland, Chautauqua County, and he is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840. His wife, Hannah, applied for pension in 1853, at which time she was 83 years of age, and residing in Portland. In 1855 she was residing in Decatur, Mich.
Born at Paxton, Pa., Jan. 12, 1752. Died Aug. 6, 1834. Grave in Lower Ripley Cemetery with D. A. R. marker: "Bird's Pa. Mill. Rev. War." Served three years in the American army during the Revolution and in 1802 or 1803, accompanied by his son, William, moved to Western New York, locating in the town of Westfield. They were prominent in the formation of the First Presbyterian Church at the "Cross-Roads" in 1817. His wife, Eleanor Montgomery, was born Sept. 2, 1768, and died Dec. 2, 1839. Died at Ripley, Chautauqua County, N.
Was born in 1749. Died at Ripley, Chautauqua County, N.Y., in 1837. Served with New York troops as private and as an artificer and guide to scouting parties from 1778 to the close of the war. Was three times wounded. Was granted a pension and is mentioned in the Pension List of 1831, aged 82, and residing in Chautauqua County. He married Mary Shaw, and their daughter, Alice, married William Mann.
Born Feb. 13, 1756. Died Sept. 12, 1841. Grave in Lower Ripley Cemetery with D. A. R. marker. He enlisted in the American army July 6, 1775, served five months as private in Capt. Joseph Height's Company, Col. Charles Webb's Connecticut Reg't. Enlisted Nov. 24, 1776, served as private and Sergeant until June 7, 1783, in Captains Eli Leavenworth's and Lemuel Clift's Companies, Col. William Douglass', David Deming's, Return J. Meighs' and Zebulon Butler's Connecticut Regiments. Was granted pension on his application March 24, 1818, while a resident of Milton, Saratoga County, N.Y. He married Oct. 9, 1784, Sarah St. John. She died June 9, 1787. He married Sept. 9, 1790, at Milton, N.Y., Eunice Ferre, widow of William Johnson. She was born July 27, 1756, and died Aug. 8, 1843, at Ripley. Their children were: Sally, born 1791, died 1813; a child, name not on record, born 1793; Azariah, 1st, born 1795, died July 20, 1796; Lyman, born 1797; Azariah, 2nd, born May, 1800; Zadock and Benjamin, dates of birth not on record. The grave of Eunice, his wife, is beside husband in Ripley Cemetery, unmarked.
Born in Salisbury, Conn., May 17, 1763. Died Jan. 12, 1847, in the 80th year of his age. Grave in Westfield Cemetery. At the age of sixteen he enlisted in the American army for three months and after that for the duration of the war. Enlisted at Tyringham, Mass., served as private in Captain Christopher Woodridge's Company, Col. John Graeton's Reg't. until Dec. 30, 1783. Was wounded in the leg, and after his discharge, it is recorded, he begged his way home, barefoot, and almost naked. Was married at New Marlborough, Mass., to Hannah Bullard, November 8, 1787. Lived in New Marlborough until about 1812 and in 1815 moved to Chautauqua County and took up lands near Jamestown. His eldest son, Capt. Amos Bird, a soldier of the war of 1812, settled there, while the father settled in Westfield. During his active and prominent life in Chautauqua County he was known as Colonel Nathaniel Bird, the title being attained it is supposed by his connection with some of the early military organizations. He was one of the trustees of the First Presbyterian Church of Westfield and in 1820 contracted to carry mail, on horseback, once a week from Erie to Buffalo. He also inaugurated the stage routes for mail, and in 1824, in company with his son, Ira Bird, established a daily stage post, chaises being used on portion of the route. He erected the toll-bridges over "18 mile" and Cattaraugus Creeks. Was granted a pension in 1818. Up to the year 1800 there seems to have been only sons in his family but later Mary, Julia, and Belinda are mentioned. The children mentioned in his pension application were the younger ones, Frederick, aged 18; Ira, 16; Emily, 13; Caroline, 11; Lorenzo, 6; and Charles L., 4. Until recently, a grand-daughter, Camilla Foster, wife of Dr. Orson Hoyt, was living in Buffalo. Col. Bird and his wife died in the same year, 1847, having lived nearly sixty years together. Their graves, with those of several of their children, are in the Westfield Cemetery, and the name of Nathaniel Bird is among those on the monument at the "Cross-Roads." He is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840.
Was born May 20, 1763, at Dover, Dutchess County, N.Y. Died August 15, 1841, aged 78 years, 3 months and five days, grave in Mayville Cemetery. Residence at time of enlistment, Stockbridge, Mass. Date of enlistment, July 7, 1778, to Jan. 1, 1779. Served as private under Capt. Enos Parker and Col. Jacob Garish, Mass. Militia. Enlisted July 18, 1779, to Aug. 22, 1779, served under Capt. Ambrose Hill and Col. Miles Powell. Enlisted July 21, 1780, to Oct. 27, 1780, served as Corporal under Capt. William Ford, Col. John Brown. Granted pension in 1832, while a resident of the town of Chautauqua. Is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840. Was united in marriage with Lydia Dolph, at Westfield, Washington County, N.Y., in 1791. She was born Jan. 9, 1774, and died August 9, 1845. Her grave is beside husband. She left eight surviving children: Laura, Olive, William D., Phebe, Ira, Bethuel, Jr., Gamaliel, Minor, Polly. The pension allowed mother was continued after her death to the children.
Born in New Haven, Conn., 1751. Died Dec. 20, 1840, aged 89 years. Grave in Westfield Cemetery with D. A. R. marker: "Corp. Lent Bradley, Haven's Mass. Mil. Rev. War." Enlisted at Stockbridge, serving as private and later as Corporal; was a prisoner at Ticonderoga one winter. While in the Revolutionary army he was at one time out all night in a cold rain, suffering greatly from the exposure and was never able after to speak above a whispeR.It is related of him that when his pension money came, he always gathered his grand-children about him and divided the money among them. He was in the fifth generation from William Bradley, ancestor, who was one of the first settlers of New Haven, Conn., and who brought with him armorial bearings given him by Richard 11 of England for services rendered the King. His first wife, Ann Bristol, was the mother of their children, Mary, William, John, Joel, Ann, and Cornelia. His second wife was Roxana Collins, of Ripley, who died May 17, 1854, aged 80 years, and whose grave is beside him in the Westfield Cemetery. He became a settler of Westfield in 1831, and is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840.
Born Oct. 29, 1754, at Marlborough, Mass. Died July 26, 1848, aged 94 years. Grave in Mayville Cemetery, Mayville, N.Y. Was one of the "Minute Men" who responded to the call in April, 1775, under Capt. Daniel Burns and Col. Henshaw, Massachusetts Militia. Enlisted April, 1775, to Feb., 1776, serving as private in the Company of Capt. Barns and Col. Artemas Ward. Enlisted Oct. 2, 1777, as private under Capt. Morse and Col. Read. Residence at time of enlistment, Marlborough, Mass. Was at the battles of Bunker Hill and Saratoga. Applied for pension, April 30, 1818, at which time he was a resident of Chautauqua County. He moved from Oneida County, N.Y., in 1810, and settled in the town of Sheridan, Chautauqua County, and in 1813 moved to Mayville. His wife, Lydia, died Feb. 4, 1828, aged 70 years, and his wife, Lucy, May 3, 1842., aged 61 years. Both are buried beside him in the Mayville Cemetery. A son, Jonathan, Jr., born Oct. 13, 1791, died Sept. 3, 1819. A son, Samuel, died in 1811, and a son, John, died in 1828. Another son, Edward, born July 16, 1796, died December 16, 1876, aged 80 years, and is buried in the family lot at Mayville. Lucina Brigham died March 1, 1854, aged 54 years, 2 months. The name of Jonathan Brigham appears on the Pension List of 1840. His brother, John Brigham, who was also a soldier in the American Revolution, became a resident of Chautauqua County at an early part of the 19th century and his grave is in the Fredonia Cemetery.
Born Oct. 18, 1762. Is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840 as residing at Westfield, Chautauqua County, N.Y. In Sept., 1844, he asked transfer to Vermont where he had gone to reside with daughter. Enlisted at Barre, Mass., May 6, 1782, for 3 years. Served under Capt. John Blanchard, 9th Mass. Reg't. Was assigned to Company at VerPlanchs Point, opposite West Point, and later his regiment was incorporated into one called the "American Regiment." Served 3 months in Militia at Barre, Mass., under Horatio Gates, Orderly Sergeant. While residing in Chautauqua County in 1832 he made application for pension which was granted. No record of his family has been obtained or date of his death.
Was born in Landisfield, Mass., 1759. Died at Westfield, N.Y., April 27, 1845, aged 86 years. Grave in Union Cemetery, with D. A. R. marker: "Wm. Couch, 12 Mass. Mil. Rev. War." Enlisted at the age of 17 years in Mass. Militia, his entire service embracing three enlistments. Was granted pension and is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840 as residing in Portland. He always carried a Bible and Psalm book in his knapsack, placed there by his mother, and when in camp the soldiers had daily worship. In later life he was active and prominent in the Presbyterian Church of Westfield. He came to Westfield in 1815. His wife, Abigail, died May 15, 1832, aged 66 years, and her grave is beside husband. Their sons, Hiram and Warren, who came with them to Westfield in 1815, also became active and prominent in the affairs of their community. They left many descendants.
Born at Preston, Conn., March 31, 1764. Died Jan. 8, 1852, aged 87 years, 9 months and 8 days. Grave in Mayville Cemetery. Enlisted April 1, 1781, while living at New Concord, Columbia County, N.Y., served nine months as private in Capt. Marshall's Company, Col. Marinus Willett's New York Reg't., and also in Capt. George Darrow's, his father's Company, Col. McKinstry's N.Y. Reg't. Enlisted about the middle of March, 1782, as private in Capt. Whelp's Company, Col. G. Van Schaick's N.Y. Reg't. Discharged Dec. 16, 1782. Allowed a pension on his application, Oct. 19, 1829, while residing in Chautauqua County, N.Y. Referred to wife, name not stated, aged 60 years, in 1831. She died in 1841. In 1839 he was living in Knox County, Ohio, with son-in-law, Truman, or Freeman, PotteR.In 1843, he was living in New York state with a son, probably Lafayette, whose grave is in another Cemetery near the Mayville Cemetery, where George Darrow is buried.
Born Feb. 10, 1763. Died Aug. 20, 1832. Grave in Cemetery, town of Ripley, Chautauqua County, N.Y. He was born in Cherry Valley, N.Y., and during the massacre at that settlement in 1778 his mother was killed. The terrible tragedy of her death so enraged the boy he tried to enlist in the Continental army to revenge the murder of his beloved mother, but being too young to enter the ranks as a soldier he was accepted as a drummer boy and served in that capacity until his age permitted entrance in the regular service. In 1809 he moved from Cherry Valley, N.Y., to Ripley, Chautauqua County, N.Y., where he purchased lands for his home. In 1815 he gave an acre of land in the settlement of Ripley for use as a burying-ground and which is now the Cemetery where his grave is located with a D. A. R. marker: "Robert Dickson, 7th N.Y. Mil. Rev. War." His wife, Olive, died Jan. 18, 1812; in the 48th year of her age, and her grave is beside husband. Their sons were Samuel, William, Robert C., Fayette and Andrew and their daughters were Jane, who married Joseph Cass, and Olive who married Judd W. Cass.
Born Jan. 26, 1765, on Merrimack River, about 40 miles from Boston, Mass. He is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840 as residing in the town of Ripley, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Resided at Londonderry, N.H., at the commencement of the Revolutionary War. Enlisted June, 1779, at Londonderry, N.H., as Fifer for three months in Company of Capt. SinclaiR.In June or July, 1780, he served in a Company of Capt. Adkins, Col. Bartlett, and was at West Point when Arnold deserted. Applied for pension in 1832, which was granted. In 1851, in August, he removed to New Hampshire, at Stratford, where he had gone to live with one of his daughters. Another daughter lived in the same place. He was then a widower and his other children were scattered in different section of the country. A letter from Joshua Marshall, at Stratford, N.H., in Jan., 1851, states that Dutton is now quite deaf, blind with one eye and unable to see to read with the other.
Born in Milford, Conn., in 1766. Died April 18, 1841, in the 75th year of his age. Grave in Westfield Cemetery with D. A. R. marker: "Musician Fisk Durand, Mead's Ct. Mil. Rev. War." Served for a time as a drummer boy in 1776 and in the spring of 1778 enlisted in Connecticut Militia in Company of Capt. Bradley and Col. Evans' Reg't. Marched to Horse-Neck where he remained until term expired. Enlisted in Sept. of 1779 for 7 or 8 months under Capt. Peter Perrit, Col. Mead, Henry Bull, Adjutant, Joseph Whitney, Serg't Major. Spent the winter at Horse-Neck and was discharged in the spring of 1780, whole time of service 30 months. Although young, he was in each term regularly enlisted, serving throughout each period as drummer, bound to strict military duty which he faithfully performed. His pay exceeded that of a private by 50 cents per month. He is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840. After the war he returned to his home in Milford where he remained until 1815 when he moved to Boulton, N.Y., later to the adjoining town of Kingsbury, and later in life came to Westfield, settling on what was known as the "Barney Farm" on the Sherman Road, where he remained until his death. His wife, Polly E., died April 13, 1839, in the 70th year of her age.
Born April 8, 1764, at Newport, R.I. In 1840 he was living in Westfield, Chautauqua County, N.Y., with B. Parish. Date of death and location of grave not ascertained. Enlisted March 1, 1778, serving one year in Company of Capt. Benjamin West, Col. John Topham's Reg't., Gen. Ezekiel Cornell's Brigade. In his application for pension Phineas Palmeter, a Revolutionary soldier of Busti, certified that he had been a comrade of Jonathan Dyer, enlisting at the same time and serving in the same company and regiment. Pension was granted.
Born in Ireland about 1759. Died at Findley Lake, Chautauqua County, N.Y., Oct. 2, 1832. Grave in Cemetery, Findley Lake, town of Mina. Pennsylvania Historical Records say he came to America from Ireland, about 1763 or 1770, was the son of William Findley, who settled at Findleyville, Washington County, Pennsylvania. It is recorded that he was a Sergeant in Capt. Crawford's Company, Pennsylvania Militia, in the Revolutionary war. Penna. Archives, 6 series, vol. 2, pages 165, 171, 211, also Vol. 12, page 134, showing land purchase in Washington County. He enlisted and served also in the war of 1812 it is claimed as also did his son, William. Some of his descendants served in the Civil War of 1861-65, making three generations in the Findley family to prove their patriotism in battle. He was married to Nancy Mary Jane Carson, at Findleyville, Pa., in the year 1784, and their wedding trip was to Ireland, returning to America in 1787. In 1811 he obtained a concession of land from the Holland Land Company in the town of Mina, Chautauqua County, N.Y., and in 1816 moved to and made his home in that section, named after him, and now known as Findley Lake. His wife died June 27, 1857, aged 96 years; and her grave is beside husband. They had 11 children, 6 sons and 5 daughters, ten of whom arrived at mature age. Of the sons, Russel, Hugh, and Carson, settled in Mina.
Born Aug. 21, 1756, at Enfield, Mass. Family records say that he came to Chautauqua County in the early part of the 19th century, settled on a farm in the town of Chautauqua where he died and is buried in Mayville Cemetery. He was a soldier in the American Revolution, serving as private in Capt. Noah Lankton's Company, Col. John Ashley's 1st Berkshire Co. Reg't. Enlisted July, 1777, and also in Sept., 1777. He was the son of William and Hannah Hale and a cousin of Nathan Hale, the famous Revolutionary patriot. In 1780, he married Abigail Joslin. Their children were: Nathan, 1st, Josiah, James, Nathan, 2nd, Esther, Jesse, Achsa, Abraham. The sons, Nathan and James, each settled on farms in the town of Chautauqua, near Mayville. James was a soldier in the war of 1812 and some years later left Chautauqua County and located in Michigan, where he died. He had two sons, James and Horace, also several daughters, who retained their residence in Chautauqua County. Horace Hale became a resident of Westfield at an early age and was one of the founders and a deacon in the First Baptist Church. His death occurred in 1895, leaving many descendants now living in Chautauqua County. John W. Hale, for many years a prominent and honored citizen of Jamestown, was the eldest son of Horace Hale. At the first call for troops, at the commencement of the Civil war, he enlisted in Company B., the first company to leave Chautauqua County in May, 1861.
Born about 1757. Died Nov. 26, 1832, at Portland, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Grave supposed to be in Cemetery in town of Portland. Enlisted in 1776 at Ticonderoga, N.Y., in Capt. Down's Company, Col. Burrill's Reg't., serving one year. Enlisted in 1778 for nine months in 2nd New York Reg't., Col. Cortlandt, and was with the army at Valley Forge. Was taken prisoner at the battle of the Cedars in the Province of Canada during his first enlistment but soon after exchanged. Was present at the battle of Monmouth. Received his discharge Feb. 6, 1779, and according to family records served three months and later two months as a substitute for his father-in-law. He was united in marriage with Sarah Reynolds, daughter of Caleb Reynolds, June 7, 1781, at Pownel, Vt. In 1837, Sarah Hall, widow of John Hall, was awarded a pension at which time she was 74 years of age. She is mentioned in the 1840 Pension List as residing in Westfield. In 1837 mention is made of a daughter, Maria Hall.
Born Nov. 13, 1750, at Bolton, Mass. Died May 4, 1834, aged 84 years, 5 months and 20 days. Grave in Mayville Cemetery. Enlisted in May, 1775, while residing at Brattleborough, Vt., served as private in Capt. Benjamin Hasting's Company, Col. Asa Whitcomb's Massachusetts Reg't. Was in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Was later transferred to Capt. Jonathan Whitcomb's Company, Col. Asa Reed's New Hampshire Reg't., serving until March 20, 1776. Enlisted in April or May, 1776, served as private in Capt. Timothy Church's Company, Col. William's Reg't., New York troops, serving until November, 1776, and in June, 1777, he enlisted and served in same company and regiment until October, 1777. He was present at the battle of Bemus Heights. He was allowed a pension on his application executed in Sept., 1832, while a resident of Chautauqua County. A daughter, Rebecca Crippen, is referred to, a resident of Chautauqua.
Born in Morristown, N. J., June 23, 1760. Died in Westfield, N.Y., March 10, 1838. Grave in Union Cemetery, towns of Westfield and Portland. Enlisted at Morristown, N. J., in 1781, in Capt. Henry Kuster's Company, 3rd Battalion, Lancaster Co. Mil. In 1784 at Morristown married Joanna Prudden, daughter of Col. Prudden, and moved to Cortland County, N.Y., where their eight children were born. Later moved to Westfield, N.Y., and settled on land purchased of the Holland Land Company. The original deed is now in possession of his great grand-daughter, Cora E. House, who resides on a part of the original farm. The graves of Deacon John House and his wife, Joanna, are in Union Cemetery, Portland and Westfield, this being a part of his farm donated by him for a burying ground.
Born 1763. Died March 16, 1843, aged 80 years. Grave in Cemetery, near Mina Corners, Chautauqua County, N.Y. His military record, as soldier in the Revolutionary war, from Mass. Soldiers and Sailors, page 128, says: "David Madden, Milford, private, Capt. Benj. Read's Company, Col. John Rand's Reg't., enlisted July 14, 1780, served three months, 7 days, incl. ten days, 200 miles travel home. Company stationed at West Point, raised in Worcester County to reinforce Continental army for three months, also served in Capt. Reuben Davis' Company, Col. Luke Drury's Reg't. Detatched July 17, 1781, marched to join regiment, July 25, 1781, arrived at West Point, Aug. 1, 1781, was discharged Nov. 1, 1781, service 3 months, 22 days, including 9 days, 180 miles travel home. Residence Milford. "His name appears in the Pension List of 1840, aged 77 years, as residing in the town of Mina with Ichabod Thayer.
Born in the year 1744 at Mansfield, Mass. Died July 4, 1828. Grave in Mayville Cemetery Mayville, N.Y. He was the son of Rev. James McGregor, who was the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in New England. He pursued a Collegiate course and was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1774. He entered service in the American army at Winter Hill, Mass., in June or July, 1775, as First Lieutenant in Capt. Daniel Moore's Company, Col. John Stark's New Hampshire Regiment. He was commissioned Captain Aug. 4, 1777, and in Dec., 1778, was transferred to the 2nd New Hampshire Reg't., commanded by Lieut. Col. George Reid, and later served as Captain of a company designated at various times as Capt. David McGregor's 4th and 1st Company. His name last appears on the Company muster roll for April, 1783. He was allowed a pension on his application executed April 10, 1818, while residing at Romulus, Seneca County, N.Y. In 1820 he was living at Ripley, Chautauqua County, N.Y. He was married to Elizabeth Holland, who was born in 1764 and died in 1828. Their children were: Elizabeth, died in infancy; Stephen, born 1785, married Hulda Jones; David, born 1789, married Clarissa Munson; Mary, married William Van Dusen. Captain McGregor was a member of the first Masonic Lodge, organized in Londonderry, N.H.
Born 1763. Died May 21, 1839, aged 76 years. Grave in Findleys' Lake Cemetery, town of Mina. Enlisted April, 1781, at Worthington, Mass., as private in Capt. Stephen Clapp's Company of Artificers. Discharged Jan., 1782, at New Windsor, N.Y. Was at the battle of Yorktown. Granted pension in 1827 while residing at Mina, Chautauqua County, N.Y., at the age of 64 years. He was the son of Dr. Moses Morse of Worthington, Mass. Had seven brothers, all in the Revolutionary army, three of whom lost their lives. He was married at Cambridge, N.Y., May 30 or 31, 1791, to Emma Wetherbee, who was born at Wendell, Mass., Feb. 1, 1769. Their children were: Elisha, Nancy, Edwin, Nathan, Eliza, Clarissa, Charlotte, Emily. Widow was allowed pension in 1844 while a resident of Chautauqua County. She died at Chicago, Ill., June 17, 1855.
Born at Bolton, Mass., 1754. Died April 26, 1842, aged 88 years. Grave in Lower Ripley Cemetery with D. A. R. marker: "6 N. H. Mil. Rev. War." Enlisted in 1775, served four years, was wounded in the face at the battle of Bennington. Emigrated to western New York in 1813 with wife and nine children, which required a journey of two months, and on their arrival at Westfield at once commenced the erection of a log cabin in which they resided through the winter. His wife, Phebe, died Nov. 8, 1844, in the 77th year of her age. Their children were: Lorrel, Olney, Orvis, Achsah, Wiseman, Chloe, Jonathan, Lucinda.
Born Feb. 20, 1763, in Wallingford, Conn. Died Aug. 24, 1851, aged 88 years. Grave in Westfield Cemetery with D. A. R. marker: "Samuel Penfield, Meig's Conn. Mil. Rev. War." While living in Watertown, Litchfield County, Connecticut, he enlisted March 1, 1779, and served nine months as private in Capt. Jotham Curtis' Connecticut Company. He enlisted in May or June, 1780, and served six months as private in Capt. Edwards' Company, Col. Heman Swift's Connecticut Reg't; was in a skirmish below Totowa, near Fort Lee, where he was severly wounded in his left side. He enlisted March 1, 1781, and served nine months as private in Capt. Royce's Company, Colonel Meig's Connecticut Reg't. and was in several skirmishes. He was allowed a pension on his application executed Oct. 12, 1832, while living in Westfield, Chautauqua County, N.Y., where he had removed from Chittenden County, Vermont. He is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840 as residing in Westfield. His wife, Elizabeth, died Sept. 27, 1845, aged 88 years, and her grave is beside husband. They left two surviving children, Anna, the widow of Buel Howard, and Electa, the widow of John Howard.
Born at Westbury, Mass., in 1754. Grave in Union Cemetery, towns of Westfield and Portland. Enlisted Jan., 1776, served 5 months under Capt. Samuel Wright, Col. Warner. Enlisted June, 1777, 1 month under Capt. Garin, Col. Warner. And in fall of 1778 served in Company of Capt. John Fassett and Col. Walbridge. Also served for a time during 1779 and 1781. His place of enlistment was Wallonsac, Rensselear County, N.Y. Government marker at his grave: "Ensign Rice, Vt. Mil." He is on Pension List of 1831, aged 79 years, and residing in Chautauqua County, N.Y.
Born in Redding, Conn., 1758. Died Jan. 2, 1849, in the 91st year of his age. Grave in Westfield Cemetery with D. A. R. marker: "6 Ct. Mil. Rev. War. "Enlisted in Company Leavenworth, 1778, served ten months besides service in the armory at Springfield, Mass. Came to Westfield in 1831, settled on Rumsey farm, East Main Street, where he died in 1849. Hannah, his wife, died Feb. 14, 1841, aged 80 years. They had 10 children, among them Aaron and Calvin, who settled in Buffalo at an early date, and Stephen, who died in Westfield in 1873. He is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840.
Born in the year 1753. Died 1840. Grave in Sec. 1, lot 1, Sherman Cemetery, town of Sherman. Mrs. L.A. Loomis, who was a granddaughter, writing from Bear Lake, Pa., Sept. 23, 1913, says: "Benjamin Selden, buried in Sherman Cemetery, in 1840, nearly 88 years old, my grandfather, was a Revolutionary soldier.
Born. July 30, 1764 or 1765, at Richmond, Mass. Died Jan. 10, 1843. Grave in Quincy Rural Cemetery, town of Ripley. He was the son of Jonathan Spencer, who was born 1744 and died 1821. While a resident of Warrensbrush, Tryon County, N.Y., he enlisted and served in the New York Militia as Musician and private, under Captains Lytle, Putnam, Yuman and Harrison, and Col. Willets. Was granted pension on application executed Sept. 21, 1832, while a resident of North East, Pa. He was united in marriage Dec. 4, 1787, to Sarah Bostwick, who was born Dec. 25, 1768, and died Jan. 24, 1845. Her grave is beside husband. Their children were: Philomelah, date of birth not ascertained, who was married in 1811 to John Fry; Ruth, and Orange B., born April, 179-, the former married Nehemiah Yale, in 1808, and Orange married Jemima Bostwick in 1812; Gains L., born 1794; Silvester, born 1796; Lena, born 1800, married Peter Loop, in 1817; Gilbert born 1804, married Evertine Gay, in 1825; Silas S., born 1809, married Jane Graham, in 1833. The known grandchildren are Alida and Lydia, daughters of Nehemiah and Ruth Yale.
Born at Pembroke, Mass., 1750. Died at Portland, Chautauqua County, N.Y., Aug. 16, 1842. Grave supposed to be in Portland Cemetery. Enlisted at Livingston Manor, N.Y., 1775, serving in Capt. Herrick's Company, went to Ticonderoga, discharged Jan., 1776. Returned to Mass., enlisted same month at Roxbury under Capt. Read, Col. John Bailey, following the British from Boston to New York. Suffered a broken leg at New York and at the end of his enlistment was discharged at Peekshill. Returned to Bridgewater, Mass., and enlisted in Company of Capt. Cole, Col. Bailey's Reg't. His final discharge was at North Kingston, R.I. He was united in marriage with Esther Kingsbury, at Dedham, Mass., Dec. 14, 1783. They resided in Thompson, Conn., for 20 years, and in 1835, he asked for a transfer of pension to New York state as he "is about to remove to, and is now on his way, to Chautauqua County, N.Y., where he intends to remain." His reason for asking the change is that his son-in-law resides there and he wishes to spend his remaining days with a beloved daughter. He and his wife remained at the home of their son-in-law, John Robbins, in Portland, until their death. Amos Standish claimed to be a direct descendant of the famous Miles Standish.
Grave in Lower Ripley Cemetery with D. A. R. marker: "Bailey's Mass. Mil. Rev. War." Died Sept. 14, 1839. He came from Eastern New York and settled on land west of the town about 1827 and the family history credits him of serving in the greater portion of the Revolutionary war, and that he was also a soldier in the war of 1812, made a prisoner at the battle of Black Rock, taken to Montreal and a little later exchanged. During his residence in Ripley he became the Captain of a local military company. His wife, Jennet, died Dec. 23, 1825, in the 69th year of her age.
Born 1763. Died in 1850. Grave in Mayville Cemetery, on stone it says he was "Private, Col. Canfield's Reg't., Conn. Vols., 1781." Edison's history says: "Daniel Tennant emigrated from Scotland about 1748 and settled in Connecticut where his son, Daniel, was born about 1761, and when seventeen years of age entered the Revolutionary army; was at West Point at the time of the treason of Arnold, saw the American cannons spiked, and saw Major Andre after his capture. He married Miss Hale, of Irish birth. After the war he settled in Oneida County, N.Y., and in 1827 moved to Chautauqua County."
Born 1755. Died May 17, 1838. His funeral was held at Westfield, N.Y., and it is supposed he was buried in that town. He enlisted in the American army in 1775, served under Captain Curtis and Starr, Col. Hinman, Connecticut Militia. Re-enlisted in 1776, serving under Capt. Bostwick and Col. Webb. He was at the battles of Royalton, White Plains, and Trenton, and Bennington. Pension granted him in 1823. He was married May 8, 1776, at Kent, Litchfield County, Conn., to Abigail, daughter of Jonathan Sacket. Their children were Reuben and Anna, referred to at the time wife was granted pension in 1838. With his family he came to Chautauqua County in 1808 and settled on a tract of land where the County Poor House is now located in the town of Chautauqua. His wife, Abigail, after his death was granted a pension. She died at Mayville, April 18, 1845.
Born in 1753. Date of death not ascertained. Grave in Sherman Cemetery. Enlisted March 1st, 1777, and served 2 years and 4 months under Captains Edward Shipman and Tracey, Col. Chas. Webb and Col. Jedediah Huntington, Conn. Militia. Was twice wounded and once a prisoner. Applied for pension in 1818 while residing at Killingsworth, Conn. He is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840 as residing in the town of Sherman, Chautauqua County, with his daughter Phebe M. Platt, wife of Richard Platt. In 1820, he referred to his wife, Phebe, 50 years of age, and his children: Dolly Ann and Phebe Maria.
Born Sept. 21, 1764, in Dover, Dutchess County, N.Y. Grave in Sherman Cemetery, town of Sherman. While living at Cambridge, Albany County, N.Y., he enlisted in 1779 and served 13 months as private under Captains Geo. Gilmore, John McKillig, Jos. Wells and Bradshaw, and Colonels Lewis VanWoert and Seth Sherwood in New York troops. His name appears on roll of 16th Reg't. of Albany Co. Militia. He was granted a pension in 1833 while a resident of Mina, Chautauqua County, N.Y. He is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840 as living at Sherman. In 1852 he referred to his aged wife, name not given, and in 1854, at the age of 90 years, he was living in Sherman.
Born at Hatfield, Mass., Dec. 15, 1763. Died at Chautauqua County, N.Y., in 1842. Grave in Volusia, Porter Cemetery, Westfield. Served as private in Capt. Wells' Company, Col. Samuel Brewer's Reg't., Mass. Militia, for three months; served as private in Capt. Timothy Child's Company and Col. David Leonard's Reg't; served as private in Capt. Amasa Sheldon's Company, Col. Elisha Porter's Reg't; served as Fifer in Capt. Russel's 2nd Co. of Vol., 2nd Hampshire Co., for service against the insurgents of Northampton, 1782. Was the son of Samuel (the 5th) and Lucy Evans Wells, and was descended from Hugh Wells, John Wells, John Marsh, John Webster, William Hyde, and Stephen Post, whose names are on the Founder's Monument in Hartford, Conn., and also from Samuel Chapin, whose statue stands in the Art Institute at Springfield, Mass., so honored because he was instrumental in saving the lives of the inhabitants of that town during an Indian uprising. Asa Wells had two brothers who were also soldiers in the American army during the Revolution, David, a private, and Benjamin, an officeR.In early life he married Elizabeth Smith and after her death he married, in 1815, Lydia Allis, daughter of John Allis, who was also a Revolutionary soldier. He emigrated to Westfield, N.Y., in 1830, driving through from New England in a covered wagon and settled at the "Gulf" Volusia. There was quite a large family of children, among them "Dollie" and David. Not any of his children are now living and most of the grand-children of the first wife have passed away; though there were ten grandchildren who were living in 1923, one of them, Mrs. Effie Wells Loucks, came from Minnesota to assist in locating his grave. Patterson Chapter D. A. R. placed a memorial stone at his grave in 1924. His wife, Lydia, is buried by his side.
Was born in Westfield, Mass., in Jan., 1764. He died at Westfield, Chautauqua County, N.Y., May 23, 1847. He enlisted in the Continental army in 1780, serving in the 4th Mass. Reg't., receiving an honorable discharge at the end of the war. He was awarded pension and is mentioned in the Pension Lists of 1830 and 1840 as residing at Westfield, Chautauqua County, N.Y. He was buried on his farm on the Sherman road, near Westfield. All traces of the burial lot have since been removed. His older brother, Daniel, was an officer in Wayne's Regiment, and his younger brother, Moses, was in the same regiment with Samuel. In Feb., 1787, he married Ruby Dewey, who was born in 1767. She died in 1847. Their children were: Samuel, born June, 1788, who married Hannah King; Daniel, died at age of 6; Ruby, born 1793, married Eli Bisbee; Dewey, born 1796, married Hester Van Winkle; Clara, born 1798, married Levi Mills, and later L. Harrington; Laura, born 1802, married Thomas McClintock, she died Oct. 9, 1889; Daniel 2nd, born 1804, married Rebecca Hill, and died in 1880; Marion, born 1809, died March, 1861, became wife of Charles Hill. Many descendants of Samuel Wheeler and his wife, Ruby Dewey, are still living.
Born March 18, 1762, at Pomfret, Windham County, Conn. Died Sept. 11, 1841, aged 79 years. Grave in Holdridge Corners' Cemetery, town of Mina, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Enlisted in June, 1778, and served thirty days as private in Captain Durkee's Connecticut Company. Enlisted in March, 1780, and served three months in Captain Johnson's Company, Col. Durkee's Connectict Reg't., serving nine months in all. Enlisted in Sept., 1781, served about twenty days in Captain William Osgood's Connecticut Company. Was granted pension in 1821 while residing at Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co., N.Y. Is mentioned in the pension list of 1840 as residing at Mina, Chautauqua County, N.Y. He was married in 1780, at Cherry Valley, N.Y.., to Amelia Heath. She was allowed pension, after his death, while residing at Ripley, in 1849, and was at that time 80 years of age. They had ten children but only the following names are given: Samuel, Isaac, Clarissa, Sterling, Charles, Catherine, Joseph.
Born in 1748 in New Britain, Conn. Died April 17, 1841, in the 93rd year of his age. Grave in Westfield Cemetery with D. A. R. marker: "Serg't Reuben Wright, 7th Ct. Mil. Rev. War." Enlisted in the 7th Connecticut Reg't. and served several years, attained the rank of Sergeant. Came to Westfield in 1817 and bought land on the Wright Road where his son, James, afterward lived, and now owned by his great-grandson, A. S. Fitch. He was said to have been a remarkably strong man, over 6 feet in height and of powerful frame. His vitality was wonderful. He did a hard day's work the day before he died and passed away in his sleep, April 17, 1841. He is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840. Martha, his wife, died June 29, 1841, in the 86th year of her age, and is buried beside her husband. They left nine surviving children.