Men of Redding in the Revolutionary Army



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Men of Redding in the Revolutionary Army
Adams, Abraham - 5th Regt. Connecticut line, in Northern Army, 1775, and saw action at St. Johns and Montreal. Discharged November 28, 1775. Next enlisted Sept. 27, 1777, for 8 months in 5th Regt. Conn. Continental Line. Discharged Jan. 9, 1778. Was a pensioner.
Adams, Hezekiah - He was too young to serve as a soldier, but joined the army as a teamster and on one occasion drove a wagon loaded with Spanish milled dollars to Baltimore. Died, December 25, 1819, buried in Lonetown Cemetery.
Adams, Stephen - Brother of Hezekiah. Was in the 4th Regt. Connecticut Militia in the Fishkill Campaign, October, 1777. Enlisted in Regt. Of Artificers, Massachusetts Line; never returned. Said to have died on a prison ship named "Jersey" in New York Harbor.
Andrews, Francis - Corp. in 4th Connecticut Militia in Fishkill Campaign. Appointed "Inspector of Provisions", March 13, 1780. Name spelled "Andress" in records.
Andrews, Jonathan - Private, 4th Connecticut Militia in Fishkill Campaign. Enlisted June 21, 1776, in Bradley's Battalion. Taken prisoner at Fort Washington, NY, November 16, 1776.
Andrews, Seth - On duty October 1779, to guard the shore of Long Island Sound.
Barber, Bartholomew - Private in Bradley's Battalion, June 11 to Dec. 25, 1776. Corp., 5th Regt. Connecticut Continental Line, March 4, 1777, for 3 years. Discharged, March 4, 1780.
Barlow, Aaron - Colonial, Lieut. Personal friend of General Putnam. With the 5th Regt. Connecticut line, in Northern Army, 1775. Discharged, November 28, 1775. Ensign, 4th Connecticut Militia in Fishkill Campaign. Mem. Com. Of Inspection, December 22, 1777. From April, 1780, served 9 months at Lieut. in Col. Beebe's Regt. Of State Troops on the Westchester front. May, 1781, Lieut. of the Coast Guards at Green's Farms. Lieut. Col. 4th Connecticut Militia from 1794-1799. Died in Norfolk, Va, in 1800.
Barlow, Joel - Poet. Chaplain of 4th Massachusetts Brigade. Died near Cracow, Poland, December 24, 1812.
Barlow, Samuel - Brother of Joel. Served With the 5th Regt. Connecticut line, in Northern Army, 1775. Discharged, November 28, 1775. On his from the victory of St. Johns and Montreal, he sickened and died at the house of David Mulford, in Poughkeepsie, NY on January 26, 1776, aged 23 years. He was buried at Rynbeck, NY.
Bartlett, Daniel Collins - Son of Rev. Nathaniel Bartlett. Served in 5th Regt. Connecticut Line, and was present at the capture of St. Johns, November, 1775. Discharged Nov. 28, 1775, and volunteered to accompany Montgomery against Quebec. Shared in the privations of that *abortive campaign. * "An expedition was dispatched to Canada under Benedict Arnold and Richard Montgomery in the winter of 1775-76. They marched along the same routes which the British troops had taken in 1759, and they had only 1,100 men between them. Montgomery captured and occupied Montreal, which was undefended. He then joined Arnold, who after desperate hardships had arrived with a ghost of an army before the fortifications of Quebec. In the depth of winter, in driving snow, they flung themselves at the Heights of Abraham, defended by Sir Guy Carleton with a few hundred men. Montgomery was killed and Arnold's leg was shattered. The survivors hung on in their wind-swept camp across the river. But in the spring, when the ice melted in the St. Lawrence, the first reinforcements arrived from England. Having lost more than half their men, the Patriots thereupon trudged back to Maine and Fort Ticonderoga." (source: Winston S. Churchill, The Age of Revolution.) Daniel served in the levies gathered to defend Danbury in 1777, and as a private of the 5th Conn. Regt. in the Fishkill Campaign of the same year. Died, Dec. 13, 1837 in Amenia, NY.
Bartlett, Russell - Brother of Daniel. Fifer in 6th Co, 5th Regt. Conn. Line. Served in northern campaign. Discharged, Dec. 11, 1775. April 26, 1777, captured at Tryon's raid of Danbury and confined in the old sugar house in New York, enduring its horrors; was released and returned home. Settled at Hartwick, near Cooperstown, NY. Died Nov. 21, 1828 and is buried in Cooperstown.
Bartram, Daniel - Served with the militia in Tryon's Alarm, April 1777. Probably the Daniel Bartram who served in Major Starr's Regt. of Light Horse, at Fairfield in 1780-1.
Bartram, Isaac - Private in Regt. of Artificers, Massachusetts line. Enlisted from Danbury, Aug. 22, 1777 for 3 years. Pensioned from March 24, 1818. Died Sept. 13, 1843; buried in Lonetown Cemetery. Noted for his skills as a stone worker.
Bates, Ezra - Enlisted, June 1776, in 1st Battalion, Wadsworth's Brigade; served 6 months; engaged at battle of White Plains, NY Oct. 28, 1776. Re-enlisted, Oct. 1778 and served 6 months as teamster, and in 1780, 9 months in a Regiment of State troops on the Westchester front. In Spring of 1782, he enlisted in the 1st Regiment Conn. Cont. Line and served 8 months, 16 days. Discharged, January 1, 1783.
Bates, Justus - Corp. 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign.
Batterson, Jeremiah - In 5th Regiment Conn. Line, Northern Campaign. Discharged, Nov. 28, 1775. In 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign.
Belding, Moses - His family received supplies from the town in 1780. Record unknown.
Bennett, Daniel - In Lt. Col. Canfield's Militia Regiment at West Point, September 1781. Probably Freeman of that name on rolls of 5th Regiment Conn. Line, May 12th to Dec. 13th, 1775. And in Col. Sam. Elmore's Regiment at Fort Schuyler in 1776.
Betts, Stephen - Taken prisoner in Tryon's raid of Danbury (at Redding) in 1777. Selectman of Redding at the time. Carried to New York, but released and returned home. Private in 4th Regiment Conn. Militia in Fishkill Campaign. Is called Lieut. in the records. Intimate friend of Gen. Parsons and of William Heron, 1778-79.
Bixby, Elias - Private, 5th Regiment Conn. Line, Northern Campaign. Discharged, Nov. 28, 1775. Enlisted for war, Dec. 20, 1776, in 5th Regiment Conn. Cont. Line; Promoted Corp. Nov. 1, 1778; Sgt. March 3, 1779. Discharged, Dec. 20, 1779. Involved in assault on Stony Point, July 15, 1779.
Brothwell, Benjamin - Served five terms in the militia under various alarms.
Burr, Ezekiel - Corp. in the 4th Conn. Militia Fishkill Campaign, October 1777.
Burr, Jabez - Private, 5th Regiment Conn. Line in Northern Campaign. Discharged, October 3, 1777. Was a battle of White Plains, October 28, 1776 and at surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga a year later. Died, Fairfield, Vermont, June 28,1825.
Burr, Nathan - Brother of Jabez. Enlisted in Col. Elmore's Regiment 1776. And later with Capt. Satterlee. Discharged for inability. Removed to Pawling, NY.
Burr, Stephen - Private in 4th Conn. Militia Fishkill Campaign.
Burrett, Phillip - Sergt., 4th Conn, Militia, Fishkill Campaign.
Byington, John - 5th Regiment Conn. Line Northern campaign. Discharged, Oct. 15, 1775. Enlisted Aug. 13, 1776, in Bradley's Battalion, Wadsworth Brigade. Served at Fort Washington, NY. Discharged, Dec. 25, 1776. March 13, 1780, appointed Inspector of Provisions. Died Jan. 26, 1834; buried at Umpawaug Cemetery, Redding, CT
Coburn, Edward - Hired to fill the quota of the Town of Redding and was assigned to Waterbury's State Brigade.
Coley, Gershom - Sergt. 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign. March 13, 1780 chosen Inspector of Provisions.
Coley, James - Private 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign.
Coley, Nathan - 5th Regiment Conn. Line Northern campaign. Discharged, Oct. 15, 1775. Enlisted for the war in 5th Regiment Conn. Cont. Line, April 19, 1777. Corporal in 1778; Sergt. 1780. Died, April 18, 1781.
Couch, Daniel - 5th Regiment Conn. Line, Northern Campaign. Discharged July, 4, 1775.
Couch, Daniel, Jr. - Enlisted in 4th Regiment Conn. Cont. Line, January 1, 1781 and received a bounty of 30 pounds.
Couch, Elijah - Served in New York in Major Skinner's Regiment of Light Horsemen, June 11 to August 3, 1776. Private, 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign, 1777.
Davis, John - Lieut. Com. 9th Co. 4th Conn. Militia, 1776. Died in the same year.
Davis, John - Probably son of above. Served in various commands. He continued military serve after the war and rose to the rank of Captain. Died, October 15, 1840.
Dickenson, Lockwood - Enlisted in 20th Light Dragoons, under Col. Elisha Sheldon, Sept. 14, 1780. Killed March 14, 1782.
Dixon, James - Private, 4th Regiment Conn. Cont. Line, 1781. Enlisted for the war and served in the Light Infantry under Lafayette. Completed his service in the 2nd Regiment Conn. Cont. Line.
Fairchild, David - In 5th Regiment Conn. Line, Northern Campaign. Discharged, October 22, 1775. Captured in Danbury Raid, April 1777. Confined in Trinity Church, NY. Died a prisoner, May 16, 1777.
Fairchild, Ezekiel - Brother of above. Also taken prisoner and carried to NY. Returned and made Inspector of Provisions, March 13, 1780.
Fairchild, Isaac - Brother of above. In 5th Regiment Conn. Line, Northern Campaign. Discharged, October, 1775.
Fairchild, John - Brother of above. In 5th Regiment Conn. Line, Northern Campaign. Discharged, October, 1775. Enlisted, August 13, 1776, for defense of the State. Discharged, December 25, 1776.
Fairchild, Samuel - Brother of above. Corp. 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign, 1777.
Fairchild, Stephen - Brother of above. Private, 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign. Wounded at Ridgefield, April 27, 1777 pursuing Tryon's British troops. The above six brother were all in the service at one time.
Fitch, Dr. Asahel - Surgeon's mate, 5th Regiment Conn. Line, in Fishkill Campaign, 1775. Served as private in 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign. Died, March 31, 1793.
Foster, Timothy - Served in Lt. Col. Canfield's Mil. Regt. at West Point, September, 1781.
Gold, Samuel - Enlisted April, 1775, in 5th Regt. Conn. Line, for Northern Campaign, 1775. January 1776, Sergt. Under Captain Isaac Hilliard. Sergt. In Wadsworth's Brigade from April 1776 to January 1777. Was in the Danbury Raid and wounded at Ridgefield. Corp. in the 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign.
Gray, Captain John - One of the notable men in town. He enlisted in the 4th Conn. Militia, Captain Johnson Read's Co. (largely made up of Redding men), and in January 1778, succeeded to the command of that company. While commanded by him the company marched in the New Haven alarm, July 7th, 1779, and was in action at Norwalk, July 11th. He commanded the coast guards at Fairfield for a time, and after the war was much in public life. He married Ruhamah, half sister to Joel Barlow, Aug. 7, 1757, and after filling many offices in town, died on October 25, 1793. Buried in the Old Burying Ground at Redding, CT.
Gregory, Jabez - Private, 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign 1777.
Griffin, Joseph - Private, 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign 1777. In 1777 enlisted for 3 years in Lt. Col. Jonathan Baldwin's Regiment of Artificers.
Griffin, Morris - 5th Regiment Northern Campaign, 1775. Later seaman on the Colony Brigade "Defense" March 21 to June 22, 1776.
Hawley, Captain William - A leading citizen. May, 1776, commissioned 2nd Lieut. of Captain Elijah Abel's Co. State Troops; promoted 1st Lieut. June following. October 1776, 1st Lieut. in one of the eight battalions then being raised. Lieut. 4th Conn. Militia at Fairfield, April, 1777, also in the Fishkill Campaign, October 1777, and was appointed Commissary of the Fourth Militia Brigade. Was Captain in 1780. He held various town offices and represented the town in the General Assembly at most of its sessions during the historic struggle. He died on February 16, 1797. Buried in the Old Burying Ground at Redding, CT.
Hendrick, Josiah - Private, 4th Conn. Cont. Line. Enlisted for 3 years, January 1, 1781 for 30 pound bounty.
Hillard (Hilliard), Isaac - Com. Lieut. in 1st Battalion Conn. State troops, November 1776 to March 1777.
Hilliard, Thurston - Enlisted for the war as private in Lt. Col. Jonathan Baldwin's Regiment of Artificers, Massachusetts Line. Wounded at Yorktown by a splintered timber. Was a pensioner, beginning September 4, 1794.
Hilliard, William - Served in the 4th Conn. Militia, 15 days in April 1777. Enlisted for the war, in November 1777, as private in Lt. Col. Jonathan Baldwin's Regiment of Artificers, Massachusetts Line.
Hopkins, Henry - Married Mary Burr of Redding, July 26, 1763, and then probably became resident of the town. Was in the 5th Regiment Conn. Line in the Northern Campaign, 1775. Corp. in the 5th Regiment Conn. Cont. Line, March 1777; was reduced, September 1779, and discharged March 10, 1780. He re-enlisted January 1, 1781 for 3 years for 30 pound bounty and was assigned to the 2nd Regiment Conn. Cont. Line. Later he was in Col. Heman Swift's Regiment in the final formation. Is said to have served in every year of the war.
Hoyt, William - Private, 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign 1777. Later in Lt. Col. Jonathan Baldwin's Regiment of Artificers, Massachusetts Line.
Hull, James - Private, 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign 1777.
Hull, John - Private, 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign 1777. In team service 1778-9, delivering provisions to the winter encampment at Redding.
Hull, Zalmon - Private, 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign 1777. Family tradition notes that he was a teamster. Died, May 18, 1839.
Jenkins, Calvin - Enlisted April 1, 1778, as musician, 5th Regiment Conn. Cont. Line, and served to the end of the war. Pensioner, beginning Nov. 11, 1818. Lived in Lonetown section of Redding, CT.
Lines, David - In Lt. Col. Samuel Canfield's Regiment of Militia, at West Point, September 1781.
Lines, John - Probably in 2nd Regiment Conn. Cont. Line. Received 30 pound bounty in 1781-2. His family was cared for by the town during his service in the army.
Main, Ezekiel - In the 9th Regiment Conn. Cont. Line, from August 26 to December 16, 1779.
Mallory, Daniel, Jr. - 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign 1777. Later in Col. Canfield's Militia Regiment guarding Horseneck (Greenwich, CT).
Mallory, John - 4th Conn. Militia. Failed to report on being called out to resist the army at Fairfield. Reported to County Court by his superior officer, Captain John Gray. Seems to have made good defense, as the court dismissed his case without costs to the defendant.
Marchant (Merchant) - In 7th Regiment Conn. Line in the Northern Campaign 1775. Later in Col. Bradley's Battalion from August 13 to December 25, 1776.
Marchant (Merchant), Gurdon - Private in Lt. Col. Baldwin's Regiment of Artificers, Massachusetts Line.
Marchant (Merchant), Joel - Enlisted in Col. Phillip Bradley's Battalion July 3, 1776. Taken prisoner at Fort Washington, NY but returned home. Served at various "Alarms" for short periods. Was wounded at Norwalk, July 11, 1779, on the British retreat from Ridgefield. Was a pensioner. Died March 24, 1844.
Marchant (Merchant), John - In 7th Regiment Conn. Line, July 10 to December 23, 1775. Corp. Bradley's Battalion from June 21 to Dec. 25, 1776.
Meeker, Seth - Private, 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign 1777. Died, February 5, 1829.
Meeker, Stephen - 5th Regiment Northern Campaign, 1775. Enlisted for war in 5th Regiment Conn. Cont. Line. Does not appear on the rolls of May, 1778. Appears on a list of deserters previous to January, 1780. Appears on rolls of Captain Parsons' Company, 2nd Regiment, Connecticut Continental Line, June 1780, as Sergeant. His Regiment was consolidated with the 9th in 1781 as the 3rd Regiment, and Stephen Meeker was drafted from this Regiment into the Light Infantry Battalion, commanded by Marquis de Lafayette, when he was promoted to be Sergeant. His company formed part of the column of Major Girnat which stormed a redoubt at Yorktown, Virginia.
Merritt, Ebenezer - Teamster, 1778. Re-enlisted, April 1, 1779, for one year, 4th Conn. Militia. In October, 1779, hired a substitute. Enlisted for 8 months in the 8th Regiment Conn. Line, served until Jan 15, 1780.
Monroe, Daniel - Private, 5th Regiment Conn. Cont. Line. Also, served in Captain Taylor's Light Infantry, 2nd Regiment Conn. Cont. Line.
Morehouse, Aaron - Fifer in Col. Silliman's Regiment at Battle of Long Island. Enlisted Nov. 1, 1775, at the age of 16. Was with his Regiment when it covered the retreat from NYC, Sept. 1776. Was in various "alarms" in the State militia. Served in Captain Gershom Morehouse's Co. (his father) during the Fishkill Campaign. He removed to Newtown and died there Dec. 3, 1833. Is buried in Christ Church burial ground, Redding Ridge. He was a pensioner.
Morehouse, Billy - Brother of above. 4th Conn. Militia. Also, cited before the County Court at Fairfield for failure to march to the relief of Fairfield in 1779, but satisfied that court he had a reasonable excuse, as the complaint was dismissed without costs.
Morehouse, Elijah - Private, 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign 1777.
Morehouse, Captain Gershom - A prominent citizen, enlisted as a private but was soon commissioned 1st Lieut. 1st Battalion Wadsworth's Brigade, and later promoted to Captain. He led his company at the battle of White Plains, NY, October 28, 1776, and after it went out with a flag of truce and met his son-in-law, a Captain in the British Army. Later he served as Captain in the 4th Conn. Militia in the Fishkill Campaign, 1777. Filled various town offices. Died, Jan. 22, 1805.
Morgan, Joseph - Also cited before the County Court to answer for not marching with Captain Gray's Company to the relief of Fairfield in 1779, but satisfied that court he had a reasonable excuse, as the complaint was dismissed without costs.
Osborn, David - Sergt., 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign 1777.
Parsons, Abraham - Enlisted while a boy. Was in the battle of White Plains and other parts of Westchester County. In the skirmish at Horseneck under Gen. Putnam, Feb. 25, 1779. Was a private in Col. Waterbury's Regiment of State troops, 1781. After the war, Abraham married Urana Starr and settled on Gallow's Hill, near one of the "camps" of 1778-9. He was a well educated man and full of anecdotes of General Putnam and other officers. He often drew vivid pictures of the privations endured by the soldiers at the Camp which he himself had seen and endured. He died in Ridgefield, March 16, 1852, at the age of 88 years and 25 days.
Parsons, Timothy - Captured by the British in the Danbury Raid and carried to New York. Was a native of Norwalk but long a resident of Redding. Died Nov. 30, 1810.
Patchen, Andrew - In 5th Conn. Regiment Northern Campaign, 1775.
Patchen, Ebenezer - Private 5th Regiment Conn. Cont. Line for 3 years from January 11, 1777. Tradition says that he was the soldier who saved the life of Benedict Arnold at Ridgefield, April 27, 1777, by shooting a British soldier who was aiming at the General.
Patchen, Jacob - Made prisoner in the Danbury Raid, but escaped. Private in the 4th Regiment Conn. Cont. Line for 3 years from January 1, 1781. Was a pensioner.
Patchen, Martin - In 5th Regiment Conn. Line, in Northern Campaign 1775. March 11, 1776, enlisted as seaman on the Colony brig "Defense," Capt. Seth Harding.
Perry, George - In 5th Regiment Conn. Line, in Northern Campaign. Sergt. 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign, 1777.
Perry, Isaac - Daniel Perry received an order on the Colony treasurer for four shillings and sixpence for getting Isaac Perry, "a lame soldier," home from the Northern Camp. He was in Capt. Zalmon Read's Company, Col. Waterbury's Regiment.
Platt, Isaac - An artificer in Col. Baldwin's Regiment of the Massachusetts Line. Was a pensioner. Died, October 19, 1824.
Platt, Jonas - Made prisoner in the Danbury Raid. Private, 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign, October 1777. Recruit for the Cont. Army, 1780, for 3 months and received a bounty.
Platt, Samuel - Private in Col. Baldwin's Regiment of the Massachusetts Line, for 3 years from December 24, 1777. Was a pensioner.
Platt, Zebulon - In 4th Conn. Militia. Was twice reported by Captain Gray for failure to march with his company; first, June 3, 1779, to the North River (Hudson) "to join troops there assembled and Defend Against the enemies of the United States of America," and second, on July 7, 1779, "to march to Fairfield to join the troops there collecting to oppose the enemy." On the first count the court found him not guilty but levied the cost of "30 pounds lawful money" on him. On the second he was found not guilty and the case was dismissed without costs.
Plummer, David - Enlisted from Redding, 1781-2, received a bounty of 30 pounds.
Read, Captain Zalmon - He was a son of Col. John Read, 2nd of Lonetown Manor, and first entered the service in May 1775, when he was commissioned Captain of the 10th Co., 5th Regiment Conn. Line for the Northern Campaign. He served through the Northern Campaign and was discharged Nov. 28, 1775. The next year found him at the defense of New York as Captain of the 2nd Co., 1st Battalion Wadsworth's Brigade of the Connecticut State troops. In March, 1777, he was in command of his Company of the 4th Regiment and served in the Danbury Raid. In the Fishkill Campaign he distinguished himself and received special mention. No further record of service. Died January 15, 1801.
Read, Ensign Zalmon - Son of above. Private in 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign, 1777. January 1, 1781, was commanded by Gen. Parsons Ensign in the 1st Regiment Conn. Cont. Line, and served mostly in the Highlands until the army was disbanded. He was a pensioner dating from March 4, 1831, receiving an annual allowance of $240. He died , October 3, 1846.
Remong, Samuel - Enlisted April 1, 1778, 2nd Regiment Conn. Cont. Line. Deserted; rejoined; deserted again and was mustered out May, 1780. Joined the Corps of Sappers and Miners, Sept. 8, 1780, and was supposed to have been at Yorktown, 1781. Was in the service as late as 1783.
Robbins, Ephraim - Was in Captain Gershom Morehouse's Company in the Fishkill Campaign. Was on various committees of the town, and is said to have removed, where it is not known.
Rogers, Ensign Joseph - Was Ensign in the 2nd Regiment Conn. Cont. Line and served from the spring of 1781 to the end of the war. Removed to Putnam County, New York after the war. Was a pensioner.
Rumsey, Jeremiah - Served in the 2nd Regiment Conn. Cont. Line from April 26, 1782 to January 1, 1783.
Rumsey, John - Private, 7th Regiment Conn. Line, July to December 1775. Enlisted May 21, 1777, for the war and was in the 2nd Regiment formation of 1783. Removed to Vermont. Was a pensioner.
Ryan, Jeremiah - In the Northern Campaign, 5th Regiment Conn. Line. Enlisted 1776, and served at Fort Schuyler; again April 29, 1777, in the 2nd Regiment Cont. Artillery and served as "bombardier" until 1780-1. Called "Green Jimmy" by his comrades.
Salmon, Col. Asahel - Served in various commands from the beginning of the war. First in McDougal's New York Regiment for 10 months and in the 19th Continental Line. Was in the 4th Conn. Militia in the Fishkill Campaign and attained the rank of Sergt. From April, 1780, served 9 months in Col. Bezaleel Beebe's Regiment of State Troops. From February 1781 to June 1783, he served in the 8th Regiment Conn. Cont. Line, second formation. He remained in the militia service after the war and rose to be Lt. Col. of the 4th Conn. Militia. He was a pensioner.
Salmon, Gershom - In the 5th Regiment Conn. Line in the Northern Campaign. Later served as private in the 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign.
Sanford, Aaron - Served in the 5th Regiment Conn. Line in the Northern Campaign, 1775. In the 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign, 1777.
Sanford, David - A private in the 4th Conn. Militia at the defense of New York in June, 1776, and fought at White Plains, October 28 of that year. Furloughed on account of sickness. Was in the Danbury Raid and in the action at Ridgefield; was also in the action at Ridgefield, Fishkill Campaign and several "alarms" at Fairfield and Norwalk. Died, June 15, 1787.
Sanford, Ebenezer - In 1779, was in the Coast Guard at Green's Farms, and in various alarms. In 1780, enlisted in the Regiment of State troops commanded by Col. Bezaleel Beebe, and served 9 months.
Sanford, Ezekiel - Com. Lieut in 5th Regiment Conn. Line for the Northern Campaign, 1775. Was 1st Lieut. in Wadsworth's Brigade in the defense of New York, 1776. In 1777, appointed Captain in the 5th Regiment Conn. Cont. Line; resigned March 17, 1778. January, 1780, appointed Captain in the 2nd Regiment then being raised to defend the State, but declined. He served on various town committees during the war. Was a pensioner. Died March 8, 1808.
Sanford, Ezra - Private, 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign 1777.
Sanford, James - Served throughout the war, first as a teamster. In 1779-80-81, he was drafted for service in the Coast Guard at various times and performed his duties acceptably. He was a pensioner.
Sanford, Seth - Ensign, 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign 1777. Was much in public life, holding various town offices.
Sherwood, Jehiel - Ensign, 4th Conn. Militia, January, 1780.
Sherwood, Nehemiah - Served on various alarms under different commanders. Pensioned in 1832.
Sherwood, Thomas - Private, 4th Conn. Militia, Fishkill Campaign 1777.
Smith, Erastus - A soldier in the 4th Regiment Conn. Militia; was haled before the County Court at Fairfield in 1779, for refusing to march with his Regiment to the North River (Hudson), and fined the costs, 22 pounds, 16 shillings, though the court found him not guilty of the charge.
Springer, John - Enlisted from Redding for 30 pound bounty, but deserted on June 26, 1781.
Springer, Whala - Enlisted from February 7, 1781, for bounty of 30 pounds.. Served acceptably and was discharged 1784.
Sturges, David - In the 5th Conn. Regiment in the Northern Campaign, 1775, and in the 4th Conn. Militia in the Fishkill Campaign, 1777.
Thompson, James - Enlisted from Redding, 1781 for 30 pound bounty.
Thorp, Lyman - In Col. Baldwin's Regiment of Artificers for 3 years.
Weeks, Micajah - Entered the Cont. service in 1776. Served in various commands and had a somewhat remarkable career as a fighting man. He fought in the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Germantown, Monmouth, Stony Point, and Yorkstown. Served five years. Was a pensioner. Removed to Delaware County, NY and died March 27, 1826.
Wheeler, Ephraim - Enlisted, May 12, 1777 for the war and was assigned to the 5th Regiment Conn. Cont. Line; he deserted Nov. 23, 1777; Rejoined the ranks, April, 1779, and again deserted, February 10, 1780.
White, Charles - Was in the 5th Regiment in the Northern Campaign, 1775, and afterward served in the militia.
Williams, Jabez - Enlisted in the 5th Regiment Conn. Cont. Line, December 16, 1776. Removed to New Milford, VT about 1784.
Wilson, Isaac - Enlisted for war March 7, 1779.
Youngs, Christopher - Enlisted, 1781-2 for a bounty of 30 pounds.

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