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1799 (md., ch.).

533 (2). Samuel Andrew, Jr., born in Colchester, Oct.
27, 1799, died Sept. 9, 1806.

534 (3). Abigail Thompson, bom in Colchester, May
12, 1807, died in Colchester, Sept. 9, 1841, aged 34,
unmd.

Samuel Andrew was, at his death, being then 85 years
old, probably the oldest member of the legal profession in
the state of Connecticut. In 1794 he graduated from
Yale College. From 1800 until his death he was a practis-
ing attorney in Colchester, Conn. From 1800 tmtil 1818
he was postmaster at Colchester. He was state senator
about 1808. From 18 10 to 1840 he was justice of the
peace for Colchester. Between 18 10 and 1843, for fifteen
years, he served as representative from Colchester. In
1825 and 1830 he was one of the burgesses of Colchester.
From 1828 to 1840 he was town treasurer for Colchester.
From 1838 to 1839 he was chief judge of the county court
of New London.



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533 VI. John Thompson, first child of Samuel Andrew,
and Orrel Wyles, born in Colchester, Conn., Oct. 27, 1799,
died in Colchester, March 21, 1867; md. in Colchester,
Sept. I, 1824, Sophie M Chester, dau.

David Chester, and Prudence , his wife,

born in Montville, Conn., July 4, 1803, died in Colchester,
Aug. 18, 1884, and had nine children.

VII. Children of John Thompson and Sophie Chester:

535 (1). Ellen R , born in Colchester.
Sept. 27, 1825, died in New London, Conn., May 12,
1870; was md. in Colchester, June 8, 1851, to Robert
Douglas Holt, of Waterford, Conn., son Joel Holt and
Hannah , his wife, born in Salem, Conn.,
Aug. 3, 1820, died in Waterford, Conn., Jan. 24, 1902,
and had one child.

536 (2). Samuel Andrew, born in Colchester, Aug. 15,
1827 (md., ch.).

537 (3). Rebecca Wyles, born in Colchester, Sept. 13,
1829, living in 1903;
was md. in Colchester, Sept. 30, 1856, to Reuben
F Smith, son Edwin Smith and Amanda
F , his wife, born in Windham, Conn.,
June 20, 1830, living 1903,
and had three children.

538 (4). John Thompson, born in Colchester, Aug. 13,
1831 (md., ch.).

539 (5). Sarah Cushman ("Kate"), born in Colchester,
Nov. 7, 1833, living

1903; was md. in Clenlana, O., July 7, 1863,
to Thomas Newton Bond, of Chicago, son Eli Bond
and Sarah E. , his wife, born in Paines-

ville, O., March 27, 18 18, died in Clenlana, O., Feb. 2,
1901. and had three children.

540 (6). Abigail Orrel, born in Colchester, Nov. 13, 1837,
died in ;



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was md. in , Nov. 23,

1 88 1, to William P Maxey, of Miss., son

Zenas Maxey and Sarah T , his wife, born

in Powhatan Co., Va., Sept. 20, 1834, died in Norwich,
Conn., 1902. No children.

541 (7). Mary Sophie, born in Colchester, July 15, 1840,
died in Chicago, Ills., Ap. 8, 1899; was md. in Hart-
ford, Conn., Jan. 31, 187 1, to John P
Kline, son John P Kline and Elizabeth

, his wife, born in Buffalo, N. Y., Ap.
22, 1840, died in New Orleans, La.,
1900. No children.

543 (8). Mariah Dickman, born in Colchester, 1842, died
1842, when five days old.

543 (9). William Hugh, bom in Colchester, Nov. 2,
1844, died Nov. 4, 1850.

536 VII. Samuel Andrew, second child of John Thomp-
son and Sophie Chester, bom in Colchester, Conn., Aug.
15, 1827, living in Norwich, Conn., 1903; md. in

, Nov. 2, 1859, Mrs. Sarah

Churchill Longley, dau. Jared Hurlburt and Elizabeth

, his wife, bom in Middle Haddam, Conn.,

Nov. 2, 1826, died in Hartford, Conn., Aug. i, 1876,

and had two daughters.

VIII. Children of Samuel Andrew and Sarah Hurlburt Longley:

544 (1). Josie Clark, born in Colchester, Sept. 12, 1861,
living in Norwich, Conn., 1903; was md. in

, Oct. 15, 1889, to A
Thatcher Otis, son Amos T Otis and

Mary C , his wife, born in Norwich,

Conn., Aug. 25, 18

, and had children.

545 (2). Nellie Chester, born in Rocky Hill, Conn., Ap.
22, 1863, living in Thompson ville, Conn., 1903; was



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md. in , Oct. 21,

1884, to Willis Gowdy, of Thompsonville, Conn., son
Charles Gowdy, and Cynthia , his wife,
born at Sommers Corner, Conn.,

, and had three children.

Samuel Andrew was clerk and registrar in Colchester,
1858. He was justice of the peace, 1859. The same
year he was also representative from Colchester.

538 VI I. John Thompson, Jr., fourth child of John
Thompson and Sophie Chester, bom in Colchester, Conn.,
Aug. 13, 1831, died in Hartford, Conn., Jan. 9, 1891;
md. in , July 7, 1859, Mary

E Townsend of Providence, R. I., dau.

Thomas A Townsend and Mary A

his wife, bom in Newport, R. I., , died in

Washington, D. C, March 2, 1903, and had 3 children.

VIII. Children of John Thompson, Jr., and Mary Townsend:

546 (1). George H , born in Hartford,
Conn., , 1863.

547 (2). Jessie Townsend, born in Hartford, ,
1866, died in

; was md. in , Oct. ,

1885, to Mahlon A Winter, son Alpheus
Winter, and Flora , his wife, born in

, Ills., Sept. 26, 1863, died in

and had one
child.

548 (3). Courtney Chester, bom in Hartford, July 9,
1871.

John Thompson, Jr., graduated from Brown University,
Providence, R. I., in 1855; he studied law with Judge
L. P. Waldo and Alvah P. Hyde. In 1853 he was ad-



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mitted to the bar and settled in Hartford, Conn. In
1861-68 he was justice of the peace. He was for many-
years city auditor, and at his death was secretary to the
board of police commissioners.

546 Vin. George H., first child of John Thompson,
Jr., and Mary Townsend, bom in Hartford, Conn,,

, 1863, living in Washington, D. C, 1903;
md.

No children.

548 Vni. Courtney Chester, third child of John
Thompson, Jr., and Mary Townsend, bom in Hartford,
Conn., July 9, 1871, died in



467 IV. Bemslee, 12th child of John and Mary Marks,
bom in Hebron, Conn., Nov. i, 1743, died in Kingston,
Upper Canada, Oct. 16, 1798; md. in Hebron, May 24,
1762, Annis Shipman, dau. Dr. Samuel Shipman, and
Martha , his wife, bom in Hebron,

, 1739, died in Hebron, Jan. 12, 1819, and had seven
children.

V. Children of Bemslee and Annis Shipman:

549 (1). Clarinda, bom in Hebron, Nov. 27, 1762, died in
Hebron, Sept. 14, 1810; was md. in Hebron, Oct. 24,
1782, to Thomas Welles, Jr., son Thomas Welles, and
Prudence , his wife, bom in Hebron,
Aug. 16, 1760, died in Hebron, July 2, 1826, and had
seven children.

550 (2). Annis, born in Hebron, March 3, 1765, died in
Ballston, N. Y., July 16, 1802; was md. in

, to Ezekiel Hor-
ton, son of Ezekiel Horton and Lydia , his



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wife, born in Hebron, , 1765, died in

Ballston, June 16, 1843, and had three children.

551 (3). Bemslee, born in Hebron, July 21, 1767, died in
Hebron, Nov. 5, 1775. He is buried in the old grave-
yard in Hebron. The stone is inscribed: " In memory
of Bemsle son to Mr Bemsle Peters, & Annas his wife
he died Nov. 5 1775 in ye 9th year of his age. O
honored Father & Mother dear, dont Be concamed
sense I can hear, tis God that calleth me away No
longer with you Could I stay."

553 (4). Desdemona (Destimony), born in Hebron, Ap.
29, 1770, died in Verona, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1841; was
md. in

to Samuel Pease, son of Pease and

, his wife, bom in

, 1769, died in
Marion, N. Y., July 24, 1835, and had five children.

553 (5). John Samuel, born in Hebron, Sept. 21, 1772,
died in Hebron, March 30, 1858, unmd.

554 (6). Mary Martha, bom in Mooretown, Vt., Dec. 6,
1774, died in Hebron, March 18, 1864, unmd. Buried
in St. Peter's churchyard, Hebron.

555 (7). Bemslee, born in Hebron, Ap. 28, 1777 (md.,
oh.).

In 1774 Bemslee removed to Mooretovi^n, Vt., but a
year later he returned to Hebron, on account of failing
to obtain the title to certain lands for which he was
agent, as well as on account of the political troubles of
the times. He was a Tory. In 1777 he went to New
York, whence he sailed for England where he joined his
brother, the Revd. Samuel Peters, and his nephew, Col.
John Peters, and lived as a half-pay captain in London
until 1 794 when he drew a large tract of land near Toronto,
and removed to Little York, Canada.

Gravestones to himself and his wife in St. Peter's
churchyard, Hebron.



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The house built by Bemslee before his departure from
America is still standing in Gilead, a fine example of a
rare Colonial type and apparently in perfect condition.
An outhouse belonging to it is the building in which
the Revd. Samuel Peters formerly housed his slaves.

The following letter, from Hannah Peters, daughter of
the Revd. Samuel Peters, is written to Clarinda, daugh-
ter of Bemslee.

London, August 20, 1784.
Dear Cousin. — Your favor by my cousin Mann was de-
livered in even (?) June it gave me great pleasure to hear
from you, after so long a silence; you ask what the reason is
that your papa cannot return! Are you, Dear, insensible of
the many difhculties that attend his return; first, that he
has rendered himself obnoctious to the state, by being what
they call a tory, secondly that he has been within the King's
lines, and perhaps fighting them, I mean the Americans,
thirdly that Congress have never repealed the act against the
tories, namely that it should be death to any one that has
been aiding or assisting against them, to return to his Native
country, these examples I think, my Dear, are sufficient
reasons to deter your Papa from returning to America, and I
think my Dear, under such circumstances, you would not wish
to see him a corpse, which I cannot suppose. And if it was
not death for him to return, and he could do it, what has he to
return for? his property is confiscated, his stock all gone, and
everything else — what better would he be, by his returning —
he has no money to buy a farm or fresh stock, and he is grow-
ing in years, and would not be able to set about to clear a wild
piece of land for the benefit of his family — these considerations
put together will in all probability prevent your papa seeing
you in Connecticut, what ever he may do, in any other place,
yet he must have as great regard for his family as ever, and
be as willing to do anything for them, that lay in his power,
but he has nothing in his power — therefore cannot assist
them. I wish you joy as a married woman, and in having



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increased your little family, but how came you to call him
Andrew, I should have thought that you would have named
him after your husband, as his father. My duty to your
mama, my love to your sister and compliments to your hus-
band and thank him for his letter. I am Dear Cousin, your
sincere friend, H, Peters.

Mrs. Clarinda Welles.



553 V. John Samuel, fifth child of Capt. Bemslee and
Annis Shipman, born in Hebron, Conn., Sept. 21, 1772,
died in Hebron, March 30, 1858. He was a physician
and surgeon of high standing.

1 814, Aug. 23 to Sept. 28, he was a surgeon in the
Conn. Militia in Col. William Belcher's regiment, stationed
at Fort Groton. He was vice-president, and then presi-
dent, of the Connecticut Medical Society ; he was a director
of, and of the examining committee for, the Society for
the Relief of the Insane. In 1827 he was president of
the Society for the Improvement of Connecticut Schools.
From 1827 to 1833 he was president of the Connecticut
Colonization Society. From 1828 to 1840 he was com-
missioner for the Connecticut River Company. In 1828
he was a director of the State Prison. From 1830 to
1842 he was president of the General Hospital Society of
Connecticut. From 1843 to 1858 he was vice-president
of the Connecticut Historical Society. He was of the
corporation of Yale College, and from 1831 to 1833 he
was medical examiner there.

In 1854 he was vice-president of Trinity College; from
1827 to 1845 h® was trustee of Washington College. He
held town, county, judicial, and state offices; from 1807
until 1826 he was almost continually representative; in
1808, and from 18 19-182 5, he was senator; in 181 7 clerk
of the House of Representatives ; in 1 8 1 8 he was delegate
to the convention, in 1 819 he was of the governor's council.




Abt. 1845




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1844 GOVERNOR OF CONNECTICUT



Hebron i8i

From i827toi83ihe was lieut. -governor, and from 1831
to 1832 he was governor. He was surgeon of the 2d
Regiment, from 1807 to 1816. In 1821 he was lieutenant
in the ist Regiment of the Rifle Brigade; from 1827 to
1 83 1 he was lieutenant-general, and in 1832 he was com-
mander-in-chief, and captain-general. He held several
high offices among the Masons. In 1825 he gave five
hundred dollars towards a new church in Hebron, and
in 1827 he gave three hundred more. In 1846 he gave
one thousand dollars towards an endowment fund. At
his death he left the church four thousand dollars and
land for a parsonage. He is buried in St. 'Peter's church-
yard, Hebron, his own house standing next to the church.
He built this house in 1806, and, strangely enough, though
there have been weddings and deaths in it, there has never
been a birth.

He received the degrees of M.D. and of LL.D.

He has left, in manuscript, an account of himself
which, in brief, is as follows. At the age of seven the
family finances were so low* that he was obliged to work
for a neighbor, Joel Horton, where he was employed to
take care of children and to do some light work. He
worked on farms in the summer and attended school in
the winter until he was eighteen, then, for five winters, he
taught a district school. At the age of twenty he began
the study of medicine with Dr. Benjamin Peters of Marble-
town, N. Y. After reading with him for six months he
returned to his school in Hebron. The next summer he
read with Dr. Abner Moseley of Glastonbury, Conn. In
November, 1796, he went to Philadelphia to attend the
anatomical lectures of Drs. Shippen and Wistar, the
chemical lectures of Dr. Woodhouse, and the Medical
Institute of Dr. Benjamin Rush. In March, 1797, he

* Their property had been confiscated because his father was a Tory
and held a commission in the British army.



1 82 Connecticut

returned to Hebron, and in May he travelled up the
Connecticut River, nearly as far as Canada, looking for a
place in which to settle. He then passed through Ver-
mont to Saratoga Co., N. Y., visited friends, and returned
to Hebron. He says: "I had thus spent twenty-four
years of my life and all my money. I sat down tired and
discouraged. In a few days my neighbor called upon me
for medical advice and in a short time I had as much
professional business as I could do. I continued to prac-
tice forty years. In the meantime I was called upon
to render my part of service in the social and political
societies: school visitor, highway surveyor, selectman,
Town clerk, Representative to General Assembly, State
senator, Lieut. Governor, Governor of the state. At the
age of fifty-nine I retired from public life and left the
practice of physic as soon as I could leave my old friends
in the care of others." He then spent part of his time
on his farm and part in travelling. In 1835, in company
with the Revd. William Jarvis, he visited Saybrook,
New York, Philadelphia, and Washington. Introduced
to the President, he says he found Gen. Jackson the most
polite man he had ever seen, but when aroused he was a
tiger. A mutual friend, who was of the Senate, brought
up an old and favorite bill in which the Senate was op-
posed. The President's pipe came from his lips, his cane
rattled upon the floor, and he roared out, " I can do noth-
ing for this cursed Senate." The subject was changed,
so was the President. Afterward the mutual friend said,
"I have taken some pains to show you the whole of the
President."

555 V. Bemslee, seventh child of Capt. Bemslee and
Annis Shipman his wife, bom in Hebron, Conn., Ap. 28,
1777, died in Ballston, N. Y., May 6, 1841 ; md. in

, Feb. 8, 1798, Christya McEntyre,




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dau. Daniel McEntyre and Jean , his wife,

bom in Ballston, N. Y., Nov. 15, 1775, died in Ballston,
May 16, 1864, and had seven children.

VI. Children of Bemslee, and Christya McEntyre:

556 (1). Daniel McEntyre, bom in Ballston, Feb. 23,
1800, died in Burnt Hills,* N. Y., June 16, 1803.

557 (2). Annis, born in Burnt Hills, N. Y., Feb. 15,
1802, died in Ballston, N. Y., Sept. i, 1874, unmd.

558 (3). John Samuel, bom in Ballston, N. Y., July 30,
1804 (md., ch.).

559 (4). Jeannette, bom in Burnt Hills, N. Y., March
16, 1807, died in Burnt Hills, Ap. 19, 1868; was md. in

, July I, 1830, to Wil-
liam Sherman, son Hugh Sherman and Cornelia
, his wife, born in Amenia, Dutchess
Co., N. Y., Nov. 15, 1801, died in
. No children.

560 (5). Daniel McEntyre, bom in Burnt Hills, N. Y.,
May 10, 1809, died in Ballston, N. Y., May 20, 1851,
unmd.

561 (6). Clarinda, born in Burnt Hills, N. Y., March
3, 1 81 2, died in Burnt Hills, June 11, 1840, unmd.

563 (7). Mary, bom in Bumt Hills, N. Y., Nov. 7,
1815, died in Ballston, N. Y., June 8, 1857, ; was md. in

, Ap. 14, 1841, to John
McKnight, son John McKnight, and Phebe
his wife, born in Ballston, Saratoga Co., N. Y.,
1813, died in

, and had one son.

558 VI. John Samuel, third child of Bemslee and
Christya McEntyre, bom in Ballston, N. Y., July 30,
1804, died in West Troy, N. Y., Feb. 15, 1886; md. in

, Lucretia Valentine, dau.
Frederick Valentine and Rachel , his wife,

* Ballston.



184 Connecticut

bom in Charlton, Saratoga Co., N." Y.,

died in and

had one son.

VII. Children of John Samuel, and Lucretia Valentine:

563 (1). William, born in



John Samuel md. (2) in

Sarah Jones, dau. Jones and

, his wife, bom in Castle-
ton, N. Y., Sept. 2, 181 1, died in Glenville, N. Y., Aug.
29, 1 88 1, and had five children.

VII. Children of John Samuel, and Sarah Jones:

564 (1). Catherine, born in Glenville, N. Y., June 25,
1843, died in

; was md. in

, 1886, to John Gillette, son Gilbert Gil-
lette and Sophia , his wife, born in
Kinderhook, Columbia Co., N. Y., Feb. 28, 1848, died
in . No
children.

565 (2). Clarinda, born in Burnt Hills, N. Y., June 23,
1845, died in

; was md. in Burnt Hills , 1866,

to James Manzer, son Manly Manzer and Jerusha
his wife, bom in Ballston, N. Y.,

, died in Charlton, N. Y., Aug. 11,
1883, and had two children. She md. (2) Lewis
Potter.

566 (3). Jeannette, born in Glenville, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1851,
died in ;
was md. in , Ap. 2,
1870, to William Ferguson, son John Ferguson and
Sarah , his wife, bom in New Scotland,



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N. Y., Nov. 30, 1850, died in

, and had two children.

567 (4). William Sherman, bom in Glenville, N. Y.,
March 18, 1853 (md., ch.).

568 (5). Sarah E , bom in Bumt Hills,
N. Y., May 15, 1855, died in

; was md. in
. Dec. 25, 1870, to the Revd. H
L Grifhng, son of Frederick M

Griffing and Julia A Rikert, his wife, bom
in Hudson, N. Y., Ap. 21, 1850, died in

and had six children.

567 VII. William Sherman, fourth child of John
Samuel and Sarah Jones, bom in Glenville, N. Y., March
18, 1853, died in ,

md. in , Jan. 16, 1878, Mary

Ella Cobb, dau. Benjamin Cobb and Mary
his wife, bom in Greenville, N. Y., March 9, 1852, died
in and had

one daughter.

VIII. Children of William Sherman and Mary Cobb:

567a (1). IdaBelle,borninCharlton,N. Y.,Sept. 7, 1879,
died in West Troy, N. Y., Jan. 2, 1889.



COLONEL JOHN OF THE QUEEN'S LOYAL
RANGERS

468 V. John, first child of Col. John, and Lydia Phelps,
bom in Hebron, Conn., Jtine 30, 1740, died in London,
England, Jan. 11, 1788; md. in Hebron, Nov. 25, 1761,
Ann Bamet, dau. Barnet and

, his wife, born in
, Ap. 30, 1740, died in

, and had nine children.

VI. Children of Col. John, and Ann Barnet:

569 (1). John, born in Hebron, Conn., Ap. 26, 1762
(md., ch.).

570 (2). Andrew Barnet, born in Hebron, Jan. 29, 1764
(md., ch.).

571 (3). William, born in Thetford, Vt., Dec. 21, 1766,
was killed by the fall of a tree in Mooretown,* Vt.,
March 9, 1773.!

573 (4). Samuel, bom in Thetford, Vt., June 24, 1768
(md., ch.).

573 (5). Henry Moore, born in Piermont, N. H., Ap.
30, 1770 (md., ch.).

574 (6). Edmond Fanning, born in Mooretown,* Vt.,
May 7, 1773, died in ,
1798.

575 (7). William Barnet Tryon, born in Mooretown,*
Vt., June 10, 1775 (md., ch.).

* Now Bradford.

t Epitaph on gravestone:

"Death took me hence just as I did begin,
Thanks be to God! before I grew in sin."
186



Colonel John 187

576 (8). Joseph, bom in Montreal, Canada, Nov. 11,
1779 (md., ch.).

577 (9). Ann Bamet, bom in Quebec, Canada, Jan. 18,
1782, died in , Jan. 4,
i860; was md. in Sydney, Cape Breton, June 17, 1802,
to William Watson, son Daniel Watson and Isabella

, his wife, bom in Albany, N. Y.,
June 18, 1775, died in ,

June 20, 1847, and had ten children.

William Watson was captain of a British revenue
cutter for a number of years.

In 1759, John graduated from Yale and received degree
of B.A. ; 1765, he removed to Piermont, N. H. ; 1765,
he was appointed by Gov. Wentworth captain command-
ant of militia; 1770, he removed to Mooretown,* Vt. ;
1770, he was appointed by Gov. Try on to be colonel of
militia, justice of the peace, judge of probate, and regis-
trar of Gloucester County, and judge of the Court of Com-
mon Pleas. He was several times mobbed on account of
his Tory sentiments, entered the British army (having
escaped to Canada) in 1776, and in 1777 was ordered to
raise a regiment, of which he was to be lieutenant-colonel,
and which was called the Queen's Loyal Rangers. He
joined Gen. Burgoyne, and was at every fight except
Hubleston, that took place in the campaign between that
general and the American forces. He commanded the
Loyalists at Bennington, where he was wounded. At
Saratoga he was obliged to flee before the capitulation
was concluded, as he had never received a commission
and would probably have been hanged, or shot, as a traitor
had he been taken. He escaped to Fort George, thence
to Ticonderoga, and later to Canada. He was most un-
justly treated by the British authorities, and in 1784 re-
moved to Cape Breton with his family, and from thence

* Now Bradford.



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to England, hoping to receive there the money and jus-
tice due him. He died in London, and was buried in
St. George's churchyard, Hanover Square. His stone is
inscribed :

"Here lies the body of John Peters Esq. Col. Queen's
Rangers in Canada bom Hebron, Conn. June 30, 1 740, died
London Jan. 4, 1788, with Gout in his head and loyalty
in his heart. His parents the Revd. Hugh Peters, Gen.
Thomas Harrison and John Phelps Esq. suffered for want
of loyalty in 1648 and he for having loyalty in 1788.
"Success is right [English thus] weakness is wrong

Put not your trust in Kings

Nor in Cromwell's mob

O, ye posterity of Peters

But put your trust in God."

Even at the present day it is believed that he obtained
his commission (which he actually never received) by
stealing his father's, escaping to Canada with it, and pass-
ing himself off as Col. John the elder.*

569 VL John, first child of Col. John and Ann Bamet,
bom in Hebron, Conn., Ap. 26, 1762, died in

, (living in Upper Canada,
i8i8);md. in ,

Rogers, dau. Col. James Rogers and
, his wife, bom in
, died in
, and had six children.

VII. Children of John and Rogers:

578 (1). Mary Ann Barnet, born in



579 (2). John, bom in
* See Autobiography of Col. John of the Queen's Loyal Rangers.



Colonel John 189

580 (3). Margaret McGregore Rogers, born in



581 (4). David McGregore Rogers, born in

582 (5). James Samuel Rogers, bom in

583 (6). Ann Barnet, born in



John was an ensign in the British army, in his father's
regiment, the Queen's Loyal Rangers. He settled on a
grant of land, which he received from the British Govern-
ment, in, or about, 1787, at Cateroqui.*



570 VI. Andrew Barnet, second child of Col. John and
Ann Barnet, bom in Hebron, Conn., Jan. 29, 1764, died
in Bradford, Vt., Aug. 10, 1851 ; md. in

, Jan. 18, 1787, Anna White of Newbury, Vt.,
dau. White and

, his wife, bom in

, died of consumption within a year of her mar-
riage. No children.

* Fort Cateroqui stood where Kingston now stands. A settlement
was begun there in 1672, by the French, under De Courcelles, and
the fort subsequently received the name of Fort Frontenac, in honor
of the French Count of that name. This fort continued in the pos-
session of the French until destroyed by the expedition under Colonel
Bradstreet in 1758. In 1762 the place came into the hands of the
British, from whom it received its present name. 1838 it was in-
corporated as the city of Kingston.



190 Connecticut

Andrew Bamet md. (2) in

, Dec. 16, 1790, Lydia Bliss of Bradford, Vt., dau.
Ellis Bliss of Hebron, Conn., and Tamar ,


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