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Peter Hall.
Benjamin Sears,
Isaac Crosby.
Joseph Crane.
Mody Haws, Senr.
Nathaniel Hebbard.
David Crosby, Senr.
Joshua Crosbey, Senr.
Nathaniel Foster, Dn.
Thomas Paddock.


OF Subscribers.

Jonathan Paddock.
Simeon Ryder.
Nathaniel Taylor.
Benjamin V. (or W.) entress.
Joshua Croby, Junr.
Elkanah Youngs.
Ichabod Marvin.
Elijah White.
Jabes Elwell.
Nathanel Scriber(?).
Richard Smith.

Abigail Hall.
Abigail Sears.

Mercy Croby (or Crosby?).
Reliance Crosby.
Mary Ryder.
Sarah Paddock.
Elizabeth Green.
Reliance Crosby.
Martha Marvin.
Mercey(?) White.
Ruth Paddock— Widdow.
Mercy Rockwell.
Deborah Penney.
Phebe Scribner.
Deborah Bowton.
Hanah Smith.
Sarah Paddock.
Bashaba Foster.

Names of Females.

May 20, A.D.I 787, Sarah Duncan
Aug. 26, 1787, William Snow,

Aug. 31, 178

Oct. 26,


1789, June 5,
June ye 7,

his wife Lydia.

Elizabeth Lin-

Mary Crosby.

Jason gay —

&abigail his wife.

widow Lucia Col-

widow Phebe Ell-

Mary Ryder,

Asa Cummins &

Deborah Cum-

& Sarah Roberts-

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Added to the Church.

July 2, 1789, Jacob Reed

& Ruth his wife.
• Elizabeth Done —
Rilley, wife to
Elemuel Crosbey.
Abigail Penney.
Oct. 4, 1789, JamesFoster, Junr.
Decemr. 6, Mary Russel.

Jeremiah Burgis

Reliance his wife.
Elnathan Done.
Jonah Barnum.
Lucy Cummins.

Apl. 4th, 1790, Noah Bowtori.

Mathew Beal.

Mercy Crosbey,
Wife to Theo-
dorus Crosbey.

Elizabeth Cros-
bey, wife to
Elemuel Cros-

Obediah Crosbey

Hannah Penney,
Wife to amial

Zipporah Maker,
wife to Peleg

Rebeckah Cros-
bey, wife to Eli


Jerusha Crosbey, Wife to John

Lucey Burgis

Anne Haws, wife to John Haws
Pamer, wife to William

Clemmons, wife to Ste-
phen Clemmons.

June ye 6, Zebulun Philips.
Philetus Philips
& Esther his wife.
Jabish Grusdel(?) &
Bethiah his wife.

wife to Elka-
nah Youngs.
Charity, Wife to Dar-
ius Benjamin.

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Benjamin Sears Died.

Nathaniel Foster, Dn., Died Apl. 15, A. D. 1787.

Peter Hall Died Feby. — , 1790.

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The Rev'd Jehu Minor was installed in the Society of Union,
Feb'y ye i: 1792. Died July 5, 1808.

The Rev. Bradford Marcy was ordained June 7, 1809. Dis-
missed October, 1810.

The Rev. Joel Osborn was installed Dec. 22, 1813. Dismissed
Aug. 3, 1814.

The Rev. Marcus Harrison was installed Oct. 21, 1824. Dis-
missed April 26, 1826.

Rev. Abraham O. Stambury {Hambury?) was installed

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Baptisms. Parents.

Septem'r u: 1796, Rufus Smith. Nehemiah— Hannah.

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Members taken into the Chh in Union by making a Profession

OF Religion.
December ye 6: 1795, Ri-^th, the Wife of Abner Crosby.
October 6: 1799, Elijah Wheeler.

December 20: 1801, Thomas Sears.
Deborah Sears.
Thus far examined and approved,

(Signed,) Andw. King, Mod.

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October 3: 1802. October 28: 1803.

Darius Crosby. Samuel Hall.

Thirza Crosby. Elisabeth Hall.
Hervey Newel. April 8: 1804.

Rachel Newel. Hannah Wooster.

Decembers: 1802. October 7: 1804.

Sarah Minor. Nethaniel Green.

April 3: 1803. April 5: 1805.

Rebecca Paddock. Bethia Crane.

June 12: 1803. June 4: 1805.

Mary Raymond. Bathsheba Brown.

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At a meeting of the Church of Christ in Union for the purpose
of Examination of Several persons for Admission to Fellowship
& Communion in Sd Church April ist, 1809. Meeting opened by
Prayer, the following persons Came forward and were Examined
before the Church, viz.:

Orrange Starr & Hannah his wife.
Peter H. Foster " Elizabeth, wife of James Foster, Jr.
*Russell J. Minor " Martha, wife of Seth Higgins.
Ezra Northrup " Eunice, wife of Sylvanus Crosby.
Charles Warren " Nancy, wife of Lewis Crosby.
Thos Foster " Thankful, wife of Reuben Bradley.

Ezra Youngs Sally Sears.

AKord De Forest Abigail Paddack.
Epenetus Crosby.

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October ye 6: 1792,

Prudence, the Wife of Reuben Salmon was admitted a Member

of the Chh in Union upon a Recommendation from the Chh in


December ye 6: 1795, Charles Hine and his Wife Anna from

June ye 19th, 1796, John Hubbel and his Wife from Greenfield.
June ye 2: 1797, Nathaniel Richards and his Wife from

July ye 28: 1799, Daniel Reed and his Wife Sally from
May ye 30: 1806, Susan Minor from Gilead.

* Middle-name given later as Jehu.

104 Two Distinguished Members of the Sedgwick Family. [April,

PAGE 75.

Sep'r 26, A.D. 1787, the Children of James and Bashaba Foster
whose Names are as follows — were Baptized —


Peter Hall

Ruth and

Same Day Baptized a Son of William Snow — Name — Eli.
Feb'y 14. ye Child of W. Inglish & his Wife. Nathaniel.
July 21. Daughter to Mr. Wm. Snow. Phebe.
Apl. 5, 1789, son to Elkanah young — Ezra.
June 5. Daughter to Nemiah & Hanah Smith. Easter.
June 7. Son to David & Ryder. David,

( To be continued.)


By L. Hasbrouck von Sahler.

Robert Sedgwick., the founder of the family in America, was
of much prominence in his adopted ' country. He was born
in 161 1, and was a son of William Sedgwick, a warden of St.
Mary's Church, at Woburn, in Bedfordshire, England, and his
wife, Elizabeth Howe; and his ancestry can be traced in the
North of England to the fourteenth century. He received some
military training in the London artillery, and his environment
made him an Independent in religion. In 1636, after his father's
death, he came to New England, with the Puritan settlers, and on
the third of June he was admitted an inhabitant of progressive
Charlestown, Massachusetts, where he established himself as a
successful merchant; and on the ninth of March, 1636, he was
made a freeman of the colony, and chosen captain of the Charles-
town militia. The same year, and also in 1638, 1644, 1648 and
1649, he was chosen deputy from Charlestown to the general
court at Boston, and in 1643, he was one of the selectmen. He
assisted in the formation of the famous "Ancient and Honorable
Artillery Company," of Boston, and was chosen its captain, in
1641, 1645 and 1648. During this time he commanded a fortress
on the island, in Boston harbor, where Fort Independence now
stands, and took charge of the fortifications of the town and
harbor. In 1652 he was chosen major-general of the colony.
Previously he had been chosen sergeant-major of the first regi-
ment of Essex County, and trained his men with so much credit
that their appreciation was shown by the gift of a piece of land.
His military duties did not prevent his successful attendance to
his private affairs, and both alone and with others, he built ships,
wharves, warehouses and a tide mill in Charlestown; and at Lynn,
was associased with John Winthrop, Jr., in the establishment of

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the first iron furnace and works in New England. His land
holdings were considerable. In 1642 he aided in setting off that
part of Charlestown called the "Village," and it was named
"Woburn" in honor of his birthplace. He was interested in the
building of a new meeting house and of a school at Charlestown,
and gave to Harvard college, then just starting on its long and
honorable career. Early in 1654, when General Sedgwick went
on a visit to England, his abilities displayed in the new world
caused Cromwell, whom Sedgwick greatly admired, to appoint
him and Captain John Leverett to take charge of an expedition
against the Dutch settlements at New Amsterdam (New York)
and up the Hudson river, but peace being temporarily restored
between the Netherlands and Great Britain, arrangements for
that campaign were dropped, and Cromwell turned his attention
to the French at Acadia (Nova Scotia), and in July, 1654, General
Sedgwick took the forts of St. John and Port Royal, with credit,
and on the second of September fortified Penobscot surrendered
to him. These successes caused the general court of Massa-
chusetts Bay to appoint a public and solemn thanksgiving.
Shortly afterwards Cromwell dispatched him with a fleet to the
lately captured island of Jamaica, to assist the troops under
Generals Penn and Venables, and after Major-General Fortescue's
death he appointed him to take charge of the army stationed
there, with the rank of major-general. This was his last honor,
as he died suddenly at Jamaica, on the twenty-fourth of May,
1656, and his death was a great loss to all associated with him,
and deeply regretted. The Charlestown homestead was in the
Market Place, and stood on, or near, the present site of the
Bunker Hill National bank, but some years before his death, he
removed his family to another homestead at Boston, on Wash-
ington street, and part of the site of the present Old Corner book-
store. If General Sedgwick left a will, it could not be found,
and his estate was administered on the thirteenth of September
of that year. In 1657, his widow, Johanna Sedgwick, was living
at Stephney, near London.

As is well known, many of the Puritans were very narrow-
minded, and were unwilling to give, when they were in power,
to others, the religious and other liberties, that they had con-
demned England for not giving to them, but Robert Sedgwick did
not belong to that class, as he showed a kindliness of heart, and
faith in his Creator, that tempered his whole life, and together
with his abilities, won the admiration and respect of those asso-
ciated with him, and I regret that I am unable to devote more
space to such a man owing to the fact that in this brief paper I
must also write of his descendant. Judge Theodore Sedgwick,
who was the first of the family in Berkshire County, and who
inherited, without question, many of his distinguished ancestor's
characteristics and abilities.

Theodore Sedgzvick was born in May, 1746, at Hartford, Conn.,
and through the affection of his younger brother, John Sedgwick,
later a major-general in the Revolutionary army, he was partially
educated at Yale College. The father had died young. Theology

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and law both interested him, but he finally decided to study the
latter and entered the law office of Colonel Mark Hopkins, a
distinguished citizen of Great Barrington, Mass., grandfather of
President Mark Hopkins of Williams' College, and was admitted
to the Berkshire bar in September, 1765, when he commenced to
practice his profession at Great Barrington, but he did not meet
with the success that he wished, and so he soon removed to
Sheffield, which town he represented in the general court, both
before and after the Revolution, and where he obtained a large
practice. Mr. Sedgwick remained loyal to British rule until he
was fully convinced of its injustice, when he took a decided and
active stand for independence. In 1774, a convention of sixty
delegates, chosen by the towns of the county, met at Stockbridge
to take some action on British oppression, and he was chosen
clerk, and one of a "committee to take into consideration the
Acts 'of the Parliament of Great Britain, made for the purpose
of raising and collecting a revenue in America, and report their
sense of them." At the beginning of the war he served for a
time on the staff of General John Thomas, when that officer led a
successful expedition to Canada, and on its return his cordial and
appreciated friend (at that time), Aaron Burr, whose grandfather,
Jonathan Edwards, was associated with the Stockbridge Indian
Mission, urged him to accept the of!ice of secretary and aid on
the staff of General Israel Putnam, but instead, during the latter
part of 1776, and throughout 1777, he was commissary for the
northern department of the army, and his able discharge of the
duties entitled him to much consideration.

In 1785 he removed to Stockbridge — his third settlement in
Berkshire County— and became the leading lawyer west of the
Connecticut river, and occupied a prominent legal position in the
adjoining counties of New York State. During 1786 and 1787 he
was active in quieting the "Shays' Rebellion," and was the
recipient of the rebels bitter dislike, as he did not approve of
their misguided attempts for righting the wrong. Mr. Sedgwick
was one of the delegates to the convention called to form the
constitution for the Massachusetts commonwealth, and also for
that which assisted in establishing the constitution of the United
States. He was a member of the continental congress, and was
continuously a member of either the house of representatives or
senate in the first six congresses, and in the last he was speaker
of the house. He was district attorney for Western Massachusetts,
and later was attorney general for the commonwealth. He was
twice a commissioner, to attempt the boundary settlement be-
tween New York and Massachusetts. At the time of his death,
in January, 1813, he was an associate justice of the supreme
court of Massachusetts, which office he held eleven years, from
1802. Washington offered him the important honor of secretary
of the treasury after Hamilton's retirement, but he declined it;
and he was also appointed a justice of the Massachusetts court of
common pleas, but did not take his seat. One of the most impor-
tant objects that interested Judge Sedgwick was American
slavery, and his efforts toward their freedom was one of his

tgoi.] Two Distinguished Members of the Sedgwick Family. \ 07

brightest honors. He was chairman of the committee that made
. the report to the house of the bill that later became the original
fugitive slave law, and he was one of the earliest members of the
Abolition Society of Pennsylvania, of which Franklin was presi-
dent, and his influence resulted in freedom for the slaves of
Massachusetts. He was a member of the American Academy of
Arts and Sciences, and Princeton College conferred on him the
degree of LL.D. In 1801, he retired from active public life, and
his remaining years were occupied with the requirements of the
state supreme court and his private affairs. Judge Sedgwick
occupied a prominent place among the lawyers and statesmen of
his day, and his strong love for right was the corner stone of his
life, both in sympathies with the continental and federal periods.
That he had enemies there is no denying, but surely he was not
alone in that respect, and while his decisions on the subjects of his
day may sometimes have been opinionated, it was because he fully
believed that he was right. His eloquent and clear speeches on
different subjects received much praise from distinguished con-
temporaries, even outside his own party. In personality he was
a gentleman in the true sense of the word, and of fine presence, a
subtle blending of inherited and individual aristocracy and de-
mocracy, and he undoubtedly felt that while an honorable ancestry
should always be decidedly appreciated, it was simply a foundation
on which to build the structure of his life work, and that the more
honorable the ancestry the more responsibility was inherited.

Judge Sedgwick was first married to Eliza Mason, daughter
of the elder Jeremiah Mason, who died within a year of their
marriage; second to Pamela Dwight, daughter of Brigadier-
General Joseph Dwight, and Abigail Williams Sergeant, former
widow of John Sergeant, missionory to the Stockbridge Indians
and sister of the founder of Williams' College, and third to Pene-
u?^^^^^^-^^^' ^^^§^l^ter of Charles Russell, who survived him.
His devotion to his family was one of his strong characteristics
By his second marriage he was the father of ten children of
whom three were lawyers of distinction. Theodore practiced' his
profession at Albany and Stockbridge, author of a treatise on
'Public and Private Economy," several times elected to the
Massachusetts legislature, one of the founders of the Boston and
Albany railroad, the commercial backbone of the state, and many
times nominated for governor on the democratic ticket, before
that party's state success. Henry Dwight, author of a pamphlet
on the absurdities of the pleading and practice of common law
which suggested much to David Dudley Field, who in the begin-
ning of his distinguished career, was a partner of the New York
law firm of Henry Dwight and Robert Sedgwick, the latter one of
the three mentioned brothers. A fourth son, Charles was for
1 ,w-^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ county clerk of Berkshire. One of the daughters
/-'>(>r'^>-Maria Sedgwick, the first American woman novelist, is probably
\j'-^ best remembered of all the children. Her charming personality

good influences, gracious hospitality, distinguished friends and
clever writings, proved her to have been a remarkable woman
Many of the descendants of Major-General Robert Sedgwick (or

io8 Onondaga County Records— lygi. [Aprli,

as some of the family have called him, "the g-overnor," from his
supreme command of Jamaica), have been people of especial
ability and prominence, up to the present time, in many of the
walks of life. The family are still represented in the old Judge
Sedgwick mansion at Stockbridge, by Henry Dwlght Sedgwick,
Esq., many years a lawyer in New York, and who possesses many
of the Sedgwick characteristics. Judge Sedgwick and many of
his descendants are buried in the interesting Sedgwick burial
ground at Stockbridge, where a noticeable gravestone is that of
Mumbet, a slave, whose freedom was due to the Judge's interest,
and who showed her appreciation, by devotion to his family,
during the remainder of her life.

Contributed by L. D. Scisco.

(Continued from Vol. XXXII., p. 30 of The Record.)

The word illiterate inserted after names in this record indicates that the individuals
signed with an +•


In this year the tide of pioneer immigration into the Onondaga
country began, and the military claims, being now located,
assumed a definite value. At the creation of Herkimer
County the newly-opened region was included within its
limits. Among the immigrants the ex-soldiers holding land-
patents hardly appeared. Their attitude toward pioneer
effort is shown by the rapid increase of transfers by which
they divested themselves of title. The genealogical value of
the records is now enhanced by the more frequent addition of
the residence to the description of the veteran grantor, and
by the increase of acknowledgments which show precisely
the whereabouts of the grantor at specific times.

Ammarman, Cornelius, of Dutchess Co.; private 2nd Regt.,
deceased; referred to in transfer made by eldest son and
administrator, Dirck Ammarman of Poughkeepsie. Date,
Nov. 20.

Anthony, John; transferred land Oct. 10, 1789, to Richard Piatt
of New York City, according to later record of date Oct. 7,

Austm, Holmes, of Pound Ridge Town; late soldier 2d Regt.,
transfers to Timothy Benedict of Salem. Date, April 6.
Also transfers to James Peatt of Marcellus Town, lot 95—
Marcellus. Date, Dec. 29. Acknowledges transfer of April
10, 1786, before Judge Gilbert in Westchester Co. Date,
Dec. 30.

Barker, Stephen; late soldier ist Regt., transfers to Moses Philips
of New York State. Nathaniel Williams, Henry W. Philips,
wits. Date, Sept. 17.

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Bartoe, Morris, of Huntington; transfers to Silas Wood of Hunt-
ington, lot 47 — Cicero. Date, May 8.

Battersby, Robert; late private Van Cortlandt's Regt., transferred
lands at some previous date to Edward Ogden of Fredericks-
burgh, according to later record of date Dec. 6.

Beach, Amos, of Dutchess Co,; late soldier 2nd Regt., illiterate,
transfers to Anthony Maxwell of Columbia Co. Date, July 3.

Blanck, Cornelius; transferred land June 18, 1783, to Cornelius
Van Dyck, according to later record of Oct. 18, 1791.

Bloom, Albert, of Orange Co.; late private ist Regt., illiterate,
transfers to William Dewitt of New York City, lot 97—
Manlius and bounty sums. Date, Jan. 16, 1791.

Bodley, Andrew, of Ulster Co.; late private 2nd Regt., transfers
to Michael Connolly of New York City, lot 10— Fabius. Date,
Aug. I. Also transfers to Levi Dewitt of Ulster Co., same
lot. Date, Aug. i.

Boise, Peter; late soldier 2nd Regt., transfers to Ebenezer
Farnham of Luzerne Co., Penn. Abraham Pyke, Mason
Van Allen, wits. Date, Nov. 15. Acknowledged before
Alderman Baker in Philadelphia. Date, Nov. 17.

Bolton, Matthew; late soldier ist Regt., illiterate, transfers to
William Holmes of Newark, N. J., lot 92 — Cicero. Nathaniel
Crane, Israel Crane, wits. Date, May 10.

Briggs, Jonathan, of Dutchess Co.; late soldier, transferred at
some previous date to David Crosby of Dutchess Co., accord-
ing to later record of date, Sept. 16,

Bruges, John, of Montague Township, N. J.; cordwinder, late
of Art. Regt., illiterate, transfers to Samuel Walters of Mil-
ford, Penn., lot 63 — Marcellus. Date, March i.

Brush, Selah; acknowledges transfer of April 25, 1787, before
Judge Piatt in Dutchess Co. Date, Jan. 27.

Bunting, Thomas; late soldier Wright's Company, 2nd Regt.,
transfers to Moses Philips of Ulster Co. Neal Brown, Henry
W. Philips, wits. Date, Nov. 6.

Buntt, Lode wick; acknowledges transfer of Jan. 5, 1784, before
Judge Adgate in Columbia Co. Date, Jan. 12.

Burnet, John, of Ulster Co.; late lieutenant, transfers to Abraham
Hardenburgh of Hackensack, N. J., lots 31— Fabius and 28—
Hector. Date, Aug. 11.

Burnside, John; lieutenant Art. Regt., deceased before Jan. 5,
1 79 1, on which date his father and heir, William Burnside of
Mount Sandy, County Londonderry, Ireland, gives power-of-
attorney to William Smith of Smiths Lodge, N. Y., to settle
estate. Lands transferred Sept. 16.

Campbell, Kenneth, of New York City; laborer, late soldier ist
Regt., illiterate, transfers to Abraham Hardenburgh, lot 35 —
Marcellus. Date, March 3.

Clarke, George, of Montgomery Town; illiterate, transfers to
Samuel Boyd of same place, lot 49 — Camillus. Date,
Dec. 17.

Clarke, John, of Plattsburgh; carpenter, late of Art. Regt., trans-
fers to Abel Owen. Date, Nov. 22,

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Clarke, John; late private Lamb's Regt., illiterate, transfers to
Edmund Ogden of Dutchess Co. Oliver Barker, Joseph
Crane, wits. Acknowledged before Judge Crane in Dutchess
Co. Date, Aug. 4.

Clift, Joseph; late soldier 2nd Regt., transfers to Asa Bullard of
New York City. Howard Dennis, Robert Dennis, wits.
Acknowledged before Justice Dennis in Dutchess Co. Date,
Aug. 19.

Cochrane, Robert, of Washington Co.; esquire, transfers to Jere-
miah Van Rensselaer and Elkenah Watson of Albany, lot
75 — Camillus. Date, Dec. 29.

Cochren, Thomas; acknowledges transfer of Aug. 3, 1785, before
Master-in-Chancery James M. Hughes. Date, April 6.

Connolly, Michael; late lieutenant, transfers to William Duer of
New York City, lots 17 — Camillus, 23 — Manlius. Date, June 22.

Cook, Nicholas; late fifer Pell's Co., 2nd Regt., transfers to Vol-
kert Veeder of Caughnawaga Town. Nicholas Kristman,
Edworth Cassidy, wits. Acknowledged before Judge Veeder
in Montgomery Co. Date, Jan. 3.

Cottele, Philip, of Marblehead, Mass.; late soldier Art. Regt.,
transfers to David Quinton of Walpole, N. H. Acknowledged
before Justice Edward Bo wen. Date, Jan. 15.

Craig, John; late soldier 4th Regt., deceased before May 3, 1791,
on which date his sole heir, James Craig of New York State,
transfers to Henry Platner of Claverack Town.

Cronk, John, of Pitts Town; illiterate, transfers to James Chase of
same place, lot 60 — Lysander. Date, March 30. Acknowledged
before Judge Younglove in Albany Co. Date, April 2.

Cryte, William; late soldier ist Regt., illiterate, transfers to Wil-
liam Kline. Jared Plumb, John Kline, wits. Acknowledged
before Judge Harper in Montgomery Co. Date, Oct. 15.

Danforth, Prince, of New Windsor; illiterate, transfers to Robert
Dill of Ulster Co., lot 79 — Camillus. Date, Nov. 22.

Davis, Patrick; acknowledges transfer of Feb. 26, 1785, before
Judge Barber in Ulster Co. Date, April 21.

Davis, Peter; acknowledges transfer of Feb. 26, 1785, before Judge
Barber in Ulster Co. Date, Jan. 10.

Dean, Ashbell, of Mackton, Addison Co., Vt.; late soldier Art.
Regt., transfers to Stephen Thorn of Grenville, lot 80 — Pom-
pey. Date, April 24, 1791 or 1792.

Decker, Christopher, of Warwick Town; yeoman, late soldier,

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