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Roll of Ancestors — A


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Following are the records of the Revolutionary Ancestors of the Members. The names here printed in CAPITALS correspond to the names printed in italics in the Roll of Members; and the names here printed in italics, being the names of Members descended from these ancestors, respectively, correspond to the names printed in CAPITALS in the Roll of Members.


BIGSBY A. ABBOTT
Born in Andover, Mass., Nov. 24, 1750; died there in 1813; Corporal under Capt. Benj. Ames and Col. James Frye; serving seven days on Lexington Alarm; private under the same in camp at Cambridge, May 17, 1775; Corporal under the same in October and November, 1775. — Albert Cutler Abbott.
WILLIAM ABBOTT
Born in Pomfret, Conn., Oct. 7, 1745; died in Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y., July 25, 1832; Corporal of 5th Co. 22d Regt. of Connecticut Volunteers in 1775, serving seven days under Capt. Lawrence on the Lexington Alarm; re-enlisted for one year in January, 1775, serving in Cambridge and New York; made Ensign; drafted in 1779, and served two months at New London; drafted again in 1781, serving a month and a half at New London. — William Eels Abbott.
THOMAS ABEL
Born in Norwich, Conn., Oct. 9, 1749; died in Fredonia, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1814; private in Capt. Samuel Robinson's Co. of Vermont at battle of Bennington; Sergeant in Capt. Robinson's Co., Col. Samuel Herrick's Regt. Oct. 11, 1780, serving ten days; Sergeant in Capt. Joseph Safford's Co., Col. Ebenezer Walbridge's Ret., Aug. 2,1781, for three days; under the same command Sept. 7, 1782, for four days. — Charles Lee Abell, Dan Williams Abell, Walter Chester Smith, James L. Van Buren.
ABEL ABELL
Born in Chatham, Conn., Sept. 14, 1757; died there March 14, 1841; enlisted from Middletown June 4, 1777, under Capt. Warner in the 3d Regt., Connecticut Continental Line, Col. Wyllys; was pensioned for three years' service. — Lewis Parker Abell.
SOLOMON ACKART (or Acker)
Died in Schagticoke, N. Y.; private in Col. Knickerbocker's Regt. of New York State Militia, also commanded by Col. Peter Yates. — Abram Viele.
WILLIAM ACOCKS
Born in Devonshire, Eng., in 1755; died in 1797; received bounty from Capt. Thomas Nichols, chairman of first class, for the town of Charlemont, Mass., April 22, 1782, to serve in the the Continental Army for three years. — Ernest R. Willard.
ABEL ADAMS
Born in Simsbury, Conn., April 30, 1756; died there March 25, 1829; enlisted May 9, 1775, in Capt. Abel Pettibone's Co., 2d Regt. Continental Line, serving till Dec. 18, 1775; re-enlisted in Capt. Lemuel Roberts' Co., 18th Regt., arriving in New York, Aug. 24, 1776; served till Sept. 7, 1776; reappeared in Capt. Ephraim Warren's Co., IIth Regt. of State Troops, same year, marching to Westchester Co.; in May, 1793, made Ensign of his old regiment, the 18th; in October of same year promoted to Lieutenant, and in 1797, to Captain. — Louis Henry Cornish, Virgil Pettibone Humason, George W. Loomis.
ANDREW ADAMS
Born in Milton, Mass., Aug. 12, 1735; died in Lancaster, N. H., April 14, 1833; before the war held commissions as Coroner and Lieutenant of Cavalry under George III.; enlisted in April 1775, under Capt. Joseph Vose; served at Cambridge, Squantum, and other places until March 4, 1776, when he belonged to the first detachment that took Dorchester Heights; was an officer in Col. Robertson's regiment at Roxbury; marched with Lieut. Col. Wheelock on an alarm for Bennington. — John Quincy Adams.
BENONI ADAMS
Born in Sherborn, Mass., Dec. 31, 1754; died in Dudley, Mass.; marched on the Lexington Alarm in Capt. Jacob Davis' Co., Col. Ebenezer Larned's Regt.; also served on the Rhode Island Alarm of Dec., 1776, in Capt. Nathaniel Healy's Co., Col. Jonathan's Regt. — Henry Herschel Adams.
DANIEL ADAMS
Born in Canterbury, Conn., Oct. 7, 1755; died in Feb., 1829; served from Windham one month on the Lexington Alarm; enlisted May 9, 1775, in Capt. Obadiah Johnson's Co., 3d Regt. (Israel Putnam's); discharged Dec. 16, 1775. His brother Roswell was in the same company. — Jed. E. Adams.
EBENEZER ADAMS Sr.
Born Dec. 3, 1751; died Jan. 31, 1846; enlisted at Rhinebeck, N. Y., Aug. 8, 1775, and served in Henry B. Livingston's Co., 4th Regt. — Henry Barton Snyder, Elmore Farrington Austin.
ELIASHIB ADAMS
Born at Preston, Conn., in 1727; member of the Connecticut General Assembly in 1775; one of the most active supporters of the resolution to resist the unjust demands of the British government. — Rufus M. Townsend.
JOHN ADAMS
Settled in Alford, Berkshire Co., Mass., between 1751 and 1760; private in Capt. Samuel Wolcott's Co., Col. John Brown's Regt., from Berkshire Co., ordered to reinforce the northern army in 1777; re-enlisted Oct. 15, 1780, as Lieutenant in Capt. Willcock's Co., Col. John Ashlye's Regt., and served two days; served on a committee in Alfred to raise troops. — Frank Loring Dodds, James Loring Lusk.
JOHN ADAMS
Born in Lexington, Mass., in 1764; died in Hinsdale, Mass., soon after applying for a pension, May 11, 1818; enlisted as a private in March, 1782, serving under Capts. Hunt and Pritchard, and Cols. Henry Jackson and Michael Jackson. His widow received a pension for 18 months' actual service by him. — Charles Francis Adams.
Jonas Adams
See Jonas Addoms
LEVI ADAMS
Born in Canterbury, Conn., in 1728; died in Hartwick, N. Y. in 1816; Volunteer at the burning of New London and capture of Fort Griswold in 1781; had three sons, Levi, David and John, in the American Army. — William Henry Adams.
LUKE ADAMS
Born in Waterbury, Conn., March 8, 1756; died in Southington, Conn., April 18, 1831; enlisted in 1776 in Capt. John Lewis' Co., Col. William Douglas' Regt., and served seven months, during which time, he was in the battle of White Plains; May 14, 1777, re-enlisted for three years in Capt. Eli Leavenworth's Co., Col. Return J. Meigs' Regt.; made Corporal in January, 1779; discharged May 14, 1780. — Ozias Willard Peck.
Roswell Adams
See Daniel Adams.
JONAS ADDOMS (or Adams)
Born in New Jersey, March 26, 1753; died in New York City, July 16, 1837; in August 1771, appointed by Gov. Clinton in the New Levies; commissioned by Congress, Jan. 29, 1782, as Second Lieutenant of the 2d Regt. of Continental Artillery under Col. John Lamb. — Everett Addoms.
ASA ALCOTT (Alcox)
Of Waterbury, Conn., was a private in Capt. Pendleton's Co., enlisting March 1, 1778, for three years; was a pensioner residing in New York in 1818. — Clifford Hubbell.
Asa Alcox
See Asa Alcott (see above entry.)
HUGH ALEXANDER
Born in Cumberland County, Pa., Jan. 23, 1724; member of the Provincial Conference at Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia, 1776; signer of a Declaration of Independence dated June 24, 1776; member of the First Constitutional Convention of Pennsylvania; died in Philadelphia while serving as member of the First Assembly, March 17, 1777. — Hugh Hamilton.

DERICK AMMERMAN
Born in New York in 1749; died in Newburgh, N.Y., March 4, 1826; Assistant-Quartermaster while the army was stationed at Newburgh. — George Danforth Tooker.

ISAAC ASHTON
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., July 17, 1742; died there of camp fever, Sept. 7, 1777; commissioned Second Lieutenant of a company of Militia Artillery in the City of Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1777. — Edwin Williams Fiske.

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