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The 1899 Membership Register
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Roll of Ancestors — C


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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.


ELISHA CADY
Born in Lyme, conn, Jan. 8, 1750; died in Floriday, N.Y., Aug. 24, 1827; enlisted in May, 1775, in the 17th Regt. of Albany County, N.Y., Militia. — William Gere Cady, Gustavus Linnemann Prescott.
JAMES CHAPMAN, Jr.
Born in New London, Conn.; Lieutenant in 1764; Captain in Col. Parson's Regt. of Connecticut in 1775; fought at Bunker Hill; participated in siege of Boston; Major in 1776 in Col. Selden's Regt., and was killed in the Orchard Fight near Harlem Heights, New York City, Sept. 15, 1776. — John Rogers Hegeman, Jr.
JAMES CHAPMAN, 3d
Son of James Chapman, Jr. (q.v.); born in 1759; died in New London, Conn., in 1841; was with his fathe rin the Orchard Fight, Sept. 15, 1776, when the British invaded Manhattan Island, and served till the end of the war. — John Rogers Hegeman, Jr.
MOSES CHASE
Born in Sutton, Mass., March, 16, 1727; lived in Cornish, N. H.; delegate in 1775 to the fifth and last New Hampshire Congress; volunteered as Minuteman on the breaking out of the war, commissioned July 4, 1777, Captain of a company in regiment of his brother, Col. Jonathan Chase, raised in Cornish and thereabouts; marched under Major Francis Smith to Ticonderoga; participated in battle of Bennington, and was also at surrender of Burgoyne. After the war he was a member of the New Hampshire Senate and House of Representatives, and held other positions of trust. — Champion H. Judson.
JOHN CLARK
Born in England about 1752 or before; came to America when a youth; married Maria Dyckman of Greenburgh (or Tarrytown), N.Y., in 1771; died in Cortlandt Manor in 1822, over 70 years old; served in the 3d, North or Manor of Cortlandt Regt. of Westchester Co., under Capt James Kronkhyte and Col. Pierre Van Cortlandt. — John Morton Halstead, Albert Morton, John Clark Morton.
ELISHA CORNISH
Born in Simsbury, Conn., June 5, 1722; died there April 29, 1794; enlisted in Sergeant Goodwin's Co., 18th Regt., serving at New York from Aug. 24, to Sept. 25, 1776. — Harry Seymour Cornish, Louis Henry Cornish.
MATTHEW COUZENS
Born in London, England, Nov. 23, 1760; died in New York City, Sept. 17, 1810, served in the 4th Co., 3d Regt. New York Continental Line, from Feb. 25, 1779, to the end of the war. — Matthew Knapp Couzens.
SAMUEL CRAWFORD
Born in Westchester County, N. Y.; lived in Scarsdale and White Plains; Lieutenant in Col. Joseph Drake's Regt. of Minutemen; Deputy from Westchester Co. to the Provincial Congress from May, 1775; committeeman from Scarsdale for purposes of the war; killed at Eastchester by British soldiers. (The first name of Samuel Crawford is spelled "Sand" by mistake for "Saml." in the printed archives of the State). — George R. Crawford.
JONATHAN CRANE
Born in Fredericksburg, Dutchess (now Putnam) Co., N.Y., May 8, 1747; died in Southeast, Putnam Co., N.Y., Aug 27, 1834; bearer of despatches to Washington from the Committee of Safety of which his father Joseph Crane was a member; Ensign in the 5th (Southeast) Co. of the 2d Regt. of Dutchess County Militia; a Lieutenant in the 1st Regt. of that County raised to "go into immediate service" under resolution of July 16, 1776; almost continuously in service until the close of the war. — Edward Riley Finch.
JOSEPH CRANE
Father of Jonathan Crane (q.v.); born in Fredericksburgh, Dutchess Co., N.Y., Oct. 2, 1722; a physician and was County judge for 16 consecutive years; at the outbreak of the war was one of a Committee of Safety with Egbert Benson of Poughkeepsie and Wm. Jay of Bedford; had four sons in the army, Lieut. Johnathan, Surgeon Joseph, Jr., Adjutant Solomon, and Lieut. Isaac. — Edward Riley Finch.
SAMUEL CRAWFORD
Born in Westchester County, N.Y.; lived in Scarsdale and White Plains; Lieutenant in Col. Joseph Drake's Regt. of Minutemen; Deputy from Westchester Co. to the Provincial Congress from May, 1775; committeeman from Scarsdale for purposes ofthe war; killed at Eastchester by British soldiers. (The first name of Samuel Crawford is spelled "Sand" by mistake for "Saml." in the printed archives of the State.) — George R. Crawford.
STEPHEN CURREY
Born in 1742; died in Cortlandtown, N. Y., June 6, 1829; served in Col. Pierre Van Cortlandt's Regt. of N. Y. State Militia. — John Currey, Jonathan B. Currey.

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