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The 1899 Membership Register
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Roll of Ancestors — S

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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.

Born in New London, Conn., in 1727; died in Marietta, Ohio, after the war; Captain of a letter-of-marque, and was credited, among other captures, with "bringing in prisoners in the ship 'Putnam.' " Commodore Dudley Saltonstall was his superior. — Josiah Anstice , Henry Anstice
Born in Fairfield Co., Conn., Sept7,1729; lived either in Lewisborough (formerly New Salem) or Greenburgh, Westchester Co., N.Y.; appointed april 22, 1779, Captain of a Company in the limits of the 4th Regt., Associated Exempts of Westchester Co., commanded by Lieut.-Col. Joseph Benedict; fell from a bridge and was drowned while crossing Croton River in December, 1804. — Wm. Warburton Scrugham.
Born in Manchester, Vt., Nov. 14, 1756; died there Oct. 13, 1815; Ensign from March 25, 1777, to Sept. 21, 1778, and Liutenant to Aug. 1, 1780, in Col. Seth Warner's Continental Regt. of Vermont; Captain from Aug. 20 to Nov. 25, 1781, in Col. Ebenezer Walbridge's Regt.; in March, 1779, a member of the Board of War. — William Delavan Baldwin.
Born in Woodbury, Conn., in 1734; died Nov. 24, 1789; graduated Princeton College in 1754; received the honorary degree of A. M. at Harvard in 1758, and at Yale in 1765; was an able writer and powerful orator, who labored with his brother, Roger Sherman, with voice and pen, for the establishment of American Independence; also served in the field as Chaplain of the 7th Regt. of the Connecticut Continental Line. — Chauncey Depew, Chauncey M. Depew, Ganson Depew, Richard Henry Eggleston, George Warren Pease, Charles Elliott Warren.
Born Dec. 27, 1735; died in Mt. Pleasant, Westchester Co., N.Y., Feb. 27, 1805; commissioned Sept. 13, 1775, Second Lieutenant under Capt. Wm. Dutcher, in 1st Westchester County Regt.; June 16, 1778, First Lieutenant under Capt. Danl. Martling, in same regiment (Col. Joseph Drake). — Peter Valentine Sherwood.
Born in Mt. Pleasant, Westchester Co., N.Y., in 1761; died there Feb. 17, 1837; served in Capt. Daniel Martling's Co., 1st Westchester Co., N.Y., Regt., in May 1780; on Sept. 21, 1780, he and John Patterson fired upon a barge from the sloop "Vulture," and prevented its landing at Teller's Point — a conspicuous incident of the André-Arnold conspiracy; in May, 1782, was in Lieut.-Col. Weissenfels' Regt. of Levies; on May 31, 1782,drafted with others into a regiment of the New York Line. — Peter Valentine Sherwood.
Born in Woodbury Clove, N. Y., June 4, 1733; died near Woodbury Falls, May 11, 1785; in the reorganization of the militia in 1775, was made Captain of the local company in place of his brother Austin; served under Col. Jesse Woodhull; was wounded at the capture of Fort Montgomery by the British, and carried to safety by Sergeant John Weygant (q. v.) who subsequently married his daughter. — William Henry Campbell.
Born in Plainfield, Conn., Sept. 3, 1753, but lived in Plainfield, Meriden Parish, N.H.; in May, 1775, he and his brother Philip volunteered for the army. Philip was able-bodied and became a Captain. Champion, having lost the sight of one eye by a blow from a snow-ball when a boy, was mustered as a wagon-master and afterward became chief of regimental transportation. He served in that capacity under Prescott at Bunker Hill, and under Stark at the battle of Bennington. He was present at Burgoyne's surrender. — Champion H. Judson.
Born in Stonington, Conn., Dec. 15, 1749; died in Syracuse, N.Y., Sept. 26, 1835; entered the service Sept. 8, 1776, as Ensign in Capt. Wm. Stanton's Co. of the 8th Regt. of Connecticut Militia; marched to New York; discharged Nov. 17, 1776; re-enlisted Aug. 6, 1780, as Corporal and Company Clerk in the same command. — William Gere Cady, Gustavus Linnemann Prescott.
Born in Stonington, Conn., Oct. 28, 1719; died there Feb. 3, 1790; member of the General Assembly of Coonnecticut from Stonington in 1779-1780. — William Gere Cady, Gustavus Linnemann Prescott.
Born in Boston, Mass., in 1752; died Sept. 2, 1823; was a Son of Liberty; one of the Boston Tea Party; Lieutenant in the "Army of Oberservation," 1775; recruited artillery for Quebec; commanded artillery at Ticonderoga and Stillwater; Lieutenant-Colonel in 1778; served with Lafayette in Virginia in 1781, with rank of Colonel, and commanded artillery with Col. Lamb at Yorktown; after the peace, located at New York as a merchant, at the same time acting successively as Colonel, Brigadier and Major-General of Artillery, State of New York; superintended the construction of the fortifications on Governor's Island, New York, in 1800; helped defend the city in 1812, and was Senior Major-General until 1815. — William N. Gibert Clark.
Born in Cariforeen, County Tyrone, Ire., June 23, 1738; died in Milan, N.Y., March 10, 1788; signed the Articles of Association in Northeast Precinct, Dutchess County, N.Y., in 1775; Captain in the 1st Dutchess County Regt. of New York Militia, stationed at Kingsbridge, N.Y., Sept.10, 1776; also held an Adjutant's commission. — Dennis Church Pierce, John Harvey Pierce.
Born in September, 1752; lived in Brimfield, Mass.; died in Verona N.Y., March 21, 1819; enlised Dec. 25, 1776, in Capt. Aaron Charles' Co., Lieut.-Col. Timothy Robinson's Regt., serving one month and 29 days, part of the time at Ticonderoga; also served from July 10, 1780, to Dec. 14, 1780, in the Continental Army under resolves of June 5 and 23, 1780. — Clarence George Stone, Seymour Henry Stone.
Born in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., July 5, 1753; died in Newcastle, N.Y., Jan. 3, 1825; Lieutenant of New York Militia, 1775-76; Second Lieutenant of 4th New York, Nov. 21, 1776; resigned April 23, 1778; Major in Lieut.-Col. Hyatt's Regt. of Westchester County, June 24, 1785; Lieut.-Col. Commandant of a Westchester County Regiment, March 8, 1791. — George Harold Selleck.
Born in Cortlandt Manor, Feb. 27, 1725; died in Yorktown, N.Y., Aug. 2, 1794; commissioned First Major, 3d Regt. of Westchester County, N.Y., Oct. 14, 1775. — George Harold Selleck.

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