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More Men of Greene County in the Revolutionary War

This list was compiled from many sources

Benjamin Chamberlain b. 9 Apr 1758, Kent, Litchfield Co., CT d. 18 May 1831, Lexington, Greene Co., NY.  He was the son of Peleg Chamberlain and Jane Higgins.  He enlisted on the 22 Mar 1777 at Spencertown, NY in the company commanded by Captain Watson.  In the Regiment commanded by Colonel Grayton, in the Brigade commanded by General Nixon, Massachusetts line.  He continued
to serve in said Corps until the 22nd day of March 1780 when he was honorably discharged at Peekskill, NY.  He was married twice.  First to Mrs. Chamberlain (name unknown) with whom he had four known children (Nathan, Anna, Male Child and Female Child) and second to Susannah Miller with whom he had five known children. (Elizabeth, Benjamin, Albert H., Pelieter (Peleg) and Sally Ann). In 1824, when reapplying for the pension, he spoke of hardships and poverty and that he had been obliged to sell his farm to pay debts and sell his house lot to his nephew Lewis H. Chamberlain.  In this record he mentioned wife Susanna G. aged 50, Benjamin aged 21, Albert aged 14, Pelieter (Peleg) aged 10, and Sally Ann aged 8 years. Contributed by Pam Moore Leitt.

Ebenezer Johnson b14 Apr 1763 in Guilford, New Haven, CT and d. 2 Oct 1843 in Lexington, Greene Co., NY. He was the son of John Johnson and Chloe Shelly. He enlisted in Guilford, CT in 1779 under Capt. Augustus Collins as substitute as a drummer and fife for a period of two years.  In 1781 he volunteered under Captain Veal for two years as a Private, Connecticut Continental Line.  When questioned for his pension application as to the date he was discharged he stated that he forgot the exact date he was discharged.  However, the pension was granted. Pension File No. W1294. Ebenezer was married first to Sarah Peck daughter of Samuel Peck and Susannah Doolittle 5 Feb 1786 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.  They had four children - Harry, Ira, Samuel and Patty. Married second to Elizabeth Hull with whom he had no children. Book entitled "Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files" had this to say: JOHNSON, Ebnezer[sic], Elizabeth, W1294, BLW #30765-160-55, CT Line, soldier was b. at Guilford in New Haven Co., CT & he lived there at enlistment, soldier application 3 Sep 1832 Greene Co., NY aged 67 & his widow applied there 5 May 1853 aged 71, soldier m. Elizabeth Hull 28 Mar 1831 Lexington, NY & soldier died there 2 Oct 1843, widow applied for BLW 14 Jun 1855, soldier's sister, Phoebe Atwater of Rochester, NY was aged 73 in 1834 & stated her & soldier's father was John Johnson. Contributed by Pam Moore Leitt.

Henry Miller b. 15 Jan 1745, Milton, Norfolk, MA.  He was the son of Rev. John Miller and Elizabeth Vassal.  He died 24 Nov 1801 in Lexington, Greene Co., NY and is buried in Jewett, Greene Co., NY.
 He enlisted as a Private, in Col. Moses Hazen's Regiment 13 Sept 1782 and according to his military records served for the duration of the War.  There were no pension records probably due to the fact that he died in 1801 prior to the Act of Congress on the 18th of March 1818.
He first married Ruth Ward on 11 Jul 1767 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA.  They had no children. He married, second, Elizabeth Gardner, daughter of James Gardner and Louisa Sellers, in Lexington in 1769 with whom he had nine children.  James Gardner, Jacob, Susannah G. (this Susannah was the second wife of Benjamin Chamberlain), William, Henry, John, Benjamin, Elizabeth and Betsy.  Contributed by Pam Moore Leitt.

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