Revolutionary War - Oakland County Residents' Veterans Military Records

 

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Nathaniel Baldwin Baldwin, Nathaniel. Born at Goshen, Conn., July 20, 1761. Died Aug. 30, 1840; buried at Rochester, Mich.; grave marked, July 29, 1909, by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac. Son of Nathaniel Baldwin. Married Susanah Sherman, niece of Roger Sherman, a "Signer"; Mrs. Baldwin died June 2, 1839, aged 74. Children:--John, Martha Minot, Nathaniel Augustus, Susanna Eliza, Walter, Sherman, Zimri. Living descendant recorded, 1912, Mrs. Milo Newberry, Oakland Co., Mich. Place of residence before coming to Michigan, East Bloomfield, New York. Revolutionary Service:--Enlisted in sixth regiment from Conn., under Col. Parsons "On duty July 17, 1775 at New London; discharged Dec. 10, 1775." Came to Michigan, 1817; located two miles south of Rochester, Oakland Co., Mich.; entered land, 1819. Sources:  Mich. Hist. Colls. III, 569; XXXIX, 437; Baldwin Genealogy; Hist. of Oakland County, I, ch. 6. 
James Bancker Bancker, James. Buried in the Farmer's Creek cemetery, Lapeer; grave marked by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac, Oct. 28, 1907. Sources:   History of Oakland County (Mich.), I, ch. 6.
Hooper Bishop Bishop, Hooper. Born March 22, 1762. Died April 3, 1861; buried in Novi cemetery, Oakland Co., Mich.; grave marked Oct. 3, 1914, by General Richardson chapter of Pontiac. Married Betsey -- b. March 22, 1758; d. Jan. 1, 1825. Children:--Prudence, b. Sept. 3, 1794; Sally, b. Feb. 26, 1797, d. Feb. 4, 1858; Levi, b. June 8, 1799, d. Oct. 18, 1870 at Novi; William, b. Nov. 21, 1802. Revolutionary Service:--A private in Capt. John Carpenter's company enlisted June 25, 1779; discharged Sept. 25, 1779; served three mo. with the guards at Springfield. Enlisted Oct., 1779 in Capt. Caleb Keep's company under Col. Israel Chapen; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; enlisted for three mo., served one mo., 11 days. Hooper Bishop's name occurs on the South Brimfield descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental army for the term of six months. "18 yrs., stature 5 ft., 5 in.; complexion dark; residence South Brimfield; arrived in Springfield, July 11, 1780, marched to camp, July 11, 1780, under command of Capt. Geo. Webb". In a list of men raised for six months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Patterson as having passed muster. The return dated Oct. 25, 1780, at Camp Toloway; on the pay-roll for the men raised by town of South Brimfield, for six months service during 1780. "Marched July, 1780, discharged Dec., 1780" at West Point. Hooper Bishop, private in Capt. Abel Kind's company, Col. Sear's regiment; enlisted Aug. 20, 1781, discharged Nov. 26, 1781, service three months at Saratoga. Came to Michigan about 1840; lived with son Levi Bishop near Novi. Sources:  Mass. Soldiers and Sailors, II, 78; History of Oakland County, I, 90; Mich. Hist. Colls., XXXIX, 453. 
John Blanchard Blanchard, John. Born 1763. Children:--David; Sophia Laqui (or Lakey). Places of residence:--Meredith, Delaware Co., N. Y.; White Lake, Mich.; and Farmington, Oakland Co., Mich. Revolutionary Service:--The name of John Blanchard is given as a pensioner in 1840, aged 77. Residence, White Lake. Came to Oakland Co., before 1834. Sources:  History of Oakland County, ch. 6, p. 93.
John Britton Britton, John. Born at Long Island, 1755. Died June, 1846 "of old age"; buried in Horton cemetery, Atlas Twp. two and one-half miles south of Atlas, Genesee Co.; grave marked, Nov. 6, 1917, by the Genesee chapter of Flint. Married Isabel Rice of Dublin, Ireland, who died 1809; 2nd w. Lydia Pipps Harris. Children: -- Elizabeth; Rebecca and Mary, twins; Daniel; William; John. Places of residence:--Gettysburg, Adams Co., Pa.; Cayuga Co., N. Y. The only data recorded with State historian, D. A. R. concerning parentage of John B., states that the "father was born in England and the mother in Wales." Revolutionary Service:--Served in Canada 1775-6; in battle of Germantown, Pa., Oct. 4, 1777. "A private in Capt. Geo. Forepaugh's co., 5th battalion, Philadelphia militia; in the battle of Monmouth, N. J., June 28, 1778." Came to Michigan in 1842; located in Atlas Twp., Genesee Co., Mich. Occupation:--Farmer and ironer. Sources:  Pennsylvania Archives, fifth series; Oakland County Gazette.
Benjamin Bulson Bulson, Benjamin, (alias Smith). Born 1754. Revolutionary Service:--Benj. Bulson enlisted, March, 1776, in N. Y.; company commanded by Capt. Thos. Mitchell, under Col. Van Courtlandt, in Gen. Putnam's brigade. He was captured by the British and sent to Halifax--escaped and re-enlisted. Served on board the "Junius Brutus" (also given "Julius Brutus") under Capt. John Brooks, which on its first cruise was captured by a British boat and to which Bulson was transferred as one of prize crew. Recaptured by the "Hornet", Bulson was sent aboard the old prison ship "Jersey", at Waalabout and sentenced to nine hundred lashes, for trying to escape; four hundred and fifty of which were given. He finally escaped in 1781. On prison ship he changed his name to Benj. Smith to avoid capture by Tory relatives. Filed declaration for pension July 21, 1823 at which time he was sixty-nine years old. Sources:  Oakland County History; Mich. Hist. Colls. 
Elias Cady Cady, Elias. Born at Providence, R. I., Sept. 7, 1756. Died March 31, 1853; buried in Oak Hill cemetery, Holly Twp., Oakland Co., Mich.; grave marked, Sept. 25, 1914, by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac. Married Olive Baker of Providence, R. I., who died at Utica, N. Y., 1838. Children:--Seth B.; Rhoda; Mary; Sarah; Philinda; and Elias. Elias Cady, (Sr.) was the son of Benajar Cady. Residences:--Providence, R. I.; Utica, N. Y.; Holly, Mich. Revolutionary Service:--Enlisted at Boston during the first year of the war and served till the close. "He spent the winter in Valley Forge with Gen. Washington." Came to Michigan, 1838; lived with son Seth B. at Holly, Michigan. He was a pensioner. Sources:  History of Oakland County, I, 87-88; Mich. Hist. Colls., XXXIX, 451. 
Sr. Caleb Carr Carr, Caleb. Born Oct. 13, 1762. Died July 18, 1839; buried in Novi cemetery; grave marked, Oct. 3, 1914, by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac. Children:--Caleb, Jr., b. in Vermont (See note;) Isaac, b. Sept. 6, 1790, Vt., d. Dec., 1862, m. at Redford, Mich.; Calvin, b. Vt. and d. Waterford, Mich.; Sarah, b. June 5, 1800; d. Feb. 9, 1837. Occupation:--Methodist exhorter. Revolutionary Service:--Enlisted Nov. 2, 1776; served through an Indian alarm; was a private in Capt. Millard's company, under Col. John Waterman; corporal in Capt. Millard's company, 1st division, under Col. Wakeman. Came to Michigan:--The land records show that the Carr family bought land in Kensington in the year 1836, at which time Caleb Carr, Jr., was a resident of the place. A few years later the father and sons lived at Novi, where Isaac Carr kept tavern, which was burned in 1847. Sources:  Mass. Soldiers and Sailors, III, 130; History of Oakland County, I, 89; Mich. Hist. Colls., XVIII, 449-451. Ed. note:--Caleb Carr, Jr., is also buried in Novi cemetery. In 1839, he was postmaster, inspector of elections, supervisor, and justice of the peace; 1840, performed the first marriage in the township; 1842, built the first frame house in the township, a 16 by 24 and one and one-half stories high, which was used as the first hotel. He ran the first blacksmith shop, had first wheat and corn ground at the first mill in the township--The Red Cedar Mill; 1842, was re-elected postmaster. See Mich. Hist. Colls., XVIII, 449, 452.
Joshua Chamberlain Chamberlain, Joshua. Born, 1760. Died Feb. 20, 1827; buried Oak Hill cemetery, Pontiac; grave marked, July 29, 1909, by the General Richardson chapter, Pontiac. Married Sarah --- who died, Aug. 14, 1814, at Gorham, N. Y. Children:--Joshua, Jr.; Olmstead (Dr.). Places of residence:--Lewiston, Niagara Co., N. Y. Revolutionary Service:--Enlisted, April 3, 1777, at Richmond, Berkshire Co., Mass.; served as private until April 3, 1780, in Capt. Jeremiah Miller's company, Col. Vose regiment of Mass. troops. Came to Michigan about 1820; located at Detroit and later lived with his sons in Pontiac. Sources:  Mich. Hist. Colls., XII, 579.; History of Oakland County. 
Jeremiah Clark Clark (also Clarke), Jeremiah. Born at Preston, Conn., 1760 or '61. Died, June 1, 1845; buried at Clarkston, Oakland Co., Mich.; grave marked, Sept. 17, 1908, by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac. Son of Jeremiah Clark (Clarke). Married Sarah Millington, 1780; b. 1767; d. July 17, 1845. Children:--Julia; Amasa; Lydia, b. 1781, d. 1845; Henry; Amos; Jeremiah, b. 1790, d. 1847; Lucy; Amy, b. 1794, d. 1853; Susan, b. 1797; Hiram; Sarah, b. 1806, d. 1872; Nelson, b. 1808, d. 1876; Sidney; Ebenezer, b. 1812, d. 1868. Places of residence:--Shaftsbury, Vt.; Bath, N. J.; Nelson, N. Y.; Onondaga Co., N. Y.; Clarkston, Mich. Revolutionary Service:--Served under Capt. Bigelow Lawrence, entering service, March 2, 1778; discharged May 2, 1778. The Vermont revolutionary rolls record the name of Jeremiah Clark on the payroll of Capt. Samuel Robertson, under Lt. Col. Eben Walbridge, June 15 to July 10, 1778. Came to Michigan; located in Clarkston, Oakland Co. Sources:  History of Oakland County, I, 84; Vt. Rev. Rolls, 76; Mich. Hist. Colls., XXXIX, 448. 
Elijah Drake Drake, Elijah. Born near the Delaware Water Gap, Northampton Co., Pa., July 4, 1759. Died April 8, 1848; buried at Royal Oak, Mich.; grave marked, July 10, 1900, by the General Richardson chapter, Pontiac, Mich. Son of Samuel Drake. Elijah D. married Abigal Stoddard, 1790, at Newton Point. Abigal was the dau. of Thos. Stoddard. She died Feb. 20, 1860. Children of Elijah D.:--Sally, b. Jan. 11, 1791; Wealthy, b. Mar. 4, 1793; Samuel, b. Aug. 27, 1795; Thomas Jefferson, b. Apr. 18, 1797; Cyrus, b. Dec. 24, 1800; Elias, b. Sept. 25, 1803; Elijah, b. Dec. 24, 1805; Flemon, b. Apr. 30, 1807; Edward L., b. Apr. 30, 1810; Morgan, b. Oct. 18, 1813. Places of residence:--Delaware Water Gap; Northumberland Co., Pa.; Chemung, N. Y.; Scipio, N. Y.; Genesee Co., N. Y.; Oakland Co., Mich.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Royal Oak, Mich. Revolutionary Service:--An associator, May 22, 1775, Northampton Co., Pa., militia; a lieutenant under Jacob Stroud; a captain, 1776; in 1778, under Capt. Schoonhoven; 1799, under Col. Armstrong, Northampton Co., Pa. Came to Michigan, 1835; located in Oakland Co., with five sons and their families. The second son, Thomas J., located in Oakland Co., in 1824. Sources:  History of Oakland County, I, 82; Pa. Archives, 2nd Series, XIV, 555, 576.  Ed. note:--In the Mich. Hist. Colls. XXXIX, 445, the pension records are quoted as Mrs. Avery's authority for the following:--"Elijah Drake enlisted as a private and served six months under Capt. Benj. Schoonhover, Colonel Stroud's regiment, Pennsylvania; he re-enlisted June 5, 1779, for three months under the same captain in Colonel Armstrong's regiment, Pennsylvania. He later served fifteen days under Capt. Samuel Shoemaker. His place of residence was given as Lower Smithville, Northampton County, Pennsylvania."
Benjamin Grace Grace, Benjamin. Born 1760. Died on Wm. Grace farm, Nov. 15, 1851; buried in the Clarenceville cemetery; grave marked, Aug. 3, 1910, by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac, Mich. Children:--Benjamin; Mary; James B., b. Apr. 27, 1789; Hannah, b. June 13, 1791; William; Abigail; Amasa, b. Aug., 1797; Sally, b. 1802; Amelia; Harriet, b. Mar. 17, 1807; Darius, b. Oct. 8, 1809. Revolutionary Service:--Private in N. H. militia, Enlisted at Amherst, N. H., 1780, served under Capt. Livermore and Col, Scammel until 1783, Came to Michigan, 1828; resided with his children at Farmington, Oakland Co. Sources:  Pension records; Mich. Hist, Colls.; History of Oakland Co.
James Graham Graham (Grimes), James. Born 1749. Died Sept. 5, 1837; buried in Graham family cemetery, Avon; grave marked, June 2, 1911, by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac. Married Mary Van de Mark, (a native of Holland); she died Sept. 7, 1835. Children:--James; David; John; Alexander; Williams; Benjamin, b. 1808, d. 1864; Chester; Martha; Mary. Places of residence:--New York City; Tioga Point, Pa.; Canada; 1816 at Mt. Clemens, Mich.; later Oakland Co., Mich, Revolutionary Service:--Enlisted Apr. 15, 1777 in Capt. Hewitt's co., Col. Dennison's regiment, Conn. militia. In Capt. Spaulding's company, Col. Butler's regiment. Came to Michigan, 1816; was first white settler of Oakland Co. Tradition claims that in his eagerness to come to America, James Graham became an indentured servant to a New York physician. Sources:  History of Oakland County, Vol. I, ch. 6; Mich. Hist. Colls. 
Levi Green Green, Levi. Born at Coventry, R. I., June 6, 1758. Died, West Bloomfield, Oakland Co., June 21, 1859; buried North Farmington cemetery; grave marked, June 14, 1906, by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac, Mich. Married Asenath Robinson. Children:--Aurelia, b. Nov. 5, 1778; Eunice; Watermann; Sophia; Fanny, b. Apr. 3, 1794; Horace; Hulda, b. Sept. 24, 1799; Zephaniah Ripley, b. Aug. 6, 1801; Emma, b. Apr. 24, 1804; Speedy, b. May 25, 1808; Laura, b. Aug. 11, 1811. Places of residence:--Livonia, N. Y.; West Bloomfield. Revolutionary Service:--Enlisted, July 1, 1776, for eight months under Capt. Baldwin. Second enlistment was for month of July, 1777, under Capt. Newell. His third enlistment was Aug., 1777, under Capt. Brown, Col. Simond's regiment, Mass. militia. Was in battle of Bennington, Vt., Aug. 16, 1777. His grandson, Mr. Horace A. Green, has in his possession the original pension papers, and powder horn carved with his name which was carried through the war. Came to Michigan to live with his son Zephaniah Ripley Green, who came to West Bloomfield, July, 1832. Sources:  History of Oakland County, Vol. I, ch. 6. 
Esbon Gregory Gregory, Esbon. Buried in the Pains cemetery, one and one-quarter miles east of Troy Corners, Oakland Co., Mich, Married Salome Sherwood. Children:--Solomon; Abigail; Salome; Mary Ann; Jesse, b. 1769. Places of residence:--1777, New Ashford or Lanesborough, N. Y.; 1818, Manilius, N. Y.; 1833, Hanover, N. Y.; 1837, Troy, Oakland Co., Mich. Revolutionary Service:--Esbon Gregory enlisted June 15, 1777, and served till Aug. 17, 1777, as private in Capt. Amariah Babbitt's company, Col. Benj. Simon's regiment, Mass. militia. Re-enlisted Aug. 17, 1777, served till Oct. 17, 1777, under Capt. Herrick and Col. Seth Warner. From Oct. 17, 1777, to May or June, 1778 as a teamster under Capt. Luther Loomis and Col. Warner. 1778, for eight months in Capt. Peter Porter's company, Gen. Stark's life guard; 1779, for three months as quartermaster, for Gen. Stark; also served as sergeant under Capt. Barnes in Col. Israel Capen's regiment; 1780-1781, he served as sergeant under Captains Hickok, Spoor and Gross and Colonels Brown and Willett. Was in battles of Bennington, Vt., Aug. 16, 1777; Stone Arabia, N. Y., Oct. 19, 1780; Johnstown, N. Y. Sources:  Pension Bureau, Washington; History of Oakland County, Vol. I, ch. 6. 
James Harrington Harrington, James. Born 1763. Died Oakland Co., 1825, aged sixty-two. Married Martha Hould. Daughter:--Mary, married Elias Gates. Revolutionary Service:--Served in R. I. troops as a corporal. Came to Michigan, 1820 or '21, located at West Bloomfield, May 15, 1823. Entered the entire section 36. Sources:  History of Oakland County, Vol. I, ch. 6. Mich. Hist. Colls., XXII. 
George Horton Horton, George. Born 1761. Died 1835; last pension paid Mar. 4, 1835; buried at Rochester; grave marked, July 29, 1909, by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac. Married:--Elsie ---; d. Feb., 1827; buried in Rochester cemetery. Children:--Benjamin, who entered land in section 21. Places of residence:--Northampton Co., Pa.; 1809, Port Colborne, Canada; 1820, Yarmouth, Ontario; 1825, Oakland Co., Mich. Revolutionary Service:--Enlisted May, 1780, at the age of nineteen, in Capt. Shoemaker's Pa. troops; served until Sept., 1783; the Pa. Archives, fifth series, records his service in the second class, seventh company, fifth battalion, Pa. militia, for 1782. Came to Michigan, settled in Avon Twp., two miles south of Rochester; lived with son-in-law, Cornelius Decker, on section 22. Source:  History of Oakland County, Vol. I, ch. 6.  
Enoch Hotchkiss Hotchkiss, Enoch. Buried in the orchard on his farm in Oakland Co., Mich.; name reported by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac. Revolutionary service claimed. Came to Michigan, 1819; located in Oakland Co., near Pontiac. Occupation:--Farmer. Sources:  Mich. Hist. Colls., III, 561; History of Oakland County, Vol. I, ch. 6.
Derrick Hulick Hulick, Derrick. Born Montgomery Twp., Somerset Co., N. J. Died 1843. The first person buried in Lakeville cemetery, Oakland Co.; grave marked, Sept. 16, 1916, by the General Richardson chapter, Pontiac. Places of residence:--Somerset Co., N. J.; Oxford Twp., Warren Co., N. J.; Addison Twp., Oakland Co., Mich. Revolutionary Service:--Enlisted, June 1, 1776, in Capt. Wm. Baird's company, under Col. Quick; also under Capt. Rynear Staats and Col. Frelinghuysen of N. J.; re-enlisted in 1777 for eight months in John Baird's company, Col. Webster's regiment; and in April, 1778, for two months under Capt. Joakim Gulick and John Blair in Col. Van Dyke's regiment. Feb., 1779, enlisted for six months and in 1780 for one month in same company. Sept. 3, 1832, he applied for and was allowed a pension. Said to have served in war of 1812. Came to Michigan, 1839; lived with dau., Mrs. Dennis Snyder. Sources:  History of Oakland County, I, 91; New Jersey in Revolution; Mich. Hist. Colls., XXXIX, 454.
Solomon Jones Jones, Solomon. Born near Saybrook, Conn., 1760. Died, "1865 at age of 105 years"; buried in Davisburg cemetery; grave marked, July 6, 1916, by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac, Mich. Married:--(2nd) Mrs. Hannah Friday. Children:--Polly; Chauncey; Daniel, came to Mich., from Orwell, Vt., in 1837; Isaac; Timothy, came to Mich. in 1836, located at Springfield; Wealthy, b. 1808, d. Aug. 14, 18??, m. Silas Phillips, moved to Mich., 1839; Jesse, b. in Essex Co., N. Y., came to Mich., 1838, located at Groveland, Oakland Co., m. Charlotte Northrup. Places of residence:--Saybrook, Conn.; state of Vermont, Rutland Co.; Springfield, Mich.; and Groveland, Mich. Revolutionary Service:--Enlisted, July, 1775, in Capt. Abyah Rowle's 6th company, Conn. militia stationed on the Sound until Sept. 14; ordered to Boston. Came to Michigan, 1843; located at Springfield; lived at Groveland five years with son Jesse.  Ed. note:--Family tradition claims Solomon Jones served through Revolutionary war and in war of 1812; was in the 4th Vt. militia at Plattsburg, Sept., 1814.
Nathan Landon Landon, Nathan. Born 1757. Revolutionary Service:--Nathan Landon was the last of the Revolutionary soldiers to file a declaration in Oakland courts for a pension, which he did Nov. 13, 1828, at the age of seventy-one. He enlisted Feb. 1, 1776, in Capt. Archibald Shaw's company, Col. Wm. C. Maxwell's regiment, N. J. militia. Served until Nov. 14, 1776, when regiment was dismissed, by Gen. Gates, at Ticonderoga. Came to Michigan about 1828; lived with son Stephen Landon, Oakland Co. 
Stephen Mack Mack, Stephen. Born at Lyme, Conn., 1764. Died Nov. 11, 1826; buried first, on east side of river, south of Pike St.; second, Oak Hill cemetery, Pontiac; grave marked, July 1, 1907, by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac. Son of Solomon Mack. Stephen Mack married Temperence Bond of Gilsum. Children:--There were twelve children, the following names are recorded: Stephen, b. 1798; John; Almon, b. 1805; Almira, b. 1805; Lovicy; Lavina, b. 1795; Harriet; Adsoah; Ruth; Rhoda. Places of residence:--Gilsum, N. H.; Montague, N. H.; Tunbridge, Vt.; Norwich, Vt.; Detroit and Pontiac, Mich. Revolutionary Service:--Enlisted at age of sixteen in New Hampshire militia, as a private in Capt. John Trotter's company under Col. Rufus Putnam's sixth regiment; received rank of colonel in Vermont troops. Came to Michigan about 1810; located in Detroit. Family came to Mich., 1822. Occupation:--Director of Bank of Mich., 1818; trustee of village of Detroit and supervisor 1816-'18. Sources:  History of Oakland County, I, 75; Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in Revolution, X, 109; Mich. Hist. Colls., I, 24, 470; III, 223, 267, 570, 571, 574; IV, 190, 459; V, 540; VI, 385; XIII, 316. See also index volume to Collections.
Caleb Baker Merrill Merrill, Caleb Baker. Born at Great Barrington, Mass., 1754. Died July 2, 1842 at Springfield, Mich.; buried at Clarkston; grave marked, Sept. 17, 1908, by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac. Married Sally Jackson, dau. of Col. Giles and Anna (Thomas) Jackson. Sally (Jackson) Merrill was born Oct. 3, 1766; d. July 22, 186-. Children:--John Jackson, b. 1797, d. 1866; Charlotte, b. 1804, d. 1873; Charles; Helen; Anna. Revolutionary Service:--Was a commissioned officer in battles of Bennington, Bemis Heights, Saratoga, Stillwater, and at surrender of Burgoyne. Came to Michigan, in 1833; located at Springfield, Oakland Co. 
Ezra Parker Parker, Ezra. Born at Wallingford, Conn., Dec. 13, 1745. Died July 7, 1842; buried in Royal Oak cemetery; grave marked, June 10, 1900, by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac. Son of Andrew Parker. Ezra Parker married 1st, Sarah Tuttle; 2nd, Elizabeth Perry. Children:--Samuel; David; Ezra; Wm. M.; Joel; Cratus; Elizabeth; Ira; Abigail; infant son. Places of residence:--Wallingford, Conn.; Adams, Mass., 1770; Herkimer Co., N. Y.; Bridgewater, N. Y.; Saugersfield Co., N. Y.; Royal Oak, Mich. Revolutionary Service:--Grave stone inscribed "Revolutionary soldier". Was in battles of Bunker Hill and of Lexington, in Berkshire Co., Mass., militia; sergt. in Arnold's expedition through Maine and Quebec; in battles of Bennington and Saratoga. Came to Michigan, June, 1835; located at Royal Oak, Oakland Co., Mich.  See also Mich. Hist. Colls., VI, 255.
Jacob Petty Petty, Jacob. Died 1838; buried Sashabaw Plains, Oakland Co.; grave located, Oct. 2, 1915, General Richardson chapter, Pontiac. Revolutionary Service:--Claimed to have belonged to Washington's Body Guard. Places of residence:--An early resident of Independence Twp., Oakland Co., Mich. 
Joel Phelps Phelps, Joel. Born July 16, 1755. Buried, Rose Corners, Oakland Co., Mich.; grave located by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac. Married Anner, born 1767. Children:--Gilbert, b. Dec., 1788; Minerva, b. Dec., 1790; Othanile, b. 1793; Martha, b. 1795; Sarah, b. 1798; Joel, b. 1800; Daniel, b. 1802; Mariah, b. 1804; Aaron, b. 1806; Lewis, b. 1809; Henry, b. 1813; Stephen, b. 1815. Places of residence:--Bloomfield, N. Y.; Oakland Co., Mich. Revolutionary Service:--Enlisted June, 1775 in Mass., Capt. John McKinstry's company, Col. John Patterson's Mass. reg.; served in Capt. Hall's company, under Col. Henry Sherbourn, 1777; Capt. Stephen Hardin's company, under Col. Zebulon Butler, Conn. reg.; Quartermaster in Gen. Burgoyne's army of Va.; later in commissary dept.; in battles of Cedars, Trenton, Princeton, Bound Brook, Wyoming; was a pensioner. Came to Michigan, 1836; located Oakland Co., Mich. 
Lydia Potter Potter, Lydia (Barnes). Died Aug., 1836; buried in Baldwin cemetery, Avon Twp.; grave marked, Aug. 19, 1911, by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac. Married Lemuel Potter who died Feb. 26, 1836; buried in Chili, N. Y. Descendants: -- Marilla Hemingway; granddaughter, Mrs. Abigail H. McArthur. Revolutionary Service:--"She worked night and day for the destitute soldiers at Valley Forge." Came to Michigan about 1826; located at Paint Creek, Oakland Co., Mich.; lived with dau., Mrs. Marilla Hemingway. Data recorded by Mrs. Lillian D. Avery, Pontiac. Remarks:--"Lemuel Potter was a soldier of the Revolution and as a corporal engaged in securing provisions for Washington's destitute soldiers--met Lydia Barnes who later became his wife."
Caleb Pratt Pratt, Caleb. Born 1760. Buried in Oakland Co. Revolutionary Service:--"Under Stark at Bennington." Came to Mich., with son, Capt. John W. Pratt, of Springfield. Name recorded by Mrs. Lillian D. Avery, Pontiac. Remarks:--"In the course of a long and active life was frequently called by his fellow citizens to fill offices both civil and military and he discharged the duties thereof with honor to himself and satisfaction to the public." Pontiac Jacksonian, June 13, 1843
Ithamar Smith Smith, Ithamar. Born in Long Meadow, Mass., Jan. 13, 1756. Died Sept. 1, 1844; buried in Oak Hill cemetery, Pontiac, Mich; grave marked, July 1, 1907, by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac, Mich. Married Lucy Nevers, Jan. 26, 1780; died Sept. 25, 1843. Ithamar Smith's father's name was John. Children:--Roderick, b. Mar. 10, 1781; Henry, b. Apr. 19, 1782; Henry, b. Feb. 17, 1784; Sally, b. Mar. 5, 1786; Sarah, b. Jan. 23, 1787, d. Feb. 8, 1876, Pontiac, Mich.; Fanny, b. Jan. 12, 1789, d. Mar., 1858, Pontiac, Mich.; John Morgan, b. Dec. 31, 1790, d. Oct. 26, 1864, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Eleazer, b. Oct. 21, 1792, d. Nov. 23, 1797; Hannah Morgan, b. June 17, 1794, d. May 1, 1851, Pontiac, Mich.; Louis Nevis, b. Mar. 21, 1796, d. May, 1796; Dr. Geo., b. Aug. 19, 1797, d. Aug. 25, 1844, Syracuse; Lucy, b. Apr. 17, 1799, d. July 8, 1837, Pontiac, Mich.; Eleazer, b. Nov. 25, 1801, d. May 22, 1802. Places of residence:--Wilbramham, Hampshire Co., Mass. Revolutionary Service:--Enlisted, June, 1776, for 6 months, private in Capt. Josiah Smith's company, Col. Whitney's reg.; in Apr., 1777, as an artificer in Capt. Richard Faxon's company, Col. David Mason's reg.; 1779, quartermaster shop at Springfield, Mass., under Col. Wm. Smith. Sources:  History of Oakland County., Vol. I, ch. 6. 
Silas Sprague Sprague, Silas. Born in Conn., Feb. 18, 1762. Died in Troy, Mich., Mar. 8, 1841; buried in Crooks cemetery, Troy Twp., Oakland Co., Mich.; grave marked, July 19, 1912, by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac, Mich. Married Polly Leonard, who was born Oct. 16, 1763, d. Oct. 5, 1813, in the State of New York. Children:--Silas, b. 1785; Polly, b. 1790; Charles, b. 1791; Thomas, b. 1794; Orrin, b. 179-; Barnabas, b. 1799; John, b. 1801; Leonard, b. 1804. Revolutionary Service:--Mustered, July, 1779, from Great Barrington, Capt. Goodrich's company, Col. Ashley's reg.; also served for the town of Stillwater, 1781; a major in the Toledo War. Came to Michigan in 1824; located in Oakland Co.; lived with son Silas Sprague. Sources:  Mass. Soldiers and Sailors; History of Oakland Co., ch. 6, p. 88; Mich. Hist. Colls., XIV, 585; III, 569. 
Joseph Todd Todd, Joseph. Born in Warsaw, N. Y., Feb. 11, 1765. Buried in Oak Hill cemetery, Pontiac; grave marked, July 1, 1907, by General Richardson chapter, Pontiac, Mich. Son of 2nd Lt. Joseph Todd. Married. Children:--Elizabeth, b. 1791, d. 1846; Catherine, b. 1796, d. 1845; Julia; John; Joseph; Jonathan; Samuel, b. 1804. Places of residence:--Warsaw, N. Y.; Detroit, Mich.; and Mt. Clemens, Mich. Revolutionary Service:--Enlisted Apr., 1781. Private in Capt. Peter Bertholft's company, Col. Henry Wasner's reg., N. Y. militia. Came to Michigan, 1818; located in Oakland Co., Mich.  
Joseph Van Netter Van Netter, Joseph. Born 1763. Buried in Oakland Co. Revolutionary Service:--Served in Capt. Wendell's company, Col. Wynkoop's reg., N. Y. troops; later under Col. Van Schaick; was in battles of Monmouth and Yorktown. First Revolutionary soldier to file an application for pension in Oakland Co. court. Was pensioned Feb. 22, 1822. Came to Michigan 1840; located at Holly. 
Zadock Wellman Wellman, Zadoc. Born 1761. Buried "East of Troy Corners, Oakland Co., Mich," Revolutionary Service:--Name on pension roll of 1840; age given as 79 and residence Troy at the home of Joel Wellman, Troy, Mich. 
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