Q. In response to the follow quotes, can anyone provide more information on any of the “sixty-five officers and soldiers” identified in the charter and/or the subset(s) of the continental army in which they served?
“ALBANY. Town in Orleans County. A grant was made June 27, 1781, by resolution of the General Assembly to Colonel Henry Emanuel Lutterloh and Major Thomas Cogswell and their associates to the number of sixty-five officers and soldiers then in the continental army, of a tract of land six miles square to be located and return made of the location to Ira Allen, Surveyor General, "to obtain a charter of incorporation." The town was chartered as Lutterloh (sometime written Lutterlock), June 26, 1782, Col. Antipas Gilman being one of the grantees. Col. Henry Emanuel Lutterloh was a New York officer appointed Deputy Quarter-Master-General by General Washington, June 30, 1777. Major Thomas Cogswell was a Massachusetts officer, then of Haverhill, Mass., and afterward of Gilmanton, N. H. Name of Lutterloh changed to Albany in 1815. Part of Lowell authorized to be annexed to Albany in 1870.”
Although the residences of the following proprietors are not included in the charter, it is evident from comparisons with other records that many of them were residents of Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut and surrounding towns:
“Colo Henry Emmanuel Lutterloh, Major Thomas Cogswell, and their associates… Genl Joseph Badger, Colo Ebenezer Smith, Colo Antipas Gilman, Noah Dow, Charles Clapham, Richard StClear, Genl John Tyler, John Tyler Junr, James Lord, Nathaniel Coit, Hezekiah Lord, John Mott, Nathan Geer, Joshua Stanton, Abiel Fellows, Andrew Lester, Noah Holcomb, Ruluff Dutcher, Nehemiah Lawrence, Isaac Lawrence, William Peet, Tarball Whitney, Joshua Andrews, Nathaniel Lawrence, Rachel Fellows, Elisha Sheldon Junr, Elijah Stanton, David Whitney, Correl Merrils, Samuel B. Sheldon, Calvin Ackley, Andrew Carney, Elisha Lee, Timothy Obrion, Joshua Porter Junr, Nergalsharerzer Rude, Tunis Sardam, John Moore, Arthur Frinck [Frink], John Wheeler, Jacob Galusha, Samuel Moore Junr., Ebenezer Fletcher, Jacob Varshburg, Moses Hinsdill, Ebenezer Reed, Gabriel Dutcher, Isaac White, Andrew Frinck [Frink], John Parks, Lemuel Hull, Gideon Smith, Ezra Crane Junr, James Holmes, John Fellows, Caleb Nichols, James Parks, John Russell, Joshua Fitch Junr, Isaac Pick, John Caton, Thomas Selleck, and Elias Lord… That each Proprietor of the Township of Lutterloh aforesaid his Heirs or assigns shall plant & cultivate five acres of land & build an House at least Eighteen feet square on the floor, or have one family settled on each respective share of Land within the term of four years from the time the outlines of Said Township shall be known and established as the law directs, on penalty of forfeiture of each respective right or share of Land…”