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Where to find service records - Lexington alarm list

Where to find service records - Lexington alarm list

Posted: 27 Sep 2011 12:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kilborn, Kilburn, Kilbourn
Hello,

Am hoping someone on this board may be able to help with my question.

In the book "The record of Ct Men in the Military and Naval Service during the War of the Revolution 1775-1783" by Henry P Johnston, I found an entry for Joseph Kilburn. He was listed in the Lexington Alarm List as being from the town of Colchester CT, having served 21 days.

Based on this entry, I tried to find service records for Joseph Kilburn from Footnote (now called Fold3.com), however nothing has come up.

Can anyone tell me if there are service records in existence for this short period of service? If so, how I might go about finding the records?

Thanks for any help.

Colleen Lill

Re: Where to find service records - Lexington alarm list

Posted: 27 Sep 2011 11:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Look in the book for what Johnston gave as the source of the document. He might have copied from another book, or he might have found a document in Town records or at the State Library.

If he cites a document as source, it still existed when he copied it.

Even if Johnston copied from some other book, the document may still exist in Town records or in the State Library. You would have to look for it in person (or hire a researcher to do so for you) if the source-publication did not give a specific location of the record (much more specific than "in Connecticut State Library").

Re: Where to find service records - Lexington alarm list

Posted: 12 Dec 2011 1:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Find a Connecticut history that includes the town of Colchester, CT,and or the County of New London, CT, and see if there is any mention of him there.

Remember that spellings of his last name may be different.

Following is what is in the DAR data base. It is old documentation, so you would have to prove the line for him. That's why it says "Treat as new ancestor"

Nathan Smith born on - - at Sterling MA
died at _______________ on - - and his ( 1st ) wife
Cornelia Smith Wilder Smith born on - - at Sterling MA
died at _______________ on - - married on - -

2.
The Said Nathan Smith was the child of
John Smith born on - - at _______________
died at _______________ on - - and his ( 1st ) wife
Leapha Kilburn born on - - at _______________
died at _______________ on - - married on - -

3.
The Said Leapha Kilburn was the child of
Timothy Kilburn born on 26 - May - 1757 at _______________
died at _______________ on - - and his ( 1st ) wife
Relief Richardson born on 3 - Sep - 1758 at _______________
died at _______________ on - - married on 20 - Dec - 1778

4.
The Said Timothy Kilburn was the child of
Joseph Kilburn born on 2 - Jul - 1719 at Rowley MA
died at _______________ on - - and his ( 1st ) wife
Mary Sawyer born on 11 - Feb - 1729 at _______________
died at _______________ on - - married on - -


Associated Ancestor (Revolutionary) Record
KILBOURN, JOSEPH

Ancestor #: A065730
Notice:
TREAT AS NEW ANCESTOR (WHY?)
Service:
MASSACHUSETTS Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE
Birth:
2 Jul 1719 ROWLEY MASSACHUSETTS
Death:

Service Description:
1) MEM COMM LANCASTER
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