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Stephen Dykeman/Dikeman b1733 d1777 from Connecticut

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Stephen Dykeman/Dikeman b1733 d1777 from Connecticut

Posted: 22 Aug 2011 7:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
What should be my next step to locate information on Stephen Dykeman/Dikeman's enlistment and time served during the F&I War?

I have found the following:
Family legend/lore has he enlisted in the French and Indian War March 23, 1762 and served with the Second Regiment of Connecticut until June 3 of that year.( Johannes Dyckman of Fort Orange and His Descendents by Marjorie Dikeman Chamberlain; Volume 1,page 80 also give family.)

However in, (1) Ye Historie of Ye Town of Greenwich County of Fairfield and State of Connecticut by Spencer P. Mead, LL.B, 1921 page 83, states Stephen was in the 5th Company, 2nd Regiment as a private, serving in the northern campaign. (2) But in The History of Ridgefield Connecticut by George L. Rockwell, pub 1927, page 88, states that Stephen Dikeman enlisted March 23rd, 1762, Fifth Company, Captain Hobby, Second Regiment, Colonel Nathan Whitney. "It is reported he did not join his regiment."
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Ancestry.com 8/19/2011
Database: All Connecticut Soldiers, French and Indian War, 1755-62 Results

Connecticut Soldiers, French and Indian War, 1755-62
about Stephen Dikeman
Given Name: Stephen
Surname: Dikeman
Page #: 331
Location: Connecticut
Regiment: Second
Regt.Command: Whiting, Nathan Colonel & Captain
Company: Fifth
Co.Command: Hobby, Thomas Captain
Campaign Year: 1762
Source List: Pay Roll
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Connecticut Soldiers, French and Indian War, 1755-62
about Stephen Dikeman
Given Name: Stephen
Surname: Dikeman
Page #: 351
Location: Connecticut
Regiment: Whiting's Regement
Company: Capt. Hobby
Comments: Deserted
From: Ridgefield
Campaign Year: 1762
Source List: List of Men Not Joined

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REVOLUTIONARY WAR Enlisted in Capt. Josiah Lacey's Company, commanded by Phillip Burr Bradley, of the 5th Regiment of Foot as a private on February 5, 1777 and died a month later on March 9. From the book Johannes Dyckman of Fort Orange and His Descendents by Marjorie Dikeman Chamberlain; Volume 1, pg 49. (Also, page 80.)
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8/18/2011 on Ancestry.com
http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=4282&pa...

Provided additional info for Revolutionary War,NARA - 5th Reg't, 1777-'80 (folders 91-93 (NARA rikk #14) Pg 257 out of 709 @ Ancestry.com on 8/18/2011, has Stephen enlisting 2/5/1777 and dying 3/9/1777.

Hard to believe that he did not show up for duty for the F&I War but would enlist up for the Revolutionary War and pay the ultimate price - his life. I realize that some enlisted for a short, 3 month period/90 days period. How do I find out more about Stephen's F&I War time? Most of my research has to be online due to age and health but I would appreciate any insight.

Vicki S. Tesnar
vstesnar@charter.net
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