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Jonathan Sweet b. 7/23/1719

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Jonathan Sweet b. 7/23/1719

Dixie Smith (View posts)
Posted: 23 Apr 2004 1:43PM GMT
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Jonathan served in the French and Indian War. He served in Capt. Jenckes" Co. in 1758 and fought at Forts Du Quesne (site of Pittsburg, PA) and Ticonderoga (NY on Lake Champlain). He served in Col. Harris' Regt. in 1760 to advance through Oswego (NY), across Ontario, down the St. Lawrence River to conquer Montreal. A member of Capt. Kimball's Co. in 1761, he performed garrison duty at Fort Stanwix, then returned to Albany and on to Providence. As a Sergeant in Capt. Fry's Co. in 1762, he was sent to Havana, Cuba in May, 1762. Havana was captured on Aug. 13, 1762. Almost half of the troops sent to Havana were lost to battle and sickness. The survivors returned home in Nov., 1762. The War ended shortly thereafter. On Feb. 8, 1763, the King's Proclamation of Peace was announced in Rhode Island. John Sweet, Jonathan's son, indicated on his application for a Revolutionary War pension, that his father died in the French and Indian War. Jonathan probably died in Cuba in 1762.,

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