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1892 Year Book/Members of CT Sons of American Revolution/Surnames "B"

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Edited: 21 May 2005 5:42PM GMT
Surnames: BABCOCK, BACKUS, BACON, BAILEY, BALDWIN, BANKS, BARBER, BARNEY, BARRON, BARTRAM, BATES, BATTERSON, BEACH, BEARDSLEY, BECKWITH, BEECHER, BEERS, BELCHER, BELDEN,BELKNAP, BELL, BENEDICT, BIDWELL, BIGELOW, BILL, BINGHAM, BISHOP, BISSELL, BLISS, BOARDMAN, BOND
The following is a list of Members taken from the 1892 YEAR-BOOK OF THE CONNECTICUT SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Joseph Gurley WOODWARD, Chairman; Lucius Franklin ROBINSON, Jonathan Flynt MORRIS, Publication Committee
Printed by the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company
Copyright, 1893 by the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

BABCOCK, Courtlandt Guynet, of Stonington, Connecticut; born in New York city. Great-grandson of Colonel Harry BABCOCK, who served in command of Rhode Island troops in defending Newport.

BABCOCK, Nathan, of Stonington, Connecticut; manufacturer; born at Westerly, Rhode Island. Grandson of Daniel BABCOCK (1762-1846), a soldier of the revolutionary army.

BACKUS, Thomas, of Danielsonville, Connecticut; born at Brooklyn, Connecticut. Great-grandson of Andrew BACKUS (1733-1796), who commanded a company from the town of Plainfield, which marched for Boston in the Lexington alarm. In 1777 he became Major of the 21st regiment, Connecticut militia.

BACON, William Turner, of Hartford, Connecticut; physician; born at Hartford. Great-grandson of Zaccheus PEASLEE, Lieutenant on the staff of his uncle, General Moses HAZEN, and a member of the Society of the Cincinnati. Also, great-great-grandson of Joshua STANTON, appointed Lieutenant by Vermont, September 26, 1775, and Captain September 5, 1776.

BAILEY, Ezra Brewster, of Windsor Locks, Connecticut; manufacturer; born at Franklin, Connecticut. Great-grandson of Isaac FRINK, of Stonington, Connecticut (1741- ), a member of Captain Eleazer PRENTICE's company, in Colonel MCCLELLAN's provisional regiment of Connecticut militia, in active service in 1782.

BALDWIN, Edward William, of New Haven, Connecticut; born at Milford, Connecticut. Great-grandson of Jedediah STOW (1757-1848), a revolutionary soldier of Milford, Connecticut. Also, great-great-grandson of Stephen STOW (1726-1777), who, faithfully ministering to the wants of a company of sick and dying American soldiers, landed at Milford by a British ship in 1777, became physically exhausted, and fell a victim to his work of kindness.

BALDWIN, George, of New Haven, Connecticut; born at Guilford, Connecticut. Grandson of John CHIDSEY, of East Haven, Connecticut (1748-1816), a member of Captain BRADLEY's company of matrosses raised for the defense of New Haven at the time of TRYON's invasion, 1779.

BANKS, (Mrs.) Kittie Evelin Goodsell, wife of Samuel S. BANKS of Bridgeport, Connecticut; born at Bridgeport. Great-granddaughter of Epaphras GOODSELL, of Fairfield, Connecticut (1735- ), who was a Sergeant May, 1777, in Captain DIMON's company. He enlisted January 1, 1777, in the company of Captain John MILLS, in the 2d regiment, Connecticut line, commanded by Colonel Charles WEBB. This regiment wintered at Valley Forge in 1777-78, and was present at the battle of Monmouth.

BARBER, William Pond, of Hartford, Connecticut; born at Hartford. Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant Ebenezer POND (1728-1821), who commanded a company which marched December, 1776, from Wrentham, Massachusetts, to Providence, Rhode Island, and who performed other military services.

BARNEY, Samuel Eben, of New Haven, Connecticut; accountant and cashier; born at New Haven. Grandson of Samuel BARNEY (1753-1805), a private soldier in the 5th company, 1st regiment, General WOOSTER's, which served in the siege of Boston, and a member of ARNOLD's expedition to Quebec. He afterward served on a privateer, and was captured and confined on a British prison-ship near New York. Also, great-grandson of Nathan DUMMER, of New Haven, Connecticut (1730-1813), who was wounded in the defense of New Haven, July, 1779.

BARRON, William Henry, of Hartford, Connecticut; born at Kirby, Vermont. Grandson of John BLY, of Lyndon, Vermont, a revolutionary pensioner.

BARTRAM, Edward Everett, of Lakeville, Connecticut; merchant; born at Sharon, Connecticut. Great-grandson of Isaac BARTRAM, of Redding, Connecticut, a member of Captain HORTON's company of artificers.

BARTRAM, Ezra Harris, of Sharon, Connecticut; born at Sherman, Connecticut. Grandson of Isaac BARTRAM. [See BARTRAM, Edward Everett.]

BARTRAM, Isaac Newton, of Sharon, Connecticut; born at Redding, Connecticut. Grandson of Isaac BARTRAM. [See BARTRAM, Edward Everett.] also, grandson of Isaac PLATT, a member of Captain HORTON's company of artificers.

BATES, Albert Carlos, of East Granby, Connecticut; born at East Granby. Great-grandson of Lemuel BATES, a Captain in the war of the revolution.

BATES, Nathan D., of Norwich, Connecticut; merchant; born at Griswold, Connecticut. Great-grandson of Silas BATES, of Exeter, Rhode Island, who enlisted May, 1771, for three years' service in the 3d battalion of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

BATES, (Mrs.) Sarah Glazier, of Valentine, Nebraska; wife of the Reverend J. M. BATES; born at Hartford, Connecticut. Great-granddaughter of Silas GLAZIER, of Willington, Connecticut (1748- ), a private soldier in the Lexington alarm. Also, great-granddaughter of Zebediah MARCY (1732-1806), who marched for the relief of Boston in the Lexington alarm.

BATTERSON, James Goodwin, of Hartford, Connecticut; president of the Travelers Insurance Company; born at Bloomfield, Connecticut. Grandson of George BATTERSON, a private soldier in the 7th company of the 5th regiment, commanded by Colonial David WATERBURY, raised on the first call for troops, April-May, 1775. It marched first to New York and then to the Northern department.

BEACH, George Watson, of Hartford, Connecticut; merchant; born at Hartford. Great-great-grandson of Adna BEACH, of Wallingford, Connecticut (1718- ), a private soldier in Captain BRACKET's company, in the regiment commanded by Colonel William DOUGLAS, raised in June, 1776, to reinforce WASHINGTON at New York. It was on the right of the line of works at Brooklyn during the battle of Long Island, August 27th; in the retreat to New York, August 29-30; at Kip's Bay, on the East River, at the time of the enemy's attack, September 15th, and at the battle of White Plains, October 28th. He also served in Captain JOHNSON's company, in Colonel HOOKER's regiment, at Peekskill for six weeks in 1777; and in 1780 for six months in the 7th Connecticut, commanded by Colonel Heman SWIFT.

BEACH, Henry Ledlie, of Hartford, Connecticut; manufacturer; born at Hartford. Great-grandson of Benjamin HANKS (1755- ), drummer in the company which marched from Mansfield, Connecticut, in the Lexington alarm. He was also a drummer in the 2d company of the 3d regiment, General PUTNAM's, in service from May 8th to December 10, 1775. A detachment from this regiment was engaged at Bunker Hill, and a few men also joined the Quebec expedition.

BEACH, Moses Yale, of Utica, New York; journalist; born at Wallingford, Connecticut. Great-great-grandson of William DOUGLAS, of Northford, Connecticut (1742-1777), Captain of the 6th company of the 1st Connecticut regiment, General WOOSTER's, 1775, which marched to New York in the latter part of June and encamped at Harlem. About September 28th it marched to the Northern department, and took part in the operations along Lakes George and Champlain, assisted in the reduction of St. Johns in October, and afterward was stationed in part in Montreal.
Early in 1776 he was Major in Colonel WARD's regiment, ordered to New York, and June 20th he was commissioned Colonel of the 5th battalion, WADSWORTH's brigade. This battalion served on the right of the line of works during the battle of Long Island, August 27th, and was in the retreat to New York, August 29th-30th. Colonel DOUGLAS commanded a brigade at Kip's Bay, on the East river, at the time of the enemy's attack, September 15th. He also participated with his regiment in the battle of White Plains, October 28th. January 1, 1777, he was commissioned Colonel of the 6th regiment, Connecticut line, and he died from the effects of previous service, May 28, 1777.

BEARDSLEY, Charles Theodore, Jr., of Bridgeport, Connecticut; architect; born at Derby, Connecticut. Great-grandson of Abijah BEARDSLEY, of Stratford and Derby, Connecticut (1755-1830), a revolutionary soldier.

BEARDSLEY, (Mrs.) Lucy Jane Fayerweather, wife of Morris B. BEARDSLEY; of Bridgeport, Connecticut; born at Stratford, Connecticut. Great-granddaughter of Samuel FAYERWEATHER, of Stratford, Connecticut (1761-1848), who, March 17, 1777, joined the company of Captain Samuel COMSTOCK, in the 8th regiment, Connecticut line, commanded by Colonel John CHANDLER. This regiment fought at Germantown October, 1777, wintered at Valley Forge, and was present at the battle of Monmouth. In the formation of 1781-83, the 8th regiment, Connecticut line, became a part of the 5th regiment, Connecticut line, and he continued in service as Corporal.

BECKWITH, Ansel Earle, of Norwich, Connecticut; born at Norwich. Great-great-grandson of Zebedee YOUNG, who was a member of a Rhode Island regiment commanded by Colonel John TOPHAM. Also, great-great-grandson of Stukeley WESCOTT, collector of rates at North Kingston, Rhode Island, and while acting in that capacity captured by the British and taken to Newport.

BEECHER, Ebenezer Benton, of Westville, Connecticut; born at Litchfield, Connecticut. Grandson of Wheeler BEECHER (1754-1838), a private in Captain James PECK's company, in Colonel Roger ENOS's battalion.

BEECHER, Lucius Wheeler, of Westville, Connecticut; manufacturer; born at Plymouth, Connecticut. Grandson of Wheeler BEECHER. [See BEECHER, Ebenezer Benton.]

BEERS, Henry Clay, of New Haven, Connecticut; born at Derby, Connecticut. Grandson of John BEERS, of Derby, Connecticut (1758-1848). He was a member of the Continental line regiment, commanded by Colonel Samuel B. WEBB, and after this regiment was reorganized as the 3d regiment, Connecticut line, in 1781, he became a Sergeant in the company commanded by Captain Elisha HOPKINS.

BELCHER, William, of New London, Connecticut; lawyer; born at New London. Great-grandson of William BELCHER (1731-1801), Captain of a company from the town of Preston in the Lexington alarm, and in 1776 Captain of the 2d company of the 4th battalion, commanded by Colonel Samuel SELDEN. This battalion served on Long Island and in New York, was caught in the retreat when that city was abandoned, and suffered some loss. It was present with the main army until December, 1776, when the term of the battalion expired. It was reorganized in 1777 as the 1st regiment, Connecticut line, in which Captain BELCHER had command of a company. This regiment was engaged on the left flank at the battle of Germantown, October 4, 1777. Captain BELCHER resigned January 3, 1778.

BELDEN, Joshua, of Newington, Connecticut; born at Newington. Great-great-grandson of Jonathan HALE, of Glastonbury, Connecticut (1720-1776), Captain of the 6th company in Colonel WOLCOTT's regiment, which served before Boston January to March, 1776. He died at Jamaica Plain, March 7, 1776.

BELKNAP, Leverett, of Hartford, Connecticut; bookseller; born at Hartford. Great-grandson of Francis BELKNAP, of Ellington, Connecticut (1755-1838), a private soldier in the 10th company of the 4th Connecticut regiment, 1775. This company served at the siege of Boston.

BELL, George Scofield, of Norwalk, Connecticut; contractor; born at Darien, Connecticut. Grandson of Thaddeus BELL, of Darien, Connecticut (1759- ), who entered service in March, 1776. When the enemy burned the public stores at Danbury he marched to meet them, and was in the battle of Ridgefield, April 27, 1777. From the winter of 1778 he served as Orderly-sergeant with Captain Eli REED. At the time of TRYON's invasion of Connecticut he participated in the defense of New Haven, Fairfield, and Norwalk, and he performed other military services at intervals until 1782. Also, great-grandson of Thaddeus BELL, a member of the Committee of Safety of the town of Stamford during the revolution.

BENEDICT, Samuel Nathan, of Hartford, Connecticut; born at Walton, New York. Grandson of Ezra BENEDICT. In 1780 he served as Ensign in Captain OLMSTEAD's company on the lines near Horse Neck.

BIDWELL, Charles M., of East Hartford, Connecticut; born at East Hartford. Grandson of Daniel BIDWELL, Jr., of East Hartford, Connecticut (1748-1776), a member of Captain PITKIN's company, in Colonel WOLCOTT's regiment, in New York and Westchester, during the months of August and September, 1776. He was sent home sick, and died the following October from a fever contracted while in the army.

BIDWELL, Daniel Doane, of East Hartford, Connecticut; journalist; born at East Hartford. Great-grandson of Daniel BIDWELL, Jr. [See BIDWELL, Charles M.]

BIDWELL, Jasper Hamilton, of Collinsville, Connecticut; banker; born at East Granby, Connecticut. Great-grandson of Thomas BIDWELL, Jr. (1738- ), an Ensign from the town of New Hartford, Connecticut, in the Lexington alarm; Lieutenant in command of a company in the 18th regiment of Connecticut militia at New York in 1776; Captain of a company which turned out in 1779 to repel the enemy at New Haven.

BIGELOW, George Willis, of New Haven, Connecticut; mechanical engineer; born at North Haven, Connecticut. Great-grandson of Paul BIGELOW, a drummer serving in the revolutionary army, from Westboro, Massachusetts.

BIGELOW, Hobart Baldwin (deceased), of New Haven, Connecticut; late Governor of Connecticut; born at North Haven, Connecticut. Great-grandson of Paul BIGELOW. [See BIGELLOW, George Willis.]

BIGELOW, (Mrs.) Marie Lindsley, of New Haven, Connecticut. Granddaughter of Lyman BRIGHAM, a private soldier in the revolutionary war.

BILL, Henry (deceased), of Norwich, Connecticut; born at Groton, Connecticut. Grandson of Joshua BILL, of Groton, Connecticut (1762-1841), wounded in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781.

BINGHAM, Edwin Henry, of Hartford, Connecticut; born at Lisbon, Connecticut. Great-grandson of John BINGHAM (1756-1835), who turned out with the company from Norwich in the Lexington alarm, April, 1775. Also, great-great-great-grandson of Samuel HOLDEN, of Dorchester, Massachusetts (1737-1808), a member of the 1st company in the regiment of Colonel GILL when Dorchester Heights were occupied by the American forces in March, 1776, and a Captain in command of a company in Colonel Ebenezer THAYER'' regiment in 1780.

BISHOP, Joseph, of West Hartford, Connecticut; born at Farmington, Connecticut. Son of Thomas Fitch BISHOP, of Farmington, Connecticut (1763- ), a soldier of the revolution, who enlisted at the age of sixteen years and served under General PUTNAM.

BISHOP, Seth Woodford, of Hartford, Connecticut; manufacturer; born at West Hartford, Connecticut. Grandson of Thomas Fitch BISHOP. [See BISHOP, Joseph.]

BISSELL, Hiram Jarvis, of Lakeville, Connecticut; merchant; born at Litchfield, Connecticut. Great-grandson of Benjamin BISSELL, of Litchfield, Connecticut (1744-1821), who was a soldier of the revolution and is said to have served seven years and to have been appointed Sergeant. He was once taken prisoner.

BISSELL, Thomas H., of Hartford, Connecticut; born at (now) South Windsor, Connecticut. Son of Thomas BISSELL, a private in the military service during the revolutionary war.

BLISS, Frederick Spencer, of Hartford, Connecticut; born at Hartford. Great-grandson of Samuel WOODHOUSE, of Wethersfield, Connecticut (1756-1834), a private soldier of the revolution for a period of fifteen months. He first entered service in January, 1776, and was finally discharged in 1780.

BOARDMAN, Henry Sherman, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; born at Hartford, Connecticut. Grandson of William RICHARDS (1743- ), who served as Quartermaster from the town of New London in the Lexington alarm. He was commissioned, May 20, 1775, Quartermaster of the 6th Connecticut regiment, commanded by Colonel PARSONS, raised on the first call for troops, April-May, 1775. The term of this regiment expired December, 1775. It was reorganized in 1776 as the 10th Continental, and he remained with it as 1st Lieutenant. It was engaged in the battle of Long Island, in the retreat from Long Island, the retreat from New York, and present with the army at White Plains, October 28, 1776. On the 1st of January, 1777, he was commissioned Captain in the 1st regiment, Connecticut line, commanded by Colonel Jedediah HUNTINGTON. This regiment was engaged in the battle of Germantown, October 4, 1777; wintered at Valley Forge; was present at the battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778; and served on the east side of the Hudson, and in repelling General TRYON's invasion, 1779. In the reorganization of 1781 he became a Captain in the 5th regiment, Connecticut line. He was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati.

BOARDMAN, Thomas Jefferson, of Hartford, Connecticut; merchant; born at Wethersfield, Connecticut. Great-grandson of John FRANCIS, of Wethersfield, Connecticut (1744-1824). Sergeant in Captain Hezekiah WELLES's company of Colonel Erastus WOLCOTT's regiment, December, 1775, to February, 1776; 2d Lieutenant in Captain Elijah WRIGHT's company in Colonel Roger ENOS's regiment of Connecticut militia, which arrived in camp June 29, 1778; Lieutenant in Captain Samuel GRANGER's company of Colonel Levi WELLES's regiment at Horse Neck, etc., 1780; and Captain in 1781 of the 1st company of Wethersfield, in the provisional regiment ordered by the General Assembly to be raised and put in readiness in case General WASHINGTON should call for it. Also, great-grandson of Elizur GOODRICH, of Wethersfield, Connecticut (1730-1785), a private soldier in Captain John CHESTER's company from Wethersfield in the fight at Bunker Hill. He was also a private in Colonel WOLCOTT's regiment, and a Sergeant in Colonel BELDEN's regiment, 1777.

BOARDMAN, William Ellis, of Hartford, Connecticut; born at Hartford. Great-great-grandson of John FRANCIS. [See BOARDMAN, Thomas Jefferson.] Also, great-great-grandson of Elizur GOODRICH. [See BOARDMAN, Thomas Jefferson.]

BOARDMAN, William Francis Joseph, of Hartford, Connecticut; born at Wethersfield, Connecticut. Great-grandson of Elizur GOODRICH. [See BOARDMAN, Thomas Jefferson.] Also, great-grandson of John FRANCIS. [See BOARDMAN, Thomas Jefferson.]

BOARDMAN, William Greenleaf, of Hartford, Connecticut; born at Hartford. Great-great-grandson of John FRANCIS. [See BOARDMAN, Thomas Jefferson.] Also, great-great-grandson of Elizur GOODRICH. [See BOARDMAN, Thomas Jefferson.]

BOND, Frank Stuart, of New York city; vice-president of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Company; born at Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Great-grandson of Joseph LOVELL, of Medway, Massachusetts (1741- ), Captain of the 3d company of the 4th regiment of Massachusetts militia, which was repeatedly called into service during the war. Also, grandson of Ezra RICHARDSON, of Medway, Massachusetts, a private soldier in Captain LOVELL's company, who enlisted at the age of fifteen. Also, great-grandson of Asa RICHARDSON, who served in the same company.

BOND, Henry Richardson, of New London, Connecticut; born at Bangor, Maine. Great-grandson of Joseph LOVELL. [See BOND, Frank Stuart.] Also, grandson of Ezra RICHARDSON. [See BOND, Frank Stuart.]

BOND, William Williams, of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Great-great-great-grandson of Jabez HUNTINGTON, of Norwich, Connecticut (1719-1786), who was a member of the Committee of Safety, and Major-General of Connecticut militia, 1776 to 1779. Also, great-great-grandson of Andrew HUNTINGTON, Commissary of Brigade and Assistant Quartermaster-general. Also, great-great-grandson of Joseph LOVELL. [See BOND, Frank Stuart.] Also, great-grandson of Ezra RICHARDSON. [See BOND, Frank Stuart.]

BOSWORTH (Mrs.), Lucy Ann Wilson, wife of Stanley B. BOSWORTH, of Hartford, Connecticut; born at Winchester, Illinois. Great-great-granddaughter of Colonel Samuel SELDEN, of Hadlyme, Connecticut (1723-1776), who commanded the 4th battalion, WADSWORTH's brigade, raised in June, 1776, to re-enforce WASHINGTON in New York. It served on Long Island and on New York Island. In the engagement of September 15th, Colonel SELDEN was taken prisoner, and he died in the hands of the enemy, in New York city, October 11, 1776.

BOWERS, Dwight Eliot, of New Haven, Connecticut; fire insurance; born at Claremont, New Hampshire. Great-grandson of Caleb BAILEY, of Middletown, Connecticut (1760-1828), a private in the 2d Connecticut regiment, commanded by Colonel Heman SWIFT.

BOWERS, Edward Augustus, of Washington, D. C.; attorney and counselor at law; born at Hartford, Connecticut. Great-grandson of Caleb BAILEY. [See BOWERS, Dwight Eliot.]

BOYD, Edward Ebenezer, of New Haven; assistant postmaster; born at New Haven. Great-grandson of Lieutenant Ebenezer POND. [See BARBER, William Pond.]

BRAINARD, Austin, of Hartford, Connecticut; attorney at law; born at Haddam, Connecticut. Great-grandson of David SPENCER (1745- ), who marched from Haddam in the Lexington alarm. He was a Sergeant in the 1st company of Colonel Joseph SPENCER's regiment in the first call for troops, April-May, 1775. This regiment took post at Roxbury, and served during the siege until the expiration of its term of service, December, 1775. He was commissioned January 1, 1777, 2d Lieutenant in the 1st regiment, Connecticut line, formation of 1777-81. While he was attached to this regiment, it took part in the battles of Germantown and Monmouth, and wintered at Valley Forge.

BRAINARD, Leverett, of Hartford, Connecticut; President of The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company; born at Colchester, Connecticut. Grandson of William BRAINARD of Colchester, Connecticut (1746- ), Ensign of a company of militia in the regiment commanded by Lieutenant-colonel Levi WELLS, in service in 1780.

BRAMAN, Francis Nelson, of New London, Connecticut; physician; born at Belchertown, Massachusetts. Great-grandson of Stedman NEWBURY (1751-1850), a revolutionary soldier of Waterford, Connecticut.

BLANCHE, Henry Williams, of Norwich, Connecticut; born at Lisbon, Connecticut. Great-grandson of Stephen BRANCH (1744- ), Corporal in a company which marched from the town of Preston for the relief of Boston in the Lexington alarm.

BRAYTON, Charles Erskine, of Stonington, Connecticut; physician and surgeon; born at Stonington. Grandson of Samuel DAVIS, a private soldier in the revolutionary war.

BREWSTER, John Denison, of Norwich, Connecticut; merchant; born at Ledyard, Connecticut. Great-great-grandson of Parke AVERY (1741-1821), a Lieutenant engaged in the battle of Groton Heights, September 6, 1781. He was wounded by a bayonet which took off part of the cranium and destroyed his right eye. He was left for dead, but he came to his senses while being carried out on the shoulders of those who were collecting the bodies, recovered, and lived to an old age. Also, great-great-grandson of William LATHAM of Groton, Connecticut (1765- ), who served under WASHINGTONN near Boston in 1775, as a Lieutenant of artillery. He was a Captain in command at Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781, until the arrival of Colonel LEDYARD, who had general command of the defenses of New London harbor. He was wounded in the battle of Groton Heights, taken prisoner and carried to New York.

BRINLEY, George P., of Newington, Connecticut; born at Hartford, Connecticut. Great-great-grandson of Israel R. PUTNAM, of Pomfret, Connecticut (1718-1790), senior Major-general of the Continental army. "He dared to lead where any dared to follow." Also, great-grandson of Jeremiah WADSWORTH, of Hartford, Connecticut (1743-1804), who in 1775, was appointed by the General Assembly of Connecticut a Commissary to supply store and provisions for the troops; in 1776 to the committee on prisoners; and in the same year, Deputy Commissary-general of the Continental army, with the rank of Colonel. He seems at this time to have served as Deputy Quartermaster-general also. In February, 1778, he was requested to attend upon Congress on business of much importance to the interest of the United States, and shortly after he was commissioned Commissary-general of the Continental army. In this capacity he served until 1779, when he resigned. He represented Hartford in the convention called to ratify the Constitution of the United States in 1788, and he was a member from Connecticut of the first congress of the United States after the adoption of the constitution in 1789. He was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati.

BRONSON, Arthur Hart, of Hartford, Connecticut; born at Hartford. Great-grandson of Isaac BRONSON, a soldier in the revolutionary army. Also, great-grandson of Bliss HART, who was in the Continental army from 1777 to 1780.

BRONSON, Henry Trumbull, of New York city; born at Waterbury, Connecticut. Great-grandson of Isaac BRONSON. [See BRONSON, Arthur Hart.] Also, great-grandson of Bliss HART. [See BRONSON, Arthur Hart.]

BROOKS, Irving Strong, of East Hampton, Connecticut; born at Glastonbury, Connecticut. Great-great-grandson of Dr. Robert USHER, of Chatham, Connecticut (1743-1820), Surgeon of Colonel James WADSWORTH's regiment before Boston, January-March, 1776. He afterwards served in the hospital at New London.

BROOKS, Isaac Watts, of Torrington, Connecticut; banker; born at Goshen, Connecticut. Great-great-grandson of Cyprian COLLINS, of Goshen, Connecticut, a volunteer serving under General GATES at the surrender of Burgoyne in 1777.

BROOKS, John Wadhams, of Torrington, Connecticut; banker; born at Goshen, Connecticut. Great-great-grandson of Cyprian COLLINS. [See BROOKS, Isaac Watts.]

BROWN, Freeman Monroe, of Hartford, Connecticut; born at Union, Connecticut. Grandson of Othniel BROWN (1759- ), a soldier of the revolution from the State of Rhode Island.

BROWNE, John Dean, of Hartford, Connecticut; President of the Connecticut Fire Insurance Company; born at Plainfield, Connecticut. Grandson of John BROWN, fifer in the 10thh company of the 6th regiment raised on the first call for troops, April-May, 1775, commanded by Colonel PARSONS. When this regiment was reorganized in 1776 as the 10th Continental, he became fifer in Captain GALLUP's company. After the siege of Boston the regiment marched to New York, was engaged in the battle of Long Island, caught in the panic in the retreat from New York, and was with the army at White Plains in October, 1776.

BRYANT, Edward Ballard, of Hartford, Connecticut; born at Cheshire, Connecticut. Great-grandson of John Evarts STONE, of Guilford, Connecticut (1760-1852), a member of Captain BRISTOL's company in Colonel NEWBERRY's regiment of Connecticut militia in active service in 1777.

BRYANT, Thomas Wallace, of Torrington, Connecticut; manufacturer; born at New Haven, Connecticut. Great-great-grandson of Captain Isaac FULLER, who served seven years in the Continental army.

BULFORD, John Henry, of New Haven, Connecticut; born at New Haven. Grandson of John BULFORD, of New Haven, Connecticut (1762-1830), a private in Captain GRANGER's company of the 2d regiment, Connecticut line, 1777.

BULKELEY, Stephen (deceased), of Wethersfield, Connecticut. Great-grandson of John RILEY, a Captain in Colonel S. B. WEBB's regiment of the Continental line, taken prisoner December 10, 1777, exchanged December 3, 1780.

BULKELEY, Benjamin Andrews, of Southport, Connecticut; born in the city of New York. Grandson of Eleazer BULKLEY, of Southport, Connecticut (1763-1843), who in 1776, at the age of thirteen, enlisted on the brig-of-war "Defence," which cruised off Boston harbor in the fall of 1776 and captured several valuable prizes. In the following winter the vessel sailed for the West Indies and captured four prizes. He was discharged in1777. In 1779 he served in a company of coast-guards commanded by Captain Eliphalet THORP.

BULL, James Henry, of the Naval Station at New London; Lieutenant in the United States Navy; born at West Chester, Pennsylvania. Great-grandson of Thomas BULL (1744- ), who in August, 1776, received a commission as Lieutenant-colonel in the Flying Camp, a Pennsylvania regiment of which William MONTGOMERY was Colonel; but as he never appeared to take command, Lieutenant-colonel BULL became in effect the commander, and so continued until he was taken prisoner. He served in New Jersey and in the defense of Fort Washington, and was taken prisoner with his command when Fort Washington surrendered, November 16, 1776.

BULL, William Lanman, of New York city; banker; born in New York city. Great-great-grandson of Jonathan TRUMBULL, of Lebanon, Connecticut (1710-1785), Governor of Connecticut during the revolutionary war, and the only one of the twelve colonial governors holding office under the crown who chose to remain loyal to his native land rather than to his king.

BURBANK, James Brattle, Captain and brevet Major in the 3d United States Artillery; born at Hartford, Connecticut. Grandson of William BRATTLE, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, a Lieutenant of Massachusetts militia who participated in the battle of Bennington.

BURRALL, George Beach, of Lakeville, Connecticut; banker; born at Canaan, Connecticut. Great-grandson of Charles BURRALL, of Canaan, Connecticut (1720-1803), appointed Colonel of the 14th Regiment of Connecticut militia in 1774. In 1776 he commanded a Continental regiment in the Northern department under General SCHUYLER. It formed part of the forces before Quebec under ARNOLD and WOOSTER, and after the retreat from that position was stationed at Ticonderoga. The 14th Connecticut militia turned out for the defense of Danbury in 1777, and a part of it marched to Bennington, and a part of it joined GATES's army later in the year. Also, great-grandson of Adna BEACH. [See BEACH, George Watson.]

BURROUGHS, James Richard, of Bridgeport, Connecticut; real estate agent; born at Bridgeport. Great-grandson of Stephen BURROUGHS (1729-1817), a member of the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, as representative from Stratford, in the years 1779 and 1781. Also, great-grandson of Oliver BANCROFT, of Newtown, Connecticut (1757-1840), a member of Captain Moses SEYMOUR's company in Major SHELDON's regiment of light horse, which was with Washington in his retreat through New Jersey, December, 1776. He was also a member of Captain Aaron FOOT's company in Colonel Noadiah HOOKER's regiment, in service at Peekskill, March-June, 1777.

BURROWS, Wilbur Fisk, of Middletown, Connecticut; manufacturer; born at Rush, Pennsylvania. Great-grandson of Jasper AVERY, of Groton, Connecticut ( -1781), a Sergeant who fell in the defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781.

BURROWS, William Henry, of Middletown, Connecticut; cashier of the Middletown National Bank; born at Rush, Pennsylvania. Great-grandson of Jasper AVERY. [See BURROWS, Wilbur Fisk.]

BURTON, Franklin, of Ansonia, Connecticut; banker; born at Stratford, Connecticut. Great-great-grandson of Ephraim BURTON, who served in the Stratford coast guard in 1778. Also, great-grandson of Samuel BURTON, of Stratford, Connecticut (1754- ), who also served in the Stratford coast guard in 1778. Also, great-grandson of Samuel PATTERSON, commissioned Lieutenant March 25, 1777, and in service in Colonel BEEBE's regiment in 1780. In 1780-82 he was Captain of the 2d company of the 4th regiment, Connecticut militia.

BURTON, Silas, of Bridgeport, Connecticut; merchant; born at Stratford, Connecticut. Great-great-grandson of Ephraim BURTON. [See BURTON, Franklin.] Also, great-grandson of Samuel BURTON. [See BURTON, Franklin.] Also, great-grandson of Samuel PATTERSON. [See BURTON, Franklin.]

BUSS, John S., of Hartford, Connecticut; tool-maker; born at Newark, New York. Great-grandson of Nathan BALLARD (1745-1835), First Lieutenant in the company of Captain Benjamin TAYLOR, New Hampshire militia, which marched for Boston, December, 1775.

BUTTS, Charles Richards, of Norwich, Connecticut; born at New London, Connecticut. Great-great-grandson of Sherebiah BUTT (1733-1807), Captain of a company that marched from Canterbury, Connecticut, for the relief of Boston, in the Lexington alarm, April, 1775; also Captain in the 25th regiment, Connecticut militia, which marched in the alarm when British shipping lay off New London.

BUTTS, George Coit, of Norwich, Connecticut; manufacturer; born at Norwich. Great-great-grandson of Sherebiah BUTT. [See BUTTS, Charles Richards.]

BUTTS, Henry Lathrop, of Norwich, Connecticut; file manufacturer; born at Mansfield, Connecticut. Great-grandson of Sherebiah BUTT. [See BUTTS, Charles Richards.]
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