CAPTAIN DANIEL HANFORD

June 25, 1744 (Norwalk, CT) – April 12, 1797 (Norwalk, CT); 52 years old
Married Susannah Platt on January 9, 1773 in Norwalk, CT
Children: Edward, Andrew (lived 1 year), Joseph (lived 1 year), Andrew, Joseph, Deborah
Captain Jabez Gregory’s Company, 9th Connecticut Regiment; October 1776 – January 1777

Captain Daniel Hanford lived on a farm he called “Bush Pasture” which was given to him by his father, Hezekiah Hanford on July 19, 1773, containing 6 acres more or less with a dwelling house.

He served three months in Capt. Jabez Gregory’s company during the Revolutionary War; discharged on January 21, 1776. He also served in Capt. Jabez Gregory’s company of the 9th Regiment of Militia in New York.

During the Revolutionary War, he was taken prisoner by a party of Tories and British, his house in Norwalk, robbed and he himself, taken to New York and confined in the infamous Sugar House Prison.


Buried in East Norwalk Historical Cemetery

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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