War of the Revolution

After a pause of a month or so in this project, I finally found the time to dig into the list of the veterans of the Revolutionary War who are buried in Norwalk, Connecticut. Of the 59 names on that list, several had extensive battle experience in George Washington’s Army. Others served for a monthContinue reading “War of the Revolution”

PRIVATE SILAS BETTS

October 27, 1753 (Norwalk, CT) – February 25, 1842 (Norwalk, CT); 88 years oldMarried Hannah Smith on June 22, 1780 in NorwalkChildren: Hannah, Polly, Sukey, Catherine, Martha, David, Jonathon, Abigail & EstherCaptain Jabez Gregory’s Company, 9th Connecticut Regiment; October 1776 – December 1776 Buried in Norwalk Union Cemetery

PRIVATE JOHN BETTS

August 11, 1735 (Norwalk, CT) – June 8, 1809 (Norwalk, CT); 73 years oldMarried to Lydia Ketchum on February 17, 1765; died 6 weeks after childbirth June 12, 1766Married to Leah Taylor Hickox on January 10, 1773Son: Samuel by LydiaChildren by Leah: Lydia, John, Sarah, Esther (died at 4 years old), Charles, Esther, George9th MilitiaContinue reading “PRIVATE JOHN BETTS”

SERGEANT HEZEKIAH BETTS

July 31, 1760 (Norwalk, CT) – May 31, 1837 (Norwalk, CT); 76 years oldMarried to Grace Hanford on October 1, 1785 in NorwalkChildren: Alfred, Amaryllis, Robert, Mehitable, Henry, Eliza, Xenophon, Eulalia, Susette, Harriet, Solomon, and Juliette3rd Connecticut Regiment of foot commanded by Colonel Samuel B. Webb; March 1780 – March 1783 Buried in Norwalk UnionContinue reading “SERGEANT HEZEKIAH BETTS”