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Samuel Webster
May, 1754 - 12/11/1834
(Ed. Note: Samuel Webster is one of my wife's G-G-G-G-G grandfathers)

Samuel enlisted in the Revolutionary War at East Hartford in February,1776 under Captain Timothy Cheeney and marched to Boston. He was discharged after two months. He volunteered again that summer, marched to New York City, and remained there until the city was evacuated. He was discharged after two months. He volunteered in 1777 and fought at the battle of Saratoga under Capt. Zebulon Bidwell, who was killed in that battle. In 1778,he was drafted, he marched to Rhode Island for a month and then was involved in Sullivan's Retreat. He was discharged in Oct 1778 near Providence, RI, with the rank of Sergeant.

Pension was allowed for seven months' actual service as private and two months as sergeant, Connecticut Line.

Database: New York Pensioners, 1835:
County: Onondaga
Name: Samuel Webster
Rank: Private & sergeant
Annual Allowance: 33.33
Sums Received: -
Description of service: Connecticut cont.
When placed on the pension roll: November 26, 1832
Commencement of pension: March 4, 1831
Age: 78

Possibly buried at: Keeney Settlement Cemetary, Cortland County, NY, lot 61 per Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.4, p. Serial: 12449; Volume: 6.

Here's some original document pictures to click on for an enlargement:

Samuel's declaration of service
Samuel's
Pension
Declaration
child baptism
Child's Baptism
Samuel's pension
Samuel's
Pension
Wife Margaret's declaration as widow
Widow
Margaret's
Pension
Declaration
Wife Margaret's widow pension
Widow
Margaret's
Pension

1927 pension inquiry
1927 Pension
Inquiry

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