REVOLUTIONARY WAR DOCUMENTATION OF LEMUEL STEWART
LEMUEL STEWART enlisted in the spring of 1777 at age of 18 in Stonington, CT, & served 1 yr. in Capt. Oliver Smith's Co., Col. Ely's Conn. Reg. He re-enlisted in 1778; served in Capt. Springer's Co., Col. John Topham's Rhode Island Reg.
REFERENCE D.A.R. NATIONAL NUMBERS: 573709, 423471, 618441, 820016
MILITARY SERVICE OF LEMUEL & HIS BROTHER ELIPHALET STEWARD
STEWARD Lemuel, born 6 Apr 1759 at Stonington, CT; died 8 Mar 1829 at Grafton, Rensselaer, NY.
Lemuel was in a regiment stationed at Howland's Ferry, Tiverton RI, 1778-79, one year, and was in Sullivans expedition. He moved to the state of New York during the war and also served at times in that state.
STEWARD Eliphalet, born 20 Feb 1763 at Stonington, CT. He served one
month as a soldier at Fort Griswold near New London, CT, when only 13
years of age.
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COPIED FROM THE BIBLE OF LEMUEL STEWARD (T):
Preston, Conn. Aug. 18, 1782
Lemuel Steward born April 6, 1759 and Rebecca Rose were married. He being 23 years and four months of age and 12 days and she 20 years wanting five months and eight days.
THE BIBLE IS OWNED BY MRS. SAMUEL ROLLIN SHAW, HOOSICK FALLS, NY
EARLY PRESTON, CT (Griswold section) MARRIAGES
The town of Griswold was incorporated October, 1815, from land that was taken from Preston. The Congregational Church in Griswold was organized November 20, 1720 as the Second Church in Preston. Rev. Hezekiah Lord pastor from 1720 to 1761.
Lemuel Stewart of Little Hoosac, New York, & Rebecca Rose, Aug. 18, 1782
Rebecca Rose, born Jan 26, 1763, died Jan 9, 1842, married
Lemuel Steward, born Apr 6, 1759, in Preston, CT on Aug
18, 1782. Her will was probated 11 Sept 1856, Deborah Allen of Grafton
being executrix. A Bible record of Rebecca’s marriage and the births
of her children was sent to the War Department but is not to be found
among the papers at the pension office. Children of Lemuel and Rebecca
are shown in an affidavit of the surrogate of Rensselaer County.”
Ed. note: "Little Hoosac" was the name of the district established in the Van Rensselaer Manor of "Rensselaerwyck" that encompassed the present-day towns of Petersburgh and Berlin...In 1796 Lemuel & Rebecca Stewart purchased a home and 226 acres, now called the "Grafton Inn" (Mountaintop House) from Abel Owen, also of Connecticut.