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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.


STEWART, LEMUEL, Private: Col. Topham's Reg. 1776
Pension claim # W 15856. Pay due 16-2-7 (copy filed
Nat'l # 403780 Ref.: Vol. 12, page 265, Arnold's V.R.I.
(Index to Cowell's Spirit '76)
Page 1111 - Index Revolutionary War Pension Applications
pub. by Nat'l Geological Society, Washington, DC

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.

The family then moved to Hoosick, now called Petersborough, when he was called upon to do military duty in the year of Burgoyne's surrender, 1778, and went as a scout with a company of 20 or 30 men to Fort Edward, Sandy Hill, Fort Ann and other posts.

He enrolled in Capt. Austin Odell's company, in which his brother Lemuel was one of the sergeants. He marched in 1780 from Albany to the middle fort of Schoharie, and the next year he served nine months in the levies under Col. Willet, being mustered in May at Albany, in Capt. Elihu Marshall's company, and again he enlisted in April 1782, in the same company and was in the Battle of Turlock, 10 July 1782. His father was with him.

He was discharged 1 Jan 1783 at Fort Hunter. The later enlistments were under the name Robert (for which Budd was a nickname), a name he had been given in childhood by his sister, although his father somtimes called him Robert and at other times Eliphalet. He always lived in Petersburgh and married twice. (Gwen Stuart)

- Copied from http://members.fortunecity.com/joestarnes/steward.htm



The Marriage of Lemuel Stewart and Rebecca Rose is documented in two ways:

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

http://pages.prodigy.net/kathyb/Preston_Marriages.html


These records were taken from the books at Congregational Church Parishes throughout the state of Connecticut, from the years 1630 to 1800. Compiled by, Frederic W. Bailey "Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records prior to 1800". 1896-1906

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.

1782

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.”
----www.rootsweb.com (Michael Brown), provided by Beverly Skalisky 3/21/2000

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.

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