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Captain Samuel GORTON

Male 1745 - 1834  (89 years)


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  • Name Samuel GORTON 
    Prefix Captain 
    Born 1745  West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _AMTID 110112920584:1030:113090087 
    _FSFTID KP99-WTB 
    _UID 372CA5246111D511804F4445535400008372 
    Died 20 Mar 1834  Brookfield, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1590  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2010 

    Father Benjamin GORTON,   b. 11 Dec 1715, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1767  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Mercy FOSTER,   b. Abt 1720, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1 Mar 1740  Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eunice AUSTIN,   b. 1744, West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1818  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1765  West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed to Spouse (LDS) 5 Jul 2002  BOUNT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John GORTON,   b. Dec 1765,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Stephen M. GORTON,   b. 21 Jan 1767, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1845, Brookfield, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +3. Benjamin GORTON,   b. 1770,   d. 1798  (Age 28 years)
    +4. Wanton GORTON,   b. 24 Dec 1772,   d. 22 Dec 1851, North Brookfield, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +5. Mercy GORTON,   b. 1775,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Varnum GORTON,   b. 8 Mar 1777,   d. 27 May 1857  (Age 80 years)
    +7. Samuel GORTON,   b. 2 May 1779, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1861, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +8. Mary GORTON,   b. 5 Apr 1780, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1843  (Age 63 years)
    +9. Kesiah GORTON,   b. 1782,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Thurston GORTON,   b. 1783,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Simon GORTON,   d. 1806
     12. Sarah GORTON,   d. 1806
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1745 - West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Feb 1765 - West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Mar 1834 - Brookfield, Madison, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • He was Captain of the Second Exeter Company, Kent County Infantry and Commissary in the War of the Revolution. He moved to what is now North Brookfield, Madison County, New York, in about 1795. On the way he stopped with a Mr. Briggs, who offered him his land for $2.50 per acre, which he refused; it was upon the spot where the city of Utica now stands. He bought 1,000 acres of Governor John Taylor for $2.50 per acre and paid for it in potash made from clearing it of timber. He soon moved into the town of Whitesboro, now Brookfield, and built a log house on the hill where the old homestead stands. In 1805 he and his wife visited Rhode Island on horseback. She was a woman of strong vocal power; her call was heard a distance of two miles by her son, Samuel, who was lost in the woods.