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William Jr. Truesdell (b. 21 July 1722, d. Aft. 1784)William Jr. Truesdell (son of William Truesdell and Martha Tyler) was born 21 July 1722 in Branford, CT, and died Aft. 1784.He married Deliverance Jeason on 29 June 1746 in Redding, Fairfield Co., CT.
Notes for William Jr. Truesdell:
From history written by Karl Truesdell:
1745 - Participated in the first expedition against Louisbourg.4000 colonials assembled under Wm. Pepperrel, merchant of Kettery, in April, moved by water to Cape Boston and besieged the French fortress, capturing it 16 June 1745.
6 December 1745 - William "of Norwalk" assigned his rights "having been a soldier in the late expedition against Cape Britton, to Joseph St. John,merchant, my right in or to ye city and apprutances...as I was a volunteer in the aforesaid expedition against ye enemies of our sovereignLord the King" (Norwalk Land Rec. IX 545)
1747 - William and wife Deliverance received into the church "on proof offaith". (Manual Cong regational Church, Redding, CT).
1757 - Enlisted 7 Aug as private in Capt. Daniel Bradley's Co., member of relief expedition to Ft. William Henry.Discharged 23 Aug. (Conn. Hist.Soc. Collection IX 201)
1759 - Apparently served in the Campaign of 1759 under General Amherst.The actual service is not recorded but a detachment of volunteers from many New England regiments were left behind and employed on road work at Fort #4 on the Connecticut River near Northfield November 20/27 , 1759.William, noted as from LtCol Smedley's Co., Col. Wooster's Conn Regt., a pvt, received 2s8p ("Payroll" in Mass Hist Soc Lib).
1767 - Moved family to Kinderhook.Was known as a shoemaker and blacksmith.
1784 - Appointed administrator for estate of his son Gershom 5 Oct 1784(NY Hist. Soc XIII 415 ).
More About William Jr. Truesdell and Deliverance Jeason:
Marriage: 29 June 1746, Redding, Fairfield Co., CT.
Children of William Jr. Truesdell and Deliverance Jeason are:
- +Gideon Truesdell, b. August 1757, d. Abt. 1830.
- Betty Truesdell, d. date unknown.
- Daniel Truesdell, d. date unknown.
- William III Truesdell, d. date unknown.
- Sarah Truesdell, d. date unknown.
- Justin Truesdell, d. date unknown.
- Hiel Truesdell, d. date unknown.
- Molly Truesdell, b. 1764, d. date unknown.