Elijah EATON Sr. left Connecticut for Columbia County New York sometime before 1771. Elijah's service in the Revolutionary War was described in an application for a pension (#R3208) of his wife, Deliverance, on 22FEB1844(then residing Cortland Co. NY), in which she claimed Elijah served one month or more in Capt. BEEBE'S Company of Col. WATERMAN'S regiment July 1777. Around 1780, Elijah Sr. went to Albany as juryman, enlisted eight months in the army & served most of his enlistment...balance served by man he hired with help of a Capt. OSTRANDER ...Deliverance didn't remember dates well...remembered that Elijah was serving the year Burgoyne was taken prisoner...on another occasion Elijah was drafted one month & hired a man named Erasmus(?) WILSON to take his place...went to Albany from Schodack to see him while he was on jury duty, but he had left with his unit down the Hudson River...on another occasion after several weeks service, Elijah went home & persuaded Deliverance's brother, Henry MOTT, to go back to Saratoga in his place...Henry MOTT was under 21 years of age and a minor was bound to Elijah's care.
Elijah recorded births & marriage in family bible...Deliverance signed application with her mark "X". She went on to say "...she however well knows that he was in the service as aforesaid - In the last town she has often heard him say he was in a skirmish-that the man who stood next to him was shot through the jaw-".
Deliverance Mott EATON was living in Willet with son Peter before she died.
|MILITARY RECORD||French & Indian War,||Revolutionary War|
|HIS PARENTS||Nathaniel Eaton||Perry, Easter(Esther)|
|WIFE*Deliverance MOTT      |
|BURIAL||Willet Village Cemetery      ||Willet||Cortland||NY|
|OTHER RESIDENCES||Otsego &
Columbia Co., NY
|HER PARENTS||John Mott||Elizabeth Greene|
|-2||Elizabeth||22FEB1775NY||18DEC1846||m||John/Isaac R. HART|
|-4||DELIVERANCE||17MAR1780NY||08APR1868OH||m||c1799NY||RUSSEL DARROW *|
|m2||25OVT1829NY||Lucy L. DAINES|
|-9||Peter||06MAR1793NY||11MAY1881NY||m1||14JUN1825||Polly Van SISE|
First three children b. Chatham, Columbia Co., NY.
Most of the children resided in Cortland Co. at some point.
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Created on or before 08 January 1999
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