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The 1899 Membership Register
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Roll of Ancestors — B


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Following are the records of the Revolutionary Ancestors of the Members. The names here printed in CAPITALS correspond to the names printed in italics in the Roll of Members; and the names here printed in italics, being the names of Members descended from these ancestors, respectively, correspond to the names printed in CAPITALS in the Roll of Members.


JOHN BAILEY
Born in Fishkill, N.Y., Dec. 4, 1732; died in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Aug. 9, 1806; signed the General Association at Poughkeepsie in June-July, 1775; was commissioned Lieut.-Colonel of the 2d Regt of Minutemen of Dutchess Co., N.Y., Oct. 17, 1775; was Chairman of Committee of Safety at Poughkeepsie, July 14, 1776; was present at a meeting at Fort Constitution when it was resolved to stretch the chain across the Hudson at West Point. — Pierre Van Buren Hoes.
ISAAC BALDWIN, Sr.
Born Woburn, Mass., Dec. 12, 1738; died in Medford, Mass., June 17, 1775; one of the incorporators of Hillsborough, N. H., and president at the first town meeting held Nov. 24, 1722; a soldier in the French and Indian War; Captain of a company which he raised at Hillsborough, May 23, 1775; mortally wounded in the battle of Bunker Hill. — Wm. Henry Baldwin.
ISAAC BELKNAP
Born in Newburgh, N. Y., Dec. 14, 1733; died there April 29, 1815; signed the Association Pledge in 1775; Captain of a company of Rangers; afterwards in the regular service as Assistant Quartermaster-General, and was Quartermaster of Lieut.-Col. Hardenberg's Regt. of Ulster County Militia. — George Danforth Tooker.
SAMUEL BELKNAP
Born in Woburn, Mass., Oct. 18, 1735; died in Newburgh, Orange Co., N. Y., March 31, 1821; Captain of a company which marched from Woburn to Cambridge on the Lexington Alarm, serving 28 days; Captain of 1st (Woburn) Co., 2d Middlesex Regt., commissioned May 6, 1776; marched with his company to Horseneck; re-enlisted Oct. 9, 1776, as Captain in Col. Eleazer Brooks' Regt., serving 50 days. — Ethelbert Belknap.
WILLIAM BELKNAP
Born in Charlestown, Mass., Feb. 21, 1751; died in Newburgh, N. Y., July 18, 1831; Lieutenant and Quartermaster, 3d New York Continental Line, 1775; served in Canada campaign and attack on Quebec; in battles of Stillwater and Saratoga; at Whitemars in December, 1777; wintered at Valley Forge; Ensign of 1st Regiment Continental Infantry, Col. James Livingston; promoted to Lieutenant, May 6, 1778; in battle of Monmouth; and honorably discharged Jan. 1, 1781. While Lieutenant in Col. Livingston's Regt., he was captured, imprisoned on a ship in New York harbor, jumped overboard at night and escaped. He was an original member of the Cincinnati. — Ward Belknap.
ABNER BENEDICT
Born in North Salem, N.Y., Nov. 9, 1740; died in Roxbury, N.J., in 1818; Chaplin of Connecticut troops, 1776. — Russel Headley.
ASA BENJAMIN
Born in Preston, Conn., March 2, 1762; died there April 26, 1834; Sergeant in Capt. Square Millard's Co. of Rhode Island troops in 1777; also served from July 5, 1780, to Dec. 10, 1780, in the 4th Regt. of Connecticut Levies. — Francis Asbury Crandall.
ASA BENNETT
Born in Mansfield, Conn., June 9, 1752; died Aug. 21, 1827; member of Capt. Sargent's Co. (from Windham, Conn.), of Major Backus' Regt. of Light Horse, ordered to the army near New York in September, 1776. — Seymour Henry Stone.
ARNOLD BLIVEN
Born in Westerly, R.I., Feb. 7, 1757; died Jan. 12, 1837; buried at Saratoga, N.Y.; private in the Company of his father, Capt. Edward Bliven (q.v.) in Col. Joseph Noyes' Regt.; and Lieutenant in Col. Wm. Bliven's command in July, 1781. — William Warren Bliven.
EDWARD BLIVEN, 3D
Born in Westerly, R. I., May 30, 1722; died subsequent to 1778 and before Dec. 1, 1784; Major during Colonial times; at a town meeting in Westerly, Jan. 16, 1777, by special act of the Council of War of Rhode Island to settle the dispute about the officers of the Alarm Company of that town, he was chosen Captain of the Company; also served as Captain in Col. Joseph Noyes' Regt.; he was imprisoned on the "Jersey" prison ship where he died. — William Warren Bliven.
NATHAN BLODGETT
Born Nov. 3, 1756; died in Cortland, N. Y., July 12, 1845; private in Capt.Daniel Gilbert's Co., Col. Job Cushing's Regt. of Massachusetts, from July 30, 1777, to Sept. 2, 1777, at Bennington; pensioned for 10½ months' actual service as private, drummer and Sergeant, a portion of his service being under Capt. James Convers. He enlisted at Brimfield, Mass. — Frank Dickinson Blodgett
SAMUEL BRADFORD
Born in New Hampshire in 1753; died in Hillsboro, N. H., July 23, 1833; enlisted in Hillsboro in May, 1775, as Sergeant under Capt. Isaac Baldwin and Col. John Stark; fought at Bunker Hill; promoted to Ensign; joined the northern army early in 1776; promoted to Lieutenant; fought at Trenton, and Princeton; present at Burgoyne's surrender; in Rhode Island in 1778; resigned his commission in Decmeber, 1779. — Samuel A. M. Ives
ISAAC BROWN
Born in Mt. Pleasant, N.Y., Feb. 2, 1758; died there March 25, 1838; enlisted Aug. 31, 1776, in Capt. Ladiew's Co., Col. Thomas Thomas' Regt., serving five months; in 1778 served one year under Capt. Howe, attached to the command of Col. Hughes of the Quartermaster's Department; was stationed at Verplanck's Point on the Hudson River and detailed as a ferryman; enlisted in 1779 under Capt. Jonas Disor and served until April, 1780; during his last enlistment was imprisoned six weeks in one of the New York sugar-house prisons. — George Harold Selleck.
ZEBULON BUTLER
Born in 1731; died in 1795; an Ensign in French and Indian War — Edwin Williams Fiske.

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