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Christopher Colson 1765-

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

Christopher Colson was born at Weymouth, Mass., May 10, 1765. He enlisted in the Revolutionary War July 9, 1781, at the age of sixteen, and continued in service as fifer throughout the remainder of the war.

He served in Capt. Peter Claye's and Capt. J.K. Smith's companies under the command of Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith, 6th Mass regt.

He was twice married, and with his second wife, came to Chagrin or Willoughby, Ohio, in 1810.

He was Willoughby's first postmaster, and walked to Washington, to secure his appointment.

He died in Willoughby, and is buried on the Daniels farm just east of Willoughby village.

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