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Amariah Crandall 1759-1861

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.

Amariah Crandall was born in Westerly, R.I., Apr. 2, 1759.

He enlisted from Stonington, Ct., Apr. 1, 1779, for one year, under Capt. Sheffield, enlisting again in June 1780, for two months, under Capt. Elijah Palmer, and Lieut. Col. Richards.

During an engagement he was taken prisoner by the British, and sent on board the prisonship Halifax, where he with the others had smallpox.

He resided after the war in Willington, Conn. from which place he applied for a pension Aug. 18, 1832, which was allowed.

He married Prudence Avery of Conn. Their children were Elijah, Elisha, Sarah and Daniel.

He with his wife came to Ohio in 1820 to live with their son Daniel, where they lived to a ripe old age, he being 101 years, 9 months, and 16 days.

His favorite pastime was telling his grandchildren Revolutionary War stories of Washington and LaFayette, whom he loved.

The family keep with great care his old bayonet.

He died Jan. 18, 1861, and lies in the Middle Ridge Cemetery in Madison, Lake Co., Ohio.

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