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Issac Messenger 1746-1839

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.

"Issac Messenger, a soldier of the Revolution, died in Concord, Ohio, on the 8th day of May 1839 in the 94th year of his age."

He served in Capt. Amasa Hill's company, Col. Roger Enos' regiment, arriving in camp July 4, 1778.

He was at West Point and assisted in the construction of the first fortifications there, under the command of Washington, who was personally present a portion of the time. He had six brothers in the Revolutionary War, three of whom were at the Battle of Bunker Hill. One of them, Reuben, was wounded at the time, but all survived the war.

Isaac Messenger's wife, whose maiden name was Anna Ward, and whose father was a Welsh emmigrant to Connecticut, had three brothers who died in the Revolutionary Army.

Although born in Connecticut, Isaac Messenger's ancestors were French, having settled in Canada early in the seventeenth century.

Mr. and Mrs. Messenger, with their grandson Joseph Tuttle, arrived in Concord, near Little Mountain March 4, 1817, their son Ashbel Messenger coming in 1815. Among their descendants are Eugene Adams and Walter S Tuttle of Concord, Rev. Warren B Hendrix, late of Mentor, and Warren and George Hoose of Waite Hill.

Wade Adams, who died at Fort Thomas, Ky., Sept. 8, 1898, a soldier of the Spanish War was a great-grandson of this Revolutionary soldier.

Issac Messenger is buried at Concord Center, and his widow,who died in 1850 at the age of 101 years, lies beside him.

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