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Marauchie Van Orden Sperry 1754-1845

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.
Contributed by her grand-son Harley Barnes.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

Marauchie Van Orden Sperry seems entitled to a record among the brave ones of the Revolution.

She was born in Holland in 1754, daughter of Pieter Van Orden, came to New York in childhood, was driven from the city by Lord Howe's forces, married Lieut. Elizah Sperry in April 1779, died in Kirtland, Ohio, May 13, 1845, and is buried in the "Angel" burial ground.

Her father and two brothers were killed in the service, her mother died from the poisoning of their well by the British, who also burned their home and confiscated their estate.

She was a protege of General and Mrs. Washington; was present at the capture of Burgoyne, and "assisted the suffering Americans on that memorable day."
The aid rendered to this publication by one of her descendants is done in her memory.

Her husband, Elijah Sperry (b. Sept. 8, 1751, d. Sept. 4, 1818), was Corporal, Sergeant, and finally Lieutenant in Capt. Osborn's company of Artificers, Col. Baldwin's Conn. Regiment. He was in the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, etc., and helped to make the chain obstructions in the Hudson River at West Point; he was a pensioner.

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