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Bartholomew Vrooman 1761-1839

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.

Bartholomew Vrooman, a soldier of the Revolutionary War, was born in Holland, in 1761.

He enlisted from Schoharie, N.Y. in Aug. 1776, for one year in Capt. Ephraim Vrooman's company, Col. Peter Vrooman's regiment. Again, in May 1778 he enlisted for nine months under Capt. Pair and Col. Morgan, both of New York.

In the spring of 1779 he joined the militia, and was employed as a guard to the inhabitants while they worked in the fields, and in August of that year was captured by a party of British and Indians under Capt. Brant, conveyed to Montreal, and kept a year. Afterwards he served in the militia under Capt. Hagar, various short tours and alarms to the end of the war. He married Hannah Mattice Feb. 15, 1792, and lived in Concord, Lake Co., Ohio, where he died Dec. 8, 1839, aged seventy-eight years, and lies in the Huntoon Cemetery in Concord. He received a pension.

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