|Birth: ||Jan. 8, 1750|
|Death: ||Aug. 24, 1827|
Was born in Coventry, Connecticut, January 8, 1750.
He married Ruth Waterman, born 1757, daughter of Col. Asa and Ruth [Beebe] Waterman.
The record of Elisha's military service follows.
Elisha's record below is considered accurate, he having served with Elias in the 17th Albany Militia. There is, unfortunately, no known written record of Elias' service in the War of the Revolution.
Sergeant in Captain Darrow's Company in Colonel Ten Eyck's Regiment on requisition of the Committee of Safety on the first of May entered the service under Captain Darrow for Seven months that they mustered at Canaan, Marched to Albany & from thence to Lake George & performed said Service according to the best of dependant's Knowledge & belief & to the end of the Term;
That in the year 1777 he was drafted by order of the Governor & was out in the month of July as a Sergeant up the Mohawk River & was at the battle of Oriskany & that said Ensign Cady was marched to the North afterwards & was at the Battle & taking of General Burgoyne; That in the Year 1778 the Militia of the State was called out to repel an expected attack by the Indians & Tories from the North & the said Ensign Elisha Cady was called out under the Command of Colonel Waterman being then an Ensign in Captain Davis' Company. This Service continued for a space of time between two & three months;
That in the month of September 1780 the said Ensign Elisha Cady was in Service under the Command of General Van Rensellar, Colonel Whiting, Captain Davis, - that they marched up the Mohawk River & that they were out at this time for the space of two months; that during this Campaign, Colonel Brown was killed at the battle of Stone Arabia;
That during the remainder of the War the Said Ensign, Elisha Cady was out in each & Every Year as long as there was a continuation of hostilities & that the aggregate of Service performed by said Ensign Cady is between two & three years.
& this dependant further says that he was present at the Marriage of Said Ensign Elisha Cady to Ruth Waterman, now the Widow of said Cady & that said marriage took place on the 20th day of December, 1773, & that the Ceremony was performed by the Reverend John Richards -
& this deponant further says that said Ensign Elisha Cady died in the 24th day of August, 1827, & that Ruth Cady has Remained his Widow ever Since & further this depenant says not -
[Signed] Elias Cady. Sworn & Subscribed this 7th day of January, 1837."
Elisha Cady and his brother, Elias Cady, pioneers of Montgomery County, shared in the great adventure and conflict which established their country. Both are worthy of being included in the Montgomery County Military Roll of Honour.
Died in the 24th day of August, 1827
Ebenezer Cady (____ - 1779)
Ruth Waterman Cady (____ - 1840)
Asa Cady (1779 - 1854)*
Harry C Cady (1801 - 1880)*
David Cady (____ - 1845)*
Elisha Cady (1750 - 1827)
Elias Cady (1753 - 1838)*
Elizabeth Cady Puffer (1758 - 1796)*
Florida Reformed Church Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Bev
Record added: Aug 02, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11463689
In memory of Elisha Cady and in gratitude for his service in the Revolutionary War.|
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