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John Thornton Wasson
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Birth: Jun. 8, 1764
Schenectady
Schenectady County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1839
Norwich
Chenango County
New York, USA

John T. Wasson enlisted on March 31, 1781 as a private under the command of Captain Lawrence Gross in a company of the Tryon County Militia commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Marinus Willett. He fought in the last two engagements of the American Revolution: the Battle of Johnstown on October 25, 1781, and the Battle of Jerseyfield (Battle of West Canada Creek) on October 30, 1781. In the later skirmish the Tory renegade responsible for the Cherry Valley Massacre, Captain Walter Butler, was killed.
John Thornton Wasson married Elizabeth Hannah "Betshannah" Gibson on January 9, 1792 in the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Schenectady, Schenectady County (then part of Albany County), New York. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thornton Wasson (1739 - 1775)
  Nancy Duncan Wasson (1738 - 1789)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Hannah Gibson Wasson (1766 - 1852)
 
 Children:
  Sophia Wasson Ransford (1804 - 1872)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Thornton Wasson (1764 - 1839)
  Robert Wasson (1766 - 1792)*
  Catharine Wasson Gibson (1768 - 1835)*
  Thornton Wasson (1774 - 1825)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: His burial is listed in ABSTRACT OF GRAVES OF REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOTS published by the National Society - Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Norwich
Chenango County
New York, USA
 
Created by: J. Robert Schmidt
Record added: Dec 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 122127786
John Thornton Wasson
Added by: J. Robert Schmidt
 
John Thornton Wasson
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 Added: Jan. 20, 2015
 
 
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