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Phineas Bronson
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1764
Wallingford
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Oct. 25, 1845
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

Son of Asa & Achsah (Curtis) Bronson, husband of Isabelle Wright, m. 1786. Revolutionary war soldier. He served in the Third Company of the Second Regiment under Major Benjamin Walbridge and Col. Zebulon Butler. He was pensioned. Marker placed by the Peoria Chapter of D.A.R.
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In 1842 there was as nice a celebration as I ever saw; people came all the way from Chillicothe, Wyoming and Brimfield. There were three Revolutionary soldiers seated there and the men and boys listened to them talk. One was John McGinnis’s grandfather, John Montgomery; one was DeLorm Bronson’s grandfather Phineas Bronson; and the other was Eugene Lake, who lived up at Wethersfield, where Kewanee now is. One of them had a fiddle and he would play a while, then they would talk. The three old soldiers had three good eyes between them: Montgomery had two good eyes, Lake had one eye and Phineas Bronson was totally blind. Then there was Hilliard, B. L., the school teacher, had us boys marching. We went ’round and ’round as there were no streets in those days. I remember he told us, ‘Now, boys, when the big drum strikes, lift your left foot high and march in time.’

Source: History and Reminiscences, From the Records of Old Settlers Union of Princeville and Vicinity 1915 
 
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 Children:
  Hiel Bronson (1804 - 1887)*
 
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Note: May have been born in Enfield, Hartford County, CT
 
Burial:
Princeville Township Cemetery
Princeville
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Div A, Row 12, Lot 37
 
Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: Oct 10, 2007
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Thank you for our freedom.
- SC
 Added: May. 26, 2014
Information taken from Rev/War Vol 1 - Marcia & Nelson Hart book: He was in Medina, Ohio receiving a pension in 1835, but then continued west as he was receiving his pension in Peoria Co., Illinois in 1841.
- Beverly Sprowl Teibel
 Added: Nov. 15, 2012
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