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Pvt Roswell Clark
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Birth: 1761
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1837
Rutland County
Vermont, USA

In May 1778 at Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut, Roswell, at about the age of 17 years, enlisted in Captain David Hitchcock's Company for the purpose of guarding the Connecticut sea coast and preventing the Tories from passing out to the enemy at Long Island with provisions and conveying intelligence to them. Immediately after enlisting, he marched to New Haven in the same county where he did duty as a guard at the jail for about one month guarding several confined Tories. Soon after, he went with his Company to East Haven and did duty in the Black Rock Fort at that place. He was discharged in October 1778 when his enlistment was up after serving 5 months.

In June 1779, Roswell was drafted with five others from the town of Hartford. They joined their Company at New Haven and then marched to Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut where they did duty as guards at that place for three months.

On April 22, 1782, Roswell, enlisted, for a term of seven months to expire January 1, 1783. He joined Captain Ephraim Chamberlin's Company, Colonel Heman Swift's 2nd Regiment of the "Connecticut Line" near West Point on the Hudson River in New York State. He remained at West Point and vacinity during his full term of service until discharged, December 15, 1782.

Roswell married Thankfull Hotchkiss (1759-1809) by whom he had nine children: Hubbard, Amos, Clarissa, Rozina, Julia, Polly, Roswell (1795-1883), Hoel and Minerva. Roswell and his wife Thankfull came from Cheshire, Connecticut to Wells, Rutland County, Vermont on horseback with all their effects.

Roswell married second, August 20, 1815 at Wells, Rutland County, Vermont, the widow Susanna Cook by whom he had three children: Thankful, Laura and Prince.


(1) "History of Wells, Vermont, for the First Century After Its Settlemen;" by Hilland Paul, 1869, pages 73-74

(2) US Federal Military Pension File No. W6681

(3) "The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service during the War of the Revolution 1775-1783." by Henry P. Johnson, 1889, pages 322, 324, and 329

(4) "Cemetery Records of the Township of Hampton Washington County New York" by Charles B. Moore, 1995, page 4
Family links: 
  Thankfull Hotchkiss Clark (1759 - 1809)
  Hubbard Clark (1785 - 1853)*
  Amos Clark (1786 - 1847)*
  Roswell Clark (1795 - 1883)*
  Howell "Hoel" Clark (1803 - 1888)*
  Julia Clark Daniels (1804 - 1895)*
*Calculated relationship

Roswell Clark,
Sept. 19, 1837.
AE. 75 Y'rs.
Wells Town Cemetery
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
Maintained by: VTSSAR
Originally Created by: Chazmanbsr
Record added: Oct 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30553739
Pvt Roswell Clark
Added by: Chazmanbsr
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