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Capt Ebenezer Holbrook
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Birth: Jan. 24, 1724
Pomfret
Windham County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1808

Ebenezer was the 4th of 13 children (2nd son) born of Ebenezer Holbrook (1695-1768) and his wife Mehetable Warner (1698-1789). Ebenezer's siblings were: John (1720-1720), Mary (b. 1721), Mehetable (b. 1722/3), Elizabeth (b. 1726/7), John (b. 1729), Hannah (1731-1777), Sarah (1733-1748), Martha (1735-1762), Esther (b. 1737), Ruth (b. 1739), Anna (1741/2-1762), and Pegge (1744-1748).

Ebenezer married, November 5, 1746, at Pomfret, Windham County, Colony of Connecticut, for his 1st wife, Sarah Griffen by whom he had 1 child (a son): Ephraim (b. 1747). Ebenezer married, February 1, 1749/50, at Pomfret, for his 2nd wife, Mary Osgood (1728-1808) by whom he had 11 children (8 sons and 3 daughters): Sarah (b. 1751), Pegge (1754-1767), Ebenezer (twin b. 1756), William (twin 1756-1767), Calvin (1758-1845), Luther (1760-1767), Artemus (1763-1767), Appleton (1765-1767), Harvey (1768-1845), William (1770-1850), and Molly (b. 1772).

In May/June 1756, while at the age of 32 years, Ebenezer was established, confirmed, and ordered to be commissioned by the General Assembly, Colony of Connecticut, a Lieutenant of the 10th Company (Trainband), then commanded by Captain John Grosvenor of Pomfret, in the 11th Connecticut Militia Regiment. In 1757, directly following the alarm caused by the capture of Fort William Henry, at the southern end of Lake George in the Province of New York, by the French forces commanded by General Montcalm, four volunteer companies marched from Windham County, Colony of Connecticut. Ebenezer was the First Lieutenant in one of those four companies - the Company under the command of Captain John Grosvenor. He served 15 days during the Fort William Henry alarm. In October 1758, Ebenezer was established by the General Assembly, Colony of Connecticut, Captain of the 10th Company (Trainband) in the 11th Connecticut Militia Regiment.

By noon of the day following the hostile encounter at Lexington, Province of Massachusetts Bay on April 19, 1775, the news (alarm) had circulated into Windham County, Colony of Connecticut. Colonel Williams of the 11th Connecticut Militia Regiment sent out word the same day, April 20th, "that it will be expedient for every man to go who is fit and willing." Many individuals, not then belonging to the militia, joined in the march "for the Relief of Boston in the Lexington Alarm." Ebenezer was one who responded to the call. He served 6 days from April 20th to May 1st with others from the Town of Pomfret who marched under the command of Captain Zebulon Ingalls.

In November 1776, the Connecticut General Assembly voted to raise four State Battalions to join the Continental Army near New York to serve until March, 1777. These Battalions did not march out of the State into New York at that time. A part went to Rhode Island under Major General Joseph Spencer who was assigned to command in that State in December 1776. Captain Ebenezer Holbrook, at the age of 53 years, commanded one of the eight Companies of the Fourth Battalion commanded by Colonel John Ely. Ebenezer's Company was one of the Companies in Colonel Ely's Battalion that went to Rhode Island under the immediate command of the Battalion's Lieutenant Colonel Samuel McLellan.

By the taking of the 1790 US Census in Vermont after it's admittance to the Union in 1791, Ebenezer was residing in Hartland, Windsor County, Vermont. Upon the taking of the 1800 US Census he was residing in Waterford, Caledonia County, Vermont.

References:

(1) Pomfret Vital Records 1705-1850 "The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records" Edited by Lorraine Cook White, pages 183-185

(2) "The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, from May, 1751, to February, 1757, Inclusive." by Charles J. Hoadly, 1877, pages 487 and 503

(3) "History of Windham County, Connecticut." by Richard M. Bayles, 1889, pages 57 and 67

(4) "Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755-1762. Volume I. 1755-1757." by the Connecticut Historical Society, 1903, pages 207-208

(5) "The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, from May, 1757, to March, 1762, Inclusive."by Charles J. Hoadly, 1880, pages 173 and 211

(6) "The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service During the War of the Revolution 1775-1783." by Henry P. Johnston, 1889, pages 3-4, 20, and 424

(7) US Federal Military Pension File No. S.10873
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ebenezer Holbrook (1695 - 1768)
  Mehitable Warner Holbrook (1698 - 1789)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Osgood Holbrook (1728 - 1808)
 
 Children:
  William Holbrook (1756 - 1767)*
  Calvin Holbrook (1758 - 1845)*
  Luther Holbrook (1760 - 1767)*
  Artermas Holbrook (1763 - 1767)*
  Appleton Holbrook (1765 - 1767)*
  Harvey Holbrook (1768 - 1845)*
  William Holbrook (1770 - 1850)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ebenezer Holbrook (1724 - 1808)
  Martha Holbrook (1735 - 1762)*
  Pegge Holbrook (1744 - 1748)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

In memory of
Capt Ebenezer Holbrook
who died Sept 19th
1808.
in the 85th
year of his
age.
 
Burial:
Lower Waterford Cemetery
Waterford
Caledonia County
Vermont, USA
 
Maintained by: VTSSAR
Originally Created by: Chazmanbsr
Record added: Nov 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44689025
Capt Ebenezer Holbrook
Added by: Chazmanbsr
 
Capt Ebenezer Holbrook
Added by: Chazmanbsr
 
Capt Ebenezer Holbrook
Added by: Chazmanbsr
 
 
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- God bless you & your loved ones, Cindy
 Added: Jul. 4, 2014
Patriot - You Are Not Forgotten.
- Vermont Society Sons of the American Revolution
 Added: Jun. 16, 2014
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