|Death: ||Sep. 21, 1795|
Married (1): BENJAMIN WHEATON
Son of Joseph Wheaton & Lydia Kent
1749 - 1776
1. Mary Ann WHEATON (m. ___ Lake)
abt 1774 – unkn
Married (2): Nov 5, (1775?), JARED SPERRY, New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut
(his 1st wife)
1. Wilmot SPERRY
1781 – 1840
Amy's 1st husband, Benjamin Wheaton, was born Nov 30, 1749 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT and died in 1776 in New York, King's County, NY, during the American Revolution.
"Three of Augustus WHEATON's uncles were in the Revolution, Benjamin, Sylvester and Salmon. Benjamin and Salmon were captured and imprisoned in the "Old New York Sugar House," but both became so ill they were released. Sylvester went to bring them home. He carried one of them outside the city, left him by the roadside and went back for the other. On his return he found the first brother dead, and the other brother died on the way home".
From The Diary of Ellen Birsdeye WHEATON by E D B WHEATON with notes by Donald GORDON, privately printed Boston 1923 p418-420
During the British occupation of New York (1776-1783) the Rhinelander Sugar House was turned into a notorious prison.This was a brick warehouse into which American prisoners of war and private citizens, suspected of helping the patriots, were thrown. Sanitary conditions were frightful and starvation was a constant threat, so that its evil reputation was well earned, and its death toll unbelievably high.
Source: Archives (4/16/59) of the Riverdale Review and Bronx Press Review, by John McNamara
Jared Sperry (1750 - 1812)*
Wilmot Sperry (1781 - 1840)*
Upper Merryall Cemetery
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