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Samuel Atwater
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Birth: Jul. 5, 1757
Wallingford
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1848
Cheshire
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

Samuel Atwater was the son of Abraham Atwater and Mary Ball. Husband of Patience Peck. Father of ten children which included my 3rd great-grandmother Nancy Atwater Doolittle. Samuel served in the American Revolution. His father Abraham and brother Isaac also served. Brother Isaac was killed in 1776. He served under Capt. Bunnell's Company from Wallingford under Col Douglas, Fifth Battalion, Wadsworth's Brigade raised in June 1776 to re-enforce Washington. On August 27, 1776, served on the Brooklyn front at the Battle of Long Island. Took part in the defense of New York on September 15 with Col Douglas at Kip's Bay, Thirty Fourth street. His brother Isaac was killed during hasty retreat of American forces. He also served in the Battle of White Plains.

When war broke out, Samuel's father Abraham and brother Isaac enlisted but left sons Timothy and Samuel home to protect mother and sisters. One day Abraham was watching a new regiment come into camp and to his surprise saw Samuel acting as drummer. Samuel was 19 years old.

Samuel married Patience Peck on Dec 6, 1781 in the home that his father had built in Cheshire, CT on land purchased by Samuel's grandfather, Jonathan Atwater. This home and farm descended for six generations from father to son. In this home one son and nine daughters were born. In this home Samuel died in the same room that he was born.

Children:

Flamen
Roxana
Nancy
Nancy
Mary Ann
Patience
Nabby Ann
Abigail
Lois
Lois

*Atwater Family History
*Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution

~Maternal 4th great-grandfather~ 
 
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 Parents:
  Abraham Atwater (1716 - 1786)
 
 Spouse:
  Patience Peck Atwater (1758 - 1837)
 
 Sibling:
  Isaac Atwater (1746 - 1776)*
  Samuel Atwater (1757 - 1848)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Cheshire
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: With Love, Gen Gal
Record added: Nov 06, 2006
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Samuel Atwater
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