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Pvt Augustus Pease
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Birth: Jul. 19, 1759
Somers
Tolland County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 1831
Weston
Windsor County
Vermont, USA

Augustus was the 3rd of 10 children (3rd son) born of Emery Pease (1727-1796) and his wife Mary Horton. Augustus's siblings were: David (b. 1755), Emery (b. 1757), Sylvanus (b. 1761), Mary (b. 1764), Elizabeth (b. 1766), Gaius (B. 1768), Margaret (b. 1772), Matilda (b. 1774) and Independence (b. 1776).

On June 30, 1781, Augustus and 4 other Privates from and for Somers were drafted from their respective Town Militia Companys and joined Captain Samuel Granger's Company of Brigadier-General David Waterbury, Jr's. Brigade of 2 Battalions of Connecticut State Troops. This Brigade was raised for the defense of the Post at Horseneck and places adjucant, and also all the guards raised for the defense of the sea coasts from Horseneck to New Haven inclusive. In July, 1781, the Waterbury's Brigade was joined to General George Washington Army while he was encamped at Phillipsburg, New Jersey and for some time after was under Major-General William Heath's orders on the Westchester line.

Augustus married, about 1782, Tirzah Hall (1760-1813) of Somers, Tolland County, Connecticut, by whom he had 10 children (6 sons and 4 daughters): Lucina (b. 1783), Asenath (b. 1785), Augustus (b. 1786), Elizabeth (b. 1788), Abiel (b. 1790), Calvin (b. 1792), Polly (Mary) (b. 1795), Ethan H. (b. 1796), David (b. 1798) and Alpheus (b. 1800). After his 1st wife died, he married Rebecca David in 1814. There was no issue from this 2nd marriage.

Soon after Augustus married, he moved from Somers to the West Town part of Andover, Windsor County, Vermont. The part of Andover which was set off on October 26, 1799 and incorporated as the Town of Weston where he lived and died of a cancer on his face.

Augustus was elected one of Weston's first three Selectman and its Treasurer on March 3, 1800 at the first Town Meeting held for the town after it had been set off from the Town of Andover. He was a deacon in the Congregational Church at Weston, a Justice of the Peace, and he was familiarly known as "Capt. Pease," having in his younger days been Captain of a Militia Company.

References:

(1) "A Genealogical and Historical Record of the Descendants of John Pease, Sen., Last of Enfield, Conn." by David & Austin S. Pease, 1869, pages 27, 69 and 70

(2) "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 564 and 565

(3) "Gazetteer and Business Directory of Windsor County, VT., for 1883-84" by Hamilton Child, 1884, pages 250 and 252
 
 
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  Tirzah Hall Pease (1760 - 1813)
 
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Capt. Augustus
Pease died Nov. 15,
1831 in the 73 year.
 
Burial:
Forefathers Cemetery
Weston
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
 
Maintained by: VTSSAR
Originally Created by: Chazmanbsr
Record added: Jun 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54009877
Pvt Augustus Pease
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