|Birth: ||Oct. 14, 1721|
|Death: ||Oct. 9, 1792|
New York, USA
Son of John Hurd (Aug 1691) and Elizabeth Hinman (Feb. 1693). He married Abigail Baker (ca 1721-1781) on Aug. 12, 1741 in Woodbury, Litchfield Co., CT. They had 13 children all but the last two born in Woodbury.
Jedediah went to North Adams, MA when it was a wilderness to build the first mill, and then returned to Woodbury.
In 1762, he bought land in Lanesborough, MA and, apparently, replaced the early mill in North Adams with two more substantial structures, one a gristmill and the other a sawmill.
He bought property and lived in Sandgate, VT in its early days and was a Proprietor of Sunderland, VT in 1764. Two of his sons, Jedediah and David Canfield Hurd lived there.
He sold his land in Mass. in 1765 and returned to Woodbury, CT, also selling his lands there.
In Aug. 1767, during Pontiac's Rebellion, named after the Ottawa leader, an alarm for the relief of Fort William Henry near Lake George was sent out. In response, under the leadership of Capt. Ebenezer Downs, a company of 41 men, of which Jedediah Hurd was part of marched and spent three weeks helping to reinforce the safety of the fort.
During the Revolutionary War, the then owner of the mill lands in MA, who was a Tory, fled to Canada, and the lands were confiscated. After the war, Jedediah petitioned the Mass. General Court and was awarded the lands, which he promptly sold. He then moved to Amenia, NY, where he died in 1792.
Moses Hurd (1746 - 1832)*
Sabra Hurd Hurd (1760 - 1838)*
Steel Works Burying Ground
New York, USA
Created by: Betty Frey
Record added: Jul 12, 2008
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