|Birth: ||Jun. 8, 1755|
|Death: ||Jun. 10, 1839|
New York, USA
Paul Nelson was born on June 8, 1755 in Suffield, Litchfield (now Hartford) County, Connecticut.
In 1776, Paul resided in Rupert, Bennington County, Vermont. About mid-October, he enlisted for nine months in Captain Joshua Conkey's Company, Charlotte (now Washington) County, New York, Militia Regiment. He joined Conkey's Company at Salem (New Perth), Charlotte County, New York where he assisted in building a Picket-Fort. That fall, he was one of a scouting party that went to Hebron, the Town adjoining Salem on it's north, where they captured several Tories and marched them as prisioners to Albany, New York. In mid-June 1777, Paul was sent to Fort Ticonderoga. He arrived there about the first of July. On July 6, 1777, he retreated over Lake Champlain, crossed Mount Independence, and went to Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont. At Hubbardton, he was engaged in the Battle of Habbardton (a rear guard action against General John Burgoyne's combined British and German Forces). Paul continued in the retreat to Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont where he was discharged on July 20, 1777 having served out his term of enlistment.
Immediately upon being discharged from Captain Conkey's Company, Paul enlisted as a Corporal in Captain John Warner's Company, Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Herrick's Vermont Regiment of Green Mountain Rangers. It was while serving in Captain Warner's Company that Paul was engaged in the Battle of Bennington, August 16, 1777. Even though Paul was mustered out of this service on December 3, 1777, he served well after that date. At the time of officially being mustered out, Paul was with a scouting party that had marched to Chimney Point now in Addison County, Vermont, crossed over Lake Champlain to the New York side of the lake, and assisted in taking 22 prisoners, 20 to 30 head of cattle, and 100 horses at Gilleland Creek north of Crown Point. Paul did not return to Pawlet, Bennington (now Rutland) County, Vermont, until late in December 1777 or January 1778, where he received his discharge.
In May 1782, Paul served in Captain Enoch Eastman's Company, Sixth Vermont Militia Regiment in the re-taking of Lieutenant William Blanchard of Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont from the Tories.
Paul moved to Hartford, Washington County, New York in 1805 and resided there until his death. Paul is buried in the Old Hartford Cemterey next to his wife Hannah.
June 10, 1839,
in the 84 year of
Old Hartford Cemetery
New York, USA
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