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Alexander Dorchester
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Birth: Jun. 8, 1760
Farmington
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1823
East Hounsfield
Jefferson County
New York, USA

birth date Connecticut births Barbour Collection
son of Stephen and Elizabeth [Gould] Dorchester

ALEXANDER DORCHESTER Born: 1758 Died: January 23, 1823 in Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., N.Y. Married: ANNE COWLES Born: 1761 Died: September 17, 1840 aged 79 yrs. in town of Hounsfield, N.Y. Service: Alexander Dorchester served as a private in Capt. Judah Aldin's Co., belonging to the - Conn. Lance or Continentals under the command of Samuel B. Webb. He enlisted March 20, 1777, and was honorably discharged March 20, 1780. The regiment to which he belonged went into camp at Peekskill in the spring of 1777 and was in active service under Gen. Putman the following summer. From October to December 1777, the regiment was in service under Gen. Clinton, thence to West Point. In the summer of 1778 it was engaged in the Battle of Long Island and in the fall of 1779 went into winter quarters at Morristown. Remarks: Alexander and his family are buried in Muscalonge cemetery in the town of Hounsfield, Jefferson County, N.Y. Ancestor of Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce Pruyn, Nat. No. 96059 Note: The 1840 Census of Pensioners, published Washington, D.C., 1841 lists Anne Dorchester, age 79, Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., living with Alfred Dorchester. 
 
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 Parents:
  Elizabeth Gould Dorchester (1733 - 1790)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Cowles Dorchester (1761 - 1840)*
 
 Children:
  Hooker Dorchester (1788 - 1835)*
 
 Sibling:
  Alexander Dorchester (1760 - 1823)
  Elizabeth Dorchester (1768 - 1770)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Muskalonge Cemetery
Jefferson County
New York, USA
 
Created by: grannynes
Record added: Dec 27, 2009
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Alexander Dorchester
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 Added: Jun. 14, 2011
Thank you, Alexander, for your service in the founding of our country...
- Marshall McCoy
 Added: Feb. 5, 2011

- grannynes
 Added: Jun. 23, 2010
 
 
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