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Ebenezer Percival
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Birth: May 30, 1731
East Haddam
Middlesex County
Connecticut, USA
Death: May 14, 1813
Windsor County
Vermont, USA

Son of James Percival and Elizabeth Bacon. Grandfather of Dyer Percival, great grandfather of Charles Lewis Percival.

His death is also reported as April.

Husband of Lucy Knowlton, married 13 Dec 1749 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

Ebenezer was the father of thirteen or fourteen children:
James Percival 1750 1807
Stephen Percival 1752 1813
Elizabeth Percival, Mrs Ephraim Smith 1753 1820
Jeremiah Sgt Percival 1754 1831
Lucy Percival, Mrs Abijah Peck 1756 1796
Mary Percival, Mrs Benoni Brunson b 1757
Olive Percival, Mrs Eli White b 1759
Asahel Percival (twin) 1761 1831
Azel Percival Paseve (twin) b 1761
Anna Percival, Mrs Jesse Coe b 1762
Ebenezer Percival 1764 1813
Roswell Percival 1766 1841
Warren Percival 1767 1841
Scena Percival, Mrs Wm Roberts b abt 1774 (questionable)

On April 11, 1765, Ebenezer bought 61 1/2 acres in Ellington Parish, Windsor, CT. He and four of his sons served in the Revolutionary War.

Ebenezer and his wife died within five days of each other. The spring seasons of New England of 1812 and 1813, many fell victim to what was called "spotted fever" and then "malignant fever" but what is now thought to have been cerebro-spinal-meningitis. Two sons, Ebenezer and Stephen died the same spring.

The family of Ebeneser, Sr., lived in the Northwestern part of E. Haddam near the adjoining town of Colchester and they attended church in the West Parrish of Colchester. The gravestones of his parents James and Elizabeth Percival are in the old cemetery at West Chester. Ebenezer and Lucy were members of the church at West Chester and baptized there though born in the limits of E. Haddam. On June 1, 1766, Ebenezer and Lucy were dismissed to the church in Ellington, Ct., (a parish in East Windsor, the church records at Ellington are all lost.) Mr. Brainard thinks without doubt that Warren and Roswell were born to them in Ellington. In 1778 Ebenzer and Lucy were back in Westchester and did not move to Vt. until after that date, but as his name appears on the Revolutionary Rolls of Vt. in 1780 it was not long after this date.

Ebenezer Percival appears on the payroll of Capt. Timothy Bush's company under the direction of Col. Peter Olcott at the time the enemy came to Royalton. Dated Oct. 16, 1780. Vermont Pay Rolls by Goodrich, Page 259.

This newspaper article was published in a Vermont newspaper:
State of Vermont, District of Hartford} To the heirs of Ebenezer Percival, , late of Norwich in said District, deceased, Greeting.
You are hereby notified that Jeremiah Percival, Administrator of the estate of said deceased, will present his account for allowance at the Probate Court to be holden at Barker's Hotel in Woodstock on the first Wednesday in June next, at which time and place you will appear, if you see fit, and shew cause, if any you have, why the account of said Administrator should not be allowed.
Given in Probate Court at Hartford, this 21st day of March, A.D. 1821.
By order of the Court
Norman Williams, Register 
Family links: 
  James Parsivell (1704 - 1738)
  Elizabeth Bacon Parsivell (1714 - 1739)
  Lucy Knowlton Percival (1733 - 1813)
  James Percival (1751 - 1807)*
  Jeremiah Percival (1754 - 1831)*
  Ebenezer Percival (1766 - 1813)*
  Warren Percival (1767 - 1841)*
  Roswell Percival (1770 - 1849)*
  Ebenezer Percival (1731 - 1813)
  Mary Percival Olcott (1733 - 1786)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Record added: Nov 10, 2012
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Ebenezer Percival
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 Added: Mar. 17, 2013

- Anne Shurtleff Stevens
 Added: Nov. 10, 2012

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