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Sgt John Penfield

Sgt John Penfield

Birth
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 11 Nov 1829 (aged 81)
Pittsford, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Burial Pittsford, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 100560744 · View Source
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John Penfield was the son of Peter Penfield and Mary Allen. He served as a sergeant in Captain Hubbell's Company, 16th Regiment of the Continental Army-(American Revolution).

On November 1, 1770 he married Eunice Ogden who was born in Fairfield in 1753.

He moved with his wife to New Fairfield in about 1778 and then to Pittsford, Vermont where, 7 September 1795, he bought a gristmill and a sawmill on the East Branch, now called Furnace Creek, from Ebenezer and Martin Hopkins; the two mills were originally built by Nehemiah Hopkins, Sr. in about 1785. These mills did more business than any others in the area.

In April of 1796, John Penfield bought 2 shares in the Librarian Society of Pittsford, a society organized for the purpose of establishing a library in the town. In December of that year he opened a public house, or Inn, the sixth in Pittsford, which he operated until 1809. The Inn was finally taken over in 1811 by his son, Abel, who ran it till 1817.

In 1812, when the Pittsford Manufacturing Company was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly, the corporate members included John Penfield, Sturges Penfield, Allen Penfield, and Thomas Hammond, among others. Thomas Hammond was chosen as President with John Penfield, Clerk and Treasurer.

John Penfield served Pittsford as Proprietor's Clerk for the period 1802 to 1817. He was also a selectman in 1799, 1800 and again in 1802.

John & Eunice had 10 children:

*Sarah Penfield (1771–18520
*Eunice Penfield (1773–1842)
*John Penfield Jr. (1775–1848)
*Elizabeth Penfield (1777–1835)
*Abigail Penfield (1779–1850)
*Sturgis Penfield (1780–1866)
*Thomas Penfield (1783–1834)
*Allen Penfield Esq. (1785–1872)
*Abel Penfield (1787–1871)
*Charlotte Penfield (1790–1876)


DAR Ancestor #A088444
Service: CONNECTICUT
Service Source: BATES, ROLLS & LISTS OF CT MEN IN THE REV, VOL 8, P 199
Service Description:
1) CAPT WILLIAM G HUBBELL, COL NEHEMIAH BEARDSLEY


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  • Created by: Vicki Cooper
  • Added: 12 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100560744
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt John Penfield (25 Nov 1747–11 Nov 1829), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100560744, citing Meeting House Cemetery, Pittsford, Rutland County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Vicki Cooper (contributor 46851327) .