Sylvanus Cone

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Sylvanus Cone

  • Birth 21 Jan 1734 Millington, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 4 May 1812
  • Burial East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 11242861

78 year of his age

[Sylvanus Cone, 4th child and eldest son of Lieutenant James and Grace Cone, was baptized in East Haddam, Ct., March 2nd, 1734. He was admitted to church in Millington, a parish of East Haddam May 31, 1761. He is buried near his father, James Cone, and his brother, James Cone, in Bashan graveyard, East Haddam, on a hill overlooking a beautiful landscape. His gravestone is inscribed: "Sacred to the memory of Mr. Sylvanus Cone who died May 4, 1812 in ye 78 year of his age."
Sylvanus Cone married 1st, Hannah Ackley, Nov. 13, 1755. She was daughter of Gideon and Hannah (Andrews) Ackley, born in East Haddam, March 18, 1742, bapt. August 7, 1748, and died of measles, June 24, 1790, leaving eleven children, eight daughters and three sons. Sylvanus Cone married 2nd, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Graves, Relict of Roswell Graves. She died of apoplexy, Jan. 23, 1807 aged 63 years. Sylvanus Cone married 3rd, Eunice Spencer, November 1, 1809. She was born in 1736 and died October 21, 1811. He lived to the 4th day of the following May.
Written evidence that he was a soldier at the battle of Bunker Hill was submitted to the inspection of the Secretary and Registrar of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, and was by them pronounced satisfactory. "Sons" and "Daughters" have followed along into the patriotic societies, their claims to membership being founded on his services.]


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  • Created by: Jan Franco
  • Added: 27 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11242861
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sylvanus Cone (21 Jan 1734–4 May 1812), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11242861, citing Bashan Lake Cemetery, East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Jan Franco (contributor 46625834) .