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 Philip Gildersleeve

Philip Gildersleeve

Birth
Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Death 26 Oct 1822 (aged 65)
Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 147454428 · View Source
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One of the Long Island refugees after the loss of NY to the British troops in Aug 1776. Philip had signed "The Association" declaring to stand against oppressive acts by England, and he became a minuteman for a time before becoming a sergeant in Capt. David Peirson's company of militia, fighting at the Battle of Brooklyn Heights in August of 1776. As part of the pull back after the Americans were routed, Philip and his family left via Sag Harbor, arriving at Saybrook, CT on 30 Aug 1776 and settled in Chatham, now Portland, CT.

Philip was a cloth fuller by trade as well as a skilled shipwright. He was the foreman/master carpenter for the building of the USS Connecticut (launched June 1799).


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  • Created by: JosMorn
  • Added: 4 Jun 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 147454428
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Gildersleeve (7 Feb 1757–26 Oct 1822), Find A Grave Memorial no. 147454428, citing Portland Burying Ground, Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by JosMorn (contributor 47874045) .