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

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).

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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