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 Simon Patch, Sr

Simon Patch, Sr

Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 31 Dec 1776 (aged 27)
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 24036821 · View Source
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A son of Ebenezer and Sarah (Wright) Patch. Simon married Elizabeth Williams a daughter of Jason and Jemima (Nutting) Williams at Groton, MA on September 11, 1770.


During the Revolutionary War, Simon was wounded in the thigh at the Battle of White Plains on Oct. 28, 1776. His
brother "Corporal Jacob Patch," in a distance of more than 200-miles brought him home to Groton, MA on a litter (made by fitting the butt end of small trees to the stirrups of a saddle and covered with a sack of hay). Simon died of these wounds on Dec. 31, 1776 at his father's home in Groton.

His brother Benjamin was granted guardianship of his minor children. His widow (Elizabeth Williams) remarried to Thomas Davis on Dec. 05, 1780.

From Massachusetts Army & Navy, The Revolution 17 Vol.'s: Vol. II, page 1005, Patch, Simon, Ashby. Copy of a list of men who voluntarily enlisted in Sept., 1776, to serve for two months at New York and served accordingly; also, Private Capt. Thomas Warren's Company, Col. Brooks Regement; Company return dated Oct. 31, 1776, and endorsed "White Plains" -- Reported Wounded.


White Plains, NY - 28 Oct. 1776 British and Hessians (4,000) attacked Americans (1,600) and defeated them but British casualties (300) exceeded the Americans (200).
The Battle of White Plains took place on this site on October 28, 1776. The area is now a City of White Plains residential neighborhood.

The significance of Chatterton Hill (Battle Hill area) is that a fairly important battle was fought there in October 26‑28 1776 culminating the campaign in New York of that year. White Plains was the farthest North that the British Army moved until the cold weather set in and sent them to winter quarters in New York. The Battle was fought between regiments of the British Army supported by Germanic mercenaries and loyalist troops against colonial troops organized by state, supported by militia. The "American army" had not yet been traied by von Stueben.

The action on Chatterton Hill involved the colonial troops occupying the hill top and high ground. The British assault was from the front, up the hill, while a battalion of Hessians attacked the right flank from the South. The action pushed the colonial army off the Hill, and caused them to occupy the next series of heights in North White Plains (Miller Hill, and Merritt Hill). The weather turned, long range cannon duels ensued, and the British marced South back to take Ft Washington which they had bypassed earlier in their sweep up from New York.


Simon is a descendant of immigrant Nicholas Patch Jr., who came to Colonial America between the years 1622 - 1630: (Simon I, Ebenezer, Isaac, Thomas, Nicholas, Nicholas, William).

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Simon Patch, Sr (11 Jul 1749–31 Dec 1776), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24036821, citing Old Burying Ground, Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Diana L. Brace (contributor 46885260) .