Jedediah Hurd

Jedediah Hurd

Birth
Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 9 Oct 1792 (aged 70)
Amenia, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Burial Amenia, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 28215140 · View Source
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Son of John Hurd (Aug 1691) and Elizabeth Hinman (Feb. 1693). He married Abigail Baker (ca 1721-1781) on Aug. 12, 1741 in Woodbury, Litchfield Co., CT. They had 13 children all but the last two born in Woodbury.
Jedediah went to North Adams, MA when it was a wilderness to build the first mill, and then returned to Woodbury.
In 1762, he bought land in Lanesborough, MA and, apparently, replaced the early mill in North Adams with two more substantial structures, one a gristmill and the other a sawmill.
He bought property and lived in Sandgate, VT in its early days and was a Proprietor of Sunderland, VT in 1764. Two of his sons, Jedediah and David Canfield Hurd lived there.
He sold his land in Mass. in 1765 and returned to Woodbury, CT, also selling his lands there.
In Aug. 1767, during Pontiac's Rebellion, named after the Ottawa leader, an alarm for the relief of Fort William Henry near Lake George was sent out. In response, under the leadership of Capt. Ebenezer Downs, a company of 41 men, of which Jedediah Hurd was part of marched and spent three weeks helping to reinforce the safety of the fort.

During the Revolutionary War, the then owner of the mill lands in MA, who was a Tory, fled to Canada, and the lands were confiscated. After the war, Jedediah petitioned the Mass. General Court and was awarded the lands, which he promptly sold. He then moved to Amenia, NY, where he died in 1792.


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  • Created by: Betty Frey
  • Added: 12 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28215140
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jedediah Hurd (14 Oct 1721–9 Oct 1792), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28215140, citing Steel Works Burying Ground, Amenia, Dutchess County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Betty Frey (contributor 46823114) .