Capt Joseph Birdseye

Capt Joseph Birdseye

Birth
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 26 May 1817 (aged 77)
Huntington, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Shelton, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 39925665 · View Source
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The oldest child of my ancestors, REV. NATHAN & DOROTHY (HAWLEY) BIRDSEYE, he was the husband of Dinah Blakeman.
During the War of the Revolution, he served in Lieut. Whiting's Co. in the march to Ticonderoga in June of 1775. From Oct. 5 to 31, 177 he was in Whiting's regiment of militia which went to Peekskill and Fishkill, New York, and in 1779, Captain Joseph Birdseye fought to repell the invasion of Tryon.

A large amount of gun powder was stored in one of his farm buildings, which was struck by lightening. Nobody was hurt by the explosion, which Capt. Birdseye attributed to the protection of Almighty God.

His monument in the White Hill's Cemetery was erected by his great-grandson, Isaac W. Birdseye, of Bridgeport. He died at 77 years of age.


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Died age 77 years.


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  • Created by: V. Nareen Lake
  • Added: 26 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39925665
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Joseph Birdseye (4 Feb 1740–26 May 1817), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39925665, citing Lower White Hills Cemetery, Shelton, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by V. Nareen Lake (contributor 46613568) .