Rev Daniel Waldo

Rev Daniel Waldo

Birth
Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
Death 30 Jul 1864 (aged 101)
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Burial Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 42410101 · View Source
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He was a soldier in the American Revolution, his services being best told in his own words in his application for a pension: "In the month of April 1779, I was drafted into a company of Connecticut militia under the command of Captain William Howard of Hampton, in the County of Windham, and performed a tour of duty of one month at New London. The company was not annexed to any regiment whilst out but was occupied near New London in building a fort back of town which was named by the soldiers (by way of ridicule) Fort Nonsense. My Lieutenant and Ensign I do not recollect. In the month of April, 1779, a company of Connecticut State troops was formed in Windham under the command of Capt. Nathaniel Wales of said Windham into which company I enlisted in the month of June following. Said company was annexed to a regiment under the command of Col. Levi Wells. We were marched to a place then called Horse Neck, now Greenwich, in Connecticut. We were employed in scouting parties and in guarding the country. Whilst, on the 25th day of December, A.D. 1779, I was stationed as a sentinel at the door of the house of Colonel Wells. I, together with twenty or more including said Colonel, were taken prisoners by the refugees or cow boys. We were kept prisoners two months, to wit, until the 25th of February, 1780, in the Sugar House in New York."

He was a graduate of Yale University Class of 1788
1856-1864 Chaplain of US House of Represenatives
In 1864 was one of 6 surving soldiers of the American revolution interviewed-"LASt Men of the Revolution" By rev.E.B. Hillard

His great-grandmother Rebecca {Adams} Waldo was descended from Henry Adams 1583-1646 also a common ancestor of US Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams


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  • Maintained by: Anonymous
  • Originally Created by: P Fazzini
  • Added: 26 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42410101
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Daniel Waldo (10 Sep 1762–30 Jul 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42410101, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 47507682) .