Enoch Crosby

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Enoch Crosby

Harwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 26 Jun 1835 (aged 85)
Putnam County, New York, USA
Burial Carmel, Putnam County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 7514441 · View Source
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Revolutionary War Soldier and Spy. During the Revolutionary War, Enoch Crosby fought in Northern New York during his first enlistment and after his enlistment was up he returned to Carmel, New York, where he decided to enlist again. While enroute to enlist he met up with a group of Tories who took him as one of the their own and took him to their secret meeting. After the meeting Enoch reported them to the authorities and they were arrested. He was recruited by John Jay to spy for the Continental Army and his spying uncovered many British Spys and Tories, eventually he was uncovered and beaten one time and left for dead and shot another. He lived to see the end of the War and lived out his life in Putnam County, New York. Famed author James Fenimore Cooper wrote a book titled "The Spy" believed to be about Enoch Crobsy's war heroics.

Bio by: Curt Benge

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 7514441
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Enoch Crosby (4 Jan 1750–26 Jun 1835), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7514441, citing Gilead Cemetery, Carmel, Putnam County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .