COL Jonathan Pettibone


COL Jonathan Pettibone

Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 26 Sep 1776 (aged 66–67)
Rye, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Section A / Row 22
Memorial ID 83248569 View Source

Col Jonathan Pettibone died Rye, NY Rev War

Son of Samuel Pettibone
Born in Simsbury, CT 1709
Died 1776 Sep 26 at Rye, NY in service

Occupation: Farmer

Commissioned as colonel of the Eighteenth Connecticut Regiment of Militia which was called to serve in 1776. He also was justice of the peace for 16 years and represented the town of Simsbury in the general assembly for 14 sessions.

He married, about 1733, Martha Humphrey daughter of Romas Humprey and Hannah Hillyer. She was born abt 1712 in Simsbury, CT and died in Simsbury 1796 Oct 7. Her father Romas was lifelong resident of Simsbury, born 1676 Sep and died 1714 Oct 23. He was the son of John Humphrey and Hannah Griffin. John Humphrey was born in Windsor, CT and died in Simsbury 1679.

Jonathan Pettibone lived in Simsbury, Connecticut. Served as a Colonel in the Revolutionary War. He became ill with a severe disease while stationed near New York City. Together with his son he started for home but died and was buried in Rye, New York (near White Plains). A stone was placed in Simsbury Cemetery by his widow, she died 1796 Oct 7 at age 85.


Jonathan Pettibone
in the Connecticut, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934
Name: Jonathan Pettibone
Age: 67
Birth Date: abt 1709
Death Date: 26 Sep 1776
Burial Place: Simsbury, Connecticut, USA
Cemetery: Hop Meadow Cemetery
Rank: Colonel

18th Connecticut Militia

Commander: Colonel Jonathan Pettibone.

Eighteenth Regiment Connecticut Militia – Raised 1774
(Simsbury (Formerly of the 1st Conn. Regt.), New Hartford (Formerly of the 1st Conn. Regt.), Hartland (Formerly of the 1st Conn. Regt.), Barkhamsted (Formerly of the 1st Conn. Regt.), Colebrook (Formerly of the 1st Conn. Regt.)

Jonathan Pettibone (1710–1776) of Simsbury, Conn., who had been colonel of the 18th Regiment of Connecticut militia since the spring of 1774, marched his men to New York during late August 1776 in company with Chapman’s regiment. Pettibone died on 26 Sept., the day after George Washington discharged his regiment.

Samuel Hayes (1730 - 1801) of Simsbury, Conn., Captain, August 22 - September 22, 1776, served at New York.

Consider Holcomb (1741 - 1833) of Simsbury, Conn., served as a Private in Captain Samuel Hays (Hayes) Company, from August 22 to September 25, 1776, serving in New York.

Roger Sheldon (1758 - 1823) of Windsor, Conn., Private in Lieutenant Thomas Bidwell's Company. Served August 19 to September 25, 1776.

Pettibone Lineage
Jonathan Pettibone 1709- 1776/Martha Humphrey
Samuel Pettibone

Humphrey Lineage
Jonathan Pettibone/Martha Humphrey
Romas Humphrey/ Hannah Hillyer daughter of Andrew Hillyer
John Humphrey/Hannah Griffin, daughter John & Anna Bancroft Griffin. John was the first settler of Simsbury, CT
Michael Humphrey/


In Memory of Col. Jonathan
PETTIBONE who Departed
this Life at Tye in the state
of New York and was Buried
there at the head of Regiment
in the Defence of his Country
Sept. 26th 1776 in the 67th
year of his age
he fill'd up his Departments
of publick and privit life with
fidelaty and honor Exhibeted
a bright Example of the
Christean virtues and Died...

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