David Williams

David Williams

Birth
Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death 2 Aug 1831 (aged 75)
Schoharie County, New York, USA
Burial Schoharie, Schoharie County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 9367655 · View Source
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Revolutionary War Hero: Inscription on his obelisk reads "He with his compatriots John Paulding and Isaac VanWart on the 22nd of September 1780, arrested Major John Andre and found on his person treasonable papers in the handwriting of Gen. Benedict Arnold, who sought by treachery to surrender the military post of West Point into the hands of the enemy. In resisting the great bribes of their prisoner for his liberty, they showed their incorruptible patriotism; the American army was saved and our beloved Country became free." Williams died in Schoharie County, but the notable event occured in lower Westchester County. Statues and NY State historic markers designate the site in Tarrytown, NY.


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  • Created by: Edmond Spaeth
  • Added: 26 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9367655
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Williams (21 Oct 1755–2 Aug 1831), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9367655, citing Old Stone Fort Cemetery, Schoharie, Schoharie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Edmond Spaeth (contributor 12019967) .