Military Veterans

* denotes non direct ancestors. (Great Uncle, Great Great Uncle, etc.)
Robert Cross (b:1613; d:1670) - He participated in the Pequot War of 1637. This was a disagreement between Massachusetts and Connecticut over the lands of the Pequot Indians.

John Colby (b:1656; d:1717) - King Philip's War, was a soldier at the Falls Fight under Capt. William Turner, 18 May 1676. He was a Sergeant of the Amesbury train band, 1680.

Henry B. Clinton (b: ; d: ) - He was a soldier in the French and Indian war, in Captain Joseph Woodruff’s company, of Milford, and, in 1757, marched to the relief of Fort William Henry (p. 22, vol. ix, French and Indian War Rolls).

*Shubael Clinton (b:????; d:13 Oct 1756) - Brother of Henry B. Clinton. Died in the service in the French and Indian war (p. 105. vol ix. Conn. Ilist. Society French and Indian War Rolls), he was in the Seventh Company, First Regiment, and was reported dead October 13, 1756, he served under Captain David Baldwin, of Milford.


Philbrick Colby (b:1735; d:1795) - French and Indian War, served under Captain Samuel Gerrish of Newbury, from 15 September 1755 to 17 December 1755. His name appears on the muster roll of men raised in 1756 for the expedition to Crown Point in Colonel Saltonstall's regiment, 14 April 1756, and on a return of Captain James Richardson's Company on 5 May 1756. Also as "blacksmith" on the muster roll of Captain Timothy Perkins's company at Ford Edward, 26 July 1756, and again on the muster roll of Captain Samuel George's company from 15 March 1757 to 5 December 1757.

Revolutionary War, served as private in Captain Daniel Hill's company, Colonel Samuel Johnson's regiment, which marched to Cambridge on the Alarm of 19 April 1775, four days service.

William Colby (b:1759; d:1847) - Revolutionary War, In November 1776 he enlisted for three years, he was just seventeen. He served under Captain James Carr, Colonel Hale's regiment in the New Hampshire Line and continued to serve until the winter of 1782. He was then attached to a company under Captain Senter and served until July 1783, when he was discharge at New Windsor, New York. Carrying to his grave a British bullet which he received at the battle of Monmouth. He was a pensioner of the Government until the day of his death. He is listed on the National Park Service Valley Forge Muster Roll.

*Robert Durkee (b:1733; d:1778) - Revolutionary War, Captain of an Independent Company, known as Wyoming Valley Company, 26th August, 1776; he retired from the service 23d June, 1778, his company being consolidated with Ransom's; served as a volunteer and was killed in the Wyoming Massacre, 3 July, 1778. He is listed on the National Park Service Valley Forge Muster Roll.

Andrew Durkee (b:1737; d:1814) - Revolutionary War, served at the Lexington Alarm and was ensign in 1778 of a company of Connecticut volunteers.

Zaccheus Tobey (1734-1833) - Revolutionary War, served as private in Capt. Manasseh Kempton's company, Col. Freeman's Massachusetts regiment.

Zoeth Tobey (b:1758; d:1838) - Revolutionary War, enlisted from Dartmouth, Massachusetts in 1780, served as private in Captain Kempton's Company, Massachusetts Line. He was wounded and honorably discharged in 1781.

*Rufus Huntley (b:1748; d:1826) - Revolutionary War, soldier from Colchester, CT, Quartermaster in Gen. Joseph Spencer's 2nd CT Regiment, at Roxbury and at Bunker Hill. Commissioned Ensign on 26 Sep 1775 in Captain Levi Well's Co. Discharged on 10 Dec 1775. Reenlisted and served as 2nd Lt., Col. Wyllys' 22nd Continentals at New York. Was in the battles of Long Island, White Plains, Peeskill. Served in the Revolutionary War on board the Brig. "Enterprise" of Boston, Mass. under Capt. Brooks. His application for a pension made 7 Oct 1822 was granted 28 Jan 1823 when he was 75 years old.

*Howell or Hoel Huntley (b:1750; d:1842) - Revolutionary War, enlisted 12 Sep 1775 in Capt. Abner Lord's Co., Col. Latimer's Regiment and also had various other enlistments. Pension cert. #17,837 was issued 27 Sep 1833.

*Adriel Huntley (b:1752; d:1778) - Revolutionary War, 1775 on the Lexington Alarm list from the town of Lyme, CT. He was promised a sergeant's commission if he would go home and in the space of 8 days enlist 10 men to return with him. He enlisted 12 men the day after he came home and they returned to the army in Roxbury. He served as Sgt. for the year.

*Thomas Huntley (b:abt 1754; d:aft 1818) - Revolutionary War, served in the 2nd New York Regt. and was granted pension cert. #2,917, but apparently did not live long enough to collect on it. HIs grandson, Hiram Cook, claimed that Thomas Huntley served as one of George Washington's "Life Guards".

*Warren Huntley (b:1755; d: ) - Revolutionary War, soldier from Colchester, CT, Quartermaster in Gen. Joseph Spencer's 2nd CT Regiment, at Roxbury and at Bunker Hill. Commissioned Ensign on 26 Sep 1775 in Captain Levi Well's Co. Discharged on 10 Dec 1775. Reenlisted and served as 2nd Lt., Col. Wyllys' 22nd Continentals at New York. Was in the battles of Long Island, White Plains, Peeskill.

*Noah Huntley (b:1757; d: 1791) - Revolutionary War, enlisted in 1775 and served at Roxbury, MA in Capt. Joseph Jewett's Co., Huntington's Regt. He served in Capt. Jotham Drury's Co. from Sept. to De. 1777 as Bombadier. He served 44 months as a Corp. and 8 months as Sgt. in capt. Cook's Co., Col. John Crane's Artillery Regt., Continentail Army from 1 Jan 1780 to 31 Dec 1780. He is listed on the National Park Service Valley Forge Muster Roll.

*Moses Huntley (b:1760; d:1846) - Revolutionary War, served in Col. Tyler's Brigade under Gen. Sullivan in Rhode Island, August and Sept. 1778. In July 1779 he joined Capt. Lee Lay's Co. and helped build Fort Griswold in Groton, Conn.

Isaac Tripp (b:abt 1702; d:1778) - He did not serve, but was killed during the Revolutionary War. He survived the Battle of Wyoming (aka Massacre of Wyoming Valley, PA) and was killed by Indians in December of the same year.

Isaac Tripp (b:1760; d:1820) - Revolutionary War, he was captured by Indians soon after the Battle of Wyoming on July 3, 1778. They taunted him, while they killed two of his friends and scalped them. He was sold to the British and compelled to enter their service, in which he reluctantly continued until the close of the Revolutionary War.

Josiah Graves Jr (b:abt 1750; d:1814) - Revolutionary War, Massachusetts Line and War of 1812


Adam Harder (b:1792; d:1869) - War of 1812 (British Side), Volunteered in the Flank Company of the 2nd Lincoln Militia Vols, in the Sedentary Militia.

(Erastus) George Huntley (b:1770; d:1842) - War of 1812, he served in Atchinson's Regiment of New York Militia. Highest rank Major.

*Erastus Little Huntley (b:1797; d:1848) - War of 1812, he served in Capt. Davis' Company of Light Infantry, New York Volunteers.

*George Warren Huntley (b:1793; d:1846) - War of 1812, he served in Capt. Davis' Company of Light Infantry, New York Volunteers. Highest rank Private.


*Theodore E. Huntley (b:1843; d:1897) - Civil War, Corporal in Company F, 28th Michigan Infantry. Awarded the Civil War Medal.

James Monroe Tripp (b:1825; d:1911) - Civil War, Private in Company H, 30th Illinois Infantry.

*Fordis Averill (b:abt 1839; d: ) - Civil War, 2nd Light Artillery Regiment Minnesota. POW on 06 Feb 1863. Exchanged on 15 May 1863 (Estimated day). Wounded on 19 Sept 1863 at Chickamauga, GA. Reenlisted in 2nd Light Artillery Regiment Minnesota on 22 March 1864. Mustered out 2nd Light Artillery Regiment Minnesota on 16 August 1865 in Fort Snelling, MN.


*Earl Durkee Tripp (b:1888; d:1907) - Enlisted in the Army in 1907 and was killed during training.

*Glen Burrell Colby (b:1889; d:1959) - World War I




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