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Zebulon Bidwell - East Hartford, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CraigInCT
N 41° 46.685 W 072° 37.511
18T E 697365 N 4627863
Quick Description: A captain in the Connecticut Militia that fought and died in the Battle of Saratoga, in the American Revolution.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 9/14/2008 4:53:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM4P7J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CoinsAndPins
Views: 5

Long Description:
The Bidwell's are one of the oldest families (late 1600s) in East Hartford. They owned a saw-mill near here on the Hockanum, river.

Zebulon was married to Mary Burnham, a decendent of Thomas Burnham who bought the land of East Hartford and South Windsor from the podunk indians in 1659.

In the Battle of Freeman's Farm (aka Battle of Stillwater) in the Battle of Saratoga, Zebulon Bidwell was faatlly wounded when he lost a leg to a cannon ball. He died the next day.

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Captain Bidwell is referenced in an article about his great-grandson, Benson Bidwell, an inventor. (See page 191) (visit link)

Geneology of Zebulon Bidwell (see bottom of pg 79 to pg 80): (visit link)
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Type of memorial: Plaque

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