Samuel Knapp
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N 40° 57.575 W 083° 10.221
17T E 317352 N 4536538
Quick Description: Samuel Knapp Birth 24 Nov 1758 Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York, USA Death 22 Jul 1846 (aged 87)Sycamore, Wyandot County, Ohio, USA Burial in Old Sycamore Cemetery, Sycamore, Wyandot County, Ohio, USA Plot Sect 1, lot 51, row 8
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 9/13/2020 4:48:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM134GV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
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Long Description:
Although Samuel was ultimately denied a pension (RWPA # R6014), the record is clear regarding his service to the cause of Liberty in the American Revolution. He initially enlisted in the summer of 1776 under the command of Captain Jacob Derunda and Lieutenant John Coe in Colonel Gilbert Cooper's regiment of militia. He was discharged in the winter of 1777 with a violent case of dysentery. In 1779, he enlisted as a boatman in the Water Services (battery defenses) in Captain Cooley's Company under Lieutenant John Ackerman, Colonel Undly Hay's regiment at Stony Point, West Point, and Fishkill Landing on the Hudson River. Sadly, and in spite of numerous efforts, Samuel was never able to gain sufficient corroboration of the total length of his service to warrant a pension.
Location type: Single Grave

Date of Birth: Nov 24, 1758

Date of Death: July 22, 1846

Cause of death: Died Later

Grave Marker Text:

Unknown, but assumed Private

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