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American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Seth  Gary

  (b. 19 May 1761Taunton, Province of Massachusetts Bay   d. 12 December 1842, New York, USA )  

Seth Gary was born 19 May 1761 in Taunton, Province of Massachusetts Bay . Seth Gary was the child of Elijah Gary and Ruth Haskins and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Stephen Gary and Mary (Mercy) Gilbert

He married  Zilpha Pierce 21 July 1785 in Rehoboth, Crown Colony of Massachusetts Bay .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Zilpha Pierce  was born 15 September 1762 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA .  She died 17 May 1830 in Cabot, Vermont, USA . 

Seth Gary died 12 December 1842 in , New York, USA.

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"Gary Genealogy The Descendants of Arthur Gary of Roxbury, Massachusetts with an Account of the Posterity of Stephen Gary of Charlestown, Massachusetts and also of a South Carolina Family of this Name" by Lawrence Brainerd, Boston, Massachusetts, 1918, Page 168

Seth Gary was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, serving in 1781, 1782 and 1783. His age upon enlistment in 1781 is stated at 17. His service was rendered in the regiment of Lieutenant Colonel John Brooks. Seth Gary resided in Rehoboth and Taunton, Massachusetts, til about 1810 when he removed to Marshfield, Vermont and from there to Cabot, Vermont.

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Seth Gary married flag Zilpha Pierce-- Date: 21 July 1785 Place: Rehoboth, Crown Colony of Massachusetts Bay
GAREY Seth and Zilpha PERRON, both of Rehoboth, married by Shubael Peck Esq., July 21, 1785. Int. July 3, 1756[sic?].

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flag Rufus Gary (b.1 April 1786, Taunton, Crown Colony of Massachusetts Bay   d. 8 February 1877, )

flag Seth Gary (Gerry) (b.6 August 1787, Taunton, Crown Colony of Massachusetts Bay   d. 29 February 1864, Robbinston, Maine, USA)

flag Charlotte Gary (b.1789, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA   d. March 1863, Lima, New York, USA)

flag Elbridge Gary (b., Taunton, Massachusetts, USA   d. , Gardiner, Maine, USA)

flag Zilpha Gary (b.26 June 1793, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA   d. 15 March 1862, Bristol, New York, USA)

flag Elsie Gary (Gerry) (b.1796, , Massachusetts, USA  d. 1851, )

flag Martha Gary (b., , Massachusetts, USA  d. , )

flag Backus Pierce Gary (b.13 September 1800, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA   d. 3 November 1879, Henrietta, New York, USA )

flag Solomon Gary (b.1802, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA   d. 01 November 1886, Cabot, Vermont, USA)

19 May 1761
Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton)

U.S. Revolutionary War
Death: 12-12-1842 LIVINGSTON CO NEW YORK
Pension Number: *S43582
Service Source: *S43582

Spouse: Zilpha...

1785 Marriage / Partner
Seth Gary and Zilpha Pierce 21 July 1785, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA

1786 Birth of Child
Rufus Gary was born 1 April 1786, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton)

1787 Birth of Child
Seth Gary (Gerry) was born 6 August 1787, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton)

1793 Birth of Child
Zilpha Gary was born 26 June 1793, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton)

1800 Birth of Child
Backus Pierce Gary was born 13 September 1800, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton)

1830 Death of Spouse/Partner
Zilpha Pierce died 17 May 1830, Cabot, Vermont, USA

12 December 1842
, New York, USA

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