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American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Gideon  Salisbury

  (b. 14 January 1762Little Compton, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations   d. 1848Potter, New York, USA )  

Gideon Salisbury was born 14 January 1762 in Little Compton, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations . Gideon Salisbury was the child of Gideon Salisbury and Priscilla Shaw and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Joseph Salisbury and Innocent Head

He married  Elizabeth Shields .  The couple had (at least) 11 children. Elizabeth Shields  was born 7 July 1767 .  She died 28 April 1844 in Middlesex, New York, USA . 

Gideon Salisbury died 1848 in Potter, New York, USA .

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Salsbury Gideon 3 1 . 1 . . 3 . 1 . . . . Town of Jerusalem

From Early Middlesex Tax Rolls -- upload/ 12/ historian/ midindex.htm

Salisberry Benanuel 1820

Salisberry Benjamin 1820

Salisbury Benjamin 1822

Salisbury Gideon 1813

Salisbury Gideon 1822

Salsbury Benjamin 1819

Silsberry Benjamin 1818


From Yates County Deeds (Grantee from Grantor, Book, Page) upload/ 12/ historian/ grntee_S.htm

Salisbury Benjamin / / Wright B Haskins / / 5 / / 550

Salisbury Gideon / / Sandford Williams / / 2 / / 308

Salsbury Giddeon / / Robert Moor / / 2 / / 416

Salsbury Joseph / / Merideth Mallory / / 2 / / 237

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Salisbury Elizabeth / / Mather Lucius / / 4 / / 172


1813 Middlesex, Ontario County NY

1820 Middlesex, Yates, NY

1822 Middlesex, Yates, NY

1825 Middlesex, Yates, NY

1835 Middlesex, Yates, NY

1840 Middlesex, Yates, NY
1843, Potter, Ontario, NY

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Gideon Salisbury married  Elizabeth Shields-- Place: 

flag Betsey Salisbury (b.10 July 1785, , Crown Colony of New York  d. bef. 1873, )

flag Phebe Salisbury (b.6 December 1787, , Crown Colony of New York  d. aft. 1873, )

flag Frederick F Salisbury (b.6 November 1789, , New York, USA  d. 1812, )

flag Margaret Salisbury (b.8 November 1791, , New York, USA  d. 21 April 1862, Middlesex, New York, USA)

flag Samuel Salisbury (b.6 May 1793, , New York, USA  d. 1812, , United States )

flag John Salisbury (b.30 April 1795, , New York, USA  d. 27 February 1878, Potter, New York, USA )

flag Gideon Salisbury (b.15 November 1798, , New York, USA  d. bef. 1873, )

flag Benanuel Salisbury (b.15 February 1802, , New York, USA  d. bef. 1873, , New York, USA)

flag Alfred Salisbury (b.15 July 1804, , New York, USA  d. aft. 1873, Middlesex, New York, USA)

flag Samantha Salisbury (b.7 August 1806, , New York, USA  d. 2 April 1888, Middlesex, New York, USA)

flag Wilkins Jenkins Salisbury (b.6 January 1809, Lebanon, New York, USA  d. 27 November 1853, Plymouth, , Illinois, USA)

Town of Middlesex

Salisbury Family

Gideon Salisbury came to Middlesex from Pennsylvania, on the Susquehanna river, and settled on the farm since known as the Salisbury farm. His wife was Elizabeth Shields. Their family consisted of ten children, four of whom are living, Phebe, John, Semantha...Read MORE...

1785 Birth of Child
Betsey Salisbury was born 10 July 1785, , New York, USA

1787 Birth of Child
Phebe Salisbury was born 6 December 1787, , New York, USA

1789 Birth of Child
Frederick F Salisbury was born 6 November 1789, , New York, USA

1791 Birth of Child
Margaret Salisbury was born 8 November 1791, , New York, USA

1793 Birth of Child
Samuel Salisbury was born 6 May 1793, , New York, USA

1795 Birth of Child
John Salisbury was born 30 April 1795, , New York, USA

1798 Birth of Child
Gideon Salisbury was born 15 November 1798, , New York, USA

1802 Birth of Child
Benanuel Salisbury was born 15 February 1802, , New York, USA

1804 Birth of Child
Alfred Salisbury was born 15 July 1804, , New York, USA

1806 Birth of Child
Samantha Salisbury was born 7 August 1806, , New York, USA

1809 Birth of Child
Wilkins Jenkins Salisbury was born 6 January 1809, Lebanon, New York, USA

1820 Middlesex, Ontario, New York
2 males 10-U16, 1 male 16-18, 2 males 16-U26, 1 male 45+, 1 female 10-U16, 1 female 45+, 3 people engaged in agriculture
1820 U.S. Census
Added: - Beckie  Updated: 10/20/2014 1:35:09 PM - Beckie

Pension Application for Gideon Salisbury --
State of New York

County of Yates SS.

On this day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty five (1835) personally appeared in open court before the Judges of the court of Common Pleas of the said County of Yates now sitting, being a court of...Read MORE...

Pension Application for Gideon Salisbury S.28863 Pension was granted $22.00 per annum, arrears $286.00 --
State of New York

County of Cayuga SS.

Personally appeared before the Subscriber a Justice of the peace in & for said county born named Salisbury of Ledgyard in said county aged eighty two years in Nov’r last past, & on being duly sworn according to law deposeth & saith...Read MORE...

1844 Death of Spouse/Partner
Elizabeth Shields died 28 April 1844, Middlesex, New York, USA

Potter, New York, USA (Rushville) (Yatesville)

Died at Potter, New York
Pine Corners Cemetery Middlesex Yates County New York, USA

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