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Scituate, Rhode Island, USA - Moswansicut Lake, Looking Across to B. F. Smith's Farm
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Scituate, Rhode Island, USA - Battey Meeting House
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Scituate, Rhode Island, USA - Smith's Dairy Farm, No. Scituate, R.I. (1909)
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American Revolutionary War Soldier America/USA  Thomas  Salisbury

  (b. 3 October 1737Scituate, Rhode Island, USA   d. 17 July 1811Stillwater, New York, USA )  
Age: 73

Thomas Salisbury was born 3 October 1737 in Scituate, Rhode Island, USA. Thomas Salisbury was the child of Ephraim Salisbury and Rosemond Seamans and the grandchild of: (paternal)  William Salisbury and Mary Ormsby (Ormsbee)

He married  Rebecca Bushee 19 December 1756 in Scituate, Rhode Island, USA .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Rebecca Bushee  was born abt. 1735 in Scituate, Rhode Island, USA .  She died 11 September 1810 in Stillwater, New York, USA . 

Thomas Salisbury died 17 July 1811 in Stillwater, New York, USA.

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Thomas Salisbury married America/USA Rebecca Bushee-- Date: 19 December 1756 Place: Scituate, Rhode Island, USA

 Mary J Salisbury (b.,   d. , )

American Revolutionary War Soldier America/USA John Salisbury (b.9 October 1758, Scituate, Rhode Island, USA  d. bet. 1834-1840, Stillwater, New York, USA)

America/USA Thomas Salisbury (b.abt. 1760, Scituate, Rhode Island, USA  d. aft. 1830, Homer, New York, USA)

America/USA Azuba Salisbury (b.21 MAY 1765, Scituate, Rhode Island, USA  d. 23 April 1843, Pownal, Vermont, USA)

America/USA Rebecca Salisbury (b.1768, Scituate, Rhode Island, USA  d. 7 February 1841, Stillwater, New York, USA)

America/USA Oliver Salisbury (b.abt. 1774, Scituate, Rhode Island, USA  d. 10 April 1853, Stillwater, New York, USA)

America/USA Preserved Salisbury (b.abt. 1775, Scituate, Rhode Island, USA  d. 28 October 1835, Stillwater, New York, USA)

 Lydia Salisbury (b.abt. 1780,   d. 1 April 1846, Stillwater, New York, USA)

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1737 Swansea, Massachusetts
Thomas Salisbury the Son of Ephraim Salisbury and of Rosamond his wife was born October the 3:1737
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Invention 1753 - The lightning rod is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
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World History 1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.

1756 Marriage / Partner
Thomas Salisbury and Rebecca Bushee 19 December 1756, Scituate, Rhode Island, USA

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1758 Birth of Child
John Salisbury was born 9 October 1758, Scituate, Rhode Island, USA

USA 1764 - British Government issues the Sugar Act
The Sugar Act raised revenues higher than ever before by a new series of taxes on the colonists.
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1765 Birth of Child
Azuba Salisbury was born 21 MAY 1765, Scituate, Rhode Island, USA

USA 1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it. The Stamp, of ...Read MORE...

USA 1770 - March 5 - Boston Massacre

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USA 1773 - December 16 - Boston Tea Party

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USA 1774 - March - The Coercive Acts (called Intolerable Acts by Americans)
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USA 1774 - June 1 - Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed

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USA 1774 - September 5 - First Continental Congress formed in Philadelphia
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USA 1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride

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USA 1775 - April 19 - First shots of Revolutionary War fired in Lexington and Concord.

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USA 1775 - April 20 - British begin siege of Boston

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USA 1775 - May 10 - American Revolution began; Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga.
In the darkness of the night of May 9, 1775, Ethan Allen, along with Benedict Arnold, led a portion of his militia across the half-mile width of Lake Champlain to the base of the fort. As the sun...Read MORE...

USA May 1775 - Second Continental Congress - Philadelphia - plans to form an army.
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USA 1775 - June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill
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USA 1775 - December 31 - The Battle of Québec was fought on December 31 between the American Continental Army and British defenders of Québec City. It was the first major defeat for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

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USA 1776 - March 17 - British, Get Out!
Colonial troops force British to evacuate Boston.

USA 1776 - May 2: The American revolution gains support from King Louis XVI of France

USA 1776 - July 4 - American Declaration of Independence

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USA 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
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USA 1777 - July 5 - St. Clair surrenders Fort Ticonderoga to the British

USA 1777 - September 26 - British General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution

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USA 1777 - October 17 - British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY

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USA 1777 - November 15 - The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted
On November 15, 1777, the second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. Then they needed approval from the states.

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USA December 1777 - June 1778 - The winter at Valley Forge
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World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

USA 1780 - September 25 - Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered. articles/ ushistory/ revolutionarywartimeline.htm -

News Foster was incorporated as a separate town in 1781, taking the western half of Scituate.

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USA 1781 - October 19 - The British Surrender at Yorktown
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Invention 1784 - The bifocal lens is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
"While living in Paris, Franklin hated having to change constantly from reading glasses to distance glasses. He directed an optician to cut two pairs of lenses horizontally in half and mount them in...Read MORE...

Invention 1784 - The oil lamp is invented (Aimé Argand, Switzerland)
"Argand burner, first scientifically constructed oil lamp, patented in 1784 in England by a Swiss, Aimé Argand. The first basic change in lamps in thousands of years, it applied a principle that was...Read MORE...

USA 1784 - January 14 - The Continental Congress Ratified the Treaty of Paris Ending the Revolutionary War
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USA 1787 - September 17 - U.S. Constitution ratified
The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the problems of the weak central government that existed under the Articles of Confederation. The United ...Read MORE...

News In 1788 Scituate representative, militia general and Supreme Court Justice William West led an armed anti-federalist mob of farmers into Providence to protest the U.S. Constitution

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U.S. Presidents 1789 - April 30 - George Washington (1732–1799) became 1st President of the United States
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USA 1789 - September 29 - Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military
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1790 Saratoga, Albany, NY
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USA 1790 - July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States
On July 16, 1790, Congress declared the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the permanent capital of the United States.

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News 1791 - Stillwater was established as a town in 1791, when Saratoga County was formed.

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News In 1791 the U.S. Supreme Court decided its first case, West v. Barnes, regarding a farm in Scituate.

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USA 1791 - December 15 - The Bill of Rights takes effect

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Invention 1793 - The cotton gin is invented (Eli Whitney, United States)
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World History 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

U.S. Presidents 1797 - March 4 - John Adams (1735-1826) becomes 2nd President of the United States
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World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

1800 Stillwater, Saratoga, New York
1 male 26-45, 1 male 45+, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 45+
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Invention 1800 - Electric storage battery is invented (Alessandro Volta, Italy)
...Probably the most important developments in the science of electricity started with the invention of the first battery in 1800 by Alessandro Volta. This battery gave the world its first...Read MORE...

World History 1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

U.S. Presidents 1801 - March 4 - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) becomes 3rd President of the United States
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USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.
Senate Ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty

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USA 1804 - May 14 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast

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World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire

USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific

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"In Book E, 62 (Saratoga County Clerk's Record Room, Ballston Spa, NY): Thomas Salesbury of the Town of Stillwater, Saratoga County to Oliver Salsbury of the same place. $1000, land in Stillwater, part of lot 5 in dividion of ...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1809 - March 4 - James Madison (1751-1836) becomes 4th President of the United States
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1810 Stillwater, Saratoga, NY
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1810 Death of Spouse/Partner
Rebecca Bushee died 11 September 1810, Stillwater, New York, USA

Thomas Salisbury. Of Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York. His will was written on 5 MAR 1811. His will was recorded on 22 July 1811.

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Saratoga co NY Will Book Vol. 2 page 376
Written: March 5, 1811
Recorded: July 22, 1811


The People of the State of New York by the Grace of God Free and Independent
To all to whom these presents shall or may come or may come in send Greeting
Know Ye that at the Town of BALLSTON in the County of SARATOGA on the twenty second day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven before me BERIAH PALMER SURROGATE of the said County, the last will and testament of THOMAS SALISBURY late of the Town of STILLWATER in the County aforesaid Deceased A copy whereof is hereunto annexed was proved and is now approved and allowed of by us, and the deceased having whilst living and at the time of his death Goods, Chattels or Credits within the State by means ??? the proving and registering the said will and the granting administrations of all and singular the said Goods, Chattels and Credits and the auditing allowing and final discharging the account thereof doth belong unto us; the administration of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and
Credits of the said deceased or any way conveying his will is granted unto OLIVER SALISBURY of the Town of STILLWATER in the County of SARATOGA aforesaid the EXECUTOR in the said will named, He being first duly sworn, will and faithfully to administer the same, and to make and exhibit a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits, and also to render a true and just account thereof when thereunto required, In testimony whereof we have caused the seal of office of our said SURROGATE to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS, BERIAH PALMER Surrogate of the said County.
The twenty second day, July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven, and of our Independence the thirty sixth.

In the name of God, Amen. I, THOMAS SALISBURY of STILLWATER in the County of SARATOGA being weak in Body but of perfect Mind and Memory Thanks be to Almighty God for the same, and considering the uncertainty of this mortal life do after commending my Soul to God who gave it, dispose of such earthly estate wherewith He has Blessed me, in manner following, to wit, after my decease I give devise and bequeath unto my SON OLIVER, the South part or half of my Farm
to sell and dispose of in manner following, to wit, as soon as may be proper and convenient after my decease I direct that the said OLIVER shall sell said south part at public ??? giving at least six months previous notice of said sale in public newspapers and otherwise, and the purchase money shall be distributed and paid to among the following persons as follows, to JOHN SALISBURY, the sum of five hundred dollars, to THOMAS SALISBURY JUN. , the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to OLIVER SALISBURY, the sum of two hundred fifty dollars, to PRESERVED SALISBURY, the sum of two hundred and fifty
dollars, to ZUBA KIMBLE, the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, to MARY WOODS the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, to LYDIA THOMPSON two hundred and fifty dollars, and to REBECCA SALISBURY one thousand dollars, provided the same shall produce so much, if not, the above legacies to be reduced proportionally, and if it should produce more, the said sums shall be increased proportionally, and at all events, the sum of one thousand dollars shall be paid to the said REBECCA if that sum can be raised by the sale aforesaid, and, if not, then what it may.

I give, devise and bequeath to her one Cherry Dining Table, one Looking-Glass, one Chest of Drawers, one good Bed and Bedding, one Side Saddle and Riding Beast which were devised to her by her MOTHER.

I further give, devise and bequeath all the rest of my household furniture to my DAUGHTERS: ZUBA, MARY, LYDIA and REBECCA, to be equally divided among them, share and share alike.

I give, devise and bequeath unto my CHILDREN above named JOHN SALISBURY, THOMAS SALISBURY, OLIVER SALISBURY, PRESERVED SALISBURY, ZUBA KIMBLE, MARY WOOD, LYDIA THOMPSON and REBECCA SALISBURY all my money, securities, farming utensils, stock on the farm and every species of property whatsoever not before disposed to be equally divided among them share and share alike after all my just debts are paid ???, and whatever ??? are ??? on shares or otherwise, I declare to be personal property and ??? under this clause, And also that what debts may be due from any of the above legacies on note or otherwise, are to be considered due from them, not discharged by anything herein contained and that the south part heretofore mentioned to be sold, is all my land not included in PRESERVED SALISBURY'S deed.

In witness whereof I, the said THOMAS SALISBURY, hath appointed OLIVER
SALISBURY my SON, EXECUTOR of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all others by me heretofore made and sealed the same this fifth day of March one thousand eight hundred and eleven.
Sealed, Published, Signed and Declared by the Testator to be his Last Will and Testament in our presence who have set our names thereto as witnesses in his presence and of each other.

Be it remembered that on the twenty second day of July one thousand eight hundred and eleven, personally came before me, BERIAH PALMER SURROGATE of the County of Saratoga, STEPHEN SOUTHWARD and GEORGE PALMER JUN.

Being duly sworn on their oaths, declare and say that they heard and saw THOMAS SALISBURY sign, seal, publish and declare an instrument in writing purporting to be his Last Will and Testament and that at the time thereof the said THOMAS SALISBURY was of sound mind, memory and understanding according to the best of their knowledge and belief and that the names of the said STEPHEN SOUTHWARD and GEORGE PALMER JUN. is of their own respective proper handwriting and that they subscribed their names to the said instrument as witnesses to the execution thereof in the presence of the Testator and in the presence of each other and that they saw WILLIAM TALLMADGE and BRADFORD FREEMAN subscribe their names as witnesses to the said will also in presence of the said Testator and be it further remembered that on the day and year above mentioned, likewise appeared before me the said SURROGATE, OLIVER SALISBURY, the EXECUTOR named in the said will, who being duly sworn to the faithful performance and execution of the said will by taking the oath of an executor.

Buried at:
Salisbury Cemetery

The Salisbury Cemetery is located about three miles south of Saratoga Lake, at the east side of the intersection of Cold Springs, Joyce and Fitch Roads, in the Town of Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York.
Stillwater, New York, USA
Salisbury, Thomas, d. July 17, 1811, 73y.9m.14d.

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