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American Revolutionary War


The British used the colonies as a way to make money. They had the power to enact laws in Parliament outside of America which significantly affected life and trade in the 13 colonies. These Acts of Parliament benefited the British but not the colonies. In addition, colonists were not afforded the same rights as the British people, nor did they have any representatives in the British Parliament to present their points of view. The colonists protested and their protests led to revolution.


These ancestors fought in the American Revolution:

A
  John ABBE (18 April 1717, - 1 August 1794, Enfield, Connecticut, USA (Thompsonville))
  Richard ABBE (1 August 1735, Enfield, Connecticut, USA (Thompsonville) - 28 September 1807, Enfield, Connecticut, USA (Thompsonville))
  Ebenezer ABBOTT (1741, - 25 November 1821, Wilton, Connecticut, USA)
  Joshua ABBOTT (12 April 1746, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA - 13 May 1812, Phelps, Ontario, New York, USA)
  Samuel ABBY (27 July 1726, Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA - 10 August 1806, Portland, Connecticut, USA)
  Simon ABELL (15 September 1721, Norwich, Connecticut, USA - 10 December 1778, Franklin, Connecticut, USA)
  Isaac C. ACKLEY (16 March 1760, East Haddam, Connecticut, USA - 12 November 1848, East Haddam, Connecticut, USA)
  Stephen ACKLEY (9 September 1739, East Haddam, Connecticut, USA - 3 January 1823, East Hampton, Connecticut, USA (Chatham))
  Daniel ADAMS (15 October 1720, Concord, Massachusetts, USA - 10 October 1795, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor))
(Daniel ADAMS & Elisabeth MINOT)

  David ADAMS (23 May 1731, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - 26 March 1790, Mansfield, Connecticut, USA (Storrs))
  Ebenezer ADAMS (9 May 1762, - 14 June 1841, Quincy, Massachusetts, USA)
  James ADAMS (7 June 1748, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - 8 June 1805, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA)
  Joshua ADAMS (1750, - 19 September 1836, Weston, Connecticut, USA)
  Timothy ADAMS (7 September 1742, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 25 August 1834, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA)
  John ALDEN (18 June 1750, Lebanon, Connecticut, USA - 12 August 1784, Lebanon, Connecticut, USA)
  Nathaniel ALFORD (10 February 1763, Simsbury, Connecticut, USA - 8 April 1823, Canton, Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
  Benjamin ALLEN (1747, - 27 March 1827, Westport, Connecticut, USA)
  David ALLEN (1734, - 9 December 1815, Woodstock, Connecticut, USA)
  James AMBERSON (July 1757, Salem, Salem, New Jersey, USA - 26 May 1812, Connequenessing Twp., Pennsylvania, USA)
(Francis AMBERSON & Elizabeth JOHNSON)

  Joseph AMIDON (February 1725, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 27 November 1810, Navarino, Onondaga, New York, USA)
(Henry AMIDON & Melitiah CHENEY)

  Abram ASHLEY (3 August 1743, Freetown, Massachusetts, USA (Assonet) (East Freetown) - 20 December 1824, Freetown, Massachusetts, USA (Assonet) (East Freetown))
  David ASHLEY (19 July 1735, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA - 28 March 1813, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
  John ASHLEY (20 June 1740, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA - 17 July 1824, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
  Joseph ASHLEY (26 September 1756, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA - 19 November 1823, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
  Percival ASHLEY (1740, Freetown, Massachusetts, USA (Assonet) (East Freetown) - 13 January 1822, Rochester, Massachusetts, USA)
  Samuel ATWATER (5 July 1757, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA - 12 January 1848, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA)
  Abel AVERY (30 August 1760, Norwich, Connecticut, USA - 30 April 1846, Cornwall, Connecticut, USA)
B
  Thomas BACKUS (19 May 1762, Plainfield, Connecticut, USA - 4 July 1832, Sterling, Connecticut, USA)
  Joseph BACON (11 May 1735, - 9 April 1814, Burlington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
  Aaron BAGG (23 September 1757, - 16 August 1839, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
  Judah BAGG (2 April 1757, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard) - 18 August 1812, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
  Oliver BAGG (27 January 1753, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA - 17 November 1833, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
  Enoch BAKER (30 June 1754, , Connecticut, USA - 28 June 1841, Griswold, Connecticut, USA (Jewett City))
  John BAKER (23 November 1733, Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA - 11 November 1815, Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA)
  Roger BALCH (26 May 1755, - 6 January 1842, Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA)
  David BALDWIN (27 June 1742, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - 2 May 1826, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA)
(Timothy BALDWIN & Susannah FROST)

  Israel BALDWIN (1761, - 30 March 1788, New Milford, Connecticut, USA)
  James BALDWIN (28 May 1742, Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA - 26 February 1818, Chester, Connecticut, USA)
  Jonathan BALDWIN (15 September 1722, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - 2 April 1802, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA)
  Nathaniel BALDWIN (20 July 1761, Goshen, Connecticut, USA - 30 August 1840, , Michigan, USA)
  Ebenezer BALL (2 September 1756, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor) - 5 December 1837, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor))
  Eli BALL (7 April 1764, Suffield, Connecticut, USA - 24 May 1844, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
  David BARBUR (31 March 1733, - 30 October 1796, Windsor, Connecticut, USA)
  Enos BARNES (1 January 1723, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 2 March 1798, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA)
(Thomas BARNES & Joanna FARNAM)

  Jeremiah BARNES (3 March 1751, , Massachusetts, USA - 18 August 1845, Granville, Massachusetts, USA)
   James BARR (29 August 1754, Salem, Massachusetts, USA - 19 June 1848, Salem, Massachusetts, USA)
  Humphrey BARRETT (28 August 1715, Concord, Massachusetts, USA - 24 March 1783, Concord, Massachusetts, USA)
(Joseph Humphrey BARRETT & Rebecca MINOT)

  James BARRETT (31 July 1710, Concord, Massachusetts, USA - 11 April 1779, Concord, Massachusetts, USA)
(Benjamin BARRETT & Lydia MINOT)

  John BARRETT (14 February 1720, Concord, Massachusetts, USA - 19 April 1790, Concord, Massachusetts, USA)
(Joseph Humphrey BARRETT & Rebecca MINOT)

  Joseph BASSETT (2 March 1731, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - 6 May 1803, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA)
(Joseph BASSETT & Elizabeth AMES)

  Isaac BATES (3 February 1763, - 26 October 1811, New Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)
  Zachariah BEAL (18 July 1741, Newbury, Massachusetts, USA - 8 November 1777, Beacon, New York, USA (Matteawan) (Fishkill Landing))
(Zachariah BEAL & Ruth STICKNEY)

  Jonathan BEAN (abt. 1725, Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - 5 September 1799, Bethel, Maine, USA)
(Daniel BEAN & Anna SANBORN)

  Josiah BEAN (17 October 1752, Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA - 29 February 1826, Bethel, Maine, USA)
  John BEARDSLEY (1743, - 23 February 1812, New Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)
  Richard BECKLEY (27 September 1758, Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA - 2 May 1841, Winchester, Connecticut, USA (Winsted))
  Abner BECKWITH (1757, - 4 December 1834, East Lyme, Connecticut, USA)
  Asahel BEEBE (18 December 1731, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA - 8 April 1806, Canaan, Connecticut, USA)
  Daniel BEEBE (1744, - 20 November 1821, Canaan, Connecticut, USA)
(John BEEBE & Martha CULVER)

  Nathan BEERS (8 September 1745, - 9 October 1822, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA)
  Henry BEMIS (28 January 1750, Weston, Massachusetts, USA - 24 June 1833, Littleton, New Hampshire, USA (Chiswick))
   David BENGE (1 August 1760, , Albemarle County, Virginia, USA - 3 March 1854, Manchester, Clay County, Kentucky, USA)
(Thomas BENGE & Susannah LEWIS)

  Thomas BENGE (abt. 1736, , Albemarle County, Virginia, USA - 1811, , North Carolina, USA)
(Thomas BENGE & Martha MARTIN)

  John Frederick BIEBER (13 October 1750, , Pennsylvania, USA - 20 June 1825, )
  Roger BILLINGS (19 March 1708, , Connecticut, USA - 27 January 1792, Griswold, Connecticut, USA (Jewett City))
  Daniel BIXBY (May 1763, Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA - 06/15/1840, Chazy, New York, USA (Sciota))
  Augustus BLANCHARD (29 July 1746, Dunstable, Massachusetts, USA - 27 February 1809, Milford, New Hampshire, USA)
(Joseph BLANCHARD & Rebecca HUBBARD)

  Levi BOSTWICK (1756, , Connecticut, USA - 3 May 1826, Brookfield, Connecticut, USA)
  Allen BOSWORTH (1758, - 18 March 1830, Eastford, Connecticut, USA)
  David BOTSFORD (11 August 1713, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 20 January 1796, Milford, Connecticut, USA)
  Nathan BOWEN (5 January 1763, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA - 5 April 1853, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA)
  Henry BRACE (1744, - 17 February 1814, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
  Amos L. BRADLEY (12 May 1712, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 5 May 1775, Hamden, Connecticut, USA)
  Daniel BRADLEY (15 July 1750, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - 2 May 1818, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA)
  Daniel BRADLEY (16 January 1756, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 4 April 1825, East Haven, Connecticut, USA)
  Jesse BRADLEY (9 December 1763, North Haven, Connecticut, USA - 10 August 1850, Lee, Massachusetts, USA)
  Stephen BRAINERD (24 March 1743, - 9 December 1820, East Hampton, Connecticut, USA (Chatham))
  George BRECK (1742, - 22 July 1808, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
  Abraham BREWER (15 Apr. 1744, - 17 May 1814, Chemung Co., New York, USA)
  John BREWER (1730, - 18 Apr. 1821, Chemung, New York, USA)
  Josiah BREWER (17 August 1744, Tyringham, Massachusetts, USA - 12 June 1830, Tyringham, Massachusetts, USA)
  Richard BRIGGS (1753, Abington, Massachusetts, USA - 11 April 1835, Worthington, Massachusetts, USA)
  Sweet BRIGGS (abt. 1754, - 23 October 1850, )
  Simeon BRISTOL (1738, - 23 October 1805, Hamden, Connecticut, USA)
  Jonathan BRITTON (31 December 1760, - 26 November 1844, Otisfield, Maine, USA)
  Isaac BRONSON (27 March 1707, Middlebury, Connecticut, USA - 7 December 1799, , Connecticut, USA)
  Elias BROWN (24 February 1745, Preston, Connecticut, USA - 15 September 1806, Preston, Connecticut, USA)
(John BROWN (BROWNE) & Amie (Ame) FELLOWS)

  Josiah BROWN (13 January 1757, , Connecticut, USA - 19 March 1830, Coventry, Connecticut, USA)
  George BROWNELL (9 December 1746, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills) - aft. 1789, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills))
(Thomas BROWNELL & Hannah POTTER)

  Thomas BRUSH (1715, Huntington, Suffolk, New York, USA - 1 November 1802, New Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)
  John BRYAN (1753, - 11 December 1840, Orange, Connecticut, USA)
  Josiah BUCK (25 January 1756, New Milford, Connecticut, USA - 14 July 1813, Sherman, Connecticut, USA)
  John BUCKINGHAM (1744, - 14 February 1809, Milford, Connecticut, USA)
  Stephen BUCKMAN (1753, - 2 June 1830, Woodstock, Connecticut, USA)
  Joseph BUELL (29 May 1749, - 24 January 1828, Colchester, Connecticut, USA)
  Shubel BULLOCK (11 February 1746, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA - abt. 1807, , New York, USA)
(Seth BULLOCK & Experience SALISBURY)

  Asa W BURNHAM (28 August 1753, Norwich, Connecticut, USA - 1 January 1846, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora))
(Eleazer (Eleazar) BURNHAM & Mary NORMAN)

C
  Israel CAMP (16 February 1724, Durham, Connecticut, USA - 6 May 1778, Durham, Connecticut, USA)
  Samuel CAMP (11 November 1735, Durham, Connecticut, USA - 30 November 1810, Durham, Connecticut, USA)
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