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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 )  
Summary: 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.
"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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Did You Know?The name 'Massachusetts' originates with native Americans in the Massachusetts Bay area (from the language of the Algonquian nation). The name translates roughly as 'at or about the great hill.' (

1620 - 1627 - Plymouth Colony, New England
1628 - 1686 - Massachusetts Bay Colony
1686 - 1689 - Dominion of New England
1689 - 1692 - Massachusetts Bay Colony
1692 - 1775 - Province of Massachusetts Bay
1776 - 1788 - Crown Colony of Massachusetts Bay
February 6, 1788 - Massachusetts becomes 6th U.S. state

Did You Know? America - Did you know? January 24, 1848 - Gold is discovered at Sutter"s Mill in California.

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton) - Westville Mill near Taunton, Mass.
Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton)
Westville Mill near Taunton, Mass.
Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton) - Prospect Street Looking South. Taunton, Mass.
Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton)
Prospect Street Looking South. Taunton, Mass.

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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)

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

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.
World History, Part Two, Arco Publishing, Inc., New York, 1980 -

USA 1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper,...Read MORE...

USA 1770 - March 5 - Boston Massacre
Tensions between the American colonists and the British were already running high in the early spring of 1770. Late in the afternoon, on March 5, a crowd of jeering Bostonians slinging snowballs...Read MORE...

USA 1773 - December 16 - Boston Tea Party
Angry and frustrated at a new tax on tea, American colonists calling themselves the Sons of Liberty and disguised as Mohawk Native Americans boarded three British ships (the Dartmouth, the Eleanor,...Read MORE...

News 1774 - October 21 - First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America -

USA 1774 - March - The Coercive Acts (called Intolerable Acts by Americans)
The Intolerable Acts was the American Patriots' name for a series of punitive laws passed by the...Read MORE...

USA 1774 - June 1 - Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed - June 1, 1774

USA 1774 - September 5 - First Continental Congress formed in Philadelphia
The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies that ...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride
In 1774 and the Spring of 1775 Paul Revere was employed by the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Massachusetts Committee of Safety as an express rider to carry news, messages, and copies of...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - April 19 - First shots of Revolutionary War fired in Lexington and Concord.
The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-83). Tensions had been building for many years between residents of the 13 American...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - April 20 - British begin siege of Boston - April 20, 1775

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 ...Read MORE...

USA May 1775 - Second Continental Congress - Philadelphia - plans to form an army.
When the Second Continental Congress came together on May 10, 1775 it was, in effect, a reconvening ...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill
On June 17, 1775, early in the Revolutionary War (1775-83), the British defeated the Americans at...Read MORE...

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.

December 31, 1775

News 1776 - New York declared independence from England; Nathan Hale hung for spying; Declaration of Independence endorsed; fire in New York City destroyed 1,000 homes webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nytimeln.htm -

U.S. Revolutionary War
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USA 1776 - July 4 - American Declaration of Independence
TRENTON, July 8.

The declaration of Independence was this day proclaimed here, together with the new constitution of late, established, and the resolve of the Provincial Congress for continuing...Read MORE...

USA 1776 - September 9 - Congress renames the nation “United States of America”
On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress formally declares the name of the new nation to be...Read MORE...

USA 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
Famous American victory that began with "Washington Crossing the Delaware." Actually, the whole...Read MORE...

News 1777 - July 5 - St. Clair surrenders Fort Ticonderoga to the British

July 5, 1777

USA 1777 - November 15 - The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted
On November 15, 1777, the second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and...Read MORE...

USA December 1777 - June 1778 - The winter at Valley Forge
This Pennsylvania encampment was occupied by the American army from December 1777 to June 1778. The ...Read MORE...

World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

February 6, 1778

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

June 1, 1779

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

USA 1781 - October 19 - The British Surrender at Yorktown
America declared its independence in 1776, but it took another five years to win freedom from the...Read MORE...

USA 1784 - January 14 - The Continental Congress Ratified the Treaty of Paris Ending the Revolutionary War
On September 3, 1783, more than a year after the last shots were fired, a peace treaty was drawn up ...Read MORE...

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)
USA 1787 - September 17 - U.S. Constitution ratified
The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the...Read MORE...

News 1788 - New York became 11th state webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nytimeln.htm -

USA 1789 - September 29 - Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military
In its very first session, the United States Congress had a lot of decisions to make. One important ...Read MORE...

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...Read MORE...

USA 1791 - December 15 - The Bill of Rights takes effect
The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, confirming the fundamental rights of American citizens. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, and the...Read MORE...

USA 1792 - New York Stock Exchange founded webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nytimeln.htm -

1793 Birth of Child
Zilpha GARY was born 26 June 1793, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton)
World History 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

News 1798 - Great epidemic killled 2,086 webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nytimeln.htm -

World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

1800 Birth of Child
Backus Pierce GARY was born 13 September 1800, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton)
World History 1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.
Senate Ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty

In the 1800s, in the United States, pioneers and...

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

USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific
Nov. 7, 1805 - Camped opposite Pillar Rock, between Brookfield and Dahlia, Washington, west of Jim Crow Point. "Great joy in camp we are in view of the Ocian this great Pacific Ocean which we been so ...Read MORE...

World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire
"The fourth Peace of Pressburg (also known as the Treaty of Pressburg; German: Preßburger Frieden;...Read MORE...

News 1807 - Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont sails up the Hudson River

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996 -

World History 1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.

World History 1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.

World History 1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.

News 1815 - September 23 - One of the greatest hurricanes to strike New England made landfall at Long Island and crossed Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
It was the worst tempest in nearly two hundred years. -

USA 1816 - Year without a summer
The year 1816 has been aptly characterized as the year without a summer. Several of the preceding...Read MORE...

USA 1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed
The work completed. - This is the day, and 10 o'clock the hour, when the first boat from Lake Erie enters the Grand Canal and proceeded to the city of New York; a distance of 500 miles. - All doubts, ...Read MORE...

1830 Death of Spouse/Partner
Zilpha PIERCE died 17 May 1830, Cabot, Vermont, USA
News 1831 - New York's first railroad opened webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nytimeln.htm -

USA 1831 - January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper
The first abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, published in Boston by William Lloyd Garrison resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html - January 1, 1831

USA 1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
In 1836, a small band of Texans fought the Mexican Army from inside an old mission chapel known as...Read MORE...

USA 1837 - The Panic of 1837
The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession...Read MORE...

World History 1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre. - January 2, 1839

USA 1840 to 1860s - French-Canadian emigration to the United States
The large number of French-Canadians who crossed the border in the nineteenth century, particularly ...Read MORE...

USA 1840s - 1880s - The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail was a wagon road stretching 2170 miles from Missouri to Oregon's Willamette...Read MORE...

12 December 1842
, New York, USA

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