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American Revolutionary War Soldier flag   Jonathan  SALISBURY

  (b. 13 November 1735 Bristol, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations   d. 27 March 1817 Brattleboro, Vermont, USA )  

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Jonathan SALISBURY was born 13 November 1735 in Bristol, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Jonathan SALISBURY was the child of John SALISBURY   and   Abigail CUMMINGS (COMMINS) (CUMMINS) and the grandchild of: (paternal)  William SALISBURY and Anna COLE (maternal)  Phillip S CUMMINGS (CUMMINS) and Elizabeth UNKNOWN

Jonathan was a soldier in the U.S. Revolutionary War.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Mary CHILD 11 MAY 1758 in Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations .  The couple had (at least) 11 children. Mary CHILD  was born 28 July 1739 in Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove).  She died 28 August 1821 in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA (West Brattleboro).  She was the daughter of John CHILD and Abigail EDDY.

Jonathan SALISBURY died 27 March 1817 in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA .
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Jonathan SALISBURY married flag  Mary CHILD-- Date: 11 MAY 1758 Place: Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Mary CHILD was the daughter of John CHILD and Abigail EDDY

Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916
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bride's name: Mary Child
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marriage date: 11 May 1758
marriage place: Warren, Bristol, Rhode Island
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indexing project (batch) number: I09426-6
system origin: Rhode Island-EASy
source film number: 947767
reference number: Vol 1 p 68


flag  Rhoda Roba SALISBURY (b.27 September 1758, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. 7 July 1837, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA )
m. Jonathan STODDARD 

flag  Bethia SALISBURY (b.25 April 1761, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. 18 September 1853, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA )

flag  John SALISBURY (b.11 November 1764, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. 29 May 1839, , Vermont, USA)

flag  James SALISBURY (b.11 November 1764, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. 29 May 1839, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA )
m. Mary (Molly) STODDARD 6 March 1800

flag  Archibald SALISBURY (b.28 November 1766, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. 20 October 1854, Richland, New York, USA )
m. Phebe HARTSHORN abt. 1800

flag  Mary "Molly" SALISBURY (b.6 April 1770, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. 14 September 1850, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA )
m. Jacob STODDARD 24 December 1789

flag  Elizabeth SALISBURY (b.9 December 1772, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. 27 March 1864, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA )
m. Benjamin FESSENDEN 23 October 1800

flag  Jonathan SALISBURY (b.18 April 1775, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. abt. 1832, , Vermont, USA)
m. Hannah BUTTERFIELD 20 September 1804

flag  Benjamin SALISBURY (b.28 August 1777, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. , )
m. Relief PLUMMER 

flag  Perthena SALISBURY (b.11 June 1778, , Crown Colony of New York  d. 14 March 1871, , Illinois, USA)
m. Elias UNDERWOOD 1794

flag  Gardiner SALISBURY (b.23 October 1780, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. , )

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13 November 1735
Bristol, Rhode Island, USA


"Annals of Brattleboro, Vermont 1681 - 1895" by Mary R. Cabot; 1921
"Soldiers of the Revolution"

Capt. Jonathan Salisbury, b. at Bristol, R.I. Nov 13, 1735; d. in
Brattleboro, VT., Mar 27, 1817. He was commissioned by the Government to serve as Privateersman. During the Revolution he devoted himself and vessels, of which he was owner, to his Country's cause.

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.

World History (1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover

USA 1764 - British Government issues the Sugar Act

USA 1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.

USA 1770 - March 5 - Boston Massacre

USA 1773 - December 16 - Boston Tea Party

USA 1774 - March - The Coercive Acts (called Intolerable Acts by Americans)

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

USA 1774 - September 5 - First Continental Congress formed in Philadelphia

USA 1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride

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

USA 1775 - April 20 - British begin siege of Boston

USA 1775 - May 10 - American Revolution began; Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga.

USA May 1775 - Second Continental Congress - Philadelphia - plans to form an army.

USA 1775 - June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill

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.

1758 Marriage / Partner
Jonathan SALISBURY and Mary CHILD 11 MAY 1758, Warren, Rhode Island, USA
1758 Birth of Child
Rhoda Roba SALISBURY was born 27 September 1758, Warren, Rhode Island, USA
1761 Birth of Child
Bethia SALISBURY was born 25 April 1761, Warren, Rhode Island, USA
1764 Birth of Child
James SALISBURY was born 11 November 1764, Warren, Rhode Island, USA
1764 Birth of Child
John SALISBURY was born 11 November 1764, Warren, Rhode Island, USA
1766 Birth of Child
Archibald SALISBURY was born 28 November 1766, Warren, Rhode Island, USA
1770 Birth of Child
Mary "Molly" SALISBURY was born 6 April 1770, Warren, Rhode Island, USA
1772 Birth of Child
Elizabeth SALISBURY was born 9 December 1772, Warren, Rhode Island, USA
1775 Birth of Child
Jonathan SALISBURY was born 18 April 1775, Warren, Rhode Island, USA

U.S. Revolutionary War

Service Description: 1) PRIVATEER 'INDUSTRY'
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USA 1776 - July 4 - American Declaration of Independence

USA 1776 - September 9 - Congress renames the nation “United States of America”

USA 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware

USA 1777 - November 15 - The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted

USA December 1777 - June 1778 - The winter at Valley Forge

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.

USA 1781 - October 19 - The British Surrender at Yorktown

USA 1784 - January 14 - The Continental Congress Ratified the Treaty of Paris Ending the Revolutionary War

USA 1787 - September 17 - U.S. Constitution ratified

USA 1789 - September 29 - Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military

USA 1790 - July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States

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

USA 1792 - New York Stock Exchange founded

World History 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

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.

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

USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific

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

1777 Birth of Child
Benjamin SALISBURY was born 28 August 1777, Warren, Rhode Island, USA
1778 Birth of Child
Perthena SALISBURY was born 11 June 1778, , New York, USA
1780 Birth of Child
Gardiner SALISBURY was born 23 October 1780, Warren, Rhode Island, USA

South District, Providence, Rhode Island

2 males 45+, 2 females 45+
1810 U.S. Census

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.

USA 1816 - Year without a summer

1817 Death

Name: Jonathan Salisbury
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 27 Mar 1817
Event Place: Brattleboro, , Vermont, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 81
Birth Year (Estimated): 1736
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GS Film number: 27677
Digital Folder Number: 004705262
Image Number: 01362

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