According to Daniel's Pension File # S32144:
He personally appeared before the Court of Common Pleas in Ohio at age 77 to obtain Pension Benefits. He said in his sworn statement that in the year 1775 he volunteered as a private soldier into the Company of Captain Jason Wait, in the Regiment commanded by Col. John Stark. He said he marched to Cambridge in the state of Massachusetts and was there stationed for a term of three months and then was discharged. On June 1, 1776 he volunteered as a soldier for one year into the company of Captain Jason Wait, then of the Regiment of Col. Beetle (Bidle) and was appointed a Corporal and marched from Alstead in the state of New Hampshire, where he enlisted to the Ticonderoga and remained until the following November when he was discharged. He enlisted again early in the month of April 1777 as a volunteer for a period of one year at Alstead into the company of Captain Christopher Webber, Col. Benjamin Bellows Regiment and received the appointment to Orderly Sergeant and again marched to Ticonderoga and remained until the evacuation of the forts by the Continental Army in July. He retreated with the Army and continued in the service. He said he was at the taking of Burgoin in October of 1777 and was discharged about the 10th of November. In September of 1780 he volunteered into Captain Amos Shepards company in Col. Bellows' Regiment and marched from Alstead to Lake Champlain and to Royalton in pursuit of the Indians and was out on duty in this campaign for 2 months. He also stated in his statement that he had also lived in Williamstown, Vermont for 17 years before coming to Shalersville, Ohio. Daniel said he was unable to locate any papers to prove his service in the Army, but offered Job Thomson as a witness to his service. Job Thomson testified on Daniel's behalf, and backed up Daniels claims. On September 6, 1842 Daniel appeared before the Justice of the Peace for Portage County asking that his pension benefits be paid to him in the state of Illinois, County of Kendall, as he was leaving Ohio permanently. [Submitted by Victor Burroughs, transcribed from Pension File #S32144]
Daniel Burroughs, Sr.
Was born in Windsor, Connecticut, on May 28, 1755. He volunteered for the Revolution four separate times, in 1775, 1776, 1777, and 1780. He served at Fort Ticonderoga, at the battle of Saratoga when General Burgoyne was defeated, and at Royalton, Vermont. Many years later, at age 82, in 1837, he moved to Kendall County (then Kane County) with his son Daniel, Jr., and his family. They claimed nearly 570 acres just north of the Fox River and then sold farm-sized portions of the property to other settlers as they arrived in the area south of Plano. He died at age 88 on October 18, 1843, and was buried in the small pioneer Griswold Cemetery on land that he had once owned. [Biography written by Kristy Gravlin, Plano Historian.]
DANIEL BURROUGHS other info: "was from New York where he enlisted in the Charlotte county Militia with Capt. Elshama Tozer, and Cols. Alexander Webster, and Thomas Armstrong in the Dorset Regiment. He was pensioned." ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)
Born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Sept. 22, 1759; he enlisted in a Northumberland County, Pennsylvania regiment, serving under Capt. ? Green for fifteen months. After the war he came to Indiana, where he received a pension for service in the Revolutionary War. He removed to Illinois, settling in Kendall County, where he died Sept. 25, 1848; is buried in the Millington cemetery, Kendall County ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)
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