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  • ID: I133752
  • Name: James Wasson
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 NOV 1762
  • Death: 4 FEB 1848
  • Residence: Corrisbush, Princetown Township, Schenectady County, New York
  • Residence: Sterling, Cayuga County, New York
  • Occupation: Carpenter and Joiner
  • Event: Information James had fourteen children and sixty grandchildren that can be identified
  • Note: James Wasson joined the Fifth Company, Second Regiment (Schenectady Distri c-Albany County), New York State Militia,. This company was commanded by h is uncle Captain Thomas Wasson; his first lieutenant was his first cousi n, John Little; and his second lieutenant was his great uncle, John Thornt on. (The Wassons, Littles, and Thorntons were all families of Scotch-Iri sh ancestory who had little live and no loyalty towards the Hanoverian-Eng land King, George III) The regiment was commanded by Colonel Abraham Wempl es, and was part of the Albany County Militia Brigade commanded by Gener al Abraham Ten Broeck. James Wasson fought at the Battle of Bemis Heigh ts on October 7, 1777, during the Saratoga Campaign, and was present at t he surrender, on October 17, 1777, of General "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoy ne and his entire British army. In 1770, James Wasson joined the Eighth Co mpany of the Fifth New York Continental Regiment. The company was command ed by Captain John E. Hamtramck (later the founder and namesake of Hamtram ck, Michigan); the regimental commander was Colonel Lewis Dubois. The regi ment was part of the New York Continental Brigade commanded by General Jam es Clinton. They served under General John Sullivan during his campaing ag ainst the Iroquois Indian Nation, and fought at the Battle of Newtown on A ugust 29, 1779. For his service, James Wasson received a 400 acre gra nt of land at Sterling, New York; and was granted a Federal Invalid pensi on from 1820 to 1848; his pension file number being 43,241



    Father: John Wasson , Jr. b: 1740
    Mother: Dorothy Little

    Marriage 1 Sarah Nile
    • Married: 1782
    Children
    1. Has No Children Robert Wasson b: 30 JAN 1783
    2. Has No Children Dorothy Wasson b: 8 NOV 1790
    3. Has No Children John D. Wasson b: 16 OCT 1792
    4. Has No Children Eleanor Wasson b: 2 JAN 1795
    5. Has No Children Mary Wasson b: 30 DEC 1796
    6. Has No Children James Wasson b: 3 MAR 1799
    7. Has No Children George Wasson b: 31 MAR 1801
    8. Has No Children Nancy Wasson b: 13 SEP 1804
    9. Has No Children Susannah Wasson b: 26 NOV 1806
    10. Has No Children Thomas Wasson b: 8 OCT 1808
    11. Has No Children Jacob D. Wasson b: 18 NOV 1810
    12. Has Children William Wasson b: 27 AUG 1812

    Marriage 2 Margaret 'Peggy' Dorn b: 13 SEP 1772
    • Married: 23 JAN 1791
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