Rev. War Veteran Categroy for certain information

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Are their any history experts out there that know what categories this information fits into including battles, regiment, and places :

"He was of the Vermont Regiment commanded by Col. Ebenezer Allen in 1780; of Col. Samuel Canfield's Regiment at West Point on the Hudson in 1781; pensioned as a private of Col. Starr's Regiment in Sept. 1793; recorded as a pensioner of Vermont under the Act of Congress 1818; transfered from Vermont to New York March 4, 1823. In the census of 1840 he is recorded as a pensioner, aged 77, living with his son Heman at Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., N.Y."

Title: A Supplementary Record Connecting With the Hills Family in America
Authors: Hills, Thomas,
City of Publication: Unknown :
Publisher: Unknown,
Date: 1908

Thank you,

WikiTree profile: Zimri Hills
asked in The Tree House by Lisa Ryals G2G6 (9.2k points)

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well, with what you list, first thing to do is make sure that you have the correct info since it shows that there were two people with similar names that have been mixed together over the years..

in your question there is no mention of war of 1812 service, but you have  a reference for that in the bio.

do not see where Vermont supplied a regiment to the continental army.

militia outfit Green Mountain Boys under ethan allen (a cousin of ebenezer) was at the start of the war, Ebenezer Allen is listed as a notable member, not as the Col/commander, but they disbanded in 1776, so dates mismatched to the stated service of 1780

Remnants of Green Mountain Boys went to the Green Mountain Continental Rangers under Seth Warner, but they disbanded in 1779, again, dates do not match for 1780.

Vermont as an independent nation in 1777 initially supported the American revolution, but then became neutral.

saw a couple references to (LtCol) Col Samuel Canfield militia regiment at West Point in 1781, but not what state it was from.

Col Josiah Starr was a commander of the 1st Connecticut Regiment, last incarnation of that regiment (since listed after being with canfield in 1781) would be [[Category: 1st Connecticut Regiment (1781), Continental Army, American Revolution]]
answered by Keith McDonald G2G6 Mach 8 (87.7k points)
selected by Lisa Ryals
Thank you Keith, you are right I am just starting on the bio and need to remove War of 1812.  I will use the category that you listed at the end.  The disputed information was clarified in the end by stating the one from Ohio was in Ohio when receiving his pension.  This Zimri received pension in New York.

fellow wikitreer,


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