I have been trying to track down how and precisely when Jacob Huntley died in 1762, during the French and Indian War. He enlisted in the 1st Connecticut Regiment in April of 1762 and notification of his death was dated or received in Ellington Parish, Windsor, Connecticut, on 14 Oct 1762. This much I have based on Virgil Huntley's John Huntley, Immigrant, bk. 1, p. 87.
Ancestry has a listing (no image) from ''Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755-1762'', vol. 2, p. 314. I can't find a copy of that second volume online to look at that page, so I can only assume that the Major General Phineas Lyman mentioned was in overall command of whatever force included Robert Durkee's 9th Company and that that force therefore included the 1st Connecticut Regiment. The 1762 date in the Ancestry entry is vague, so I have to wonder whether this payroll was before or after Jacob's death.
Does anyone have access to a copy of that volume or know where I could find a copy online? I'd really like to know what else it might say. As just one example, where was the regiment located at the time of the payroll? For that matter, who was the colonel commanding the regiment?
In addition, is there another source which would tell me what the regiment (or his company) was doing when Jacob was killed? Were they part of the Signal Hill battle on 15 Sep 1862? The timing might be about right, but what I found on that battle in Wikipedia didn't go into that level of detail, although it indicated there were only a handful of deaths among the British/Colonial forces.
I realize it's also quite possible that he died of disease or from falling off a cliff during a march. I'm not wedded to the idea he was killed in action, but I'd like to know, if it's possible to know.