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Nathaniel Filmore Sr (1740 - 1814)

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Nathaniel Filmore Sr
Born in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, British Colonial Americamap
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Husband of — married in Bennington, Vermontmap
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Died in Bennington, Vermont, United Statesmap
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This person is an ancestor of President Millard Fillmore 13th US President
Nathaniel Filmore Sr participated in the American Revolution



This person is an ancestor of President Millard Fillmore.[1]

Nathaniel Fillmore b. March 20, 1739 and was baptized March 23, 1739-40 He married on Oct 20, 1767 Hepzibah Wood wo was born April 14, 1747.[2]

He settled early in Bennington, Vermont, then called the Hampshire Grant where he resided until his death in 1814

He served in the French War and on being wounded and left in the woods subsisted for nearly a wee on a few kernels of corn and upon his shoes and a part of his blanket which it is daid he roasted and ate. He finally was discovered and assisted by his party. He also served in the Revolutionary War and distinguished himself as a Lieutenant under Star in the battle of Bennington.[2] p. 21


Nathaniel Fillmore Sr. was born on 20 Mar 1739/40 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut. He was the son of John Fillmore and Dorcas Day.[3]


Nathaniel Fillmore Sr. married Hephzibah Wood on 28 Oct 1767 in Bennington, Vermont.[4] She was the daughter of Ebenezer Wood and Philippa Story.[5]


Children of Nathaniel Fillmore Sr. and Hephzibah Wood:

  1. Simeon Fillmore (1768-1848)
  2. Nathaniel Fillmore Jr. (1771 - 1863)
  3. Philippa Fillmore Dixon (1773 - 1867)
  4. Calvin Fillmore (1775 - 1865)
  5. Elijah Fillmore (1778 - 1856)
  6. Darius J Fillmore (1781 - 1864)

Military Service

American Revolutionary War [6]
Lieutenant Nathaniel Fillmore
6 May 1777, Elijah Dewey's Company [1]
16 Aug 1777, Payroll of Elijah Dewey's Company, Battle of Bennington [2]
11 Oct 1780, Captain William Hutchins' Company in Col Herrick's Regiment of the Militia, Vermont [3]


Nathaniel Fillmore Sr. died at the age of 75 years old on 7 Sep 1814 in Bennington, Vermont, USA.[7]


  1. Roberts, Gary Boyd; Ancestors of American Presidents. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fillmore, Millard. "The Fillmore Papers". The Buffalo historical society, 1907 - United States. found at Google ebooks: The Fillmore Papers
  3. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 December 2014), Nathaniell Fillmore, 20 Mar 1739; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  4. "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 6 December 2014), Nathan Fillmore and Hephezibah Wood, 29 Oct 1767, Marriage; State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 27,546.
  5. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 December 2014), Hepsiba Wood, 14 Apr 1747; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  6. John E Goodrich, The State of Vermont, Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 (Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Company, 1904), 635; digital images, Google Books ( : accessed 1 Oct 2016).
  7. Find A Grave Memorial # 80868811, Nathaniel Fillmore, born 20 Mar 1738, died 7 Sep 1814, Burial: Old Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, Vermont, USA; Find A Grave ( : 16 Apr 1817).
  • "Merged WikiTree Files," WikiTree profile Fillmore - 24 created through the import of fitzmaster032511.ged on 27 March 2011 by Sue Fitzpatrick.
  • Katherine Patterson, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Katherine and others.

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