Eldad Mix

Eldad Mix (1733 - 1806)

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Eldad Mix
Born in Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colonymap
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Husband of — married in Waterbury, Connecticut Colony, New Englandmap
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Categories: Connecticut Colony, French and Indian War | American Revolution | Battle of White Plains | Wadsworth's Brigade, Continental Army, American Revolution.


Born: Eldad Mix, son of Josiah and Sebill (Holt) Mix was born Oct 20, 1733, in Wallingford, Connecticut.[1]
Married: Eldad Mix, of Wallingford, m. Lydda Beach, d. Joseph of Waterbury, June 25, 1756, in Waterbury, Connecticut.[2]
Died: He died in Waterbury 30 Oct 1806 ae 73[3]. There is a military marker at the site of his burial at East Farms Cemetery in Waterbury.

Eldad was both farmer and shoemaker.[4]

The 1790 Federal Census in Waterbury, Connecticut, recorded Eldad and his family as 2 males, age 16 and over, and 2 females.

“Eldad was “listed” in 1793 at £ 31.15.6. He had three two-year old heifers, one horse, eight acres of plow land, four of meadow and pasture, ten of bush pasture, one acre of bog meadow, fifteen acres unenclosed, second grade, and seven unenclosed, third grade, a total of forty five acres. He had no watch or clock and no house of his own.”[5]

The 1800 Federal Census for Waterbury recorded the couple: 1 male & 1 female both over 45.

Besides farming and shoemaking, Eldad served his country. Eldad served the British Government during the French and Indian Wars. He joined the 2nd Connecticut Regiment under Col. Elizur Goodrich, mustering in on Apr 7. Isaac Foot of Branford was the Major and Captain of his company. In 1755, the first and second regiments of Connecticut Provincials (about 850 men) took part in an expedition against Fort Saint-Frederic (present-day Crown Point) led by William Johnson of New York. The expedition was unsuccessful, but the troops built Fort William Henry to protect British interests in the area. Eldad , a sentinel, was discharged on Nov. 30. [6]

In 1757, Eldad again returned to military duty, putting in 18 days of service, in Captain Eldad Lewis’ Company[7]

As the war continued Eldad joined again Mar 27, 1758. Nathan Whiting was in command of the second Regiment. Captain Eldad Lewis was in command of the Seventh Company. The Connecticut Provincials began an expedition against Carillon, which is now called Ticonderoga. Eldad was discharged Nov 16, 1758.[8][9]

Towards the close of the war, from March 15, to Dec 3, 1762, Eldad once again enlisted in the 2nd regiment. He attained the rank of Corporal, under Captain Eldad Lewis. The Provincial Battalions joined the British Army in the siege of Havana, Cuba. [10][9]

The French and Indian War/Seven Years War, would attain for Britain hugh gains in territory on the North American Continent. The cost of the fight in North America and in other parts of the world, and paying those debts with higher taxes contributed to Colonial discontent and eventually led to the American revolution.

Once again Eldad took up his arms, this time to fight for American freedom.

In 1776, Eldad was in Capt. Prentice’s Company of the Fifth Battalion, Wadsworth’s Brigade under Col. Douglas. This State of Connecticut battalion was formed in June 1776 to reinforce Washington’s continental army at N.Y. They served in the city, on the Brooklyn front, at the battle of Long Island in Aug, engaged in the retreat to NY, were stationed at Kips Bay, where once again they were forced to retreat, and finally at the Battle of White Plains. Their term expired Dec 25, 1776.[11]

He was enrolled in the 5th Company, 2nd Regiment of Militia under Capt. Caleb Mix. This list is not dated, but it is the local militia protecting the area and Eldad was probably a member throughout the war, ready to arm and protect Connecticut citizens and property.[12]

Sergeant Eldad Mix was part of Col. Canfield’s regiment of state militia. They were stationed at West Point in Sept 1781.[13]

Eldad, and all his sons old enough to bear arms (Amos, Levi, Samuel and Titus who was killed at the battle of Harlem Heights Sep 16 1776) served the new country as soldiers of the revolution from Waterbury.[14]

Children: For a list of Eldad's children see wife Lydia's profile

Sources

  1. Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. (Wallingford p 233)
  2. Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. (Waterbury p 202)
  3. Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932.
  4. Source: #Anderson Vol III p 696
  5. Source: #Anderson Vol III p 697
  6. Source: #CHS vol 9 p 26
  7. Source: #CHS vol 9 p 222
  8. Source: #Anderson Vol I p 396
  9. 9.0 9.1 Guertin, Iris Rose, comp. Connecticut Soldiers, French and Indian War, 1755-62 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: Connecticut Historical Society. Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755-1762. Vol. I-II. Hartford, CT, USA: Connecticut Historical Society, 1903-1905.
  10. Source: #Anderson Vol I p 397
  11. Source: #CtMen Vol 1 p 408
  12. Source: #CtMen Vol 1 p 623
  13. Source: #CtMen Vol 1 p 582
  14. Source: #Anderson Vol I p 464
  • Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932. (Vol 5 p 1201)
  • Source: [Anderson], Anderson, Joseph (editor). The Town and City of Waterbury, Connecticut, From the Aboriginal Period to the Year Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-five. Vol I & Vol III. New Haven: The Price & Lee Company, 1896.
  • Source: [CHS], Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society. Vol. VIII-IX, XI, XIII, XV-XVII, and XIX. Hartford, CT, USA: Connecticut Historical Society, 1901-1921.
  • Source: [CtMen], Johnston, Henry P., ed.. The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service During the War of the Revolution 1775-1783. Vol. I-III. Hartford, CT, USA: 1889.


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