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Amos Stetson II (1730 - 1777)

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Amos Stetson II
Born in Stoughton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about in Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Saratoga, Saratoga County, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Jan 2015 | Last significant change: 12 Jan 2019
14:53: Roy Lamberton CRMC, USNR edited the Biography for Amos Stetson II (1730-1777). (edited profile for clarity and add sources) [Thank Roy for this]
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Categories: American Revolution | Battle of Saratoga | Died in Military Service, United States of America, American Revolution.

Amos Stetson II served during the American Revolution
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Amos Stetson II Died in Military Service during American Revolution.

Amos was born May 19, 1730. [1] 2nd child and son Son of Amos and Margaret (Thayer) Stetson [2]


He married Experience Holbrook. [3] 9 Children (Birth Order from John Barry's Records):

  1. (i) Betsey Stetson
  2. (ii) Robert Stetson
  3. (iii) Jacob Stetson , b. 1769
  4. (iv) Isaac Stetson
  5. (v) Joshua Stetson, b 15 Sep 1770
  6. (vi) Rhoda (Stetson) Thayer m. Isaiah Thayer of Sterling as his 2nd wife, Jun 1817 [3]
  7. (vii)Phoebe Stetson, b. 6 Feb 1775.
  8. (viii) Tamer Stetson, d. at age 10
  9. Amos Stetson, b. 25 Feb 1777


He was a cordwainer [3].

Military Service

  • He was a soldier from Braintree 1758 (Reg. Vol.15)
  • He served in the Continental military during the American Revolutionary War. He died at Saratoga, New York, either in 1779 of sickness, soon after the surrender of Burgoyne, or in 1777 in one of the two Battles of Saratoga, which were fought September 19, 1777 and October 7, 1777.[4]


After Amos died, John Vinton was appointed guardian to his children Robert and Betsy on July 17 1779, they being at that time over fourteen years of age.

Stetson Kindred Geenealogical Index #: 1-1-2-5-2


  1. Vital Records of Braintree, Massachusetts
  2. Stetson: Vol. 1, no. 1, Page 63
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Stetson: Vol. 1, no. 2, Page 115
  4. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution
  • Barry, John Stetson. A genealogical and biographical sketch of the name and family of Stetson: from the year 1634, to the year 1847. Printed for the author, by W. A. Hall & Co., 1847.
  • "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Vols."
  • Stetson, Oscar Frank, ed; Stetson, Nelson Mitchell. Descendants of Cornet Robert Stetson of Scituate, Massachusetts (Stetson Kindred of America, Inc., 1933, 1956, 2008)
  • Vital Records of Braintree, Massachusetts. Births. p. 765. Lists Amos Stetson, born May 19, 1730 to Amos and Margret.
  • "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 April 2016), Amos Stetson, ; citing , ; FHL microfilm 1,954,512.

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