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Master of the "Unity" James Wing served New York during the American Revolution Service started: Unit(s): Master of Sloop 'Unity' took supplied to Washington's Army at Newburgh, New York Service ended:
Note: Tradition has it that James had his own ship and used it during the Revolutionary War to supply patriot troops. He was captured by the British during one of these ventures enroute to George Washington's camp in Newburgh, NY and was later released in a prisoner exchange.
Note: In early 1801, he and two of his wife's brothers, Malatiah and Macy Bowerman, moved to the Little Nine Partners (now Milan), Dutchess County, NY, where he was a farmer.
Note: 9d 4m 1778 per Sandwich Monthly Meeting record; Per OWL: "James married, 4th month, 9, 1778, in accordance with Friends' usages, Hannah, .... The certificate of their marriage was signed by Malatiah, Benjamin, Zaccheus, Sarah, and William Gifford; Elihu, Samuel, David, Silas, Stephen, Elizabeth and Paul Swift; Judah Wing; William, Richard and Mary Lake; Mercy Slocum; and Mellen Nye."
Page: 2:1349 citing Sandwich Monthly Meeting Certificates, 1762-1841, Vol. III, 1st Book: "James Wing of Falmouth Son of Joseph Wing of Falmouth & Phebe his wife both deceased, and Hannah Bowerman Daughter of Silas Bowerman & Lydia his Wife ... [were married] Nineteenth Day of the Second Month Called February one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Eight."
Note that while the MM record may suggest Lydia was Hannah's mother, it was not uncommon for Quaker records to refer to the "living (current) wife", per Ron Lahti.
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