An American Family History

Daniel Truesdell

Connecticut's first European settlers were Dutch.

Daniel Truesdell was born on October 15, 1749 in Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut. His parents were William Truesdell and Deliverance Jeason.

Daniel married Huldah Thorpe.

Daniel and Huldah's children included:

Cornelius Truesdell (1785, married Ann Gardnier)and
Daniel Truesdell (1785).

About 1767, Daniel moved with his parents to Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York.

3 May 1775 - 7th Regt. Albany County.

December 31, 1780 he was a private in Captain. Jacob Sales Company from West Point.

May 6, 1782 - Transferred land bounty rights with brother Gershom to Frederick Young.

At the time of the 1790 census the family was still in Kinderhook. The household consisted of

1 man over 16 (Daniel)
3 boys under 16 (Cornelius, Daniel and another boy),
5 females (wife and 4 daughters).

1801 - Yonge census

a man and a woman (Daniel and his wife),
1 boy (Daniel Jr.),
3 girls

1802 - Yonge census

a man and a woman
a boy
2 girls

1804 - land certificate 5166 giving the west half of lot 6, 2nd concession to Daniel

Fairfield County, Connecticut originally consisted of the towns of Rye, Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield, and Stratford. Woodbury (1673) , Danbury (1687), Ridgefield (1709), Newtown (1711), and New Fairfield (1740) were added later. In 1751, part of Woodbury was included in Litchfield County.



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