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Captain Samuel Allyn

Male 1735 - 1781  (45 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name Samuel Allyn 
    Title Captain 
    Born 21 Nov 1735 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Continental Army, American Revolution Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Killed at The Fort Griswold Massacre. 
    The Fort Griswold Massacre
    The Fort Griswold Massacre (17)
    The fort Griswold Battle was one of the last of the American Revolution. It occurred September 6, 1781 in a fort by the town of Groton, Connecticut. Eighty-eight brave men lost their lives. Most of them were slaughtered after the fort was surrendered. It was particularly costly to the Avery family which took a huge blow.





    Killed:

    Captain Elijah Avery

    Captain Elisha Avery

    Captain Samuel Allyn (Son of Hannah Avery)

    Captain Hubbard Burrows (Husband of Sarah Avery)

    Captain Youngs Ledyard (Son of Mary Avery)

    Lieutenant Ebenezer Avery

    Ensign Daniel Avery

    Sergeant Christopher Avery

    Sergeant Jasper Avery

    Sergeant Solomon Avery

    David Avery

    Thomas Avery

    Simeon Morgan (Son of Dorothy Avery)

    Elisha Perkins (Husband of Sarah Avery)

    Christopher Woodbridge (Son of Susannah Avery)

    Henry Woodbridge (Son of Susannah Avey)



    Wounded:

    Ensign Ebenezer Avery

    Lieutenant Park Avery

    Corporal Ebenezer Avery

    Amos Avery



    Taken Prisoner:

    Sergeant Rufus Avery

    Caleb Avery

    Captain Peter Avery


    Died 6 Sep 1781  Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wood Cemetery, Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Captain Samuel Allyn Headstone.
    Captain Samuel Allyn Headstone.
    From the book; "The Battle OF Groton Heights: A Collection Of Narratives, Official Reports, Records, Etc. Storming Of Fort Griswold, The Massacre Of Its Garrison, And The Burning Of New London By British Troops Under The Command Of Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold, On The Sixth Of September, 1781." Page 195. By William H. Harris. New London, Connecticut 1888.
    Person ID I36017  Nagel
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Father Samuel Allyn,   b. 26 May 1704 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Hannah Avery,   c. 29 Jun 1718, New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 27 May 1731 
    Family ID F11480  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart