Daniel SLOSSON

Daniel SLOSSON

Male Abt 1729 - 1805  (~ 76 years)

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  • Name Daniel SLOSSON  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Born Abt 1729  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN W08R-3F  [11
    Religion Oct 1785  [12
    Joined the Church in Richmond, Mass. 
    Census 1790  Richmond, Berkshire Co., Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Died 27 Feb 1805  Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 12, 14, 15, 16
    Buried Cone Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Notes 
    • Note from "Slosson Genealogy": Daniel built the "Caswell house," in Kent, and from there moved to Richmond, Mass.

      "George Slawson" by Harold D. Slosson: Finally news came to Daniel and Keziah that the General Court of Massachusetts had opened for colonization the western part of that state. The area lay just north of them; it was the opportunity they were looking for. the expression "Western Fever," according to one reference, actually originated in Kent, Connecticut. In any event, Daniel contrated it, and in the next year, 1762, the Slossons were again on the migration trail. The specific place of interest to Daniel and Keziah was about midway in western Massachusetts between Connecticut and Vermont, and close to the New York State line. Actually, it was only some fifty miles north of Kent......
      Transportation in Colonial days, however, was a real problem. Perhaps at that early day there may have been some kind of a wagon road in the Housatonic River Valley extending for a ways north of Kent. The Slossons' final destination, however, was off the river course, in a primitive and heavily forested area.
      It is believed that the Slossons went northward on horseback, pack-train fashion, perhaps driving some stock before them. Most probably it was a three-day journey, with rivers to ford, hills to climb, and forests to ride through, requiring at least two nights of camping out on the way. At night, after their horses were fed and hobbled to keep them from straying, the Slossons ate supper around a lively campfire. Thereafter, with strts as their lamplight, trees as their cover, and pine needles as their mattress, they rolled into blankets for some sound sleep. Early the following morning they would push farther into the forest.
      It might also be mentioned that now going through Kent is a footpath - ossibly following an old Indian course - Called the Appalachian Trail, or in some places the "Long trail." Starting in southern United States, it extends some 2000 miles north, almost to the Canadian border. But even this long trail couldn't finally help Daniel and Keziah, since - as before indicated - they eventually would diverge westerly from the trail's north-easterly course......
      Daniel's next younger brother, John, and his wife, Hannah, decided to go to this new land also, taking with them their two-year-old daughter, Aldine. Daniel, now the leader, and his wife, Keziah, had with them daughter Eunice, perhaps six years old; their son Jehiel, about three; and Anna, a babe in arms of less than one year.
      Finally, the Slossons reached a clearing, the start of a settlement then called Mt. Ephraim, now the present town of Richmond. No grand group of greeters awaited them to point out their allotted land, since at tht time there were screly more than a dozen white men in this immediate area. Captain Micah Mudge and his family came in 1760, and a few more families arrived in 1761. And now the Slossons were the first to arrive in 1762. Not until 1765, after more settlers were there, was the town actually established. Thus the Slossons were among the very first settlers in this section of the Berkshire Hills which had been purchases from the Indians.
      In those pioneer days, much political organizing had to be done with the Slossons doing their share. For example, John Slosson is listed on the committee to oversee the construction of the town meetinghouse, a stout, well-built building. It is believed this structure, in excellent repair - including a good coat of white paint - stands to this day. John was also the town clerk for a time, it has been reported.
      "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War": Vol. 14, p. 307 -
      SLOSSON, DANIEL. Private, Lieut. Jabes Colt's Co., Col. rosseter's detachment of Berkshire Co. militia; entered service Jul 17, 1777; discharged July 27, 1777; service 11 days, at the Northward; roll dated Richmond; also Capt. Aaron Rowley's Co.; Col. David Rosseter's detachment of Berkshire Co. militia; entered service Aug. 13, 1777; discharged Aug. 20, 1777; service 7 days, at Bennington.
    Person ID I52612  Main Tree
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2013 

    Father Nathaniel SLOSSON,   b. 1696, Bedford, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Mar 1787, Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Margaret BELDEN,   b. 10 Feb 1701, Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1780, Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1719  Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 17, 18
    Family ID F05507  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eunice LASSELL,   b. 30 Jan 1728, Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1749  (Age 20 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1748  Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 14, 19, 20
    Pastor Rev. Cyrus Marsh Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Family ID F04451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Keziah BENTON,   b. 25 Mar 1736,   d. 28 Dec 1797, Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Bef 1758  Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Eunice SLOSSON,   b. 25 Jan 1758, Richmond, Berkshire Co., Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     2. Jehiel SLOSSON,   b. 04 Nov 1758, Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1807, Greenville, Greene County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [Natural]
     3. Anna SLOSSON,   b. 13 Dec 1761, Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Aug 1851, Maine, Broome County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [Natural]  [Unknown]
     4. Nathaniel SLOSSON,   b. 01 Mar 1764, Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1822, Union, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Natural]
     5. Sarah SLOSSON,   b. 11 Aug 1766, Richmond, Berkshire Co., Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    +6. Joseph SLOSSON,   b. 19 Oct 1770, Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1842, Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
     7. Chloe SLOSSON,   b. 26 Dec 1775, Richmond, Berkshire Co., Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Porter, Lewis Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F04452  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Aug 1748 - Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1758 - Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cone Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Daniel Slosson Headstone
    Daniel Slosson Headstone
    Daniel is the son of Nathaniel Slosson and Margaret Belding. He is the husband to Keziah Benton. He is buried at the Cone Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Photo created by: Pat & Charlie

  • Sources 
    1. [S01649] A Genealogical Memoir of Nathaniel Slosson of Kent & His Descendants, 1696-1872.

    2. [S03336] Slason-Slauson-Slawson-Slosson Family by George C. Slawson dated 1946.

    3. [S03338] Slosson 11-20-00 Greene.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jan 6, 2001

    4. [S02192] Early Connecticut Marriages: Fifth Book, Kent Milford pg 19.

    5. [S00025] "Descendants of George Slawson" Fairfield Co., Connecticut by Rootsweb.

    6. [S00043] "Descendants of Richard Slawson from familytreemaker".

    7. [S01659] AaronDELANO.ged.

    8. [S01855] Barbour Index - Kent Vital Records 1739-1852.

    9. [S02763] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1934, Vol. 88 July.

    10. [S00069] "John Lazell of Hingham and Some of His Descendants", Theodore Studley Lazell of West Newton, Mass., (Name: Name: Privately Printed 1936;;).

    11. [S01659] AaronDELANO.ged.
      Date of Import: Mar 20, 2001

    12. [S03340] Slosson Genealogy by D. Williams Patterson.

    13. [S00098] 1790 Census Massachusetts.

    14. [S00020] "Descendants of Eleazer Slosson" by Netscape Web Sites.

    15. [S03691] "George Slawson, An American Pioneer" by Harold D. Slosson.

    16. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    17. [S00084] "The Descendants of Nathaniel Foote Sr. & Elizabeth Deming" Compiled by Ellwood Count Curtis.

    18. [S03335] Skinner, William: Bible.

    19. [S03415] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Huntington, Kent and Killingly.

    20. [S01755] Ancestry.com: Connecticut Marriages to 1800.