Sylvester WALWORTH

Male - 1781


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  • Name Sylvester WALWORTH  [1, 2
    • Sylvester is believed to have inherited the homestead of his father. Ally, in his book entitled "Battle of Groton Heights and its Centennial," states that Sylvester Walworth was a volunteer living at that time on the north side of Fort Hill. This seems to fix Sylvester as the inheritor of the old Walworth farm house on or behind Fort Hill, and for many years we find his children grouped together on these lands of their father and grandfather. Some of this land even now (1962) remains in the possession of Sylvester's descendant, Mrs. George Middleton, of Quoketaug, Old Mystic, Conn.

      Sylvester was killed at the storming of Fort Griswold by the British under Arnold. He was one of the garrison fatally wounded in the fight and with other prisoners thrown into an ammunition wagon and rolled down the hill. The wagon was saved from running into the River Thames by jarring against a tree. The prisoners, thirty-five in number, including Sylvester Walworth, were taken into the house of Ebenezer Avery nearby. There, Sylvester's wife came to see him, only to find him dead. The grave of the martyred soldier is in the Ledyard Cemetery, but like those of others, who perished with him, unmarked by a tombstone. However, his name appears, with the others, on a monument erected near the site of the Fort. [1]
    Born Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Sep 1781  Battle of Fort Griswold, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I72934  Main Tree
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2018 

    Father John WALWORTH,   b. Jun 1696, Fisher's Island, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1748, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah B. DUNN,   b. 1700, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Nov 1778, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Nov 1718  New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F08037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah HOLMES,   b. 9 Mar 1729, Stonington, New London Co. Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 8 Apr 1756  [1
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F29551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S5682] "Walworth-Walsworth Genealogy" 1689-1962 Descendants Male & Female of William Walworth & Mary Abigail Seaton, Reginald Wellington Walworth.

    2. [S9214] History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connectict, Richard Anson Wheeler.

    3. [S01665] Ahnentafel of Susannah Starks by Rod Schroeder.