John AMBLER

Male 1759 - 1835  (76 years)


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  • Name John AMBLER  [2
    • John Ambler removed with his father to Fredericktown, Dutchess Co., where he appears in census of 1790. he was ensign of Light Infantry in Col. Samuel Augustus Barker's Regt. Dutchess militia on Mar. 12, 1790, and Lieut. in 1793. He is marked "removed" in 1796 but appears as a Franklin, Duchess Co., householder on list of 1 oct., 1798. he was a signer of the Articles of Faith at Old Gilead Ch. Fredericktown subsequent to 9 Aug., 1792, along with wife Ruth and sister Abigail. Ch. Rec., lists his children under date 7 Dec., 1793, as Sarah, Ephraim, Elizabeth, John and Lydia. he appears to have removed to Spencertown, columbia Co., N.Y., by 1800. On 13 Aug., 1805, John Ambler of Hillsdale, Columbia Co., bought of Samuel Bell of Hillsdale, 150 acres in the town of Norwich, Chenango Co., N.Y., and removed to South New Berlin where he was a tanner, farmer and inn keeper for twenty years and established the hamlet long known as Ambler'sSettlement. Twelve deeds of land appear on Chenango land records as given by John Ambler and wife Ruth. they were organizers of the Norwich Ch. 19 June, 1812, and marked "dismissed" in 1817. In a deed dat. 18 may, 1824, he was of South New Berlin but in a deed of 22 June, 1826, he was of Truxton, Cortland Co., N.Y. john Ambler of Truxton "aged 73 last June" applied for Rev. War pension 26 Sept., 1832. He stated that he entered the service in Jan., 1776, at Salem, enlisting for 3 months in Capt. Cornelius Steenrod's Co. of Col. McDogel's Regt., and reenlisted for 9 months. He served at Horn's Hook and in the operations around New York City and on Long Island. he served as Gen. Putnam's sentinel, was in action at White Plains. He returned home in Feb., 1777, but soon entered the service again in Capt. Wood's Boston Co and served 3 months in N.J. He was born in Stamford, at 16 removed to Salem where he was living in 1779 when he volunteered to go with Capt. Samuel Lawrence and Col. Drake to Bedford at the time that town was burned. He lost a brother at battle near Bedford. he was under the same officers when Danbury was burned and took part in the battle of Ridgefield where he saw Arnold riding back and forth between the two armies and Wooster was killed. In 1778 he volunteered to assist in taking the refugees at Ward's House and was in that battle. he served as minute man and was out on scout duty many times. He mentions residence in Dutchess Co. and Truxton but omits Columbia and Chenango Counties. His pension was granted. Pro rec. of cortland Co., show that John Ambler d. intestate 13 Oct., 1835, leaving a widow Ruth and 3 sons, John Ambler, D.C. Ambler ad Stephen Ambler. Stephen was mad admr. The g.s. of John Ambler stands in the Nassau, Rensselaer Co., cem., probably he died while visiting his bro. Abraham. [1]
    Born 21 Jun 1759  Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Christened 19 Jul 1761  Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Oct 1835  [1
    Buried Nassau-Schodack Cemetery, Nassau, Rensselaer Co.,N ew York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I78543  Main Tree
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2015 

    Father John AMBLER,   b. 23 Nov 1732, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1802, Spencertown, Columbia Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
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    Mother Sarah WEED,   b. 8 Apr 1736, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1802, Spencertown, Columbia Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 3 Mar 1757  New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F31560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth COLEY,   d. 18 Sep 1842, Massena Springs, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Dec 1780  [1
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F31585  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Nassau-Schodack Cemetery, Nassau, Rensselaer Co.,N ew York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S03475] The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 1933 Vol. 64 No. 4 October.

    2. [S7505] The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 1933 Vol. 64 No. 3 July.

    3. [S03428] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Stamford.

    4. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    5. [S7316] Ancestry.com: Family Trees - Richard Ambler of Stamford and Bedford .