Solomon EATON

Male 1757 - 1843  (85 years)


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  • Name Solomon EATON  [1
    • Solomon Eaton was one of the evolutionary veterans of Tolland. He served during nearly the entire war, and was in many engagements. It is to be regretted that the full service of any of those men can not now be ascertained. At Monmouth, Mr. Eaton was slightly wounded, and in that battle he killed a British grenadier in fair single-handed conflict during a charge with bayonets, a necessity on which, in a conversation with a friend of the writer in his broken old age, his mind seemed to dwell with sadness. Mr. Eaton was in Lafayette's light infantry; in September, 1824, when that distinguished individual had just commenced his celebrated tour through this country, Mr. Eaton had the satisfaction of an interview with his former commander. It was at the brick tavern in the east part of Vernon. The friend before referred to witnessed their parting. As they shook hands, Mr. Eaton said; "I wish you a pleasant journey." "God Bless you," replied the general. Mr. Eaton was esteemed as the best soldier of the veteran company in which he served his longest term, and enjoyed through life a higher soldierly renown than any other of the rank and file furnished by Tolland. His patriotic feelings during life were very exalted. He worshiped his country and its emblems.

      Solomon Eaton died in September, 1843, at the age of eighty-five years, being the last survivor but one of the revolutionary soldiers in Tolland. [1]
    Born 24 Dec 1757  Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Fact Son of William Eaton and Lydia Cook Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Sep 1843  [1
    Person ID I96038  Main Tree
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2019 

    Family Elizabeth DELANO,   b. 12 Mar 1755, Tolland, Tolland Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1823, Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 23 Jun 1777  [1
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F39967  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S10788] The Early History of Tolland, Loren P. Waldo.