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Ebenezer Percival

Male 1731 - 1813  (81 years)


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  • Name Ebenezer Percival 
    Born 30 May 1731  East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Apr 1813  Norwich, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Fairview Cemetery, Norwich, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I497  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2014 

    Father James Percival,   b. 09 Jul 1704, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1738, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Bacon,   b. 17 Sep 1714, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1739, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 09 Jul 1730  East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F257  Group Sheet

    Family Lucy Knowlton,   b. 06 Mar 1733, East Haddam, Middlesex, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Apr 1813, Norwich, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1749  East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Warren Percival,   b. Sep 1767, Ellington, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jun 1841, Williamsfield, Ashtabula, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     2. James Percival,   b. 14 Feb 1750, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1807, Plainfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Stephen Percival,   b. 29 Mar 1752, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1813, Norwich, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Elizabeth Percival,   b. 21 May 1753, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jeremiah Percival,   b. 01 Sep 1754, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Aug 1831, Norwich, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Lucy Percival,   b. 19 Feb 1756, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mary Percival,   b. 04 Oct 1757, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Olive Percival,   b. 17 Jun 1759, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Asahel Percival,   b. 11 Feb 1761, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Anna Percival,   b. 17 Jun 1762, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Ebenezer Percival,   b. 15 May 1764, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1813, Sharon, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     12. Roswell Percival,   b. Abt 1766, Elllington, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1849, , Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
     13. Scena Percival,   b. Abt 1774, Probably Ellington, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F254  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Ebenezer Percival and Lucy Knowlton
    Ebenezer Percival and Lucy Knowlton
    First Headstone:
    E.P. & L.P.

    Newer Headstone:
    In memory of
    Ebenezer & Lucy
    Persival
    he died April 14 1813. Aged
    81 years 11 months she died
    April 9 1813. aged 80
    years 1 month

  • Notes 
    • REF: Florence LaVernia Wood's notes on Percival Line
      The family of Ebenser, Sr., lived in the Northwestern part of E. Haddam near the adjoining town of Colchester and they attended church in the West Parrish of Colchester. The gravestones of his parents James and Elizabeth Percival are in the old cemetery at West Chester. Ebenezer and Lucy were members of the church at West Chester and baptized there though born in the limits of E. Haddam. On June 1, 1766, Ebenezer and Lucy were dismissed to the church in Ellington, Ct., (a parish in East Windsor, the church records at Ellington are all lost.) Mr. Brainard thinks without doubt that Warren and Roswell were born to them in Ellington. In 1778 Ebenzer and Lucy were back in Westchester and did not move to Vt. until after that date, but as his name appears on the Revolutionary Rolls of Vt. in 1780 it was not long after this date.
      Ebenezer Percival appears on the payroll of Capt. Timothy Bush's company under the direction of Col. Peter Olcott at the time the enemy came to Royalton. Dated Oct. 16, 1780. Vermont Pay Rolls by Goodrich, Page 259.
      Records from Mr. Homer Brainard, 150 Warrenton Ave., Hartford, Ct.

      REF: Gene & Helen Percival family tree

      REF: Mary Jo Flint
      They were in Vermont in the Late 1770's because Ebenezer and 4 sons served in the Revolutionary War from Vermont.

      REF:
      Ancestry.com. Vermont Men in the Revolutionary War [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003. Original data: Goodrich, John E., ed.. The State of Vermont. Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War 1775 to 1783. Rutland, VT, USA: Tuttle, 1904.

      REF: Vermont Genealogy http://www.vermontgenealogy.com/index.htm
      Spotted Fever Epidemic In New England In 1812
      Serious In Rockingham

      This entire section of New England, if not a much larger area, during the spring seasons of 1812 and 1813, was scourged by a fearful epidemic, called at first "spotted fever" and later "malignant fever." So great were its ravages, that the deaths in Vermont reached 6,000 by this disease alone, or about one death in 40 inhabitants. The disease is supposed to be the same as that now called cerebro-spinal-meningitis, and was not then considered contagious. During the time the epidemic raged, there were 70 deaths at Bennington; Pomfret and Reading each had 44; and Shrewsbury about 30. In the month of March 1813, seven persons died in the town of Walpole in as many days and great excitement and fear prevailed in all this section of the Connecticut Valley. In the town of Rockingham, the most prominent physician was Dr. Joshua Ripley Webb, who lived in the small dwelling east of the old Rockingham meeting house, now occupied by his descendants. He was one of the victims of this terrible disease. He was attacked suddenly, while on his daily rounds among the afflicted ones, and became unconscious while in his buggy. His faithful horse continued upon its way, and brought the stricken doctor to the door of his own home, where he survived only a few hours. He was son of Joshua Webb, one of the earliest and most prominent men of the town.

      An illustration of some methods of treatment of this disease (not however by Dr. Webb) was shown in later years among the papers of Capt. Charles Church, who was a wealthy and leading citizen of Westminster. It is a receipt that was reported to be one of the most efficacious of any used at that time. Certainly if the patients survived the medicine, they surely ought to have survived the disease.

      Land Records
      Ebenezer bought 61 1/2 acres in the Ellington parish of Windsor County, CT on April 11, 1765.
      He sold 15 acres to Robert Stiles on Oct 31, 1767
      Need to check Tolland County records to see if Ebenezer sold his land after 1785 when Tolland Co. was created

  • Sources 
    1. [S35] East Haddam Vital Records from Barbour, Transcribed by Coralynn Brown.
      Ebenezer PERCIVAL, son James & Elizabeth, b May 30, 1731


    2. [S35] East Haddam Vital Records from Barbour, Transcribed by Coralynn Brown.
      Elizabeth BACKEN, m James PASAVELL, July 9, 1730

    3. [S35] East Haddam Vital Records from Barbour, Transcribed by Coralynn Brown.
      Lucy KNOWLTON, m Ebenezer PASEVEL, Dec 13, 1749