Ambrose Hill, Revolutionary War Soldier and Patriot

Ambrose Hill was born March 21, 1744 in Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut. He died February 26, 1816 in Cornwall, Addison, Vermont. He was buried in Cornwall. He was on a list of Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Cornwall, Vermont. Ambrose married Lucy Beach October 10, 1764 in Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut. Lucy Beach was born January 27, 1746 in Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut. She died March 18, 1838, in Cornwall, Addison, Vermont.

Ambrose Hill served in the Revolutionary War. His widow Lucy received a Pension for his service. According to information in his Pension file ( Pension File No. W21338 ) Ambrose Hill was a resident of Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, when he enlisted in April 1775. He served 15 days as a Corporal under Colonel Patterson; six months as Orderly Sargent under Aaron Rowley, Colonel Jonathan Smith; one month and four days as Captain under Colonel Powell, and was in the battles of Bunker Hill, Benington, Stillwater, and at the surrender of Burgoyne and evacuation of Ticonderoga.

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The Eggleston Herbal


How many people have the opportunity to hold in their hands something ancient that has been handled by at least nine generations of ancestors? Being a genealogist and museum person, this was pretty close to heaven for me.

I first learned of the “herbal” over twelve years ago. Through genealogical research I had become acquainted with many “cousins,” some much more distant than others. Through these contacts, I gained some wonderful information and was able to share information with others. Putting these pieces of information together helped us all learn more and created a more comprehensive family history.

Early in 2002, I got an email from a cousin, Lucinda, who had seen my post on a surname list. Two days later she emailed me two images which blew my mind. Continue reading