Facts and Events
||Thomas TORRANCE, Jr.
||Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut
||4 NOV 1772
||Roxbury, Connecticutto Eunice LACY
||26 APR 1777
||, Danbury, , Connecticut,Milit-Beg
||, Avon, Monroe County, NY,Migrated
||14 MAY 1842
||Avon, Livingston Co, New York
||AFT 14 MAY 1842
||Avon Cemetery, Avon, Monroe County, NY,
Thomas served in Colonel Moseley’s regiment in the Revolution, 1777. He was wounded 28 Apr 1777 at Danbury Twp, CT, during the “Danbury Alarm.”, His wounds included a hip wound, and a wound 3 inches above the arm. For this he received a 50% disability pension.
Thomas is listed in the National Archives unit files as being in a hospital in Roxbury, CT, in mid-November 1775, cause: fever. This record indicates his unit was Capt. Thompson’s company, Gen. Wooster’s regiment. A web page on the Revolutionary war indicates that this unit fought in the invasion of Canada, in 1775. This places Thomas in the same campaign as Stephen Phelps.
- ↑ Source (52).
- ↑ Source (342).
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- Source (335).
- ↑ Torrence, Robert M. Torrence and allied families. (United States: s.n., 19--), p. 42.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Torrence, Robert M. Torrence and allied families. (United States: s.n., 19--), p. 49.
- ↑ Served in the defense of Danbury against the British landing. Severely wounded and was brought home on a stretcher; later lost his sight because of this.
- ↑ Pension statement in Steuben County in March 1821 says he "recently removed" there from Vermont.