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BARTHOLOMEW VROOMAN, 1761 - 1839.
     Bartholomew Vrooman, a soldier of the Revolutionary War, was born in Holland, in 1761.
     He enlisted from Schoharie, N. Y., in Aug. 1776, for one year in Capt. Ephraim Vrooman's company, Col. Peter Vrooman's regiment.  Again, in May 1778 he enlisted for nine months under Capt. Pair and Col. Morgan, both of New York.
     In the spring of 1779 he joined the militia, and was employed as a guard to the inhabitants while they worked in the fields, and in August of that year was captured by a party of British and Indians under Capt. Brant, conveyed to Montreal, and kept about a year.  Afterwards he served and kept about a year.  Afterwards he served in the militia under Capt. Hagar, various short tours and alarms to the end of the war.  He married Hannah Mattice Feb. 15, 1792, and lived in Concord, Lake Co., Ohio, where he died Dec. 8, 1839, aged seventy-eight years, and lies in the Huntoon Cemetery in Concord.  He received a pension.
WILLIAM WAITE, 1765 - 1844.
     William Waite of Waite Hill, Willoughby township, died Oct. 3, 1844, aged seventy-nine years, and lies in Waite Hill Cemetery.
     During the Revolutionary War he served in the Connecticut Line, enlisting May 26, 1780, under Col. Wm. Douglas.
     He married Spedy Ferry, who died May 17, 1838, aged sixty-eight years.
EBENEZER WILSON, 1745 -
     Ebenezer Wilson was born at Swanson, Massachusetts (then Rhode Island) May 16, 1745.  Enlisted in the War of the Revolution Dec. 8, 1776, to serve in an alarm in Rhode Island, in Capt. Robert Crossman's company, Col. George Williams' regiment.
     He was twice married, and came to Ohio in 1812, buying a large tract of land in Mentor, Lake County.  It is said of is son Samuel, who was stationed at Troy, New York, during the War of 1812 that he was the "Uncle Sam" from whom the United States received that title, first as a joke, but "has been in popular parlance ever since."
     He lies in Mentor Cemetery.
MARTIN WIRT, 1760 - 1815.
     Born in Germany and emigrating to this country at the age of seven years, Martin Wirt came at a time when the custom prevailed of selling out the passengers for payment of passage  money.  He landed in Philadelphia, and was sold for a term of nine years, but at the end of seven years the purchaser died and Wirt was released.  This occurred about the time of the opening of the Revolutionary War, so he must have been close to fifteen when he enlisted as a teamster in the army.
     The only battle he is said to have witnessed was that of Brandywine.
     At the close of the war he located on the Schuylkill river at Reading.  He married Catherine Homan.  They moved over the Allegheny mountains to Horseshoe Bottom, Fallowfield township on the Monongahela river, twenty-two miles above Pittsburg.  Here they lived twenty-eight years, four daughters and three sons being born to them.
     About 1806, two of his sons, Jacob and Samuel, went out into the "Indian Country" to look for a home.
     They located some land in Hiram, Portage County, Ohio, and lived there during parts of three years.  In 1808 they went back to the old home for their father.
     He came into Ohio with them and purchased a farm and mill on the Chagrin river, owned by David Abbott.  He was a man of quiet, unobtrusive mien, upright in all his dealings.
     He died in July 1815,and was buried on a spur of the hill north of the river, in an old burying ground in Willoughby, Ohio.
EZEKIEL WOODWORTH, 1759 - 1839.
     Ezekiel Woodworth was a soldier in the Revolutionary War from Massachusetts, enlisting from Hampden County, serving as a private in Captain Charles Colton's company, Colonel John Greaton's regiment, Mass. Line, from 1777 to 1780 inclusive.
     He received a pension under the Act of 1818, which was later transferred to his widow.
     In the cemetery at Unionville a stone bears this inscription:
     "In memory of Ezekiel Woodworth, a Revolutionary Soldier who died Feb. 27, 1839, aged 80 years."
JAMES WOODWORTH, 1766 - 1859.
     James Woodworth was born in Coventry, Conn., July 8, 1766, and died in Painesville, Nov. 2, 1859, aged ninety-three years.
     He lies in Evergreen Cemetery.  In the "Public Records of Connecticut" during the Revolutionary War, page 138 is this concerning James Woodworth, as verified by descendants.
     "This Assembly do establish James Woodworth to be ensign of the fourth company or train band in the 12th regiment in this state."
     He will be remembered as the father of Harvey Woodworth.
WILLIAM WYMAN, 1765 - 1842.
     Wm. Wyman, Jr., was born at Northfield, Mass., June 16, 1765, and died in Perry, Ohio March 6, 1842.
     He was a soldier of the Revolution, enlisting from Putney, Vermont, in Jan. 1781, serving ten months as a private in the company commanded by Josiah Fish, in Col. Samuel Fletcher's regiment.  The regiment was stationed at Castleton, Vt., and was commanded by Gen. Enos.  In Nov. 1781 he volunteered as a private in a company commanded by Capt. William Hutchins, and served again at the Fort in Castleton for two months, during which time he participated in a skirmish with Tories and Indians in which engagement he was wounded.
     On May 4, 1799 he was married to Malinda Eaton, a daughter of Nathan Eaton, who was also a Revolutionary Soldier.
     William Wyman, Sr. married Margaret Holmes, of Scotland, who was left in the forests of Vermont with her three sons, the oldest thirteen yeas of age, while her husband and two older sons, Henry and William  served in the war.
     William Wyman, Jr., spent most of his life in Vermont, following his sons Guy and Don to Perry, Ohio, where he and his widow are buried, she living until Oct. 16, 1865.

 

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