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From: "Brad Potts" <>
Subject: [ATWOOD] FWD: More on Benjamin Atwood of Orange Co, NY
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 20:58:27 -0500

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From: Richard Allen <>
Sent: Tuesday, 28 November, 2000 04:24 PM
Subject: Atwood-Moshier-Chemung Co.

> I ran across the following info in the Atwood materials
> I have been collecting since 1982. Would appreciate your
> thoughts.
> 1. From - N.Y. in the Revoloution:
> Benjamin Atwood, enlisted man in the Revolutionary War;
> in Orange Co. Militia, 4th Reg. under Col. John Hathorn,
> Major William Wyncoop (who died in 1827 @ 74 years in
> Chemung Co.).
> Is this our Benjamin Atwood who married Deborah Moshier?

> 2. From Eager's History of Orange Co., NY, page 501.
> Town of Goshen, Hamptonburg, and Chester. June 8, 1775,
> signers of pledge included Benjamin Atwood and James
> Mosier plus others.
> Is this our Benjamin Atwood who married Deborah Moshier?

> 3. James Mosier was killed in the Battle Of Minisink in
> Orange Co., NY on July 23, 1779. His first wife was Ruth
> Ensign. After his death, she married (2nd), Silas Killam.
> Is this the above (#2) James Mosier?
> (at one time I thought Ruth Ensign was the first wife of
> Benjamin Atwood as her name appeared several times in some
> Atwood materials. However, I now think this is not true)

> 4. Ruth Ensign was born abt 1758 in Goshen, Orange Co.,
> NY. She was the d/o of James Ensign and Ruth Finch, both
> died in Orange Co., Chester.

> 5. James Mosier and Ruth Ensign were married abt 1776,
> had children Jonathon, Ruth, (twins), and Abagail, all
> baptized in the Preb. Church in Goshen, Orange Co.

> 6. Our Benjamin Atwood had a daughter Ruth.

> 7. Our Benjamin Atwood and Deborah Moshier were married
> in 1774 in the Preb. Church in New Windsor, NY, then
> Ulster Co., now Orange Co. NY.

> Considering the above info, I wonder if James Mosier was
> related to our Deborah Moshier who married Benjamin
> Atwood? Perhaps a brother? Dates and locations are
> suggestive of this thought.
> Dick Allen

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