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Notes for Ezra STEVENS


Ezra Stevens (or Stephens), of Danbury CT, entered the Army as a private in Captain Benedict's 6th Company, 5th Connecticut Regiment, Colonel David Waterbury commanding. He was commissioned as a lieutenant on May 1, 1775 and discharged October 1775. During his service with the unit, it was first assigned in New York, with General David Wooster's 1st Regiment, and then proceeded to the Northern Department, along Lakes George and Champlain.

When he was an old man (over 80) having been quite ill, his pious friend Deacon Amos Hoyt called on him and in course of conversation asked if he had made his peace with God. "Made my peace with God?" replied the old man, "No, he and I have always been at peace. There has never been any difficulty between him and me".
The Genealogy of the Stevens Family gives him a birth date of 24 April.
The Genealogy of the Stevens Family gives him a death date of 24 Feb.
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