The Society Of the Cincinnati in The State of Connecticut

The Capture of the Hessians at Trenton, December 26, 1776-1828. Left: Jonathan Trumbull Jr. (1740-1809) - Speaker of the Us House of Representatives. Right: Jonathan Trumbull Sr. (1710-1785) - Governor of Connecticut
The Battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17, 1775. Right: William Hull (1753-1825) - Lieutenant-Colonel in the Continental Army
The Resignation of General Washington, December 23, 1783. Left: Thomas Y. Seymour (1757-1811) - Lieutenant in the 2nd Continental Regiment of the Dragoons
The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton, January 1777

Category Archive: 2nd Continental Dragoons

  • Brigade Major Samuel Augustus Sill Barker

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    Samuel Augustus Still Barker, son of Samuel Barker and Esther Baker, was born 19 October 1756 at Branford, Connecticut.


    He died on 19 November 1819 at La Grange, Beekman County, New York.


    In 1786, he married Mariah Delavan.


    Samuel Augustus Still Barker and Mariah Delavan had a son, Samuel Augustus Barker who was born at Beekman, Ductchess County, New York and died on 12 May 1852 at McConnellsville, Ohio. He married Eliza Brooks Shugart at McConnellsville in 1820.


    Adjutant of Douglas’ Connecticut State Regiment, 20th June to 29th December, 1776; 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant 6th Connecticut, 26th December, 1776; Captain, 10th May, 1780; transferred to 4th Connecticut, 1st January, 1781; Brigade Major in 1781; transferred to 2d Connecticut, 1st January, 1782; resigned 13th April, 1782.


    Find A Grave, Inc. Find A Grave digital image ( Gravestone for Maj Samuel Still Augustus Barker (1756-1819), Memorial #14771272, Virtual Cemetery information created by Beth Devin Marsau.

    Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army during the War of the Revolution April, 1775, to December, 1783. Washington, D.C.: The Rare Book Shop Publishing Company, 1914. p. 87.

    “Baker Ancestry of Mrs. Edgar H. Allen.” Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record 4, no. 2 (April 1926): 249-50.

    Biographical information compiled by V. Allen Gray.