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Simeon Puffer[1]

Male 1759 - 1825  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name Simeon Puffer  [2
    Born Aug 1759  Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    FindaGrave Address:
    182433999 
    Ref# 54  [1
    Died 16 Jun 1825  Cramahe, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Morganston, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Puffer Farm Family Cemetery 
    Person ID I35282  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2017 

    Father Lazarus Puffer,   b. 1 Jun 1729, Stoughton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1778, Valley Forge, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Sarah Reynolds,   b. 1725, Lebanon, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1792, Colchester, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1753  Lebanon, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F8268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fanny Turner,   b. Abt 1763, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1843, Cramahe, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 1784  Fredericksburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Puffer,   b. 17 Feb 1785, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1851, Cramahe, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Daniel Turner Puffer,   b. CA 1788, Dutchess County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850  (Age ~ 61 years)
     3. Cornelius Puffer,   b. 25 May 1793, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Sally Sarah Puffer,   b. 1794, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1861, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years)
     5. Neil Puffer,   b. 1795, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1825, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     6. James Simeon Puffer,   b. 1799, New York City, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, Cramahe, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     7. Harriet Puffer,   b. 1800, Coeymans, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1861, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years)
     8. Lucretia Puffer,   b. 1805, Genesee County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1885, Percy Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     9. Hannah Puffer,   b. 1810, Coeymans, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F9612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • He was a soldier in the Revolution in Capt. Judah Allen's company in Lebanon, Conn., Col. Samuel B. Webb's regiment, June 1777, to April 28, 1780. He was in Sullivan's Expedition and several skirmishes. He was granted a pension for his service and his name placed on the roll, April 25, 1819. His age was then given as 67 years, his service in Conn. and his residence as Coeymans, Albany County, NY (p. 112, Senate Documents 1833-4; Pension Rolls, V. p. 13). The pension records show that he enlisted at Lebanon, Conn. He was living at Pawling, Dutchess County in 1790, as shown by the census, and had three sons under sixteen at the time.

      His children sued to get his Rev. War Pension when his marriage to Fanny Turner was in question. They were married by a Justice of the Peace and no records were filed. After many affidavits from people who were present at the union, they got the pension.

      Some highlights of those affidavits: Daniel Haynes a resident of the Town of Patterson in said County aged 80 yrs and upwards.  He was sworn in and gave testimony. He was brought up and raised in Patterson, NY. He was well Acquainted with Simeon Puffer & Fanny Turner when a girl. He lived within 2 miles of Fanny. Simeon came to town right after his discharge from Army. Worked as a laborer for Nathan Sheldon. Sheldon owned the farm which Fanny Turner resided. He then saw Simeon and Fanny married. Abt 1794 (right after Simeon came and abt end of war). Simeon lived in Patterson, NY abt 2 yrs, then Fredericksburgh, NY until they moved north to Dutchess County, then they moved north again (Albany) then he, Daniel, never saw them again.
      Affidavit of Daniel Dorman. Daniel lived near Simeon in Coeymans, NY for abt 10 yrs.  Then he was informed that Simeon's wife and children went to Canada and Simeon stayed in NY living with different friends and when he would receive his pension he would take it to his family in Canada but he would not live there because he hated the British.
      Affidavit of Daniel Turner (brother of Fanny). His sister left for Canada about 1818.
      Affidavit of Hannah DeGroat Turner (wife of Daniel). Simeon and Fanny had a family of children together – some of the children were persuaded to go to Canada by some friends they had in Canada & after the children was in Canada they persuaded they prevailed on their mother said Fanny to move to Canada.  Simeon refused to go. The last time he (Simeon) went to Canada he brought his pension for the family and a Large Bible for his wife & children then I (Hannah DeGroat Turner) was informed said Simeon was taken sick when he arrived in Canada and was unable to get back to Coeymans. He died in Canada. Simeon was poor but a good respectable man and lived happily with his wife and family. Simeon always saved as much of his pension as he could to bring to Fanny and the children in Canada.
      Affidavit of Cornelius Turner (Mar 14, 1846). After living in Coeymans for abt 15 years (accordinging to Cornelius, they came to Coeymans about 1800) or more, Fanny left here and went to Canada to see her children & sister when then resided in Canada and Simeon continued to live in Coeymans. He went to visit his wife and children about 4 times before he died.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 45, 71.

    2. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 45, 72.

    3. [S1381] Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection).

    4. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 45.

    5. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 72.