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

Capt Ebenezer Fitch SHORT 1y-6m Bissell

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Ebenezer Fitch Bissell was born at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut in 1736.


Ebenezer Fitch Bissell died in 1814 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.


Esther Hayden and Ebenezer Fitch Bissell, both of Windsor, were married on June 24, 1756 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut. Esther, whose parents were Daniel & Esther Hayden, was born on November 28, 1736 and died about 1815.


The children of Ebenezer Fitch Bissell and Esther Hayden were as follows: Esther (b 1737 d. 1777); Ebenezer Fitch (b. 1760) married Eunice(?), daughter of Bildad Phelps; Rhoda (b. 1761) married Elisha Bissell; Jerusha (b. 1764) married Capt. Samuel Allen; Titus Lucretius (b. 1766) married Eunice Humphrey; and Eli (b. 1770 d. 1773).


Ebenezer Fitch Bissell, of Windsor, Connecticut, was Private in Lexington Alarm, April, 1775; Lieutenant 8th Connecticut, 16th July, 1775; Captain 17th Continental Infantry, 1st January, 1776; taken prisoner at Long Island, 27th August, 1776.

Following the battle of Bunker Hill, Ebenezer Fitch Bissell was second lieutenant of a company. While camped near Boston, he was advanced to the captaincy of the 7th company of the 17th regiment. He was noted to be . . a gentleman, though not of the most easy and familiar turn; yet for his steady, correct attention to the duties of his station, he was well respected.

Capt. Eben F. Bissell was engaged in guarding the Burgoyne prisoners as they passed through Connecticut on way to the South.


Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 15. Connecticut. Ebenezer Fitch Bissell, Pension S18315.

Connecticut. Adjutant-General’s Office. Record of Service of Connecticut Men In the I. War of the Revolution, II. War of 1812, III. Mexican War. Hartford: [Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.], 1889. pp. 126 & 631.

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. 104.

Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. Windsor, Hayden, Esther. p. 141.

Jabez Haskell Hayden, Records of the Connecticut Line of the Hayden Family. [Windsor Locks, Conn.: Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., printers], 1888. pp. 279-280.

Daniel Howard, A New History of Old Windsor, Connecticut. [Windsor Locks, Conn.: The Journal Press], 1935. p. 17.

Henry Reed Stiles, The History of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut: Including East Windsor, South Windsor, And Ellington, Prior to 1768, the Date of Their Separation From the Old Town; And Windsor, Bloomfield And Windsor Locks, to the Present Time. Also the Genealogies And Genealogical Notes of Those Families Which Settled Within the Limits of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut, Prior to 1800. New York: C. B. Norton, 1859. p. 385.

Biographical information compiled by V. Allen Gray.