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

Lt Obadiah Gore Jr 1744-1822

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Biography of Lieut. Obadiah Gore 4-12-12 by Ted Saunders

Birth:
07 Apr 1744, Norwich (New London) CT [Vital Records of Norwich 1659-1848, Volume 2s, Part 1].

Death:
22 Mar 1821, Sheshequin (Bradford) PA [Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, Pennsylvania 1770-1880, Clement F. Heverly, Towanda, PA, 1913].

Marriage:
22 Mar 1764, Anna Avery, Norwich, CT [The Averys of Groton, Genealogical and Biographical, Homer De Lois Sweet, Syracuse, NY, 1894].

Children of Obadiah Gore and his wife, Anna Avery Gore: [Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, Pennsylvania 1770-1880, Clement F. Heverly, Towanda, PA, 1913].
1. Avery Gore, born 10 Jan 1765, married Lucy Gore. He died 30 Jul 1847.
2. Wealthy Ann Gore, born 10 Aug 1767, married Col. John Spalding. She died 02 Jan 1854.
3. Hannah Gore, born 18 Sep 1769, married Elisha Durkee. She died 06 Apr 1855.
4. Anna Gore, born 08 Feb 1772, married John Shepard. She died Sep 1805.
5. Sally Gore, born 22 Sep 1774, married Isaac Cash. She 23 Mar 1813.

Education:
Based on the public offices held, he obviously was well read, however the details of his education are unknown. He signed his name on his Revolutionary War Pension File [Revolutionary War Pension S.39601].

Military:
Obadiah and his father were among the prisoners taken by the Pennamites in 1768, and were also in the terrible troubles at Wyoming, known as the first and second Pennamite wars. [Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, Pennsylvania 1770-1880, Clement F. Heverly, Towanda, PA, 1913]. Obadiah Gore (Conn.) was 1st Lieutenant 3d Connecticut, 1st January 1777; retired 1st January 1781 [Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution April 1775 to December 1783, F. B. Heitman, Washington, D.C., 1893].

Cincinnati:
First Lieutenant Obadiah Gore [Roster of The Society of The Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., 1986].

Occupation:
Blacksmith, farmer, store proprietor, ran grist-mill, and operated a distillery. Member of Pennsylvania Assembly in 1781-1782; member of Pennsylvania Legislature in 1788, 1789; and 1790; Justice of the Peace in 1782 and 1787. From 1787 to 1791 commissioned one of the first Judges for Luzerne County [Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, Pennsylvania 1770-1880, Clement F. Heverly, Towanda, PA, 1913].

Discussion:
According to his Revolutionary War Pension File, Obadiah Gore was in the Battle of White Plains. Also, his commission is included in the file proving he was appointed 1st Lieutenant in the Third Connecticut Regiment on January 1, 1777. [Obadiah Gore Revolutionary War Pension File S.39601].