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

2nd Lt William Lord

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William Lord was born about 1746.


William Lord died at Saybrook, Connecticut on 08 July 1825.


On 16 October 1783 at Saybrook, Connecticut, William Lord married the widowed Chloe (Bushnell) Waterhouse, who was born about 1761. The ceremony was performed by Frederick William Hotchkiss, Pastor of the First Church of Christ.


William Lord (b. abt 1786), Richard Lord (b. about 1796, who in 1820 was very feeble and subject to turns of derangement, and a daughter who married Mr. Fisk.




Sergeant 6th Connecticut, 1st April, 1777; Ensign, 11th April, 1779; transferred to 3d Connecticut, 1st January, 1781; 2d Lieutenant, 6th December, 1781; retired 1st January, 1783.


Never represented.


In 1820, a 10-year-old grandson, William L. Fisk, was living with William and Chloe Lord. This may be the same person identified as William Lord Fisk of Saybrook, Connecticut who, after being enrolled at Yale for four years received an M.D. degree in 1833. William Lord Fisk drowned while swimming at the end of Long Wharf on Saturday evening 22 August 1834.


“Selected Summary.” Boston (Massachusetts) Traveler, 02 September 1834, p. 2; digital image, ( : accessed 12 January 2016).

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. 77, 338, 206, 355 & 635. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: 2013. William Lord, v. 5, pp. 102 & 223. Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012. William Lord, Junction Cemetery, Old Saybrook, Connecticut, Section 6.

Find A Grave, Inc. Find A Grave, digital image ( : accessed 12 January 2016), photograph, tombstone for “William Lo rd”, Memorial # 20257518, Upper Cemetery , Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut; photograph by Ellen O.

Franklin Bowditch Dexter, Biographical Notices of Graduates of Yale College, Including Those Graduates in Classes Later Than 1815, Who Are Not Commemorated in the Annual Obituary Records. New Haven: [N.P.], 1913. p. 199.

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. 357.

Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 15. Connecticut. William Lord, Pension W. 20501.

Biographical information compiled by V. Allen Gray.