Maj Ezekiel Scott 1738-1814Leave a Comment
Biography of Major Ezekiel Scott 5 Mar-2012 by Thomas Scott Atkinson
Birth: 26 Jun. 1738, Farmington (Hartford) CT [Stubblefield, Margaret Marilyn (Scott), (Major) Ezekiel SCOTT of Farmington,
CT and Avon, NY, His Ancestors and Descendants, 1998 by pp. 59 & 69 (hereinafter called “SCOTT”), which cites the
Barbour Collection, CT State Library].
Death: 28 Sep. 1814, Unknown (Unknown) NY [SCOTT, pp, 59 & 69, (Cortland Co. NY Wills and Administrations 1-4:99-101].
Marriage: Katherine Miles, b. 23 Nov. 1741, Wallingford (Unknown) CT; m. 23 Jun. 1763, Farmington (Hartford) CT;
d. Sep. 1812, Avon (Ontario) NY [SCOTT, pp. 59 & 69, (Farmington Vital Records Vol. LR 11, p 592)].
Children: (1). James Miles Scott (b. 6 Jan. 1764; d. Sept. 1823, Norfolk, VA, member MA Society of the Cincinnati); (2)
Mercy Scott (b. 1 Dec. 1765; d. 29 Sep. 1860, Seneca Ontario, NY; m-1 John Keyes 18 Oct. 1807; m-2 Elias
Palmer 2 Apr. 1826); (3). Phebe Scott (b. Oct. 1767; m. _Lewis); (4). Abigail Scott (b. 14 Mar. 1770); (5).
Ezekiel Scott (JR) (b. 10 June 1772); (6). George Scott (b. 6 Oct. 1774); (7). Seth Scott (b. 12 May 1777; d. 5
Jun. 1870, East Pike, Wyoming, NY); (8). Jonathan Hart Scott (b. 20 Jan. 1780); (9). Katherine Miles Scott
(b. c. 1782; d. bef. Jun. 1808, age 26, Avon, Ontario, NY). [SCOTT, pp. 61-62].
Education: All children in Farmington were provided a basic education up thru 14 years of age by the Church and public schools. [Bickford, Christopher P., “Farmington in Connecticut”, 1982, pp. 88-94].
Military: Ezekiel Scott, Age 24, enlisted May 14th (1755) as Sergeant, Company of Capt. Timothy Northam, 1st Regiment of New York Troops under Col. Michael Thody, Born Farmington, Trade – Farmer, Stature 5ft, 3 in. [Campaign 1762, p 350]. From 7 Apr. to 24 Oct. 1756, he served in the French and Indian Wars, advancing to Corporal on 28 Sep. 1756. He was on the Expedition to Crown Point. He also served 11 Sep. to 24 Nov. 1757, along with his brother Elisha Scott. [SCOTT, p 59, which cites the “Campaign of 1755 French and Indian War Rolls 1755-1757 Vol. IX Library of Congress”]. Ezekiel (Sergeant) was listed on the muster Roll of Part of Captain Timothy Northam’s Company in 1st Regiment of New York Troops whereof Michael Thody is Col: as they passed this 5th Day of August 1762. [New York Colonial Muster Rolls, 1664-1775, Vol. II]. 26 April 1775, Second Company, Second Regiment, Samuel Wyllys, Esquire, Lieutenant-Colonel, Captain; Ezekiel Scott, First Lieutenant; [Elijah Blackman’s Promotion to Lieutenant, 26 Apr 1775, Connecticut General Assembly]. April 1775, Ezekiel Scott enlisted at the rank of Sergeant, was immediately commissioned 1st Lieutenant, and within a month was promoted to Captain of the 2d Company [History of Waterbury, p. 416]. Participated in the Siege of Boston, 1775, where he requested provisions for a trip involving wagons, to Roxbury [Letter in Scott File, CT Historical Society, Hartford CT]. Served as Captain (CT), 2d Connecticut 1st May to 10 December 1775; Captain 22nd Continental Infantry, 1st January to 31st December, 1776 [Francis Heitman’s Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army (Washington DC. Rate book Co. 1914) p. 485]. Served as Captain, 2nd Company, 2nd Regiment, Gen. Spencer’s – 1775; [CT Adjutants General, Records of Service of Connecticut Men in the War of the Revolution (Hartford CT, 1889) p. 46, hereinafter “CMWR”]; Served as Captain, Col. Wyllys’ Regiment, 1776, 22d Continental [CMWR, p. 107]. Listed as a Major in the Regiments to be raised for the defense of the State on bounties of unappropriated Lands. C. A. April 28, 1781. [Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York, Ed. by Berthold Fernow, Vol. XV, State Archives, Vol. I, Albany N.Y. 1887]. In December 1803, he petitioned the House of Representatives for back pay as a Major in a Regt. of NY State Troops 1781 for three years. [SCOTT, pp. 59].
Cincinnati: Original Member admitted 7 Jul. 1784 [Connecticut Men in the War of the Revolution, p. 375].
Occupation: Farmer [From French and Indian War Rolls, Campaign of 1762].
Discussion: Ezekiel Scott was a great grandson of Edmund Scott, an original settler in Farmington CT. Around 1674, the Family relocated to Waterbury. Ezekiel’s Grandfather, Samuel Scott subsequently returned to Farmington where Ezekiel’s father Hezekiah was born. The Family was based there in 1738 when Ezekiel was born. The family’s primary occupation was farming, having received land grants as part of the original settlement of Farmington. Both Samuel and Hezekiah are buried in the Main Cemetery in Farmington. In Apr 1775, Ezekiel enlisted as a Sergeant with the unit from Waterbury, CT, for service in the Revolutionary War. He was then promoted to 1st Lieutenant and subsequently to Captain within a month; two of his brothers were also Captains: Elisha, member of Capt. Stoddard’s Company and Col. Hooker’s Regiment & Samuel (member of Capt. Judd’s Company, and Col. Wyllys’ Regiment. Ezekiel was involved in the Siege of Boston (having secured an order to acquire a wagon in Roxbury) and also around Long Island. On Feb 13, 1776, along with Col. Samuel Parsons, Col. Samuel Wyllys, Col. Joel Clark, Maj. John Parks, Maj. Chance and sundry others, he signed a petition to form the American Union Lodge, Connecticut Line, Roxbury, Suffolk Co. Massachusetts. At a February 20th (1776) meeting of the Lodge, he was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. The record shows that the Lodge was visited by the illustrious Commander-in-Chief, General Washington, by General Putnam and other distinguished Masons and eminent men of that period. In September 1787, he helped organize the Masonic Grand Lodge in Farmington, CT [Farmington in Connecticut by Christopher P. Bickford, second revised edition 1988, pp. 281-2.] He ultimately moved with his family to NY; building a cabin out in the woods. He returned to CT due to health reasons but later moved back to NY, settling in Avon (Ontario County). He later returned to New York, in the county of Livingston. He died there in 1814 however the specific burial location is unknown.