New York Family Group Sheet for the General James DANA Family


Husband: Gen. James DANA
Birthdate: 9 Oct 1735
Birthplace: Mansfield, Tolland Co., CT
Death date: 16 Oct 1817
Place of death: Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY
Father: Jedidiah DANA
Mother: Elizabeth

Marriage date: 27 Nov 1759
Marriage place: Mansfield, Tolland Co., CT

Wife: Elizabeth WHITTEMORE
Birthdate: 9 Jun 1741
Birthplace: Windham, Windham Co., CT
Death date: 3 Sept 1819
Place of death: Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY
Father: Joseph WHITTEMORE
Mother: Ann SLATE

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: Anna
Sex: F
Birthdate: 31 Dec 1760
Birthplace: Manfield, CT
Death date: 11 Oct 1839
Place of death: Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY
Marriage date: 1 Dec 1779
Marriage place: Mansfield, CT
Spouse's name: Gilbert GARY

Child No. 2: James
Sex: M
Birthdate: 10 June 1766
Birthplace: Manfield, CT
Death date: unknown
Place of death:
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: unknown

Child No. 3: Joseph
Sex: M
Birthdate: 10 June 1768
Birthplace: Mansfield, CT
Death date: 20 June 1854
Place of death: Cobleskill, NY
Marriage date: unknown
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Sarah CROSS?

Child No. 4: Polly
Sex: F
Birthdate: 7 Mar 1768
Birthplace: Manfield, CT
Death date: before 1813
Place of death: VT
Marriage date: about 1793
Marriage place: VT
Spouse's name: Dr. Thomas S. BRIGHAM

Child No. 5: William
Sex: M
Birthdate: 2 June 1770
Birthplace: Mansfield, CT
Death date: 2 Feb 1852
Place of death:
Marriage date: 27 Sept 1795
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Anna SOUTHWORTH

Child No. 6: Elizabeth
Sex:
Birthdate: 15 Oct 1772
Birthplace: Manfield, CT
Death date: 22 Sept 1842 or 1848
Place of death:
Marriage date: unknown
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Thomas BUTLER

Child No. 7: Thomas G.
Sex: M
Birthdate: 27 Sept 1775
Birthplace: Manfield, CT
Death date: 1841
Place of death: NY
Marriage date: 1800
Marriage place: Schoharie Co., NY
Spouse's name: Elizabeth JORDAN

Child No. 8: Sophia
Sex: F
Birthdate: 3 Mar 1777
Birthplace: Mansfield, CT
Death date: 18 Dec 1859
Place of death:
Marriage date: unknown
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Roswell SCRIPTURE

Child No. 9: Alvin
Sex: M
Birthdate: 20 Sept 1779
Birthplace: Mansfield, CT
Death date: 10 Jan 1852
Place of death: Camden, NY
Marriage date: 18 Feb 1811
Marriage place: Eastbury, CT
Spouse's name: Ruth GIBSON
 
 
Documentation:
1. "Dana Family in America", Elizabeth Ellery Dana, Cambridge, MA, 1956. pgs. 246, 267-271, 326-328. This book has a detailed account of his birth, marriage, death, descendants and military events. p. 268. The birth dates of his nine children are from an attested copy in the U. S. Pension Bureau which were taken from his family Bible. p. 268, when their daughte Anna married Gilbert Gary, General George Washington was present at their wedding and presented them a solid silver chest.
2. "Ashford Vital Records", James Dana b. 9 Oct 1735, s/ of Jedediah and Elizabeth Dana.
3. http://www.rays-place.com/marrage/mannsfield-ct.htm Mansfield, CT Marriage Records To 1800 >From Early Connecticut Marriages Vol. 2 Prior to 1800 By Frederick W. Bailey, 1899. James Dana & Elizabeth Whitmore ---- Nov. 27, 1759.
4. "Military Minutes of the Council of appointment of the State of New York, 1783-1821", Vol. I, compiled by Hugh Hastings, State Historian, Published by the State of New York, 1901.
5. Was at Bunker Hill battle as Captain of the Line.
http://www.geneasearch.com/genealogy/bunkerhillmembers.htm Bunker Hill Monument Association in 1889 James Dana
http://www.fortklock.com/simmsbunker.htm The Frontiersmen of New York by Jeptha R. Simms; Albany, NY 1883; Vol. I, p. 473. "The Battle of Bunker's Hill; the first Pitched Battle of the War.-Early in June, several transports filled with troops under the command of Generals Howe, Clinton and Burgoyne, arrived at Boston. On the 17th, the battle of Breed's, now called Bunker's hill, was fought".
6. Capt. Dana received from Gov. Lewis of New York, as a partial reward for services rendered his country, a general's commission.
7. Burial at Layersville Cemetery, Schoharie Co., NY.
 

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