|Posted By:||al butchino|
|Subject:||George Majors b 1754 or 55|
|Post Date:||August 07, 2012 at 16:09:37|
|Forum:||American Revolution Forum|
George was b 1754 or 1755 (maybe Frankfurt, Am Main, Hesse, Germany)
George Majors in his Revolutionary War Pension File states that he was born in Frankfurt, Germany about 1754 or 1755. When he served in the Revolutionary War he was about 21 or 22 years of age. He states he was at Bennington, VT when he entered the American service, and from there he went to Arlington,VT, thence to Sunderland, then Essex, then Fairfax where he resided over 30 yrs. He applied for his pension in 1834 at the age of about 79 years.
George Major Sr a German from Frankfurt was a soldier with the Hessians of Burgoyne's Army at the battle for Fort Ticonderoga when he went missing. There was little resistance at the Fort, Burgoyne employed a three prong assault, it is presumed that George was not with the main army. (source undocumented information from a cousin)
In The "State of VT Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War" George was with Cap't E Wallis's Company of Militia in 1780 paid for 6 days 50 miles amt of pay 0.8.0 amt of travel pay 0.18.8 total pay amount 1.4.8 other officers and non coms----Lt T Butterfield, En James Hawley, Sgt Saml Horsford, Sgt Daniel Coy, Cpl Nath Allen