Our Town: Sag Harbor's Revolutionary War Patriots
Fordham, Captain Daniel (1730-1816) and Phebe Jessup Fordham (1736-1806). Fordham served in Colonel Josiah Smith's regiment of Minute Men. He became a refugee and aided other refugees. After the war he was a mariner and innkeeper in Sag Harbor. Buried #397 OBG.
Fordham Frederick (1765-1782). Captured and confined on a prison ship, Fordham died soon after his release due his mistreatment while a prisoner. Buried #394 OBG.
Fordham, Captain Nathan (1757-1838) and Mary Howell Fordham (1762-1818). Captured and confined on a prison ship with his brother Frederick, Fordham survived and became a refugee. He served under Colonel Henry B. Livingston in New York's 4th Regiment of the Line. Buried OC.
Fordham, John Nathan (1754-1808) and Jane Foster Fordham (1760-1799). A refugee, Fordham served under Colonel Philip Van Courtlandt in New York's 2nd Regiment of the Line and as sergeant major under Colonel Lewis Dubois in New York's 5th Regiment of the Line. Buried #218 OBG.
Fordham, Nathan, Esquire (1722-1805) and 1. Abigail Haven Fordham (1734-1796) 2. Sarah Reeves Fordham (1735-1805). Fordham was a leading citizen of early Sag Harbor. He served on Sag Harbor's Committee for Cannon and Ammunition and helped finance Patriot privateers. Colonel Josiah Smith lodged with Fordham in Sag Harbor and Fordham may have served in Smith's Regiment of Minute Men. In 1776, Fordham was appointed to the New York Committee of Safety. After the British occupation, Fordham became a refugee. Buried #215 OBG. He and his wife Sarah died within 11 hours of each other and were buried in the same grave. Their headstone has disappeared, but their footstone still stands.
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