Hadsell Family Genealogy Forum
Though the online source mentioned the marriage of Asa Eggleston to Content Hadsall, they were not married at Preston, New London, Connecticut (it was New London County - not Hartford County as I mentioned in the followup message the other day - my mistake). Only Ebenezer's marriage records were there in Preston. Asa Eggleston's marriage to Content Hadsall comes from his own writing in the family Bible. It is also stated in two other documents pertaining to an application for a pension #22994 for (for Content Hadsall) Asa Eggleston's service in the Revolutionary War dated 11 Sep 1832. The pension was approved on 31 Jul 1847. I have a copy of a letter from Commissioner Winfield Scott who evidently worked in the military records section in Washington DC dated 10 Nov 1926 with Asa's birth, marriage and death date on it. Evidently a Mrs JC Kinzer originally applied to Washington DC - military records section to get the info. I applied to Washington DC as well some years ago and they gave me a copy of those letters. The other letter was Mrs. JC Kinzer's request for info on Asa which is faint, but both letters are type written. On Mrs. JC Kinzer's request for info on Asa's military records, she stated Content Hadsall was born 3 Mar 1769 and died 13 Apr 1850. Her birth date was stated incorrectly there because we take Asa's own handwriting in the Eggleston Bible as the ultimate correct source which stated my Content Hadsall was born on 13 Mar 1767. It did not mention a place of birth, but one other document stated she was born in Rhode Island, not in Stonington, Connecticut. I am thrilled your record of Joseph Hadsall Jr. states he went to Voluntown, Connecticut because that is precisely where Asa Eggleston was born. I will go to the Family History Library today to see if I can find the actual birth record for Asa and look for Hadsall births there as well (and or any marriages as well). The only puzzling thing about Asa's marriage date to Content Hadsall is the place of marriage. There is no town of Oswego in Dutchess County, New York which is where the letter mentions they were married. I have two thoughts on this. Maybe there was a town in Dutchess County back in 1786 before the County further subdivided into present day counties. Dutchess County was created in 1683 (I think or close to that date). Secondly, what the heck were Asa & Content doing in Dutchess County, New York? Figure that one out!!! At any rate, there are the facts on Asa Eggleston & Content Hadsall. I could E- Mail (scan)a copy of those letters if anyone wants a copy. My E-Mail address is email@example.com
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