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Samuel STANCLIFF of NY & Omro, Winnebago Co., WI

Samuel STANCLIFF of NY & Omro, Winnebago Co., WI

Posted: 23 Apr 2003 4:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Nov 2003 8:53PM GMT
Surnames: Stancliff, Shedd
Looking for information on the family of Samuel Stancliff, allegedly son of Samuel and Anna, b. 1810, d. 1901, in Omro, WI. He md. Jane Shedd and had two known daughters, Wealthy & Melissa.

Re: Samuel STANCLIFF of NY & Omro, Winnebago Co., WI

Posted: 24 Apr 2003 8:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 May 2005 3:36PM GMT
Surnames: Stancliff, Stanclift, Sweet, Sheld
The following is an extract from our book on the Sancliff Family:
(340) SAMUEL6 STANCLIFT (Samuel5, Samuel4, Comfort3, James2, James1)
Son of Samuel and Anna [____] Stanclift born NY July 1810, died Village of Omro, Winnebago County, WI July 12, 1901 aged 91, buried Salem Cemetery, Nekima Township, Winnebago County, WI, married 1. JANE C. ____ born NY 1817, married 2. PAULINE R. SWEET daughter of ______ and Amy [____] Sweet born NY 1813, died after 1870 and before 1900.
Your ancestor Samuel4 had distingushed Revolutionary War Service.
Please advise the marriage place and date of Jane Sheld's marriage.
How are you descended from Samuel6?
Good Hunting

Re: Samuel STANCLIFF of NY & Omro, Winnebago Co., WI

Posted: 25 Apr 2003 3:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Nov 2003 8:56PM GMT
Surnames: Stancliff, Shedd, Brewer
Thank you for the excerpt from the Stancliff book. The date of death in the book matches that which is found in the index to WI deaths. The date of birth must have been from census material. His first wife's maiden name was Shedd, and she was a daughter of David Shedd and Jane Brewer. Jane C. Shedd was born 4 Apr 1817, Verona, Oneida Co., NY, and died in either Omro or Nekima Twp., Winnebago Co., WI, January 06, 1857. They were married September 22, 1834, probably in Genesee Co., NY, where Jane was living with her family at that time. David Shedds family is documented in the Shead/Shedd genealogy from Bible records. I am a Brewer descendant with Jane Brewer Shedd being a sister of my ancestor. I am trying to trace this line as the Shedd genealogy knew only that Jane had md. "Mr. Stoncliff". What "distinguished" Samuel's Rev. War service?

Re: Samuel STANCLIFF of NY & Omro, Winnebago Co., WI

Posted: 25 Apr 2003 7:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 May 2005 3:36PM GMT
Surnames: Stancliff, Stanclift
Thye following is another extract from our book on the Stancliff Family.
(67) SAMUEL4 STANCLIFT (Comfort3, James2, James1)
Samuel saw substantial and continued service during the Revolutionary War, entering the service from Sandisfield, MA. It was noted in some of the histories of the area that there was a footpath from the Norfolk and Winchester area of Connecticut that lead up to Massachusetts and Sandisfield in particular. The people of the two communities seemed to travel easily back and forth. Some members of the Balcom family lived at Sandisfield at this time. It is also possible that Samuel was a resident of Sandisfield by reason of an apprenticeship to someone in that area. The records for Sandisfield also indicate that a "bounty" was offered to young men helping Sandisfield to fill its quota of men to serve in the Army, and there was no offer at that time from the Connecticut towns. For a young man, and Samuel was only 16 at this time, seeking to establish himself and buy land this must have been an attractive inducement. Samuel served between Dec. 13, 1775 and Nov. 27, 1776 at Fort Ticonderoga. He again enlisted in the Continental Army Mar. 11, 1777 through Dec. 31, 1779 spending part of this time at Valley Forge. David Stanclift, son of Lemuel said that Samuel and brother John were together at the battle of Germantown and that when the Americans were forced to retreat, the two of them escaped through a cornfield and " the man that was between them was cut in two with a field piece ball". Samuel again served Jan. 1, 1780 to Mar. 11, 1780 and the record in "Massachusetts Soldiers in the War of the Revolution", Vol. 14, Page 810, 816, and 929 notes that he received the Massachusetts state bounty. Samuel then served two more enlistments from Connecticut in 1782 and 1783 according to "Connecticut Men in the Revolution", Vol. 12, pages 321 and 338.

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