Mary Sedgewick (1726-1805) and John Ensign (1724-1810)

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Molly Ensign Bushnell's parents were Mary Sedgewick (1726-1805) and John Ensign, captain in the revolutionary war.



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CAPTAIN ENSIGN makes a request

A circa 1778 note from Captain John Ensign to John Lawrence, Treasurer of the State of Connecticut. Ensign, Captain of Colonel Increase Moseleys Connecticut Militia Regiment, reports;Sir, I send the rool (sic) of those men in my company that have done the duty of training twelve half days according to Act of Assembly by Saml (Samuel) Forbs (Forbes), Esq. and desire you to send the money to me by him.

# Name: John II ENSIGN
# Given Name: John II
# Surname: Ensign
# Sex: M
# Birth: 2 Feb 1724/25 in Hartford Hartford Co Ct
# Death: 13 Nov 1810 in Sheffield Burkeshire Co Mass.
# Event: Military Service Captain
# Event: Military Service Capt. Revolutionary War
# Note:

John was in Col. Mosby's rgmt. 7-7-1777 fought in the battle of
Monmoth. 2-28-1778 commander of Ft. Clinton at West Point
1776 was elected deputy of the Connecticut general assembly.
He was previously a Capt. in the French and Indian War.



Father: John ENSIGN b: 21 Feb 1693/94 in Hartford Co Ct.
Mother: Elizabeth DICKINSON b: 8 Sep 1695 in Stamford Ct.

Marriage 1 Mary SEDGEWICK b: 29 Apr 1726 in Hartford Hartford Co Ct

* Married: 6 Jun 1746 in Lichfield Co Ct

Children

1. Has Children Mary ENSIGN b: 7 Jul 1751 in W. Hartland Conn.
2. Has Children John ENSIGN b: 18 Jan 1745/46 in Hartford Hartford Co Ct
3. Has No Children Ebenezer ENSIGN b: 29 Aug 1754
4. Has Children Lois ENSIGN b: 1763
5. Has No Children Elizabeth ENSIGN b: 6 Oct 1760
6. Has No Children James ENSIGN b: 28 Mar 1756
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FORT CLINTON
Originally known as Fort (James) Clinton after the colonel of the regiment which had constructed it, it became Fort Arnold in April 1778, after the hero of Saratoga, General Benedict Arnold. The fort's name reverted to Fort Clinton after Arnold's treason in 1780. Its primary purpose was to defend the water batteries protecting the Great Chain. The Americans held the fortifications at West Point, which include Fort Clinton/Arnold and Fort Putnam, from 1778 to the end of the war in 1783.

The Site:
The site of Fort Clinton is now a part of the USMA at West Point near the famous Trophy Point, and its location is marked by a statue of Thaddeus Kosciuszko (1746 – 1817). The tribute to Kosciuszko at this position is appropriate since he was the person who oversaw the construction of Fort Clinton and most other fortifications at West Point. The fort clearly commands the river, overlooking the entire strategic bend that the river makes around the point.


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More info about the descendants of Captain John Ensign and his wife Mary Sedgwick appears in the book "Record of the Descendants of James Ensign and His Wife Sarah Elson" online at GenealogyLibrary.com.
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More info about the descendants of Captain John Ensign and his wife Mary Sedgwick appears in the book "Record of the Descendants of James Ensign and His Wife Sarah Elson" online at GenealogyLibrary.com.