Jedediah Durfey

Male 1756 - 1828  (72 years)


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  • Name Jedediah Durfey 
    Born 1756  Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 15 Oct 1758  First Congregational Church of Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Sep 1828  Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • September 11, 1828 age 60 yrs, 2 mos
    Age 72 years 
    Buried Ferguson Cemetery, Richland, Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Address: On Stowell Dr (abandoned) east of Richland Hamlet inRichland Twp., Oswego Co. NY (Carlton lived around the corner a mile).

      Marker in poor condition, new one being placed in 2008
    • Blue Springs
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    John Durfee,   b. 1705, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1772, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  (Grandfather) 
    Abigail Buck,   b. 28 Jun 1732, Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1774, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  (Mother) 
    Person ID I18659  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Joseph Durfee,   b. 5 Dec 1732, Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1794, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Abigail Buck,   b. 28 Jun 1732, Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1774, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1755  Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lydia Dains,   b. 22 Jul 1782, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1813, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married Abt 1806  Johnston, N. Crosby, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Olive Durfee,   b. 9 May 1784, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1800, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)  [natural]
     2. Electa Durfee,   b. 25 Aug 1788, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1859, Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     3. Eli Durfee,   b. 21 Apr 1786, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1879, , , , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  [natural]
     4. Lovina Durfee,   b. 7 Nov 1790, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Franklin, Franklin, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. William R Durfey Durfee,   b. 11 May 1802, Addison, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1895, Farmington, Cedar, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
     6. Truman Durfee,   b. 19 Sep 1794, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Louisa, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Married: 1x7. Carlton Durfey Durfee,   b. 1807, Vermont Or Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
     8. Asa Durfee,   b. 13 Mar 1813, Crosby, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1889, Rodman, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     9. Lucetta Durfee,   b. 1813, Cana, Carroll, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     10. Amanda Durfee,   b. Bef 1810, Leeds Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     11. Nancy Durfee,   b. 17 Mar 1793, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Married: 1x12. Lowell Durfey,   b. Abt 1805, Middlebury, Addison, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1845 and 1850, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)  [natural]
    Maria Ann Brown  m. Abt 1827
     13. Royal Durfey,   b. 16 Mar 1811, North Crosby,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1879, Salem, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F6505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Millicent Foote,   b. 6 Nov 1763, Waterbury, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1802, Lincoln, Addison, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 1783  [3
    Children 
     1. Electa Durfey,   b. 25 Aug 1788, Cornwall, Addison, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     2. Eli Durfey,   b. 21 Apr 1786, Cornwall, Addison, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     3. Lovica Durfey,   b. 7 Nov 1790, Cornwall, Addison, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     4. Nancy Durfey,   b. 17 Mar 1793, Cornwall, Addison, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     5. Olive Durfey,   b. 9 May 1794, Cornwall, Addison, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     6. Truman Durfey,   b. 19 Sep 1796, Cornwall, Addison, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     7. William Durfey,   b. 11 May 1802, Middlebury, Addison, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F6561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jedediah Durfey who is buried in Ferguson Cemetery on the Schoeller Paper Company property east of Richland had served in the Revolutionary War. Intensive research on Durfey in Vermont, New York and southern Ontario Province has yielded an amazing amount of information on the man. Uncovered documentation has proven that Durfey first enlisted in the Connecticut Militia following the Lexington alarm in 1775. He worked his way up to the rank of Sergeant before he moved to Vermont in 1778, where he continued to serve conspicuously throughout the war until 1782.
      One of the most interesting discoveries on Jedediah Durfey was found recently among the 52-page pension record of Sandy Creek settler Stephen Lindsey, who served under Durfey in Connecticut from 1777-78. In August 1828 Durfey swore out an affidavit in the Pulaski Court House attesting to Lindsey’s service, aiding him in his pension application. This occurred only three weeks before Durfey’s death. The Lindsey pension record, along with statements found in a Mr. Richardson’s pension from Ellisburg, proved to us that Sergeant Jedediah Durfey of Cornwell, Vermont was the same man buried in Ferguson Cemetery.
      Further work among the papers of the Bennington Library in Vermont has also brought forth the information hat Jedediah Durfey was one of the founders of Lincoln, Vermont and served as a state representative for that district in 1801. Durfey was succeeded by his brother Ebenezer who served 13 terms in the position. Durfey left Vermont to settle the Canadian wilderness near North Crosby, Leeds County Ontario about 1807. He later returned to the United States living in Ellisburg and Richland before his death. Information about the thirteen children born to Jedediah Durfey and his two wives add more color to the biography, one son, Royal Durfey, followed Joseph Smith and Brigham Young west with the Mormon movement.
      What is amazing to us is that this fascinating life history has been unknown to us for all these years. Contacts made among Durfey descendants and Vermont researchers are also pleased to finally know where this missing ancestor and Vermont Republic patriot is buried.
      Half-Shire Historical Society is located at 1100 County Rte. 48 in Richland. We can be reached by mail at P.O. Box 73, Richland, NY 13144 or on the web at halfshire@hotmail.com. We have a blog also at http://halfshire.blogspot.com/

  • Sources 
    1. [S941] Records of the Congregational Church of Canterbury, Connecticut1711-1844, (Name: Charles Durfee research (charlesdurfee@cox.net);).

    2. [S940] Richland Town Historian - Shawn Doyle.

    3. [S930] Foote Family: Genealogy and History of Nathaniel FOOTE (Foote1907).