Benjamin Mooers

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Benjamin Mooers
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Major General Benjamin Mooers
Born (1758-04-01)April 1, 1758
Haverhill, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died February 20, 1838(1838-02-20) (aged 79)
Plattsburgh, New York, U.S.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Militia
Rank Major General
Unit 2nd Canadian Regiment

Hannah (Platt) Mooers (1791-1809) Elizabeth (Addoms) Mooers (1809-1818)

Mary (Bailey) Mooers (1818-???)
Relations Abigail Hazen Mooers (mother) Brigadier General Moses Hazen (Uncle)
Other work County treasurer

General Benjamin Mooers (April 1, 1758 – February 20, 1838) was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts. During the American Revolutionary War, he served as a lieutenant in the New York militia and the 2nd Canadian Regiment, commanded by his uncle, Moses Hazen.

Benjamin Mooers was born in Haverhill Massachusetts to Abigail and Benjamin Mooers on April 1st, 1758. In 1773 Mooers started an apprenticeship under a Mr. John White, a merchant and importer in Haverhill, Massachusetts. This lasted until the commencement of the Revolutionary war, when Mooers enlists as a volunteer in the Continental Army.

In 1783 he settled in the vicinity of Plattsburgh, New York, a frontier settlement at the time. Land in the area had been given as a land grant by the state of New York to Canadians who had served in the Continental Army and thus had lost their land holdings in Quebec and Nova Scotia. A number of the former soldiers had little interest in settling wilderness land, and so Benjamin bought much of it.

Mooers served as the Sheriff of Clinton County, New York, and was a presidential elector in 1808.

Gen. Mooers commanded the New York Militia at the Battle of Plattsburgh, September 11, 1814, and later served as a member of the New York legislature. Mooers died on February 20, 1838, and was buried at Riverside Cemetery. The town of Mooers, New York is named after him.

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