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)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Militia
Rank Major General
Other work County treasurer

General Benjamin Mooers (April 1, 1758 – February 20, 1838) was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He was a lieutenant in the New York militia and the 2nd Canadian Regiment during the American Revolutionary War.

In 1783 he settled in the vicinity of Plattsburgh, New York, a frontier settlement at the time. Mooers 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.

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