Esther Sumner Damon
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|Esther Sumner Damon|
|Born||August 1, 1814
|Died||November 11, 1906 (aged 92)
Plymouth, Vermont, USA
|Occupation||Retired- Last American revolutionary war widow|
Esther was born in Bridgewater, Vermont. The family had eight or nine children. Esther's father was killed by a fallen tree when she was eight years old. Esther attended school during the winter and worked during the summers to help support her family. At the age of seventeen, Esther became a school teacher in Plymouth, VT.
Husbands war enlistment
Noah Damon enlisted in the Continental Army on April 19, 1775. He was intermittently enlisted over the next five years. Noah applied for a war pension, as a resident of Plainfield, New Hampshire on November 13, 1848.
Noah was penniless, though Esther may have thought he was a hardworking landowner. Esther supported him for three years before financial necessity forced him to move in with his daughter in New Hampshire.
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- States, United (1905-01-01). Statutes of the United States of America Passed at the ... Session of the ... Congress. U.S. Government Printing Office.
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- Congressional Edition. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1909-01-01.
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