Birth: 09 MAY 1759 Connecticut

Military Service: Served as a private in Captain Edgar’s company, Colonel Elisha Sheldon’s regiment.  One of George Washington’s troops in the War of the Revolution. Was one of Sheldon’s Dragoons.

Marriage: OCT 1781 Middletown, Middlesex Co, Connecticut

Birth of Son: 06 APR 1783
Name: Samuel Wasson

Birth of Daughter: 1787
Name: Amea Wasson

Birth of Daughter: 1804
Name: Almira Wasson


Military Pension: 03 MAR 1826
Note: Was placed on the pension rolls Oct 6, 1828. Was given an annual allowance of $100.00. Received $900.00 total.



Death: 11 OCT 1838 Colesville, Broome Co, New York

Buried: Harpur Cemetery, Ouaquaga, Broome County, New York

Parents are unknown.

Amea Turner

Birth: 02 JUN 1764 Middletown Village (Hartford) Connecticut Colony


1855 Census: 07 JUN 1855 Windsor, Broome Co, New York
Details: Living with daughter, Almira’s family.


Will:  91y 1m
Amea Turner b. 2 June 1764 in Middletown Village (Hartford) Connecticut Colony – m. John Wasson

Amea Wasson. widow of John, of Colesville (Broome) New York entered her deposition on July 4, 1839. requesting her pension. She is now 75 (born about 1764). Her husband John Wasson died on October 11, 1838. – 1839, September 17: John Turner, of Nassau (Rensselaer) New York, brother of Amea Wasson, deposes that he is aged 74 (born about 1765). That his sister was married to John Wasson at his (Turner’s) father’s house in the fall of (he thinks) 1780. Wasson was a soldier billeted at his father’s. He made the Turners’ acquaintance then, and that after he married, he lived in a house belonging to his father-in-law Turner, and continued in service, was home only for short periods when he could get leave. That he had a son named Samuel while in service. Samuel now resides in Michigan. That deponent cared for the garden for Wasson during this period. That the place where Wasson lived was at Middlefield (Middlesex) Connecticut. He deposed again on October 17, 1842 correcting his previous deposition that he feels sure his sister Amea was married at his father’s house at Middletown, Middlefield District, Connecticut, in 1782 by the Presbyterian Minister of that place.


Death: 01 JUN 1855 Colesville, Broome Co, New York

Buried: Harpur Cemetery, Ouaquaga, Broome County, New York

Click to see parents: Jonathan Turner and Milicent B. Wetmore

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