CAPT. WILLIAM NORTHUP was b. 8 December 1732, in South Kingston, Rhode Island; probably the first son,
of Nicholas and Freelove (Eldred) Northup He d. 21 May 1827, Newport,
Herkimer Co., New York; m. ANN SLOCUM 16 August 1761, Jamestown, Newport Co., Rhode Island (b. 25
May 1742, South Kingston, Rhode Island; d. 6 December 1831, Deerfield, Oneida Co., New York.)
There are some accounts that show a William Northup to be born of Nicholas and Freelove Northup in
1741 and died in 1839. It is not known if these accounts refer to another family altogether, or if
the dates are simply conflicting. The earlier date is probably correct and it means that Captain
William was likely the first son of Freelove. Nicholas had previously been married to Freelove's
elder sister, Abbigail. Nicholas and Freelove nanmed the first daughter, Abbigail. It is possible
that Nicholas and Freelove also named a later son William.
Notes for CAPT. WILLIAM NORTHUP:
He served as a drummer during the Revolutionary War in Capt. Benjamin West's Co. from Jan 6 to Feb 1777, his wages per month being 2 pounds, 4 shillings and a bounty of 6 pounds. He was in Capt. Benjamin West's Co., Col. Joshua Stanton's Regt. at Tiverton during Sep 1777, receiving wages of 2 ponds and 4 shillings. He served in Capt. Cole's Co. in Col. Dyer's Regt. from Dec 26, 1777 to Jan 19, 1778, receiving 1 pound and 12 shillings as wages. He served as Drum Major for the First RI State Regt. of Foot in Col. Archibald Crary's Regt. Sep 16 to Oct 16, 1778, receiving pay of 2 pounds and 14 shillings, and he was in the same Regt. from Feb 16 to Mar 16, 1779, receiving pay of 2 pounds and 14 shillings. In Capt. Benjamin West's Co. in Col. William Barton's Regt. as Drummer, Dec 1, 1777 to Mar 16, 1778, receiving wages of 7 pounds and 14 shillings. [Ltr signed by Sec of State of RI, on May 6, 1909]
He had been known as a "Captain" which is thought to have been related to ocean going experiences.
John B. Northup has the date of death as May 21, 1827.
Gideon, Nancy, and Ebenezer signed the documents for the sale of William's property in 1836. He died intestate, and it appears that the living children and their spouses, who resided in the area near Deerfield, collectively were required to release the property. Altogether, there were 12 children; including one set of twins, Nancy and Benoni. Thanks to Cousin Wayne Shepard for the wealth of information I have on this line.
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