Elisha Sill family papers
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The papers of Dr. Elisha Sill (1730-1808) of Goshen, Conn., consist of his diary and account book, 1771-1783, and his copy of a 1776 letter to Col. Oliver Wolcott in which he asked to be relieved of service. The collection also includes two 1774 letters from committees of correspondence and papers related to Dr. Sill's son Elisha Eaton Sill (1774-1812) and grandson William Eaton Sill (1806-1888). After graduating from Yale College in 1754, Dr. Sill settled in Goshen, Conn. and eastablished a medical practice. In 1771 he commenced service in the militia. In 1777, he was a surgeon in Gen. Oliver Wolcott's brigade of Connecticut volunteers and was present at the capture of Gen. John Burgoyne's army at Saratoga, which he recalled in his diary. Dr. Sill married Mary Heaton (1746-1816) of Goshen and they had three children. One son, Elisha Eaton Sill (1774-1812) settled as a merchant in Utica, N.Y., and had seven children, including William E. Sill, who was a lawyer in Geneva, N.Y. Elisha Eaton Sill's second son Theodore Sill (1777-1836) studied law at the Litchfield Law School and moved to Whitesboro, N.Y.
- Created: 1771-1825
- Other: Date acquired: 02/08/1999
- Sill, Elisha, 1730-1808 (Person)
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