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    John Spafford

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    • 5th Great-grandfather of Linda Ronstadt — 8th Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 252 
    • Birth Date:
    • 31 Aug 1752 
    • Birth Location:
    • Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut 
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    • Death Date:
    • 24 Apr 1823 
    • Death Location:
    • Lowville, Lewis, New York 
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    • BEF 29 Nov 1771 
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    • Notes: 
    • Revolutionary War veteran

      Col. John Spafford participated in the taking of Fort Ticonderoga with Allen and Arnold. He accepted in surrender the sword of the commander of Crown Point which was said to be in the Colonel's family in the early 20th century.

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  • Sources for John Spafford

    • 2 Evening Post (New York, New York), 07 MAY 1823, p. 2, Death notice for Col. John Spafford.
    • 4 Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association: The Eleventh Annual Meeting . . ., Vol. 09, Unknown: New York State Historical Association (1910), 323.
    • 6 Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, FHL No 5464263, Image 68, death of daughter of John Spaford.
    • 8 Spofford, Dr. Jeremiah and Aphia T. Spofford, A Genealogical Record, Including Two Generations in Female Lines . . . Descendants of John Spofford and Elizabeth Scott, Boston: Alfred Mudge and Son (1888), 52, 76-77.
    • 9 Spofford, Jeremiah, M.D., A Family Record, of the Descendants of John Spofford, and Elizabeth, His Wife, Who Came from England to America . . ., Haverhill: E. G. Frothingham, Printer (1851), 22, 32, gives source for family as "Letter of his grandson, Gen. Ira Spofford, Canada".

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