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American Revolutionary War Patriot
AmosThompson (1763-1846) was born June 18, 1763, in Coventry, Connecticut, In October 1778, at age 15, he enlisted as a substitute for Joseph Tinney at Mansfield, Connecticut. Amos was assigned to Captain Huntington's Company of Colonel McLellan's Regiment. He marched to New London and was stationed at Fort Griswold. Early in July 1780, he enlisted at Mansfield in the Continental Army in response to a recruiting drive conducted by Sergeant Southworth. He was marched to Windham and there mustered and accepted. He then went to West Point and was attached to Captain Reed's Company, Colonel Starr's Regiment of the Continental Line. Amos Thompson was on guard duty the day before Major John Andre was executed and was present at the execution.
Amos Thompson resided in Mansfield and Ashford, Connecticut, until 1837, when he moved to Portage County, Ohio. In 1839 he moved to Mukwonago, Wisconsin, and there at age 83, Amose Thompson died on October 6, 1846. Amos' burial place is unknown. The SAR Grave Register states he "is buried in a lone grave on the frontier near Mukwonago." An "In Memory Of" marker to Amos Thompson was dedicated on the grounds of Mukwonago VFW, located at the corner of Oakland and Grant Streets.
GPS coordinates -- N42.86974°; W088.32977°
(Portions reprinted from Solders of the American Revolution Buried in Wisconsin by Robert G. Carroon, who was Curator of Research Collections for the Milwaukee Country Historical Society in 1975.)