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Near Ephratah in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rechtor Home

 
 
Rechtor Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Medora Van Denburgh, June 2008
1. Rechtor Home Marker
Inscription. Rechtor Home Site of home of Nicholas Rechtor built about 1773. Revolutionary War soldier and Captain of Militia in Tillaborough
 
Erected 1993 by Ephratah Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 2.536′ N, 74° 31.596′ W. Marker is near Ephratah, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 29 and New York State Route 10 on State Route 29. Click for map. Coordinates are approximate. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Johnsville NY 13452, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Last Home (approx. 5.1 miles away); Johnson Hall 1762 (approx. 7.4 miles away); Who Was Sir William Johnson ? (approx. 7.5 miles away); Battle Field (approx. 7.5 miles away); Site of Battle In American Revolution (approx. 7.5 miles away); Johnson Hall State Historic Site (approx. 7.5 miles away); Landscaping Johnson Hall (approx. 7.6 miles away); Johnson Hall (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Rechtor Home. On April 20, 1779, a group of Tories disguised as Native Americans raided the Rechtor home, killing Captain Rechtor's young son, Henry, and Jacob Eppley, a member of Rechtor's militia.
Rechtor Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Medora Van Denburgh, June 2008
2. Rechtor Home Marker
This is the obverse of the closeup view of the sign.
Eppley had rushed to defend his captain's family and property rather than his own. He was my 5th great grandfather.
 
Also see . . .  The Frontiersmen of New York. An 1883 accounting by Jeptha R. Simms, Albany, NY. (Submitted on October 1, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraHeroesMilitaryPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Medora Van Denburgh of Medford, Maine. This page has been viewed 720 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Medora Van Denburgh of Medford, Maine. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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