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Revolutionary War Veteran

 
 
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By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. Revolutionary War Veteran Marker
Inscription. Fourteen-year-old David Waldo joined the Revolution in 1779. Waldo was born on September 21, 1764, in Dover, New York. He served under Colonel Sherwood at Fort Edward (north of Albany, New York) for three months and completed his first tour at the Palmerstown blockhouse, near Saratoga, New York, under the command of Major John Blair.

In May 1780, he enlisted in the militia in Captain Edmund Joseph Wells' company of Colonel Sherwood's regiment and returned to Fort Edward. He was then ordered to Fort Ann, where he served in Lieutenant James Bolton's company of Colonel John Blair's regiment. He served for seven months, frequently participating in scouting expeditions.

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On his way home from his last tour, Waldo encountered a party of British soldiers who fired on him. The shot hit his horse, which fell on him, paralyzing his legs. The incident forced him to use crutches for the remainder of his life.

Following the war, David Waldo became a physician, practicing in Kingsbury, Whitestown, and Mina, New York. In 1781 he married Catherine Katy Wetherbee, born March 2, 1765, in Franklin, Massachusetts. She died July 1, 1834. After the death of his second wife, Saloma (Sabra) Skinner, on March 29, 1854, Waldo moved to Wisconsin to live
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By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. Revolutionary War Veteran Marker
with his daughter, Rachel, and son-in-law, William Rice. Waldo died on August 10, 1854, at the age of 89 years and was buried in Wildwood Cemetery.
 
Erected 2007 by the Wisconsin Historical Society; Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution with grants from the Kohler Foundation and the George Washington Endowment Fund. (Marker Number 516.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 44.885′ N, 87° 43.937′ W. Marker is in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker can be reached from New Jersey Avenue west of South 17th Street. Click for map. Marker is in Wildwood Cemetery; Block 4, Lot 25, Grave 5. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2026 New Jersey Avenue, Sheboygan WI 53081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seils–Sterling Circus (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1230 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fiery Passage (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Home Fleet (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bustling Shipyards (approx. 1.6 miles away); Heroic Seamen
Revolutionary War Veteran Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
3. Revolutionary War Veteran Marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Schooner Gallinipper (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Phoenix Tragedy (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sheboygan.
 
Also see . . .  Revolutionary War Graves Project – David Waldo. (Submitted on June 29, 2010.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
David Waldo Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
4. David Waldo Gravestone
New York
Pvt
Albany Co Militia
Revolutionary
War
September 21 1764
August 10 1854
Plaque on Nearby Bench image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
5. Plaque on Nearby Bench
Presented to the Sacred Memory of
the Grand Army of the Republic
by the Auxiliary to Sons of Union
Veterans of Civil War ~ 1861 – 1865
June 20, 1937
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 844 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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