Sheboygan in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Revolutionary War Veteran
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
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. Touch 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. 1½ miles away); The Home Fleet (approx. 1½ miles away); Bustling Shipyards (approx. 1.6 miles away); Heroic Seamen Schooner Gallinipper (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Phoenix Tragedy (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheboygan.
Also see . . . Revolutionary War Graves Project – David Waldo. (Submitted on June 29, 2010.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
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