Near Portage in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Revolutionary War Veteran
Cooper Pixley, born in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts on July 16, 1763, enlisted at the age of 15 and served three years in Captain Joseph Troop's Company of Colonel Marius Willett's Regiment of New York Militia. He was present at the famed battle of Monmouth in New Jersey and participated in General John Sullivan's expedition against the Iroquois in the Finger Lakes area of New York.
Following the Revolution, he lived in New York and Canada, moving to Portage in June 1849. Cooper Pixley dies March 12, 1855.
Alexander Porter was born December 14, 1757 near Hebron, Connecticut. On July 11, 1775, 18 year old Porter enlisted in hte Revolution. He served short enlistments--as a Private in Abijah Rowles' Company of the 6th Connecticut Militia until December 17. In May, 1777, he enlisted in Judidiah Huntington's Company of the 8th Regiment, Connecticut Militia. He was stationed on the Sound until September when he was ordered to Boston and took part at Roxbury with General Spenser's Brigade. He was again discharged on May 26, 1780.
After the war, Alexander lived in Hebron, Connecticut and Oppenheim,
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. This marker was dedicated in 2008. It was funded by Society member Thomas Gould.
Erected 2008 by the Wisconsin Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 43° 33.427′ N, 89° 25.644′ W. Marker is near Portage, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is on County Highway EE 0.2 miles east of State Highway 33, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portage WI 53901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Winnebago Surgeons' Quarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Fort Winnebago (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Winnebago (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marquette (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Indian Agency House (approx. half a mile away); The Indian Agency House Ketchum’s Point (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portage.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Revolutionary •
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