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Cortlandt Manor in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pomeroy

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
1. Pomeroy Marker
Inscription.
In 1660 Medad Pomeroy accepted an offer of tools, an anvil shaped like this replica and land in exchange for opening a blacksmith shop in Northampton, MA. That anvil was passed through many generations of Pomeroy blacksmiths and gunsmiths, becoming a symbol for the family.

Seth Pomeroy, grandson of Medad, was born May 20, 1706. A skilled blacksmith and gunsmith, he was one of the owners of the original anvil. Well known for his honesty, integrity, strong religious convictions and patriotism, his letters show that he was also a devoted husband and father.

Seth saw public service much of his life, including:
† 1745 † † † Capt. at Siege of Louisbourg
† 1748 † † † Commander of Fort Massachusetts
† 1755 † † † Lt. Col. at Battle of Lake George
† 1774 † † † Member of First MA Provincial Congress
† 1775 † † † Maj. General in command of MA forces
† 1775 † † † Volunteer at Battle of Bunker Hill
† 1776 † † † Brig. General of the Continental Army
† 1777 † † † Commander of MA forces at Peekskill

Seth died of pleurisy at the home of Miss Johnson in Peekskill, February 19, 1777. He was buried in this cemetery formerly known as the Baptist Church Cemetery. The exact site is unknown.

When the American Revolution ended, the great pioneer migration to the West began.
The Pomeroy Anvil Trail
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By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
2. Back of Monument
commemorates the westward migration of the American people through the movement of the Pomeroy family.

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Pomeroy

Eltweed † † † † † † ca 1585-1673
Emigrated from England ca 1630, founded first American branch of Pomeroy family.

Deacon Medad † † † † † † 1638-1716
Third son of Eltweed, original owner of the Pomeroy anvil.

Hon. Maj. Ebenezer † † † † † † 1669-1754
Third son of Medad. Kingís attorney and High Sheriff of Hampshire.

Major General Seth † † † † † † 1706-1777
Fifth son of Ebenezer. Gunsmith, blacksmith and patriot.

Lieut. Daniel † † † † † † 1709-1755
Brother of Seth, killed at Battle of Lake George.

Sons of Seth who served in the Revolution:
Quartus † † † † † † 1735-1803
Capt. Lemuel † † † † † † 1738-1819
Lieut. Asahel † † † † † † 1749-1833

Sons of Daniel who served in the Revolution:
Pliny † † † † † † 1734-1804
Maj. Daniel † † † † † † 1737-1808
Timothy † † † † † † 1742-1802

At least 55 Pomeroy sons served in the American Revolution.

In 1898 the Sons of the American Revolution erected a monument to Seth Pomeroy in the adjoining Hillside Cemetery,

“ . . . att Kingís Bridge . . . † there was about 300 of ye Enemy yt Came to Drive our forces from ye ground . . . † ye Enemy took that advantage of our men & Drove
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By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
3. Lower Front of Marker
them at first but it Soon turníd against them with ye loss of about 40 of their men killed, one killed on our Side 4 or 5 wounded our men Drove them Into ye Forest
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- Seth Pomeroy to son Asahel, January 25, 1777. † Peekskill, NY

Erected in 2007 by William Guilford Pomeroy, Jr.
Great Grandson of Pliny Pomeroy

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6th in a series
 
Erected 2007 by William Guilford Pomeroy, Jr. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Location. 41° 18.773′ N, 73° 54.03′ W. Marker is in Cortlandt Manor, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Locust Avenue south of Oregon Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the southwestern edge of Hillside Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Cortlandt Manor NY 10567, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old St. Peters (a few steps from this marker); Red Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Van Cortlandtville School (within shouting distance of this marker); 160th Anniversary of St. Peterís (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Saint Peterís Episcopal Church
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4. West Side of Marker
(about 300 feet away); Site of St. Peterís Church (about 400 feet away); French Soldiers of the Revolutionary War (about 400 feet away); Heroes of the American Revolution (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cortlandt Manor.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Pomeroy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
5. Pomeroy Marker
Pomeroy Anvil Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
6. Pomeroy Anvil Monument
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By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
7. Marker in Cortlandt Manor
Marker in Hillside Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
8. Marker in Hillside Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 20, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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