Captain Buell was born in Lebanon, CT on 13th Dec. 1717.
In the Buell Family History book, there is a copy of the Royal Commission Letter:
William Pitkin, Esq
Captain General in Chief, of His Majesty’s Colony of Connecticut, in New England.
To Jonathan Buell, Gent, Greeting;
You being by the General Assembly of this colony accepted to be Caption of the West Company or Train-band, in the Town of Goshen, Reposing Special Trust and confident in your LOYALITY, COURAGE, AND GOOD CONDUCT ( caps are mine), I do by virtue of the Letter Patents from the CROWN OF ENGLAND to this corporation, me thereunto enabling, appoint and empower you to take the said Train-band into your care and charge, as their Captain, carefully and diligently to discharge that trust, exercising your inferior officers and soldiers in the use of their arms, according to the discipline of war; keeping them in good order and government, and commanding them to obey as their Captain for HIS MAJESTY’S SERVICE. And you are to observe all such orders and directions as from time to time you shall receive either from me, or from other Superior Officers, pursuant to the trust hereby reposed in you. Given under my hand and the seal of this Colony, in New Haven, the 27th day of October, in the seventh year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third, King of Great Britain, etc, Annoque Domini, 1766
By his Honor’s Command
George Wyllys, Sec.
Like the Civil War, the American Revolution had father and son on different sides. His son Jesse is my American Revolution ancestor so I am not only a Daughter of the British Empire but a Daughter of the American Revolution.
Some of us have very old bloodlines. I take after my grandmum who after coming to Boston the first time, couldn’t stand it, so she went back to England. My grandfather from Scotland who met her on the ship, fell in love with this high spirited young lady and followed her. Married her and brought her back to Boston at some point.
Some point I will make it to England.