Hutchings, Gabriel

Male 1758 - 1831  (73 years)

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  • Name Hutchings, Gabriel 
    Born 1758 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1831  Fayette County in Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • Gabriel Hutchings served in the Revolutionary War. Is confirmed being atthe battle of Trenton, Princeton and Springfield. Is said to have servedat least two enlistments, with the last being from March 1782 to May1783. He applied for a pension in 1819. He was a shoemaker by trade.

      Gabriel enlisted August 8, 1775 in the 4th new York Regiment. He servedto September 12, 1775. He served in the 4th New Jersey Regiment fromSeptember 13, 1776 to January 12, 1777. He served in the 4th New JerseyRegiments until January 25, 1783 where he wad discharged in New York.

      On July 27, 1782 Gabriel and a Rhoda Hutchins were administrators of theestate of Levy Holloway of Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey.Bondsmen for the will was Joseph Winget and the witness was Joseph Lewis,all of Morristown. (Rhoda Holloway-Hutchings was the first wife ofGabriel Hutchings.) They had at least one child (Mary) who was born inNJ on January 3, 1782.

      On September 12, 1795 Gabriel had a letter in the Cincinnati NorthwestTerritory post office. He is in the 1799 census of NW Territory inCincinnati. On November 19, 1819 he applied for a pension and it wasapproved on July 17, 1820. He was 5 feet, 10 1/2 inches tall. In the1820 census he was living in Butler County, OHio and in 1830 he wasliving in Fayette County, IN.

      Gabriel was confirmed by the DAR as being buried in Fayette County, IN inBurke's Cemetery. The cemetery is in the middle of a farmer's corn fieldwith very few stone remaining. Gabriel's stone is one of the missing.Directions to the cemetery are:

      From Connersville, IN, take State #1 South*, turn left on Alquina Roadand go southeast down road 350. At Road 350E go north to CharlieWeiler's house -- first house on right side on hill. Burke Cemebery isin field past the house.

      *Cross bridge and immediately turn right following #1 South (Vine Street)5 blocks. As soon as you pass the IN Police Post take the first left(Alquina Road). The first 4 way intersection is Road 200 and the nextintersection is Road 350E. (This is approximately 3.1 miles after youturned onto Alquina Road). At the intersection of Road 350E, turn leftand Charlie Weiler's farm is the first and only farmhouse on the rightside of the road at the top of the hill.

      Lydia Hutchings is said to have died and been buried in Franklin County,IN. I have checked with the Franklin Co. Court House and library andhave found no record of a death or burial. I was told that there were noHutchings, Hinkles, Payton, Mulkins, etc. in Franklin Co at the time ofher death. I feel strongly she probably died in Fayette County (sinceshe died only a few months after Gabriel's and was probably buried nextto him and the stones have just eroded away.

      From an article found in Montgomery County, Indiana regarding JohnHutchings (grandson to Gabriel) regarding Gabriel: "Gabriel Hutchingswas a native of Connecticut and served seven years and seven months inthe Revolutionary War. He was severely wounded and bruised in anengagement with Indians. He lay in an unconscious condition for a longperiod. During his sickness he was nursed by a widow lady whose husbandhad been killed by the Aborigines and upon his recovery he married her."

      Another article: "The immediate ancestors of John Hutchings were nativesof the "sunny south", but the founders of the Hutchings family in Americawere Welshmen. They were people of rugged honesty of character,intelligent and industrious and emigrated to the New World not only tomake their fortunes but because of the true liberty and independence theymight there enjoy. The paternal grandfather of Mr. Hutchings, Gabriel,bravely served seven years and six months the privations, sacrifices andsuffering shared by the noble patriots of those troublesome days. Peacehaving been declared the veteran soldier returned to home and family andthere resumed the even tenor of his ways."
    Person ID I7578  Hougham
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2013 

    Family Holloway, Rhoda
              b. 1760
              d. 1793  (Age 33 years) 
    +1. Hutchings, Mary
              b. 3 Jan 1782, Middletown Monmouth Co Nj Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 Dec 1814, Edinburgh Johnson Co in Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    Family ID F988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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