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SELAH WOODWORTH

     In the spring of 1776, Selah enlisted while living at Mayfield as a private in Captain Emanuel DeGraff's Company [Seventh Company] in Colonel Frederick Visscher's Regiment of Tryon County Militia [Third Regiment].
     In the spring of 1777, Selah again enlisted in Captain Emanuel DeGraff's Company.
     In the spring of 1778, Selah enlisted in Captain Samuel Rees' Company in Colonel Visscher's Regiment.
     In 1779, Selah again served in Captain Rees' Company and was stationed at the Sacondaga Blockhouse and Fort Johnstown.
     In the spring of 1780, Selah, enlisted as a Sergeant in Captain John Littel's Company and he was stationed at Fort Johnstown at various times.
     In the spring of 1781, Selah, again served as a sergeant in Captain Littel's Company. He was again stationed at Fort Johnstown  at various times.
     On October 7, John Cook Jr. with about twelve men from the King's Royal Regiment of New York fired upon the sentry at Fort Johnstown. The sentry returned the fire and hit Cook in the knee.  A few days later Selah with Stephen Shew and several others on learning that they were hiding in the woods near Cook's father's house went there to take them prisoner. Cook with a few others were taken prisoners and were taken back to Fort Johnstown and from there to Albany.
          Selah was born in Salisbury, Connecticut in 1750 and he died in Mayfield on October 25, 1823. Selah married Rebecca Dunham on December 20, 1773 at Salisbury, Connecticut. Rebecca was born in 1758 and she died on June 5, 1839.
     In the 1790 census the Selah Woodworth family is listed as follows: 2 males over 16 and the rest are illegible.

        It is not known for sure when in 1779 that Captain John Littel  replaced Captain Rees but Rees did leave the area and in 1790, according  to the census, Rees was living in the Canajoharie area.

       The father, John Cook,Sr., who lived in the Johnstown area was known to be a loyalist sympathizer

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