Elisha Sill family papers, 1771-1825
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Brief Description:

The papers of Dr. Elisha Sill (1730-1808) of Goshen, Conn., consist of his diary and account book, 1771-1783, and his copy of a 1776 letter to Col. Oliver Wolcott in which he asked to be relieved of service. The collection also includes two 1774 letters from committees of correspondence and papers related to Dr. Sill's son Elisha Eaton Sill (1774-1812) and grandson William Eaton Sill (1806-1888).

After graduating from Yale College in 1754, Dr. Sill settled in Goshen, Conn. and eastablished a medical practice. In 1771 he commenced service in the militia. In 1777, he was a surgeon in Gen. Oliver Wolcott's brigade of Connecticut volunteers and was present at the capture of Gen. John Burgoyne's army at Saratoga, which he recalled in his diary. Dr. Sill married Mary Heaton (1746-1816) of Goshen and they had three children. One son, Elisha Eaton Sill (1774-1812) settled as a merchant in Utica, N.Y., and had seven children, including William E. Sill, who was a lawyer in Geneva, N.Y. Elisha Eaton Sill's second son Theodore Sill (1777-1836) studied law at the Litchfield Law School and moved to Whitesboro, N.Y.

Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at] litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Created by: Sill, Elisha
Volume: 0.21 Linear Feet
Acquired: 08/26/1997.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Goshen (Conn.)
Litchfield (Conn.)
Sill, Elisha
Sill family
Silliman, Gold Selleck, 1777-1868
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Wolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797
Genres/Forms of Material
Account books
Military commissions
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Acquisition Notes: Merrill Roenke  Gift
PreferredCitation: Elisha Sill family papers (1997-24-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759