Daniel B. Stewart
18-Nov-1762, CT


DANIEL BERTINE STEWART, born 18-Nov-1762 in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT;
son of Daniel STEWART born 1731 & Phoebe L. CHAPMAN born 1736;
died 20-Feb-1858 in Rome Township, Athens County,OH.

Biographical Note:

Daniel Stewart is considered by some to be the youngest full time soldier of the Revolutionary War.  Daniel enlisted at the age of 15 in the service of the State of Connecticut in Col. Enos Regiment, Capt. Abraham Bradley's Company.  He was discharged in January 1778.  In the spring of 1778, he enlisted in the Army of the U.S. at Nelson's Point, Col. Meig's Regiment, Gen. Pearson's Bergade [sic].  He helped to build the fort at West Point.  Was discharged for ill health.  Upon regaining his health, Daniel was engaged as a substitute for Nehemiah Marvin in a company commanded by Capt. John Ensine in Col. Herman's regiment.  He joined the Army at West Point and was discharged at West Point in Sept.  In the spring of 1779, he enlisted for four months under Capt. Abraham Bradley in the service of the State of Connecticut in Col. Beebe's Regiment.  In 1780, he enlisted for nine months in the service of the U. S. under Pearson's Brigade.  Discharged on January 15, 1781.  Later that year, he enlisted in Capt. Miles's "Ranger" Company in Maj. Humphrey's Battallion.  He served until the end of the conflict.  Daniel was a Revolutionary War Soldier for five years and received a pension on Oct. 3 1832.  He became prominent in the affairs of the county and the town of Athens as well as the State University at Athens, for which he was appraiser.

Married (1) 1-May-1781 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, to Olive SCOVILL;
born ____ in ?Middlesex County, CT;
daughter of _____ SCOVILL born ____ & __?__;
died ??, before 1788; no living children.

Married (2) 1788 in Waterbury, CT, to Ruth Arnold FULFORD;
born 6-Aug-1772 in Waterbury, CT;
daughter of Titus FULFORD born 1733 & Susannah ARNOLD born c1738;
died 1839 in Rome Township, Athens County, OH.

Children of Daniel & Ruth:

  1. Andrew Stewart, born 1788 in Cornwall Township, Litchfield County, CT; died 4-Feb-1843 in Van Buren County, IA.
  2. William Stewart, born 4-Jan-1790 in Sussex, NJ; married (1) 5-Jan-1814 in Rome Township, Athens County, OH, to Julia HULBERT (age 15), 1 child; married (2) 14-Apr-1824 in Rome Township, OH, to Julia Ann CARPENTER, 6 children; died 1883 at Ft. Madison, Lee County, IA.
  3. Sara Stewart, born 1792 in Sussex, NJ; married 22-Jun-1824 in Rome Township, OH, to George WARREN;
  4. Charles Stewart, born 26-Nov-1793 in Sussex, NJ; died 3-Apr-1824 in Canaan Township, Athens County, OH; buried in Hulbert Family Cemetery, Canaanville, Athens County, OH.
  5. Suzanna Stewart, born 27-Oct-1794 in Sussex, NJ; died 8-Mar-1801 in Sussex, NJ.
  6. John Stewart, born 26-Jun-1795 in [probably] Sussex, NJ; married 19-Aug-1821 to Sally LONG; died 1876.
  7. Ezra Stewart, born 21-Dec-1798 in NJ; married 21-Dec-1826 to Harriet BARTLETT, 2 children; died 28-Nov-1858.
  8. Lois Stewart, born 15-Sep-1800 in Rome Township, Athens County, OH; married 17-Feb-1823 to Daniel WEBSTER; died 1887.
  9. George Stewart, born 8-Oct-1802 in Rome Township, OH; died 21-Feb-1827, buried in Putnam Cemetery, Muskingum, OH.
  10. Alexander Stewart, born 30-Aug-1806 in Rome Township, OH; married 6-Sep-1831 in Lee County, IA, to Louisa MALLETT, 10 children;
  11. RedBall Mary (Polly) Stewart, born 7-Mar-1809 in Athens County, OH; married 25-Mar-1829 in Rome Township, OH, to Levi ROOT, 12 children; died 15-May-1857 in Washington County, OH.
  12. Hiram Spencer Stewart, born 30-Apr-1815 in Athens, Athens County, OH; married (1) 1832 in Rome Township, OH, to Nancy A. POTTER; married (2) 21-Nov-1839 in Rome Township, OH, to Marial MILLER; married (3) 6-Dec-1848 in Rome Township, OH, to Eliza D. COOVER; died 19-May-1860.
  13. Lucinda Stewart, born 16-Nov-1810 in Rome Township, OH; married 21-Dec-1829 to William KINCADE; died 9-Nov-1836.
  14. Daniel Bertine Stewart, born 26-Sep-1812 in Rome Township, OH; married (1) 7-Apr-1836 to Sarah CARTER; married (2) to Mrs. M. E. PEARCE;
  15. Hariett Stewart, born 30-Apr-1817 in Athens, OH; married to Jacob CURRIER; died 19-May-1860.


  • LDS Family Search Pedigree Resource Files, CD #13, Pin #1003731, #1003727
  • Root family notes compiled by Captain Lloyd E. Root, USN (Ret.), of Bellevue, WA, for Root/Meader/Tuttle reunion, 1990's.
  • Family data from Lewis Fletcher Root, 1852-c1913;
  • "Descendants of Thomas Roote", MS-Word report received Jan-2000 from Richard G. Nelson of California;
  • "Generations of Stewart's", manuscript received Aug-2002 from Nyal Jennings;

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