Maj John Addoms Burial Ground - Plattsburgh, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie
N 44° 41.884 W 073° 23.187
18T E 627838 N 4950676
Quick Description: Maj John Addoms Burial Ground is located in Plattsburgh, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2014 5:20:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMM7JG
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
John Addoms (1737-1823)

"Addoms migrated from Duchess County, New York, where he owned a large tract of land. This particular holding had been granted to him by King George III prior to 1776.

He joined the American cause at the outbreak of the American Revolution. Addoms served as a surveyor and civil engineer and quickly rose to the rank of major. According to tradition, Addoms and the troops he commanded, laid the chain that blocked British ships from infiltrating the Hudson River and West Point.

Mr. Addoms is also rumored to have held the hat of condemned British spy, Major John Andre as he was led to the gallows. André had been sentenced to death for his role in Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Point to the British in 1780.

After his service in the Revolution, John Addoms obtained land in Plattsburgh. He moved and settled his family in the area and was instrumental in attracting other settlers to Northern New York. Addoms, with slave labor to aid his efforts, built a farm in 1790
on Cumberland Head. He remained there until his death."
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Location type: Single Grave

Date of Birth: 1737

Date of Death: 1823

Cause of death: Died Later

Grave Marker Text:
Addoms Hagar Burial Ground The Burial Site of John Addoms, Luther Hagar and their families. 1807-1853 BSA troop 202 1985


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