Amos Torrey might have been born April 8 (18), 1753 in Stafford, Connecticut, the son of James Torrey and Mary Tobey.
(Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) )
Name: Amos Torrey
[Amos Torry, Tory]
Birth Date: 8 Apr 1753
Birth Location: Tolland
Parent Name: James Jr.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.
His brothers and sisters were:
- Sarah TORREY (1737 – 1782)
- James TORREY (1739 – 1777)
- Elisha TORREY (1744 – 1828)
- Elijah TORREY (1745 – 1816)
- Mary TORREY (1748 – 1837)
- Ezra TORREY (1750 – 1822)
- (Ancestry.com - Fitzgerald Family Tree up to January 8, 2012)
Amos Torrey was a soldier in the American Revolution. He was a member of Capt. Pease’s Company of Glastonbury, CT.
Marriage & Children
Amos Torrey married Sarah Blodgett, daughter of Silas Blodgett May 8, 1783 in Stafford, CT
Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) about Amos Torrey
Marriage Date: 8 May 1783
Marriage Location: Stafford
Spouse: Sarah Blodget
Source Information:Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.
Amos Torry and Sarah Blodget were joined in marriage May 8, 1783. State of Connecticut, County of Tolland - Stafford - June 29, 1848 - Attested by Abyah Blodget, Town Clerk.
Amos Torrey passed away on 25 Aug 1832 in Knox, Albany, New York, USA. (Ancestry.com - Fitzgerald Family Tree up to January 8, 2012)
Amos Torry may have died Aug 4, 1831 (U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872 about Decd Amos Torry) Ancestry.com and was buried in Knox Cemetery - A SOLDIER OF THE REVOLUTION AMOS TORREY PLACED BY MOHAWK CHAPTER D.A.R. Obituary
Pension claim for Sarah Torrey:
1st. The Certificate of the Comptroller of Connecticut shows that Amos Torrey credited with service in 1775 was from the Town of Stafford, the same place in which Mrs. Torrey's husband resided and where he was married.
2nd. Capt. Silas Blodgett under whom Torrey served in 1775 was also from the Town of Stafford and was the father of Mrs. Torrey. The Testimony of the witnesses show this.
3rd. The testimony of both witnesses to what they know and of one of them as to what she had heard her brother say of Torrey's services should have ??? weight.
I have no doubt that Amos Torrey performed more services than ???? evidence can be found
I Mary Orcutt of the town of Stafford in the County of Tolland and State of Connecticut of the age of eighty eight years in January next having been sworn and duly cautioned to speak the truth depose and say that I am the widow of Stephen Orcutt formerly of said Stafford now deceased. I draw a pension of Forty Dollars a year . My husband was in the Revolutionary war he was out about twenty months at different times. I knew Amos Torry well he used to live about half a mile west of West Stafford meeting house he married for his Wife Sarah Blodgett. I always supposed Amos Torry was out in the service of the Revolutionary War he had the reputation of being in the service among his neighbors I heard my husband speak of him frequently as being in the service. I have also heard my Brother Nathan Washburn speak of Mr. Amos Torry frequently as being in the Revolutionary War. They referred to the Amos Torrey for there never was any other person of that name in Stafford I think I should have known it the small pox broke out in the army My Brother Nathan was inoculated + so was Amos Torry They had the ????.I used to see Amos Torry to meeting on Sunday - he was rather a tall straight man he was a man grown. Amos Torry had a Brother in the army by the name of James Torry he died in the army and ??? Saith not.
Dated at Stafford December 6 AD 1849
Signed in the presence of Asa Willig, John Orcutt
Mary her X mark Orcutt
Silas and Abigail Blodgett and family
Silas Blodgett Sr (Capt.)
- Born: Jan 22, 1731/2 - Stafford, Conn
- Died: Aug 27, 1824 (age 92/93) - Hadley, NY
- Parents: Josiah and Elizabeth Blodgett
- Married: Sep 10, 1759 - Stafford, Mass
- Resided: Stafford, Conn; Tolland, Conn;
- Scholarie Co, NY; Providence, NY; Hadley, NY
- Born: Nov 21, 1736 - Somers, Conn
- Died: 1820/24 (age 84-88) - Hadley, NY
- Parents: Jacob and Sarah (Weld) Kibbe
Silas and Abigail resided in Stafford until after the revolution, but by the census of 1790 they had moved to Tolland, Conn. In 1793 they moved to Schoharie County, NY. and by 1800 resided in Providence, Saratoga County, NY. By 1818 they were living in Hadley, NY. They may have moved there to help their son Aaron (who had just lost his wife) raise his seven children. While living in Hadley, Silas applied for his Revolutionary War pension. Silas wife Abigail died sometime after the 1820 census. Silas then moved to Knox, Albany County, NY to live with his eldest daughter, Sarah and her husband Amos Torrey. He died there at the age of 92 and is buried in the Torrey plot in Knox Rural Cemetery, DAR Marker. Blodgett Family History Sources