Pomeroy

Pomeroy (HM164B)

Location: Cortlandt, NY 10567 Westchester County
Buy New York State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 41° 18.773', W 73° 54.03'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 373 views
Inscription
In 1660 Medad Pomeroy accepted an offer of tools, an anvil shaped like this replica and land in exchange for opening a blacksmith shop in Northampton, MA. That anvil was passed through many generations of Pomeroy blacksmiths and gunsmiths, becoming a symbol for the family.

Seth Pomeroy, grandson of Medad, was born May 20, 1706. A skilled blacksmith and gunsmith, he was one of the owners of the original anvil. Well known for his honesty, integrity, strong religious convictions and patriotism, his letters show that he was also a devoted husband and father.

Seth saw public service much of his life, including:
? 1745 ? ? ? Capt. at Siege of Louisbourg
? 1748 ? ? ? Commander of Fort Massachusetts
? 1755 ? ? ? Lt. Col. at Battle of Lake George
? 1774 ? ? ? Member of First MA Provincial Congress
? 1775 ? ? ? Maj. General in command of MA forces
? 1775 ? ? ? Volunteer at Battle of Bunker Hill
? 1776 ? ? ? Brig. General of the Continental Army
? 1777 ? ? ? Commander of MA forces at Peekskill

Seth died of pleurisy at the home of Miss Johnson in Peekskill, February 19, 1777. He was buried in this cemetery formerly known as the Baptist Church Cemetery. The exact site is unknown.

When the American Revolution ended, the great pioneer migration to the West began.
The Pomeroy Anvil Trail commemorates the westward migration of the American people through the movement of the Pomeroy family.

( Back of Monument : )
Pomeroy

Eltweed ? ? ? ? ? ? ca 1585-1673
Emigrated from England ca 1630, founded first American branch of Pomeroy family.

Deacon Medad ? ? ? ? ? ? 1638-1716
Third son of Eltweed, original owner of the Pomeroy anvil.

Hon. Maj. Ebenezer ? ? ? ? ? ? 1669-1754
Third son of Medad. King's attorney and High Sheriff of Hampshire.

Major General Seth ? ? ? ? ? ? 1706-1777
Fifth son of Ebenezer. Gunsmith, blacksmith and patriot.

Lieut. Daniel ? ? ? ? ? ? 1709-1755
Brother of Seth, killed at Battle of Lake George.

Sons of Seth who served in the Revolution:
Quartus ? ? ? ? ? ? 1735-1803
Capt. Lemuel ? ? ? ? ? ? 1738-1819
Lieut. Asahel ? ? ? ? ? ? 1749-1833

Sons of Daniel who served in the Revolution:
Pliny ? ? ? ? ? ? 1734-1804
Maj. Daniel ? ? ? ? ? ? 1737-1808
Timothy ? ? ? ? ? ? 1742-1802

At least 55 Pomeroy sons served in the American Revolution.

In 1898 the Sons of the American Revolution erected a monument to Seth Pomeroy in the adjoining Hillside Cemetery,

" . . . att King's Bridge . . . ? there was about 300 of ye Enemy yt Came to Drive our forces from ye ground . . . ? ye Enemy took that advantage of our men & Drove them at first but it Soon turn'd against them with ye loss of about 40 of their men killed, one killed on our Side 4 or 5 wounded our men Drove them Into ye Forest."
- Seth Pomeroy to son Asahel, January 25, 1777. ? Peekskill, NY

Erected in 2007 by William Guilford Pomeroy, Jr.
Great Grandson of Pliny Pomeroy

( Side of Monument : )
6th in a series
Details
HM NumberHM164B
Tags
Marker Number6
Year Placed2007
Placed ByWilliam Guilford Pomeroy, Jr
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 4:37pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 592031 N 4574074
Decimal Degrees41.31288333, -73.90050000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 18.773', W 73° 54.03'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 18' 46.38" N, 73° 54' 1.80" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)914, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 281-399 Locust Ave, Cortlandt NY 10567, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?