Col. Benadam GALLUP, my Revolutionary War ancestor that I proved my descent from to join the DAR
He was a member of the Committee of Safety and Colonel of the militia (he declined a regular apponitment and chose to stay in the militia) of Wadsworth’s Brigade at the Battle of Long Island and in the retreat from New York City. In 1777, he commanded a regiment for coast defense. [Commission dated 2 Dec 1776 signed by Governor Trumbull]
Benadam was born 26 Oct 1716 and married married, August 11, 1740, Hannah Avery, of Groton. He died in Groton on 19 May 1800. Benadam and Hannah had 11 children.
His parents and grandparents are buried at Whitehall Burying Ground in Mystic.