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KINGSBURY, Jacob, soldier, born in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1755; died in Franklin, Missouri, 1 July, 1837. He entered the Continental army as a private in 1775, served in Wayne's Indian campaign, and was appointed lieutenant of infantry, 29 September, 1789. He rose by regular promotion to the rank of inspector-general, and, for gallant services on the Ohio river in 1791, was highly complimented by General Josiah Harmar. He was for many years on duty at Detroit and Mackinaw, and afterward at Bellefontaine, Fort Adams, and New Orleans. He retired from the army in 1815, and took up his residence in Missouri. -His son, Julius Jesse Bronson, born in Connecticut in 1801; died in Washington, D.C., 26 June, 1856, was graduated at the United States military academy in 1823, and served in the Mexican war, attaining the rank of major.--Another son, Thomas H. C., born in New Orleans, Louisiana, 23 December, 1807; killed at Antietam, 17 September, 1862, was colonel of the 11th Connecticut regiment at the time of his death.
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