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ENOS, Roger, soldier, born in Simsbury, Connecticut, in 1729; died in Colchester, Vermont, 6 October 1808. He was in the colonial service during the French war in 1759, became ensign in March 1760, lieutenant in September adjutant of his regiment and captain lieutenant in 1761, 1st lieutenant in 1762, and captain in Israel Putnam's regiment in 1764. He was in the expedition against the Indians, served in the Havana campaign in 1762, and was a member, with Israel and Rufus Putnam and Phineas Lyman, of the commission sent by the colony of Connecticut to survey lands in the Mississippi valley that had been given by the crown to those who served in the French war and the Havana campaign.
He was lieutenant colonel of the 22d regiment, in Arnold's expedition to Canada, in 1775, returned with his command, to avoid starvation, on 25 October of that year, and on 1 Dec. was court martial for "quitting without leave," and "honorably acquitted." He was afterward lieutenant colonel of the 16th Connecticut regiment, and resigned on 18 January 1776, but was colonel of a regiment in 1777'9, when he removed to Vermont, settling the town of Enosburg in March 1781. He was appointed brigadier general in command of all the Vermont troops in that year, became major general of the 1st Vermont division in 1787, and resigned in 1791, after thirty-two years of continuous military service. He was a member of the Vermont board of war in 1781'92, and of the state assembly, and was on the committee to settle the New Hampshire and Vermont controversy, He was also a trustee of the University of Vermont, and one of the committee to consider the Vermont resolutions passed by the Continental congress. In 1779'92 he was one of the most prominent actors and most honored figures in Vermont history. His son, Pascal Paoli, became one of the four proprietors of the present site of Springfield, Ill.
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