V. Fifth Generation:Jonathan Belding (Belden)

Jonathan Belding (Belden), the son of Silas and Abigail Robbins Belden, was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut 16 November 1737. He married Sarah Belding (Belden) of Hartford 22 March 1759 by Rev. Joshua Bels. She was the daughter of John and Sarah Kellogg Belding of West Hartford, Connecticut. Jonathan died 9 January 1778 in Canaan, Connecticut.

Jonathan brought his bride from Newington to Canaan on horseback. Where they lived at first is not known but it is known that in 1762 he bought a farm from William Warner, which was later to be known as the Kellogg place, at the intersection of Route # 7 and Kellogg Road.

Jonathan served in the Revolutionary War, as Ensign, Sergeant, and Lieutenant in the 6th. Company of the 14th Regiment, with Capt. William Burrall, under Colonel Charles Burrall.

Provided by Allen Gray, 12 January 2014

According to the Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, our Jonathan Belding established as an Ensign in April 1775 and a Lieutenant in October of the same year in the 6th Company, 14th Regiment Connecticut Militia, commanded by Colonel Charles Burrall. The 14th Regiment was composed of companies from Cornwall, Sharon, Salisbury, Canaan, Norfolk and other Litchfield County communities.

This regiment was raised on Continental basis to serve in the Northern Department under Gen. Schuyler for the year 1776, its term expiring January 19, 1777. It reinforced the troops besieging Quebec under Arnold and Wooster, and after the retreat from that position in April 1776, the 14th Regiment was stationed at Ticonderoga and vicinity, where the men suffered severely from small pox. The 14th Regiment turned out for the defense of Danbury in April 1777, part of it marched to Bennington on alarm, and a part of it joined General Gates army later in the same year."

Children of Jonathan and Sarah, all born in Canaan;

1) Jonathan, born 18 June 1760, died 1 October 1772.

2) Sarah, born 18 January 1762, died 26 December 1777.

3) Patience, born 18 February 1764, married Oliver Kellogg, died 2 December 1839 in Sharon, Michigan.

4) Polly born 17 October 1765, married Ashbel Hosmer 2 November 1783.

5) Silas, born 11 September 1767, died 18 August 1804.

6) Lois, born 18 December 1769, died 26 June 1851. She married Samuel Rowe.

7) Lydia, possibly born 13 May 1773, married Ezra Smith.

8) Abigail, born 13 May 1773, died 1 October 1775.

9) Anna, born 15 June 1775, died 2 September 1777.

+10) Jonathan, born 14 June 1778." See Grave.