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William Colfax
Birth: Jul. 3, 1756
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 1838
Passaic County
New Jersey, USA

Revolutionary War Army Officer, War of 1812 Militia General. Born in New London, Connecticut, at the age of seventeen he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Continental Army. He participated in all battles of the Revolutionary War from Bunker Hill to Yorktown, and was present at the surrender of General Charles Cornwallis. George Washington made him Captain of his personal Life Guard. At the end of the war, he settled in Pompton, New Jersey where he married Hester Schuyler, a cousin of Revolutionary War General Philip Schuyler, on August 27, 1783. He continued to be active locally after the war and became a Judge of the Bergen County Court of Common Pleas until his death. He also served in the New Jersey Legislature from 1806 to 1813. In 1810 he was commissioned a Brigadier General in New Jersey Militia and served his country again militarily in the War of 1812. He died in 1838 and was buried with full military honors.  (bio by: Rich H.) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Hester Schuyler Colfax (1757 - 1839)*
 
 Children:
  William Washington Colfax (1797 - 1876)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Colfax Family Burying Ground
Wayne
Passaic County
New Jersey, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Rich H.
Record added: Oct 03, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6817628
William Colfax
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William Colfax
Added by: Rich H.
 
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