Eliphalet Dyer House (1715)

August 27th, 2014 Posted in Colonial, Houses, Windham

Col. Eliphalet Dyer House

Col. Eliphalet Dyer (1721-1807) was one of Connecticut’s notable figures from the period of the Revolutionary War. Born in Windham, he graduated from Yale in 1740 and in 1746 became a lawyer and a Justice of the Peace. Dyer was a founder and leader of the Susquehannah Company, which focused on settling the Wyoming Valley in northeastern Pennsylvania. During the French and Indian War, Dyer was a Lt. Colonel in the militia as part of the expedition to capture Fort Crown Point from the French in 1755 and then, as a Colonel in 1758, he led a regiment in support of Amherst’s and Wolfe’s operations in Canada. Dyer served in the Connecticut legislature from 1742 to 1784 and in the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1783 (except for 1776 and 1779). Appointed to the Council of Safety in 1775, Dyer served until it was disbanded in 1783. Dyer’s daughter Amelia was married to Joseph Trumbull, who also served in the Continental Congress. A justice of Connecticut’s superior court, Eliphalet Dyer was Chief Justice from 1789 until 1793, when he retired to Windham. His home there was a colonial house (17 North Road) built circa 1705-1715.

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  2. By Sam on Aug 12, 2017

    Many thanks. I just discovered your article I’ve been looking for information on my family lived here just prior to moving to the Wyoming Valley. They were some of the original Susquehanna settlers. They were also taken captive during the Wyoming massacre and held captive until after the end of the revolutionary war This gives me the kind of Digital information I’ve been looking for that adds detail to their story I also believe I’m finally on the right track finding their home in Windham Connecticut. I am a direct descendent of Isaac and his son Zebulon PARISH. Thanks again. “Sam”

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