1757 – Phineas Cadwell, Revolutionary War Veteran, Born

Cadwell was born on this date in 1757 in Hartford, Connecticut. He served in the Revolutionary War for almost four years. In 1850, he moved to the Town of Yorkville in Racine Co. In 1856, at age 99, he was given a government land grant of 160 acres for his service during the Revolutionary War. He died on February 11, 1857. [Source: U.S. Government Records-National Archives]