Gamaliel Truesdale1,2,3

M, b. 1741, d. circa 1783
FatherJohn Truesdale b. 7 Dec 1704, d. a 1741
MotherExperience Maltby b. c 1707
     Gamaliel was born in 1741 in North Castle, Westchester County, New York. On 29 March 1760, Gamaliel, aged 19 years, enlisted to fight in the French & Indian War, in Captain Howell's Company raised for Orange County, being recruited by a transfer from Captain Dekey's Company of Militia. He was a laborer at that time. He was 5 foot 5 inches tall with fair hair & blue eyes. Around 1773, he resided at Warwick, Orange County, New York. Gamaliel married Anne Whitney, daughter of Daniel Whitney and Thankful Burt, circa 1773 in Warwick, Orange County, New York. He and Anne were blessed with 4 children. They remained at Warwick a short time. During the Revolutionary War, while living at Goshen, he signed the pledge on 8 June 1775, being the 11th man to enroll. By 1776, they then moved to Wilkes-Barre, Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania. On 3 July 1778, the date of the Wyoming Massacure, the family fled back to Warwick. After the battle, Gamliel returned to Wilkes-Barre to protect his property but took ill with the measles.4 Gamaliel died circa 1783 in Wilkes-Barre, Wyoming Valley, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, from complications from the measles. He was buried at Wilkes-Barre, Wyoming Valley, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.


Anne Whitney b. 23 May 1748, d. a 1816


  1. [S52] S. Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney Family of Connecticut and Its Affiliations, pages 62-63.
  2. [S2] Major General, U.S. Army [retires] Karl Truesdell, Truesdell Genealogy [Trousdell, Truesdell, Truesdale, Truesdel, Trusdell] - Dealing principally with the Descendants of Samuel Truesdell of Newton, Massachusetts, page 37 or 56.
  3. [S240] Charles Miner, History of Wyoming.
  4. [S240] Charles Miner, History of Wyoming, page 230 - the women and children were fleeing from Wyoming the day after the battle toward Easton, when Mrs. Treusdale was taken in labor; delaying only a few minutes, she was soon seen with her infant moving onward - a sheet having been fixed on a horse, so as to carry them. [not sure if it was Anne]