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|Colonel John Hibbard (1783 -
June 17, 2017
seems to be a misrepresentation of the rank and military status of one who
is listed as Col. John Hibbard on the Hibbard
Family database. It could possibly be a nickname rather than an actual
military rank or title. Regardless, there is no proof on any military
files, records or muster roles of this John Hibbard actually being a
Colonel. While living in New York in 1814, the local militia asked him to
help protect a fort for a brief period of time. He either considered that
military service and proclaimed that he was a Colonel or else may have
simply been referred to a "Colonel John Hibbard" as a nickname. Here are
some documents that contain information that support this belief since the
military denied his pension claims for lack of documentation that he
actually served in the military, this regardless of his grave marker
containing the title "Col. John Hibbard."
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We would like to thank Bill Carney (S158), 4th Great Grandson of John Hibbard
for bringing this information to our attention.
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