HONOR ROLL

FRENCH & INDIAN and REVOLUTIONARY WARS
Roswell Parmelee 1739-1811
Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John
The town of Le Roy, N.Y., erected a marker to Roswell, Genesee County's only known veteran of this war. The marker was dedicated on Veterans Day 2005, on the east side of Parmelee Road, below Ft. Hill Cemetery where Roswell and a number of other relatives are buried. The site is a short distance from Route 19.

Roswell was born Aug. 23, 1739, in Killingworth, Conn., and served in both the French & Indian War and the Revolutionary War. His grave has a DAR marker.

Roswell came to Genesee County in the early 1800s and purchased land between Ft. Hill and Bergen. He died in 1811 at age 72.

The dedication ceremony was attended by the Le Roy and Bergen American Legion and other veterans, War of 1812 re-enactors from the Genesee Country Museum and some of Roswell's descendants.

Shown here at the dedication are Bergen Town Historian Peggy Denton, Bergen Village Historian Tally Almquist, Genesee County Historian Susan Conklin, Darien Town Historian Elmer Heiman, Le Roy Town Historian Irene Walters and James Tammaro, the regional advisory officer of the New York state archives.

And yes, the picture is a little odd -- it looks as if the sign wasn't facing the camera when the group shot was taken so a second photo was pasted across the top.

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