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Capt. John Ganson, of New Salem, Mass., Bennington, Vt., and LeRoy, N.Y., 1798, a soldier of the Revolution, who lost gun finger at Bunker Hill. Was one of the most active pioneers of Western New York, and was in Sullivan's Expedition in 1788. He married Molly Holton of Danvers, Mass., who was baptized June, 1760, and was married in May, 1773. See Essex Institute Historical Collections, Vol. 29, 1892, page 163. Pioneer History of Phels-Gorborn Purchase by Miner, page 367, published 1852 by Wm. Alling, Rochester. N. Y.: "Gazetteer of Genesee County, N. Y." F. W. Beers, Syracuse N.Y., (Chicago 1905), which contains a full account of him and his family. He died in 1813. He left his children with the Seneca Indians while with Sullivan's Expedition in 1788, in which he earned honorable mention. His children were James Jr., Benjamin, and Mrs. Forsyth, afterwards Mrs. Warren of Cambria, N.Y.
- The "Old Northwest" Genealogical Quarterly, Volume 12
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