David Munson (1718 - 1811)

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at New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut,

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at New Haven, CT,

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Emma (Walker) Munson Genealogy Record Cover

Emma (Walker) Munson Genealogy Record Cover

Mina Bell Munson & Geneva Huntley

Mina Bell Munson & Geneva Huntley

William Preston Munson

William Preston Munson

Albert F. Munson & Effa Maret

Albert F. Munson & Effa Maret

Charles E Munson & Mary F (Boughan) Munson

Charles E Munson & Mary F (Boughan) Munson

Charles Elmer Munson and Family

Charles Elmer Munson and Family

Arthur & Eva (Leathers) Munson, 1928

Arthur & Eva (Leathers) Munson, 1928

Bertha (Ford) Coleman Family, PA

Bertha (Ford) Coleman Family, PA

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1800 - David was 82 years old when the federal government moved from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. The site of the new capital had been chosen by President George Washington several years earlier and he appointed Pierre (Peter) Charles L'Enfant to lay out a plan for the new city.

1806 - At the age of 88 years old, David was alive when on May 30th, Andrew Jackson killed Charles Dickinson in a duel. Dickinson accused Jackson of cheating on a bet, then insulted his wife Rachel - accusing her of bigamy. Although Dickinson had the first shot - and hit Jackson in the chest, near his heart - Jackson shot (maybe twice, which would have been illegal) and killed Dickinson. Although it is thought that Jackson fought anywhere from 5 to 100 duels (he had a bad temper), he won a run for President in 1829.

1807 - He was 89 years old when on February 19th, former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr was arrested on charges of treason, accused of plotting to grab parts of Louisiana and Mexico in order to create an independent republic. On September 1st, he was acquitted of the charges. Although he was deemed to be guilty of plotting against the U.S., he was not found to be guilty of an "overt act" - which is the Constitutional requirement to be met. Burr's reputation, after the charges and the duel with Alexander Hamilton, was ruined, however.

1808 - When he was 90 years old, on February 6th, the ship Topaz - which had sailed out of Boston, hunting seals - rediscovered Pitcairn Island. The mutineers from the HMS Bounty had gone there after the mutiny in April of 1789. Only one HMS Bounty mutineer was still alive, John Adams, who had changed his name to Alexander Smith.

1811 - In the year of David Munson's passing, on November 7th, the Battle of Tippecanoe was fought. American troops led by William Henry Harrison - then Governor of the Indiana Territory, later the 9th President of the United States - defeated the Native American warriors. A confederacy of Native American tribes opposed U.S. expansion into Indian Territory. but Tecumseh was gone, recruiting troops, and there was no military leader on the Native American side. The battle lasted 2 hours.

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David Munson died on September 3, 1811 at New Haven, CT at 92 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on October 8, 1718 at New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. There is no information about David's family or relationships.

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