Chester, John, 1703 - 1771

John Chester was the son of John Chester and Hannah Talcott of Wethersfield, Connecticut.  Chester was the husband of Sarah Noyes, the daughter of the Rev. James Noyes of New Haven. In addition to his long military service as ensign (1724), captain (1725), lieutenant-colonel, 6th Regiment (1739), colonel (1756), member of the committee of war (1745 and 1754),  Chester served as an assistant of the Connecticut General Assembly for eighteen years.  He served as a member of two committees on Indian affairs for the Assembly, one for an inquiry into Indian land at Middletown in 1757 and another with respect to the Pequot in 1760.  In 1751 he was a special commissioner to the Albany Conference with the Six Nations. Society of Colonial Wars, Annual Register of Officers and Members of the Society of Colonial Wars (New York, 1894), 153.IP 2.1.25, 26; 2.2.25, 30

June 30, 1703
September 11, 1771