Randall, William, 1768 - 1841

 
Hon. William Randall was born on March 25, 1768 in Stonington, Connecticut, the son of John and Thankful Randall.  He was a life-long resident of the town.  Randall married three times.  His first two wives, Eunice Wheeler (mar. March 8, 1787) and Mrs. Wealthy Avery Hewitt (mar. June 30, 1807), predeceased him.  He married for the third time, Martha Chesebrough on March 30, 1809.  Randall had at least seven children.  
 
William Randall was a veteran of the War of 1812 and fought at the Battle of Stonington in 1814.  In addition to his military service, Randall was prominent in civic affairs at the town and state level for many years serving in both the Lower and Upper Houses of the Connecticut General Assembly.  He was a Justice of the Peace for nearly 30 years and in 1822, served as the first President of the Stonington Bank, a position he held until 1830.  
 
Notably, from 1818-1833 he was the Associate Judge for the New London County Court. During this tenure he was responsible for, among other things, the Court’s review and acceptance of the annual reports from the overseers of the Mashantucket Pequot Indians as well as other legal matters concerning the tribe.
 
William Randall died on June 17, 1841 in Stonington, Connecticut and was buried in the Brown Randall Cemetery in neighboring North Stonington, Connecticut.
Findagrave.com; Wheeler, History of the Town of Stonington, 304, 549, 550, 642.
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Born: 
March 25, 1768
Died: 
June 17, 1841
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