Mix, John, 1755 - 1834

Lt. John Mix was the son of Ebenezer Mix and Anna Goodwin of Farmington, Connecticut.  A graduate of Yale College, he enlisted in Colonel Charles Webb's Regiment on July 10, 1775, and then reassigned to General Sullivan's Brigade on Winter Hill in Boston,  In 1776, he was promoted to ensign in Wadsworth's Fifth Battalion in New York, fighting at the Battle of Long Island and White Plains.  On January 1, 1777, he was commissioned ensign of Webb's Third Regiment of the Connecticut Line, serving at White Marsh and Valley Forge.  From 1781 to 1783, he was lieutenant in Samuel Webb's Third Regiment and retired in 1783.  He served his town as Judge of Probate (10 years), town clerk (32 years), and Representative to the Connecticut General Assembly (26 years).

In December of 1789, Mix was involved in a suspicious land deal with John Hart over the sale of Daniel Mossuck's property.  Mix presented an expense account to the Connecticut General Assembly in 1795. Seven years later, he was authorized by the legislature to sell land belonging to Molly Meazon, a Tunxis Indian, in 1802.

Find A Grave, Memento Mori Cemetery (Farmington, Connecticut). Harley Thomas Ristine, US, Sons of the American Revolution Membership Application, 1889-1970, Louisville, Kentucky, Vol. 192, p. 180.

April 13, 1755
April 29, 1834