One of Bristol’s oldest houses was home to a veteran of the Revolutionary War. Located at 441 Jerome Avenue in Bristol, it was built in 1785 for William Jerome II.

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He was the son of William Jerome I, whose 1742 house is at 367 Jerome Avenue.

William Jerome the 2nd (1757-1821) served as a private in Capt. Cornelius Higgins Co., Wadsworth’s Brigade of Connecticut during the Revolutionary War, fighting in the battles at Kip’s Bay and White Plains. William Jerome II was wounded twice, one bullet never being extracted, and had a leg amputated.

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He married Phoebe Barnes in 1783. In 1788, with his brother Benjamin, he purchased an interest in a gristmill from Amasa Ives. Benjamin died in 1803 and by 1809 William 2nd owned three quarters of the mill.

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