George Tryon

George was the eldest son of Moses Tryon and 2d wife Eunice Treat.  Born in Wethersfield, Connecticut on 6 April 1783, he seems to have decided to follow in dad’s footsteps… At age 16 he joined the crew of the US sloop of war Connecticut as a midshipman under his father’s command.  George left the Navy with the downsizing of the Peace Establishment Act of March 1801, but then appears to have gone to Fort Royal, Martinique in 1802.  In what capacity he placed himself there it is unclear, but in that city he died on Sunday, 19 Sept.  As a result of the Treaty of Amiens the British control of the island ceased and it reverted to French control, possibly in March, more likely in April… But not by conflict.  So the circumstances of George’s death remain, for now, in speculation.  Burial location unknown and his death date and location are due to only two sources: The local church records and to the transcription of the family Bible.