Sampson Sammons – Continental Army Officer – New York


Colonel Sampson Sammons (December 24, 1722 — October 17, 1796) was an American officer in the American Revolutionary War. It is said that the first shot of the Revolution west of the Hudson River was fired at Colonel Sammons by members of Johnson’s Rangers.

Sammons was born in New York City and served during the war at the Battle of Oriskany and the Battle of Klock’s Field. He was a member of the Tryon County Committee of Safety and a builder of the old Caughnawaga Church.