Charles and Luke Bunnell, Lemuel and Levi Chatfield, John
French and Daniel Munson were Derby residents who shared something
in death as well as in life. They all called Derby home, but they
also became involved in the French and Indian War and met untimely
deaths as a result. Luke Bunnel died in October 23, 1756 while his
brother Charles was killed somewhere between Fort Edward and Lake
George on July 26, 1758.
Lemuel Chatfield died at the
camp at Lake George on September 3, 1758 while his twin brother
Levi died barely a month later on October 15, 1758 after returning
to Derby. They were only 19 years old when they died.
John French Died on October 16, 1761 at Crown Point while
Daniel Munson had died five years earlier on August 2, 1756 at
Fort Edward. So even before the American Revolution, Derby had
established a proud tradition of military service that has lasted
through the generations to today.
For the first time
since the quiz started four years ago, no one had the correct
answer to the quiz!