Captain Abner Stocking who resided during the American Revolution at Middle Haddam, Middlesex, County, Connecticut assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in the capacity of Private, enlisting May 6, 1775, in Captain Ezekiel Scott’s Second Company, Brigadier General Joseph Spencer’s 2nd Regiment; Marched to Roxbury, Massachusetts, assisted in the Siege of Boston, fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
He was detached and assigned to the forces in Benedict Arnold’s Expedition against Quebec, Canada. He was taken prisoner at Quebec on December 31, 1775. After his release he was discharged.
In the Revolution he sailed from New York in command of a privateer, and was one of the leaders in the Point Judith Expedition; He was commissioned Captain in Handchitt’s 6th Company, 23rd Regiment, Connecticut. He commanded a company in the Alarm list in the 2nd Connecticut Regiment, April 1780.
The Stocking Ancestry, by Rev. Charles Henry Wright Stocking, D.D., The Lakeside Press, 1903, p. 17;
Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the War of the Revolution, p. 46, p.91-92, compiled by authority of the General Assembly under direction of the Adjutants-General, Hartford, 1889