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Colonel John Francis Vacher MD

Original Member, admitted 1783

Represented in the New York Society

Colonel John Vacher, MD

Began his service in the Revolutionary War at the request of the Marquis de Lafayette. Came to America from France to be Colonel and Surgeon in the 4th Regiment New York Line 1 Jan 1777. Accompanied General Sullivan on the Indian Campaign of 1779. Retired from service 1 Jan 1781. Born in Toulons, France in 1746 as Jean Franoise and died in New York, NY on 4 Dec 1807. Buried in Saint Paul’s Chapel, New York City. Became a naturalized citizen on 27 Jul 1785. After the war became Surgeon of Colonel Stoutenburgh’s NY State Troops. College of Chirurgie de Montpelier graduate in 1769. Practiced medicine on Fulton Street in New York City after the Revolution. Married Sarah Potter. [Sources: ; ; (66); (98); (C); Find A Grave Memorial;”Institution of the Society of the Cincinnati … 1783 … of the New York State Society”, by John Schuyler, 1886; “New York State Society of the Cincnnati, Biographies of Original Members and Other Continental Officers”, by Francis Sypher, Jr., 2004. Pic: Find A Grave Memorial.]