Saturday, April 26, 2008

Names of the Continental Army.

This information is housed at the library of Congress under claims and comes from a report called: Officers belonging to the continental army, who died in the service, or who were killed in action, previous to the 28th May, 1778, and to whose widows or orphans seven years’ half-pay was granted, taken from the returns of the respective States, on file in the war Office of the United States.

If you have any questions or would like to add any information, to any of the names, you can at the following address: dsegelquist1@cox.net

New Hampshire.

1. Joseph M. Thomas.

Joseph M. Thomas was a Lieutenant and Adjutant of Tash’s regiment of the New Hampshire militia from August to November of 1776. Was a 2d Lieutenant in the 3d New Hampshire on November 8, 1776. Became a 1st., lieutenant July 14, 1777, was killed at Bemus Heights September 19, 1777. His family would receive $1,200, dollars in pension.

2. Winborn Adams.

Winborn Adams. Was born about 1735, his father was Samuel Adams, mothers name unknown. He married Sarah Barttlett, about 1760, Saratog New York. His family got a $2, 500 dollar pension.
Service: Captain of the 2d., New Hampshire, from May 23, through December of 1775, became Captain of the 8th. Continental infantry on January 1, 1776. In November of 1776, he became major of the 2nd., New Hampshire. Became a Lieutenant-Colonel on April 2, 1777, was killed at Bemus Heights on September 19, 1776.

3. Andrew Colburn.

Andrew Colburn, was born on March1, 1736, Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts, father was Andrew Colburn, was mother was Jane Allen. He married Mrs. Phebe Bacon, on November 27, 1774, His family would receive a pension of $2,500, dollars.
Service: Became a Major of the 4th., Continental on January 1, 1776, was wounded at Harlem Heights, in October of 1776. Became a Lieutenant-Colonel of the 3rd., New Hampshire, on November 8, 1776, Died September 19, 1777, from wounds he received at Stillwater.

4. Zacharian Beall.

Zachariah Beall, was a 1st., Lieutenant of the New Hampshire from June 18, to December of 1777. Became 1st., Lieutenant of the 8th., Continental in January of 1776. Was captain of 3rd., New Hampshire on November 7, 1776. Died of wounds he received at Fort Mercer on October 22, 1777. His family would receive a pension of $1,680, dollars.

5. Frederick Mordaunt Bell.

Frederick M. Bell, wife was Elizabeth Gage, were married December 1. 1773, his family would receive a pension $1,680, dollars.
Service: Frederick M. Bell was a 1st., Lieutenant of the 2nd., New Hampshire from Mat 23, to December of 1777. Captain of the 8th., Continental infantry on January 1, 1776. Captain of the 2nd. New Hampshire November 8, 1776. Was wounded at Stillwater September 19, 1776, and died from his wounds on October 9, 1777.

6. Richard Benjamin Shortridge.

Richard Benjamin Shortridge was born October 20, 1734, his father was Richard Shortridge and mother was Abigail French, he married Mary Pitman, he left her a pension of $1,680,dollars.
Service: Richard B. Shortridge was a Captain of the 2nd., New Hampshire, from May 23, to December 1775, Captain of the 8th., Continental infantry on January 1, 1776, was killed at Gwynn’s Island on July 8, 1776.

7. Joseph Wait.

Joseph Wait was born November 30, 1772, father was John Wait, mother was Annah Flagg, another record states that Anna Wellington was his mother, this needs more looking into. He married Martha Stone on January 20, 1773. Left his family a pension of $2,250, dollars.
Service: Lieutenant-Colonel of the Bedel’s regiment of the New Hampshire Rangers, January 1176. Died September 28, 1776.

8. Joseph Fay.

Joseph Fay, was born September 27, 1738, Wife name was Lucy Warren, lefy her a pension of 840, dollars.
Service: Joseph Fay, was a Ensign of the 3rd., New Hampshire November 8, 1776. Died November 2, 1777, from wounds he received at Stillwater on September 19, 1776.

Massachusetts.

9. John Thomas.

John Thomas was born November 9, 1724, father was John Yeoman Thomas, mother was Lydia Waterman. He married Hannah (?) Thomas on September 12, 1761, he left his family a pension of $3,150, dollars.
Service: John Thomas was a Colonel of a Massachusetts regiment May of 1775, Brigadier General in the Continental Army June 22, 1775. Major-General March 6, 1776, died May 30, 1776.

10. Abner Cranston.

Abner Cranston, was a Captain of Whitcomb’s Massachusetts regiment, May to December 1775. Captain of the 6th., Continental infantry from January 1, to December 31, 1776. ( A major of the same name is reported as been killed on May 29, 1777. ) The name as reported as being a major left his family a pension of $2,100, dollars. Note this name needs more research.

11. Ezekiel Goodridge or Goodrich.

Ezekiel Goodridge was a 2nd., Lieutenant of the 8th., Massachusetts January 1, 1777. He was killed on October 7, 1777, at Saratoga. He left his family a pension of $1,120, dollars.

12. Edward Payson Williams.

Edward Payson Williams was born February 26, 1746, father was Jeremiah Williams and mother was Catherine Payson. He married Sarah Craft, on May 24, 1772. He left a pension of $2,100, dollars.
Service: Captain of Heath’s Massachusetts regiment from May to December 1775. Captain of the 24th., Continental infantry from January to December of 1776. Major of the 3rd., Massachusetts January 1, 1775. Died on May 25, 1777, was still a Major.

13. Aaron Steel or Steele.

Aaron Steel was born July 13, 1739, father was John Steele, mother was Abigail Brooks, his wife was Sarah Rumrill, they were married November 15, 1763. Left a pension of $1,120, dollars.
Service: Aaron Steel, was a 2nd., Lieutenant of the 25th., Continental infantry from January 1, to December 31, 1776, was a 1st., Lieutenant of the 7th., Massachusetts January 1, 1777. Died November 25, 1777, from wounds he received at Fort Mifflin November 14, 1777.

14. Ebenezer Town or Towne.

Ebenezer Town was born on September 22, 1744, father was Elijah Town, mother was Lydia Lock. He married Huldah Wheelock on December 15, 1778.
Service: Was a Ensign of the 4th., Massachusetts infantry, January 1, 1777, died February 11, 1778.

15. David Bryant or Briant.

David was a 1st., Lieutenant of Knox’s regiment Continental Artillery, December 13, 1775, Captain Lieutenant August 1776, Captain Lieutenant of the 3rd., Continental Artillery January 1, 1777, Captain May 10, 1777, died September 12, 1777 from wounds he received at Brandywine September 11, 1777. Left a pension of $2,100,dollars.

16. Joseph Andrews.

Joseph Andrews was a 1st., Lieutenant of the 3rd., Continental Artillery February 1, 1777, died November 22, 1777, from wounds he received at Brandywine, September 11, 1777, left a pension of $1,400, dollars.

17. Edward Kingman.

Edward Kingman was a ensign of the 2nd., Massachusetts January 1, 1777. Killed near Saratoga New York, September 26, 1777. Left a pension of $480, dollars.
Note. Other records says he died October 1, 1777.

18. Ephraim Jackson.

Ephraim Jackson was born October 12, 1729, father was Edward Jackson, mother was Abigil Gale. His wife was Mary Davis, left a pension of $2,250, dollars.
Service: Lieutenant-Colonel of the 10th., Massachusetts, November 6, 1777, died December 19, 1777, left a pension of $2,250,dollars.

19. Jacob Allen.

Jacob Allen was a 1st., Lieutenant of Thomas Massachusetts regiment, May to December 1775. Captain of the 23rd. Continental infantry January 1, to December 31, 1776. Captain of the 2nd. Massachusetts January 1, 1777, killed at Bemu’s Heights September. Left a pension of $1,680, dollars.

20. William Perry.

William Perry was a ensign of the 14th., Massachusetts January 1, 1777, died October 10, 1777, from wounds he received at Germantown October 4, 1777. Left a pension of $840, dollars.

21. Aldridge or Aldrich Wiley.

Aldridge Wiley was a ensign of the 16th., Continental infantry from January 1, to December 31, 1776, was a 1st., Lieutenant of the 8th, Massachusetts January 1, 1777, killed a Stillwater October 7, 1777, left a pension of $1,120, dollars.

22. John Skillings.

John Killings was a captain of the 11th., Massachusetts November 6, 1777, was killed on April 2, 1777, left a pension of $1,680, dollars.

23. Ebenezer Francis.

Ebenezer Francis, was born December 22, 1740, father was 1, Ebenezer Francis, 2. Ebenezer Tuffs, mother was Rachel Whitemore, His wife was Judith Wood married on January 2, 1766.
Service: Ebenezer Francis was a Captain of Mansfields regiment Massachusetts, From May-December 1777. Captain of the 11h, Massachusetts November 6, 1776, Killed at Hubbardton July 3, 1777. Left a pension of $3,150, dollars.

24. Luke Roundy.

Luke Roundy was born March 13, 1751, father was Benjamin Roundy, mother was Anna Roundy. He married Mary Goodridge July 4, 1773.
Service: Luke Roundy was a ensign of the 27th., Continental infantry from January 1,-December 31, 1776. Was a 2nd. Lieutenant of the 11th., Massachusetts. January 1, 1777, he died October 22, 1777, left a pension of $480, dollars.
Note. One record states he died as a ensign, another states he died as a 2nd., Lieutenant if this so he should have gotten a high pension this needs more research.

25. Josiah Bragdon.

Josiah Bragdon was born August 19, 1747, father was Samuel Bragdon, mother was Mercy Main. He married Mary Swett on November 11, 1769.
Service: Was a Lieutenant of the Scammon’s regiment from May-December 175, Lieutenant of the 11th., Massachusetts November 6, 1776. Died April 27, 1778, left a pension of $1,120, dollars.

26. Benjamin Reed.

Benjamin Reed was born September13, 1748, father was Hezekiah Reed, mother was Hannah Hadlock, he married Levine Reed, January 19, 1770.
Service: He was a Lieutenant, he died or was killed on September 19, 1777, left a pension of $1,120, dollars.

27. Edward Turner.

Edward Turner was born in 1739, father was Joseph Turner, mother was Sarah Hartshorn, He married Hannah Fisher.
Service: Was a Lieutenant, was killed on December 26, 1777, left a pension of $1,120.,dollars.

Rhode Island.

28. Augustus Mumford.

Augustus Mumford was a Adjutant died August 28, 1775, left a pension of $756, dollars.

29. Sylvanus Shaw.

Sylvanus Shaw was born May 4, 1750, father was Benjamin Shaw mother was Elizabeth Potter. Left a pension of $1,680, dollars.
Service: Was a Lieutenant of Church’s Rhode Island regiment May 3, 1775, taken prisoner at Quebec December 31, 1775, exchanged about August of 1776. Was captain of the 2nd., Rhode Island May 4, 1777, Killed at Red Bank October 22, 1777.

30. Benajah Carpenter.

Benajah Carpenter was born in April 27, 1748, father was Stephen Carpenter, mother was Thurston. He married Sarah Taylor August 18, 1771. Left a pension of $1,120, dollars.
Service: He was a Captain-Lieutenant of Knox’s regiment continual light artillery December 10, 1775, was killed at Long Island August 18, 1771.

31. John Waterman.

John Waterman was born in 1728, father was Richard Waterman, mother was either Mary Corne or Mercy Corp or could have been both. Left a pension of $1,120, dollars.
Service: Was a lieutenant Quartermaster of the 2nd., Rhode Island March 1, 1777, died April 20, 1778,

Connecticut.

32. David Wooster.

David Wooster was born some time between 1710 and 1711, his father was Abraham Wooster mother was Mary Walker. He married Mary Clapp, he left a pension of $2,250, dollars.
Service: Major General Connecticut Troops April 1775, Colonel 1st., Connecticut May 1, 1775, Brigadier-General of the Continental Army June 22, 1775, Died May 2, 1777 of wounds he received at Richfield April 27, 1777.

33. Nathan Stooddard, Stoddart, or Stoddard.

Nathan Stoddard was born August 8, 1742, father was Deacon Gideon Stoddard, mother was Olive Curtis, he married Eunice Sanford about 1774. He left a pension of $1,680, dollars.
Service: Captain of the 8th., Connecticut January 1, 1777, Killed at Fort Mifflin November 15, 1777.

Note. They have him kill in three different moths May 5 1777, November 15, 1777 and October 15, 1777, this name needs more researching.

Update 5-31-2010.

Mr. Peter Stoddard, has informed me that his 4th,-great-grandfather was killed on November 15, 1777, was killed by a cannon shot to the head.

Note. You can learn more about him by reading the comments at the end of this page.

34. Jeremiah Parmelee or Parmelie.

Jeremiah Parmelee was born February 10, 1744, 1. Father Hezekiah Parmelee, 2. Father Jeremiah Parmalee mother was Sarah Hopson, He had two wife’s 1. Abigail Russell married January 14, 1767, 2. Sarah Doolittle married November 21, 1768. He left a pension of $1,680, dollars.
Service: Private in the Lexington Alarm. April 1775, Ensign 1st., Connecticut from May1, to December 30, 1775, Captain 1st., Canadian Livingston’s regiment, February 1, 1777, died March 24, 1778.

35. David Dimon.

David Dimon was born August 23, 1741, father was Ebenezer Dimon, mother was Mary Burr, wife was Ann Allen married November 15, 1762. He left a pension of $2,520,dollars.
Service: Captain in the Lexington Alarm, April 1775; Captain of the 5th., Connecticut from May 1, to December 1775; Brigade-Major to General Wooster from June13, to September 18, 1775, and to General Schuyler September 18, 1775 to December 1776; Lieutenant-Colonel 6th., Connecticut January 1, 1777; died September 18, 1777, from wounds he received at Brandywine on September 11, 1777.

36. Hezekiah Davenport.

Hezekiah Davenport was born January 14, 1737 or 38, father was John Davenport IV, mother was Sarah Bishop, married Ruth Ketchems on December 7, 1763.
Service: Lieutenant of the Connecticut Militia; killed at Ridgefield April 27, 1777.

New York.

37. Richard Montgomery.

Richard Montgomery was born December 2, 1738, father was Thomas Montgomery, mother was Mary Franklin. He married Janet Livingston on July 24, 1773. He left a pension of $6,972, dollars.
Service: Brigadier-General Continental Army June 22, 1775; Major-General December 9, 1775; was killed in the assault on Quebec on December 31, 1775.

New Jersey.

38. Andrew McMeyers or McMyers and McMires.

Found no family information, left a pension of $1,680, dollars.
Service: Captain of the 1st., New Jersey from December 15, 1775 to November 10, 1776; Captain of the 1st., New Jersey November 29, 1776; was killed at Germantown on October 4, 1777.

39. Philip Johnson.

Found no family information, he left a pension of $1,612 and sixty-six and two third cents.
Service: Lieutenant-Colonel of Hunt’s regiment New Jersey Militia June 14, 1776; Colonel August 1, 1776; killed at Long Island August 27, 1776.

40. Daniel Neil.

Daniel Neil was born about 1745, Married Elizabeth Mallam. Left a pension of $1,680, dollars.
Service: Captain Eastern company New Jersey Artillery State Troops March 1, 1776; killed at Princeton January 3, 1777.

Delaware.

41. Nathan Adams.

Found no family information, left a pension of $1,680,dollars.
Service: Captain Delaware regiment January 19, 1776; killed at Long Island on March 27, 1776.

42. Thomas Holland.

Found no family information, he left a pension of $1,680, dollars.
Service: 2nd., Lieutenant of the 4th., Pennsylvania Battalion January 8, 1776; resigned March 15, 1776; 2nd., Lieutenant Delaware regiment April 25, 1776; !st., Lieutenant and Adjutant August 1776; Captain December 4, 1776; died October 13, 1777 of wounds he received October 4, 1777, at Germantown.

Virginia.

43. Moses Hawkins.

Moses Hawkins was born between 1745 & 1750, father was Benjamin Hawkins mother was Sarah Willis, he married Susannah Strother on March 1, 1770, he left a pension of $1,680, dollars.
Service: Captain of the 14th., Virginia, February 24, 1777; killed at Germantown October 4, 1777.

44. John Humphries

Found no family information, he left a pension of $1,680, dollars.
Service: 1st., Lieutenant of Morgan’s company Virginia Rifleman September 1775. Killed at Quebec December 31, 1775.

45. Hugh Mercer.

Hugh Mercer was born 1725, father was William Mercer mother was Anne Monroe; he married Isabella Gordon some time before 1764. He left a pension of $2,250, dollars.
Service: Colonel of the 3rd., Virginia February 13, 1776; Brigadier-General of the Continental Army June 5, 1776; died January 12, 1777, from wounds he received at Princeton January 3, 1777.

46. John Seayres or Sayres.

Found no family information, left a pension of $2,520, dollars.
Service: Captain of the 1st., Virginia September 18, 1775; Major of the 4th., Virginia August 13, 1776; Lieutenant-Colonel of the 9th., Virginia January 30, 1777; killed at Germantown on October 4, 1777.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

#33 Nathan Stoddard. There quite a bit of confusion over death dates due to the fact that there was more then one Nathan Stoddard. People often lump them all together (not bothering to research properly). The Nathan Stoddard you refered to here was indeed killed at Mud Island (AKA Fort Mifflin and Mud Fort) on Nov. 15, 1777 by a cannon ball that took his head clean off.
Genealogy facts:
Nathan was born 8 Aug 1742.
His wife was Eunice Stafford.
His parents were Deacon Gideon and Olive Curtis Stoddard.
Footnote.com has quite a few records refering to Capt. Stoddard, but don't confuse him with the one who died in NY!

Mabel said...

Thanks for writing this.

Bob said...

#40. Daniel Neil- killed at Princeton Battlefield
Can you tell me whee he is buried?
Thanks, Bob

Dennis Segelquist said...

Bob, from all I read the men killed from both sides were laid side by side in a common grave near the battle field. In a book written by Bart McDowell, it is states that there is also a massive Greek portico in Princeton Battle field Park to honor those unknown American and British dead, it stands in a circle of pines enclosing the common grave.

If you been looking for were he is at rest and been looking for a long time, like years and would like to fill this gap in his history I would make a note saying something like; “ It is believed that Captain Daniel Neil’s is buried in Princeton Battle field Park. However as there is no record on how many were remover and reburied by family members, this should not be stated as fact.” In this way you will have something, and later if you find he was buried some where else you can change it.