Capt. Ebenezer Trask, Sr.

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Capt. Ebenezer Trask, Sr.

Birthplace: Salem, Essex Co, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Smithfield RI
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Trask and Abigail Carrill
Husband of Sarah Aldrich
Father of Frederic Trask; Daniel Trask; Ebenezer Ebenezer Trask, Jr.; Prusha Trask and Adin Trask
Brother of Edward Trask; Daniel Trask and Robert Trask

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About Capt. Ebenezer Trask, Sr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for RHODE ISLAND with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor # A116082

Ebenezer Trask Senior was born in Mass. and died in

Smithfield Rhode Island. During the Rev. War he served

for several years with the military of Smithfield R.I.

He apparently was Captain of his own company there.

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History of the Town of Smithfield from its organization, in 1730-1, to its division, in 1871

by Thomas Steere E. L. Freeman & Co., Providence, RI 1881


List of Officers of the Militia belonging to Smithfield; 1775 to 1789.

p. 208 - 209.


Elisha Mowry, Lieut.-Colonel, 2d Regiment.

Andrew Waterman, Captain

Luke Arnold, Captain

Peleg Arnold, Captain

Joseph Jenckes, Captain

Sylvanus Bucklin, Lieutenant.


Andrew Waterman, Captain

Elisha Mowry, Jr., lieut.-Colonel, 2d Regiment.

Thomas Jenckes, Captain

David Eddy, Captain

Nehemiah Smith, Captain

Samuel Day, Lieutenant.

Ebenezer Trask, Lieutenant

James Smith, Lieutenant

John Sayles, Jr., Colonel.


Elisha Mowry, declined. Lieut.-Colonel, 2d Regiment


John Angell, Lieut.-Colonel, 2d Regiment

Samuel Day, Captain

Ebenezer Trask, Captain

Joseph Sprague, Captain


John Angell, Lieut.-Colonel, 2d Regiment

Eber Angell, Captain

Ebenezer Trask, Captain

Daniel Mowry 4th, Captain

Robert Bennett, Lieutenant

Simeon Ballou, Lieutenant

Benjamin Sheldon, Lieutenant


John Angell, Lieut.-Colonel, 2d Regiment

William Aldrich, Major, 2d Regiment

Eber Angell, Captain

Ebenezer Trask, Captain

Daniel Mowry, 4th, Captain

Robert Bennett, Lieutenant

Simeon Ballou, Lieutenant

Benjamin Sheldon, Lieutenant


Peleg Arnold, Lieut.-Colonel, Commandant 2d Battalion

Job Mowry, Captain

Benjamin Ballou, Captain

Ebenezer Trask, Captain

Daniel Mowry, 4th, Major, 2d Regiment

Daniel Mowry, 4th, Captain.


Job Mowry, Captain

Ebenzer Trask, Captain

George Streeter, Captain

Joel Aldrich, Lieutenant


Joel Aldrich, Major, 2d Regiment

William Aldrich, Major, Senior Chaplain Regiment


Joel Aldrich, Major, 2d Regiment


William Aldrich, Major, 2d Regiment.

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Capt. Ebenezer Trask, Sr.'s Timeline

Salem, Essex Co, Massachusetts
Age 18
Probably, Massachusetts
May 26, 1752
Age 19
January 12, 1754
Age 21
Smithfield, Rhode Island, United States
Age 21
Age 28
- 1783
Age 42

The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence,[1] began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen united former British colonies on the North American continent and ended in a global war between several European great powers. The war was the culmination of the political American Revolution, whereby the colonists and their allies overthrew British rule. In 1775, Revolutionaries seized control of each of the thirteen colonial governments, set up the unifying Second Continental Congress, and formed a Continental Army. The following year, they formally declared their independence as a new nation, the United States of America. In 1777 the Continentals captured a British army, leading to France entering the war on the side of the Americans in early 1778, and evening the military strength with Britain. Spain and the Dutch Republic – French allies – also went to war with Britain over the next two years.

Throughout the war, the British were able to use their naval superiority to capture and occupy coastal cities, but control of the countryside (where 90% of the population lived) largely eluded them due to their relatively small land army. French involvement proved decisive, with a French naval victory in the Chesapeake leading to the surrender of a second British army at Yorktown in 1781. In 1783, the Treaty of Paris ended the war and recognized the sovereignty of the United States over the territory bounded by what is now Canada to the north, Florida to the south, and the Mississippi River to the west.

February 26, 1795
Age 62
Smithfield RI
Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island