Capt. Ebenezer Trask, Sr. (1733 - 1795)

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Birthplace: Salem, Essex Co, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Smithfield RI
Managed by: George W. Becker Jr.
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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

APPENDIX E.

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

p. 208 - 209.

1775

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

Andrew Waterman, Captain

Luke Arnold, Captain

Peleg Arnold, Captain

Joseph Jenckes, Captain

Sylvanus Bucklin, Lieutenant.

1776

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.

1777

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

1778

John Angell, Lieut.-Colonel, 2d Regiment

Samuel Day, Captain

Ebenezer Trask, Captain

Joseph Sprague, Captain

1779

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

1780

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

1781

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.

1784

Job Mowry, Captain

Ebenzer Trask, Captain

George Streeter, Captain

Joel Aldrich, Lieutenant

1785

Joel Aldrich, Major, 2d Regiment

William Aldrich, Major, Senior Chaplain Regiment

1786

Joel Aldrich, Major, 2d Regiment

1789

William Aldrich, Major, 2d Regiment.

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Capt. Ebenezer Trask, Sr.'s Timeline

1733
1733
Salem, Essex Co, Massachusetts
1751
1751
Age 18
Probably, Massachusetts
1752
May 26, 1752
Age 19
1754
January 12, 1754
Age 21
Smithfield, Rhode Island, United States
1754
Age 21
1761
1761
Age 28
1775
1775
- 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.

1795
February 26, 1795
Age 62
Smithfield RI
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