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Revolutionary War Era Participants / Ancestors of George Huntington Comings and Catherine Mary Evans

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  • William Morse, Sr., (1726 - 1806)
    DAR Ancestor #: A081617 Service: MASSACHUSETTS Rank: PRIVATE Birth: 1726 NEWBURY MASSACHUSETTS Death: (POST) 1806 METHUEN MASSACHUSETTS Service Description: 1) CAPT PEABODY
  • Benjamin Comings, Colonel (1755 - 1813)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW HAMPSHIRE with the rank of CORPORAL. DAR Ancestor # A028517 Benjamin Comings was born March 28, 1755 in Westford, Massachusetts, and it is presumed, reloc...
  • Moses Jewett (1737 - c.1828)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW HAMPSHIRE with the rank of Private. DAR Ancestor # A062775 Revolutionary War Soldier, Shaker. -------------------- Moses Jewett assisted in the establishm...
  • Elam Jewett (1746 - 1812)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for MASSACHUSETTS with the rank of Sargent. DAR Ancestor # A062713
  • Samuel Huntington (1759 - 1823)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A060711

The name pretty much says it all. Where were our ancestors at the time of the revolutionary war? Did they fight? How did the war affect them?

My intent in this project is to identify the ancestors, based upon the current state of the family tree, and see if I can learn where they were and what they were up to.

Current Identified Revolutionary War Participants:

  • William Morse (1726 in Newbury, MA - 1806 in Andover MA) Marched on the Alarm at Lexington 1775, Member John Peabody's Co, 1778, served with Cambridge Mass Guards, John Bodwell's Co. 1778
  • Samuel Huntington (1759 in Norwich, CT - 1823 ) enlisted from Norwich as Sergeant in 1777 and served 3 years.
  • Elam Jewett (b 1746) served several stints with the Revolutionary Army, lastly as a Sergeant.
  • Benjamin Comings (1755 ) served in the revolutionary war, and may have been promoted to Colonel
  • Moses Jewett (1737 - ~1827) Served in Capt. Daniel Gordon's Co., Col. David Gilman's Reg., raised out of Regt., commanded by Nicholas Gilman to reinforce the Continental Army at N.Y. (Moses and Elam Jewett are 4th cousins).

Elam and Moses Jewett are 4th cousins, related through their 3rd Great Grandfather Edward Jewett. The two trees recombine with George H Comings and Catherine M Evans with George being a descendant of Elam, and Catherine M being a descendant of Moses. Of course this makes George H and Catherine M cousins - Edward is George's 7th Great Grandfather, and Catherine's 8th Great Grandfather - so they were 9th cousins once removed.

Open Questions:

  • Hunting down more evidence that Jeremiah Bradley served in the Rev. War.
  • Driving back the line of Henry Hoskins
  • Doing more extensive searches on the the other male members
  • Perhaps producing a table of where everyone was living at time

Family names/branches during this period: (Listing either person in era, or last twig, starting from matrilinial and working back to patrilinial line.)

Muzzy:

Catherine Evans > Gertrude Emery > Mary Brown > Lydia Hunkins (1764 in Haverhill, MA - 1841 in Loudon, NJ)>Hannah Muzzy

Hunkins:

Catherine Evans > Gertrude Emery > Mary Brown > Robert Hunkins

There are a few SAR Robert Hunkins out there, but none married to a 'Muzzy', or that seem to tie into our Robert.

Bodwell:

Catherine Evans > Gertrude Emery > Mary Brown > Phebe Bodwell (1731 - 1822) in Methuen, MA

Morse:

Catherine Evans > Gertrude Emery > Mary Brown > William Morse (1726 in Newbury, MA - 1806 in Andover MA)

William Morse was a revolutionary war soldier - well documented with SAR

Bachelder:

Catherine Evans > Gertrude Emery > Mary Brown > Levi Brown 1784-1858 > Elizabeth Bachelder

Brown:

Catherine Evans > Gertrude Emery > Mary Brown > Philip Brown

Philip Brown SAR records don't match.

Chamberlain:

Catherine Evans > Gertrude Emery > John Emery> Betsy Chamberlain (1796-1825)>Amos Chamberlain (?-1818)

No SAR record for Amos Chamberlain

Emery:

Catherine Evans > Gertrude Emery > John Emery> Joshua Emery (1788-1870)>Thomas Emery (1750-1834)

No SAR Record for Thomas

Green

Catherine Evans > William Evans > Thomas Green

Jewett

Catherine Evans > William Evans > Moses Jewett (1737 - ~1827)

Moses's service record: Muster and Pay Roll of Capt. Daniel Gordon's Co., Col. David Gilman's Reg., raised out of Regt., commanded by Nicholas Gilman to reinforce the Continental Army at N. Y. Moses Jewit pd. £5 10s. Same Co., from Jan. 5, 1777 to March 15, 1777 pd. £2 7s 4d" (N. H. S. P.).

Hoskins:

Catherine Evans > William Evans > Katherine Francis Hoskins > Henry B Hoskins (1801-1876)

How:

Catherine Evans > William Evans >Charles Caroll Evans II>Sarah Bradley>Anna How (1764 in Methuen, MA-1845

Emerson

Catherine Evans > William Evans >Charles Caroll Evans II>Sarah Bradley>Jeremiah Bradley (1762-1799)>Lydia Emerson (1719-?)

Bradley:

Catherine Evans > William Evans > Charles Caroll Evans II>Sarah Bradley>Nehemiah Bradley (1711-1775) in Haverhill, MA

Jeremiah would have been 14, and his father Nehemiah would have been 65 in 1776. No SAR records exist for either of them. The Bradley Foundation record for Jeremiah says that he did serve.

Evans:

Catherine Evans > William Evans > Charles Caroll Evans II >William Evans (1776 in Portsmouth, NH-1859)>Daniel Evans

I don't see a Daniel Evans SAR that matches from NH.

Kendall

George H. Comings > Emma Currier>Fannie Pratt > Polly Kendall (1784-1844)

Polly was quite young, but if we could find her father... :)

Pratt

George H. Comings > Emma Currier > Fannie Pratt>Guilford Pratt (1778-1872)>Benjamin Pratt (b 1755)

No SAR record for B Pratt.

Sawyer

George H. Comings > Emma Currier > Emma Currier > Richard Currier>Hannah Sawyer (1774 in Amesbury, MA - 1817 )>Richard Sawyer (1748-1818)

No applilcation has been made in his name to the SAR, was living in Corinth, Vt.

Currier

George H. Comings > Emma Currier > Emma Currier > Richard Currier >Ezekiel Currier (b 1732)

Ezekiel (32) was 44 in 1776, and living at Hampstead, NH, with his wife Susannah.

Safford

George H. Comings > George F. Comings > Mary Huntington > Martha Bailey>Abigail Stafford (?-1828)

Abigail, like her husband Charles was 32 at the time of the revolutionary war, and living in Brookfield Mass.

Bailey

George H. Comings>George F. Comings>Mary Huntington>Martha Bailey>Charles Bailey (1744-1835)

Charles was a potter, at the time of the revolutionary war he and his wife would have been 32 and his oldest child would have been about 10. He was living in Brookfield Mass in 1776.

Doggett

George H. Comings>George F. Comings>Mary Huntington>John Huntington>Bethiah Doggett (1756 in Boston, MA-1828 in Greensboro, VT)

Huntington

George H. Comings>George F. Comings>Mary Huntington>John Huntington>Nathan Huntington (1730-1794)

So Nathan was about 47 in 1776, and Samuel was 17. Both of possible age for involvement in the war, but Nathan does not show up. Samuel Does, enlisting from Norwich as Sergeant in 1777 and serving 3 years.


RIchardson

George H. Comings>George F. Comings>Benjamin Comings>Betsy Jewett>Eunice Richardson

Jewett

George H. Comings>George F. Comings>Benjamin Comings>Betsy Jewett>Elam Jewett

Elam apparently served several stints with the Revolutionary Army, lastly as a Sergeant.

Cooper

George H. Comings>George F. Comings>Benjamin Comings>Andrew Comings>Mary Cooper (1753 in Hardwick, MA - 1842 in Cornish, NH)

Comings

George H. Comings>George F. Comings>Benjamin Comings>Andrew Comings>Benjamin Comings (1755 - 1813 in Cornish, NH)

Benjamin Comings (1755 ) is recorded as serving in the Revolutionary War SAR Record, Rev War Pension Record SAR Genealogy citing Benjamin as being at Bennington Cornish town history gives him title of Colonel