Capt. William Nye

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William Nye

Birthplace: Sandwich, MA, USA
Death: Died in Sandwich, MA, USA
Place of Burial: Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Stephen Nye; Stephen Nye and Maria Nye
Husband of Elizabeth (Betsy) Nye
Father of Polly Bassett; William Nye; Betsey Dillingham; Deborah Nye; Robert W. Nye and 3 others
Brother of Elisha Nye; Nathan Nye, Jr.; Hannah Tobey; Zenas Nye; Sabra Ellis and 10 others

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About Capt. William Nye

Served in the Revolutionary War

  • Descriptive list of men raised agreeable to resolve 6/9/1779, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Captain James Tisdale, at Springfield, 8/23/1779; Captain Fish's company, Colonel Freeman's regiment; age, 19 years; stature 5 ft. 7 in.; complextion dark; town Sandwich.
  • List of nine month's men; entered service 8/17/1779; discharged 5/16/1780; Captain Wadsworth's company.
  • Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of six months, agreeable to resolve of 6/5/1780, returned as recived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brigadier-general John Glover, at Springfield, 7/19/1780; marched to camp 7/19/1780, under command of Captain Clark.
  • Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Sandwich for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched 7/11/1780; discharged 12/3/1780; service 5 months, 6 days, including travel (280 mi.) home from place of discharge.
  • Private, Captain William Scott's (Light Infantry) company, Colonel Henry Jackson's (16th) regiment; pay roll for June and July 1780; service from 7/19/1780 to 8/1/1780, 13 days; reported joined 7/19/1780.
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Capt. William Nye's Timeline

July 24, 1760
Sandwich, MA, USA
April 25, 1785
Age 24
August 30, 1788
Age 28
July 10, 1792
Age 31
September 19, 1794
Age 34
August 27, 1796
Age 36
April 24, 1798
Age 37
Sandwich, Barnstable, MA, USA
May 26, 1804
Age 43