Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Capt. Benjamin Walcott, Revolutionary War

Data submitted by Charles Waid on June 28, 2015:

Family Group Record for Capt. Benjamin Walcott Page 1
Born 14 Aug 1754 Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts

Christened 10 Jul 1757 Attleboro, Bristol Co., Massachusetts
Died 28 Jun 1829 Nantucket, Nantucket Co., Massachusetts

Buried Old North Burial Ground, Nantucket, Nantucket Co., Massachusetts
General Notes: Husband - Capt. Benjamin Walcott

BENJAMIN was a baker at Boston. He was a Sgt. in Capt. Truscott's Co., Massachusetts militia, and then enlisted in the regiment of his uncle, Col. Thomas Marshall. On 6 November 1776 he was commissioned Capt. of the 7th Militia Co.

In 1776 he was elected Lt. of the Boston Continental Line and given 10L to be used to recruit a company to be part of Col. Marshall's Regt. which was part of the Northern Army. He was captured by the British at Fort Ann 8 July 1777, during the retreat from Fort Ticonderoga, and was taken to Quebec. He was exchanged for British prisoners at Albany, New York, on 24 October 1777. His company was at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-78. He received a warrant for 300 acres of land for his services and was in 1818 awarded a pension of $20 a month which was later dropped as he was not in need. In 1789 he moved from Boston to Nantuckett, where he continued working as a baker.

His name was sometimes spelled Walcutt and Wallcut.

He enlisted again Jan. 20, 1777 in Capt. Benj. Wolcott's Company, Col. Thomas Marshall's Regiment, and served until Dec. 31, 1779, and again served from Jan. 1, 1780, until the 30th of the same month.

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