Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Christopher Walcott, Revolutionary War

Data submitted by Charles Waid on June 28, 2015:

Ens. Christopher Walcott Page 1
Born 1756 Attleboro, Bristol Co., Massachusetts

Christened 18 Mar 1757 Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Died 8 Jul 1777 Bennington, Bennington Co., Vermont

CHRISTOPHER enlisted in Capt. Amasa Soper's Co., Col. Thomas Marshall's Massachusetts Regiment, serving from 1 November 1776 to 1 December 1776. He was commissioned Ensign in his uncle, Col. Thomas Marshall's, Regiment.

He was killed Fort Ann during the Battle of Bennington, Vermont. A military pension was granted in 1798 to Benjamin and Thomas Walcott, and Lucy Strafford, coheirs of Christopher Walcott.

Christopher Wallcut, Boston. Sergeant, Capt. Soper's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's Regt.; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776, 3 mos.; also Sergeant, Capt. Amasa Soper's Co., Col. Thomas Marshall's Regt.; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to Dec. 1, 1776, 1 mo. Roll sworn to at Boston; Ensign, Col. Thomas Marshall's (10th) Regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to July 8, 1777; reported killed; also, Ensign, Capt. Winslow's co., Col. Marshall's Regt.; list of officers in the Continental Army; ordered in Council Jan. 30, 1777, that said officers be commissioned; reported commissioned Jan. 30, 1777; residence, Boston; also, Ensign, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co., Col. Marshall?s Regt.; Subsistence allowed said Wallcut from date of engagement, Dec. 3, 1776, to April 4, 1777; credited with 122 days allowance, including allowance for 11 days travel on march to Bennington; also, Ensign, Capt.
Jacob Wales's (1st) Co., Col. Marshall's Regt.; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, etc., approved April 8, 1779; reported killed July 8, 1777.

Christopher was a nephew of Col. Thomas and Captain Christopher Marshall, who were members of the
Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnatti. His Bounty Land Warrant was granted to his heirs Benjamin, Thomas Walcott and Lucy Strafford on 26 November 1798. Descendants of Christopher's family are eligible for membership in the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati under the Rule of 1854.

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