Patriot Ancestor: Zachariah Bicknell, Jr.


Patriot Ancestor

Zachariah Bicknell, Jr. was born in Weymouth, (then) Suffolk County, MA, on 21 October 1756, to father Zachariah Bicknell, Sr. and mother, Patience Tower. Both Zachariahs – father and son – served on the side of the patriots during the Revolutionary War. Zachariah Jr. was a Private in Samuel Ward’s company, Colonel Solomon Lovell’s regiment.  […]

December 11, 2017

Patriot Ancestor: William Weston


Patriot Ancestor

William Weston was born in on May 14, 1732 in Duxbury, MA. Before entering service, he was a Patriot as a Member of the Committee of Communication & Correspondence from June 5, 1777 – March 1776. He was also a “Member of the Committee to Petition the General Court to Construct a Fort for the […]

March 4, 2015

Patriot Ancestor: Onesimus Whitehead


Patriot Ancestor

Onesimus Whitehead, the patriot ancestor of Rear Admiral Joel Whitehead, was a member of a family with a strong military tradition since well before the Revolution. The immigrant ancestor of this branch of the Whitehead Family, Isaac Whitehead I, served in the New Haven Colony Militia in Connecticut as early as 1643. The Whitehead family moved westward […]

March 11, 2013

Patriot Ancestor: Ebenezer Dow


Patriot Ancestor

Born 1739, Kingston, New Hampshire Died 1815, Meredith Center, New Hampshire Ebenezer Dow served during the French and Indian War, serving with Massachusetts forces. He enlisted on April 12, 1775 from Epping, New Hampshire and served as a Minuteman at Concord, Massachusetts during the opening of the Revolutionary War in April 1775. He served in […]

January 30, 2013

Patriot Ancestor: Cornelius Davenport


Patriot Ancestor

Little detail is available about Cornelius Davenport’s Revolutionary War experience. Although family lore suggests that he may have served as a captain and latter a major and aide to General Washington at Morristown, New Jersey during the winter of 1779-1780, existing payroll records documenting his war time service indicate only service as a Private in the Morris County […]

January 28, 2013

Patriot Ancestor: John Annis


Patriot Ancestor

John Annis was a fifth generation American who descended from Charles Annis of Fermaugh County, Ulster Province of the UK. Ancestor Charles Annis arrived in Newbury, MA sometime prior to 1666. Patriot John Annis was born in 1764 in Andover, MA son of Ezra Annis, who also served in the Revolutionary War for one and one […]

January 28, 2013