The Society of Colonial Wars was founded in New York in 1892 for the purpose of furthering the interest in, and study of, America’s Colonial history for the period between the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia on May 13, 1607 and the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775.
The following SCW State of Missouri ancestors served in the Colonial Wars in the military or governmental capacity.
Sgt. Benedict Alford (Alvord) Died 23 April, 1683. Sergeant in Windsor, CT Militia in Pequot Expedition under Captain Mason of Windsor, 1637.
Isaac Allerton, Signer of the Mayflower Compact; Deputy Governor of Plymouth Colony 1621, 24. One of "Eight Men" in New Netherlands, 1643
Maj. John Albro, 1762 Northern Campaign Second Connecticut Regiment
Col./Gov. John Anderson, Member of Council, 1713‐36; President of Council, 1735‐36; Governor, 1736.
Capt. John Ashby, Second Company of Rangers, Virginia, 1755. Service with Washington at Braddockʹs defeat and at Point Pleasant battle. Commanded Fort Ashby at Ashbyʹs Gap on the frontier of Virginia
Col. William Aylett, Burgess, King William County, Virginia, 1723‐26
Judge Enoch Beer, 1744/1806: Private under Captain John N. Wetterholt, western frontier of Pennsylvania, French and Indian War.
Ephraim Bemis, 25 Aug 1656/57-1738, Private in Capt. Joseph Sylls CO in King Philips War 1675-1676
Hopestill Bent, Service in disastrous Canadian Campaign of 1690, where Sir William Phipps and 2,000 Massachusetts soldiers tried to take Quebec in King William's War.
John Bigelow 16 Feb, 1615-14 July, Fought in Piquot War 1636-37 and King Philip's War 1675 under Capt. John Cutler
John Bishop, Magistrate of Guilford, Connecticut, 1639-1643.
Thomas Blatchley, Elected Deputy to the Connecticut General Court from
Branford in May 1667, Oct. 1668, Oct. 1669.
John Bishop (? - Feb 1661). Magistrate of Guilford, Connecticut, 1639-1643.
Thomas Blachley (? - 1674). Elected Deputy to the Connecticut General Court from Branford in May 1667, Oct. 1668, Oct. 1669.
Edward Bliven, Ensign, Second Kings Regiment, Westerly, Rhode Island, French and Indian War, 1762.
Richard Borden, 25 May 1671 Assistant at Portsmouth 1653-54, General Treasurer 1654-55; Commissioner 1667-70; Deputy from Portsmouth 1667-70
John Boyle, Served in Point Pleasant Campaign against Indians in Dunmoreʹs War.
John Brockett, 1654: Appointed Surgeon by General Court for Troops raised to cooperate with Comwell's Fleet against the Dutch; 1675-76: Surgeon for CT troops in King Phillip's War
Andrew Brown, Expedition to Kennebec and in Black Point Garrison, King Philipʹs War. Ensign. Maintained garrison house at York, Maine, Queen Anneʹs War.
Joseph Brown, Constable, Selectman and Town Clerk at Lexington, Selectman 1722, 24, 25, 27 and Assessor 1714, 15, 21, 22, 26.
John Thomas Buford, Sergeant under command of Braddock, 1754. Lieutenant under Colonel George Washington, 1758. Lieutenant under Colonel Byrd. Captain of Bedford County Company under the command of Colonel Wm. Christian and General Andy Lewis during their expedition against Indian forces. Killed in action at Point Pleasant, 1774.
William Callaway, 1714/1778: Colonel in French and Indian War, 1755‐61. Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from Bedford County, 1768.
Captain John Carter, Commissioned a captain in the Spotsylvania Militia October 25, 1758. Member of the county court July 17, 1772.
Colonel Landon Carter, Member House of Burgesses of Virginia (1748-1764)
William Burgess 1622-24 Jan 1686-87 1619/1683: Burgess for Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 1659‐60, 69‐82. Member of His Lordships Deputy Governors. Justice of the Corset. Lieutenant, 1659. Captain, 1661. Major, 1675. Colonel of a Regiment of Trainbands, 1676. Colonel with Anne Arundel County Militia. Commander‐in‐Chief, Maryland Forces against Eastern Shore Indians, 1677.
Capt. John Butler died July 1658 Capt. of Militia at Edgartown, MA 1654-1655
Humphrey Chadbourne ((bpt.) 23 Apr 1615 - 12 Sep 1667 (inv.)) Deputy of the General Court of Massachusetts in 1657, 1659, and 1660, and Associate Judge under Massachusetts 1662-63.
Jacob Chrisman, 1706-Oct 1778, Constable in Frederick Co, VA 1743-1745
Benjamin Church, 1639/1718: Commander of forces victorious over King Philip, 1676. Deputy to the General Court of Plymouth from Bristol, 1682‐84. Member of the General Court of Massachusetts from Tiverton, 1696. Member of the General Court of Massachusetts from Little Compton, 1706‐10. Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Bristol County, 1708‐17. Commissary General during King Philip's War, 1675. Commander of Plymouth Forces, 1676. Major with command of Plymouth forces against the Eastern Indians, 1689. Commander of the 2nd Expedition, 1690; 3rd Expedition to Penobscot River, 1692; 4th Expedition, 1696. Colonel for service east of Casco, 1704.
Capt. Daniel Clark, 1622/1710: Lieutenant, 1st Troop under Captain John Mason, 1657‐58. Captain, 1664. Secretary, Colony of Connecticut,
1658‐66. Assistant, 1662, 64, 67. Deputy, 1657‐61. Magistrate, 1662‐64. Named Assistant in Charter of Charles II.
Gov. William Coddington, Assistant, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1630‐37. Treasurer, 1634‐36. Deputy from Boston to Massachusetts General Court, 1636‐
37. Judge of Aquidneck, 1638. Judge of Newport, 1639‐40. Governor of Portsmouth and Newport, 1640‐47. Assistant, 1647. President of the four united towns, 1648‐49. Assistant, 1666‐67. Deputy‐Governor, 1673‐74. Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island, 1674‐76, 78.
Col. Richard Cocke, 1600/1665: Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from Weyanko, 1632; Henrico County, 1644, 54. Commander of the Henrico County Militia. Lieutenant‐Colonel.
William Comstock, Among the 26 from Wethersfield, CT in expedition commanded by Capt. John Mason Which captured the Pequot Fort at Mystic, CT May 26, 1637
John Coy, Sr., 1725/1795: Served with Dunmoreʹs Expedition during Dunmoreʹs War.
Robert Cutt, 1674: Member of Council appointed to govern Maine.
Francis Dade, Speaker of the House of Burgesses, Virginia, 1657‐58. Major,
Westmoreland County Militia.
Elihu Daggett, Lieutenant in Captain John Starnes' Company, MA Militia 1754
Moses Davis, Private under Captain Andrew Pickens 1750 Anson County, NC Militia Under Capt Thomas Graves 1754, Deputy Surveyor Anson County, NC 1754. Private, NC Militia under Captain Charles Mathews 1772
Thomas Dudley, Deputy Governor, 1630. Second Governor of Massachusetts Bay
Colony, 1634. Governorsʹ Assistant, 1635. Commissioner for United Colonies, 1643. President of United Colonies. Major‐General, Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.
Capt. Timothy Dwight, Representative to the Massachusetts General Court, 1692‐94. Lieutenant of Suffolk County Troop of Horse, 1683; Captain by 1693.
Jonathan Dyer (16 Feb 1691/92 - ?) Selectman in Truro, Massachusetts, 1751.
Samuel Dyer (10 Oct 1635 - 1678)
1669 Conservator of the peace "at and about Narragansett and Acquidneesett, in the King's Province."
Thomas Fitch abt 1612 01 May 1704. He was Norwalk's Clerk of the Train Band, Recorder of Laws and Selectman in 1659, and King's Commissioner beginning in 1669 and continuing in that role for 25 years. He represented Norwalk in the Connecticut General Court in 1673, 1676, 1680-86, 1691-92 and 1694, and served as Deputy Governor of the colony.
Colonel Joshua Fry, Colonel and Commander‐in‐Chief, Virginia Militia with General Braddock, French and Indian War, 1754; Died in camp at Willʹs Creek, Maryland, succeeded by Washington; Burgess, 1745‐54; County Lieutenant, 1745; Commissioner to Six Nations, 1752
Maj. Jasper Griffin, 1648/1718: Lieutenant, 1693. Major of Militia, Southold, Long Island.
John Hardin 1734-1789 Served as Capt. of Frederick Co militia in the French & Indian War.
George Harlan, Provincial Governor of "The Three Lower Counties" of PA (now Delaware) in 1695. Member of the Colonial Assembly in 1712
Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr. ,Member of the First Assembly of the Provence of PA 1682-1683. Signer of William Penn's Great Charter. Justice of The Peace from New Castle County, DE
Jonathon Holmes 1633-4 - 1713 Captain in Middleton, NJ Militia Elected Set 4, 1673,Deputy to General Assembly at Newport RI June 2, 1680
George Hume, Served in the Colonial Troops of Spotsylvania County as a Lieutenant under the command of Captain William Bledsoe. He produced his commission in open court and took oath on 2 Sept. 1729.
Josiah Hunnewell, (25 Jun 1702 - aft Jun 1755) "Centinel" or private, on the muster roll of Capt. Nathan Knight's detachment from Sept. 14, 1723 to May 28, 1724. In 1747-48 he served as a centinel in the expedition to Louisburg. From Mar. 10, June 3 (prob. 1747) to March 9 (prob. 1747/8) in Capt. George Berry's company. From June 4 to Nov 30 (prob 1748) in Capt. Joseph Trie's company.
Capt. Richard Hunnewell, 1645/1703: Lieutenant under Captain Joshua Scottow, Black Point Garrison, King Philipʹs War.
Capt. Edward Hutchinson (28 May 1613 - 19 Aug 1675)
Junior sergeant (1641), lieutenant (1654), and captain (1657) of the Military Company of the Massachusetts.
Deputy for Boston in the Massachusetts council, 1658. Captain during the King Philip's War, 1675.
William Hutchinson (1586 - 1642) Deputy to the General Court of Massachusetts, 1635.
Lieut. Ebenezer Johnson, 1645/1726: Commander of Connecticut Militia at Albany and New York City, 1689. Captain, French and English War. Commissioner, 1690‐98. Commissioner over Paugasuck Indians, 1703. Sergeant‐Major, Militia, Connecticut, 1704‐09. Lieutenant‐Colonel, Connecticut Forces against Port Royal, 1710. Deputy, 1685.
Thomas Judd, 1608/1688: Deputy from Hartford to General Assembly, 1646; from Waterbury, 1662; from Farmington, 47‐51, 57‐59, 61, 63, 66, 68, 70, 77‐79.
Issac Kingsland, 1648/1698: Governorsʹ Council, New Jersey, 1684‐98. Captain of Militia.
George Lamberton ‐‐‐‐/1646: Member General Court, 1640. Deputy, 1643‐45. Captain.
Captain Stephen Lane, Lieutenant of the 4th Company or Trainband in the 7th Regiment of the Colony of Connecticut. Commissioned Captain 1761
Stephen Larrabee, Killed by natives at Jewell's Island after escaping from North Yarmouth, ME, during King Philip's War.
Thomas Larrabee, (1660 - 19 Apr 1723) Solider in King Philipʹs War, 1675‐76. Served under Commander‐in‐chief John Usher, Dover, New Hampshire, 1696. Soldier, paid November 1680, Maine ("Eastward").
Thomas Larrabee II, (16 Jun 1719 - 4 Jun 1797) Soldier in Capt. Thomas Perkins' Company at Louisburg.
Benjamin Lee, Captain of the Militia 7th Company 3rd Regiment, Colonel Eleazer Fitch commanding, Fort Edward, 1758.
Israel Leavitt - Soldier at the garrison in Mendon, Massachusetts, during King Phillip's War Oct 1675
Col Andrew Lewis, French and Indian War, 1st Virginia regiment, Maj. Andrew Lewis' detachment. Lieutenant under Major Andrew Lewis. Commissioned Captain under same, 1762.
John Libby (? - 5 May 1682-3 w.p.) Constable of Scarborough, ME, 1664.
Richard Lippincott, Deputy from Shrewsbury to the General Court of Assembly of East Jersey, 1669‐77.
Joseph Loomis, Lt. Col. of 1st Battalion, Fauquier Co. Militia in Nov 1777
(Jan) John Mabee, Member of Capt. Wm. McGinni's Co. (NY); Member of Capt. Andries Truex's Co. "in't Dorp Schenectady"
John Mariner (prob. bet. 1680-85 - 1748) Centinel, co. of Capt. Robert Temple, 26 June - 10 Dec. 1722.
Centinel, co. of Capt. Jeremiah Moulton, 21 Nov 1724 - 28 Jan 1724--25.
Thomas Marshall, 1730/1802: Lieutenant, Virginia Militia, French and Indian War, 1755. Justice of the Peace. Justice of County Court of
Chancery. Surveyor. Fauquier County, 1761‐67. Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses for Fauquier County, 1762‐65, 68‐74.
Sheriff of Fauquier County.
Samuel Magruder, High Justice and Capt. Of Militia, Member of the House of Burgesses, Commissioner. 1704-07. Commissioner, 1697
Henry Middleton, 1717-13 June 1784
Lieutenant of Horse, 1742. member of Commons House, 1742
Speaker, 1745, 54-55. Member & President of the council, Province of South Carolina.
President of Congress 1774.
John Milam, Sr, Private, Captain William Christianʹs Virginia Militia, 1764.
Captain Philip Nelson, Captain in Sir William Phipp's Expedition to Quebec, King Philip's War 1675-76
Lt. John Morton 1730/1796: Lieutenant under Major Andrew Lewis. Commissioned Captain under same, 1762.
Nimrod Newman 1739-March 26,1816
1760- fifer in Old Virginia Regiment of Virginia Colonial Militia serving under Colonel William Byrd.
Henry Norton, Provost Marshall and Provost in the Province of Maine
Lt. Frederick Symonsen Nostrand 1715, he was a Leftenant in a Co. of Militia in Kings Co., Capt. Francis Titus of Bushwick; signed his name, Frederick Symonsen.
David Perry Aug 8, 1741-May 2, 1826 served in four separate campaigns during the French and Indian War. Including: Abercrombie's unsuccessful assault on Fort Carillon/ Ticonderoga (1758); the provincial rangers service under Wolfe at the Siege of Quebec City (1759); in the Minas Basin area of Nova Scotia (1760); and at Citadel Hill in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and the Battle of Signal Hill in the recapture of St. Johns, Newfoundland (1762).
Col. Martin Pickett, French and Indian War, 1761, as Lieut. in Capt. William Edmunds Company of Virginia Troops
Col. Thomas Prather, Major "of Conococheague" and Col. In Frederick Co., Maryland 1755-56
Peter Porcher, Member of the South Carolina Assembly, 1761.
Thomas Posey, Virginia Militia, Quarter Master's Department under Col. Andrew Lewis 1774. Penetrated the Indian Country to the banks of the Ohio. Battle fought and won on Oct 10, 1774. The campaign was concluded with a treaty made by Lord Dunmore with the Indians.
Captain Thomas Prentice, Capt. of Mass. Troop Forces King Philip's War.
John Price, 1584-Sept 1628, Member of the Convention of 1625 & signer of Petition sent to King. Member of VA Assembly. Served as a soldier under the authority of the Colony of Virginia in
warfare against Native Americans.
Joseph Shores Price, Served as soldier in the French & Indian War under Colonel George Washington in 1758 and in Captain Henry Harrison's Company September 27, 1756
Ensign John Pritchard (Pritchett), Service in 1755 Regiment. Pasquotank County, NC commanded by Coll. Robert Murden in Captain William Amercrombie's Co.
Lt. Col. William Randolf, Served in Henrico County, Virginia Militia 1699
Lt. Col. Henry Ridgely, 1680 Associate Justice of the Peace, Anne Arundel County, MD
1683 Commissioner & Member of Governor's Council
1689 Captain of Foot Troops
Alexander Shapleigh, Arrived from Kittery Court as Commissioner for Sir Fernando Gorges, Lord Proprietor of Province of Maine. Named first
incorporated town in Maine and built first house.
Lt. John Shapleigh, Commissioned Sergeant, Ensign, Lieutenant, Deputy
John Shepley IV, Ensign, Queen Anne's War.
Matthew Sherwood abt 1642-26 Oct 1715 He was commissioned Ensign of the Fairfield County Troop, Aug. 1673, and of Fairfield Train Band, Oct. 1685; In April 1690 he became Lieut. of the Train Band, and Captain of the Fairfield County Troop raised for active service the same date. Matthew also served as Deputy for Fairfield, May 1692, and as Justice of the Peace for several years
Thomas Sherwood died before 25 Oct 1655 1585/1655: Deputy from Stratford, 1645, 49, 50, 53, 54. Member of Committee of War, 1654.
Edward Shippen, (1639-1712) Paymaster Under Colonel Burd during the French and Indian war
Alexander Spence, Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from Westmoreland County, 1693, 95, 98, 99, 1701, 07.
Lt. Philip Thomas, 1620/1675: Lieutenant of Maryland Provincial Forces prior to 1655. Member of the Council of War. High Commissioner governing Maryland, 1656‐58. One of those effecting the surrender of the Province to Lord Baltimore, 1658.
Capt. William Torrey, 1608/1690: Member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, 1641, 42. Lieutenant of the Weymouth Company by 1645; Captain of same, 1657. Deputy to the General Court, 1642‐45, 48, 49, 79, 83.
Robert Turner, Pennsylvania Governorsʹ Council, 1686
Capt. Joseph Vaughn (20 Aug 1654 - 2 Mar 1733-34). Selectman of Middleborough, MA, 189-1714; Militia ensign (1706), lieutenant (1712), and captain (1716)
Capt. Richard Warfield, Jr., 1640/1704: Military officer, Arundel County, Maryland, 1694‐96.
Thomas Warne, Governor's Council 1683, 1689, 1699
Samuel Welles, 1625/1675: Deputy, 1657‐61, 75. Captain of the Wethersfield Trainband, 1670. Captain, Company commander, Great Swamp Fight.
Richard Welton, Sergeant of militia, 1708.
John Whitman, 1602/1692: Ensign of Foot Company. Led the Weymouth men in the march against Ninigret, 1654.
Josiah Willard, Land granted in Wethersfield, CT, "As Pequot soldier."
Peleg Willard, Soldier in Capt. Peleg Redfield's company during the Campaigns against the French in 1759 and 1760.
Simon Willard, Deputy to the General Court of Massachusetts, 1636
Charles Willing, 08 May 1710 - 30 Nov 1754 Service in Pennsylvania: Common Council (1743); Justice (1745, 1749, 1752, 1754); Justice of the City Court (1747); Captain, Associated Regiment of Foot (1747); Mayor of Philadelphia (1748, 1754)
Gov. Edward Winslow, Signed the Mayflower Compact. He was a Pilgrim leader on the Mayflower. He served as the governor of Plymouth Colony in 1633, 1636, and finally in 1644.
John Wood ca. 1730 - bef. May 1780, served as Private and as "cow driver" in Capt. Thomas Buford's Company of Bedford County Rifle Company of Volunteers (VA) during Lord Dunmore's War 1774. paid for 9 days of service.
Joseph Wood, Member of Maryland Legislature, Lower House from Cecil
County, 1732‐34, 1735‐37.
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Pequot War, war fought in 1636–37
Lord Dunmore's War or Dunmore's War—1774
Pontiac's War (also known as Pontiac's Conspiracy or Pontiac's Rebellion) 1763-1766
The Tuscarora War was fought in North Carolina September 22, 1711 -February 11, 1715
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