Those from Westford Who
The American War for Independence
The following names, primarily found in Hodgman's History of Westford, list all those from Westford, Massachusetts who served in one or more of the American military institutions of the American Revolution. These include the local militia and minute companies, provincial regiments raised by the state (such as Col. Robinson's regiments), or the Continental Army. Sources include Massachusetts State Archive muster rolls, pay records, town and county records, and other records which are not completely described.
various sources have been noted. There may still be some cases
where two names represent the same person.
An asterisk next to a name indicates that the
individual died as a result of his military service. A monument
Westford town common indicates that 35 men died as a result of military
service during the Revolution. So far, I have only been able to
22. If you can point me toward a good source for such
information, I would appreciate it if you could forward me the reference.
My goal is to gather information about each individual's service, as well as their non-military life, and make it available through this site. The compilaton of information from many different sources is ongoing and I have yet to place much of the information on this website. In the meantime, I have created a listing of entries from MSSRW for the men listed below. If anyone has documented information about any of those listed below I would be more than happy to see it !
November, 2002: Some new information about the lives of Jonas Holden and Thomas Rogers has come to light, thanks to researchers with the Valcour Bay Research Project. Many thanks Edwin R. Scollon for providing us with this fascinating research.
April, 2003: Thanks to George Quintel, Jr. for the addition of three previously unrecognized service deaths.
Additional information about soldiers who served during the war from other towns but later moved to, and are buried in, Westford has been compiled by Judy Cataldo and can be found here.
An on-line tour of the Westford Patriots in Westford cemeteries can be found here.
* Indicates having died during military service
Page added May,
Last updated 12 April, 2023
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