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Members of our families who served the Military in both war and peace, both in formal enlisted capacities, and in informal volunteer or support capacities.

I am still working on this list, so if I have omitted anyone, please let me know!


Colonial Wars

King William's War 1689-1698
Hostilities between the French and Indians and the English Colonists.  For more information on this war, refer to:

Dow, Joseph, History of Hampton, Chapter 13, part 2, as transcribed at: http://www.hampton.lib.nh.us/hampton/history/dow/chap13/dow13_2.htm )

Elson, Henry William, History of the United States of America, The MacMillan Company, New York, 1904. Chapter VIII p. 162-165. Transcribed by Kathy Leigh and posted at: http://www.usahistory.info/colonial-wars/King-Williams-War.html

  • Noah Wiswall, Captain, Killed in Action, July 6, 1690, in the area around Wheelwrights Pond, near Casco (Portland), Maine. [b. 1638, Massachusetts, d. 1690, Maine (or New Hampshire ?), son of Thomas and Elizabeth Wiswall, husband of Theodocia Jackson.]

 

Sources

  1. The History of Newton

American Revolutionary War

  • Jason Beckwith, Private, Connecticut. [b. 1764, d. 1821, Connecticut. Son of Elisha Beckwith, husband of Elizabeth Crocker.] (Source: DAR Patriot Index, p. 290.)
     
  • Sarah Bradlee, Woman Patriot and "Mother of the Boston Tea Party". [b. 1740, d. 1835, Massachusetts. Daughter of Samuel Bradlee and Mary Andrews; wife of John Fulton listed here.]
    From Claghorn, Charles E., Women Patriots of the American Revolution: a biographical dictionary. (The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Metuchen, NJ & London, 1991. p. 82.) "Fulton, Sarah Bradlee, MA, of Medford. She was born on December 24, 1740, in Dorchester (now part of Boston). In 1762 Sarah married John Fulton, and they moved to Medford. Sarah andher husband often visited her brother, Nathaniel Bradlee, in Boston. While on a visiti to her brother's house on December 16, 1772, Bradlee and Fulton joined a group of activists dressed as Mohawk Indians, boarded the tea ships in Boston Harbor, and dumped 342 casks of the tea into the water. The became known as the Boston Tea Party.
    Mrs. Bradlee and Mrs. Fulton helped their husbands arrange their disguises in advance, and upon their return washed the men's faces to remove the red stains. Sarah Fulton became known as the Mother of the Boston Tea Party.
    After the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, Sarah was on hand with a basketful of lint and bandages. Other women came to help, and since few surgeions were available, Sarah was placed in charge of care for the wounded soldiers.
    About March 1776 Maj. John Brooks of Medford had a message for Gen. Washington and called upon the Fultons. Sarah agreed to carry the message through enemy lines -- which she did -- and returned home safely. Later Washinton visited the Fultons to thank Sarah and partook in a bowl of punch, served by Sarah with a brand new ladle. A number of years later the Marquis the Lafayette visited the Fultons and was served from the same punchbowl, which is now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society.
    Sarah Fulton died in 1835 and was buried in the Salem Streed Cemetery in Medford. Her grave is memorialized with a tablet which reads: "Sarah Bradlee Fulton, 1740-1835. A Heroine of the Revolution. Erected by the Sarah Bradlee Fulton Chapter DAR 1900" (GP, vol. 2)

     
  • John Fulton, P.S. Massachusetts. Participated in the Boston Tea Party, (see Sarah Bradlee, above, for more information.) [b. 1736, d. 1790, Massachusetts. Husband of Sarah Bradlee.] (Source: DAR Patriot Index, p. 1106)
     
  • Stephen Lee, P.S. Virginia. [b. abt. 1740 in Virginia, d. 1809 Kentucky. Husband of Anne Poore.]
     
  • Asa Reeves, P.S., Virginia. A patriot of Virginia who fought in the Revolutionary War. He also gave 225 pounds of beef, four horses, and four wagons to the Continental Army of Virginia. His sons, William, Benjamin, and perhaps Eli also fought in the war. [b. abt 1739, Virginia, d. 1822, Kentucky. Son of George Reeves and Anne Dogget; husband of Sarah Lambert.]
    DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Edition, Part 3, at page 2430. "REEVES: Asa: b c 1739 VA d a 11-3-1823 KY m Sarah ---PS VA."
     
  • Aaron Richards, Private, Corporal, Sergeant, Revolutionary Army [b. 1750, d. 1823, Massachusetts. Son of Ebenezer Richards, listed here, and Thankful Stratton. Husband of Thankful Wiswall, daughter of Jeremiah Wiswall listed here.]
    Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors..., p. 199-200. "RICHARDS, Aaron, Newton. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Wiswall's co., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Lexington; service, 4 days; also, Capt. Phineas Cook's co., Col. Gardner's regt.; receipt for advance pay, singed by said Richards and others, dated Camp at Cambridge, June 27, 1775; also Capt. Cook's co., Liut. Col. William Bond's (late Co. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt.; company return dated Oct. 6 1775; reported discharged and place probably taken by Stephen Palmer; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Prospect Hill, Dec. 26, 1775; also, Private, Capt. Jeremiah Wiswall's co., Col. Hatch's regt.; service 5 days; company marched at request of Gen. Washington at the time of taking Dorchester Heights March 4, 1776; also, Corporal, Capt. Edward Fuller's co., Col. Brooks's regt.; return endored "Octo 1776;" said Rice reported as having lost articles in battle; also Sergeant, Capt. Aaron Smith's co., Col. Benjamin Gill's regt.; engaged Aug. 15, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 27 (also give 3 mos. 25) days, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home; company marched to reinforce Northern army."
     
  • Ebenezer Richards, Jr., Corporal and Sergeant, Revolutionary Army. [b. 1744, d. 1796, Massachusetts. Son of Ebenezer Richards and Thankful Stratton; husband of Hannah Wiswall one of the daughters of Noah Wiswall, listed here.]
    Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 1905, pp204-5. "RICHARDS, EBENEZER, Dedham. Corporal, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co. of 4th Parish in Dedham; service, 4 days, probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775; also, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co., Col. McIntosh's regt.; service, 6 days, at the time of taking and fortifying Dorchester Heights in march, 1776; reported as one of several who were on guard when the rest of the company were discharged; also, Sergeant, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co., Col. William McIntosh's regt.; entered service March 23, 1778; discharged April 9, 1778; service, 18 days; company marched to Roxbury March 23, 1778."
     
  • Noah Wiswall, Private Massachusetts, Revolutionary Army, Battle of Lexington. [b. 1699, d. 1786, Massachusetts. Son of Thomas Wiswall and Hannah Cheney; husband of Thankful Fuller and Deliverance Kenrick.]
    Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution Volume 17, page 662. "WISWALL, Noah, Newton. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Wiswall's co., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Lexington; service, 1 day.
    History of the Early Settlement of Newton (pp. 457-458). "S. F. Smith's Life of Rev. Mr. Grafton, (page 211), states that Capt. Noah was in the battle of Lexington. Three of his sons, and some of his sons-in-law were in the East Newton company, commanded by his son Capt. Jeremiah. "After the company had marched for Lexington, he started on foot and alone, to follow them saying, 'I wish to see what the boys are doing.' Standing with some Americans not far from the field, three British soldiers came in sight; he immediately pointed them out to his companions, saying, 'If you aim at the middle one, you will hit one of the three.' they did so, and were successful; the other two fled. As he held out his hand, pointing towards the Britons, a musket ball passed through it. He coolly bound up the hand with his handkerchief, picked up the gun of the fallen regular, and brought it home as a trophy." He was then 76 years old. It may seem incredible that a man of his years could have performed the march and endured the fatigues of that day, but the roll of the East Newton company; in the battle of Lexington, now in the office of the Secretary of State, of Mass., and sworn to by the Capt. of that company, before Judge Fuller, shows that he was with the company, and not only he, but Ebenezer Parker, then 73 years old, and Deacon Jonas Stone, Deacon David Stone, Deacon William Bowles, and several other aged men, were volunteers in the ranks of the company on that day. Their sons were there, and they could not stay at home. His sons Samuel, Ebenezer, and John, were in the army."
     
  • Jeremiah Wiswall, Captain, Revolutionary Army. [b. 1725, d. 1807, Massachusetts. Son of Noah Wiswall and Thankful Fuller; husband of Elizabeth Murdock and Hannah M. Warren.]
    Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Volume 17, pp, 661-2. "WISWALL, Jeremiah, Newton. Captain of a company which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Lexington; service, 4 days; also, Captain, Col. Hatch's (Thatcher's) regt.; service, 5 days; company marched at request of Gen. Washington at the time of taking Dorchester Heights March 4, 1776."
    Many of Jeremiah's kin served in this company under him, including his father Noah, and his brothers Ebenezer and John.
     

Sources

  1. DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Edition, Part I, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Centennial Administration, Mrs. Eldred Martin Yochim, President General, Washinton, 1990.

American Civil War

Union Army

3rd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment (also called 3rd East Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment). Organized February, 1862; mustered in at Flat Lick, Kentucky, February 10-12, 1862 mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee, February 23, 1865.

Company K

  • Berry G Fielding [sic]; Rank: Privt.; Age: 20; Enlisted: Feb 10 62; Mustered: Feb 10 62 [son of William Fielden and Jennie Roe; husband of Martha J. Nicely]
  • Wm C. Haworth; Rank: Capt; Age: 25; Enlisted: Aug 20 63; Mustered: Aug 20 63; Remarks: J'd as 2 Lt Feb 10 62: pro Capt Aug 20 63: Killed in action May 14 64. [son of William Haworth and Sarah Jane Daniel; husband of Mary Morgan]
  • David M. Haworth; Rank: 1 Ser; Age: 20; Enlisted: Feb 10 62; Mustered: Feb 10 62; Remarks: J'd as Ser. [Brother to William Calvin Haworth (above) and Isaac B. Haworth (below); son of William Haworth and Sarah Jane Daniel. Severely wounded at battle of Resaca where his brother William was killed. Kept a journal of which part is transcribed by his descendant Paul Randall Haworth at: http://www.haworthassociation.org/Bios/David%20Milburn/Civil_War_Diary.htm ]
  • Isaac B. Haworth; Rank: 1 Ser; Age: 17; Enlisted: Feb 10 62; Mustered: Feb 10 62; Remarks: J'd as Cor: pro Ser Jan 1 64 wound'd Dec 15 64. [Brother to William Calvin Haworth and David M. Haworth (above); son of William Haworth and Sarah Jane Daniel; husband of Mary E. Lawrence.]

 

1st Tennessee Cavalry Regiment (also called 1st East Tennessee Cavalry Regiment). Originally 4th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. Organized at Camp Garber, Flat Lick, Kentucky in April, 1862; mustered out at Nashville, April and June, 1865. Men from Bradley, Cocke, Knox, Union, Grainger, Jefferson, Greene, Hawkins and Hancock Counties.

Company M

  • Allen Fielden; Rank: Privt; Age: 22; Enlisted: Nov 1 62 Mustered: Dec 6 62; Remarks: Joind by tr fr Co H Jun 10 65.
  • John Fielden; Rank: Privt; Age: 28; Enlisted: Nov 1 62 Mustered: Dec 6 62.

Company F

  • Jonathan Haworth; Rank: 2 Lt; Age: 28; Enlisted: Mar 1 62 Mustered: Nov 1 62; Remarks: Mus as 2 Lt Nov 1 62.

  • Richard Haworth; Rank: 6 Ser; Age: 34; Enlisted: Mar 1 62 Mustered: Jan 1 63; Remarks: Ap 6 Ser Jan 1 63.

 

Unit Unknown, probably Tennessee

  • John Leonard Haworth, filed for Pension as an invalid in July of 1866 (certificate # 115704); his wife filed as a widow in 1907 (month illegible) in Missouri (Certificate # 628.697) [Brother to William Calvin, David M. and Isaac B. Haworth (above); son of William Haworth and Sarah Jane Daniel; husband of Sarah O. (Haworth). Wounded at Resaca battle, shot below the knee.]

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64th Regiment Infantry, Illinois

  • Robert Dwight Caldwell, Private, F Company, 64th Regiment Infantry Illinois. Filed for pension as an invalid in 1879 (Certificate #235258), his wife, listed as Maria Caldwell, filed as a widow in June of 1898 in Georgia (Certificate #528025 (last # may be 9, 3, or 5)).

World War I

  • Esteban Aguirre
  • Charles Claflin Allen, Captain

World War II

US Navy

  • Aarend Schouten, USS Liscomb Bay
  • Leo Leonard, U.S. Army
  • Tom Russell Wyles, Sr., Civilian Aide to the Secretary of War; Assistant Camp Quartermaster, Madison Barracks, New York; Captain Quarter Masters Officers' Reserve U.S. Army; President of Citizen's Military Training Camp Association. [b. 1879, Virginia, d. 1959, New Mexico. Son of Tracy R. Wyles and Anne Trickett; husband of Mary Richards.]

 

Sources

  1. Who Was Who in America. A component of "Who's Who in American History." Volume 3, 1951-1960., (Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1966. (WhAm 3)). (Tom Wyles)

Family Members Currently Serving Our Country in the Armed Forces

  • Lloyd Leslie Lang, U. S. Air Force
  • Evelyn  Lang, U.S. Air Force
  • Brett David Lang, U.S. Army, LRSD 110th MI-BN, FT . Drum, New York. Served a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

PLEASE NOTE:  I would like to include some of the other family members currently serving, but will only do so with their permission. If you would like someone to be added to this list, please let me know.

Other Family Members Who Have Served our Country in the Armed Forces

  • Luther LeRoy Fielden, Air Force, Sergeant
  • William Clark Fielden, Coast Guardc
  • James Dean Leonard, U.S. Navy
  • Ralph Leonard, Jr., U.S. Navy
  • William Richard Leonard, U.S. Navy
  • Eben Richards Wyles, U.S. Army, Lt. Colonel
  • Tom Russell Wyles, III., U.S. Navy
  • Maynard Lawrence Lang, U.S. Air Force

I am still working on this list, so if I have omitted anyone, please let me know!


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