Category Archives: Marine Corps Non-Commissioned Officers

Sergeant of Marines and Corporal of Marines

Amos Latham, Sergeant of Marines, Midshipman

Amos Latham. Amos Latham’s story is sketched in his pension application #S-36683 and summarized in an article by Sallie McNeil published in the Nassau Genealogist, Vol. IX, #3, Summer 2002. “Amos Latham was born on 18 July 1759 in Groton, … Continue reading

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Silas Cleveland, Corporal of Marines

Silas Cleveland. Silas Cleveland, Jr. was born in Canterbury, CT on 17 March 1756, son of Silas Cleveland, Sr. and Elizabeth Hyde. He enlisted on 25 June 1776 at Canterbury in Captain Asa Bacon’s Company of John Chioles Regiment. They … Continue reading

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Jeheil Comstock, Corporal of Marines

Jeheil Comstock. Jeheil Comstock, oldest son of Samuel Comstock of Lyme and Elizabeth Ackley of East Haddam, was likely born in 1756 as he was christened on 17 October of that year in Hadlyme, CT. His siblings included Samuel, Cyrus, … Continue reading

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Ezekial Letts, Marine

Ezekiel Letts. Despite the 5th Company of Philadelphia Militia being identified as his command in a return dated 6 February 1781, Ezekiel Letts resigned as Captain of the militia company representing the Middle Ward (West side of Third Street to … Continue reading

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Solomon Tracy, Sergeant of Marines

Solomon Tracy. According to his pension application #W-20097, Solomon Tracy enlisted in 1775 for nine months in Captain Ebenezer Moseley’s Company. Tracy was a shoemaker from Windham, CT. He enlisted again in 1776 for two months and was involved in … Continue reading

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