Category Archives: Marine Corps Privates

Private of Marines and Landsmen

Isaac Hanson, Marine and Seaman

Isaac Hanson. Born at Dover, NH on 3 June 1758, Isaac Hanson was the youngest son of a number of children born to Isaac Hanson, Sr. (1713-1758) and Susannah Canney (1715-1760). Despite grandson Isaac Walter Hanson’s assertion in his 1895 … Continue reading

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Peleg Peck, Marine

According to his pension record, Peleg Peck was born at Scituate near Providence, RI on 24 September 1760. Genealogical sources indicate his parents were Thomas Peck (1727-1810) and second wife Dorothy Millard. Peleg was one of seven children including older … Continue reading

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Esek Whipple, Marine, Seaman

Oldest son of Benajah Whipple (1734-1817) and his wife Tabitha, Esek Whipple was born 3 June 1760 at Fruit Hill in North Providence, RI. Benajah Whipple served as Captain of the 1st Militia Company from Gloucester during the Revolutionary War … Continue reading

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Robert Bell, aka Robert Leathhead, Marine

Robert Bell. Robert Bell was the alias of Robert Leathhead whose intriguing story is fleshed out in pension application # S-37609. Born in Scotland in about 1756, Robert Leathhead ‚Äúdeserted from the British Service and fearing detection…took in the American … Continue reading

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Thomas Osbourne, Marine Private

Thomas Osbourne. Born 7 October 1758 in Pembroke, MA; Thomas Osbourne was one of twelve children of George Osbourne (c.1733-1812) and Sarah Wade (c.1738-1778). Seven of George Osbourne’s eight sons by his wife Sarah, served like their father in the … Continue reading

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