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The Green Mountain Boys II


The information following is stamped "New Hampshire State Library 993.344 V527"

The State of Vermont Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War 1775 to 1783
Published by Authority of the Legislature Compiled and Edited by John E. Goodrich a
member of the Vermont Historical Society Rutland, Vermont The Tuttle Company 1904
Index to Special Persons and Subjects (excerpt following pertinent subject)

 


Green Mountain Boys pp 813, 814, 815, 816, 827, 831 and 836.

p.814
A List of the Field Officers, Captains and part of the Lieutenants of the Regiment of
Green Mountain Boys, con-
sisting of seven companies.

July 4, 1775 Colonel Allen's Royal list of loyal Officers.

Ethan Allen, Field Officer
Seth Warner, Field Officer

Captains
Remember Baker
Robert Cochran
Michael Veal
Peleg Sutherling
Gideon Warren
Wait Hopkins
Herman Allen

Levi Allen, Adjutant
Elijah Babcock, Comissay
Jonas Fay, Doctor & Surgeon

Ordered that in consequence of a recommendation from the Continental Congress a Body of Troops not exceeding five hundred men, officers included, be forthwith raised of those called Green Mountain Boys, that they elect all their own officers except Field Officers. That Major General Schuyler be requested to forward this order to them & receive from them a list of such officers asthey shall elect to be communicated to this Congress and that General Schuyler be further requested, without delay to procure the sense of thos troops concerning the persons who will be most agreeable to them for Field Officers, and to make other inquiry & upon the whole advise this Congress, what persons will be most proper to be appointed as Field Officers to lead to Command
these troops.

That the said troops, when raised, be considered as an Independent Body, their
Field Officers taking rank after the Field Officers of the other Troops to be raised
by this Colony for the Continental Service. That their Corps of Officers consist of one Lieutenant Colonel, one Major, seven Captains and fourteen lieutenants and that the General be furnished with Blank Warrants to be filled up by him, agreeable to such election as above mentioned. Die Martis, 9 ho. A.M. 15th Augt.1775.

A letter from General Schuyler of the 31st of July last was read and filed and is in the
 words following:


"Ticonderoga, July 31, 1775
Gentlemen:
I do myself the honor to enclose you a copy of a letter and paper I have received from
 the people called Green Mountain Boys, together with a copy of my letter in answer. I
am apprehensive that the controversy, that has arisen amongst them, relative to Field
 Officers, will cause delay in the levies.

Whilst at New York and even after my  arrival here, on convening with  Allen and 
Warner, I did not conceive there would have been any contest between them, or that a third person would have been recommended by the People as a  Field Officer; on  that supposition  and  believing  the people unanimous in their favor I should  not have hesi-
tated to have recommended them."

p.815
The several papers referred to in the proceeding letter from General Schuyler were
respectively read and filed and are in the words following:

"May it please your Honour. In compliance with the Orders of Congress as well as your
recommendation, I enclose the proceedings of our Committee on the New Hampshire
 Grants, upon due notice to the Towns in General - all which is humbly submitted to
 your wisdom, not doubting but the warrants will issue agreeable to our wishes. We are, etc etc

Nathan Clark, Chairman

 


Dorset, July 28th 1775
To the Hon'ble Gen'l Schuyler."

At a Meeting of the Committees of the several Townships on the New Hampshire Grants. West of the Range of Green Mountains, convened at the house of Mr. Cephas Kents in the Township of
Dorset, July 27th, 1775 - Voted as follows, to wit:
1st Chose Mr. Nathan Clark, Chairman
2d Chose John Fasset, Clerk
3d The motion being made and seconded whether this convention shall prosecute in choosing Field and other Officers, according to the Provincial Congress and your Honour's directions.

Passed in the affirmative:

Then proceeded as follows:
4th Chose Mr. Seth Warner Lieutenant Colonel for the Regiment of Green Mountain
Boys, by a majority of forty-one to five. 5th Chose Mr. Samuel Spafford Major for  said Regiment by a majority of twenty to seventeen Then proceeded and chose seven Captains and fourteen Lieutenants by a great majority, viz:


Captains
Weight Hopkins
Oliver Potter
John Grant
William Fitch
Gideon Brownson
Micah Vail
Heman? Allen


First Lieutenants
John Fassett
Eben'r Allen
Barnebas Barnum
David Galusha
Bleaksley
Ira Allen
Gideon Warren


Second Lieutenants
Johan Noble
James Claghors
John Chipman
Philo Herd
Nathan Smith
Jesse Sawyer
Joshua Stanton
Nathan Clark, Chairman


Hd Qtrs Ticonderoga July 31, 1775

Sir: Your letter dated July 28th has been delivered me by Captain Fitch, together with all
 the votes, that were enclosed.

The choice of the Captains and Lieutenants being left unconditional to the people, those
chosen will receive their Warrants as soon as they come to my hands. And that the levying of the
men may not be retarded, you will signify to them that I hereby empower them immediately to
proceed to that  business without waiting for the Warrants.

The votes I shall immediately transmit to Congress, that they may approve of the
Field Officers or appoint others out of your Body as they may think proper. I am, Sir,
etc etc Ph. Schuyler"

To Mr. Nathan Clark
Ordered, that Blank Warrants be sent to General Schuyler for the seven Captains &
fourteen Lieutenants of the Troops to be raised by this Colony from among those
called Green Mountain Boys, when such a number are raised as (in his opinion)
 shall make it necessary.

Resolved, that when the Green Mountain Boys are raised each of them shall be
furnished with a Coat and that Mr. Peter T. Curtenius be requested to purchase
coarse green Cloth for that purpose and red Cloth sufficient to face those Coats and
to have two hundred and  twenty-five coats of a large size made of the said Cloth.

p. 816, 817 deal with letters concerning the Green Mountain Boys but not Rosters.


p.827
"A return of Captain John Grant's Company in Colonel Warner's Regiment in the
 Servis of the United Colonies.
March 31, 1776 Before Quebec

This lists only the number of Commissioned Officers and Non-Commissioned Officer
 but no names.

p.829 to p. 830 Gives the Roster of the Vermont Militia (will transcribe that list at a later
date
).

p.831
The Line - Additonal Corps (Green Mountain Boys)   These muster-rolls are recorded
 as "Major Brown's Detachment," and that detachment is mentioned as in "General Arnold's
Regiment." (The only mention of General Arnold found in our records.) The fact that the "Green
Mountain Boys" were at Quebec in 1776; that two of the officers on these rolls -

Captain and Commissary Elijah Babcock, and Capt. Robert Cochran  are identified
in name and rank with those on a list handed to the Provincial Congress of New
York by Ethan Allen and Seth Warner, on July 4, 1775, as officers of the Green
Mountain Boys; and the further fact that none of the men are recorded in any other
 place, or with any other organization, all confirm the belief that the soldiers on its
 rolls herewith were a part of that historic band.)
 

Colonel Ethan Allen
Colonel Seth Warner
Major John Brown
Adjutant William Satterlee
Quartermaster Jonathan Capron
Quartermaster Samuel McClund
Capt. and Com. Elijah Babcock
Capt. Gideon Brownson
Capt. Goodrich
Capt. Hopkins
Capt. Charles Nelson
Lieut. Palmerly Allen

Lieut. Michael Dunning
Lieut. James Gould
Lietu. Ebenezer Hyde
Lieut. William Lighthall
Lieut. David Pixley
Lieut. Walter Swite
Lieut. Elishama Tozer
Lieut. Ebenezer Walbridge
Lieut. Seth Wheeler
Ensign Benoni Grant
Ensign William Lighthall

 

Enlisted Men p-832
Abbot, William
Alden, Felix
Allen, Abraham
Allen, Amos
Allen, Samuel
Ames, David
Andress, Jeremiah
Andrews, Moses
Averil, Ebenezer
Averill, Robert
Bamur, J.
Barker, Alexander
Barkley, Robert
Barlow, Samuel
Beach, Samuel
Beaman, Jery
Beder, John
Begar, Alexander
Beltheh, Stephen
Bennet, Isaac
Bennet, Nathan
Bheartwick, John
Bishop, Enos
Black, Primas
Blackmon, Epheram
Blanchard, Abner
Blanchard, Azriel
Blodget, Elijah
Boeron, M.
Boggess, Thomas
Borow, Matthew
Brown, John
Buck, Isaac
Burk, Jonathan
Burris, Matthew
Burroughs, Matthew
Cannada, John
Capee, George
Capern, Thomas
Capron, Jonathan

Carley, Abraham
Caswell, Eliphalet
Chadock, Jonas
Chamberlin, Joseph
Chambers, Henry
Chesley, James
Chipman, Jessey
Church, John
Clark, Isaac
Clark, Jessey
Clarke, James
Cobb, John
Cochran, Samuel
Collins, William
Colter, Joseph
Comstock, Aaron
Connely, John
Corbit, Eldad
Cross, John
Cross, Uriah
Cummins, Benjamin
Curtis, David
Curtis, Timothy
David, Abel
Davis, Abel
Dernim, Asa
Dernim, Reubin

Dickey, Elias
Doud, Jesse
Dressen, Jonathan
Drew, Samuel
Dunlap, Samuel
Dunn, Duncan
Eastman, Nathaniel
Eives, Jonah
Erwine, David
Fellows, William
Fitch, Jonathan
Fletcher, John
Flood, Moses
Flood, Timothy
Fone, Timothy
Foot, Jennor
Force, Timothy
Freeman, Elias
Freeman, John
Freeman, Moody
Freeman, Richard
French, John
Fuller, Elijah
Fuller, William
Gamble, James
Garvin, Epheram
Gibson, James
Gilbert, Elisha
Goodcourage, John
Gordon, Alexander
Grant, Benoni
Grapes, Philipo
Gray, John
Griswell, Benjamin
Halet, John

Hand, Ira
Hand, Oliver

Hardy, James
Haselton, John
Hastens, Jonathan
Hawley, Ichabod
Haws, Edward
Heart, John
Heath, Benjamin
Henderson, David
Heniman, Leonard
Heniman, Moses
Holmes, Orsamus
House, Jonathan
Hulburt, William
Huntington, Jery
Huntley, Benjamin
Hutchins, Asa
Jewet, Jedediah

Johnson, Jehial
Jonston, Edin
Jonston, John
Jurdon, Jonathan
Kelley, Abraham
Kelley, John
Kellog, Joseph
Kellom, Samuel
Kentfield, George
King, Reuben
King, Thomas
Klein, Adonijah
Lapish, John
 

Lee, Jonathan
Libbey, Joseph
Lighthall, William
Locheron, John
London ______
Luttington, John
Luttington, Moses
McConnel, Jonathan
Magee, William
Magrager, Duncan
Malery, David
Mallarce, Nathaniel
Matthewson, A.
Meloy, J.
Messer, Abiel

Michel, Samuel
Millege, John
Miller, Robert
Milroy, John
Moores, Ezra
Morris, John
Mose, Timothy
Nayson, Benjamin
Nayson, Edward
Nolda, E.
Olcott, William
Olford, Alexander
Ovita, James
Owen, Daniel
Owen, Silvanus
Pain, Francis
Park, J.
Parker, Amasa
Pasavile, John
Patee, Zephniah
Patterson, George
Paul, Robert
Philbrook, Eliphalet
Piper, Thomas
Powers, Nicholas
Prindle, Joel
Prose, Benjamin
Putnam, Asaph
Putnam, Ephron
Quackenbush, Gerardus
Quackenbush, Jacobus
Quin, Michel
Reyolds, John
Richards, Edward
Richardson, Jonathan
Ripney, John
Robertson, John
Robinson, Peter
Rowe, Abner
Rowley, Samuel
Rush, George
Sanborn, John
Saxston, George
Serjeant, Samuel
Shavalee, Joseph
Shepherd, David
Simpson, William
Smith, Abraham
Smith, Benjamin Young
Smith, Eliphelet
Smith, John

Sopers, William
Spencer, Jesse
Spring, Thomas
Squires, James
Stannard, Libeus
Sterling, Archibald
Steven, Isaac
Stevens, John
Stewart, John
Stickney, Ezekiel
Stockwell, Jacob
Stow, Seth
Stuart, Samuel
Sturges, David
Styles, Eli
Sullingham, Henry
Thomas, John
Thurstininlis, Ward
Trouax, John
Trowbridge, Stephen
Turner, Nicholas

Umpsted, Israel
Van De Bogart, Charles
Van Gelder, John
Van Gelder, Jonathan
Van Vorst, Jelles D.
Van Wagenen, Evert
Vine, Ebenezer
Vine, Robert
Vine, Solomon
Wakley, Stephen
Walker, Jonathan
Wallis, Samuel
Waters, John
Watkins, Daniel
Welch, David
Wells, James
Whiston, John
Wiley, David
Willen, Amos
Williams, Nehemiah
Young, John
Young, Joseph
(From "New York in
the Revolution" pp.61,
 62)

 

 

History of Vermont Poem


Ho--all to the borders! Vermonters come down,
With your breeches of deer skin, and jackets of brown;
With your red woolen caps, and your moccasins,
come to the gathering summons of trumpet and drum!

Come down with your rifles! let gray wolves and fox howl on in the shade of their primitive rocks;
Let the bear feed securely from pig-pen and stall;
Here's a two legged game for your powder and ball!

On our south come the Dutchman, enveloped in grease;
And, arming for battle, while canting of peace;
On our east, crafty Meshech has gathered his band,
To hang up our leaders, and eat out our land.

Ho-all to the rescue!
For Satan shall work no gain for his legions of Hampshire and York!
They claim our possessions - the pitiful knaves- the tribute we pay, shall be prisons and graves!

Let Clinton and Ten Broek, with bribes in their hands,
Still seek to divide us, and parcel our lands;-
We've coats for our traitors, whoever they are;
The wrap is of feather-the filling of tar!

Does the "Old Bay State" threaten? Does Congress complain?
Swarms Hampshire in arms on our borders again?
Bark the war-dogs of Britain aloud on the lake?
Let 'em come! what they can they are welcome to take.

Yet we owe no allegiance; we bow to no throne;
Our ruler is law, and the law is our own;
Our leaders themselves are our own fellowmen,
Who can handle the sword, or the scythe, or the pen.

Our wives are all true, and our daughters are fair,
With their blue eyes of smiles, and their light flowing hair;
All brisk at their wheels till the dark evening -fall,
Then blithe at the sleigh ride, the husking and the ball!

 

 

We've sheep on the hill-sides:
 we've cows on the plain;
And gay-tassled cornfields,
and rank-growing grain;
There are deer on the mountains;
and wood-pidgeons fly from the cracks of our muskets,
like clouds in the sky.

And there's fish in our streamlets and
 rivers, which take their course from the hills to our broad-bosomed lake;
Through rock-arched Winooski the
 salmon leaps free,
And the portly shad follows all fresh from
the sea.

Like a sunbeam the pickerel glides
through his pool and the spotted trout sleeps where the waters cool,
or darts from his shelter of rock and of
 root  at the beaver's quick plunge,
or the angler's pursuit.

And ours are the mountains, which loftly rise till they rest their green heads on the blue of the skies;
And ours are the forest, unwasted, unshorn,
save where the wild path of the tempest
 is torn.

And though savage and wild be this climate of ours;
And brief be our season of fruits and of flowers,
Far dearer the blast round our mountains which raves, than the sweet summer zephyr, which breathes over slaves.

Hurrah for VERMONT! for the land which we till must have sons to defend her from valley and hill;
Leave the harvest to rot on the field where it grows,
And the reaping of wheat for the reaping of foes.

Far from Michiscoui's valley, to where
Poosoomsuck steals down from his wood-circled lair,
From Shocticook river and Lutterlock town,-
Ho--all to the rescue! Vermonters, come down!

Come York or come Hampshire-- come traitors and knaves;
If ye rule o'er our land, ye shall rule o'er our graves;
Our vow is recorded--our banner unfurled;
In the name of VERMONT we defy all the World!


Source:
Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Heroes of '76
Henry W. De Puy Buffolo 1853

 

 

   Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth 

Janice has offered some links that you may think are helpful in your research about the Green Mt. Boys. Take a look at them as I think they will be very helpful.

Ode to Bro. Ira Allen, by VT Masonic Lodge

Nathan Smith, a Green Mtn Boy - Hist. of Addison Co. VT
 
 Rember Baker and The Mountain Boys
 
 Ethan Allen History: Are you related to a Green Mountain Boy?
 
 Archibald Stark's Biography

 

      

             

 

                                                                                                                  

       

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