Officers in the Continental Army

Bell , Beriah ( Conn ). 1st Lieutenant 19th Continental Infantry, lst January to 31st December, 1776 .

Bell , Frederick Mordaunt (N. H.). 1st Lieutenant 2d New Hampshire, 23d May to – December, 1775; Captain 8th Continental Infantry, 1st January, 1776; Captain 2d New Hampshire, 8th November, 1776; wounded at Stillwater, 19th September, 1776, and died from his wound 9th October, 1777.

Bell , Green, (N. C.). Captain 7th North Carolina , 28th November, 1776 , to _________.

Bell , Henry ( Pa. ). 1st Lieutenant Pennsylvania Battalion of the Flying Camp; taken prisoner at Fort Washington , 16th November 1776 .

Bell , Henry ( Va. ). Lieutenant 3d Continental Dragoons, , 1780, to 9th November, 1782 .

Bell , Jesse ( Conn ). Captain Connecticut Militia, 1776. Bell , John (N. H.). Colonel New Hampshire Militia, 1777.

Bell , John (Va). Ensign 6th Virginia, 26th February, 1776 ; 2d Lieutenant, 28th December, 1776 ; severely wounded at Brandywine , 11th September, 1777 , and did not rejoin the army. (Died 9th November, 1840.)

Bell , Jonathan ( Conn ). Captain Connecticut Militia, 1776. Bell , Patterson ( Pa. ). Colonel Pennsylvania Militia, 1777-1778.

Bell , Robert (N. C.). Ensign 10th North Carolina , 18th May, 1781 ; Lieutenant 8th September, 1781; transferred to 2nd North Carolina , 6th February, 1782 ; served to close of war.

Bell , Robert (N. C.). Lieutenant 1st North Carolina ; on roll for – November, 1777.

Bell , Robert ( Va. ). Quartermaster 2d Virginia, -; on roll for June, 1777.

Bell , Samuel ( Md. ). Ensign of Grayson’s Continental Regiment, 8th March, 1777; 2d Lieutenant, 8th June, 1777; 1st Lieutenant, 3d February, 1778; transferred to Gist’s Regiment, 22d April, 1779; retired 1st January, 1781. (Died 28th March, 1828.)

Bell , Thomas (N. Y.). Ensign 2d Canadian (Hazen’s) Regiment, 9th January, 1777; 2d Lieutenant, 1st September, 1777; 1st Lieutenant,February, 1779; omitted June, 1779.

Bell , Thomas ( Va. ). 2d Lieutenant of Grayson’s Continental Regiment, 8th March, 1777; 1st Lieutenant, 8th June, 1777; Captain, 19th April, 1778; transferred to Gist’s Regiment, 22d April, 1779; resigned 7th May, 1779. (Died 1791. )

Bell , William.-See Beall.

Bell , William Mordaunt (N. H.). Ensign 8th Continental Infantry, 6th September, 1776; Ensign, 2d New Hampshire, 8th November, 1776; 2d Lieutenant, 6th May, 1777; Regimental Adjutant, 18th August, 1777; 1st Lieutenant, 22d December, 1777; Captain, 21st November, 1782, and served to close of war.

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The following Bells served in the Revolution from the respective colonies. Numbers following some of the names indicate the times those names appear on the records examined:

Connecticut: Aaron, Andrew, Benjamin, 2; Charles, David, Francis, 2; Hezekiah, James, 2; Jared, Jason, 2; Jesse, 6; John, 6; Jonathan, 9; Redeemer, Stephen, 2; Thaddeus, 5; Thomas, 3; William, Walter. Delaware: Cato, Henry, 2; James, 4; John, 19; John Jun.; Robert, Stephen, 3; Thomas, 5; William, 5; William Jun. Georgia: Captain, Archibald, 2; Arthur, Benjamin, Elizabeth, 2; Francis, Hezekiah, Hugh, 5; John, 2; Robert, 2; Thomas, Zachariah, 2. Maryland: James, 4; John, 3; Lawson, Lieutenant, Peter, Thomas, 3. Massachusetts: Abraham, Benjamin, 2; Boston, Charles, Daniel, 4; David, 4; Eleazer, George, 4; Henry, Isaac, James, 5; John, 9;Jonathan, 2; Joseph, Moses, Nathaniel, Reuben, Robert, Samuel, 3; Solomon, Stephen, Thomas, 2; Thomas Brooks, Walter, William, 5; Jerubbabel. New Hampshire: Andrew, 4; Benjamin, 8; Frederick M., 19; Henry, 4; James, 5; John, 10; Jonathan, 5; Joshua, 11; Mesheck, 9; Mesheck, Jr., 2; Samuel, 4; Shadrack, 2; Thomas, 6; William, 12; William M., 17. New Jersey: Henry G., Isaac, James, Jeremiah, John, 2; Joseph, Josiah, 2; Robert, William, 3: New York: Frederick, Frederick, G. Henry, George H., Hendrick, Henry, 3; Jacob, 3; James, 3; Captain Johannes, Captain John, John, S; John A. Lem., Jonathan, Martin, Mathew, Matthew, 4; Nicolaus, Ram, Robert, 6; Samuel, Captain Samuel T., Stephen, 2; Thomas, 2; Thorue, Wellem, Wellem, Sr., William, 10; William, Sr., William R., William W. North Carolina: Benjamin, Elias, George James, 3; John, Josiah, 2; Robert, Samuel, William. Pennsylvania : Colonel, Abel, 2; Andrew, 18; Andrew, Andw. 2; Arthur, 10; Charles, 3; Charles, David, 8; Edward, 5; Edwd, 2; Francis, 2; George, 24; Henry, 4; Hugh, 2; Humphrey, Humphry, Isaac, James, 26; Jas, 5; Jno., 5; Jno. Jr., Jno. Sr., John, 68; John Jr., 8; John Sr., 5; John P., Jon, Joseph, 4; Josiah, Lloyd, Loyd, Nathaniel, 2; Paterson; Patterson, 6; Patterterson, Pearson, Peter, 2; Phineas, 2; Reason, Robert, 24, Samuel, 28; Theodore, 2; Theas, Thomas, 20; Walter, 4; William, 47; Wil liam, Jr., 5; William Sr., Zephah, Zepheniah. Rhode Island : Sanford . Vermont: Benjamin, 2; Jonathan, 4; Matthew, Oliver, 5; William, 4; Virginia: Alexander, Andrew, Archibald, George, Harry, Henry, 4; James, 9; John, 20; Joseph, 2; Nathaniel, Ming, Peter, 2; Richard, 2; Richard, H., 2; Robert, 4; Robert, Sr., 2; Samuel, 5; Thomas, 3; William, 3. Total, 829.



MLA Source Citation:

Seaver, Jesse Montgomery. Bell Family History. American Historical-Genealogical Society, 1929. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 19 November 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/genealogy/officers-in-the-continental-army.htm - Last updated on Sep 20th, 2012


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