BIOGRAPHIES OF REBELS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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   This page contains in alphabetical order the names of various Americans who fought or aided the cause of the Rebels in the American Revolution. Some are famous, and considered by history to be Great Men. Others are less well known or perhaps nearly anonymous. Each brought to the cause of the American Revolution their services and in so doing aided in the birth of democratic freedoms throughout the world.

   Where little is known the entirety of the available information is contained here. Where the level of information warrants, the description is brief and a link is provided to a web page dedicated to a biography of the Rebel. If you know more about an entry on a lesser known Patriot, please feel free to share it. If you know of a lesser known Patriot not listed, please feel free to share that information for posting here.

Commodore John Barry Naval Leader

Captain Nicholas Biddle Naval Hero

Doctor Benjamin Church Patriot Leader and English Spy

Samuel Dole of Salisbury of Salisbury, Massachussetts, was a soldier in the Revolution, and son in law to patriot Winthrop Merrill. Source: The Merrill Memorial, by Samuel Merrill, 1928

Capt. Barnard Lowell of Warner, N.H. was a soldier in the Revolution, and later a master mariner, making his home in Amesbury. His wife was Sarah Merrill, daughter to the Rebel Patriot Winthrop Merrill. Captain Lowell died March 28, 1807. Source: The Merrill Memorial, by Samuel Merrill, 1928

Adam Maxwell  Rhode Island Patriot

David Merrill, of Amesbury Ferry, was a Soldier in the American Revolution. His father was the Patriot Winthrop Merrill. David Merrill died in the service of his country on August 28, 1775. Source: The Merrill Memorial, by Samuel Merrill, 1928

Winthrop Merrill was a Patriot, who was born October 31, 1733 in Amesbury Massachussetts. Merrill was a carpenter living and working at Amesbury Ferry. He furnished the timber used to build the Frigate, Alliance. In 1775, he was a member of the Committee of Safety. Married to Hannah Young, with whom he had eight children.  His eldest son, David Merrill, was killed on August 28, 1775 while in the service of his country. Two of his daughters married revolutionary war soldiers as well, those men being Capt. Barnard Lowell and Samuel Dole. Winthrop Merrill died before the end of the Revolution, passing away in 1781. Source: The Merrill Memorial, by Samuel Merrill, 1928

Godfrey Wenwood Rhode Island Patriot

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