While I was learning about life in Whitcomb’s Rangers, I also learned about a number of new Locations where Edward spent time during this period of his life. I think a new map is in order so I can see how all these locations relate to each other and the region in general.
Today’s post will cover some interesting notes about how the Ranger’s operated. I will share specific questions I had and the responses I found while reading materials written by Mike Barbieri, historian for Whitcomb’s Rangers Reenacting Group.
I asked myself, just what was Whitcomb’s Rangers all about? What did they do, where were they headquartered, and what campaigns did they participate in?
Why should it matter in a genealogy project?
While exploring the letters of Charles S. Marden I learned that Charles believed his great great grandfather, Edward Marden, had served as a Minute Man in April of 1775. Could it be true and if so could it lead to Edward’s family?
I found the State of New Hampshire has a lot of records from the Revolutionary War period. I had no problem proving Edward Marden served for the state. Military rolls and other similar documents seldom give us much information, but they are worth looking at.
I have gone through the pension file and provided my readers with the important key information. If you are a descendant, I encourage you to get the entire pension file for your own records, because I am not covering everything of interest to you in this blog.
There are two other documents of interest in the file I have note yet explored. These documents are letters from a descendant, Charles S. Marden, to the Commissioner of Pensions. This same Charles Marden also has a letter published in the Annis Genealogy so I intend to cover this man and his letters together in a later post.
Today I will be looking at the Window’s Pension Documents located in Edward Marden’s Pension Record. These documents provide me with a name and date of marriage for Edward and his last wife. They also provide an interesting bit of family trivia. I find some of the most interesting tidbits of history while reading pension documents.
Well folks, I am sorry to take so long in getting back to the blog. I wish I could say it was a relaxing break, but Mother Nature had a different plan for me. I live in Maine where we experience “Winter Weather Conditions” (WWC for short) on a regular basis this time of year. I have been doing what seems like an endless series WWC chores since last Friday!
Today I will start posting about the wonderful information found in Edward Marden’s pension record. It can be found at Footnote.com (starting at this address if you subscribe) as well as Heritage Quest and consists of 51 images. I will be posting selected documents from the file on the blog and in our genealogy database.