Thursday, October 16, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 236: Norman Sever's Military Service Summary

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the military service summary of Norman Sever of Westminster, Massachusetts in the book Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War (Boston, Mass. : 1905), Volume XIII:

The snippet for Norman Sever:

A transcription of this entry is:

SEVER, NORMAN, Westminster.  Sergeant, Capt. Noah Miles's co., which marched
on the alarm of april 19, 1775, to Cambridge and joined Col. John Whitcom's
regt.; service, 11-1/2 days; reported as not having enlisted into the army; also,
Ensign, Capt. Francis Willson's co., Col. Danforth Keyes's regt.; engaged
June 27, 1777; service to July 27, 1777, 1 mo.; roll dated Providence; also,
same co. and regt.; service from Dec. 1, 1777. to date of discharge, Jan. 3, 1778,
1 mo. 3 days; roll dated Providence; also 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Ebenezer
Belknap's co., Col. Wade's regt.; list of officers of two regiments raised
for defence of New England states and commanded by Col. Wade and Col.
Jacobs; commissioned April 14, 1778; also, 1st Lieutenant, same co. and regt.;
engaged April 1, 1778; discharged Jan. 3, 1779; service 9 mos. 3 days, at
Rhode Island; also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls dated North Kingston,
Nov. 6 and Dec. 1, 1778; appointed March 14, 1778; also, same co. and regt.;
muster rolls dated East Greenwich, Sept. 28, Nov. 10, and Dec. 30, 1778; term
to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

The source citation for this book entry is:

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War (Boston, Mass. : 1905), Volume XIII, Page 1006, Norman Sever, Westminster, entry.

It appears that the highest rank he attained during his military service was 1st Lieutenant.  He is referred to as Captain Norman Sever in the Westminster, Massachusetts town history book.

The sketch above provides an overview of the Revolutionary War service of my 5th great-grandfather, Norman Seaver (1734-1787).  Using this summary, I can probably find more military records in the records.  

Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver

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