^ Colonel Asa Whitcomb

Male 1719 - 1804  (84 years)


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  • Name Asa Whitcomb  [1
    Title ^ Colonel 
    Born 16 Aug 1719  Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Interesting … 19 Apr 1775  Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marched in response to the alarm of 19 Apr 1775, the Battles of Lexington and Concord. 
    _MILT 19 Apr 1775  Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "John Whitcomb and his brother Asa were regimental commanders in Worcester County; … Asa commanded 11 militia companies from the same towns (Fitchburg, Harvard, Bolton, Lancaster, Leominster, Ashburnham, and Lunenburg)." 
    _MILT 19 Apr 1775  Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "… in Worcester Co., … 2 mixed regiments of minute men and militia commanded by COLs Asa Whitcomb and Nathiel Sparhawk. … Although very few Worcester Co. companies were close enough to arrive in time to intercept the British, all of them marched (cont'd)" 
    _MILT 19 Apr 1775  Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Colonel; engaged (marched in response to the alarm of 19 Apr 1775) 19 Apr 1775; service, 6 days. [MSS 16-1033] 
    _MILT 20 May 1775  Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Massachusetts Provincial Congress: COL Benjamin Lincoln and COL Asa Whitcomb appointed Muster-Masters in the Massachusetts Army. 
    _MILT 25 May 1775  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Also, Colonel; return of said Whetcomb's regiment in camp at Cambridge, dated 25 May 1775; resolved in Provincial Congress 26 May 1775, that officers of said regiment be commissioned. [MSS 16-1033] 
    _MILT Aft. 3 Jun 1775  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Extensive list beyond what is included here at [MSS 16-1033]. 
    _MILT 10 Jun 1775  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Massachusetts Committee of Safety: Committee certifies 20 gentlemen including COL Asa Whitcomb for the command of a Regiment. 
    _MILT 30 Jun 1775  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Massachusetts Provincial Congress: A list of the Staff Officers and Commissioned Officers, in Col. Asa Whitcomb's Regiment, not commissioned. … 
    Buried Mar 1804  Sterling, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 16 Mar 1804  Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I242086428295  Our Family Tree
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2022 

    Father John Whitcomb,   b. 12 May 1684, Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1720, Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother Rebekah Wilder,   b. 27 Feb 1687, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1743, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Family ID F224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Aug 1719 - Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInteresting … - Marched in response to the alarm of 19 Apr 1775, the Battles of Lexington and Concord. - 19 Apr 1775 - Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - "John Whitcomb and his brother Asa were regimental commanders in Worcester County; … Asa commanded 11 militia companies from the same towns (Fitchburg, Harvard, Bolton, Lancaster, Leominster, Ashburnham, and Lunenburg)." - 19 Apr 1775 - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - "… in Worcester Co., … 2 mixed regiments of minute men and militia commanded by COLs Asa Whitcomb and Nathiel Sparhawk. … Although very few Worcester Co. companies were close enough to arrive in time to intercept the British, all of them marched (cont'd)" - 19 Apr 1775 - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - Colonel; engaged (marched in response to the alarm of 19 Apr 1775) 19 Apr 1775; service, 6 days. [MSS 16-1033] - 19 Apr 1775 - Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - Massachusetts Provincial Congress: COL Benjamin Lincoln and COL Asa Whitcomb appointed Muster-Masters in the Massachusetts Army. - 20 May 1775 - Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - Also, Colonel; return of said Whetcomb's regiment in camp at Cambridge, dated 25 May 1775; resolved in Provincial Congress 26 May 1775, that officers of said regiment be commissioned. [MSS 16-1033] - 25 May 1775 - Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - Extensive list beyond what is included here at [MSS 16-1033]. - Aft. 3 Jun 1775 - Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - Massachusetts Committee of Safety: Committee certifies 20 gentlemen including COL Asa Whitcomb for the command of a Regiment. - 10 Jun 1775 - Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - Massachusetts Provincial Congress: A list of the Staff Officers and Commissioned Officers, in Col. Asa Whitcomb's Regiment, not commissioned. … - 30 Jun 1775 - Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Mar 1804 - Sterling, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Mar 1804 - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S708094557] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).