Amos Cogswell

Captain Amos Cogswell, 3rd Regiment, Massachusetts Continental Line – Original Member

Son of Nathaniel and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, he was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, October 2, 1752, died in Dover, New Hampshire, January 28, 1826; 2nd Lieutenant in Gerrish’s Massachusetts regiment, May – December 1775; 1st Lieutenant, 26th Continental Infantry, January 1, 1776; Captain, 9th Massachusetts, January 1, 1777; transferred to 8th Massachusetts, January 1, 1781; to 3rd Massachusetts, June 12, 1783; Brevet Major, September 30, 1783, and served to November 3, 1783. He had seven brothers who also served in the Revolution. After the war he settled in Dover; served in both branches of the New Hampshire Legislature; was admitted a member of the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati by right of residence; was their Vice-President, 1803-09; President, 1809-23, when they dissolved the Society.

Abstracted from James Archer O’Reilly III, Memorials of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati (Boston 2004), p. 83. Amos Cogswell is currently represented in the Massachusetts Society.