Andrew Buntin

Captain Andrew Buntin, Colonel Nahum Baldwin’s Regiment, New Hampshire Militia in Continental Army

Andrew Buntin was born in 1737 in Pembroke, Hampshire. He was the son of Robert Buntin. On May 20, 1747, Indians attacked the settlements around Pembroke. Andrew and his father were taken as captives to Canada. They were sold to a French trader in Montreal. Robert Buntin was able to buy his freedom after 11 months of captivity. Andrew was forced to endure three years of captivity before he retunred home to freedom. Andrew married Jane Temple Otterson around 1758.

In December of 1775, Major General Sullivan appealed to the citizens of New Hampshire for additional soldiers to be raised and sent to the Continental Army at Medford, Massachusetts. Andrew Buntin was commissioned as one of the two Captains of the companies raised in Pembroke on December 6, 1775. These companies served for six weeks. Captain Andrew Buntin later served in Colonel John Waldron and Colonel Daniel Moore’s regiments of New Hampshire Militia.

On September 14, 1776, the New Hampshire General Assembly voted to raise a regiment to reinforce the Continental Army in New York. On September 17th, the Nahum Baldwin was commissioned as Colonel of this Regiment. Andrew Buntin was commissioned as a Captain and appointed one of the Company Commanders. The Regiment fought at the Battle of White Plains on October 28, 1776. During the battle, Captain Andrew Buntin was killed.

Sources: Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army, (Baltimore, 1914), 98; State of New Hampshire, Provincial and State Papers, Volume XIV, (Manchester, 1890), 242, 476; Nathan F. Carter and Trueworthy L. Fowler, History of Pembroke, N. H.: 1730-1895, Volume I, (Concord, 1895), 87, 136; New Hampshire Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, New Hampshire State History of the Daughters of the American Revolution, (Exeter, 1924), 149-50; Selected Wartime Service Records for Captain Andrew Buntin.