Caleb Blodget

Lt. Caleb Blodget, 1st Regiment, New Hampshire Continental Line – Original Member

THIRD SON of Samuel and Hannah (White) Blodget, he was born in Goffstown, New Hampshire, August 17, 1759, drowned in Boston harbor while on a hunting trip, August 12, 1789, unmarried; private, 2nd New Hampshire, April 1, 1777; sergeant, July 20, 1777; Ensign, September 16, 1777; Regi­mental Quartermaster, January 1, 1781; transferred to 1st New Hampshire, June 1, 1782, and served to close of war. After the war he was a mer-chant in Boston. His bounty land was issued April 2, 1800,to ‘Sam’ Blodget, his legal heir. He had four brothers: two older, Nathan and Samuel; two younger, William and Benjamin. All were married except the youngest. He elected to join the Massachusetts Society on the original Autograph List intending to reside in Boston.

Abstracted from James Archer O’Reilly III, Memorials of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati (Boston 2004), 42.