David Forsyth

Ensign David Forsyth, 2nd Regiment, New Hampshire Continental Line

David Forsyth was born around 1730 in Ireland. He was the son of Matthew and Esther (Graham) Forsyth.

David Forsyth was commissioned as an Ensign in Captain Samuel Blodget’s Company of the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Continental Line on November 8, 1776.

During the Continental Army’s encampment at Valley Forge, David Forsyth is listed in Captain Samuel Blodget’s company of the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Continental Line. He is further marked as “Sick Absent” from December 1777-March 1778. In April 1778 he is listed as “sick at Chester, New Hampshire.” It is recorded on the May 1778 Muster Roll that he died May 10, 1778.        

Sources: Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army, (Baltimore, 1914), 233; The State of New Hampshire, State Papers, Volume XVI, (Manchester, N.H., 1887), 5; Frederic G. Forsyth de Fronsac, Memorial of the family of Forsyth de Fronsac, (Boston, 1903), 16; Selected Wartime Service Records of Ensign David Forsyth.