Isaac Farwell

Captain Isaac Farwell, 1st Regiment, N.H. Continental Line

Isaac Farwell was born in 1744 in Charlestown, New Hampshire. He was the son of Daniel and Mary (Moore) Farwell.

Isaac Farwell first appears in the AmericanRevolution as a First Lieutenant in Captain John Marcy’s Company of the 3rd New Hampshire Regiment on May 23, 1775. He served in this capacity during the Battle of Bunker Hill.

He was held over and re-commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in the 2nd Continental Infantry (the temporary designation of the 3rd New Hampshire Regiment, Continental Line) onJanuary 1, 1776. On November 8, 1776, he was transferred to the 1st New Hampshire Regiment, Continental Line and commissioned as a Captain withduties as a Company Commander. During the Continental Army’s encampment at Valley Forge, he is listed in this capacity and further appears as “Present”from January-June 1778. He continued in command of his company and served to the close of the War.

Captain Isaac Farwell died in 1791.

Sources: Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army (Baltimore, 1914), 172; Frederic Kidder, History of the First NewHampshire Regiment in the War of the Revolution (Albany, 1868), 119; Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Year Book of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York 1893, (New York, 1893), 82; Selected Wartime Service Records of Captain Isaac Farwell.