Richard Weare

Captain Richard Weare, 3rd Regiment, New Hampshire Continental Line

Richard Weare was commissioned as a Captain, with duties as a Company Commander, in the 2ndContinental Infantry Regiment (the temporary designation for the 3rd New Hampshire Regiment, Continental Line) on January 1, 1776. In this capacity he continued to serve through 1776 and 1777. His younger brother, Nathan Weare, served as a Sergeant, and later an officer, in his company that contained many men from Hampton Falls.

Captain Richard Weare, died of his wounds sustained at the Battle of Fort Anne, on August 2, 1777.           

Sources: Warren Brown, History of the Town of Hampton Falls New Hampshire From the Time of the First Settlement within its Borders 1640 until 1900 (Manchester, 1900), 244-249; Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army (Baltimore, 1914), 577; New Hampshire, Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New Hampshire, Volume II, (Concord, 1866) p. 303; Selected Wartime Service Records for Captain Richard Weare.