A Genealogy Website
Aside from the sense of history provided by the Civil War letters, there are many other Folletts and related families who included soldiers who fought in the service of the original Colonies and later United States. This page is provided to honor the memory of those individuals who fought or lost their lives during their service.
Family Tree Members who fought or died in service:
Jonathon Follett (1739-1819) of Attleboro, MA served in the French & Indian Wars and in the Revolutionary War.
Benjamin Follett (b. 1715 in Windham, CT) served as a Lt. in the French & Indian Wars and died in Wyoming Valley, PA (date unknown).
Benjamin Follett (b. 1755 in Attleboro, MA and d. 1810 Winchester, N.H.) was on the rolls of Revolutionary War soldiers: Capt. Samuel Wright of Swanzey marched from Winchester and joined Stark's command with a company including the following Swanzey men : Ensign James Heaton, Corporal Joseph Holmes, Sergeant John Whitcomb, Fifer Benjamin Hazen.
Privates : John Applin, Andrew Nichols, Daniel Bishop, Benjamin Olcott, William Carpenter, Peletiah llazey, Ephraim Cuminings, Peter Starke}', Benjamin Follett, Samuel Scott, Joseph Green, Simeon Taylor, Uriah How, Ananias Tubbs.
Frederick Follett (b. 1761 in Windham, CT and d. 1804 Gorham, NY) was in Capt. Spaldings's company after the Wyoming Massacre in Pennsylvania (July 3, 1778) - Frederick at age 18 was attacked and scalped by Indians but survived.
John Follett (aka John IV) (b. 1752 in Attleboro and d. Winchester, NH 1829) has been referred to as "Capt. John Follett" and served in the Revolutionary War in Ticonderoga. He was a private in the Continental Line of N.H., serving under Col. Isaac Wyman & Capt. Ashley's regiment in Winchester, NH and apparently earned his title of Captain during his later service in the militia.
Eliphalet Follett (b. 1740 Windham, CT) He died July 3, 1778 at the Wyoming Valley Massacre in PA., during attack by a large group of British, Indians and Tories. He was serving in Capt. Buck's Kingston County Militia in Wyoming Valley, PA.
Martin Dewey Follett (b. 1765 N.Y. and d. 1831 Vermont) was the son of Eliphalet and was 13 years old at the time of the Wyoming Massacre in 1778. He likely participated in that battle. After his father's death, he and his family fled the scene of the battle and ended up in Vermont.
Charles Follett (b. 1766 NY and d. 1813 in Vermont) He served in war of 1812 where he took sick. He returned to his home in Cambridge, VT. He was a Captain in the Tenth U.S. Infantry commissioned 3/12/1812.
The above is not a comprehensive list by any means, just the results of a very brief review of early family members. I hope to update this page as time permits.