Edward Mardin / Marden Project
Edward Mardin (c1751-1935) of Lyman, NH, an American Revolution Ranger
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Edward Mardin was born about 1751. The location of his birth and identity of his parents are unknown at this time (Jan-2008). He died in Lyman, Grafton Co., New Hampshire on 16-Mar-1835, a Revolutionary War pensioner leaving a widow. He appears to have been married at least 3 times, but only his last wife has been identified. Many descendants claim they have Native American heritage and oral history suggests the mother of Edward's son was Native American. This is supported by phyiscal descriptions and photos of grandchildren that suggest Native heritage.
Edward served as a Ranger with Whitcomb's Independant Corp from 1777 to 1781 and then transferred to the New Hampshire Continental Line for the remained of the war. A true Patriot that deserves to be properly remembered.
In a document dated 1820, Edward states he has only one child living, a son "of age" with a family of his own. Research suggests this son was also named Edward. Edward Jr. had 7 children (4 sons and 3 daughters) born between 1809 and 1820 by Elizabeth Annis and possibly 2 sons by an earlier marriage. The grandchildren of Edward (the Ranger) are found in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Canada, Wisconsin, and Minnisota. Many were true pioneers, early settlers in wilderness communities.
Revolutionary War Service
1777 | Northeastern North America
On the 30th day of December 1776, Edward Mardin enlisted at Northumberland (New Hampshire Grants) with Major Benjamin Whitcomb's Independant Company of Rangers for the duration of the war. On the 8th of July 1777, he participated in the Battle of Fort Anne, part of the Saratoga Campaign. A great grandson claimed Edward also participated in the Battle of Bennington on the 16th of August 1777.
The headquarters for Whitcomb's Rangers, Fort Ranger, was established at Rutland, Vermont in 1778. The following year, the Ranger Headquarters were re-established at Haverhill, NH. In March of 1780, Edward was stationed at Stratford, Coos Co., NH.
At the end of 1780, Whitcomb resigned his commission and the Rangers were disbanded. Edward was transferred to the New Hampshire Continental Line in January of 1781, serving under Captain Dustin Moody in Col. Henry Dearborn's 2nd Regiment.