TRESCOTT, LEMUEL. (1751–1826). Continental officer, Massachusetts. Born at Dorchester, Massachusetts, on 23 March 1751, Trescott was commissioned as a captain in Colonel John Brewer's Massachusetts Regiment on 19 May 1775. He held this rank in the Sixth Continental Regiment (Massachusetts) in 1776, and in Colonel David Henley's Additional Continental Regiment in 1777. On 20 May 1778 he was promoted to major, and on 22 April 1779 was transferred to Colonel Henry Jackson's Additional Continental Regiment, which was designated the Sixteenth Massachusetts on 23 July 1780. Major Trescott was transferred to the Ninth Massachusetts on 1 January 1781 and led the raid on Treadwell's Neck, 10 October 1781. As the Massachusetts Line shrank through two successive reorganizations, he became major of the Seventh Massachusetts on 1 January 1783 and, nominally, of the Fourth Massachusetts on 12 June 1783. On furlough in Connecticut from 24 April 1783, he remained on the rolls until the Continental Army was disbanded in November 1783. On 4 March 1791, he returned to military service as major of the Second United States Infantry, serving until he resigned on 28 December 1791. He settled on Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine, and engaged in lumbering with Colonel John Crane, formerly of the Continental artillery. He died at Lubec, Maine, on 13 August 1826.
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