Who Were the Green Mountain Boys?

This militia could be called up to protect, by force if necessary, the ownership of the land in the New Hampshire Grants.

Ethan Allen was its first, and by all accounts very charismatic Colonel-Commandant. Some of the methods of coercion used by the Green Mountain Boys are questionable at best, violence and intimidation often occurring as they defended their lands against the hated "Yorkers". However, this group of Yankee Vigilantes was very instrumental in resisting New York's claims to land in what is now Vermont.

It is worth noting that the Green Mountain Boys took no lives.

The following list was compiled by the late Robert O. Bascom, of Fort Edward, after many years of research. All were with Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga.

A Colonel Ethan Allen
Ira Allen
Heman Allen
Levi Allen
Ebenezer Andrews. . . . . . .Mount Holly, VT
John Alexander. . . . . . .Brattleborough, VT
Ebenezer Allen. . . . . . .Poultney, VT
Gen. Benedict Arnold
Thomas Ashley. . . . . . .Poultney, VT
B Capt. Barnabas Barnum
Hezekiah Balding
Remember Baker. . . . . . .Arlington, VT
Samuel Barnet. . . . . . .Barnet, VT
Samuel Blagden. . . . . . .Salisbury, CT
Gershom Beach. . . . . . .Salisbury, VT
Ozias Bissell
Thomas Barber, 3rd
Colonel John Brown. . . . . . .Pittsfield, Mass
Nathan Beman. . . . . . .Shoreham, VT
Major Samuel Beach. . . . . . .Whiting, VT
Isaac Buck. . . . . . .Pittsford, VT
Simeon Belding. . . . . . .Hartford, CT
Elijah Babcock. . . . . . .Hartford, CT
Colonel John Bigelow. . . . . . .Hartford, CT
Stephen Bay
Epaphras Bull
C Amos Callender. . . . . . .Shoreham, VT
Major Noah Callender. . . . . . .Shoreham, VT
Colonel John Chipman. . . . . . .Middlebury, VT
Colonel Robert Cochran. . . . . . .Rupert, VT
Colonel Benjamin Cooley. . . . . . .Greenwich, Mass
John Crigo. . . . . . .Shoreham, VT
---- Chapman. . . . . . .Bridport, VT
Capt. Amos Chapple
D Amariah Dana. . . . . . .Amherst, Mass
Capt. Asa Douglas. . . . . . .Jericho, Mass
Capt. Israel Dickinson. . . . . . .Pittsfield, Mass
Matthew Dunning. . . . . . .South Williamstown, Mass
John Deming. . . . . . .Pittsford, VT
Josiah Dunning. . . . . . .Pownal, VT
E Major Samuel Elmore
Zadock Everest. . . . . . .Addison, VT
Lt. Benjamin Everest. . . . . . .Addison, VT
Colonel James Easton. . . . . . .Pittsfield, Mass
Asa Eddy
F Dr. Jonas Fay. . . . . . .Bennington, VT
George Foote. . . . . . .Castleton, VT
Josiah Fuller. . . . . . .Bennington, VT
Enos Flanders. . . . . . .Sheffield, VT
G William Gilliland. . . . . . .Willsborough, NY
Capt. John Grand
H Ezra Heacock. . . . . . .Sheffield, CT
Colonel Samuel Herrick
Elias Herrick. . . . . . .Hartford, CT
Lt. Jeremiah Halsey. . . . . . .Preston, CT
Israel Harris. . . . . . .Williamstown, Mass
Nehemiah Hoit. . . . . . .Castleton, VT
Gershom Hewitt. . . . . . .Hartford, CT
Isaac Hitchcock
Capt. Wait Hopkins
J Thomas Johnson. . . . . . .Newbury, VT
Noah Jones. . . . . . .Shoreham, VT
James Jones
K John Kennedy. . . . . . .Bolton, VT
John Kennedy, Jr. . . . . . . .Bolton, VT
Samuel Keep. . . . . . .Salisbury, CT
Elijah Kellogg. . . . . . .Shoreham, VT
L Samuel Laughton. . . . . . .Dummerston, VT
Eliphalet Loud. . . . . . .Weymouth, Mass
Mathew Lyon
Josiah Lewis. . . . . . .Poultney, VT
Captain Luck
Ensign Lewis
Capt. Noah Lee. . . . . . .Castleton, VT
M Ebenezer Marvin
Captain Edward Mott
Judah Moffet. . . . . . .Brimfield, Mass
Capt. Joseph McCracken
Major Amos Morrill. . . . . . .NH
N William Nichols. . . . . . .Hartford, CT
Luke Noble. . . . . . .Rupert, VT
Daniel Newton. . . . . . .Shoreham, VT
Capt. James Noble
P Capt. Noah Phelps. . . . . . .Simsbury, CT
Capt. Elisha Phelps. . . . . . .Simsbury, CT
Capt. Samuel H. Parsons. . . . . . .Deerfield, Mass
Nathaniel Parker. . . . . . .Middle Granville, NY
Capt. Oliver Parmerly
R James Rogers. . . . . . .Hebron, NY
Eli Robards. . . . . . .Vergennes, VT
Thomas Rowley. . . . . . .Shoreham, VT
Thomas Rowley, Jr. . . . . . . .Shoreham, VT
Hopkins Rowley. . . . . . .Shoreham, VT
John Roberts. . . . . . .Manchester, VT
Peter Roberts. . . . . . .Dorset, VT
Benjamin Roberts. . . . . . .Manchester, VT
John Roberts, Jr. . . . . . . .Manchester, VT
Gen. Christopher Roberts
William Roberts. . . . . . .Dorset, VT
Edward Richards
S James Sargeant. . . . . . .Williamstown, Mass
Capt. John Stevens
Peleg Sunderland
Stephen Smith. . . . . . .Manchester, VT
Nathan Smith, Jr. . . . . . . .Shoreham, VT
Ephraim Stevens. . . . . . .Pittsford, VT
Col. John Spafford. . . . . . .Tinmouth, VT
T Joseph Tyler. . . . . . .Bridport, VT
Lt. Samuel Torrey. . . . . . .Guilford, VT
W Col. Seth Warner
Lt. Col. Joseph Wait
Col. Gideon Warren. . . . . . .Hampton, NY
Ashbel Wells. . . . . . .Hartford, CT
Capt. Asaph White. . . . . . .Charlemont, Mass
Benjamin Wait
Amos Wells
Amos Weller. . . . . . .Sharon, VT
James Wilcox. . . . . . .Bridport, VT
Wilkes West. . . . . . .Chester, NH
Capt. Samuel Wright. . . . . . .Pownal, VT
Samuel Woolcott. . . . . . .Shoreham, VT
Samuel Woolcott, Jr. . . . . . . .Shoreham, VT
Capt. James Wills
Capt. George White