Whately — Military History
Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.
Although the French-and-Indian war, from 1754 to 1763, antedates the incorporation of the town, yet some of the citizens of Hatfield, residing in what is now Whately, participated in that struggle and as others who afterward became settlers of the town were engaged, their names may appropriately be given:
Abraham Parker, Henry Stiles, Richard Carey, Philip Smith, Simeon Graves, Joel Dickinson, Samuel Carley, Robert Hazard, Gaius Crafts, Perez Bardwell, Paul Smith, David Graves, Seth Wait, Ebenezer Bardwell, Ebenezer Bardwell, Jr., Reuben Dickinson, Nathaniel Dickinson, Joseph Belding, Nathaniel Sartwell, Israel Scott, Israel Graves, Salmon White, Elisha Frary, Abner Dickinson, Joseph Byram, Julius Allis, Samuel Bardwell, Oliver Graves, Nathan Graves, Paul Belding, Silas Smith, Jeremiah Wait.
The training in warfare which these men received was turned to good account in the War Of The Revolution.