New database: Boston Tea Party Participant Biographies

The Destruction of the Tea at Boston Harbor, hand-colored lithograph by N. Currier, 1846 (Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons, courtesy of the United States Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division).

We’re excited to announce a new database, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party: Boston Tea Party Participant Biographies.

The goal of this project is to create comprehensive biographical sketches for all individuals associated with or known to have participated in the Boston Tea Party, which took place on December 16, 1773 in Boston Harbor. This project is launched in conjunction with the announcement of the Boston Tea Party Descendants Program, a new lineage society for those whose ancestors participated in the historic revolutionary event. This project, as well as the Descendants Program, are both in collaboration with the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. You can learn more about the Boston Tea Party Descendants Program here.

Today, we’re releasing the first 20 sketches of participant biographies for the following individuals:

New sketches will be released regularly, so stay tuned for more.

Please note: This database is available to all NEHGS members, including Guest Members, at no cost. Consider membership.