Richard Falley, FRIEND OF LIBERTY AND HIS COUNTRY SOLDIER IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ARMORER TO THE 18TH MASS REGIMENT BUILT ARMORY AT MT. TEKOA CIRCA 1765 MADE MUSKETS FOR THE PATRIOT CAUSE THIS WAS THE SITE OF HIS HOME AND BLACKSMITH SHOP CIRCA 1764 TO 1783 Hike to both his armory and homestead at the Grace A. Robson Sanctuary in Montgomery.
Richard Falley Jr. January 31, 1740 to 1808 was a soldier who fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Falley joined the Provincial Army at age 16. He was captured by Native Americans at the surrender of Fort Edward, taken to Montreal and adopted into the tribe. He was later ransomed from the tribe for 16 gallons of rum and returned to Westfield. He later joined Captain Park’s company as an ensign and commanded a company at the Battle of Bunker Hill where his 14 year old son, Frederick, served there as a drummer. During the American Revolution, Falley made guns for the Continental Army at an armory at the foot of Tekoa Mountain in Montgomery, Massachusetts. Sources indicate Falley was either the maternal grandfather or maternal great grandfather of President Grover Cleveland.