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Patriot James Adams was born about 1730. During the Revolution he served as a Captain in the South Carolina Militia, New Acquisition District Regiment which pulled recruits from the Waxhaw Settlement, South Carolina. He was married to Sarah Huff in Edgefield County, South Carolina and she died in Apr 1801. He died in Horse Creek, South Carolina between 14 Oct 1781 and 26 Apr 1782, when his will was proven

Patriot Nathan Anderson was born in Hereford, England about 1745. During the revolution he furnished supplies to the Revolutionary Army in Virginia. He married Martha Puryear in 1775 and he died in Louisa County, Virginia before 14 Oct 1822

Aaron Aorson was appointed a 1st Lieutenant in June 1775 in the 5th company of the 1st New York Continental Line Regiment. He served as a 1st Lieutenant during the 1775 invasion of Canada and at the at the siege of Quebec City. He took command of the 5th company on December 31, 1775, after Captain Cheesman and Colonel Montgomery were killed inthe assault on Quebec City. In November 1776, he was appointed Captain of the 5th company, 3rd New York Regiment, under Colonel Gansevoort in November, 1776 and served as a company commander at Fort Schuyler, New York, in 1777 during the siege by British and Native American forces. Aorson served as a company commander with the New York Continental Line during Colonel Sullivans 1779 expedition and campaign against the Six Nations in New York. He also served at Morristown, New Jersey in 1780. Aorson was reassigned to the 1st New York Regiment in 1781 and served as the brigade major in General James Clintons brigade at Yorktown. Aaron Aorsons final assignments were as a member of a detachment from headquarters at Newburgh, New York in March, 1783 and at New Windsor, New York in May, 1783

Patriot John Armistead was born about 1751 in Cumberland County, Virginia to John Armistead ( and Nancy Armistead. He married Elizabeth Oslen (1755-1801) in Buckingham, Virginia on 28 May 1769. During the Revolution, he served as a Private in the Virginia Continental Line, Captain Massie's Company, 6th Virginia Regiment commanded by Lt Col Charles SImms. He died about 1798 in Cumberland County, Virginia.

Richard Ashcraft was born about 1746, exact location not known) and died during 1792 in Chambers Mills, Washington County, PA. He married Elizabeth (Betsie) Carr during 1771, in Chambers Mills, Fayette County, PA. Elizabeth was born August 2, 1773, Westmoreland County, PA, and she died on October 16, 1848. Patriot Richard was an American Revolutionary War Spy and Indian Scout. Richard was the son of one of two brothers, Absalom or Elisha Ashcraft. He had brothers Joel, Jediah and Absalom Ashcraft. Richard served as an Indian scout in the western part of Pennsylvania along the Monongahela River with other Ashcraft relatives. Richard also served in the French and Indian Wars under Col. Bradstreet and Col. Bouquet. Richard served in Captain Basil Bowell's Company during the Revolutionary War. Richard Ashcraft died Feb. 1792 in Pennsylvania. He froze to death after his horse fell through the ice into a creek near his home near Chambers Mill. He was returning from Chambers Mill, probably on a trading expedition. Source (Daniel E. McClure, Two Centuries in Elizabethtown and Hardin Co., Kentucky. Martha Ashcraft Neal, The Ashcraft Family.) The town, Chambers Mill, is located about 5 miles south of the town of Washington in present-day Washington County, Pennsylvania. Reference; Frontier Defense in the Upper Ohio by Thwaite and Kellogg, Published by Wisconsin Historical Society, Page 23 --- "On July 19, 1777, James Chew took the Testimony of two Scouts, Richard Ashcraft and Thomas Carr - who on oath declared they saw tracks of Indians on the Head Waters of the Buffalo Creek, making toward the Monongahela River - Fort Pitt in Command of General Hand". Also, R.P. Vol. XIV, Page 64, from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Division of Public Records Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Same Record as above) Pennsylvania Census of 1790, Page 105. D.A.R. #435259, Nellie B. (Ashcraft) Boucher.

Patriot Isaac Ball, Jr. was born on 31 Dec 1747 in Brookfield, Massachusetts to Isaac Ball (1710-1789) and his wife Rachel Howe (1710-1779). He served during the Revolution as a Private, Captain Ichabod Dexter's company, Colonel Doolittle's regiment of the Massachusetts Militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775. He enlisted April 24, 1775 and served in Captain Dexter's company, Colonel Woodbridge's regiment - muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775. Patriot Ball married Hannah Comins (Commings) on 3 May 1778 in Athol, Massachusetts and he died there about 1790

Patriot William Ball was born about 1738 in Northumberland County, Virginia to Edward Ball (1701-1742) and Sarah Owens (1706-1751). During the Revolution he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Fauquier County Militia. The name, William Ball appears in Culpeper County, Virginia records related to the 1775 provisional government of Virginia forming the Committee of Safety and designating the Culpeper District for the largest (Virginia) militia battalion of Minutemen made up of Culpeper, Orange and Fauquier Counties. Patriot William Ball and his wife, Hannah Smith, lived on Great Run in Fauquier County, Virginia. He died on 25 Oct 1807 and was buried in the family cemetery in Elk Run, Virginia. Sources: - An 18th Century Perspective: Culpeper Co., published in 1976 by the Culpeper County Historical Society, Inc. pgs 15-19; - "All Fine Fellows", -Maj Thoms. Marshall of Fauquier Co.; and - Wm Ball pgs 25, [33 will book D-1802]

Married 1st about 1789 to Phebe Williams (b. abt 1770; d. 23 Dec 1803) Married 2nd about 1805 to Hester Player (b. About 1785; d. 1 Feb 1819). Private in NC Militia: three months beginning September 1789 under Captain Thomas James, Colonel Thomas Bludworth; three months beginning July 1780 under Captain Charles Simpson, Colonel Thomas Bludworth. A part of the time he was engaged in guarding the military stores and provisions of Big Ridge; four months beginning in January or February 1781 under Captains James Devane and James Moore, General Lillington; two months beginning August 1781 under Captain John Devane, Colonel Thomas Bludworth. He was involved in a skirmish near Rockfish. He applied for pension under date of October 28, 1833 and his claim was allowed. US Pension # 8055.

Elias Barbee, a great-grandson of early Virginia planter Andrew Barbee, was born in 1763 in Culpeper County, Virginia. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the Patriot cause in the Virginia militia following in the footsteps of his five elder brothers, three of whom, with Elias, fought together at the Siege of Yorktown in 1781. Following the war, the family settled in Danville, Kentucky, and later Elias moved to nearby Green County where he farmed. In 1788, he married Elizabeth Slaughter of Culpeper County, Virginia. They had eight children. Elias was appointed to several local offices and was later elected to terms in both the Kentucky House of Representatives and the Senate. He served in the Kentucky militia as a major, colonel, and ultimately as a brigadier general during the Indian wars on the Ohio River frontier. A daughter of Elias and Elizabeth named Lucy was born deaf in 1799. Concerned for deaf children in the Commonwealth, General Barbee in 1822 (then in the Kentucky Senate) was instrumental in founding the Kentucky School for the Deaf located at Danville. It was the first state-sponsored school of its kind in the United States and is still in existence 187 years later. Elias Barbee died in 1843 at the age of 80.

Patriot Richard Bard served as a Private in Captain Joseph Cuthbertsons company, 6th Battalion, Cumberland County Militia under the call of July 28, 1777. He later served with the Ranging Company under Captain Walter McKinnie on the western frontier. He served as a Justice for the County Court from Peters Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; commission dated 1786. Bard was a member of the Pennsylvania Convention of 1787 that received the Constitution which had been framed by the Federal Convention. He was also a delegate to the Harrisburg Convention in 1788. The son of Archibald Bard (Beard), Richard Bard was born on February 28, 1736, in York County, Pennsylvania, and died February 22, 1799. He was buried in Church-hill graveyard near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. He married Catharine Poe, daughter of Thomas Poe and Mary Potter, on December 22, 1756. Richard and Catharine Bard settled in Conococheague Valley on the Mill Place where he learned the trade of a miller. On April 13, 1758, the Mill Place was attacked and burned by Indians and their infant son, John, and other settlers were killed. Richard and his wife were among those captured and forced to walk across the mountains to western Pennsylvania. Richard escaped near Homer City, Pennsylvania, and returned home. He spent two years searching for "Kitty" (his wife) and found her in the Ohio Valley with a Delaware Indian tribe. She had been adopted as a sister to a Delaware warrior. Richard was able to buy her from the Indians for forty pounds. On their return, they settled in Franklin County where they raised ten children.

Patriot Zadock Barnett was born about 1750 in Pittsylvania County, VA, and died June 23, 1823 in ?Morgan County,?Georgia.? Records show he received a land grant from the State of Georgia after Oglethorpe County was created in 1793 from Wilkes County. During the Revolution his patriot service was providing supplies for the troops. He married (1) DOLLEY Abt. 1762 in Virginia. She was born 1746 in Virginia, and died Bet. 1810-1818 in Morgan County, Georgia. He married (2) ELIZABETH HENDERSON September 16, 1821 in Morgan County, Georgia. She was born about 1800 probably in Oglethorpe County. Children of ZADOCK BARNETT and DOLLEY are: i. MARY ANN BARNETT, b. Abt. 1765, Virginia; d. May 1860, Campbell County, Georgia. ii. JOHN W. BARNETT, b. 1774, Virginia; d. October 1870, Troup County, Georgia; iii. GEORGE BARNETT, b. Abt. 1775, Prob. Pittsylvania County, Virginia; d. July 20, 1826, Morgan County, Georgia. iv. DORCAS BARNETT, b. Abt. 1778, Oglethorpe County, Georgia; d. Aft. September 24, 1870, Cherokee County, Alabama. v. SUSANNAH BARNETT, b. Abt. 1782, North Carolina; d. January 08, 1844, Chambers County, Alabama. vi. NANCY BARNETT, b. November 08, 1790, Morgan County, GEORGIA; d. February 08, 1882, DeKalb County, Georgia. vii. JAMES BARNETT, b. Abt. 1792; m. SARAH WEBB, October 06, 1822, Oglethorpe County, Georgia. viii. DOROTHY ANN BARNETT, b. Abt. 1794, Georgia; d. Aft. 1878.

Patriot John Barron was born on 25 Feb 1761 in Ireland to John Barron (1734-1817) and Elizabeth Ingram (1735-1809). He was six years old when the family settled in South Carolina. During the Revolution he served as a Private in the New Acquisition District Regiment under Colonel William Bratton of the South Carolina Militia for 42 days in 1782. He married Jane Duncan (1769-1854) probably in York District, South Carolina on 5 Feb 1801. He died on 9 Jun 1841 in York District, South Carolina and was buried in the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church cemetery, Rock Hill, York District

John Bates, son of Jacob and Molly (Clark) Bates was born in Hingham, December 4, 1748, moved to Attleboro, Massachusetts with his parents, but later settled in Dudley, now a part of Webster, where he died on December 12, 1834 and was buried in the old Bates cemetery located in Thompson, CT. He married Chloe Fuller (1747-1825) on February 17, 1770, in Attleboro and they had six children. She was a daughter of Noah and Mary (Cushman) Fuller, whose ancestors came from England in the "Mayflower." John Bates was a descendant of Clement Bates, an early settler of Hingham, Massachusetts, who arrived on the ship "Elizabeth" in 1635. The Bates' property, extending at one time the full length of Thompson Road from Connecticut to Webster, Massachusetts was purchased by John Bates during the years 1783/85. The original 18th century farmhouse where he lived still stands on Thompson Road and remains in the family to this day. The dwelling was expanded around 1825 with the attachment of a handsome Federal Style house which served the dual purpose of tavern and home for Johns son, Alanson. As the "Fox and Hounds Tavern" it was a stop on the stage coach line that connected Providence, Rhode Island with Springfield, Massachusetts. A remnant of this road, covered with grass and flanked by two old stone walls, still exists, passing in front of the house. John Bates served as a private in the Revolutionary War and was in Captain Jacob Ide's Southwest Company, Colonel John Daggett's 4th Bristol County Regiment of the Massachusetts Militia. In an order dated July 5, 1778 given by Captain Ide to Ephraim Newel, Town Treasurer of Attleboro he was to be paid for services on the alarm caused by the battle of Bunker Hill. Although the history is incomplete, a company of about sixty minutemen went to Roxbury on June 17, 1775 and remained there for a fortnight. Said one of them, While there a small party of us went around Cambridge side to look for the British, but soon the captain of a fort called out to us, that we had better not go in company, for the enemy would see us and fire at us; and sure enough, in a minute or two, a cannon ball came whizzing along close by us. He also marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of December 8, 1776 (service 12 days). Webster history records that in 1783, "to the shore of our beautiful lake [Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg] came John Bates and his family, and his parents. The Squire was an energetic man and a very prosperous one. Besides keeping a public house, he sold hides, lent money for mortgages and acted as High Sheriff, settling many disputes that arose about him.

Patriot John Beale was born about 1713 and lived his entire life in St. Mary's County, Maryland. He was the son of John Beale (1685-1745) and Jane Beall (185-1733). He married Mary Magdalene Hacket about 1735 in Prince George's County, Maryland. In 1778, he took the Oath of Fidelity and Support to the State of Maryland in 1778. He died on 7 Aug 1792 in St. Mary's County, Maryland

William Beattie, was born between the 4th of April or 5th of June in 1760 and died on or near his 100th birthday on 4/4/1860. He entered the Revolutionary War at the age of sixteen and fought in the battle of Kings Mountain as a Private in his brother David's Company. He married Mary Allison (1763-4/16/1830) on 4/7/1780 when he was nineteen and she was sixteen. In 1781 he was granted 350 acres on a branch of the Holston River. The Will of John Beattie is in Will Book One, page 160 Court House, Abingdon, Virginia. William was 30 years old when his father died on 8/18/1790. He inherited all that tract of land I now live on, with its appurtenances, together with all my farming utensils all my work horses, except my wife shall choose one of them, together with the residue of my household and kitchen furniture. William Beattie remained on this property at Glade Spring till his death. From Williams Will, he owned land in Rockcastle County, Kentucky which was to be sold and the proceeds given to his sons Fountain F., Josiah N., William, John and James G.

Patriot John Bettis was born in Tarboro, Edgecombe , North Carolina in about 1738 to Francis Bettis (1710-1752) and Mary Evans (1700-1774). He married Mary Wilson (1740-1827) in Cumberland, North Carolina in March 1760. During the Revolution he served as a Private in the South Carolina Brigade. He died before 28 Apr 1784 and was buried in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Trenton, Edgefield County, South Carolina.

Patriot Samuel Bingham(Bigham) was born before 1755. He served in the Revolution as a Private. He died between 1820 and 1830 in Bedford County, Tennessee and was buried in the Bingham Family Cemetery in Bedford County, Tennessee

Benjamin Bodge was born in 1756 in Windham, Maine, the son of John and Rebecca (Chute) Bodge. Benjamin married first, Susannah Hunnewell and, after her death, Elizabeth Gammon. Benjamin fathered five children with Susannah and six with Elizabeth. Benjamin was a farmer and remained in Windham. He died there on August 21, 1831 and is buried in Chase Cemetery in Windham. On November 17th 1775, Captain Henry Mowatt, with a flotilla of five ships, sailed into Casco Bay and anchored in Falmouth (now Portland) Harbor. On November 18th, the flotilla began a bombardment of the town. As a result of the bombardment, Lieutenant Colonel Peter Noys, commanding the Cumberland County Regiment of Militia, issued a summons to the local companies in the surrounding towns to send details from the companies. Captain William Knights of Windham immediately marched with a detachment of his company, where they occupied forts and guarded the shores in and around Falmouth. Benjamin Bodge served as a private in Captian Knights company guarding Falmouth for six days. After the war, Benjamin stayed in the militia, where he eventually rose to the rank of Major.

Patriot Joseph Bonner was born about 1760 in Sussex, Virginia. He served in the Revolution as a Private in Captain Nathaniel Foxs Company, 6th Virginia Regiment under Colonel Hendricks. He was married to Sarah Heath before 1780 and died on 6 Jan 1825 in Jones County, Georgia

Patriot William Bowden was born in North Carolina about 1740. During the Revolution volunteered as a Private in the South Carolina Line under Captain Nelson for 5 months and 11 days. He married Martha about 1776 in Surry in North Carolina. He moved from North Carolina to Georgia 1784, moved to Tennessee in 1818 and died on 25 Oct 1834 in Maury County, Tennessee

Henry Swift Bradford, born in 1736, served in the Militia of Stratford, Connecticut in 1778; he died in Blenheim, NY in 1812. Bradford was a descendant of William Bradford, the longest-serving Governor of Plymouth Plantation beginning in 1621, and of Harmen Knickerbocker, a Dutch colonist associated with the settlement of New Netherlands in the mid-17th Century.

David Bright was a miller in Shaefferstown, Berks County, PA. He was the tenth child of Michael Brecht who emigrated to the U.S. from Germany in 1726. David, who changed his last name from Brecht to Bright to sound more American, supplied large quantities of flour for General George Washingtons troops about 20 miles from Valley Forge, where Washingtons army wintered in 1777-78. Had it not been for David Bright, General Washington may have lost many more troops that winter yet received his pay in Continental currency, which depreciated so rapidly that he was left bankrupt. The receipts from the quartermaster of Washingtons army for the flour were deposited in an old desk of Brights that was brought to Lewisburg, WV. These papers remained in the desk for many years until they were borrowed by a descendant of the Bright family from Baltimore to be included in a family history he was writing. David Bright then moved to Greenbrier County, VA about 1784. (The area is now in WV after it became a state in 1864.) He settled his family in what is even now a very rural area of WV, known as Frankford. In the early 1800s a granddaughter of Brights married into the Legg family whose roots in the U.S. can be traced back to the late 1600s. Information herein was gleaned from Looking on The Bright Side by Ora Bright Cox; Bedford, Indiana, 1972, private printing, page 3-10; pages 11-119; and also from the Historical Sketches of the Bright Family, written in 1900 by A. G. Green.

Patriot Benjamin Brooks was born on 11 Mar 1753 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. During the Revolution volunteered as a Private in the Pennsylvania Militia, Captain Pattersons Company. He fought at the Battles of Brandywine, 11 Sep 1777 and Germantown, 4 Oct 1777. He married Elizabeth Harkins at Camden New Jersey and she died in NJ sometime before 1813. Around 1817, he moved to Cameron County, PA, settling near his married children. In Pennsylvania, he married Mary Wood. He died in 1839 in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania and was buried in the Pine Street cemetery, Sterling Run, Pennsylvania

One of ten children five boys and five girls Jacob Brown was born on April 6, 1736. At the age of 23 he married Mary Jones, daughter of Ebenezer and Priscilla Jones. They had five children, two of whom died quite young; Mary b. March 10, 1760 m. August 6, 1778 Josiah Merriam; Elizabeth b. April 2, 1762; Jacob b. June 19, 1764 d. December 28, 1847; Ruth b. March 12, 1767 d. April 12, 1777; Elisha b. July 27, 1771 d. June 16, 1773

He was 39 years old on April 19, 1775 when he did good service on the day of the Concord fight, joining his brothers Abishai and Zachariah, as well as his cousins Jonas Brown (who was wounded) and Capt. David Brown (commander of the Concord company on that day, who after his brother Jonas was wounded and Capt. Davis of Acton had been killed, pursued the panic-stricken British towards Lexington) Other service seen by Jacob Brown over the subsequent years included: November 1776. Lieutenant of a Middlesex company marched to New York and New Jersey for service; December 5, 1776. 1st Lt., Capt. John Bridges (3rd) co., Col. Samuel Thatchers regt.; list of officers drafted from 3rd Middlesex Co., regt. and ordered to march to Fairfield, Conn. on or before December 16, 1776, as returned by Brig. Oliver Prescott at Groton, December 5, 1776; 1777. Captain; list of men who were paid money at time of taking of Burgoyne; August 13, 1779 1st Lt., 1st co., 3d Middlesex co. regt; list of officers of Mass. militia; commissioned November 6, 1776; reported as serving in place of Lt. Edward Wright; also, Captain, 1st co. 3d Middlesex co. regt; list of officers of Mass. militia; commissioned August 13, 1779; March 7, 1780 - Jacob Brown was listed as Captain in 3rd regt. of Militia co. 1, Concord; 1781 Captain Brown chairman of the Class #2 of the town of Concord; May 14, 1782 Captain Jacob Brown chairman of Class #2 of the town of Concord

His time of service over, Jacob returned to his home and affairs in Concord. He left an estate of over $7,000 when he died of old age on December 20, 1816. An inventory after his death included thirty-seven sheets, thirty-six pillow cases, nine table cloths, ten bed quilts, ten blankets and other household goods in proportion. Jacobs wife Mary had died the year before, on May 30, 1815. They lie side-by-side in the Old Hill Burying Ground in Concord

Patriot Thomas Brown was born in Prince William County 7 Sep 1760. During the Revolution served as a Private in the Virginia Militia in Captain John Britts Company. He married Anna Ash. He died in Aug 1844 in Reedsville, West Virginia and was buried in Reedsville Cemetery

Patriot Job Buckley was born on 23 Feb 1719 in Saybrook, CT, to John Buckley and Deborah Shipman. During the Revolution he served in the 7th Company of the Connecticut Militia under Captain Timothy Starkey in 1777 in response to the New Haven Alarm. He married Dorcas Conkling (1718-1770) in Saybrook, CT, on 23 Feb 1738. He died on 6 Sep 1786 in Saybrook, CT, where he was buried. His great-great-grandson, John Henry Buckley (1839-1904), served in the 45th Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War.

Patriot Bernard Buckner was born in Caroline County, Virginia, on 1 Sept 1748. [RECORD OF THE BUCKNER FAMILY WRITTEN BY MRS. JANE M. GRIFFIN daughter of Benjamin H. Buckner - dated November 27, 1884] Bernard Buckner was a soldier of the Revolution, who died a few years after the war, leaving his children too young to remember him. Just before the war commenced he married (1779) Miss Sarah Heape (1750-1818) of Scotch descent and located in Prince William's Parish, Beaufort District, South Carolina where her parents lived. He was a true patriot, going into the strife with earnest zeal. As Lieutenant he fought under General Francis Marion, suffering all the privations of his noble "Partisan Band". He returned home after peace was declared, to find his home in ashes and his family reduced to destitution. Patriot Buckner died on 19 December 1793 in Prince William Parish, Beaufort, South Carolina.

Patriot Pouncey Bunch was born about 1750 in Louisa County, Virginia to David Bunch (1722-1776) and Mary Jane Hughson (1729-1807). Pouncey and Elizabeth Bunch (1752-1822) married about 1772 in Louisa County, Virginia. During the Revolution, records show that he furnish supplies for the cause in Virginia, 1780-1781. He died before 9 Oct 1809 in Louisa County, Virginia.

John Burch, Jr. was born in 1758 in Prince Edward County, Virginia to John Burch, Sr. and his wife, Charity Woodson Burch. John Burch, Sr., his father, was Sheriff of Henry County. John Burch, Jr. farmed and owned land in Henry County, Virginia during the American Revolution. He served in the Virginia Militia as a Private. He was one of the Virginia Militiamen who marched to the assistance of General Nathanial Green at Guilford Court House, North Carolina on March 11, 1781 as a member of James Tarrants Company. By 1791 he married a second time to Sarah Phillips. Around 1791 he moved to Georgia., He had a least one son, Bazell Burch

Patriot Isham Burks was born in Botetourt Co in 1759 (formed from Amherst Co. VA in 1769). He enlisted in the year 1779 or 1780 in the Company of Captain Adam Wallace, in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Abraham Buford and Lieutenant Colonel Haws, "in the line of the State of Virginia on the Continental establishment". While a soldier for COL Buford, he survived the battle referred to as the Waxhaw Massacre, in North Carolina. Isham served in the Virginia Continental Line and after the war became an early settler in Kentucky and Missouri. He died on 21 Aug 1839 in Boone Co, MO. In May 1780, Isham was a soldier in COL Buford's force consisting of 380 Continental infantry of the Virginia Line, a detachment of Colonel Washington's cavalry, and two six-pounders. Lord Cornwallis dispatched Lieutenant Colonel Banistre Tarleton with 170 British cavalry and 100 infantry set to pursue Buford. By mounting his foot soldiers behind cavalrymen, Tarleton rode 105 miles in 54 hours and caught up with Buford on Monday, 29 May 1780. The initial attack, however, was directed against the American right and rear and there was little protection for his infantry against a cavalry charge. The Virginians stood firm and turned the charge, but a few minutes later the evidence of the collapse of his rear made Buford realize that further resistance could only result in the slaughter of his men. He therefore hoisted a white flag and ordered his men to ground their arms. Tarleton chose to ignore the flag of surrender. The Americans were overrun by the Tory cavalry, who, "commenced a scene of indiscriminate carnage never surpassed by the ruthless atrocities of utmost barbarous savages...not a man was spared...for fifteen minutes after every man was prostrate [Tarleton's men] went over the ground plunging their bayonets into every one that exhibited any signs of life....". The Virginians lost 113 killed; 150 were so badly wounded they could not be moved, and altogether, 203 were captured. The story of "Tarleton's Quarter" spread throughout the rebellious colonies and he became a symbol of British brutality. Isham Burks survived, and continued to serve in the line of the State of Virginia on the Continental establishment after the battle until he returned to Virginia. He was then attached to the troops commanded by Colonel William Davis until his term of enlistment was up, when he was regularly discharged. After his discharge, Isham Burks lived in Botetourt County. In 1781, Isham Burks married Elizabeth Rowland. About 1782, Isham left VA for Burkesville, Mercer Co, KY. Isham left KY in 1818 or 1819 with "about 31 children and grandchildren", for Alabama and ended his life in Boone County, MO. Isham and Elizabeth Burks raised a large family. Their children were:      1. Charles b. 11 Oct 1780, Botetourt Co. VA, d. 20 Dec 1791, m. Anna Thurman 1804      2. Sarah (Sally) b. 15 Jul 1781 Botetourt Co. VA, m. George W. Sexton, 18 May 1789      3. Elizabeth (Betsey) b. 27 Feb 1786 KY, d. 17 Jun 1822 m. James Gilliland      4. Robert Rowland b. 6 May 1789 d. 20 Dec 1791, died in infancy      5. Nancy Ann b/ 23 Jul 1791 KY, m. Elias Fletcher 1808, Cumberland Co, KY      6. Isham, Jr. b. 8 Nov 1794, d. May 1840 m. Amy Young 11 Jul 1813      7. John, murdered in Alabama on the 23rd of July 1822      8. William, m. Sallie Frost      9. Mahala b. 3 Dec 1802, m. Rowland Frost      10. Wesley b. 27 May 1806, m. Agnes Wright in Boone Co, MO, 20 Dec 1827      11. James Payne b. 29 May 1808 Boone Co, MO, m. Martha Newman, Calloway Co, MO

William Burns was born in Ireland. He came to the United States as a young man and settled in Orange County, North Carolina. He served in the Revolutionary War as a drummer and fifer with the first North Carolina Regiment. He married Margaret Mitchell. In the winter of 1781 they moved to Georgia. When Franklin County was formed, he obtained a land grant and built a two-story log house, close to a spring, near where the town of Maysville now stands.

The Cale family (also spelled Kale, Kahl, Kail and Cail) family was of German origin. John Cale was born on April 19, 1726, in Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia). He married Elizabeth Pugh on July 25, 1751. During the Revolutionary War, Cale served under Colonel Abraham Bowmans in the 8th Virginia Regiment. Cale was one of the early settlers of western Virginias Capon Valley. He owned a good farm on the west bank of the Capon River adjacent to what was once called Kales Ford, not far upstream from Capon Bridge, West Virginia. Cale died on July 26, 1798, and is buried in the family burial ground on the land he once owned.

Stephen was the 1st of 3 children (2 sons and 1 daughter) born in Lyme, New London County, Colony of Connecticut, of Stephen Calkins (b. 1701) and his wife Sarah (1703-1774). Stephen's siblings were: Sarah (b. 1734), Turner (b. 1736), and Zurviah (b. 1743). Stephen came from Connecticut to Danby on the New Hampshire Grants (later Rutland County, Vermont) in 1768. At the 1st annual town meeting of the inhabitants of Danby, held on the 14th of March 1769, Stephen was elected one of three Selectman and one of three Committee Members to lay out highways. In 1773, since roads were increasing in number in the town, the number of Surveyors was increased from one to three. Stephen was one of those surveyors. On May 28, 1778, the names of the Officers of the State's 5th Militia Regiment were reported to the Vermont Governor and Council meeting at Arlington in Bennington County. Stephen was then Captain of the 12th (Danby) Company, 5th Regiment of Vermont Militia under the command of Colonel Gideon Warren. From November 6, 1778, to being discharge on November 13th, Stephen was the Captain in command of a Detachment raised from the 5th Militia Regiment to assist Major Benjamin Whitcomb's New Hampshire Rangers. who were then manning and in charge of the Fort at Rutland due to Colonel Seth Warner's Continental Regiment being removed into the State of New York. The 6th Regiment of Vermont Militia was established October 23, 1779 upon the reorganization of the 2nd and 5th Regiment's of Vermont Militia into 3 Regiment's. The Danby Company Captain Stephen Calkins Commanding was then reassigned from the 5th Regiment to the 6th Regiment of Vermont Militia under the command of Colonel Ira Allen. On March 26, 1780, Stephen and his Company of Militia were ordered out by Colonel Ebenezer Allen. Stephen and the men in his Company marched 70 miles and served 6 days during this call up in Rutland County, Vermont. Later the same year, on October 13th, Stephen and his Company of Colonel Ira Allen's 6th Regiment of Vermont Militia, marched in response to an alarm caused by a raid led by British Major Christopher Carleton into the Lake Champlain valley and beyond. Overall Stephen commanded his Company in the field 16 days and was paid for traveling 60 miles before finally returning from this alarm, October 30th. Soon after the War, Stephen built the 1st gristmill erected in the town of Danby. Stephen and his wife Rebecca Rowland (1740-1830) had 2 children (both sons): Richard (1762-1847) and Stephen (1782-1862).

Patriot Philip Callender Jr was born 3 Dec 1706 in Swansea, Bristol Co, MA and died 7 May 1779 in Huntington Twp, Luzerne Co, PA. In 1730 he was married Mehitable Church, daughter of Josiah and Thankful Church. After she died on 3 Aug 1738, he married Margaret Camp, daughter of Nicholas Camp and Anne Pullen, on 7 Feb 1739/40 in Sheffield, Berkshire Co, MA. During the Revolution, his patriotic service included:      - The Sheffield Declaration, also known as the Sheffield Resolves, was a Colonial American petition against British tyranny and manifesto for individual rights, drawn up as a series of resolves approved by the Town of Sheffield, Massachusetts, on January 12, 1773. The resolves were debated and approved by a committee of eleven local citizens, including Philip Callender. The Declarations first resolution was that Mankind in a state of nature are equal, free, and independent of each other, and have a right to the undisturbed enjoyment of their lives, their liberty and property, These words are echoed in the most famous line of Thomas Jeffersons Declaration of Independence three years later: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.      - Philip was also a Sheffield Town Selectman until his death in 1779

Philip Callender was born on 13 March 1747/8 in Sheffield, Berkshire County, MA and died 10 Mar 1818 in Huntington Twp, Luzerne Co, PA. He married Abigail Franklin, daughter of John Franklin and Kezia Pierce of Warwick, Kent Co, RI. During the Revolution, Philip Callender was a private in Captain Elijab Deming's Company, Colonel Asbley's Regiment, enlisting on 4 Jun 1778 and discharged on 15 Jul 1778. He is buried in Scott Cemetery, Waterton, Luzerne County, PA

Patriot Christian Carpenter was born about 1722 in Switzerland. He was a child when his family arrived in America on The Ship Pink Plaisance on 21 September 1732. They first settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married Mary Kiser in 1741 and they moved to North Carolina in 1742. During the Revolution, Patriot Carpenter was a member of the Tryon County, North Carolina Committee of Safety. He also furnished various necessary supplies to the Armies and Militia of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. He died before 24 Jul 1800 in Lincoln County, North Carolina and was buried in Big Gullies cemetery in Course, North Carolina

Patriot William Carr was born about 1752 in Halifax County, Virginia to John Carr (1720-1769) and Barbara Overton (1720-1794). During the Revolution he served as a Captain in the Virginia Militia from Halifax County. He married Tabitha Collins (1762-1833) about 1779. He died in Halifax County, Virginia before 28 Sep 1835.

During the Revolution Raleigh Carter was one of numerous patriots from Virginia who furnished supplies to the Continental Army, as reflected in the Court Records of Amelia County. As the owner of a large and successful plantation in Amelia County he was in a position to make this necessary contribution to win his country's freedom. Raleigh Carter was one of the sons of Thomas Carter, of Christ Church parish, Lancaster, Virginia, and his first wife Sarah Haynie. Raleigh was born in Lancaster about 1740 and died in Nottoway County prior to 1820, leaving numerous and prominent descendants. Raleigh Carter was married twice, first in Lancaster to Sarah Sharpe and next to Lucy Anne Crenshaw, daughter of William Crenshaw of Nottoway County. Between the date of his first and second marriages, in 1772, Raleigh Carter removed from Lancaster, to what was then Amelia County. In 1782 Raleigh Carter was a justice of the Amelia County Court, and doubtless continued as such until Nottoway County was formed. In 1792 he was High Sheriff of Nottoway. The family bible was burned during the Civil War and likewise most of the early records of Nottoway County, so that it is impossible to get a complete account of Raleigh Carter's children, and the date of his death. Raleigh Carter was the first of three generations of Carters to own Plentiful Level, a 1,690-acre plantation in Amelia County, Virginia.

Joel Chandler was born in Georgia about 1740 and was a patriot during the Revolution. During the war, while living Granville, County, North Carolina, he made an Oath of Allegiance to the State of North Carolina, in support of the cause of independence. He died in Granville County, North Carolina where his will was recorded in Nov 1800

Patriot William Chapman was born about 1753 in South Carolina. During the Revolution, Patriot Chapman performed Militia duty in Camden District, South Carolina, under Captain Aramanous Liles and Major John Pearson. He was at Russells Ferry and Four Holes under Colonel Winn and at Orangeburg under Colonel Thomson. He died in Fairfield County, South Carolina, where he signed his will on 9 Sep 1841

Patriot James Chitwood was born in Powhatan, Virginia on 21 Jun 1751. Served as a Private in the American/Colonial Revolutionary army in the infantry of the South Carolina Line. There is a plaque bearing his name in Huntsville, Tennessee. After the war, he formed a settlement called Chitwood in Campbell (now Scott) County, Tennessee. He married Martha White. He died on 4 Mar 1839 in Campbell County, Tennessee and was buried in Chitwood cemetery in Winfield, Tennerssee

Patriot James Clark was born on 12 Jan 1737 in Virginia. Records show he served during the Revolution as a Captain in the Culpeper County Militia, was granted a pension for this service. and that he furnished supplies for the troops. He married Mary Marston, daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth (Towles) Marston. He died on 2 Jun 1789 in Virginia

Patriot William Clark was born on 26 Apr 1716 in Middlesex County, Virginia. He was the son of Edward Clark and his 3rd wife, Ann Christopher, who were married in Middlesex County. in 1706 [source: "Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co., Va." 1653-1812]. Patriot Clark married Ann James in Orange County, Virginia about 1736, where he had settled with his brother, John, at the base of Clark's Mountain. In 1745, William bought a plantation on Robinson River extending back to the base of Thoroughfare Mountain. During the Revolution he provided patriotic service as a private citizen, rendering material aid by providing bacon and rye for the use of the Army in 1780. By his will, dated Oct. 20, 1787, probated Dec. 17, 1787, Culpeper County, William Clark, Sr left his land to his son Joseph and personal estate to some of his children

Patriot Lot Colby was born In Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts on 25 Oct 1717 to Abraham Colby (1683-1738) and Sarah Buckman (1789-???). He married Anne Walker (1713-1769) in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire on 9 Sep 1738. During the Revolution he was one of the signer from Concord of the New-Hampshire Declaration for Independence - the "Association Test," as it was called. Each signer solemnly engaged and promised that they would, to the utmost of their power and at the risk of their Lives and Fortunes, with Arms, oppose the Hostile Proceedings of the British Fleets and Armies, against the United American Colonies. He died on 2 Apr 1790 in Concord, New Hampshire.

Patriot Samuel Colby was born to Lot Colby (1717-1790) and Ann Walker (1717-1764) in Rumford, New Hampshire on 22 May 1740. He married Sarah Cummings1743-1818) in 1763. He served during the Revolution as a Private in Captain Livermors Company, 3rd Battalion of New Hampshire forces commanded by Colonel Scammell. He died in Concord, New Hampshire on 11 May 1797.

Patriot Cluverious Coleman was born was born in Abingdon Parish about 1740. In about 1760 Cluverious married Elizabeth Massey and they were the parents of 10 children. He first settled in Lunenburg County and then to Mecklenburg County, Virginia where he eventually owned 1200 acres of land. His acreage was on both sides of the Meherrin River and Laton's Creek, in the north central portion of Mecklenburg County that borders Lunenburg County. He acquired the land in Lunenburg County on 7 Apr 1761 from Thomas Brown. He the acquired more land in the area and was in business with William Green and Benjamin Whitehead. During the Revolution he served as a member of the Committee of Safety-Gentlemen of Justice 1775/6. He also provided a wagon, team and driver, and a dark bay horse for 35 days, as well as giving the Continental Army 110 lbs of flour. He died before 14 Oct 1799, probably in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.

He was born in about 1755 in Virginia to Thomas Abner Connell (1742-1835) and Gemina Felton (1742-?). During the Revolution, he served as a Private in Colonel Elijah Clarks Regiment in the Georgia Militia. He married Penelope Poring Owsley (1763-1820) about 1780 in Wilkes County, Georgia. After the Revolution, he was listed on a certificate of Colonel E. Clark, dated 20 Apr 1784, entitling him to a bounty of land. He died before 8 Dec 1807 in Hancock County, Georgia

Patriot John Copeland was born in Ireland on February 12, 1747/48. He married Margaret Blakeley, the daughter of John Blakeley, Sr. and Rachel Orr, both who had emigrated from Ireland. Around 1755, the family left Pennsylvania and moved to Laurens County, South Carolina, near the town of Clinton. They belonged to Duncans Creek Presbyterian Church. During the Revolution, Patriot John Copeland served as a private and lieutenant in the militia under Captains William Jenkins, John Burton and William Copeland, Colonel Bratton and General Henderson during 1780, 1781, and 1782. John Copeland died on September 20, 1826 in the Duncan's Creek section of Laurens County, South Carolina. His wife, Margaret Blakeley, died on February 22, 1844. Both of them are buried in Duncans Creek Presbyterian Church cemetery, where his descendants put up a new gravestone in 1956. The inscription reads John Copeland, Sr. 1748-1826 and Margaret Blakeley 1758-1844. (Both born in Ireland) Served in the Revolutionary War in Col. William Bratton's regiment."

Patriot Gad Corse was born on 13 September 1723 in Deerfield, Franklin County Massachusetts. He married Mary Wright in December 1747 in Northfield, Franklin County, MA. In 1758 he served under Major John Hawk during the French and Indian War taking part in engagements at Ticonderoga, Fort De Quesne, and in the capture of the French Fort Frontenac on Lake Ontario. During the Revolutionary War, Gad Corse trained Captain Eldad Wrights Company of Minute Men from Northfield, MA in the arts of military exercise. He was appointed to lead a committee to receive money to procure arms and ammunition, of all those persons in the town of Northfield that were willing to contribute money to the war effort. After the war, he moved to Halifax, VT. He died on 31 July 1788 in Wilmington, Windham County, VT. Gad Corse was a tanner and shoemaker by vocation, and a patriot at heart

Patriot James Coulter was born in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Ireland in 1748. He emigrated to America in the 1760s. During the American Revolution James Coulter served as a private in the Albany County (NY) militia under Colonel Van Woert. He may have fought in the victorious Battle of Saratoga in 1777, which many scholars regard as one of the turning points of the Revolution. James Coulter died in 1783 and is buried in Old turnpike Cemetery in Cambridge, NY

Abraham Covert served as an Ensign in the 3rd Regiment, Hunterdon County, New Jersey Militia. He was born in Somerset County, New Jersey but lived in Hunterdon County during the Revolutionary War. He first married Sarah Clawson and they had four children before she died in New Jersey. He then married Ariann (Coshun) Wykoff, a widow with three children. They had four more children, all born in New Jersey. In 1790, Abraham Covert moved his family including the step children to the Finger Lakes Region where he purchased 600 acres in what became the Town of Ovid, Seneca County, New York. The first Town meeting was held in his home and he held many of offices in the Town of Ovid over the next 25 years. He died in the Town of Ovid, Seneca Co, New York in 1815 and is buried in the Abram Covert Farm Cemetery with his second wife. Abraham Covert was a second cousin of Tunis Covert (see below) and a daughter from Abrahams first wife, Isabella Covert, married Rynear Covert, eldest son of Tunis Covert, another Revolutionary War patriot (see below).

Tunis Covert served as a Private in Capt. Conrad Ten Eyck's Company, Second Battalion, Somerset County, New Jersey, according to Stryker's Register of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War. He was born in Somerset Co., New Jersey and married Magdalene Van Heuglean in New Jersey. They had three sons and four daughters all born in New Jersey. Tunis Covert was a farmer and in the 1791 he purchased 600 acres in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Two years later he moved his entire family to this land which became part of the Town of Ovid, Seneca County. He was very active in the affairs of the Town of Ovid, holding scores of appointed and elected offices. When the Town of Ovid was divided into a number of towns, the Town of Covert was named in his honor. There is also a village of Covert. His oldest son, Rynear Covert was a Colonel in the Seneca County Militia during the War of 1812. His youngest son, Tunis Covert, Jr. was called to active service during the War of 1812 and participated in some skirmishes near Buffalo, New York. Tunis Covert, Sr. died in 1825 and is buried in the McNeil (Gospel Lot) Cemetery along wife his wife and other members of his family.

The patriot John Peter Corn was born in 1751, in Albemarle county VA. In February of 1776, he enlisted as a regular in Col. Dangerfield’s 7th Virginia Regiment and fought with the regiment through the early campaigns, and was wounded in a skirmish near Philadelphia. He nursed his wounds while wintering at Valley Forge. At the end of his 2-year commitment and still not recovered, Pvt Corn went home to Virginia. In early 1781 he helped gather supplies and men, then participated in the battle of Guilford Court House. Later that year he married Hannah Parr . After a few years, seeking better opportunities, he headed south into North Carolina and settled in Henderson County, not far from Asheville. His family continued to grow and of his 15 children, several fought in the war of 1812. Pvt. Corn died in 1843 at the age of 92. He lives on, however, as a well know patriarch of the area. Due to his large family, and those of his 3 other patriot brothers, many in Appalachian North Carolina and Tennessee consider themselves a part of a significantly large "Corn" family.

Patriot Thomas Crain (Crane) was born in King William County, Virginia about 1755. He served during the Revolution as a Private in the Seventh Virginia Regiment for 12 months under Captain Bentley. He later served another 21 months in the Virginia Militia under Captains Millers, Richardson and Smith. He died in Mercer County, Kentucky on 10 Mar 1833

Oliver Cromwell was born at Baltimore, Maryland, 15 October 1738 and died at Baltimore, 24 June 1786. He was an Inspector of Tobacco at Baltimore in 1774 and signed an Oath of Allegiance at Baltimore in 1778. He married Anna Maria Giles. His son, Thomas Cromwell ( P-141368), was a Captain in the 4th Maryland Regiment, 1777-1779.

Thomas Ireton Cromwell was born in approximately 1746 in Baltimore County, MD and was married to Hannah Henrietta Smith. He was a 2nd LT, 1st LT, and Captain in the 4th Maryland Regiment from 14 Jan 1777 to 30 Oct 1779. This Regiment was engaged in the defense of Philadelphia, Battle of Monmouth, Greenes Campaign, and at Yorktown. It was disbanded on 1 Jan 1783 at Charleston, SC. He died sometime before 1 Feb 1799 in Anne Arundel County, MD. Many of his descendants still live in the county.

Patriot James Cunningham was born probably in Dublin, Ireland about 1741 to John Cunningham (1715-1758) and Mary Ursala Peterson-Bidert (1723-1797). The family came to America in about 1753. During the French and Indian War (about 1758) he and his parents were captured in a Shawnee Indian raid and he was held for seven years. During the Revolution he served as a Private and found at the Battle of Point Pleasant. After his service, he also provided supplies and services in support of the Army. He married Agnes Shawnee Moore (1741-1820) in Pennsylvania, moved to South Branch, Virginia, and settled at Old Fields, Hardy County, Virginia. He later moved to Upper Tract, then to North Fork,then to Crab Bottom and finally to Huttonsville. He died before 24 Sep 1810 in Randolph County, Virginia

Thanks to the hard work of people like Mr. C. Thomas Chapman, we have a very thorough knowledge of President James Madisons family. My intention is not restate but, to add some additional information about my ancestors who are part of his extended family Colonel William Daingerfield was the son of William Daingerfield Sr. and Apphia Fauntleroy. Further, Apphia Fauntleroy was the daughter of William Fauntleroy and Apphia Bushrod. Her father and mother were John Bushrod and Hanna Keene of Bushfield, located in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Many of you, who are familiar with Virginia History, know these surnames. Colonel William Daingerfield was in Command of the 7th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line at the beginning of the Revolution. The 7th was instrumental in the dislodging of Lord Dunmore (the last colonial governor) from Virginia. Colonel Daingerfield and the 7th were located at Little York when they were dispatched to Williamsburg. From there, they marched to Gloucester county Virginia on the Piankatank River. Once there, they discovered four English men of war and some smaller vessels at anchor. Three of the vessels were called Kingfisher, Roebuck, and Feay {sic: Fowey}. The enemy was fortified on the opposite side of the river on Gwynns Island. Colonel Daingerfield ordered a ditch to be dug and breastworks constructed to secure the troops. When the defensive perimeter was secure, he ordered an amphibious assault across the river on Gwinns Island to dislodge the enemy from their fortification. They landed in small boats and numbered about 500 men. The troops succeeded in landing on Gwinns Island and marched to the fortifications. Once there, they discovered that the defenders had boarded their vessels and sailed away. The 7th then marched to the Potomac River were they again came upon the ships of war. About two weeks after the 7th arrived, the troops on the Maryland side of the Potomac took two of the ships of war under cannon fire. As a result, the two ships were destroyed and the rest sailed away. Colonel William Daingerfield was one of the first nine Colonels appointed by General George Washington. I suspect that this occurred because William served as an Ensign and then Lieutenant with the General while both were members of the Virginia Regiment until it was disbanded in 1762. He was married to Mary Madison Willis whom was the daughter of John Willis, and Elizabeth Madison. He knew James Madison Sr. and was the Executor of Elizabeth Madison Beales Will. She referred to him as her Well beloved son in law Captain William Daingerfield . Colonel William Daingerfield and Mary Madison Willis Daingerfield lived at Coventry in Spotsylvania County, land that made its way to her from the Willis Family. Henry Willis, the founder of the city of Fredericksburg, was Marys Grandfather. Colonel Daingerfield passed away in 1781 leaving Mary to care for their eight living children Walter John Blair III

Captain William Dana was born September 29, 1744 at Cambridge, Massachusetts. He served with the Massachusetts and Continental Artillery as a Sergeant in Lexington Alarm, April, 1775; Lieutenant of Gridley's Regiment Massachusetts Artillery, 25 April 1775; Captain of Knox's Regiment Continental Artillery, 16 December 1775 through December, 1776. He was chosen Captain of Artillery at the time of the Bunker Hill Battle. He served 2 years attached to the Gen Knox Artillery Corps. He was a farmer by occupation. He married Mary Brancroft (1752-1831) in 1770; children: Luther, William, Stephen, Edmond, Augustus, Elizabeth, Mary, George and Fanny. He died October 30, 1809, aged 65 years, at Belpre, Ohio, and was buried at Cedarville Cemetery at Belpre, Ohio. His original headstone with his wife has been located. The memorial inscription on his headstone reads: Capt William Dana, a Revolutionary soldier, born in Mass. Emigrated to west in 1788. Settled in Belpre. There is a grave marker placed by the Marietta Chapter with Revolutionary Marker in 1921. References: Massachusetts War records; Andrew Hist. Further information: Marietta Chapter. Revolutionary War Graves Register. Clovis H. Brakebill, compiler. 672 pg. SAR. 1993. Also SAR Revolutionary War Graves Register CD. Progeny Publishing Company: Buffalo, New York. 1998. Massachusetts Soldiers & Sailors published (1898) Boston, Vol. IV, pg. 389: “Dana, William, Worchester. Sgt., Capt. Timothy Biglow's co.; of Minute-men, Col. Artemas Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 6 days; also, 1st Lieut., Capt. Edward Craft's co., Col. Richard Gridley's (Artillery) regt.; muster roll dated Aug 1, 1775; engaged (enlisted) Apr 25, 1775; service to Jun 28, 1775, 9 weeks 1 day; also, given as Capt. Lieut. from June 29, 1775; service 4 weeks 5 days; also, company return dated French Lines, Oct 12, 1775.” DAR, Patriot Index Centennial Edition, Part 1, pg. 753. Mrs. Orville Dailey, The Official Roster of Soldiers of The American Revolution Buried In The State of Ohio, Roster# 1, pg. 101. Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution, (Revised Edition. Washington, D.C.: The Rare Book Shop Publishing. Company. 1914), pg. 184.

Edward Davies was born in Wales in 1745 and had arrived in Savannah by 1775. On 21 Jan 1776, he married Rebecca Lloyd of Charleston, SC. Edward Davies was Justice of the Commission of Beaufort District beginning on 30 Mar 1776 and was later a member of the Rebel Assembly when that body met in Savannah in 1776. Edward Davies was arrested by the British authorities and imprisoned on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, from 30 Dec 1778 to 18 Mar 1779. He died on 9 Nov 1786 and buried in Savannah. His son William Davies was a member of the Georgia Senate, Mayor of Savannah, and a Judge in the U.S. District Court of Georgia.

Patriot Benjamin Davis was born in Virginia about 1753. During the Revolution he served as a Private in the 4th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Army. He married Lydia Meador in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on 31 Jan 1800. He died in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on 22 Mar 1836 and was buried in the Davis Family Cemetery - Cherrystone Plantation

Francis Davis was a son of Zion Davis of Georgetown, South Carolina. He was born in Brittain's Neck in Georgetown District, S. C. in 1756. In April 1833 he gave sworn court testimony in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed 7 June 1832. The original record is on file at the National Archives# S-8270. He served under Colonel Francis Marion - the Swamp Fox - among others. He stated that he could prove his service by James DeVane with whom he served. This is most likely how he met his wife, Tobitha DeVane, who was James's sister. After the war, he left Georgetown SC,settling in New Hanover County NC with his wife's family. Francis & Tobitha DeVane Davis had the following children: (1.) Ann Davis m. B. F. DeVane, Sr. (2.) William Davis m. Phebe Bannerman (Deed Bk.11 pg.57-1822) (3.) Ann Julia Davis (1788 -1834) m. Samuel Hawes(1775-1816) (4.) Mary Davis m. Benjamin Evans (5.) Thomas Davis m. Jennie Young

Patriot William Davis was born in Christchurch, Virginia on 29 Sep 1700. During the Revolution he provided patriot service for the Continental Army. He married Elizabeth Shelton in Christchurch, Virginia on 9 Oct 1728. He died in Christchurch, Virginia on 31 Jul 1791

Luke Decker was born in Hampshire County, Virginia, in 1760, into an old Dutch family that first settled in the New Amsterdam colony on Manhattan Island in the 1630s. When the British invaded New Netherlands and stole the Dutch territory and renamed it New York, the Deckers refused to sign the 1675 Oath of Allegiance to the King of England. Like many Dutch Americans, they were early proponents of separating from the British crown to form a new nation. Luke along with four of his brothers and their father John Decker fought for American independence in the Revolutionary War. Lukes commission as a militia officer with the rank of ensign was signed in 1778 by then-Virginia Governor Patrick Henry, the patriot leader famous for declaring, Give me liberty or give me death. After the war, in 1784, Luke and the Decker clan migrated to the wilderness south of Fort Vincennes and began clearing land, farming, serving in the local militia, and holding public office in the government of the old Northwest and Indiana Territories. In 1790, Luke and six other Deckers petitioned Congress for a land grant of 400 acres each in recompense for the many dangers they have encountered and losses they have sustained fighting Indians to make western expansion safe for more settlers. Congress bestowed 200 acres each. That land, coupled with additional estates built up by the family, became Decker Township in Knox County, Indiana. Over a period of three decades, Luke Decker was a judge on the Court of Common Pleas, an associate Circuit Court judge, an elected member in the Territorial House of Representatives, an elected member of the Legislative Council (the upper chamber of the Assembly), and justice of the peace. In 1801, he was a founding trustee of Vincennes University, established by his close friend, then-Governor (and later 9th U.S. President) William Henry Harrison, a fellow Virginian. Governors Arthur St. Clair (a Major-General in the Revolution and President of the Continental Congress), Harrison, and Thomas Posey all appointed Judge Decker to high office. In 1810, Luke was on Governor-General Harrisons war council that met with Shawnee Chief Tecumseh in a failed attempt to avoid armed conflict with the growing Indian confederation. In the lead-up to the War of 1812, Luke was wounded during the Battle of Tippecanoe as a colonel in command of infantry under General Harrison. Afterwards, Governor Harrison wrote to President James Madison praising Lukes performance in combat, and the Indiana House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring his distinguished valor, heroism and bravery displayed in the brilliant battle. Luke Decker, veteran of both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and a founder of the State of Indiana, died on March 25, 1825. He was buried in the family graveyard in Decker Township.

Patriot Joseph DeJarnette Jr was born in Spring Grove, Virginia on 9 Oct 1747. He married Edna George (1740-1777) in Caroline County, Virginia about 1761 and after her death he married Mary Saunders in 1778 and finally Elizabeth Pillarpillow on 7 Sep 1791. During the Revolution he served as a Lieutenant in the Virginia Militia [documented in the Roll of Caroline Men Who Qualified as Officer in the Militia During the War of the Revolution 1776-1783.] He died in Caroline County, Virginia on 31 Jan 1824 and was buried in the DeJarnette Family Cemetery in Caroline County, Virginia

Patriot Joseph DeJarnette Sr was baptized in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia on 3 Mar 1716 to Jean DeJarnette (1680-?) and Mary Mumford (1683-1765). He married Mary Pemberton (1720-1834) in Virginia about 1739 and established the "Spring Grove" Plantation 5000 acres from the Mattaponi River to Maracossic Creek in Caroline County, Virginia. During the Revolution he provided patriot service to the Continental Army. He died in Caroline County, Virginia before Jan 1791 and was buried in the DeJarnette Family Cemetery in Caroline County, Virginia.

Patriot Louis Frederic DeLesdernier was born February 14, 1752 in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Gideon DeLesdernier (1723-1808) and Judith Mary Madelon Martine (1730-1808). With his family of five brothers, he moved to Fort Cumberland about 1763 and in 1776, he joined Col. Jonathan Eddy in his attack on the British Garrison in the Fort. Being repulsed by the British, they retreated to the St. John River, and then moved on to Machias, Maine where Louis Frederic joined Capt. Bondrearis Company of Frenchman as a Lieutenant. He served under Col. John Allen as Lieutenant Department agent and Secretary aid-de-camp to Col. Allen, running the 300-man garrison established there. Their chief duty was garrison service and to hold the Indians true to their allegiance to the American cause, while the British used every artifice at their command to draw the Indians away. While at Machias, he married Sarah Brown (??1814), a daughter of fellow garrison member James Brown, on January 16, 1779. When the war was over, he moved to Passamaquoddy, and settled for a time on a small island in Lubec, then called Fredrichs Island and De Les Dernier Island. When the U.S. system of revenues was established in 1789, he was appointed as the first Collector for the District and when the first Post Office was established later in 1789, he was named as Postmaster. He married twice, having nine children in his first family and four in his second marriage to Sophia Fellows Clark (1817-1838). As the last survivor of his unit, he died in December 1838 as his sons home in Baileyville, Maine. A warm friend, Alfred A. Gallatin, 4th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1801-1814) under President Thomas Madison said of Louis Frederic, He is to me of all Americans, I have seen, the most zealous and full of enthusiasm for the Liberty of his country.

Patriot Charles Noel Romand de Lisle attended the Ecole Militaire in Paris, France, and received a commission of 2nd Lieutenant in Grenoble-Artillerie regiment on September 23, 1760. He was promoted to Lieutenant on January 1, 1763, and transferred to Martinique with a detachment from his unit. On November 27, 1769, he was stripped from the army due to debt and mediocre service. On October 1, 1776, he was in the American Colonies offering his services to General George Washington, who gave him a commission as a Major. He went to Georgia and South Carolina where he helped set up artillery defenses in the southern colonies. He was in command of the American artillery during the siege and attack on Savannah in 1778, which was lost because the British had previously received the plans for the attack from an American deserter. He was taken prisoner, and exchanged in June 1779. For four months from the end of 1779 to the beginning of 1780, he commanded the artillery forces under Admiral dEstaing. Later, he decided to return to France on the ship Les Deux Julies to take care of his deteriorating health. However, en route to Bordeaux, he died on August 16, 1784, and was buried at sea. He met and married Letitia Ingram about 1777 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but there is no record of him divorcing his first wife, whom he had married in Martinique. Letitia emigrated from Belfast, Ireland in 1773 or 1774. Letitia met George Hall, an officer on the boat that brought her to America, but she refused his advances because of his profession. After 1790 when he was no longer working at sea, he proposed to her again, and they were married. They had a daughter, Nancy Hall, born in 1797. In 1798, the family, including James de Lisle, moved to Belmont County, Ohio Children: James de Lisle, born about 1778, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Source to C.N.R.S. de Lisles American military service and biography:      1. Bennett, Charles E., and Donald R. Lennon: A Quest for Glory;      2. Major General Robert Howe and the American Revolution, Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press, p. 73;      3. Manuscript on the Lisle family written by the Rev. James Lisle (5-2) in 1913, original in the Family History Library in Utah, donated by Marianne Millheim;      4. Dictionaire des officiers de larm royale qui ont combattu aux Etats-Unis pendant la guerre dIndndance 1776-1783 by Capitaine Gilbert Bodinier, Chateau de Vincennes, 1982;      5. Biographies Meylanaises, by Pascal Beyls, Genoble, 2000; Ministere de la Defense, Republique Francaise: Statement of services for Romand de Isle

Patriot John Dickerson was born about 1754 in Warwickshire, England. During the Revolution he served as a Private in Captain Allen McLanes Company, Colonel Pattons Regiment, called the Delaware Blues, for six months. He then served as a Private for two years, nine months in the Virginia Line under Captain John Randolphs Company, Colonel Henry Lees Regiment. He is reported to have fought at the Battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth and Stony Point. He married Catherine Ann (Round) Olendorf (1767-1863) about 1793 in North Bend, Hamilton County, Ohio. He died on 9 Jul 1833 in Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana

Lt John Easley served in the South Carolina militia under Col. Roebuck in the Spartan Brigade during the Revolutionary War following the fall of Charleston, South Carolina to the British in 1780. On June 18, 1781 Thomas Farrar, brigade major, gave a receipt to John Easley for a bay mare impress for Public Service–Appraised to forty-five pounds to be paid in gold or silver or the value thereof in Continental money. By Order of General Pickins. Both Lt Easley and his son, Millington Easley were killed fighting the British before 1783. In 1786 Ann Gowen Easley also referred as the widow Easley petitioned the government for mil¬itary pay for her deceased husband and son, requesting that the compensation be tendered to Capt. John Gowen her brother and shortly afterward promoted to the rank of Major. And later received; John Easely, Lieutenant for Militia duty in Roebuck’s Regiment since the fall of Charleston, £44, 10 shillings. Received August 5, 1786 Full Satisfaction for interest for the within. C. C. Schutt Millington Easely, £14, 7 shillings and one penny, half penny. Received September 1, 1786 three years interest on the within Indent. C. C. Schutt Apparently, the affidavit was written by Bayliss Earle, an old friend of the Gowen family who should have known how to correctly spell Easley. The resulting indents bore the fol¬lowing endorsements: On December 22, 1786 John Buck Gowen signed a receipt for full satisfaction for compensation from the Commissioners of the Treasury in the purchase of land for Ann Easley. Ann Gowen Easley settled for land, feeling that getting payment from the hard-pressed government would be difficult and long in coming.

Patriot Robert Elliott was born in County Antrim, Ireland in 1763 and was brought to America by his parents settling in the Pennsylvania Colony, Westmoreland County. Patriot Elliott served his country during the Revolutionary War performing duty in service to the Westmoreland County Militia under the command of Ensign Charles Mitchell, and was part of the 7th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Continental Line in July 1782. On July 13, 1782, in one of the final battles of the Revolutionary War, Patriot Elliot participated in the failed defense of Hannastown, PA in Westmorland County, where the pioneer settlement of Hannastown was attacked and burned by the British 8th (The Kings) Regiment of Foot, allied by the Seneca Indians. After the war, Patriot Elliot moved to Butler County in 1796 where he and his large family planted the first fruit trees and orchards in the county. He was also a charter member of the Bull Creek Presbyterian church, which was the first church on the west bank of the Allegheny River in 1796. Patriot Elliot died in 1846 at 82 years of age

Benjamin Elston volunteered for the New Jersey Militia in October 1777 and served six months as a private in Captain Lanes Company. He then re-enlisted as a Minute Man for an indefinite period in the same Company, serving approximately 18 months in that capacity. According to his pension affidavit, he participated in the Battle of Springfield (New Jersey) in which the town was taken and burnt by the British and several smaller skirmishes. During the course of his service in the militia, he saw Generals Washington, Greene and Wayne with the troops. His father, David Elston, served as a sergeant in the same Company of the New Jersey Militia. After the war, Benjamin Elston was a farmer who moved first to North Carolina and later to Kentucky in search of betterland. He died in Kentucky at age 85. He and his wife, Elizabeth Long, had five children between 1790 and 1799. His widow received an annual pension of $20 for his service in the Revolutionary War. His son, John Elston, served in the Mounted Kentucky Volunteers during the War of 1812 and fought at the battle of the Thames River in Ontario, Canada, under the command of General William Henry Harrison (later elected 9th President of the United States).

David Elston was born in Elizabeth, Essex County, New Jersey, in 1740. From 1780-81, he served as a Sergeant in Captain Benjamin Laing's Company, 1st Essex County Regiment, New Jersey Militia. He died after 1810, probably in Henry County, Kentucky.

Abraham Faw was born 14 May 1747 in Benken, Switzerland, the only son of Jacob Pfau and Catherine Disslin. He immigrated to America with his family through Holland and England, landing in Philadelphia in 1749 and finally settling in Maryland in 1750. He died 25 Jun 1828 in Alexandria, VA. Abraham Faw was a patriot whose family had endured hardship by civil strife, land policy and craftsman guild domination of the economy in Switzerland. Nearly half their village immigrated together in groups, by design based on correspondences and recommendations from kinsmen back from America. Abraham was only two years of age when his family left Switzerland. They passed through Holland and London, England, where they were delayed by illness and the need to obtain the cost of passage to America and settled in Frederick County, Maryland.. He became a house builder, businessman, and politician in and around Frederick Town (now Frederick). Tradition has it that a local sign painter misunderstood the name Pfau and printed Faw. With characteristic Swiss frugality, Abraham kept the change in name which he then brought to prominence as a leader in the Revolution. His close friendship with Maryland's first Governor, Thomas Johnson gave him entree to society and business at a time when German commerce and politics were still held in check by law and culture. Patriot Faw served the Revolutionary cause in many capacities. In January 1775, Faw was appointed to the Frederick County Committee of Observation, charged to prevent any infractions of the Association and Resolves of the Provincial Congress. In 1777, the State of Maryland contracted with Faw to construct a proper powder magazine which, when completed, handled orders for powder from around the state. He was also engaged in the most important project during the war years in Frederick Town construction of the military barracks. Built just south of the city, the barracks were originally designed to prevent the quartering of troops in private homes. In December 1780, Frederick Town learned that the barracks would be used to house the "Convention Troops," British soldiers who had been surrendered at the American victory of Saratoga. Hessian troops who had been captured at Yorktown were also brought to Frederick in January 1782. Abraham Faw served in the County legislature from 1785-1789; was elected to the state legislature in 1787 where he served on the committee that passed - and he signed - Maryland's copy of the U.S. Constitution; and ran (unsuccessfully) as a candidate for the first U.S. Congress in 1788. In 1794 Faw moved to Alexandria, Virginia. He was appointed as a justice for Alexandria County, District of Columbia in 1806 and 1821, and also served as a commissioner for the same county in 1812 and 1818. He died 25 June 1828 in Alexandria, VA.

Patriot William Fergus was born in Chester, Pennsylvania about 1746. During the Revolution he provided patriot service to the Continental Army. He died in Madison County, Goergia on 3 Apr 1819

Nathan Field served as a Private in the Continental Army. Pvt. Field was sworn in by Capt. Elisha Hunt on 4 April 1779 in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. He then joined the 2nd Continental Artillery Regiment, and served for a year under Colonel John Lamb. During this time the regiment had the unique distinction of serving the guns at West Point.

Patriot George Fisher was born in Perkiomenville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on 12 Jun 1739. He married Anna Barbara Eberhard on 12 May 1761. During the Revolution he served as a Private in the Pennsylvania Militia and was a member of the Commander-in-Chiefs Guard. He died in Perkiomenville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on 11 Dec 1791 and was buried in East Greenville, Pennsylvania

Near the rocky coast of Wales, stand the ruins of the ancient and historic castle of Flint. Descendants from this area included Thomas Flint who emigrated to Salem, Massachusetts around 1640. Thomas Flints first son was Thomas, a farmer and carpenter reportedly much engaged in public service and was an active promoter in establishing the church at Salem. He eventually accumulated some 900 acres which he gifted to his sons. His son Samuel was born in 1683 and inherited his father's estate. Samuel, the second son of Samuel, was born April 9th, 1733 and died a hero at the Battle of Stillwater. Capt. Samuel Flint was in command of one of the seven companies from Danvers in Col Timothy Pickerings regiment which answered a call to arms on April 19, 1775 in response to the British plan to seize all stores of weapons and gunpowder accessible to the American insurgents, specifically at the Concord arsenal. When the British troops reached Concord at about 7 a.m., they found themselves encircled by hundreds of armed Patriots. Lieutenant Colonel Frances Smith, the overall commander of the British force, ordered his men to return to Boston and as the British retraced their 16-mile journey, their lines were constantly beset by Patriot marksmen firing at them Indian-style from behind trees, rocks, and stone walls. Rumored to have been slain, it was a joyful surprise when Capt. Flint returned to his family and friends. Unfortunately, he was slain leading his company on October 7, 1777 at the Battle of Stillwater, generally regarded as a turning point in the Revolutionary war. While British General John Burgoynes troop strength was nominally higher, he likely had only about 5,000 effective, battle-ready troops on October 7, as losses from earlier battles in the campaign had reduced his forces. Burgoyne attacked Bemis Heights on October 7 after it became apparent he would not receive relieving aid. In heavy fighting, marked by Benedict Arnold's spirited rallying of the American troops, Burgoyne lost 1,000 men while American losses came to about 500 killed and wounded including Capt. Flint and his first Lieutenant, Herrick of Beverly. By October 13 Burgoyne was surrounded at Saratoga, and on October 17 he surrendered his army, returned to England and was never given another commanding position in the British army. An officer once asked Capt. Flint where he could find him to which he replied stoically "Where the enemy is there you will find me." His friends received melancholy tokens, which they could not mistake;" these were his belt, perforated with a bullet and crimsoned with his heart's blood, also his sword and watch. Major Elijah Flint was the second son of Capt. Samuel Flint, and inherited the homestead. The third son, Capt. Hezekiah Flint was a mariner, who while commanding the schooner "Scynthia" in 1794, repelled an attack by Bermudian Privateers, captured them and returned to Martha's Vineyard, thus exemplifying the resolve of his father. Burial: Flint Burial Ground, Peabody, MA

Patriot Thomas Florence was born about 1752 in Prince William County, Virginia to William Obadiah Florence (1710-1799) and Lettice Whitescarver (1715-1786). During the Revolution he served as a Private in the Virginia Militia from Culpeper County. He married Isabella (---) about 1779 and then left Virginia and went first to North Carolina and then to Georgia where he acquired land in the Georgia Headrights, Wilkes County, in 1786. This part of Wilkes County eventually became Lincoln County where the 1800 census shows Patriot Thomas Florence owned 200 acres of land. He lived out his life in Georgia around the Goshen Baptist Church area of Lincoln County , he died on 27 Nov 1834 in Lincoln County, Georgia and may be buried at the Goshen Baptist Church

Patriot William Florence was born about 1715 in Virginia. He married Lettice (---) before 1734/35, probably in Virginia. During the Revolution he provided patriot service by furnishing supplies while residing in Culpeper County, Virginia. He died after 17 Dec 1792 in Wilkes County, Georgia

Colonel John Floyd of Amherst Co., Virginia served on the Kentucky frontier and was a founding leader of Louisville. Before the War, he was the Deputy Surveyor of Kentucky. Floyd surveyed land for many people, including 2,000 acres for George Washington. In 1776 Col. William Preston of the Lynchburg area asked Floyd to search out a suitable vessel for privateering. Floyd joined Preston and several other people in ownership, including Carter Braxton, the Virginia merchant and politician; Col. William Preston; Col. John Radford, Edmund Pendleton, and Dr. Thomas Walker, all of Virginia; and Robert Morris, the Philadelphia merchant. Appointed to the Privateer Phoenix to captain any captured prize ship found in the West Indian waters, and serve as the agent of the owners, he sailed from Virginia in 1777. They soon had a prize, and Floyd set out to sail her to Virginia. Instead, he was captured by the Royal Navy and imprisoned in Forton Gaol in Portsmouth, England. Brought to trial, he was released by the court, traveled to Paris, met with Dr. Benjamin Franklin there, was loaned 20 Louis dOrsand returned to Virginia. Understandably, he returned to the land and resumed surveying. He was involved with Daniel Boone in both exploration of the frontier and fighting Indians, as well as in the governance of the settlements in Kentucky. At 33, he was cut down by a Shawnee war party in April 1783. Buried in Kentucky near present-day Louisville, he left behind a beautiful young widow, Jenny Buchanan Floyd. She gave birth a week later to their son John Floyd, who would grow up to be a surgeon and major in the War of 1812, a U.S. congressman, and governor of Virginia. Floyd is remembered throughout Virginia and Kentucky with historic markers, and two counties are named for him, one in each of Virginia and Kentucky. His nephew, Sergeant Charles Floyd, participated in the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Patriot William Flynn was born in Lundenburg County, Virginia on 30 Oct 1760. During the Revolution he served as a Private in the Virginia Militia as follows: 1779 9 weeks under Colonel Peachy; 1780 6 month under Captain Doodale and Colonel Falkner; and 1781 6 months under Majors Duvall and Boyce, and Colonel Decks. Patriot Flynn was allowed a pension on account of the above service, certificate number 23327. He married first Elizabeth Adams about 1789 and second Nancy West in Greenwood County, South Carolina on 22 Aug 1794. He died in Edgefield District, South Carolina on 30 Aug 1837 and was buried in Old Star Fort Cemetery, Greenwood County, South Carolina

Patriot Asa Foote was born in Colchester, Connecticut on 4 May 1726. During the Revolution he served as a member of the Committee on Relief. He was married to Jerusha Carter in 1752 and he died in Marlborough, Connecticut on 11 May 1799 and was buried in Century Cemetery in Marlborough, Connecticut

Patriot John Forbes was born on 19 Mar 1757 in Benedict, Charles County, Maryland. During the Revolution Lieutenant Forbes served in the 3rd Maryland Regiment under Captain Belain Posey, Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Ramsey, and Colonel Mordecai Gist. This Regiment saw action at the Battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Camden, Guilford Court House, Eutaw Springs, and Yorktown. After the war he married Elizabeth Marshall (1765-1782) at Marshall Hall in Charles County, Maryland. He died on 31 Dec 1804 in Benedict, Charles County, Maryland

Patriot Nathaniel Foster was born on 6 June 1711 in Plymouth, Masschusetts to John Foster and Hannah Stetson. On 6 Feb 1734/5 he married Mercy Thatcher, daughter of Rev. Peter Thatcher (1 Oct 1688-22 Apr 1744) and Mary Prince (1 Aug 1688-1 Oct 1771), in Middleboro, MA. Mercy was born on 9 Apr 1714 in Middleboro, Massachusetts and died on 24 Dec 1746. He then married Abigail Billings on 25 Oct 1748 in Little Compton, Rhode Island. During the Revolution he served as a Private in the Massachusetts Line of Colonel Henry Knoxs Regiment. He died at Middleboro 6 April, 1793 in his 83 year

Patriot Gershom Foster was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts on 6 Jul 1754 to Nathaniel and Abigail Foster. During the Revolution he served as a Private in the Massachusetts Line of Colonel Henry Knoxs Regiment. He died in Brooklyn, New York before 27 July 1832

Michael Fuchs, later Fox, was born in 1754, likely in Frederick Co., MD, son of a German immigrant. He served with a company of the Maryland militia from that county and signed the oath of allegiance and fidelity to Maryland. He died in 1826 in Shelby Co., Indiana.

Patriot John George Sr was born in Middlesex County, Virginia before 3 Sep 1704 to Robert George (1666-1733) and Sarah Elliott (1668-1734). He married Mary Millicent Jordan (1704-1750) in Virginia before 17 Nov 1727 and later married Ursula Dudley about 1750. During the Revolution he provided patriotic service as a Captain in the Militia from Halifax County, Virginia. He died in Caroline County, Virginia before 13 May 1784

Patriot Mary (Sandidge) Gholston was born in 1721 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia to William Sandidge (1698-1746) and Ann Pullium (1704-1784). She married Anthony Gholston Jr. While living in Halifax County, Virginia, Mary furnished supplies, in the form of corn and fodder, to the Continental troops. She was married to Anthony Gholston. She died in Halifax County, Virginia after 15 Nov 1785

Patriot Johan George Gilbert was born In Montgomery County, PA on April 29, 1753.  He served as a Sergeant in the Third Company, Fourth Battalion of the Philadelphia County Militia.  He married Susanna Witman (1755-1839) in 1774.  He died in 1838 and is buried along with his wife in the New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Churchyard in Gilbertsville, PA.  The name Gilbertsville derived from the large number of Gilbert family descended from Hans George Gilbert who relocated from Hoffenheim, Germany in 1750.

Patriot Edward Gisby was born about 1750 in Middleborough, Massachusetts. On 21 Jan 1776 he married Deborah Elmes. He married Deborah Elmes (1757-1822) in Middleborough, Massachusetts on 1 Jan 1776. During the Revolution, he served as a Private with the Massachusetts militia under Colonel Thomas Marshall, Colonel John Daggett, and Colonel Sprout from May 1776 to July 1778. He died in a shipwreck off Salt Island, Cape Ann, Massachusetts on 11 Jan 1796 and was buried in the Cemetery at the Green, Middleborough,?Massachusetts

Patriot John Gray was born in Fairfax County on 6 Jan 1764. After his father joined the army in 1777, John became the chief support of the family which had 8 children. Frequently the Grays had to depend on rabbits caught by John and his brothers as their only meat. At one time ,John worked a week at plowing for 2 1/2 bushels of corn. When his father was killed at The Battle of White plains, John volunteered in 1781 and served until the end of the war. He was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. He was mustered out at Richmond, Virginia at the close of the war and returned to field labor near Mount Vernon. His first days work after mustering out was for General Washington. At the age of 20 he married Nancy Dowell and moved to Morgantown. During the Indian War he lived at Dilleys Bottom and Fish Creek after which he moved to what was later Noble County, Ohio in 1829 and lived the rest of his life there. He married his second wife,Nancy Ragan at the flats of Grave Creek and again married Catharine in Ohio.He not only survived his 3rd wife but all except one of his children. He died on 29 Mar 1868 in Nobel County, Ohio and was buried in the McElroy Family cemetery in Brookfield Twp, Ohio

Patriot Phillip Gray was born in Tiverton, Rhode Island on 22 Jun 1750. He married Deborah Bailey (1751-1807) on 14 Apr 1768. During the Revolution he served as a Private in the Rhode Island Militia in Captain Cooks Company under Colonel John Cooks Regiment. He died in Tiverton, Rhode Island on 7 Sep 1801

William Henry Gregory was born in Amherst County, Virginia. During the Revolution he served as a private in Colonel John Luttrells Chatham County Regiment of the North Carolina Militia. He fought in the Battle of Lindleys Mill, 13 September 1781, and in other engagements. After the War, Gregory crossed the Appalachians to Tennessee where he settled in Smith County on the Cumberland River. He died there on September 30, 1852.

Robert Grier was born in Pennsylvania. He moved to Georgia just before the Revolution and served as Soldier from Georgia during the Revolution. After the war he was granted 287 acres in Washington County, Georgia. He died in Dallas County, Alabama. His son, Isaac, who was born in 1776, became the first Presbyterian minister born in Georgia.

Patriot Moses Hadley was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts on 14 Nov 1750. He married Rebeca Page (1753-1847), daughter of Samuel Page (1729-1810) and Esther Whittemore (1729-1757). During the Revolution he served as a Private in the New Hampshire Militia under the command of Captain Joseph Hammond. He died at Nottingham West, Rockingham County, New Hampshire on 9 Sep 1829).

Patriot Francis Ignatius Hagan was born ca 1754 in Fairfax County, VA. He enlisted at Hampton, Virginia in 1775, with the 3rd VA Regiment of the Continental Line. He served as a Private under Captain David Arell in 1777. It was noted in his obituary (Alexandria Gazetter, 17 Dec 1830) that he had entered service aht e commencement of the war aand served until its end. He applied for a pension 1 Apr 1818 in the District of Columbia. Patriot Hagan died in Alexandria at the age of 76 in Dec 1830 and was buried in Saint Marys Cemetery, Alexandria, VA. Sources: Gwathney, J.H., Historical Register, VA in Revolution 1775 to 1783, pg 336 Wardell, P.G., VA/WV Revolutionary War Records, pub 1988: 231 White, Virgil D., Genealogical Abstracts of Rev War Pension Files, Vol 2 pg 1469 VASSAR Graves Registration Submissions, Feb 2006

Samuel Hale was a soldier, patriot, statesman, peace officer, surveyor and community leader. He learned his military skills as a drummer in the 1st Company, 1st Regiment, Connecticut in 1758 and 1759 where he proved his mettle as a soldier while participating in the French and Indian War during the attack on Fort Carillon (Fort Ticonderoga). Following this service, he continued his association with his local militia unit in Suffield, Connecticut. At the age of 35 he again answered the call to duty when his unit responded to the Lexington alarm on 19 April 1776. Samuel marched with his unit for two days towards Lexington and Concord. Arriving too late for the action, he returned home and continued his endeavors in both the local militia and in public service throughout the remainder of his life. He served until the end of the Revolution as a member of several committees supporting soldiers families and in a number of positions of public trust including service as a constable, collector of taxes, grand juror, surveyor of highways and selectman. By the completion of the American Revolution, Samuel Hale had been elected as a Captain in the Suffield Militia. In 1803, he visited the Ohio Western Reserve as a representative of the Connecticut Land Company. He later relocated his family to what is now Suffield, Ohio, in Portage County where many of his descendants remain today. His grandson was a major participant in the Underground Railroad during the American Civil War, and his great grandson and children had major impact on the development of the Ohio education system and the state agricultural industry. One even developed the Hale Peach. Samuels great-great grand-daughter was instrumental in raising funds for the Washington Memorial Chapel and Bell Tower at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, which has the Hale name inscribed at its base.

Patriot Hugh Harris was born on 7 Jan 1755 while aboard a ship traveling to America from Ireland. His family settled in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. During the Revolution he served as a Corporal in Militia in North Carolina and was briefly captured at Camden, SC, but escaped. He married Martha Robison in Mecklenburg on 11 Jan 1780, died on 11 Aug 1825 and is buried at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Oliver Hartshorn was born on 1 November 1761 in Franklin, Connecticut. He served as a private in Captain Charles Meils Company of the Connecticut State Brigade. He was encamped at Valley Forge with General Washington. He died on 18 December 1810 in Lisbon, Connecticut.

Stephen Heard was born in Hanover County, Virginia, in 1740. Heard joined George Washington's Virginia Regiment and fought in the French and Indian War. Washington promoted him to Captain, and they remained life-long friends. Because of his service to England during the French and Indian War, Heard obtained a land grant of 150 acres some fourteen miles from the mouth of the Little River, an area that had not yet been secured from the Creek and Cherokee Indians. To offer settlers protection from Indian attacks, Heard and his brother Barnard constructed a fort. Completed in 1774, Heard's Fort served as a refuge for local inhabitants and later became the focal point for the town of Washington, the seat of Wilkes County, Georgia. At the start of the Revolution, Heard immediately joined the patriot cause despite its relative unpopularity and the British occupation of Georgia. By 1778 Tory activity in Wilkes County had intensified, especially after the quick fall of Georgia's two most important cities, Savannah and Augusta, to the British. The British occupation of Georgia emboldened Tories in the northeastern section of the colony to acts of violence, one of which resulted in personal tragedy for Heard. In his absence a group of Tories invaded his home and forced his wife (Jane Germany) and their adopted daughter out of the house into the snow. They subsequently died of exposure to the cold. Captain Heard, fighting under the command of Cols. Andrew Pickens and John Dooley, and Lt. Col. Elijah Clark, at the Battle of Kettle Creek on February 14, 1779, where a patriot force of 350 surprised and ambushed Colonel James Boyd's regiment of almost 600 Tories. The result was a complete rout of Loyalist forces; only 270 of them escaped the battlefield alive. Captain Heard distinguished himself by encouraging his men and leading them to points of danger as well as taking an active part in the engagement. Shortly thereafter, however, Heard was captured by Tories and taken as a prisoner to British-held Augusta, where authorities intended to hang him for treason. One local legend maintains that Heard would have been executed had it not been for the courage of his female slave Mammy Kate, who with her husband, Daddy Jack, traveled on horseback to Augusta to free her master. Kate convinced British sentries to let her visit Heard and give him food and clean clothes. Once in the cell, she hid Heard in a large laundry basket, which she covered with dirty linens, hoisted onto her head, and carried out of the prison. Captain Heard also was elected by Wilkes County to the state House of Assembly and served briefly as the Governor of Georgia in 1780-81 by appointment of the patriot executive council. During his term, the British, who had overrun most of the state, were in control of its principal cities, and the backcountry was in a state of anarchy. Heard's Fort functioned temporarily as Georgia's capitol, but raids by Tories and Indians forced Heard and the council to move about continually to avoid capture by the British. After the Revolution, Heard received approximately 6,850 acres in land grants. On one tract of this land, about thirty miles north of Washington, he built the stately home he called Heardmont. In 1790 the land on which the house was built was included in the large parcel ceded from Wilkes County to form Elbert County. He continued to be politically active, serving as a justice of Elbert County's court for many years. He was one of the delegates representing Elbert County in the Georgia constitutional convention of 1795, and he served on the committee that laid out the county seat of Elberton in 1803. He also remarried; his second wife was Elizabeth Darden, from Virginia. The couple had five daughters and four sons. In educating his daughters, Heard became one of the first and leading patrons of the Moravian School (now Salem College), an educational institution for women in Salem, North Carolina. On November 15, 1815, Heard died at Heardmont. He was buried in the family cemetery near the home. The monument above his grave bears the following inscription: "Sacred to the Memory of Col Stephen Heard. He was a soldier of the American Revolution, and fought with the Great Washington for the liberties of his country." Mammy Kate and Daddy Jack are buried in the same cemetery. Heard County, created in west central Georgia in 1830, was named in his honor.

He was born in Surry County, Virginia about 1750 to Thomas and Sarah Heath. He married Winnifried Cotton (1755-1827) about 1770 in Virginia. During the Revolution he served as a Private in Captain Foxs Company of the 6th Virginia Regiment under Colonel Hendricks. After the war he settled in South Carolina and then moved to Georgia and obtained a land grant in Burke County, 1787, and another in 1801. From Burke County he travelled to Wilkes County, Georgia and obtained a grant of land there in 1782. Afterwards he moved to Warren County, Georgia. He died before 4 Jan 1808 in Warren County, Georgia

Josiah Hendon was born in 1753 in Bladen County, NC. He was Captain of the Bladen County Regiment in the years 1775 and 1776 and fought at the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge on February 27, 1776. This was the first major engagement of the Revolution to be fought in North Carolina. While the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge may not be as well known as the early battles of the Revolution fought in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania or the battles of the late war Southern Campaign in Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia, it was important in that it helped to hold North Carolina on the Patriot side during the early years of the Revolution and Captain Josiah Hendon was one of the men who contributed to this American victory. Josiah died in 1830 and was buried in the family graveyard near Elizabethtown, NC. The NCSAR held a grave marking ceremony at his grave in May, 2014. Many of his descendants still live in the area

Moses Hendricks (born 10 May 1760, died 12 Jan 1837, Pendleton District, SC, married to Susan Glenn in 1788) enlisted in the 3rd Regiment, SC Militia, on 1 Dec 1776. He also served 104 days in the militia during 1781 and 1782 under Capt. Hughes and Col. Winn (Source: “Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution,” Bobby Gilmer Moss, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983, page 437). On 18 April 1785, he was issued a payment of 7 Pounds, 8 Pence for his service in the militia (Source: Stub Entries to Indents Issued in Payment of Claims Against South Carolina, Book O, No. 349).

It is believed he was a descendant of Dutch colonists who first settled in New Amsterdam (now New York) in the middle of the 17th century and made their way to the Carolinas following the Great Wagon Road of the 18th century

Robert Hendry was born March 17, 1752, on the island of Arran, Scotland. He came to America about 1770 with his brothers James and William and settled in New Hanover County, NC. In 1778 he married Ann Lee of the Black River settlement. During the Revolution he served as a Soldier while living in New Hanover County. He is believed to have served under Light-Horse Harry Lee and been present at Cornwalliss surrender at Yorktown. He was commissioned as Justice of the Peace of Liberty County in 1802, serving periodically until 1824. Based on his service during the Revolution he participated in the 1827 Georgia Land Lottery. He is buried at Ft. Stewart in Liberty County, Georgia.

Patriot Lewis Hickle was born in 1730 in Kurtzenhausen, Alsace, Lorraine, France to Lorentz Hickel (1697-1738) and Eva Schultzin (1689-1738). During the Revolution he served as a Private in the Virginia Line. He married Elizabeth Huber. He died in Botetourt County, Virginia 21 Nov 1807

William Hooe was born 09 September 1743 in Saint Paul’s Parish, Stafford, and now King George County Virginia. 1 He was the son of Howson Hooe and Frances Harris. His Grandparents were Colonel Rice Hooe, III, and his wife Anne Howson Hooe of Barnesfield, Stafford, and now King George County, Virginia. His Great Great Grandfather was Rice Hooe the immigrant who was a member of the Jamestowne Colony. 2

William Hooe was a justice of Stafford County and later of Pine Hill, King George County, Virginia which he represented in the House of Delegates, 1801-03, and 1804-06. 3 During the Revolutionary War, he was not healthy enough for military service. 4 He contributed to the Revolution by way of Public Service Claim. 5 William married Frances Anne Pratt.

The Will of William Hooe is dated 02 February 1807 and was probated on 02 March 1809. His wife Frances left a will which was probated on 07 October 1830.


1. Saint Paul’s Parish Register, Stafford and King George Counties Virginia 1715-1798 complied by John Bailey Calvert Nicklin pg. 30.
2. Adventurers of Purse and Person Fourth Edition, Vol., two pgs. 337-338 by John Frederick Dorman.
3. Ibid. pgs. 345-346.
4. Will of Howson Hooe, King George County, Virginia, Will Book One, pgs. 371-373.
5. Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, compiled by Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten, pgs.563 and 568.

Patriot William Hough was born about 1750 probably in North Carolina. He married Mary (---) in North Carolina and she died there after 13 Dec 1792. During the Revolution, he served as a Private in the North Carolina Militia and records from North Carolina show him as paying into the Comptroller's Office 3 pounds, 1 shilling on 5 Jan 1782. He died about 1792, probably in North Carolina

Patriot Samuel Humber was born about 1739 in Spears Ferry, Virginia to John Humber (1709-1781) and Betty Meeks (1716-?). During the Revolution, he provided patriotic service in Frederick County, VA by furnishing supplies to the militia. He died after 11 Jul 1804 in Tennessee and was buried in New Hope (Quaker Knob) cemetery in Green County, Tennessee

Patriot Zerubbabel Hunnewell was born in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine on 15 Apr 1716 to Roger Hunnewell (1676-1720) and Mary Moore (1680-1750). He married Hannah (Cobb) Swett (1712-1791) in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine on 7 Feb 1754. During the Revolution he provided patriot service by serving as a member of the Committee of Correspondence and Safety, Windham, Massachusetts, in 1776, 1777, 1778, 1780 and 1783. He died in Windham, Cumberland County, Maine on 23 Aug 1803 and was buried at the Old Anderson-Hunnewell Cemetery, Windham, Maine.

Patriot Lawrence Hurdle was born in the Colony of Maryland in 1750. He served as a Private in the Maryland line from the year we declared independence in 1776 until 1782, one of the few who continued to serve throughout the entirety of the arduous war. Patriot Hurdle fought valiantly at the battle of Camden, South Carolina, and others. He took an Oath of Fidelity and Support to Government of Maryland on January 19, 1778. This Oath created a written record marking him as a rebel against Britain and ensuring retaliation if the Americans didnt win the War of Independence. His bravery didnt stop there: Patriot Hurdle served in the 7th Maryland Regiment throughout the War fighting in such critical battles as the Battle of Brandywine, Pennsylvania, (the longest single-day battle of the Revolution) and the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina. Patriot Hurdle was also wounded during the Battle of Camden, yet he was reportedly on hand to witness the British surrender to the Americans at Yorktown, Virginia, on October 19, 1781, in the final major battle of the Revolution. He was discharged at Annapolis, Maryland, in 1782. Patriot Hurdle later married Nancy Wheeler in 1792, and had eight children. The State of Maryland granted him a pension on January 27, 1816. The law granting it said it was in further remuneration for those services by which his country has been so essentially benefitted. At the time of his death he was among the few Revolutionary War Veterans alive. Later in life, he was baptized at St. Mary's Church. He died on December 1, 1848, and reportedly said on his death bed I am not afraid of death, let it come. He was buried in St. Marys Cemetery, Alexandria, VA. Sources: - NSSAR Graves Registry: P-188773 - Gen. Pub Co., Rev War Pension Rolls of 1835, Vol 3: 514 - White, Virgil D., Genealogical Abstracts of Rev War Pension Files, pg 1781 - Pippenger, W.E., Alexandria Cemeteries, Vol V, pg 164

Richard Jacobs was born 30 January 1697/8 at Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and died before 25 June 1779. He married Hannah Howard at Saint Margaret's Church, Anne Arundel County, 1 January 1718. He lived at the South River area of Anne Arundel County. He took an Oath of Fidelity to Maryland in 1778. He was the father of Samuel Jacob (SAR P-223866)

Samuel Jacob was born in 1734 in Westminster Parish, Anne Arundel County, MD: he was the grandson of John Jacob, one of the early settlers of Anne Arundel County who arrived there from England in 1665. His wife was Bethiah Olley. At the outbreak of the Revolution, he was commissioned on 9 Sep 1777 by the Maryland legislature as a First Lieutenant in Captain Boones company of the Severn Battalion. He was promoted to Captain on 23 Apr 1781 by Maryland Governor Thomas Sims Lee. His company was attached to the brigade of General Smallwood and saw active duty in Maryland and in southern Pennsylvania. Samuel also served as a Corporal in the French and Indian Wars in 1757-1758. He was also appointed Justice of the Peace in Anne Arundel County in 1778. Samuel died sometime before 1793. His father, RICHARD JACOB (sometimes spelled Jacobs) (ANC 59565) was also a recognized Patriot in that he took the Oath of Fidelity and Support in Anne Arundel County, MD in 1778.

Patriot William Jennings was born in New Kent, Virginia on 5 Jul 1702 to Robert Jennings (1686-1758) and Mary Garland (1687-1758). He married Mary Jane Pulliam (1704-1785) in Hanover County, Virginia on 24 Jan 1724. During the Revolution, he provided patriotic service by rendering material aid, Amelia County, Virginia. He died in Nottoway, Virginia before 5 Jun 1800 and was buried in the old Jennings cemetery of Hanover County, Virginia

Zachariah Johnston was born in 26 Sep 1742 in Augusta County, Virginia, to William and Ann Johnston. He attended Liberty Hall Academy and later was a trustee of Washington College. Johnston was a prosperous farmer by the time the American Revolution began. In 1776, he was appointed a captain in the county militia. Johnston's company actively patrolled against Indian uprisings, and, in 1781, participated in the Virginia campaign which led to the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. He also represented Augusta County in the House of Delegates from 1778 to 1791, and served as chair of the House committee on religion and helped pass the "act for establishing religious freedom" in 1786. After he moved to Rockbridge County, Virginia, in 1792, he represented that county in the House of Delegates in 1792 and 1797-1798. An opponent of paper money, and a proponent of court reform and payment of British debts, Johnston supported the federal Constitution in 1788. As Augusta County's representative to the ratifying convention, he was influential in having his section of the state unanimously vote for ratification. In the 1790s, Johnston was interested in connecting Virginia's western rivers to the Potomac River. Johnston owned three plantations in Rockbridge County, one in Augusta County, and lands in Kentucky. He married Ann Robertson (d. 1818), and they had eleven children. He died 7 Jan 1800 in Rockbridge County

Patriot Patrick Kendrick was born about 1730 in Stafford County, Virginia. He married Jane Fox about 1754 in Overwarton Parish, Virginia. During the Revolution he served as a Private in the Virginia Militia under Captains William Russell and James Montgomery. He died before 4 Jun 1805

William and Susanna (Doak) Kennedy owned and operated a plantation in West Caln Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. They were a closely-knit Presbyterian family. William Kennedy served in the Chester County militia during the Revolutionary War. His name appears on the muster roll of the 8th Battalion, First Company, Second Class of the Chester County Militia. By the end of the 18th Century, his middle son, Henry Kennedy, had moved to Philadelphia where he became an innkeeper. He was soon joined there by his older brother, Samuel Kennedy, who also became an innkeeper in Philadelphia. Shortly after moving to Philadelphia, Samuel Kennedy died. Henry Kennedy then removed to Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, where he joined his younger brother, the Rev. William Kennedy, who was already in residence in that County. William Kennedys three daughters - Mary, Esther, and Susanna - all married local farmers. For complete information, consult William Kennedy of Chester County, Pennsylvania, and His Descendants A Compiled Genealogy (Including Davis, Smith, Wallace, Russell and McClure)

Michael Killinger was born in Germany in 1731. During the Revolution, he served under Captain Baltzer Orth in the 2nd Battalion of the Lancaster county (Pennsylvania) Militia. He also served as a constable under the independent Pennsylvania government. He died in Lebanon, County, Pennsylvania, on July 11, 1815.

Patriot Joseph Kimball Jr. was born on 13 Sep 1735 in Scituate, Rhode Island. He married Elizabeth Fisk/e, daughter of Joseph and Freelove Fisk/e and he died on 14 Apr 1803 in Scituate and was buried in North Scituate in the Benjamin and Angell Cemetery, SC022 on Elmdale Rd. During the Revolution he served from 1777 to 1783 as follows:       Captain of Scituate Hunters, 1776 Colonial Record VIII-13. Captain of Company of Scituate, list dated Warwick 3-8-1777, designated by Council of War, 3-4-1778, in charge of purchasing supplies for families of Scituate Soldiers - Council of War, State Archives, 1778-1789, Volume V.       Joseph Kimball of Scituate, aged 16- 15("Able to bear arms,") Military census of 1777 - page 195. Lt. of Senior Class Company Scituate Council of War - May 3, 1780 (Council of War State Archives, 1778 to 1781, pages 151). Lt. Senior Class 3rd Battalion Militia Providence Co., may 1781 (Colonial Records IX-400).       Commanded a company of Minute Men called Scituate Hunters (from pension application of Timothy Hopkins on file, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D.C.). Pension application of Ebenezer Bullock on file, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D.C. Captain of Company of Militia, 1777.       Recorded in Military Census of Rhode Island for 1777 - State Records, Providence, certified by Herbert O. Brigham, Commissioner, 1934.       Capt. Joseph Kimball, by vote of the town, Nov. 15, 1777, was appointed to supply the families of officers and soldiers, in the continental service, with the necessary articles of life, according to a late act of the General Assembly Patriot Kimbalsl house was built in 1704, in N. Scituate, Rhode Island. Currently, the interior is as built, the exterior has newer siding. The property is located on the NW corner of Danielson Pike and Elmdale Rd. The house was originally a stagecoach inn and tavern on the Danielson Pike. George Washington is reputed by local lore to have stayed at the inn during his visit to Rhode Island during the Revolutionary War. The 1898 "History of the Kimball Family." by Morrison and Sharples, pg. 139, # 195, lists Noah and Isaac, sons of Scituate, Rhode Island's (5) Joseph Kimball, (4) Joseph Kimball, (3) Joseph Kimball, (2) John Kimball and (1) Richard Kimball [immigrated 1634 Watertown Mass/ Bay Colony], as having "gone west." The author has a SAR membership established from Captain Joseph Kimball (3), of Scituate, Rhode Island. See Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) National Number 378082 for Geraldine Kenney Benfer, for descent from Captain Joseph Kimball, Scituate Hunters/Scituate Company, through Noah Kimball, brother of Isaac Kimball. Also see Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) National Number 116668 for Edward C. Robinson, for descent from Captain Joseph Kimball, Scituate Hunters/Scituate Company, through his son Isaac Kimball.

Nathan Kingsley was born in 1743 in Windham, Connecticut. Shortly before the Revolutionary War, he moved his family to Wyalusing, in territory claimed by Connecticut along the Susquehanna River in what is today Bradford County, Pennsylvania. As a member of the Westmoreland County Committee of Inspection, he helped gather intelligence on Tory and Indian activities in the Susquehanna River frontier region in the early years of the war. Connecticut commissioned him a Lieutenant in the 9th Company, 24th Regiment of Militia in May 1776. In October 1777, Tories and Indians allied to the British captured him from his home in Wyalusing and took him to Fort Niagara. Meanwhile, his wife and two sons took shelter with the Slocum family further down the Susquehanna in Wilkes-Barre. Tories under John Butler and their Iroquois allies attacked the Wyoming Valley settlements in July 1778, and four months later, Indians raided the Slocum farm, killing Lt. Kingsley's elder son, 15-year-old Nathan, and capturing 12-year-old Wareham along with five-year-old Frances Slocum. After winning the trust of his Indian captors by doctoring their horses, Lt. Kingsley took an opportunity to escape while searching for medicinal herbs in the woods sometime before July 1779. During his journey home, he stopped to call on Gen. Philip Schuyler near Saratoga and delivered intelligence about enemy numbers and movements along the St. Lawrence River, intelligence that Schuyler passed on to Gen. John Sullivan, who was then preparing a massive expedition into the Iroquois country. Lt. Kingsley may have participated in that expedition. For the rest of the war, he lived with his wife in Wilkes-Barre and continued to serve as a militia Lieutenant, returning to Wyalusing after the war ended. His son Wareham returned home, most likely after the war, but it is uncertain how. Lt. Kingsley later became one of the first Justices of the Peace and Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He died in Ohio in 1822

Patriot Henry Kirby was born about 1732 to John Kirby (1698-1772) and Joanna Owen (1714-1795). During the Revolution he provided patriot service by furnishing supplies and was a signer of the Oaths of Allegiance 1777, Pittsylvania County, VA. He died before 31 Mar 1790 in Surry County, North Caroline

Patriot Abraham Kline was born on 18 Nov 1735 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey to Hermanus Kline (1704-1787) and Maria Mayo (1706-?). He married Charity Ann Kramer (1741-1824). During the Revolution he provided supplies for the New Jersey troops. He moved his family from New Jersey to Columbia County, Pennsylvania in 1785, living in wagons and tents until a cabin could be built. He died on 21 Aug 1828 in Orangeville, Columbia County, Pennsylvania and was buried in Hidlay Cemetery, Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Patriot John Knight was born about 1747 in South Carolina. He married Polly Rutledge. During the Revolution served as a Private in the South Carolina Militia. Private Knight served seven tours in the Southern Campaign under the leadership of Generals Greene, Sumter and Marion and fought in the battles of Waxhaw, Hanging Hook, Camden, Kings Mountain, Rugleys Mills and Eutaw Springs where he was wounded in the breast by a bayonet. He died in South Carolina after 17 Apr 1837

Patriot Samuel Knox was born in Rowan County, North Carolina on 1 Jan 1747. He married Mary Luckie (1756-1840) in 1774. During the Revolution he served as a Private in the North Carolina Militia at the Battle of Ramsours Mills and he received a pension for service in the North Carolina troops under Colonels Davie and Locke. He built a fort in Georgia for protection against the Indians, and it is still known as Knox's Fort. He died in Jackson County, Georgia on 21 Nov 1837

Patriot James Kolb was born about 1750 in York County, South Carolina to Johannes Kolb (1683-1759) and Sarah Schumacher (1688-1759). He married Elizabeth Kolb (1754-1780). He served in the Colonial Army during the Cherokee Rebellion 1759-1760 and owned land in what was "old Ninety-Six" District of South Carolina. During the Revolution he furnished supplies to the Militia within the Camden District, South Carolina. He made his will on 13 Dec 1802 and it was probated on 01 Jun 1807 in York County, South Carolina

Patriot Jacob Kramer was born in Bethel, Pennsylvania on 22 Nov 1749. During the Revolution he served as a Private in the First Battalion, York County Militia. He died in Lebanon, Pennsylvania on 15 Jan 1811 and was buried in Jacobs Lutheran Church cemetery, Schuykill, Pennsylvania

Patriot Joseph Kyle was born about 1746 in Ireland to Robert Kyle (1702-1775) and Betty Ann Campbell (1704-1779). He married Jane Diuguid (1750-1860) about 1768 in Buckingham County, Virginia. During the Revolution he served as a Private in the Virginia Militia from Botetourt County. He died in Botetourt County in December 1807

Patriot Pierre La Croix was born ca. 1743 and was a twelve year old drummer boy with the French troops defending Quebec against Gen Wolf. His death notice stated he later participated in the American Revolution as well. Patriot La Croix was a catholic, faithful to the Catholic Church, and carried the name of the cross throughout his almost 90 years of life. He passed away on 22 Sep 1830 at the home of Mr. Edward Smyth in Alexandria, and was buried in St. Marys cemetery in Alexandria, VA. Sources: - BP Henley, B.J.; Obituaries from VA Newspapers, on Microfilm Lib of VA - Pippenger, W.E., Alexandria Cemeteries, Vol V: 304

Born in 1747, John Langdon was a Boston bookseller and joined the Mass. militia as a Captain-Lieutenant in May 1776. He was later incorporated into the regular Continental Army, and in February 1777 he received a commission as Captain in Col. Henry Jackson’s Additional Continental Regiment (aka the Massachusetts 16th). He served in Jackson’s regiment from February 1, 1777 to October 23, 1778; he was with Washington at Valley Forge and took part in the Battles of Monmouth and Rhode Island. He died in Boston sometime after 1820.

Lewis was born 27 Apr 1718 in Ulster, Ireland, the son of John Lewis and Lady Margaret Lynn. He married Jane Strother 26 Jan 1749 in Stafford, VA. They had 13 children. Three of their sons fought in the Revolution. He was a brother of Revolutionary General Andrew Lewis. Jane Strother, the daughter of William Strother, was a childhood friend of George Washington. Strother sold Ferry Farm where George was reared to Lawrence Washington. Thomas was a mathematician and surveyor. He surveyed The Fairfax Line for Lord Fairfax, and was a colleague of George Washington. He laid out the City of Staunton, VA. He was said to be so near sighted that he could not distinguish the features of another person at 20 paces. He was well-read, attended William and Mary, and had the largest library in Augusta County. He supported Thomas Jeffersons beliefs in religious freedom. He served in the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1765 through the Revolution. He cast the deciding vote for Patrick Henrys resolution against the Stamp Act. In 1776, while representing Augusta County. He died in Port Republic, Virginia on 31 Jan 1790

Patriot William Lewis was born in Ireland about 1750. He married Mary John on 10 Jun 1770 probably in Loudoun County, Virginia. During the Revolution, Patriot Lewis served as a Captain under Brigadier General John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg and fought at Brandywine Bridge (11 Sep 1777) and Germantown (8 Cot 1777). He was at Valley Forge (Winter 1777-78) and fought as part of General Greene's Division at Monmouth, New Jersey (July 1778) and later the same year with General Putnam's Division on the North River. He was at Middlebrook, New Jersey (Winter 1778-79). He was promoted to Major on 12 May 1779 and attached to the 10th Virginia Regiment under Colonels Edward Stevens, John Green and William Davies. In the latter part of the year, he was attached to the command of General Benjamin Lincoln at Charleston. After a siege of about 6 weeks, Lincoln surrendered to Sir Henry Clinton and William Lewis became a prisoner of war. Clinton had about 9,000 men while Lincoln's garrison did not exceed 2,500. Patriot William Lewis remained a POW until he was released on May 1, 1783. As a Revolutionary War officer, he was awarded 1,100 acres at the Waxsaw Settlement, now Union County, South Carolina. He then moved to Washington Dist. in the NW part of the state, later known as Pendleton County He settled near the town of Pendleton. He died before 11 May 1812 in White County, Tennessee.

Patriot Dominicus Libby was born in Scarborough, Maine on 27 Dec 1751. During the Revolution his service included Private, Captain Abraham Tyler's Company, Colonel Edmund Phinney's (31st) Regiment with billeting allowed from date of enlistment, May 9, 1775, to date of marching to headquarters, July 6, 1775. He was credited with 57 days allowance and the Company return dated Sept. 29, 1775; Sergeant, Captain Benjamin Parker's Company, Colonel Nathan (Nathaniel) Wade's Regiment - enlisted June 25, 1778 - Company stationed at Rhode Island for 6 months Captain Roger Libbey's Company - joined Oct. 1, 1779 and discharged Oct. 23, 1779 Service at the Eastward with detachment of Cumberland County Militia under Nathaniel Jordan, Esq. He married Dorothy Small (1762-1846) on 4 Dec 1781 in Scarborough, Maine. He died on 18 Dec 1822 and was buried in Area Cemetery, Cumberland County, Maine

William Lindsay, born in 1742/3, was the eldest son of Robert and Susanna Lindsay of the Mount, Virginia, which today is the area around the intersection of Route 66 and the B eltway. William married Ann Calvert, whose great grandfather was Lord Baltimore, the founder and proprietor of Maryland. They had ten children with the last being born shortly before his death 15 September 1792. Williams first home was in Colchester, Virginia, which was the shipping port of the Potomac and was situated on the north bank of the Occoquan River just east of where I-95 is today. His business was principally that of selling for the planters as a commissioned merchant. He was said to have been better at making money than at keeping it and to have made and lost several fortunes during this time. William moved from Colchester and established his 1,000 acre plantation at Laurel Hill, following in the footsteps of his father as a Virginia gentleman planter. William Lindsay was commissioned in June 1776 as a Cornet with one of the Virginia light-horse troops which subsequently became the 1st Continental Light Dragoon Regiment. For those unfamiliar with rank of Cornet, it is equivalent to todays 2nd Lieutenant and was abolished by the Army in 1800. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 31 March 1777 and was slightly wounded in an engagement near Valley Forge on 20 Jan 1778. He was promoted to Captain on 7 April 1778 and assigned to Lees Corps of Partisan Light Dragoons. For unknown reasons, he resigned his commission in October 1778 and returned to his Laurel Hill homestead. In March 1781 he was appointed a Major in the 1st Virginia State Legion. Records show he was severely wounded at the battle of Guilford Court-House in May 1781 while serving under General Green, and returned to Laurel Hill to recuperate. Of historical note about the Laurel Hill Plantation: In 1914, President Theodore Roosevelt approved the construction of the Lorton Reformatory. This led to the condemnation of 153 acres of the Laurel Hill land tract to become prison grounds. The Laurel Hill House became part of the District of Columbia prison facilities, and was used for several purposes including the home of the prison superintendent. In October 1953, the Army obtained the use of two sections totaling 30 acres of the Lorton Prison complex as part of the NIKE Missile system. For those that dont remember, the NIKE system was the first nationwide U.S. air defense system designed to protect against a Soviet nuclear attack. This Laurel Hill site was labeled the "National NIKE Site" by the Secretary of the Army, and was host to visits by numerous foreign and U.S. dignitaries.

William Line was born in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, in 1716 or 1717. He saw service in the French and Indian War. During the Revolution, he served in Captain Benjamin Laing's Company, 1st Essex County Regiment, New Jersey Militia. His daughter, Neaty Line, married patriot David Elston. He died on 10 March 1779 and is buried in the Scotch Plains Baptist Cemetery.

William Logan Sr. was born on 11 November 1748 in Spotsylvania Co, VA. He is believed to have been the son of William Clinch Logan and Elizabeth Crosswick Hatcher. In the years prior to the American Revolution, William migrated south with other members of his family into what was then Tryon Co, NC, where he met and married Jane Black. At the outbreak of the American Revolution, William was living in York Co, SC along the banks of Buffalo Creek. He volunteered for the militia in 1776, serving several tours of duty in NC, SC, TN and GA, first under Col. Neil and then under Lt. Barron. In 1780 he volunteered for another tour of duty and was assigned to Capt. McAfee's Company, SC Regiment. William was one of four Logan brothers, all of whom fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain on 7 Oct 1780. Two brothers, including William, fought for the Patriot cause, while the other two fought for the Tories. After the war, William and Jane Logan raised a large family in York Co, SC, where he died while feeding his cattle on 7 Jan 1833

Patriot George Lohr was born in York County, Pennsylvania on 28 Aug 1750 to Johan George Lohr (1730-?) and Maria Margaretta (1730-?). He married Barbara Nagel in 1773 in Pennsylvania. Patriot Lohr enlisted in the Revolutionary War on 25 May 1776 from Hummelstown, Derry Township, Pennsylvania. He served in the Jersey Campaign in the summer of 1776 and was present at the battles of Trenton and Princeton. He took the oath of allegiance before the Honorable Joshua Elder in Paxton Township, Pennsylvania in 1778, which spelled his name as George Lower. Records indicated he was an Ensign, Eighth Company, Ninth Battalion on 26 Aug. 1780 which spelled his name as George Lower and a Captain, Sixth Company, First Battalion, 15 April, 1783. He was granted 150 acres of land in Bedford County, Pa. on 28 Feb. 1786. He died in 1787 in Somerset Township, Pennsylvania and was buried in the Lower-Stahl Memorial site, Quemahoning Township, Pennsylvania.

Samuel Long was born about 1753 in County Donegal, Ireland. He immigrated to America in 1762 with his brothers James and Andrew and settled in the Cumberland Valley near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. During the American Revolution he served as an Ensign in the Pennsylvania Militia and as a Captain under Marquis de Lafayette. He was present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. He also served in the 2nd Battalion, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Militia in 1781. In 1792 Samuel Long. Sr. and family traveled to Georgia and settled in what is now the Paoli Community, Madison County, Georgia, and founded New Hope Presbyterian Church. Samuel Long died in 1822 and was buried at New Hope Church. Samuel Longs grandson, Crawford W. Long, was the first physician to use ether as an anesthetic. Source: Georgia Revolutionary Soldiers & Sailors, Patriots & Pioneers, Ross Arnold & Hank Burnham, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, 2001, Vol. 2, p. 49

David Lynn was born in Haddam in Middlesex County, Connecticut, on Mach 4, 1764. Still a youth at the beginning of the Revolutionary war, he volunteered for military service in 1780 at the age of sixteen in Colonel Herman Swift's Regiment of the Connecticut Line. His age was not an issue because he served under his elder brother, Lieutenant William Lynn, who was the commanding officer of their company. David served as a private. The company was assigned to secure the large supply depot at Fishkill, New York, and thus David never saw battle. After the war he married Melorah Thompson, and they had nine children. As an old man he followed a son, who had received a grant of land in the Military Tract for his service in the War of 1812, to Illinois. He died August 20, 1840, and is buried in Old South Henderson Cemetery, Gladstone, Illinois.

Richard Major was born near Pennsbury, Pennsylvania, in the 1722. He married Sarah Mershon of New Jersey in about 1743 and they had five children. The family moved to Loudoun County in 1766 and died 3 Dec 1796 in Virginia. Richard Major was ordained by the Baptist Church in 1768 and was one of the first Baptist preachers in Northern Virginia. He established numerous Baptist churches in Northern Virginia, to include Frying Pan, Bull Run and Popeshead Churches in Fairfax County; and Ketocton and River Churches in Loudoun County. There are stories about many efforts to do him bodily harm for his ministry of the gospel. James Taylor in his book Virginia Baptist Ministers, written in 1860, tells a story about a man whose wife Rev. Major had baptized. He determined to kill Major on sight. He attended a meeting where Major was preaching and waited for an opportunity to catch some negative expression from the sermon to provide an excuse to attack him. Rather, he came under conviction and was saved. His patriot service is documented in the book Virginia Military Records. Public notice was given on 25 February 1782 in an act of Assembly, entitled an act for adjusting claims for property impressed or taken for public service, where Richard Major is identified as one of the persons who gave aid to the American Revolution. Rev. Major's daughter Sarah married Andrew Hutchison in 1775 and thus the connection to the Hutchison House and this cemetery. Of historical note: the significance of the Hutchison House lies in the fact that it is one of the few remaining fourth quarter, 18th century plantation houses in western Fairfax County, and the only one in brick. At the time of its erection the house was an elaborate structure exemplified by its large windows with heavy sills and lintels, its decorative Flemish-bond brick work, and by its interior mantels and other woodwork

Patriot Edward Martin was born in Pallymena Parish, the eldest son of Robert and Rebeccah Martin who migrated from County Antrim, Ireland to Fairfield District area of South Carolina in 1767. During the Revolution, Edward Martin served as a Captain in the South Carolina Militia. Edwards brother David served in his Company. Edward, who went by Ned, was captured by the British twice in 1780. In July 1780, while a prisoner at the home of William Bratton in York County, South Carolina, he was freed after the defeat of Captain Christian Huck at the Battle of Williamson Plantation. Four weeks later he was recaptured at the Battle of Fishing Creek. By October he was again free, and fought at the defeat of Major Ferguson at the Battle of Kings Mountain. He continued to serve in the militia until the end of the war. In 1780 , he married the former Margaret Olive McClure, daughter of James and Mary (Gaston) McClure of Fishing Creek in Chester County, South Carolina. They had four children. After Margaret died in 1789 he married Mary Jane Aiken of Winnsboro. They had 10 children. Patriot Martin died in 1813 and was buried in the Martin-Aiken Cemetery in Fairfield County, South Carolina. Edwards widow, Mary Martin, applied for a pension on November 11, 1839 and received a pension of $292.36 per annum

Robert is believed to have been born in Ireland. During the Revolution Robert served in the Militia, Camden District, South Carolina. He also served as a Petit Juror during the Revolution. His two sons Edward and David fought the British at the Battle of Kings Mountain. He is buried at the Martin Aiken Family Cemetery in Fairfield County, South Carolina.

Patriot William Mayberry was born in 1745 in Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts to John Mayberry (1716-1795) and Elizabeth Dennis (1720-1800). He was married Jane Miller (1743-1808) on 7 Apr 1763 in Falmouth, Cumberland County, Massachusetts (now Maine). During the Revolution he served from 14 Dec 1776 to 14 Dec 1779 as a Private in the Massachusetts Militia in Captain Richard Mayberrys Company of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment commanded by Colonel Benjamin Tupper. He died in 1829 in Windham, Cumberland County, Massachusetts (now Maine).

Hugh McCain is believed to have been present with Washington at Braddocks defeat during the French and Indian War. By the start of the Revolution he was living in Waxhaw, North Carolina. During the Revolution the British hanged Hugh on a walnut tree for refusing to give the whereabouts of gold he had hidden. One of Hughs slaves along with her sons frightened the British away and quickly cut him down, saving his life. Also during the Revolution, Hugh served as a Constable and a Commissioner to lay off Roads in Mecklenburg, North Carolina. Four of Hughs sons fought for independence during the Revolution. He is buried at Tirzah Presbyterian Church, near Waxhaw, North Carolina.

Patriot William McCain was born in Andon County, North Carolina about 1755. During the Revolution, William McCain served as a Private in the Salisbury District, North Carolina, Militia. He is buried at Tirzah Presbyterian Church, near Waxhaw, North Carolina. His descendants described him as being “large, portly, soldierly, thrifty and pious” He died in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina on 6 April 1823.

Patriot John McClintock was born about 1728 in Antrim County, Ireland. He married Margaret Simpson (1735-1817). During the Revolution he provided good and services to the Continental Army. He died on 9 Aug 1796 and was buried in buried in the Old Field Church cemetery in Ora, South Carolina

Francis McCorkle, who during the Revolution served as a Captain in the North Carolina Militia and as a member of the Committee of Safety from Rowan County

Patriot William McFerrin was born on 26 November 1755 in York County, Pennsylvania. On 7 October 1780, fewer than one thousand American Heroes, through skill, luck, and the leadership of cunning strategists, defeated Patrick Ferguson, a brilliant British military star, at the Battle of Kings Mountain. William McFerrin, DAR Ancestor Number A076868, SAR Ancestor Number P246292 and third great-grandfather of Compatriot Maurice Gene Gilliland, was one of those Heroes. In his Application for Revolutionary War Pension, S2791, heard 7 June 1833, William McFerrin personally appeared before the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions then sitting. William McFerrin, a resident of the County of Tipton, State of Tennessee and being the age of seventy-seven years, was first duly sworn according to Law and made the following declaration under oath in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed 7 June 1832. William McFerrin stated that he went into the army of the United States as a volunteer in August 1776 and commenced a march under the command of Captain Lyle and Lieutenant William McCutchen from Augusta County, Virginia on a two-month tour against the Cherokee Indians on the Holston River. In the year 1777, to the best of my recollection it was in the spring season, there was a draft of about seventy men (I was one of them) to go out against the Shawnee Indians. Captain Ewen and Lieutenant James McClary commanded. We ranged through Greenbrier settlement and returned home after a two-month tour. In 1778, I left my father in Augusta County, Virginia and moved on Holston near Abingdon for the purpose of making a crop for my father. Shortly after I got my corn planted, there was a call for men to guard the forts in Powells valley. Captain Newell commanded with Lieutenant Blakemore. I was among others drafted and served one month as a private soldier. In the year 1779, my father moved from Augusta out upon Holston near Abingdon. I accompanied him. Sometime in the spring of the same year I was again drafted to go into Powells Valley, Cumberland Gap and to Yellow Creek in Kentucky against the Indians. This was under the command of Captain Samuel Meek and Lieutenant William Long. I returned home again after a tour of six weeks during which I served as a private soldier. In the month of February 1780, I married Jane Laughlin. Sometime during September following I was called out again by Captain Colvin and other company officers that I cannot recollect. William McFerrin married Jane Laughlin (McLaughlin) in February of 1780. She was the daughter of James McLaughlin, DAR Ancestor Number A077867 and Mary Jane Duncan, who was the granddaughter of Thomas Dunkin and Elizabeth Alexander, DAR Ancestor Number A129494. William and Jane had several children, including Jane McFerrin, the second great-grandmother of Compatriot Maurice Gene Gilliland! William McFerrin died on 14 November 1845 in Marshall County, Mississippi at the age of ninety years. The following letter, dictated by the venerable man a few days before his death, was written down by Mr. William Forbes and directed to his grandson, the Reverend William M. McFerrin of the Memphis Conference

Patriot James McQuiston was born in Rowan County, North Carolina on 18 May 1758 to Thomas McQuiston (1731-1783) and Ann Moody (1732-1819). During the Revolution he served as a Private in the North Carolina Militia. He married Jean Nicholson (1767-1842) in Guilford County, North Carolina on 11 Sep 1792. He died in Bedford County, Tennessee on 27 Mar 1826

Samuel Meredith, Jr. was born in Hanover County, Virginia in 1732. He was from childhood a close friend of his near neighbor Patrick Henry and sometime before 1775 he married Jane Henry, Patrick's sister, a woman said to have been "as eloquent as her brother." In his early life, Meredith seems to have been a man of swashbuckling military temperament, distinguishing himself in the French and Indian Wars as well as in the Revolution. In 1775, he was Captain of the Independent Company of Hanover, a command he loyally resigned to make way for his brother-in-law Patrick Henry. Henry was promptly appointed captain and Meredith then served as lieutenant. In 1776, Meredith rose to the rank of Colonel of the First Battalion of Minute Men. A civic as well as a military leader, he served three terms as delegate from Hanover County to the Virginia House of Burgesses. In Amherst County, at different times, he held the offices of justice of the peace, presiding Justice, and High Sheriff. During the Revolution, in about 1779, the Meredith family moved to Winton in Amherst County and with them came Patrick Henry's mother, Sarah Winston Syme Henry.

Josiah Merriam, Jr., born in Concord, MA on June 27, 1755, was a private in Captain Joseph Hosmers Company of Minutemen, serving under his father Sergeant Josiah Merriam. Josiah Jr.s later military service was recorded as follows:      Meriam, Josiah Jr., Concord. Private, Capt. David Wheelers co., Col. Nixons rgt.; pay abstract for mileage to and from camp, dated Winter Hill, Jan. 15, 1776      Meriam, Josiah Jr., served in Regiment of Artillery commanded by Col. Revere, in co. commanded by Capts. Edes and Bradley, for one year as a substitute for a Mr. Sargent. In Providence, R.I., 1776      Meriam, Josiah Jr., List of men drafted from Concord town co. to go to Ticonderoga for 3 months, dated Aug. 13, 1777      Meriam, Josiah Jr., Private, Capt. George Minots co., Col. Samuel Bullards rgt,; enlisted Aug 16, 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777; service 3 mos. 25 days, in Northern department, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home. (At the taking of Burgoyne.) Apparently having completed his military service, Josiah was married on August 6, 1778, to Mary Brown, daughter of Capt. Jacob and Mary Jones Brown of Concord. Josiah and Mary had twelve children before her death on January 9, 1815. Josiah married again, a Rebecca Weston of Lincoln, MA. They had no children. After her death he married a third time on April 21, 1823 to Mary Kingsbury, by whom he had one more son, Benjamin. Josiah was then 69 years old. The children of Josiah and Mary Brown Merriam were:      Ruth Brown b. March 8, 1779 m. March 19, 1801 Eli Dakin      Mary (Molly) b. November 29, 1780 m. (1) Robert Kathrens (2) Jacob Melvin      Josiah b. June 28 d. August 1, 1783      Betsey b. September 6, 1784      Oliver b. March 11, 1787      Jacob Brown b. June 6, 1789      Anna b. March 26, 1792 d. August 24, 1883      Lydia b. September 18, 1795 m. May 16, 1819 Colburn Hadlock      Darius b. June 21, 1798      Elisha b. January 16 d. February 21 1801      Jesse Wheeler b. February 26, 1802      Hiram (Ira) b. March 17, 1806 The child of Josiah and Mary Kingsbury Merriam: Benjamin Kingsbury b. March 18, 1824 On August 17, 1832, Josiah, now 77, appeared in Middlesex County Court to apply for a pension from the government under the recently established Pension Act. Josiah died November 22, 1832, before the pension could be granted. His surviving children applied for payment, and a Certificate of Pension was granted on April 11, 1833. A court record seems to indicate that a sum of $50.00 was paid, with $20.00 per annum to begin on the fourth day of March, 1834

Josiah Merriam (Sr.), son of Joseph Merriam (also Meriam) and Dorothy Wright Brooks, was born on February 13, 1726 in Concord, MA. On June 17, 1746 he married Lydia Wheeler, daughter of Timothy and Abigail Munroe Wheeler. Josiah and Lydia had eleven children, all born in Concord, as follows: Lydia b. May 1, 1747 m. Phineas Wheeler Mary b. September 2, 1749 d. June 17, 1754 Rebecca b. September 12, 1751 d. June 18, 1754 Sarah b. April 19, 1753 m. July 30, 1776 Noah Wheeler Josiah b. June 27, 1755 Timothy b. September 29, 1757 Anna b. April 10, 1760 m. November 1, 1781 Isaac Hoar Oliver b. April 10, 1762 d. September 18, 1784 Elizabeth b. July 13, 1764 m. October 5, 1785 Thomas Hall Rebecca b. December 18, 1765 Joseph b. July 22, 1767 d. March 23, 1856 m. Lucy Wheeler Josiah Sr. was a locksmith, yeoman, and landowner, and was perhaps best known as the Patriot Gunsmith. An early interest in mechanics had prompted him to spend many hours assisting his father at the forge and learning the art of gunmaking. As the family homestead had been willed to an older brother, Josiah purchased property on the north side of Bay Road (now the Lexington Road). There he placed his forge and gunshop. As detailed in the November 1973 issue of Gun Report, he had the foresight to restock an old musket which his father had made during the French and Indian Wars. Family tradition has it that this gun, now residing in the Concord Antiquarian Museum, was carried into battle at the North Bridge on April 19, 1775 and was used throughout the Revolution. In addition to his military service in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as a Sergeant in Captain Joseph Hosmers Company of Minutemen, Merriam was active in Concord politics and held in high esteem by his fellow townsmen. He was elected to the Committee of Safety in 1775, and when that was merged with the Committee of Correspondence he was elected to that body for six consecutive years (1776-1782). He was also chosen as a delegate to the State Convention held in Concord on July 14, 1779. Lydia Wheeler Merriam died on August 30, 1802, aged 78. Josiah died seven years later, on April 23, 1809. The book Merriam Genealogy in England and America, compiled by Charles H. Pope, contains the full text of his final will and testament.

David Mewshaw was born before 1720 likely in Anne Arundel Co., MD and died before 1800 in Anne Arundel County, MD. His patriotic service consisted of paying the 1783 Supply Tax in Anne Arundel Co., MD. He married Mary Pumphrey, daughter of a prominent Anne Arundel County colonial family.

Patriot Andrew Mitchell was born about 1720 in Limerick, Ireland. He married Mary McGowan (1720-1790) in 1742 in Limerick, Ireland. He and his family arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 and by 1754 had settled in Orange County, North Carolina. During the Revolution he provided good and services to the Continental Army. He also took the Oath of Allegiance to make land entry in Orange County, North Carolina on 9 Mar 1778. He died before November 1795 in Eno Creek, Orange County, North Carolina

According to Litchfield, CT town records, Nathan Mitchell the Son of Nathan Mitchel and Hannah his Wife was born august the Ninth 1739. The Mitchell family moved to Cochecton, a twelve-mile stretch of sparsely settled land on the NY and PA sides of the Delaware River. Cochecton found itself divided over loyalties to King and country. Joseph Ross, a Tory and colonial Indian agent, and his son-in-law Nathan Mitchell believed they were on good enough terms with the Indians to risk staying. Despite having an acknowledged Tory in the family, on 22 December 1775, Nathan was elected Ensign of the Cochecton Company of the Regiment commanded by Colonel James Clinton. Bezaleel Tyler Jr. was elected commander of the Cochecton Company. Nathan Mitchells neighbors included Bryant Kane and Robert Land, both Tories. Kane and Land were summoned to show cause why they should not be imprisoned. Kane ran away. Land, a colonial Justice of the Peace, was sentenced to prison, but escaped, seeking safety among the Indians. About April 1778, Kanes family was murdered by a party of Indians. The day before, Mrs. Land and her eldest son, fearing a visit from Patriot scouts, left to hide their cattle, leaving four children at home. The Indians paid a visit, but took pity in the four helpless children and told them to go to their neighbors. At the Kane farm, they discovered that the whole family had been murdered and scalped, so they fled to the Mitchell farm. Despite Nathan Mitchell's election as an officer in Tyler's company in 1775, he was known as a Tory in 1778. In April of that year, Mitchell and Ross were both included in a list of Kings men, along with Kane and Land. The settlers remaining at Cochecton, nearly all Tory sympathizers, wanted to avert further trouble after the Kane murders. Mitchell and others wrote the American militia that there was no trouble and the militia was not needed. Ulster County Patriots decided to launch a campaign anyway. Bezaleel Tyler, who had fled Cochecton, led a party back there. They plundered farms, probably including Nathan Mitchells. The scouts captured an Indian, discovering to their surprise Nathan in disguise. The company captured three more white men, one of whom was killed. Tyler delivered Mitchell and two others to jail at Minisink. Mitchell explained he was disguised to protect him from Indians, and that he had to remain in Cochecton because his wife, Joseph Ross daughter, would not leave without her father. This explanation is suspicious, since Ross was under the protection of Captain Brant, the Mohawk leader allied with the British, and would not have needed the protection of a son-in-law whose loyalties were suspected by his Patriot contemporaries. The depth of Mitchells patriotism was never finally judged. After the war, former Patriots and Tories lived in peace, so it was never an issue. The Mitchell family had returned by 1783. Circumstances of his death and burial have not been discovered

Thomass father moved from Virginia to Fairfield County, South Carolina, about 1758. The Mobleys established a Baptist meeting house that during the Revolution became the site of the Battle of Mobleys Meeting House. On July 3, 1775, Thomas Mobley enlisted in the artillery regiment of Colonel Bernard Elliot. Colonel Elliots original Recruiting Journal listing Thomas can be found at the Charleston Library Society. Later in the war Thomas provided a horse, saddle and blanket to South Carolina troops. Thomass will was recorded in Fairfield County, South Carolina, in 1807.

Patriot William Moffatt was born in 1738. He along with his wife, Barbara Chestnut, set off from Belfast, Ireland, in August 1772. He landed in Charleston, South Carolina, and was granted 500 acres in Chester County, South Carolina. During the Revolution he served as a Private in Waters Regiment, Camden District, South Carolina. Patriot Moffatt died on 20 Jun 1794 and he and his wife are buried in a family cemetery in Chester County, South Carolina

Nathan Moore (10 Jul 1765-bef 18 May 1824) was born in Salisbury, Connecticut. He served in the Revolution as a private in Colonel Charles Webbs 2nd regiment during levees for a short time. He enlisted on 4 August 1779 and was discharged on 3 December 1789 as part of the 2nd Regiment, Ulster Company, Militia. Following the war, he became a surveyor and civil engineer who settled in Canfield, Ohio, arriving about 15 May 1800 after traveling 45 days on the road. He relocated to the Springfield, Ohio area in 1806. His survey of Canfield (signed by him) remains on file in the Special Records Collection of the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio. The clarity and precision of this document, made in primitive conditions, is amazing. Nathan was a giant of a man, being six foot, six inches in height. He cleared and improved what is known as the Christ Farm and was concerned with all of the original surveys in the region. He was a noted hunter and one of the best-known and influential pioneers of northern Ohio. Nathan Moore and his first wife, Juliana, are buried in Kent Corners Cemetery in Suffield, Ohio, near Patriot Samuel Hale.

In 1750, Thomas Moore, a patriot of the American Revolution, was born on a farm near Leesburg, Loudon County, Virginia. At the age of 24, he married Rachael Phillis in 1774, and some two years later moved his family westward on a 250 mile journey through the wilderness. He settled on a 500 acre tract 3 miles southeast of Hookstown, PA in 1776. The journey was a perilous undertaking with threats from hostile Indians, Loyalists and wild animals. They were among the first settlers in Hanover Township in Western Pennsylvania. In 1777, Thomas Moore was called out to help defend Fort Pitt and served a three month tour of duty. Fort Pitt, then under the command of Brigadier General Edward Hand, was menaced by over two hundred and eighty Indians sent out by British forces at Detroit. While serving at Fort Pitt, the Moore family took refuge in a blockhouse at Dillows Fort on a branch of Raccoon Creek. With the Indian threat at Fort Pitt subsiding, Thomas returned home but continued to serve in a military capacity. He served at Fort McIntosh in what is now Beaver County. In those days, Beaver County had not yet been formed and was part of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Captain Moore commanded a company of Westmoreland County PA Rangers on the frontier from 1778-1783. The Indians had remained a threat after the revolution. The year 1781 did not mark the end of the war in the west as the struggle with the Indians continued. Indians were dissatisfied with the peace made by the British which resulted in continuing raids on frontier settlements. Thomas and Rachael raised five sons and three daughters during the war years and the turbulent times that followed. Thomas gave fifty acres of his land to a pioneer schoolmaster to ensure the education of his children. The Moore family was part of the founding members of the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church where Thomas was an Elder. On June 21, 1821 Thomas Moore was stricken with typhoid fever and died at the age of 70. He is buried in the Old Mill Creek Church Cemetery near Hookstown, PA. Thomas Moore not only participated in nation making through his Revolutionary Service but also nation building as a contributor to through his civilian endeavors in civilizing the Western Pennsylvania frontier. A second entry from descendant Lance Gregory Rose, Also PA Society: Thomas Moore is the 5thgreat grandfather of Compatriot Lance Gregory Rose, DMD. Thomas Moore served as a Captain under the command of . Phillips in the Westmoreland County Militia. Captain Moore also served as a Ranger on the Frontier in Western Pennsylvania and paid the Supply Tax in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Thomas Moore was born on a farm near Leesburg Virginia in 1750. In 1774 at twenty four years of age he married Rachel Phillis, and some two years later, in 1776, settled with his family on a tract of 500 acres lying along the present Lincoln Highway, Route 30, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. In the year 1777, Captain Moore was called out to help defend Fort Pitt, and served a three month tour of duty. Fort Pitt was then under the command of Brigadier General Edward Hand, himself a physician, and was menaced by over two hundred and eighty Indians sent out by the British forces at Detroit. The Indian threat at Fort Pitt ended and Captain Moore returned to his home but continued to serve in a military capacity. His name is found as a commander on the muster rolls of Fort McIntosh in Beaver, Pennsylvania. But his service went beyond Fort McIntosh, the area now known as Beaver County was yet Westmoreland County and Captain Moore commanded a company of Westmoreland County Rangers on the frontier from 1778-1783. Captain Moore served alongside such noted Indian fighters as James Brady, Adam and Andrew Poe. Captain Moore served as a Judge on a Military General Court Martial in June of 1779 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Thomas Moore served as a Ruling Elder in the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church. The church, founded in 1784, was the first Presbyterian Church in what would become Beaver County. On June 2, 1821, stricken with typhoid fever, Thomas Moore died at the age of seventy one and was buried near his father in law in what is now the Old Mill Creek Church Cemetery. Captain Moores widow, Rachel Phillis Moore, would die on December 16. 1823 and is buried between her husband and her father. Captain Thomas Moore was a distinguished soldier, a pioneer, a prosperous farmer, church leader, a husband and father and I am sure a good friend and neighbor to many. Surely, when matched against his peers he could be characterized as an uncommon man.

Daniel Morrill was born on July 4, 1760, at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Daniel and Eleanor True Morrill. Patriot Morrill joined Captain Moses Nowells company, in Colonel Titcombs regiment, serving for two months in 1777. He reenlisted and served four additional months with Captain Jeremiahs company in 1779. Private Morrill spent at least part of his service as a guard at Winter Hill, Somerville, Massachusetts. Daniel Morrill married Betty Osgood, daughter of Oliver Osgood and Molly Bartlett Osgood. Leaving Salisbury in about 1793, Mr. and Mrs. Morrill and their children moved to what is now Vienna, Maine. Private Morrill was selected to name the town and he chose the name Vienna. He was also selected as the first town clerk. Duty called again in 1812. Private Morrill enlisted in Captain Samuel Huses company and Colonel Jacob Gerrishs Massachusetts regiment. Daniel Morrill died on February 28, 1831, at Vienna, Maine. He was 70 years old

Daniel Morse, who was born 1743 in Attleboro, MA. By the 1770s, he had moved ‘down east’ and was a Sargent in Isaac Washburn’s Guards based in what is now Thomaston, Maine. Daniel died in 1824 in Thomaston.

Patriot Ann Moss was born in New Kent County, Virginia on 30 Sep 1724 to Alexander Moss (1680-1772) and Elizabeth Clopton (1682-1745). She married William Diuguid (1717-1764) in Goochland County, Virginia on 25 Nov 1745. During the Revolution she provided patriotic service by furnishing supplies and pasturage. She died about 1805 in Powhatan County, Virginia

Zealy Moss was born in 1755 in Loudoun County, Virginia. During the Revolution, Moss rose to the rank of Captain, served as a Wagonmaster in the Quartermaster Corps, and later built forts. He died in 1839 and is buried in Peoria, Illinois.

Patriot Thomas Mullikin was born in Maryland on 27 Feb 1729 to James Mullikin (1681-1740) and Charity Belt (1686-1768). He married Elizabeth Ellen Williams (1743-1825) on 27 Feb 1761. During the Revolution he served as a Captain of Severn Battalion, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Militia. He died in Maryland on 11 Aug 1805 and was buried in his family cemetery on his plantation

Patriot Francis Murphy was born around 1763 in Queens County, Ireland, before emigrating to the New World. Patriot Murphy at around the age of 14, enlisted as a Private in Captain Banksons Company of the Pennsylvania militia. He achieved his dream of opportunity of a life and of freedom in these United States of America, died 30 Jun 1837 and was buried in St. Marys cemetery in Alexandria, VA. Sources: - AP Muster roll - Pippenger, W.E., Alexandria Cemeteries, Vol V, pg 111

Joseph Nellis, was a 16-year-old private in the Tryon County (New York) Militia in 1775. He was a teamster, providing guard and supply support. He supported the battles of Oriskany, Klock’s Field, Turlough, and Johnstown, NY 1777-1781.

Patriot Wright Nicholson was born in Scotland about 1740. He married Mary Elizabeth Douglass (1756-1825). During the Revolution he served as a Lieutenant in the South Carolina Militia. He died in South Carolina before 23 Apr 1807 and was buried in the Nicholson-Norris Family cemetery in Edgefield County, South Carolina

Patriot William Norcross was born in Burlington, New Jersey on 19 Jan 1752 to Joseph Norcorss (1720-?) and Rebecca Cox (1725-1753). He married Euphemia Effie Hennison (1753-?). During the Revolution he served as a Lieutenant with Captain John Mott's Company, Colonel Elias Dayton's Regiment, 3rd New Jersey Line. He died in Burlington County, New Jersey about 1808 and was buried in the Baptist Burial Grounds, Bordentown, New Jersey

Patriot Willoughby Nugent was born in St. Marys County, Maryland in 1752 to Robert Nugent (1705-1774) and Ann Fadery (1707-1778). During the Revolution he served as a Private in the St. Marys County Militia and he also took the Oath of Allegiance in St. Marys County in 1778. He was married to Rebecca Catherine Ross (1752-1819) about 1770 in Jesuit Missions, St. Marys County, Maryland and died in Clark County, Indiana before 14 Oct 1812

John Orr is believed to be the first of his name in this country; he was a Scotchman, a younger son of Reverend Alexander Orr, whose family base was in Muirkirk, in West Scotland, where John was born in 1728. His mother was Agnes Dalrymple, from Waterside, in mid-south Scotland. The surname, Orr, was taken from a small river of that name on which the family had settled in Scotland and he would later name his homestead in Northern Virginia 'Waterside.' John had been a merchant in Whitehaven, England, and he recounted in a deposition taken 5 August 1782 in Loudoun County that he came to Virginia in May of 1753 at age 26. He settled in Leedstown on the Northern Neck of Virginia, in an area lying between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers. In 1761 he 1795) h Monroe was a great aunt of President James Monroe. His patriotic service started well before 1775. He was one of the signers of the Leedstown Resolutions - a courageous protest against the Stamp Act, executed on 27 February 1766 by the citizens of Westmoreland County, Virginia. As a merchant, John Orr became wealthy but seems to have had trouble during the period of time leading up to the revolution collecting debts owed to him. In 1769, he lost his land in the Northern Neck and moved to Waterside which was located along the west banks of Cub Run in an area which today lies between Lee Highway and Interstate 66. There he and Susannah raised their four sons and four daughters. During the Revolutionary War, Virginia Publick Claims show that John Orr provided 800 pounds of beef for public use in 1780. On 20 July 1795 in what was described as a cloudburst, John Orr was drowned as he attempted to ford Cub Run on his horse and he was buried on his property. In the mid 1970s, family members were instrumental in effecting the removal of John Orrs gravestone and that of his daughter Jane Maria to the cemetery at Saint Johns Episcopal Church where they stand today

Patriot Samuel Page was born in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts on 30 Dec 1729 to Abraham Page and Judith Worthen. He married Esther Whittemore (1729-1757) in Hudson New Hampshire on 11 Jul 1751. During the Revolution he served as a Private in Captain Joseph Hammonds Company, New Hampshire Militia. Records also show that he contributed clothing for the soldiers. He died in New Hampshire after 1810

Henry Peyton was born 19 January 1760 in Culpeper County, Virginia; a descendant of the Peyton family of Stafford and Prince William Counties. As a Private soldier in the Amherst County Militia, Henry served at Albemarle Barracks, near Charlottesville, guarding British and German prisoners, for nine months. The record also indicates that he probably was in service at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, under Captain James Dillard, and during the Siege of Yorktown, under Colonel Charles Lynch. After the close of the Yorktown campaign, he marched with prisoners to Winchester Barracks, under Captain John Stewart, and was discharged. Henry was awarded a pension by the Federal government in the early 1830s but claims were made that many pension applications from veterans in the western counties of Virginia were fraudulent. Subsequent investigations called Henry's testimony into question and his pension was revoked. He petitioned Congress for redress and the House of Representatives passed HR 1150 on 16 February 1839, which restored his pension. Henry and his descendants are buried in the Peyton Family Cemetery, Tom's Creek, Cabell County, WV.

Patriot Humphrey Peake, Sr's great-grandfather was John Peake, Sr who was born in England in 1627, came to Virginia in 1652 and settled in Stafford County . His son, John, Jr., was born in 1665 and was a farmer in Stafford County . His son William Peake, Sr. was born in 1688, and had extensive land holding in Stafford, Prince William and Fairfax Counties, to include the land we stand on today . His son, Humphrey Peake, Sr., lived and farmed the Peake family plantation and his son, William, was born and raised here . Humphrey Peake, Sr was born 13 Jan 1731/32 and died on 11 Jan 1785. He was the son of William Peake and Sarah Jean Hereford and had four brothers, John, William, Jonathan and Henry, and one sister, Mary. Humphrey lived his entire life on the 140 acre Peake family plantation on Little Hunting Creek, which was part of 550 acres purchased by his grandfather in 1705, inherited by the father and then split between his sister, Mary, his brother John and himself . Of historical note, the tracts owned by Mary and Humphrey would eventually become Gum Springs, and the Martin Luther King Jr. park where we are holding this ceremony today was part of Humphreys homestead. While Humphrey did not serve in the military, Fairfax County records showed that he furnished supplies to the Army . George Washington's diaries indicate Humphrey ate many a meal at Mt. Vernon and that the two neighbors spoke many times about farming and went hunting together regularly. Peake family members appear more than 50 times in Washington's diaries . Washington described Humphrey's various illnesses before his death as well as Humphrey's funeral: "Thursday, 13th, Was invited and went to the funeral of Mr. Peake who died on Tuesday night. Returned to dinner, accompanied by the Revd. Doctr. Griffith." Griffith was the Reverend of Christ Church, Alexandria, and I assume he officiated over Humphrey's funeral . Humphrey's widow continued to live on the property. When Martha Washington notified friends and neighbors of the president's death and funeral plans, she included "Mr. Peake & family (assumed to mean Henry Peake) and Mrs. Peake (Mary Peake).

Patriot William Peake's great-great-grandfather was John Peake, Sr who was born in England in 1627, came to Virginia in 1652 and settled in Stafford County . His son, John, Jr., was born in 1665 and was a farmer in Stafford County . His son William Peake, Sr. was born in 1688, and had extensive land holding in Stafford, Prince William and Fairfax Counties, to include the land we stand on today . His son, Humphrey Peake, Sr., lived and farmed the Peake family plantation and his son, William, was born and raised here . Now, who were Humphrey and William Peake. William Peake was born on the Peake Family plantation on Little Hunting Creek in 1761 and died on 18 Sep 1793. He was the son of Humphrey Peake and Mary Stonestreet and had four brothers, John, William, Henry and Humphrey, and two sisters, Anne and Elizabeth. He married Elizabeth [Shockley] in 1791 and had one child, William, who was born after his death in 1793. William joined Army as a member of Lees Legion on 7 Apr 1778 . The original unit, raised June 8, 1776, at Williamsburg, was part of the 1st Continental Light Dragoons of the Continental Army and was under the command of Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee. On 7 April 1778, the unit was moved from under the 1st, its scope of mission was increased to included elements of both cavalry and foot and became known as Lee's Legion. It gained a reputation during the war for efficiency and bravery on the battlefield . War records show that William served as Coronet Quarter Master for the Lees Legion . Coronet was rank which was being phased out and replaced with Lieutenant. During Williams service with Lees Legion, he saw action in New Jersey and Pennsylvania where he suffered extensive head and shoulder injuries during fighting in late 1778. These injuries eventually led to his resignation on 28 Feb 1779. Williams will, dated 18 Sep 1793, mentions his wife, Elizabeth, who had gone to Maryland to have a child and his mother, Mary Peake. William apparently had no children at the time of his death. Little else is known about William Peake as he lived such a short life, probably due to his injuries sustained during the Revolutionary War.

Patriot Henry Pearson was born about 1750 in Virginia to John Pearson and Astrid Jarl. He married Frances Mary Anderson (1755-1821) about 1773. During the Revolution he served as a Captain in the South Carolina Militia. He died on 2 Mar 1812 in Wilkes County, Georgia

Patriot John Peck was born in Fincastle County, Virginia in 1750 to Johann Peck and Lydia Borden. During the Revolution he served as served as surveyor and Ensign. He was appointed a Lieutenant of Militia on March 16, 1787 and took the oath as Captain on Sept. 13, 1791. He was an enterprising and successful man. (source: A. W.Reddy's Soldiers of Western Virginia) He married Susan Mary Hinkle (1757-1807) in 1777. His will, dated August 15, 1820, was proved in Botetourt County Court of September 1820 (source: Will Book C. p. 279). He was buried in Fincastle Presbyterian Church cemetery in Fincastle, Virginia.

Anthony Phelps was born in Buckingham County, Virginia, September 13, 1763. He was the son of Thomas Phelps Jr. and Susan Guy. Phelps was present with his father Thomas Phelps Jr. at Fort Boonesborough (in what would later become Kentucky), under the command of Col. Daniel Boone, during the 11 day siege of that Fort in 1777. From 1778 to February 1779, whil only 15 years old, Phelps served as a Ranger and Indian Spy. He joined the Virginia volunteer militia as a private serving in the army called the Illinois Regiment under Captain George Owens and General George Rogers Clark. He saw action twice at Fort Jefferson at the Iron Banks during 1780-1781. After the war, he married Nancy Brashear in Jefferson County, Kentucky, on December 26, 1793. Anthony died June 30, 1859, in Larue County, Kentucky, at age 95, and is buried in the Barren Run Church Cemetery.

Patriot Joel Phillips was born about 1735 and died before October 1792 in Wilkes County, Georgia. He was married to his wife, Elizabeth, before 1816, probably in Anson County, North Carolina. By late 1773, he had removed his family to Wilkes County, Georgia, settling on 200 acres granted to him from the Colony of Georgia. During the fight for the nations independence, Joel Phillips, and his son, Joel Phillips, Jr., both served in as soldiers in the Georgia militia. Joel Phillips served under Colonel Samuel Elbert in the 2nd Battalion of Georgia Militia. In 1777, he to erected fortifications at his homestead in Wilkes County, Georgia to help defend the area. During his service, he saw action at the Battle of Kettle Creek in 1779. However, following the defeat of the Patriot forces at Augusta in the fall of 1780, Joel Phillips and his family left Wilkes County with Colonel Elijah Clarke who led a band of refugees, including 400 women and children, from Wilkes County to the Watauga and Nolachucky river valley in Tennessee. Reportedly, they traveled two hundred miles in 11 days; part of the journey without food. Joel Phillips and his son, Joel Phillips, Jr., received bounty land for his service from the State of Georgia, as well as for being refugees. He is buried at the cemetery at Phillips Mills Baptist Church, Wilkes County, Georgia, which was organized in the mill of Joel Phillips, Sr. in 1785 on land he donated to the congregation.

Patriot Richard Pile was born in Richmond, Virginia on 14 Dec 1761 to Richard Pile (1726-1780) and Elizabeth Sprigg (1728-1785). During the Revolution he served as a Sergeant in the 8th and 12th Virginia Regiments. He married Rebecca Clifton (1772-1858) 15 Jan 1796 in Springfield, Kentucky. He died on 23 Mar 1816 and was buried in the Old City (Mulberry Street) cemetery, Jeffersonville, Indiana

Pitzer was the son of German immigrant, Ulrich Pitzer. He was born circa 1745 in Lancaster, PA. Pitzer secured a grant of approximately 300 acres near the headwaters of the James River in Botetourt County, VA, and settled there prior to the American Revolution. By 1798, his holdings had increased to nearly 1,500 acres, and he was a prominent farmer, merchant and businessman with a successful cartage business. He married Elizabeth Madison of Shenandoah, VA, in 1770. They had three children. He served as constable of Botetourt County. He died 24 Apr 1824 at Glen Wilton, Botetourt County, VA. During the Revolution, Pitzer served as a PVT in CPT Pryors company of the Botetourt Militia. He also rendered significant material aid in the form of livestock, wagons, food and liquor to the revolutionary cause. His son, CPT John Pitzer, Jr., served in the War of 1812, was also a prominent merchant and farmer in Botetourt County, and served as county sheriff.

Patriot Conrad Plasterer was born in Manheim Township, Pennsylvania on 15 Mar 1745 to Heinrich Plasterer and Anna Maria Zimmerman. He married Margaretha Bitner in 1769. During the Revolution he served four years in the Revolution as Private, sixth class, in Captain Christian Hollinger's Company, 9th Battalion, under the command of Colonel John Huber in 1779. He also served in the 7th Company commanded by Captain John Ashton, Third Battalion, under the command of Colonel George Feather, 1780-1782. He died on 20 Aug 1803 and was buried in the Luther Reform Church cemetery, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Patriot Charles Powell was born on May 26, 1740 in Overwharton Par, Stafford, Virginia. He served during the Revolution as a militiaman in Virginias Halifax County Militia. Charles married Sarah Gholson in 1764 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. They had 11 children in 16 years. He died on March 28, 1810, in Mercer, Kentucky, at the age of 69

William Preston was born on July 6, 1754, in Chester, NH and died on January 17, 1842 in Rumney, Grafton County, NH. He was the son of William and Hannah (Healy) Preston. He was married to Elizabeth Clark from 1760 until her death in 1807, then to Mary Herbert from 1808 until his death in 1842. William Preston enlisted as a Private in Captain Joshua Abbot(t)s Company, Colonel John Starks Regiment on May 1, 1775, and marched to Charlestown and fought at Bunker Hill. He remained with that unit through September 1775, when he enlisted, again as a Private, in Captain Henry Dearborns Company, Colonel Benedict Arnold, Commander, for the march to Quebec. He was taken captive near Quebec the day General Montgomery was killed, and held for three months, at which time he was traded for a keg of rum to the British, who held him captive at Quebec for eight months, mostly in irons. William Preston was released at New York, October 1776. He again enlisted in January 1777 in Captain Benjamin Stones Company, 3rd NH Regiment, Alexander Scammell Commanding. He served in the battles at Ticonderoga and Saratoga, and Battle of Monmouth. He also participated in Sullivans Expedition and was at the Battle of Newtown. He was discharged as Sergeant by Major James Norris and Brigadier General Enoch Poor on January 21, 1780 at Danbury CN. He later served as a Major in the local militia, and was a Revolutionary War pensioner at the time of his death (Pension W2667). William Preston served as a Selectman and represented Rumney in the General Court. He built a home, now on School Street in Rumney, which was originally a two family home with a single chimney in the middle. His family lived in one end of the home, and his son Joseph and family lived in the other. In 1810, William Preston deeded the land to Rumney for the use and benefit of schooling. William Preston had 13 children: 1. William C Preston (1780-1837) 2. Collins Preston (1782-1837) 3. Benjamin Preston (1784-1828) 4. Elizabeth (Preston) Frazer (1786- ) 5. Henry D. Preston (1788-1853) 6. John Preston (1789-1819) 7. Michael Preston (1792-1849) 8. Wells Preston (1794- ) 9. Hannah Preston (1796- ) 10. Joseph Preston (1796-1868) 11. Washington Preston (1798- ) 12. Adams Preston (1801- ) 13. Hannah H. (Preston) Webster(1811-1889)

John Ransdell was born in 1752 near Cedar Run in what was then Prince William County (now Fauquier County), Virginia. On 13 August 1772, in Shelburne Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia, he married Elizabeth Chinn, a descendant of General George Washington's great-grandfather, William Ball. In November 1778, he supported the Revolution by providing a gun to the Fauquier County Minute Men. After the Revolution, he moved with his family to Kentucky while it was still part of Virginia. In 1784, he was at Bryan's Station at Lexington in Fayette County. He died in early 1800 in Fayette County, Kentucky. In 1816, his daughter, Matilda, married a veteran of the War of 1812, John Elston, who was the son of patriot Benjamin Elston.

Born in 1749 of German heritage, Nathaniel Redd lived in Pennsylvania’s far-western Washington County upon its formation in 1781 as the first county named for General Washington. Years of strife along the western frontier put the Patriot settlers at their greatest risk that year as the British fanned Native American resentment of the settlers and attacks increased. As a result, in late 1781, 105 western Pennsylvanians signed a petition forwarded to the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania and the Continental Congress to strengthen the defenses of the West. Settlement of the border dispute with Virginia, ushering in formation of Washington County, also brought the organization of Regiments of the Pennsylvania Militia, formed in the east in 1777, to the new county. Nathaniel Redd enlisted and served as a Private in the Pennsylvania Militia, 5th Battalion, 8th Company under Captain James Craven from 1781 until 1783. The active duty of members of the unit is uncertain. He served in various public roles in his lifetime, serving twice as Justice of the Peace. Nathaniel Redd was interred in 1824 in the family cemetery overlooking the mill complex he established on Pigeon Creek in eastern Washington County after the Revolution, large remnants of which are still standing near his solid brick house.

Patriot John Reed was born in Framingham, Massachusetts on 11 Nov 1751. He married Hannah Sampson. During the Revolution he served as a Chaplin in the Navy. At the commencement of hostilities, he was a divinity student at Yale. He offered his services to the Continental Congress and secured an appointment as a Chaplin of the ship Warren. He was a personal friend of Adams and Washington after the adoption of the constitution and a member of Congress from Massachusetts, 1794-1801. He died in Bridgewater, Massachusetts on 17 Feb 1831

Patriot Abjiah Rembert was born in 1743 in St. Marks Parish, Craven County, SC and died 2 Dec 1805 in Sumter County, SC. He is buried in the Rembert Church Cemetery in Sumter. He was married to Jane Reese. Abjiah was the great-grandson of French Huguenots who settled in Charleston in the late 1600s. During the Revolution, he furnished supplies to the SC Militia (Stub Entries to Indents Issued in Payment of Claims Against South Carolina Growing out of the Revolution, Books E, p. 169, No. 12)

Patriot John Riordan was born in February of 1763, the very same month that the Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War. When he was only 15, he enlisted in June 1778 as a Private under Captain Joseph Andersons Company, 3rd New Jersey Regiment. He died in 1803 at the age of 40, and was buried St. Marys cemetery, Alexandria, VA, alongside his daughter Mary, who was only 14 when she died. Sources: - AP Muster roll - Pippenger, W.E., Alexandria Cemeteries, Vol V, pg 127

Eliphalet Seeley was born on August 20, 1701 in Stamford, CT, the son of Jonas and Mary [Wicks] Seely. He married Sarah Holly in Stamford on December 10, 1724. She was the daughter of Elisha Holly and Martha Holmes. During their 60-year marriage Eliphalet and Sarah raised eight children, seven of whom were born in Stamford, CT; while one was reported as born in Norwalk, CT. The following is excerpted from Canaan Parish 1733-1933: Canaan Parish, known today as New Canaan, CT, was formed by the colonial legislature of Connecticut in 1731, acting on a petition from its settlers. The land was previously parts of Stamford and Norwalk, CT. Two years later, on June 20, 1733, The New Canaan Congregational Church was formed. Two of its 24 founding members were Eliphalet and Sarah Seeley. Found in the Public Records of the State of Connecticut, May 1778-April 1780, Inclusive on page 82 is the following resolution: This Assembly do establish Eliphalet Sealy (sic) to be Lieutenant of the ninth company of the alarm list in the 9th regiment in this State. As documented in Stamfords Soldiers, Genealogical Biographies of Revolutionary War Patriots from Stamford, Connecticut, complied by Edith M. Wicks and Virginia C. Olsen, following is the very short synopsis of Eliphalet Seeleys war service: He was a lieutenant in a militia regiment in New Canaan, Connecticut in 1779. His son, Eliphalet Jr., applied for his fathers pay in May 1786, after his fathers death. Records of the State of Connecticut, Volume 6, page 178, refer to him as Lt. Eliphalet Seeley. Those State Records include a statement that Eliphalet Seeley [Jr.], executor, is in possession of a Note Issued by the Treasurer of this State, for the sum of 146 2 11, Dated April 25th 1783 and Payable at or before one Year after the expiration of the War. The Assembly resolved to issue the Note as requested. Eliphalet Seeley died on May 3, 1784; Sarah died on March 1, 1785, both in Canaan Parish, CT. Both are buried in the Old Parade Ground Cemetery in New Canaan.

Patriot Conrad Seipel was born on November 25, 1747 in Rheindurkheim, Hessen, Germany. He was the son of Johan Conrad Seybel and his wife Anna Eva Kublinger. Johan Conrad, Conrads father, was a schoolteacher and son of Matthias and Margaretha. Conrad was baptized in the German Reformed Church in Rheindurkheim on November 30, 1747. In May, 1749 Conrad, his parents and two sisters Susanna and Margaretha left Rheindurkheim for America. They arrived in Philadelphia on the ship St Andrew on September 9, 1749. The family settled in Franconia Township, Philadelphia County (later Montgomery County), Pennsylvania. Conrad married Maria Catharina Scheib in 1772. Maria Catharina was the daughter of another German immigrant Johan Adam Scheib and his wife Catharine. Both families attended the Christ Reformed Church at Indian Creek. When the Revolutionary War began, Conrad and his brothers joined the Franconia Township militia. In May 1777, Conrad mustered as a First Lieutenant, Second Company of the First Battalion, Philadelphia County Militia. He participated as a First Lieutenant in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown when the British threatened and eventually captured Philadelphia. Conrad later served with the Worcester Township militia until the wars end. By 1794, Conrad had moved his family to the Easton, PA area. The last two of Conrad and Maria Catharinas children were baptized at the First Reformed Church in Easton. Conrad continued his work as a shoemaker in Easton until his death in November 1813. On November 18, 1813, he was buried in the Old German Reformed Cemetery in Easton. Maria Catharina Seibel died two years later and was buried near her husband. The children of Conrad and Maria Catharina were: 1. Susanna, born Montgomery County; married Abraham Miller. 2. Maria Christina, born 1773, Montgomery County. Married Peter Miller. 3. Anna Catharine, born 1774 Montgomery County. Married Jacob Beischer. 4. Henry, born 1774 Montgomery County; died 1862, Northampton County. Married Sarah Wagner. 5. George Adam, born 1778 Montgomery County; died 1828, Northampton County. Married Susannah ____. 6. Eva, born 1780 Montgomery County; died 1846, Northampton County. Married John Wagner. 7. Jacob John, born 1781, Montgomery County; died 1844, Union County, NJ. Married Elizabeth Scheib. 8. Conrad, born 1783 Montgomery County; died 1858 Mercer County. Married Elizabeth Schaade. 9. Anna Margaretha, born 1785 Montgomery County. Married Matthias Wagner. 10. John, born 1787 Montgomery County; died 1837, Sussex County, NJ. Married Maria Osterstock. 11. Maria Elizabeth, born 1790, Montgomery County. Married Abraham Sterner. 12. Hannah, born 1794 Northampton County, died 1876. Married John Essard

Patriot Samuel Shelton was born on 3 Nov 1758 in Louisa County, Virginia. During the Revolution he served as a Private, 1775, under Captains Charles Barrett and John Fox, Major Pettus' battalion, Virginia troops; also served in Capt. Archibald Wood's company. He married Jane Henderson (1758-1841) in Hanover County, Virginia on 22 May 1781. He died on 18 May 1833 in Danville, Kentucky and was buried in the Dix River cemetery in Mercer County, Kentucky

Patriot Edward Shimer was born in Shimersville, Northampton County, Pennsylvania on 28 Feb 1741 to Jacob Scheimer and Elizabeth Rittenhouse. During the Revolution he served patriotically as a member of the Committee of Safety. He died on 16 Feb 1815 and was buried in Redington cemetery in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Lawrence Shook was born in 1733, most likely in Germany, before coming to America as a child with his parents. Lawrence bought land in 1758 in western Maryland, just to the west of Hagerstown. No record of a wife is known, but there is proof of the birth of four sons and one daughter. In 1773 he sold his land and moved to West Virginia. In the History of Grant and Hardy Counties, West Virginia" by E. J. Judy, page 220, Lawrence Shook is listed along with many others as "heroes of the Revolution." Lawrence was a bit old to have served in the military, and the military pension files in the National Archives in Washington, DC, had no records for Lawrence. Further research disclosed that Judy's "heroes of the Revolution" included not just those who served in the military, but also those who has assisted the American cause in a political or logistical capacity. During the Revolution, men from the Quartermaster department went to the farmers and purchased supplies for the Army. In payment, they issued certificates which could later be presented for payment. On the Hampshire County Public Service Claims List #67-0982 on file in the Virginia State Library, we find a certificate issued to Lawrence Shuk" on 10 February, 1781 for 200 pounds of flour and 2 casks. We know this is the correct Lawrence, despite the spelling of the last name, because others on the list were Martin Shobe, Henry Lancisco, Henry Carr, Job Welton, William Welton, and lsaac Welton, all neighbors or possible relatives by marriage of Lawrence. In 1801 Lawrence moved again, this time to Illinois with two of his sons and started another farm there. Lawrence died prior to November 11, 1822. The assistance Lawrence rendered during the Revolution to the American Cause was recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in 1969.

During the early days of the Revolution, Patriot George Simmers volunteered for service as a Private in the Pennsylvania militia, Lancaster County regiment, under Brig. General George Mercers Flying Camp in August 1776. Patriot Simmers participated in multiple military events. He was first garrisoned at Ft. Lee, New Jersey on the Hudson River, and was part of the force that desperately evacuated Ft. Lee on November 20, 1776, following the loss of Ft. Washington, effectively handing it over to General Cornwallis. As part of General George Washingtons force, he experienced being chased by the British through New Jersey. And at the Battle of Trenton, he was part of Brig. General James Ewings 1,000 man blocking force, one of the three prong attacks, that couldnt cross the Delaware River on the night of 24 December 1776 due to heavy ice on the river. Patriot Simmers was discharged from the Pennsylvania militia in January 1777, but re-joined the Pennsylvania militia in August 1777 prior to the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777. Patriot Simmers survived the Battle of Brandywine and concluded his enlistment by guarding captured Hessian soldiers because of his ability to speak German. Patriot Simmers died in 1835 at 79 years of age

Patriot Joseph Sitton was born in Perquinmous, North Carolina on 15 Oct 1745 to John Carter Sutton (1700-1792) and Elizabeth Pindell (1709-1759). He married Diannah Beck (1749-1842) in 1766 in Orange, North Carolina. He served during the Revolution as a Private in the North Carolina Militia. After the war he lived among the Cherokees in Tennessee as an Indian Trader. He moved in 1816 to Lincoln County, Missouri with his wife and family and lived out his life. He died on 8 Feb 1832 and was buried in the old county cemetery, Bryants Creek, in Silex, Missouri

Patriot Jacob Sivley was born in Frederick County, Virginia on 18 Mar 1752 to Joseph and Catherine Sievely. During the Revolution he served as a Private in the 8th Virginia Regiment. After the war he moved his family to Jefferson County, Tennessee and in 1808 they moved again, floating down the Tennessee River on a boat, to what is today the Huntsville, Alabama area. He died in Madison County, Alabama on 12 Sep 1816

Patriot Alexander Sleeth, Jr. was born on 20 Aug 1750 in New York. During the Revolution he served in Virginia as a Scout and Indian Fighter. He married in 1781, probably in New Jersey, Ann Smith. He died 14 May 1820 in Fayette Co, Indiana, and is buried Green Cemetery, Waterloo, Indiana

Henry Smith Jr. was born on August 18, 1759 in Rockingham Co. Virginia. Henry volunteered in the Revolutionary Army at York District South Carolina and fought the Revolutionary War under Capt. Robert McAfee and Col. Thomas Neel. In 1777, he enlisted under Capt. McCollough, Maj. Ross and Gen. Williams. Henry Smith Jr. was in the battle at Briar Creek and Rocky Comfort Creek. Henry’s brother, Lt. Daniel Smith, was wounded in battle at Stono and placed in the old Barracks Hospital. Henry attended his brother’s wounds from June until August, when his brother Daniel died. Henry then served under a Capt. Barnett and was sent by Morgan to spy on William Cunningham and the Torres at Bush River, where Henry captured two prisoners and returned to camp. When Col. Washington and his Light Horse Unit joined Morgan, Henry was sent to pilot and guide Col. Washington’s troops to Cunningham’s camp on Bush River, where they were defeated by Col. Washington. Henry was returning from escorting prisoners from Rowen, North Carolina the day after the Battle of Cowpens, and was then assigned the task of capturing British stragglers. Henry was then assigned to scout the Broad River Fords for the approach of Cornwallis and his Army. After having served in the Revolutionary War as a Patriot, Henry was granted 2,000 acres of land in Franklin County Georgia. Henry moved from York District South Carolina to Franklin County Georgia in 1796. Henry Smith Jr. died on the 8 of January 1840 in Franklin County Georgia.

John Smoot Sr. was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia in 1707. For most of his life, however, he resided across the Potomac in St. Mary's County, Maryland. In 1778, he took the Oath of Fidelity and Support to the State of Maryland in that county. He died in St. Mary's sometime after writing his will on 26 October 1789.

Simon Sommers, born 23 Nov 1747 in Fairfax County, Virginia, was the eldest son of John Summers and Susannah Adams and had two brothers, John and William, and two sisters, Mary and Sarah. He died at his homestead, Sommerville, in Alexandria County, 02 Dec 1836, and was buried in the Falls Church Episcopal Church cemetery. A Department of Veterans Affairs headstone has replaced the original headstone. In the summer of 1775, Sommers engaged as an Ensign in Col Graysons Minute Battalion. In March of 1776 he was appointed Lieutenant and Adjutant in the 6th Virginia Regiment, Continental Line, and transferred to the 2nd VR, CL, on 14 Sep 1778. , The 6th VR was formed in February 1776 at Williamsburg, Virginia for service with the Continental Army. Sommers would see action at the Battle of Brandywine, 11 Sep 1777. Sommers states that he served in the Campaigns of 1777 & 1778 in the northward in General Weedons Brigade. His service extended to the end of the war, and he was pensioned. After the war, he was award 4,666 acres of land as a Captain, and pensioned in 1828 as a Lieutenant and in 1832 as an Adjutant. There continues to be some confusion, at least on my part, as to his final rank. Military records show his a Lieutenant, Adjutant and Captain while Methodist historical reference lists him as a Major in the Revolutionary War. DAR records show him as a Major but they do not reference the source of this rank. Sommers served at Valley Forge for the winter of 1777-78. Of historical note from that time is the Continental Congress resolution requiring all officers of the Continental Army to sign an oath acknowledging their support of national independence for the United States of America. Morale among officers was low, pay was either nonexistent or in arrear and officers appointments lacked security. Resignations became a daily occurrence among officers and were especially epidemic at Valley Forge. Sommers was one of the officers who signed the oath in the spring of 1778. Sommers was ill throughout the war and he was on extended medical furlough at least twice. But, he still maintained his relationship with the 6th and 2nd Virginia Regiments throughout the war. In his pension application in 1828, he declares I was an officer in the Continental line of the Army of the revolution, and in service from January or February 1776, to the month of November or December in the year 1781; when my services not being required, I retired from active service on account of continued ill health, but did not resign. After the war, Sommers was actively involved with the Methodist church, attending the General Conferences in 1796 and 1800, where it is noted that he was a Christian educated gentleman and the he was socially intimate with [General Washington]. In 1804, Summers became a bonded surveyor for Alexandria County and court records show he was active in that role over the next 10 years. Summers primary task for Alexandria County was to survey parcels of land to be bought/sold.

During the Revolution John Spencer served as Second Lieutenant in the Charlotte County, Virginia, Militia. In 1765 he married Sally Watkins. He was born in Virginia and his will was probated in 1828 in Charlotte County, Virginia.

Immigrated from Ireland at age 21 to the Colonial New Jersey, where he resettled to farm at Hunterdon County, NJ, formed 1714 from Burlington Co. He was commissioned at Court in Hunterdon County on Apr 10, 1771, as a Lieut Col., (NJ) militia bttn., raised for Hunterdon Co.; and, appointed Commissary-Gen'l. of Issues while attending the Continental Congress during 1784-85 Patriot Stewart died in Flemington, NJ, on June 24, 1800; and, buried in a plot at Bethlehem Presbyterian Churchyard & Cemetery.

Ebenezer Stewart was born in 1754 in Anne Arundel Co., MD and died before 1814 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. His patriotic service consisted of paying the 1783 Supply Tax in Anne Arundel Co., MD. He was married to Susannah Caples. Ebenezer was the 2nd great grandson of David Stewart, who arrived in the Maryland Province in the 17th Century. Based on the items devised in his will, he likely was a blacksmith by trade.

Patriot James Strong was born about 1760 in Ireland. During the Revolution he served as a Private in the South Carolina Militia, Captain John Turner's Company, Colonel Winor's Regiment. Records also show that he furnished supplies for the Army. He married Letitia Gaston (1766-1837) about 1778 in Steele Creek, North Carolina. He died on 5 Nov 1823 in the Chester District, South Caroli

Patriot Robert Strong was born about 1752 in Ireland to James Strong Sr (1709-1779) and Elizabeth (---) (1709-?). He married Sarah Simonton (1759-1831) about 1780 in Chester County, South Carolina. During the Revolution he served as a Private in the South Carolina Militia. He died in Chester County, South Carolina on 20 Oct 1824 and was buried at Hopewell A.R.P. Churchyard, Chester County, South Carolina

Patriot John Summers was born in Pennsylvania on 13 Dec 1740 and died in Augusta Co, Virginia before 28 Jul 1806. In 1770 he married Elizabeth Ridenour (1752-1812). Patriot Summers provided supplies to the troops during the Revolution, assisting in establishing American Independence, while also serving in the Virginia Militia from Augusta County

Patriot Benjamin Talcott Sr was born in Glastonbury, Connecticut on 27 Jun 1702 to Benjamin Talcott (1674-1727) and Sarah Hollister (1676-1715). He married Deborah Gillette (1708-1795) 10 Dec 1737. During the Revolution his patriot service included Connecticut Selectman (representative of Bolton, Connecticut) and took oath of fidelity, August 1777. He died in Bolton, Connecticut on 9 May 1785

Patriot Joshua Tanner was born in Hopkinton, Rhode Island on 27 Jul 1757 to Francis Tanner (1708-1777) and Elizabeth Sheldon (1713-1746). He married Thankful Tefft (1757-1822) on 24 Dec 1775 in Hopkinton, Rhode Island. During the Revolution he served as an Ensign in the 4th Company of the 1st Regiment of the Rhode Island Militia under Brigadier General Joseph Stanton Jr. He also signed the Oath of Allegiance at Hopkinton, Rhode Island in 1780. He died on 12 Sep 1807 in Reeds Corner, New York

Patriot Garret Thew was born in Clarkstown, Rockland County, New York on 10 Oct 1758 to John Thew (1726-1784) and Aeltje Kuyper (1729-1765). During the revolution he served as a Private in the 2nd Regiment (Orange County) of the New York Militia. He married Deborah Cure (1769-1836) on 22 Jul 1788 and they had 14 children. He died in Peru, New York on 7 May 1836

Zadock Thomas was born April 23, 1734 in Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts to Edward Thomas and Abigail Parlow. In 1761 he was wed to Averick Standish, daughter of Ebenezer Standish and Averick Churchill. The Standish family was quite prominent in Massachusetts as they descended from Mayflower pilgrim Captain Myles Standish and his wife Barbara Mullins. The couple grew a large family with at least 11 known children. Zadock chose early to align with the independence movement in the colonies. He served as a private in Captain Ebenezer Washburn's Company of Colonel Thomas Lothrop's Regiment of General Joseph Cushing's Brigade in Massachusetts. It is known that his company marched to Bristol, Rhode Island in answer to an alarm in December of 1776. Zadock passed away December 20, 1810 in Hanson, Plymouth County, Massachusetts and was preceded in death by his wife Averick in 1807. Today they both rest in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson and their headstones stand today though no SAR is present.

John Tubbs was born 1 Feb 1757 in Worcester Co., MD and died before 4 Apr 1797 in Worcester Co., MD. He served in the Maryland Militia in 1780. He was the husband of Patriot Levian Farewell.

The date and place of birth of Levina Farewell Tubbs are not known. She died after 13 September 1782. She married James Tubbs at Worcester County, Maryland, 17 February 1754. She paid the 1783 Supply Tax at Buckingham Hundred, Worcester County, Maryland.

Patriot Rudolph Van Hoevenberg was born in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York on 13 Jan 1752. During the Revolution he served as an Ensign and Lieutenant, 1776-1782, in the 2nd and the 4th New York Regiments. He was also one of the original members of the Society of the Cincinnati. He married Lydia Van Dyck (1765-1848) on 7 Aug 1788 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York. He died on 16 Mar 1808 in Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York

Patriot Ann Gunn Vanderwall was born in Henrico County, Virginia about?1740. She married Nathaniel Vanderwall (1713-1768) in about 1759. During the Revolution she provided 1,100 pounds of fodder and 200 pounds of beef Patriot forces. She died after Feb 1818 in Henrico County, Virginia

Patriot John Van Doren was born in Hillsborough, New Jersey on 9 Jan 1757 to John Van Doren Sr (1726-1815) and Martha (Marretje) Lott (1728-1805). During the Revolution he served as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the New Jersey Militia (Somerset County) under Captain Conrad Ten Eyck's Company. During the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey, 28 Jun 1778, he was taken prisoner and confined in New York City. He married Catryntje Voorhees (1754-1792) on 17 Oct 1779. He died in Millstone, New Jersey on 28 Jul 1832 and was buried in the Hillsborough Reformed Church cemetery, Millstone, New Jersey

Hon. William Ward was born on the 12th of September 1743 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts to Charles and Abigail Pike Ward. On the 11th of December 1763 he married Lucy Church, born 12 February 1748 in New Marlboro, Massachusetts to Noah and Lydia Barnard Church and moved from New Marlboro to Poultney, Vermont in November 1775. They settled in the upper part of Finel Hollow where he resided until his death, and on the same farm since owned and occupied by his descendants. His biographer says of him, He was one of the early settlers, and one of that sturdy band that resisted, step by step, and day by day, the progress of Burgoynes army, and participated at its capture. He was one of the first settlers in Poultney and a member of the irregular Revolutionary troops, serving as a Lieutenant, which resisted step by step the progress of General Burgoyne's army, and aided in its capture. In the meantime his wife found herself and her helpless children in danger with the enemy coming within a few miles of her dwelling. She fled to Bennington with her children, carrying the youngest in her arms, more than forty miles on foot through a wilderness, guided only by blazed trees. They reached their destination in safety and soon after, the surrender of General Burgoyne took place. The family then returned to their home in Poultney. He was a member of the convention which framed the constitution of the state of Vermont; judge of the Court of Rutland for six years; judge of the Probate Court for the District of Fairhaven for twenty-two years; justice of the peace for forty years; he was the first representative from the town and served in the state legislature for eighteen years; and deacon for nearly forty years. Judge Ward was highly esteemed and respected as a citizen, and venerated as a Christian, and it was undoubtedly true he always performed the various duties assigned him, whether public or private, civil or religious, with perfect fidelity and integrity. He died on the 3rd of August 1819 at the age of 76. Lucy died on the 6th of January 1846 at the age of 98. They are buried in the Ward Cemetery in East Poultney, Vermont. Children of William and Lucy Ward are: Bernard, Lucy, Dexter, Louisa, Abigail, William, Elisha, Almira, Orlando, Sidna, Charles and Lorenzo.

John Washington of Hylton was born about 1730 in Saint Paul’s Parish Stafford and now King George County Virginia.(1) He was the son of Captain Henry Washington and Mary Butler Washington.(2) Henry Washington was the Grandson of Colonel John Washington, the immigrant and his wife Anne Pope, the daughter of Nathaniel Pope. John was a member of the King George County, Committee of Safety, 1774-1775 and, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1780.(3, 4) John married on 23 December 1759, Catherine Washington, his third cousin.(5) She was the daughter of Captain John Washington and his wife Mary Massey Washington. She is the Grand Daughter of John Washington of Chotank who was the son of Captain Lawrence Washington the immigrant and younger brother of Colonel John Washington.(6) It was John Washington of Chotank who took custody of the children of Lawrence (son of Col. John Washington) Washington and Mildred Warner Washington Gale during the litigation surrounding the will of Lawrence Washington and that of Mildred. The children included Augustine Washington who would become the father of General George Washington.(7) John Washington of Hylton made his will on 01 Oct 1779 and it was not probate until 05 September 1782.(8) By Walter John Blair III 185038 (1) St. Paul’s Parish Register (Stafford-King George Counties) 1715-1798, pp. 67, 68, Nicklin, John Bailey Calvert. (2) The Washingtons, A Family History, pg. 12, Glenn, Justin. (3) William and Mary Quarterly, Vol.5. No. 2 (Oct. 1896), pgs. 94-106. (4) Leonard, General Assembly of Virginia, p. 130. (5) Some Descendants of Col. John Washington and His Brother Captain Lawrence Washington of Westmoreland County, Virginia, pg. 71, Hoppin, Charles A. (6) Ibid, pg. 71. (7) The Protection of a Kind of Providence, Washington And America’s Exodus, pg. 15, Russell, Thomas A. (8) King George County, Virginia Will Book 2 pgs. 25-26.

Patriot Joseph Waterhouse was born in Scarborough, Maine on 12 Feb 1754 to Joseph Waterhouse (1711-1796) and Mary Libby (1716-1756). He married Lydia Harmon (1755-1836) in Scarborough, Maine on 4 Apr 1776. During the Revolution he enlisted on 18 May 1775 for eight months service and he served as a drummer for Captain Phinney until 29 Sep 1775. On 3 Jul 1777 he served as a Sergeant under Captain Hastings for a three year enlistment. The records show he deserted from his Company on 16 Jun 1779 but returned on 31 Aug 1779. As punishment for his desertion, he was reduced in rank to Private. He continued to serve under Captain Hastings until 22 Sep 1780. His Revolutionary War pension for service rendered was approved 14 Jul 1818. His residence at the time of this filing was Standish, then Massachusetts now Maine. He died on 2 Aug 1837 in Standish, Maine and was buried in the Harmon-Waterhouse Cemetery also in Standish, Maine.

Patriot John Wentworth was born on 30 Mar 1719 in Dover, New Hampshire to Captain Benjamin Wentworth (1691-1726) and Elizabeth Leighton (1691-1779). He first married Joanna Gilman (1720-1750) in New Hampshire about 1740 and later married Abigail Millet (1722-1767) in New Hampshire on 16 Oct 1750. His third marriage was to Elizabeth Wallingford (1730-1775) in New Hampshire about 1768. After service in the French and Indian War, he moved to Somersworth and was elected to the colonial assembly from 1768-1775. In that assembly he served several terms as speaker. He served as a judge of common pleas, and starting in 1776 as a justice in the New Hampshire Supreme Court, in spite of the fact that he neither studied nor practiced law. As the Revolution neared, he was active in the Committees of Correspondence, and later the Committee of Safety. After the Assembly was prorogued in 1774, a rebel counterpart met as the Exeter Convention. At their first meeting, on July 21 he was elected President. He died in Somersworth, New Hampshire on 17 May 1781 and was buried in his family cemetery in Salmon Falls, New Hampshire

(Captain) Timothy Wheeler was born on March 8, 1696/7 and on June 25, 1719 married Abigail Munroe. They had eleven children, all born in Concord, MA: Jonas b. May 18, 1720 m. Persis Brooks Abigail b. December 7, 1721 m. Nathan Merriam Timothy b. March 19, 1722/23 m. March 3, 1742 Sarah Bond Lydia b. October 5, 1724 m. June 17, 1746 Josiah Meriam Nathan b. February 9, 1726/7 m. Mary Hunt Amos b. October 19, 1727 Elizabeth b. December 10, 1728 David b. July 22, 1730 m. Rebecca Jones Mary b. April 23, 1732 m. Ebenezer Jones Lucy b. November 5, 1733 m. Luke Brooks William b. January 17, 1734 m. Grace Wood In 1743 Abigail died, and on May 31, 1744 Timothy married Mehitable Whittemore. They had one son, Joel, born November 8, 1748. During the years 1744-1760 there were three foot companies and a troop (a horse company) maintained in Concord. Every man from age 16-60 was expected to serve in the militia and Timothy did so, for his title of Captain denoted active service. Little is known of his specific activities, but after retiring from the militia he became the miller at the town mill. In February, 1775 Timothy was one of eight men added to the Committee of Inspection. At this time the Provincial Congress ordered that large quantities of provisions and military stores, sufficient to furnish 15,000 men, should be collected and deposited in Concord and Worcester, principally in the former place. Every available space in Concord - including Wheelers mill and storage sheds (which received sixty-six barrels of flour) - was turned into storage. On the morning of April 19, 1775, squads of British soldiers searched Concord for hidden supplies. Townsend Scudder, in his Concord: American Town, relates that when the searchers reached Timothy Wheelers mill, he invited them in for cheese and cider. Afterward, they retired outside for a look at the sheds. The first door was locked, and a soldier prepared to kick it open. Wait! said Timothy Wheeler, producing the key. As the door swung open, many barrels were seen inside. I am a miller, sir, explained Wheeler to the officer in charge. Yonder stands my mill. I get my living by it. He pointed toward the dam. In winter I grind a great deal of grain and get it ready for market. He laid a hand on a cask that was really his. This is my flour; my wheat; my rye. Well, said the officer, commanding his detail to move on, we dont injure private property.Many of the barrels were filled with military supplies - such as powder - and not flour. Timothy Wheeler was indeed a shrewd custodian of the stores. Even though he did not serve as a soldier, Timothy Wheelers contributions to the war effort earned him a lasting place in the annals of the Revolutionary War. Wheeler died at age 85 on May 7, 1782.

John Whitehead was born in New Kent County, Virginia in 1735 to Lewis Whitehead (1697-1759). He came to Amherst County, Virginia, in about 1760, bringing with him his young wife, Sarah Burcher Whitehead (1739-1792). The deed book of Amherst County shows he purchased, in 1762, a tract of land of 125 acres on the head waters of Huff Creek in what is now the Sardis neighborhood. John Whitehead was the type of sturdy farmer of that period who felled the forest timber and made the wilderness a habitable land. During the revolution he was a staunch patriot and was a member of a company raised in Amherst by Colonel William Cabell. He served under the Marquis de Lafayette in the Virginia campaign and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. A bounty land warrant and record of his service as a soldier in the cavalry of the Virginia Continental Line are available from the National Archives From the book "Whitehead Family Tree, Virginia Roots: 1600-1900", by Bert Tiger Whitehead: "Ruth Dafoe Whitehead finishes her account of John Sr and Sarahs family as follows: Spring in Amherst County again. Twenty-seven Aprils had come and gone since that first spring when Sarah had drunk in the beauty of the season. Sarah had been young then and strong and well. Now she was fifty-two, with grown children. This April, John had left her. She was a widow with a houseful of children."

Birth: September 23, 1739, Weston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Death: February 1, 1811, Marlboro, Windham County, Vermont, USA Burial: West Marlboro (or Old Hogback) Cemetery, Marlboro, Windham County, Vermont Grave site GPS Coordinates: N 42o 51.421 W 072o 46.711 Samuel Whitney was born in Weston, Massachusetts the eldest son of Samuel and Elizabeth Hastings Whitney, last of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Samuel Whitney lived in Marlboro, Vermont, and served as a private in the republics militia with records of service in 1781-82. He served twice during the campaign of 1781 in Capt. Jotham Whites Company, Col. Samuel Fletchers Battalion, from the beginning of the campaign to August 22, 1781. On September 16-20, 1782 he served in Capt. Josiah Fishs Company of Foot in the 1st Regiment of Militia, Gen. Fletchers Brigade, assisting the Sheriff in carrying into execution the law, &c. He served again in December, 1782 in Capt. Jonathan Warrens Company of Militia in Col. John Serjeants Regiment for the suppression of insurgents in Windham County. According to Marlboros town history, Samuel was an early settler of the town who first visited in 1769 and then began building a homestead there in 1770. In about 1772 he moved his family there from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. He was enterprising, laborious, and persevering, bold, resolute and fearless, bravely surmounting the trials of a pioneer. He was among the first group of townsmen to take the Freemans oath in1778 and he served in a number of capacities for the town, including Selectman, Assessor, and Committee of Inspection. He participated in the building of the first meeting house and parsonage, was a member of the Windham Turnpike Company, and ran a public house. One of the early town cemeteries was located on his farm and it is presently known as the West Marlboro or Old Hogback Cemetery. After his death his property came into the ownership of Ira Adams whose home (built c. 1820) remains today on the property at the Adams Crossroad. Samuel married Phebe Harrington (1740-1812) of Grafton, Massachusetts at her home town in 1762. They lived in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and their children born there were as follows: Caty or Catherine (b. 1763, m. Samuel Pratt), Betty (b. 1764, m. Alvan Pratt), Moses (b. 1765, d. 1765), Moses (b. 1767), and Guilford (b. 1769). The rest of their children were born in Marlboro, Vermont and were: Samuel (b. 1772), Mariam (b. 1776, m. Lyman Brown), Zenas (b. 1779), Simei (b. 1781), Phebe (b. 1786, m. Roswell Paddleford), and Russel (b. 1789, d. 1790). Samuel Whitney died February 1, 1811 and is buried at the West Marlboro Cemetery located on his former farm. His wife Phebe died March 16, 1812 and is buried beside him. On October 17, 2010 a private ceremony was held to identify Samuels grave with a patriots marker of the Sons of the American Revolution. The marker is dedicated in memory of this American Revolutionary War patriot to remind all who pass by of the devotion and dedication of all who have made our nation great.

Oliver Wickes (September 29, 1757 – June 22, 1855) was born in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island and grew to be a skilled carpenter who became an enlisted soldier and military officer serving with the Rhode Island Militia during the Revolutionary War. PRIVATE At the age of 17 (in May 1775), Private Wickes enlisted with the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment (known as Hitchcock's Regiment) was authorized on May 6, 1775, under Colonel Daniel Hitchcock in the Rhode Island Army of Observation, which shortly was adopted into the Continental Army and participated in the Siege of Boston until the end of the year. Wickes served twice more for one-month enlistments in 1776 and 1777 as a private, including time in General Joseph Spencer's Expedition.[1] In fall 1776, he served for one month at Warwick Neck in Captain Nathan Ralph’s Company, Colonel John Waterman’s Regiment. In fall 1777 (likely starting on 22 September 1777 through 29 October 1777), he served for one month starting in Tiverton under Captain William Ray’s company. Later in 1777, he served an additional 15 days with Captain William Ray’s company.[1] In 1778, now a sergeant, he was serving in Captain Asaph Bennett’s Company, Colonel Archibald Kasson's Regiment that served in General Sullivan's Expedition and during the Battle of Rhode Island.[1] SERGEANT (1778) He served as Sergeant in Captain Asaph Bennett’s Company, Colonel Kasson’s Regiment, from 24 July to 10 September 1778. Later that same year, he served for one month under Captain Edmund Johnson’s company at Quidnessett Neck, so called in North Kingstown, and quartered at the house of John Green on the west side of Narragansett Bay. ENSIGN (1780-85) In June 1780, he was commissioned as Ensign for the 2nd Company (Coventry), Captain William Ray's Company, Kent County Regiment (Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Kasson's Regiment) and served actively for no less than 15 days in August 1780.[1] He was recorded as Ensign of 2nd Company (Coventry) through May 1785, and as East Greenwich's Justice of the Peace from 1779 to 1781.[2] POST REVOLUTIONARY WAR After the Revolutionary War, Wickes returned to his carpentry skills and built his own home (1785) and the Kent County Courthouse (built in 1804) and now serving as the East Greenwich Town Hall. In 1802, he was elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives.[3] PERSONAL LIFE Born in Coventry, Wickes lived in Rhode Island throughout his life. On November 20, 1777, he married his 2nd cousin Abigail Greene. Her father, Isaac Green (DAR Ancestor #: A046968) also served in the Rhode Island Militia. Both Oliver and Abigail are great-grandchildren of the John Greene Jr., former Rhode Island Deputy Governor. Together, they had seven children from 1778 to 1798, including Almy (1778-1822), Rose (1781-1823), Roby (Rhobey) (1785-1870), Mary (1790-1863), Abagail (1794-1837), and Lucretia (1798-1861). Abigail died in 1802. In 1811, he married Marguerite Littlefield and had one son, Oliver Wickes, Jr. (1811-1840). Oliver, Sr., died 22 June 1855 in East Greenwich at the age of 97. He is buried at Rhode Island Historic Cemetery East Greenwich #72 (also known as, Oliver Wickes Lot).[4] SOURCES [1] Pension Documents, S.21578, Case Files of Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications Based on Revolutionary War Service, compiled ca. 1800 - ca. 1912, documenting the period ca. 1775 - ca. 1900, via [2] "Civil and military list of Rhode Island. 1647–1800: A list of all officers elected by the General assembly from the organization of the legislative government of the colony to 1800. Comp. from the records by Joseph Jencks Smith". pp. 392, 407, 423, 433, 443. [3] Rhode-Island Republican, Newport, Rhode Island, Sat, May 8, 1802, page 3. [4] Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed 13 April 2023), memorial page for ENS Oliver Wickes (29 Sep 1757–22 Jun 1855), Find a Grave Memorial ID 22763912, citing Oliver Wickes Lot, East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA.

Patriot Elnathan Wilson was born on 23 Feb 1762 in Horseneck Twp, Fairfield Co, Connecticut. He served during the Revolution from 1778 to 1779 as a Private in the Connecticut Militia under Captain Green and Colonel Mead. He died in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in 1837

Patriot William Wilson was born in Halifax County, Virginia on 10 Mar 1761 to Thomas Wilson (1735-1771) and Margaret (---) (1738-1770). He provided patriotic service during the Revolution by serving as a Constable as well as tending and maintaining a sick soldier for several months for which he was paid on 9 Mar 1782. He married Caroline Cate Jett Hardwick (1767-1850) in Halifax County, Virginia on 5 Feb 1787. He died in Halifax County, Virginia on 27 Nov 1843

Patriot Walter Worden was born in Stonington, Connecticut on 19 Mar 1757 to Nathaniel Worden (1728-1813) and Anna Palmeter (1726-?). During the Revolution he served as a Private in the Connecticut Militia in 1777. He married Lucreatia Hakes (1756-1834) in Stonington, Connecticut in 1777. He moved his family to New York about 1795. He volunteered in New York during the War of 1812, were he attained the rank of Captain. He died in Black Rock on 20 Sep 1814 and was buried in Fayetteville cemetery, Onondaga, New York

Patriot Demas Worrell was born in Pennsylvania about 1743. During the Revolution he served as a Captain in the 5th Company of the 3rd Battalion of Pennsylvania Militia, Philadelphia County. He was married Alice Yerkes on 10 April 1798 and died in Pennsylvania about 1825 and is buried at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Oxford, PA

Patriot Joseph Yaden was born in County Down, Ireland on 17 Dec 1756 to Jacob Yaden (1730-1812) and Elizabeth Proctor (1737-1812). Prior to the Revolution, he served in the 62nd Regiment of Foot and became the teenaged drummer of Captain George Marlay's sometime before 1772. With the augment of British infantry companies in August 1775, Drummer Yaden was joined by newly-appointed Drummer John Fraser. In 1776, Yaden sailed for the relief of Canada with the rest of the regiment, wintered in Canada 1776/1777, and served throughout most of the Northern Campaign of 1777. Drummer Yaden served during the bloody 19 September 1777 Battle of Freeman's Farm. Tracking Yaden's whereabouts following that battle are difficult because he was listed in the rather ambiguous Return of the Prisoners of War in Town this day, dated Albany, 18 October 1777 (Horatio Gates Papers). Unfortunately, the circumstances of his captivity are unknown: he may have been captured in the Battle of Bemis Heights (7 October), with His Majesty's General Hospital (9 October), with Lieutenant William Pendred Naylor's party (11 October), or while serving with one of the many small foraging or combat missions during that timeframe. Whatever the case, he was not listed as a deserter nor did he surrender with Lieutenant-General Burgoyne's army at Saratoga on 17 October 1777. Although technically a prisoner of war, Drummer Yaden was nevertheless incorporated into the Convention Army; he, along with Drummer Fraser, was enumerated in a return of officers and men of the 62nd Regiment at Albemarle Barracks, Charlottesville, Virginia, dated 12 September 1779. By the end of 1779, however, Drummer Yaden escaped captivity...and joined the rebel service. According to Yaden's 1832 United States military service pension deposition, his rebel service consisted of the following. That he enlisted in the army of the united states in the year 1779 for the term of two years at Martinsburg, Berkley County, state of Virginia under Capt John Carny & marched to Albemarle Barracks & joined [Lieutenant] Colo Joseph Crockett's Regiment of the Virginia line & was appointed Drum Major to said regiment & served under the following named officers Col Joseph Crockett Major [George] Walls Capt [John] Carney Capt [Abraham] Tipton Capt [John] Chapman & Capt [William] Cherry from Albemarle Barracks he marched to the falls of Ohio that from Albemarle Barracks we marched the prisoners taken at Burgoyne defeat to Fredericktown, Maryland from where we were ordered to Pittsburg where we joined General [George Rogers] Clark took boats & ascended the river Ohio to the falls that after we reached the falls Captains Tipton & Chapman were both killed by the Indians in an ambush we [?] at the falls of Ohio until December 1781 where I was honorably discharged. He married Mary Sussanah Pennybaker (1763-1838) in Berkeley County, Virginia on 12 Jan 1782. He died in Hickory Valley, Tennessee on 1 Sep 1843

Patriot William Yancey was born 1 Feb 1754 in Culpepper, VA, the son of John Yancey and Mary Layton. During the Revolution, he served as a LT in the 1st Continental Dragoons, known as Blands Light Dragoons. He was captured in 1778, and held as a prisoner of war at Charleston, SC, until the end of the Revolution. He was promoted to CPT upon his release. He is listed in Heitmans, Officers of the Continental Army. Yancey married Francis Lynn Lewis, daughter of Patriot Thomas Lewis, 17 Dec 1788. They had 10 children. They lived at the Hilltop, Rockingham County, VA, until his death 4 Apr 1813

Joshua York was born in Colonial Frederick County, Virginia on January 22, 1756. Sometime in the 1760s, Joshua moved with his family to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania near what is today Fairchance and Smithfield in Fayette County. There is still a small stream called York Run near the area where the family settled. According to affidavits in Joshua Yorks Revolutionary War pension file, he enlisted in the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment under Captain James Piggott in 1776. Upon orders, in early 1777 he marched east to join General Washingtons Continental Army. He took part in a number of battles including Bound Brook, Brandywine, Paoli, Germantown, and Saratoga. While not listed on the surviving muster rolls, Joshua was also likely encamped at Valley Forge with General Washington during the winter of 1777-78. He returned to Fort Pitt with the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment in the spring of 1778. After an expedition against British allied Native Americans over the summer, Joshua York was discharged by Captain Finley at Fort Pitt in September 1779. After being discharged, Joshua York married Nancy Ann McDaniel. Joshua and Nancy were married approximately 55 years and had at least eight children. The first three children are believed to have been born in Georges, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. In about the year 1890, Joshua, along with his parents and siblings, moved from western Pennsylvania to Maysville, Kentucky on the Ohio River. The family lived near Maysville until about 1836 when Joshua petitioned to have his pension payments moved from Kentucky to Franklin, Indiana. The reasons given for his move were to be near his sons and to be in a state without slavery. Joshua York died sometime after 1836 but the exact date is not known. While he is believed to have died somewhere near Brookville, Indiana, the exact site of his grave has never been located

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