Sunday, July 3, 2011

Our American Revolutionary War Patriots

For July 4th I wanted to put up a list of our Revolutionary War Patriots. My kids have a total of  42 that I know about. Most of mine had ancestry in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Holland.  My husband's had ancestry in Germany and Switzerland {Maternal} and Scotland, Ireland, and England {Paternal}. 
Our  American Revolutionary Patriots: 21 total,
 My Maternal side:
  1. Edward Parker – Booneborough, KY., was living at Boonesbourough when he signed up. Pension Papers, SAR, Bible Records, Will, lived in Eastern Kentucky after the War, Bath, Madison, Montgomery. 
  2. William Long - Lieutenant, Rockingham Co., Virginia
  3. Robert Hill -  Captain, Stokes Co., North Carolina, SAR
  4. George Reeves - Lieutenant, Montgomery Co., Virginia, first singed up under Capt. John Cox,  SAR, pension records, Will. 
  5. Richard Burton - Virginia
  6. Herculuis Conkright – North Carolina, moved there from Tarrytown, New York, his great grandparents came from Holland to New Amsterdam.
  7. Robert Garrett - Prince William Co.,Virginia, DAR, pension records,  states in pension records he signed up as private in spring of 1777 under Capt. Harrison and Colonel was Major Ramsey for 4 months, then for 9 months was under Capt. Helms and Colonel George Rodgers Clarke, was in Col. Clarke's expedition to the Illinois Country and states he captured a British Governor in the territory of Illinois.
  8. James Prunty -  Henry Co.,Virginia, was born in Ireland. 
  9. Joshua Short - Pittsylvania Co.,Virginia,  Battles of Brandywine and Germantown, was at Valley Forge in winter of 1777/78 with General Washington, moved to Green Co., KY. after the war, in his later years moved to Menard Co., IL. where some of his children had moved. On Aug. 20, 1836 he had his will drawn up by Abraham Lincoln. He died a few years later. SAR, DAR, Revolutionary pension records, will.
  10. Joseph Farris - Pittsylvania Co., Virginia , grandparents born Scotland.
  11. Jonathan Payne - Bedford Co., Pennsylvania
  12. Presley Simms/Symmes -  Stafford Co.,Virginia, was stationed on the Potomac and marched for 50-60 miles up and down the river to guard the coast and shipping {from his pension records}, DAR, SAR.
  13. Richard Simms-  too old  to serve, but furnished 200 pounds beef to Virginia Militia.
Lt. George Reeves, George Reeves Cemetery, Grayson Co., VA.
Photo courtesy of DR Sheppard/
Joshua Short, Old Concord Cemetery, Petersburg, Menard Co., Illinois
courtesy Lee Hillard/
Presley George Simms, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery,  Montgomery Co., IN.

My Paternal:
  1. Nicholas Crutchfield - Goochland Co.,Virginia, Battle of Yorktown.
  2. John Owen - Montgomery Co.,Maryland, Battle of Germantown under General Washington, was at Valley Forge in winter of 1777/78 under General Washington. Grandparents came from Wales to Maryland, he moved to Clark Co., KY. after the war with his 2 brothers. SAR, DAR, pension records, will.
  3. Francis Tillman Cullom - Montgomery Co.,Maryland
  4. Abel Wilcox - Killingworth, Middlesex Co.,Connecticut, served at the East Haven Alarm on July 7, 1779. His GG grandparents came from England to New England on the Planter in 1635, most all of his ancestors from England to New England in the 1630's, DAR
  5. Rev. Josiah Stevens - Connecticut, Battle of Bennington, Aug. 6, 1777, at Fort Ticonderoga. Was a Congregational Minister at Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire after the War. His great grandparents and all of his 2x great grandparents came from England to New England. DAR, SAR
  6. William Horney -5th Maryland Regiment, Capt. William Riley, DAR, SAR
  7. Daniel Murley -Augusta Co., Virginia, his father was born in Ireland.
  8. Perez Chipman- furnished supplies to the North Carolina Militia which he received land grant for. His great and 2x great grandparents came over on the Mayflower, SAR, DAR.
William Horney, Bellbrook Cemetery, Bellbrook, Green Co., Ohio
Photo courtesy of Michael Harrison/

Joe’s American Revolutionary Patriots: 21 total,
1.Peter Ginther - Lancaster Co.,Pennsylvania, parents born Germany, Moravian Religion
2.Felix Fenner - Northampton Co.,Pennsylvania, Capt. Jacob Claters, his grandparents born in Switzerland.
3.Christopher Demuth - Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, grandparents born in Czech Republic, Moravian Religion, ancestor of Barbara Pierce Bush and George W. Bush
4. John Frederick Romig - Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, parents born Heidelberg, Germany, Moravian Religion.
5. Isaac Borroway -  Lancaster Co.,Pennsylvania, 3rd co., 7th battalion, Capt. Thomas Robinson, Moravian Religion.
6. Samuel VanHook - Washington Co., VA., 1777-1780, Battle of King's Mountain.
7. Thomas Higgason- Hanover Co.,Virginia, at age 16, served as minute man in 1776, served 2 or 3 times at Willamsburg as substitute for others, states he served about 14 months, also states that he thought it was Patrick Henry's brother in law who was in charge of the Minute Man. Received Pension March 1831.
8.Adam Linn- Pennsylvania, parents born Ireland.
9. James Skiles - Lancaster Co.,Pennsylvania
10. William Herron- Cumberland Co., PA., Capt. Alex Peebles, co. 4
11. John Coombs- Bedford Co., PA., 1st battalion, Beford Co., PA. Militia

Memorial in Honor of Tuscarawas  Co., Ohio soldiers of the Revolution., Christopher Demuth, Peter Ginther and Christopher's brother, Gottlieb Demuth.

Peter Ginther, Gnadenhutten Cemetery, Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio
Isaac Borroway, Gnadenhutten Cemetery, Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio

Christopher Demuth, Gnadenhutten Cemetery, Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio

  1. George Proctor - Albemarle Co.,Virginia, served on the James River, not a proven ancestor yet.
  2. John Lawrence - Dutchess Co., New York, was born in Connecticut, was Minister of First Baptist Church in Pawling, New York, before, during and after war, moved to Virginia and had a Baptist Church there.
  3. David Carson - New Jersey, father born Ireland, grandparents born Scotland.
  4. Ebenezer Fairchild - North Carolina, Battle of King's Mountain
  5. Richard Crooks - Washington Co., PA., parents born Scotland.
  6. John Craig – Captain in  New Jersey, grandparents born Scotland.
  7. Zebulon Baird – Monmouth Co., New Jersey, parents born Scotland.
  8. John McCloud - Virginia
  9. John Lewellen - Pennsylvania
  10. David Brenneman- Lancaster Co., PA., grandparents born Switzerland and Germany, Mennonite.
John Craig, Jacksonburg Cemetery Evangelical Unit, Jacksonburg, Butler Co., Ohio
Photo courtesy D.L. DeChant/

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