Monday, July 4, 2022

My 23 Known Revolutionary War Soldiers


I wanted to list, and link to my blog posts about (in blue), my 23 known Revolutionary War soldiers:

Martin Carringer (1758-1835) of Mercer County Pennsylvania (RevWar Pension file)

Philip Row (1752-1817) of Hunterdon County New Jersey (RevWar Pension File)

Peter Putman (1760-1835) of New Jersey and Yates County New York (RevWar Pension file)

*  Stephen Cutter (1745-1823) of Woodbridge, New Jersey.

Stephen Feather (1740-1804) of New Jersey and Westmoreland County Pennsylvania

Rudolf Spengler (1738-1811) of York County Pennsylvania

Philip Jacob King (1738-1792) of York County Pennsylvania

*  John Underhill (1745-1816) of Chester, New Hampshire.

Burgess Metcalf (1741-1816) of Piermont New Hampshire.

Isaac Buck (1757-1846) of Sterling Massachusetts (RevWar Pension File) 

* Thomas Dill (1755-1839) of Eastham Massachusetts (RevWar Pension File) 

Joseph Champlin (1758-1850) of S. Kingstown Rhode Island (RevWar Pension File) 

* Norman Seaver (1734-1787) of Westminster Massachusetts. 

Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816) of Westminster Massachusetts. 

* Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784) of Westford Massachusetts. 

Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1828) of Townsend Massachusetts. 

*  Jeremiah Knowlton (1745-1785) of Lincoln, Massachusetts.

*  Ephraim Sawtell (1734-1800) of Mason, New Hampshire and Townsend, Massachusetts.

Amos Plimpton (1735-1808) of Medfield Massachusetts. 

*  Moses Smith (1732-1806) of Walpole, Massachusetts.

David Kirby (1740-1832) of Westport Massachusetts. 

Joseph Oatley (1756-1815) of S. Kingstown Rhode Island. (Rev. War Pension File)

Phinehas Brigham (1755-1802) of Westborough, Massachusetts.

Amazingly, each of them survived their wartime experiences.

One relative who didn't survive was my 5th great-granduncle Asahel Read (1753-1775) who died at Lexington in April 1775.

I thank God for these men, for the families that nurtured them, for the wives and parents that supported them, and for the children who learned from them the importance of service to their country.

Thank you, gentlemen soldiers, and your families, for your service and your bravery.  I wish that I had known you.  You've provided me with a wonderful ancestry, and I greatly appreciate it every day.


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