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Sons of the Revolution. 

FEBRUARY 22. 1919 

Compiled and Edited 



Robert Ralston Jones 

Haebison Stratton Mulford 

Hatwabd David Gatch 

Stephen Elmer Slocum 

William Reynale Sanders 

Henry McCoy Norris, Chairman 




Historical Sketch of the General Society 8 

Officers of the General Society, 1917-1920 10 

State Societies, 1876-1897 11 

State Secretaries, 1919 13 

Historical Sketch of the Ohio Society 16 

Officers of the Ohio Society, May 9, 1893 to February 22, 1919. ... 18 

Officers of the Ohio Society Elected February 22, 1918 22 

Committees Appointed in 1918 23 

Officers of the Ohio Society Elected February 22, 1919 24 

Committees Appointed in 1919 25 

By-Laws of the Ohio Society 26 

Secretary's Report, February 22, 1919 32 

Instructions to Applicants 38 

Available Reference Books on Revolutionary Soldiers 40 

Revolutionary War Pensioners 44 

Telegram Sent to President Wilson by the Ohio Society 46 

Resolution Sent to Governor Cox by the Ohio Society 47 

The Honor Roll of the Ohio Society 49 

Uniforms Worn by the Revolutionary Soldiers 60 

Certificate of Membership, Insignia, Rosette and Bar Pin 63 

Memorial Tablet Erected by the Ohio Society 64 

Other Members Who Served in the World War 65 

Members' Sons Who Served in the World War 65 

List of Members Arranged Alphabetically, with the Year of 
Their Election, Accession Number and Names op Their Revolu- 
tionary Ancestors 68 

List of Members Arranged Geographically, with Their Occupation 

and Business Addresses 81 

Necrology of Those Members Whose Obituaries Have Been Given 

in Former Year Books 89 

Obituaries of Members Deceased Since the Publication of the 

Last Year Book in 1909 91 

Records of the Members' Revolutionary Ancestors 124 


Better it is to fight an enemy at a distance 

than at one's door. 

— George Washington 



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The General Society Sons of the Revolution may be said to have origi- 
nated in the stirring patriotic celebrations held in 1873 in commemoration of 
the centennial of the Boston Tea Party. 

There was at this time no active patriotic society in this country. The 
Society of the Cincinnati, formed in 1783 by the officers of the Continental 
Army, had ceased to exist in most of the original states, and where it still 
retained its organization it was no longer an active force. 

The time seemed to be propitious for infusing new life into the Society 
of the Cincinnati, and with this in mind, Mr. John Austin Stevens presented 
to the President of the Society, the Hon. Hamilton Fish, the desirability 
of amending the rules of the Society so as to enlarge its membership and 
infuse new vitality into the organization. 

These suggestions met with no favor, and on December 18, 1875, Mr. 
Stevens called together some of his associates in the rooms of the New York 
Historical Society to discuss the feasibility of founding a new patriotic 
society. The idea was favorably received, and the name "Sons of the 
Revolution" agreed upon. A month later, on January 15, 1876, a second 
meeting was held at which Mr. Stevens presented a constitution for the 
society. This was unanimously approved and signed by all present, and 
Mr. Stevens was authorized to make public announcement of the organiza- 
tion of the new society, and extend an invitation to membership. As there 
were but few acceptances of this invitation, the project was suspended until 
circumstances seemed more favorable. 

In 1883 the centennial anniversaries of the Evacuation of New York 
and of Washington's last meeting with his officers, seemed to indicate 
that the time had arrived for launching the new society. Accordingly at 
the dinner held in celebration of these events at Fraunces Tavern, New 
York, on December 4, 1883, the constitution of the Society Sons of the 
Revolution was presented by Mr. Stevens and his associates. This was 
enthusiastically received and was immediately signed by all present who 
were eligible to membership to the number of 40, and the New York Society 
was then and there organized by the election of John Austin Stevens, Pres- 
ident; John Cochrane, Vice-President; Austin Huntington, Secretary; and 
George H. Potts, Treasurer. 


On April 29, 1884, a certificate of incorporation was executed by the 
following gentlemen : 

John Austin Stevens, Thomas H. Edsall, 

John Cochrane, Joseph W. Drexell, 

Austin Huntington, James Mortimer Montgomery, 

George H. Potts, James Duane Livingston, 

Frederick H. Tallmadge, Alexander R. Thompson, Jr. 

George W. W. Houghton, John Bleecker Miller, 

Asa Bird Gardiner, 

and on May 2, 1884, the certificate was signed by Judge George C. Barrett. 

In 1887, Mr. John Wolf Jordan and others, of Philadelphia, became 
desirous of organizing a Society of the Sons of the Revolution for Pennsyl- 
vania, but were unwilling that their society should rank as auxiliary to the 
New York Society. Accordingly, on April 3, 1888, an independent society 
Sons of the Revolution for the State of Pennsylvania was organized at 
Philadelphia, and on September 29, 1890, this Society was incorporated 
under the laws of the State. 

In March, 1889, a petition was received by the New York Society from 
a number of gentlemen residing in Washington, D. C, asking that an 
auxiliary branch of the Society be established for the District of Columbia. 
This request was favorably acted upon, and on December 18, 1889, the new 
Society was duly incorporated. 

In 1890 the rapidly increasing membership of the three Societies and 
the general desire for closer relations, resulted in the appointment of Com- 
mittees from New York and Pennsylvania to consider the feasibility of 
uniting. These Committees added a representative from the Washington 
Society, and held a conference at which the fundamental principles for a 
General Society were evolved, and Judge Clififord Stanley Sims, a Justice 
of the New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals, was asked to draw up a 
constitution. This constitution was modeled closely on the Institution 
of the Cincinnati. 

As a result of this conference, a joint convention of the three Societies 
was held at Washington, D. C, on April 19, 1890, at which the General 
Society Sons of the Revolution was duly organized, and the following 
officers elected : 

Ex-Governor John Lee Carroll, of Maryland, General President ; 
Major William Wayne, of Pennsylvania, General Vice-President; 
James Mortimer Montgomery, of New York, General Secretary ; 
Timothy Matlack Cheesman, of New York, Assistant General Sec'y ; 
Richard McCall Cadwalader, of Pennsylvania, General Treasurer ; 
Arthur Henry Dutton, of District of Columbia, Assistant General 

Treasurer ; 
Daniel Cony Weston, D. D., of New York, General Chaplain. 





James Mortimer Montgomery 
108 Water Street, New York, N. Y. 

(Btnttal Wue-l^vtsibtnt 

Richard McCall Cadwalader 

133 vS. Twelfth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Deceased December, 191S 

i'cronb (gpttpral Btrr-Prpst&pnt 

Charles Irving Thayer 
Boston, Mass. 

(gpjtrral ^trrrtarg 

Prof. William Libbey 
Princeton, N. J. 

AsBtBtant (Btnstal ^wrrtarg 

W. Hall Harris, Jr. 
255 Title Bldg., Baltimore, Md. 

^piipral SrpaBurpr 

Ralph Isham 
1311 Ritchie Place, Chicago, III. 

AHBiBtatit ^Piifral Slrpaaurrr 

Gen. George Richards, U. S. M. C. 
1734 New York Ave., Washington, D. C. 

OJpttpral Qlljaplatn 

Rt. Rev. Daniel TuttlE, D. D. 
St. Louis, Mo. 

^pitrral Spglatrar 

Hon. George E. Pomeroy 
510 Madison Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 

QSpttpral i^tBtDrian 

Orr.\ Eugene Monnette 
619 Citizens National Bank Building, Los Angeles, Cal. 





1. New York Instituted February 22, 1876. 

Reorganized December 4, 1883. 
Incorporated May 3, 1884. 

2. Pennsylvania Instituted April 3, 

Incorporated September 29, 1890. 

3. District of Columbia Instituted March 11, 1889. 

Incorporated December, 1889. 

4. Iowa Instituted April 19, 1890. 

5. New Jersey Instituted January 6, 1891. 

6. Georgia Instituted May 22, 1891. 

Incorporated March 29, 1894. 

7. Massachusetts Organized October 1, 1891. 

Incorporated October 9, 1891. 

8. Colorado Instituted February 22, 1892. 

9. Maryland Organized April 11, 1892. 

Incorporated April 13, 1892. 

10. Minnesota Instituted April 17, 1893. 

11. Ohio Incorporated May 2, 1893. 

Organized May 9, 1893. 

12. California Instituted May 8, 1893. 

Incorporated May 15, 1893. 

13. Connecticut Instituted May 24, 1893. 

Incorporated September 7, 1893. 

14. New Hampshire Organized June 19, 1893. 

15. North Carolina Instituted October 24, 1893. 

Organized November 21, 1893. 
Incorporated January 8, 1894. 


16. Illinois Instituted December 4, 1893. 

Incorporated January 13, 1894. 

17. Missouri Instituted February 22, 1894. 

18. Alabama Instituted April 16, 1894. 

19. West Virginia Instituted April 19, 1894. 

Incorporated May 7, 1894. 

20. Florida Organized April, 1894. 

21. Tennessee Organized November 24, 1894. 

22. South Carolina Instituted September 3, 1894. 

Organized December 14, 1894. 

23. Kentucky Organized January 26, 1895. 

Incorporated February 9, 189.T. 

24. Montana Organized February 22, 1895. 

25. Texas Organized March 12, 1895. 

Incorporated April 19, 1895. 

26. Washington Organized March 26, 1895. 

Incorporated March 29, 1895. 

27. Virginia Organized June 7, 1895. 

Incorporated March 4, 1896. 

28. Michigan Organized April 17, 1896. 

Instituted February 22, 1906. 

29. Rhode Island Instituted Septeml)cr 26, 1896. 

30. North Dakota Organized February 12, 1897. 

31. Indiana Organized Septeml)er 30, 1897. 

32. Arkansas Instituted July 4, 1900. 

Incorporated February 22, 1901. 


/ am not a Virginian, but an American. 

— Patrick Henry 





Alabama Thomas M. Owen, Department Archives and History, 

Montgomery, Ala. 

Arkansas Wii^liam Mark Duncan, Eureka Springs, Ark. 

California Hubert L. Eaton, 621 Citizens' Bank BIdg., Los Angeles, 


Colorado J. G. Canfield, 2019 Stout St., Denver, Col. 

Connecticut George P. Merritt, Municipal Bldg., Hartford, Conn. 

District of Columbia. . Dr. A. B. Bennett, Jr., The Farragut, Washington, D.C. 

Florida Roland Woodward, P. O. Box 478, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Georgia William Harden, 226 W. President St. Savannah, Ga. 

Illinois SamuelT. Baker, Room 1206, 108 S. La Salle St., Chicago, 

Indiana Lisle A. Smith, 406 Meridian Life Bldg., Indianapolis, 

Iowa Col. Frank H. Kincaid, 4 Walling Court, Davenport, 


Kentucky George K. Graves, 126 W. Main St., Lexington, Ky. 

Maryland John H. Morgan, 10 E. Fayette St., Baltimore, Md. 

Massachusetts Herbert F.Wallace, No. 712, 84 State St., Boston, Mass. 

Michigan Hoyt Garrod Post, Holland, Mich. 

Minnesota H. T. Drake, 540 Gilfillan Block, St. Paul, Minn. 

Missouri Geo. T. Parker, 6059 Clemens Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 

Montana Dr. R. R. Johnson, 405 Ford Bros. Bldg., Great Falls, 


New Hampshire T. E. Marvin, 274 Chestnut St., West Newton, Mass. 

New Jersey H. F. Nixon, 317 Market St., Camden, N. J. 

New York H. R. DrownE, Broad and Pearl Sts., New York City. 

North Carolina Marshall DeLancey Haywood, Raleigh, N. C. 

North Dakota George H. Phelps, Bowbells, N. D. 

Ohio Harrison S. Mulford, 1113 Union Central Building, 

Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Pennsylvania G. C. Gillespie, 203 Walnut Place, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Rhode Island Francis I. Greene, 20 Bliss Road, Newport, R. I. 

South Carolina Maj. James T. Coleman, 8 Water St., Charleston, S. C. 

Teimessee Selden Nelson, 522 W. Church Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. 

Texas Alves Dixon, P. O. Box 695, El Paso, Texas. 

Virginia Roberta. Lancaster, Jr., P. O. Box 434, Richmond, Va. 

Washington William D. Perkins, 211 Cherry St., Seattle, Wash. 

West Virginia Thomas L. DillE, 204 Chadwick Bldg., Morgantown, 

West Virginia. 


Independence now and independence forever. 

— Daniel Webster 






The negotiations which led to the establishment of the Ohio Society- 
were conducted by Mr. L. J. Allen, who was an officer on the U. S. Steam- 
ship "Chicago" and a member of both the New York and Pennsylvania 
Societies, with Dr. G. S. Franklin, of Chillicothe, Ohio, who was a member 
of the District of Columbia Society, and Mr. A. H. Pugh, of Cincinnati, 
who was a member of the Pennsylvania Society. 

After a correspondence extending from March 20th to May 2, 1893, the 
following nine gentlemen met at Columbus on May 2, 1893, and were incor- 
porated under the laws of the State as the "Ohio Society of the Sons of the 

Achilles Henry Pugh, of Cincinnati ; 
Gustavus Scott Franklin, of Chillicothe ; 
Wilbur Taylor Eldridge, of Columbus ; 
John Nelson Eldridge, of Columbus; 
Edward Renick Woodrow, of Columbus ; 
Clem Henry Tingley, of Columbus ; 
Carlton Taylor Nelson, of Columbus; 
Howard Burdett Nelson, of Columbus; 
Robert Scott Franklin, of Chillicothe. 

On Mav 9th, 1893. the Societ)' was organized at the Burnet House, 
Cincinnati, with a membership of twenty-seven, and the following Board 
of Officers was elected : 

President, Jeptha Garrard ; 

Vice-President, George Eltweed Pomeroy ; 

Secretary, Achilles Henry Pugh; 

Treasurer, Ralph Peters ; 

Registrar, John Marshall Newton ; 

Historian, Gustavus Scott Franklin; 

Board of Managers: Edward Lowell Anderson, Joseph Edward 

Boylan, William Carson, John Nelson Eldridge, Robert Nelson 

McConnell. Christopher Champlin Waite. 

The first patriotic meeting of the Society was held on Washington's 
Birthday, February 22, 1894. at the Queen City Club, Cincinnati. Since 
then the Society has regularly commemorated with appropriate patriotic 
and religious meetings the principal events connected with the Revolution, 
including Washington's Birthday, the Battle of Lexington, and the Surren- 
der of Cornwallis at Yorktown. 

The Society has also been active in fostering various enterprises of a 
patriotic nature, its principal activities being as follows: 

On December 31, 1895, the Society gave a Continental Ball, in Colonial 
costume, at the Armory, Cincinnati, for the purpose of raising funds to 
purchase a statue of the Minute Man of the Revolution. The proceeds 
being inadequate, however, they were set aside as a nucleus for this fund. 


In 1896 the Society established a state wide essay contest in American 
Revolutionary History, the prizes during the first four years being gold, 
silver and bronze medals, and thereafter a substantial sum of money. 

In 1906 this contest v\ras discontinued, and in its place an annual 
donation was sent to Berea College, Kentucky, to aid in the education of 
descendants of Revolutionary soldiers. 

In 1901 the Society joined with other patriotic organizations in erecting 
a monument on the site of Fort Washington, at Third and Ludlow streets, 

In 1902 a committee was appointed which was actively engaged for 
several years in the work of identifying the Revolutionary soldiers of Hamil- 
ton County, in verifying their military records and locating their places of 
burial. A permanent memorial of this work has been established by the 
Society in the form of a roll of Revolutionary soldiers and sailors inscribed 
on a large bronze tablet erected in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial 
Building, on Elm street, Cincinnati. 

The Society has also supported an association of boys and young men 
of foreign birth or parentage, who were taught to reverence the flag, and 
instructed in the duties and privileges of American citizenship. 

Since the organization of the Society in 1893, there has been enrolled 
511 members. Of this number 113 have died, 32 have been transferred to 
other State Societies, and 159 memberships have been terminated through 
other causes. 

Year Books of the Society were published in 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 
1901 and 1909. 

The membership of the Society has been as follows : 

May 9th, 1893 27 

January 1st, 1894 39 

January 1st, 1895 129 

January 1st, 1896 195 

January 1st, 1897 250 

January 1st, 1898 257 

January 1st, 1899 276 

January 1st, 1900 262 

January 1st, 1901 265 

February 22nd, 1902 238 

February 22nd, 1903 244 

February 22nd, 1904 244 

February 22nd, 1905 224 

February 22nd, 1906 216 

February 22nd, 1907 214 

February 22nd, 1908 200 

February 22nd, 1909 209 

February 22nd, 1910 206 

February 22nd, 1911 208 

February 22nd, 1912 210 

February 22nd, 1913 202 

February 22nd, 1914 201 

February 22nd, 1915 200 

February 22nd, 1916 191 

February 22nd, 1917 201 

February 22nd, 1918 192 

February 22nd, 1919 213 

A soldier in battle should act as though the victory 
depended on him alone. 

— Anthony Wayne 




May 9th, 1893 to February 22nd. 1919 


JEPTHA Garrard, 1893 
Edward L. Anderson, 1894. 
Frank Johnston Jones, 1895. 
George Eltweed Pomeroy, 1896. 
Achilles Henry Pugh, 1897. 
Ephraim Morgan Wood, 1898. 
Asa Smith Bushnell, 1899. 
Cornelius Cadle, 1900. 
Oscar Thaddeus Martin, 1901 
Benjamin Rush Cowen, 1902. 
Phineas Sanborn Connor, 1903. 
Brent Arnold, 1904. 
Herbert Jenney, 1905. 
John Sanborn Connor, 1906. 

John Ewing Blaine, 1907. 
William R. Warnock, 1908. 
Harry Brent Mackoy, 1909. 
Dr. George Burnett Orr, 1910. 
Robert Ralston Jones, 1911. 
Lewis Newton Gatch, 1912. 
Griffith Charles Little, 1913. 
Robert De Valcourt Carroll, 1913 
John Gang Wright, 1914 
Jackson Wolcott Sparrow, 1915. 
Elbert Pike Marshall, 1916. 
Charles Lewis, 1916. 
Alberto Calvin Shattuck, 1917. 
James Potter Orr, 1918. 

Jffirst "Bits-T^rtBihtnts 

George E. Pomeroy, 1893-95. 
Asa Smith Bushnell, 1896-98. 
Cornelius Cadle, 1899. 
Oscar Thaddeus Martin, 1900. 
Ralph Peters, 1901. 
John S. Connor, 1902-1905. 
Brent Arnold, 1903. 
Herbert Jenney, 1904. 
John Ewing Blaine, 1906. 
William R. Warnock, 1907. 
Harry Brent Mackoy, 1908. 

Dr. George Burnet Orr, 1909. 
Robert Ralston Jones, 1910. 
Lewis Newton Gatch, 1911. 
Rev. Henry Melville Curtis, 1912. 
John Gano Wright, 1913. 
Jackson Wolcott Sparrow, 1914. 
Elbert Pike Marshall, 1915. 
Charles Lewis, 1916. 
Alberto Calvin Shattuck, 1916. 
James Potter Orr, 1917. 
Harley Kirk Wood, 1918. 

i>FriittJi Utrr-iPrfHtiipttlH 

Asa Smith Bushnell, 1894-1895. 
Perin Langdon, 1896. 
Ephraim Morgan Wood, 1897. 
Cornelius Cadle, 1898. 
Oscar Thaddeus Martin, 1899. 
Ralph Peters, 1900. 
Brent Arnold, 1901. 
John Ewing Blaine, 1902. 
John Uri Lloyd, 1903. 
John Sanborn Connor, 1904. 
WiLLLAM R. Warnock, 1905-1906. 

Henry McCoy 

Harry Brent Mackoy, 1907. 
Dr. George Burnet Orr, 1908. 
Lewis Newton Gatch, 1909-1910. 
Rev. Henry Melville Curtis, 1911. 
Griffith Charles Little, 1912. 
Allen Collier, 1913. 
Elbert Pike Marshall, 1914. 
Charles Lewis, 1915. 
Alberto Calvin Shattuck, 1916. 
James Potter Orr, 1916. 
Harley Kirk Wood, 1917. 
Norris, 1918. 


©ijirJi Utrf-PrPBtJitnta 

Christopher C. Waite, 1894-1895. 
Ephraim Morgan Wood, 1896. 
Cornelius Cadle, 1897. 
Oscar Thaddeus Martin, 1898. 
Ralph Peters, 1899. 
Brent Arnold, 1900. 
William R. Warnock, 1901-1904. 
Herbert Jenney, 1902. 
Richard Pratt Marvin, 1903. 
Harry Brent Mackoy, 1905-1906. 

Henry Clay 

Dr. George Burnet Orr, 1907. 
Lewis Newton Gatch, 1908. 
Griffith Charles Little, 1909- 10- 1 1. 
John Gano Wright, 1912. 
Ethan Osburn Hurd, 1913. 
Charles Lewis, 1914. 
John D. Sage, 1915. 
James Potter Orr, 1916. 
Harley Kirk Wood, 1916. 
Henry McCoy Norris, 1917. 
Wiseman, 1918. 

Mamtl) ^trf-P«0tliu«tH 

John Whittlesey Walton, 1895. 
Gustavus Scott Franklin, 1896. 
Oscar Thaddeus Martin, 1897. 
Ralph Peters, 1898. 
Brent Arnold, 1899. 
WiLLL^M R. Warnock, 1900. 
Herbert Jenney, 1901. 
Phineas Sanborn Conner, 1902. 
Nathaniel H. Davis, 1903. 
Griffith C. Little, 1904-1908. 
Dr. George Burnet Orr, 1905. 

William Walker Smith, 1906. 

George Kinsey, 1907. 

John Gano Wright, 1909, 1910, 1911. 

Allen Collier, 1912. 

Asa Bushnell Morgan, 1913. 

John D. Sage, 1914. 

John H. Patterson, 1915. 

Harley Kirk Wood, 1916. 

Henry McCoy Norris, 1916. 

Henry Clay Wiseman, 1917. 

Samuel Smith Godley, 1918. 

Achilles Henry Pugh, 1893-96. Harry Brent Mackoy, 1900-04. 

John Ward Bailey, 1897-98. Jackson Wolcott Sparrow, 1905-13 

Allen Collier, 1899. Alberto Calvin Shattuck, 1914-15. 

Harrison S. Mulford, 1916-18. 

AsHiHtant anh CEnrrFapnn&ing ^wrrtartw 

Archibald I. Carson, 1897-98. 
Allen Collier, 1898. 
Gilbert Langdon Bailey, 1899. 
Lewis Newton Gatch, 1900. 
Henry Thomas Hunt, 1901. 
Jackson W. Sparrow, 1902-04. 

Griffith C. Little, 1905-07. 
John Ewing Blaine, Jr. 1908-09. 
Ren. Mulford, Jr., 1910-13. 
Walter D. Phillips, 1914-15. 
Sidney W. Fiske, 1916. 
William H. Chatfield, Jr., 1916-18. 

Ralph Peters, 1893-96. John D. Sage, 1913. 

Charles Davies Jones, 1897-99. Dr. Ashton B. Heyl, 1914. 

R. DeValcourt Carroll, 1899-1912. Harrison Str.\tton Mulford, 1915. 
Anthony B. Dunlap, 1916-18. 


John Marshall Newton, 1893-97. 
William W. Smith, Jr., 1898-99. 
John Remsen Bishop, 1900-01. 
Burton P. Hollister, 1902-03. 

Lewis Newton Gatch, 1904-07. 
Henry Thomas Hunt, 1908. 
William Walker Smith, 1909-10. 
Hayward D. Gatch, 1911-18. 



GusTAVUS S. Frankun, 1893-95. 
Thomas H. Norton, 1896-97. 
Herbert Jenney, 1898-99. 
Robert R. Jones, 1900-09. 

John Ewing Blaine, Jr., 1910. 
Rev. Edward Mack, 1911-14-15. 
Charles George Comegys, 1913. 
vStephen Elmer Slocum, 1916-18. 


Dudley W. Rhodes, 1894-95-1904-06. 
Henry M. Curtis, 1896-97, 1902-05 
Frank Woods Baker, 1898. 
John Hugh Ely, 1899-1901, 1903. 
George Paull Torrence, 1907. 
Edward Mack, 1908, 1910. 

Rev. Dr. H. Melville Curtis, 1909. 
Rev. Francis H. Richey, 1911. 
Rev. Harry T. Crane, 1912-13-15. 
Rev. George Paull Torrence, 1914. 
Rev. Carlton, W. Atwater, 1916. 
Rev. Geo. Heathcote Hills, 1917-18. 

li^oai^ of iHanaaprH 

Allen, Stuart Ashby, 1915. 
Anderson, Charles, 1895. 
Anderson, Edward L., 1893. 
Armstrong, George, 1907. 

Bailey, John W., 1896. 

Baldwin, Ward, 1917. 

Ballard, Edward M., 1907, 1912. 

Bates, Ed wardMerrickLinley, 1913. 

BattellE, John G., 1900, 1904, 1911, 

1915, 1917. 
BaylESS, Herman Armstrong, 1917. 
Blaine, John Ewing, 1900-01. 
BoYLAN, Joseph E., 1893-94-95. 
Bullock, James W., 1898, 1903-05-06 
BuRGOYNE, Charles Lyman, 1916. 
Burke, Clarence E.,1898. 
Burnet, Edward W., 1908. 
Burt, Pitts H., 1897. 
BusHNELL, Asa Smith, 1902. 
Bushnell, John Ludlow, 1908, 1914. 

Cadle Cornelius, 1896. 
Carroll, Robert DeV., 1899. 
Carson Archibald L, 1896, 1905. 
Carson, William, 1893. 
Cary, Samuel Fenton, Jr., 1915-16. 
Chapin, Henry E., 1898. 
Cist, Charles Moreton, 1908. 
Collier, Allen, 1902, 1906. 
Collins, James A, Jr., 1901. 
Comegys, Charles George, 1909. 
Conner, John S., 1898-1901, 1903. 
Corson, Henry Clay, 1900, 1910, 

1913, 1917. 
Cowen, Benjamin R., 1899, 1901. 
CowEN, Clinton, 1914. 
Crowell, John S., 1906, 1914. 
Gushing, Wade, 1896. 

Dandridge, Nathaniel P. 
Davis, Nathaniel H., 189! 


Diehl, George Paxton, 1911. 
Doane, Willl^m H., 1896-97. 
Dolph, Alexander Milton, 1909. 
DuRRELL, Joseph H., 1904. 

Eldridge, John Nelson, 1893. 

Fairchild, Harmon S., 1907. 
Forsyth, Robert A., 1903. 

Garrard Jeptha., 1894-96. 
Gatch, Lewis Newton, 1901-02. 
GodlEy, Samuel S., 1908, 1910, 1912. 
Goodman, Willl\m A. Jr., 1897-98, 

Gray, Adam, 1902. 
Greer, Clarence Newcome, 1909. 
Groesbeck, Herman J., 1895. 
Groesbeck, Telford, 1894-1905. 

Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1917. 
Hanna, John Parker, 1907. 
HargravE, Edward H., 1904-06. 
Hargrave, Julius B., 1902. 
Hayes, Birchard A., 1904-05, 1908, 

1910, 1915, 1918. 
Haynes, George White, 1911, 1916. 
HicKENLOOPER, Andrew, 1899. 
Hinkle, Anthony H., 1895. 
Hodgson, Frank Day, 1916, 1918. 
Hollister, Burton P., 1901. 
HoLLiSTER, Howard C, 1908. 
Houston, Foster B., 1915. 
HuRD, Ethan Osborn, 1897, 1912. 

Jenney, Herbert, 1900. 
Johnston, George W., 1900. 
Jones, Frank J., 1894, 1896. 

Kinsey, Boyden, 1911. 
Knight, Alfred, 1904. 

Langdon, Perin, 1894-95. 
Laws, Harry Langdon, 1897. 
Lewis, Charles, 1912. 


MaIvSbary, Charles Frankun, 1912. 

MARSHAI^t, ElvBERT PiKE, 1909. 

Martin, Oscar T., 1902-03. 
Martin, Paul Curtis, 1904, 1910-15. 
Marvin, Richard Pratt, 1898. 
McCoNNELL, Robert N., 1893. 
McGrew, Samuel J., 1913. 
McKeE, Dr. Edward S., 1910. 
McLaughlin, Wilfrid C, 1918. 
MerrELL, Charles G., 1903. 
Merrell, George, 1894-96. 
Miller, Frank Hathaway, 1910. 
Morgan, Asa B., 1894-95, 1902. 
Morgan, John D., 1906. 

Nelson, Carlton Taylor, 1910. 
Newton, Charles H., 1906. 
Neep, Peter Rudolph, 1899. 
NoRRis, Henry McCoy, 1916. 
NoYES, Joseph Cheever, 1904. 

Orr, Dr. George Burnet, 1904, 1906. 

Patterson, Francis, 1900. 
Patterson, John Henry, 1897, 1912. 
Patterson, Stephen J., 1903, 1913. 
Peck, Hiram D., 1902. 
Peters, Ralph, 1905. 
PoGUE, Robert West, 1905. 
PoMEROY, George E., 1897. 
Pope, Arthur Lewis, 1914. 
Pugh, Achilles Henry, 1898. 
Putnam, Douglas G., 1899, 1903, 

Reed, Alexander G., 1918. 
Resor, Robert L., 1902-03, 1918. 

Rhodes, Thomas D., 1897-1901. 
RicHEY, Samuel Webster, 1913. 
RoDGERS, James Godman, 1901, 1909. 

Sage, John D., 1913. 
Saffarrans, George Coolidge, 

1909, 1914. 
Sanders, William Reynale, 1918. 
Schenck, Schuyler Charles, 1913. 
Seely, William W., 1896-97. 
Shoemaker, Frederick Bellinger, 

1909, 1911. 
Smith, William W., 1905, 1907. 
Sparrow, Jackson Wolcott, 1916. 
Steele, Frederick L., 1900-01. 

Taylor, Dr. William Jordan, 1914. 
ToRRENCE, Rev. George Paull, 19 18. 
Townsend, Thomas G., 1894-95. 

Waite, Christopher C, 1893-95. 
Warnock, William R., 1899, 1914, 

Weir, Levi Candee, 1894. 
Welsh, J. Gilbert, 1917. 
WilTsee, Percy Leonard, 1915. 
Wiseman, Henry Clay, 1912, 1916. 
Witt, George Clinton, 1907. 
Wood, Charles Leonard, 1909. 
Wood, Ephraim Morgan, 1899. 
Wood, HarlEy Kirk, 1912, 1915. 
Woodhull, Lambert, 1904, 1906, 

1908, 1910, 1911, 1914. 
Woolson, AlvinM., 1907, 1914, 1917. 
Wright, John Gano, 1906-08. 


Virtue consists in doing our duty in the several 

relations we sustain, in respect to ourselves, to our 

fellow-men, and to God, as known from reason, 

conscience and revelation. 

— William Alexander 




Elected February 22ncl, 1918 

James Potter Orr 
Cincinnati, Ohio 

Hari^Ey Kirk Wood Henry McCoy Norris 

Piqua, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio 

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Henry Clay Wiseman Samuel Smith Godley 

Springfield, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio 

Harrison Stratton Mulford 
Norwood, Ohio 

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William H. Chatfield, Jr. 
Cincinnati, Ohio 


Anthony Bullock Dunlap 
Cincinnati, Ohio 


Hayward David Gatch 
Milford, Ohio 


Stephen Elmer Slocum 
Cincinnati, Ohio 


Rev. George Heathcote Hills 
Cincinnati, Ohio 

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BiRCHARD Austin Hayes 
Toledo, Ohio 

Frank Day Hodgson Rev. G. Paull Torrence 

Columbus, Ohio Hamilton, Ohio 

Alexander G. Reed William Reynale Sanders 

Dayton, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio 

Wilfrid C. McLaughlin Robert Livingston Resor 

Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio 




Appointed in 1918 

Wm. H. Chatfield, Jr., Chairman. 

John Stephen Crowell 

Ren Mulford, Jr. 

Charles Lewis 

Frank Day Hodgson 

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John Ewing Blaine, Sr., Chairman 

Harry Brent Mackoy 

Wilfrid C. McLaughlin 

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Robert Ralston Jones, Chairman 
Dr. George Burnet Orr 

Lewis Newton Gatch 
Thomas Brown Punshon 


Rev. George Heathcote Hills, Chairman 

Henry McCoy Norris 

William Reynale Sanders 

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Hayward David Gatch, Chairman 

Harry McBride 

Bernard W. Southgatb 


.Samuel Fenton Cary, Chairman 

Anthony B. Dunlap 

William F. Wiley 

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Lieut. William M. Brown, Chairman 
Walter M. Locke 
George W. Walker 

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Jackson Wolcott Sparrow, Chairman 

Alberto Calvin Shattuck 

John Gano Wright 




Elected February 22nd, 1919 

Henry McCoy Norris 
Cincinnati, Ohio 

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Henry Clay Wiseman Col. F. W. Galbraith, Jr. 

Springfield, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio 

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Ren Mulford, Jr. Wilfrid C. McLaughlin 

Cincinnati, Ohio Detroit, Mich. 

Harrison Stratton Mulford 
Norwood, Ohio 

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William H. Chatfield, Jr. 
Cincinnati, Ohio 

Anthony Bullock Dunlap 
Cincinnati, Ohio 


Hayward David Gatch 
Milford, Ohio 

Professor Stephen Elmer Slocum 
Cincinnati, Ohio 


Rev. George Heathcote Hills 
Cincinnati, Ohio 

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James Potter Orr John Henry Patterson 

Cincinnati, Ohio Dayton, Ohio 

William Reynale Sanders John Stephen Crowell 

Cincinnati, Ohio Springfield, Ohio 

William Foust Wiley Charles Leonard Wood 

Cincinnati, Ohio Piqua, Ohio 

Allen Collier Alvin Mansfield Woolson 

Cincinnati, Ohio Toledo, Ohio 




Appointed in 1919 

Robert Elliott Freer, Chairman 

James Potter Orr 

WiNEiELD Scott Hancock 

Jackson Wolcott Sparrow 

John P. Harrison Brewster 

Alberto Calvin Shattuck, Jr. 

Cameron Haskins Sanders 

Harry Brent Mackoy, Chairman 
Stephen Elmer Slocum 
BiRCHARD Austin Hayes 

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Robert Ralston Jones, Chairman 

John Ewing Blaine 

Robert De Valcourt Carroll 


Rev. George Heathcote Hills, Chairman 


John Langdon Gates 
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Hayward David Gatch, Chairman 

Harrison Stratton Mulford 

Anthony Bullock Dunlap 


Ren Mulford, Jr., Chairman 

Samuel Fenton Gary 

Allen Collier 

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Frederick William Galbraith, Jr., Chairman 
William Reynale Sanders 
Alberto Calvin Shattuck 

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Ward Baldwin, Chairman 

Lewis Newton Gatch 

Samuel Smith Godley 





SECTION I. — Name of the society. 

This Society shall be known by the name, style and title of The Ohio Society 
of the Sons of the Revolution. 

SECTION II. — Qualification for Membership. 

Any male person above the age of twenty-one years, of good character, and 
a lineal descendant of one who, as a military, naval, or marine officer, soldier, 
sailor, or marine, in actual service, under the authority of any of the thirteen 
Colonies or States or of the Continental Congress, and remaining always loyal 
to such authority, or a lineal descendant of one who signed the Declaration of 
Independence, or of one who, as a member of the Continental Congress, or of 
the Congress of any of the Colonies or States, or as an official appointed by or 
under the authority of any such legislative bodies, actually assisted in the 
establishment of American Independence by services rendered during the War 
of the Revolution, becoming thereby liable to conviction of treason against the 
Government of Great Britain, but remaining always loyal to the authority of the 
Colonies or States, shall be eligible to membership in the Society. 

Provided, That when the claim of eligibility is based on the service of an 
ancestor in the "minute men" or "militia," it must be satisfactorily shown that 
such ancestor was actually called into the service of the State or United States, 
and performed garrison or field duties ; and 

Prai'ided further, That when the claim of eligibility is based on the service 
of an ancestor as an "official," such service must have been performed in the 
civil service of the United States, or of one of the thirteen original States, and 
must have been sufficiently important in character to have rendered the official 
specially liable to arrest and imprisonment, the same as a combatant, if captured 
by the enemy, as well as liable to conviction of treason against the Government 
of Great Britain. 

Service in the ordinary duties of a civil office, the performance of which did 
not particularly and effectively aid the American Cause, shall not constitute 

Ip the construction of this article, the Volunteer Aides-de-Camp of General 
Officers in the Continental Service, who were duly announced as such and who 
actually served in the field during a campaign, shall be comprehended as having 
performed qualifj'ing service. 

The civil officials and military forces of the State of Vermont, during the 
War of the Revolution, shall also be comprehended in the same manner as if 
they had belonged to one of the thirteen original States. 


No service of an ancestor shall be deemed as qualifying service for member- 
ship in "The Sons of the Revolution" where such ancestor, after assisting in 
the cause of American Independence, shall have subsequently either adhered to 
the enemy, or failed to maintain an honorable record throughout the War of the 

No person shall be admitted unless he be eligible under one of the provisions 
of this article, nor unless he be of good moral character and be judged worthy 
of becoming a member. 

SECTION III. — Procedure for Membership. 

Members shall be elected as follows: Candidates shall send their applica- 
tions properly attested and authenticated and proposed, and seconded by two 
members of the Society, to the Secretary, who will present same to the Board of 
Managers, and upon a favorable report from said Board, and upon payment 
of the initiation fee and annual dues, may thereupon become members of the 

SECTION IV.— Initiation Fee, Dues, etc. 
(As amended November 26, 1918.) 

The initiation fee shall be five (5) dollars, payable within thirty days after 
the date of election ; the annual dues for members residing in Hamilton County, 
Ohio, and in Kenton and Campbell Counties, Kentucky, shall be five (5) dollars; 
for members residing elsewhere, the annual dues shall be three (3) dollars. The 
payment at one time of fifty (50) dollars shall constitute a life membership. 
The payment at one time of one hundred (100) dollars shall constitute a per- 
petual or endowed membership, and upon death of the member so paying, the 
membership shall be held by his eldest son, or such other lineal descendant 
from the ancestor whom he claims as he may nominate; in failure of such 
nomination having been made, the Society may decide which of one such lineal 
descendants shall hold the membership; Provided, always, that the Society 
reserves to itself the privilege of rejecting any nomination that may not be 
acceptable to it. AU application for life or endowed memberships shall be 
exempt from the payment of the initiation fee, and annual dues from the date 
of their admission; after admission, any member availing himself of a life or 
endowed membership shall be exempt from future annual dues only. 

Members who are officers or enlisted men in active service in the military 
or naval forces of the United States while the nation is engaged in war shall be 
released from the payment of annual dues in each year in which they so serve. 

No initiation fee shall be charged any person in active service in the military 
or naval forces of the United States, who shall make application for member- 
ship while the nation is engaged in war. 

SECTION v.— Trust Funds. 

All life, and endowed membership fees, as well as donations and legacies, 
unless otherwise specified by the donor, which shall hereafter be paid to the 
Society, shall remain forever to the use of the Society, the interest only to be 

SECTION VI. — Annual Meeting and Election. 

The annual meeting of the Society shall be held in the city of Cincinnati, 
on the twenty-second day of February, at which a general election of officers, 
managers and delegates, by ballot, shall take place, except when such date shall 
fall on Sunday, in which event the meeting shall be held on the following day. 
In such election a majority of the ballots given for any officer shall constitute 
a choice; but if, on the first ballot, no person shall receive such majority, then a 
further balloting shall take place, when a plurality of votes given for any officer 
shall determine the choice. 


SECTION VII.— Order of Business. 

The following shall be the order of business at the annual meetings of the 
Society : 

1 . Prayer by the chaplain. 

2. Reading of the minutes of the last meeting. 

3. Reports of officers and committees. 

4. Unfinished business. 

5. New business. 

6. Election of officers — an appointment by the President of a judge and 
two tellers to count the votes and declare the result. 

SECTION VIII. — Number Required for a Quorum. 

At all meetings of the Society ten (10) members shall constitute a quorum 
for the transaction of business. 

SECTION IX. — Ayes and Nayes on Demand. 

Ayes and nayes shall be called at any meeting of the Society upon the 
demand of five members. 

SECTION X.— Officers. 

(As amended February 22, 1905.) 

The officers of the Society shall consist of a President, First Vice-President, 
Second Vice-President, Third Vice-President, Fourth Vice-President, Secretary, 
Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, Historian, Chaplain, and Eight 
Managers, who shall be elected as herein provided for. 

SECTION XL— Presiding Officer. 

The President, or in his absence, one of the Vice-Presidents, in the order 
named, or in their absence a chairman pro tempore, shall preside at all meetings 
of the Society, and shall have a casting vote. He shall preserve order, and shall 
decide all questions of order, subject to an appeal to the Society. 

SECTION XII. — Duties of the Secretaries. 
(As amended February 22, 1905.) 

A. The Secretary shall have charge of the seal, certificate of incorporation 
and By-Laws, and records of the Society other than those deposited with the 
Registrar. He shall notify all members of their election, and of such other 
matters as mav be directed by the Society. He, together with the presiding 
officer, shall certify all acts of the vSociety. He shall, under the direction of 
the President, or Vice-President, give due notice of the time and place of all 
meetings of the vSociety, and attend the same. He shall keep fair and accurate 
records of all the proceedings and orders of the Society; and shall give notice 
to the several officers of all votes, orders, resolutions, and proceedings of the 
Society affecting them, or appertaining to their respective duties. He shall 
be Secretary of the Board of Managers, and shall keep the records of their 
meetings in the regular minute book of the Society. 

B. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the general correspondence 
of the Society, and in the absence of the Secretary shall act in his stead. 

SECTION XIII. — Duties of the Treasurer. 

The Treasurer shall collect and keep the funds and securities of the Society ; 
and so often as those funds shall amount to one hundred (100) dollars, they shall 
be deposited in some bank or trust company in the city of Cincinnati, to the 
credit of "The Ohio Society of the Sons of the Revolution," and shall be drawn 

— 2&— 

thence on the check of the Treasurer for the purposes of the Society only. 
Out of these funds he shall pay such sums as may be ordered by the Society or 
by the Board of Managers. He shall keep a true account of his receipts and 
payments, and, at each annual meeting, render the same to the Society, when a 
committee shall be appointed to audit his accounts. He shall give such security 
as shall be required by the Board of Managers. 

SECTION XIV.— Duties of the Registrar. 
(As amended October 19, 1911.) 

A. The Registrar shall keep a roll of members, and in his hands shall be 
lodged all the proofs of membership qualification, and all the historical and 
other papers of which the Society may become possessed; and he, under the 
direction of the Board of Managers, shall make copies of such similar documents 
as the owners thereof are or may not be willing to leave permanently in the 
keeping of the Society. 

B. The Registrar shall send to the General Registrar of the Sons of the 
Revolution, a duplicate copy of every application for membership. 

SECTION XV. — Duties of the Historian. 

The Historian shall keep a detailed record, to be deposited with the Registrar, 
of all the historical and commemorative celebrations of the Society ; and he shall 
edit and prepare for publication such historical addresses, essays, papers, and 
other documents of an historical character, other than a register of members, 
as the Secretary may be required to publish; and at every annual meeting, if 
there shall be a necrological list for the year then closing, he shall submit the 
same with carefully prepared biographies of the deceased members. 

SECTION XVI.— Duties of the Chaplain. 

The Chaplain shall be a regularly ordained minister of a Christian denomi- 
nation, and it shall be his duty to open all meetings of the Society with custom- 
ary chaplaincy services, and perform such other duties as ordinarily appertain 
to such office. 

SECTION XVII. — Duties of the Board of Managers. 

(As amended February 22, 1905.) 

The Board of Managers shall consist of nineteen, namely the President, 
First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Third Vice-President, Fourth 
Vice-President, Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, 
Historian and Chaplain, ex-officio, and eight other members; at least, five of 
whom shall not be residents of the city of Cincinnati, and all of whom shall be 
elected at the annual meeting. In case of a vacancy in any of these offices the 
Board may fill the same until the next annual election. 

They shall judge of the qualifications of the candidates for admission into 
the Society, and shall have power to elect the same to membership. They shall 
have charge of all special meetings of the Society, and shall, through the Secre- 
tary, call special meetings at any time, upon the written request of five members 
of the Society, and at such other times as they see fit. They shall recommend 
plans for promoting the objects of the Society, shall digest and prepare business, 
and shall authorize the disbursement and expenditure of unappropriated money 
in the treasury for the payment of the current expenses of the Society. They 
shall generally superintend the interests of the Society, and execute all such 
duties as may be committed to them by the Society. At each annual meeting 
of the Society they shall make a general report. 

At all meetings of the Board of Managers five members shall constitute a 
quorum for the transaction of business. 


SECTION XVIII. — Committee on Applications. 

The chairman of the Board of Managers shall appoint annually three 
members thereof as a Committee on Applications, whose duty it shall be to 
pass upon the applications of candidates for admission to the Society, and report 
to the Board of Managers. 

SECTION XIX.— Power of the Board of Managers. 

The Board of Managers shall have power to expel any enrolled member 
of this Society who may, in the judgement of the Board, render himself unworthy 
to continue a member: Provided, That he shall have received at least thirty 
days' notice of the complaint preferred against him, and of the time and place 
for hearing the same, and have been thereby afforded an opportunity to be heard. 

The Board of Managers shall also have the power to drop from the roll 
the name of any enrolled member of the Society who shall be at least two years 
in arrears in the payment of dues, and who, on notice to pay the same, shall 
fail and neglect to do so within thirty days thereafter, and, upon being thus 
dropped, his membership shall cease and terminate, but he may be restored to 
membership at any time by the Board of Managers on his application therefor, 
and upon his payment of aill such arrears and of the annual dues from the date 
when he was dropped to the date of his restoration. 

SECTION XX.— Defective Qualification. 

No person who may be enrolled as a member of this Society shall be permitted 
to continue in membership when the proofs of claim of qualification by descent 
are found to be defective and insufficient to substantiate such claim. 

SECTION XXL— Duty of Members. 

It shall be a standing rule that, upon the decease of any member residing 
within the territorial jurisdiction of the Society, notice thereof and of the time 
and place of the funeral shall be given by the Secretary by publication, and it 
shall thereupon become the duty of the members, when practicable, to attend 
the obsequies. 

Any member upon being informed of the decease of a member, resident as 
stated, shall make it his business to see that the Secretar}^ is promptly notified 
of the fact. 

SECTION XXII.— Dates of Meetings. 

(As amended February 22, 1905.) 

Meetings of this Society shall be held on October nineteenth, the Anniversary 
of the Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, and on February twenty-second 
Washington's birthday, the latter being the annual meeting for the election 
of officers. Should either of these dates fall on Sunday, then the meeting shall 
be held on the following day. In addition to the above, an out-of-door meeting 
may be held on or about June seventeenth in Commemoration of the Battle 
of Bunker Hill, and other meetings may be held at such time and place as may 
be deemed best by the Board of Managers, for each of which meetings a suita')le 
program shall be arranged by the regular Committee on Entertainment. 

SECTION XXIIL— Formation of Local Chapters. 

When ten or more members of the Society in the State of Ohio, residing within 
any county of the State outside of Hamilton County, Ohio, and Kenton and 
Campbell Counties, Kentucky, shall petition to the Board of Managers, it may 
authorize and empower such petitioners to form a local chapter to be known 


as the Chapter of the 

Society of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Ohio. Such Chapter, 
when authorized, may adopt such local regulations and by-laws as to it may 
seem proper, provided that such regulations do not conflict in any particular 
with the Constitution of the General Society of the Sons of the Revolution, or 
with the Constitution and by-laws of the Society in the State of Ohio. 

Only members in good and regular standing in the Society in this State 
shall be eligible to membership in these Chapters. When any person ceases, 
through any cause, to be a member of the Society in the State of Ohio, his 
membership in a Chapter shall also terminate. 

The officers of every Chapter shall be a President, Secretary, and Treasurer, 
and any other offices it may desire, and an Executive Committee constituted 
in such manner as it may prescribe. 

Members of the State Society residing in adjoining counties shall be eligible 
to membership in the local Chapter nearest their place of residence. 

The Senior officer of every local Chapter may attend the meetings of the 
Board of Managers of the Ohio State Society, notice whereof shall be sent to 
him by the Secretary of the State Society. 

When an application for membership in this Society shall be made to the 
Board of Managers of this Society by any person residing within a locality 
comprised in a local Chapter, such application shall be first submitted to the 
Executive Committee of such local Chapter, and a report thereon to the Board 
of Managers of the vState Society shall accompany such application before 
action thereon. 

No local Chapter shall have power to involve the State Society in any 
pecuniary obligation. 

The dues to the State Society of members of local Chapters shall be three (3) 
dollars per annum, as provided in Section IV ; but local Chapters shall have the 
power to tax their members such a sum per annum, over and above the three 
dollars due to the State Society, as is considered necessary to carry on the work 
of such local Chapters. 

SECTION XXIV.— Alteration of the By-Laws. 

No alteration of the By-Laws of the Society shall be made unless such 
alteration shall have been proposed at a previous meeting, and shall be adopted 
by a majority of the members present at a subsequent meeting of the Society, 
at least one week's notice thereof having been given to each member. 


Liberty and law march hand in hand. 

— Adams 

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. 

— Washington 





A period of ten years has elapsed since the Ohio Societ}'' Sons of the 
Revolution last published a record of its activities. It may be well to 
review the work of the Society during that time, and, for the information 
of the membership, the Secretary has arranged in chronological order, 
events in the history of the organization since the year 1909. 

The Society observed its Seventeenth Annual Meeting and celebrated 
the 177th Anniversary of the birth of George Washington on the evening 
of February 22, 1909, at the Queen City Club ; the speakers of the evening 
were Professor Isaac J. Cox, of the University of Cincinnati, who addressed 
the Society on "The Many-Sided American Revolution," and Mr. Stanley 
E. Bowdle, who spoke on "Patriotism." 

On June 5, 1909, the Annual Summer Outing was held in Berea, 
Kentucky, the delegation of Ohio Sons being the guests of Berea College 
for the day. 

The Society celebrated the 128th Anniversar}' of the Surrender of Lord 
Cornwallis at Yorktown on the evening of October 19, 1909, with a dinner 
at the Queen City Club, the final report of the Committee on Marking 
Graves of Revolutionary Soldiers was made by Mr. Robert Jones to the 
effect that the bronze tablet containing the names of Revolutionary Soldiers, 
who lie at rest in Hamilton County, had been completed and had been 
dedicated that afternoon with proper ceremonies, including music by the 
First Regiment Band and an address by Judge Miller Outcalt. In ac- 
knowledgment of the splendid work which covered several years, a vote 
of thanks was given the Committee and Robert Ralston Jones, its Chairman, 
was toasted as an expression of appreciation of his untiring zeal. The 
speaker of the evening was Professor Archer Butler Hulbert, Professor 
of American History at Marietta College, who spoke on "Arms and the 
Man," and portrayed Washington as a practical business man. 

The 178th Anniversary of the birth of George Washington was cele- 
brated and the Annual Meeting of the Society held on the evening of 
February 22, 1910, at the Queen City Club with a dinner, the speakers 
of the evening were Dr. EUery C. Stowell, Dean of the College of Political 
Sciences of the George Washington University, Washington, D. C, who 
spoke on the subject of Washington's Farewell Address, and Mr. Albert 
Bettinger, who spoke on "Washington and the Ohio River." The latter 
declared that Washington was not only the Father of his Country, but 
had the distinction of being the Father of the movement for the Improve- 
ment of Water Ways. Professor Clement L. Martzolff of the Ohio Uni- 
versity, Athens, Ohio, also addressed tlie Society on "Ohio, the First 
Fruit of the Revolution." 

On July 2, 1910, the Annual Summer Outing of the Society was held 
at the summer home of Dr. George B. Orr, President of the Society and 
Mr. William T. Irwin at Milford. Ohio. 


On the evening of October 19, 1910, at the Queen City Club, the 
Society celebrated the 129th Anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown with 
a banquet. Upon this occasion, fifteen Sons, members of various State 
Societies were the guests of the Society, all of whom were attending the 
General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church being held at the 
time in Cincinnati. The speakers of the evening were Mr. Henry L. Chase 
of St. Louis, Missouri, who spoke on "The Spirit of the Sons of the Revo- 
lution — The Saving Grace of Our Modern Problems;" Rt. Rev. James Henry 
Darlington, D. D. Ph. D. L. L. D., the Bishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 
gave a most interesting talk on "Loyalty and Patriotism ;" Mr. James M. 
Lamberton of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Robert Brent Drane of Eden- 
ton, North Carolina, were called upon and each responded with impromptu 
remarks. The Rt. Rev. Daniel Sylvester Tuttle, President of the Missouri 
Society, Sons of the Revolution, Bishop of the Diocese of Missouri, Pre- 
siding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church of America gave a most 
inspiring talk. The program was closed with a brilliant talk by Col. Asa 
Bird Gardiner of Brooklyn, N. Y., one of the founders of the Society of 
the Sons of the Revolution, President of the Rhode Island Society of 
Cincinnati, Secretary General of that order. 

On the evening of February 22, 1911, the Society held its Annual 
Meeting with a dinner at the Queen City Club, celebrating the 179th 
Anniversary of the birth of George Washington. The speaker of the 
evening, Professor Archibald H. Throckmorton, talked on "The Northwest 
and the Nation." General W. R. Warnock of Urbana, Ohio, was called 
upon for a few remarks. 

The Annual Summer Outing was held in Oxford, Ohio, the delegation 
of Ohio Sons being the guests of the Miami University ; morning service 
was participated in by several members ; at noon the President, Dr. Guy 
Potter Benton, entertained with a luncheon. Western College was next 
visited and the reception given by the young ladies of the College to 
the Sons was a delightful afifair. 

On the evening of October 19, 1911, the Society celebrated the 130th 
Anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown with a dinner at the Queen City 
Club. The speakers of the evening were Mr. Robert Ralston Jones, who 
spoke on "The Trap;" Rev. Dr. Edward Mack of Lane Seminary, His- 
torian of the Society, gave an address, "The Patriotism of Early Virginia," 
and General William R. Warnock of Urbana, in his usual happy strain 
spoke on "Washington at Yorktown." Mr. A. H. Pugh spoke on a matter 
relating to the organization of the Society. 

The Society held its Annual Meeting on Thursday evening, February 
22, 1912, at the Business Men's Club, Cincinnati, Ohio, celebrating the 
180th Anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Mr. Hamilton Holt, 
the Managing Editor of The Independent, of New York City, gave an 
address on the topic of "The Federation of the World" dealing with the 
universal peace movement. 

The Annual Summer Outing, held on July 13, 1912, was in the nature 
of a boat trip down the Ohio River on the Steamer Chilo, a stop over at 
the Fern Bank Government Dam, where that triumph of engineering was 
seen in operation under the direction of Mr. Robert Ralston Jones; after 
passing through the locks, the trip was made to the Great Miami, where 
the Chilo turned around and steamed back to Cincinnati, supper being 
served on the boat. 

On Friday evening, October 18, 1912, at the Queen City Club, the 
Society celebrated the 131st Anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown. The 
speaker on this occasion was Rev. Dr. Charles E. Schenk, who made an 
address on "Stars and History." 


The Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Society was held on Saturday 
evening, February 22, 1913, at the Queen City Club, celebrating the 181st 
Anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Professor Randall J. 
Condon, Superintendent of the Public Schools of Cincinnati, gave a most 
inspiring talk on "The Teaching of Patriotism, Field Work in History." 
After the business session, Hon. Alberto C. Shattuck addressed the Society 
on "The Spirit of the Revolution- — Our Heritage." 

On Sunday evening, April 20, 1913, the Society commemorated the 
138th Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington with a religious service at 
the Mt. Auburn Baptist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. The services were 
conducted by the Chaplain, Rev. Harry Thurston Crane, assisted by Rev. 
Dr. Edward Mack and a sermon was delivered by Rev. Dr. Calvin Dill 
Wilson of Glendale, Ohio. 

The Annual Summer Outing was held in Lebanon, Ohio, Saturday, 
June 26, 1913, where the Model French Farm and Dairy was visited. After 
an afternoon of sightseeing and athletics, dinner was served at the French 
Farm at six o'clock P. M. 

The 132nd Anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown was celebrated 
with a dinner, Saturday evening, October 18, 1913, at the Queen City 
Club. Hon. Stanley E. Bowdle addressed the Society on "The Social 
Outlook." Hon. William Walker Smith, Assistant Secretary to the Ameri- 
can Embassy, at Berne, Switzerland, described the constitution and politics, 
the conditions and the manner of living in the small European Republic. 

The Annual Meeting of the Society was held on Monday evening, 
February 23, 1914, at the Queen City Club, with a dinner, celebrating the 
182nd Anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Judge James B. 
Swing of Cincinnati, Ohio, delivered a delightful address on "Washington." 

The Annual Summer Outing was held on Thursday, June 18, 1914, 
with an evening dinner at the Summer Garden of Alexander Philippi, 
Westwood, Cincinnati, Ohio, the delegation making the trip in special 
electric cars. 

The Society observed the 133rd Anniversary of the Yorktown Sur- 
render on Monday evening, October 19, 1914, with a dinner at the Queen 
City Club. Mr. William V. Ebersole of Cincinnati related "Some Exper- 
iences Near the European War Zone," which he and his party passed 
through during the lirst days of the World War. Mr. Philip Hinkle of 
Cincinnati read a paper on "Some Almost Local Events of the Revolu- 
tion." Rev. Dr. William Goodell Frost, President of Berea College, was 
called upon to tell about his work among the Southern mountaineers. 
Dr. Frost called upon Sidney Rufifin Rust, a graduate of Berea in the 
Class of 1914, who told the story of his life, and thanked the Society for 
the financial assistance which it had given him while at Berea College. 

The Annual Meeting of the Society was held on Monday evening, 
February 22, 1915, with a dinner at the University Club, Cincinnati, Ohio, 
celebrating the 183rd Anniversary of the birth of George Washington. 
General J. Tandy Ellis of Frankfort, Kentucky, gave a humorous talk "On 
His Own Footing." Mr. Lathrop C. Grant, Director of the Immigrant 
Welfare Committee of the City of Cincinnati, gave an exhaustive account 
of the work of the Committee and urged the Society to do all it can to 
help Americanize the immigrants in our midst. 

The Annual Bunker Hill Day Summer Outing of the Society was 
observed with an out-of-doors dinner at Philippi's Summer Garden, West- 
wood, Thursday evening, June 17, 1915. 



The 134th Anniversary of the Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown 
was celebrated on Tuesday evening, October 19, 1915, with a dinner at 
the University Club. The speaker of the evening was Rev. William F. 
Anderson, D. D., LL. D., Resident Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, who addressed the Society on "America's Primacy 
in the Sisterhood of Nations." 

The Annual Meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday evening, 
February 22, 1916, at the Sinton Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio, with a dinner 
celebrating the 184th Anniversary of the birth of George Washington. 
The speakers on this occasion were Professor Clarence D. Stevens of the 
University of Cincinnati, who spoke on "The American Patriot" ; Hon. 
Warren Card, Congressman, Third District of Ohio, Hamilton, Ohio, 
addressed the Society on "The Call of the Times". A resolution offered by 
Ward Baldwin was adopted, authorizing the appointment of a Committee 
on National Preparedness. 

On Sunday Morning, April 30, 1916, the Society, with the Daughters 
of the American Revolution participating, commemorated the Battle of 
Lexington with a religious service at Grace Church, Avondale, Cincinnati, 
Ohio. The services were conducted by an Ohio Son, the Rev. George 
Heathcote Hills, Rector of the Church, who delivered a stirring patriotic 

Bunker Hill Day was celebrated on June 17, 1916, by a trip up the 
Ohio River on the Steamer Chilo to Point Pleasant, O., the birthplace of 
General U. S. Grant, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the 
Society of Colonial Wars also participated in the outing; supper was 
served on the steamer during the return trip. 

On the afternoon of June 24, 1916, seventy-five of the local membership 
marched in the Patriotic Preparedness Parade, under the Banner of the 
Society. Our column was headed by "The Spirit of 1776," reproduced in 
life by three descendants of Revolutionary ancestors. 

The Society observed the 13Sth Anniversary of the Battle of York- 
town on Thursday evening, October 19, 1916, with a dinner at the Sinton 
Hotel. A silent toast was drunk to the memory of Elbert Pike Marshall, 
late President of the Society, who was taken by death on June 2, 1916. 
The orator of the occasion was William Arthur Ganfield, A. M., D. D., 
President of Center College, Danville, Kentucky. His address on "The 
New Citizenship" was one of the most magnetic ever delivered at an 
anniversary session of the Society. Prof. John Uri Lloyd was called upon 
for a few remarks, and his talk was a gem of sincerity. Hon. George 
Eltweed Pomeroy of Toledo, Ohio, Registrar of the General Society, ar- 
rived late and was called upon for a talk before the close of the program. 

The Annual Meeting of the Society was held on Thursday evening, 
February 22, 1917, in the Tea Room of the Sinton Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio, 
with a dinner celebrating the 185th Anniversary of the birth of George 
Washington. Mr. William Foust Wiley, Managing Editor of the Cincinnati 
Enquirer, addressed the Society on "Every Day Patriotism." The Right 
Rev. Theodore Irving Reese, D. D., Columbus, Ohio, Bishop Co-adjutor 
of the Episcopal Church in Southern Ohio, spoke on "The Religion of 
George Washington." 

A Commemorative, Patriotic and Religious Service was held on Sunday 
morning, April 29, 1917, at the Walnut Hills Congregational Church, 
Cincinnati, Ohio, where a splendid address, "The Spirit of Alexander 
Hamilton," was delivered by the pastor. Rev. Seeley K. Tompkins. 


The 136th Anniversary of the Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown 
was celebrated with a dinner on Friday evening, October 19, 1917, at 
the Sinton Hotel. The speaker of the evening w^as J. Archibald Holmes, 
D. D., Pastor of the Hyde Park M. E. Church, a Spanish-American War 
veteran, who addressed the Society on "The Logic of Events." 

On Friday evening, February 22, 1918, the Ohio Society commemorated 
the 186th Anniversary of the birth of George Washington and at the 
same time the Silver (25th) Anniversary of the organization of the Society. 
This dual celebration was held in the Ballroom of the Hotel Gibson, 
Cincinnati, Ohio, The addresses of the evening were two in number : 
James G. Stewart, Cincinnati, Ohio, gave eloquent and affirmative answer 
to the question "Is the Spirit of 1776 the Spirit of America Today?" The 
Rev. Seeley K. Tompkins, Cincinnati, Ohio, spoke on "Washington and 
the New World Organization.'" Informal remarks were made by John 
Stephen Crowell of Springfield, Ohio, and Grosvenor Norris, of the 136th 
Field Artillery, in khaki, paid a brief tribute to the way Uncle Sam takes 
care of his boys at Camp Sheridan. The celebration ended with the 
singing in chorus of "America." 

Bunker Hill Day was commemorated by a joint celebration of the Ohio 
Society Sons of the Revolution, the Society of Colonial Wars, the Society 
of Colonial Dames and the Daughters of the American Revolution of 
Cincinnati and vicinity, on Monday evening, June 17, 1918, with an in- 
formal dinner at the Fort Mitchell Country Club, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, 
and the aflfair was a huge success. 

On the evening of November 26, 1918, the Society celebrated the 
downfall of Germany with a "Victory Dinner," at the same time com- 
memorating the 137th Anniversary of the Surrender of Lord Cornwallis 
at Yorktown, the usual October meeting having been postponed by reason 
of the influenza epidemic, which had gripped the city for six weeks. The 
dual celebration was held in the Ballroom of the Hotel Gibson, Cincinnati, 
Ohio. The "Assembly Bugle Call" was given by Master Charles L. 
Bonifield, Jr., the guests formed a column and marched into the Ballroom 
where the colors were saluted and the Star Spangled Banner sung by all. 
Rev. Harry T. Crane was called upon for the invocation, and President 
James Potter Orr proposed a toast to the President of the United States. 
The following toasts were proposed by four members : 

"Our Boys Over There" Rev. Selby F. Vance. 

"Marshall Foch" Lewis N. Gatch. 

"General Pershing" Hon. Alberto C. Shattuck. 

"Admiral Sims'' Charles Lewis. 

The original program was a series of pleasant and amusing surprises; 
in the midst of the festivities, the "Spirit of 1776," that historic painting 
of the American Revolution, reproduced in life suddenly appeared and the 
guests formed a column behind and marched around the Ballroom floor to 
the music of fife and drum. Dr. Ashton Bryant Heyl, Cincinnati, an old 
friend and comrade in arms of General John J. Pershing related several 
interesting incidents which occurred out west in the nineties when Per- 
shing was a Second Lieutenant and known as "Black Jack" Pershing. 
Ren Mulford, Jr., presented the following resolution and moved its adop- 
tion, which was enthusiastically done and copies ordered mailed to all 
the Senators and Representatives of Ohio in Washington — "Ohio Sons 
of the Revolution, heirs of freedom won by their forbears, fervently 
declare that there should be no room in America for the Red Flag. The 

man or woman who insults Old Glory by waving the banner of Anarchy 
is a traitor. We petition our Senators and Representatives in Washington 
to urge and support legislation that will punish such treason with depor- 
tation as the minimum degree of punishment." 

President Orr proposed a silent toast to the memory of Robert Douglas 
Meacham, whose life is represented by the first gold star on the Service 
Flag, the thirty-four names of which appeared on the Honor Roll of Ohio 
Sons in the Service, which stood draped with Old Glory at one end of 
the Ballroom. 

Harry B. Mackoy recited the poem, "The Avenue of the Allies", by 
Albert Noyes. Dr. Charles L. Bonifield and Mr. Joseph Wilby both told 
some good stories. 

Hon. Harry L. Gordon, former Lieutenant-Governor of Ohio, stated 
in his splendid address, "that every enemy-alien who had been interned in 
the United States should be deported to the land whence he came". 
A resolution to this eflfect was adopted later amid cheers. Mr. Mackoy 
remarked upon the splendid spirit of fellowship and good cheer of the 
meeting; tribute was paid Mr. Henry McCoy Norris, Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Entertainment for the success, and three cheers given President 

The program was completed by all singing "Auld Lang Syne", led by 
the Amphion Glee Club. 

During the past ten years the Ohio Society, carrying out the plan of 
aiding descendants of Revolutionary Soldiers among the mountaineers, 
has given $1400.00 to Berea College for scholarships and prize money. The 
Sons of the Republic has benefitted to the amount of $350.00, given by the 
Ohio Society for their patriotic work among the boys of Cincinnati. Other 
gifts included $50.00 to the fund for the removal of the Old Kemper Home- 
stead to the Zoo ; $50.00 to the George Washington Memorial Fund ; $62.00 
to the Soldiers Library Fund and $50.00 to the Cincinnati Chapter Daugh- 
ters of the Revolution for the Girl Home Makers, an immigrant aid. 

Patriotism is love of one's country; the passion 
which aims to serve one's country, either in 
defending it from invasion, or protecting its rights, 
and maintaining its laws and institutions in vigor 
and purity, it is characteristic of a good citizen, 
the noblest passion that animates a man in the 
character of the citizen. 

— Noah Webster 



The application must be presented upon the forms issued by the Society. 

The records of the ancestor's military service should be given fully, but 

The Society does not accept Encyclopedias, Genealogical Works, or 
Tow^n or County Histories, except such as contain Rosters, as authorities 
for proofs of service. 

In referring to printed works, the volume and page should be given. 

References to authorities, in manuscript must be accompanied by certi- 
fied copies, and authentic family records must be submitted, if required. 

Every application must be signed by the applicant, and sworn to by 
him, and it must be endorsed by two members of the Society. 

When the applicant is not personally known to any member of the 
Societ)', whom he can ask to recommend his application, he must submit to 
the Secretary, when he files his papers, the names of two reputable citizens 
of the State to whom he refers by permission. 

When an applicant claims descent from more than one Revolutionary 
ancestor, then "Supplementary" application must be made for each ancestor. 

Supplementary claims are to be treated in the form and procedure 
precisely as original applications. No e.xtra cost for filing supplementary 

Before making search for proofs, the applicant must know the State 
the ancestor served from, and in writing officials simply ask for "the militarv 
service of A. B., said to have been a soldier in the Revolutionary War," and 
information will be given as to what rank they find, and any other data the 
records show. Also, give the name of town or county he served from, if 
known. And correspond with the following officials and others, named 
in the various States, for certificates of military service, and the fees for 
the same. 

CONNECTICUT. Write State Librarian, Hartford, Connecticut. No 
charge is made for making a research and a certificate of Service is also 
furnished without cost to applicant. 

DELAWARE. Write to Walter G. Tatnall. State Archivist, Dover, 
Delaware. This State is now publishing Volume 3 of Revolutionary 
Records. A photostatic copy of record is furnished as a certificate of 
Service at a cost of $L50 for the first copy, 50 cents each for additional 

GEORGIA. Write Secretary, Georgia Historical Society. Savannah. 
Ordinarily there is no charge made to furnish certificate of Service, as the 
Society is glad to render any reasonable service of this character free of 
charge. If, however, the information involves much labor, a moderate 
charge is made. 

MAINE. Write State Librarian, Augusta, who will make a certificate 
of a record without charge. Where extensive research work is necessary, 
the matter is referred to Missjessica Haskell of Hallowell, who charges 
30 cents an hour, with a minimum charge of $1.00. 

In former year Books applicants were instructed to write the Bureau 
of Industrial and Labor Statistics, Augusta The Commission writes the 
Secretary that it is a mistake to write for such information, as this Depart- 
ment has nothing to do with War Records, directly or indirectly. 

MARYLAND. Write Commissioner of Land Office, Annapolis, who 
will make a research for name at a cost of $1.00; if name is found, certifi- 
cate is furnished without further charge. 


MASSACHUSETTS. Write Secretary of the CommonAvealth, Boston. 
No charge is made for answers to queries as to military service, but a fee 
of $1.00 is required in advance for a certificate of such service. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE. Write Secretary of State. Concord, New^ 
Hampshire. The monetary charge for every certificate made in this office 
is 50 cents, vv'ith additional charge for research work. 

NEW JERSEY. Write to Adjutant-General, Trenton, New Jersey, 
who will cause a search to be made at a cost of 50 cents; an additional 
charge of $1.50 for furnishing a certificate; all State records are under his 
supervision. ' " '-' 

NEW YORK. Write Director of Manuscript Section, New York 
State Library, Albany, New York. Since the fire of 1911 destroyed so many 
of the original records, the State lias not been issuing formal certificates of 
Service ; howeA^er, an informal statement of Service obtained from printed 
records will be furnished without charge. 

NORTH CAROLINA. Judge Walter Clark, of the Supreme Court, 
wrote as follows : "The Revolutionary rolls of this State are irretrievably 
lost, and all that can be found is a list of the officers of the ten Continental 
Regiments from North Carolina, which were a very small part of the force 
North Carolina, from time to time, put in the field, and a few fragments of 
the roll of the rank and file of those Regiments." The Young Men's Mer- 
cantile Library Association has the list of officers of the ten Regiments men- 
tioned above, which can be consulted. 

PENNSYLVANIA. Write State Librarian, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania, 
who will cause a search to be made to find the name. The only cost is $1.00 
for the certificate, as required by Act of Assembly. The State Library is 
endeavoring to gather as large an amount of genealogical data as possible, 
and is re-organizing its entire lists of manuscripts pertaining to the Amer- 
ican Revolution. 

RHODE ISLAND. Write State Record Commissioner, Providence, 
Rhode Island. No fee is required for general research, but for attested cer- 
tificates issued to non-residents a fee of $1.00 is charged. 

SOUTH CAROLINA. Write Secretary, Historical Commission of 
South Carolina, Columbia, S. C. A charge for a certified copy of service, 
obtained from manuscripts is $2.07, plus a minimum charge of 50 cents for 
copying, maximum charge 10 cents per 100 words. 

Records of Revolutionary Soldiers are quite numerous, but only par- 
tially available and indexed. No search will be made beyond indexed 

VERMONT. Write Adjutant-General, Montpelier. Certified copy of 
military record will be furnished for $1.00. 

VIRGINIA. The Revolutionary records of this State are very com- 
plete as the War Department has recently furnished the State Library with 
complete records. Write State Librarian, Richmond, Virginia ; a charge 
of $2.00, payable in advance, is made for furnishing a certified copy of the 
record of any soldier whose name appears in lists of Revolutionary Soldiers 
from Virginia, provided the record consists of no more than five entries, 
50 cents being charged for certified copy of each additional entry. 

The fees should in all cases accompany the inquiry ; and where no 
charge is made for research, if the name is not found, the money will be 
returned to applicant by the officials. 

For the purpose of further assisting applicants for membership, a com- 
plete list of publications, pertaining to the American Revolution, in the 
Cincinnati Public Library is given on the following pages . 



Publications Contained in the Reference Department 
of The PubHc Library, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Connecticut Historical 
Society, Hartford. 

Connecticut Adjutant 
General's Office. 

Grumman, W. E. 

Hinman, R. R. 

Delaware. Public 
Archives Commission. 


Pierce, Josiah. 
Willis, William. 

McSherry, James. 

Seventy -six Society, 


Lists and returns of Connecticut 
men in the Revolution . 1775-1783, 
1901, 1909. (Its Collections, v. 12.) 

Record of service of Connecticut 
men in the (1) War of the Revolu- 
tion, (2) war of 1812, (3) Mexican 
War. 1889 

Revolutionary soldiers of Redding, 
Connecticut. 1904. 

A historical collection, from official 
records, files, etc., of the part sus- 
tained by Connecticut, during the 
War of the Revolution. 1842. 


Delaware archives. 1911 


Revolutionary records of the State 
of Georgia. 3v. 1908. 


Gorham soldiers. (In his History 
of the town of Gorham, Maine. 
1862. p. 124-28.) 

Muster roll of Captain David Brad- 
ish's company, May 1774. (In his 
History of Portland from 1632-1864. 
1865. p. 897.) 


Histor}^ of Maryland from its first 
settlement in 1634 to the year 1848. 
Ed. 2. 1849. 

Papers relating chiefly to the Mary- 
land line during the revolution. (In 
its Pubhcation. 1855-57. v. 4.) 


♦974.6 :C76 
V. 8, 12 









V. 4 


Davis, W. T. Loyalists — Revolution — Soldiers. 

(In his History of the town of 
Plymouth. 1885. p. 85-99.) 

Lincoln, Rufus. The papers of Captain Rufus Lin- 

coln, of Wareham, Mass., compiled 
from the original records. 1904. 

Massachusetts Secretary Massachusetts soldiers and sailors of 
the Revolutionary War; a compi- 
lation from the archives, v. 1-17. 

Woodbury, L. A. 

Record of regiments. (In his His- 
torical sketch of Bradford (Mass.) 
1895. p. 36-40, 59-63.) 






Kidder, Frederic. History of the first New Hampshire 

regiment in the War of the Revolu- 
tion. 1868. 

♦973.3442 :A2 

Stryker, Gen. W. S. 

New Jersey Archives, 


Official register of the officers and 
men of New Jersey in the Revolu- 
tionary War. 1812. *973.3449:A2 

Ser. 2. Documents relating to the 

Revolutionary history of the State 974.9 :N548 

of New Jersey, v. 1-5. 1901-17. Ser. 2 

Roberts, J. A. 

Onderdonk, Henry 


ed. New York in the Revolution as 
colony and state ; these records were 
discovered, arranged and classified 
in 1895, 1896, 1897 and 1898. Ed. 2. 

Documents and letters intended to 
illustrate the revolutionary incidents 
of Queen's County, (N. Y.) 

*f 973. 3447 :R64 



North Carolina. State records of North Carolina. 

30v. 1886-1914. 


Pennsylvania Archives, 

Wright, Silas. 


Second Series. v. 10-11, 13-15; 
Third Series, v. 5-7; Fifth Series, 
V. 2. 

The war record. 
Perry County, i 
1873. p. 54-57.) 


(In his History of 
in Pennsylvania. 



Blockman, E. C. 

Linn, J. B. 
Montgomery, M. L. 

Soldiers and military matters. (In 
her History of Susquehanna County, 
Pennsylvania. 1873. p. 6210-21.) *974.834:B62 

Annals of Buffalo Valley, Pennsylva- 
nia, 1755-1855. 1877. *974.8:L75 

History of Berks County, Pennsyl- 
vania, in the Revolution, from 1774- 
1783. 1894. *974.816:M78 

Cowell, Benjamin. 

Field, Edward. 

South Carolina 
Historical Society. 


Vermont Historical 

Eckenrode, H. J. 
McAllister, J. T. 
Stubblefield, George. 

Dandridge, Mrs. D. (B.) 

Heitman, F. B. comp. 


Spirit of '76 in Rhode Island,. . . . 
names of those who belonged to 
Rhode Island regiments in the arm v. 

Revolutionary defenses in Rhode 
Island. 1896. 

Collections. Vol. 1-5. 


Rolls of the soldiers in the Revolu- 
tionary War, 1775 to 1783. 1904. 

Collections of the Vermont Historical 
Society. 2v. 1870-71. 


List of the Revolutionary soldiers 
of Virginia. 2v. 1912-13. 

Virginia militia in the Revolutionary 
War. McAlhster's data. 1913. 

Orderly book of the Company of 
Captain George Stubblefield, Fifth 
Virginia regiment, from March 3, 
1776-July 10, 1776, inclusive. 

Muster roll of Captain Stephenson's 
Compan3^ Alphabetical list of offi- 
cers and privates connected with 
Shepherdstown, (W. Va.), or re- 
cruited in its neighborhood during 
the Revolution. (In her Historic 
Shepherdstown. 1910. p. 87-90, 


Historical register of officers of the 
Continental army during the War of 
the Revolution; April, 1775, to Dec- 
ember, 1783. 1893. 


974.5 :F45 



V. 8-9 


V. 6. 



Saffell, W. T. R. Records of the Revolutionar}^ War. 

1860. *973.3:S12 

Lewis, Andrew. The orderly book of that portion of 

the American army stationed at or 
near Williamsburg. Va. 1860. *973.3:L67 


It is not for man to scan the wisdom of Providence. 

• • • • • 

A free people ought not only to be armed, but 

• • • • • 

To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual 
means of preserving peace. 

• • • • • 

There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to 
be well prepared to meet the enemy. 

• • • • • 

Every motive of self-preservation, of liberty and 
happiness, has a claim upon our efforts, and 
requires our aid. 

• • • • • 

The cause of America and liberty is the cause of 
every virtuous American citizen, whatever may be 
his religion or descent. 


Taking care always to keep ourselves in a respect- 
able defensive posture we may safely trust to 
temporary alliances for extraordinary emergencies. 

— George Washington 



There were no pension laws passed by Congress until the year 1818, except- 
ing for the relief of those disabled in the service, so that all who were not dis- 
abled, and who died previous to the year 1818 drew no pensions. The first 
pension act of 1818 granted pensions to those only who had served nine months 
or more in the Continental Army or Navy (the "Continental Army" must not 
be confounded with the State troops. Militia or Minutemen). Under this act 
of 1818, about eight thousand men applied for pensions, which number so 
alarmed Congress that it passed in 1820, what became known as the "Alarm" 
act, which required that before the beneficiaries of the act of 1818 could longer 
receive its benefits they must go before some court and make a schedule of their 
property, and affirm that they were in "need of the assistance of their country 
for a support." The effect of this "Alarm" act was that large numbers had 
their pride touched, after making so many sacrifices and enduring such hard- 
ships for the Nation, and they refused to exhibit to the world their estate, while 
others could not make oath that they were in need of their country's assistance 
so we find in the pension records after many names "dropped under the act of 
1820", and the survivors were not restored until several years after. 

The number of pensioners having become so reduced by death, Congress, 
in 1832, passed an act granting pensions to all officers and soldiers, whether 
Continental, State or Militia, who had served for any period not less than six 
months. Even this act left out many who had served acceptably for a period 
of less than six months. 

The widows of Revolutionary soldiers drew pensions, provided they were 
married prior to 1853, so that the military record of the soldier who did not draw 
a pension himself can be found through the papers filed by the widow. 

In the Year Book of the Ohio Society, published in 1897, will be found a 
list of 2600 pensioners in the State of Ohio. The Ohio Society has access 
to the following rare and valuable Public Documents, giving lists of pensioners 
SESSION, VOLS. 12, 13, 14" being the pension roll of 1835, and contains the 
names of all who had been placed on the roll to that date, about 90,000 names. 
These volumes are in the Cincinnati Public Library. Reference to them may 
be made under U. S. Serial Number 249-251. 

SERVICES", containing the list of pensioners that were alive in 1840, about 
34,000 names, with ages and places of residence at that time. 

If applicants have reason to believe their ancestors drew a pension under 
the acts of 1818 and 1832, if they will request the Secretary of the Ohio Society, 
he will make an examination of these pension rolls to see if he can find the 
name. But applicants must be particular to inform him where the supposed 
pensioner was living when he was drawing a pension between the years 1818 
and 1840, also what State he served from during the war. These pension rolls 
are not arranged alphabetically, only by States, hence the necessity of knowing 
what State the pensioner lived in when drawing his pension. 


If the Secretary finds the name he will inform the applicant, who can then 
write the Honorable Commissioner of Pensions, at Washington, asking for a 
copy of the ancestor's military history. There is no cost attached for obtaining 
this data from the Commissioner, and it usually takes about thirty days to get 
a reply. 

A mistaken idea prevails that there is on file in the Adjutant-General's oflfice, 
in Washington, complete Rosters of the soldiers of the Revolutionary War, and 
that it is only necessary to write to that department to obtain a record of the 
ancestor's service. There are no complete Rosters of the Revolutionary soldiers 
in any department of the Government, nor anywhere else. The Rosters that 
were on file in the War Department were lost by the destruction of the tempo- 
rary building, in which they were stored, by fire, in 1800, and again by the 
burning of the public buildings, by the British, in 1814. 

The records remaining in the different departments at Washington contain- 
ing the names of Revolutionary soldiers have been transferred to the office of 
the Adjutant General, War Department, who will furnish, free of charge, the 
record of any Revolutionary soldier on the rolls of his office. The Adjutant- 
General requires an applicant for information to give the name of the State the 
ancestor served from, also to give the relationship of the ancestor to the appli- 
cant, and the purpose for which he desires the information. 

The most complete Rosters are found in the Archives of the old original 
thirteen States, and these in some instances are only fragmentary, some States 
having lost their entire Rosters. So when the records of whole regiments are 
lost it is not strange that an individual name cannot always be found. 

The Secretary of the Ohio Society makes no charge for an examination of 
the volumes or documents in the Library of the Society, to assist applicants to 
become members of the Society. 

The first thing I have at heart is American Union. 

• • • • • 

/ know not what course others may take, but as 
for me, give me liberty, or give me death. 

— Patrick Henry 




The following telegram, drafted by Mr. Ren Mulford, Jr., was sent to 
President Wilson on the evening of February 22, 1918, by the Ohio Society 
Sons of the Revolution. 

To the President, 

Washington, D. C. 

On this historic day, Washington's Birthday and the Twenty-fifth 
Anniversary of our organization, the Ohio Society Sons of the Revolution 
send you this fervent God-bless-you. May you be given greater power to 
awaken from their dreams those indifferent Americans not yet fully aroused 
to the peril that lies in the selfish covetousness of the Imperial Burglars 
of the House of Hohenzollern. Let Americans thunder the vow that no 
Twentieth Century successors of the Hessians who fought Washington, 
can, with the treacherous aid of Pacificist Tories of today, put the World's 
Liberty in pawn to a Degenerate Autocracy. To this end every son of the 
Revolution consecrates his life, that the inheritance of our fathers, liberty 
won for all sons of Earth, may be safeguarded from plotters within and 
wreckers of international law without. 

Ohio Society Sons of the Revolution. 




Personal. February 23, 1918. 

My dear Sir: 

The President asks me to thank you and Mr. Mulford for the reassuring 
telegram which you addressed to him in the name of the Ohio Society, 
Sons of the Revolution, and to tell you and everyone concerned that he 
deeply appreciates your generous and patriotic sentiments. He is grateful 
for your approl^ation and pledge of support. 

Sincerely yours, 

Secretary to tlie President. 
Mr. A. C. Shattuck, President. 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 



Governor James M. Cox 



The following resolution was presented by Ren Mulford, Jr., and unanim- 
ously adopted at the Annual meeting of the Ohio Society, February 22, 1919: 

"The Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution, send hearty greetings to Governor 
Cox with the enthusiastic thanks of the membership for his 100 per cent. 
American effort to stamp out the last outcroppings of German propaganda in 

"The Society herewith indorses proposed legislation, state and national, that 
will discourage the study of the language of Prussianism in the United States 
of America." 


The knowledge of what has gone before affords 

the best instruction for the direction and guidance 

of human life. 

— Polybius 

As we are in youth brought up, so we continue in 

age; and savor longest of that thing that we first 

received and tasted of. 

— Thomas Cranmer 


Lycurgus thought that what tended most to secure 
the happiness and virtue of a people was the inter- 
weaving of right principles with their habits and 
training * * * and the habits instilled by education 
into youth would answer in each the purpose of 
a law giver. 



He puts not off the citizen when he enters the 
camp, hut it is because he is a citizen, and would 
wish to continue so, that he makes himself for 
a while a soldier. 

— Sir William Blackstone 



WORLDWAR OF 1914-18. 



Born in Ashland, Ky., 
September 15. 1883. 

Died in Louisville. Ky.. 
December 14, 11)17. 

Mr. Meacham went to France at 
bis own expense in March. 1917 
After serving in the American Am- 
liiilance Corps foreiglit montlis, 
(luring five of which he was under 
constant fire at Verdun, he re- 
tui'ned and passed the examination 
for a commission as Lieutenant in 
the U. S. Signal Corps — A True 
Son of the Revolution. 


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Born in Riverton, N. J.. 
October 5. 1S80. 

Died at the Xorfolk Xaval Hospital, 
Virginia, .lanuary 11. IIIIU. 

Mr. Hills enlisted in the Xaval 
Reserve. March. 1017. Yeoman. 
IT. S. S. "Utah". Served for four 
months on a Mine Sweeper in the 
Xorth Sea. Later assigned to Hos- 
pital Ship "Mercy". Buried in the 
Hills family lot at Buffalo, N. Y. 

Pure, fearles.s, patriotic. A de- 
voted son and a Chrislian gentleman. 




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Brig.-General Brice Piirsell Disqiie, 

Spruce Production Divisiou. 
Bureau of Aircraft, Portland, Ore. 

Brig.-General George Richards, 

Tlie Paymaster, U. S. Marine Corps, 
Washington, D. C. 




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Brig.-General George Coolidge Saffarrans, 

General Hospital Xo. 6, 
Ft. McPherson, Ga. 

Colonel Frederick William Galbraith, Jr. 

147th Regiment. .37th Division, 
American Expeditionary Forces. 


Lieut. -Colonel FraiiUliii Potter Jiicksoii, 

»j. M. ('(lips. Port of Eniliarkatioii. X. Y. 
Siiaiiisli Aiiicricaii-l'hilippine Insiu-reetion 
Mexican Holder Service. 

Major Harold Aaron Stranss, 

33r(l Field Artillery. 

U. S. A. 

American Expeditionary Forces. 

Snr;;eon .lohn Samuel ISo^sess, 

r. S. I'ulilic Ileallli Service, 

San Anlimid. Tex.-is. 

Captain Kdwanl Sanuiel Jolniston, 

.M, 1)., 4lli r.allalinn. ('(inipany l.'i. 
Camp Creeideal'. ('liicl<aniansa. (!a. 

Captain William Morse Hicks, 

M. C. 14(jtli Infantry, 37tli Division. 
American Expeditionary Forces. 

Captain Oliver H. Pinney, 

Medical Corps. U. S. A. 
Manilla, P. I. 

Lieut. Cameron Haskin Sanders, 

Aide de Camp. 62nd Field Artillery Brigade 
Mexican Border Service, Troop C, 1916-17 
Army of Occupation. OOtli Division, 1919. 


Lieut. William Allen Smith, 

112th French Motor Battery. 37th Divi.sion, 

American Expeditionary Forces. 
Mexican Border Service, Troop C, 1916-17. 

Lieut. William Carson, 

II. ii.. l.-JGth Field Aitillciy. 

Amerioan Expeditiouary Forces. 

Mexican Border Service. Troop C, lOlG-17. 

Ijieiit. Robert Ralston Jones, Jr. 

Company K. o.34th Infantry. 

American Expeditionary Forces. 

Mexican Border Service, Troop C. l!)l(j-17. 

Lieut, tieor^e Hartholoniew Klirinan, 

Co. K, 32',)tli Infantry, .s;!rd Division, A. E. F. 
Mexican Border Servici'. Troop C. 1!)1(!-17. 


Knsi^n .Albert Ilo.vt F^lirnian, 

r. s. X. B. 

r. S. S. Ceorge (i. Henry. 

Lieut. Benton Herman Orr, 

H. Q. 37th Division. 
American Expeditionary Forces. 

Lieut. Dudley Outcalt, 

94th Aero H(i,ua(lrou, 
American Expeditionary Forces. 

Lieut. Godfrey Eric Strauss, 

5.5tli Engineers, U. S. A. 
American Expeditionary Forces. 

Lieut. Ciiarles Birk Lewis, 

Company A. 17th Battalion Infantry, 
Camp Lee, Va. 


I>ieiit. William .^lorris IJrowii, 

Compaiiy H, li'.lth Battalion, 

V. S. Guards. Ft. Snelliug, Mimi. 

Spanish-Aiiicrican "War. 

Lieut. Alberto Calvin ShattucU, Jr. 

Motor Truck Company oil. 

Motor Supply Train No. 423. 

American Expeditionary Forces. 

IJeut. Maurice Webster Wilson, 

Pilot. .\ir Scrxicc, .Xcroiia ill ics. f. S. .\. 
Tali.'ifcrro I'Mcld. Tc\;is. 

I. lent. Walter .lanus ClarU, 

('lu<'t I'svclioloi;ic:il l'",\.-inuncr. 
Canii' t'nslcr. .Midi. 


Albert (juinter Bookwalter, 

H. Q.. Y. M. C. A.. 
Paris. France. 

Rev. George Heathcote Hills, 

Secretary, Y. M. C. A. 
Aix les Bains. Savoie. France. 

Robert Elliott Freer, 

Sergeant Company C. 324th Macliine Gun 
Battalion, S3rd Division, A. E. F. 

John Kilgoiir Heji, 

U. S. X. K. 

U. S. S. Rochester. 


Ariel H.viiigtoii Mulford, 

Pharmacists Mate, 
United States Naval Reserve. 

Sergeant John Matson Quayle, 

Coinpaiiy B. 112tli Field Signal Battalion. 
American Expeditionary Forces. 

Herman Alhert i;nr);ett. 

Base Hospital Otlice, 
Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Sergeant Loren Greeno (Jateh, 

114th Ordnance Depot Company, 
Camp Fuustou, Kan. 








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Sergeant John Elza Clark, 

Chemical Warfare Service, 
American Expeditionary Forces. 

Albert Leroy Clark, 

Sanitary Detacliment. 14Stli Infantry, 
37tli Division, A. E. F. 

Ralph C. O'Kane, 

Base Hospital Unit 25, 
American Expeditionary Forces. 

Richard Miilford Stanley, 

5tli Infantry, Replacement Regiment, 
Camp Gordon, Ga. 


The "Liberty Boys" of New York, 1776. At tli.- 
lipg-iiininK "f Ih.' lt,-v ..liiti.m, niMiiy Ti.ilitMrv ..rgntii- 
zations came into existence. They wove equipped 
with whatever arin.s could be .secured, fire-locks, 
muskets, or fowlinp-pieces. Their unifonns, if they 
had such distiiiKiiishing dress, differed in color, cut 
and ornamentation. One of the earliest companies 
of this kind in New York City was known as the 
"Liberty Boys". Their uniforms consisted of blue 
coats with white faciiiKs. white waistcoats and 
trousers and bliick caps, with upturned peaks. 

The "Minute-Men" of Lexington and Bunker Hill 



their tinu'. Many of them had seen service in the 
French and Indian wars but they lacked the disci- 
pline of trained soldiers. Their only weapon was 
.1 Hint-lock musket or fowlinp-piece, but this fact 
did not deter them from pledpinp themselves to 
lea\e their homes and firesides at a miiuite's notice 
to meet the flower of the British army. The 
otficers had no distinKuishiniR marks, and carried 
a eun and powder h<trn lilve the others. 


The Maryland Riflemen, 1776, were organized 
from the hunters and trappers of Maryland. . Other 
States had like oompanies. notably Tirginia, with a 
regiment of sharpshooters known as the ■ Eleventh 
Virginia, commanded by Col. Daniel Morgan. These 
troops were uniformed in home spun, with a hunting 
shirt of white, green, black or other color dyed in 
the home. The trousers were long and buttoned 
tightly around the lower part of the legs, and the 
whole costume was usually fringed at the edges. 
A fur-trimmed hunting cap completed the outfit. . 

The Pennsylvania Lrght Infantry, 1776, was an- 
other of the organizations which, at the beginning 
of the Revolution, had a distinctive unifonii. The 
dress consisted of a brown coat with buff trimmings, 
long trousers buttoned at the ankle and a cocked 
hat bound with white braid. They were equipped 
with light rifles and each soldier wore a cai'tridge 
bo.x slung on a broad belt over the left shoulder. 
These troops saved the day for the Americans at 
the Battle of Princeton under the genius of General 
Washington. .... 


American Uniforms of 1779. It was not until 
after Kranie rpc<.t;niziil tlic Anjerioiin ColonifS as 
an independent nation that tieneral Washington 
issued the order which prescribed the unifonns to 
he worn by the officers and privates in the various 
units of our army. The line regriments were groiiped 
according to their colonies. The blue coat was 
specified for all, but New York and New Jersey 
troops wore the blue coat with bxifif facings; New 
Kngland, white; the middle colonies (Pennsylvania, 
Delaware, Virginia and Maryland), red; while the 

Southern States (North and South Carolina and 
(Georgia), wore blue facings. .Ml troops wore the 
black cocked hat with a cockade on the side. 
Company officers wore but one epaulet on the 
shoulder. The captain wore one on the right 
shoulder; the lieutenant wore one on the left. 
Hence tlie name "Leftenant." Officers were armed 
witii a straight sword and pike. The officer in the 
illustration is a lieutenant of the Virginia line. 
The private at his right is from Delaware, while 
at his left is a New Jersey infantryman. 


Membership Certificate, 12 x IdVi inches, handsomely engrossed on parchment. 

Price, $5.00. 


Bar Pin. 

Official In.'iignia, obverse and reverse, full size. Solid gold, attached to buff and 
blue ribbon. Price, $11.00. exclusive of engraving. 

Cloth Buttonhole Rosette, the informal decoration of the Societ.v. Full size. 
Price, 25 cents. 

Metal Bar Pin, covered with cloth, worn by members in the Military and Naval 
Service. Full size. Price. .SO cents. 






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intends to liavc a(hh'(l witliin tlic near fntnrc 'I'Ik'v ai'c as folhtws : 

Issuclmr Itcvis. I7.'!'.i-1N()4 Tcnnsyhania 

Hfzi'kiali Flint. IMd Massachnsctls 

William (ioforth. 17:n-lN(»7 Xrw York 

Anthony Whitconih, ITCiC-lSO!) Vcnuont 

.lohn Wliilconili. ITCMSl^L' -• ■ ■ ■Vermont 



(Photographs not submitted.) 

BAYLESS, HERMAN ARMSTRONG, Cincinnati, Ohio. Major U. S. Army. 
Judge-Advocate in charge of the Port of Embarkation at Newport 
News, Va. 

COLE, DR. ALFRED PETERS, Cincinnati, Ohio. Record of service not 

FREER, PAUL ANTHONY, Norwood, Ohio. Private, Battery D, 136th 
Field Artillery, 37th Division. Active service in St. Mihiel and 
Argonne sectors. 

JOHNSON, LLOYD BATES, Raton, New Mexico. Hospital Apprentice, 
Second Class, U. S. S. Naval Hospital School. 

RHODES, LOVELL, Forest Hill, Asheville, N. C. Captain, Remount officer, 
79th Division Staff. 

RITCHIE, WALTER S., Columbia, Mo. First-class Private, Air Service 


BULLOCK, ANTHONY D. Lieutenant (J. G.) U. S. Navy. Son of James 
Wilson Bullock, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

GODLEY, GEORGE HODGSON. Inspector of airplanes and airplane 
engines. Signal Service at Large. Son of Samuel Smith Godley, 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

GRIMES, CHARLES, GREENE. Ensign, U. S. N. R. F. Son of Edward 
Davies Grimes, Dayton, Ohio. 

HAYES, SCOTT. First Lieutenant, Battery E., 82nd Field Artillery. Fourth 
son of Birchard Austin Hayes, Toledo, Ohio. 

HAYES, SHERMAN. Second Lieutenant, Company G., 14th Infantry, 
19th Division. Oldest son of Birchard Austin Hayes, Toledo, Ohio. 

HAYES, WALTER SHERMAN. Ensign on the Battleship "Utah," U. S. 
Navy. Third son of Birchard Austin Hayes, Toledo, Ohio. 

HAYES, WEBB COOK. Lieutenant Commander, U. S. Navy. Served on 
destroyer "Trippe." Second son of Birchard Austin Hayes, Toledo, O. 

HOLLISTER, GEORGE B. First Lieutenant, 15th Field Artillery, Second 
Division. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery, August 
8, 1917. Volunteered to go to France for intensive training. Was 
first at Fontainebleau and afterwards at Saumur. Was assigned to 
15th Artillery, Second Division; was for two weeks artillery observer 
in a French aviation escadrille. On June 1 was in the fighting at 
Chateau-Thierry, and after continuous fighting in that region the 
Second Division was sent to Foret du Villers Cotterets ; participated 
in the Soissons offensive, beginning July 18. Detailed to United 
States September, 1918, as instructor for new levies. Promoted 
to first lieutenancy and discharged in December, 1918. Son of 
Judge Howard C. Hollister, Cincinnati, Ohio. 


HOLLISTER, HOWARD K. Chief Yeoman, U. S. N. R. F. For several 
months in Cable Censor's office, New York; transferred to S. S. 
"George Washington," troop transport, on which as secretary to the 
captain, made five voyages to France; transferred to Naval Aviation 
School at Boston Tech. Son of Judge Howard C. HoUister, Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. 

HOLLISTER, JOHN B. Captain, 46th C. A. C, was sent from Plattsburg 
to Fortress Monroe, where he was commissioned First Lieutenant, 
afterwards promoted to a captaincy. Instructor in heavy artillery 
at officers' training school there for about a year; arrived in France 
with his regiment about three weeks before armistice, and stationed 
near Bordeaux until early part of February; detailed to go to Poland 
with American Relief Administration (Mission for Poland). Son 
of Judge Howard C. Hollister, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

HOPKINS, WILLIAM HARNEY, JR. Lieutenant (senior grade) U. S. 
Navy. Assistant Naval Constructor, Boston Navy Yard. Son of 
William Harney Hopkins, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

LLOYD, JOHN THOMAS. Enlisted in the American Ambulance Service 
before America entered the war. Served through the battles of 
Verdun, Avoncourt Woods, Champagne section and Argonne forest. 
Son of John Uri Lloyd, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

LOWES, JAMES TRACY. Private, Cornell Unit, S. A. T. C. Son of William 
Elliott Lowes, Baltimore, Md. 

LOVEJOY, GEORGE M., JR. First Lieutenant, Coast Artillery. Son oi 
George M. Lovejoy, Hartford, Conn. 

LOVEJOY, JOSEPH L. S. A. T. C. Harvard Unit. Son of George M. 
Lovejoy, Hartford, Conn. 

LOVEJOY, JULIAN. First grade Radio Electrican in the U. S. Navy. Son of 
George M. Lovejoy, Hartford, Conn. 

MILLER, DONALD GLASBY. Captain, Ordnance officer, I18th Field Artil- 
lery, 31st (Dixie) Division. Son of Frank Hathaway Miller, Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. 

MORGAN, SHERLEY WARNER. Captain Company D., 305th Ammuni- 
tion Train. Son of Asa Bushnell Morgan, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

NORRIS, NIXON GROSVENOR. Private, Battery F., 136th Field Artillery, 
37th Division. Enlisted April 1, 1917, at age of 18 years. Saw 
service on the firing line in the St. Mihiel and Argonne sectors from 
October 10 to November 11. Discharged April 23, 1919. Son of 
Henry McCoy Norris, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

POPE, LEVERETT HOMIRE. In training at Camp Zachory Taylor. Ap- 
pointed Second Lieutenant before being discharged. Son of Arthur 
Lewis Pope, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

SHATTUCK, ALBERTO CALVIN, JR. Second Lieutenant M. T. C. No. 
511, M. S. T. No. 423, Motor Transport Corps. Son of Alberto 
Calvin Shattuck, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

SMITH, CORWIN. Apprentice Seaman, second class, U. S. N. R. F. Died 
U. S. Marine Hospital, Chelsea, Mass., October 7, 1918. Only Son 
of Hinckley Smith, Hamilton, Ohio. 

SMITH, HAROLD WATERMAN. Private, unassigned infantry. Son of 
Marcus Clinton Smith, Cincinnati, Ohio. 


SMITH, LEONARD STEPHENS, JR. Enlisted May 15, 1917. Commis 
sioned Second Lieutenant at Camp Benjamin Harrison on August 
15 and First Lieutenant at Camp Sherman on December 31. Assigned 
first, to the 312th Cavalry at Fort Sheridan and, second, to the 
61st Field Artillery at Camp Jackson, at each of which he was 
acting adjutant. Son of Leonard Stephens Smith, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

SMITH, WILLIAM ALLEN. First Lieutenant, 112 Trench Mortar Battery 
during the war. Now at the Base Inspectors Office, Brest, France. 
Son of William Louis Smith, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

VAIL, DERRICK TILTON , JR. Yale unit S. A. T. C. Son of Dr. Derrick 
Tilton Vail, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

VAIL, HARRIS HOLMES. Lieutenant Medical Corps, U. S. Navy, Second 
Provisional Brigade Marines, Santo Domingo, D. R. Son of Dr. 
Derrick Tilton Vail, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

VANCE, WALKER FRAME. Private, Chemical Warfare Service, Camp 
Astoria, N. Y. Son of Selby Frame Vance, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

WILEY, DONALD ARNOLD. Sergeant, Students Army Training Corps, 
Miami University. Son of William Foust Wiley. Cincsnnati, Ohio. 

WISEMAN, ROBERT CUMMINGS. Second Lieutenant, 507th Engineers. 
Now in Claims Service, France. Son of Henry Clay Wiseman, 
Springfield, Ohio. 

WISEMAN, MARK HUNTINGTON. First Lieutenant under Surgeon Gen- 
eral. Son of Henry Clay Wiseman, Springfield, Ohio. 

YEISER, FREDERICK THIESING. U. S. Naval Reserve. Son of Henry 
Craig Yeiser, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

YEISER, HENRY CRAIG, JR. Second Lieutenant, Air Service (Aeronau- 
tics), Balloon Division. Son of Henry Craig Yeiser, Cincinnati, 


Number of members who were in the service 44 

Number of sons of members 33 

Total number contributed by the Ohio Society 77 

Per cent, of its membership 36 . 2 

And all the others were engaged in some form of War Work. 

Let us only endeavor to leave behind us the 
remembrance that we have not disgraced the time 
in which we lived. 

— Hans Christian Ersted 



Arranged Alphabetically with the Year of Their Election, Their 

Accession Number and Names of Their 

Revolutionary Ancestors. 

Elected No. 

1917 AKERS, LEWIS ROBESON, Sebring, O. 475 

Fourth in descent from William Robeson. 

1917 ALLISON, DANIEL KILER, Cincinnati, O. 474 

Fourth in descent from George Snyder. 

1914 ANDERSON. C. VIVIAN, Cincinnati, O. 445 

Fifth in descent from Samuel Clark. 

1900 ARMSTRONG, FRANK NEWTON, Cincinnati, O. 234 

Third in descent from Gideon Newton. 
Fourth in descent from Timothy Newton. 
Fourth in descent from Jacob Parker. 

1895 ARNOLD BRENT, Cincinnati, O. 183 

Third in descent from Roger Thompson. 
Third in descent from David Williams. 

1914 ATWATER, REV. CARLETON WILLIAM, Cincinnati, O. 444 
Fifth in descent from Samuel Atwater. 

1901 BALDWIN, WARD, Cincinnati, O. 325 

Fourth in descent from Artemas Ward. 

1897 BALLARD, EDWARD McCLURE, Cincinnati, O. 261 

Fourth in descent from William Ballard. 

1896 BARTLETT, BENJAMIN DeWOLFE, Cincinnati, O. 226 

Third in descent from Arunah Judd. 

1895 BATES, EDWARD MERRICK LINLEY, Cincinnati, O. 157 

Third in descent from Jonathan Bates. 
Third in descent from Timothy Hoadley. 

1916 BAYLESS, HERMAN ARMSTRONG, Cincinnati, O. 469 

Fourth in descent from Philip Buckner. 

1916 BERRY, EDWARD HAMILTON, Cincinnati, O. 459 

Si.xth in descent from William Tuell. 

1895 BLAINE, JOHN EWING, Cincinnati, O- 185 

Third in descent from Ephraim Blaine. 


Elected No. 

1900 BLAINE, JOHN EWING, JR., Cincinnati, O.. 321 

Fourth in descent from Ephraim Blaine. 

Fourth in descent from Samuel Lyon. 

1903 BOGGESS, JOHN SAMUEL, San Antonio, Tex. 354 

Fourth in descent from Samuel Conaway. 

1915 BOOKWALTER, ALFRED GUINTER, Cincinnati, O. 455 

Fourth in descent from John Gudtner. 

1910 BOONE, WALTER HERBERT, Terrace Park, O. 408 

Third in descent from Thomas Boone. 

1917 BREWSTER, JOHN P. HARRISON, Covington, Ky. 479 

Fourth in descent from John Harrison. 

1899 BROWN, WILLIAM MORRIS, Cincinnati, O. 311 

Fourth in descent from Thomas Brown. 

1900 BUELL, EDWARD WYLLYSS, Ashland, Ky. 316 

Fourth in descent from Daniel Hand. 

1895 BULLOCK, JAMES WILSON, Cincinnati, O. 188 

Fourth in descent from John White. 

1917 BURGETT, HERMAN ALBERT, Cincinnati, O. 484 

Fifth in descent from James Pettigrew. 

1906 BURGOYNE, CHARLES LYMAN, Cincinnati, O. 367 

Fourth in descent from Joseph Kingsbury. 

1896 BURKE, CLARENCE ELISHA, New York. 239 

Third in descent from Sylvanus Burke. 

1894 BUSHNELL, JOHN LUDLOW. Springfield, O. 96 

Third in descent from Jason Bushnell. 
Fourth in descent from Cornelius Ludlow. 

1914 BYRD, JOHN UPSHAW, Newport Ky. 446 

Fourth in descent from James Upshaw. 
Fourth in descent from John Massie. 

1893 CARROLL, ROBERT DeVALCOURT, Cincinnati, O. 19 

Fourth in descent from Jacob Piatt. 

1893 CARSON, ARCHIBALD IRWIN, Cincinnati, O. 21 

Third in descent from Abraham George Claypoole. 

1918 CARSON, WILLIAM, Cincinnati, O. 494 

Fourth in descent from Abraham George Claypoole. 

1897 GARY, SAMUEL FENTON, Cincinnati, O. 263 

Third in descent from Roswell Fenton. 

1913 GATHER, JAMES HAMILTON, R. F. D. No. 6, Zanesville, O. 432 
Third in descent from Benjamin McDonald. 

1912 CHATFIELD, WILLIAM HENRY, JR., Cincinnati, O. 425 

Fourth in descent from John Armstrong. 


Elected No. 

1918 CLARK, ALBERT LEROY, St. Clairsville, O. 501 

Fourth in descent from Robert Henry. 

1903 CLARK, CHARLES CRICHTON, Chicago, 111. 345 

Third in descent from Thomas Paxton. 

1896 CLARK. JESSE REDMAN. Cincinnati. O. 244 

Tliird in descent from Davis Wasgatt. 

1918 CLARK. JOHN ELZA, St. Clairsville, O. 502 

Fourth in descent from Robert Henry. 

1918 CLARK, WALTER JAMES, Fayette, O. 503 

Fourth in descent from Robert Henry. 

1906 COLE, ALFRED PETERS. Cincinnati, O. 375 

Third in descent from Ephraim Cole. 
Third in descent from James Collings. 

1893 COLLIER, ALLEN, Cincinnati, O. 29 

Third in descent from Isaac Collier. 
Third in descent from Lemuel Gates. 

1898 COMEGYS. CHARLES GEORGE. Cincinnati. O. 292 

Third in descent from John Marim. 

1896 CORSON, HENRY CLAY, New York, 214 

Third in descent from Joseph Edwards. 

1906 COWEN, CLINTON, Cincinnati, O. 372 

Second in descent from William Cowen. 

1910 CRANE. HARRY THURSTON, Cincinnati, O. 410 

Fourth in descent from Paul Pritchard. 

1912 CRAW^FORD, FRANK ELBERT, Cincinnati. O. 430 

Third in descent from James Collier. 
Fourth in descent from John Rutherford. 

1896 CROWELL, JOHN STEPHEN. Springfield, O. 219 

Third in descent from Aaron Crowell. 

1910 DAVIES, ALFRED METCALFE, Cincinnati, O. 413 

Fourth in descent from John Metcalfe. 

1918 DAVIS. ALEX BROOKING, Cincinnati, O. 477 

Fourth in descent from Vivian Brooking. 

1908 DEAN, CLINTON. Cincinnati. O. 388 

Third in descent from Benjamin Davis. 

1900 DIEHL, GEORGE PAXTON, Cincinnati, O. 315 

Fourth in descent from Thomas Paxton. 

1905 DISOUE, BRICE PURSELL, Ft. Leavenworth, Kas. 362 

Fifth in descent from Joseph Ross. 

1913 DIXON, VERNON WALKER. Cincinnati. C 439 

Fourth in descent from Benjamin Walker 


Elected No. 

1908 DRURY, ALEXANDER GETCHELL, Cincinnati, O. 391 

Third in descent from John Drury. 

Fourth in descent from Obediah Williams. 

1908 DRURY, ALEXANDER GREER, Cincinnati, O. 390 

Third in descent from Obediah Williams. 
Fourth in descent from John Drury. 

1912 DUNLAP, ANTHONY BULLOCK, Cincinnati, O. 427 

Fourth in descent from William Whiteside. 

1898 DURRELL, JOSEPH HUSTON, Cincinnati, O. 284 

Third in descent from William Huston. 

1919 EHRMAN, ALBERT HOYT, Cincinnati, O. 513 

Fourth in descent from Luther Bartholomew. 

1919 EHRMAN, GEORGE BARTHOLOMEW, Cincinnati, O. 514 

Fourth in descent from Luther Bartholomew. 

1908 FAHNESTOCK, LESLIE MILLER, Cincinnati, O. 384 

Fourth in descent from Zebulon Parke. 

1894 FELTON, SAMUEL MORSE, Chicago, 111. 84 

Third in descent from Charles Lippitt. 
Fourth in descent from John Low. 
Fourth in descent from Martin Seamans. 

1919 FREER, PAUL ANTHONY, Norwood, O. 515 

Fourth in descent from William Whiteside. 

1919 FREER, ROBERT E., Lawyer, Norwood, O., with Maxwell 

and Ramsey 512 

Fourth in descent from William Whiteside. 

1918 FRYE, HARLEY EDGAR, Marietta, O. 491 

Fifth in descent from Joseph Frye. 

1916 GALBRAITH, FREDERICK WILLIAM, JR., Cincinnati, O. 465 
Fourth in descent from Thomas Clark. 

1916 GALBRAITH, SAYWARD, Cincinnati, O. 466 

Fourth in descent from Thomas Clark. 

1918. GASH, EDWARD LEANDER, Norwood, O. 500 

Fifth in descent from Waighstill Avery. 

1907 GATCH, HAYWARD DAVID, Milford, O. 377 

Fourth in descent from Elisha Hutchinson. 

1898 GATCH, LEWIS NEWTON, Cincinnati O. 273 

Fourth in descent from Elisha Hutchinson. 
Fifth in descent from Samuel Crippen. 

1918 GATCH, LOREN GREENO, Cincinnati, O. 493 

Fifth in descent from Elisha Hutchinson. 

1916 GATES, JOHN LANGDON, Cincinnati, O. 462 

Fourth in descent from John Langdon. 
Fourth in descent from William Brown. 


Elected No. 

1894 GODLEY, SAMUEL SMITH, Cincinnati. O. 54 

Fourth in descent from Daniel Piatt. 

Fourth in descent from Philip Grandin. 

1894 GOOD^IAN. W^ILLIAM AUGUSTUS, Cincinnati, O. 64 

Third in descent from Jacob Piatt. 

1895 GRAY, ADAM, Cincinnati, O. 135 

Third in descent from John Crary. 

1898 GREER, CLARENCE NEWCOMBE, Dayton, O. 291 

Third in descent from John Grimes. 


Third in descent from Harmanus Wendell. 

1896 GRIMES. EDWARD DAVIES, Dayton, O. 197 

Third in descent from John Grimes. 
Third in descent from Charles Greene. 

1894 GROESBECK. TELFORD, Cincinnati, O. 28 

Third in descent from William Burnet. 

1894 HALL, CHARLES GILBERT, Philadelphia Pa. 100 

Third in descent from Silvanus Hall. 
Fourth in descent from Joseph Shaylor. 

1915 HANCOCK, WINFIELD SCOTT, Marietta, O. 454 

Fifth in descent from David Green. 

1894 HAYES, BIRCHARD AUSTIN. Toledo, O. 71 

Third in descent from Roger Birchard. 
Third in descent from Rutherford Hayes. 
Third in descent from Isaac Webb. 
Fourth in descent from Daniel Austin. 
Fourth in descent from Elias Birchard. 
Fourth in descent from Isaac Cook, Jr. 
Fourth in descent from Matthew Scott. 
Fourth in descent from Israel Smith. 
Fifth in descent from Isaac Cook, Sr. 
Fifth in descent from William Thompson. 

1896 HAYNES, GEORGE WHITE, Fremont, O. 203 

Fourth in descent from John Palmer. 

1896 HEYL, ASHTON BRYANT, Cincinnati, O. 205 

Fifth in descent from David Heath. 

1919 HEYL, JOHN KILGOUR, Cincinnati, O. 509 

Sixth in descent from David Heath. 

1910 HICKS, WILLIAM MORSE. Amelia, O 400 

Third in descent from Ephraim Morse. 

1916 HILLS, GEORGE HEATHCOTE. Cincinnati, O. 460 

Third in descent from Eleazer Dows, Jr. 
Third in descent from Elisha Hills. 
Third in descent from Benjamin Wilcox, Sr. 
Fourth in descent from Eleazer Dows, Sr. 
Fourtli in descent from David Hills, Jr. 
Fourth in descent from Benjamin Wilcox, Jr. 
Fourth in descent from John Wright. 


Elected No. 

1895 HODGSON, FRANK DAY, Columbus, O. 133 

Third in descent from Daniel Baker. 

Third in descent from Benjamin Crane. 

1900 HOLLISTER, BURTON P.. Cincinnati O. 317 

Third in descent from Elijah Strong HoUister. 

1903 HOLLISTER, HOWARD CLARK, Cincinnati, O. 355 

Third in descent from Elijah Strong HoUister. 

1906 HOPKINS, WILLIAM HARNEY, Cincinnati, O. 376 

Fourth in descent from Joshua Huddy. 

1901 HOUGHTON, HENRY SPENCER, Shanghai, China. 329 

Fifth in descent from Nehemiah Houghton, Sr. 

1917 HUGHES, JOHN ROBERT, Cincinnati, O. 487 

Third in descent from Thomas Ewing. 

1913 HOUSTON, FOSTER B., South Charleston, O. 436 

Third in descent from Robert Houston. 

1910 HUMPHREY, ROBERT WADE, Dallas, Tex. 409 

Fourth in descent from John Reilley. 

1910 JACKSON, FRANKLIN POTTER, Washington, D. C. 404 

Fourth in descent from John Keyes. 

1918 JOHNSON, LLOYD BATES, Raton, New Mexico. 496 

Sixth in descent from Samuel Gill. 

1913 JOHNSTON, EDWARD SAMUEL, Cincinnati, O. 431 

Third in descent from Ambrose Carlton. 

1894 JONES, FRANK JOHNSTON, Cincinnati, O. 94 

Third in descent from Jonathan Jones. 

1911 JONES, GEORGE COLE, Waverly, O. 423 

Third in descent from Ephraim Cole. 
Fourth in descent from James CoUings. 

1897 JONES, ROBERT RALSTON, Cincinnati, O. 262 

Third in descent from John Chester 
Third in descent from Robert Ralston. 
Third in descent from Samuel Beach. 
Fourth in descent from Jabez Huntington. 
Fourth in descent from Mathew Clarkson. 
Fourth in descent from Enoch Beach. 

1918 JONES, ROBERT RALSTON, JR., Cincinnati, O. 506 

Fourth in descent from John Chester. 
Fourth in descent from Robert Ralston. 
Fourth in descent from Samuel Beach. 
Fifth in descent from Jabez Huntington. 
Fifth in descent from Mathew Clarkson. 
Fifth in descent from Enoch Beach. 
Fifth in descent from James Pritchard. 

1894 JONES, WALTER ST- JOHN, Cincinnati, O. 93 

Third in descent from Jonathan Jones. 


Elected No. 

1916 JULIAN, WILLIAM ALEXANDER, Cincinnati, O. 468 

Third in descent from John Julian. 

1908 KEMPER. EDWIN WILSON. Cincinnati, O. 386 

Third in descent from Joel Hart. 
Fourth in descent from John Hathaway. 
Fourth in descent from Moses Curtis. 
Fourth in descent from Charles Kemper. 

1896 KINSEY, BOYDEN. Cincinnati. O. 201 

Fourth in descent from James Montgomery. 
Fifth in descent from Samuel Kinsey. 
Fifth in descent from Cornelius Ludlow. 
Sixth in descent from Jonathan Ingham. 

1895 KINSEY, GEORGE, Cincinnati, O. 150 

Fourth in descent from Samuel Kinsey. 
Fifth in descent from Jonathan Ingham. 

1900 KNIGHT, ALFRED. Cincinnati, O. 313 

Fourth in descent from Abraham Jones. Jr. 

1898 LA BACH. JAMES OSCAR, Lexington, Ky. 297 

Fourth in descent from George Benefield 
Fifth in descent from Gerardus Ryker. 

1894 LAWS, HARRY LANGDON, Cincinnati, O. 89 

Fourth in descent from John Landgon. 

1910 LEWIS, CHARLES. Cincinnati. O. 401 

Fourth in descent from Thomas Lewis. 

1918 LEWIS, CHARLES BIRK. Cincinnati, O. 504 

Sixth in descent from Thomas Lewis. 

1917 LEWIS. HARRY KEMPER, Cincinnati, O. 480 

Fourth in descent from Thomas Lewis. 

1913 LEWIS, HENRY THOMPSON, Cincinnati, O. 434 

Fifth in descent from Thomas Lewis. 

1895 LLOYD, JOHN URI, Cincinnati. O. 162 

Third in descent from Daniel Ashley. 
Fourth in descent from Samuel Ashley. 
Fourth in descent from James Coe. 
Fourth in descent from Josiah Gates, Jr. 

1915 LOCKE, WALTER M., Norwood, O. 453 

Fourth in descent from Joshua Huddy. 

1906 LOCKE. WILLIAM STANTON. Norwood, O. 369 

Fourth in descent from Joshua Huddy. 

1902 LOVEJOY, GEORGE MONTGOMERY, Hartford, Conn. 342 

Third in descent from John Lovejoy. 

1895 LOWES, WILLIAM ELLIOTT, Baltimore, Md. 141 

Third in descent from James Lowes. 
Third in descent from James Elliott. 


Elected No. 

1914 LYONS, MORTON MACKOY, Wayne, Pa. 452 

Third in descent from James McBride, Jr. 

1917 McBRIDE, HARRY, Norwood, O- 486 

Third in descent from James McBride. 

1901 McGREW, SAMUEL J., Springfield, O. 331 

Fourth in descent' from John Miller. 

1895 MACKOY, HARRY BRENT, Covington, Ky. 167 

Fourth in descent from Hugh Brent. 
Fourth in descent from Ignatius Taylor. 
Fourth in descent from Rowland Chambers. 
Fifth in descent from Maurice Langhorne. 

1916 McLaughlin, WILFRID CRITTENDEN, Detroit, Mich. 467 
Third in descent from Levi Crittenden. 
Fourth in descent from Francis Plummer. 
Fourth in descent from Joseph Raymond. 
Fourth in descent from Abraham Crittenden. 

1910 MANN, HARRY GILBERT, Covington, Ky. 402 

Third in descent from Joseph Parker. 
Fourth in descent from Oliver Capron. 

1913 MATSON, RALPH WILSON, Norwood, O. 435 

Fifth in descent from John Matson. 

1894 MILLER, FRANK HATHAWAY, Cincinnati, O. 83 

Third in descent from Luke Miller. 

1894 MORGAN, ASA BUSHNELL, Cincinnati, O. 49 

Third in descent from Jason Bushnell. 

1913 MULFORD, ARIEL B., Buffalo, N. Y. 437 

Fifth in descent from Robert Brown. 

1913 MULFORD, HARRISON S., Norwood, O. 433 

Fifth in descent from Robert Brown. 

1905 MULFORD, REN JR., Cincinnati, O. 360 

Fourth in descent from Robert Brown. 

1916 NELSON, BEN BARRERE, Cincinnati, O. 473 

Fourth in descent from Sampson Mathews. 
Fourth in descent from Isaac Cook, Jr. 
Fourth in descent from Matthew Scott. 
Fifth in descent from Isaac Cook, Sr. 
Fifth in descent from William Thompson. 

1893 NELSON, CARLTON TAYLOR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 9 
Third in descent from David Nelson, Sr. 

1903 NORRIS, HENRY McCOY, Cincinnati, O. 353 

Third in descent from Jonathan Norris. 

1914 NOYES, GEORGE WOODWARD, Cincinnati, O. 448 

Fifth in descent from Joseph Noyes. 

1913 O'KANE, RALPH CURRY, Cincinnati, O. 440 

Fourth in descent from Zebulon Parke. 


Elected No. 

1917 ORR. BENTON HERMAN, Cincinnati, O. 476 

Fourth in descent from Robert Orr. 

1901 ORR. JAMES POTTER, Cincinnati, O. 330 

Fourth in descent from Robert Orr. 

1918 OUTCALT, DUDLEY MILLER, Cincinnati, O. 492 

Fourth in descent from David Black. 

1908 PATTEN, EDWARD AMBROSE, Madisonville, O. 392 

Fourth in descent from Roswell Miner. 

1895 PATTERSON. JOHN HENRY, Dayton, O. 136 

Second in descent from Robert Patterson. 

1907 PATTON, JAMES BLAINE, New York City. 378 

Fourth in descent from George Patton. 

1895 PAXTON, THOMAS BARBOUR, Cincinnati, O. 154 

Second in descent from Thomas Paxton. 

1913 PERKINS, LEWIS W., Cincinnati, O. 441 

Fifth in descent from Ezekiel Worthen. 

1911 PHILLIPS. WALTER DABNEY, Cincinnati, O. 414 

Fourth in descent from Mourning Phillips. 

1911 PINNEY, OLIVER HENRY, Cincinnati, O. 418 

Fourth in descent from Martin Pinney. 
Fourth in descent from Abner Johnson. 
Fifth in descent from Samuel Johnson. 


Fourth in descent from Seth Pomeroy. 

1907 POPE, ARTHUR LEWIS, Norwood, O. 382 

Fourth in descent from Daniel Aver}'. 

1893 PUGH, ACHILLES HENRY, JR., Cincinnati, O. 272 

Fourth in descent from John Pugh. 

1901 PUNSHON, THOMAS BROWN, Cincinnati, O. 328 

Third in descent from John Langdon. 
Third in descent from William Brown. 

1918 QUAYLE, JOHN MATSON. San Antonio, Texas. 488 

Fourth in descent from James Vance. 

1893 RAWSON, EDWARD STEPHEN, Cincinnati, O. 39 

Fourth in descent from Levi Rawson. 
Fourth in descent from Joseph Adams. 
Fifth in descent from Edward Rawson. 

1917 REED, ALEXANDER G., Dayton, O. 485 

Fourth in descent from Abraham Delluff. 
Fifth in descent from Peter Ford. 

1894 RES( )R. ROBERT LIVINGSTON, Cincinnati, O. 60 

Fourth in descent from William Burnet. 


Elected No. 

1902 REYNOLDS, CHARLES WAUGH, Covington, Ky. 335 

Fourth in descent from Samuel Jackson. 

Fourth in descent from Joseph Reynolds. 

Fifth in descent from Thomas Reynolds. 

1902 REYNOLDS, ORRIN LYLE, Covington, Ky. 334 

Fourth in descent from Samuel Jackson. 
Fourth in descent from Joseph Reynolds. 
Fifth in descent from Thomas Reynolds. 

1919 RHODES, LOVELL, Asheville, N. C. 516 

Fourth in descent from Jesse Downes. 
Fifth in descent from Thomas Sturgis, Jr. 
Fifth in descent from John Taunt. 
Fifth in descent from William Wheatley. 
Fifth in descent from Edward Downes. 

1919 RHODES, OLIVER LOVELL BONSALL, Asheville, N. C. 517 
Fourth in descent from Jesse Downes. 
Fifth in descent from Thomas Sturgis, Jr. 
Fifth in descent from John Taunt. 
Fifth in descent from William Wheatley. 
Fifth in descent from Edward Downes. 

1896 RHODES, THOMAS DANIEL, Asheville, N. C. 212 

Third in descent from Jacob Houseman. 
Fourth in descent from William Wheatley. 

1918 RICHARDS, ALBERT, Norwood, O. 505 

Fourth in descent from Thomas Rogers. 

1916 RICHARDS, GEORGE, Washington, D. C 457 

Fourth in descent from Thomas Rogers. 

1898 RICHEY, SAMUEL WEBSTER, Cincinnati, O. 278 

Fourth in descent from James Fleming. 

1912 RITCHIE, WALTER STUNTZ, Columbia, Mo. 429 

Fourth in descent from Conrad Stuntz. 

1910 SACKET, FRANCIS JOHN, Norwood, O. 411 

Second in descent from Skene Douglas Sacket. 

1895 SAFFARRANS, GEORGE COOLIDGE, Ft. McPherson, Ga. 146 
Fourth in descent from Samuel Coolidge. 

1911 SAGE, JOHN DAVIS, Cincinnati, O. 417 

Fourth in descent from Isaac Snowden. 

1914 SANDERS, CAMERON HASKIN, Cincinnati, O. 443 

Fifth in descent from Hezikiah Goodrich. 
Fifth in descent from Ezra Downer. 
Sixth in descent from Josiah Goodrich. 
Sixth in descent from Henry Knappenberger. 

1914 SANDERS, WILLIAM REYNALE, Cincinnati, O. 442 

Fourth in descent from Hezikiah Goodrich. 
Fifth in descent from Josiah Goodrich. 
Fifth in descent from Henry Knappenberger. 

1918 SHATTUCK, ALBERTO CALVIN, JR., Norwood, O. 508 

Fourth in descent from Oliver Shattuck. 
Fifth in descent from Elijah Warner. 


Elected No. 

1910 SHATTUCK, ALBERTO CALVIN, Cincinnati. O. 405 

Third in descent from Oliver Shattuck. 
Fourth in descent from Elijah Warner. 

1903 SHILLITO, STEWART, Cincinnati, O. 347 

Third in descent from William Sterrett. 


Third in descent from Hanyoost Shoemaker. 
Third in descent from Michael Myers. 
Fourth in descent from Henry Herter. 

1918. SKINNER, CHARLES GAY, Cincinnati, O. 497 

Fourth in descent from Kilian Van Rensselaer. 

1918 SKINNER CHARLES WICKHAM, Cincinnati, O. 498 

Fifth in descent from Kilian Van Rensselaer. 

1909 SLOCUM, STEPHEN ELMER, Cincinnati, O. 395 

Fifth in descent from Samuel Slocum. 
Fourth in descent from Albert Singerland. 
Fourth in descent from Rynier Vanden Bergh. 
Fourth in descent from Adam Conde (Condey). 

1911 SMITH, ELLIOTT STEPHEN, Cincinnati. O. 415 

Third in descent from Gabriel Cornish. 

1909 SMITH, GEORGE CLEMENT, Morrow, O. 397 

Fourth in descent from Levi Smith. 

1911 SMITH, HINCKLEY, Hamilton, O. 422 

Third in descent from George Griffin. 

1917 SMITH, LEONARD STEPHENS, Cincinnati, O. 483 

Fourth in descent from Josiah Smith. 

1919 SMITH, MARCUS CLINTON, Norwood, O. 511 

Fourth in descent from Joseph Faulconer. 

1918 SMITH, WILLIAM ALLEN, Cincinnati, O. 495 

Fourth in descent from Nathan Smith. 

1917 SMITH. WILLIAM LOUIS, Cincinnati, O. 478 

Third in descent from Nathan Smith. 

1895 SMITH, WILLIAM WALKER, Lima, Peru. 166 

Fourth in descent from Levi Smith. 
Fourth in descent from David Walker. 
Fourth in descent from Jeremiah Vanderventer. 
Fifth in descent from Martin Smith. 

1914 SOUTHGATE, BERNARD WRIGHT, Covington, Ky. 449 

Third in descent from Thomas Fleming. 

1899 SPARROW, JACKSON WOLCOTT, Cincinnati, O. 304 

Fourth in descent from Abner Hubbard. 
Fifth in descent from Nathaniel Hamlin. 

1918 STANLEY, RICHARD MULFORD, Norwood, O. 507 

Fourth in descent from James Dawdell. 


Elected No. 

1916 STARKWEATHER, JOHN KENT, Cincinnati, O. 463 

Fifth in descent from Ephraim Starkweather. 

1897 STEDMAN, CHARLES JAMES, Cincinnati, O. 270 

Third in descent from John Huntington. 

1917 STEVENS, SAMUEL AARON, Cincinnati, O. 241 

Fourth in descent from Moses Stevens. 
Fifth in descent from John Tyler. 

1902 STITES, BENJAMIN HEZEKIAH, Cincinnati. O. 340 

Third in descent from Hezekiah Stites. 

1918 STRAUSS, GODFREY ERIC, Cincinnati, O. 490 

Fourth in descent from Peter Banta. 

1918 STRAUSS, HAROLD AARON, Cincinnati, O. 489 

Fourth in descent from Peter Banta. 

1902 TAYLOR, WILLIAM JORDAN, Cincinnati, O. 336 

Fifth in descent from Asa Haynes. 

1910 TOWNE, CHARLES A.. Cincinnati, O. 406 

Third in descent from Richard Town. 

1917 VAIL, DERRICH TILTON, Cincinnati, O. 482 

Third in descent from Joseph Vanderveer. 

1915 VAN METRE, WYLLIS VINCENT, Marietta, O. 456 

Fifth in descent from Abraham Van Metre. 

1916 VANCE, SELBY FRAME, Cincinnati, O. 471 

Fourth in descent from William Blackburn. 

1911 WALKER, GEORGE WILFRED, Cincinnati. O. 421 

Fourth in descent from Zephon Flower. 
Fourth in descent from John Hanna. 

1911 WAY, THOMAS IRVING, Cincinnati, O. 420 

Third in descent from Philip Fishburn. 

1916 WELSH, J. GILBERT, Oxford, O. 472 

Fourth in descent from James Welsh. 
Fourth in descent from Joseph Graham. 
Fourth in descent from Josiah Allen. 

1916 WEST, CLARENCE CLIFFORD. Cincinnati. O. 464 

Fourth in descent from John West. 

1916 WILEY, WILLIAM FOUST, Cincinnati, O. 470 

Third in descent from Jacob Foust. 

1919 WILSON, MORRIS WEBSTER, Glendale, O. 510 

Fifth in descent from Thomas Dill. 

1905 WILTSEE, PERCY LEONARD, Cincinnati, O. 361 

Fourth in descent from James Lyon. 

1909 WISEMAN, HENRY CLAY, Springfield, O. 398 

Third in descent from John Wiseman. 


Elected No. 

1894 WOOD, CHARLES LEONARD, Piqua, O. 66 

Third in descent from Joshua Davis. 
Third in descent from Peter Robertson. 
Third in descent from Abijah Wood. 
Third in descent from Stephen Washer. 

1895 WOOD, EPHRAIM MORGAN, Dayton, O. 190 

Third in descent from Jacob Morgan. 

1898 WOOD, HARLEY KIRK, Piqua, O. 300 

Third in descent from Abijah Wood. 

1916 WOOD, WILLIAM WILSON, Piqua, O. 458 

Fourth in descent from Abijah Wood. 

1895 WOODHULL, LAMBERT, Dayton, O. 193 

Third in descent from Benjamin Dennis. 

1910 WOODWARD, CLARENCE, Milford, O. 412 

Third in descent from Jacob Piatt. 

1911 WOODS, JOHN EWING, Pittsburg, Pa. 419 

Fourth in descent from Ephraim Blaine. 

1900 WOOLSON, ALVIN MANSFIELD, Toledo, O. 318 

Third in descent from Nehemiah Batchellor. 

1898 WRIGHT, JOHN GANO, Cincinnati, O. 277 

Fourth in descent from John Gano. 

1907 YEISER, HENRY CRAIG, Cincinnati, O 383 

Fourth in descent from David Jameson. 

Honor, justice and humanity call upon us to hold 
and to transmit to our posterity, that liberty, which 
we received from our ancestors. It is not our duty 
to leave wealth to our children; but it is our duty 
to leave liberty to them. 

— John Dickinson. 





Arranged Geographically with Their Occupation and Business 


Alberta : 

Shanghai : 

Washington : 

Manila : 

Hartford : 

Chicago : 
Covington : 


Lexington : 
Newport : 

Nelson, Carlton Taylor, Wholesale Lumber, Box 1353. 


Houghton, Henry Spencer, Harvard Medical School of China 
No. 7 Siccawei. 


Jackson, Franklin Potter, Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. A., care 
of Adjutant General of Army, Washington, D. C. 

Richards, George, The Paymaster, Brigadier General, U. S. 
Marine Corps. 

Saffarrans, George Coolidge, Officer U. S. A., care of Adjutant 
General of the Army, Washington, D. C. 


PinnEy, Oliver H., Captain, Medical Coi'ps, Fort Mills, Corregi- 


Smith, William Walker, Secretary to the Legation, Lima, Peru. 


Love joy, George M., V. P., The Phoenix Insurance Co. of 



Clark, Charles Crichton, Ticket Agent, U. S. R. R. Adminis- 
tration, 161 West Boulevard. 

Felton, Samuel Morse President, Chicago Great Western Rail- 
road Co., 721 Peoples Gas Building. 


Reynolds, Charles Waugh, Physician, 48 West Fourth St. 
Reynolds, Orrin LylE, Physician and Surgeon, 115 West 

Fourth St. 
La Bach, James Oscar, Director, Public Service Laboratories 

University of Kentucky. 
Cyrd, John Upshaw, Salesman, 633 E. Third St. 


Baltimore : 


Columbia : 

Raton : 


Garden City ; 
New York 

Asheville : 

Amelia : 

Cincinnati : 


Lowes, William Elliott, General Passenger Agent, B. & O. R. R. 


McLaughlin, Wilfrid Crittenden, Director and Manager, care 
of The Whitaker Paper Co. 


RiTCHEY, Walter Stuntz, Professor Agricultural Experiment 
Station, University of Missouri. 


Johnson, Lloyd Bates, Newspaper, Box 484. 


MuLFORD, Ariel B., Pharmaceutical Chemist, U. S. Naval 

Aviation School, 190 Riverside Drive. 
Goodman, William Augustus, Jr., Y. M. C. A. War Work. 

Burke, Clarence Elisha, 190 Riverside Drive. 
Corson, LIenry Clay, 270 Riverside Drive. 
Patton, James Blaine, Wholesale Lumber, 50 Church Street. 
Shoemaker, Michael Myers, Author and Traveller, 161 Madison 


Rhodes, Lovell, Captain U. S. Army. 

Rhodes, Oliver L. B., Cereal Manufacturer, Biltmore Wheat- 
Heater Co. 
Rhodes, Thomas Daniel, Retired. 


Hicks, William Morse, Physician, 146 Infantry Medical Detach- 
ment, 37th Division in France. 
Allison, Daniel KilER, Mechanical Engineer, 1144 Harrison 

Anderson, C. Vivian, Special Agent, Provident L. & T. Co., 312 

Union Trust Building. 
Armstrong, Frank Newton, President and Treasurer, The 

Armstrong Printing Co., 2145 Reading Road. 
Arnold, Brent, Superintendent, L. & N. R. R., 611 Union 

Central Building. 
AtwaTER, Rev. CarlETON Wm., Pastor Lincoln Park First 

Baptist Church, 465 Considine Ave. 
Baldwin, Ward, Consulting Engineer, 807-8-9 Commercial 

Tribune Building. 
Ballard, Edward McClurE, Lawyer, 601 Gwynne Building. 
Bartlett, Benjamin DeWolfe, Geo. Eustis & Co., 103 Union 

Trust Building. 
Bates, Edward Merrick Linley, Physician, Atlas Bank Bldg. 
BaylESS, Herman Armstrong, Lawyer, 97 Carew Building. 
Berry, Edward Hamilton, Engineer of Roadways, Cincinnati 

Traction Co., 1312 Traction Building. 


innati: Blaine, John Ewing, Retired, 976 Lenox Place. 

BooKWAivTER, Alfred Guinter, Secretary Y. M. C. A., n.w.c. 

Central Parkway and Elm St. 
Brewster, John P. Harrison, Assistant Cashier, Cincinnati 

Branch F. R. Bank of Cleveland, 401 Union Trust Building. 
Brown, William Morris, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. 
BuELL, Edward Wyllyss, Civil Engineer, Room 405, Custom 

Bullock, James Wilson, Room 507 

BuRGETT, Herman Albert, U. S. A., 3963 Beechwood Ave. 
Burgoyne, Charles Lyman, President, The Emery Candle Co., 

414 Walnut Street. 
Carroll, Robert DeValcourt, Lawyer, 811 Fourth National 

Bank Building. 
Carson, Archibald Irwin, Surgeon, 410 Broadway. 
Carson, William, Lieutenant, U. S. A., 46 E. McMillan St. 
Cary, Samuel FenTon, Reporter, Cincinnati Enquirer, Hotel 

Emery, 617-21 Vine Street. 
Chatfield, Wm. Henry, Jr., Chatfield & Co., 519 Union Central 

Clark, Jesse Redman, President, Union Central Life Insurance 

Co., s.w.c 4th and Vine Sts. 
Cole, Alfred P., Physician, Groton Building. 
Collier, Allen, President and Treasurer, The Proctor & Col- 
lier Co. 
Comegys, Charles George, Lawyer, Room 808, 528 Walnut St. 
CowEN, Clinton, State Highway Commissioner, 335 South High 

St., Columbus, Ohio. 
Crane, Harry Thurston, Pastor, Mt. Auburn Baptist Church, 

2427 Auburn Ave. 
Crawford, Frank Elbert, Special Representative, Union Cen- 
tral Life Insurance Co., 1112 Union Central Building. 
Davies, Alfred Metcalfe, President, The Davies-Bertram Co., 

Room 808, 414 Walnut St. 
Davis, Alex. Brooking, Chemical Director, 426 New St. 
Deane, Clinton, Treasurer, The P. R. Mitchell Co., Spring 

Grove and Harrison Ave. 
DiEHL, George Paxton, Lawyer, 15 East Third St. 
Dixon, Vernon Walker, Postal Clerk, R. M. S., 4203 34th Ave., 

Drury, Alexander Greer, Physician, 32 The Navarre. 
Drury, Alexander GetchELL, Mechanical Engineer, 405 First 

National Bank Building. 
Dunlap, Anthony Bullock, Lawyer, 503 St. Paul Building. 
DuRRELL, Joseph Huston, Real Estate, 1003 Mercantile Library 

Ehrman, Albert Hoyt, Ensign, U. S. A. 
Ehrman, George Bartholomew, Lieutenant, U. S. A. 
Fahnestock, Leslie Miller, Salesman, s.w.c. Front and Vine. 
Freer, Paul Anthony, Private, Battery "D," 136th Field 

Artillery, U. S. A. 
Freer, Robert Elliott, Lawyer, 2208 Union Central Building. 


Cincinnati: Galbraith, Frederick Wm., Jr., Secretary and Treasurer, The 
Western Paper Goods Co., n.w.c. Third & Lock St. 

" Galbrmth, vSayward, President, The Darnell Steam Sterilizer 

Co., 24 West McMicken Ave. 

" Gatch, Hayward David, Lawyer, 2215 Union Central Building. 

" Gatch, Lewis Newton, Lawyer, 2215 LTnion Central Building. 

" Gatch, Loren GrEENo, Lawyer, 2215 Union Central Building. 

" Gates, John Langdon, vSecretary Liberty Loan, 336 Walnut St. 

" GoDEEY, Samuel Smith, Architect, Room 903, 104 W. Fourth St. 

" Gray, Adam, Insurance, 801 First National Bank Building. 

" Griffith, Griffith Pritchard, Citizens National Bank, Fourth 

and Main Sts. 
" GroESBEck, Telford, Lawyer, Room 503, n.e.c. Sixth and Main 

" Heyl, Ashton Bryant, Physician, Room 306, 225 E. Fourth St. 

" Heyl, John Kilgour, Draftsman, Telephone Building. 

" Hills, George Heathcote, Rector, Grace Protestant Episcopal 

Church, 3626 Reading Road. 
" HoLLisTER, Burton P., Lawyer, 1325-29 Union Trust Bldg. 

" HoLLisTER, Howard Clark, Judge, U. S. District Court, 320-322 

U. vS. Custom House. 
" Hopkins, William H., Secretar}' and Treasurer, The New River 

Lumber Co., 1601 Union Trust Building. 
" Hughes, John Robert, Locomotive Engineer, 4445 Darrow Ave., 

Winton Place. 
" Johnston, Edward Samuel, Physician, 19 W. 7th Street. 

" Jones, Frank Johnston, Lawyer, Room 53-55 141 E. 4th Street. 

" Jones, Robert Ralston, District Engineer, 405 Custom House. 

" Jones, Robert Ralston, Jr., Lieutenant, U. S. A., 341 Bryant 

" Jones, Walter vSt. John, Insurance, 704 Traction Building. 

" Julian, William Alexander, President, The Julian & Kokenge 

Co., 426 E. 4th Street. 
" Kemper, Edwin Wilson, Lawyer, 505 Johnston Building. 

" KinsEy, Boyden, D. S. M., Jones & McLaughlin Steel Co., 

1205-8 Union Trust Building. 
" KinsEy, George, Retired, 1205 LTnion Trust Building. 

" Knight, Alfred, V. P., The Fleischmann Co., 699 Washington 

Street, New York. 

" Laws, Harry Langdon, Jas. H. Laws & Co., (Commission 

Merchants), 1405 First National Bank Building. 

" Lewis, Charles, President, Jas Hcekin Co., Water and Walnut 


" Lewis, Charles Birk, Cost Department Manager, 66th and Van 

Kirk Avenues. 

" Lewis, Harry Kemper, Sales Manager, Keckin Spice Co., n.w.c. 

Water and Walnut. 

** Lloyd, John Uri, Lloyd Bros. (Manufacturing Pharmacists), 

Court and Plum Streets. 

" Locke, Walter M., Lawyer, 63-64 Atlas Bank Building. 


innati: Locke, William Stanton, Dentist, 503-4 Andrews Building. 

Mackoy, Harry Brent, Lawyer, First National Bank Bldg. 
McBride, Harry, Salesman, 1016 Union Trust Building. 
Mann, Harry Gilbert, Traveling Salesman (Wholesale and 

Retail Millinery), 4th and Elm Sts. 
Matson, Ralph Wilson, Draftsman, 618 First National Bk. Bldg. 
Miller, Frank Hathaway, The Geo C. Miller Sons Carriage 

Co., 713 Main Street. 
Morgan, Asa BushnELL, Vice-President, The Putnam-Hooker 

Company, s. e. c. 3rd and Walnut. 
Muleord, Harrison S., Special Representative, Union Central 

Life Insurance Co., 1113 Union Central Building. 
MuLFORD, Ren, Jr., Advertising Writer, Thompson-Koch Co., 

32 W. 6th Street. 
Nelson, Ben BarrerE, Lawyer, 708 Fourth Nat. Bk. Bldg. 
NoRRis, Henry McCoy, Secretary, The Cincinnati Bickford 

Tool Co., Oakley. 
NoYES, George Woodward, Secretary and Treasurer, The Brun- 

hoff Mfg. Co., s. w. c. 9tli and Freeman. 
O'KanE, Ralph Curry, Clerk, 105 W 3rd Street. 
Orr, Benton Herman, The Potter Shoe Co., 20 W. 5th Street. 
Orr, James Potter, President, The Potter Shoe Co., 20 W. 5th St. 
OuTCALT, Dudley Miller, Lieutenant, U. S. A. 
Patten, Edward Ambrose, Postal Clerk, R. M. S., Cincinnati & 

Nashville R. P. O. 
Paxton, Thomas Barbour, Lawyer, Room 801, n. e. c. 6th and 

Main Streets. 
Perkins, Lewis W., Traffic Manager, Gwynne Building. 
Phillips, Walter Dabney, President and Manager, The Ameri- 
can Dismalt Co., 419 Plum Street. 
Pope, Arthur Lewis, Secretary, The Blaine Thompson Co., 

Fourth National Bank Building. 
PuGH, Achilles Henry, Jr , President and Treasurer, The A. H. 

Pugh Printing Co., 400 Pike Street. 
Punshon, Thomas Brown, Civil Engineer, Room 705, 439 Race 

Rawson, Edward Stephen, Advisory Council in Ohio, Room 604, 

104 W. 4th Street. 
Resor, Robert Livingston, President and Treasurer, The Den- 
ton Co., s. e. c. 7th and Race. 
RiCHEY, Samuel Webster, Treasurer, Richey-Halstead & Quick 

Co., 702 Traction Building. 
Sacket, Francis John, Vice-President, The C. R. Talbott Co., 

2532 Spring Grove Avenue. 
Sage, John Davis, Vice-President, The Union Central Life 

Insurance Co., s. w. c. 4th and Vine. 
Sanders, Cameron H., Assistant Secretary, The American 

Liability Co., 201 Second National Bank Building. 
Sanders, William ReynalE, Secretary and General Manager, 

The American Liability Co., 201 Second National Bank, Bldg. 
Shattuck, Alberto Calvin, Lawyer, 500 First National Bank 

Shattuck, Alberto Calvin, Jr., Salesman, 7th and Main Sts. 


Cincinnati: ShilliTo, Stewart, President, The John Shillito Co., Race, 

7th and ShilHto Place. 
" Skinner, Charles Gay, Broker 1001 Second National Bank 

" Skinner, Charles Wickham, Consulting Engineer, 1001 Second 

National Bank Building. 
" Slocum, Stephen Elmer, Professor of Mathematics, University 

of Cincinnati. 
" Smith, Elliott Stephen, Astronomer, Observatory Grounds. 

" Smith, Marcus C, Ladies' Hat Manufacturer, 307 Central Ave. 

" Smith, William Allen, Lieutenant, U. S. A. 

" Smith, William Louis, Secretary and Manager, The Fireproof 

Storage Co., 718 Oak Street. 
" Southgate, Bernard Wright, Clerk, Light House Service, 

Room 420, Custom House. 
" Sparrow, Jackson Wolcott, Lawyer, 508-9 Johnston Bldg. 

" Starkweather, John Kent, Representing Harris, Forbes & Co. 

of New York, 2405 Union Central Building. 
" Stedman, Charles James, President, First National Bank, 4th 

and Walnut. 
" Stevens, Samuel Aaron, Machine Tools, 4609 Eastern Avenue. 

" Stites, Benjamin HezEkiah, Lawyer, 80 Atlas Bank Building. 

" Strauss, Godfrey Eric, Lieutenant, U. S. A. 

" Strauss, Harold Aaron, Major, U. S. A. 

" Taylor, William Jordan, Physician, 19 W. 7th Street. 

" TowNE, Charles A., U. S. Civil Service, 405 Post Office Bldg. 

" Vail, Derrick Tilton, Physician, 24 E. 8th Street. 

" Vance, Selby Frame, Professor, Lane Seminary, 3 Lane Seminary 

" Walker, George Wilfred, District Sales Manager, Cooper- Hew- 

itt Electric Co., 1406 First National Bank Building. 
" Way, Thomas Irving, Dentist, 52 Groton Building. 

" West, Clarence Clifford, Manager, 213 W. 3rd Street. 

" Wiley, William Foust, Managing Editor, Cincinnati Enquirer, 

617-21 Vine Street. 
" Wilson, Morris Webster, Ford Motor Co., Lincoln Avenue. 

" WiLSTEE, Percy Leonard, Undertaker, 24 W. 9th Street. 

" Wright, John Gano, Insurance, 1421 First National Bank Bldg. 

Columbus: Hodgson, Frank Day, Railroad Auditor, 50 East Broad Street. 

Dayton: GrEER, Clarence Newcombe, Deputy County Auditor, care of 

Court House. 
" Grimes, Edward Davies, 219 West First Street. 

" Patterson, John Henry, Manufacturer, The National Cash 

Register Co. 
" Reed, Alexander G., Real Estate, Contracting, Wrecking and 

the sale of Salvage Material, 832 South Ludlow Street. 
" Wood, Ephraim, Morgan, 102 W. 2nd Street. 

" WooDHULL, Lambert, Retired, 105 E. 2nd Street. 

Fayette : Clark, Walter James, Public School Superintendent. 

Fosters: Lewis, Henry Thompson, Agriculturist. 


Fremont: Haynes, George White, Cashier Fremont Savings Bank. 

Hamilton : Smith. Hinckley, Lawyer, 207 Eaton Avenue. 

Marietta: Frye, HarlEy Edgar, Engineering, U. S. Engineering Office, 
723 2nd Street, Wheeling, W. Va. 
" Hancock, Winfield Scott, Lawyer, 25 St. Clair Building. 

" Van Meter, Wyllis Vincent, Merchant, 165 Front Street. 

Milford: Woodward, Clarence, Farmer. 

Morrow: Smith, George Clement. 

Norwood: Blaine, John Ewing, Jr., Secretary and Treasurer, The Globe- 
Wernicke Co., Carthage Avenue. 

" Gash, Edward Leander, Office Assistant, The Globe-Wernicke 

Co., 2234 Cameron Avenue. 

" Richards, Albert, Sub. Inspector, U. S. Navy, 212 Gwynne Bldg. 

" Shattuck, Alberto Calvin, Jr., Salesman, 7th and Main Sts. 

" Smith, Leonard Stephens, Secretary and Treasurer, The Ameri- 

can Laundry Machine Co. 

" Stanley, Richard Mulford, Department Manager, The Globe- 

Wernicke Co., Carthage Avenue. 

" YeisER, Henry Craig, President, The Globe-Wernicke Co., 

Carthage Avenue. 

Oxford: Welsh, J. Gilbert, Cashier, The Farmers' State and Savings 


Piqua: Wood, Charles Leonard, Manufacturer, 607 West Water St. 

" Wood, Harley Kirk, Manufacturer. 

" Wood, William Wilson, Third Vice-President and Treasurer, 

The Wood Shovel and Tool Co., Clark and South Avenues. 

Sebrirg: Akers, Lewis Robeson, Pastor, First M. E. Church and Secre- 

tary of the Chamber of Commerce. 

Springfield: Bushnell, John Ludlow, President, The First National Bank. 
" Crowell, John Stephen, Publisher, Manufacturer and Bank 

Director, 1127 E. High Street. 
" McGrEw, Samuel J., Paying Teller, Mad River National Bank. 

" Wiseman, Henry Clay, Hardware Merchant, 36-38 E. Main St. 

St. Clairsville : Clark, Albert Leroy, Medical Department, 148th Infantry, 

Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va. 
Charleston: Houston, Foster B., Banker, Merchant and Farmer, The 

Houston Bank. 

Terrace Park :BooNE, Walter Herbert, Retired Pensioner. 

Toledo: Hayes, Birchard Austin, Lawyer, 1607 Second Nat'l Bank Bldg. 

" PoMEROY, George EltwEEd, Real Estate. 

" WooLSON, Alvin Mansfield, Retired Merchant, 2057 Parkwood 


Waverly: Jones, George Cole, Farm Manager. 

Zanesville: Gather, James Hamilton, Agriculturist, R. F. D. No. 6. 


Portland: Disque, Brice Purcell, Bureau of Aircraft, Yeon Building. 


Philadelphia: Hall, Charles Gilbert, Curtis Publishing Co., 425 Arch St. 

Pittsburgh: Woods, John Ewing, Steel, 421 Carnegie Building. 

Wayne: Lyons, Morton Mackoy, Manager, the Globe Wernicke Co., 

Branch, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Dallas: Humphrey, Robert Wade, 521 Juanita Building. 

San Antonio: OuaylE, John Matson, Sergeant, 112th Field Signal Battalion, 
~ A. P. O. 763, A. E. F., France. 


Fort Monroe : BoGGESs, John Samuel, Surgeon, U. S. Public Health vService, 
San Antonio, Texas. 

The right to enjoy liberty is inalienable. To 
invade it is to usurp the prerogative of Jehovah. 
Every man has a right to his own body — to the 
products of his own labor — to the protection of 
law — and to the common advantages of society. 

— William Lloyd Garrison 



The Obituaries of the following members have been printed in 
former Year Books 

Bailey, John Ward, August 16, 1902. 

Bigelow, Henry Waite, March 12, 1895. 

Brent, Columbus Peyton, M. D., August 21, 1901. 

Briggs, Samuel, December 22, 1904. 

Brown, Major Aaron Mercer, M. D., October 3, 1902 

Burnet, Edward Warren, April 20, 1908. 

Bushnell, Governor Asa Smith, January 15, 1904. 

Carson, William, M. D., July 9, 1893. 

Cary, General Samuel Fenton, September 29, 1900. 

Chamberiin, Major John Wilson, August 11, 1901. 

Cole, Charles Wesley, June 9, 1907. 

Conner, Phineas Sanborn, L. h. D., March 26, 1909. 

Cowen, General Benjamin Rush, January 29, 1908. 

Dawes, Major Ephraim Cutler, May 23, 1895. 

Egbert, General Harry Clay, March 26, 1899. 

Ely, Rev. John Hugh, July 18, 1906. 

Emerson, Captain Henry, February 22, 1904. 

Fairchild, Harmon Scott, August 17, 1908. 

Fogg, Arthur Uoyd, October 14, 1899. 

Franklin, Gustavus Scott, M. D., February 6, 1901. 

Guthrie, Major James Verner, 1906. 

Hargrave, Julius Boylan, June 30, 1902. 

Heyl, Theodore Clement, M. D., March 21, 1896. 

Hickenlooper, General Andrew, May 12, 1904. 

Hicks, James, December 24, 1901. 

Hunt, Judge Samuel Fur man, January 12, 1907. 

Hunt, William Lewis, October 24, 1897. 

Judkins, WiUiam, M. D., June 23, 1906. 

Kemper, Andrew Carr, M. D., August 15, 1905. 

Kincaid, Judge Charles Euston, November 2, 1906. 

Langdon, Perin, April 1, 1908. 


Logan, Major John Alexander, November 11, 1899. 

Lovett, Thomas Davis, December 5, 1897. 

Mackoy, Lewis Dixon, June 8, 1897. 

Marsh, Christopher Bridge, November 26, 1894. 

Mavin, Richard Pratt, June 23, 1906. 

McDowell, Major Joseph Jefferson, August 6, 1906. 

McGrew, Thomas Fletcher, November 3, 1903. 

Miller, John Carrick, September 27, 1900. 

Morgan, John Davis, October 19, 1906. 

Morgan, Rev. Yelverton Peyton, D. D., October 16, 1899. 

Morrow, Otway Curry, May 18, 1903. 

Mussey, William Lindsly, M. D., September 8, 1898. 

Neff, William Howard, September 17, 1902. 

Newton, John Marshall, December 9, 1897. 

Patterson, Francis Jefferson, July 4, 1901. 

Patton, Joseph Henry, September 8, 1894. 

Peck, Hiram Harper, October 18, 1908. 

Perin, Clifford, May 26, 1902. 

Pierce, Walter Bryant, September 15, 1902. 

Rice, Clarence Stahl, March 21, 1904. 

Rogers, George Washington, August 11, 1899. 

Russell, Anthony Octavius, April 8, 1900. 

Sackett, Augustus Nathaniel, March 13, 1901. 

Seely, WiUiam Wallace, M. D., November 7, 1903. 

Stoddard, George, April 6, 1907. 

Strader, Benjamin Franklin, April 2, 1897. 

Trimble, Rodney Telfair, M. D., January 3, 1908. 

Utter, Lyon Edmund, January 25, 1901. 

Waite, Christopher Champlin, February 21, 1896. 

Wayne, James Stark, March 31, 1907. 

Weir, Frederick Candee, March 1, 1899. 

Wetherill, Captain Alexander Macomb, July 1, 1898. 

Wilson, Pierre Camblos, April 21, 1898. 


And he that lives to live forever never fears dying. 

— William Penn 

Obituaries of Members deceased since the publication of the 
Last Year Book for 1909 



Edward Lowell Anderson, son of Larz Anderson and Catherine Longwood 
Anderson, was born in Cincinnati, October 4th, 1842. He was second in 
descent from Richard Clough Anderson (1750-1826) who served with distinc- 
tion as an officer in the Continental Army. 

Edward Lowell Anderson attended Exeter Academy, and a military school 
at Beverwyck Manor, New York, which he left at the beginning of the Civil 
War to enter the army. From 1862 to 1865 he served as First Lieutenant and 
Captain in the 52nd Ohio Infantry; was a member of the staff of General William 
T. Sherman; and took part in the battles of Perry ville, Murfreesboro, Chicka- 
mauga, Mission Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain, Jonesboro, where he was wounded 
and other engagements, and was mustered out at the end of the war. 

On December 5th, 1865, he married Mary Fore of Cincinnati. 

In 1866 he was admitted to the bar. 

He was a member of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution, the G. A. R. 
Society, and the Loyal Legion. 

He was the author of "Northern Ballads," 1874; "Soldier and Pioneer," 
1879; "Six Weeks in Norway," 1877; "Modern Horsemanship," 1884; "Curb, 
Snaffel and Spur," 1894; "Riding and Driving," (with Price Collier) 1905; 
and other works. 

He died on March 29th, 1916, at his home on the Grandin Road, Cincinnati. 



George Armstrong died April 30th, 1912, at his residence, in Mt. Auburn, 
Cincinnati. He was born in New York, January 29th, 1845. He was engaged 
in the Printing and Bookbinding business at 419 Elm Street, Cincinnati. 

Mr. Armstrong claimed his descent and right of membership through Jacob 
Parker of Haverstraw, New York, who served as a private in the Orange County 
Regiment, New York Militia, commanded by Colonel Ann Hawkes Hay. 

Mr. Armstrong was a member of the Mt. Auburn Baptist Church. The 
funeral services were conducted in his home, by his pastor, Rev. Harry T. 
Crane, on May 2nd, 1912. He was a member of the Masonic Order and of 
many clubs. He is survived by a widow, and by his son, who is a member of 
this Society. 

He was admitted to the Ohio Society of Sons of the Revolution on February 
9th, 1900. 




John Gordon Battelle was born in Clarksburg, Virginia, May 12, 1845. 
He was not of Southern stock, but came of a long line of English colonists who 
had rendered conspicuous service in the pioneer development of the American 

Thomas Battelle, the founder of the family in America, came from England 
about 1640, and settled in Dedham, Massachusetts. 

John Battelle, second child of Thomas Battelle, was born July 1st, 1652, 
and died September 20th, 1712. 

Ebenezer Battelle, fourth child of John Battelle, was born January 22nd, 
1691, and died March 6th, 1759. 

Ebenezer Battelle 2nd, sixth child of Ebenezer Battelle, was born January 
10th, 1729, and died November 6tli, 1776. He was Captain of a company on 
the occasion of the Lexington Alarm, April 19th, 1775. 

Ebenezer Battelle 3rd, second child of Ebenezer Battelle 2ntl, was born 
February 4th, 1754. He served under his father as a volunteer at Lexington, 
and subsequently served through the war as a Major in the First SuffoDc Regi- 
ment. Later he was Colonel of Militia Ijy appointment of the Governor of 
Massachusetts, and a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company 
of Boston, the oldest secular organization in the United States. In 1775 he 
was graduated from Harvard, and in 1781, in partnership with Isaiah Thomas, 
he established a book store in Boston, which was the foundation of the present 
well known publishing house of Little, Brown & Co. Colonel Battelle was a 
member of the Ohio Company and one of its agents. With the second colony 
he left Boston in April, 1788, traveling by sea and road, and arrived at Marietta, 
Ohio, in l\Iay where he established his home. He died at the residence of his 
son in Nev.])ort, Washington County, Ohio, in the year 1815, in his sixty -first 

Ebenezer Battelle 4th, second child of Colonel Ebenezer Battelle, was born 
in Dedham, Mass., August 8th, 1778, and died in Washington County, Ohio, 
on Jarmary 2nd, 1876, in his ninety-eight year. 

Rev. Gordon Battelle, D. D., seventh child of the preceding, was born in 
Newport, Washington County, Ohio, November 14th, 1814. He was one of 
the most active and distinguished clerg>'men of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
serving congregations in Ohio and Virginia, and was a leader in the fight against 
slavery. lie was a chaplain in the First Regiment Virginia Volunteers (Union), 
and died in 1862 of illness resulting from his devotion to the sick and wounded 
of his own and other commands. The care of his wife and seven children fell 
largely upon the shoulders of his only son, John Gordon Battelle, then a lad 
of seventeen preparing for college. 

At the age of eighteen, John Gordon Battelle entered the employment of 
the United States Treasury Department as a clerk, and later served in the 
Quartermaster's Department, being stationed at Wheeling, W. Va. When 
twenty-one years of age he Ir^ccame the secretary and general superintendent of 
the Norway Manufacturing Company of Wheeling, and from that time until his 
death was actively engaged in the production of iron and steel. During the 
later years of his life he was President of the Columbus Steel and Iron Company, 
recently merged with the American Rolling Mill Company, and was director and 
stockholder in many other important enterprises. 

On February 10th, 1881, Mr. Battelle was married at Memphis, Tenii., to 
Miss Annie M. Norton, who with a son, Gordon Battelle, survives him. 

Colonel Battelle always had a wholesome interest in politics, being a Re])ubli- 
can of decided views. He was commissioned Colonel and A. D. C. on the 
Military Staff of Governor Nash of Ohio. He served for many years as a 


Director of the National Association of Manufacturers, and was prominent in 
other trade, civic, fraternal, historical and other organizations, among which 
were the following: — Sons of the Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars; Ohio 
Society of New York; American Geographical Society; Loyal Legion; Sports- 
men's Association of Cheat Mountain; the Columbus Club; the Arlington 
Club, and others. 

On May 10th, 1918, Colonel Battelle passed away at his home in Columbus, 


Ephraim Robert Blaine died suddenly from an apoplectic stroke early in the 
morning of October 17th, 1911, at his apartments in the Auburndale, Mt. 
Auburn. He was born at Maysville, Kentucky, November 23rd, 1858, being 
at the time of his death fifty-two years of age. 

Mr. Blaine removed from his boyhood home to Lexington, Kentucky, where 
for years and under several Presidential administrations, both Republican and 
Democratic, he held the office of Deputy Revenue Collector. He then became 
associated with John Brisbane Walker, at that time publisher of the Cosmopoli- 
tan Magazine; and somewhat later removed to Cincinnati to become manager 
of the Procter & Collier Company, advertisers, holding this position for a number 
of vears. At the time of his death he was President of the Blaine-Thompson 
Company, a large and successful advertising firm of Cincinnati. With him in 
this firm was associated Mr. Ren. Mulford, Jr., a member of this vSociety, and 
at present one of its Board of Managers. 

Mr. Blaine was closely identified with the civic and commercial interests of 
Cincinnati. He was a member of the Business Men's Club; was an officer, 
and for a time in this year Acting-President, of the Commercial Association of 
Cincinnati. It was under his leadership, and largely due to his efforts, that by 
the recent "whirlwind campaign" twelve hundred members were added to this 
Association; he was chairman of its Publicity Committee, and a member of its 
Industrial Committee. He served recently as Chairman of the Ways and 
Means Committee of the Fernbank Dam Association, by unselfish and untiring 
work contributing greatly to the success of the recent celebration at the opening 
of this Dam. Mr. Blaine was an ardent worker for the progress of Cincinnati, 
in advertising the city's resources, and in enlarging its trade relations. He will 
be sorely missed in this new and progressing era of Cincinnati's progressive 

Mr. Blaine was a member of the Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, and 
while not an officer, was assigned to duty on some of its important committees. 
His body was laid to rest in his native town, Maysville, in the hope of everlasting 
life, the funeral services being conducted by the Rev. John Barbour, D. D., 
Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Maysville. 

Mr. Blaine is survived b}^ a widow, a sister and three brothers, one of whom, 
Mr. John Ewing Blaine, resides in Cincinnati, and is a member and an ex- 
president of the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution. He was also a first 
cousin of that peerless statesman, James G. Blaine. Mr. Blaine was a man of 
gentle, but noble and purposeful nature; entirely unselfish in disposition, and 
possessing many traits of heroism. Our sympathy for the wife, so suddenly 
iDereaved, is sincere and deep ; and likewise also our hearts are deeply moved for 
the brother and nephew, who are members of this Society. 

Mr. Blaine was admitted to the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution, 
December 28th, 1895, claiming descent from Ephraim Blaine, Commissary 
General of Purchases in the Continental Army, 1780-1782. 



Colonel Cornelius Cadle will not sit with us again in the counsels of this 
Board, nor share with us the festivities and fellowship of our patriotic anniver- 
saries, for on January 13th, 1913, he laid aside his armor and his honors to pass 
into eternal rest. 

Colonel Cadle was a patriot and a chivalrous soldier, for the honors, which 
he wore, were won and well-deserved. Volunteering from Iowa, his adopted 
State, at the outbreak of the Civil War, he served throughout that War in the 
Army of the West, participating in the battles of Shiloh, Pittsburg, Chickamauga 
and others of the Tennessee Campaign. He was with Sherman in the Atlanta 
Campaign, and served to the end of the war. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant- 
Colonel, serving as Assistant Adjutant General when Sherman assumed com- 
mand of the Army of the Tennessee. 

He was interested and prominent in the Loyal Legion, serving officially 
both in its Local and National Commanderies. 

He was also an officer of the association of the Army of the Tennessee; and 
served as a member of the Government Commission in charge of the Shiloh 
Battlefield to within a short time of his last illness. 

He was prominent in other loyal and patriotic associations. 

Colonel Cadle was born in New York City, May 22, 1836. In early life 
he moved to the West, being a resident of Iowa at the time of his enlistment for 
the Civil War. He remained in the Army after the close of the War, serving in 
Alabama as Assistant Adjutant General to General Wager Swayne. He then 
remained in that State to engage in the coal and iron industry. Going from 
Montgomery to Pike County, he discovered and opened up extensive fields. 
The town of Blockton, Alabama, with three thousand inhabitants, is a monu- 
ment to his industry and success. It now stands where he found the undeveloped 
and untenanted wilderness. 

In 1894, he accepted the Chairmanship of the National Commission for the 
vShiloh Battlefield, continuing to serve until four years ago, failing health 
influenced him to resign. What has been achieved in transforming this field 
of carnage into a park and a memorial for the nation, is due chiefly to Colonel 
Cadle. In Cincinnati, which he had made his home since his appointment as 
Chairman of the Shiloh Commission, he was widely esteemed for his virtues 
and for his knightly graces, holding a prominent place as citizen and man. His 
soldierly bearing, his unvarying courtesy, his interest in the patriotic associa- 
tions of our nation, and his loyalty to the highest ideals and the foundation 
principles of the American government, are memories which we cherish and shall 
hold sacred to his memory while we live. 

Colonel Cadle was admitted to the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution, 
on June 26, 1895, being third in descent from John Fiske, who was born in 
Massachusetts in 1741, was a citizen of Framingham, Massachusetts, and died 
there in 1819. Fiske served as a private in the Company of Captain Simon 
Edgill, Lexington Alarm, April 19, 1775. 

Colonel Cadle was a member of the Board of Managers of this Society in 
1896, served as Third Vice-President in 1897; Second Vice-President in 1898; 
First Vice-President in 1899; and was elected President in 1900. 

According to his own preference, often expressed, his body was cremated on 
January 17, 1913. His ashes are resting in Muscatine, Iowa, in the family 
vault, between the remains of his father and his mother. He is survived by 
his widow, four brothers and a sister, who is the wife of the American Consul at 

So has passed from our view and from the honored place which he held in our 
fellowship, another of those war-proved heroes, another of those loyal citizens 
of peace, who are the noblest treasures of their and our country. 



Dr. Charles Henry Castle, son of James H. Castle and Phoebe Ann Dick, 
was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 28th, 1862. 

Dr. Castle came of noted Colonial ancestry on both sides. Dr. Archibald 
Dick, who attended George Washington on his death bed, was a brother of 
Dr. Castle's maternal grandfather. His maternal grandmother was a Rogers, 
a descendant of Rev. John Rogers, who was burned at the stake in 1555, as 
recounted in Fox's Book of Martyrs. Dr. Castle was also fourth in descent 
from William Evans, a Colonel in the Revolutionary Army. 

Dr. Castle was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and of the 
Miami Medical College, and followed the general practice of medicine, and 
surgery, later specializing on eye, ear, nose and throat. He was associated 
for ten years with Dr. Christian R. Holmes, and was also receiving physician 
at the old Cincinnati Hospital on Twelfth Street, and was on the staff of 
the Child's Episcopal Hospital, Mt. Auburn. Dr. Castle had the distinction 
of operating the first X-Ray apparatus in Cincinnati. He was an active 
member of the City, County, State and American Medical Associations as well 
as of the American College of Surgeons. For four years he served as Editor-in- 
Chief of the Lancet-Clinic, the oldest medical journal published in this part of 
the country, and relinquished his arduous duties only because of the increasing 
demands of his office of Medical Director of the Federal Union I/ife Insurance 
Company, of which he was one of the incorporators and member of the Board 
of Directors. 

At the outbreak of the Spanish- American War Dr. Castle enlisted and before 
the close of the War he had attained the rank of Captain and Assistant Surgeon 
in the Cavalry at the head of a Base Hospital. 

Dr. Castle was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Member of 
the National Board of Health, Sons of the Revolution, Loyal Legion, Spanish 
War Veterans, Delta Psi Fraternity, and Vattier Lodge No. 386, F. & A. M. 
Dr. Castle was also Vestryman of Grace Episcopal Church. 

In 1905 Dr. Castle married Miss Maurice Abell. His death occurred on 
January 21st, 1918, and he is survived by his wife and son Archibald. 


John Sanborn Conner, an honored member of the Ohio Society, Sons of the 
Revolution, and its President in 1906, passed from this life Tuesday morning, 
July 11th, 1911. For years he had suffered ill-health, culminating in the last 
illness, which confined him closely for the three months preceding his death. 
Judge Conner was a scholar, patriot, man of affairs, philanthropist, Christian, 
lawyer of ability, and citizen of the first rank. Besides all these, he was a true 
gentleman and a genial friend, who drew close to himself the hearts of his associates 
in this Society, and has left in their memories the fragrant record of kind and 
gentle deeds. His memoir deserves a notable place both in the records of the 
Society and on the tablets of our human hearts. 

Judge Conner was born in Cincinnati, June 30th, 1844, and thus at his death 
had entered his 68th year. His boyhood was spent in his native city, in the 
public schools of which he acquired his early education. His higher education 
was received in Dartmouth College, from which he graduated in 1865. After a 
few months spent in North Carolina looking after the family property, which 
had been overrun by war, he returned to settle in his native city, beginning the 
study of law in the office of the Solicitor of the City, Gen. E. R. Noyes. He 
graduated from the Cincinnati Law School in 1868, beginning at once the practice 
of his chosen profession as Clerk and Title-Examiner in the Solicitor's office. 
In April, 1869, he was appointed First Assistant Solicitor of the City, holding 


that position for four years. In this time there fell upon him the principal 
part of the legal work connected with the establishment of the Southern Railway, 
and also with the taking: over of Burnet Woods by the City of Cincinnati. 
After these four years, in 1873, he entered into private practice, and so con- 
tinued until the fall of 1881, when he was elected one of the judges of the 
Court of Common Pleas of Hamilton County, taking his seat the following 
February. After the judicial term of five years he returned to private prac- 
tice, in which he remained to the time of his death. Associated with him 
for years have been Messrs. Charles A. J. Walker and Jackson W. Sparrow 
(the latter a member of the Board of Managers of this Society), with 
offices in the Johnston Building. 

Judge Conner was always the warm advocate of Education, serving from 
1876-1881 as member of the Board of Education of North Bend, Ohio, where 
he had his residence ; and in grateful acknowledgement of this service the school 
of that village now bears his name. At the request of its people he was appointed 
in 1903 by the Court of Common Pleas as a member of the Board of the Special 
High School of Miami Township, continuing to serve on this Board to the end 
of his life. When the Phi Beta Kappa Chapter in Cincinnati University was 
established, with other graduate members he became a charter member. 

He was an honored member of many Fraternal, Social and Patriotic organi- 
zations. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Knight Templar and a member of 
the Royal Order of vScotland; President of the New England Society of Cin- 
cinnati in 1903; Governor of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio 
in 1904; and in 1906 President of the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution. 

Judge Conner's interests and activities extended even beyond the successful 
practice of his profession; and, particularly in the later years of his life, he 
was prominently identified with many business enterprises. He was Director 
of the Central Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Cincinnati, 1899-1902; 
President of the Power Building Company of Cincinnati, 1903; Director of the 
Remmers Soap Company of Cincinnati, 1904-1905; and Director of the Cin- 
cinnati, Georgetown & Portsmouth R. R. Company, 1903-1905. 

He deserves to be, and will be, remembered as a Philantropist, for he did 
unselfish service in many important charities of Cincinnati. From 1898 to 
1903 he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Home of the Friendless; 
Trustee and Treasurer of the Board of Fiscal Trustees of the Widows' Home and 
Asylum, 1895-1905, and afterwards President; and Trustee and Treasurer of the 
Old Men's Home, 1895-1905. For many years Judge Conner had been collect- 
ing at great expense and with rare taste beautiful pieces and vessels of antique 
silver. This splendid treasure of art was given in trust to the Cincinnati Art 

It is fitting that this sketch should close with a tribute to John Sanborn 
Conner, the Christian. He was closely identified with the religious life of Cin- 
cinnati; faithful in the service of the Church and honored in its councils. He 
was vestryman of the Church of Our Savior, 1900- 1903; President of the Episco- 
pal Church Club of Cincinnati, 1902-1903; President of the National Conference 
of Episcopal Church Clubs of the United vStates, 1903; and Delegate from the 
Diocese of Southern Ohio to the General Convention of the Protestant Epis- 
copal Church, 1904. The funeral services were conducted at the Church of 
Our Savior in the morning of July 13th, by the Rev. Dudley Ward Rhodes, 
D. D., a life-long friend. Judge Conner is survived by his widow, and by a 
daughter, Mrs. John Watt, of New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Judge Conner was admitted to the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution, 
May 14th, 1897, by right of descent from Joseph Conner of Salisbury, Massa- 
chusetts, who served in the Revolution from 1777 to 1780, in Massachusetts 
and Connecticut. 

Now that his bodily presence is no longer with us, the members of this 
Society will always hold for him in their hearts, a place of pleasant and inspiring 



Rev. Henry Melville Curtis, D. D., son of the Rev. Eleroy Curtis, D. D., 
was born in Middletown, Ohio, January 28th, 1849, and died at Columbus, 
Ohio, September 6th, 1915. He came from Connecticut stock prominent in the 
Revolutionary War, at least four of his ancestors, namely Felix Curtis, Stephen 
Curtis, Samuel Coe and Joseph Hull, having served with distinction in the 
Continental army. 

Dr. Curtis received his academic education at Western Reserve College, 
from which he graduated with the degree of A. B. in 1871. His theological 
training was received from Auburn Seminary, and in 1873 he was ordained to 
the Presbyterian ministry. 

His first pastorate was at Olean, N. Y., where he continued from 1874 to 
1880, when he resigned to accept the pastorate at Belvidere, 111., and in 1881 
again removed to Flint, Michigan. In November, 1890, Dr. Curtis became 
pastor of the Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, where he 
continued in a most active and useful ministry until compelled by ill health to 
resign his charge on June 14th, 1911. 

From 1885 to 1890 he served as Chaplain of the Third Regiment of the 
Michigan State Troops with the rank of Captain. In 1892 he received the 
degree of Doctor of Divinity from Miami University. In 1894 he was chosen 
Moderator of the Presbytery of Cincinnati. He also served as vice-president 
of the Presbyterian Hospital, as Trustee of Lane Theological Seminary, as 
Commissioner to the General Assembly, and for several years was President 
of the Western Tract Society. In 1900 he was a delegate from the Presbyterian 
Church to the Ecumenical Council of Foreign Missions in New York, and about 
the same time became a member of the staff of University preachers at Yale 

Dr. Curtis will also be gratefully remembered by the community in which 
he lived by reason of his activity in civic affairs. In 1899 he was instrumental 
in settling the street car strike to the general satisfaction of all concerned, and 
through this and subsequent activities in behalf of the street railway employes, 
came to be known as the "friend of the street railway men." In 1900 he assisted 
in organizing the "Citizens' Mortgage Loan Company" as a relief to the needy 
from the ravages of the loan sharks, and in 1902 he arbitrated the strike of the 
electric linemen of the city. 

Dr. Curtis also served in many official positions in the community, notably 
as Vice-President of the Associated Charities, President of the Legal Aid 
vSociety, President of the Board of Directors of the University of Cincinnati, 
President of the New England Society, and Chaplain of the Sons of the Revolu- 
tion. In 1890 he was appointed by the President of the United States as a 
member of the Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy, and 
in June of that year preached the commencement sermon at West Point. 

In 1874 he married Eva Cramer Goss, who was parted from him by death 
in April, 1908. He is survived by two sons, Melville Goss Curtis and Kenneth 
William Curtis. 

Upon his retirement from the ministry, Dr. Curtis purchased a farm near 
Dublin, Ohio, where he spent the remainder of his life. On September 6th, 
1915, he passed away in the hospital at Columbus, and on September 8th his 
funeral was held in the Broad Street Presbyterian Church of Columbus, with 
interment in the family burying ground at Auburn, New York. 

The affectionate remembrance in which Dr. Curtis will always be held by 
his friends finds expression in the Memorial prepared by the Session of the Mt. 
Auburn PreslDyterian Church, from which the following extract is taken : 


"Dr. Curtis was a man of strong and winning personality. He was possessed 
of excellent business judgement. He was an eloquent, versatile and forceful 
preacher of the gospel, a friend of sinners, and a true Ambassador of Christ. 
His untiring energy, strong courage and great endurance carried him far in his 
work. His genial disposition and gracious manner won for him a host of friends. 
His unselfishness, true sympathy and abounding loyalty united his friends to 
him in true devotion. His deep spiritual nature made him the inspiration of 
those who waited upon his spiritual ministry. He belongs to that multitude 
of whom the seer speaks: "I heard a voice from Heaven saying, 'Write-Blessed 
are the dead who die in the Lord.' Yea, saith the vSpirit, that they may rest 
from their labors and their works do follow them." 


Alexander Milton Dolph was born on Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, on August 
7th, 1843. He attended Woodward High vSchool, and at an early age entered 
upon his successful business career in his native city. On June 5th, 1873, he 
married Miss Ada Winall of Cincinnati. 

Mr. Dolph was the founder of the American Laundry Machinery Co., and 
prior to his retirement a few years ago, he was identified with many other 
business enterprises of the Queen City. At one tim.e, IVIr. Dolph owned and 
developed the gas and electric properties of Paris, Kentucky. For two years 
he was president of the Cincinnati Board of Trade. He was also Vice-President 
of the Board of Trustees of the Cincinnati Technical vSchool, and was associated 
with the late M. E. Ingalls, then president of this Board, in merging the Technical 
School with the University of Cincinnati. Previous to his retirement from active 
business life, Mr. Dolph was a member of the Queen City Club and also of the 
Chamber of Commerce. At the time of his death he was a member of the 
Business Men's Club and the Manufacturer's Club. 

Mr. Dolph became a member of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church in the 
pastorate of Dr. David H. Moore, later Bishop Moore, where he served the 
congregation faithfully for many years as a meml)er of the Board of Trustees. 
Upon his removal to Clifton he became a charter member of the Clifton Metho- 
dist Episcopal Church, where he was Sunday School Superintendent and a 
valued member of the Board of Trustees. He was also deeply interested in the 
Y. M. C. A. and the Y. W. C. A., and was a generous supporter of these organiza- 
tions as well as of the church and the many other charities of the city. He is 
remembered by many as a loyal friend and a devoted Christian. 

In the Civil War Mr. Dolph was a member of the Home Guards of Cincin- 
nati, and was a member of the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution by virtue 
of being a great grandson of Moses Dolph, who was a private in the Second 
Regiment, New York Line, in 1778-9. 

Mr. Dolph passed away on November 30th, 1916, and is survived by his 



George De Forrest Dominick was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 
27th, 1857, and died at Cincinnati on October 26th, 1912. He was educated 
in the local schools, finishing at Rev. Mr. Blake's School, Gambier, Ohio. He 
was a member of an old and honored family of Avondale, and one of much social 
prominence. His religious affiliation was with the Episcopal Church. His 
early business career was with his father, William H. Dominick, in the pork 
business. Since 1879, he was connected with the Phoenix Fire Insurance 
Company of Hartford, Conn., at its Cincinnati Branch. 

On April 28th, 1890, he married Mary Taylor, who, with a daughter, Hehn 
Magill Dominick, survive him. 

Mr. Dominick was admitted to the Ohio Society of the Sons of the Revolution 
on October 26th, 1898, by right of descent from George F. Dominick, who was 
born in 1739, on the Isle au Ree, France, and died in New York City on March 
30th, 1832. This ancestor was a Captain, 14th Company, Second Regiment 
of Foot, New York Militia, on November 3, 1775. 


George Anson Douglas, a Son of the Revolution, was born at New London, 
Connecticut, November 5th, 1833, and died in Madisonville, Ohio on April 
29th, 1913, at the good age of seventy-nine and a half years. In early life, 
by the removal of his family, he was transplanted from old Connecticut, to the 
growing state of Ohio. In 1846, he began his trade in Dayton, as apprentice in 
the prosperous firm of LaDow and Hamilton, continuing in the business of 
monument making to the time of his death, when he was the President of 
The Douglas Granite Company of Winton Place. He passed away after a 
brief, and apparently slight illness, which advanced age could not withstand. 
The funeral services both at his home in Madisonville and Mount Vernon, New 
York, where interment was made, were conducted by the ministers of the 
respective family churches, with the rites also of the Masonic Fraternity. 

Mr. Douglas was a man of sterling character, and of unusual attainment in 
his profession, being held in high honor by clients and by his comrades in busi- 
ness. Long and faithful service and high ideals gave him a position of eminence. 
Many works of monumental art in Spring Grove Cemetery are the achievement 
of his recognized genius. He was a true gentleman, rightly held in honor by 
friends and associates. Believing in united effort, he served ably and faithfully 
the local, state and national associations of his fellow-craftsmen, himself organ- 
izing the local association. He was also a loyal Mason, and a charter member 
of the lodge of his own suburb. 

George A. Douglas was admitted to the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution, 
March 1st, 1907. His right of membership is by descent from Captain Richard 
Douglas, who enlisted as a private from New London, Connecticut, shortly 
after the Battle of Lexington; re-enlisting again in 1777, in the Connecticut 
troops, and continuing to the end of the War for Independence. He rose from 
the ranks by successive promotions to a Captaincy. His regiment served from 
Peekskill to Yorktown, wintered with the heroes at Valley Forge, and was not 
mustered out until 1783. 

Mr. Douglas was married in 1859, to Miss Adeline Drew, a niece of P. T. 
Barnum, who preceded him in death. He is survived by two brothers and three 
sisters; Richard Brown Douglas, Mrs. T. H. Pattee and Mrs. E. D. Reynolds, 
of Mount Vernon, New York; John Brown Douglas, of Brooklyn, and Mrs. 
James Mullen of Los Angeles, California. To all of these, the Ohio Society 
extends its sympathy. We shall bear with us through the years in clear recol- 
lection, the genial face and the courtly, gentle bearing of our deceased comrade. 



Joseph Benson Foraker, Jr., son of former U. S. Senator Hon. Joseph B. 
Foraker, was born in Norwood, a suburb of Cincinnati, in 1872, and died in 
New York City on April 24th, 1915. Captain Foraker was of revolutionary 
descent, tracing his ancestry to John James, an officer of the Connecticut forces 
in the Continental Army. 

After receiving a good education in the public schools, Captain Foraker 
entered Wesleyan University at Delaware, Ohio, and subsequently attended 
Cornell University from which he graduated in 1893. He then began the study 
of the law, graduating from the Cincinnati Law School in 1895. On leaving 
the law school, he became associated with his father in the active practice of 
his profession, remaining with him until 1898. In that year President McKinley 
appointed him Assistant Adjutant-General on the Staff of Major General 
James F. Wade for service in the vSpanish American War. While engaged in 
military duties in Cuba he contracted yellow fever, but fortunately recovered 
and continued in the service until the close of the war. 

While the elder Foraker was serving his first term as U. S. Senator from Ohio, 
his son acted as his secretary. In 1901 the Cincinnati Traction Company 
was organized, and Captain Foraker gave up his duties as secretary to his 
father to become its vice-president. Subsequently he became a director of the 
Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company, and of the United States Lithograph 

As the second executive officer of the Cincinnati Traction Company he 
became an effective force in the management and control of the system. About 
eighteen months prior to his death, ill health compelled him to resign this posi- 

In the interests of his health. Captain Foraker made a tour of the Northwest, 
eventually taking up his residence in Montana, where he made a number of 
successful mining investments. 

Although actively engaged in these and other business affairs Captain Foraker 
found time to conscientiously and effectively discharge his duties as trustee of 
the Ohio University at Athens, a position which he held for a number of years. 
Like his father, he was a member of the Methodist Church. Naturally his 
military career, although brief, had its influence in keeping alive his patriotic 
impulses, and the most cherished of his fraternal relations were with the Sons 
of Veterans, the Loyal Legion, and the Sons of the Revolution. He took an 
active part in the social life of Cincinnati, and among other social organizations 
was a member of the Queen City Club, the Business Men's Club and the Hamil- 
ton County Golf Clulx 

About two years prior to his death Captain Foraker married Miss Katherine 
Piszchab, of Chicago, and after traveling extensively in the East and West, 
he and his wife came to Cincinnati in November, 1914, and made their home here. 
About three weeks previous to his death. Captain Foraker with his wife went 
to New York on the advice of his family physician, where for a time the change 
seemed beneficial to his failing health. On April 24th, however, he died of 
anaemia in a cottage at 124 Exeter Street, Manhattan Beach. 

The deceased was one of the most genial and companionable of men. Like 
his father he had the faculty of making friends wherever he went, and he was 
extremely popular in the business and social circles of Cincinnati. 



Jeptha Garrard was a descendent of the pioneers who founded Cincinnati, 
and traced his Revolutionary ancestry to James Chambers, who served six 
years as an officer in the Continental Army. 

His mother was a daughter of Israel Ludlow, who with two others bought 
the site of Cincinnati from John Cleves Symmes. The other two left before the 
project was completed, and Ludlow laid out the city. His father was an 
attorney, and was the son of Governor Garrard of Kentucky, the last of the 
Colonial governors sent out by the State of Virginia prior to the adoption of a 
constitution by Kentucky. 

After his father's death in 1837, Colonel Garrard's mother remarried, her 
second husband being Justice McLean of the Supreme Court of the United States. 

Colonel Garrard was one of Cincinnati's best known citizens, and was a 
member of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution, the Loyal Legion, and other 
organizations. He was an attorney, but had not been active in the practice of 
the law in late years, his attention being almost entirely devoted to the handUng 
of his own property and two trust estates belonging to the Garrard and Ludlow 

He died suddenly of heart trouble at the age of eighty, in his apartment at 
the Queen City Club, Cincinnati, on December 16th, 1915. 


Peter Gibson, the second child and oldest son of William Gibson and Ann 
McCormick Gibson, was born November 22nd, 1855. He was a descendent 
on his mother's side of Peter Wickerham, of Pennsylvania. 

Mr. Gibson was married to Miss Hattie Manning. For a while they lived 
in Cincinnati, on Seventh Street near Cutter; but a number of years ago moved 
to New York City, which has since been their home. The marraige was a 
most happy one ; and as he was domestic in his taste, it brought into prominence 
all that was best in his character and life. He was a student of history and 
literature, as well as devotee of the violin, for which he often wrote his own 
scores, and it is said that his collection of instruments includes a genuine 
Stradivarius of great value. He was also a collector of various sorts of fire arms, 
and it is said that his widow has recently placed this collection in the Cincinnati 
Art Museum. 

He was a lawyer by profession, though he never practiced to any extent, 
partially due to his defective hearing. He published several novels and historical 
plays, of which "West Point," a play, is the best known of his literary pro- 

He was known as a wealthy citizen, with real estate holdings scattered in all 
parts of Cincinnati. These included the Gibson House, which had been built 
by his grandfather, the first Peter Gibson, founder of one of the oldest and best 
thought of Cincinnati families. But he came into much local prominence as 
First Lieutenant Gibson, a member of the Ohio National Guard; and at the 
outbreak of the Spanish War he recruited a Signal Corps company, which was 
attached to the First Regiment Ohio Volunteers. Later it was detached from 
the First and merged with the regular army. 

Lieutenant Gibson, the last of the line of Gibsons, died suddenly in Vienna, 
July 24th, 1910. His body was brought to Cincinnati and laid away in Spring 
Grove Cemetery, August 9th, 1910. 

Peter Gibson was admitted to the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution, by 
right of descent from Peter Wickerham (1756-1841), of Pennsylvania, a private 
in Captain Zadoch Wright's Company, Washington County, Pennsylvania,Troops. 



John Parker Hanna, son of William Hanna and Margaret Stephenson 
Hanna, was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., on October 28th, 1862, and died at his 
home in Cincinnati, Ohio, on April 21st, 1918. 

Mr. Hanna was a great-great-grandson of Captain James Stephenson, 
Paymaster of the Thirteenth Virginia Regiment in 1777. Captain Stephenson 
was a personal friend of George Washington who was a frequent visitor in the 
Stephenson home. Mr. Hanna was also a great-great-nephew of William 
Crawford, the famous Indian fighter, who was finally captured by the Indians 
and burned at the stake. 

In 1885 Mr. Hanna married Miss Eva Bishop, who survives him. 

In 1867 Mr. Hanna's parents removed to Cincinnati, where the elder Hanna 
established a lumber business. John Parker Hanna succeeded his father in 
this business, but for the past five years devoted himself to the affairs of the 
Hanna Locomotive Stoker Co. of which he was Vice-President. 

Mr. Hanna was a member of the Ohio Society of the Sons of the Revolution, 
and was also identified with various other civic organizations. 


Edward Hollister Hargrave was born in Cincinnati, Jul)^ 28th, 1859, being 
at the time of his death, August 15th, 1912, only in his fifty-fourth year. He 
died at his home in Floral Avenue, Norwood, where he had resided for the past ten 
years. For some time he had been in failing health, so that the end, which 
came so early in life, was not altogether unexpected. 

Mr. Hargrave had risen by ability and industry to a position of prominence 
in Cincinnati manufacturing circles, being at the time of his death at the head 
of The Cincinnati Tool Company. He held membership in the Commercial 
Association, the Business Men's Club, the Manufacturers' Club, and other 
business and civic organizations. 

He was admitted to this Society April 13th, 1894, by right of descent from 
Captain Joshua Huddy, of New Jersey, who commanded a company in the New 
Jersey Artillery; was captured in an attack on Block House at Tom's River, 
March 24th, 1782, and was hanged at Middletown Heights by the British on 
April 12th, 1782, in retaliation for the death of Philip White, a British tory. 

Mr. Hargrave was a member of the New Jerusalem Swedenborgian Church. 
The funeral services were conducted at his residence in Norwood by his pastor, 
the Rev. Louis G. Hoeck. His widow, a daughter and two sons are left to 
mourn their loss. 


George Burt Hawley, the only son of Lucian and Irene Leach Hawley, was 
born in Buffalo, N. Y., on April 25th, 1849. He was married to Julia L. Greiner, 
daughter of John and Mary R. Greiner, on October 15th, 1872, at Buffalo, 
N. Y., and he died in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 24th, 1917, survived by Mrs. 
Hawley, their only child having died in infancy. 

In 1873 Mr. Hawley removed from Buffalo to Cleveland where he engaged 
in the lumber business until 1879, when his entire stock was swept away by 
a flood. vShortly after this he came to Cincinnati. Here he first engaged in 
the lumber business and then in the plumbing and heating supply business, 
as a member of the firm of Clark and Hawley, to which firm he indixudually 
succeeded. In the year 1900 he formed with the Crane Company of Chicago, the 
Crane-Hawley Company, of which he was at the head at the time of his death. 


Mr. Hawley was a member of the Commercial Club, the Queen City- 
Club, the Country Club, the Cincinnati Golf Club and the Blaine Club. In 
1897 he became a member of the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution by right 
of descent from Amos Hawley of Farm.ington, Conn., who was a private in 
Captain Bidwell's Company, Fifteenth Regiment Connecticut Troops, in the 
Continental Army, and was present at Washington's retreat from Long Island, 
August 22nd, 1776; wintered at Peekskill, 1776-7; participated in the Battle of 
Saratoga, and was present at the surrender of Burgoyne, October 17th, 1777. 

Nothing can be added to Mr. Hawley's reputation as a business man; his 
long successful and honorable career in this community speaks louder than 
words. Though of unusual ability, honesty was his leading trait. Probably 
no in Cincinnati had more devoted friends, and this he owed not to chance 
but to his own genius for friendship. Selfishness was left out of his make up, 
and his thoughts seemed to turn continually to what he could do for those about 
him. His keen sense of humor made him a delightful companion. He had 
a real man's love of sport and outdoor life. A good shot, a good fisherman 
and a lover of horses and dogs, his gun vi^as his prized possession, and his dog 
his friend. To those who had the privilege of knowing him^, he will be of ever 
blessed memory. 


John A. Heizer died Sunday evening, November 5th, 1911, at his residence, 
2016 Hudson Avenue, Norwood, Ohio. Pneum.onia was the cause of his early 
and lamented demise. At the time of his death, Mr. Heizer was principal of 
the Guilford School, Cincinnati, having served as principal of this and of the 
Hoffman School for the past eleven years. 

He was born near Felicity, Clermont County, Ohio, May 7, 1864 and thus 
had reached the age of 47 at his death. Early in his life at the age of 19, he 
began teaching, and continued through his remaining years in the successful 
prosecution of this, his chosen and beloved profession. He was able to main- 
tain his work until within two months of his decease. Superintendent Dyer 
of the Cincinnati Schools said of him : "He was greatly beloved by all the school 
children, energetic and enthusiastic, decidedly progressive, and was greatly 
admired in his discipline. He was quick to seize upon anything, which would 
add to the comfort of the school children, and to the general betterment of the 
school conditions." 

Mr. Heizer was intelligent, mentally quick, always genial, and thoroughly 
genuine. He was true, and he loved all that is true. His was a complete and 
happy home. The widow, Mrs. Lillian Orr Heizer, three daughters, Mary, 
Romaine, and Edith, and one son, John Z., survive to mourn their great loss. 
The funeral services were held in the Crematory Chapel the afternoon of Novem- 
ber 7, 1911. 

Besides having membership in the Sons of the Revolution, Mr. Heizer was 
prominent in other societies and orders, being a Scottish Rite Mason and a 
member of the Knights of Pythias. In educational matters he was also active 
and prominent, serving as president of the Board of School Examiners of 
Norwood, and being an active member of the National Educational Association. 

He was third in descent from Oakey Van Osdei, who died in Clermont 
County, in 1851, and who served as a private in the New Jersey troops under 
Captain James Debew and William Wikoff through 1776, and parts of 1777 and 
1778. Mr. Heizer was admitted to the Ohio Society of the Sons of Revolu- 
tion, February 4, 1910. 



Pearson Heathcote Hills, son of the Rev. George Heathcote Hills and Carrie 
L. Pearson, his wife, was born at Riverton, New Jersey, on October 5th, 1889. 
He was educated in the Public Schools of Indianapolis, and received his collegiate 
training at the University of Wisconsin. Upon leaving College he engaged 
in business in Detroit where he continued until March 1st, 1917, when he 
enlisted in the United States Naval Reserves. 

While in the Naval Service he was attached to the U. S. Battleship "Utah," 
subsequently served for seven months on a mine sweeper in the North sea, 
and later was assigned to duty on the U. S. Hospital Ship "Mercy". While 
still in the service, he contracted a fatal illness, and died at the Norfolk Naval 
Hospital on January 11th, 1919. 

On May 17th, 1918, Mr. Hills became a member of the Ohio vSociety Sons 
of the Revolution by right of descent from Captain John Wright of New Haven, 
Conn., who was a private in the Lexington Alarm, Captain Ball's Company, 
April 20th, 1775; Lieutenant in Captain Isaac Coltan's Company, Colonel 
Brewer's Regiment, August 1st, 1775; Captain in Colonel Brewer's Regiment, 
October, 1775; Captain Fourth Regiment Massachusetts Militia, March 20th, 
1779; and Captain in Colonel Shepard's Regiment, January 1st, 1777. 

Pearson Heathcote Hills lived up to the noblest traditions of his Revolu- 
tionary ancestry, and the golden star which commemorates his name on the 
service flag of the Sons of the Revolution will be ever cherished as an emblem of 
an unselfish life laid down in the interests of freedom and humanity. "Blessed 
are the pure in heart for they shall see God." 


Thomas Hollister was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 16th, 1858, 
and died in Cincinnati, on March 9th, 1913. He was educated there in the 
public schools, graduating at Woodward High School. Like others of his 
family, he was a "Yale" man. Upon graduation, he studied law at the Cin- 
cinnati Law School; was admitted to the Bar and was associated with his 
brothers in the practice of his profession. As a member of an old and well 
known family, he had many close friends and acquaintances. Besides, he had 
a genial disposition, was courteous and affable in manner, and was generally 
very popular. He was unmarried and made his home at the family residence 
on Mt. Auburn. He is survived by two brothers. Judge Howard C. Hollister 
and Mr. Burton P. Hollister, and two sisters. 

Mr. Hollister was admitted to the Ohio Society of the Sons of the Revolution 
on April 5th, 1912, by right of descent from Elijah Strong Hollister, who first 
entered the service on July 1st, 1780, as a private under Captain Stoddard, at 
Lennox, Mass., and was attached to the regiment of Colonel Joseph Vose. In 
the Winter of 1781, he enlisted for three years as a Sergeant in Colonel Marinus 
Willett's New York Regiment, and was discharged, in the Winter of 1784, at 



Frank Huntsman was born on November 8th, 1857, at Wyoming, Hamilton 
County, Ohio, on the farm which had been the home of his father and grand- 

His first business venture was in Masonic Insurance, in which he made many 
friends among the old residents of Cincinnati. Subsequently he engaged in the 
florist business, and for many years was established in the old College building 
on Walnut Street. 

For the last ten years of his life, Mr. Huntsman's failing health prevented 
his taking any active part in commercial pursuits. 

For a number of years Mr. Huntsman was a member of the Ohio Society 
Sons of the Revolution by right of descent from Jonathan Huntsman of Penn- 
sylvania, who was a private in the Revolution. 

On September 14, 1917, Mr. Huntsman passed away at his home at Fort 
Thomas, Kentucky. 


Captain Ethan Osborn Hurd was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, July 31st, 1840, 
and died at Jacksonville, Florida, March 24th, 1913. 

Captain Hurd was a member of the Ohio Commandery, Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion of the United States, and rendered conspicuous military service 
in the Civil War. He entered the service in July, 1861, as First Lieutenant, 
Thirty-ninth O. V. I., and was commissioned Captain in July, 1862. He served 
with the Thirty-ninth O. V. I. in all its campaigns until a few months before 
resigning, when he was detailed as Ordnance Officer on the Staff of General 
John W. Fuller. Captain Hurd served under Generals Fremont, Sturgis, 
Halleck, Sherman, Pope, Rosecrans, Grant, Tyler, Stanley, Veatch, Webster, 
Dodge and Fuller. He participated in engagments and battles of New Madrid, 
Island No. 10, Pope's advance down the Mississippi, Siege of Corinth, Parker's 
Cross Roads, Colliersville, and others. 

Captain Hurd became a member of the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution 
in 1894, by right of descent from Nathan Hurd, of Woodbury, Connecticut, 
who was Captain, Eighth Co., First Battalion, Wadsworth Brigade, Connecticut 
Militia. He was also descended from Ethan Osborn of Litchfield, Connecticut, 
who was a private in Captain Beebe's Company, Bradley's Regiment, Con- 
necticut Militia; and from John Osborn who was Lieutenant in Captain Wilcox's 
Company, Baldwin's Regiment, of Massachusetts. 



Herbert Jenney passed from life into death on April 27th, 1914. The passing 
came suddenly, while he was sitting at his office desk; a feeHng of illness was 
followed by death so quickly, that medical aid could not be summoned. The 
funeral services were conducted at the home in Vernon Place, by the Rev. Dr. 
George A.Thayer, his neighbor and the friend of many years. The body was 
interred in the Spring Grove family lot, which he himself had visited on Sunday, 
the day before his death. 

Herbert Jenney was born at Fairhaven, Massachusetts, in 1839, being the 
son of William LeBarron Jenney. After spending the first fifteen years of his 
life in his native state, he continued and completed his studies in Paris. Recalled 
to this country by the death of his father in 1864, he began the practice of law 
in Cincinnati. In 1866 he entered into partnership with Aaron F. Perry. In 
later years, he established a partnership with his son-in-law, Starbuck Smith, 
remaining an active member of the firm, notwithstanding his advancing years. 
His death terminated a conspicious career in his profession. By ability and by 
steadfastness of life and purpose, he won a large clientele and the honor of his 
fellowraen. He is survived by his widow; a son, Robert R. Jenney, and a 
daughter, Mrs. Starbuck Smith, to whose little son he was ardently attached. 
Mrs. Jenney was the daughter of Aaron F. Perry, Mr. Jenney's early partner in 
the practice of law. 

Mr. Jenney was of distinguished New England descent, and at the time 
of his death was President of the Mayflower Society of Ohio. He had member- 
ship also in the Society of Colonial Wars. He was also a highly esteemed mem- 
ber of the Cincinnati Bar Association. 

In 1895, Mr. Jenney became a member of the Ohio Society, Sons of the 
Revolution; being third in descent from Levi Jenney, who was Sergeant in 
Captain Manasseh Kempton's Company, Colonel Carpenter's Regiment for 
service in Rhode Island on the Alarm; third in descent from Samuel Procter, 
an Ensign in the Twelfth Continental Infantry, and afterwards a private in 
Captain Henry Jenney's Company in Rhode Island on an Alarm, August, 1780. 

Mr. Jenney was Historian of the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution in 
1897 and 1898, and President in 1905. He was loyal in both service and attend- 
ance. His genial manner and noble heart brought him the honor and affection 
of his fellow members, whose hearts are saddened by his sudden removal. 


John Hart Macready, M. D., was born at Monroe, Ohio, January 5th, 1868. 
He graduated from the Ohio Medical College of Cincinnati. After graduation 
he was interne in the City Hospital, and then practiced his chosen profession in 
this city until the time of his death. He died May 5th, 1912, at his residence, 
2636 West Sixth Avenue, Cincinnati, in the forty-fifth year of his age. He 
was admitted to the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution, December 5th, 1902. 

Dr. Macready claimed membership in the Society through James Hart, a 
native of County Tyrone, Ireland, who was a resident in Virginia at the time 
the War for y\merican Independence began, and enlisted in the Army in Virginia; 
serving under Washington, and taking part in the siege and capitulation of 
Cornwallis at Yorktown. 

PIc was in the Communion of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His 
obsequies were held in the home. He is survived by a widow, who mourns 
his early death. 

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Elbert Pike Marshall, son of Dr. John G. and EHza Marshall, was born 
near Hamilton, Ohio, on June 15th, 1845. He was third in descent from 
Thomas Alston, who served as Ensign in the P».evolutionary War. 

Mr. Marshall received his early education in the public schools of Hamilton, 
and was graduated from Farmer's College with the B. A. degree in June, 1863. 

During the Civil War he served in the navy for two years, taking part in 
several engagements during an expedition of the Mississippi squadron up 
the Red River, and after an honorable discharge at the close of the war, returned 
to civil pursuits. 

His life work was associated with the Union Central Life Insurance Company 
of Cincinnati. In May, 1869, he was elected Assistant Secretary and in 1881 
became Secretary of the Company. In 1887 he assumed the duties of Actuary, 
and served as Secretary and Actuary until his election to the position of Vice- 
President in 1906. He was a member of the Executive Committee for many 
years, and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company for 
thirty -four years. 

Mr. Marshall was an indefatigable worker, and besides his forty-seven years 
of service in the Union Central, took an active part in various movements for 
the general good. He was an active member of the Methodist Church, the 
Chamber of Commerce, the Business Men's Club, and was President of the 
Ohio Society of the Sons of the Revolution at the time of his death. He was a 
charter member of the Actuarial Society of America, and a valued member of 
the Grand i\rmy of the Republic. He also served as a member of the Lake 
Mohonk Peace Conference, and was vitally interested in the efforts to secure 
international peace. 

Mr. Marshall died on Friday, June 2nd, 1916, at Jersey City while on a visit 
to his daughter. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Robert 
A. Alberts of Jersey City, and Mrs. Rutherford H. Cox of Cincinnati, and a son, 
John E. Marshall, State Manager of the Union Central Life Insurance Company 
for Rhode Island. 


David Brenneman Martin, son of David Martin and Mary Brenneman, 
his wife, was born at Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania, and died at Baltimore, Mary- 
land, on October 12, 1909. The family originally came from Switzerland, 
and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, from which they subse- 
quently moved to Medway, Ohio. 

David B. Martin entered the railroad service in October, 1857, with the 
"Bee Line", and was employed by this road and its successor, the "Big 
Four", continuously until April, 1897, serving in various capacities from 
Cashier in the office at Dayton, Ohio, to General Passenger Agent. On 
April 15, 1897, Mr. Martin became Manager of the Passenger Traffic 
Department of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, with offices in Baltimore, 

Mr. Martin served throughout the Civil War, and at his death was a 
member of the G. A. R. and the Ohio Society of the Sons of the Revolution, 
and was also a thirty-second degree Mason. He laecame a member of the 
Ohio Society Sons of the Revolution in 1894 by right of descent from David 
Martin of Lancaster County, Pennsyh-ania, who served in the Revolution 
as a member of Colonel Ivlotz's Flying Camp Battalion, and fought at the 
battle of Brandywine. 



Louis Henry Martin was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 24, 1868, 
and died in Cincinnati, Ohio, on April 26, 1913. He was the son of Henry 
Clay Martin and Hannah K. Martin, who survive him. His early education 
was obtained in the local schools and Butler College, Indianapolis; later, he took 
a special course at Harvard University. 

He was associated in business with his father, in the "Rough Notes 
Company," Indianapolis, and was President of the Company at the time of his 
death. For nearly fifteen years, he was connected with the Globe-Wernicke 
Company, of Cincinnati, first as Sales-Manager and then Advertising Manager. 
The "Grand Rapids Furniture Record" paid tribute to him by saying, "Mr. 
Martin was the dean of all advertising managers in lines affecting the furniture 
industry." The "Office Appliances" said, "His was a fine and delightful 
character, loving, cheerful and helpful in his home, and straightforward, capable 
and sincere in every relation of life." 

On February 11th, 1902, Mr. Martin married Miss Georgine Brown, of 
Cincinnati, whose New England ancestors also fought in the Revolution. His 
widow and two children, Louis Henry, 2nd, and Eleanor, survive him. He was 
a member of the First Baptist Church of Indianapolis. He was, also, a member 
of several social organizations; among them, the University Club of Indiana- 
polis, and the Business Men's Club of Cincinnati. The funeral services were 
conducted at his home on April 29th, by Rev. Frederick Taylor, D. D., of 
Indianapolis, and the Rev. Charles F. Goss, D. D. of Cincinnati. The burial 
was at Spring Grove Cemetary. 

Mr. Martin was admitted to the Ohio Society of the Sons of the Revolution 
on November 6th, 1908, by right of descent from Ichabod Marshall, who 
served first as a corporal and later, as a Sergeant in Captain Zebediah Dewey's 
Company, Fifteenth Regiment of Vermont Militia, which was commanded by 
Colonel Gideon Warren. Ichabod Marshall served in the first alarm of Castle- 
ton on June 10th, and the second alarm on October 21, 1781. In tlie last 
service, he held the rank of Sergeant. 


Oscar Thaddeus Martin was born at Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania, on January 
27th, 1847, and died from a complication of diseases at Springfield, Ohio, on 
May 2nd, 1913. 

The family originally came from Switzerland, and settled in Mt. Joy, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His father was David Martin, and his 
mother's maiden name was Mary Brenncman. When he was six years old, 
they moved to Medway, Ohio, where his father engaged in farming. Later, 
they luoved to Osborn. When the Civil War broke out, he ran away to enlist, 
but was sent home on account of his youth. He attended the local school, 
and afterwards taught at Helmar School, near Osborn. He graduated at 
Wittenberg College in 1868. After he left college, he was for a time editor of 
the Springfield Daily Advertiser. He studied law in the office of General 
Warren Keifer for a time, and was admitted to the Bar in 1870. For a year, 
he was associated in partnership with Walter L. Weaver, and, although the 


partnership was then dissolved, they continued to occupy the same suite of 
offices for about ten years. He was not only a prominent and active practi- 
tioner at the bar, but a successful business man, respected for his straight- 
forward manliness and business integrity. He professionally represented large 
corporations, and was a director and president of the First National Bank of 
Springfield, and president of the Springfield Railway Company. He was, at 
one time, president of the Bar Association, and an active promoter of the Clark- 
County Historical Association, having written the first history of Clark County 
about twenty-five years ago. He was also a member of the Commercial, the 
Lagonda, and the Country Clubs. In politics, he was a Republican and, while 
he heartily espoused the cause of his party, he never held office. His religious 
affilliations were with the Second Presbyterian Church, of which he was a 
member. He was a good citizen, true to his friends, affectionate to his family, 
a model lawyer, just and courteous to all, and a man of stainless life. 

In 1874, he married Mary McCoy, daughter of Abraham Smith McCoy. 
Five children were born to them, one of whom, Oscar, died in infancy. All of 
his living children: Paul C, Dr. Harrie B., and Jane C. Martin, and Mrs. 
Roy McGregor reside in Springfield. There are also five grandchildren. He 
left a sister Mrs. Miami Donaven, of Mt. Joy, Pa. His brother, David B. 
Martin, died three years ago. 

Mr. Martin became a member of the Ohio Society of the Sons of the Revolu- 
tion on July 24th, 1894, and held the following offices in the Society: Fourth 
Vice-President in 1897; Third Vice-President in 1898; Second Vice-President 
in 1899; First Vice-President in 1900; and President in 1901. He was also 
a member of the Board of Managers in 1902-3. 

Mr. Oscar T. Martin entered the Society by right of descent from David 
Martin, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who served in the Revolution as 
a member of Colonel Klotz's "Flying Camp," and fought at the battle of 
Brandy wine. 


James Brown Matson was born in Cleves, Ohio, on August 22nd, 1855, 
and died at Sayler Park, Ohio, on March 10th, 1913. He was educated at the 
local school of his native place; Hughes High School; and the Cincinnati Law 
School. Upon graduation, he was admitted to the Bar and entered upon the 
practice of his profession. Later, he was elected a Justice of the Peace, in 
which office he served with dignity and honor for a quarter of a century. 
Squire Matson was a Democrat in politics, loyal to his party, and held a number 
of important offices. He was also a past master of Monitor Lodge, F. & A. M. 
His residence was at Home City, in the Lower River Road — the name of which 
place (chiefly through his efforts) was changed to "Sayler Park," in recognition 
of the early settlement there by the Sayler family. In 1880, he married Miss 
Minnie McQueety, who, with their two sons, Arthur and Ralph, and their two 
daughters, Helen and Marie, survive him. 

He became a member of the Ohio Society of the Sons of the Revolution on 
■February 14th, 1896, by right of descent from John Matson, First Lieutenant 
and Captain in First Regiment, Pennsylvania Line (1777-1778). 



Edward Sidney McKee was born January 6th, 1858, on his father's farm, 
four miles from Hamilton, Ohio. He was of Scotch-Irish parentage, his ancestors 
having come to this country shortly before the Revolutionary war. Three of 
his great grand-fathers were in the campaign of King's Mountain, Tennessee, 
a manoeuvre that kept a large part of the British army from going to the 
assistance of Cornwallis. 

Dr. McKee received his education at Monmouth College, Monmouth, 
Illinois, and studied medicine at the Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati. On 
the completion of his course there in 1880, he went abroad and spent a year and 
a half as interne in hospitals in London and Vienna. 

Dr. McKee was married November 16th, 1882, to Miss Anna Louise Mc- 
Clintoc of CoUinsville, Ohio. In the Fall of the same year he began the practice 
of medicine in Cincinnati, where he continued until his health broke down, 
about four years ago. On giving up his practice Dr. McKee traveled 
extensively, going around the world in 1913-14, and during his travels corres- 
ponded with a number of medical magazines. 

On August 1st, 1916, he went South, and on October 20th died at Quito, 
Equador. His body was brought home for interment, and buried beside that 
of his father in Greenwood Cemetery at Hamilton, Ohio, November 18th, 1916. 


Robert Douglas Meacham was born in Ashland, Kentucky, on September 
15th, 1883. He attended the public schools in Cincinnati, and for a time was in 
the Cincinnati Technical vSchool. Subsequently he attended school at Asheville, 
North CaroHna, and later spent one year in Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y., 
and one year in the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University. While at 
Yale he was a member of the Berzelius Society and the Sigma Phi Fraternity. 

In 1906 he entered the employment of Rogers, Brown and Co. of Cincinnati, 
and continued with them in various capacities until March, 1917, at which 
time he was Traffic Manager. Even before his country entered the war, 
he had felt the call to service "over there," and voluntarily left his position 
to join the American Ambulance Corps in France, defraying his own expenses. 

After serving eight months in France, he returned to this country about 
November 1st, 1917. About December 1st he was offered a commission as 
First Lieutenant in the U. S. Signal Corps, and passed his examinations in 
Washington on December 7th. While on his way home he stopped in Louisville 
to visit friends, where he suffered an acute attack of appendicitis, from which 
he died on December 14th, 1917. 

Mr. Meacham became a member of the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution 
on March 2nd, 1917, by right of descent from Abraham Meacham of Massa- 
chusetts. He was also descended from Daniel Billings of Connecticut, who 
enlisted as an ensign in the Revolution and was promoted to a lieutenancy; 
and from Charles Eldridge of Connecticut, Ensign No. 8, Regular Connecticut 



George Merrell was born in Cincinnati, February 19th, 1846, being the son 
of Dr. WilHam Stanley Merrell, who came to Cincinnati from New York State 
shortly after 1825. The family name was Murl, a Huguenot family of high 
prestige, which was forced to flee to England after the niglat of vSt. Bartholomew, 
and then emigrated to New England in 1632. In the struggles of the Colonies 
against the Indians and for independence, the Merrells took conspicuous part. 

The elder Merrell developed from small beginnings to the great business of 
the William S. Merrell Chemical Company, in which his son George became a full 
partner with him at the early age of twenty-one. George Merrell from the 
beginning displayed power of initiative, knowledge of human nature and fine 
judgment, which brought him success in his business and high standing in the 
pharmaceutical organizations of the country. 

He was prepared for Harvard College through the public schools and Wood- 
ward High School, but as the Civil War was beginning and the family had 
already given two brothers to the army, he was required to enter into the 
Chemical Company with his father. Although deprived thus of college training, 
he was never lacking in love of letters, devotion to high ideals, and all the fine 
qualities of mind and heart, that highest education which the college is sup- 
posed to quicken and nourish. 

His religious life deserves special mention. He was a loyal member of the 
Church of the New Jerusalem in Cincinnati, and was at one time President of 
the Swedenborgian Society. He served as Chairman of the Building Com- 
mittee, which planned and erected the beautiful Church building on Oak and 
Winslow Streets. In the recent convention of his denomination held in Cincin- 
nati, he served prominently on the Reception Committee, and in the councils 
of the body. 

Mr. Merrell was faithful in public life, and in all manly relations. He 
once served as a member of the Sinking Fund Board of Trustees of this City. 
He was a thirty-second degree Mason, a charter member of the Society of the 
Colonial Wars, and a member of many local clubs. He was an exceedingly 
attractive and companionable man; always gentle, sympathetic and generous, 
but also always strong and honorable. His virtues and graces were recognized 
by all who knew him; we preserve their record on this page of our Minutes, 
but they are also recorded in our affectionate and grateful memories. 

Mr. Merrell died at his home in the Navarre Building, Gilbert Avenue, 
Cincinnati, on Saturday, December 12th, 1914. The funeral services on the 
following Tuesday, in the Church of the New Jerusalem, were attended by a 
large gathering of sorrowing friends, many of whom were prominent citizens. 
His liody rests in beautiful Spring Grove Cemetery, until The Day dawns. 
The members of his immediate family, who survive him, are the widow and 
three sons; Judge Stanley W. Merrell, of the Superior Court, Charles G. Merrell 
and Thurston Merrell, who are connected with their father's and their grand- 
father's business establishment. 

Mr. Merrell was admitted to the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution, in 
1894, by right of descent from Joseph Poor, a Lieutenant in Captain Gideon 
Foster's Company, Eighth Essex County Regiment Volunteer Infantry of 
Massachusetts. Mr. Merrell was a member of the Board of Managers from 
1894 to 1896. 


Griffin Taylor Miller, eldest son of Emanuel Johnston and Sarah Kilgour 
Miller, was born at the residence of his grand-father, Griffin Taylor, at the 
North East Corner of Third and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, on Monday, April 
3rd, 1843. He attended private schools until sent to a preparatory school at 
Gambier at the age of nine, where he remained several years. 

In June 1856, the family moved to Clifton, and it was from there that Mr. 
Miller enlisted in the Federal Na\^ shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War. 
His father and grandfather were at that time enlisted in the Home Guard. 
During one of the engagements on the Mississippi River, he was badly wounded, 
and when able to be moved from the hospital at Memphis, was sent home on 
furlough. After the close of hostilities he was honorably discharged and 
engaged in stock farming in Champaign County, Illinois. 

His grandfather, Mr. Taylor, having died in 1866, the care of the estate 
devolved upon his father, who requested him to dispose of the Illinois lands 
and to return to Cincinnati to assist in managing the property, which later 
became his principal occupation after the death of Mr. E. J. Miller, in 1884. 

Mr. Miller was unmarried and lived with his brother and three sisters. He 
was fond of society and a charter member of the Queen City Club, serving 
many times as Governor and member of House Committees. Until a few 
years before his death, he was vestryman of Calvary Episcopal Church, and a 
regular attendant at divine service. 

Mr. Miller was a man of modest and retiring disposition, generous and 
kindly to a marked degree, a bounteous dispenser of charitable gifts, a staunch 
friend. Like his father, he was an enthusiastic sportsman and a lover of horses 
and other domestic animals. 

On February 18th, of this year, Mr. Miller visited his office for the last time. 
He was confined to the house after that date and died on the evening of April 
3rd, 1914, on his seventy-first birthday. 

Mr. Miller became a member of the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution 
in 1895. He was fourth in descent from Edward Thomas, who entered the 
Army as First Lieutenant in the Burlington, New Jersey, First Regiment, and 
won rapid promotion, until he became Colonel of the First Regiment of Essex 
County, New Jersey. 


Joseph Cheever Noyes answered a sudden summons from earth to immor- 
tality on December 22nd, 1912, in the sixty-fourth year of his age. In his 
sudden death, an honorable and useful life was brought to a lamented close. 

Mr. Noyes was a son of missionary parents and a native of India, having 
been born in Ceylon, October 28th, 1849. His was a noble heritage of which 
by fidelity and industry, he proved himself worthy. At an early age he was 
brought by his mother to this country, and being of New England descent, 
was left there for his education. Here is one of the ordinary incidents of modern 
missionary heroism; parents putting oceans and continents between themselves 
and their children in the sacrificial service of a great love. Surely of these the 
world is not worthy. 

At the age of fifteen, Mr. Noyes entered Williston Academy; but having 
talent and disposition for industrial and business life, he found opportunity to 
enter into that field, after two years of school life. He procured a position in 

the office of The Ohio Tool Company, at Columbus, Ohio, where he proved his 
competence and energy. About 1871, a larger way opened before him, and he 
came to enter the large manufacturing firm, now known as The Fay and Egan 
Company. Here he labored with efficiency, integrity and ability, making for 
himself an honored place in his business and community life. 

He was characterized by gentleness and quiet reserve, but also by determina- 
tion; he was keen and successful in his business life, but never severed from 
absolute integrity. With no other capital than honor, pluck, native ability 
and loyalty to God and fellowmen, he rose from the simple beginnings of the 
working boy's life, to a place of honor, influence and esteem. 

Mr. Noyes' most characteristic element was his religious life. He was a child 
of missionary fevor; his sister is now a missionary in India; and a brother, the 
Rev. Dr. Charles Noyes, is a minister of the Gospel in Boston. Mr. Noyes was 
loyal to and worthy of this heritage of faith. He was one of the founders of, and 
a charter member of, the Walnut Hills Congregational Church, a member 
of its Board of Trustees, and at some time had held every office in the gift of 
the Church. He was a faithful and generous member of the Board of Directors 
of the Y. M. C. A. of Cincinnati, and had been for years, a corporate member of 
the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; of his means he 
gave widely and without stint; liberally, but so quietly, that not even his nearest 
relatives, not his intimate friends, realized the wideness of his gifts. He was a 
good man, and having served his generation, by the will of God, he fell asleep. 

He held membership in the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution by right of 
descent from Lieutenant Joseph Noyes, who was born in Newburyport, Massa- 
chusetts, in 1736, and died there on January 5, 1826. Lieutenant Noyes was 
a private in Lexington Alarm from Newburyport, Massachusetts; a corporal 
in Captain William Rogers' Company, 1775; Sergeant in Captain Ezra Bad- 
lam's Company, Twenty-Sixth Regiment in 1776; Lieutenant in Colonel 
Wesson's Regiment, 1777 to 1779. 

Mr. Noyes was admitted to the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution, on 
May 8, 1896; and was a member of the Board of Managers in 1904. 

The funeral services were conducted from his residence in Upland Place, 
Walnut Hills, by his pastor, Rev. Dr. D. M. Pratt, on Thursday, December 
26th, 1912; the remains were taken for interment to Plainfield, Connecticut. 


Stephen Johnston Patterson, son of Jefferson Patterson and Juliana Johnston 
Patterson, was born at Rubicon Farm, Dayton, Ohio, on December 20th, 1842. 
He was second in descent from Robert Patterson, who served under George 
Rogers Clark and Daniel Boone. 

On June 12th, 1879, he married Lucy Angus Dunn, and is survived by his 
widow and three children, Robert Dunn Patterson, Mrs. Julia Johnston Moor- 
head, and Mrs. Anne Bove Woodhull. 

Stephen Johnston Patterson entered Miami University at Oxford, Ohio, 
but left at the beginning of the Civil War to enlist in Company A, Eighty -Sixth 
Ohio Infantry. 

In 1868 he founded a retail coal business in Dayton, Ohio. Later he became 
associated with his brothers, and formed the Southern Ohio Coal and Iron 
Company, one of the pioneer operators in the Wellston, Ohio, coal fields. He 
operated coal yards in Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati, and was the founder 
of the Western Coal Dealers Association. 


In 1902 he became interested in the Pocahontas coal fields of West Virginia, 
and at his death was president of the Weyanoke Coal and Coke Co., the S. J. 
Patterson Pocahontas Co., and the White Star Mining Co., all in the West 
Virginia field. In 1907 he sold out his retail interests and in 1910 sold the Gulf 
Coal Co. which he was operating in West Virginia. 

He was a large owner of real estate in Dayton and its suburbs, and two years 
before his death started a very large peach and apple orchard in Jackson County, 
Ohio. He took an active part in the management of his business to the last, 
and was in his office all day prior to the day of his death. 

He was a member of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution, the G. A. R. 
Society, the Blue Lodge Shrine, Scottish Rite, Dayton City Club, Dayton 
Country Club, and other organizations. It has been said of him that he was 
careful in all his transactions, and that his promises were alwa3^s kept. 

He died at his home in Dayton on October 22nd, 1915. 


Achilles Henry Pugh, one of the founders of the Ohio Society, Sons of the 
Revolution, and at one time its President, died at his home in Cincinnati, on 
December 24th, 1912, in the sixty-seventh year of his life, just as the heart of 
the world was turning toward its most joyous anniversary. 

He was born in Cincinnati, November 24th, 1846. When he was nine years 
of age his father moved to Waynesville, Ohio, returning after some years to 
Cincinnati. At the beginning of the Civil War, young Pugh enlisted for service ; 
but, being under age, was prevented from active service by the objections of 
his mother; he was at the time only fifteen years old. He then attended the 
High School in Cincinnati; and in 1865, entered the City Engineer's office, 
remaining in it for two years. During this time, he assisted in the survey of 
the road to Dayton, which is now the C. H. & D. branch of the B. & O. Railway. 
In 1867 he went West, working in surveys on the Union Pacific, and other 
roads entering Kansas City. In 1875 he was married to Miss Mary Darr, 
after which he returned to Cincinnati, entering into the printing firm, which 
his father, Achilles Pugh, had founded, and which is directed by his son and 
successor, Achilles Henry Pugh, Jr. Mr. Pugh is survived by his son, who is 
a member of the Ohio Society, by his widow, and by two daughters, Mrs. Percy 
Byran and Mrs. Macey. 

Mr. Pugh was a successful man of affairs, and prominent in the life of the 
City. He had traveled widely; had read extensively, and kept himself informed 
and in sympathy with the currents of modern life. He was a genial and interest- 
ing companion; it was pleasant to know him and to have fellowship with him. 
The interests of the Ohio Society were always near to his heart ; his counsels and 
his voice were often in demand in its anniversary meetings. He was also a 
member of the Society of the Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio; and was a 

Mr. Pugh claimed membership in this Society through John Pugh, being 
third in descent. John Pugh was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, 
August 2nd, 1747 ; was a citizen of Pennsylvania and Ohio, and died in Harrison 
County, Ohio, April 15th, 1840. He served in the Pennsylvania Militia, for 
which he was disowned by the Nottingham Meeting, Society of Friends, October 
14th, 1775; he was Captain in a Pennsylvania Regiment of Infantr}', March 
18th, 1777; private in Colonel Evan's Second Battalion of Chester County 
Militia in 1780, serving to the close of the War for Independence. 


Mr. Pugh was one of the founders of the Ohio Society in 1893, having 
previously been a member of the Pennsylvania Society. He served as Secretary 
1893-1896; and as President in 1897. He was often delegate to the Meetings 
of the General Society. 

The Board of Managers hereby makes grateful record of his valuable service, 
of his patriotic interest in the ideals of our Countr3^ and of our esteem for his 
noble qualities of manhood. 


Colonel Douglas Putnam was born at Marietta, Ohio, on August 21, 1838. 
He became a member of the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution in 1894 by 
right of descent from General Israel Putnam of Salem, Massachusetts, who was 
Lieutenant-Colonel in the Lexington Alarm, April, 1775, and subsequently 
became Colonel and Major-General in the Continental Army. 

Colonel Putnam was educated at Marietta College, and in 1869 moved to 
Ashland, Kentucky, where he became identified with various manufacturing 
interests. For many years he was President of the Ashland Iron and Mining 
Co., and of the Ashland Coal and Iron Railway. He also served as a member 
of the Ashland City Council, and of the Ashland School Board, and was active 
in promoting the study of history in the schools. 

In 1864 Colonel Putnam was married to Miss Valonia Reppert, who died in 
1900, leaving two sons, L. R. Putnam and Gay Putnam, now prominent business 
men of Ashland. In 1904 Colonel Putnam married his second wife, Mrs. 
Winchester Knowles of Marietta, Ohio, who survives him. 

Colonel Putnam was Lieutenant- Colonel in the Civil War on the Union side, 
and was wounded at the battle of Missionary Ridge. He was an active member 
of the Loyal Legion which is composed of officers of the Civil War. In his 
religious affiliations he was an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, 
of which he was a staunch supporter for nearly fifty years. 

It is said of Colonel Putnam that he was a man of most engaging personality 
and a citizen of the most scrupulous integrity. No selfish ambition ever 
swerved him from the path of duty, and he enjoyed the full confidence of all 
his business associates. 

Colonel Putnam passed away at his home in Ashland, in August, 1918, at 
the age of 80, sincerely mourned by his family and friends. 


John Lane Reed, Son of the Revolution, was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 
July 23rd, 1850. His early education was received from his mother, but later 
he entered the Yeates School, an Episcopal Institution for boys; after gradua- 
tion from this, he completed his training at a technical school in Philadelphia. 

He secured his early experience in a locomotive plant in Philadelphia, soon 
afterwards becoming paymaster of a construction gang engaged in railroad 
building. In 1870, he came to Dayton, Ohio, where he made his home for the 
remainder of his life. From the first he was closely connected with the business 
life of that community, always held in esteem for his integrity and uprightness. 
He became interested in the firm of Weed & Company, manufacturers of 


agricultural implements, becoming the owner on its re-organization as the 
Champion Plow Company. He was receiver for the Holden Book Company, 
and Secretary and Treasurer of the McHose and Lyon Architectural Iron 
Works. About ten years ago he retired from active business, acting since as 
Trustee of the Estate of Alexander Gebhart. 

He was married on May 25th, 1876, to Miss Lucy Gebhart, who died August 
11th, 1909. Two children were born to them: Mrs. W. S. W. Edgar and 
Alexander G. Reed, both at the present time residents of Dayton. 

For thirty -six years Mr. Reed served as vestryman of Christ Episcopal 
Church, the major portion of that time as Senior Warden. He was a devoted 
Churchman, a student and a diligent reader. His passing is a personal loss 
to a wide circle of loyal friends, unvarying courtesy, gentle sympathy and kind- 
ness, and a line, true, appreciation of the highest values of life enriched his own 
experience and endeared him to all his associates. He was a Mason, and a 
member of various local organizations. 

Mr. Reed died on Saturday, October 24th, 1914, after suffering for eighteen 
months from an illness, which became acute about ten weeks before his death. 
The funeral services were held the following Monday morning, and the body 
was interred in the Gebhart lot in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton. 

John Lane Reed became a member of this Society by right of descent from 
Captain Peter Ford, a Captain of a Company of Foot, York County, Pennsylva- 
nia, in 1777, and of Abraham DeHuff, a Captain in 1776 in Colonel Samuel 
J. Atlee's Musketry Battalion. 


Orrin A. Reynolds was born at Jay, Maine, April 10th, 1838. He died at his 
residence, 48 West Fourth Street, Covington, Kentucky, August 20th, 1912, 
in the seventy-fifth year of his age. He had resided in Covington since 1885, 
and held the office of Postmaster for twelve years, his last term having been 
concluded about two years before his death. 

Mr. Reynolds was admitted to the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution, 
January 3rd, 1902. He traced his descent through several lines: 

I. From Thomas Reynolds, of North Bridgewater, Massachusetts, who 
enlisted December 5th, 1777, and again December 4th, 1779, and served as a 
private in the Colonel's Sixteenth Massachusetts Regiment, commanded by 
Colonel Henry Jackson. 

II. From Joseph Reynolds, son of the former, who enlisted July 16th, 1779, 
for nine months, and served in the Twelfth Massachusetts Regiment, com- 
manded by Colonel Gamaliel Bradford. 

III. From Samuel Jackson, also of IMassachusetts, who enlisted July 7th, 
1780, and served as a private in the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment, commanded 
by Colonel Thomas Nixon, and afterwards in the Eightli Massachusetts Regiment, 
commanded by Colonel Michael Jackson. 

Mr. Reynolds was an Elder and a Trustee in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Covington, and in its spacious edifice the funeral services were held, the 
Rev. John N. Ervin of Dayton, Kentucky, officiating. His two surviving sons, 
Dr. C. W. Reynolds and Dr. O. L- Reynolds of Covington, are members of this 
Society. His beloved wife preceded him to the grave by a few months, and 
this heavy affliction increased the burden of weakness and suffering, with which 
those months were already weighted. Mr. Reynolds was a loyal member of 
the Society and faithful in attending its meetings. 

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James Godman Rogers, Springfield, Ohio, was third in descent from Lieuten- 
ant Richard Rogers, Pennsylvania, 1733-1804, and from Corporal Andrew 
Rogers, Pennsylvania, 1746-1782. He was elected to membership in 1897, 
and in 1901 and 1909 served on the Board of Managers. He died September 
28th, 1909. If an obituary v/as prepared it cannot now be found. 


Schuyler Charles Schenck was born in Fulton, Oswego County, New York, 
on March 91h, 1842, and died from heart trouble induced by apoplex}^ in the 
Toledo Hospital (which he helped to found), Toledo, Ohio, on June 3rd, 1913. 

His father's ancestors were Hollanders, who settled in this country in 1650- 
His father was a farmer and dealer in lumber, and had eight children. From 
his father's farm, he went to work in a Fulton general store; then he was 
employed in a hardware store for ten years, and was admitted to partnership 
when he was twenty-one years old. In 1870, he went to Toledo and established 
himself in the coal and fuel business, as agent for the Delaware, Lackawanna & 
Western Railway Company. He was also engaged in the anthracite coal 
business, with a branch in Chicago. He was a member of the City Council, 
and Park Board of Toledo, besides being engaged in many charitable associa- 
tions. He was a director of the First National Bank, and President for eleven 
years; and, also, was a director of the Union Savings Bank. He helped to build 
the first telephone system in Toledo. He was, also, the President of the Toledo 
and Indiana Railroad Company. He gave much of his time and money to 
charitable objects, and was especially interested in the Children's Home, and 
the Toledo Hospital. His career was that of a most useful and honorable 
citizen, and one worthy of emulation. 

In 1874, he married Miss Harriet Elizabeth Dow, of Baldwinsville, New 
York, and his widow and four children survive him: Daniel D. Schenck, 
Mrs. B. S. Hamilton, and Miss Margaret L. Schenck, of Toledo; and, Lewis 
R. Schenck, of New York. 

Mr. Schenck was admitted to the Ohio Society of the Sons of the Revolution 
on July 24th, 1894, by right of descent from Richard Falley, Jr., of Westfield, 
Massachusetts, who, at sixteen years of age, was a soldier in the French and 
Indian War. This youth was captured at Fort Edward and adopted by an 
Indian Chief. A lady, whose attention was attracted by him, bought him from 
the Indian and returned him to his parents, at Westfield. After having grown 
to manhood, he fought in the Revolution and commanded a company at the 
battle of Bunker Hill. 


Frederick Bellinger Shoemaker, son of Matthew Shoemaker and Catherine 
Bellinger, his wife, was born in Jackson, Michigan, on September 8th, 1843. He 
received his early education at Tiffin, Ohio, at the preparatory school of Heidel- 
berg College, and also in the High Schools of Dayton and Toledo, Ohio. In 
1859 he went from Dayton to Toledo, and thereafter made his home in the 
latter city. 


From 1862 to 1866, Mr. Shoemaker was engaged in the foundry and machine 
business, except for about five months in 1864, when he served as Lieutenant 
in Company C, 130th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during which 
time he was engaged in the campaign in Virginia. For many years he was 
a Director of the Northern National Bank of Toledo, and was Cashier of the 
institution from 1871 to 1881 inclusive. He was also director in the Union 
Savings Bank, the Commercial Banking Company of Bowling Green, the 
Produce Exchange Safe Deposit Company, and other Toledo corporations. 
For some years Mr. Shoemaker was engaged in the grain business, and in 1888 
he was elected President of the Toledo Produce Exchange. He was also 
interested in the TurnbuU Wagon Company and other enterprises. 

In 1895 Mr. Shoemaker became a member of the Ohio Society, Sons of the 
Revolution by right of descent from Hanyoost Shoemaker, Major of the Fourth 
BattaUon Tryon County Militia, New York, in 1775. He was also third in 
descent from Michael Meyers, private in the Third Battalion Tryon County 
Militia, New York, who was wounded in the battle of Johnstown, October 25th, 
1781 ; and fourth in descent from Plenry Herter who was a Captain in the French 
and Indian Wars in 1757, First Lieutenant in the New York Militia under 
Colonel Nicholas Herkimer in 1775, and Captain under Colonel Peter Bellinger 
in 1778. 

Mr. Shoemaker was also a member of the Toledo Post, Grand Army of the 
Republic; the Society of Colonial Wars; the Rubicon Lodge of Masons; the 
Toledo Club; the Country Club, and other organizations. 

In 1875 Mr. Shoemaker married Miss Kate Laura Carrington, daughter of 
Miles D. Carrington of Toledo. Both died in the same year, leaving no descend- 
ants, Mrs. Shoemaker's death occurring in February, 1916, and Mr. Shoemaker's 
on September 23rd, 1916. 


William Henry Shouse was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, on 
June 22nd, 1833, and died at Hartwell, Ohio, on November 24th, 1912. In 
1866, he married Miss Rebecca L. Krepps, at Uniontown, Pennsylvania. 

While still a young man, he came to Cincinnati and entered upon a business 
career which continued up to the time of his death, during which time he was 
connected with some of the most prominent china and glass-ware importers 
and dealers of this city. Mr. Shouse was a communicant of St. Paul's P. E- 
Church, which later became St. Paul's Cathedral, and served as a member of 
the Vestry of the former, and a Trustee of the latter, for twenty-five years — 
most of that time as Treasurer of the respective corporations. He was also a 
member of the Episcopal Church Club of Cincinnati. His career as a citizen, 
and a churchman, was that of an honest, loyal and conscientious man. His 
domestic life was most happy and was only broken by the death of his wife, 
a few years before his own. His daughter, Mrs. Alice Shouse Herron, wife of 
Rev. J. D. Herron, survives him. 

Mr. Shouse was admitted to membership in the Ohio Society of the Sons of 
the Revolution on December 13th, 1894, by right of being the second in descent 
from Sergeant Richard Sparks, who was born in New Jersey; later, was a citizen 
of Pennsylvania; and, who died in Mississippi on July 1st, 1815. The service 
of Richard Sparks in the Revolution was in 1778, when he was a Sergeant in 
Captain Thomas B. Bowen's Company, Ninth Pennsylvania Regiment, com- 
manded by Colonel Richard Butler. 



Charles EHhu Slocuin was born at Northville, New York, December 30th, 
1841, and died at Toledo, Ohio, June 7th, 1915. He was of Revolutionary 
descent, tracing his ancestry to Joseph Slocum and Eleazar Slocum, members 
of the New York Militia in the Continental Army. 

His early studies were pursued in the schools of his native town, and by his 
own exertions at Fort Edward Collegiate Institute, and at Poughkeepsie, New 
York. While teaching in Albion, Michigan, in 1865 he began the study of 
medicine. Subsequently he attended the medical department of the University 
of Michigan, the Detroit Medical College and the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons, Columbia University, being graduated from the latter institution as 
Doctor of Medicine in 1869. He at once entered into partnership with his 
brother. Dr. John Caleb Slocum, at Shelbyville, Indiana. 

In 1870 he traveled through the South and East for his health, and in July 
1871, settled in Defiance, Ohio were he resided for many years, removing a few 
years before his death to Toledo, Ohio, where he continued the practice of his 
profession. Parts of several years Dr. Slocum spent in post graduate studies in 
literature and medicine in New York and Philadelphia. He received a degree 
from Jefferson College, Philadelphia, upon examination, and spent two years in 
the University of Pennsylvania from which he received the degree of Doctor of 
Philosophy in course. In 1879 he visited the medical centers of Europe in the 
interest of his profession. 

Dr. Slocum was a member and officer of various medical and scientific 
societies, being sometime President of the Defiance County Medical Society, 
Vice-President of the District Society, member of the Ohio State Medical 
Society, the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, the American Associa- 
tion for the Advancement of Science, the Ohio State Archaeological and His- 
torical Society, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the 
Ninth International Medical Congress, and the American Public Health 
Association. He also served for many years as Professor of Psychology and 
Ethics in the Cleveland College of Physicians and Surgeons, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Besides contributing to medical and scientific journals. Dr. Slocum was the 
author and publisher of historical and other books, one of his most notable 
works being a comprehensive genealogy of the Slocum family and its various 
branches, work involving monumental labor and tireless research. 

Dr. Slocum was at one time director and vice-president of both the Merchants 
and the First National Banks of Defiance, and acting president of the former for 
a time. He was also interested in the manufacturing institutions of the city. 
For many years he was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church of Defiance, 
and was also a member of various Masonic bodies, including the Knights 
Templars and the Scottish Rite. He was formerly a member of the consistory 
of Cincinnati, and subsequently was connected with the Lake Erie Consistory 
of Cleveland. 

During his early studies he began the nucleus of a private library around 
which he accumulated a valuable collection comprising medicine, history, 
literature and art, and numbering nearly ten thousand volumes. Dr. Slocum 
avoided tobacco, alcoholic beverages and excesses of all kinds from both medical 
and moral motives, and was known as a man of high integrity and a philanthropist. 

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Clem Henry Tingley was born June 25th, 1857, in the city of Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania. Quite early in life he removed to Ohio and engaged in the hay 
and grain business, in which he continued until stricken with the illness which 
eventually caused his death. 

Mr. Tingley was a member of various Masonic organizations, including the 
Scottish Rite, the Knights Templar, and the Mystic Shrine. He was also a 
member of the Delaware Society of the Cincinnati, and of the Ohio Society, 
vSons of the Revolution. 

Mr. Tingley became a member of the latter in 1893, the year in which the 
Ohio Society was organized, his accession number being seventeen. He was fourth 
in descent from Gustavus Scott of Somerset County,Maryland,who was a member 
of the Maryland Convention in 1776, and of the Maryland Congress from 1776 
to 1783, and also a member of the Committee of vSafety for the same period. 

Mr. Tingley was also fourth in descent from Samuel Love, whose Revolu- 
tionary record was identical with that of Gustavus Scott just given, and fifth 
in descent from Charles Jones of Montgomery County, Maryland, who was a 
member of the Committee of Arms and Ammunition from 1776, to 1783, and 
the first Judge of Montgomery County, 1777. 

Mr. Tingley died at his home in Columbus, Ohio, on October 16th, 1916. 
He is survived by a son, Herman R. Tingley, a member of the Law firm of Hedges, 
Hoover and Tingley, of Columbus, Ohio. 


The Rev. George Paull Torrence was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 
25th, 1854, and was the son of James Findlay Torrence and Ann Rebecca, his 
wife. His early education was received in the Cincinnati public schools. In 
1871 he entered Yale, from which he graduated with the degree of B. A. in 1875. 
In the Fall of the same year he entered the Berkeley Divinity School at Middle- 
town, Connecticut. In May, 1878, he was ordained Deacon by the Rt. Rev. 
John Williams, Bishop of Connecticut, and was ordained Priest by the same 
Bishop in May, 1879. 

During his Deaconate he had charge of St. Peter's at Oxford, Connecticut. 
From 1879 to 1881 he was Rector of Grace Church, at Long Hill, Connecticut, 
and also had charge of Trinity Church at Nichols Farms. In June, 1881, he 
accepted a call to St. Thomas Church at Bethel, Connecticut, and served this 
parish for nine years. In 1890 he moved to Zanesville, Ohio, and was Rector 
of vSt. James Church until 1896. From 1896 to 1899 he was Priest in charge of 
St. John's at Cambridge, and the Church of the Good Shepherd at New Lexing- 
ton, having his residence in Cambridge. In 1899 he accepted a call to become 
Archdeacon of the Diocese of Michigan City, and lived in Marion, Indiana. 
In 1904 he resigned as Archdeacon, and became Rector of Gethsemane Church 
at Marion, and also had charge of St. Paul's at Gas City. This position he 
held until 1910, when he moved to Lafayette, Indiana, and became Rector of 
St. John's Church. In 1916 he accepted a call to Trinity Church, Hamilton, 
Ohio, and also had charge of Holy Trinity Mission at Oxford, Ohio, positions 
which he held until his death, which occurred on November 21st, 1918. 

In 1899 Rev. Torrence became a member of the Ohio Society, Sons of the 
Revolution by right of descent from Joseph Torrence of Fayette County, 
Pennsylvania, who was Second Lieutenant, Seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania 
Line, on March 2nd, 1777, and was promoted to First Lieutenant on February 
3rd, 1778. 


In 1879 Rev. Torrence married Miss Mary Ferguson of New Haven, Con- 
necticut, who survives him, together with his five children, Mrs. WilHam H. 
Standring, a missionary in Soochow, China; Mrs. Archie Price, of Marion, 
Indiana; George Paull Torrence, Jr., of Chicago, Ilhnois; Mary Ferguson 
Torrence, at present in Hamilton, Ohio; and John Ferguson Torrence, a medical 
student in the University of Cincinnati. 

Rev. Torrence held several responsible positions in the Church at various 
times, being twice a delegate to the General Convention ; Examining Chaplain ; 
member of the Missionary Board, and of the Standing Committee, etc. He was 
a Knight Templar, and a Scottish Rite Mason of the thirty-second degree. 

Wherever he lived he alwayS had the respect and affection of all his associates 
and parishoners. One of his Bishops testifies that "for no Priest connected 
with the Diocese did I have a higher regard or deeper respect. I admired his 
fearless stand for principles, his thoroughness and fidelity in the performance 
of every duty, his reverence and dignity in ministering in the Church." Another 
of his fellow clergymen says, "He was a rock, solid and reliable; and I always 
found him first just, then tender, and always true". 


Samuel Roberts Van Metre, son of Robert and Mahala Wheeler Van Metre, 
was born August 8th, 1836, on the old Van Metre homestead near West Liberty, 
West Virginia, and died at his home in Marietta, Ohio, December 20th, 1916. 

He came to Ohio when a young man, and was married August 22nd, 1861, 
to Miss Josephine Johnson, daughter of Isaac and Laura Stanton Johnson. 
After teaching and clerking for a few years, Mr. Van Metre entered mercantile 
life in which he continued successfully for over fifty years. His first business 
venture was the establishment of a dry goods business in Malta, Ohio, under 
the firm name of Palmer & Van Metre. In 1876 he came to Marietta and 
founded the clothing firm of S. R. Van Metre which still bears his name. 

Mr. Van Metre helped to organize the Board of Trade of Marietta, and also 
the Citizens National Bank of which he was director and treasurer. He was 
president of the Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Washington County, 
Ohio, for twelve years, and was vice-president and director of the Ohio Mutual 
Windstorm & Cyclone Association of Columbus until his death. Mr. Van 
Metre was also actively interested in religious and philanthropic work. He 
united in early life with the Methodist church, and on settling in Marietta 
united with the First Congregational Church of that city. 

Mr. Van Metre was a descendant of Jacob Van Meteren of Breda, Holland. 
The first evidence of the presence of any member of the family in America is 
the name of Jan Van Meter in the list of passengers arriving at New Amsterdam, 
September 12th, 1662. Jan Van Meter first settled at Kingston, New York, 
where he subscribed to the oath of allegiance in 1664. About 1706 some 
members of the family moved to New Jersey, and later to Virginia. One of the 
family, John Van Meter, is said to have been the first white man to penetrate 
the south branch of the Potomac, and in 1830 he and his brother Isaac received 
from Governor Gooch a grant of 1,400 acres of land on the site where West 
Liberty now stands. 

The name of Van Meter is prominent in Revolutionary annals, ten members 
of the family going to the war from Virginia, and as many more from New 
Jersey. Samuel Roberts Van Metre was elected a member of the Ohio Society, 
Sons of the Revolution, on May 5th, 1916, by right of descent from Abraham 
Van Metre, a member of the Virginia Continental Army. 




Colonel William R. Warnock was born in Urbana, Ohio, August 29th, 1838 
and was within a month of his eightieth birthday at the time of his death, 
which occurred on July 31st, 1918. He was the eldest of a family of children 
born to Rev. David Warnock and Sarah (Hitt) Warnock. William R. Warnock 
received his early education in the Urbana pubhc schools, and at graduation 
engaged in teaching for the purpose of paying his way through college. His 
collegiate education was secured at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, 
Ohio, where he merited the degrees of A. B., A. M. and LL. D. 

Colonel Warnock studied law in Urbana under the noted Judge Corwin, 
and was admitted to the bar in 1866, after he had served his country with great 
credit during the critical period of the Civil War. Colonel Warnock's war 
record was an enviable one. In 1862, while yet a law student, he recruited a 
company and was commissioned Captain in the Ninty-Fifth O. V. I. A year 
later he was promoted to Major because of gallantry at Vicksburg, and subse- 
quently for his gallantry and meritorious services at the battle of Nashville 
he was brevetted Lieutenant-Colonel. 

Returning from the war at its close, Colonel Warnock again took up the 
study of law, and after being admitted to the bar, he associated himself with 
the Hon. George ]\I. Eichelberger in the practice of the law. Colonel Warnock 
served Champaign County as prosecuting attorney for two terms, starting in 
1867; was elected to the Ohio Senate in 1875; and in 1879 was elected Common 
Pleas Judge, where he served for ten years. In 1900 he was elected member 
of the Ohio Senate, and served two terms with honor and distinction. In 1910 
he was appointed U. S. Pension Agent at Columbus by President Roosevelt. 

Colonel Warnock was a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason, and also 
belonged to the Knights of Pythias, Sons of the Revolution, Grand Army of 
the Republic, and Military Order of the Loyal Legion. He was a past president 
of the Ohio Society, Sons of the Revolution, past commander of the Loyal 
Legion in Ohio, and also of the Ohio Department G. A. R. He was also a life 
long member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and an ardent supporter of 
the Church in Urbana. He was also prominant in church circles of the State, 
having served several times as delegate to the General Conference. 

Colonel Warnock was married in 1868 to Miss Catherine Murray. To this 
union were born three daughters, all of whom, together with the widow, survive. 

As a man Colonel Warnock was generous and God-fearing, strong in his 
faith and belief. His life record as a man and soldier are without blemish, 
clean and unassailable. Early in life he set for himself the very highest ideals, 
and to the end he steadfastly and unswervingly lived up to those ideals. He 
will be missed in church, public and social circles, and his passing will be a 
deep loss not only in his own home, but in a circle extending far beyond the 
confines of his native city. 



Howard Sydenham Winslow, son of Augustus S. and Susan L. Winslow, 
was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, February 7th, 1851. His early education was 
received in Cincinnati in the Chickering Institute and at the school conducted 
by Mr. Eugene F. Bliss. In 1868 he entered the Rensselaer Polj^technic Institute 
at Troy, New York, where he remained until 1872 studying for the profession 
of Civil Engineer. Returning to Cincinnati, he entered the service of the 
Ashland Coal & Iron Co., at Ashland, Kentucky, in which service he continued 
for some time, part of the time in Lexington, Kentucky, and then in Cincinnati. 
He afterward became interested in the Arctic Ice Co., of Cincinnati, being 
appointed Secretary in 1888, in which ofhce he continued until 1896 when he 
was elected President and General Manager of the Company. Mr. Winslow 
conducted the affairs of this Company with great success until 1905, when 
it was merged with the Cincinnati Ice Company. Mr. Winslow tlien became 
a Director and Vice-President of the Cincinnati Ice Company, and so con- 
tinued until 1908, when he resigned as Vice-President but continued in the 
Board of Directors. In 1909, on account of failing health, he resigned from 
the Board and retired from Business. 

Mr. Winslow never married. In the year 1908 he became a resident of 
Burlington, New Jersey. 

Mr. Winslow was a member of the Church of the Covenant, formerly the 
Second Presbyterian Church of Cincinnati. He was also a member of the 
Historical Society of Ohio, the Philosophical Society of Ohio, the Queen City 
Club of Cincinnati, the Society of Colonial Wars, and the Ohio vSociety, Sons 
of the Revolution. Also of the College Fraternity of 'Delta Kappa Epislon 
which he joined when a student of the Polytechnic Institute. 

Mr. Winslow's membership in the Sons of the Revolution was by right of 
descent from Stephen Jackson of New Jersey, who was a member of the Com- 
mittee of Observation in Morris County, New Jersey, in 1775, Captain of a 
Company of Morris Militia in 1777, and commanded a company of cavalry 
the following winter. 

On account of ill health, Mr. Winslow went for treatment to Hot Springs, 
Arkansas, in December 1909. There he was attacked by a fatal illness, from 
which after two weeks of suffering, he died on February 1st, 1910. His burial 
was in the family plot in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, on February 
4th, 1910. 

/ never hear of a great man, that I do not inquire 
who was his mother. 

— John Adams. 


A solemn and religious regard to spiritual and 
eternal things is an indispensable element of all 
true greatness. 

— Daniel Webster. 




ABBOTT, JOHN, Penn.sylvania. 1741-1778- 
Wyoming, Pa. Private in Capt. John 
Durkee's Comiiany, Pennsylvania 
Troops, May 0, 1775 — December 10, 
1775. In Battle at Wyoming, July 3, 
1778. Killed by Indians, August, 1778. 

Reference : Certificate from State Libra- 
rian of Pennsylvania. Miner's History 
of Wyoming, pp. 230-40. Weaver's 
Ancient AVindham Genealogy. Kulp's 
Families of the Valley. History of 
Luzerne Co., p. lOS, Hinman's War of 
the Revolution, p. 156. 

ADAMS, DR. JOSEPH, Massachusetts. 
Mendon, Mass. S,urgeon's Mate of 
Read's Massachusetts Regiment, May 
to December, 1775. Surgeon's Mate, 
IStli Continental Iiifa-ntry, January 1 
to December 31, 1770. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Regis- 
ter, p. 58. 
Rawson, Edward Stephen. 

ALLEN, JOSIAH. Pennsylvania. 

Served in Capt. Samuel Patton's Com- 
pany, Col. Samuel Culbertson's 4th 
Batallion, August 28, 1780, in Cumber- 
land Comity Militia. Seized same 
Company May 12. 1781. Served same 
Company September 12, 1782. 

Reference: Pennsylvania Archives, 5th 
Series, Vol. fi. pp. 278, 288 and 312. 
Welsh, J. Gilbert. 

ALLYN BENJAMIN, Massachusetts. 1754- 

Barnstable, Mass. Private in Captain 
George Lewis' Company, Col. Freeman's 
Regiment, Ma.ssachusetts Troops, Sep- 
tember G, 1778. Served on alarms at 
Dartmouth, Bedford and Falmouth. 

Reference : Ccrtiticate from Secretary of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

ALLYN, JAMES, JR., Massachu.setts. 
1754 — . 

Barnstable, Mass. Private in Captain 
Micah lliunilton's Company, and Col. 
John Otis' Kegiiiicnt, and niiii'cluMl on 
the Alarm of April li), 1775, to Marsh- 

R(>fer(>nco: Massachusetts Soldiers and 
Sailors of the Revolution, Vol. 1, p. 1.50. 
Allen, Marsten 

ALSTON, THOMAS, New Jersey. 1753- 

Served as En.sign of the First Regi- 
ment. Middlesex Co., N. J. Militia, Col. 
John AVebster, during the Revolution- 
ary War. The date of his commission 
was June 22, 1780. 

Reference: Certificate of the Adjutant 
General of the State of New Jersey. 
Jlarshall, John Elbert. 

ginia. Kentucky. 1750-1826. 
Captain 5th Va. Regiment Continental 
Line ; Major 1st Va. Regiment Conti- 
nental Line ; Major 6th Va. Regiment 
Continental Line; Lieut-Col. 1st Va. 
Regiment Continental Line ; Brigadier- 
Gen'l Va. Militia ; Aide-de-Camp to 
Gen'l Lafayette ; original member of 
the Society of the Cincinnati. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 
Certificate of membership in the Soci- 
ety of the Cincinnati. 

ARMSTRONG, JOHN, New Jersey, Penn- 
sylvania. 1755-1816. 
Enlisted as a private at Philadelphia in 
the summer of 1755. Was at the Battle 
of Trenton, December 26, 1776 : Prince- 
town, January 3, 1777. Oath of Allegi 
ance at Valley Forge, 1778; Battle 
of Moimio,uth. June 28, 1778. He was 
aid do camp to Washington at the 
Siege of Yorktown, October 10, 1781 ; 
also at the recapture of Stony Point at 
an earlier date. With Washington 
wlien he took possesion of New York, 
Noveml)er 2, 1781, and last meeting of 
(Jeneral Washington and his military 
family. He was a signer of the Societ.v 
of the Cincinnati, was one of General 
AVashington's body guards, previous to 
being aid do camp. He served a period 
of seventeen years in Revolutionar.v 
and Indian Wars. 

Reference: Army and Navy, Part 5, p. IS. 
Cists Military A'ols. 1 and 2. Army 
and Niivy. Part 10, p. 28. Chronicles 
of I5ordei' Warfare. Lessing's History 
of llie Revolutionar.v AA'ar. Pennsyl- 
vania Archives. Heitman's Register. 
Chatfield, AVilliam Henry, Jr. 


ASHBY, JOHN, Virginia. 1755-1815. 
Fanqniei- Co. Va. Captain in Srd Vir- 
ginia Regiment. Continental Line from 
Marcli IS, 177C, to October 30, 1777. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Regis- 
ter, p. 68. E. A. Pollard's Soutliem 
History of the War, p. 390, et seq. 

ASHLEY. DANIEL, New Hampshire. 

1st Lie.ut. Baklwin'.s Regiment. N. H. 
Militia. Member of Constitutional Con- 
vention, 1778. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Regis- 
ter. New Hampshire State Archives. , 
Loyd, John Uri. 

ASHLEY. SAMUEL. New Hampshire. 
Colonel of N. H. Regiment Militia, 1775. 

Reference: Heitman's Historical Regis- 
Lloyd, John Uri. 

ATWATER, SAMUEL, Connecticut. 

Cedar Hill, Conn. Drummer, was in 
Captain Douglass' Regiment of the .5th 
Battalion, Wadsworth Brigade. This 
Battalion was raised in June, 1776, to 
re-enforce Washington's Army at New 
Y'ork. It served in the city and on the 
Broolvlyn front, being at the right of 
the line of works during the Battle of 
Long Island, August 27th ; engaged in 
the retreat to New York, August 29th 
and 30th ; stationed with militia bri- 
gade under Colonel Douglass at Kips 
Bay. at .34th street, in the East River, 
at the time of the enemy's attack on 
New York, September 15th ; was forced 
to retreat hurriedly at battle of White 
Plains, October 28th. Time expired 
December 25, 1776. 

Reference: History of the Connecticut 
Militia in the Revolutionary War, pp. 
Atwater, Carlton William. 

AUSTIN, DANIEL, Connecticut. 1720- 

Private in Capt. Seymour's Light Dra- 
goons, Major Bull, Norwalk Alarm, 
July 8 to 19, 1779 ; Private in Captain 
Van Duersen's Company, State Guards, 
stationed at New Haven, Conn., Feb- 
ruary 21 to August 1, 1781. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 549 and 575. 
Hayes, Birchard Austin. 

AVERY, DANIEL, Connecticut. 1740-1781. 
AVas Ensign under Col. Ledyard and 
was killed on above date at Fort Gris- 
wold, in the battle of Groton Heights, 
in Benedict Arnold's attack upon New 
London, Conn. 

Reference : Connecticut Men in the Rev- 
olution, p. 577. 
Pope, Arthur Lewis. 

AVERY, STEPHEN, Connecticut. 17.50- 

Private in Fourth Connecticut Regi- 
ment, Col. Samuel Selden, until Dec- 
ember 25, 1770. July 5, 1780, re-enlist- 
ed in same Regiment, commanded by 
Col. Durkee. 

Reference: Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 191, 405. 

AVERY. WAIGHSTILL, North Carolina. 

Signed the Mecklinburg Declaration of 
Independence, May 20. 1775 and was a 
member or delegate to the State Con- 
gress at Hillsboro in 1775 and at Hali- 
fax in 1776. Was the first Attorney 
General of North Carolina elected in 
1777. He was elected a member of the 
Provincial Congress which met at Hills- 
boro, August 21. 1775, and the next 
year to tlie same which met at Halifax, 
November 12, 1776. In 1780 while the 
British occupied Charlotte under Lord 
Cornwallis, his office was set on fire 
and all his books and papers destroyed 
because he was so obnoxious to the 
British on acco.unt of his patriotism 
and service. July 3. 1778 he was ap- 
pointed Col. of the Jones County Mil- 
itia. It is doubtful if any one family 
suffered more sevei-ely than did the dis- 
tinguished and gallant Averys. 
Reference: Wheeler's Reminiscences and 
Memoirs of Eminent North Carolinians, 
p. 76-81. Hunter's Sketches of Western 
North Carolina, p. 94. Western North 
Carolina (Avery's History) of Burke 
County, pp. 94-97 are referred to and 
submitted as the best authorities. The 
Averys of Groton by H. D. Sweet, p. 
.571. The Groton Avery Clan, Vol. 1, 
pp. 230, 231, 232 and 233. 
Gash, Edward Leander. 

BAKER, DANIEL, New Jersey . 1753-1814. 
AVestfield, N. J. : enrolled as Corporal 
1st Battalion N. J. Continental Line, 
November 13, 1775 ; Private in 1st Reg- 
iment Essex Co. N. J., Militia ; pro- 
moted to Ensign and served through 
the war. 

Reference : New Jersey in the Revolu- 
tion, p. 448. 
Hodgson, Frank Day. 

BALLARD, WILLIAM, Virginia. 1732- 


Culpepper Co.. Va , Lieut, of Artillery, 

Virginia Line, in service three years. 
Reference : Certified copy of warrant 160, 

Book 1, p. 28, Land Office Records, 

Richmond, Virginia. 

Ballard, Edward McCJure. 

BANTA, PETER, New Jersey. 1760-1829. 
He was a soldier in tlie Revolutionary 
War from Bergen County, New Jersey, 
and is said to have served as a Scout 


with great efficiency. He moved to 
Kentucliy shortly after the Revolution- 
ary War and about 1796 became one of 
the pioneer settlers of Southwestei-n 
Ohio, locating near Lebanon, Warren 
County, Ohio. He had a great reputa- 
tion for bravery. His sons were almost 
giants in strength and, like himself, 
were well-to-do farmers. Every year 
since Memorial Day has been estab- 
lished his grave is decorated by the des- 
cendants of these who knew him to 
be a soldier in the War of the Revolu- 
Reference : Registry of Enrollment, p. 500 
of the Official Register of the Officers 
and Men of New Jersey in the Revolu- 
tionary War ; Banta Genealogy, p. 98. 
Strauss, Godfrey Eric. 
Strauss, Harold Aaron. 

BARBER, STEPHEN, Connecticut. 

Hebron Conn. Corporal Hebron Com- 
pany, Lexington Alarm. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
p. 13. 

BARLOW. AARON, Connecticut. 1750- 

Of Redding, Fairfield Co., Conn. Pri- 
vate in 10th Company, 5th Regiment, 
Conn. ; Ensign in Capt. Gray's Com- 
pany, October, 1777. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolu- 
tion, p. 71, 570. 

cut. 1758-1839. 

George Bartliolomew Ehrman"s great- 
great grandfather (Luther Bartliolo- 
mew) enlisted in the Federal Army 
Dec, 1775, in Col. Webb"s Connecticut 
Regiment. They took part in the bat- 
tle of White Plains, October, 1770. 
They joined <!en. Washington in Dec- 
ember and a few days after surprised 
the Britisli at Trenton and took 900 
Hessians prisoners. About January 1, 
1777. tlieir term of enlistment expiring. 
General Sullivan made an earnest ap- 
peal to have the regiment remain six 
weeks longer which Luther Bartholo- 
mew did and took part in the battles 
of Trenton and Princeton. In Jinie. 
1777, he re-enlisted in Colonel Webb's 
regiment. He was at the burning of 
Danl)ur.v in April, 1777, and in July 
at New Haven, wlien taken by the 
Britisli, killing a horse of his father's 
in his haste to reach the battle. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution. 
Ehrman, Albert Hoyt. 
Ehnuan, George Bartholomew. 

BARTLETT, WILLIAM, Massachusetts. 

First Naval Agent of the Port of Bev- 
erly, Mass., appointed by Gen'l George 
Washington at the Siege of Boston. 

Reference : Washington's Correspondence. 
Lindley, Charles Newton. 

setts. 1741-1822. 

Grafton, Mass. Private, Lexington 
Alarm, Capt, Wm. Whitcomb's Com- 
pany, Col. James Prescot's Regiment. 
Second Lieutenant, Capt. Silas Taylor's 
3rd Company from Stowe, Mass., July 
2, 1776. Second Lieutenant, Capt. May- 
nard's Company, 4th Middlesex Regi- 
ment, Col. Thatcher commanding, Dec- 
ember 11, 1776. Second Lieutenant, 
Capt, Robert Cutting's Company, Col. 
Mcintosh's Regiment, Rhode Island 
Alarm, Lovell's Brigade, August 1, 
1778, to September 13, 1778. 

Reference: Massachusetts Revolutionary 
Records, Vol. 13, p. 168 ; Vol. 14, p. 150 ; 
Vol 28, p. 118 ; Vol. 41, p. 107. Rhode 
Island Records, Vol. 1, p. 149. 
Woolson, Alvin Mansfield. 

BATES. JONATHAN, Massachusetts. 

Hiugham, Mass. Private in Captain 
Cushing's Company, Col. Greaton's 
Regiment May 22, 1775 ; Private, Capt. 
Cushing's Company, Col. Heath's Regi- 
ment, October 5, 1775 ; Private, Capt. 
Cushing's Company, Col. Solomon Lov- 
ell's Regiment. December 4, 1776 ; Pri- 
vate in Capt. Clark '.s Company, June 5, 

Reference: Certificate of Revolutionary 
War Service from Massachusetts Sec- 
retary of State. 
Bates, Edward Merrick Lindley. 

r.ATTELE, EBENEZER, Massachusetts. 

Ebenezer Battelle's name appears with 
rank of Captain, on the Lexington 
Alarm Roll, of his own Company, 
which marched on the Alarm of 
April 19th, 1775, from Dedham, Mass. 
His name appears on the paymas- 
ter's Abstract of Captain Battelle's 
Company of Col. Mcintosh's Regiment 
for service, rations, etc., in March, 
1776, the service was taking possession 
of and fortifying Dorchester Heights, 
Mass. Capt. Battelle's name appears 
in an official record of a ballot by the of Representatives of Mass., 
dated April 1, 1780, as having been 
cliosen to the office of Second Major of 
the 1st Regiment of Militia of County 
Suffolk. Mass. Appointment concurred 
in by the Council April 1, 1780. Grad- 
uated from Harvard. Member of the 
"Ohio Company," and the Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company of Bos- 
ton. One of the first settlers of Ohio, 
at Marietta, in May, 1778. 

Reference : Commonwealth of Mass. Rev. 
War Records. Vol. 2. p. 241; Vol. 17. 
1). 77 ; Vol. 226, p. 498. 
l>attelle, John Gordon. 


BEACH, ENOCH, New Jersey. 1737-1814. 
Captain in the Eastern Battalion, Mor- 
ris County, New Jersey Militia. Par- 
ticipated in the Battle of Springfield, 
New Jersey, June 23, 1780. 

Reference : Certificate from Adjutant Gen- 
eral, State of New Jersey. 
Jones, Robert Ralston, Sr. 
Jones, Robert Ralston, Jr. 

BEACH, SAMUEL, New Jersey. South 

Carolina. 1761-1793. 

Hanover, N. J. Private in Capt. Enoch 

Beach's Company, Eastern Battalion 

Morris County, New Jersey Militia. 

Participated in the engagement at 

Lyon's Farms and at Springfield, N. J., 

June 23, 1780. 
Reference: Certificate from Adjutant 

General, State of New Jersey. 

Jones, Robert Ralston, Sr. 

Jones, Robert Ralston, Jr. 

BEDINGER, HENRY, Pennsylvania. West 
Virginia. 1758-1843. 
York, Pa. Private June, 1775, Captain 
Hugh Stephenson's Company, 3rd Lieu- 
tenant, July 9, 1776; 2nd Lieutenant, 
11th Virginia, November 13, 1776; 1st 
Lieutenant, September 23, 1777; Cap- 
tain, May 21, 1781 ; served to the end 
of the war. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Regis- 
ter. Photograph of Commission. 

BENEFIELD, GEORGE, Pennsylvania. 

He was a Private in Captain James 
Patton's Company, 4th Battalion, Cum- 
berland County, Pennsylvania Militia, 
Col. Samuel Culbertson, in service 
August 19, 1780. 

Reference : Penna. Archives, 3rd series, 
Vol. 23, p. 704. 
La Bach, James Oscar. 

BIGELOW, ASA, Connecticut. 1755-1830. 
Colchester, Conn. Sergeant in Captain 
Amos Jones' Company, Connecticut 
Militia, Lexington Alarm, 1775; and 
Assistant Commisary to Col. Cham- 
pion, Commissary General. 

Refereilee : Connecticut in the Revolu- 
tion, pp. 7, 531. 

BILLINGS, JOHN, Connecticut. 1781. 
Private in Captain James Chapman's 
Company, 6th Regiment, Connecticut 
Line, Col. S. H. Parsons. Private in 
Connecticut Militia. Killed at Groton 
Heights, Sept. 0, 1781. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolu- 
tion, pp. 75, 577. 

BILLINGS, SAMUEL, Connecticut. 

Private in Capt. Samuel Ranson's Com- 
pany, Wyoming, Conn. Militia, 1776. 

Private in Capt. James Eldridge's Com 
pany, 1st Regiment, Connecticut Line, 
Col." Jedediah Huntington, 1777-1780. 
Private in Conn. Militia. Killed at 
Groton Heights, Sept. 6, 1781. 
Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 75, 577. 
Meacham, Robert Douglas. 

BINGHAM, EBENEZER, Connecticut. 

P^nsign in 4th Battalion Connecticut 
Troops, Nov. 1777. Ensign 1st Com- 
pany, Alarm List in the 5th Regiment 
Conn. Militia, Aug. 1777. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolu- 
tion, p. 424. Connecticut State Records, 
Vol. 1, pp. 69 and 364. 

BIRCHARD, ELIAS, Connecticut. 1730. 
Mansfield, Conn. Private in Captain 
Brewster's Company, Colonel Hunting- 
ton's Regiment ; Battle of Long Island, 
August 27, 1776 ; Captain Dana's Com- 
pany, April 29, 1781. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 103, 566. 
Hayes, Birchard Austin. 

BIRCHARD, ROGER, Connecticjit. 1758— 
Suffleld, Conn. Private 2nd Company, 
Capt. Storr's, 3rd Regiment, Col. Israel 
Putnam, Connecticut Line, May 12, 
1775, to December 1, 1775. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 54, 58. 
Hayes, Birchard Austin. 



Woodbridge, N. J. Private in Capt. 

Asher F. Randolph's Company, New 

Jersey Line ; also in New Jersey 

Reference: Stryker's OflBcial Record of 

N. J. Troops in the Revolution, p. 508. 

BLACK, DAVID, New York. 1763-1832. 
Served for five years as a private in 
the Revolutionary War, 2nd Regiment, 
New York, under Commander Philip 
Van Cortland. 

Reference : New York in the Revolution, 
(2nd Edition, 1898) : p. 19, List of the 
Line, 1st Regiment Enlisted Men; p. 
30, List of the Line, 2nd Regiment En- 
listed Men ; p. 48, List of the Line, 4tli! 
Regiment Enlisted Men ; p. 161, David 
Black appears in the roll of Enlisted 
Men under Colonel William Allison, 
Third Regiment, Orange County Mili- 
tia. David Black served under the 
following: The Line, 1st Regiment, 
commanded by Col. Goose Van Schaick ; 
The Line, 2nd Regiment, commanded 
by Col. Philip Van Cortland: The 
Line, 4th Regiment, commanded by 
Col. James Holmes. 
Outcalt, Dudley Miller. 


— 1780. 

Was a member (Lieutenant) in Capt. 
Craig's Company of Col. Campbell's 
Regiment of Virginians. 

Reference : Page 405, Draper's Heroes of 
Kings Mountain : "Fought bravely, 
loosing his Lieutenant William Black- 
burn" ; also page 304 of same book. 
Vance, Selby Frame. 

BLAINE, EPHRAIM, Pennsylvania. 


Commissary Sth Pennsylvania Regi- 
ment Oct 17, 1776. Commissary of 
Continental Troops, April 1, 1777. 
Deputy Commissary General of Pur- 
chases Aug., 1776. Commissary Gen- 
eral of Purcliases, 1780 to 1782. 
Reference : Heitman's Historical Regis- 
ter, p. 88. 

Blaine, .Tohn Ewing. 
Blaine, .Tohn Ewing, Jr. 
Woods, John Ewing. 

BLAKE. JOSIAH, Massachusetts. —1807. 
Rehoboth. Mass., was a private in Capt. 
Plianuel Bishop's Company, Rehoboth, 
Mass., in the Lexington Alarm April 19, 
177.5 : private in Capt. John Perry's 
Company, Col. Timothy Walker's Regi- 
ment, August 1, 1775 ; private in Capt. 
Loring Lincoln's Company, Lieut. -Col. 
Flagg's Regiment. Mass., Bennington 
Alarm. 1777 ; private in Capt. Josiah 
White's Company, Col. Cushing's Regi- 
ment. September 5, 1777 ; discharged 
Noveml)er 20, 1777. 

Reference : Certificate of Secretary of 
State, Mass. 

BOARDMAN, ELIJAH, Connecticut. 

Elijah Boardman was a participant in 
the Lexington Alarm. Private 3rd 
Company. Sth Regiment expedition 
against Qnel)ec ; taken prisoner, paroled 
or exchanged, 1776 ; Sergeant, in Col. 
Sam. Webb's Regiment. 1777 ; Sergeant 
2nd Regiment Conn. Line : Corp. Capt. 
Boardman's Company, Sth Regiment 
Militia, 1776: Ensign, Captain Hewitt's 
Company, Col. Latimer's Regiment 
Militia, at Battle of Saratogo, 1777: 
Ensign Capt. Fitch's Company. Col. 
Well's Regiment Militia, 1780. Invalid 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 25, 02. 120, 246, .S31, 452. 504, (!15, 
and 649. 


Enlisted January 27th, 1775, Capt 
John Day Scott's 7th Company. Mar.v- 
land I'.altalion, under Col. Sniallwood. 
Private. January lOtb. 1776; Sergeant, 

December 1, 1777: discharged December 
27, 1779, 

Reference : Maryland Archives, Vol. 16, 
p, 305, also Vol, 18, pp. 16 and 81. 

BOONE, THOJIAS, Pennsylvania. 

He was a Private in Captain James 
Murray's 10th Battalion, Lancaster 
County Militia, 1781, Robert Elder, 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, Sth 
Series, Vol. 7, p. 998. Above facts cer- 
tified to November 16, 1908, by Luther 
R. Kelker. Custodian of the Public 
Records, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 
Boone, Walter Herbert. 


One of a committee of one hundred or- 
ganized as a War committee of New 
York, 1775. Member of New York 
Provincial Congress, 1775 to 1777. Capt. 
of New York Militia in 1770. Lieut.- 
Col. of 1st New York Independent Bat- 
talion, 1776. Member of Assembly un- 
der new Constitution, 1777- 1783. 

Reference : New York in the Revolution, 
Vol, 1. pp. 3. 8, 14, 24, 40. 51, 62, 542. 

BRENT. HUGH. Virginia, 17.39-1813. 

Stafford Co., Va., Captain of Militia 

from Prince William County, Va, 
Reference Certified copies of Council 

Journal of Va, showing pay-roll of tlie 

Prince William Co. Militia, 

Mackoy, Harry Brent. 

BRENT, WILLIAM, Virginia, 1742-1802. 

Captain of Militia from Prince William 

County, Va. 
Reference : Certified Abstract from the 

Council Journal of Virginia, showing 

pay-roll of the Prince William County 



East Chester. N. Y.. Member of Com- 
mittee of Safety for West Chester, 
N. Y. 1776-1777. 

Reference : Records of the Town of East 
Chester, N. Y. Year Book, New York 
Society, Sons of the Revolution. 1896. 


Was grad,uated from William & Mary 
College in 1753. He was Lieutenant- 
Cdlonel of the Commissary Dep.-irtment. 
.\rniy of Virginia, stationed at Rich- 
mond. He owned a tract of land near 
Valley Forge, the buildings of whicl-. 
were used for storage of supplies for 
the army. Lord Cornwallis paid him a 
visit during the winter at Vall(>y Forge 
and told him that only his personal 
presence ijrevented tlie destruction of 
the plantation by fire. 

Reference: Calendar of Virginia State 
Papers. Vol. 2. pp. 77. 132 and 343. for 
title of Col. Letters to Gov. Thomas 
.lel'l'er.son. 1780-1781. Deed of sale of 


2217 acres of land to him August 12, 
17G3, recorded September 22, 1764, at 
Amelia County Court House, Amelia 
County, Virginia. 
Davis, Alex Brooking. 

setts. 1724-1795. 

June 23, 1776, was commissioned Cap- 
tain of the 21st Regiment, (Marine 
Regiment), under CoJ. John Glover. 
At Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 2, 1775, he 
was directed by Washington to execute 
the first Naval Commission — three days 
later with a detachment of the army 
in the schooner "Hannah", fitted out 
at the Continental expense, he sailed 
from Beverly "to defy the proud Navy 
of England," and on the 7th inst. he 
captured the British ship "Unity"' 
laden with supplies for the army. He 
also received the second Naval Com- 
mission, October 16th, of the same year. 
On the 14th of February, 1777, Captain 
Broughton was commissioned by the 
Provincial Congress at Boston as Sec- 
ond Major of the 5th Reg't of Essex 
County Militia, under Col. John Glover. 

Reference : Essex Institute Historical Col- 
lections, Vol. 5, p. 54. New England 
Historical Genealogical Register, Vol. 
37, p. 302. The Massachusetts Soldiers 
and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 
Vol. 2, p. 589. 
Adae, Charles Flamen. 

BROWN, BENJAMIN, Massachusetts. 
Ohio. 1745-1821. 

Spencer, Mass. ; at Concord fight, April 
21, 1775, in Col. Barnard's Regiment ; 
Second Lieutenant in Col. William 
Prescott's Regiment at Battle of Bun- 
ker Hill ; was also at the capture of 
General Burgoyne's Army at Saratoga. 

Reference : Pension office certificate. 


Deliverance Brown served as a Ser- 
geant receiving pay for military ser- 
vices in 17S1, in a Company command- 
ed by Capt. Gideon Seely, of West 
Chester County, N. Y., under command 
of Col. Joseph Benedict. He is also 
mentioned as performing military ser- 
vices as a private soldier in the year 
1779, in Capt. Lawrence's Company, 
whose Regiment was commanded by 
Col. Thaddeus Crane. 

Reference : Page 124 of Manuscript Vol- 
ume entitled "Volume Twenty, Military 
Returns, 1775" ; p. 42 of Manuscript 
Volume, entitled "Treasurer's Certifi- 
cates," Volume 9, also p. 52, Manuscript 
Volume, entitled "Treasurer's Certifi- 
cates," Volume 6, all in custody of 
Regents of the State of New York. 
Also New York in the Revolution, pp. 
48, 71, 145, 150, 207, 214 and 217. 

BROWN, JOHN, Virginia. —1830. 

Captain in Col. Sampson Matthew's 
Regiment of Virginia Militia. 

Reference: Certificate from U. S. Com- 
missioner of Pensions. 

BROWN, ROBERT, New Jersey. 

Robert Brown served as a Captain in 
the First Battalion, Gloucester County, 
New Jersey Militia ; commissioned 
Lieutenant-Colonel of the same organi- 
zation, June 10, 1770 ; Lieutenant-Col- 
onel of Col. Nicholas Stillwell's Regi- 
ment of State Troops, October 9, 1779. 

Reference: Certificate, Adjutant General 
of New Jersey. 
Mulford, Ariel B. 
Mulford, Harrison S. 
Mulford, Ren, Jr. 

BROWN, THOMAS, Pennsylvania. —1790. 
Washington (now Fayette) County, Pa. 
Private in a Company of Rangers, Pa. 
Militia, 1778-1783. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd 
Ser. Vol. 13, p. 24; 3rd Ser. Vol. 23, 
p. 199. 
Brown, Wm. Morris. 

BROWN, WILLIAM, Connecticut. 

Stanford, Conn. Corporal and Ser- 
geant in Capt. Comstock's Company, 
8th Continental Line of Connecticut, 
April 9, 1779; made Corporal May 8, 
1779 ; made Sergeant Aug. 1, 1780 ; 
was standard bearer of "forlorn hope" 
at storming of Stony Point, N. Y. ; was 
one of a small number decorated by 
Martha Washington with a white silk 
rosette, for special bravery. 

Reference: Connecticut in the Revolu- 
tion, pp. 2, 32. 
Gates, John Langdon. 
Punshon, Thomas Brown. 

BRYSON, JAMES, Pennsvlvania. Ken- 
tucky. 1744-1813. 

Philadelphia ; was 1st Lieutenant, 4th 
Company, 2nd Battalion, Philadelphia, 
"Associators," Col. Sharpe Delaney; 
in active service in 1777. 

Reference : Certified copy of Service from 
Dr. Wm. H. Egle, State Librarian, Pa. 


Was in the Revolutionary War from 
the beginning to the close. Taken pris- 
oner during the Battle of Trenton. 
Escaped after being a prisoner several 
months. Was in the Battle of Bunker 
Hill and Brandywine. 

Reference : New Jersey in the Revolution, 
p. 523. 


BUCKNER, PHILIP, Virginia. 1747-1S20. 
Captain Philip Bucljner was a man of 
large means and during the entire term 
of the Revolutionary War acted as a 
Commissary, advancing his own money. 
For these services he received numer- 
ous Land Office Treasury warrants in 
payment. Having received large grants 
of Kentucky land by virtue of these 
Treasury warrants he removed his 
family to Kentucky in the year 1783. 
In Kentucky he represented the County 
of Bracken as its first Senator and 
Representative, serving from 1799 to 
1810, a period of eleven years, during 
which time in 1799, the second Consti- 
tution of Kentucky was adopted in 
Frankfort, to which his name is ap- 

Reference : Records of Land Grant Office, 
Cai-oline County, Va. 
Collin"s History of Kentucky, p. 772. 
Littel's History of Kentucky, Vol. 1, 
p. 37. 
Bayless, Herman Armstrong. 

BIIDDEN, JAMES, New Jersey. Pennsyl- 
vania. 1744-17SS. 

A founder of the Philadelphia City 
Troop, November, 1774 ; Lieutenant in 
the same, 1770 to 1781 : honorary mem- 
ber of same. May 1, 1787 ; subscriber 
to sustain the credit of the Colonies 
during the war. 

Reference : History of the Troop by Wm. 
H. Bgle, State Librarian, Pa. 

BURKE, STLVANUS, Massachusetts. 
Ohio. —1835. 

Private in Massachusetts Regiment, 
1777-1780, under Capt. Day, Col. Alden's 
Regiment. Private in Capt. John 
Pi-ay's Company, Col. Joseph Vose, 1st 
Regiment, 1781, to close of war. 

Reference: Certificate form Secretary of 
State, Mass;!clnisetts. 
Burke, Clarence Elisha. 


Newark, N. J., Member of Continental 
Congress, 1776 ; Physician and Surgeon 
General Eastern Department, April 11, 
1777 ; Hospital Physician and Surgeon, 
October G, 1780; Chief Physician and 
Sui-gcon, March 5, 1781, and served to 
close of war ; original member of the 
Society of the Cincinnati. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 
Groesbeek, Telford. 
Resor, Robert Livingston. 

BTISHNELL, JASON, Connecticut. Ohio. 

I'rivate in Capt. Charles Miel's Com- 
pany, General Waterbury's State Brig- 
ade, raised for defense of sea coast ; 

afterwards joined Washington at Tar- 
rytowu, and served to the close of the 

Reference: Pension Office certificate, 
Washington, D. C. Connecticut in the 
Revolution, p. 570. 
Bushnell, John Ludlow. 
Morgan, Asa Bushnell. 


Chaplain 3rd New Jersey, Feb. 9 to 
Nov., 1770 ; served subsequently as an 
assistant to Deputy Quartermaster 
General ; was shot by a sentinel at 
Elizabethport, New Jersey, Nov. 24, 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Regis- 
ter, p. 113. New Jersey in the Revolu- 
tionary War, p. 75. 

CAPRON. OLIVER, New Hampshire. 

Richmond, N. H. The name appears 
in a list of New Hampshire men in the 
service of Massachu.setts in Col. Eph- 
raim Doolittle's Regiment. He was 
Captain of a Company at Winter Hill, 
October 0, 1775 ; Capt. Samuel Ashley's 
Regiment which marched to relief of 
Ticouderoga June 29, 1778. Discharged 
July 11. 1778, Col. Samuel Ashley : as 
Capt. to reenforce General Gates at 
Ticouderoga, October 21, 1776. Dis- 
charged November 16, 1776. 

Reference : New Hampshire Revolution- 
ary War Rolls, Vol. 2, pp. 54 and 745, 
Vol. 4, p. 97. 
Maun, Harry Gilbert. 

CARLTON, AMBROSE, North Carolina. 

Enlisted in March, 1780, at the age of 
17 as a private, serving three months 
under Captain James Harrison and 
Colonel Brandon. In the summer of 
1780, again enlisted for seven months 
under Captain Keys, Captain Beverly 
and Colonel Lewis. From June, 1781 
until August, 1782. served as Sergeant 
under Captain Alexander Gordon and 
Colonel Malnindy and later imder Cap- 
tain James Stations and Colonel James 
Jackson in the Georgia Legion. Was 
engaged in the battles of Pyles Defeat, 
Midway and Ogachee Road. He was 
residing in North Carolina when he 
entered the service, enlisting in the 
celebrated Georgia Legion and served 
initil Independence was achieved. 

Reference : Papers of membership in 
Daughters of the American Revolution 
of Mrs. Mollie Thornton, Bedford. In- 
diana ; Mrs. Kate Parks Mulky ; Mrs. 
Louise Parks Richards, family Bibles ; 
grave stones in the Carlton Cemetery, 
I^awrence County, Indiana. 
Johnston, Edward Samuel. 


CARR, JOHN, Pennsylvania. 175G-1812. 

Private in John Jameson's Company of 

Associators of Warwick Tp., Bucks 

Reference: Pa. Archives, "Vol. 45, 2ncl 

Series, p. 163. 

Pennsylvania. 1736-1817. 
Lieutenant Col. William Chamberlain 
served in the 2nd Regiment, New Jer- 
sey Volunteers, under Col. David 
Chambers ; term of enlistment from 
1777 to 17S1. He participated in the 
Battles of Monmouth, and German- 
town ; on one occasion he captured a 
number of Hessians, who were spend- 
ing the night at a country tavern. His 
horses and slaves were always at the 
disposal of the Continental Army, and 
rendered valuable aid at various times. 

Reference: Officers and Men of New Jer- 
sey in the Revolution, Stryker, p. 536. 

CHAMBERS, JAMES, Pennsylvania. 
— 1805. 

Chambersbui'g, Pa. Captain of Infan- 
try at Siege of Boston, 1775 ; Colonel 
First Regiment Continental Troops, 
Pennsylvania Line, Sept., 177G ; served 
as an officer, six years ; original mem- 
ber of the Society of the Cincinnati. 

Reference : Certificate of membei'ship in 
the Society of the Cincinnati. Heit- 
man's Historical Register. 


Somerset County, N. J. Commanded a 
Regiment of New Jersey Militia at the 
outbreak of the war, but from exposure 
in his first tour of duty became so 
badly crippled from rheumatism that 
he was unable to mount his horse and 
was compelled to resign his commis- 
sion. He afterwards served as a pri- 
vate in Capt. Jacob Ten Eyck's Com- 
pany, 1st Battalion, Somerset County, 
N. J. Militia. Also rendered valuable 
assistance to the patriotic cause by 
large donations of money and supplies 
throughout the war. 

Reference: Mss. Autobiography of Gov. 
John Chambers, son of Rowland, writ- 
ten December 2, 1851. Certificate from 
Adjutant General's Office, N. J. Stryk- 
er's Official Record of N. J. Troops in 
the Revolution, p. 537. 
Mackoy, Harry Brent. 

CHAPIN, ELIAS, Connecticut. 1751-1839. 
Somers, Conn. Private under Captains 
Emory and Pease ; under Colonels 
Israel Putnam and Gay; and in the 
Cavalry under Capt. N. Loomis. 

Reference: Pension Office certificate. 

CHAPIN, EZEKIEL, Massachusetts. 
1759 — . 

Springfield, Mass. Enlisted as private 
in Capt. Chapin's Company, Col. Bliss' 
Regiment, Massachusetts Troops, June 
10, 1778, for nine months. 

Reference: Certificate from Secretary of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

CHAPIN. JONATHAN, Massachusetts. 
1711 — . 

Springfield, Mass. Second Lieutenant, 
Capt. Joshua Shaw's Company, First 
Hampshire County Regiment, Massa- 
chusetts Militia, May 21, 1776. Enlist- 
ed August 14, 1777, in Capt. Daniel 
Winchester's Company, Col. Ruggles 
Woodbridge's Regiment, Massachusetts 
Troops ; 2nd Lieutenant of same ; dis- 
charged November 29, 1777. 

Reference: Certificate from Secretary of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ; 
Soldier Chapins in Three Wars, by 
Chas. Wells Chapin, Springfield, 1895. 

CHESTER, JOHN, Connecticut. 1749-1809. 
Wethersfleld, Conn. Captain, Lexington 
Alarm, 1775; promoted to Major, May, 
1775; Lieutenant-Colonel, Nov. 1775; 
Colonel, June, 1776. Participated in 
the Battles of Bunker Hill, Long Island 
Trenton and White Plains. Original 
member of the Society of the Cincin- 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolu- 
tion, pp. 25, 50, 58. Heitman's His- 
torical Register, p. 122. Hinman's His- 
torical Collections of Connecticut, pp. 
46, 159, et seq. Bancroft's U. S. His- 
tory, p. 420. Hollister's History of 
Connecticut, Vol. 2, pp. 180, 206, et seq. 
Frothingham's History of the Siege of 
Boston, pp. 172, 189, et seq. Sewell's 
History of Bunker Hill, p. 7. Yale in 
the Revolution, pp. 44, 242. Memoirs 
of Major General Heath, p. CO. Swett's 
History of Bunker Hill, pp. 27, 28, et 

Jones, Robert Ralston (I). 
Jones, Robert Ralston (II). 

CHURCH, TIMOTHY, Verinont. — 1823. 
Was Second Lieutenant in Brattleboro 
County, Vt, John Sergeant, Captain; 
Wm. Williams, Col. 1st Regiment Cum- 
berland Co., Vt., Militia, January 4, 
1776. Captain in same Regiment, Aug. 
18, 1778 ; Lieutenant-Colonel same Reg- 
iment, Lieutenant-Colonel commanding 

Reference : New York State Archives, Vol. 
15, State Archives, Vol. 1, p. 277. Also 
certificate from N. Y. State Library. 

CHURCHILL, JOHN, Massachusetts. 
1727 — . 

Corporal in Lexington Alarm ; Abra- 
ham Hammatt's Company. Sergeant 


on Muster Roll of Captain Mayhew's 
Company, Col. Cotton's Massachusetts 
Reference: Certificate from Secretary of 
State, Massachusetts. 

CILLEY, JOSEPH, New Hampshire. 

Nottingham, N. H. Captain at Siege of 
Boston; Major 2nd N. H. Regiment, 
May 20. 177.5; Major 8th Continental, 
.Taiiuary 1, 177G : Lieutenant-Colonel. 
1st N. "h.. March 8, 1776, and Colonel 
of 1st N. H. February 22, 1776. 
Retired January 1, 1781. 

Reference: Hietman's Historical Regis- 
ter, p. 124. 

CIST, CHARLES, St. Petersburg, Russia. 
Pennsylvania. 173S-1S05. 
Commissioner to sign Continental Cur- 
rency ; private 3rd Company, Philadel- 
phia, Pa., Militia. 

Reference: Pennsylvania Archives, Sec- 
ond Series, Vol. 13, p. 615. 

CLARK, JEROME, Connecticut. New 
York. — 1847. 

Enlisted as private at Lebanon, Conn.. 
May, 1775: at the Siege of Boston in 
Col. John Durkee's Regiment, and the 
Battle of Bunker Hill; January, 1776, 
enlisted under Capt. Thomas Dyer and 
was taken into the Commissary De- 
partment; in 1778, served as Lieuten- 
ant on the Privateer "Nancy" and was 
severely wounded. 

Reference : Pension Office Records. 

CLARK, SAMUEL, New Jersey. 17.52-1822. 
Essex County, New Jersey. Private. 
Captain Lyon's Company. Fourth Bat- 
talion, Second Establishment ; Sergeant 
Captain Anderson's Company, Third 
Regiment ; also Private Militia. Priv- 
ate Militia — Essex ; also Sergeant Con- 
tinental Army. 

Reference: Pages 112 and .540. Strykor's 
Oflacial Register of Otlicei-s and Men of 
New Jersey in th(^ Revolution. 
Anderson, C. Vivian. 

CLARK, THOMAS, Massachusetts. 

Thomas. Clark. Tliird Lieutenant, com- 
manding a Company in Colonel Green's 
Regiment, which marched on the Lex- 
ington Claim, April 19, 1775, service 4 
days. Great-great-grandfather John 
Iluse (tlu> father of Anna Huse) born 
in Northern Jlassachusetts, August 17. 
17:',7; died September 25, 1802, was a 
Lieutenant in Captain David Whittier's 
Company, Major Benjamin Gage's Regi- 
ment. Enlisted Oct. 2nd. Discharged 
November 12, 1777 ; service with the 
Nortliern Army. 

GaUnailli. Frederick William, Jr. 
Galbraith, Sayward. 

CLARKSON, MATHEW, Pennsylvania. 

Philadelphia, Pa. Quartermaster, 1st 
Battalion, Philadelphia Associators, 
1775. Marshall of the Court of Admir- 
ality for Pennsylvania, April 28, 1779. 
Appointed to receive subscriptions to 
Continental loan by Pennsylvania As- 
sembly, December 16, 1777. 

Reference: Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 
13. p. 556. Letter from State Librarian 
of Pennsylvania. 
.Tones. Robert Ralston (I). 
Jones, Robert Ralston (II). 


Pennsylvania. 1756-1827. 
Philadelphia, Pa. First Lieutenant In- 
fantrv Regiment, Col. John Patton, 
January 14, 1777 ; Captain in 3rd and 
11th Pennsylvania Regiments, commis- 
sions dated" August 12, 1779, and March 
22, 1781 ; original member of the Soci- 
ety of the Cincinnati. 
Reference: Certificate of the Society of 
the Cincinnati. Heitman's Historical 
Register. Photograph of Commissions. 
Carson, Archibald Irwin. 
Carson, William. 

COBURN, ASA, Massachusetts. 1741-1797. 
First Lieutenant of Danielson's Massa- 
chusetts Regiment. May to December. 
1775; 1st Lieut. 5th Continental In- 
fantry, January 1, to December 81, 
1776. Capt. 7th Massachusetts Regi- 
ment, January 1, 1777 ; served to June, 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 

COCHRAN, ROBERT, South Carolina. 


August 25, 1775, appointed Gunpowder 
Receiver and Ordnance Storekeeper for 
tlie forces of the Revolutionary party 
in South Carolina. During the War 
made numerous trips to various parts 
of the colonies, as enlisting agent for 
Soutli Carolina. In 1776, sent to France 
to obtain supplies for the State of 
South Carolina, on which trip he cap- 
tured a British Supply Ship. 

Reference : Certificate from the Historicnl 
Commission of Soutlt Carolina. 
Richey, Francis Haramond. 

COE, JAMES, Massachusetts. 1740-1794. 

Corporal in Capt. William Cooley'.s 

Company, Col. John Mosely's Regiment. 

October, 1776. 
Reference: Certificate from Secretary of 

State, Massachusetts. 

Llo.vd, John Uri. 

COE, SAMUEL, Connecticut. 1727-1791. 

Sergeant, 3rd Regiment of Continental 

Line, Col. Samuel Wyllys ; served three 

Keference: Connecticut in the Revolution. 

p. 642. 


COLE, EPHRAIM, Maryland and Ohio. 

Ephi-aim Cole served as a private in 
Captain Jonathan Brown's Company of 
Col. William R. Lee's Regiment of Con- 
tinental Troops. Revolutionary War, 
enlisted November 16, 1777, for three 

Reference : Records and Pension Office, 
War Department, Washington, D. C, 
Also History of Adams County, Ohio, 
by N. W. Evans, see pp. 330, 338, 482 
and 483. 

Cole, Alfred Peters. 
Jones, George Cole. 

COLE. SAMUEL, New Jersey. 

Colestown, Gloucester County, N. J. 
Sergeant in Capt. Samuel Hugg's West- 
ern Company of Artillery, New Jersey 
State Troops. 

Reference: Certified copy from Adj. Gen. 
State of New Jersey. 

COLLIER, ISAAC, Massachusetts. 1749- 
■ 1817. 
Hingham. Mass. Served in Captain 
Samuel Stockbridge's Company of Cq.1. 
Thomas' Regiment in 1775 ; also in 
Capt. Haward Pierce's Company on an 
expedition in 1777 to Bristol, R. I. 

Reference : Plymouth Mass. Records. 
Collier, Allen. 

COLLIER, JAMES, Pennsylvania. 

Capt. of the Second Company, Fourth 
Battalion, Lancaster County Militia, 
1777. Captain Collier took an active 
part in the battles of Long Island^ 
White Plains, Trenton and Brandy- 
wine. He was a member of Washing- 
ton's Flying Camp. 

Reference : Collier's Family Record, p. 26 ; 
p. 362, Vol. 7, Pennsylvania Archives, 
Fifth Series. 
Frank, Elbert Crawford. 

COLLINGS, JAMES, Maryland and Ohio. 


James CoUings was a private in Capt. 

John Lynch's Company, 5th Maryland 

Regiment, commanded by Col. William 

Richardson. He served from January 

18, 1777, until August 16, 1780. 
Reference : Record and Pension Oflice, 

War Department, Washington, D. C. 

History of Adams County, Ohio, by N. 

W. Evans, pp. 179, 330 and 838. 

Cole, Alfred Peters. 

COLLINGS, JAMES, Maryland. 1705-1805. 
Adams County, Ohio. Was a Private 
in Capt. John Lynch's Company, Fifth 
Maryland Regiment, commanded by 
Colonel William Richardson, Revolu- 
tionary War. He served from January 
18, 1777, until August 16, 1780. 

Reference : "Record and Pension Office." 
War Department, Washington, D. C. 
History of Adams County, Ohio, by N. 
W. Evans, pp. 179, 330 and 338; also 
Ohio Society, No. 375. 
Cole, Alfred Peters. 
Jones, George Cole. 

CONANT, JOHN, Massachusetts. 1758 — . 
He served in the Revolutionary Army 
in Captain William Campbell's Com- 
pany of Colonel Learned's Regiment 
(Mass. Arch. Coat Rolls) and was 
afterwards Captain of Blilitia. He is 
No. 194 in the Conant Genealogy named 

Reference : The History and Genealogy 
of the Conant Family, by Frederick 
Odell Conant, M. A., Portland, Maine. 
Printed at Portland, 1887. Massachu- 
setts Soldiers and Sailors in the War 
of the Revolution, Vol. 3, p. 876. 

CONAWAY, SAMUEL, Maryland. 1748 — . 
Enlisted in July, 1776, in Captain John 
Dean's Company under Col. Wm. Rich- 
ardson. Enlisted January, 1777 in 
Capt. John Hawkins' Company xmder 
Col. Wm. Richardson, later served two 
months in Capt. James Kent's Com- 
pany under Col. Wm. Richardson. Resi- 
dence at time of enlistment. Queen 
Anne County, Md. 

Reference : Certificate from the Bureau of 
Boggess, John Samuel. 


He enlisted in the Second Regiment, 
Albany County Militia, in the Revolu- 
tionary War under Col. Abraham Wem- 
ple, in Company commanded by Capt. 
Jellis J. Fonda. 

Reference : "New York in the Revolution," 
2nd Edition, Albany, 1898, p. 98. 
Slocum, Stephen Elmer. 

CONE, RUFUS, Connecticut. 1737-1776. 
He enlisted in the 8th Company of the 
7th Regiment of Connecticut Continen- 
tals, under Col. Charles Webb, July 
10, 1775, and was discharged Decem- 
ber 10, 1775, the Company being com- 
manded by Charles William G. Hubbell. 
In January, 1776, he enlisted in Capt. 
Jewett's Company of the 17th Con- 
tinental Regiment, under Col. Hunting- 
ton, and was at the Battle of Long 
Island, on August 27th, 1776 and was 
reported missing. The family never 
heard from him afterward. 

Reference : Connecticut men in the Rev- 
olution, pp. 83 and 102. 

CONNER, JOSEPH, Massachusetts. 
1746 — . 

Newbury, Mass. Private in Capt. Jon- 
athan Poor's Company, from Newbury, 


Mass., March 18, 1777. Served in 
Rhode Island tinder Major William 
Rogers, January 25, 1779. Under Capt. 
Hancock, July 14, 1780. At Camp 
Totoway, October 25, 1780. Discharged 
December 3, 1780. 
Reference: Certificate from Secretary of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

COOK, ATWATER, New York. 1758 — 
Atwater Cook, Private in Capt. Brack- 
etfs Company, 5th Battalion, Wads- 
worth Brigade, New Haven Battalion 
raised June, 1776, to reinforce Wash- 
ington's Army at New York, served in 
the City and on the Brooklyn front, 
being at the right of the line of works 
during the Battle of Long Island, Aug. 
27th, engaged in the retreat to New 
York, August 29th and 30th, stationed 
with Militia Brigade under Col. Doug- 
las at Kips Bay, 34th street on the 
East River at time of enemy's attack 
on New York, September 15th, and 
forced to retreat hurriedly ; at Battle 
of White Plains, October 28th. Term 
expired December 25, 1776. 

Reference: Connecticut Men in the War 
of the Revolution, pp. 407 and 408. 

COOK, ISAAC, (I) Connecticut. 1710- 


Wallingford, Conn. Captain Militia, 

Lexington Alarm. 
Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution. 

p. 24. 

Hayes, Blrchard Austin. 

Nelson, Benjamin Barrere. 

COOK, ISAAC, (II) Connecticut. 1739 

Wallingford, Conn. Captain 7th Com- 
pany, ist Regiment, Connecticut Con- 
tinental Troops, May 1, 1775; Major 
10th Connecticut Militia, January 10, 
1780 ; Lieutenant-Colonel, June, 1783. 

Reference: Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 42 and 4.35. Heitman's Historical 
Register, p. 133. 
Hayes, Birchard Austin. 
Nelson, Benjamin Barrere. 

COOLIDGE, SAMUEi;;, Massachusetts. 

Watertown, Mass. Was Private in 
Capt. Lovell's Company, of Col. Hawe's 
Mass. Regiment from January 22, 1777, 
to February 16, 1778; private in Capt. 
Child's Company of Col. Greaton's 
Mass. Regiment, from February 16th, 
1778, to December 31, 1779 ; private in 
Capt. Josiah Williams' Company of Col. 
Greaton's Regiment from January 1, 
1780, to January 8, 1780. 

Reference: Mass. Revolutionary War 
Records, Vol. 40. p. 186 ; Vol. 3, part 1, 
p. 94 ; Vol. 3, part 2, p. 31. 
Saffarrans, George Coolidge. 


July 15, 1776, enlisted from New Marl- 
boro, Mass., in Colonel Hopkins' Regi- 
ment of Massachusetts troops and serv- 
ed throughout the Revolution. Partici- 
pated in the battles of Saratoga and 
Monmouth, the Surrenders of Burgoyne 
and Cornwallis and wintered with 
Washington at Valley Forge. He at- 
tained the rank of Corporal. 

Reference : Vol. Ill, p. 1013, Massachu- 
setts Soldiers and Sailors of the Rev- 
olutionary War. 
Smith, Elliott Stephen. 

COWEN, JOSEPH, Rhode Island. 1758- 

Private in Capt. Windsor'.s Company, 
Rhode Island Militia, 1775. Private in 
Capt. May's Company, 1776. Private in 
Lieut. Arnold's Company, Gen. Spen- 
cer's Regiment. Private in Lieutenant 
William's Company, Col. Crary'.s Regi- 
ment. Continental Line. Private in Cap- 
tain Windsor's Company. Col. Peck's 
Regiment., R. I. Militia, 1778. Private 
in Capt. Whipple's Company, 1779 ; 
in Capt. Wade's Company, Col. Brown's 
Regiment, 1780 : and Sergeant under 
Capt. Windsor, 1781. 

Reference : Pension Oflice Cei-tiflcate. 

COWEN, WILLIAM, Pennsylvania. 

William Cowen enlisted in the Conti- 
nental Army February 26, 1777, from 
Bedford County, Pa., and served until 
August, 1780, part of the time imder 
Capt. Adams, and Col. Davidson. In 
1832 he applied for a pension which 
was allowed "for sixteen months and 
eighteen days actual service as private, 
sergeant and lieutenant in the Penn. 
Troops, Revolutionary War." 

Reference : Certificate of Pension OflBce, 
AVashington, D. C. 
Cowen, Clinton. 



Cranford, New .lersey. Private and 

musician through the war in the Essex 

County, N. J. Militia. 
Reference : New Jersey in the Revolution, 

p. 480. 

Hodgson, Frank Day. 

CRARY, JOHN, Connecticut. Ohio. 1752— 
Plainfleld, Conn. Private in Regiments 
of Col. Hazen, Vt. : Chase, N. H., and 
John House, Vt. ; was in Battle of Sar- 

Reference : Certificate of Pension. 
Gray, Adam. 

CRIPPEN, SAMUEL, Vermont. 1743-17S.^. 
Samuel Crippen was a member of Capt. 
Benjamin Cooley's Company in Col. 
Ebenezer Allen's Regiment, Pittsford, 


Vermont. His Company was called out 
on alarm March 23, 1780 — on duty at 
that time, March 23 to March 28, 1780, 
inclusive, shown by pay roll. Samuel 
Crippen was later in 1780 captiired hy 
a party of Indians and taken to Canada 
and kept there for about a year. 
Reference: History of Pittsford (Town of 
Pittsford, Vermont) — an historical pub- 
lication of recognized standing ; p. 15S. 
Pay roll of Capt. Cooley's Company in- 
cludes "Samuel Crippen, p. 100 et seq., 
give facts about capture and removal 
to Canada. 
Gatch, Loren Greeno. 


Abraham Crittenden, of Capt. Daniel 
H. Hand's Company, enlisted at Guil- 
ford, Connecticut. He was a very pat- 
riotic man and was buried in his cap 
and uniform. 

Reference : An old Family Bible. 
MacLaughlin, Wilfrid Crittenden. 

CRITTENDEN, LEVI, Connecticut. 

Enlisted in the Army of tlie Revolution 
at the age of 18. Served at Benning- 
ton — Lieutenant Wm. Ford's Company, 
August 13 to August 20, 1777— Levi 
Crittenden (Drummer) David Ressi- 
ter's Regiment ; October 18 to 21, 1780 
— 40 miles travel ; Fort Edward, Oct. 15 
to Oct. 18 ; Alarm of Saratoga, Oct. 12 
to 28, 1781 ; Jan. 4, 1776— Capt. Francis 
marched to Albany with 30 men ; Sept. 
6, 1777 went to Skenesborough and dis- 
charged, every man given a horse and 
meal bag. 

Reference : National D. A. R., No. 21347. 
MacLaughlin, Wilfrid Crittenden. 

CROWBLL, AARON, New Jersey. 1750- 


Private Minuteman, Essex Co. Militia. 
Reference : Certified Copy from Adj. Gen., 

New Jersey. 

Crowell, John Stephen. 

CULBERTSON, SAMUEL, Pennsylvania. 

Colonel of 6th Associated Battalion, 
Cumberland Co., July 31, 1777. Col- 
onel of 6th Battalion, Cumberland Co. 
Militia, May 14, 1778. 

Reference : Penn. Archives, 2nd Series, 
Vol. 14, pp. 408 and 433. 


Ensign in the 7th Va., May 8, 1776. 
Reference: Heitman's Historical Register. 

CURTIS, FELIX, Connecticut, New York. 

Waterbury, Conn. Enlisted at age of 
fifteen in Col. Samuel Webb's Regi- 
ment, Conn. Continental Line, August 

3, 1777; served in Parson's Brigade 
under General Putnam, also under Gov. 
Cinton in expedition against Long Is- 
land in 1778 ; in Varnimis Brigade 
marched to Rhode Island ; in Battle 
August 29, 1778; at Battle of Spring- 
field, N. J., June 23, 1780; discharged 
August 3, 17S0. 
Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 248 and 642. 

CURTIS, MOSES, Massachusetts. 

Moses Curtis, Braintroe. Private in 
Capt. Elihu Adam's Company, com- 
manded by Lieut. David Linfleld, Col. 
Benjamin Lincoln's Regiment, which 
marched on the Alarm of April 19th, 
1775. service four days. Moses Curtis, 
Corporal, Capt. John King's Company, 
Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's Regiment, 
receipt for advance pay for one month 
dated Cambridge, June 22, 1775; also 
Capt Ebenezer Goodale's Company, 
Col. David Well's Regiment, enlisted 
September 24, 1777 ; discharged October 
IS, 1777, service one month, one day 
travel included ; Company marched to 
join Northern Army; reported dis- 
missed 120 miles from home. 
Moses Curtis, Private, Capt. John Ellis' 
Company, Col. Thomas Poor's Regi- 
ment, enlisted July 6, 1778, discharged 
November 10, 1778, service four months, 
twenty-one days travel included ; en- 
listment eight months. Company raised 
to fortify passes of North River, N. Y., 
roll sworn to at Medway. Also pay 
rolls for July, August and September, 
1778, dated Fort Clinton. Also pay 
rolls for November, 1778, dated King's 

Reference: "Massachusetts Soldiers and 
Sailors of the Revolutionary War," 
p. 267. 
Kemper, Edwin Wilson. 

CURTIS. STEPHEN, Connecticut. 

Private in Capt. Smith's Company. Sth 
Regiment, Continental Line, Col. John 
Chandler ; enlisted May 13, 1777 ; dis- 
charged May 13, 1780. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 232 and 612. 

GUSHING, NATHANIEL, Massachusetts. 
1753 — . 

Pembrock, Mass. Second Lieutenant of 
Brewer's Massachusetts Regiment, July 
to December, 1775; Frst Lieutenant, 
6th Continental Infantry, January 1, 
1776, to December 31, 1776; Captain 
1st Massachusetts, January 1, 1777; 
Brigade Major, December 1, 1781, to 
April, 1782; Brevet Major to close of 
war. Original member of the Society 
of the Cincinnati. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 


CUTLER, MANASSEH, Massachusetts. 

Chaplain, 11th Massachusetts Regiment 
January, 1777, to June, 1779. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 

DANIELS, JOHN, New Jersey. 1710 — . 
AVas commissioned as Captain of the 
1st Batalion, Cural)erland Co., New 
Jersey Militia, Sept. 15, 1777, and serv- 
ed during the War. 

He came to America under Gen. Wolf 
and fought at the Battle of Quebec. 

Reference : Official Register of the Officers 
and Men of New Jersey in the Revolu- 
tionary War, p. 387. 

DAVENPORT, ABNER, Massachusetts and 
Maine. 1700-1831. 

Newton. Mass. Private in Capt. Abra- 
liam Pierce's Regiment of Guards at 
Cambridge, Mass. ; enlisted January 13, 
177S ; discharged April 3, 1778 ; private 
in Capt. J. Fuller's Company, Colonel 
Thacher's Regiment, Mass., April 20, 
1778; private in Col. Samuel Denny's 
2nd Regiment, November 4, 1779 ; dis- 
charged December 3, 1779. 

Reference: Massacliusetts Revolutionary 
War Records, Vol. 38, p. 242; Vol. 22, 
pp. 102-3; Vol. 41, p. 112; Vol. 24, 
p. 106. 

DAVIS, BENJAMIN, Massachusetts. 
— - 1814. 

Private in Captain William Hick's 
Company, Col, Pope's Regiment, Mass. 
Militia, 1777. 

Reference : Member Illinois Society, No. 
108. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sail- 
ors in the Revolution. 
Dean, Clinton. 

DAVIS, JOSHUA, New Hampshire. 

Mason, N, H, Private at Siege of Bos- 
ton, 1775, under Col. Durkee ; at Ticon- 
deroga, private under Capt. Daniel Em- 
erson and Col. Wingate. 

Reference : Certificate of Pension. 
Wood, Charles Leonard. 

DAVIS, SAMUEL, Masacbusetts. 1746- 

Rutland, Mass. Corporal. Lexington 
Alarm, Captain David Bent's Company, 
Col. Nathaniel Sparhawk's Regiment; 
marched April 19. 1775, from Rutland, 
Mass., to Cambridge. Sergeant, Capt. 
John Boynton's Company, Col. Nathan- 
iel Sparhawk's Regiment (commanded 
by Ma.ior Jones Wilder) ; date of en- 
listment. September 27. 1777 ; date of 
discliargo, Ocfolier IS, 1777: .ser\'ice in 
Northern Department; First Lieuten- 
ant, 5th Company, Captain John Cvui- 
ningham, 7th Worcester County Regi- 
ment, Massachusetts Militia, Col. Grout 

commanding, commision dated June 
22, 1780. Appointed a committee to 
recruit men, 1781. 
Reference : Certificate from Secretai-y of 
the Commonwealth of Mas.sachusotts. 

DAWKS, AYILLIAM, JR„ Massachusetts. 

William Dawes was a companion of 
Paul Revere on his famous ride. He 
served as 2nd Lieutenant in 10th Mass. 
Regiment, November, 1776, to May, 25, 

Reference : See William Dawes and his 
ride with Paul Revere and Dawe's 
Genealogy, by Henry W. Holland, Bos- 
ton, 1878. Heitman's Historical Reg- 

DAY, DAVID, New Jersey. 

Private in Captain Andrew McMyer's 
Company, First Battalion, First Bstab- 
listment, New Jersey Continental Line, 
November 10, 1775 — November, 1776. In 
the expedition to Canada and befoi-e 
Quebec, May and June, 1776. 

Reference : Certificate from Adjutant Gen- 
eral, State of New Jersey. 

DeHUFF, ABRAHAM, Pennsylvania. 

November 8. 1775, chosen a member of 
the Committee of Correspondence for 
Lancaster County. This was merged 
into a company of guards of which 
DeHuff was made a Lieutenant, was 
Officer of the Day, January 24, 1776 
and again February 21, 1770. 

Abraham DeHuff was appointed Cap- 
tain March 15, 1776, in Colonel Samuel 
J, Atlee's Musketry Battalion which 
was recruited in the spring of 1776 and 
joined the "Flying Camp" xnider Gen- 
eral Mercer. The Battalion rendez- 
voused at Marcus Hook. On July 21 
arrived at Amboy ; was sent August 
11th to Long Island and on the 12th 
was brigaded with Gleason and Small- 
woods Regiments under command of 
Brigadier General Lord Sterling. 

In the battle of Long Island, August 
27, 1776, Colonel Atlee's Regiment had 
suffered so severely that General Wash- 
ington ordered three battalions to be 
considered as one regiment under com- 
mand of Lieutenant Colonel Brodhead 
until further orders. On October 5, 
1770, the Council of Safety ordered a 
rearrangement of three battalions. The 
company of Captain DeHuff retained 
its place in the organization, being 
known as The State Regiment of Foot. 

A part of the Regiment was {>resent 
in the action at Fort Washington, Nov. 
10, 1770 and fell into the hands of the 
enemy with several of the Officers, 
Among them was Captain DcHufT who 
also suffered severly at the battle of 
Long Island. 


Up to this time, these troops were 
Pennsylvania soldiers. On November 
12, 1777 by resolution of Congress a 
transfer to the Continental Service was 
made, being known thereafter as the 
13th Regiment Pennsylvania of the 
Continental Line. 

Captain DeHuff remained a prisoner 
until November 10, 1778. Was aj)- 
pointed Sub. Lieutenant of Lancaster 
County. April 1, 1780. 
Reed, Alexander G. 
Reed, John Lane. 



Captain of tlie 1st Company. 3rd Bat- 
talion, Monmouth County Militia, New 

Reference : Certified Copy of Commission. 
New Jersey in the Revolution p. 388. 
Woodhull, Lambert. 

DENNIS, JOHN, JR., New Jersey. 

Delegate to Convention in Middlesex 
Count.y, New Jersey, to organize resis- 
tance, July 15, 1774. Member of Com- 
mittee of Correspondence of County to 
select delegates to Continental Con- 
gress. Delegate from Middlesex County, 
July 21, 1774, to Provincial Convention 
and elected Clerk of Convention, 1775. 
Delegate to Provincial Congress from 
Middlesex County and Chairman of 
Committee of Safety, July, 1775. Com- 
missioner for emitting bills of Credit 
of New Jersey. Twice appointed Treas- 
urer of Providence by Provincial Con- 
gress of New Jersey. Appointed on 
Committee to raise funds for Boston by 
Convention assembled to select dele- 
gates to Continental Congress. 

Reference : Memoir of Charles D. Destiler 
of New Brunswick, New Jersey, on 
John Dennis, Jr., Vol. x. Note. Ar- 
chives of New Jersey 1st series, pp. 422 
and 471. 

DICK, ARCHIBALD, Pennsylvania. 


Chester Coimty, Pennsylvania. Assis- 
tant Deputy Quarter Master General, 
Continental Army, July 1, 1779 ; Assis- 
tant Commissioner of Purchases under 
General Frazier, April 5, 1780 ; Ass't 
Forage Master for Chester County, 
Pennsylvania, April 5, 1780. 
Reference : Vol. 12, p. 306, Pennsylvania 
Colonial Records. Vol. 3, 2nd Series, 
i ennsylvania Archives, p. 701. 

DILL, THOMAS, Pennsylvania. 

Private, Captain Moses McClean's Com- 
pany, 6th Pennsylvania Battalion, Col- 
onel William Irvin. Matthew Dill, 
Lieutenant Colonel 5th Battalion, Col- 
onel William Blake, July 28, 1775 ; Col- 
onel 5th Battalion, August, 1776, York 

County, Pennsylvania Militia ; Delegate 
to Military Convention, Lancaster, Pa., 
July 4, 1776. to choose Brigadier Gen- 
eral for associated Battalions of Penn- 
sylvania. Commissioner to seize per- 
sonal effects of traitors October 21, 
1777 ; Lieutenant of York County, Pa., 
March 30, 1780. 
Reference : History York Coimt.y, Pa., 
Files Pennsylvania Society Sons of 
Revolution at Philadelphia where 
father of applicant Calvin Dill Wilson 
is a member. Pennsylvania Archives 
Vol. XIII, p. 56. 
Wilson, Maurice Webster. 

DIMON, DANIEL, Connecticut. 1747-1808. 
Fairfield, Conn. Ensign 4th Company, 
4th Regiment Connecticut Militia, May, 

Reference : Colonial Records of Connecti- 
cut, Vol. 15, p. 341. 

DOLPH, MOSES, New York. 1756-1826. 

Private in Second Regiment, New York 

Line, in 1778-9. 
Reference : New York in the Revolution, 

Vol. 1, p. 189. 


Isle au Ree, France. Capt, 14th Com- 
pany, 2nd Regiment of Foot, New York 
Militia, November 3, 1775. 

Reference : Calendar of New York His- 
torical Manuscripts, Vol. 1, pp. 129-103. 
Dr. Beman's History of Trinity Church, 
New York, p. 301. Collection of Hug- 
uenot Society of America, Vol. 1, p. 251. 

DOUGLAS, RICHARD, Connecticut. 

Captain Richard Douglas of the Fifth 
Connecticut Regiment of the Continen- 
tal Army. He served throughout the 
entire War of the Revolution. Was in 
the Battles of Bunker Hill, AVhite 
Plains. Trenton, Germantown and 
Brandywiue. He wintered with the 
main Army at Valley Forge, and was 
present at the surrender of Lord Corn- 
wallis at Yorktown on the 19th day of 
October, 1781. 

Reference : "Connecticut Men in the Rev- 
olution," pp. 18, 140, 349 and 403. "Hin- 
man's Historical Register, officers Con- 
tinental Army," 157. "Caulkins His- 
tory of New London," 532. 

DOWDELL, JAMES, Virginia. 1758-lSOO. 
served as Cadet in Peter Bryan Bruin's 
Company, 11th Virginia Regiment, Com- 
manded by Col. Daniel Morgan, Revo- 
lutionary War. Enlisted Nov. 27, 1770, 
and his name appears last on the mus- 
ter roll dated August 5, 1777. 

Reference : Virginia State Library. List 
of Revolutionary Soldiers of Virginia 
1913 Supplement, p. 95 (11 Va. R.) W. 


D. 225,-1. The above record sent from 
the Record and Pension Office, War 
Department, March 23, 1000. Grand- 
mother, Rebecca L. Dowdell Stanley, is 
a member of tlie D. A. R., nnder the 
foregoing proof. Her national number 
is 52542. 
Stanley, Richard Mulford. 

DOAVNER, EZRA, Connecticut. 1781. 

Enlisted in Connecticut, 4th Regiment, 
1777 ; from Hebron as a drummer, was 
attached to Continental Line, in battle 
of Germantown, October 4, 1777, a de- 
tachment of his army continued in 
brave defense of Fort Mifflin on the 
Delaware ; Regiment wintered at Val- 
ley Forge, 1777-78. On June 27, 1778, 
in battle of Monmouth, New Jensey, 
wintered 1778-78 in Morristown, New 
Jersey, and with Connecticut Division 
was stationed on outposts. On second 
formation of the Line he enlisted as 
drummer, 1st Connecticut, January 1, 
1781. Died October 2, 1781. 

Reference: Official Record from Pension 
Office, Connecticut in Rev., pp. 186-318. 
"Downer in America," p. 232. "Downer 
in America" give Colchester, Conn., as 
the birth place of Ezra Downer, he 
being tlie second husband of Hannah 
Allen (Green), three children being 
born ; Eliphet, Mercy and Hannah. 
Sanders, Allen Cameron Haskin. 

DOWNES, EDWARD, Massachusetts. 

Appears with rank of Sergeant on Lex- 
ington xMarm Roll of Capt. Jas. Endi- 
cotfs Company. Col. Lemuel Robinson's 
Regiment, wliich ma relied on the alarm 
of April 10th, 1775, from Stoughton, 
Mass. Length of service, 10 days. Ap- 
pear.s with rank of Sergeant on Roll 
of Capt. Jas. Endicotfs Company. Col. 
Ben.i. Gill's Regiment. Enlisted March 
4, 1776, served at Dorchester Heights, 
when fortified. Appears witli ranlv of 
Sergeant on Roll of Cajif. Rob(. Swan's 
Company, Col. Benj. (iill's Regiment 
for service at Castle Island. Appears 
with rank of Sergeant on Roll of Capt. 
Adam's Company, Col. P>rook's Regi- 
ment of Guards stationed at Cam- 
bridge. Appears with rank of Second 
Lieutenant on Muster and Pay Roll of 
Capt. John Baxter's Company, Major 
.Tob Cushing's Regiment for service at 
Hull, enlisted September 25, 1782. 
Served nntil Octolier 24, 1782, rollj 
dated Medford. Appears on List of 
Revolutionary Soldiers on page (!24, 
Huntoon's History of Canton, Mass. 

Reference: Index to Revolutionary War 
Records, Mass. Vol. 12, p. 78: Vol. 10, 
p. 5; Vol. 25, p. 20; Vol. 7, p. 12; Vol. 
55I\, p. 40 ; Vol. 25, p. 74. 
Rhodes, Lovell. 
Rhodes, Oliver L. B. 
Rhodes, Thomas Daniel. 

DOWNES, JESSE, Ma.ssachusetts. 

Appears with rank of private on rolls 
of Captain Abner Crane's Company, 
enlisted February 3rd, 1770, discharged 
May 4th, 1770, doing duty at Boston. 
On roll of Captain Job Cushing's Com- 
pany, Lieut. -Col. Samuel Fisher's Regi- 
ment for .service in Rhode Island, sta- 
tioned at Twerton, enlisted May 0th 
1770, discharged July 1, 1770. On roll 
of Captain Jos. Richard's Company, de- 
tachment under Capt. Samuel Fisher. 
Enlisted August 4, 1770, served one 
month, three days. On roll of Capt. 
Ralph Thompson's Company, Suffolk 
County, under Major-Gen. Hancock at 
Castle Island, enlisted October 1. 1770, 
discharged December 1, 1770. On roll 
of six months men raised by town of 
Stoughton for service in the Continen- 
tal Army during 17S0, marched June 
20, 1780, discharged December 25, 1780. 
On roll of Capt. .Tno. Armstrong's Com- 
pany, Col. Gill's Regiment, for service 
in Rhode Island, served 27 days. Ap- 
pears in descriptive list of Enlisted men 
belonging to Stoughton, Mass. Age 17 
years, stature 5 ft 7M; inclies. complex- 
ion darlv, hair black, occupation farmer, 
time of enlistment April 6, 1781, farm 
3 years. Capt. lyincoln's Company, 
Lieut.-Col. J. Brook's 7th Regiment. 
Appeal's on order for one month's pa.v 
as Corporal, no date. Appears on or- 
der for 5 month's pa.v as Sergeant, no 
date. Appears on order dated October 
22, 1783, for 2 month's- pay as Ser- 
geant. Appears on a list of men fur- 
loughed in Col. Brook's Regiment (7th) 
since .Tanuar.v 1, 1781. Corporal in 
Capt. Lincoln's Company. Leave given 
by Col. Jackson to go from Windsor to 
Boston March 8, 1783, for 38 days. 
Reference: Index to Revolutionar.v Arch- 
ives of Mass.. Vol. 17, p. 211 ; Vol. 1, 
p. 145; Vol. 22, p. 130; Vol. 2.5, p. 37; 
Vol. 4, p. 211 ; Vol. 17, p. 20 ; Vol. 74, 
p. 103 ; Vol. 53, p. 208 ; Vol. 53, p. 207 ; 
Vol. 74, p. 62. 
Rliodes, Lovell. 
Rhodes, Oliver L. B. 
Rliodes, Thomas Daniel. 

DOAVS, ELEASER, SR., Massachusetts. 

Private in the Company or Captain 

Amos Perry, Colonel Haw's Regiment, 

Mass. Militia, 1778. 
Reference : Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of 

the Revolutionary War, Vol. 4, p. 938. 

Hills, George Heathcote. 

Hills, Pearson Heathcote. 

DOWS, ELEASER. JR., Massachuestts. 
Private in the Company of Captain 
Amos Foster, Colonel Cyprian How's 
Regiment, Mass. Jlilitia, 1780. 

Reference: Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in 
the Revolutionary War, Vol. 4, p. 827. 
Hills, George Heathcote. 
Hills, Peanson Heathcote. 


DBURY, JOHN, Massachusetts. 1742-1831. 

He was a private in Luke Drury's 

Massachusetts Regiment in 1781. 
Reference: Massachusetts Soldiei-s and 

Sailors of the Revolutionary War. 

Vol. 4, p. 987. 

Drury, Alexander Getchell. 

Drury, Alexander Greer. 

DUVALL. WILLIAM. Maryland. — 1777. 
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Maryland Bat- 
talion, Flying Camp, June to December, 
1776. First Lieutenant, 4th Maryland, 
December 10, 1776. 

Reference: Heitman's Historical Regis- 
ter, p. 162. 


Private and Corporal in Capt. Benja- 
min Weatherby's Company, Col. Oliver 
Spencer's New Jersey Regiment, 1777 — 

Reference : Pension Office Certificate. 
Corson, Henry Clay. 

ELDRIDGE, CHxiRLES, Connecticut. 


Ensign 8th Regiment, Conn. Militia. 

Wounded in action at Groton Heights 

September 6, 1781. 
Reference: Sons of Revolution 1901, p. 

420 ; Year Book, New York Society. 

ELLIOTT, JAMES, Pennsylvania. Ohio. 
York County Pennsylvania. Enlisted 
January 31, 1776 in Capt. Frederick 
Vernon's Company, 5th Pennsylvania, 
Col. Wayne Commanding. Sergeant, 
May 20, 1776. Second Lieutenant, 2nd 
Battalion, York County Pennsylvania 
Militia. First Lieutenant, 2nd Com- 
pany, April 5, 1778. Captain, 4th Bat- 
talion, York County Pennsylvania Mil- 
itia, June 17, 1779. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 
14, pp. 500 and 506. 
Lowes, William Elliott. 

EMERSON, NEHEMIAH, Massachusetts. 


Haverhill, Massachusetts. Enlisted in 

December, 1775 ; appointed Captain! 

10th Massachusetts, Sept. 16, 1782; 

served to close of war ; was at Ticon- 

deroga, Saratoga and Valley Forge. 

Original member of the Society of the 

Reference : Original Commission. 

ENSIGN, JOHN, Connecticut. 1723-1810. 

Captain of a Company from Canaan, 

Connecticut, Col. Mosely's Regiment, 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 

p. 537. 

EVANS, PETER, Virginia. 1758-1814. 
Prince William County, Virginia. En- 
listed from Prince William County in 

Captain Theodorick Bland's Company, 
Virginia Light Dragoons, 1776. Com- 
missioned Lieutenant by Gov. Thomas 
Jefferson, August 3, 1779, in Captain 
Lee's Company. Commissioned Captain 
of Militia by Gov. Jefferson, May 1. 

1780, under Colonel Wheeden. Present 
at siege of Yorktown. 

Reference: Certificate from Bureau of 

EVANS, WILLIAM, Pennsylvania. 

Chester County, Pa. Colonel, 4th Bat- 
talion, Chester County Associators ; 
commission dated May 17, 1777. 

Reference: Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd 
Series, Vol. 14, p. 81. 

EWING, THOMAS, Massachusetts. 

Served as Private in Capt. Matthew 
Gregg's Company, 2nd Battalion, Cum- 
berland County Blilitia in 1777. Bat- 
talion Commander not stated. He was 
honorably discharged at the close of 
the War for Independence. Afterwards 
he was continued for special services 
by the Government. 

Reference : Vol. VI, p. 157, Pennsylvania 
Archives, 5th Series. Thomas Swing's 
name appears on the tablet erected by 
the Ohio Societ.y, Sons of the Revolu- 
tion in Memorial Hall in 1909. 
Hughes, John Robert. 

FAIRCHILD, ABIND, North Carolina and 
Kentucky. 1762-1849. 
Abind Fairchild enlisted as a soldier of 
the Revolutionary War from the State 
of North Carolina, on the following 
dates: October 10, 1778, for six 
months : April 10, 1779, for one year ; 
Jul.v, 1780, for two weeks ; September 
1, 1780, for three months; March 3, 

1781, for one and one-half months. He 
was engaged in no battle. 

Reference : Certificate of service of said 
Fairchild as Revolutionary soldier fur- 
nished by the Commissioner of Pen- 
sions at Washington, D. C. 

FALLEY, RICHARD, JR., Massachusetts. 

Westfleld, Massachusetts. Richard Fal- 
ley, Jr., at sixteen years of age was a 
soldier in the French and Indian War ; 
was captured at Fort Edward and 
adopted by an Indian chief, and was 
exchanged for sixteen gallons of rum, 
to a lady whose attention he had at- 
tracted, and by her returned to his 
parents at Westfleld ; he commanded a 
company in the Battle of Bunker Hill. 

Reference: New England Historical and 
Genealogical Register for July, 1886. 


Joseph Faulconer made an application 
for pension on March 30, 1833, at which 


time he was seventy-live years of age 
and resided in Fayette County, Ky., 
and his pension was allowed for eight- 
een months and twenty-one days actual 
service as a Private in the Virginia 
Troops, lievolutionary War. He en- 
listed in Spottsylvauia County, Vir- 
ginia, and served .under Capt. Cliilds 
and Col. Logan. His widow. Francos, 
made application and received a pen- 
sion for the services of her hu.sband as 
above set forth. 
Reference: Letters dated May 1!>, IS!)!), 
addressed to E. B. Fish, lll-li:! So. ."U-d 
Street, St. Joseph, Mo., with this head- 
ing: "Department of Interior, Bureau 
of Pensions, AVashington, D. C." and 
signed H. Clay Evans, Commissioner. 
Smith, Leonard Stephens. 

FENTON, ROSWELL, Connecticut. Ken- 
tucky. 1730-lSOG. 

Mansfield, Conn. Private in (jth Com- 
pany, 7th Regiment, Col. Charles Webb, 
.July 12, 177.5. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
p. 82. 
Cary, Samuel Fenton, Jr. 

— 1814. 

Lieutenant in Capt. Hutchins' Company, 
Col. Herrick's Regiment, Vermont State 
Militia ; Lieutenant in Captain Isaac 
Tichenor's Company, Col. Ebenezer 
Walbridge's Regiment of Vermont State 
Militia, 1781 ; also member of Council 
of Safety. 

Reference : Certificate from Adjutant and 
Inspector-General of Vermont. 


Fredericktown, Md. Served as a re- 
cruiting officer for the Continental 
army ; also served in the Quartermas- 
ter Department. 

Reference : Data of Frances E. W. Pritch- 
ard. National Number 57062, D. A. R. 
Way, Thomas Irving. 

FISKB, JOHN, Mas.sachusetts. 


Private in the Company of Capt. Simon 

EdgoU, Lexington Alarm, April 10, 1775. 

Reference : Certificate from Secretary of 

State of Massachusetts. 

FISKE, RITFI^S, Connecticut. 1752-1813. 
Willington, Conn. Private in Captain 
Gallup's Company in 10th Continental 
Regiment, commanded liy Col. Parsons ; 
also Corporal in Capt. Hewit's Com- 
pany of Militia, in Regiment command- 
ed by Col. Latimer. In "Connecticut 
in the Revolution" the name is spelled 
"Rufus Fisk". 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 100 and 504. 
Fiske, William Sidney Walker. 

FLEMING. JAMES, North Carolina and 

Ohio. 1762-1835. 

Rowan County, N. C. Private in Capt. 

Hall's Company, Col. Davis' Regiment, 

North Carolina Troops. 
Reference : Certificate from Bureau of 


Richey, Samuel AVebster. 


Private in 5th Maryland Regiment, 
Revolutionary War. Enlisted April 30, 

1782, for a period of three years. 
Southgate, Bernard Wright. 

FLOWER. ZEPHON, Connecticut. 

Served as a private in Capt. David Ed- 
gar's Company, 2nd Regiment Light 
Dragoons, Continental Troops, com- 
manded liy Col. Elisha Sheldon, Revo- 
lutionary War. Enlisted January 20, 
1781, for the war and his name appears 
on a list of orders received 1782 and 

1783, not dated, which list contains an 
entry relating to his pay account. He 
is described as follows : "Complexion, 
dark ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; trade, black- 
smith ; from N. Hartfoi'd, Conn. 

Reference : Records, Pension Department, 
Wasliington, D. C. ; Connecticut in the 
Revol.ution, p. 282. 
A\'alker, George Wilfred. 

FOGG, PHINEAS, New Hampshire. 


Private in Capt. Mason Brown's Com- 
pany ; Col. .Jacob Gale's Regiment of 
New Hamjishire Volunteers, 1778 ; also 
served in Rhode Island under General 
John Sullivan. 
Reference: Certificate from Secretary of 
State of New Hampshire. 

FORD, PETER, Pennsylvania. 

York, Penna. Ensign June 4, 1776. 
Second Lieutenant. Company of Foot, 
County of York, in the "Flying Camp", 
August 26, 1776. Captain, Company of 
Foot, County of Y'ork, July 5, 1777. 

Reference. Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 
14, states : "Col. Thompson's Battalion 
as it stood at Wilmington, Delaware, 
September 3, 1777. And in the list of 
Coniiianies — (Jth Company, Captain 
I'efer Ford. The Battle of Brandywine, 
not fur from Wilmington, was fought 
September 11. 1777. 
Reed. Alexander G. 
Reed, John Lane. 

FOSDICK. THOMAS. Connecticut. 1725—. 
New London. Conn. Surgeon's mate at 
Le^illgtoll Alarm. April, 1775; also in 
611i Connecticut Regiment from May 20, 
1775, to December, 1775. 


Reference : Connecticut in tlio Revolution, 
p. 72. 

FOUST, JACOB, Pennsylvania. 1757 — . 
Enlisted fall of 1776. Served four to 
six months as a private under Captain 
Landick, Col. Lindernate, from Berkes 
County, Pa. ; applied for pension Nov. 

20, 1832, from Delaware County. Ohio ; 
born Berkes County, 1757 ; claim was 
allowed. Enlisted fell of 1777. Served 
three to four months as Private under 
Capt. Ury ; several skirmishes. 

Reference : Department of Interior, U. S. 
A. Washington, D. C. "JRW-2560 Inv. 
Rev. War." 
Wiley, William Foust. 

FOWLER, NOAH, SR., Connecticut. 

Guilford, Conn. Captain in the Lex- 
ington Alarm, 1775, from Guilford, 
Conn. ; Captain, July, 1779 ; Lieutenant- 
Colonel 28th Regiment, Conn., 1782. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 12, 441, 548 and 561. 

FREELAND, JAMES, Massachusetts. 
Sergeant throughout the war. 

Reference : Certificate from Massachu- 
setts War Records. 

FREEMAN, JOHN, Virginia. 1756-1848. 
Culpepper County, Va., Private in 
Capt. John Green's Company, 1st Va. 
Regiment ; served twelve months, re- 
enlisted in 1777 in Capt. Richard Tay- 
lor's Company, and Col. John Green's 
Regiment, 1st Va. ; served three years. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 

FRYE, JOSEPH, Massachusetts. 
Frveburg, Mass. Major-General, June 

21, 1775. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 
Frye, Harley Edgar. 

FTJQUA, MOSES, Virginia. 1725-1813. 
Bedford County, Va. Sworn in as 2nd 
Lieutenant of Militia from Bedford 
County, Va., February 28, 1780. 

Reference : "Virginia Militia in the Rev- 
olutionary AVar" by J. T. McAllister. 
(B[ot Springs, Va., 1913). 
Mackoy, Harry Brent. 
Lyon, Morton Mackoy. 

GAITHER, JOHN, Maryland. 

1st Lieutenant, 1st Maryland Battalion 
of the Flying Camp, June, 1776. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 

GALL, GEORGE, Virginia. 1766-1832. 
He enlisted January, 1771, as private 
in Capt. James Buchanan's Company 
of Col. Boyer's Regiment of Virginia 
Troops, and served for three months. 

In September, 1781, he enlisted again 
as private in Capt. Charles Campbell's 
Company (afterwards commanded by 
Capt. William Moore) of Col. Vance's 
Regiment of Virginia Troops, and 
served for three months. Took part 
in the Battle of Yorktown. 
Reference : Certificate from the Bureau of 

GALLOWAY, JAMES, Pennsylvania. Ohio. 

Cumberland County, Pa. Enlisted from 
Cumberland County, 1776. Served in 
Companies of Capt. John W. Hatton, 
Capt. Thomas Thompson and Capt. 
Samuel Holiday, under Colonels Arthur 
Buchanan and Watts. Mustered out of 
service, February, 1778. Afterwards 
took part in Battle of Blue Licks and 
other engagements with British and 
Indians in Kentucky and Ohio under 
Col. Floyd. Applied for pension at age 
of eighty, September 5, 1832. 

Reference : TJ. S. Pension Records. Roll 
of Revolutionary Pensioners in Year 
Book of Ohio Society, Sons of Revolu- 
tion, for 1897. 

GANO, REV. JOHN, New York. — 1804. 
Chaplain of 19th Continental Infantry, 
January 1, 1776; Chaplain 5th N. Y. 
Regiment, November 21, 1776, to May 
27, 1777 ; Brigade Chaplain, August 18, 
1778, to May, 1780. Original member 
of the Society of the Cincinnati. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 
Wright, John Gano. 

GARTH, JOHN, Virginia. Kentucky. 


Albemarle County, Va. Private in 

Capt. Leak's Company, Col. Lindsey's 

Regiment, Virginia Troops. 
Reference : Certificate from Bureau of 


GATES, JOSIAH, JR., Connecticut. 

1723, 1807. 

Private in Capt. Holmes' Company, Col. 

Chapman's Regiment, Connecticut 

Troops, 1778. 
Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 

p. 532. 

Lloyd, .John Uri. 

GATES, LEMUEL, Massachusetts and 
Pennsylvania. 1758-1806. 
Lancaster, Mass. Fifer in Capt. Abijah 
Wyman's Company in 1775 ; Gunner in 
Capt. John Bryant's Company of Arti- 
ficers, March 4, 1777. 

Reference: Lancaster, Mass., Town Rec- 
Collier, Allen. 

GERRY, ELBRIDGE, Massachusetts. 
Signer of the Declaration of Indepen- 


dence. Vice-President of tlie United 
States at time of deatli. 
Reference: History of the United States. 

GILL, SAMUEL, Virginia. 1750-1822. 
Ensign, 4tli Virginia, 10th of Februai-y, 
1776; 1st Lieutenant, November, 177G; 
Captain, January, 1777 ; Retired. Sept. 
14, 1778. 

Reference: Virginia State Library, Re- 
port of 1912 ; List of Revolutionary 
Soldiers, p. 180; Heitman's History, 
p. 191. 
Johnson, Lloyd Bates. 

GILMORE, THOMAS, Ireland. Pennsyl- 
vania. 1757-1808. 

Lewistown, Pa. Private in Pennsyl- 
vania Rifle Regiment, March, 1770. 

Reference : Certificate from State Librar- 
ian, Pa., Archives. 


Captain 1st N. Y. Regiment, June 28, 
1775 ; Major of Dubois' N. Y. Regiment, 
June 20, 1770 ; resigned July 0, 177G. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 

GOOD, ROBERT, Pennsylvania. 

He was Captain of a Company in the 
8th Battalion of Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, commanded by Col. Peter 
Grubb, and was ordered for the de- 
fense of Philadelphia, 1776. He was 
sub-Lieutenant of Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania Troops, from March, 
1780, to March, 1781. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd 
Series, Vol. 13, p. 341. Also see Dr. 
W. H. Egles' "Pennsylvania in the War 
of the American Revolution," Vol. 1, 
in which is given the muster roll of 
Capt. Robert Good's Company. See 
memorandum of his accounts as taken 
from Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Sei-- 
ies. Vol. 6, p. 435. Also see Colonial 
Records, Vol. 12, pp. 395 and 775. 

Went from Norwich under Capt. Tim- 
othy Bush, Capt. Boardnian and Lieut. 
Burton, to assist the Strafford people 
in their retreat. On pay-roll of Capt. 
Timothy Bush's Company under the 
direction of Col. Peter Olcott at the 
time the enemy came to Royalton, 
October 10, 1780. On pay-roll of Capt. 
Timothy Bush's Company, wlio 
marched by order of Col. Peter Olcott 
at the time the enemy came to Peach- 
am, under the command of Lieutenant 
John Hopson, March 9, 1781. 

Reference: Vermont Revolutionary Rec- 
ords, pp. 22, 25S and 3.W. 
Sanders, Cameron Haskin. 
Sanders, William Reynale. 

GOODRICH, JOSIAH, Connecticut. 

AVethersfleld, Conn. On Pay-Roil of 
Capt. Timothy Bush's Company and 
Capt. Abner Seely's Pay-Roil. On Pay- 
Roll of Capt. Abner Seely's Company in 
Col. Benjamin Waite's Battalion in the 
service of the State of Vermont. 

Reference ; Vermont Revolutionary Rec- 
ords, pp. 259, 282, 356, 384, 536, 710 
and 829. 

Sanders, Cameron Haskin. 
Sanders, William Reynale. 


Litchfield, Conn. Private in Capt. John 
Skinner's Company, 5th Regiment, Con- 
necticut Light Horse, Col. Elisha Shel- 
don commanding. Captain in Colonel 
Charles Webb's Regiment, Connecticut 
Line, January 1, 1777. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
p. 158. Certificate from Bureau of 

GOODWIN, SOLOMON, Connecticut and 
New York. 1755-1835. 
Litchfield, Conn. Private in Captain 
David Welch's Company, 1st Regiment, 
Connecticut Troops, under Major-Gen- 
eral Wooster. 

Reference: Certificate from Adjutant 
Genei'al, State of Connecticut. 

GOSLING, SAMUEL, New Jersey. — 1835. 

Private, Salem County, N. J. Militia. 
Reference : New Jersey in the Revolution, 

p. 609. 

GRAHAM, JOSEPH, Pennsylvania, 

Served as private in Capt. Alex Mc- 
Coy's Company, 5th Battalion, and in 
Cumberland County Militia, June, 1781. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Ai'chives, 5th 
Series, Vol. 6, pp. 322, 367 and 392. 
Welsh, J. Gilbert. 


Hunterdon County, N. J. Commissioner 
"to swear, or affirm, all officers (mili- 
tary) in the County of Iliuiterdon," 
April 10, 1771. Commissioned Major 
of 2nd Battalion of Foot Militia in the 
County of Hunterdon on same day. 

Reference : Certified extract from Libei 
A, Book of Commissions of New Jersey 
pp. 78 and 79. 
Godley, Samuel Smith. 

GREEN, DAVID, Massachusetts. 

Reading, Mass. Col. David Green ; 
Muster Roll of Field Officers of 2nd 
Middlesex Co.. Regiment who marched 
on the Alarm of April 19. 1775, served 
29 days. Also Colonel, Order of the 
Day, dated Cambridge, May 9, 1775, 


regulating distribution of provisions; 
also, Order of the Day, dated Cam- 
bridge, May 11, 1775; said Green re- 
ported as Field OiBcer of Picket Guard, 
May 11, 1775. 
Reference: Massachusetts Soldiers and 
Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Vol. 
6, p. 815. 
Hancock, Winfleld Scott. 

GREENE, CHARLES, Rhode Island and 

Ohio. 1753-1816. 

Captain of the Kentish Guards, April 

30, 1778; private in Philip Trafton's 

Company, Col. Topham's Regiment, 

1778 to 1779. 
Reference: Certificate from Secretary of 

State of Rhode Island. 

Grimes, Edvpard Davies. 

setts. 1753-1827. 

Private in a detachment from Cadet 
Company of Haverhill, which marched 
on the Alarm of April 19, 1775, under 
the command of Lieut. Israel Bartlet; 
service, 3 days ; also Capt. Nathaniel 
Marsh's Company ; Major Gage's Reg- 
iment ; enlisted October 2, 1777 ; dis- 
charged November G, 1777 ; service 1 
month, 6 days, travel included; Com- 
pany raised to reenforce the Northern 

Reference: Massachusetts Soldiers and 
Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 
p. 857. 
Fiske, William Sydney Walker. 


Kent County, Del. Enlisted as private 
in Capt. Allen McLane's Company in 
the additional Regiment of Continental 
Troops, annexed to the Delaware Regi- 
ment commanded by Col. John Patton, 
Revolutionary War. Date of enlist- 
ment, March 4, 1777. His name last 
appears on the roll for May, 1778, 
which bears the remark, "Omitted 7 
months exclusive of May". Also en- 
listed as a private in Capt. Charles 
Pope's Company, Col. John Haslett's 
Delaware Regiment, Revolutionary 
War. His name appears on a muster 
roll of the Company dated "In Quar- 
ters at Lewis Town", April 11, 1776. 
This roll shows his enlistment January 
16, 1776. 

Reference : Records in the Office Records 
and Pensions, War Department, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 
Smith, Hinckley. 

GRIMES, JOHN, Pennsylvania. Ohio. 

Private in Company of Jas. McRight; 
Colonel Bertram Gilbreth, Sept., 1777 ; 
Private in Capt. Ambrose Crane's Com- 
pany ; Col. Hunter, July, 1778 ; Private 
in Capt. Guinn's Company, 1783. 

Reference : Certificate of Pension. 
Grimes, Edward Davies. 
Greer, Clarence Newcome. 

GUDTNER, JOHN, Pennsylvania. 

Served in Cumberland County Militia, 
1778, 1st Battalion, 3rd Call (Franklin 
County, Pa., was until 1784, a part 
of Cumberland County, Pa.) The man- 
ner of spelling the name was changed 
from "Gudtner" to "Guitner" during 
Daniel Guitner's life, of which proof 
can be furnished if necessary. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 
15, p. 623. 
Bookwalter, Alfred Guitner. 

GUTHRIE, JOHN. Pennsylvania. 

Ensign in 8th Pa. Regiment, December 
21, 1778 ; 2nd Lieutenant same Regi- 
ment, February, 1779. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 

HALL, ELIHU, Maryland. 1723-1790. 
Cecil County, Md. Lieutenant in Sus- 
quehanna Squadron, Maryland Troops ; 
afterwards Major. 

Reference : ScharfE's History of Maryland, 
Vol. 2, p. 195. 

HALL, SILVANUS, Massachusetts. 
1762 — . 

Enlisted in Capt. Samuel Bradford's 
Company at Kingston, Mass., January 
1, 1776, in the 23rd Continental Infan- 
try, commanded by Col. John Bailey. 
Re-enlisted March 12, 1777, for three 
years in Capt. Jos. Wads worth's Com- 
pany, 14th Mass. Regiment, Col. Gamal- 
iel Bradford. Was at Battle of Still- 
water, N. Y., September 19, and October 
7, 1777, at Valley Forge. March 19, 
1778, he was transferred to the Com- 
mander-in-Chief's Guard, otherwise 
known as Washington's Bodyguard, 
and was present at the Battle of Mon- 
mouth, N. J., June 28, 1778. Discharged 
at Morristown, N. J., March 12, 1780. 

Reference: Washington's Orderly Book, 
"The Commander-in-Chief's Guard," 
Dr. C. E. Godfrey, p. 176. Pension De- 
partment Records. 
Hall, Charles Gilbert. 

HAMLIN, NATHANIEL, Connecticut. 

Sharon, Conn. First Lieutenant in 
Capt. Roger's 3rd Company, 2nd Bat- 
talion, Col. Gay commanding. Wads- 
worth's Brigade. Served at Long Is- 
land, August 27, 1776; in the retreat 
from New York, September 15, 1776, 
and at White Plains. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
p. 395. 
Sparrow, Jackson Wolcott. 


HAND, DANIEL, Connecticut. 1732-181G. 
Guilford, Conn. Captain in Colonel 
Zklattliew Talcott's Regiment, Connecti- 
cut Troops ; enlLsted for service in New 
York expedition, March 22, 1776. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
p. 388. 
Buell, Edward Wyllyss. 

HANNA, JOHN, Pennsylvania. 1751-1845. 
Enlisted from Northumberland County, 
Pa., in December. 1770, in Capt. Pot- 
ter's Company of Pennsylvania Troops, 
for three months. Enlisted again in 
the Fall of 1777, in Capt. Joseph Net- 
Son's Comptny, for two mouths. He 
■was engaged in the Battle of Trenton. 

Reference : Records, Pension Department, 
Washington, D. C. ; Pennsylvania Ar- 
chives, 2nd Series, Vol. 13, p. 92. 
Walker, George Wilfred. 

HARDISON. BENJAMIN, Massachusetts 
and Maine. 

Private in Capt. Noye's Company, Col. 
Phinney's Regiment, Massachusetts 
Troops ; taken prisoner and held cap- 
tive in Canada until the close of the 

Reference: Massachusetts War Records. 
Certificate of service from Secretary of 
State of Massachusetts. 

HARRIS, EDWARD, Mas.sachusetts and 
Kentucky. 1739-1825. 
Newhuryport, Mass. Member of Com- 
mittee of Safety and Correspondence, 
appointed by town of Newhuryport, 
September 23, 1774; Clerk of Com- 
mittee. Commanded a Company of 
Massachusetts Troops in the Revolu- 

Reference: History of Newhuryport, by 
Mrs. E. Vale Smith (18.54), page 81. 
The Johnstons of Salisbury, by Wm. 
Preston Johnston (New Qileans, 1897), 
p. 55. 

HARRISON, JOHN, Virginia. 17.54-1821. 
Louisville. Ky. Was ensign in the 13th 
Virginia Regiment. December 10, 1770 ; 
2nd Lieutenant January, 1777, 9th Vir- 
ginia, 1778 ; 1st Ijieuten:int October, 
1778. Transferred to 7th Virginia 
October 12, 1781, served continuously 
initil close of the War of the Revolu- 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register, 
p. 211; Virginia State Library, "Revo- 
lutionary Soldiers of the Revolution," 
p. 205. 
Brewster, John P. Harrison. 

HART, JAMES, Virginia, Kentucky and 

Private in the Virginia Line as evi- 
denced by a record in the Virginia 
State Library, which is an enumera- 

tion of names of soldiers receiving final 
pay. His name is on that list. 
Reference : A certified copy of this record. 

HART, JOEL, Connecticut. —1811. 

Joel Hart was a private in Capt. Noa- 

diah Hooker's Company, from Parm- 

ington, near Nevs^ Britain. 
Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 

p. 382. 

Kemper, Edwin Wilson. 

HART. REUBEN, Connecticut, 1729-1788. 
Southington, Conn. Ensign 3rd Com- 
pany, 15th Regiment ; Captain, May 23, 

Reference : Photograph of Commission as 

HATHAWAY, JOHN, Virginia. 1733-1780. 
Captain of a Company of Fauquier 
County, Virginia, Militia, in the Con- 
tinental Service from October 25, 1779, 
to May 20, 1783 ; and continued in the 
Civil Service, holding the office of Asso- 
ciate Justice of the Court of Common 
Pleas of Fauquier Coimty, together 
with other offices of trust and honor, 
until his death, April 19, 1780. 

Reference: Certified transcript from the 
Records of Fauquier County, Va. 
Kemper, Edwin Wilson. 

HAWLEY, AMOS, Connecticut and New 
York. 1755-1825. 

Farmington, Conn. Private in Captain 
Bidwell's Company, 15th Regiment. 
Conn. Troops, Col. Fisher Gay com- 
manding, Wadsworth's Brigade. Pres- 
ent at Washington's retreat from Long 
Island, August 22, 1770. Wintered at 
Peekskill, 1770-7 ; participated in Battle 
of Saratoga ; and present at surrender 
of Burgoyne, October 17, 1777. 

Reference : Original list of Officers and 
Privates of Company I, 15th Connecti- 
cut Troops, in possession of Julius Gay, 
Farmington. Conn. Connecticut in the 
Revolution, p. 396. 

HAYES, RUTHERFORD. Connecticut and 
Vermont. 1756-1836. 
P.ranford. Conn. Ensign. South Com- 
pany, Captain How, South Regiment, 
IJeuteiiant-Colonel Timothy Ch.urch, of 
Cunilterhind County, New York. 

r.cfercnce : Docvmientary History of New 
York, edited by E. B. O'Callahaii, Vol. 
4. p. 1020. 
Hayes, Birchard Austin. 

HAYNES, ASA, New Jer.sey. 1739 — . 
June 29. 1781. Asa Haynes was appoint- 
ed 2nd Lieutenant in Capt. David Ilea- 
cock's Company, belonging to the Duch- 
ess Comity Regiment of New York 
Slal(> Militia, commanded by Col. John 

Reference: Page 2.'>0 of a manuscript vol- 
ume entitled "Minutes of the Council of 


Appointment, 1777-17SG, Vol 1, in tlie 
custody of tlie Regents of the Univer- 
sity of tlie State of New York, State 
Taylor, William Jordan. 

HEATH, DAVID, New Jersey. 1736-1820. 

Private in Hunterdon County, N. J. 

Reference : Certified copy of certificate 

from Adjutant-General of New Jersey. 

Heyl, Ashton Bryant. 

Heyl, Jolin Kilgour. 

HENRY, ROBERT, New Jersey and Penn- 
sylvania. 1759-1835. 
Came to America a lad and enlisted at 
age of 16. Enlisted in Continental 
Line, First in New Jersey, and after- 
wards in Pennsylvania. (The canteen 
used by him in Revolutionary War in 

"Continental Line, Robert Henry, Pri- 
vate 1st Company, Captain William 
Faulkne, 2nd Battalion, 1st Establish- 
ment, N. J. Continental Line, enlisted 
November 2, 1775 : One roll to January 
17, 1776. Remark mustered at Burling- 
ton Barracks by Gunning Bedford." 
Manuscript No. 2870, "Robert Henry, 
Private N. J. Line, received Certilicate 
No. 1215 for one-fourth part of the de- 
preciation of his pay in N. J. Continen- 
tal Line, amt. £93; 3:91/2, bearing 
interest from August 1, 1780." 

Reference ; Pennsylvania Archives, 5th 
Series, Vol. 6, pp. 419 and 436 ; also' 
Vol. 4, p. 403, Robert Henry, Continen- 
tal Line, Washington County Militia, 
and pp. 628 and 712 of same Volume, 
"Soldiers in Revolutionary War, Robt. 
Henry, Private." 
Clark, Albert Leroy. 
Clark, John Elza. 
Clark, Walter James (I). 

HERTER, HENRY, New York. 1732-1820. 
First Lieutenant of the 4th Company, 
August 26, 1775, under Col. Nicholas 
Herkimer; Captain under Col. Peter 
Bellinger, June 25, 1778 ; was Captain 
in the French and Indian Wars in 1757, 
and was captured and taken to Canada. 

Reference: New York in the Revolution, 
Vol. 1, pp. 296 and 297. 
Shoemaker, Michael Myers. 

vania. 1739-1828. 

York County, Penna. Private in Capt. 
Wm. Dodge's Company, Col. James 
Thompson's Battalion, York County, 
Pennsylvania Militia, in service on the 
Delaware, September, 1777. 

Reference : Certificate from State Librar- 
ian of I'ennsylvania. 

HICKS, ISAAC, Georgia. 

Captain in 3rd Georgia Regiment, July, 

1776; taken prisoner at Briar Creek, 
March, 1779. 
Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 

HILLS, DAVID, JR., Connecticut. 


Private in the Company of Captain 

Jonathan Wells, Connecticut Troops, 

Lexington Alarm, 1775. 
Reference : Records of Connecticut Men in 

the War of the Revolution, p. 13. 

Hills, George Heathcote. 

Hills, Pearson Heathcote. 

HILLS, ELISHA, Connecticut. 

Private in the Company of Captain 
Jonathan Wells, Lexington Alarm 
1775, Private same Company, Colonel 
Wolcott's Regiment, Connecticut State 
Troops, 1776. 

Reference: Record of Connecticut Men in 
the War of the Revolution pp. 13 and 

Hills, George Heathcote. 
Hills, Pearson Heathcote. 

HINKLE, PHILIP, Pennsylvania. 1739— 
Hinkletown, Pa., Private in Capt, Wm 
McCalla s Company. 

Reference: Pennsylvania Archives, 2u(i 
Series, Vol. 14, p. 158. 

HOADLEY, TIMOTHY, Connecticut. 

Branford, Conn. Captain of a Com- 
pany of Northford, Conn., Militia, in 
2nd Regiment. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
p. 625. 
Bates, Edward Merrick Linley. 

IIORBEY, THOMAS, Connecticut, 

— 1798. 

Lieutenant-Colonel of Col. Bradley's 

Continental Regiment ; Major of 5th 

Connecticut Regiment. 
Uefereuce : Heitman's Historical Register. 

Connecticut in the Revolution, pp. 64, 

GO, 3S7, 393 and 414. 

riOLDEN, SAWTELL H., Massachusetts. 

Appears with rank of private on Lex- 
ington Alarm Roll of Capt. Henry 
Haskell's Company of Minutemen, Col. 
James Prescott's Regiment, which 
marched on the Alarm of April 10, 
1775, from Shirley. Length of service, 
10 days. Residence, Shirley. Reported 
returned home, April 27, 1775. 
Appears with rank of private on Mus- 
ter and Pay Roll of Capt, Aaron Jew- 
ell's Company, Col. Samuel Bullard's 
Regiment, Enlisted September 10, 1777. 
Time of discharge, November 29, 1777. 
Time of service, three months, includ- 
ing 11 days (220 miles) travel home. 
Company marched to Saratoga. Roll 
dated Littleton. 


Reference: Revolutionary War Service, 
Secretary of State, Boston, Massacliu- 
setts Archives, Vol. 8, pp. 113 and 114 ; 
Vol. 12, p. 129 ; Vol. 20, p. !I6. Chand- 
ler's History of Shirley, Mass. History 
of Towanda, Pa. 

chusetts and Vermont. 17()3-181.'J. 
Private in Capt. Stoddard's Company, 
Col. .Joseph Vose's Regiment, Massa- 
chusetts Troops, July 1, 17S0. Ser- 
geant in Capt. Perry's Company, Col. 
Willetfs Regiment, New York Troops, 
1781, stationed at Fort Plains, Mohawk 

Reference : Certificate from Bureau of 

Hollister, Burton P. 
Hollister, Howard Clark. 
Hollister, Thomas. 

Hampshire, 1738-1789. 
Winchester, N. H. Captain in Col. 
Mose.s Nichols' Regiment, New Hamp- 
shire Militia, 1780. Member of House 
of Representatives of the New Hamp- 
shire Assembly, 1778-1782. 

Reference : Certificate from State Librar- 
ian of Ohio. State Papers of New 
Hampshire, (Published 1887) Vol.. IC, 
pp. 152 and 154. 
Houghton, Henry Spencer. 

HOUSEMAN, JACOB, Pennsylvania. 

( tnc of the Associators of the Colony of 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 

18, p. 106. 

Rhodes, Thomas Daniel. 


Sussex County, Del. He was a "recog- 
nized patriot" as is shown by letter of 
David Hall. C'hairmaii of the Commit- 
tee of Public Safety of Sussex County, 
Del., sent to the Continental Congress 
under date of July 5, 1776, and in 
which he enclosed a communication 
from Robert Houston and seven others 
(sworn to at Lewes, Del., July 5, 1776) 
and which Chairman Hall declared to 
be a "true statement" of the general 
disaffection that prevails among the 
people of Sussex. In the same letter 
which was written by order of the Com- 
mittee of Public Safety, Mr Hall said : 
"We earnestly entreat that our Con- 
gress may take the matter into their 
most serious consideration, and order 
what may be thought necessary to fix 
the minds of the wavering and secure 
the common safety." 
In those perilous times it required 
great courage to acknowledge and work 
for the cause of American Independ- 
ence, in a community where there 

were "at least six disaffected to one 
firm man for America", the disloyal 
aiding and abeting the British. 
Reference : American Archives, Series 5, 
Vol. 1, pp. 2 and 11 (Letter of R. H.) ;, 
Remembrancer, of Christian Marshall : 
Laws of Delaware, Vol. 2, pp. 1004 and 
1006: Scharff's History of Delaware, 
Vol. 1, p. 541. 
Houston, Foster H. 

HUBBARD, ABNER, Connecticut and 
Vermont. 17.^)0-1834. 
Middletown, Conn. Enlisted in 3rd 
Connecticut Infantry, Col. Wyllyss, 
January 1. 1777 ; Sergeant-Major. Octo- 
ber 1, 17S0, at Valley Forge. 

Reference, Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 316 and 639. Certificate from 
Bureau of Pensions. 
Sparrow, Jackson Woleott. 

HUBBARD, NEHEMIAH, Connecticut. 

Middletown, Conn. Lieutenant and 
Paymaster, Connecticut State Regiment 
July 31, 1776, to .lanuary, 1777; Quar- 
termaster ill the Revolutionary Army, 
serving from 1778 to 1782 ; was Deputy 
Quartermaster-General, and an original 
member of the Connecticut Society of 
the Cincinnati. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 
Certificate from Ass't Adjutant-General 
of Connecticut. 

IIUDDY. JOSHUA. New .Jersey. — 1782. 
Captain in the Monmouth County, New 
Jersey, Militia ; also Captain of a Com- 
pany of Artillery, New Jersey State 
Troops, by act of Legislature, Septem- 
ber 24, 1777. Commanded the Block 
House at Toms River, March 24, 1782, 
was taken iirisoner at the post, March 
24. 1782, and hanged by Tories, April 
12, 1782, at Middletown Heights, New 
Jersey, in retaliation for the death of 
Philip White, a Colonel in the British 

I^a'ference : Heitman's Register of Oflicers 
p. 232. Heath Memoirs, p. ?>:V). United 
Service Journal for 1S34, part throe. 
Hopkins, William Harvey. 
Locke, William Stanton. 
Locke, Walter M. 

HULL. JOSEPH. Connecticut, —1777. 
Private in Sth Regiment, Continental 
Line, Capt. Smith's Company: also on 
the Rolls of those who ma relied to 
P.oston in the Lexington Alarm. 

Reference: Connecticut in the Kevoliilioii, 
pp. 8 and 234. 

IIUXT, OLIVER, New Jersey 1756-1841. 
Cherry Hill, near Princeton, N. J. 
I<^irst entered th(> service in the New 
.Jersey Troop as a Miiiuti'iuan. March, 
1777, and was honorably discharged in 


1782. He served under Captains Guild, 
Clumm, Van Nestle and Bastedo, and 
in the commands of Col. Nathaniel 
Hunt, 2nd Regiment, Col. Philips, Col. 
Isaac Smith (Essex) and in Col. .John- 
ston's Battalion. He participated in 
the Battles of Long Island, Princeton, 
Monmouth and Springfield, and was 
placed on the Rolls of the Government 
in recognition of his services in the 
War of Independence. 

Reference : New Jersey in the Revolution, 
p. 640. 

HUNTINGTON, JABEZ, Connecticut. 

Norwich, Conn. Appointed by General 
Assembly of Connecticut, 2nd Major- 
General of the Connecticut Militia, 
December, 1776. Appointed in May, 
1777, Major-General over all of the 
Militia in the State to fdl vacancy 
caused by the deatli of Major-General 
Wooster. Present at New London, Sep- 
tember, 1778. Resigned his command, 
1779. Member of the Connecticut Com- 
mittee of Safety. 
Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
p. 429 ; Heitman's Historical Register, 
p. 235 ; Hinman's Historical Collections 
of Connecticut, pp. 131, 159, et seq. 
Yale in the Revolution, p. 187. New 
London Gazette, September 11, 1778. 
Jones, Robert Ralston (I). 
Jones, Robert Ralston (II). 

HT^NTINGTON, JOHN, Connecticut. 

Norwich ( Conn. Private in Lexington 
Alarm. Private in 5th Company, Col. 
Spencer's Regim't, Connecticut Troops. 
Private in Capt. Richard's Company, 
1st Connecticut Line. Sergeant in Capt. 
Parker's Company, Col. Comfort Sage's 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 23, 48, et seq. Huntington Genea- 
logy, p. 136. 
Steadman, Charles James. 

HUNTSMAN, JONATHAN, Pennsylvania. 

— 1813. 

He was a private .soldier in the War 

of the Revolution, Captain Wm. W. 

Calla's, Plumstead, Bucks County, As- 

sociators, August 21, 1775. 
Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd 

Series, Vol. 14, p. 157. Certificate from 

State Librarian, Pennsylvania. 

HURD, NATHAN, Connecticut. 

Woodbury, Conn. Captain 8th Com- 
pany, 1st Battalion, Wadsworth's Brig- 
ade, Col. G. S. Selliman, Conn. Militia. 

Reference : Certificate from Adjutant- 
General, State of Connecticut. 

HUSTON, WILLIAM, Pennsylvania. 

Cumberland County, Penna. Captain 
in 2nd Battalion, Cumberland County 
Associators, September, 1776. Captain 
6th Company, 6th Battalion, Cumber- 
land County Militia, Col. Samuel Cul- 
bertson commanding, July 31, 1777, and 
January, 1778. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd 
Series, Vol. 14, pp. 388, 410 and 435; 
Vol. 15, 
Durrell, Joseph Huston. 

HUTCHINSON, ELISHA, Massachusetts, 
and New Hampshire. 1751 — . 
Middletown, Mass. Private in the 
Dawes Company, Capt. Jeremiah Page, 
commanding. Private in Capt. Ebenez- 
er Francis' Company, Col. Israel Hutch- 
inson's Regiment. Quartermaster-Serg. 
in Col. Mansfield's Regiment, October 
6, 1775. Participated at Lexington. 

Reference : Certificate from the Secretary 
of the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts. Essex Institute Collection, Vol. 
10, p. 28. 

Gatch, Hayward David. 
Gatch, Lewis Newton. 
Gatch, Loren Greeno. 

INGHAM, JONATHAN, Pennsylvania. 


Private in the Solebury Company of 

Associators, Bucks County, Pa., Capt. 

John Coryell. 
Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd 

Series, Vol. 14, p. 150. 

Kinsey, Boyden. 

Kiusey, George. 

JACKSON, SAMUEL, Massachusetts. 
Served as a private in Capt. Chambers' 
Company, 6th Massachusetts Regiment, 
of foot, commanded by Col. Thomas 
Nixon. He enlisted July 7, 1780, to 
serve six months, and his name appears 
on the Rolls from July to October, 1780. 
Served as a private in Captain Wm. 
Story's Company, 8th Massachusetts 
Regiment, commanded by Col. Michael 
Jackson. He enlisted July 21, 1780, to 
serve six months, and his name ap- 
pears on the Rolls from July to Septem- 
ber, 1780. Reference : Certificate from 
Record and Pension Office, War Depart- 

Reynolds, Charles Waugh. 
Reynolds, Orrin Lyie. 


Was a member of Committee of Obser- 
vation in Morris County, N. J., 1775. 
Captain of a Company of Morris Militia 
in 1777, and commanded a Company of 
Cavalry, scouting the following winter. 
He resigned owing to ill health. 


Reference: See Year Book of New York 
Society S. A. R., Theodore F. Jacksou ; 
Also see "Thomas Halsey and his des- 
cendants in America," p. 331. New 
Jersey in the Revolutioary AVar, pp. 
39G-643, and New York Society, 1888, 
Ernest, Henry Jacksou. 

JAMES. JOHN. Connecticut and Ohio. 
Corporal in Lexington Alarm from 
Preston, New Loudon County, Conn., 
and in Capt Barker's Company Gth 
Conn. Line ; and Sergeant in Captain 
Mott's Company raised for defense of 
New London Harbor, 1776. 

Reference : Conuecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 20, 212 and 617. 

JAMESON, DAVID, Virginia. — 1812. 
Enlisted in Capt. Matthew Arbuckle's 
Company, 12th Virghiia Regiment, Sep- 
tember 12, 177;"!, and continued in the 
service until October 10, 1778. 

Reference: Certificate of Register of the 
Laud Olflce, State of Virginia, and Cer- 
tificate of State Librarian, State of Vir- 
Yeiser, Henry Craig. 

JENNEY, LEVI, Massachusetts. 

Sergeant in Capt. Manasseh Kempton's 
Company, Col. Carpenter's Regiment, 
for service in Rhode Lsland on the 

Reference: Certificate from Secretary of 
State of Massachusetts. 

JOHN, JAMES, Virginia. 

Private in .John Overton's Company, 

10th Va. Regiment, Col. Wm. Davis. 

Enlisted October 1, 1777, to serve tliree 

Reference: Pension Office Certificate. 

JOHNSON, ABNER, New Jersey. 1750—. 
Served as a private in the Eastern Bat- 
talion, Morris Co.imty, N. J. Militia, 1st 
Battalion, 2nd Establishment, N. J. 
Continental Line, Colonel Mathias Og- 
den ; enlisted June .5, 1778, for nine 
months ; at Battle of Monmouth, N. J., 
June 28, 1778. Discharged March 1, 
1779, expiration of service. 

Reference : Adjutant - General, State of 
New Jersey (per copy) Year Book, 
1909, of the "Ohio Society of the Sons 
of the Revolution", p. 29. 
Pinuey, Oliver Henry. 

JOHNSON, ROBERT, Virginia and Ken- 
tucky. 1745-1815. 

Orange County, Va. Member of the 
Virginia Assembly, 1782. His family 
were inmates of Bryant's Station, Ky., 
wlien Girty attacked that place, August 
14, 1782, and his wife, Jemima Suggett 
Johnson, was one of the matrons who 
made the perilous ventui'e of pussiug 

the Indian ambuscade to bring a supply 
of water from the spring outside the 
stockade. He took part in the expedi- 
tion of General George Rogers Clark 
against the Shawanese, Aug., 1780 ; and 
commanded a company from Bryant's 
Station under Clark, in the march on 
Piqua, Ohio, in the Fall of 1782. The 
services rendered by him were also of 
great importance in preserving the 
Western frontier from Indian and Eng- 
lish attack ; for them he recieved large 
grants of land in Kentucky, which are 
now in the possesison of the family. 
Reference : "Johnson Family", by Tom L. 
Johnson, pp. 2 and 8. 


He was a Wagonmaster, Wagonmaster- 

General's Department, New Jersey 

Reference : Adjutant-General, State of 

New Jersey (copy accompanying). 

Pinney, Oliver Henry. 


Salisbury, Conn. Raised a Company 
of Connecticut Volunteers, enrolled 
October 19, 1775, in the 1st Duchess 
County, N. Y., Regiment. Commissioned 
Captain of Company under Col. Petrus 
Ten Broeck, in whose Regiment he re- 
mained until 1778, when he was trans- 
ferred to Col. Morris Graham's Regi- 

Reference : Military Review, in custody 
of Regents of New York State Univer- 
sity, Vol. 26, pp. 194 and 195. The 
Johnston of Salisbury, by AVm. Preston 
Johnston, (New Orleans, 1897). pp. 
17 and 18. 

JONES, ABRAHAM, Massachusetts. 
1746 — . 

Mendon, Mass. Private in Lexington 
Alarm. Capt. "\Vm. Jennison'.s Company, 
April 19, 177.5. Private in Capt. John 
Tyler's Company, Col. .Joseph Read's 
Regiment, Mass. Troops, December 10, 

lioference : Certificate from Secretary of 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Knight, Alfred. 

JONES, CHARLES, Maryland. 

Montgomei'y County, Md. Member of 
Committee of Arms and Amunition, 
1776-1783. First Judge of .Montgomery 
County, Md., 1777. 

Reference : Force's American Archives, 
Vol. 1, 4th Series, p. 1175. 

JONES, JONATHAN, Pennsylvania. 

(^lernarvon Township, Berkes (^)uiity. 
I*a., Minuteman ; Captain in the Ist 
Pa. Battalion, October 27. 1775; in the 
campaign against Quebec, January, 


1776, to March, 1770; Major in 1776; 
Lieut.-Colonel, March 12, 1777; Com- 
missioner under Test Laws in 1778 ; 
Member Pennsylvania Assembly, 1779- 
Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 
Jones, Frank Johnston. 
Jones, Walter St. John. 

JUDD, ARUNAH, Massachusetts and 
New York. 1747 — . 
Private in Capt. John Addock's Com- 
pany of Infantry, Col. Sam Brewer's 
Regiment, Massachusetts. 

Reference : Pension Office Certificate. 
Bartlett, Benjamin De Wolfe. 

JULIAN. JOHN, Virginia. 173S-1788. 
Dr. John Julian was commissioned a 
surgeon in the Continental Line of 
Virginia, June 5, 1776, and continued 
with unfailing loyalty until the close 
of the War. After the Battle of York- 
town he was detailed by Washington 
to take care of the British siclv and 
wounded. By the terms of the capitu- 
lation, the English were to care for 
their own sick and wounded, but Dr. 
John .Julian was detailed for this d.uty 
as the British surgeons had all been 
killed or wounded in battle and Corn- 
wallis requested Washington to send 
his surgeon to care for his wounded 
soldiers and for his services the British 
Government paid him a handsome fee. 

Reference : Records of the Commonwealth 
of Virginia ; Page 240, Virginia State 
Library, List of Revolutionary Soldiers. 
Julian, William Alexander. 

KELLOGG, PHINEAS, Connecticut. 

1756 — . 

New Hartford, Conn. Private in Capt. 

Russell's Company, Col. Huntington, 

November, 177.5. to November, 1776; 

was at Siege of Boston and at Battle of 

Long Island. 
Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 

pp. 25 and 643. Certificate of Pension. 


1777, served twenty days as a private 
in Virginia State Troops, under Capt. 
Hezekiah Turner ; August, 1777, served 
seven months as a private in Virginia 
Artillery, under Capt. Elias Edmonds. 
May, 1781, served four months as 
Sergeant and Ensign, under Captain 
William Jennings, and Col. Elias Ed- 
monds, Virginia Troops. 1777, he en- 
listed for three years, hut could not 
stand the fatigue. Applied for pension, 
June, 1833. 

Reference : Official copy of record from 
Department of the Interior. Bureau of 
Pensions, Wasliington. D. C. 
Kemper, Edwin Wilson. 

KEYES, JOHN, Connecticut. 1745-1824. 
Lieutenant in Capt. Knowlton's Com- 
pany, 3rd Connecticut Continental Reg- 
iment, Col. Israel Putnam ; May 1, to 
December 10, 1775. at Bunker Hill ; 
Captain in 20th Regiment, Connecticut 
Continental Infantry, Col. John Durkee, 
Januar.v, 1776, at Trenton and Prince- 
ton. Captain in Col. .John Ely's Regi- 
ment, Connecticut State Troops, June, 
1777. Brigade Major, 5th Brigade, 
Connecticut Militia, 1780. Adjutant- 
General, of Connecticut, 1782. 

Reference : Record of Services of Con- 
necticut Men in the Revolution, Hart- 
ford, 1889, pp. 53, 55, 106, 614, 430 and 
447 ; also Keyes' Genealogy ; also Year 
Book, N. Y. Society, Sons of the Rev- 
Jackson, Franklin Potter. 

KINCAID, JAMES, Virginia. 1762-1840 
Albemarle County, Va. Private in Col. 
(afterwards General) George Rogers 
Clark's Regiment. Ensign under Capt. 
Joseph Kincaid (his brother) at Bat- 
tle of Blue Licks, August, 1782. Lieu- 
tenant under General Charles Scott. 

Reference : Original affidavit, a copy of 
which is on file with District of Colum- 
bia Society, Sons of the Revolution. 
Year Book of latter Society for 1896, 
p. 64. 



Joseph Kingsbury appears with rank 
of private on muster and Pay Roll of 
Capt. Thomas Cutt's Company, Major 
Daniel Littlefield's detachment of New 
York County Militia. Detached July 
10, 1779. Discharged September 10, 
1779. Time of service, two months in 
Penobscot Expedition. Mileage allowed 
for 1.50 miles with 20 miles additional 
from Kittery to Wells. Appears with 
rank of private on muster and Pay Roll 
of Capt. Thomas Pragdon's Company, 
Col. Joseph Prime's Regiment. Service 
began April 29, 1780. Discharged Dec. 
24, 1780, time of service, eight months 
under Brig.-General Wadsworth. 
Reference : Vol. 37, p. 109 ; Vol. 35. p. 248, 
Military Archives, State House. Boston, 
Bui'goyne, Charles Lyman. 

KINSEY. SAMUEL, Pennsylvania. 

Buckingham Township, BuelvS County, 
Pa. Was Lieutenant in Dean's Com- 
pany, 7th Md. Regiment ; enlisted on 
December 8, 1776. 

Reference : Certificate from Commissioner 
of Land Office, Maryland. 
Kinsey, Boyden. 
Kinsey, George. 



— 1791. 

Newark. Del. Lieutenant, Jan- 
uary 13, 1776 : Major in Continental 
Army, Delaware Regiment. 
Reference Heitman's Historical Register. 
Commission as 1st Lieutenant. 

vania. 1744-1818. 

Lehigh, Pa. Henry Knappenberger, 
(also spelled "Knappenhaugh") was a 
soldier in Adam Serfaas' Company, 
Northampton County, Pa., Militia. En- 
listed September 22, 1781, and was in 
active service. 

Reference: Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd 
Series, Vol. 11, p. 727 : 2nd Series, Vol. 
13, p. 123: List of Revolutionary Sol- 
diers, 2nd Series, Vol. 14, p. 587. 
Henry Knappenhaugh, Capt. Adam Ser- 
faas, September 22, 17S1. 
Sanders, Allen Cameron H. 
Sanders, William Reynale. 

LANGDON. JOHN, Massachusetts. 

Wilbraham, Mass. A signer of the 
Non-Consumption Pledge. 1774 : Serg't 
in Col. Danielson's Regiment, of Mass- 
achusetts : Captain in Jackson's Conti- 
nental Regiment, of Massachusetts ; 
served in old French wars. 

Reference Heitman's Historical Register, 
p. 256. 

Gates, John Langdon. 
Laws, Harry Langdon. 
Punshon, Thomas Brown. 

LANGHEAD, DAVID, Pennsylvania. 

Lancaster, Pa. 3rd Lieutenant. Capt. 
Thomas Whiteside's Company. 2nd Bat- 
talion, Flying Camp, from Lancaster 
County, Pa.. May 19, 1776; at Battle 
of Long Island. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd 
Series, Vol. 13, p. 306. 
Manuscript Archives, in possession of 
Editor of Pennsylvania Archives. 


— 1791. 

Cumberland County, Va. Served as a 
member of the Cumberland County 
Committee of Safety from February 
18, 1775, to September 23, 1776. 
Reference ; Certified copy from the origin- 
al manuscript volume of the proceed- 
ings of the Cimiberland County, Va.. 
Committee of Safety. The Cabells and 
their Kin, by Alexander Brown, p. 165. 
Mackoy, Harry Brent. 

LATHROP, HOPE, Connecticut. 

Commissioned to forward clothing for 
officers and soldiers in the Itovolution- 
ary Army ; Captain in 4th Regiment of 
Light Horse. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
p. 444. 

LEE, JOHN, Maryland. 1763-1803. 

Private in Lieut. John Smith's Com- 
pany, 3rd Maryland Regiment, com- 
manded by Col. Mordecai Gist. En- 
listed May 15, 1778, to serve three 

Reference: Service of John Lee attested 
by William O. Mitchell, Commission of 
Maryland Land Office, M. J. S.. Reg. 
Gen. Land Office of Maryland. I here- 
by certify that in the Muster Rolls of 
Soldiers of the Maryland Troops in 
the War of the RevoUition, appear the 
following entr.v, to-wit : "John Lee, 
Smith's Co., 3rd Regiment, Private, 
enlisted May 15, '78, discharged Novem- 
ber 1, '80. Wm. O. Mitchell, Com. of 
the Land Office." Copy application D. 
A. R., No. 16755, and copy of record 
of War Department. 
Disque, E. Duke. 

LELAND, JOSEPH, Massachusetts. 

Grafton, Mass. Private. April 19. 1775, 
Lexington Alarm, Capt. Luke Drury's 
Company, Gen. A. W^ard's Regiment ; 
Corporal in same Company, Col. Jona- 
than Ward's Regiment ; Lieutenant in 
Col. Wesson's Regiment. Jan. 1, 1777, 
Continental Army. 

Reference : Certificate from Mass. Secre- 
tary of State. 

LEWIS, THOMAS, Virginia. 1718-1790. 
Augusta Coimty, Va. Was a member 
of the House of Burgesses and a mem- 
ber of the Conventions of 1775 and 
1776. where he presented a petition 
from the people of Augusta County 
"representing the necessit.v of making 
the Confederacy of the United States 
the most perfect, independent and last- 
ing : and of forming an equal, free and 
liberal Government that may bear the 
test of all future ages." 

Reference : Grigsby's "Virginia Conven- 
tion of 1776". p. 109 and Appendix ; 
Pe.vton's "History of Augiista County, 
Va." : Waddell's "Annals of Augusta 
County" ; also affidavit of W. G. Stan- 
ard. Corresponding Secretary and Li- 
brarian for Virginia Historical Society, 
of Richmond, Va. 
Lewis, Charles. 
Lewis, Charles Birk. 
Lewis, Harry Kemper. 
Lewis, Henry Thompson. 

LIPPITT, CHARLES, Rhode Island. 

Lieutenant in Richmond's Rhode Is- 
land State Regiment, November 1, 1775, 
to May, 1776. 

Reference: Heitman's Historical Register 
Folton, Samuel Morse. 


LOVE, SAMUEL, Maryland. 

Member of Maryland Convention, 1774 ; 

member of Maryland Convention, 1775 ; 

member of Maryland Conventions (2), 

1776 ; member of Maryland Congress, 

1776-1783 ; member of Committee of 

Observation and Safety, 1775-1783. 
Reference : Force's American Archives, 

Vol. 2, 4tb Series, p. 668; Vol. 3, 4th 

Series, p. 695. 

LOVEJOY, JOHN, Vermont. 

John Lovejoy was in Capt. Abner Seel- 

ey's Company in the service of the 

State of Vermont from the beginning 

of the campaign, 1781, to the 30th of 

June, in said year inclusive. He was 

in a company under command of Capt. 

Ebenezer Parkhnrst. 1781. He was 

in Capt. Abner Seeley's Company in 

Col. Benj. Wait's Battalion in the ser- 
vice of the State of Vermont from the 

1st of July, to the SOth of November, 

1781, inclusive. He was also on Captain 

Timothy Bush's pay roll in Col. Joseph 

Marsh's Regiment, 1777. Engaged Aug- 
ust 17th, was 20 days in service. 
Reference: See Certificate of Adjutant 

General, State of Vermont. 

Lovejoy, George Montgomery. 

LOVELAND, JOSEPH, Connecticut. 

Glastonbury, Conn. Private in Colonel 
Jonathan Chase's Regiment, N. H. Mil- 
itia ; at Ticonderoga, May 7, 1777. 

Reference: Certificate of service from 
Revolutionary War Records of New 

LOVETT, BENJAMIN, JR., Massachusetts. 

Benjamin Lovett, Jr., appears with 
rank of Private in Lexington Alarm 
roll in Capt. Larkin Thorndike's Com- 
pany which marched on the Alarm of 
April 19, 1775, from Beverly to Concord. 
Residence, Beverly. Length of ser- 
vice, two and a half days, 1st Foot 
Company of Beverly. 

Reference : Record Index to the Revolu- 
tionary War Archives of Massachu- 
setts, Vol. 20, p. 199. 

LOW, JOHN, Rhode Island. 1731 — . 
Warwick, R. I. Lieutenant-Colonel, 
1st Regiment, Kent County, Rhode Is- 
land Militia. 

Reference : Rhode Island Colonial Records, 
Vol. 7, pp. 242, 515 and 605 ; Vol. 8, pp. 
6 and 188. 
Felton, Samuel Blorse. 

LOWES, JAMES, Ireland, Pennsylvania McCLARY, MICHAEL, New Hampshire. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 
10, p. 450 ; Vol. 15. pp. 432 and 518. 
Lowes, William Elliott. 



First Major, Eastern Battalion, Morris 

County, N. J., Troops, January 13, 

1776; Major, Col. Martin's Battalion, 

"Heard's" Brigade, June 14th, 1776; 

Lieut.-Col., Eastern Battalion, Morris 

County, May 23, 1777. 
Reference : New Jersey in the Revolution, 

p. 360. 

Bushnell, John Ludlow. 

Kinsey, Boyden. 

LYON, JAMES, New Jersey and Ohio. 

Soldier in Col. Jedadiah Baldwin's Reg- 
iment of Artificers and pensioned for 
three year's actual service. 

Reference : Genealogy of the Lyon family 
in "Rockaway Records of Morris Coun- 
ty, N. J., Families," by J. Percy Crayon. 
United States Pension Ofiice Records. 
Wiltsee, Percy Leonard. 

LYON, SAMUEL, Pennsylvania. 

Cumberland County, Pa. Appointed 
Magistrate for Milford Township, May 
22, 1770; reappointed, June 19, 1777, 
by Supreme Executive Council, who 
made appointments prior to formation 
of State Constitution. Commissioned 
Colonel, 4th Battalion, Cumberland Co. 
Militia, July 31, 1777 ; again commis- 
sioned May 14, 1778. Appointed Com- 
missioner of Purchases for Revolution- 
ary Army for Cumberland Co., April 
13, 1780 ; Assistant Commissioner of 
Purchases, July, 1780. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Genealogies, by 
W. H. Egle, pp. 336 and 337. 
Blaine, John Ewing, Jr. 

McBRIDE, JAMES, Pennsylvania. 

AVas a private in the Revolutionary 
War and was granted a pension on the 
4th of March, 1831, by the United 
States, recorded in the Pension Office 
in Book "C", Vol. 5. p. 84. James Mc 
Bride, Sr. was also a soldier in the 
Revolutionary War under Lieut. James 
Moore, also William Kerr (the grand- 
father of Elizabeth Kerr, who became 
the wife of Henry McBride), was in 
Lieut. James Moore's Company, but no 
family record of either James McBride, 
Sr., or William Kerr, Sr. 
McBride, Harry. 

and Ohio. 1753-1810. 
Ballyclare, County Antrim, Ireland ; 
was Ensign in 3rd Regiment, Pa., Col. 
Thomas Craig. April 1. 1777, to October 
31, 1777 ; 1st Lieutenant 3rd Regiment, 
Pa., August 3, 1783. 


Second Lieutenant of 1st New Hamp- 
shire Regiment, from April 23, to Dec- 
ember, 1775 ; 1st Lieut., 5th Continental 
Infantry, January 1, 1776 ; Captain of 
3rd New Hampshire Regiment, Nov- 


ember 8, 1776 ; retired September 1, 
Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 

McCLINTOCK, WILLIAM, Pennsylvania. 

Chamber.sburg, Pa. Private in Captain 
Andrevp Wallace's Company, 8th Va. 
Regiment. Col. James Wood. .Joined 
May 17, 1778, discharged February l(i, 

Reference : Certificate of Pension. 

Mcdonald, benjamin john, Virginia, 


Enlisted in Virginia Continental Line, 
September 4, 1781. Discharged July 
6, 1783. 
Reference : Virginia Archives, in the Vir- 
ginia State Lilirary, Virginia Land 
Office, Vol. 2, p. 1.50. 
Gather, James Hamilton. 

MCDOWELL, JOSEPH, Virginia and 
North Carolina. 1756-1801. 
Quaker Meadows, Burke County, N. C. 
Major in Burke County Regiment, com- 
manded by his brother, Col. Charles 
McDowell, in February, 1776 ; the same 
year served in Rutherford's campaign 
against the Cherokees ; was on the 
Stone expedition in 1780 ; was in the 
victory at Ramsour's Mill in tlie Spring 
of 1781 ; in 1782 he led an expedition 
against the Cherokees. 

Reference : Draper's King's Mountain ; 
Lossing's History. 

McKEE, JOHN, South Carolina. 

Private in Capt. .Tohn Buchanan's Com- 
pany, 6th South Carolina Regiment, 
Lieut. -Col. William Henderson. 

Reference : Certificate of Pension. 

McKINNEY, JOHN, Pennsylvania. —18.^8. 

Commissioned 1st Lieut., 9th Regiment, 

Pennsylvania Line. March 18, 1778; 

transferred to 5th Regiment, January 

17, 1781 ; transferred to 3rd Regiment, 

January 1, 1783. 
Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd 

Series, Vol. 10, pp. 461, 549 and 692. 

Certificate from State Librarian of Pa. 

MARIM, JOHN, Delaware. 1751-1815. 
Kent County, Delaware. Lieutenant 
in Capt. Mathew Manlove's Company 
of Col. Samuel Patterson's Regiment, 
Delaware Troops, July 27, 1776. 

Reference: Certificate from Bureau of 
Comegys, Charles George. 

MARSH, EDMUND, Connecticut and New 
Hampshire. 1758-1845. 
East Iladdan, Conn. Private in Capt. 
Ilolnies' Company, Col. Throop, Sept. 
1776 ; private in Capt. Willes' Company, 
January, 1777 ; private in Capt. Smith's 
Company, Col. Ela, July, 1777. 

Reference: Certificate of Pension. 


Ichabod Marshall served as a Corporal 
and as a Sergeant in Capt. Zebediah 
Dewey's Company, Col. Gideon War- 
ren's Regiment of Militia, also known 
as Warren's 15th Regiment, Vermont 
Militia, Revolutionary War. He served 
four days and traveled sixteen days 
in March, 1780, and served fifteen days 
and traveled sixteen days in October, 
1780. He served in the same Company 
and Regiment in the Alarm of Castle- 
ton, Jime 10, 1781. Also in the Alarm 
of Castleton, October 21, 1781, ten 
days. In the last service he held the 
I'ank of Sergeant. 

Reference: Proof in War Department. Ad- 
jutant-General's Office, Washington, D. 
C. Adjutant-General's Office, State of 

MARSHALL, JOHN, Pennsylvania. 

Ensign, 2nd Battaion of Mile's Penna. 
Rifle Regiment, 1776; 2nd Lieutenant, 
3rd Penna., 1776 ; 1st Lient. 3rd Penna., 
1777 ; Captain-Lieut,, 3rd Penna.. 1779 ; 
and Captain, 3rd Penna., 1779-1783. 

Reference: Heitman's Historical Register. 

setts and Vermont. 1757-1833. 
Shi'ewsbury, Mass. Private in Massa- 
chusetts Regiments under Cols. Ward. 
Wood, Cushing, Bigelow and Drury. 

Reference : Certificate of Pension. 

MARTIN, DAVID, Pennsylvania. 1731 — . 

Lan.sacter County. Pa. Member Col. 

Klotz's Battalion of Flying Camp; was 

at Battle of Brandywine. 
Reference : Certificate from Pennsylvania 

State Librarian. 

MASSIE, JOHN. Virginia. 1765 — . 
Enlisted at the age of 16 from New 
Kent County, Virginia, and served till 
1781 as Cornet in the Continental Dra- 
goons. He was transferred in 1782 to 
Bayless' Consolidated Regiment of Dra- 
goons and served till the close of the 
war. His name is among the Oliicers of 
Virginia entitled to half pay. 

Reference: Lineage Book of 1897, Nation- 
al Society, Daughters of tlie American 
Revolution, Vol. 12, p. 306: List of 
Revolutionary Soldiers of Virginia, p. 
Byrd, John Upshaw. 


Was with Washington during winter of 
Valley Forge. Was wounded at Battle 
of Trenton, in tlie shoulder, while he 
was guarding tlie stock. Was a pri- 
vate in 2iid New York Regiment of the 
line. Was a private in 1st Regular 
lister County, N. Y. 


Reference : New York in the Revolution, 
pp. 35 and 193. 


Was sworn in as Lieut.-Col. Augusta 
Militia, May 9, 1778 ; 

Reference: Virginia State Library, "Vir- 
ginia Militia in the Revolutionary 
War", .7. T. McAllister, p. 183; "Audi- 
tors Account Book 1779", pp. 7, 53, 149 
and 219 ; manuscript volume Virginia 
State Library "Journal of the Council 
of Virginia for the year 1781", p. 128. 
Nelson, Ben Barrere. 

MATSON, JOHN, Pennsylvania. —1804. 
1st Lieutenant in 1st Regiment, Penn- 
sylvania Line, October, 1776 : Captain 
in same Regiment, from January 16, 
1777, to January 14, 1778. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd 
Series, Vol. 15, pp. 375 and 415. Certi- 
fied Copy of Pay Roll. Washington 
State papers, Vol. 18, p. 138y2 ; Vol. 99. 
p. 183, Record and Pension Office, War 
Department, Washington, D. C. 
Matson, Ralph Wilson. 

MEACHAM, ABRAHAM, Massachusetts. 

Williamstown, Mass. Was in Captain 
Samuel Sloan's Company of Minute 
Men, which marched in response to the 
Alarm, April 19, 1775. Service, 14 days, 
discharged May 5, 1775. Was in Capt. 
John Wright's Company, Col. David 
Brewer's 9th Regiment. Was in Capt. 
Abiathe Angel's Company, Muster Roll 
dated August 1, 1775. 

Reference : Massachusetts Soldiers and 
Sailors, pp. 590 and .591 ; War Records, 
Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors 
Revolutionary War, p. 575. D. A. R. 
Ontario Chapter, N. T. No. 55374. 
Meacham, Robert Douglas. 

METCALFE, JOHN, Virginia. 1724-1799. 
Fauquier County, Va. Almost upon the 
first call for soldiers. Captain John 
Metcalfe raised a Company of Volun- 
teer Infantry in Fauquier County, Va., 
to do battle for liberty and indepen- 
dence against Great Britain. He was 
elected their Captain and served 
throughout the war. 

Reference : Mrs. Harry W. Brown's papers, 
National No. 11715. 
Davies, Alfred Metcalfe. 

MILLER. DAVID, Maryland. — 1778 or 9. 

Prince George County, Md. Private in 

Rawling's Regiment. 
Reference: Certificate of Service from 

Bluster Rolls of Maryland Troops. 

MILLER, JOHN, Maryland. —1811. 

Private in 2nd Maryland Regiment ; en- 
listed March 4, 1777 ; discharged as 
Sergeant, January 10, 1780. 

Reference : Certificate from Land Office, 
BIcGrew, Samuel J. 

MILLER, JOHN, Pennsylvania. 

Lancaster County, Penn. Private in 
Capt. Matthew Smith's Company, Col. 
William Thompson's Battalion of Rifle- 
men of Pennsylvania ; he was wounded 
and captured at Quebec, in Montgom- 
ery's assault, in 1775. 

Reference : Pennsylvania in the Revolu- 
tion, Vol. 1, p. 41. 

MILLER, LUKE, New Jersey. 

Private in Morris County Militia. 

Reference : Certificate from Adjutant- 
General of New Jersey. 
Miller, Frank Hathaway. 
Miller, David Woodhull. 

MILLS, BENJAMIN, Connecticut, 

Simsbury, Conn. Sergeant in Lexing- 
ton Alarm, April, 1775 ; 1st Lieutenant, 
4th Conn. Regiment, 1775 ; Captain in 
Bradley's Battalion, Wadsworth's Brig- 
ade, 1776 ; Captain in Col. Beeb's Regi- 
ment, 1779. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 17, 61, 414, 417, 540, 548 and 616. 

MILLS, JOHN, Virginia and Kentucky. 

— 1800. 

Ensign in the 9th Virginia Regiment, 
1779 ; Lieutenant, 1781. 
Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 

MINER, ROSWELL, Connecticut. 

Served as private in Capt. Jonathan 
Birges' Company, Col. Comfort Sage's 
Regiment, 1776, 3rd Battalion, Wads- 
worth's Brigade. This Regiment raised 
June,1776, to re-enforce Washington at 
New York, served in New York City 
and on Long Island ; engaged at Battle 
of White Plains, October 28. Term 
expired December 25, 1776. 

Reference. Record of Service of Connecti- 
cut Men in the Revolutionary War, 
(Hartford, 1889), pp. 398 and 400. 
Patten, Edward Ambrose. 

MONTGOMERY, JAMES, Pennsylvania. 

— 1810. 

Lieutenant in one of the four Battal- 
ions raised in Pennsylvania ; Captain, 
August 31, 1775, of the armed boat 
"Ranger," Pennsylvania Navy, May 26, 
1776 ; he was transferred to the "Chat- 
ham," and resigned August 1, 1776, 
to enter Continental service under Col. 
Arthur St. Clair. 
Reference: Photographic Copy of Certifi- 
cate of original membership of the 
Society of the Cincinnati. Pennsyl- 
vania State Archives, 2nd Series, Vol. 
1, pp. 229, 237, 333 and 379. 
Kinsey, Boyden. 


MOODY. HUMPHREY. Massachusetts. 
Private in Capt. Timothy .John.son's 3rd 
Compan.v from Haverhill, Mass., Feb. 
17. 177S ; Private iu Capt. Cog.sweU's 
2u(l Company, Col. Wesson's Regiment, 
to December, 1779. 

Reference : Certificate from Massachusetts 
Secretary of State. 

MORGAN. ISRAEL, Connecticut. 

Sergeant in Capt. Richard Hewitt's 
Company, Col. Jonathan Latimer's Reg- 
iment ; assigned to General Continental 
Brigade in Arnold'.s Division from Aug. 
24, 1777, to Nov. 7, 1777. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
p. 504. 

MORGAN. .JACOB. Massachusetts and 

Ohio. 1760-1S36. 

Private in 3rd Massachusetts Regiment, 

Col. Greaton ; also in 2ud Massachusetts 

Regiment, Col. Sprout. 
Reference : Records of Pension Office. 

Wood, Ephraim Morgan. 

MORGAN, .TACOB, JR., Pennsylvania. 


Major 1st Battalion Philadelphia Asso- 

ciators, 1775 ; Colonel of same, 1777 ; 

Colonel of 3rd Battalion, Philadelphia 

Militia, 1780. 
Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd 

Series, Vol. 13, pp. 582 and 599. 

MORROW, JOHN, Pennsylvania. 

Private in Capt. William Blain's Com- 
pany, Dec, 177() ; Private and Sergeant 
under Capt. Bohannon, Col. Frederick 
Watt, April. 1778; Private in Capt. AVm. 
Blain's Compan.v, 1779; Private in 
Capt. Wm Black's Company, 1779. 

Reference ; Certificate of Pension. 

MORSE, EPHRAIM, New Hampshire. 

Enlisted as a soldier and was upon 
August 1, 1778, mustered into armies 
of the I'nited States for a term of 
nine months from June 23, 1778. 

Reference: The said enlistment and mvis- 
ter being attested by an entry of which 
the following is a cop.v in the published 
works entitled, "Massachusetts Soldiers 
and Sailors of the Rcvolnlionar.v War, 
compiled from the Massaiiuisetts Arch- 
ives, and published by authority of the 
Commonv.ealth of Massachusetts", Vol. 
11, p. 92. 2nd entry, to-wit : "Morse, 
Ephraim, Salem. List of men raised in 
Sussex Count.v for the term of nine 
months from the time of their arrival 

at Fishkill, returned as by 

Henry Rutgers, Deputy Muster Master, 
dated Fishkill, Aug. 1. 1778; residence. 
Salem ; engaged for the town of Salem ; 
arrived at Fishkill, June 23. 1778." 
Hicks, William Morse. 

MYERS. MICHAEL. New York. 1753-1814. 

Herkimer County, N. Y. Private in 

3rd Battalion Tyron County Militia ; 

wounded in Battle of Johnstown, Oct. 

25, 1781. 
Reference : New York State Archives, Vol. 

1, p. 435. 

Shoemaker, Michael Myers. 

NEFF, RUDOLPH, Pennsylvania. 

Frankford, Pa. Captain in Col. Robert 
Lewis' Regiment of Foot from Phila- 
delphia, attached to the Flving Camp, 

Reference: Pennsylvania in the Revolu- 
tion, by Wm. H. Egle. Vol. 1, p. 558. 

NELSON, DAVID, Pennsylvania and Ohio. 

Cumberland Coimty, Pa. First Lieu- 
tenant 8th Company, 4th Battalion 
Militia. Penn.. July 31, 1777, and May 
14, 1778. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives. 2nd 
Nelson, Carlton Taylor. 

NEWELL. JAMES, New Jersey. 

During the Revolutionary War. he 
served as Surgeon of the 2nd Regiment 
of New Jersey Militia in ilonmouth 
County. Among other services, the 2nd 
Regiment of Militia engaged in action 
at the Battle of Monmouth. 

Reference : New Jersey Archives. Hist. 
Md. and Medical Men of New Jersey. 
Dr. L. F. Halsey, Philadelphia. 1891. 

NEWTON. ELIAS. Connecticut. —1811. 
Fifer in 5th Company, Capt. Solomon 
Willis' 2nd Connecticut Continental 
Regiment ; Fifer in Capt. Clark's Com- 
pany. 3rd Battalion. AVadsworth's Bris;- 
ade, Conn. State Troops. 

Reference: Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 48 and 399. 

NEWTON. GIDEON, Massachusetts. 

Hardwick. Mass. Private in Capt. Tim- 
othy Paige's Company at Bennington, 
August, 1777. In Capt. Thomas Whip- 
ple's Company. Col. Abijah Stearns 
cduniiaiiding. guarding Convention 
Tr.Kips. .March ;i(). 1778. to July 2. 1778. 
Served in Rhode Island. August. 1778. 
and from that time almost constantly 
until his discharge, April 10. 1780. 

Reference : Massachusetts Revolutionary 
AVar Archives, A'ol. 2, p. 50; Vol. 22, 
p. (i4 ; Vol. 25. p. 164 ; A'ol. 27, p. 46 U'. 
Armstrong, Frank Newton. 

NEWTON, TIMOTHY, Massachusetts. 

Hardwick. Mass. Enlisted in Captain 
Samuel P.illiug's Company, Col. Ebe- 
nezer Learued's Regiment, Massachu- 



setts Troops, May 4, 1775. Appears on 
muster roll, August 1, 1775. Appears 
on return of same Company, October 
7, 1775. Appears on muster roll of 
Capt. Edmund Hodge's Company, Col. 
Job Cushing's Regiment, for service at 
the North ; also on muster roll of Capt. 
John Crawford's Company, same Regi- 

Reference : Massachusetts Revolutionary 
War Archives, Vol. 14, p. 38; Vol. 56, 
p. 13 ; Vol. 19, p. 226 ; Vol. 18, p. 25. 
Armstrong, Frank Newton. 


Hanover, Va. Captain, 2nd Virginia, 
October 3, 1775 ; Major, 10th Virginia, 
November 13, 1776 ; Lieutenant-Colonel, 
11th Virginia, September 20, 1777 : re- 
signed, November 27, 1777. Raised at 
his own expense the original Company 
commanded by him, which helped to 
drive Dunmore from Virginia, and for 
which his heirs were reimbursed by 
Congress without their solicitation. As- 
sisted in defense of Richmond against 
Arnold. Member of House of Dele- 
gates and of Convention which ratified 
Constitution of United States. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register, 
p. 309 ; Appleton's Cyclopaedia of Amer- 
ican Biography. 


Member of Committee of Correspon- 
dence appointed by House of Burgesses. 
Member of Assembly dissolved by Lord 
Dunmore, which afterwards assembled 
at Raleigh Tavern. Member of Com- 
mittee of Safety and Financier of that 
Committee. Chairman protem. of Com- 
mittee which met in 1775 for adoption 
of State Constitution. Author of ad- 
dress to aro.use the patriots. Judge of 
Chancery and Appeals, 1779-1780. Died 
at Hanover, Va., 1780. 

Reference : Appleton's Cyclopaedia of 
American Biography, Vol. 4, p. 511. 
Bishop Meade's History of Virginia. 
Collins' History of Kentucky. Ranck's 
History of Lexington, Ky. 

NORMAN. THOMAS, Virginia. 1758-1838. 
Culpeper County, Va. Private in Capt. 
Robert's Company, Col. Crockett's Reg- 
iment, Virginia Troops. 

Reference: TJ. S. Pension List for 1835, 
p. 514. Certificate from Bureau of 

NORRIS, JONATHAN, New Hampshire. 

Jonathan Norris was, on September 20, 
1776, an Ensign in Capt. Daniel Gor- 
don's Company, Col. Thomas Tash's 
Regiment, raised to re-enforce the Con- 
tinental Army in New York. He was 
afterwards made 2nd Lieutenant in 

Capt. Zebulon Gilman's Company, Col. 
Stephen Evan's Regiment, and joined 
the Continental Army in New York, 
where he sei-ved from September 8, to 
October 29, 1777. 
Reference : Roster, pp. 248 and 250, Bell's 
History of Exeter, N. H. 
Norris, Henry McCoy. 

NORTON, EBENEZER, JR., Connecticut. 

Goshen, Conn. Private in Capt. Me- 
dad Hill's Company of Minutemen, Dec. 
1776 ; manufacturer of muskets for 
the Colony during the Revolution. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution. 

NORTON, EBENEZER, SR., Connecticut. 

Goshen. Conn. Lie.ut.-Colonel of 17th 
Regiment, Conn. Militia, to December, 
1776 : Representative in the Colonial 
Legislature for 22 terms to 1779 ; agent 
of the Colony in collecting military 
supplies during the Revolution. 

Reference Connecticut in the Revolution. 

NOYES. JOSEPH, Massachusetts. 

Private in Lexington Alarm Roll from 
Newbury, Mass. ; Corporal in Captain 
Wm. Roger's Company, April, 1775 ; 
Corporal in same Company October, 
1775 ; Sergeant in Capt. Ezi-a Badlam's 
Company, 26th Regiment, 1770 ; Lieut, 
in Col. Wesson's Regiment from 1777 to 

Reference : Certificate from Massachusetts 
Secretary of State. 
Noyes, George, Sr. 

OGDEN. ROBERT, New Jersey. 

Surrogate for the County of Essex, 
N. J., one of the King's Counselors, and 
for several years Speaker of the House 
of Assembly ; when the war began he 
sided with the cause of freedom ; was 
member of the Committee of Vigilance 
of Elizabethtown, and served as Com- 
missary during the war ; he was the 
father of General Mathias Ogden and 
Colonel Aaron Ogden, of Revolutionary 

Reference : New Jersey Archives. 

ORR, ROBERT, Pennsylvania. 

He was Captain of Volunteer Company 
of Associators, Pennsylvania, 1776. 

Reference : Pennsylvania in the Revolu- 
tion, Vol. 15, p. 684. i 
Orr, James Potter. 
Orr, Benton Herman. 

OSBORN, ETHAN, Connecticut and New 
Jersey . 1758-1858. 

Litchfield, Conn. Private, 1776, in 
Capt. B. Beebe's Company, Col. Philip 
Burr Bradley's Reg., Connecticut Mili- 
tia, on special duty in Danbury, Conn. ; 


re-enlisted, Juno. 17S0. under Colonel 
Beehoe. and discharged on account of 
ill health. 
Reference: Certified Copy of Pension. 

OSBORN, JOHN, Connecticut. 1728-1814. 
Litchfield, Conn. Lieutenant in Capt. 
Jairns Wilcox's Company, Regiment of 
Artificers, commanded by Jonathan 
Baldwin, Massachusetts, commissioned 
November 1, 1777 ; resigned, October 
14, 1778. 

Reference. Heitman's Historical Register. 
Certificate from Connecticut Adjutant- 

PALMER. JOHN. New Hampshire and 
New York. 1757-1843. 
Private for twenty-eight days ; Ensign 
for six months and days ; 
Sergeant for six months and nine days ; 
served mostly under Captains Palmer 
and Haddock. 

Reference : New York Archives, Vol. 1, 
p. 272. Certified Copy of Pension Cer- 
Haynes, George White. 

PALMER. THOMAS. Pennsylvania. 

Commander of the private brig, "Mer- 
cury," in 1781 — twenty men, six guns, 
commissioned by the State of Pennsyl- 

Reference: Certificate from Pennsylvania 
State Librarian. 

PARKE, ZEBULON, Pennsylvania. 

Enlisted in January. 1776, for one year 
as private, 2nd Company, Capt. Thomas 
Patterson commanding, .3rd Battalion, 
1st Establishment, New Jersey Contin- 
ental Line ; .served in the expedition to 
Canada and took part in the operations 
before Quebec in May and June, 1776 ; 
promoted Corporal. November 1. 177('> ; 
discharged, January, 1777; re-entered, 
January 10, 1777, for three years as 
Corporal in same Company, took part 
in Battle of Brandy wine, Del., Septem- 
ber 11. 1777 ; engagement at Crosswicks 
Bridge, N. J., June 23, 1778 ; Battle of 
Monmouth, N. J.. June 28, 1778; pro- 
moted Sergeant July 1.1770, and served 
in Major General Sullivan's expedition 
against the Nations in AVestern Penna., 
May 11, to November 5, 1770 ; took part 
in Battle of Chemung. N. Y., August 20. 
1770; discharged at Elizabethtown, N. 
J., May 27, 1780, at expiration of term 
of service in the Revolutionary War. 

Reference : Certificate of Adjutant-Gener- 
al of State of New Jersey. 
Fahnestock, Leslie Miller. 
O'Kane, Ralph Curry. 


Haverstraw, N. Y. Private in Capt. 
John Gardiner's Company, Orange Co., 
Regiment, New York Militia, Col. Ann 
Hawke's Hay commanding, 1770 

Reference : Certified abstract from a man- 
uscript volume, entitled "Treasurer'.s 
Certificates," Vol. 4, p. 31, in the cus- 
tody of the Regents of the University 
of New York, in the New York State 
Armstrong, Frank Newton. 

PARKER. JOSEPH. Massachusetts. 1742. 
In the History of New Ipswich, N. H., 
is this illusion to him : During the 
Spring of 1776. more troojis were need- 
ed for Lake Champlain. Joseph Park- 
er raised eighteen men in town and 
enough more in the vicinity to make a 
Company and marched to Ticonderoga, 
where they did service thro.ugh the 
Fall. December 3, 1787, he made an 
oath that he went to Ticonderoga as 
Captain in the Five Months Service, 
and received twelve pounds for bounty, 
besides what the town gave (New 
Ipswich). He was Captain of Com- 
pany 8, in Col. Isaac Wyman's Regi- 
ment, raised in July, 1776, for the 
Army of Canada, but joined the Nor- 
thern Army of New York. 

Reference : History of New Ipswich, N. H., 
pp. 75, 82, 83, 04, 06, .540, 541. 
Maun, Harry Gilbert. 

PATTERSON, ROBERT, Pennsvlvania. 
Ohio. 1753-1827. 

Served under Col. George Rogers Clark 
in 1778, in the Illinois campaign : in 
1770 in the Bowman expedition against 
old Chillicothe; in 1780, a Capt. under 
Col. Clark in the Little Miami expedi- 
tion; served under Col. Daniel Boone 
in the Battle of Blue Licks, 1782, and 
also in the second expedition of George 
Rogers Clark against the Miami In- 
dians, September 1782. His commis- 
sion as Capt., from Tliomas. Jefferson, 
Governor of VirginiM. dated 1781, is 
preserved in the family. 

Reference : Original Commission of Capt. 
Patterson, John Henry. 

PATTON, GEORGE. Virginia. 1757-1813. 

Falmouth, Va. Sergeant in Capt. Wm. 

Wallace's Company, Col. Fowler, 1777- 

Reference : Pension Office Certificate. 

Patton, John Blaine. 

PAXTON. THOMAS, Pennsylvania and 

Ohio. 1734-181-. 

Bedford County, Pa. Capt, September 

12, 177(), of Company of Rangers ; Capt. 

of Militia, 1st Battalion. Bedford 

County. Pa., December 8, 177(>; liieuten- 

ant-Colonel 2nd Battalion, December 10, 

Reference: Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd 

Series, Vol. 14, p. 647. 

Clark, Charles Crichton. 

Diehl, George Paxton. 

Paxton, Thomas Barbour. 


PAYNE, EDWARD, Virginia. 1726-1806. 
Fairfax County, Va. Member of Com- 
mittee of Safety for Fairfax County, 
Va. Commanded a Company of Vir- 
ginia Troops in the Revolution. 

Reference : American Arcliives, 4th Series, 
Vol. 1 p. 602. The Payne Family, by 
Henry C. Payne, (New York, circ. 
1897), p. 6. 

PECK, HIRAM, Massachusetts. 1764-1831. 
Private in Capt. Jonathan Sibley's 
Company, Col. Luke Drury's Regiment, 
from Aug. 9, 1781, to Nov. 21, 1781-2. 

Reference: Certificate from Secretary of 
State of Massachusetts. 

PECK JOHN, Massachusetts. 1734-1812. 
John Peck served as a private soldier 
in the company of Capt. Abijah Childs, 
Lieutenant Colonel Wm. Bond's Regi- 
ment (37th). His name appears on 
muster roll dated Camp Prospect Hill, 
September 9, 1775. Enlisted April 30, 
1775. John Peck also appears as a priv- 
ate on Muster and Pay Roll of Capt. 
Nathaniel Carpenter's Company, Col. 
Thomas Carpenter's Regiment, for serv- 
ice in Rhode Island, on the alai-m of 
December 8, 1776. Enlisted December 
8, 1776. Time of service, 16 days. Also 
appears as private in Capt. Jas. Hill's 
Company and Col. John Daggart's Regi- 
ment at Bristol, for three months, from 
December 28, 1776. 

Reference : Above are taken from Record 
Index to Revolutionary War Archives 
and certified to by Secretary of State 
of Massachusetts, March 13, 1896. Vol. 
46, p. 164 ; Vol. 1, p. 156 ; Vol. 53, p. 237. 
Peck, Arthur Minot. 

PECK, SILAS, Connecticut. 1724-1808. 
Enlisted as private, May 10, 1775. Dis- 
charged December 19, 1775, in 8th Com- 
pany, Capt. Samuel Gale, 6th Regiment. 
Col. Samuel Holden Parson's Continen- 
tal Troops. Enlisted as private Feb- 
ruary 10, 1777, for the war ; discharged 
January 2, 1778. In Capt. Elisha Lee's 
Company, Col. John Durkee. 4th Regi- 
ment Connecticut Line. Served in 
French War, and after treaty of peace 
in 1763, settled in Nova Scotia, after- 
wards returned to Lynn, Connecticut. 

Reference: Connecticut Records, pp. 73 
and 77. 

and New York. 1746-1821. 
Ensign, 10th Continental Infantry, Jan- 
uary 1, 1776 ; 1st Lieutenant, 11th Va., 
July 23, 1776; Capt. March 13, 1777; 
taken prisoner at Fort Washington, 
November 16, 1776; exchanged October 
18, 1780; transferred to 3rd Va. Regi- 
ment, February, 1781 ; Aide-de-Camp to 
General Greene to close of the war. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 

PERIN, LEMUEL, Massachusetts and In- 
diana. 1749-1822. 

Rehoboth, Mass. On Lexington Alarm 
Roll, Capt. John Perry's Company ; 
Corporal in Capt. Perry's Company, 
April 28, 1775, to August 1, 1775 ; Corp- 
oral in Capt. Perry's Company, October 
6, 1775 ; Sergeant in Capt. Carpenter's 
Company, December 8, 1776 ; Sergeant 
in Capt. Perry's Company, July 27, 

Reference: Certificate from Secretary of 
State of Massachusetts. 

Ohio. 1752-1825. 


Cornet of 3rd Continental Dragoons, 
1781 ; retained in Baylor's Regiment of 
Dragoons, November, 1782, to close of 
Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 

PETERS, RICHARD, Pennsylvania. 

Capt. in Provisional Troop, 1775 ; Sec- 
retary of Continental Board of War, 
June 13, 1776; in November, 1777, a 
member of new Board of War ; Sec- 
retary of War of the United States, 
February, 1781 ; member of Congress, 
1782 ; U. S. District Judge. 

Reference: Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd 

PETTIGREW, JAMES, Pennsylvania. 

Ensign — Hartley's Regiment of Conti- 
nental Troops, 11th Pennsylvania Regi- 
ment — Revolutionary War. Commiss- 
ioned 2nd Lieutenant June 1, 1778. 

Reference: Record and Pension Office, 
War Department. Also Records of the 
Society D. A. R., National No. 35520. 
Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. 
3, p. 640 and 643. 
Burgett, Herman Albert. 


Member of Committee of Stafford 
County, Va., to prepare an adress to 
inhabitants of Stafford expressing sym- 
pathy with the people of Boston, Mass., 
and also member of the permanent com- 
mittee of sixty-nine, by which act he 
became liable to conviction for treason. 

Reference : Force's Archives, Vol. 1, p. 618. 


In, or about May, 1776 enlisted under 
Capt. James Harvey in the 2nd Vir- 
ginia Regiment then being formed to 
resist the unjust and intolerant dom- 
ination of King George III. The term 
of enlistment was for 3 years and 
Mourning Phillips was honorably dis- 
charged in the spring of 1779 at Phil- 
adelphia, Pa. In 1781, when Cornwallis 
invaded Virginia, Mourning Phillips 


served in the command of Marquis La 
Fayette until tlie surrender at York- 
town, Virginia, October 19, 17S1. 
Reference : Twice married — 1st wife. Miss 
Payne, 1780 ; 2nd wife, Elizabetli Keud- 
ricks, whom he married in 1808, March 
23. Petition of Widow Elizabeth for 
pension, which is on file in Bureau of 
Pensions, Washington, D. C, wliich 
mentions witnesses who served with 
Mourning Philliijs in the War of the 
American Revolution. 
Phillips, Walter Dabney. 

PIATT, DANIEL, New Jersey. 1745-1780. 

New Brunswick, New Jersey. Capt., 

1st New Jersey, December IG, 1773 ; 

Major, 1st New Jersey, April 16, 1778. 
Reference : Heitmau's Historical Register. 

New Jersey in the Revolution, p. 63. 

Godley, Samuel .Smith. 

PIATT, JACOB, New Jersey and Ken- 
tucky. 1747-1834. 

Capt. in 1st New Jersey Regiment, 
1775 ; original member of the Society of 
the Cincinnati. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 
Carroll, Robert de Valcourt. 
Goodman, William Augustus, Jr. 
Orr, George Burnet. 
Woodward, Clarence. 

PIERCE, AVILLARD, Connecticut and 
Vermont. 1760-1830. 
Willard Pierce enlisted in the Revolu- 
tionary Army, January 8, 1778, as a 
private in Capt. Moses Branch's Com- 
pany, Col. Johnson's Regiment, Conn. 
Militia, at the age of sixteen, from 
Pomfret, Conn. 

Reference : Connecticut Roster, folio 527 ; 
also Pierce Genealogy, Newberry Li- 
brary, Chicago. "Connecticut in the 
Revolution," p. 527. 

PINNEY, MARTIN, Connecticut. 1747 — . 
Windsor, Conn. Belonged to 8th Com- 
pany or Train Band in 1st Regiment of 
Militia. Was Sergeant. Was at New 
York and Fi.shkill. 

Reference : Record of Service of Connecti- 
cut in the War of the Revolution com- 
piled by authority of General Assembly 
under direction of Adjutant General, p. 
623 ; also Genealogy and History of 
Ancient Windsor, Conn., p. 427. 
Pinney, Oliver Henry. 

PINTARD, JOHN, New York. 1750-1845. 
New York City. Ran away from 
Princeton College and enlisted in Revo- 
lutionary Army in New Jersey. Served 
as deputy to Louis Pintard. Commis- 
sary for Prisoners in New York City, 
and filled the duties of the latter for 
several years. 

Reference: Life of John Pintard, by 
Walter Barrett (New York). Docu- 
ments relating to John Pintard in New 
York Historical Society which was 
founded by him. 


William Place served as a private in 
Col. Johannes Johnson's Regiment in 
Capt. Cornelius Mastin's Company, 
Ulster County Militia. He also served 
in the Ulster County Rangers. 

Reference : The name of William Place 
appears in A'ol. 1, p. 52, of Certificates 
of the Treasurer, Albany, New York, as 
private in the above Regiment. Date 
of Pay Roll, May 28, 1780. 

PLUMMER, FRANCIS, Connecticut. 


Approved by National Board Daughters 

of the American Revolution, April 18, 

1012, National No. 21347. 
Reference: War Records, Smith's History 

of Pitttifield, Mass., Military Rolls of 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

MacLaughlin, Wilfred Crittenden. 

POMEROY, BENJAMIN, Connecticut. 


Hebron, Conn. Chaplain, 3rd Connecti- 
cut Line, January 1, 1777 to July 1, 
Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
p. 168. 

POMEROY, ELIHU, Connecticut. 

Hebron, Conn. Private in the Hebron 
Company, Connecticut Militia, Lexing- 
ton Alarm. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
p. 13. 

POMEROY, SETH, Massachusetts and 
New York. 1706-1777. 
Brigadier-General, June, 1775 ; also at 
the siege of Louisburg, 1745, and of 
Crown Point, 1755, in the French and 
Indian Wars. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 
Pomeroy, George Eltweed. 

POND, CHARLES, Connecticut. 1754 — . 
Ensign in 7th Regiment, 0th Company ; 
1st Lieutenant of 19th Continental 
Line ; Capt. of 0th Continental ; Mem- 
ber of the Society of the Cincinnati. 

Reference: Connecticut in Ihe Revolution, 
pp. S3, 104, 205 and 376. 

I'OOR, JOSEPH, Massachusetts, 1737-1795. 
Rowley, Mass. Private in Capt. Stephen 
Kent's Company, Essex County, Mass., 
July 14, 1775; Private in same Com- 
pany, November 1, 1775 ; Private in 
Capt. Moses Newell's Company, Massa- 
chusetts Volunteer Infantry, July 9, 
177(i ; liieutenant in Capt. Gideon Fos- 
ter's Company, 8th Essex County Regi- 
ment Volunteer Infantry, May 4, 1779. 

Reference: Certificate from Secretary of 
State of Massachusetts. 


POSEY, ZEPHANIAH, Virginia and In- 
diana. 1752-1826. 

Served as a private in Capt. Cliarles 
Gallahun's Company, lltli Va. Regi- 
ment, commanded by Col. Daniel Mor- 
gan. He enlisted November 5, 1776, to 
serve three years, was transferred to 
Capt. George Rice's Company. 11th and 
15th Va. Regiments, commanded by 
Lieutenant-Colonel John Cropper and 
Col. Daniel Morgan, about June, 1778, 
and to Capt. Philip Slaughter's Com- 
pany, known as Lieut. James Wriglit's 
Company, 7th Va. Regiment, command- 
ed by Daniel Morgan, and was dis- 
charged, November, 1779. Was pen- 
sioned in Hamilton County, Ohio, June 
23, 1819, under Act of Congress of 
March 18, 1818, as Sergeant in Virginia 
Continental Troops. 

Reference : U. S. Pension Certificate. 

POTTER, JOHN, Rhode Island and New 
Jersey. 1748-1826. 

Capt. in Rhode Island Militia, ap- 
pointed by Legislature of Rhode Island, 
June, 1779 ; served till close of war. 

Reference : History of Rhode Island, Vol. 
8, p. 565. 

PRENTICE, SAMUEL, Connecticut. 

Sixth Conn. Regiment, 1775 Major Sam- 
uel Prentice, of Stouington, Conn., May 
20, 1775; discharged, December 10, 
1775 ; re-entered service in 1776. Capt. 
of 3rd Company of same Regiment, of 
which he was later Major. Lieutenant- 
Colonel, August 12, 1776, in the 10th 
Continental. 6th Regiment saw service 
about Boston, 1775, 10th Continental 
defended New York City. Was in 
Battle of Long Island, August 27th ; 
at White Plains, August 2Sth. Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel of 1st Conn. Regiment, 
1777 and 1778; with Washington at 
Germantown, October 4, 1777. Wintered 
at Valley Forge. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 72, 73, 99, 127, 128 and 145. 

PRICHARD, PAUL, New Hampshire. 

Was a member of the Committee for 
Inspection, Safety and Correspondence 
of the Town of New Ipswich, N. H. 
It is stated in the history of New Ip- 
swich, pp. 80, 81 and 424, that he was a 
conspicuous member for giving instruc- 
tions to delegates and representatives, 
for averaging claims for military serv- 
ices, for examining the Bills of Right, 

Reference : The following is a copy of the 
original record as attested by Wilber L. 
Phelps, Town Clerk, November 5, 1897, 
before Wm. A. Preston, J. P., viz. ; 
"State of New Hampshire, Town of 
New Ipswich, November 24, 1775. At 
a meeting of the inhabitants of the 
town of New Ipswich held this day. 

tliere were chosen for Committee of In- 
spection, Safety and Correspondence, 
Messrs. Ephraim Adams, Paul Prichard, 
Peter Fletcher, Samuel Whittman and 
Joseph Bates." 
Crane, Harry Thurston. 


James Pritchard removed to the north- 
west territory prior to 1799, and was a 
member of the First Legislature, which 
met at Chillicothe, Ohio, November 24, 
1799. He was a member from Jefferson 
County, which had been established 
July 27, 1797, by proclamation of Gov. 
St. Clair. He was a member of the 
State Senate in the Third Legislature 
1804-5, and Fourth 1805-6, being speak- 
er of the Fourth. He was representa- 
tive in the Seventh, Eighth and Ninth 
Legislature, lSOS-9 to 1810-11; also 
member of the Senate in Tenth and 
Eleventh Legislatures from April 11-12 
to April 12-13. He was associate judge 
of Jefferson County 1803 and again in 
1810-11. He was nominated Judge of 
the Supreme Court (Ohio) 1808-9, was 
a Presidential Elector in 1S04 and 1812, 
voting respectively for Thomas Jeffer- 
son and James Madison. 

Reference : OfiBcial State Records, Ohio. 
Jones, Robert Ralston, Sr. 
Jones, Robert Ralston, Jr. 

Capt. 2nd Battalion, Somerset State 
Troops and Militia, New Jersey. In 
Battle of Monmouth (tradition). 

Reference: See Jerseymen in Revolution- 
ary War, p. 405. Certificate from Ad- 
jutant General, New Jersey. 

PROCTOR, SAMUEL, Massachusetts. 

Ensign in the 12th Continental In- 
fantry from January 1 to December 31, 
1776 ; Private in Capt. Henry Jenney's 
Company, Col. John Hathaway's Regi- 
ment ; in Rhode Island on an alarm, 
August, 1780. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register, 
p. 337. Certificate from Secretary of 
State of Massachusetts. 

PUGH, JOHN, Pennsylvania and Ohio. 

In Pennsylvania Militia, June 24, 1775, 
for which he was disowned by Notting- 
ham Meeting Society of Friends, Oc- 
tober 14, 1775 ; Capt. Penn. Regiment 
Infantry, March 18, 1777 ; Private in 
Col. Evan Evan's 2nd Battalion Chester 
County Militia, 1780; served till close 
of war. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register, 
p. 337. Records, Nottingham Monthly 
Meeting of Friends. 
Pugh, Achilles Henry, Jr. 


PUTNAM, ISRAEL, (I) Massachusetts 
and Connecticut. 1718-1790. 
Salem, Mass. Lieutenant Colonel in 
Lexington Alarm, April, 1775 ; Colonel, 
3rd Connecticut, May 1, 1775 ; Major 
General, Continental Army, June 19, 
1777 ; retired June 3, 1783. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register, 
p. 338. 

PUTNAM, ISRAEL, (II) Massachusetts 

and Connecticut. 

Capt. 3rd Connecticut, May 1, 1775; 

Major and Aide-de-Camp to General 

Putnam, July 22, 1775, to June 3, 1783. 
Reference : Heitman's Historical Register, 

p. 338. 

RALSTON, ROBERT, Pennsylvania. 

Philadelphia, Pa. Ensign in Capt. John 
McCalla's Company, 2nd Regiment of 
Foot, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mili- 
tia, Col. Benj. G. Eyre commanding. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 
13, pp. 700, 703 and 704 ; Vol. 14, p. 4. 
Jones, Robert Ralston. (I) 
Jones, Robert Ralston. (II) 

RAWSON, EDWARD, Massachusetts. 

1748 — . 

Mendon, Mass. Member Massachusetts 
Great and General Court ; in 1776, a 
Commissioner to instruct as to Civil 
Government ; January 6, 1778, Commis- 
sioner to instruct Representatives ; 
1780, served in Revolutionary Army. 
Reference : Massachusetts State Records. 
Rawson, Edward Stephen. 

RAWSON, LEVI, Massachusetts. 1748 — . 
Mendon, Mass. Member of John Albee's 
Company of Min,utemen of Mendon, 
marched April 19, 1775 ; one of a com- 
mittee to obtain provisions for Revolu- 
tionary Army, October 11, 1780; one of 
a committee to get recruits for Conti- 
nental Army, appointed December 4, 

Reference : Massachusetts State Records. 
Rawson, Edward Stephen. 

RAYMOND, JOSEPH, Massachasetts. 

Was Lieutenant at Lexington in 1775, 
Sergeant in Capt. Rathbone's Company 
in 1777 and commissioned Capt. April, 
1778. On Regimental roll of Officers 
1779 ; reported in the Army 17S0. 

Reference : American Ancestry. Vol. 7. 
p. 74 ; the War Records on file in Wash- 
ington State ; National Society D. A. R., 
National No. 21347, January 17, 1914. 
MacLaughlin, Wilfred Crittenden. 

READ, WILLIAM, New Hampshire. 

Amherst, N. H. Corporal in Capt. A. 
Town's Company of 27th Regiment of 
Foot, Continental Army, May 2, 1775. 

Reference: Certificate of Secretary of 
State of Massachusetts. 

REILLEY, JOHN, Pennsvlvania. 

Private in Capt. Samuel Miller's Com- 
pany, 8th Pennsylvania Regiment, 
1776; transferred to Col. Daniel Mor- 
gan's Rifle Regiment, and served under 
Capt. Van Swearingen for about twelve 
mouths, and afterwards transferred to 
former Regiment, and served mider 
Capt. Clark until discharged at Pitts- 
burgh, August 11, 1779. 

Reference : Pension Department, Wash- 
ington, D. C. Register No. 240, Ohio 
Society Sons of the Revolution. 
Humphreys, Robert W. 

REYNOLDS, JOHN, Maryland. 

Capt., 1st Maryland Battalion, Flying 
Camp, June to December, 1776. Capt. 
7th Maryland, December 10, 1770. Re- 
signed, December 28, 1777. Served at 
Valley Forge, White Plains, Fort 
Schuyler and High Hills of the Santee. 

Reference : Saffel. Heitman's Historical 
Register, p. 344. 
Warnock, William R. 

REYNOLDS, JOSEPH. Massachusetts. 
Rank not stated, served in the 12th 
Massachusetts Regiment, commanded 
by Col. Gamaliel Bradford, Revolu- 
tionary War. He enlisted July 16, 1779, 
to serve nine months. 

Reference : Certificate from Record and 
Pension Oflice, War Department. 
Reynolds, Charles Waugh. 
Reynolds, Orrin Lyie. 

REYNOLDS, THOMAS, Massachusetts. . 
Served as private, 16th Massachusetts 
Regiment, commanded by Col. Heury 
Jackson. He enlisted, December 5, 
1777, to serve three years ; re-enlisted, 
December 4, 1779 ; and his name last 
appears on the pay rolls for November 
and Decembei-, 1780, without remark. 

Reference : Certificate from Record and 
Pension Oflice. War Department. 
Reynolds, Charles Waugh. 
Reynolds, Orrin Lyle. 

RIDDIiE. JOHN, New Jersey, 1761-1847. 
Private in Capt. William Logan's Com- 
pany, 1st Battalion, Somerset County, 
New Jersey Militia, April, 1778. 

Reference : Certificate from Adjutant Gen- 
eral, State of New Jersey. 

RILEY, (REILEY) JOHN, Maryland and 
Pennsylvania. 1751-1845. 
I'rivate in Capt. Samuel Miller's Com- 
pany, 8th Pennsylvania Regiment. 
1770 ; transferred to Col. Daniel Mor- 
gan's Rifle Regiment, and served under 
I'apt. Van Swearingen for about twelve 
months, and afterwards transferred to 


former Regiment, and served under 
Capt. Clark until discharged at Pitts- 
burgh, August 11, 1779. 
Reference: Pension Certificate. 

ROBERTSON, PETER, England and New 
Hampshire. 1743-1807. 
Amherst, N. H. Private in Capt. Town's 
Company, Col. Stark's 1st New Hamp- 
shire Troops ; had his right hand shot 
off by a cannon ball at Battle of 
Bunker Hill. 

Reference: Certificate from Secretary of 
State of New Hampshire. 
AVood, Charles Leonard. 


Was a member of the State Militia of 
North Carolina and while very young 
(not over eighteen years of age) fought 
in the Battle of Kings Mountain, Oc- 
tober 7, 1780. Not married for about 
eight years after. After the Revolution 
settled in th^ western part of the State 
in Buncombe County. 

Reference: Records of the State Militia 
of N. C. ; Virginia State Library, List 
of Revolutionary Soldiers, p. 377, War 
Akers, Lewis Robeson. 

North Carolina, Maryland and New 
York. 1752-1831. 

In 1775 was appointed a member of 
Committee of Safety for Orange 
County, N. C, whose business was to 
promote Revolutionary spirit among 
the people, procure arms, etc. In Aug- 
ust, 1775, was appointed a Major of one 
of four Regiments of Continental 
Troops raised in N. C, and as such at- 
tacked and captured 500 troops raised 
among "Royalists" of N C, for the 
British. In May, 1776, was appointed 
Commissary General (with rank of 
Col.) for the ten Regiments of N. C, 
and held that position until compelled 
to resign on account of ill health, 
brought on by exposure, hardships and 
over-exertion in the service. City of 
Rochester, N. Y., named after him. 

Reference: See "Rochester and Western 
N. Y.," by Henry O'Reilly, p. 407. Early 
History of the Rochester family. 

RODGERS, RICHARD, Pennsylvania. 

Cumberland, County, Pa. First Lieuten- 
ant, 5th Company, 3rd Battalion, Cum- 
berland County Associators, July 31, 
1777— May 14, 1778. In command of 
his company, January, 1778. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd 
Series, Vol. 14, pp. 384 and 410; Vol. 
15, p. 591. 

ROE, DANIEL, New York. 1740-1820. 

Brookhaven, N. Y. Capt. in 2nd New 

York Regiment, Col. Clinton. 
Reference: Certified Copy of Pay Roll. 

ROGERS, ANDREW, Pennsylvania. 

Lancaster County Penn. Was Ensign 
of the Liberty Company of Hanover 
Township, Lancaster, County Pa., in 
1775 ; 3rd Lieutenant in Capt. James 
Roger's Company, in Col. Timothy 
Green's Hanover Rifle Battalion of 
Lancaster County, June 6. 1776, and 
was in the Battle of Long Island ; also 
Corporal in Col. Butler's Battalion, 
Continental Line, 1778 ; held same posi- 
tion when the Company was paid off, 
April 1, 1781. 

Reference : Certificate of State Librarian. 
Penn. Archives, 2nd Series, Vol. 10, pp 

502, 508 and 521 ; Vol. 13, p. 322. 

ROGERS, THOMAS, Pennsylvania. 

Chester County, Pa. Pension was 
granted Elizabeth Rogers, widow of 
Thomas Rogers, who belonged to Capt. 
William Peeble's Company of Riflemen. 
Was taken prisoner on Long Island 
while in service and died in New York. 
The muster roll of Capt. William 
Peeble's Company, 2nd Battalion of the 
Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment, command- 
ed by Col. Daniel Brodhead, encamped 
near Kingsbridge, September 4, 1776, 
shows Thomas Rogers (missing). 

Reference: Pennsylvania Archives, 5th 
Series, Vol. IV, p. 515; Same Series, 
Vol. II, p. 359; Danske Danbridge's 
"American Prisoners of the Revolu- 
tion", p. 482 ; "A Bristmas Reminder", 
pp. 48 and 49 (Published by the Society 
of Old Brooklynites). 
Richards, Albert. 
Richards, George. 

ROSS, JOSEPH, New Jersey and Ohio. 

He entered the Revolutionary War at 
28 years of age, and served three years. 
Enlisted from Essex County, New Jer- 
sey. He served in the Essex County 
Militia, under Capt. Jededial Swan, 
Capt. Benjamin Williams and Capt. 
John Scudder, and participated in the 
Battles of Connecticut Farms and 
Springfield. He was a United States 

Reference : Stryker's Oflieial Register of 
Men of New Jersey, pp. 276 and 740. 
Adjutant General's Record, State of 
New Jersey. 
Disque, Brice Pursell. 

RUSSELL, ASHUR, Connecticut and Ohio. 

He was a soldier in Capt. Caleb Bull's 
Company, Col. S. B. Webb's 9th Conn. 
Regiment, Continental Line. 

Reference: "Connecticut in the Revolu- 
tion," p. 250. 

RUSSELL, WILLIAM, Ohio. 1829. 

Private in Capt. Jacob- Martin's Com- 
pany, 4th Battalion, 2nd Establishment, 


Continental Line of New Jersey. Priv- 
ate in tlie Somerset County, New Jer- 
sey Militia. 
Reference: Certificate from Adjutant Gen- 
eral of New Jersey. 

RUTHERFORD, JOHN, Pennsylvania. 


Lancaster County. Capt. of a company 
of the 4tli Battalion, Lancaster County 
Associates, 177G, James Burd, Col. 
Reference: Family Record, p. 28; Penn- 
sylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. VII, 
p. 357. 
Crawford, Frank E. 

RYKER. GERARDUS. New Jersey and 
Kentucky. 1740-1810. 
Closter, N. J. Ensign in Col. Theunis 
Dey's Bergen County Regiment, N. J. 
Militia ; Ensign in Major Mauritius 
Goetschius' Battalion. N. J. Troops. 

Reference: Certificate from Adjutant Gen- 
eral. State of N. J. Official Record of 
N. J. Troops in the Revolution. 
La Bach, James Oscar. 

cut. 1765-1852. 

Resident of New Milford, enlisted Jan- 
uary 23, 1780 for three years in Capt. 
Samuel Cornstock's Company of Col. 
Heman Swift's Second Regiment of the 
"Connecticut Line" ; also was a member 
of Capt. Joseph Allen Wright's Com- 
pany of the Second Regiment of "Con- 
necticut Line" commanded hy Capt. 
Heman Swift. Was paid from January 
31, 17S1 to December 31. 1781 ; also was 
a Connecticut Revolutionary soldier, 
residing in the State of Ohio ; was a 
pensioner luider the Act Law of 1818. 
Enlisted and served under the name 
of "Skene Douglas" on account of being 
under the prescribed age. 

Reference : Skene Douglas Sacket, known 
as "Skene Douglas" in Connecticut in 
the Revolution, pp. .323. 304. and 370 : p. 
646 recorded as "Skene Douglas Sac- 
ket" and pensioner under Act of 1818. 
Year Book of Ohio Society of "Sons of 
Revolution" 1803-4-5 and 6 (List of 
Revolutionary Pensioners resident in 
State of Ohio in the rear of Volume). 
"The Sacketts of America," by Chas H. 
Weygandt, p. 167. 
Sacket, Francis John. 


Fishkill, N. Y. Member Fishkill Com- 
mittee of Safety, New York (Jeneral 
Committee of Safety, and New York 
Provisional Acting Ordnance 
Officer of Troops operating on East 
Bank of Hudson River. 

Reference: Journal of New York Provis- 
ional Congress. Vol. 1, pp. 804 and 903 : 
Calendar of N. Y. Historical Manu- 
scripts. Vol. 1, pp. C7, 80, et seq. ; Vol. 

2, p. S. Archives of State of New York 
in Revolution, Vol. 1, pp. 3 and 133. 
American Archives, 5th Series, Vol. 3, 
pp. 213, 229 and 467. Original Mss. 
letters on tile at Washington's Head- 
quarters, Newburgh, N. Y. 

SCHOOLY, JOHN, New .Jersey. 1761-1834. 

Private in New Jersey Militia. 
Reference : New Jersey in the Revolution, 

p. 746. 

SCOTT, GUSTAVUS. Maryland and Wash- 
ington, D. C. 1750-1801. 
Somerset. County. Md. Member of As- 
sociation of Freemen, 1774 ; Delegate to 
Maryland Convention. 1775 : memlier 
of Maryland Convention (2), 1776; 
member of Maryland Congress, 1776-83 ; 
member of Committee of Safety, 1776- 

Reference : American AiThives. Force's 

SCOTT, MATTHEW, Pennsylvania. 

1st Lieutenant iu Miles' Pennsylvania 
Rifle Regiment. March 15, 1776; taken 
prisoner at Long Island, August 27, 
1776 ; exchanged, December 8, 1770 ; 
Capt. in Pennsylvania State Regiment, 
April 18, 1777 ; retired July 1, 1778. 

Reference : Heitmau's Historical Register. 
Hayes, Birchard Austin. 
Nelson, Benjamin Barrere. 

SCOUT, AARON, Pennsylvania. — -1809. 
Philadelphia, Pa. Ensign of 7th Com- 
pany, 4th Battalion, Philadelphia Co. 
Militia, in 1777 ; also Ensign in 6th 
Company, 1st Battalion Philadelphia 
County Militia, and in actual service in 

Reference: Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd 
Series, Vol. 13. pp. 783 and 791. Cer- 
tificate from Pennsylvania State Li- 

sroVELL, ELISHA. Connecticut and 
Penn.sylvania. 17.34-1799. 
Appointed a Lieutenant of the 7th Com- 
pany, 24th Regiment of the Colony of 
Conn., by the General Assembly. Oc- 
tober session. 1775. The 24th Regiment 
was organized from the inhabitants of 
Westmoreland, which was considered a 
part of Litchfield County. 

Reference: Col. Rec. 15, pp. 12 and 1.53. 

SEAMANS, MARTIN, Rhode Island. 

Providence, R. I. Ensign. First Prov- 
idence Company. Militia. 177(!. Census 
Enumerator of Providence. December, 
1776. Given an allowance for seari'h- 
ing a brig under Governor's orders. 
February. 1777. Coniniitteenian to pre- 
pare list of able-bodied inhabitants of 
Providence. March, 1777. SheritT of 
Providence County. May. 1777. 

Reference: Rhode Island Records, Vol. 7, 
p. 516; Vol. 8. pp. 110. i:5S. 1S8 and 2:«V 
Felton, Samuel Morse. 


SELDEN. SAMUEL, Connecticut. 

Linn, Conn. Colonel, Connecticut State 
Regiment, .Tune 20, 1770 ; wounded, 
taken prisoner, September 15. 1776, and 
died in the Old Brick Church Prison, New York City, October 11, 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 392, 403, 433 and 582. Heitman's 
Historical Register. 

SEWALL, THOMAS, Maine. 1750 — . 
Private in Capt. .John Blount'.s Com- 
pany, Col. Samuel McCobb's Regiment ; 
enlisted .June 20. 1779 ; discharged. Sep- 
tember, 1779; served in expedition 
against Penobscot. 

Reference: Certificate from Secretary of 
State of Massachusetts. 

SHATTUCK, OLIVER, Massachusetts. 

Deerfleld, Mass. Capt. in a Regiment 
commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Bar- 
nabas Sears ; engaged .July 17, 1781 ; 
discharged November S, 1781 ; services 
three months, twenty-eight days, in- 
cluding five days, (100 miles) travel 
home : Regiment raised from Hamp- 
shire County, Mass. Militia to serve 
for three months ; roll dated Deerfield, 
Mass. Also served in the Revolution- 
ary Army prior to above period, as a 
Private in Capt. .Jonas Locke's Com- 
pany of minute men. Col. Wm. Pres- 
cott's Regiment which marched on the 
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service 33 

Reference : Vol. 14, p. 28. Massachusetts 
Soldiers and Sailors in War of the 

Shattuck, Alberto Calvin, fl) 
Shattuck. Alberto Calvin. (II) 

SHAYLOR, JOSEPH, Connecticut and 
Ohio. —1816. 

Wallingford, Conn. Enlisted, June 20, 
1776, as Ensign in Douglas' State Regi- 
ment ; served 'till December 25, 1776 ; 
2nd Lieutenant, 0th Connecticut, Janu- 
ary 1, 1777; 1st Lieutenant, Nov. 15, 
1778; transferred to 4th Connecticut, 
January 1, 1781 ; to 1st Connecticut, 
January 1, 1783 ; served "till June 3, 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 
Hall, Charles Gilbert. 

SHIELDS, JOHN, Marvland and Tenn- 
essee. 1755-1833. 

Frederick County, Md. Capt. in Col. 
Bruce's Battalion of Militia, Frederick 
County, Md., December 28, 1770. 

Reference : Maryland Archives, Vol. 12. p. 
554. Certificate from Commissioner of 
the Land Office, Annapolis, Md. 

1747 — . 

Mohawk, N. T. Major of 4th Battalion, 
Tyron County Militia. 

Reference: New York Arcliives, Vol. 1, 
pp. 290 and 297. 
Shoemaker, Michael Myers. 


First Major of 1st Regiment, Burling- 
ton County, N. J. Militia, September 
28, 1770; Lieutenant Colonel of same, 
March 15, 1777 ; Colonel of same, April 
18, 1778. 

Reference : Certificate from Adjutant Gen- 
eral of New Jersey. 

1732 — . 

He was enlisted in the 3rd Regiment, 
Albany County Militia (Land Bounty 
Rights), in the Revolutionary War 
under Capt. John Vanderheyden and 
Capt. Vader. 

Reference: New York in the Revolution, 
2nd Ed., Albany, 1898, p. 225. 
Slocum, Stephen Elmer. 



An enlisted man in the Albany County, 

New I'ork Militia, 13th Regiment under 

Capt. Peter Van Vort, 1777. 
Reference: New York in the Revolution 

as Colony and State, 2nd Ed., 1S9S, p. 


SLOCUM, JOSEPH, New York. 1766-1815. 
Enlisted with his father, Eleazer Slo- 
cum in Albany, New York Militia, 13th 
Regiment, Col. John McCrea. Also 
joint surety for muskets and ammvmi- 
tion for protection against the savage 
allies of the British in Northampton 
Township, now Fulton ( then Albany) 
County, New York. 

Reference : New York in the Revolution 
as Colony and State, Albany, 1898, 2nd 
Ed., p. 124. Military papers of Gov- 
ernor Daniel D. Tompkins, Vol. 3, p. 

SLOCUM, SAMUEL, Rhode Island and 
Vermont. 1756-1827. 
Enlisted in Continental Army, and his 
name is found in Capt. Samuel Robin- 
son's roll of those who were in the 
battle of Bennington, August 16, 1777. 

Reference: Vermont Revolutionary Rolls, 
1904, p. 27. 
Slocum, Stephen Elmer. 

SMITH, ELIJAH, SR., Vermont. 

Private under Capt. Timothy Bush, 
Capt. Bosham and Lieutenant Burton 
to assist in the defense of Stratford. 
Private in Capt. Thos. Barnsey's Com- 
pany, Col. Ira Allen's Regiment, Ver- 
mont Troops, October 21, 1781. 

Reference: Records in the Office of the 
Adjutant and Inspector General of the 
State of Vermont. 


SMITH, ISRAEL. Connecticut, Vermont 
and New York. 1739 — . 
Brattleboro, Vt. Private in Capt. Jona- 
than Hale's Company, Col. Woolcott's 
Regiment. January, February and 
Marcli, 1770, at Boston ; in Capt. Cal- 
kin's Company, Col. Lattimer's Regi- 
ment, under General Gates at Saratoga, 
August 24 to October 30, 1777; also 
private in Capt. Holmes' Company, Col. 
Chapman's Regiment, August 3 to Sep- 
tember 14, 1778 ; also private in Capt. 
Morris' Company, 2nd Regiment, Con- 
necticut Line, April 19, 1781, to De- 
cember 31, 1781 ; also in same Regi- 
ment until June, 1783. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 325, 3G9, 385, 505 and 533. 
Hayes, Birchard Austin. 

SMITH, JAIRUS, Connecticut. —1803. 
Canterbury, Conn. Corporal in Capt. 
Morgan's Company, Col. Storr, 177G ; 
Private, Capt. Kingsbury's Company, 
Col. Ely, 1770-1777; Private, Capt. 
Bingham's Company, Col. Tyler, May, 
1777; Private, Capt. Robinson's Com- 
pany, Col. McClelland, 1778; Corporal, 
Capt. Wale's Company, under Col. 
Wells, 1780-81. 

Reference : Pension Certificate. 

SMITH. JOHN, Maryland. 

Baltimore, Md. Chairman of Commit- 
tee of Merchants to prohibit importa- 
tion of European Goods, 1709. Member 
Committee of Correspondence. In 1774 
a memlier of Committee of Government 
and for raising Minutemen. Appointed 
by Congress one of Committee to pro- 
cure arms from abroad. Delegate to 
Convention to frame State Constitution, 
1770. Father of Col. Samuel Smith, 
whose portrait adorns rotunda of Capi- 
tol at Washington. 

Reference : Appleton's Cyclopaedia of 
American Biography, Vol. 5, p. 587. 

SMITH, JOSIAH. Connecticut. —1782. 
Served in the Connecticut Line. 

Reference: Connecticut State Libi-ary, 
certificate of which contains index of 
manuscript material containing rec- 
ords of Josiah Smith, soldier. 
Smith, Marcus Clinton. 

SMITH, LEVI, Massachusetts and Ohio. 

Amherst, Mass. Enlisted at age of 14 ; 
Fifer in Capt. R. Dickinson's Company, 
Col. AVoodbridgc's Regiment. Soptemlier 
28, 1775; Fifer in Capt. Jolni Thomp- 
son's Company, Col. Leonard's Regi- 
ment, May 8, 1775: enlisted May 2, 
1777, Hampshire County Regiment : 
Fife-Major, Capt. Sam Cook's Company, 
Col. W()0(ll)ridge's Regiment, August 11. 
1777; Fifer. Capt. Abner Pomeroy's 
Company, Col. Ezra Wood's Regiment, 
June, 1778; Fife-Major, Capt. James 

Harlow's Company. Col. Ezra Wood's 
Regiment, August 1, 1778; Fifer, Capt. 
Elijah Dwight's Company, Col. Elisba 
Porter's Regiment, July 21, 1779 ; Fifer. 
Capt. Job Alvord's Company, Col. S. 
Murray's Regiment, July 15, 1780 ; dis- 
charged, October 10, 1780. 
Reference: Certificate from Secretary of 
State of Massacliusetts ; also Vol. 17, p. 
28 ; Vol. IS. p. 52 ; Vol. 23, p. 108 ; Vol. 
42. p. 108 ; Vol. 40. pp. 94. 108. 123 and 
135; Vol. 50, p. 105. Mass. Records. 
Smith. George Clement. 
Smith, William Walker. 

SMITH, MARTIN, Massachusetts. 

Amherst. Mass. Private in Capt. Reu- 
ben Dickinson's Company, Col. Wood- 
bridge's Regiment, Lexington Alarm, 
April 19, 1775. Private in Capt. James 
Hend rick's Company, at Charlestown, 
Mass., January 13, 1776. 

Reference : Certificate from Secretary of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Smith, William Walker. 

SMITH, NATHAN, Maryland. 1754-1821. 
Major Nathan Smith, third son of 
William and Elizabeth (Rigbie) Smith, 
was born in Hartford County Md.. 
October 8. 1754. He was educated for 
a physician and was practising medi- 
cine when the Revolutionary War !k'- 
gan. Enlisted as a private June 1. 
1770. in Col. Hall's Flying Battalion, 
l)eing assigned to C-.ipt. Bennett Bus- 
sye's Company. This I'attalion was in- 
corporated with the 4tli Maryland Regi- 
ment, First Maryland ( Smallwood's) 
Brigade, with Josias Hall as Colonel, 
and John Eager Howai'd as Major, and 
immediately sent to the front. He 
afterwards served in Capt. Spinner's 
and Capt. Oldham's Companies. Ap- 
pointed Ensign. 1777 ; 2nd Lieutenant, 
September 15. 1779; 1st Lieutenant. 
December 15, 1779, and marched under 
Baron DeKalb to South Carolina in 
1780. Being severely wounded at the 
Battle of Camden, where his Regiment 
was cut to pieces while rallying around 
its leader DeKalb, he was sent home to 
die. Recovering, but the state of his 
liealth not permitting of active service, 
lie resigned his couimissidn and ob- 
tained an appointment on the medical 
staff of the Army. January. 17S1, being 
assigned to Col. Posey's Regiment. 7tli 
Virginia Cavalry, as Surgeon's Mate 
with the rank of Major, with which he 
served until August, 17S:{, w hen he was 
honorably discharged. The Maryland 
Regiment with which he served cov- 
ei-ed the retreat of the Amerieans at 
(he Battle of Long Island. Took part 
ill the Battles of Long I.sland. White 
Plains, Monmouth. Trenton, German- 
town. Brandywine. Saunders CrcH'U and 
Camden; crossed the Delaware with 


Washington and passed the memorable 
winter of 1777-1778 at Valley Forge. 
Reference : Heitman's Oflicer's of the Con- 
tinental Army, p. 506. 
Smith, William Allen. 
Smith, William Louis. 

SMITH, OLIVER, Connecticut. 1739-1811. 
Captain, August, 1775 : Major, 177G ; 
Lieutenant Colonel, 1st Regiment. July, 
1776 ; Lieutenant Colonel, Sth Regiment 
October, 1776 ; Colonel, May, 1777. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 434, 450, 561 and 681. 

SMITH, THOMAS, Maryland and Ken- 

First Lieutenant, Smallwood's Mar.y- 
land Regiment, January 14, 1776. Capt. 
4th Maryland Battalion, Flying Camp, 
June to December, 1776. Major, 5th 
Maryland, December 10, 1776. Resigned, 
March 12, 1778. Served at Valley 
Forge, White Plains, Fort Schuyler and 
High Hills of the Santee. 

Reference : Saffel. Heitman's Historical 
Register, p. 374. 
Warnock, William R. 

SMITH, WILLIAM, Ohio. 1754-1825. 

Private for one year under Capt. 
Joseph Stedham, Col. Hazlett's Dela- 
ware Troops. 

Reference: Pension Certificate. 

SMYTHE, THOMAS, Maryland. 1757-1807. 
Kent County, Maryland. Appointed by 
Maryland Convention, Lieutenant in a 
Company of Light Infantry, January 
14, 1776 ; Captain of Company of Flying 
Camp Militia from Maryland, July !), 
1776 ; promoted to Major, December 10, 

Reference : American Archives, 4th Series, 
Vol.- 4, p. 729; 5th Series, Vol. 1, pp. 
1346-7. Heitman's Historical Register, 
p. 374. McSherry's History of Mary- 
land, p. 385. 

SNOWDEN, ISAAC, Pennsylvania. 

Philadelphia, Pa. Was commissioned 
Quartermaster of the 4th Battalion, 
Philadelphia Association luider Col. 
Thos. McKean in 1775 ; Commissioner 
of Taxes and Levies in Philadelphia 
County, from 1776 to 1783 ; Commiss- 
ioner to sign and issue Continental 
currency, 1783 ; Treasurer of the City 
and County of Philadelphia, appointed 
February, 1781. 

Reference : For Commission as Quarter- 
master, Pennsylvania Archives, 6th Ser- 
ies, Vol. 1, p. 267 ; Fac-simile of Conti- 
nental Money signed by Isaac Snowden 
in several Historical Collections and re- 
produced in Fisk's History of the 
United States. 
Sage, John Davis. 

SNYDER, GEORGE, Maryland. 1754-1841. 
Served in the Revolutionary War as a 
Private for two months under Captain 
Duderow. Was later enlisted on Oc- 
tober 10, 1782, to serve until the end 
of the War under Capt. Jamison in 
Abraham White's Artillery Company. 
Was discharged by the Commander-in- 
Chief at the end of the War on June 
17, 1783. 

Reference : Bureau of Pensions, Wash- 
ington, D. C. O. W. and N. Division 
3-525— J. S. C. Survivors File, 6135, 
Revolutionary War. Also Treasury De- 
partment — Office of the Auditor of the 
Interior, Act 1832, Certificate 13124, 
Ohio Agency. The name Christiana 
Snyder is on record and accrued pen- 
sion was paid to her as the wife of 
George Snydei". 
Allison, Daniel Kiler. 

SPARKS, RICHARD, New Jersey, Penn- 
sylvania and Mississippi. — 1815. 
Sergeant in Capt. Thomas B. Bowen's 
Company, 9th Pennsylvania Regiment, 
Col. Richard Butler, 1778. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 
15, 2nd Series, p. 484. 

SPENCER, OLIVER, New Jersey and 

Ohio. 1735-1811. 

Colonel in Regular Continental Army, 

January 15, 1777, served six years ; 

original member of the Society of the 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 


Deputy from Johnstown, R. I., in the 

General Assembly, 1775-1779. 
Reference : Certificate from Secretary of 

State, Rhode Island. 

chusetts. 1733-1809. 
Was a graduate of Yale College in the 
class of 1755 ; studied law at Litchfield, 
Conn., and was admitted to practice, 
but engaged in manufacturing and 
commercial pursuits. Revolutionary 
War, served on occasions of alarm for 
first periods, as a private in the ranks. 
Served as a private for 7 days in 
Capt. John Lyon's Company which 
marched on the alarm at Lexington, 
April 19, 1775 ; also served as a private 
for 6 days December 8 to 13, 1776 in 
Capt. James Hill's Company, in Col. 
Thomas Carpenter's Regiment which 
marched on the alarm at Bristol, R. L, 
December 8, 1776 ; also served for 9 
days, July 30 to August 7, 1780 as a 
private in Capt. Nathaniel Ide's Com- 
pany in Col. Thomas Carpenter's Regi- 
ment, which marched on the alarm of 
July 31, 1780. 

Reference: Laws and Resolves of Mass., 
1780-1, pp. 129, 137, 602, 734 and 735. 
Laws and --Resolves of Mass., 1782-3, 


pp. 182. 362, 451, 452, 669 and 703; 
Mass. C. & S., Vol. 14. pp. 856 and 857. 
Starkweather, John Kent. 



Preston, Conn. Lieutenant. Lexington 

Alarm, April. 1775. Lieutenant in Capt. 

Warren's 5th Company. 11th Regiment. 

Connecticut Militia. 1780. 
Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 

pp. 20, 462 and 561. 

STARR. EZRA. Connecticut. 1753-1805. 
Dunbur.v. Conn. Lieutenant 3rd Regi- 
ment of Light Horse of Connecticut ; 
promoted to Major, and commanded his 
Regiment imtil close of war. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 443 and 563. 

STEPHENSON, James, AMrginia. — ISl.". 
Berkeley County, Va. Capt. and Pay- 
master of 13th Virginia Regiment, De- 
cember 16, 1777. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 
Hanna. John Pai'ker. 


1st Lieutenant, Smallwood's Maryland 
Regiment, January 14, 1776. Taken 
prisoner at Long Island. August 27th, 
exchanged November 8. 1776. Capt. 1st 
Maryland. December 10, 1776. Major. 
April 10, 1777, resigned December 15, 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register, 
p. 38. 
Shillito, Stewart. 

STEVENS, JONATHAN, Massachusetts. 

Andover, Mass. Private in Capt. Poor's 
Company, of Col. James Fry's Regi- 
ment, April 10, 1775 ; Private in Capt. 
Benjamin Farnham's Company of Col. 
James Fry's Regiment : Private in 
Capt. Samuel Johnston's Company, Col. 
Johnson's Regiment. August 14. 1777 ; 
discharged November 30, 1777 ; served 
at Ticonderoga. 

Reference : Continental Roll, Col. James 
Fry's Regiment, Massachusetts Rev. 
Records, Vol. 13, p. 14 ; Vol. 20 pp. 102 
and 130. 

STEVENS. MOSES. Connecticut. 


Lisbon. Conn. Capt. of 4th Company. 

20th Regiment of Connecticut Troops. 

May 23. 1776. 
Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 

pp. 554 and 614. 

Stevens, Samuel Aaron. 


Early in 1778 he enlisted as Sergeant 
with Capt. Lane, in Col. Jacques' Regi- 

ment, to guard the lines, to watch the 
movements of the Tories and British, 
to repel the incursions of marauding 
parties, which caused conflicts at Eliza- 
bethtown, at Connecticut Farms, June 
6, 1780 ; at Springfield, when burned, 
June 23, 1780 ; at Woodruff farms on 
Staten Island, and in the attempt to 
drive the marauders off that island. 
He settled at Columbia, in 1788, and 
was buried in the old graveyard at 
that place. His claim for pension, 
filed February 19, 1833, was duly al- 
Reference : See Records, Bureau of Pen- 
sions, Washington, D. C. See 1805 
Register, Ohio Sons of Revolution. 
Stites, Benjamin Hezekiah. 


Jersey and New York. — 1829. 

Surgeon in Hospital Department from 

1777 to 1781. 
Reference : Heitman's Historical Register, 

p. 384. 


Delegate to General Congress, 1776 ; 
signer of Declaration of Inedpendence. 

Reference: Sanderson's Signers of Decla- 
ration of Independence. 

STODDARD, RALPH, Connecticut. 


Capt. in 8th Regiment, Connecticut 

State Militia ; Lieutenant Colonel 

Oliver Smith. 
Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 

pp. 586 and 618. 

STODDARD, VINE, Connecticut. 

Ensign in Capt. Ralph Stoddard's Com- 
pany, 8th Regiment, Connecticut State 
Militia, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver 
Smith, 1776. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 578 and 618. 

STOWE, JABEZ, Connecticut. 1716 — . 
Second Lieutenant in Company of Mat- 
rosses at Fort Trumbull, New London ; 
one of the prisoners carried off l\v the 
British during Arnold's attack upon 
New London, September 6, 1781. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 578 and 629. Heitman's Historical 

STROOBECKER, JOHN, Pennsylvania. 

Bucks County, Pa. First Lieutenant, 
Capt. George Willis' Company, Major 
Huster's Battalion of Militia from 
Bucks County. Pennsylvania, in service 
at Newtown. January 2, 1777. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 
14, p. 264. 



Was a soldier in the Continental Serv- 
ice ; he served in the American Army 
in the retreat from the City of New 
York when that city was evacuated as 
one of the results of the Battle of 
Long Island and was engaged, as a 
consequence, in the Battle of White 
Plains. He, as soldier, was in the 
retreat across New Jersey ; he was with 
The Continental forces in "The Crossing 
of the Delaware"' and was engaged in 
the Battle of Trenton ; he was sent 
with the prisoners to Virginia as one 
of their guard ( this matter is presumed 
from collateral facts of family history). 
He was in the Battle of Brandywine 
and was wounded in that action, but 
escaped capture. He was in the Battle 
of Monmouth and was honorably dis- 
charged after that engagement. 

Reference : Tomb stone in Beaver Town- 
ship, Crawford County Pa., and is as 
follows: "Conrad Stuntz, Died July 
24, 1810, aged 72 years. Was born in 
Wurtenberg, Germany and was a sol- 
dier in the Revolution." 
Ritchie, Walter Stuntz. 

STURGIS, THOMAS, JR., Massachusetts. 

Thomas Sturgis, Jr., was a private in 
Captain George Lewis' Company, Col. 
Freeman's Regiment. Service, eight 
days on Alarm at Bedford, Dartmouth 

• and Falmouth, September G, 1778. 

Reference: Vol. 15, Mass. Soldiers and 
Sailors of the Revolutionary War, in 
the office of Secretary of State, Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts. 
Rhodes, Lovell. 
Rhodes, Oliver L. B. 
Rhodes, Thomas Daniel. 

1757 — . 

Nicholas Taliaferro, Virginia. En- 
sign 10th Virginia, August 15. 1777; 
Second Lieutenant, November 15, 1777 ; 
Regiment designated 6th Virginia, Sep- 
tember 14, 1778; taken prisoner at 
Charleston, May 12, 1780, and exchang- 
ed. First Lieutenant, February 18, 
1781, and served to close of war. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register, 
p. 391. 

TALLMAN, BENJAMIN, Pennsylvania, 
Virginia and Ohio. 1745-1820. 
Benjamin Tallman was a member of 
the 5th Battalion of the Militia of 
Berks County, Pennsylvania, under 
Capt. John Bishop and Col. Jacob 
Weaver. Between 1777-1778, he paid 
the fine for exemption. About 1780 
he removed to Virginia, where he en- 
listed as a private in the 4th Troops of 
the 1st Partisan Legion, under Capt. 
Claudius de Bert and Col. Armand, 
Marquis de la Roubirie, a portion of 
Amando Corps that was credited to 

Virginia. A list shows that Benjamin 
Tallman (Tollman) no. 30 in the list 
was entitled to one hundred acres of 
land from the U. S. for his services. 
Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd 
Series, edited by Wm. H. Egle, Vol. 6, 
p. 314, and Prefatory Note on Vol. 1, 
"State of Accounts of the County Lieu- 
tenants during the War of the Revolu- 
tion, 1777-1789." Archives, 2nd Series, 
Vol. 11, pp. 140, 145 and 140. A general 
return made July 1, 1782, and also in 
"Document 34, of Journal and docu- 
ments of the House of Delegates of 
Virginia, 1833." ' 

TATTNT, JOHN, Massachusetts. 

John Taunt, of Stoughton, Mass., was a 
private in Capt. Jas. Endicott's Com- 
pany, Col. Benjamin Gill's Regiment, 
marched from Stoughton, Mass., March 
4, 1776, at the time of fortifying Dor- 
chester Heights. Appears in list of 
soldiers who served their country in 
the War of the Revolution. Appears 
on Muster Roll of Major Steven Mil- 
ler's Company of soldiers and Alarm 
men of Col. Miller's Regiment. 

Reference: Vol. 15, Soldiers and Sailors 
of the Revolutionary War in office of 
Secretary of State of Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts. Page 628, Huntoon's 
History of Canton, Mass. Page. 614, 
Huntoon's History of Canton, Mass. 
Rhodes, Lovell. 
Rhodes, Oliver L. B. 
Rhodes, Thomas Daniel. 

TAYIiOR, AARON, Connecticut and Penn- 
sylvania. 1761-1828. 
Bolton, Conn. Private, 7th Regiment, 
Connecticut Troops, Col. Herman Swift 
commanding. Date of enlistment, July 
8, 1780. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
p. 227. 


St. Mary's County Md. Capt. of a Com- 
pany of Militia from St. Mary's County 
at the beginning of the war. Promoted 
to Major. 

Reference : Cei-tiflcate from Commissioner 
of the Land Office, Md. Archives of 
Maryland, Vol. 12, pp. 403 and 527. 
History of Western Maryland, by J. T. 
Scharf, Vol. 1, p. 169. Mss. Auto- 
biography of Governor John Chambers, 
son-in-law of Major Taylor, written 
December 2, 1851. The Bowies and 
their Kindred, by W. W. Bowie, (Wash- 
ington, 1899) p. 50. 
Mackoy, Harry Brent. 

TEETS, Peter, New Jersey. 

Private in Capt. William Helm's Com- 
pany, 2nd Regiment, New Jersey Conti- 
nental Line. Private in 1st Regiment, 
Continental Line. 


Reference: Certificate from Adjutant 
General. Pension Office Certificate. 

THATCHER, JOHN, Connecticut. 

Capt. of the "Wasliington," on Lake 
Cliamplain in General Waterbury'.s 
C'ommantl, in Arnold's second expedition 
to invade Canada in the fall of 1770 ; 
was taken prisoner in the engagement 
off Valcour's Island, October 11, 177(i, 
and afterwards exchanged. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
p. 629. 

THAYER, ISAAC, Massachusetts. 

Braintree, Mass. Ensign, July 1, 1775, 
Capt. John Porter's Company, Col. Sar- 
gent's Regiment ; 1st Lieut., .Ian. IS. 
1776, Capt. Ebenezer Thayer's Com- 
pany ; Capt. June 1, 1777, of Capt. 
Isaac Thayer's Company, Col. Thomas 
Marshall's Regiment. 

Reference : Certificate from Secretary of 
State of Massachusetts. 

THOMAS, EDWARD, New Jersey. 

Elizabethtown, N. J. Was Lieutenant, 
1st Regiment, Burlington, N. J. Capt. 
of same ; Lieutenant Colonel, February, 
1776, of same; Col., July 16, 1776, of 
1st Battalion ; Col., 1st Regiment, Es- 
sex County, N. J. 

Reference : New Jersey in the Revolution, 
pp. 333, 336, 341 and 414. 

THOMPSON, PRICE, New Jersey and 
Ohio. 1756-1842. 

Enlisted December 18, 1776, for the 
war in Capt. Noadiah Wade's Com- 
pany, 4th Battalion, Second Establish- 
ment, New Jersey Continental Line ; 
transferred to 1st Battalion, February 
1, 1779 ; served in expedition against 
the six Nations in Western, Pa., and 
Western N. Y., May 11, to November 
5, 1779 ; transferred to 1st Regiment, 
New Jer.sey Continental Line, Janu- 
ary 1, 1781 ; private in Capt. John 
Holmes' company, same Regiment, and 
served in the Virginia Campaign, April 
to October. 1781 : in Battle of York- 
town and surrender of Cornwallis, Oc- 
tober 19, 1781. Promoted to Corporal, 
Jan,uary 1, 1782, Capt. John Holmes' 
Company ; discharged at the close of 
the Revolutionary War. 

Reference : Record in the Office of the 
Adjutant General of the State of New 
Jersey, and of the Bureau of Pensions, 
Department of the Interior. 

THOMPSON, ROGER, Virginia. 1700 — . 
('apt. of a Company of Minutemen from 
1775 to 1776 ; stationed at IJurwell's 
Ferry, James River, July 2, 1776 ; or- 
dered to North Carolina with his Com- 
pany, June 4, 1776, with Capt. Nicholas 

Reference : Journal of Virginia Commit- 
tee of Safety. 
Arnold, Brent. 


Private in Essex County, New Jersey 

Reference : New Jersey in the Revolution, 

p. 789. 

Penn.sylvania. — 1781. 
Carlisle, Penn. Col. of Pennsylvania 
Rifie Regiment, June 25, 1775 ; Col. of 
1st Continental Infantry, January 1. 
1776 ; Brigadier General in Continental 
Army, March 1, 1776; taken prisoner 
at Three Rivers, June 8, 1776; ex- 
changed October 25, 1780. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 
Hayes, Birchard Austin. 
Nelson, Benjamin Barrere. 

TORRBNCE, JOSEPH, Pennsylvania. 

Fayette County Pa. Second Lieuten- 
ant, 7th Regiment, Pennsylvania Line, 
March 2, 1777 ; promoted 1st Lieuten- 
ant, February 3, 1778 ; resigned, April 
25, 1779. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register, 
p. 401. 
Torrcnce, George Paull. 

TOWER, PETER, Massachusetts. 

Hingham, Mass. Private in Capt. P. 
Cusliing's Company, Massachusetts 
Troops, November 29, 1776 ; in Capt. 
.lob Cushing's Company from December 
28, 1776, to April, 1777 ; in Capt. Elias 
Whiton's Company, on guard in Cam- 
bridge, Massachusetts, March, 1778. 

Reference : Massachusetts Archives, Vol. 
18, pp. 90 and 106; Vol. 24. p. 153. 
Tower Genealogy (1893), p. 162. 

TOWER, STEPHEN, Massachusetts. 

Hingham, Mass. Private in Capt. Lor- 
ing's Company, Massachusetts Troops, 
April 19, 1775 ; in Capt. Lincoln's Com- 
pany, May 15, 1775-January 1, 1776; 
in Capt. Winslow's Company, August, 
1776 to October, 1776, three months ; 
in Capt. Cushing's Company, December 
18, 1776-April 1, 1777; in Capt. 
Whiton's Company, March, 1778; in 
Capt. Ward's Company, December, 

Reference: Massachuestts Archives, Vol. 
12. p. 181; Vol. 18. p. 89; Vol. 19, p. 
106; Vol. 24, pp. 11, 35. 37, 40 and 
153; Vol. 36. p. 119; Tower Genealogy 
(1893), p. 259. 

TOWNE, RICHARD, New Hampshire. 

Col. Nahum Baldwin's Regiment raised 
in September, 1776 and sent into the 


state of New York being one month's 
advance wages to the officers, a bounty 
of six pounds to each non-commissioned 
officer and private, 1 penny per mile 
travel and 1 penny in lieu of baggage 

Capt. Philip Putnam's Company. 
Men's Names, Richard Town ; Advance 
wages and bounty, £6 ; Travel £2.1.8 ; 
Total sum, £8.1.8. Mustered by Abiel 
Abbot, Muster Master. 
Exeter 19th, October, 1776. The within 
Roll of Capt. Philip Putnam's Company 
amounting to Three Hundred, Seventy- 
nine pounds, six shilling and four pence 
is well vouched and right cast. Ex- 
amined by Joseph Oilman, one of the 
Committee on Accounts. (Capt. Put- 
nam was of Wilton, Ensign Low of 
Amherst. The Company was raised in 
the Gth Regiment of Militia, formerly 
commanded by Edward G. Lutwyche. 
— Ed.) Col. Baldwin was from Am- 
Reference : State papers of New Hamp- 
shire, Harmond, Vol. 14, Revolutionary 
Rolls, Vol. 1, p. 416. Col. Nahum 
Baldwin's Regiment, 1776. (2-154), 
also note on fly leaf, front, "Towne 
Genealogy" : Some branches of the 
Towne family who are in the direct 
line of descent from William Towne, 
our first and only ancestor in this 
country so far as any records show, 
spell their name without the final "e". 
The author is tracing the 
decendants of William Towne, and he 
feels justified in continuing the original 
spelling of our original ancestor." (My 
father, grandfather and great grand- 
father (Richard) spelled the name 
without the final "e" ; but after learn- 
ing the genealogy of the family and 
consulting my attorney, I adopted the 
original spelling.) 
Towne, Charles A. 

TOWNSEND, DAVID, Massachusetts. 

Surgeon of Brewer's Mass. Regiment, 
July 12, 1775 ; Surgeon 6th Continental 
Infantry, January 1 to December ;;i. 
1776. Hospital Surgeon, March, 1777. 
Hospital physician and surgeon, Oc- 
tober 6, 1780, and served to close of 
war. Original member of Society of 
the Cincinnati. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register, 
p. 402. 

TOWNSLEY, THOMAS, Pennsylvania and 
Ohio. 1755-1841. 

Cumberland County, Pa. Enlisted, De- 
cember, 1776, from Sherman's Valley, 
Cumberland County, Pa., in Capt. 
Thomas Clarke's Company, Col. Watts' 
Regiment. Re-enlisted, 1781, in Capt. 
John Nelson's Company. Granted pen- 
sion on application of September 15, 
1832, from Xenia, Ohio. 

Reference : U. S. Pension Records. Roll 
of Revolutionary Pensioners in Year 
Book of Ohio Society, Sons of Revolu- 
tion, for 1897. 

TREAT, JAMES, Connecticut. 1763-1852. 
Private in Capt. Josiah Baldwin's Com- 
pany, Job AV right and Thomas France's 
Company ; served as Coast Guard at 

Reference : Certificate of Pension. Con- 
necticut in the Revolution, p. 661. 

TRIMBLE, JAMES, Virginia. 1753-1804. 
Capt. of a Company in Regiment com- 
manded by Col. George Mathews. 

Reference : Certificate of County Clerk of 
Augusta County, Va. 

TROTTER, JAMES, Virginia and Ken- 
tucky. —1836. 

Augusta County, Va. Served in Vir- 
ginia Troops during the Revolution. 
After moving to Kentucky, performed 
eflicient frontier service against British 
and Indians. 

Reference : Appleton's Cyclopaedia of 
American Biography, Vol. 6, p. 182. 

TUELL, WILLIAM, Maryland. 

Was enrolled in Prince George's Com- 
pany, Maryland, by Lieutenant John 
M. Burgess ; received and passed by 
John Addison, Lieutenant Colonel of 
the Lower Battalion. July 20, 1776; 
Private in Capt. Horatio Clagett's Com- 
pany. Was killed in Battle of German- 
town, October 4, 1777. 

Reference: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 
18, pp. 35 and 634. 
Berry, Edward Hamilton. 

TYLER, JOHN, Connecticut. 1721-1804. 
Preston, Conn. Lieutenant Colonel, 6th 
Connecticut, May 1 to December 10, 
1775; Lieutenant Colonel, 10th Con- 
tinental Infantry, January 1, 1776 ; 
Colonel, August 12 to December 31, 
1776; Brigadier General, Connecticut 
Militia. 1777 and 1778. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 
Stevens, Samuel Aaron. 

Ul'SHAW, JAMES, Virginia. —1807. 
Served as Lieutenant in the Continen- 
tal Line and as Capt. of Militia. He 
was a member of the Society of the 
Cincinnati, and was a signer of the 
famous "Westmoreland Resolutions" 
written in 1776. 

Reference: Lineage Book of 1897, Na- 
tional Society Daughters of the Ameri- 
can Revolution, Vol. 22, pp. 185 and 
306. List of Virginia State Revolution- 
ary Soldiers. 447 and 448. 
Byrd, John Upshaw. 

VANCE, JAMES, New Jersey. 1753-1833. 
Enlisted in September, 1778 (or 1777) 
in Flemington, N. J., in the Company 
of Capt. Redstin or Residence Regiment 


of Col. Chamhers from the State of 
New Jersey. AVas engaged in the Bat- 
tle of Germantown and Monmouth. 
Moved from Morristown, N. J., to 
Green County. Pa., in September. 1796. 
When at Greensboro. Pa., he applied 
for a pension July, 1832. 
Reference: National No. 60557 (Vol. 25). 
Quayle, John Matson. 


1751 — . 

He was enlisted in the 6th Regiment, 

Albany County Militia, in the Revolu- 

tionai-y War, under Col. Stephen John 

Reference : New York in the Revolution, 

2nd edition, Albany, 1898, p. 109. 

Slocum, Stephen Elmer. 


Joseph Vanderveer served as a private 
Minuteman, in the Monmouth County, 
N. J. Militia; enlisted March 4. 1777. 
for one month as private, Capt. John 
Schenck's Company 1st Regiment, Mon- 
mouth County, N. J. Militia ; again 
enlisted in 1777 for one month, as priv- 
ate, in same company : private, Capt. 
John Schenck's Company 1st Regiment, 
Monmouth County. N. J. Militia, Oc- 
tober, 1777, and served with the Com- 
pany and Regiment in Brigadier Gen- 
eral David Forman's Brigade, New Jer- 
sey Detailed Militia ; took part in the 
Battle of Germantown, Penn, October 
4. 1777 ; served a tour of one month 
in winter of 1777, and another tour of 
one month in May, 1778, in Capt. John 
Schenck's Company, 1st Regiment, 
Monmouth County, N. J. Militia ; served 
a tour of one month. June, 1778, as 
private, Capt. Samuel Carhart's Com- 
pany, 1st Regiment, Monmouth County, 
N. J. Militia ; enlisted in May, 1779, as 
Matross, Capt. Barnes Smock's Com- 
pany of Artillery, Monmouth County, 
N. J. Militia ; enlisted in August, 1780, 
as Gunner on Gunboat, Commanded by 
Capt. Wm. Marriner ; taken prisoner 
August 5, 1780, and confined in North 
Church, New York, until December 25, 
1780, when exchanged. Enlisted in 
June. 1781, as Matross, Capt. Baimes 
Smock's Company of Artillery attached 
to the 1st Ufiiinieut Monmouth County, 
N. J. Militia ; served until the close of 
Revolutionary War. 

Reference: Certificate of Adjutant Gen- 
eral of New Jersey. 
Vail, Dr. Derrick Tilton. 

Jersey, 1741-1806. 

Somerset County, New Jersey. Private 
in Somerset County, New Jersey Mili- 

Reference: Certificate from Ajdutant 
General, State of New Jersey. Official 

Records of New Jersey Troops in the 
Revolution, p. 796. 
Smith, William Walker. 

VAN HORNE, ISAAC, Pennsylvania. 

Bucks County. Pa. Ensign, January 
8, 1776, in Col. Robert Magaw's Regi- 
ment, 5th Pennsylvania Battalion : 
taken pri.soner at Fort Washington, 
November 16, 1776 ; Captain-Lieuten- 
ant, July 1. 1779, same Regiment ; Capt. 
in 2nd Penn.sylvania, June 10, 1781 : 
retired, January 1, 1783 ; original mem- 
ber of the Society of the Cincinnati. 

Reference : Certificate, State Librarian, 
Pennsylvania. Heitman's Historical 
Register. Photograph of Certificate of 
Order of the Society of the Cincinnati. 


Was a soldier of the Revolution. 
Erected "Fort Van Metre" on Short 
Creek, Ohio County, W. Va., for de- 
fense against the Indians and British 
and was a shelter for the settlers dur- 
ing the War of the Revolution. It was 
called the "Court House Fort" and 
between 1777-1782 was under the com- 
mand of Major Samuel McCuUogh. 
Was with Squire Boone's party in (now 
Shelby County) Ky., in 1779 and with 
Capt. Harrod's party at the Falls of 
the Ohio in 1780. 

Reference: "Report State Library of Va.," 
in Illinois Papers, D. 30. "Frontier 
Forts of Penn.," Vol. 2, p. 444; and 
"Pan Handle History of West Vir- 
ginia.," pp. i34 and 303. Collin's His- 
tory of Kentucky, Vol.2, p. 24 and Vol. 
1, p. 12. Also for general information. 
"The Duke-Shepherd-Van Metre Gene- 

Van Metre, Samuel Roberts. 
Van Metre, Wyllis Vincent. 

VAN OSDOL, OAKEY, New Jersey. 

A private in the New Jersey Troops 
under Capt. James Debow and William 
Wikoff. Served about one year. Sep- 
tember. 1776, summer of 1777 and Aug- 
ust, 1778 and for short time at other 

Reference : Certified copy of I'ecord of 
Pension Office, Washington, D. C. 
Heiger, John A. 


York. 1717-1781. 

Col. Killian Van Rensselaer command- 
ed the 4th Albany, N . Y. Regiment. His 
commission was dated April 1, 1778. 
and signed l\v General George Clinton. 
His three sons, Henry K., Philip and 
Nicholas served with distinction 
throughout the war as officers. 11 
nephews of his own and 3 of his wife 
also served as officers, among these 


being General Robert Van Rensselaer, 
Col. James Van Rensselaer, Volkert 
Down and Rensselaer XieoU. His son 
Philip served in the Canadian cam- 
paign and was appointed by General 
Philip Schuyler, Commissary General 
of Military Stores of the Northern De- 
partment. To him were sent the 
window leads and pewter to be melted 
into bullets and he to whom was sent 
the order to fire cannon at the Sur- 
render of Cornwallis. 
Reference : "New York in the Revolu- 
tion, p. 104. 
Skinner, Charles Gay. 
Skinner, Charles AVickham. 

VAUGHN, REUBEN, Virginia. 1740-1808. 
Capt. in the Virginia Militia from 1777 
to close of War. 

Reference : Certified Copy of his Com- 
mission as Capt. 


Culpeper County, Va. Sergeant in 
Capt. Stanton's Company, Col. Thorn- 
ton's Regiment, Virginia Line. 

Reference : Certificate from Bureau of 

"WALKER, BENJAMIN, Massachusetts. 

Bucks County, Pa. Soldier Revolu- 
tionary War from 1770, February 20, 
1781. Private Pa. Vols., Capt. Evan 
Edwards, Col. Lambert Cadwalader. 

Reference : Pension Certificate, Pension 
Department, Washington, D. C. 
Dixon, Vernon Walker. 
Walker, Benjamin Harvey. 

WALKER, DAVID, Delaware. 1752-1810. 
New Castle County, Del. Private in 
Capt. Dean's Company, Col. Samuel 
Patterson's Regiment, Delaware Troops, 
August 13, 1776. 

Reference: Cei-tified Abstract from orig- 
inal diary of Dayid Walker in the pos- 
session of his descendants. 
Smith, William Walker. 

WALLACE, JAMES, Pennsylvania. 

Bucks County, Pa. Was a member of 
the Committee from Warwick Town- 
ship, held at Philadelphia, July 15, 
1774 ; a member of Bucks County Com- 
mittee of Safety from December 15, 
1774 to July 20, 1776; Justice of the 
Court of Common Pleas for Bucks 
County, under the Constitution of 1776 ; 
and was a member of the Company of 
Associators of Warwick Township, 
Bucks County, organized August 21, 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 
14, 2nd Series, p. 163. 

WARD, ARTEMAS, Massachusetts. 

Shrewsbury, Mass. Chief Justice of 
Common Pleas Court for County of 
Worcester, 1776. Major in expedition 
against Canada. Colonel. 1759. Com- 
mission revoked by Royal Governor for 
his inflexible opposition to abitrary 
power, 1770. Member of Executive 
Council, 1708. Colonel, Massachusetts 
Regiment, May 23, 1775. Major Gen- 
eral, Continental Army, June 17, 1775 ; 
resigned, April 23, 1770, but continued 
on duty until September 20, 1776. 
Member of Continental Congress, 1779. 
Reference : Heitman's Historical Register, 
p. 417. Records, Massachusetts Bay 
Congress. Records, Continental Con- 
Baldwin, Ward. 

WARD, JOHN, Holland and New York. 

Saratoga County N. Y. Private in 
Capt. Fink's Company, Col. Van 
Schaick's Regiment, N. Y., 1770; one 
of General Philip Schuyler's Life 
Guard, and discharged at close of war. 
Was wounded in a skirmish with Tor- 
ies who attempted to capture General 
Schuyler at Albany, N. Y. 

Reference : Pension Olfice Certificate. 

WARD, WILLIAM, Vermont. 1743-1819. 
Poultney, Vt. Ensign, 8th Company, 
2nd Regiment, Vermont Militia. Mem- 
ber of Poultney Committee of Safety. 

Reference : American Archives, 5th Ser- 
ies, Vol. 1, p. 058. Records of the 
Council of Safety and Governor and 
Council of Vermont, Vol. 1, p. 200. 
Ward Genealogy, p. 84. 

WARNER, ELIJAH, Massachusetts. 

In 1774 at the outbreak of the Revolu- 
tion, he was called to military duty. 
At a meeting held at Hard wick, Sep- 
tember 22, 1774, to make provision for 
those who were to serve as minute men, 
the members of the earlier organized 
military companies of the town re- 
signed and two new companies were 
formed, known as the North and South 
Companies. Of these Elijah Warner 
was appointed ensign of the South 
Company. On May 14th, 1770, he was 
elected Lieutenant of Captain Josiah 
Locke's 10th Company, from Hardwick, 
4th Worcester County Regiment, Mass. 
Militia, under Colonel James Converse, 
and was commissioned by order of the 
Council, May 31, 1770. In 1781. after 
the adoption of the Constitution of 
Massachusetts, the militia was reor- 
ganized and on the roster of the newly 
appointed officers, was the name of 
Elijah Warner, commissioned as Cap- 
tain, May 23, 1783. This was four 
months before the definite treaty of 
peace was signed and six months be- 
fore the British evacuated New York. 


Reference : Extract from "Descendants of 
Andrew Warner", published by The 
Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New 
Haven, Conn., 1919. 
Shattuck, Alberto Calvin, (I). 
Shattuck, Alberta Calvin, (II). 

WASGATT, DAVIS, Maine, 1751-1844. 
Phillipstown, Maine. Private in Capt. 
Joel Green's Company, Col. Ezra 
Wood's Regiment ; enlisted, June 1, 
1778 ; discharged, January 31, 1779 ; 
re-enlisted, July 25, 1780 ; discharged, 
December 25, 1780 ; also served three 
years from Monson, N. H. 

Reference : Certificate of service from 
Secretary of State of Massachusetts. 
Clark, Jesse Redman. 

WASHER. STEPHEN, New Hampshire. 

Stephen Washer marched to the de- 
fense of Ticonderoga under command 
of Major Abial Abbot, in Capt. Stephen 
Peabody's Company. 

Reference: History of Amherst, N. H., 
by Daniel F. Secomb, pp. 385 and 386. 
Wood, Charles Leonard. 


Lieutenant Colonel of 17th Regiment 
New York Militia, 1778. Col. William 
Bradford AVhiting, commanding. 

Reference: See Archives of the State of 
New York. The Revolution, Vol. 1, 
p. 273. 

WEBB, ISAAC, Virginia. 1758—. 

Ensign, 7th Virginia, September, 1776; 

2nd Lieutenant, January 13, 1777 ; 

transferred to fjth Virginia, September 

14, 1778; 1st Lieutenant, October 30, 

Reference: Ileitman's Historical Register. 

Hayes, Birchard Austin. 

cut. 1753-1807. 

1st Lieutenant in Capt. John Chester's 
Company, 2nd Regiment Connecticut 
Line, Col. Joseph Spencer, May 1, 1775 ; 
wounded at Bunker Hill; Major and 
Aide-de-Camp to General Putnam, July 
22, 1775 ; Lieutenant Colonel and Aide- 
de-Camp to (ieneral Washington, June 
21, 1776; wounded at Trenton; Colonel 
of additional Continental Regiment, 
January 11, 1777; taken prisoner at 
Long Island, December 10, 1777 ; ex- 
changed, 1780. Transferred to ord 
Regiment Conn. Line. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolution, 
pp. 7. 9, 30, 38, 50. 58, 67, 74. !»7, 126, 
245 and 301. Heitman's Historical 

WEIR, SAMUEL, Connecticut. 

He enlisted as a private, March, 17S1 
(but had rendered previous service) 
in the Continental Army, under Capt. 

Stanton, in the Connecticut Regiment 
of Light Dragoons. His discharge, 
signed by George Washington, is dated 
June 12, 1783. 
Reference : Statement of Commissioner 
of Pensions in 1886. 

WELD, ELEAZER, Massachusetts. 

Col. Weld was appointed March 8, 
1770, by the town of Roxbury, to wait 
upon the Royal Governor and request 
that he order the Kings troops with- 
drawn from Boston ; was commiss- 
ioned Colonel in Continental Army. 
April 23, 1777; was one of the Com- 
mittee of Inspection and Public safety ; 
was paymaster of the Continental 
Army, 1777-8, while Washington's 
Army occupied Cambi"idge ; was on 
duty in Continental Army in 1780. 

Reference : The application for member- 
ship in the Hannah Winthrop Chapter 
No. 52, in Cambridge, Mass. 

WELSH, JAMES, Pennsylvania. 

Served as private in Capt. Patrick 
Jack's Company. Listed in 6th Com- 
pany, August 1, 1781. Listed in 6th 
Company, October 24, 1782. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, 5th 
Series, Vol. 6, pp. 296 and 313. 
Welsh, J. Gilbert. 

York. 1744-1832. 

Albany, N. Y. Lieutenant and Quar- 
termaster of 2nd Battalion, Col. Myn- 
dert Roseboom, June 30, 1775, and 
served in it in the Canada Campaign 
when commanded by Col. Goose Van 
Schaick, as the 2nd N. Y. Regiment ; 
promoted Capt. of 7th Company, March 
1, 1776; Capt. in 1st N. Y. Regiment, 
November 21, 1776, Col. Van Schaick ; 
original member of the Society of the 

Reference: Heitman's Historical Register. 
Griffith, Griffith Pritchard. 

WEST, JOHN, Virginia. 1758-1808. 

Served as private in the Virginia Serv- 
ice. Was paid on April S. 1782, forty- 
seven pounds, the full amount of his 
pay for service. 

Reference: "List of Revolutionary Sol- 
diers,'" p. 4(i4, published by the State 
Library of Virginia in its 8th Annual 
Report. Before the book was pub- 
lished a certificate was obtained from 
the Virginia Historical Society and 
it stated that he was a private in the 
Virginia Service. 
West, Clarence Clifford. 


Served as Deputy to the General As- 
sembly from Coventry, R. I., from 


May, 1776 to May, 1778 and from May, 
1779 to May, 1781. Committeeman in 
1776 to procure arms and accoutre- 
ments for his town, and delivered tliem 
in April, 1777: was appointed to ad- 
vance bounty allowed soldiers of Cov- 
entry, and procure blankets for them. 
Reference : Certificate from Secretary of 
State of Rhode Island. 

WHEATLEY, WILLIAM, Pennsvlvania. 

Private in Capt. Jeremiah Talbot's 
Company, 7th Pennsylvania Regiment 
of the Line, Col. AVilliam Irvine, Feb- 
ruary 17, 1777. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, 2Dd 
Series, Vol. 10, p. 625. Certificate from 
Pennsylvania State Librarian. 
Rhodes, Lovell. 
Rhodes, Oliver L. B. 
Rhodes, Thomas Daniel. 

setts. 1735-1793. 

Concord, Mass. Private in Capt. Jos. 
Fairbank's Company, Provincial Regi- 
ment of Foot, Col. Asa White com- 
manding, April 19, 1775 ; in Capt. Sam'l 
Stone's Company of Minutemen, Col. 
Wm. Preseott's Regiment ; in Capt. 
Israel Harris' Company, Berkshire 
County Militia, Col. Benj. Simonds' 
Regiment, October 12-31, 1780 ; in Capt. 
Thompson J. Skinner's Company, Berk- 
shire County Militia, Col. Asa Barnes' 
Regiment, November, 1781 ; Delegate 
from the town of Harvard, Worcester 
County, to Salem Convention, October 
7, 1774. 

Reference : Records on file at Boston, 

WHERRY, DAVID, Ireland and Pennsyl- 
vania. — 1800. 

Ensign in 8th Pennsylvania Line, Com- 
missioned September 14, 1770 ; one of 
the Committee of Observation for the 
County of Chester, December 20, 1774. 

Reference : Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd 
Series, Vol. 10, p. 651 ; Vol. 14, p. 65. 

WHITE, JOHN, Massachusetts. 1720-1800. 
Quartermaster of Nixon's Massachu- 
setts Regiment, May to December, 
1775 ; 2nd Lieutenant-Quartermaster 
of 4th Continental Infantry, January 
to December, 1776 ; Quartermaster of 
6th Massachusetts Regiment, January 
1, 1777 ; Brigade Quartermaster, July 
30, 1777. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 
Bullock, James Wilson. 

and Illinois. 1747-1815. 
Was born in 1747 in Tryon County, 
North Carolina and was a son of Wil- 
liam Whiteside who owned a plantation 

in Tryon County (later divided into Lin 
coin, Cleveland and Rutherford Coun- 
ties) and died there in 1778 and whose 
will was probated there in January, 
1778. William Whiteside (Jr), was 
one of the Signers of the Carolina Dec- 
laration of Independence drawn up 
August 14, 1775, and anti-dating by 
ten months the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence drawn up by tlie Continental 
Reference: Files of Clerk of Superior 
Court, Lincoln County, North Caro- 
lina ; also Johnes Defense of Revolu- 
tionary History of North Carolina, p. 
181. He fought on the American Side 
in the Battle of Kings Mountains, N. C. 
pp. 185-191, Gov Reynolds History of 

Dunlap, Anthony Bullock. 
Freer, Paul Anthony. 
Freer, Robert Elliott. 

WHITTLESEY, JOHN, Connecticut. 

Private in Capt. Tibbltt's Company, 
1776: Ensign of the 10th Company of 
the 13th Regiment of Connecticut 

Reference : Photographic Copy of Original 
Commission as Ensign. 

WICKERSHAM, PETER, Pennsylvania 
and Ohio. 1756-1841. 
Washington County, Pa. Private in 
Capt. Zadoch Wright's Company, Wash- 
ington Covmty, Pennsylvania Troops. 

Reference : Certificate from Wm. H. Egle, 
State Librarian of Pennsylvania. Penn- 
sylvania Archives, 2nd Series, Vol. 14, 
p. 768. 

WILLIAMS, DAVID, Virginia. 1750-1831. 
Lieutenant, 8th Regiment of Virginia 
Line, served through the war; 2nd 
Lieutenant, 12th Virginia Regiment; 
1st Lieutenant, 12tli Virginia Regi- 

Reference: Heitman's Historical Register. 
Arnold, Brent. 

WILCOX, BENJAMIN, Connecticut. 

Private in Company of Captain Aaron 

Stevens, Col. Mott's Battalion, Conn. 

State Troops, 1776. 
Reference : Record of Conn. Men in the 

War of the Revolution, p. 389. 

Hills, George Heathcote 

Hills, Pearson Heathcote. 

WILCOX, BENJAMIN, Connecticut. 


Private in 2nd Regiment Conn. Line, 

Col. Herman Swift, 1781-84. 
Reference: Record of Conn. Men in the 

War of the Revolution, pp. 324, 361, 

and 369. 

Hills, George Heathcote. 

Hills, Pearson Heathcote. 


WILLIAMS. MILES, New Jersey and 
Ohio. 1760-1837. 

In clas.siflecl Militia, 1778 ; in Battle of 
Conneeticnt Farms, .Tune 6, 1780, and 
Springfield, .Tune 23, 1780. While 
scouting on Staten I.sland. same year, 
was wounded and taken prisoner. 

Reference: Records of War Department. 

WILLIAMS, OBEDIAH, New Hamp.^hire. 

He was surgeon of Col. Stark's Regi- 
ment at the Battle of Bunker Hill, and 
served in like capacity in the Conti- 
nental Army until the elo.«!e of the war. 

Reference: Roll of the soldiers in the 
Revolutionary War, 177.5-7, by I. W. 
Hammond. A. M. Published" by au- 
thority of the Legislature known as 
State Paper.s of N. H., Vol. 14, Revo- 
lutionary Rolls, Vol. 1, Cin. Lib., Vol. 
14, p. 974, 2 N. 53. 
Drury, Alexander Getchell. 
Drui-y, Alexander Greer. 

WILSON, GEORGE, Scotland and Penn- 
sylvania. 1729-1777. 
St. Andrews, Scotland. Lieutenant 
Colonel. 8th Penn.sylvauia Regiment. 
July 20. 1776. He was a brother of 
Hon. James Wilson, signer of the Dec- 
laration of Independence, and Justice 
of the Supreme Court. 

Reference : Heitman's Historical Register. 

WILSON, JAMES, Virginia. 1763-1829. 
Caroline County, Va. Private in Capt. 
Nicholas Long's Company, Col. John- 
son's Regiment, Virginia Troops. Par- 
ticipated in the Battles of Camden, 
Guilford, C. H., Yorktown and Wil- 

Reference: Certified abstract from Coun- 
cil Journal of Virginia for January 
31, 1786. Certificate from Bureau of 

AVISEMAN. JOHN, Pennsylvania. 


Five months at Valley Forge during 
the most trying time of the war when 
the enemies of Washington were tra- 
ducing him and seeking his removal, 
when the struggling Continentals were 
suffering in the extreme and dying 
from disease, starvation and cold, 
when men were deserting by the score 
and the word "failure" seemed stamped 
all over the horizon of the patriot 
cause, entitled Rev. Wiseman to indi- 
vidual prestige. 
Reference: Pennsylvania Archives, 6th 
Series, Vol. 2, p. 3.53 ; 5th Series, Vol. 
4, p. 700: 5th Series, Vol. 23. p. 282; 
as of the "Rangers on the Frontiers" 

showing services in 1778-1783. New- 
berry Library, Chicago. Copy Obi- 
tuary Notice. Rev. John Wiseman. 
Copy Letter Judge Jos. G. Wiseman. 
1877. Pamphlet "The Wi.seman Fam- 
ily." edited by C. M. L. Wiseman, pub- 
lished by Fred J. Heer, Columbus, 
O., 1902. 
Wiseman, Henry Clay. 

WOOD, ABIJAH, Mas.sachusetts and New 
Hampshire. 174.3-1819. 
Private at Battle of Lexington in Capt. 
Stephen Rus.sell's Company, Col. 
Green's Regiment. April 19, 1775 ; priv- 
ate at Battle of Bennington under Capt. 
Stephen Russell. Col. Samuel Bullard, 
General Warner's Brigade ; at surrend- 
er of Burgoyne. October 17, 1777. 

Reference: Certificate from Secretary of 
State of Massachusetts. Revolutionary 
Archives, Boston, Mass, Vol. 13, p. 79 ; 
Vol. 22. p. 131. 
Wood. Charles Leonard. 
Wood. Harley Kirk. 
Wood. William Wilson. 

shire. 1710-1789. 

Was Capt. in Col. Stephen Peabody's 
Regiment which Regiment was raised 
for the Continental Service in Rhode 
Island by the State of New Hampshire. 
Capt. Worthern served as Paymaster, 
Quartermaster and Mustermaster. He 
also was engineer who constructed the 
old forts in Portsmouth Harbor. He 
was discharged in Rhode Island. De- 
cember .30, 1778, receiving for his serv- 
ices £161 s. 4. 

Reference : New Hampshire State Papers, 
Vol. 15. Revolutionary Rolls, p. 474. 
Pei-kins, Lewis W. 

WRIGHT. JOHN, Connecticut and Massa- 
chusetts. — 1805. 

Private Lexington Alarm. Capt. L. 
Ball's Company, April 20, 1775 ; Lieu- 
tenant Captain Isaac Coltan's Com- 
pany, Col. David Brewer's Regiment, 
August 1, 1775: Capt.. Col. David 
Brewer's Regiment, October, 1775 ; 
Capt. 4th Regiment. Massachusetts 
Militia, March 20, 1779: Capt.. Col. 
Shepard's Regiment, January 1, 1777. 

Reference : Massachusetts Revolutionary 
War Archives. Vol. 2. p. 213, Vol. 146, 
p. .323. Vol. 14. p. 66. Vol. 56. p. 57, 
Vol. 65, p. 1, Vol. 28. p. 83. Vol. 18. p. 
85. Vol. 19, Part 1, p. 1515 and certi- 
fied copy of same issued by the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts. 
Hills, George Heathcote, Rev. 
Hills, Pearson Heathcote. 


WYATT, LEMUEJL, Rhode Island and 
Massachusetts. 1724-1807. 
Newport, R. I. Was driven from New- 
port, R. I., when the British occupied 
that town, and his valuable property 
destroyed by them ; was appointed, Oc- 
tober 26, 1778, by the General Assembly 
of R. I., as one of a Committee of 
Relief to solicit funds for the aid of 
patriots and their families who had 
been driven from their homes by the 

Reference: Certified Copy of Colonial 
Records of Rhode Island, Vol. 8, p. 

WYLIE, JOHN, Connecticut and New 
York. 1751-1795. 

Voluntown, Conn. Sergeant, 6th Com- 
pany, 6th Regiment, Connecticut 
Troops, Col. Samuel H. Parsons com- 
manding. May 9, 177.'3 — December 15, 
1775. Ensign, Capt. David Cady's Com- 
pany, Col. Chapraan'.s Regiment, Aug- 
ust 2, 1778— September, 177S. 

Reference : Connecticut in the Revolu- 
tion, pp. 75 and 533. 

It is delightful to remember that there have been 
men, who, in the cause of truth and virtue, have 
made no compromises for their own advantages or 
safety; who have recognized "the hardest duty as 
the highest" 

— Andrews Norton