OFFICERS OF THE REGIMENT
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Lt. ANDERSON, JAMES See Below Cornet BAMPER, JOCOB See below Lt. BEDKIN, HENRY to Capt Pulaski LD Quartermaster BENNETT, PATRICK Civilian agent See Memorial in National Archives via Footnote.com Capt. BIRD, WILLIAM Cornet BOWEN, JOHN/JEHU From 4th Md Brother of James and Sgt Sabrett (see below) Major BULL, EPAPHRAS Temporary duty from 2LD Surgeon CATHCART, WILLIAM Cornet COBURN, JOHN Capt. COOK, JOHN Capt. CRAIG, CHARLES Capt. CRAIG, JOHN Lt. CROSS, WILLIAM Cornet DORSEY, LARKIN Lt. DORSEY, RICHARD to Capt Maryland Arty Capt. DORSEY, THOMAS Capt/Major FAUNTLEROY, MOORE See Memorial by Peter Manifold in National Archives via Fold3.com Cornet FELL, WILLIAM Capt. FRANK, LAWRENCE Cornet FUNC, JACOB Lt/Capt GILL, ERASMUS Capt. GRAY, GEORGE Lt. GUTHREY, GEORGE /GUTHRIE - see paper Lt. HALLET, JONAH from Malcom's Addl Regt 04/25/79 Capt. HEARD, JOHN Cornet HENDERSON, JOHN Lt. HENDERSON, WILLIAM Paymaster Capt. HOPKINS, DAVID To Major 1LD Lt. HORD, JOHN To Capt. Lee's Legion Capt. HOWARD, VASHELL/VACHEL Lt/Capt MANIFOLD, PETER mate/Surgeon MCCALLA, THOMAS /MCCAWLEY Lt. MOORE, NICHOLAS R To Capt Baltimore City Horse Colonel MOYLAN, STEPHEN Lt. OVERTON, THOMAS To Capt 04/24/81 for service in the South Cornet PEYTON, DADE Capt. PIKE, ZEBULON Capt. PLUNKETT, DAVID Cornet/Lt ROBBINS, JOHN Cornet/Lt/Capt SMITH, LARKIN Cornet SULLIVAN, JOHN Lt Col TEMPLE, BENJAMIN from 1LD for Col White Surgeon Mate THOMPSON, JOSEPH Lt/Capt TRENT, LAWRENCE Major WASHINGTON, WILLIAM LtCol 3LD Lt Col WHITE, ANTHONY W. to 1LD Cornet WHITE, GEORGE to 1LD Chaplin WILLAIMSON, SAMUEL Cornet/Lt/Capt WILLIS, HENRY Also did duty with 1st Cont Arty from Va Cornet YULE, JAMES Deputy Wagonmaster-General at Velley Forge, 1778 OFFICERS OF THE REGIMENT BY RANK See this (Jan) 1779 Return. STATE NAME PROMOTIONS FROM/TO DATES NOTES PA COLONEL STEPHEN MOYLAN JAN '77 to NOV '83 to BRIGADIER FIELD OFFICERS (Lt COLONELS) NJ ANTHONY WALTON WHITE FEB '77 to DEC '79 to 1LD VA BENJAMIN TEMPLE DEC '79 to END FROM 1LD MAJORS VA WILLIAM WASHINGTON JAN '77 to NOV '78 to 3LD CT EPAPHRAS BULL from 2LD APR '80 to FEB '81 (temporary) to 1st VA MOORE FAUNTLEROY to MAJOR AUG '79 to END? prisoner/exchanged? TROOP COMMANDERS (CAPTAINS) VA A MOORE FAUNTLEROY JAN '77 to AUG '79 captured/RELEASED TO MAJOR VA B DAVID HOPKINS JAN '77 to ? '80 to MAJOR 1LD PA C THOMAS DORSEY JAN '77 to AUG '77 OMITTED MD D DAVID PLUNKETT JAN '77 to MAR '79 RESIGNED VA E VACHEL HOWARD JAN '77 to MAR '78 DIED PA F CHARLES CRAIG JAN '77 to SEP '77 WOUNDED at Brandywine Sept 11, 1777 VA ? WILLIAM BIRD JAN '77 to JUL '78 RESIGNED VA ? GEORGE GRAY DEC '77 to MAY '79 RESIGNED PA ? JOHN CRAIG DEC '77 OR '78 to END VA C JOHN HEARD FEB '78 to END MD E? NICHOLAS RUXTON MOORE MAR '78 to DEC '78 RESIGNED/to MD CAV NJ C ZEBULON PIKE DEC '78 to END PA F PETER MANIFOLD AUG '79 to OCT '80 VA D ERASMUS GILL DEC '79 to END captured/exchanged VA ? LAWRENCE TRENT +79 to END VA ? LARKIN SMITH APR '80 to END PA B HENRY WILLIS DEC '80 to APR '81 RESIGNED VA ? JOHN COOK ? '80 to '83 VA B THOMAS OVERTON APR '81 to END vice Willis resigned. PA F LAWRENCE FRANK ? '82 to END? The troop commanders were assisted by the lieutenants, cornets and non-commissioned officers, the sergeants and corporals. Two lieutenants served in each troop, and served as regimental adjutant, paymaster and quartermaster. Many 4th Dragoon Lieutenants were promoted to captain and command of a troop. LIEUTENANTS PA WILLIAM CROSS JAN '77 to JUN '77 to CAPT to 4TH PA VA JOHN HORD JAN '77 to ? '79 to CAPT to LEE'S PA HENRY BEDKIN JAN '77 to APR '78 to PULASKI to CAPT PA RICHARD DORSEY JAN '77 to APR '78 to MD ARTY VA JOHN HEARD JAN '77 to FEB '78 to CAPT PA WILLIAM HENDERSON FEB '77 to MAY '80 RESIGNED MD NICHOLAS R MOORE FEB '77 to MAR '78 to CAPT MD CAV PA JOHN CRAIG MAR '77 to DEC '78 to CAPT VA GEORGE GRAY DEC '77 to MAY '79 to CAPT NJ ZEBULON PIKE MAR '78 to DEC '78 to CAPT PA PETER MANIFOLD MAY '78 to AUG '79 to CAPT VA LARKIN SMITH SEP '78 to APR '80 to CAPT PA HENRY WILLIS DEC '78 to DEC '80 to CAPT resigned April 24, 1781. PA JAMES ANDERSON ? to DEC '80 PRISONER PA GEORGE GUTHREY ? '81 to END PA DADE PEYTON JUN '79 to ? PA JOHN SULLIVAN OCT '79 to PULASKI? to CAPT? NY JONAH HALLET OCT '79 to NOV '82 from Malcoms Addl Regt 04/25/79 VA THOMAS OVERTON JUL '79 to APR '81 to CAPT from 1VA PA LAWRENCE FRANK OCT '79 to ? '82 to CAPT VA LAWRENCE TRENT OCT '79 to ? to CAPT VA ERASMUS GILL MAR? 80 to END to CAPT VA JOHN ROBBINS OCT '81 to END CORNETS - see Papers of the Continental Congress,August 30th, 1779 One Cornet served in each troop. Some had regimental functions similar to the lieutenants. This rank is similar although not the same as ensign in the infantry as dragoon cornets were armed junior officers. Some Cornets advanced to Lieutenant and higher. Several 4th Dragoon Cornets were promoted to lieutenant, captain and command of a troop. PA JOHN COBURN JAN '77 to ? PA JOHN HENDERSON JAN '77 to JUL '78 OMITTED MD LARKIN DORSEY JAN '77 to SEP '78 RESIGNED PA JACOB FUNC JAN '77 to ? PA WILLIAM FELL FEB '77 to MAR '78 OMITTED NJ ZEBULON PIKE MAR '77 to MAR '78 to LT PA HENRY WILLIS VA LARKIN SMITH AUG '77 to SEP '78 to LT PA LAWRENCE TRENT ? '78 to OCT '79 to LT PA PETER MANIFOLD APR '78 to MAY '78 to LT NJ JOCOB BAMPER, QM AUG '78 to MAY '79 OMITTED PA JAMES YULE SEP '78 TO ? MD JOHN/JEHU BOWEN OCT '78 to ? 2nd Lt 4th Md Regt, wounded at Germantown, 4 Oct. 1777. VA DADE PEYTON MAR '79 to JUN '79 to LT VA GEORGE WHITE PA JOHN SULLIVAN ? to OCT '79 to LT HALBERT? (from 1779 return by rank) see above SURGEONS PA WILLIAM CATHCART APR '77 to MAY '78 RESIGNED PA THOMAS MCCALLA/MCCAULEY MAY '77 to NOV '82 MATE to SURGEON PA JOSEPH THOMPSON MATE JUN '80 to END CHAPLIN SAMUEL WILLAIMSON MAY '78 to MAY '79 OMITTED QUARTERMASTER PATRICK BENNETT '77 to ? '80
JAMES ANDERSON was born in Chester Co., Pa., in 1750. He served as a Private in Capt. John Lacey's Company, 4th Penna Infantry, commanded by Col. Anthony Wayne. This regiment entered service in 1776, and. took part in the battles at Long Island and Ticonderoga. He next enlisted in Col. Stephen Moylan's Regiment of Pennsylvania Cavalry, and was commissioned Lieutenant. He was captured by the British, and exchanged in December, 1780. (Family Rec. Pa. Archives, 2d Series, Vol. to, pp. 126 and 238; Vol. 238; Vol. p. 128.) Jacob Bamper, Cornet Information provided by Annette Bamper firstname.lastname@example.org He was born either in 1756-57, most likely in Bergen County, New Jersey. He was baptized in the Dutch RC of Paramus as well as several of his siblings. Revolutionary War Record; 2d Lt, 2d NY, 21 Nov 1776. Resigned 21 July 1777. He was married in Jan 1778 in Clarkstown NY, which may explain the break in his service. Cornet 4th Dragoons 12 Aug 1778. Regimental Quartermaster Sept 1778. Omitted May 1779. He had applied for pension from NJ in 1818 and was dropped under the act of May 1, 1820. He died Jan 12,1825. He is buried in the Methodist Cemetery HoHoKus, NJ.
The Bowen brothers, Cornet Jehu and Sgt Sabrett, were fighting Quakers. Their mother, Mary Sollers Bowen, cut off these sons in her will with "one English Shilling apiece" for having taken up arms in the Revolution. This information comes from (among other sources) Harry Wright Newman, "Maryland Revolutionary Records," Washington, 1938, pp 11, 109; "Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Service," Washington, 1841, reprint, Baltimore, 1954, p. 128, National Archives, Pension Files, Revolutionary War, BIWt 9020, W4135; Affidavit, 16 July 1889 of Charles T. Holloway (grandson of Sabrett Bowen) in records, Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution. Submitted by R. Ross Holloway
From the Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789 SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 1779
A Memorial from the officers of the 4th regiment of light dragoons was read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Conference. (See page1, page2)
This memorial was signed by;
LtCol Anthony Walton White,
Capt Zebulon Pike,
Lt William Henderson, Paymaster
Patrick Bennet Quartermaster,
Cornet Dade Peyton,
Surgeon William Cathcart,
Capt John Heard,
Lt Henry Willis,
Capt John Craig,
Lt Peter Manifold,
Lt Larkin Smith,
Lt Erasmus Gill - See signatures of Larkin Smith and Erasmus Gill
See the GW Papers Index References for the officers that appear in the Correspondence of General Washington.
The Pennsylvania Line
The following information about 4th Dragoon Troop Commanders is from
The Pennsylvania Line Regimental Organization and Operations,
1776-1783 By John B. B. Trussell, Jr.
Illustrated By Charles C. Dallas. Jr.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Historical and Museum Commission Harrisburg 1977
Troop A, commanded by Capt. Moore Fauntleroy. After serving in 1776 as an ensign and second lieutenant in the 5th Virginia (infantry) Regiment, he was appointed a captain in the 4th Continental Light Dragoons on January 21, 1777. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Germantown, on October 4, 1777. The date of his escape or exchange is not known; but as noted above, he was promoted to major on August 1, 1779. 12 Records do not indicate the promotion or appointment of any officer to fill the captaincy he vacated. The regiment's first appointment to captain after Fauntleroy's promotion was that of Larkin Smith, but that did not take place until April 1, 1780, eight months later. Smith, still another Virginian, had been commissioned a cornet in the 4th Dragoons on August 1, 1777, promoted to lieutenant on September 4, 1778, and after becoming a captain continued with the regiment as long as it remained in existence.
Troop B, commanded by Capt. David Hopkins, of Virginia. He had been a volunteer with Benedict Arnold's Quebec expedition in 1775, and was appointed a captain in the 4th Continental Dragoons on January 21, 1777. At an unknown date in 1780, he was promoted to major of the 1st Continental Dragoons. It is possible that his replacement was Capt. Henry Willis, of Pennsylvania, concerning whom the records are contradictory. He was appointed a cornet in the 4th Dragoons in June, 1777, and according to one version, 15 was promoted to second lieutenant on June 25, 1781, and to captain on an unspecified subsequent date, serving to the end of the war. Another version, 16 however, says that he was promoted to captain on December 22, 1780, and resigned his commission on April 24, 1781, at which time he was replaced by Capt. Thomas Overton*, a Virginian, who had been a lieutenant in the 9th Virginia (infantry) Regiment until July 1, 1779, when he had been appointed a first lieutenant in the 4th Dragoons. He served with the 4th Dragoons through the rest of the war. * Found name spelled Oberton in Penna Archives. There were Two Overtons, John and Thomas, brothers or cousins? Both served in Virginia Regiments. Only Thomas served in the 4th Dragoons. (see Heitman's)
Troop C, commanded by Capt. Thomas Dorsey, of Pennsylvania. He began his service as a captain of infantry, initially in the 1st Pennsylvania Battalion and then in its successor unit, the 2d Pennsylvania Regiment. He became a captain in the 4th Dragoons on January 10, 1777. but is listed as "omitted" in August of the same year. No promotion occurred which can be associated With the departure from the service (due the mutiny) of Capt. Dorsey. The first such promotion after he left the regiment, which took place on February 8, 1778, was that of John Heard, of New Jersey. After having been a second lieutenant of New Jersey artillery in 1776, Heard had become a first lieutenant of the 4th Dragoons on January 20, 1777. He served as a captain in that regiment from the date of his promotion to the end of the war.
Troop D, commanded by Capt. David Plunkett, of Maryland. His prior service had been as a second lieutenant in Smallwood's Maryland Regiment. Appointed a captain in the 4th Continental Light Dragoons on January 10, 1777, he was taken prisoner on October 20 of that year (location and circumstances unknown, although possibly in conjunction with the defense of Fort Mercer, near Red Bank, New Jersey), and resigned from the army on March 13, 1779. Possibly to fill this vacancy, Peter Manifold was promoted to captain from first lieutenant on April 14, 1779. One of the comparatively few Pennsylvania officers, he had originally joined the regiment as a cornet, on April 14, 1778, being promoted barely two weeks later (on May 1) to lieutenant. He resigned on Oct 30, 1780. Apparently the vacancies remained unfilled for some time.
Troop E, commanded by Capt. Vashel D. Howard, of Virginia. He was commissioned a captain in the 4th Dragoons on January 24, 1777, but died on March 15, 1778. 22 There was no promotion to captain in the regiment from that time until December 22, 1778, when John Craig, a Pennsylvanian, was promoted from first lieutenant. He had been a second lieutenant in the 2d Pennsylvania (infantry Battalion and a first lieutenant in the 3d Pennsylvania (infantry) Regiment before transferring to the 4th Dragoons on March 22, 1977. He stayed with the organization to the end of the war.
Troop F, ? CHARLES CRAIG of Pennsylvania, was commissioned a Captain and Troop Commander of the 4th LD on Jan 10, 1777. He was wounded at Brandywine Sept 11, 1777 and did not return to service. (Capt Charles Craig is not cited in The Pennsylvania Line). His prior service dated from 1775 as a 1stLt, of Thompson's Penna Rifle Regt, June 25, 1775; to Captain, Nov 9, 1775; then he began his Continental Service as a Captain of 1st Continental Line Jan 1, to Dec 31, 1776.
Other officers who at one time or another served as captains in the 4th Continental Light Dragoons were:
Capt. Zebulon Pike,* of New Jersey. Appointed a cornet in the 4th Dragoons on March 1, 1777, he became the regimental adjutant on November 20, 1777, was promoted lieutenant on March 15, 1778, and captain on December 25, 1778. On June 1, 1780, he was appointed regimental paymaster, holding that position until the end of the war. 74
Capt. Erasmus Gill, of Virginia. He was appointed a captain in the 4th Dragoons in Feb, 1779, but with a retroactive date of rank of December 25, 1778. He had prior service as a sergeant, ensign, and second lieutenant in the 2d Virginia (infantry) Regiment. On October 3, 1779, he was (mistakenly reported) taken prisoner at Savannah, Georgia, and after his exchange on October 22, 1788, served to the end of the war. 25
Capt. Lawrence Frank, of Pennsylvania. Having been commissioned a first lieutenant, 4th Continental Light Dragoons on October 1, 1779, he was promoted to captain some time in 1782 and served in that grade throughout what remained of the war. 26
Captain Larkin Smith
This is the entry for Larkin Smith in the 1917 edition of Heitman's Register, as he was not listed in the original edition.
This is Capt Smith's Virginia Pension information from Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements
This intelligence note to Gen. Sterling from Cornet Smith was found in the GW Papers.
The narrative of Francis Brooke from the book SOME PROMINENT VIRGINIA FAMILIES, CHAPTER XI, pp343 to 351, cites Capt. Larkin Smith as being in action in the Richmond, Virginia area in January of 1781. He is also cited as being present at the battle at Green Spring farm, in July of 1781. From this account, it is not possible to identify which brigade Larkin Smith was attached to, that of Gen Lafayette or Gen Anthony Wayne's brigade. These brigades joined forces at Green Spring. This account was written well after the Revolutionary War. So, many side issues are inserted into the narrative. The participants in the battle of Green Spring are cited and the action at Burnt Ordinary is noted. The action at Spencer's Ordinary, which occurred in the same time frame, is not noted. This narrative provides an excellent description of the war in the South.
See JSTOR: The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Jan., 1911), pp. 100-104
Index of 4LD Officers in the GW Papers
ANDERSON, JAMES Lt BAMPER, JOCOB Cornet
BEDKIN, HENRY Lt (Adj):* 15.220n; 16.157; 18.403; 17.251, 286, 496, 497; (IV Lt to 04/78) 18.35n, 117; 20.142,187, 333, 392; 10.305 (to Capt Pulaski LD)
BENNETT, PATRICK QUARTERMASTER (Civilian agent): 16.382
BIRD, WILLIAM Lt:* 9.68-69, 81-82 MI 15
BOWEN, JOHN Lt (ADJ 8Va 12/28/78): 13.460
CRAIG, CHARLES Capt; 10.32; 11.343 MI 60 CRAIG, JOHN Lt to Capt:* 9.68-69, 81-82; 10.353, 419 MI 60 11.245; 17.482; 18.284; 28.118
CATHCART, WILLIAM Surgeon
COBURN, JOHN Cornet
COOK, JOHN Capt
CROSS, WILLIAM Lt
DADE, PEYTON: MI 110 (to Heath 07/18/79 s4p2)
DORSEY, LARKIN Cornet CC 1777 18
DORSEY, RICHARD Lt:* 9.68-69, 81-82 MI 70 CC 1777 18
DORSEY, THOMAS Capt: 9.99 MI 70 CC 1777 572, 614, 677.
FAUNTLEROY, MOORE Capt to Major: 17.483; 21.187, 415-417; 23.216 MI__
FELL, WILLIAM Cornet
FRANK, LAWRENCE Capt
FUNC, JACOB Cornet
GILL, ERASMUS Lt to Capt: 14.133
GRAY, GEORGE Lt:* 9.68-69, 81-82
GUTHREY, GEORGE Lt /GUTHRIE (see our paper)
HALLET, JONAH Lt to Capt: 8.306; 15.16 MI s4p2
HEARD, JOHN Capt: 19.414; 23.202, 305 MI 10
HENDERSON, JOHN Cornet: Same name as Capt (next)
HENDERSON, JOHN Capt Light Corps in table 18.191
HENDERSON, William Lt: Same name as Capt (next)
HENDERSON, William Capt 4PA: 15.4
HOPKINS, DAVID Capt:* 7.9-10; 15.471; 25.173; 17.483; 19.467 to Major 1LD 10.256-258; 12.193n; 14.66; 16.15, 29, 113, 25.173 21.357, 364, 414 MI 110 CC 1777 703
HORD, JOHN Lt (Capt Lee's Legion)
HOWARD, VASHELL Capt MCCALLA, THOMAS Surgeon /MCCAWLEY
MANIFOLD, PETER Lt to Capt: 19.476
MOORE, NICOLAS RUXTON Lt to Capt MD Dragoons:* 9.68-69, 81-82; 14.302 MI
MOYLAN, STEPHEN Col:* (see our Moylan page) See INDEX: 38.449, 450; LETTERS: 39.860 MI 191
OVERTON, THOMAS Lt to Capt: 13.83
PIKE, ZEBULON (ROBERT) Capt: 17.482; 23.168, 328 PLUNKET, DAVID Capt: 33.67 MI
ROBBINS, JOHN Cornet 8.286; 24.452
SMITH, LARKIN CORNET to Lt to Capt See Intelligence Note TO STIRLING OCT '78 SULLIVAN, JOHN Lt 25.382
TEMPLE, BENJAMIN LtCol:* 7.338; 11.37, 168-69, 213, 275, 340 (from 1LD) 12.204-05, 290; 13.38, 48, 207, 219-20, 458; 17.335n, 461, 483; 18.193, 219, 179, 194; 15.336, 338, 495; 36.334; 20.141
THOMPSON, JOSEPH Surgeons Mate
TRENT, LAWRENCE Lt: 19.467 WASHINGTON, WILLIAM Major:* 6.439, 446; 15.121; 7.321; 12.228,290; (to LtCol 3LD) 13.25,208,359,360; 14.88; 37.168, 331; 14.121, 122, 127, 336n, 385; 16.199, 216, 202, 230, 244, 278, 279, 359, 360, 444, 445; 17.76, 78, 135, 149, 151, 211, 213.
WILLIS, HENRY III, LT: Intelligence reports to GW dated June 24, 25, 26 & 27.
WHITE, ANTHONY WALTON LtCol:* 3.447; 37.514; 7.37, 309, 310; 4.50,126,269,156; 18.161; 9.119,156; (to lst) 12.96,113,114,290; 13.371; 14.66,92,133,265,293n; 15.299; 16.24,58,66; 17.86,460,483; 30.413; 23.194,198,313n,202,305; 36.333,356,433,442 MI 288 WHITE, GEORGE Cornet MI 288 The LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Microfilm Page Index (MI) is noted when known
4th DRAGOONS: 8.306; 9.68, 99, 119, 311; 10.256, 305, 353; 11.213, 245; 14.92, 265, 302; 15.16, 471; 17.482-83; 18.85, 90-92, 193-94, 280; 16.382 19.466-67, 476-77; 21.187, 357, 415; 23.202; 25.382
CAVALRY: INDEX, 38.101,102; letters - 39.767
* * * WINTER QUARTERS/STATIONS/OPERATIONS * * *
COLCHESTER,CT: 17.189,190,288,292,318,395,482; 18.18n: 20.337, 410, 411, 419, 492n
LANCASTER,PA: 10.133,226,495; 13. 284,351,371,397; 18.69; 19.255; 20.121n,191n,362,419,361; 22. 265; 23.374,383; 24.22,23n,93,310; 25.28n,106,111,382,436n
POUND RIDGE, NY: 15.391,497; 16.86n
VALENTINE HILL, NY: HQ 6.222-225; 22.324-327; 12.512,522 (Moylan, AdeC)
Links to other sites on the Web
Officers Who Took Oath of Allegiance at Valley Forge, 1778
The George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress
The George Washington Papers at the University of Virginia Library
Journals of the Continental Congress at the Library of Congress
Historical Register of the Officers of the Continental Army
The list of known 4th Dragoon Enlisted Men follows.
Alphabetical List of Enlisted Men*
*The base list was reproduced from the archival publication;
PENNSYLVANIA in the War of the Revolution,
Battalions and Line. 1775-1783
Edited by John Blair Linn and William H. Egle MD,
Vol II Harrisburg: Lane S. Hart, State Printer, 1880.
The Pennsylvania Archives are availabe online at footnote.com.
The VIRGINIA PENSION requests are from
VIRGINIA REVOLUTONARY PENSION APPLICATIONS
Abstracted and compiled by John Frederick Dorman
Washington, DC 1958
Abbey, Edward, Virginia Pension Request #S.34621 He enlisted in Dec. 1777 for three years in the company of dragoons of Capt. Frant Laroy under Major Washington in the 4th Regt. of Pennsylvania Dragoons commanded by Col. Mayland and Lt. Col. White. Maj. Washington acted as recruiting officer at Valley Forge and enlisted about 50 Virginians at the same time Abbey enlisted. He received a three month furlough and then Joined Maj. Washington at Fredericksburg, Va, and marched to New Jersey to Join the 4th Regiment. He was in engagements at Newrachell, Tapham (when Arnold deserted West Point), and was discharged at Lancaster, Penn. Acton, Thomas, July 18, 1777. Adams, Jonathan, enlisted on June 5, 1778, under Captain Plunkett and Lt Erasmus Gill's companies of the 4th troop of the 4th Regiment of the Dragoons in Trenton NJ. He enlisted for 3 Years for the state of Penna on the Continental establishment. He was at the Siege of York and the Capture of Cornwallis in Captain Heard's Company, Colonel Bland's Regiment. At the end of his term he again enlisted in 1781 in State of Penna. under Captain Heard commanded by Col Bland; Gibb's Company in the Cavalry Regiment of the Penna line. Believed to be born in Chester Pa. (from Mr. Nelson Swiger) died in Harrison county, Virginia, April 21, 1835. Akeley, John, March 13, 1778; Capt Plunketts company; discharged, 1783; resided in Greenwood township, Mifflin county, in 1814. Alburtis, John, June 12, 1778. Anthony, George, June 12, 1778. Austen, Thomas, Sergeant. (e.) ASHBY, Fielding, see Virginia Pension Request #S.50249. In the Spring of 1780 he volunteered for six months under Capt. Erasmus Gill of the Continental Light Horse in Frederick County. The horses were pressed for the use of the army and the uniform was furnished by the United States. They marched against some Tories who were embodied near the Warm Springs. The Tories dispersed and they returned to camp at Francis Stripling's in Frederick County. They encamped thero until an officer in Col. Bland's regiment of light horse, which was then encamped beyond James River, came up to receive the horses of the company to which he belonged. He was ordered by Capt. Gill to take a body of men and deliver the horses to Col. Bland. Having delivered the horses, he was discharged. He served four months. His lieutenant was William Hickman and Taliaferro Stripling was cornet. Baker/Baer, Jacob, transferred to infantry August 19, 1777. BARR, Isaac. Virginia Pension Request #S.41419. 14 Sept, 1820. Stokes Co, NC. Isaac Barr, aged 69, declares he enlisted for two years in the Spring of 1776 under Capt. John Ashby in Fauquier Co, Va, in the 3rd Virginia Regiment of Col. Thomas Marshall. When his term of service had nearly expired he enlisted in a company of cavalry of Capt. Pike for three years. He was appointed Trumpeter of the company and served as such for some months until he received a fall from his horse and injured his breast. He was reduced to a private soldier and served until discharged in Philadelphia in the Spring of 1781. He was under Col. White but a short time before his discharge. Col. Washington succeeded to the command of the regiment. He was in battle at York Island, Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth. Balitz, George, May 6, 1777. Barney, Thomas, March 23, 1777, Court Martial 04/22/79. Barry, John, May 11, 1777. Basford, James, Aug 1, 1780; Second troop. (Link provided by Mr. David K Tucker4742@aol.com) Bassett, William, resided in Ripley county, Indiana, 1834, aged 81. Bates, Thomas - from the Journals of the Continental Congress, Jan 16, 1781 Beach, Roswell, January 15, 1780. Bedell, David, Oct 15, 1778; resided in Burke county, North Carolina, in 1834. Benson, William. Birch, Samuel, March 12, 1779; Second troop. Black, Michael, April 23, 1778. Blaine, Allaim, June 12, 1778 - 1782. DAR Vol 96 Mrs. Miriam Kauke Pierce. 95711 Alaim Blain (1758-1846) served as private in Capt. John Heard's company, Col. Stephen Moylan's regiment of Light Dragoons, Continental troops. He died in Delaware County, Ohio. Bonham, Moses, June 5, 1778; died in Virginia, Nov, 1782; left a wife Rebecca. Borlis, John. Bowen, James from 4th Md to Plunket's troop discharged Oct, 1780, brother of Cornet Jehu. Bowen, Sabritt/Sabrett, Sgt, June 19, 1777, (Listed as Brown)brother of Cornet Jehu served to end of war in Capt Gill's troop. d. Nov 11, 1811. He enlisted in Moylans Dragoons 10 June 1777; Sgt 4LD, Capt David Plunkett's Troop, Aug 1778; Drill Sgt 4LD, Philipse Manor, NY, 23 Sept 1778. Following the war he was Captain of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Md Regt (The Dandy Fifth), 18 June 1794. Submitted by R. Ross Holloway from Flintlock & Powder horn Magazine of the Sons of the Revolution, Vol 20, #2, Fall 2002; 'in 1811, an obituary of Captain Sabrett Bowen of Baltimore, dead at the early age of 53, reported that his life was shortened by injuries suffered many years before when he fell from his horse in a charge upon the enemy lines before Savannah.'
Boyd, Alexander. Bradburn, Alexander. Brewer, Daniel. May ll, 1778. Broom, Samuel. June 2, 1779. Brown, Archibald. Brown, Sabritt (see Bowen above) Bryan, Charles, corporal, April 1, 1780. Bunhill, John. Burchall, John. Burtry, William. Burne, Lawrence, corporal, Craig's company; to infantry, Aug 19, 1777. Busby, Benjamin, February 13, 1777; farrier. Busby, George. Button, John. CALLENDER, Samuel. S.40814. 14 April 1818. Luzerne Co., Pa. Samuel Callender the Elder of Greenfield in said county, aged 72 years 3 months, declares he enlisted in the company of Capt. John Hays and Lt. Andrew Moore in the 9th Virginia Regiment of Col. Lewls in 1776 and served for one year and ten months. He then enlisted in Col. Miland's [MoYlan's] regiment of light dragoons, and served nearly three years. He was at the capture of Gen Burgoyne, battle or Monmouth and several smaller engagements. 27 Jan. 1819. Luzerne Co., Pa. Enos Brown, Jr., declares he was a soldier and about 1779 became acquainted with Samuel Callender who was attached to the regiment of Col. Miland and stationed at Pound Ridge in Westchester Co., NY. Samuel Callender served at least two months. 10 Aug. 1820. Luzerne Co., Pa. Samuel Callender of the township Of Greenfield in said county, aged 64, makes similar statement. He was in the company of Capt. John Herd in Col. Stephen Millard's light dragoons. He owns 50 acres in Greenfield Township, the whole wild and in a state of nature except four acres of meadow, one small mare, two cows, two sheep, one yoke of oxen (not yet paid for), five old chairs, one table, one set of tea cups, one-half dozen knives and forks, one-half dozen plates, one pot and kettle, and other small articles, valued at $278.90. He is a farmer. He has seven children, all married and by themselves. His wife is aged 65. They live with their youngest son and have the privilege of one room in his house. 1 July 1828. Luzerne Co., Pa. Samuel Callender of Greenfield in said county gives power of attorney to secure pension as sergeant in the 4th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line. 10 Dec 1828, Orange Co, NY, Benjamin Brown declares he knew Samuel Callender during the Revolutionary War. Callender served in Col. Milan's regiment of light dragoons in Westchester Co, NY, and in Connecticut for more than two years. He lived in Wallkill in Orange Co, NY, and now resides in Pennsylvania. 13 Dec 1828, Orange Co, NY. David Slauson declares Samuel Callender in the fall of the year came into the neighborhood as a forage master and married an aunt of Slauson and stayed all winter and in the spring rejoined his corps, a company Of light horse commanded by Capt. Heard in Col. Miler's regiment. The next fall he returned on furlough; this was in 1779 or 1780. Slauson at that time lived in Stanford, Fairfleld Co, Conn, near what was called the 'Lines". Callender resided for several years in the town of Wallkill, in Orange County, and since then in Pennsylvania. Upon reflection, he believes Callender came back on furlough in 1781. 16 Feb 1829, Samuel Callender writes from Greenfield about this claim for a pension. Samuel Callender of Greenfield, Pa., private in the regiment Or Col. Lewis in the Virginia and Pennsylvania cavalry for one year and ten months, was placed on the Pennsylvania pension roll at $8 per month from 4 April 1818 under the Act Or 1818. Certificate 10823 was issued 19 May 1819. Dropped in 1820 on account of amount of property. Camp, Casper. Carroll, John. Casey, Morris, February 4, 1781. Christian, Jacob, March 12. 1779. Clarke, Naylor, August 1, 1778. Clay, John March 30, 1777 Capt. Hopkins' Co (from Saffell's) Coakley, Robert, May 23, 1777; promoted corporal. Colley, Charles, Capt Heard's Troop, Va Pension S.34702 Collins, Robert, April 27, 1779. Coon, Christian, Trumpet Major (see Kuhn below). CROES, Joseph, Virginia Pension Request #S.39386. 17 Aug. 1818. Edgefield Dist, SC Joseph (X) Croes, resident on Ninety-Six Creek near Cambridge in said district, aged 60, declares he enlisted in Hanover Co, Va;, In 1778 or 1779 in the company of Fent. Leroy in the lst Virginia Regiment of Horse commanded by Col. Anthony White. He served for four years and six months and was discharged ln Charleston, SC. He was at the battle of Guilford Court House and also; above Savannah with the Indians and was at the siege of York. 14 March 1821. Joseph (X) Croes, late a private of Lt.Col. William Washington's regiment of cavalry, declares he was in engagements at Cowpens, Guilford Court House and Eutaws. He lost two of his fingers at the battle of Cowpens, was shot through the leg at Guilford Court House and was cut with a saber on the head at the Eutaws. He is worth nothing in the world but a few rags of homespun clothes. He has no wife. He has three sons who have gone to the western country and do not support him in any manner. He is 72 years of age and so crippled by wounds he is not able to maintain himself by his trade of a hatter. Crum, William, June 18, 1780; Second troop. Cryder/Crider, David, July 10, 1777; trumpeter, sergeant (return 12/19/80). Cunningham, Robert, January 26, 1781. Curtis, John. FOURTH CONTINENTAL LIGHT DRAGOONS (D E F G) Dailey, Dauiel: Court Martial 04/22/79, Pardoned. Daubury / Danberry / Dunbarry, Nicholas, paid from June 12, 1778, to Aug 1, 1780. Danbury / Danberry, William, June 12, 1778. Darling, William (return 12/19/80). Davis, John, corporal, Feb 1, 1782, to October 31, 1783. Demund, Peter, March 13,1778. Diddy, Jerry, discharged June 28, 1780. Denton, William, August 1, 1780; died in New York, in 1794. Dickey, James. Dickson, John, February 9, 1779; resided in Dearborn county, Indiana, in 1834. Dowling, Michael. Duffield, Felix. Dull, Abraham, sergeant, discharged October 7, 1780. Eaton, Micajah. Edwards, Charles, June 5, 1777. Ent, William. Estell/Estill, William, Aug 1, 1780. Farshiers, Thomas, to infantry, Aug 19, 1777. Field, Charles. Fisher, Richard, Farrier Court Martial 04/22/79. Ford, John, March 6, 1781. Franey, James. Franklin, Philip, to infantry, Aug 19, 1777. Fullerton, Robert, Feb 12, 1781. Gaines, Frederick, to infantry, Aug 19, 1777. Gardner, Caswell, resided in Chester county, 1835, aged 78. Garner, John Court Martial 04/22/79. Garthon, Joseph Court Martial 04/22/79. Garyin, Thomas. Gassmyer, Peter. Gibbons, Isaac, died in Shenandoah county, Virginia, Dec 2, 1826, aged 77. Gilbert, William, corporal, resided in Louisiana. Glauser, Michael. Gold, Levi, August 1, 1780. Grace, Aaron, Capt. Gill's company, 4th troop, in February, l8l9, he was a resident of Philadelphia, aged 66; Pa pensioner, 1819. Grace, George, March 1, 1778. Graham, Edward, discharged April 23,1780. Gray, Lynch, Court Martial 04/22/79, died in Baltimore county, Maryland, Sept 27, 1826, aged 67. Grammer, Jesse, Feb 12,1779. (return 12/19/80) Green, John. Grinder, George I. (return 12/19/80) Grover, Francis, February 12, 1780; deserted. FOURTH CONTINENTAL LIGHT DRAGOONS (H I J K L) Hagan, Francis, enlisted in Captain Grays Troop of the 4th Regiment of Light Dragoons commanded by Col Stephen Moylan Dec 22, 1777 at Valley Forge. He originally enlisted in Captain John Fitzgeralds company of the 3rd Regiment of the Virginia Line in 1776 and fought at the battles of Flatbush and White Plains. Following his enlistment in the 4th Dragoons at Valley Forge, he served under William Washington and fought at the battles of Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth. He was discharged in December of 1780 at Morristown, NJ by Capt Robert Powell, according to his Virginia Revolutionary War Soldier pension application #S36007. Francis Hagan was born April 1, 1754 in Charles County, Maryland. His family moved to Fairfax County, Virginia, where they worked as bricklayers. His father John Hagan and brother Charles Hagan made and laid thousands of brick in the construction of the Washington home at Mount Vernon and appear in Washington's diary and cash accounts. Francis Hagan died after 1826 in Alexandria County, Virginia. pension application #S36007 Francis brother, Charles Hagan, was a revolutionary soldier who served in Col Graysons 16th Regiment of the Virginia Line and fought at Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth and saw the taking of Cornwallis at York, where he finished the war as a substitute. from Gary Harding Haler, George, Trumpeter, resided in Lebanon County, 1832, age 79. Harley, Joshua; (NARA Microfilm M246, Roll 115), Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783, Roll of Capt (Lt) Nicholas Ruxton Moore's Troop of the 4th Regiment of Light Dragoons, for 28 Sept 1778, lists Joshua Harley as a private enlisted, 12 April 1777, for three years service from Maryland. DNA Microfilm M881 Roll 47, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War, states Pvt Joshua Harley, Moore's Troop, 4th Regt, Lt Drag, was recruited from Maryland and duly discharged 26 April 1780, end of enlistment. Heard, Bennett, April 4, 1777, Fifth troop. Henderson, William. Hewitt, Caleb, June 14, 1777, sergeant Fourth troop. Highlands, William, formerly of Ninth Virginia, Col. Muhlenberg; with Col. Morgan, 1777 1779; 1779 enlisted in this regiment; discharged, 1783; resided in Allegheny county, in 1820. Penn pensioner. Hilbert,[Hilworth,] John, trumpeter, Feb 12, 1780, Fifth troop. Hoagland, William, April 20,1778. Holland, Jacob, resided in Monongalia county, Virginia, in 1832, aged 81. Holtz, John. Hooffnagle, George, Dec 26,1780; resided in Lancaster county, 1835, aged 71. Hopkins, William, February 5,1777. Housley, Jesse. House, George, to infantry, August 19,1777. Hyner, Joseph, April 11,1779. Impson, Henry, August 1, 1780; discharged, 1783; Pa pensioner, 1816. Jones, Godfrey. Jones, John, Aug 1, 1780; Second troop. Kainking, Daniel, to infantry, Aug 19,1777. Keiley, John. Kelly, Thomas, volunteered for 3 year enlistment in Continental cavalry in Winter of 1777. Re-enlisted for 1 year at the end of 1780. Died 1812, Clifty Creek, Pulaski County, Kentucky. Served with Captain Dickerson's Rangers 1757 to 1759. Source: The Kelly Family, 1972, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 72-86152. Joseph Willis, oldest brother of Cornet Henry Willis III served with Kelly in Captain Dickerson's Rangers Kencade, Andrew, corporal, March 15,1778. Kendle, Clayton, June 12, 1778. Keys / Keysleyt, Price, sergeant, March 4,1777 - From KEY AND ALLIED FAMILIES by Lane, 1931 Price Key served in said war as a private in Captain George Stubblefield's Company, 5th Virginia Regiment, commanded successively by Colonel Charles Scott and LtCol Josiah Parker. His name appears on the pay rolls of that company covering the period from Sept 28, 1776 to May 1, 1777 and on the company muster roll covering the period from Aug, 1776 to May 31, 1777 dated June 11, 1777, which muster roll bears remark: Light Horse. Price Keys served in The Revolutionary War as a corporal, sergeant and quartermaster sergeant in Captain Moore Fauntleroy's troops, 4th Regiment Light Dragoons, commanded by Colonel Stephen Moylan. A roll of that company dated Phillips, Sept 23, 1778, shows that he enlisted March 4, 1777, for the war, and that he was recruited from Virginia. Was mustered as a sergeant Sept 1, 1777, and as a quartermaster sergeant in Sept, 1778. He was at Brandywine, Pa (Sept 11, 1777), Germantown (4 Oct 1777), Monmouth (28 Jun 1778) and he served at Valley Forge (1777/78). He was mustered out of the service 19 Oct 1781. He sustained a wound to his shoulder in one of the battles. Killpatrick, George, sergeant; to infantry, Aug 19, 1777. King, John, (1st,) May 23, 1779. King, John, (2d,) trumpeter, May 23,1779 (return 12/19/80). Kuhn/Koon/Coon, Christian, trumpet-major, Feb 4,1777. (return 12/19/80) Lankford, Philip; Court Martial 04/22/79, (Langfet/Langfitt) See Court Martial, Aug 29, 1780 Larkins, James, sergeant, May 25,1777 - Christine Henderson submitted the following information from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Revolutionary War Pension Application, file # R-6167: From Somerset County, Pennsylvania, 15 December 1812; I do hereby certify that James Larkins, A Sergeant, in the 4th Regt Light Dragoons commanded by Col Stephen Moylan in the Service of the United States of America, in the Revolutionary War, whose duty it had been for some considerable time to range the lines of the enemy, was on or near the middle of January 1782 severely wounded in the service of his country on the lines near Bacon's Ridge, in the State of South Carolina, in his left thigh, with a shot having one of the main leaders and one of the large veins of his thigh cut in two, thereby bleeding until his life was nearly dispaired of and by which together with old age joined to the sore fategues of seven years faithful service in the defence of his country he is rendered nearly incapable of making a comfortable support for life and the subscriber being personally present when the wound was received, and belonged to the.... Sworn by Felix Duffy (Duffield?) before JP John MItchell. State of Ohio, Harrison County: On the fourth day of February 1819, before me, Samuel Boyd, one of the Associate Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Harrison County, personally appeared James Larkins, aged sixty one years, a citizen of the county aforesaid, who being duly sworn according to Law, makes the following declaration for the purpose of obtaining relief under the provisions of the act of Congress passed March 18, 1818, entitled, 'Act to Provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War'; That he enlisted near Tawney town in the State of Maryland on the 25th day of April 1777 in Capt David Hopkins Company, 4th Regiment Light Dragoons, commanded by Colonel Stephen Moyland of the Pennsylvania Line; that Zebulon Pike was pay master, Henry Bedkin Adjutant and Patrick Bennett Quarter Master of said Regiment; that after having been in the battles of Germantown, Brandywine and Monmouth under Capt David Hopkins, after which he belonged to a detached Company of Dragoons under the command of Capt. John Herd at the siege of York, and capture of Cornwallis; that afterwards he was transferred to another detached company of Dragoons under the command of Capt Erasmus Gill, in which company he served in South Carolina in the Regiment aforesaid, where he was wounded severely in the thigh; that he continued serving in said Regiment of Light Dragoons, until the 9th of March, 1783, the time of the ratification of the definitive treaty of peace with Great Britain, although he received a conditional discharge at Lancaster, Pennsylvania on the 22 September 1782, signed by Jonah Hallett, then Adjutant of said Regiment of Light Dragoons, by order of Benjamin Lincoln, then Secretary of War; that through time and accidents his discharge has been lost; that he is infirm and in reduced circumstances, and stands in need of the assistance of his country; that he herewith transmits all the evidence in his power of the foregoing facts, and that he hereby relinquishes all rights and title to any other pension from the government of the United States. State of Ohio, Harrison County. On this 31st day of July 1820 personally appeared in open Court being the Court of Common Pleas of said County, in the fifth Judicial Circuit of Ohio, the same being a court of record, James Larkins aged sixty two years, Resident in said Harrison County, who being first duly sworn according to law on his oath declares that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows: He enlisted in the 4th Regiment Light Dragoons of the Pennsylvania Line commanded by Col Stephen Moyland in Capt David Hopkins Company on the 25th of April 1777 at Menockasa in Frederick County in the State of Maryland, He was in the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, and at the capture of Lord Cornwallis; that he served seven years successively in said Regiment and was honorably discharged at Lancaster in Pennsylvania on the 9th day of March 1783 by Jonah Hallett Adjutant of said Regiment by order of Benjamin Lincoln Secretary of War. That the date of his original declaration was the 4th of February 1819. That he has received a pension certificate and that the number thereof is 11,558. And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818; and that I have not since that time, by gift, sale, or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of the 18th day of March 1818, and that I have not nor has any person for me any property or securities, contracts or debts due to me, nor have I any income other than what is contained in this Schedule hereunto annexed and by me subscribed,...." (There follows schedule of assets/debits) Lawson, Caleb, corporal, June 1, 1778; Fourth troop. Leland, Patrick, to infantry, Aug 19, 1777. Leagon, John, April 2, 1779. Legore, John, April 2, 1779. Le George, John. (return 12/19/80) Lewis, Charles, May 1, 1780. Light, John, corporal, April 8, 1778; Aug l, 1780; acted afterwards as forage-master; resided in Lancaster county, in 1832, aged eighty. Lippincott, Stephen, June 12, 1778; Third troop, (Pike's); discharged Sept 22, 1783. Little, Thomas, Jan 18, 1778. Longspit: Christian, to infantry, Aug 19, 1777. Lott, Jeremiah, trumpeter, March 18, 1779. Lucas, Richard, sergeant, July 4, 1777. Lynn, John, Gill's company, Jan 1, 1780; served until the end of the war; resided in Union county; in Pennsylvania list of pensioners March 24, 1818. FOURTH CONTINENTAL LIGHT DRAGOONS (M, N, O, P, Q) Madding, Thomas was from Pittsylvania Co, VA and served in the 4th LD Dec 1777 to Dec 1780. Prior to the 4th, he served in the 9th VA then in Dan'l Morgan's Rifle Reg't. Maloney, Timothy, Aug 1, 1780. Malone, John, resided in Washington county. 1820, aged 60. Martin, Abraham, Nov 14, 1780. Martin, Charles, sergeant, to infantry, Aug 19, 1777 Matherly, Israel enlisted as a private in Captain Vashel Howard's 5th Troop of the 4th Reg. on 13-APR-1777. Listed as a casualty on 09-MAY-1777. (des'd) McCarty, Dennis, farrier, Feb 19, 1777. McCarty, William. McCarty, Daniel, to infantry Aug 19, 1777. McCrea, Gilbert, June 16, 1778. McFarlane/McFarland, John, May 9, 1777. (return 12/19/80) McHenry, Edward. McKolt, George William, farrier. McLaughlin, John; resided in Rowan county, North Carolina, in 1833, aged 81. McQuaid, John, farrier. Moore, Michael, July 4, 1781; from Cork, Ireland. Montgomery, John; Captain Pike's Troop, Feb 25, 1781. Morris, Benjamin Morris, John, September 20, 1780 (return 12/19/80). Morris, John, (2d,) June 12, 1778. Mortimer, Robert, sergeant; discharged April 23, 1780. Mullan, Jacob, died in Franklin county, Tennessee, Nov 4, 1833, aged 75. Murray, Thomas. Nogel, Henry. Oldwine, Barnard, trumpeter. Oldwine, Charles, March 12, 1781. Orles, Thomas, to infantry, Aug 19, 1777. Organ, Cornelius, born Sept 25, 1754 in Baltimore, MD. His family moved to Virginia after the death of his father. Enlisted, Feb 12, 1776 into Capt John Brent's company of the Virginia 4th Regt of Foot, of Col Thomas Elliott. In Dec '77 he enlisted into the Lt. Horse on Dec 22, 1777 for 3 years, belonging to the State of Virginia. Listed as a Private, of Capt John Heard's troop of the 4th Dragoons, dated North Castle, (NY?), Sept 24, 1778. His pension file states that he fought at the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown. He was honorably discharged at Lancaster, PA, upon completion of his term of enlistment. Reenlisted in the 2nd Regt of the Westchester County NY, Militia. (from NY Military in the Revolution) He is also listed as a prisoner of war from May 4, 1781 to Sept 1, 1781. Other members of the NY regiment included the brothers of his wife-to-be. He married Rachel Barrett in 1782 in Bedford, Westchester Co, NY. He and his wife removed from Westchester County to the present Town of Kent, Putnam Co, NY (then Dutchess Co). He died at age 57 on Oct 6, 1818. He had nine children. Patton, James, Jan 30, 1777. Patton, Thomas. Perrein / Perryen, William, June 10, 1778; Sixth troop. Perry, Thomas, May 1, 1777 Pierce, Thomas. Pitt/Pitts, Richard, enlisted December 23,1777 - See Court Martial, Aug 29, 1780 Quail, John, Dec 22, 1777. Quarrell, James, Febr 20, 1777 (return 12/19/80) FOURTH CONTINENTAL LIGHT DRAGOONS (R S T) Raum / Ram, Jacob Rex, Adam, to infantry, Aug 19, 1777. Riblet, Abraham, Peter, a private in Capt Jacob Klotz's Company of Col Matthias Slough's Battalion of the Flying Camp in July of 1776. (Pa Archives 5th Series, Vol 7, P 1061) Sept 9, 1778 a Corporal in Capt Herman Stout's Company 10th Penna, Col Richard Humpton. (Ibid 5th Series Vol 3, page 500.) 4th Dragoons (Ibid 5th Series, Vol 3, page 844). Ranshaer, [Renshaw,] Bennett. Richardson, Robert, June 12, 1778. Roberts, Thomas, July 5, 1778; (return 12/19/80), captured in 1781; resided in Lancaster county, 1812. Robertson, James. Robeson, George, June 24,1777 Runnals, Thomas. Sampson, Aaron Satwell / Setwell, Solomon, Feb 17, 1780 Saylor, John (return 12/19/80). Scott, John, discharged Sept 1, 1780. Searles, Reuben, June 3, 1778. Scott, Jeremiah (return 12/19/80) Shannon, David, trumpeter, Sept 11, 1777; (return 12/19/80) discharged Aug 22, 1780. Shell, Adam, taken prisoner and died in New York. Shell, Ludwig Sheppard, Robert, quarter-master sergeant, Feb 22, 1778; (return 12/19/80) resided in Northampton county, 1835, aged 76. Shetz / Sheetz, Casper. Shields, James, Aug 1, 1778 Sight(s), Jacob, May 11, 1778, Capt David Plunkett, NJ, muster 09/23/78, reported deserted 10/06/78 Singleton, John, Feb 24, 1777 Smith, Daniel, Jan 20, 1778 Sonal / Sorral, John, Sept 17, 1780. Speeder /Speder /Spider, Jacob, May 1, 1777; Craig's company; (return 12/19/80) resided in Adams county, 1811. Spooler, Jacob Spicket, Daniel Locke enlisted in Ann Arundel, Maryland, on April 6, 1777, serving in the company commanded by Capt Vashel Howard under Col Moylan. Daniel Spicket was a Trumpeter and served until he was discharged in 1780. At that time he enlisted in the ship Hetta (or Attic) of Philadelphia under a letter of marque and served the rest of the war (except that he was captured during his naval service, imprisoned, and escaped from a prison hulk). Daniel came over with General Burgoyne's forces and deserted to the Revolutionary Army. After the war he changed his name to Pickett and moved to Winchester, NH with his wife and infant son. Sprackett, Thomas, April 12, 1778. Stephenson, William, Philadelphia, Aug 15, 1782; Pike's company; resided in Philadelphia, 1786; Penna pensioner. Stout, David, June 5, 1778. Straune, John. Suttle, Strother, enlisted Dec 24, 1777, discharged Dec 24, 1780 Sutton, John, September 29, 1778. Swan, Joshua, May 6, 1777. Sypher, Peter, discharged August 16, 1780. Taylor, John, corporal, May 4, 1777; living in 1792. Taylor, William, resided in Trumbull county, Ohio, 1824, aged 84 Thomas, Edward, June 12, 1778. Thomas, James, June 14, 1777. Thompson, Ebenezer, August 9, 1780. Thomson, James. Thompson, Joseph, Surgeons Mate. Thompson, William, Riding Master. Thorn, Isaac 1777 _____? FOURTH CONTINENTAL LIGHT DRAGOONS (W, Y & Z) Wade, William Walner, Nicholas, transferred to infantry, August 19,1777. Walser / Walzer, John Watts, Francis. Watts Online and Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice Watson, Thomas W. Wear, Ralph. Wells, Enoch, corporal, transferred to infantry, August 19,1777. Welsh, Patrick, November 1,1780. Westvelt, Caleb, sergeant, June 14,1777. White, Joseph, at Chesters Pennsylvania: in Capt Moore Fauntleroy's company, 8th September, 1777; at Monmouth; discharged at Hackensack, September l5, 1780; resided in Boggs township, Centre county, in 1820. aged 63. Willson, Thomas, sergeant, August 1, 1780; resided in Orange county. New York. 1816 Winer, Henry, to infantry, August 19, 1777. Wycoff, Cornelius, enlisted June 12 of 1778 in Trenton, NJ and served as a private in Capt John Heard's 1st Troop. He was discharged in the spring of 1781 at Lancaster. He received his pension in March of 1818. Young, John, (e,) May 1,1779. Young, Joseph, (e,) March 18,1777. Zell, John. Zimmerman, William, Serjeant, Court Martial 04/22/79.
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Jacob Bamper, Cornet
Henry Betkin/Bedkin, Adj
Patrick Bennett, QM
Ephaphras Bull, Major
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John Craig, Capt
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Larkin Dorsey, Cornet
Richard Dorsey, Lt
Thomas Dorsey. Capt
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Jacob Funk, Cornet
E Williams Fell
Moore Fauntleroy. Capt
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George Gray, Capt
George Gray, Lt
Erasmus Gill, Lt, Capt
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David Hopkins, Capt
John Heard, Lt
Vachel Howard, Capt
John Heard, Capt
Jonah Hallett, Lt
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John Lee Burwell
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Nicholas Ruxton Moore
H Thomas McCawley
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David Plunket, Capt
Dade Payton, Cornet
Zebulon Pike, Cornet
Zebulon Pike, Cornet
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Lawrence Trant, Lt
Benjamin Temple, LtCol
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Anthony W White, LtCol
William Washington, Maj
Saml Williamson, Chaplain
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General Court Martial
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16th inst: of which Col Sheldon was president.
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NARA Alphabetical List of Enlisted Men and Officers*
* This list was compiled from the NARA files for the 4th Continental Light Dragoons. Some of the men in this list sold horses to the regiment or other goods and services. These men, in some cases, appear to have been enlisted into the regiment for the period of time that their work or services were needed, or a troop or detachment was stationed in the area that the person resided.
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Last Name, First Enlisted Commander History State
Abbey, Edward, 12/22/77, Fauntleroy, Va Pension Request #S.34621 Acton, Thomas, 05/1877, Plunket, Cpl 11/77, Sgt 12//78, QM 10/79, Md Adams, Jonathan 06/03/78, Plunket. NJ Adkisson, Joseph Age, Daniel, Fauntleroy 1/77 recruit Akeley/Ackley, John, 03/18/78, Plunket, NJ Albertis/Albertes/Alburtus, John, 06/11/78, Gray, POW 09/19/78, returned 10/78 Alcock, John, Fauntleroy 1/77 recruit Aldridge, Thomas, 06/01/77, Hopkins, trumpeter, d. 07/77 Allen, John, Fauntleroy 1/77 recruit Althouse, Mathew,1782 Pay Document Anderson, James, Fauntleroy 1/77 recruit,reported deserted 10/06/78 Anderson, John, 08/29/77, Hopkins, on Furlough, 09/14/78, d 10/06/78 Anthony, George, 06/12/78, Fauntleroy, Trumpeter 06/79, NJ Armstrong, John, Fauntleroy 1/77 recruit Askin, John, Dorsey, discharged 09/05/77 Atkinson, Thomas, 06/02/77, Hopkins, d. 07/77 Aukard, Andrew, 04/23/77, Howard, to foot 07/01/77 Austin/Aston, Robert, 03/11/77, Plunket, omitted 03/78 Auston, Thomas, Cpl 11/77, Sgt 12/01/78 Badford, Henry, 12/22/77, Gray, Sgt Baker, Francis, Dorsey, d. 11/15/77 Ball, Nicholas, 12/23/77, Howard, Ruxton Moore, Va Balozetts / Balezetts, George Bamper, Jacob, Cornet 08/12/78, Howard, Ruxton Moore, Omitted 05/79 Barlow, William, Fauntleroy ’77 recruit Barney, Thomas, 03/23/77, Plunket, Md Barr/ Bare, Isaac, 12/22/77, Fauntleroy, Trumpeter __/79, Va Barry, Green Y, 04/77, discharged 09/01/78 Barry, John, 05/01/77, Plunket, Md Bassford, James, 4th Cavalry 1782 Bates, Thomas, 12/22/77, Gray, Va Bayard, William, 03/13/77, Sgt, Exchanged for Caleb Dorsey 04/19/77 Bayletz/Baylitz/Beletz, 05/05/77, Hopkins, Md Baxster/Baxter, William, 06/26/77, ___________, Fauntleroy 1/77 recruit, Hopkins, discharged 09/05/77 Beach, Roswell, 01/10/80, Heard Beakly, George, Dorsey, discharged 09/05/77 Bear, Jacob, Dorsey, Omitted 02/78 Beaty, William, 06/01/77, Hopkins, d. 07/77 Bedell, David, 10/15/78, Gray, Belitre, George, 05/05/77, Hopkins Belney, Joseph, Fauntleroy 1/77 recruit Beecher, Thadeus, Forage Bennett, Patrick, QM Benson, William, 12/12/77, Hopkins, Prisoner, 08/80 Benton, Mark, Plunket horse purchase 03/20/77 Benton, William, 12/12/77, Hopkins, Va Berlin, Isaac, Pa? Berry, William, 05/26/78, Heard, QM Sgt ?/79, omitted 04/80, Va Bessonet, Baldwin & Howell, forage for Col Moylan 1777 Betkin/Bedkin, Henry, Lt 01/24/77, Adj Biggs, George, 12/12/78, Fauntleroy, trumpeter, NJ, d. 10/03/79 Binks, Christopher, supply to Col Moylan 04/77, saddle for Capt Craig 05/12/77, for Capt Fauntleroy 03/24, 04/04 and 06/10/77 Binnis, John, 05/09/77, Howard, discharged 06/77 Bird, William, Lt 01/10/77, Capt 08/77, omitted 03/78 Black, Benjamin, 02/17/77,Gray, Dorsey, discharged 02/14/80, Pa Black, Michael, 04/23/78, Plunket $20 enlistment Bounty 05/17/78, Md, 4th Cavalry 1782 Black, William, Dorsey, d. 09/25/77 Blackford, Jeremiah, supplied oats for Col Moylan 1/77 Blain, Aaron/Alaim, 06/12/78, Heard, NJ Bland, E, forage for Col Moylan, 07/77 Boarman, Joseph, 11/13/77, Plunket, Cpl, Md Bodwin, Henry, supplied Plunket™s troop with food 05/20/77 to 06/04/77, discharged 09/77, Pa? Bonham, Moses, 06/05/78, Plunket, NJ, on command Botland & Galland, supplied Capt Fauntleroy 03/24/77 Botner, Elias, supplied Capt Fauntleroy with saddle 02/05, bridles 03/06, 04/05 carbine buckets, 05/04 surcingle, 05/28 bridle, holsters 07/18/77 and accoutrements for Col Moylan, for Capt Craig 05/17/77 Bowen, James, 02/08/77, Plunket, Md, on command w/Col Moylan, Discharged, 11/30/78 Bowen, Jehu, Cornet, 10/12/78, Plunket, 2nd Lt 4th Maryland Regt; Cornet, 4th Light Dragoons, Continental Troop, wounded in the Battle of Germantown, 4 Oct. 1777. Bowen, Sabritt, 06/10/77, Cpl, Plunket, Drill Sgt 08/78, Md (see above) Bowman, Joseph, 11/13/77, Plunket, Cpl 08/78 Boyd, Alexander, 4th Cavalry 1782 Boyer, Conrad, blacksmith boarded horses for Col Moylan Bradford, Henry, 12/22/77, Gray, drill Sgt, Va Bradley, Samuel, supplied forage for Col Moylan Bragg, Benjamin, 04/03/77, Fauntleroy, prisoner 06/05/78, Cpl 03/01/79, discharged 04/03/80, Va Brewer/Brower, Daniel, 05/11/78, Plunket $20 enlistment Bounty 05/17/78, NJ Brooks, Mathew, Horse shoes Broom, Samuel, 06/22/79, Pike Brown, Abraham, reported deserted 10/06/78 Brown, Archibald, 4th Cavalry 1782 Brown, Grier, supplied Hay Brown, John, supplied Hay Brown, Philip, 12/22/77, Heard, Va, on command Bruce, Robert, 04/16/77, Hopkins, Md, w/ Gen Gates, ommited 10/78 Bryan/Bryant, Charles, 04/80, Hopkins, Cpl, Sgt Bryant, William, 01/10/78, Heard, omitted 04/78 Bryan, Joseph, supplied forage Bull, Epaphras, Major, 03/01/80 Burch/Berch, Samuel, 03/12/79, Gray Burchill/Burchall, John Bureck, Samuel (possibly Burch above) Burk, Henry, Gray, d. 07/10/77 Burk, Mitchill, 12/12/77, Gray, Va Burk, Thomas, 12/22/77, Heard, Va, on command Burnet, John, Fauntleroy 1/77 recruit Burney, Thomas, 1777 Burns, Lawrence, 07/78, Heard, omitted 09/09/78, Pa? Burstill, Catherin Burwell, John Lee, 04/29/77, Hopkins, NJ, omitted 10/78, Casualty List Busby/Busbey, Benjamin, farrier, 12/22/77, Fauntleroy, Pa, on furlough 09/23/78 listed 11/26/79 Buttitz, George Buttonstone/ Bullinstone, Philip Buttra/Burtry, William, 12/12/77, Howard, Ruxton Moore, Va, on command Byans, John, Fauntleroy, discharged 09/05/77 Cahoe, James Mease & Caldwell, supplied Capt Craig 02/03/77, Capt Dorsey 02/01/77 Calender/Kalender, Samuel, 12/12/77, Heard, Cpl, on command 09/24/78, Va Calver, William, supplied Capt Plunket 03/18/77, discharged 06/08/78 Cammel, Thomas Camp/Kamp, Casper Campbell, Alexander, Dorsey, Discharged 09/05/77 Campbell, George, paid for boarding Horses at Conrad Boyer Campbell, Thomas Carlton, Joseph, paymaster Board of War Carman/Carmer, Andrew Carr/Karr, Thomas, 12/12/77, Fauntleroy, Howard, Ruxton Moore, Inf 05/78, Sgt, omitted 09/78 & 11/78, w/Col White in NJ 09/23/78, back â€™79, omitted 04/80, Va Carrell/ Carroll, John, Fauntleroy, Muster 11/78 Carrol, Charles, 04/10/77, Hopkins, d. 04/17/77 Carter, Robert, Plunket, deserted or d. 08/77 Carty, Gilbert, Fauntleroy 1/77 recruit Casey, John, farrier, 01/30/77, Hopkins, Md, discharged 10/78 Casey, Moris Cathcart, William, Surgeon 04/01/77, Resigned 05/30/78 Christian, Jacob, 03/12/79, Cpl 04/80 Clark, Francis, Plunket, on command w/Paymaster 09/23/78 Clark, John Clark, Naylor Clark,/Clarke, Philip, Cpl, Fauntleroy â€™77 recruit, discharged 09/05/77 Cleamons/ Clemond, Alexander, 02/14/77, Gray, Col Moylanâ€™s orderly, discharged 02/14/80, Pa Clerk, John, 08/29/77, Hopkins, discharged 06/04/78 Clinton, James Coakley, Robert, 05/23/77, Plunket, Cpl 08/78, Md Coburn, John, Cornet 01/10/77, Lt Codington, James, 02/27/77, Hopkins, Discharged 02/28/80, NJ Cole, David Cole, John Colley, Charles, 12/22/77, Heard, Va Collins, Robert, 04/27/79, Plunket Cook, Joseph, Fauntleroy, discharged 09/05/77 Cook, Thomas, Fauntleroy 1/77 recruit, discharged 09/05/77 Coon, Christopher/Christian, Fauntleroy â€™77 recruit Cooper, Edward, 02/16/78, Gray, sadler 07/78, discharged 05/21/79, Va Cosby, Thomas, 12/23/77, Heard, Va, on command 09/24/78 Cottringer, John, supplied Capt Fauntleroy 04/27/77 Coven, John Craig, Charles, Capt 01/10/77, Hospital 08/23/78 Craig, John, Lt 03/22/77, Dorsey, Capt 12/22/78, Pa Craig/ Craige, Henry, 02/78, Fauntleroy, Missing 06/30/78 Crawford, Christian Crawford, Robert, 05/30/77, Howard, taken away 06/30/77 Crider/ Cryder/Kreider, David, 07/10/77, Plunket, trumpeter 03/01/79, Sgt, Pa Crocker/Croker, Ambrose, 06/02/77, Heard, Sgt, Pa, Discharged 01/05/79 Cruber, Francis, 03/15/80, Hopkins, Crum/Crumb, William, 06/17/80, Craig Cunningham, Henry, 04/28/77, Howard, to Inf 07/06/77 Cunningham, Robert Cunningham, Tames, supplied Capt Fauntleroy 05/03/77 Curry, Robert, 07/22/77, Howard, discharged 09/05/77 Cutter, Ford, 02/02/77, Hopkins, Sgt Major 02/78, omitted 05/79 Cypher/Cyphers, Peter, 04/16/77, Hopkins, omitted 04/80, Md Dade, Peyton, Cornet (name correction) Dagan, John, supplied Capt Plunket with food 05/20/77 to 06/04/77, Discharged 09/05/77 Dailey, Daniel, 02/15/77, Dorsey, prisoner 11/01/77, returned 11/01/78, discharged 02/15/80, Pa Dalton, Moses Danberry/Danbury, Nicholas, 06/12/78, Heard, NJ Danberry/Danbury, William, 06/12/78, Heard, NJ Darling, William, 04/23/77, Heard, discharged 04/23/80, reenlisted Darragh, Thomas, Capt Craig with sadlery 04/77 Davidson, John, 06/15/77, deserted or d. 08/26/77 Davis, Isaac Davis, John Davison, John, supplied accotrements and sadllery for Capt Craig 04/28/77 Degroe, Cezar Demot, Johannes, supplied forage 06/77 Demon/Demund, Peter, 03/18/78, Plunket $20 enlistment Bounty 05/17/78 Denton, William Dickey/ Deekey, James Dickson/Dixson, John, 10/78, Hopkins Diddy, Jeremiah, 07/01/77, Hopkins,discharged 07/01/80, NJ Dilion, John, supplied Hay Dillon, Roger, 1/77, Plunket, discharged 09/05/77 Dilworth, James, 06/02/78, Hopkins, omitted 03/78 Dolton, Moses, 12/22/77, Fauntleroy, Va Doolittle, Isaac, kept horses for troop Dorsey, Caleb, 04/19/77, Ruxton Moore,Sgt, Md Dorsey, John, sold horse to Capt Plunket Dorsey, Larkin, Cornet, 01/30/77, Hopkins, Resigned 09/0478, Md Dorsey, Richard, Lt, 01/24/77, Howard, Md Dorsey, Thomas, Capt 01/10/77, omitted 08/77 Dotton, Moses, 12/22/77, Cpl 11/78, Sgt 04/01/80 Dowel, James, 12/22/77, Fauntleroy, discharged 09/05/77 Doyle/Doyles, John, 03/14/77, Plunket, to Infantry 07/77 Driskall/Driskill, Timothy, 12/12/77, Howard, Ruxton Moore, Va Dudley, Robert, 12/22/77, Gray, Dorsey, Va Duffield, Felix Dull, Abraham. 10/01/77, Gray, Dorsey, prisoner 01/78, returned 07/78, Cpl 01/79, Sgt 04/80, Pa Dunn, Jonathan, supplied Hay Eaton, Michajh, 12/12/77, Howard, Ruxton Moore, Va Edwards, Charles, 06/05/77, Plunket, prisoner, 02/14/78, exchanged 07/17/78, Md Ellicot, supplied swords for Capt Plunket, 08/17/78_______ Emmory, sold horse to Capt Plunket 03/20/77 Ent, William Enyard, John, 04/27/78, Plunket, deserted or d. 04/11/79, NJ Estall/Estell, William Evans, David, supplied oats and accoutrements, 1/77 Ewing, Nat, sold horse to Capt Plunket 02/25/77 Ewing, Samuel, sold horse to Capt Plunket 03/07//77 Fauntleroy, Moore, Capt troop3 01/21/77, POW 09/25/77 Germantown, POW List 03/18/80 on Long Island, exchanged, Major 08/01/79 Fell, E William, Cornet 02/10/77, Dorsey, omitted 03/78 Fenley/Finley, John, 05/26/77, Howard, discharged 06/09/77 Fenley, Patrick, 12/22/77, Fauntleroy, Va Fields, Charles, 05/16/77, Howard, Ruxton Moore, trumpeter 03/78, reported sick 09/23/78, recd $25 01/13/80, discharged 05/16/80, Md Fields, Nocholas, 08/79, Hopkins, deserted or d. 09/03/79 Fisher, James, 05/25/77, Howard, taken away by Capt Barry 07/01/77 Fisher, Richard, 02/07/77,Gray, farrier 06/01/79, discharged 02/07/80, Pa Fling, William, provided painted cloths for Capt Craig 05/15/77, for Capt Fauntleroy 04/21 and 06/10/77 Floyd, Perry, 04/25/77, Howard, omitted 03/78 Forrest, Thomas, 05/11/77, Howard, discharged 06/11/77 Ford, Alexander Foster, William Francy/Freaney, James Freeman, Abram, supplied potatoes to 4LD Freese, Martin French, John, Fauntleroy 1/77 recruit Fry, John, fixed wagon Funk, Jacob, Cornet 01/10/77, Plunket, Lt Furlard/ Fortad/Furtad, Anthony, 08/29/77, Hopkins, Cpl 03/78, Sgt 03/06/78, Discharged 08/29/80, Md Galloway, James, sold horse to Capt Plunket 02/22/77, discharged 01/0178 Galloway, Peter, 1/77, Plunket, Cpl 08/77, trumpeter, QM Sgt 08/78, d. 07/22/80, Md Gantley, Jeremiah, 05/20/77, Plunket, deserted or d. 04/11/79. Md Garner, John, 12/22/77, Dorsey, Va Gardner, John Garrigham/Garrishan, James Garthon, Joseph, 05/08/77, Plunket, omitted 10/79, sick d. 04/80, Md Garvin, Thomas Gashmyer/Gasmier/ Gashmire, Peter Gasper, Peter, Fauntleroy â€™77 recruit George, Andrew Gibbons, Isaac Gibbs, George, 1/77, Dorsey, discharged 09/05/77 Gibson, Matthew, 04/05/77, Hopkins, discharged 09/05/77 Gilbert, William Gill, Erasmus, Lt 12/15/78, Fauntleroy, Missing 10/03/79, POW List Long Island 08/15/78 and Amboy 03/18/80, Capt Bacons Bridge, SC 05/25/82 Gill, Thomas, 03/11/77, Plunket, deserted or d. 09/04/77 Glasser/Glawser, Michael Glause, Jacob, provided goods for Capt Fauntleroy troop 04/22/77 Gold, Levi Goldtrap, John, supplied 4LD Gorden, John, 07/02/77, Howard, deserted or d. 07/09/77 Grace, Aaron Grace, George, 03/20/78, Plunket, Pa Grace, John Graham/Grayham, Edward, 09/24/77, Gray, prisoner 08/28/77, returned 09/77, discharged 04/23/80, Va Gramer/Grammer, Jesse, 02/12/79, Heard Gray, George, Lt, 01/10/77, Fauntleroy, Capt 12/07/77, resigned 12/78, Va Gray, Lynch, 06/02/77, Plunket, discharged 06/02/79, Md Green, John Grimes, Dennis, 05/22/77, Plunket, deserted or d. 08/29/77 Grover, Francis, 04/80, Hopkins, Guthery, George, Lt, Pa Hagan/Hagins, Francis, 12/22/77, Dorsey, pension, Va Hagerman, Derrick, provided oats for 4LD Haigason, William, Fauntleroy 1/77 recruit Hailer, John, Fauntleroy 1/77 recruit Hall, Aquilla, sold horse to Capt Plunket 03/27/77 Hallett, Jonas/John, Lt 10/01/79, Craig,South 08/07/83 Hales, John, provided stables and food 05/31/7, Philadelphia Hamilton, John, 03/01/79, Plunket, deserted or d. 07/01/79 Hamarly, Peter, 1/77, Dorsey, Cpl, deserted or d. 12/20/77 Hancock, I, supplied Capt Plunket troop 01/28/77, Capt Howard 01/27/77 Hand, Thomas, Fauntleroy 1/77 recruit Hanks, John, supplied canteens for 4LD Capt Craig 05/03/77 Hannah, Robert, 12/22/77, Gray, Va Hanson, Henry, 04/18/77, Hopkins, deserted or d. 07/77 Harden, Thomas, 06/26/77, Hopkins, prisoner 09/23/77, returned 11/77, omitted 03/78 Harley, Joshua, 0412/77, Howard, Ruxton Moore, discharged 04/26/80, Md Harries/Harris, John, 12/22/77, Heard, Cpl 09/78, Va Harrison, Cornelius, 02/01/77, Hopkins, Sgt, Discharged 02/01/80, NJ Harrison, John, Fauntleroy 1/77 recruit Heard, John, Lt 01/27/77, Hopkins, Capt 02/08/78, at West Point 08/09/80, NJ Hemmingway, Samuel, supplied forage for 4LD Henderson, John, Cornet 01/27/77, Howard, QM 07/78, temp duty 09/77 Henderson, William, Paymaster 02/27/77, Resigned 05/31/80 Heard/Herd, Bennet, 04/09/77, Hopkins, prisoner 09/23/77, returned 11/77, Md Hewitt, Caleb, 06/14/78, Plunket, Cpl 03/78, Sgt 06/01/79, Md Haywood/Heywood, Benjamin Lt, 4th Cont Inf Hide, John. 06/03/78, Dorsey, sick in NJ 09/24/78, deserted or d. 11/78, NJ Higgons, Peter, â€™77, Dorsey, deserted or d.09/10/77 Highland/Highlands, William, 12/12/77, Gray, Va Hilbert, John, trumpeter, muster 03/15/80 Hilburn, John, 03/15/80, Hopkins Hillegas, Michael, Major Washington 05/32/77 Hill, John, 05/01/77, Howard, Ruxton Moore, recd $30 01/13/80, discharged 05/01/80, Md Hiltzimer, Jacob, boarding 4LD horses Hogan, Thomassay Francis Hogan, Thomas/Francis Holland, Jacob, 05/18/77, Howard, Ruxton Moore, Cpl, discharged 05/17/80, Md Holland, Joseph, 05/01/78, Howard, sick 09/23/78, discharged 05/01/80, Md Holt, Thomas, 05/25/77, Hopkins, omitted 08/04/77 Holts/Holtz, John, 12/12/77, Gray, Muster 07/79, Va Honey, John, 05/01/77, Howard, deserted or d. 12/15/77 Hoofnagle, George Hoogland/Hogland/Hoagland, William, 04/19/77, Plunket, NJ Hopkins, David, Capt 5th troop 01/21/77, sick 09/14/78, Bedford 11/26/79, Major 1LD Hopkins, James Hopkins, William, 02/05/77, Plunket, Md Houser, Stophel Housley/Ously/Ousley, Jesse, 12/12/77,Fauntleroy, Va Hovan, Andrew, Fauntleroy 1/77 recruit Howard, Vatchel D, Capt 6th troop 01/27/77, d. 03/15/78 Hubbard, Eppa,12/23/77, Howard, Ruxton Moore, Sgt 04/80, Va, on command 09/23/78 Hulbert, Thomas, shoeing horses for 4LD 1/77 Humphreys/Humphrys, John, 12/12/77, Heard, on command 09/24/78, Va Humphreys/Humphrys, Richard, provided forage 1/77 Hyner/Hynder, Joseph, 04/11/79 Impson, Henry Isbell, Henry, 12/23/77, Plunket, deserted or d. 04/11/79, Va Jacob, oats for 4LD 1/77 Jacob, K, QM?, Dorsey, discharged 06/25/77 Jamison, Francis, waggoner Javatt/Javitt, Henry, 02/17/77, Gray, w/Col White 09/24/78, discharged 02/15/80, Pa Jinkes, J, supplied oats for 4LD 1/77 Johns, Richard, Capt Plunket purchased Horse 02/01/77 Johnson/ Johnston, George, 12/23/77, Hopkins, prisoner 08/79, returned 10/79, Va Johnson, John, 03/16/78, Gray, NJ Johnson, S W, forage for 4 LD â€˜77 Johnson, William, 12/23/77, Howard, Ruxton Moore, Cpl 04/80, Va Jones, Godfrey, 12/23/77, Hopkins, muster 09/14/78, paid L63/10 12/1583, Va Jones, John, paid $50.75 01/18/81 Joyce, Charles
K____, Jacob, 12/23/77, Dorsey, discharged 06/25/77 on casualty list
Kahoe/Kahow, James, 12/23/77, Howard, Ruxton Moore, inf 05/78, muster 09/23/78, omit 09/78, paid $20 11/26/79 Bedford, Va on Casualty List
Kalender/ Kallenger, Corporal, Heard's Co see Callender on Casualty List
Keener, Christian, sold horse to Capt Plunket 02/27/77
Keener, John, Sgt, Plunkett, QM 03/78, Omit 09/78
Kelley, Thomas, 12/22/77, Fauntleroy, on casualty list
Kelly, Phillip, 04/10/77, Howard, omit 06/79; Ruxton Moore, 78
Kendal, Stephen, Fauntleroy
Key/Keys, Price (see main list), Fauntleroy ’77 recruit
Kindle, Clayton, 06/12/78 on Casualty List
King, John, 04/23/77, Dorsey's, Trumpeter 08/77, Discharged 04/23/80, Casualty
King, John, 05/23/79, Plunkett's on Casualty List
King, William, QM, Plunket, John Ord, JP Penna Documenr, 1778
Kinghorn, James, Fauntleroy
Kline, Jacob, Penna German Regt
Knott, George Wilmott, 05/07/77, Howards, Farrier, discharged 05/06/80, casualty, Ruxton Moore 1778
Kuhn, Christian, See Coon, on Casualty List
Lamb, Joseph, 05/08/77, Dorsey, deserted 09/25/77, Casualty List
Langston, Samuel, 08/77, Hopkins, Discharged 08/80 Casualty List
Langford, Francis, 04/01/78, Gray, Corporal '79, discharged 05/01/80, Casualty
Lankford, Philip, 12/23/77, Heard, Casualty List
Larkins, James, endorsement by Major Fauntleroy Casualty List
James Larkins enlisted 25 April 1777 at Manockase in Frederick County, Maryland. Sgt in Capt. David Hopkins troop. Was in battle of Germantown, Brandywine, and Monmouth. He was detached to Capt. John Heard's troop at siege of York and transferred to Capt. Erasmus Gill's troop in S. Carolina. He was severely wounded in thigh while on the lines at Becon's Bridge, South Carolina, and received a conditional discharge at Lancaster, PA on Sept 22, 1782 signed by Jonah Hallett. He continued service till 9 March 1783.
Awarded Pennsylvania Bounty Land Warrant #9837.
Lawson, Caleb, 07/78, Plunket, Corporal 01/01/79, Casualty List
Laxham, John, Fauntleroy ’77 recruit
Leegore, John, 03/25/79, Plunket, Casualty List
Lester, William, 04/28/77, Hopkins, Deserted 09/25/77, Casualty List
Lacley, James, 05/08/77, Howard, deserted 07/24/77
Letnery/Letnuy, John, Fauntleroy ’77 recruit
Lewis, Charles,05/01/80, Heard, Casualty List
Light, John, 04/08/78, Plunket, Corporal 01/01/79, discharged 03/06/80
Lippincut, Stephen, 06/12/78, Fauntleroy, NJ, present on 09/13/78, Casualty List
Little/Litle, Thomas, 12/22/77, endorsement by Major Fauntleroy, Casualty List
Landye/Londye, John, 10/77, Corporal, Plunket, deserted 09/16/77
Loque, Patrick, 05/08/77, Dorsey, deserted 07/10/77, Casualty List
Lott, Jeremiah, 03/18/78, Heard, Trumpeter 06/79, Casualty List
Lucas, Richard, 07/1078, Corporal 10/78, Sgt 03/80, Casualty List
Lynn, John, 4th Cavalry 1782
Lytle, Thomas, Fourth Cavalry 1782
Maddin, Thomas, Ruxton Moore 1778
Malone, Charles, Casualty List, Muster 1778
Manifold, Peter, Lt, Casualty List
Mauyfold, P (probably Manifold)
Marsteller, Phillip Col, QM Lancaster, Pa, provide forage for 4LD, Letter 11/12/80
Maskell, Lawrence, Drill Sgt, Gill
McCauly/Macauly, Zachariah, Ruxton Moore 1778
McCawley, H Thomas
McClain, Daniel, Fauntleroy ’77 recruit
McConnold, Patt, 02/17/77,Gray, Pa, Present 09/14/78
McCrea, Gilbert, 06/17/78, trumpeter, Fauntleroy, NJ, Present on Roll 09/13/78
McDowel, James, Fauntleroy ’77 recruit
McGannon, Darby, See Megannon, Fauntleroy ’77 recruit
McKanless, John, 12/12/77, Fauntleroy, Farrier, Va, Present on Roll 09/13/78
Megannon, Darbey, 04/23/77, Fauntleroy, Va, Present on Roll 09/13/78
Mollehon, Thomas, 12/22/77, Fauntleroy, Va, Present 09/13/78 Roll
Moody, Benjamin, 04/07/77, Gray, Pa, Present 09/14/78
Moore, John, Fauntleroy ’77 recruit
Moore, Nicholas Ruxton, Lt, Capt
Mortimer, Robert, 04/23/77, Cpl, Gray, Pa, Present 09/14/78
Moylan/moyland/Milein, Stephen, Col
Murphy, John, Ruxton Moore 1778
Murry, Thomas, 04/16/77, Gray, Pa, Present 09/14/78
Musgrove, Samuel, Casualty List
Naffet, Robert Nagle, Henry Neely, David Nelson, Henry Newby, John Newit, Caleb Newman, John Newsom, Crawford Newsom, James Newsum, Crawford Nichols, Isaac Nichols, Hugh Nixon, John Nixon, Thomas Noal, Lambert Noglan, William Norton, James Norton, William Nutter, Henry Oldwin, Barney Oldwine, Bernard Oldwine, Charles O Neill, Bernard Organ, Cornelius Overton, Thomas, Lt, Capt, Va Palfray, _______ Paca, Aquilla Parre, James Patterson, John Patten, Mathew Patton, James Peirce, Thomas Pelkington, Thomas Perine, Nicholas Perkin, William Perkins, William Perrein, William Perry, Eli Perry, Thomas Petitt, Nathaniel Pettet, Nathaniel Peyton, Dade, Cornet-Name reversed in list, corrected above and in officer list Philips, ________ Philips, George Philpot, John Phrisby, ________ Pike, Robert Pike, Zebulon Pitt, Richard Plunket, Thomas Plunkett, David, Capt Polk, Jehosaphat Pooley, Richard Porter, George Prince, David Prine, William Proctor, Francis Quaile, Henry Quails, John Quale, John Quarrel, James Randolph, John Rannols, Thomas Reiad, John Renshaw, Bennett Reynolds, Titus Rhone, Daniel Riblet, Peter Richadson, Robert Richei/Ritchy/Ritchy, John reported deserted 10/06/78 Rickey, Israel Rigby, Edmund Roberts, Thomas, Plunket $20 enlistment Bounty 05/17/78 Robertson, James Roberts, Joseph Robins, John Robinson, George Robinson, James Rogers, John Roseboom, John Ross, Robert Row, Thomas Ryan, Michael Satwell/Setwell, Solomon, 07/17/80, Craig Schroff/ Shrove, Adam Scott, John, 09/01/77, Howard, Ruxton Moore, prisoner 01/04/78, returned 03/78, Md Seamore, John, Fauntleroy â€™77 recruit Searls, Reubin, 06/03/78, Gray, Dorsey, NJ Shambs, Valentine, supplied 4LD Shannon, David, 08/23/77, Howard, Ruxton Moore, on command w/Moylan 09/23/78, trumpeter 11/78, Pvt 06/79, trumpeter 10/79, Pa Shaw, Alexander, 04/29/77, Howard, discharged 09/05/77 Shaw, James, 04/09/77, Dorsey, Sgt 04/78, QMSgt 01/79, omitted 04/80, Pa Sheets/Sheetz/ Shietz, Casper Shell, Adam, 04/06/77, Heard, discharged 04/80, Pa Shepherd/ Sheppard, Robert, 02/22/78, Fauntleroy, tending to sick 09/23/78, Sgt, NJ Shepherd/Shepphards, William, Supplied forage to 4LD 12/21/77 to 03/06/77, Providence Township, NJ Shields,/Sheals/Shiels, James, 08/12/78, Gray, prisoner 11/79, returned 04/80, paid L30 06/09/83, paid L80/14s9p 12/20/83,Va Shipley, Tolbert, sold Horse to Capt Plunket 03/07/77 Shipttz, John, supplied forage to 4LD 1/77 Shoemaker, Peter Sight/Sights/Seitz, Jacob, 05/11/78, Plunket, muster 09/23/78, reported deserted 10/06/78, NJ Simpson, Reason/Rezin, 03/15/77, Howard, Ruxton Moore, muster Cpl 09/23/78, Sgt 11/80, discharged 03/15/80, Md Sinclair, William, sold horse to Capt Plunket 03/27/77 Singleton, John, 02/24/79, Heard, paid L35 02/24/79 Sladijen/Sladyen/ Sladyon, Daniel, 12/22/77, Dorsey, Gray, muster Cpl 09/24/78, paid L98 08/01/83, Va Smiht, Hezekiah, Chaplain Smith, Daniel, 01/20/78, Plunket, $20 enlistment Bounty 05/17/78, muster 09/23/78, Md Smith, Francis, sold leather breeches to Capt Plunket 05/17/78 Smith, George, 03/17/77, Plunket, d. 06/15/77 Smith, Job, sold horse to Capt Plunket 02/08/77 Smith, John, sold horse to Capt Plunket 02/19/77 Smith, John, 01/22/77, Hopkins, muster 09/14/78, Cpl 08/78, Omitted 04/80, Md Smith, Larkin Cornet, Lt, Capt Smith, Philip, Dorsey, discharged 09/05/77 Snowden, Joseph, 02/08/77, Hopkins, prisoner 09/23/77, discharged 02/07/80 Sorrel, John, 09/15/80, Hopkins Southmayd, Daniel Spicket, Daniel, trumpeter, 04/12/77, Ruxton Moore Spricket, Daniel, Howard, discharged 04/12/80 Speeder, Jacob, trumpeter, 04/28/77, Hopkins Spider, Jacob Spiegel, Lawrence or Lorentz Spooler, Jacob, 04/28/77, Hopkins Sprackett, Thomas, trumpeter, 04/12/78, Plunket Sprackett, William? Spricket, Hosea, 05/20/77, Howard, d. 07/24/77 Staats, Peter Steel, Francis Sterling, James, 07/78, omitted 09/78 Stevenson, William Stone, Leonard, Sgt, Dorsey, Deserted 09/25/77 Stout, David, 06/03/78, Plunket Straane, John Strong, John, 12/23/77, Howard Strawn, John, 12/23/77, Ruxton Moore Sullivan, John Lt Summers, Peter Suttle, Stroder, 12/24/77, Heard, Sgt 06/79 Sutton, John, trumpeter, 09/78 Suttern, John Swan, Joshua, 05/16/77, Plunket Sweney, Terrence, 05/27/77, Howard, discharged 09/05/77 Sypher, Peter, Sgt, Taylor, John, 05/09/78, Hopkins, cpl 04/01/80 Taylor, John, 08/29/77, Hopkins, omitted 04/80 Taylor, McDanniel, 04/78 Taylor, William, 05/27/77, Craig, discharged 01/21/80 Temple, Benjamin LtCol Thackum, Thomas Thomas, Andrew__/__/77, Plunket, deserted 08/29/77 Thomas, Edward, 06/12/78, Fauntleroy, Thomas, Edwin Thomas, James, 06/14/77, Plunket Thomas, John Thomas, Sollomon, 09/01/77, cpl 07/78, Ruxton Moore Thompson, Ebenezar Thompson, Joseph Thompson, William, promoted Riding Master 06/15/78 Thorn, Isaac Till, John Tomlin, William Tomblin, William, 12/23/77, Howard, Cpl - Moorl, QM Sgt 04/80 Toppin, John, â€˜77, Fauntleroy Townsand/Townsen, Elwell, 12/23/77, Howard, Ruxton Moore, cpl 04/80 Trant/Trent, Lawrence, Lt 10/01/77 Craig, QM, Capt Treaney, James Trott, Richard, 04/29/77, Hopkins, deserted 07/77 Tubbs, Stephen, 05/01/80, Fauntleroy Turner, Francis, 12/22/77, Gray, Dorsey, discharged 02/29/80 Turner, John Turner, Patrick, Craig, Hospital 08/23/78 Van Allen, John Vandike, Henry Vaux, James Veight, Isaac, 02/14/77, Hopkins, Cpl, Prisoner 12/17/79, Muster 07/78, Sgt 10/78, discharged 02/14/80 Veightee, Isaac
Wade, William, Hazen's Regt? Mistake NARA card, not a dragoon
Ward, Jesse, 12/23/77, Heard, discharged 01/23/80 Washington, William, Major, LtCol 3LD Watson, James, 07/21/78, Heard, reported deserted 12/23/78 Watson, Thomas W Watts, Francis Weadle/Waidle/Widell, Christian Weare/Weir, Andrew Welber, Auguston, Fauntleroy Welsh, Patrick Wescot, John Whelan, Daniel White, Anthony Walton, LtCol 02/15/77, 1LD 12/10/79 White, John, Fauntleroy, Whitehurst, John, 04/07/77, Fauntleroy, discharged 04/29/79 White, Joseph, 09/15/77, Fauntleroy, Cpl 03/01/80 White, William, Fauntleroy Whitehouse, John, Fauntleroy Whiteing/Whiting/Whiten, William, 04/03/77, Fauntleroy, discharged 04/03/80 Wicoff/Wycoff/Wycoft, Cornelius, 0612/78, Heard Wilcox, Edward Wilcox, James, 06/12/77, Howard, Exchanged 06/18/77 Wild, Edward, Fauntleroy Wilkinson, William Williams, Henry, 12/23/77, Hopkins, discharged 09/15/80 Williams, Peirson, 12/12/77, Heard Williams, Renol Williamson, Samuel, Chaplain 05/01/78, omitted 95/79 Willis, Henry, Cornet, Lt 12/22/78 Willmothnot/Witmoknas, George Willson, Gabriel, 04/17/77, Plunket, d. 06/27/77 Wilson, Thomas, Sgt Winans, William Wingate, Martin, 12/12/77, Plunket, on command Wood, John, 04/09/77, Hopkins, Omitted (to Pulaski) 10/78
Yard, Archibald, 06/10/78, Heard, Omitted 07/78, Casualty List
Yarnal, Peter, Surgeons Mate 05/22/77, Discharged 09/77, Casualty List
Young, John, 05/01/79, Fauntleroy, Casualty List
Young, Joseph, 03/14/77, Plunket, 4th Cavalry 1782, Casualty List
Yule, James, Cornet, Hopkins
Zabourne, David, Dorsey, Discharged 09/05/77, Casualty List
Zeamerman/Zimmerman, William, 03/27/77, Fauntleroy, Cpl, Drill Sgt 02/78, Present on Roll 09/13/78, Omitted 04/79, Casualty List