Our Patriots

Our chapter members are descendents of men and women who risked their lives and fortunes during the American Revolution. They served in various capacities promoting the cause of American independence during the war. We are proud of these brave patriots. The legend for service abbreviations at the bottom of the page.

PATRIOT SERVICE EXPANDED SERVICE
Alexander, William VA, LT COL Prince William Co. Militia
Bagg, Thomas MD, PS Oath of Allegiance, 1779
Bassett, John MD, PS Oath of Allegiance; Paid Supply Tax, 1783
Bassett, William MD, PS PVT Oath of Allegiance; [Private] Capt. Matthew Purnell
Beall, Thaddeus MD, CAPT PS Also 2nd LT, 1st LT, Brigade MAJ, 1st Battalion Flying Camp; Took Oath of Allegiance
Bedient, Jr., Mordecai CT, PVT Capt. Samuel Comstock
Belfield, John VA, PS Furnished supplies
Benjamin, Sarah NY, PS Nurse
Bergh, Christian PA, PVT Capt. Adam Serfass, Col. Christian Shouse; Militia
Biggs, Robert PA, PVT Capts. Eli Myers, Huffnagle; Col. McCoy; 8th Regiment 
Billings, James CT, PVT Capts. Eldridge, Grant, Belcher, Perkins; Cols. Parsons, Ely, Starr 
Blount, Reading NC, MAJ 5th NC Regiment
Boone, Edward NC & VA, CS PS Juror; Road Viewer; Defender of Fort
Bowles, John MD, PS PVT Col. J. Jordan, St. Mary’s Co. Militia; Signed Oath of Allegiance
Bracken, William DE, PS Signed the Oath of Allegiance 1778
Braxton, Carter VA, SDI PS Signer of the Declaration of Independence; Burgess; Member of State Committee of Safety; Member of Continental Congress; Member of House of Delegates
Brenneman, Christian PA, PVT Capts. Deal, McDonald, White, Dodd; Cols. Smith, Swope, Rankin
Brittingham, John MD, PS PVT Took Oath of Allegiance; [Private] Capt. Fisher Walton
Brookshire, James MD, PS PVT Capt. Eccleston, Col. Price; Took Oath of Allegiance & Fidelity, 1778
Burger, Jacob VA, PS Paid supply tax
Busey, John MD, SGT Also Pvt. 4th Co. Montgomery Co.; 1SGT, Capt. William Bailey, Col. John Murdoc
Bush, Jr., Isaac SC, SOL Capts. Joseph Johnson, Frederick Womack
Camden, John VA, PVT Capt. Cabell’s 1st Rifle Co.; Amherst Co. Militia
Campbell, Sr., Lawrence VA, PS Furnished supplies
Carver, Joseph PA, PS Paid supply tax 1779, 1781
Chamberlain, Ninian NC, PS Took Oath of Allegiance to make land entry, Washington Co., 1780
Champion, Charles VA, PS Furnished supplies
Clark, Micajah VA, PS Furnished supplies for the Army
Clark, Ephraim MA & NH, PS SMN Frigate ‘Alliance’, Commo. Paul Jones, POW; SOL, Capt. Nath’l Odiorne, Militia
Cloud, Jesse PA, PVT Capt. John Craige, Col. Hannum, Chester Co. Militia
Cobb, Elkanah MA, PVT Capt. Benjamin Godfrey, Col. John Cushing
Cole, Robert VA, SGT Infantry, CL
Compton, Edmund Howard MD, LT Also Ensign, 1st Regiment, Maryland Line
Connor, Terence VA, PVT 11th Regiment, Capt. Galeher, Col. Morgan
Coryell, Abraham NJ, PVT Capt. John Phillips, 3rd Regiment, Hunterdon Co. Militia
Cronise, John MD, PS Signed Association Test 1775; Loaned money to the State of Maryland 1780
Cutler, Simeon MA, LT Capts. Leland, Staple Chamberlain; Cols. Pierce & Parry
Dana, William MA, CAPT PS Also 1st LT, SGT, Capts. Timothy Bigelow, Craft & Gridley; Member of Committee of Correspondence 1778-1779
Davis, Jonathan VA, SOL Capt. Francis Taylor, VA Line, 1776 
Davis, Joshua NC, PS Paid provisions tax 1780
DeGraffenreid, Tscharner VA, CS Justice of Lunenberg Co., 1781-83
Demarest, John NJ, PS Property destroyed by British
Diggs, Dudley VA, PS Revolution Convention 1776; Committee of Safety 1775-1776 
Dowling, William MD, PVT Col. Richard Graves, 13th Battalion, Militia
Du Bose, John SC, PVT Capt. Elias Dubose, 1775 Volunteer Militia Company
Duncan, Charles VA, SOL Capt. James Browning, Culpeper Co. Militia
Dupuis, Francois LA, PS Galvez, New Orleans Militia 1777
Dyer, Eliphalet CT, BGEN, CS, PS Also Col., 5th Militia Regiment; Brig. Gen., 5th Brigade; Moderator 1779-81, Committee of Correspondence; Superior Court Judge
Early, Daniel PA, PVT Col. James Johnson, 1st Battalion; Cumberland Co. Militia
Felter, Peter NY, PVT Capts. Aury Smith, John Gardner; Col. Ann Hawk Hay, 2nd Regiment, Orange Co. Militia
Felter, William NY, PS Signer of the Association Test, Haverstraw Precinct, Orange Co. 1775
Fooks, Daniel MD, PVT Capt. James Perdue, Worcester Co.
Forrest, Shadrack NC, PS Furnished supplies, entered land grant; Took Oath of Allegiance 1780
Forsman, Sr., Robert PA, PS PVT Capt. Dewitt, LCol. Beam; Took Oath of Allegiance 1777; Paid Supply Tax 1781
French, Otho MD, PS Took Oath of Allegiance, 1778
Gaston, William SC, CAPT New Acquisition Militia
Gates, Samuel VA, PVT Capt. Marquis Calmes Co.; Col. Christian Febiger, 2nd Regiment
Gatewood, William VA, CAPT Essex Co. Militia
Geer, George CT, PVT Pension number *S17434
Gill, Jones VA, PVT Capt. Seth Stubblefield, Militia
Gillihan, Clemmons VA, PVT Capt. Benjamin Biggs, 7th Regiment; VA Continental Line
Goodridge, John MA, CPL Also Pvt. Capts. Bridge, Fuller, Joslin; Cols. Whitcomb, Cushing
Greenman, William NY, PVT Col. Van Rensselaer, 4th Regiment, Albany Co.; Militia
Gross, Abraham PA, NONCOM Capt. Jacob Clater Co. Northampton Co. Militia, 1781
Gunn, Sr., Nathaniel MA, LT CS Capt. Adam Serfass, Col. Christian Shouse; Militia
Gwinn, David VA, CAPT Also 2LT, Augusta Co. Militia
Harris, Jr., James MD, PVT 2nd Regiment, Maryland Line
Hart, John NJ, SDI PS Signer of the Declaration of Independence; Member of State Committee of Safety; Vice President of Provincial Congress
Hayes, Richard VA, PS Gave material aid
Helm, Meredith VA, CAPT Also 2nd Lt., Col. George William Fairfax, Frederick Co. Militia 
Herbert, Stewart PA, CAPT Pennsylvania Line
Higgins, Solomon MA, CAPT Col. Cary
Hinman, Asabel NJ, PS CAPT Captain; also Wagoner, Wagonmaster, Conductor of Team Brigade
Hobbs, John MA, PVT Capt. Asa Danforth Co., Col. Convers Regiment, Gen. Gates
Hoke, John PA, PVT Capt. Reinhardt Bott’s 1st Co., 3rd Battalion; York Co. Militia, LCOL Michael Smyser
Holman, Jr., Isaac NC, PVT Capts. Samuel Reed, Ritchie Grimes; Col. Locke
Holman, Sr., Isaac NC, PS Paid for services rendered
Holsinger, Michael VA, PVT Capt. Harrison, Augusta Co. Militia
Hopkins, William NJ, SOL As Artificer in Quartermaster General’s Dept.
Hoy, William VA, MAJ Also Capt., Lincoln Co. Militia; Clark’s 1st Regiment
Jaquette, Joseph PA, LT Capt. Lewis Farmer, Col. Samuel Miles; Regiment of Rifles
Johnson, Joseph NY, QM Capt. John Bell, Col. Ann Hawk Hay; 2nd Orange Co. Militia Regiment
Johnson, Thomas VA, PS Member of Committee of Safety, 4 Dec 1775; Furnished Supplies
Jones, Jacob S. DE, PS Paid supply tax
Kaufman, Philip PA, PVT Capts. Ritter, Schradle, Col. Heister, 6th Battalion; Berks Co. Militia
Kemp, Thomas MD, PS Took Oath of Allegiance, 1778
Lamb, Frederick SC, NONCOM Fifer in Capt. Peter Gray’s 2nd Regiment, Continental Line
Leach, Sr., William MD, PS Oath of Fidelity & Support, 1778; Montgomery Co. 
Leighton, Samuel MA, PVT Lt. Thomas Parrat, Capt. Henry Dyer 
Lewis, Peter NC, PVT Capt. Benjamin Williams, Col. Alexander Martin; Recieved General Assembly land grant, North Carolina
Lincoln, Abraham VA, CAPT Augusta & Rockingham Co. Militia; Lower Battalion
Lincoln, Jacob VA, LT Capts. Ragan, Lincoln; Cols. Harris, Dark
Linton, Elijah MD & VA, PVT Capt. Thomas Snead, Col. George Mathews, 5th & 9th VA C.L.; MD Militia Capt. Henry Miles
Lloyd, James MD, CAPT 4th Battalion Talbot Co. Militia
Magee, Phillip NC, SOL 1782 Pay Voucher #1547
Marsh, Aaron VA, SOL New Kent Co. Militia
Mattern, George MD, PVT Capt. Philip Graybill's Co, LCOL Ludwig Weltner's Regiment 
Matthews, Elijah MA, PVT Capt. Edward Grow
Mavity, William VA, SGTMAJ PS 2nd Battalion, 4th Regiment, Col. Waller; Took Oath of Allegiance
Moody, Nathaniel Peaslee MA, PVT Capt. Amos Cogwell; Col. James Wesson
Morrison, Nathaniel VA, SOL 1st Battalion Berkeley Co. Militia
Moulton, Jonathan MA, SGT 3rd Sergeant in Capt. John Dodge’s Regiment, Col. Jacob Gerrish
Myers, Stephanus NY, SOL 1st Regiment, Ulster Co. Militia
Myers, Garret NY, PVT PS Capt. Aurie Smith, Col. Ann Hawkes Hays; 2nd Regiment, Signed Association Pledge 1775
Neal, James VA, CAPT 13th VA Regiment
Nettleton, Thaddeus CT, PVT Capt. Samuel Peck, Col. David Wooster, 1st Regiment
Newberry, Stedman CT, PVT Capt. Gurdon Saltonstall, Capt. Jabex Beebe, Capt. Oliver Comstock 
Newcomb, Silas NJ, BGEN Also Col., Militia
Norton, William SC, PS Furnished Supplies
Norwood, John SC, CAPT Gen. Marion’s Brigade; Also Pvt., Capt. Elias Dubose
Norwood, Theophilus SC, CS Petit Juror, 1779
Oldweiler, Jacob PA, PVT Capt. Andrew Boggs, Col. Alexander Lowery; 7th Battalion, Lancaster Co. Militia
Paine, William MA, PVT Capts. John Bayley, John Wiley; Col. Michael Jackson, Massachusetts Line
Parker, Stephen NC, PS Furnished supplies
Parker, Sr., Elisha MD, SOL Worcester Co. Militia, Capt. Handy; Wicomico Battalion
Parker, John MD, PS Oath of Allegiance, 1778
Parsons, Samuel MD, CPL Also Pvt., Capts. Ebenezer Handy, Robert Handy
Parsons, William MD, PVT Capt. Ebenezer Handy, Worcester Militia; also Wicomico Battalion
Penn, Benjamin MD, PVT Capt. Joseph Burgess, Col. Smallwood
Percival, Benjamin MA, CPL Capt. Simeon Fish, Col. Freeman
Pitts, Peter MA, CAPT Col. Timothy Walker, Bristol Co. Regiment
Pound, John VA, PS Paid for public service
Powell, John SC, SOL Paid for Militia Duty
Prather, Basil NC, Militia [Soldier] Militiaman in Salisbury District
Pratt, James VT, PVT Capt. Hutchins, Maj. Isaac Clark; Col. Ebenezer Allen
Pullen, Jedediah VA, PS Furnished supplies
Richardson, Jesse CT, PVT Capts. Pease, Haas, Cols. Huntington, Wolcott, Mason
Riggin, Frances NC, PVT Capts. Harris, Turner, Cols. Haines, Williams
Ringle, Mathias PA, PS ENS Also Pvt., Capts. Groff, Shriver, Cols. Hubner, Beam, Northampton Co. Militia; Oath of Allegiance, 17 Apr 1778, Northampton Co.
Risley, Joseph NJ, SOL Gloucester Co. Militia
Ritter, Anthony MD, PS Took Oath of Allegiance 
Roach, Phillip MD, PVT PS Capt. Stephen Hylands Co., 1775; Oath of Allegiance, 1778
Rogers, William PA, ENS Northumberland Co., Rangers on the Frontiers, 1778-83
Rush, Jacob PA, PVT Capt. Wilson, Col. Woods; Also Capt. Davis
Sackett, Justus CT, CS PS Justice of the Peace, 1775-1776, 1779; Deputy and Representative to General Assembly from Kent, 1775-1783
Savage, Benjamin MD, PS Paid 1783 Supply Tax
Sawyer, Samuel MA, MAJ Also 1Lt., Capt. Littlefield, Col. Moulton, Lexington Alarm 19 Apr 1775; Col. Scammon, York Co. Militia
Schley, George Jacob MD, PS 1LT Capt. Haass, Middle District of Frederick Co.; Associator
Seaman, Eberhart PA, PS Paid supply tax, Berks Co. 1781
Shepler, Henry PA, PS CAPT Col. Spycker, Berks Co. Militia, 1780; Paid supply tax, 1779
Sinclair, Arthur PA, MGEN Also Col., Bgen [rank Major General]
Skinner, David MA, 2LT Lexington Alarm 1775, Capt. Samuel White, Col. John Daggett; Capt. Samuel Robinson, Col. Wade
Skinner, Sr., Ashbel CT, CS Selectman 1775, 1778-80
Smith, Isaac NY, CAPT Col. Abraham Lent, Militia
Smith, Peter NY, PS Association Test, 1775
Smith, Petrus NY, SOL Capt. Cornelius Wynkoop, Marbletown Militia
Smith, William NJ, CAPT Col. John Holmes, Col. Benjamin Holmes, Salem Co. Militia 
Snow, Elisha MA, PVTR PS Privateerman; Member of Committee of Safety and Correspondence, Maine
Snow, Mark MA, PVT Lts. Seth Briggs, John Doty, Capts. Joseph Parker, Barnabas Doty, Col. Ebenzer Sprout
Staley, Melchoir MD, PS Rendered material aid
Stark, Christopher PA, PVT Ranger on the Frontier, Capts. Abner Howell, George Sharp
Stavely, Joseph MD, PVT Capt. William Maxwell
Steele, James VA, CS Appointed Viewer of Causeway over Long Meadow, 1783 
Stewart, James MD, CAPT, PS Harford Co. Militia; Took Oath of Allegiance
Stone, John MD, PS Member of Charles Co. Committee to Carry Resolves of Continental Congress Aug. 1775
Strout, Elisha MA, CPL Also Pvt., Capt. Morton, Col. Mitchel
Tasker, James VA, PVT Capt. Thomas West, Col. Edward Stevens, 10th Regiment
Taylor, Daniel NJ, SGT Also Pvt., Capts. Winters, Oliver, Hope
Terrell, George VA, 1LT Also Ens., Capts. John Minor, John Fitzhugh
Tillman, Sr., Thomas VA, PS Captured two guns from the enemy
Tipton, John VA, COL CS PS Also Ens., Capts. John Minor, John Fitzhugh Militia; Judge, Sheriff, Delegate to General Assembly; Provided Gunpowder
Townsend, William NC, SOL Paid for services rendered, Militia
Trimmer, Obadiah VA, ENS Louisa Co. Militia, 1781
Upshaw, Leroy VA, CAPT Also Lt., Capt. Azariah Martin Co.
Van Epps, Evert NY, PS Also Pvt., Sgt.; Capt. Jellis Fonda, Col. Frederick Fisher; Capt. of Batteaumen and Laborers, Quartermaster’s Dept.; Prisoner of War
Van Nostrand, Aaron NY, PS Signer of Association Test, Queens Co., 19 Jan 1776
Wade, William VA, SOL Militia, 1781
Wagerman, Philip PA, PVT Capt. Samuel Rogers, 8th Battalion, Cumberland Co. Militia
Walrath, Henry NY, ENS Maj. Peter Deygart; Also Pvt., Cols. Samuel Campbell, Jacob Klock
Warren, Sr., John SC, PVT PS Capt. Dubose, 1775 Militia; Provided material aid
Warwick, Jacob VA, CAPT Militia; Also Lt., Capt. William Kincaid
Washburn, Nathaniel NJ, SGT Sussex Co. Militia
West, Thomas DE, PVT Capt. William Moore, Col. Neill, 2nd Regiment
Wetherbee, Cade NC, PS Furnished supplies
Whitcomb, Joseph NH, CAPT PS Col.Samuel Ashley, Militia; Member of Committee of Safety
White, William VA, LT PS LT, Northampton Co. Militia; Signed Oath of Fidelity
Whittlesey, Sr., Eliphalet CT, PS Member of General Assembly, 1775 from Kent
Williamson, Jeremiah NY, PVT Capt. Aury Smith, Col. Ann Hawks Hay; 2nd Regiment, Orange Co. Militia
Williamson, Nicholas NY, PVT Capts. Aurie Smith, John Bell; Cols. Hay, Graham, 2nd Regiment, Orange Co. Militia
Wolcott, Silas PA, PVT Capts. Whitsell, Robb, Cols. Miles, Stewart
Worthington, William MD, PS Mem. of Resolutions Committee, Baltimore Co.
Wright, Peter RI & VT, CAPT PS Mem. of Committee, Recruiting Officer, N. Kingston; Also Pvt, Alarms, Capts. Cyperan Downer, Bigelow Lawrence, Isaac Andrews
Yeager, Andrew PA, PVT Capts.Deibler & Weaver, Cols. Burd, Elder; 4th Battalion, Lancaster Co. Militia, Capt. Rutherford
Zartman, Martin PA, PS Suffered Depredation, 1782
Zorn, Henry SC, PS Furnished Supplies

Legend:
1LT = First Lieutenant
2LT = Second Lieutenant
BGEN = Brigadier General
CAPT = Captain
COL = Colonel
CPL = Corporal
CS = Civil Service
ENS = Ensign
LT = Lieutenant
MAJ = Major
MATR = Matross (a soldier of artillery, who ranked next below a gunner)
MGEN = Major General
NONCOM = Non-Commissioned
PVT = Private
PVTR = Privateer
PS = Patriotic Service
QM = Quartermaster
SDI = Signer of the Declaration
SGT = Sergeant
SGTMAJ = Sergeant Major
SMN = Seaman
SOL = Soldier