Our Revolutionary War Patriots

(Click on the Patriot Name to see the story about his service) 

 

 

Josiah Darby    1734-1821 Maryland  6th Great Grandfather of Michael Pryor

 

Private, Montgomery County, Maryland Militia -- 3rd Company, Upper Battalion, serving under Col. Zadock Magruder and

Lt. Col. Francis Deakins.  Also signed Oath of Allegiance

 

Benjamin Tanner    1738-1804 New York  4th Great Grandfather of Timothy Killam

 

Corporal, Albany County, New York Militia -- Drake's Company of Col. Harper's Regiment, fought in the Battle of Klock's Fields, October 1780

Stephen Hoyt    1746-1824 New Hampshire  3rd Great Grandfather of Stuart Hoyt

 

Lieutenant, New Hampshire Militia, later known as the 1st New Hampshire -- serving under Captain Hale of that regiment

John Gladden   1755-1822 South Carolina  Supplemental patriot of Patrick Hollis

 

Militiaman, Fairfield, Chester, and Kershaw Counties, South Carolina -- served under Gen. Francis Marion "The Swamp Fox" in the Southern Campaign

David Pressley  1764 - 1834 South Carolina  Forefather of James and Clifford Saunders

 

Militiaman, 96th District, South Carolina served under Col. Andrew Williams and fighting the Cherokee Indians.  Also served under Capt. John McCauley and Gen Francis Marion "The Swamp Fox" in South Carolina.  He was present at the Battle of Black Mingo River when Marion’s force defeated Tory forces under Colonel Samuel Tynes.

Johannes Roller  1725 - 1816 Virginia  Third Great Grandfather of Travis Tate

 

Private, Third Virginia Regiment; Dumore County Militia, serving under Cpt. Jacob Holeman; his civic duty was as a juror in Shenandoah County, Virginia in 1783.

Solomon Cox  1738 - 1820  Pennsylvania  Forefather of Joe Cox

 

Non-combatant  Offered material aid to the Patriot Army of General Nathaniel Greene

Thomas Hardeman  1750 - 1833 Tennessee  Forefather of Terry Hardeman

 

Militiaman, State of Tennessee -- served under Capt. William Bean at the Battle of King's Mountain, N.C. and defeated the Tories.

Jesse Robinett, Sr.  1755 - 1830  North Carolina  Forefather of Dick Robinette

 

South Carolina State troops, served in regiments under Cols. Polk, Hampton, and Hill

John Robinett  1755 - 1835 Virginia  Forefather of Dick Robinette

 

Militiaman, Monongalia County, Virginia  

James Hollis, Sr.  1730 - 1801 South Carolina  4th Great Grandfather of Patrick Hollis

 

Provided material aid to the Continental Army; Served in the Fairfield County, South Carolina Militia under Gen. Francis Marion "The Swamp Fox".

Pierre Firmin Breaux  1749 - 1808  Louisiana  Forefather of Michael Mark

 

Militiaman, Attakapas District, Louisiana -- served with Spain's Bernardo de Galvez to prevent the British from encircling the Continental Arrmy from the south.

Elisha Stevens  1759 - 1814  New York  4th Great Grandfather of Randy Stevens-Faust

 

Militiaman, Monroe, Orange County, New York; served under Col. John Hathorn and Lt. Col. Henry Wisner.  Fought in numerous battles in New York.

Samuel Phillips   1742 - 1822  Maryland  6th Great Grandfather of Louis Segaloff

 

Sergeant, 6th Maryland Regiment, Second Maryland Brigade under the command of Col. Otho H. Williams.  Participated in the Battle of Germantown 4 Oct 1777 and the Battle of Monmouth 6 June 1778 after spending the winter at Valley Forge.  Subsequently transferred to the Southern Command under Nathaniel Greene.  Here he fought in the Battle of Camden (SC).  Discharged in 1783 at the close of the war.

Thomas Landrum   1759 - 1833  Virginia  4th Great Grandfather of John Robert Booth

 

Private, 7th Virginia Regiment, Continental Army Feb 1778 - Feb 1779 serving in General Woodford's Brigade; Virginia Militia May 1780 - 1781 serving under Captain Webb.  Fought at the Battle of Jamestown and involved in prisoner transfers.

Peter  Strozier   1748 - 1807  Georgia  4th Great Grandfather of John Robert Booth

 

Private, Georgia Militia.  Fought in the Battle of Kettle Creek, King's Mountain, and elsewhere under the command of General Elijah Clark and Captain Paddy Carr.

 

James Sargent, Sr.  <1735 - >1778  Maryland  7th Great Grandfather of Louis Segaloff


Served on the "Committee of Observation and List of Associators" for Frederick County, Maryland in 1777 and as a juror to the Oath of Allegiance in 1778.

 

 

Franz (Francis) Hoffman  <1750 - >1819  Maryland  5th Great Grandfather of Louis Segaloff


Named Ensign in the Maryland Militia in 1775, serving in Captain Ludowick Kemp's Company. 

 

 

Gabriel Thomas  1721 - >1778  Maryland  6th Great Grandfather of Louis Segaloff


Served as a juror to the Oath of Allegiance in March 1778.  He is the Father-in-Law of Franz (Francis) Hoffman.

 

Thomas Hardwick  1759 - 1807  Virginia  5th Great Grandfather of Tim England

 

Provided material aid to the Continental Army 

Joseph Miguel Tafolla   1749 - Unknown DOD  New Mexico Territory  4th Great Grandfather of Joe Tafolla

 

Served under the command of General Bernardo Galvez, Governor of New Orleans

Fredericus (Frederick) Blauvelt  1764 - Unk  New Jersey  5th / 6th Great Grandfather of Ed Blauvelt and Evan Blauvelt     

 

Colonel Matthias Ogden’s New Jersey 1st Regiment in Captain Mitchel’s Company, Continental Line of the Regular Army in 1780  Colonel Ann Hawk Hays’ Regiment, Orange County Militia, 2nd Regiment in 1781 to 1783

Antoine Patin   1754 - 1837  Opelousas Militia (Louisiana)  4th Great Grandfather of Ed Gunter

 

Served under the command of General Bernardo Galvez, Governor of New Orleans

Leonard Barberick   1756 - 1833  Patriotic Service to the Continental Army  4th Great Grandfather of Don Allen

 

Provided patriotic service to the Continental Army by mending wagons and service as a militiaman in North Carolina

John Polk   1739 - 1785  Captain, North Carolina Continental Line  4th Great Grandfather of Steven Polk

 

He was an officer in Col. Locke's regiment that fought at the Battle of Ramseur's Mill; also served in the North Carolina Militia as duty called.

John Caskey   1750/1760 - 1835  Private, South Carolina Militia  4th Great Grandfather of Clifford Caskey

 

He was a soldier in Capt. Adam's Company, Col. Edward Lacey's Regiment.

Hugh Coffey, Sr.   1750 - 1827  Private, South Carolina Militia  5th Great Grandfather of Clifford Caskey

 

He was a soldier serving under Lt. Col. Henry Hampton at Blackstock's Plantation and from later serving under Lt. Col Frederick Kimball at Camden.

Jeremiah Robinson   1757- 1836  Private, Virginia Continental Line  4th Great Grandfather of Clifford Caskey

 

He served during "that terrible winter" at Valley Forge.

Abner Quarles   c.1760- 1823  Private, Virginia Continental Line  4th Great Grandfather of Clifford Caskey

 

He served from 1776 until June 26, 1783, including spending "that terrible winter" at Valley Forge.

John Nicholas Whisenant   1743- 1831  Private, South Carolina Militia  5th Great Grandfather of Kris Krueger

 

He served in 1780, primarily engaged in the Battle of King's Mountain.

James Small, Sr.   1734- 1812  Private, Maine Militia  4th Great Grandfather of Thomas Browne

 

He served in Captain Briant Morton's Company and later with Colonel Mitchell from 5 Feb 1776 until 25 Nov 1776 helping guard the Maine coastline, primarily in the areas of Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough.

Isaac Clark   1734- 1812  Private, New York Albany County Militia  5th Great Grandfather of William Moravits

 

Served in the 17th Regiment as a member of Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys.  

Ann Nancy Westmoreland    1731-1825 South Carolina 5th Great Grandmother of Michael Pryor

Private Citizen -- Public service--supplied material aid to the South Carolina militia

 

Antoine Patin   1754 - 1837  Opelousas Militia (Louisiana)  4th Great Grandfather of Dana Gunter

 

Served under the command of General Bernardo Galvez, Governor of New Orleans

Johannes (John) Young  1760 - 1850  Virginia Militia 4th Great Grandfather of Rodney Young

 

Served as a common soldier, volunteer rifleman, and later as a spy under the command of Captain All of the Virginia

Militia, and later under the commands of Generals Nathaniel Green and Daniel Morgan.

Mary Marshall Tabb  1737 - 1814  Virginia  5th Great Grandmother of John Bolling

 

House and property seized by British military and she was held prisoner in her own home, along with her four daughters.

Rev. Francis Cummins, D.D.  1752 - 1832  North Carolina  4th Great Grandfather of Robert Duckworth

 

Received Georgia land grant and was an eyewitness to the Mecklenburg Convention

William Storer  1765 - 1843  Connecticut  3rd Great Grandfather of Harold Storer, Jr. and 4th Great Grandfather of Harold Storer, III.

 

Company of Artillery Guards, New Haven, CT under the command of Captain Phineas Bradley; he also fought with Reuben Moulthrop when the British attacked New Haven late in the war.

Stats and Facts about the American Revolutionary Soldiers 


Despite the many disadvantages of the American Revolutionary Soldiers the War of Independence was won. There were 36 major battles in the war but the smaller conflicts and battles took the number to over 100. A total of 35,000 American Revolutionary Soldiers served in the Continental Army backed by 44,500 militia. Details of many of these battles can be found in Revolutionary Battles. But, as in all wars, victory came at a price.

  • 25,000 men died during the war

    • 8000 died in battle

    • 17,000 died of sickness, missing in action and other causes

  • 9000 soldiers suffered serious wounds and injuries

  • 40% - 45% of American colonists supported the revolution

  • 15% - 20% of American colonists were loyalists

  • The remaining colonists took a neutral stance

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