In this section I would like to honor those men in our family tree who fought in wars. I have never tried before to list them all so this is just a beginning list. If you see someone I've left out, please contact me and I'll put them in. If you know any details of their service, I can also include those. I know there are lots more than this. Thanks to all of you who have already shared your information! On some of these men there is quite a bit more information in the notes section attached to their names. You'll have to go in through the Surnames section available from my homepage to find that. (Picture is of Charles Stewart Thorne Stanford in his Union Army uniform-- Civil War)
Armstrong, Robert b. 1724 in Virginia or Scotland Received Land grants in Greenbrier County, VA.
Baker, Joshua b. 26 Nov 1762 in Frederickstown, Dutchess, Kc, New York (md. to Abigail Frost) Dutchess Co Militia - Sixth Regiment - Enlisted DAR PAPERS #519841 of Agnes (Chadden) Northrup Fregin, Comfort Tyler chapter, Syracuse, NY, dated 1966.
Chapin, William b. 19 Apr 1729 d. 10 Nov 1777
Christy, Julius b. est. 1730 ---- I don't have any firm record showing that he was in the war, but people keep telling me he was. Please send me documentation if you have it.
Demarest or Demaree, David chr. 30 Oct 1743 in Schraslenburg, , New York (md to Pheobe Austin) He was a patriot in the Revolution, serving in the Dutchess Co. Militia.
Ely, Thomas and his family were residents of Bedford County during theRevolutionary War. Thomas and three of his sons were soldiers in this war. Thomas Ely, Sr. served as a private in the 5th Virginia Regiment,Continental Line, under various Captains under the command of Colonels Josiah Parker and Abraham Buford (List of Rev. Soldiers-Eckenrode: Thomas Ealy (5 VR) W. D. 118, 5). Presumably his eldest son, Thomas Ely, Jr., was killed in this war. The other 2 sons who served were William & John. Bedford County court records document disbursements (for 200 weight of pork & 4 barrels of corn) awarded to "Jane Ealy Wife of Thomas Ealy," a soldier in the service of the United States (County Order Book 6, Page 276, Dated 27th March 1780 & County Order Book 6, Page 290, Dated July 25th 1780).
Evans, Andrew b. 1 Apr 1763 in , Frederick, Virginia, USA (md. to Jane Creswell)
Evans, Samuel ? b. (md. to Ann Colville)
Fry, George, Sr. b. Abt 1725 (md. to Margaret Scott) George was in various militias. He served in companies under the direction of Captains John Lucas, James Robertson, and Thomas Burke and was a Private in Captain Daniel Smith's Company of Fincastle Militia.
Hobbs, Vincent b. 1722 in England (md. to Mary Hannah Shelby) was a member of Captain Daniel Smith's Company of Militiaat Elk Garden on October 4, 1774. A "List of Persons" sworn to theStates in Captain Joseph Cloyd's Company of Montgomery Co, 1777-1788,shows Vincent Hobbs, February 24, 1788. (Note: Recorded in"Revolutionary War Record Book," Fincastle-Montgomery Counties,1775-1788, Page 146.)
Pease, Timothy , b. 12 Aug 1713 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut (md. to Mary Chandler) Timothy Pease (1713-94) was a tythingman, 1781, of Enfield, Conn., where he was born. from DAR recordbooks DAR ID # 160756
Penebacker, Jacob b. 16 Aug 1738 in Pennsylvania? (md. to Christina Dotterer)
Russell, John b. 17 Apr 1758 in , Herefordshire, England. (md. to Rachel Hobbs) According to a Lee Co, VA history book (page 690), John was the ancestor of the Lee County Russell Family. The publication, "Early Settlers of Lee County, VA & Adjacent Counties," goes on to say:
"John Russell was in Guilford County, North Carolina during the Revolutionary War and furnished sundries for the Militia of North and South Carolina and Virginia as allowed by Brown and McKissick, Auditors of Salisbury District in November, 1781 as P. Report No. 40. From accounts of United States with North Carolina, War of Revolution, Book A,Page 189. (From North Carolina State Department of Archives andHistory.)"
"Numberous descendants of John Russell have become members of the Daughters of the American Revolution of his war service, and he was knownas Captain John Russell."
Stanford, Richard b. 1740 in Southboro, Mass. Served as private in Captain Gleason's company, Col. Josiah Whitney's regiment, Massachusetts Line, service in Rhode Island. He was born in 1740 in Southboro, Mass. DAR paper numbers 107555 & 98453.
Yadon, Joseph Preston b. 17 Dec 1756 in Near Scarva, Down, Ireland
(md. to Mary Susanna Pennybaker) Many DAR numbers but this is one of them: 0668010
Baker, Erastus Darias b. 1831, in New York (md. to Jane Louden Christy)
Pension File # 1343254. His military unit isn't listed with the Union and he wasn't granted a pension, but he did fight for the north in the 69 Militia His pension application was rejected.
Christy, Loudon M. b. 6 Oct 1834 in Kentucky. Died 4 Jan 1865. Died as a soldier in the Civil War.
Ellis, William Lewis b. 17 Dec 1837 in Carlisle, Sullivan, Indiana, USA
Died in the Civil War at Seven Pines east of Richmond, Virginia.
Follett, George L. b. 17 Aug 1820 in , Cayuga, New York, USA
(md. to Sally Ann Seccomb) Private of Co. 84, 21 Batt of U.S. VR Corps. Transferred from Co. G. to 45 Ill. vol. Infantry. Served from
Sept. 17, 1861 - Sept 26, 1864. Discharged by reason of old age and general
debility at Louisville, Kentucky.
Miller, Obadiah Chase b. 18 Apr 1838 in Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, USA
(md. to Lucelia Estella Follett) Enrolled at Rockford Illinois on 2nd day of June, 1862, in Co A, 67th Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers as private. Discharged at Chicago, Illinois on 6th Oct 1862 Pension # 704261. Was a guard at Camp Douglas Chicago between 2 Jun and 6 Oct 1862.
Remington, John Edward , b. September 1816 in Troy, Rensselaer, New York; !Taken from his OBITUARY: [No mention of the Newspaper or the date.] "Colonel J. E. Remington, a veteran of the civil war, died in the city of The Dalles, [Oregon] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. O. Davis, Oct. 7, 1900. Deceased was born in Troy, N. Y., Sept. 26, 1819. By occupation he was a painter. In 1855 he removed to Dixon, Ill. Entering the Union army in 1861, he served his country faithfully to the close of the war, holding various positions of honorable importance. First, as quarter-master of the 75th Illinois volunteers, next as major, and lastly he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant- colonel by brevet and quarter-master of the 15th army corps, following Gen. W. T. Sherman to close of war. Colonel Remington came to Oregon in the year 1876, and has resided continuously in this state since that time. He was highly respected by all good people who knew him. a patriot, soldier, and an excellent citizen, his life and influence as a benediction rests upon his descendants and neighbors. He leaves three generations of children to mourn his loss. His wife died several years since and his remains were laid to rest by the side of hers in the family cemetery." Furnished by Dawn Stewart. Thanks Dawn!
Seccomb, Philo , b. abt 1825. Served in New York. He enlisted 26 August 1864 as a Private. He was 36 years old. He enlisted in Owego [sic--Oswego??], NY in the Union Army. He died soon after that in 1864 or 1865.
Stanford, Charles Stewart Thorne b. 7 Aug 1839 in Annsville, Oneida, New York, USA (md. to Rachel Antoinette Allen) Company K of the 44 regiment of NY Vols
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