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The Battle of Cowpens, painted by William Ranney in 1845. The scene depicts an unnamed African American soldier (left) firing his pistol and saving the life of Colonel William Washington (on white horse in center). The name of the battle derived from the fact it was fought in a cow pasture near Camden, South Carolina, January 19, 1781.
If you know of veterans of the American Revolution related to the families featured on this site and would like them listed here please contact me with the details.
The names of many veterans of the American Revolution have been lost to history. Official records were sparse and most were kept at the state level. Many of these records are still not available on-line. I am certain that the list below is not complete.
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the thirteen "United Colonies". It was the culmination of the political American Revolution, whereby the colonists overthrew British rule. In 1775, Revolutionaries seized control of each of the thirteen colonial governments, set up the Second Continental Congress, and formed a Continental Army. The following year, they formally declared their independence as a new nation, the United States of America. From 1778 onward, other European powers would fight on the American side in the war. Meanwhile, Native Americans and African Americans served on both sides.
Throughout the war, the British were able to use their naval superiority to capture and occupy coastal cities, but control of the countryside (where 90% of the population lived) largely eluded them. In early 1778, shortly after an American victory at Saratoga, France entered the war against Britain; Spain and the Netherlands joined as allies of France over the next two years. French involvement proved decisive, with a French naval victory in the Chesapeake leading to the surrender of a British army at Yorktown in 1781. The Treaty of Paris in 1783 ended the war and recognized the sovereignty of the United States over the territory bounded by what is now Canada to the North, Florida to the South, and the Mississippi River to the west.
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Was born about 1765 in North Carolina. Ancestor of Florence Elnore (Brewer) Allen. Source: Dr. Warren H. Brewer, History of Brewer Family of North Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana and Illinois, (Pub. in 1930's). [I have been unable to locate any records of Thomas Brewer in the American Revolution in North Carolina or Kentucky]
(Pennsylvania) Thomas joined the Pennsylvania Militia Frontier Rangers and fought in the American Revolution. After the Revolution he and his family lived in Northumberland County. He was born in 1751, Pennsylvania and died in 1808 in Lisbon, Ohio. His father Noah was killed by Shawnee Indians at the beginning of the French and Indian War. He was taken by Indians and lived among them during the period of the French and Indian War, until he was about twelve years old. During the American Revolution he served with the Pennsylvania Militia Frontier Rangers. After the war he lived in Laurelton, Union County, Pennsylvania until he moved his family to Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio. Thomas was the grandfather of Sophia Frederick who married Reason Wall in 1829 in Wayne County, Ohio.
Source: The biographical sketch in The Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. VII
Bernhard served as a wagon master in the Revolutionary War, and according to unconfirmed family lore was wounded either in the Battle of Brandywine, 11 Sep 1777, or in the Battle of Germantown which occurred less than a month later on 4 Oct 1777. He died, supposedly as a result of these injuries, on an unreported date which could not have been until 1781/82 or later in view of the birth date (24 Mar 1782) of his last child. At the age of 19 Bernhard set out from Germany for America, arriving in Philadelphia 16 Sep 1748 on the ship Patience from Rotterdam via Cowes, England.
(North Carolina), Family Bible Records of Joseph McAdams giving Marriage date and children's births were included with the Revolutionary War Pension application made in Marshall Co. Tennessee August term of the court of 1840. Book A, page 409 by Margaret McAdams, Widow of Joseph McAdams NO. 7606 - pension No. R-6579, included was a copy of the original page from the family bible. Moved to Tennessee NLT 1814. Joseph McAdams served in the Revolutionary War first under Captain Carrington in the regiment commanded by Hugh Tinnen. He later saw service under Capt. George Hodge. He moved to Lincoln Co., Tennessee after 1804 on Cane Creek south of Lewisburg near James Brown, Jesse McLean, and Henry Bagley. He died on May 18, 1823 leaving a will in which he named his wife and son Irwin, as his executors.
Source: William T. Mitchell, from Rachel Collier's Whitsett Family genealogy.
CAPT. ALEXANDER MCGREW
Westmoreland Co. Militia , Pennsylvania, March 5th, 1778 inactive duty as 1st Lt. with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Company, Capt. Baird; probably a descendant of the Quakers McGrew's who settled in what is now Adams County in the 1730's-40's including Finley, James, John and Archibald McGrew;
Pa. Archives Series 3, Vol. XXII, pg. 495; Revolutionary War Card Files, "Military Papers: Militia," Records of the Secretary to the Supreme Executive Council, or Secretary of the Commonwealth, at D.P.R. [Dept. of Public Records].
PVT. ANDREW MCGREW
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, 1st Company, 1st Battalion, Philadelphia Volunteers, enlisted June 13, 1780 through January 15, 1781; inactive duty, militia 1st Battalion, 3rd Company, 2nd Class, Capt. Andrew Van Buskirk, 22 September 1781; also listed in Col. McVeagh, 2nd Battalion, "A List of Seven Months that serv'd in the Continental Army, 1780 Appeared and Produced their discharges, Col. Coats List - Lieutenant of Philadelphia County. Andrew was probably a descendant of the Quakers McGrew's who first settled in Chester County in the 1720's.
Pa. Archives, Series 5, Vol. IV, pg. 765; Revolutionary War Card Files, Active Duty Line, Attested June 25, 1780 "A List of Names, Pa. Volunteers, Attested at Philadelphia, "Military Accounts," Records of the Comptroller General, at D.P.R.
(Pennsylvania), Cumberland County, Active Duty Militia, First Call, Eighth Battalion, July 28, 1777; "Roll of persons in actual service, chiefly as substitutes during three several calls or times in the year 1778."
Pa. Archives, Series 5, Vol. VI, pg. 606; Revolutionary War Card Files, "Military Accounts" Records of the Comptroller General.
PVT. PATRICK MCGREW
Pennsylvania, Cumberland County Militia,
Col. Samuel Erwin, Third Battalion, 6th Company, 5th Class commanded
by Capt. Jas. McCurdy, Aug. 22, 1780; this is undoubtedly Patrick
McGrew, father of Col. James McGrew of Preston County, (West)
Virginia; family tradition based on the memory of James Clark
McGrew of Kingwood, W. Va. says Patrick McGrew served in the
Pa. Archives, Series 5, Vol. VI, pg. 223, 226; Revolutionary War Card Files, "Military Accounts Militia," Records of the Comptroller General.
Records of the Comptroller General at D.P.R.
Pennsylvania, Cumberland County Militia, Oath of Allegiance to the State of Pennsylvania and the United States, January 27, 1778; the oath was required of those volunteering for service with American militias.
Pennsylvania Archives, Series 2, Vol. XIV, pg. 462
Please note: There were several Trowbridge men who served during the Revolution. My list here are those I came across while researching my family line. It is not a complete list of documented Trowbridge soldiers.
PVT. ABSALOM TROWBRIDGE
Absalom Trowbridge, son of David Trowbridge and Lydia Holmes, was a soldier in the Revolution. He enlisted at Little Nine Partners, N. Y., May 5, 1778, in the Fifth Company, Lieutenant Livingston, 2d Regiment, New York Line, Col. Philip Van Cortland, and was discharged February 10, 1779. ["New York in the Revolution," pg. 38; U. S. Pension Office Records.] He was honorably present and assisted in storming the fort on Valentine's Hill, near Kingsbridge, on New York Island, and also was in several skirmishes on the White Plains." He is supposed to be the Absalom Trowbridge who was a Private in Capt. Amariah Babbitt's company, Colonel Symonds' 3rd Massachusetts Regiment, and whose name appears on the roll endorsed for service in an alarm in October, 1780. ["Massachusetts Revolutionary Rolls."] He was a member of Capt. Joseph Halsey's Morristown Militia company in 1791. Absalom was born May 25, 1750 in Morristown, N. J. and died September 10, 1824 in Randolph, N. J.; he married Phebe Hedges, who died March 25, 1833, in Randolph, age 70. Absalom engaged in farming after the Revolution in Randolph Township, Morris county, N. J. and raised a large family. He was a Revolutionary pensioner."
Francis Bacon Trowbridge, THE TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY (1908), pg. 147-148; "140. ABSALOM TROWBRIDGE"
SGT. DANIEL TROWBRIDGE
Connecticut Militia--11th Regiment, Capt Ingals's Company in Col. [Ebenezer] Williams's [11th] Regiment Nov., 1776; this Daniel was not the son of David and Lydia (Holmes) Trowbridge. Sgt. Daniel Trowbridge is listed on the muster rolls as having taken sick and died is September 1776.
Source: Muster and Pay Rolls of the War of the Revolution, 1775-1783, Ancestry.Com; Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002., Originally published as Volumes XLVII and XLVIII of Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the years 1914 and 1915 (New York: 1916).
PVT. SHUBAEL TROWBRIDGE
Shubael was the son of David Trowbridge and Lydia Holmes of Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey. Shubael was born September 3, 1739 and died March 12, 1782 in Morristown. He was the brother of SAMUEL TROWBRIDGE who removed from New Jersey to Frederick County, Virginia some time before the Revolution.
"Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolution," his regiment is not given.
PVT. WILLIAM TROWBRIDGE
Connecticut Militia--11th Regiment, Capt. Ingals' Company in Col. Ebenezer Williams' 11th Regiment Nov., 1776. Regiment rolls show him as sick in camp and returned to duty on Oct. 24th. I have no more information Pvt. William Trowbridge, I believe he is a younger relative of Daniel.
"Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolution," his regiment is not given.
REVOLUTIONARY PENSION LIST, 1820
PVT. AARON TROWBRIDGE, Private, Massachusetts
TYLER'S OF NEW ENGLAND
CAPTAIN ABRAHAM TYLER, Poor's Company of Militia; 8th Company, Massachusetts Continental Regiment.
ANDREW TYLER, Massachusetts, 12th Regiment.
EBENEZER TYLER, (Massachusetts), Carpenter's Regiment of Militia (1776-78).
JACOB TYLER, (Connecticut)
JEPTHA TYLER, (New Hampshire)
JEREMIAH TYLER, (Massachusetts), 15th Regiment
JOHN TYLER, Poor's Company of Militia; Massachusetts 1st Regiment; Massachusetts 6th Regiment
JOHN STEEL TYLER, (Massachusetts), 15th and 16th Regiment
JOSEPH TYLER, (Vermont); Tyler's Company
JOSHUA TYLER, (New Hampshire); Baldwin's Regiment
JOSIAH TYLER, (Connecticut)
MOSES TYLER, New Hampshire 3d Regiment, 1776-80
COLONEL NATHAN TYLER, (Massachusetts), Commander 3rd Worcester Company Regiment, Danvers, Mass. Nathan Tyler appears on the 1790 census in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. He is listed in Willard I. Brigham's, THE TYLER GENEALOGY: The Descendants of Job Tyler, of Andover, Massachusetts, 1619-1700, (Cornelius B. Tyler, Publisher, Plainfield, N. J., 1912). I believe him to be a great grandson of Job and Mary Tyler.
PVT. SOLOMON TYLER, (Massachusetts), Capt. Thaddeus Reads Co., Col. Nathan Tyler's 3rd Worcester Company Regiment. Born 23 Sept. 1757, Uxbridge, Massachusetts, died 01 Nov. 1810, Uxbridge; great grandson of Job and Mary Tyler, grandson of John and Hannah Parker Tyler; son of Joseph and Mary Draper Tyler. Great great grandfather of Winifred Peal Tyler Wall.
STEPHEN TYLER, Massachusetts 3rd Regiment of Militia; born 1758, Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., died Nov. 23, 1812, Boxford, Essex Co., Mass; buried Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Boxford, Mass.
WESTFALL'S OF VIRGINIA
CAPT. ABEL WESTFALL - served as a captain in the 8th Virginia Regiment from 1776 to Nov. 22, 1777. A 30 acre tract was surveyed in his name on Apr. 26, 1783 along the South Branch of the Patomac. In 1805 he responded to a Hardy Co. law suit from Ross Co., Ohio. He tried to establish a town along the Sciota River in present day Pickaway Co., Ohio on 1000 acres he had acquired. The town of Westfall, Ohio had a post office in 1805 and competed with Chillicothe for awhile but eventually went to decay. Abel moved to Indiana where he became a justice. Abel's will was probated Aug. 10, 1814 in Knox County, Indiana. He was buried in the Grandview Cemetery, Bloomfield, Indiana. Abel was the son of John Westfall and Sarah Vernoy.
Source: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, Virginia 1775-1783 (Roll Box 106); Virginia Military Records, Virginia Officers and Men in the Continental Line (pg. 408); Virginia State Troops in The Revolution (From State Auditor's Papers, now in State Library); National Archives Publication Number: M246 Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Publisher: NARA State: Virginia Military Org: Various Organizations Folder: 364; National Archives Publication Number: M246 Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Publisher: NARA State: Virginia Military Org: 8th Regiment Date Range: 1776-78 Folder: 219.
ABRAHAM (ABRAM) WESTFALL - Served in the 8th Virginia Regiment and12th Virginia Regiment; He is listed on the 8th Reg. rolls with Abel, Cornelius and Jacob Westfall.
Source: National Archives Publication Number: M246 Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Publisher: NARA State: Virginia Military Org: 8th Regiment Date Range: 1778-79 Folder: 228; Publication Number: M246 Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Publisher: NARA State: Virginia Military Org: 12th Regiment Date Range: 1777-78 Folder: 305; Publication Number: M246 Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Publisher: NARA State: Virginia Military Org: 4th, 8th and 12th Regiment (Consolidated) Date Range: 1778 Folder: 122
CAPT. ALEX WESTFALL (no other information)
Source: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, Virginia 1775-1783 (Roll Box 106)
ENS. CORNELIUS WESTFALL - Sergeant and Ensign. Cornelius Westfall enlisted in 1776 as orderly-sergeant in his brother Abel's company; he was appointed ensign in 1777 and served until 1778. Cornelius Westfall married Sarah Rumsoners on Jan. 12, 1804 in Ross Co., Ohio. He died in Greene Co., Indiana.
Source: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, Virginia 1775-1783 (Roll Box 106); Waters, Margaret R., Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Indiana, (Indiana DAR, 1949, 1938); Revolutionary War Pension Applications, (National Archives Card Index), S.6842; Bosworth, Dr. A. S., A History of Randolph County West Virginia, pg. 397-398. National Archives Publication Number: M246 Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Publisher: NARA State: Virginia Military Org: 8th Regiment Date Range: 1776-78 Folder: 219.
LT. JACOB WESTFALL - 1st Lieutenant, Monongalia County, Virginia. Pension application by his widow Mary (King) Westfall: When Jacob was residing at Tygart's Valley, Virginia he volunteered on June 20, 1781 for six months as 1st Lieutenant with Captain George Jackson's Company, Colonel Zachariah Morgan's Virginia Regiment; he marched to Morgantown, Va., then to the "New Store," there he joined General George Rogers Clark; they descended the River and landed 4 miles below Ft. Pitt; next they went to Wheeling, then to an island at the mouth of Little Kanawha; then to the falls of Ohio. He served 6 months. He moved in 1792 to Nelson County, Kentucky; then to Harden County, Kentucky. In 1808 he moved to Miami County, Ohio; then in 1827 he removed to Clinton Township, Putnam County, Indiana. He applied for a pension in Putnam County on March 5, 1833. He was born on October 10, 1755 in Hampshire County, Virginia.; married Mary King (1758-1841) in Tygart's Valley, in 1777 by Baptist Minister Redding; he died March 5, 1835. His widow was allowed a pension on November 13, 1838 while residing in Boone County, Indiana at age 80 years. Cornelius Thwing, of Morgan County, Indiana, age 78 years knew Jacob Westfall in Tygart's' Valley, then Monongalia County, Virginia, in forepart of 1781, as 1st Lieutenant, under Captain George Jackson's Company of Volunteers, General Clark for six months.
Source: ROSTER of Soldiers Buried in Indiana; Children - Annie, Elizabeth, Levi, John, Janet, Mary, Cornelius (b. 1778).
SGT. JACOB WESTFALL - Jacob is listed on the muster rolls of 8th Virginia Regiment, as Sergeant, with his cousins Abel and Cornelius Westfall; Jacob Westfall was the son of Cornelius (1721-1782) and Elizabeth Westfall of Hampshire County, Virginia. He is the ancestor of my Westfall line. During the last months of his enlistment Jacob is often listed on the muster rolls as sick. He may have contracted malaria during the 8th's encounters with the British in South Carolina and Georgia. Soldiers of both armies contracted malaria and typus there. This may explain Jacob's death about 1797.
Source: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, Virginia 1775-1783 (Roll Box 106). National Archives Publication Number: M246 Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Publisher: NARA State: Virginia Military Org: 8th Regiment Date Range: 1776-78 Folder: 219. W. Lynn Hutchison, "West Virginia Westfalls", McClain Printing, Parsons, WV, 2017.
PVT. JOHN WESTFALL - also the son of Cornelius and Elizabeth Westfall; John enlisted in Hampshire County in Captain Wallace's Company, 7th Regiment of the Virginia Line.
Source: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, Virginia 1775-1783 (Roll Box 100);
PVT. PETER WESTFALL - Private, 14th Virginia Regiment. I have not been able to identify the Virginia family of this Peter Westfall.
Sources: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, Virginia 1775-1783 (Roll Box 112); National Archives Publication Number: M246 Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Publisher: NARA State: Virginia Military Org: 14th Regiment Date Range: 1777-78 Folder: 321.
PVT. WILLIAM WESTFALL - (no other information, may be the son of Jacob Westfall and Judith Hornbeck.
Source: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, Virginia 1775-1783 (Roll Box 100)
PVT. ABRAHAM WHITESIDE, (Pennsylvania); (also listed as Abram Whiteside) August 1776, Capt. Thomas Whiteside's Company, Colonel Thomas Porter's Battalion of Lancaster County, Militia, "on their march for the camp in the Jerseys"; 1780-1781, 2nd Company, 6th Battalion, Lancaster County Militia.
Source: Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. VII, pp. 578, 585, 591, 622, 1063.
ABRAM WHITESIDE, (Pennsylvania); (also listed as Abram Witside); 1780-1781, 4th Company, 6th Battalion, Lancaster County Militia (may or may not be the same as above, but listed in two different companies); also listed with Captain Robert Campbell's Company, Little Britain Township, Lancaster County Militia.
Source: Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. VII, pg. 570, 578, 585, 591, 622.
DAVIS WHITESIDE, (North Carolina); North Carolina Militia; Davis born about 1741 Meechum's Creek, Albemarle Co. VA. Davis died Oct. 1780, Hillsboro, Orange Co., NC from wounds received at the Battle of King's Mountain, SC, October 7, 1780; buried on the home farm, Golden Valley Twp., Rutherford Co., NC; he was the son of William Whiteside and Elizabeth Stockton of Tyron County, North Carolina.
Source: Don Whiteside, "Honor Roll of the Whiteside(s)/Whitsett/Whitsitt family members, world-wide, who died in Service for their country, 1738 - 1990," Whiteside Family Association.
CAPT. HUGH WHITESIDE, (South Carolina); served under Colonel Lacey from 1 June to 14 June 1779, and under Colonel Winn during 1779; may be the son of the Hugh Whiteside who died in Chester County, South Carolina about 1800.
SOURCES: Bobby Gilmer Moss, ROSTER OF SOUTH CAROLINA PATRIOTS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (provided me by Mrs. Jane Gray Buchanan of Tennessee as part of her research on the Thompson and Whitsett families of North Carolina); Martha L. Houston, SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY WILLS, Vol. 1, pg. 66, Chester Co., Will Book B (1799-1802), pg. 75; Vol. 2 (1816-1839), pg. 260, York County Wills, pg. 247.
JAMES WHITESIDE, (Pennsylvania); in 1775, a James Whiteside from Warrington Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Militia is listed on the Bucks County Militia depreciation pay.
Source: Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. V, Bucks County Militia.
PVT. JAMES WHITESIDE, (Pennsylvania); 1781, (from Vincent Township) in Captain William Whiteside's Company, Chester County, Militia.
SOURCE: Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, Vol. XII, "Proprietary Tax Lists, Chester County," 5th Series, Vol. V.
SGT. JAMES WHITESIDE, (Pennsylvania); 11th Pennsylvania, Continental Line, 1776-1778; assigned to the 3rd Pennsylvania, Continental Line from the 6th Pennsylvania, promoted to Sergeant in 1780; born about 1760, killed in action July 6, 1780, Green Spring, Virginia.
SOURCES: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, Pennsylvania 1775-1783 (Roll Box 82); Pennsylvania Notes and Queries, Vol. 2; Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. II, pg. 1014, Vol. III, pp. 148,186,628.
JOHN WHITESIDE, (Pennsylvania); 1780-1781, 4th Company, 6th Battalion, Lancaster County Militia (same unit as Abram and William Whiteside).
Source: Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. VII, pg. 570.
JOHN WHITESIDE(S), (North Carolina), Capt. Porter's Company, Graham's Tyrone County Regiment; born in Virginia, son of William Whiteside and Elizabeth Stockton. He served from that state and was in the battle of King's Mountain. He removed to Kentucky, where he drew a pension. Coming to Illinois in 1793, he settled in New Design, Monroe County. He afterwards lived at Whiteside's Station and died at Bellefontaine. He is buried in the cemetery one-half mile from the court house, Waterloo.
Source: Ancestry.com, Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Illinois. n.p.: n.p., 1917. National Archives Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783, microfilm M246 (folder 16).
PVT. JOHN WHITSETT, (South Carolina); Captain Blake's Company, 2nd Regiment in 1778.
Source: Research notes of Mrs. Jane Gray Buchanan from Bobby Gilmer Moss, ROSTER OF SOUTH CAROLINA PATRIOTS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
THOMAS WHITESIDES, (North Carolina), Capt. Porter's Company, Graham's Tyrone County Regiment; born in Virginia, son of William Whiteside and Elizabeth Stockton.
Source: National Archives Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783, microfilm M246
CAPT. THOMAS WHITESIDES, (Pennsylvania); muster roll of Capt. Thomas Whiteside's Company of Militia, Colonel Thomas Porter's Battalion of Lancaster County, "on their march for the camp in the Jerseys," August 1776.
Source: Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. VII, pg. 1063.
SAMUEL WHITSITT, (Pennsylvania): On the Court House in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery Co. Ky. is a bronze plaque with the names of Revolutionary War soldiers. The name of Samuel Whitsett is on the plaque. A Samuel Whitsett and Maggie Tuttle entered Montgomery Co. Kentucky from Pennsylvania about 1794
Source: Rachel Collier of Woodward, Oklahoma).
PVT. WILLIAM WIRT WHITSETT, (Pennsylvania); Westmoreland County Militia; served under Colonel William Crawford; married Hadessa Crawford, (no relation).
Source: Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. IV, "Westmoreland County Militia Depreciation Pay," pp. 460, 760; Nov. 11 & 29 letters from William Whitsett's grandson, H. G. Whitsett of Brevard, N. C. and Eustis, Florida to James Edward Whitsett of Weatherford, Texas with details of his family.
CAPT. WILLIAM WHITESIDES, (Pennsylvania); 3rd Battalion, Chester County Militia, commanded by Lt. Colonel John Hannum, in active service in 1780-1782. As early as 1774 William Whitesides of New Garden Township is listed as "inmate," meaning he was on active duty with the Chester County Militia. After the Revolutionary War, William and Hannah (Miller) Whitesides settled in Menallen Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He died there on January 27, 1815 and is buried in the Presbyterian Public Cemetery, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
SOURCE; Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, Vol. XI, "Proprietary Tax Lists, Chester County 1765-1771", Vol. XXII, "Muster Rolls of the Navy and Line, Militia and Rangers 1775-1783.
WILLIAM WHITESIDE, (Pennsylvania); 1781, 4th Company, 6th Battalion, Lancaster County MIlitia; same company as Abram and John Whiteside.
Source: Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. VII, pp. 578, 585, 591, 622.
CAPT. WILLIAM WHITSETT (WHITESIDE), (North Carolina); Capt. William Whitsett [Whiteside] is mentioned in the pension of Adam Sharp of Orange County, North Carolina who served in Capt. Whitsett's Company, under Major Richard Singleton. Adam Sharp was drafted as a private in the militia for a term on nine months under Capt. William Whitsett and Major Richard Singleton. In 1782 he served a three month term under Capt. Whitsett; at the time of his pension application he was a resident of Rockingham county for upward of 25 years. Capt. William Whitsett was the son of William Whiteside and Elizabeth Stockton of Tyron County, North Carolina.
Source: National Archives Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783, microfilm M246 (folder 16). Pension Application of Adam Sharp, 1832 Early Families Of The North Carolina Counties of Rockingham and Stokes With Revolutionary Service, James Hunter Chapter of D.A.R.
PVT. WILLIAM WHITESIDE, (South Carolina); born in Chester County, South Carolina; enlisted in April 1781 while residing in the Fairfield District; Capt. Littleton Isbell's Company, Colonel Lacey's Regiment; also served under Lieutenant Kelsey, Captain Cooper, Captain Pickett and Colonel Bratton; removed to Tennessee after the war.
Source: Research notes of Mrs. Jane Gray Buchanan from Bobby Gilmer Moss, ROSTER OF SOUTH CAROLINA PATRIOTS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
Ronald N. Wall
Added: 08 May 2011