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John Paul Chapter-Daughters of the American Revolution
January, 1958


Switzerland County, Indiana,    Pension Claim  S.17245

Born Aug. 31, 1755, Somerset Co. N.J.    Entered service from Somerset Co. N.J., 2 months private under Capt. Countrymon; 1777, 1 month private under Capt. Key Kendall; 1778, 1 month under L. Westfall; 1778 - 1779, 1 month under Capt. Key Kendall; 1778,  1 month under Capt. Sheaver; 1779,  1 month under Capt. Key Kendall; 1780,  1 month under Capt. Kane; 1721,  1 month under Capt. Harkness, 1782,  1 month under Capt. Bunnell.

Lived at Patriot, Posey twp.  Probably buried there.

Married after Revolution in Penn. and continued to live in Penn. for 5 years.  Lived in Ohio 25 years and then moved to Indiana.


Pension S. F. 355770

Born in 1760, Raynham, Mass.  Enlisted in spring of 1776 for 1 year, under Capt. Perry in Col. Sargeant's Reg. Mass Line, Cont'l Establishment. Enlisted within 2 or 3 months after his term expired in Capt. Perkins Co. Col. Cranes's Regt. in Gen Knox's Birgade of artillery on the Cont'l Establishment for 3 years. Discharged at Morristown, N. J. under Capt. Calendear from the hands of Major Shaw; aid to Gen Knox. Was in Brandywine, Monmouth and Rhode Island.

Died Sept. 8, 1822.  Probably buried in Pleasant twp. near Bennington.  wife Mary ________.
Children;  Ebenezer  m  Elizabeth Mapes
                 Mary  m 1823  David Blodgett

D.A.R.  Lineage,  Vol 32 pg. 249 gives a wife Lydia Jones and son, Daniel

Switz. Co. Records

Civil Order bk.  A  1811 - 1824

     pgs.  177 - 202 - 220
     Edenezer Bassett, adm of Joseph Bassett   Jan. 28, 1823. 
     Inventory  Feb. 1, 1823
     Oct. 20, 1823   Adm. Wm. Hunter;  bondsman,  Wm. C. Mitchell & William Cotton

Ebenezer Bassett;  pgs.  219, 248, 249, 250, 251, 251, 252, 250
     Wm. C. Mitchell signs bond
     Sept. 25, 1823   W. C. Mitchell appraises property of Eben. Bassett
     List of property.  Oct. 7, 1823, signed by John Burns


Was a Frenchman, who came to the United States to fight in the revolutionary war. He was under the leadership of Lafayette, and fought at Yorktown and was a witness to the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.  He had also seen service At Brandywine and Germantown.

He stayed in the United States and married a woman of German descent, Barbara Frick.

They finally came to Switzerland County Indiana where they owned property and his will was probated in about 1835.  they had a farm on Plum Creek and although it has never been proved he may be buried on that property.

This is from the Boso Book by James L. Boso on which I helped with the research in Switzerland county.

He is approved for membership in DAR.

Submitted by: Jo Orem Green
Note:  Jean Boisseaux appears in the 1820 and 1830 census in Switzerland County.  The name is spelled creatively and the first name Jean has been Americanized as John.  -- Sheila Kell

Pension claim  W.  4143

John Bray enlisted in September 1777, in "Romley" evidently meant for Romney, Hampshire Co. Virginia, served as a private in Captain William Voss's company, Colonel James Wood's Virginia Regiment, was in the battles of Brandywine, in which he was wounded, Monmouth, and at the taking of Stoney Point, also in several small skirmishes, and was discharged after serving three years, the term for which he enlisted.

The soldier was allowed pension on his application executed June 20, 1818, at which time he was aged 56 years. His application was executed in Switzerland County, his place of residence not given.

John Bray married April 13, 1820, at the home of one Jacob Hunter (no relationship to soldier shown), in Gallatin County, Ky. Mrs. Elizabeth Coonies, also referred to as Betsey, a widow of that county (the given name of her husband and date of his death not shown) Their marriage was recorded in the County Clerk's office of said Gallatin County, Kentucky.

In 1821, the soldier was residing in Craig township, Switzerland County, Indiana. He died in that county, June 10, 1832.

John Bray's widow, Elizabeth, married October 4, 1834,  Robert Bakes, and their marriage was recorded in the office of the County Clerk of Switzerland County, Indiana.  Robert Bakes died March 19, 1847. 

Said Elizabeth, while a resident of Switzerland Co. Ind. aged 55 years, applied Oct. 3, 1853, for pension due her as the former widow of John Bray.  Her claim was allowed and she was pensioned under the name of Elizabeth Bray.  In 1859, she was still residing in Switz. Co. Ind. with postoffice at Vevay, same county.  In 1863, her place of residence were the same, Mount Sterling, Switz. Co. Ind. with postoffice at Vevay, which was still her postoffice in 1874. She did not sign as Elizabeth Bakes but Elizabeth Bray.

The only names designated as children of the soldier, John Bray, were two daughters, Carolina, aged two years, and Amelia, aged three months in 1821, and Daniel, who in 1824 made afidavit in the soldier's behalf in Switz. Co. Ind. and referred to one Samuel Bray, but did not state his relationship.

In 1870 one John Bakes witnessed the signature by mark of soldier's widow, Elizabeth, in Madison, Indiana, but his relationaship to her was not shown.

Buried in McKay cemetery, Craig twp. A stone.  [ read by Wanda Morford in 1980 as follows -  John Sr.,  d. Jun. 10, 1832  aged  71 y 4 m 12 d. -- Sheila Kell ]

Land Warrant  8178
1st wife unknown.  Ch; John; Daniel; Samuel; Jane; Nancy, Elizabeth.
2nd wife,  Mrs. Elizabeth Coonies;  ch;  Amelia, George Washington, Sophia.


Revolutionary soldier of Switzerland Co. Indiana

Service:  3 years in Continental line of Virginia; served in Kentucky, which was then part of Virginia, under General George Rogers Clark;  See Vol 1, pg. 133, same.  Samuel Brown had received bounty land before 1828, as indicated by "r" pg. 187;
pg. 395 Samuel Brown was in Va. Military Dist. of Ohio.  Also photostats of Muster Roll of Captain James Downings Co. of Militia in Lincoln Co. Ky.; on actual service on an expedition against enemy Indiana(s) under General George Rogers Clark, dated Nov. 24, 1782.

References for family history
      2.  Bible and Court records;  Switz. Co.  Marriages estates 1901 - 1920;  Mortuary reports of Morrisons.
      3.  Bible; history of Dearborn, Ohio & Switz. Co. Indiana. Photostat of original of Consent & Marriage returns, Protzman.
      4.  Photostat notice of Polly Brown Campbell, which states that William R. Protzman was her grandson.
      5.  Old family letter by Wm. L. Campbell, born 1836 - d 1922.  Supp. National No. 293,046, Nellie Protzman Waldemaier.

Children of Samuel Brown and Susan Bacon:
      Jemima Brown  d  1873 m Isaac Shingledecker;  buried  Weslayan Cemetery,   4003 Colrain Ave.  Cincinnati, Ohio,  m  Oct.
      19, 1813 in Green Co. Ohio.
      Polly Brown  b  June 17, 1783  buried Florence, Switz. Co. Ind. m.  June 17, 1800  William Campbell
      Elizabeth (Betsy) Brown,  m Evan Brock,  Dec. 25, 1812,  Green Co. Ohio
      Samuel Brown's wife died in Cincinnati, Ohio

      Polly Brown  born June 17, 1783 at Harrodsburg, Ky.  died Sept. 4, 1869 Vevay, Indiana, married June 17, 1800 to William 
      Campbell,  b.  Aug. 1776, Rowan Co.  N. C.  d  Feb. 10, 1832  Florence, Switz. Co. Ind.  Their dau.  Polly Campbell  b  Nov. 
      13, 1889, Vevay, Ind.  m  Nov. 29, 1826 to William Protzman,  b  Feb. 1, 1801, Danville, Ky.  d  Nov. 5, 1866, Vevay, Ind.
      Their dau, Flora Protzman Betts Morrison

Samuel Brown died in Switz. Co. date 1816 given in his estate, he was allowed 44.50 for schooling the children of Caleb Hayes.


Switzerland County, Indiana.  Pension claim  W.9372,  B.L.  Wt.  71127 - 160 - 55.

Born about 1763
Entered service 1777 in King and Queen Co.,  Virginia under Col. Richard Parker.  Served until 1780.  In battles of Savannah and Charlestown.

Died July 13, 1827,  Switzerland Co.   Probably buried Slawson cemetery.

Married Lucretia Vanosdol,  1810  Children:  David;  Robert;  Jane; 
      Elizabeth m Harrison Harris;  George; John.

Collected by Mrs. A. V. Danner, Vevay, Indiana


Born  Jan. 10, 1742
     Served as a private in 6th Class, in Capt. Timothy Downing's Company, 3rd Batt. of Washington Co. Pa. Militia; ordered to
     rendevous May 18, 1782

Proof:  Pa. Archives, 6th Series, Vol. 2,  pg. 104 - 105.  pg.  117 - 118

Buried Cotton graveyard, near Mt. Stirling, Switz. Co. Ind.  Died 1817

     Elizabeth Kitchen, about 1761;  Children;  Henry Smith,  b  1763, m Mary Harrold;  Susana,  b.  1765;  Peggy,  b  1767; 
    Jemima  b  1769;  Mary  b  1772;  John  b  1774;  William  b  1776  m  Christina Froman;  Sarah  b  1778;  Nathaniel,  b
    1783;  Ralph  b  1786;  Robert  b  1788.

Submitted by: Sheila Kell

Ralph Cotton,  born Jan. 10, 1742, was a Revolutionary soldier;  served as a private of the 6th class in Captian Timpthy Downing's company,  3d Battalion of Washington Co. Militia, Pa. ordered to rendevous May 18, 1872.  This muster roll is published in the Pennsylvania archives, 6th Series;  Vol.  2 pg.  104 - 105. Another muster roll of this company in which Ralph Cotton served as above stated is published also in the Vol. and series referred to pages  117 - 118 and the original roll is in the possession of Division of Arch. belonging to period of 1782 - 1783;  Commonwealth of Penn. State Library of museum, Harrisburg.

Parents;  John Ralph Cotton married Susan Smith, Feb. 17, 1741;
Children of above;
     Ralph born Jan. 10, 1742 died Switz. Co. Ind. 1817.
     John     "    Sept. 20, 1744
     Mary    "    Mar. 5, 1746
     Elizabeth    born  Apr. 15, 1749
     Sarah                   March 26, 1751
     Nathaniel             March 8, 1753
     Susana                 May 7, 1756
     Robert                 Dec. 30, 1759

Ralph Cotton married about 1761 Elizabeth Kitchen  b  1747;  died in Switz. Co. Ind.  Jan. 12, 1832, age 85 years.  Both are buried in Cotton cemetery near Mt. Stirling.
Ralph lived in Penn. and in Culpepper Co. Va.  Removed to near Carrollton, Ky. and Switz. Co. Ind. 1805.
Their children;
     Henry Smith Cotton   born  Sept. 4, 1763
     Susana                                 Feb. 14, 1765
     Peggy                                   Aug. 4, 1767
     Jemima                                Aug. 8, 1769
     Mary                                    Jan. 27, 1772
     John                                     Feb. 12, 1774
     William  born March 13, 1776  m  Christina Froman
     Sarah              May 10, 1778
     Nathaniel        Apr. 7, 1783
     Ralph              Jan. 17, 1786
     Robert            Dec. 4, 1788

William Cotton born Mar. 13, 1776 died Jan. 12, 1836;  born in Nelson Co. Ky.  married Jan. 7, 1796  Christina Froman, born Sept. 24, 1775 in Pa.;  both buried in Cotton cemetery near Mt. Sterling.
Children of Wm. & Christina Cotton are:
     Mary Cotton                    Nov. 22, 1796
     Harvey Cotton                 Apr. 26, 1798
     Bettsy Cotton                   Jan. 30, 1800
     John Froman Cotton        Oct. 29, 1803  (1st white child b in Switzerland Co. near Mt. Sterling.)
     William K. Cotton            Aug. 18, 1805
     James Madison Cotton     June 24, 1807
     Robert S. Cotton              Feb. 27, 1810
     Sarah Cotton                    Jan. 22, 1812
     Perry K. Cotton                Nov. 20, 1813
     Christena                          Apr. 13, 1816   

William Cotton was elected a delegate to draft the constitution of the state of Indiana;  appointed Judge of Quarter sessions 1804 by William Henry Harrison.

Robert S. Cotton  b  Feb. 27, 1810  married 1830 in Switz. Co. Ind. to Lovina Gilliland  b  Aug. 19, 1812;  died Mar. 22, 1885;  both buried in Cotton cemetery.
     John Cotton  born   Sept. 9, 1832
     Clinton Cotton        Aug. 11, 1834
     Maria Cotton           July 3, 1836   m   Eli Ogle
     Webster Cotton        Sept. 25, 1848  m  Bell Dyer
     Mary Cotton            Jan. 17, 1842  m  Albert Ogle
     Sarah Cotton           June 25, 1844
     Lovina Cotton         Sept. 8, 1846  m  Jay Belding
     Eliza Cotton            Aug. 19, 1849  m  Will Long

Webster & Bell Cotton's children
     Jesse                        Nov. 6, 1865
     Clay                         Apr. 23, 1870
     Kate                         Oct. 14, 1873
     Harry                       March 28, 1875
     Lovina                     Feb. 4, 1879
     Claribel                    June 18, 1881


Pension   S.31614
Enlisted  July 1777,  Montgomery Co. Maryland, under Capt. Nathaniel Pigman, Col. Mordock, Gen. Smallwood's Brigade, served 5 months in the battle of Germantown;  discharged.  Drafted  Oct. 1781,  served 5 months guard over Cornwallis' men,  Hessians at Fredricktown.

Died  July 10, 1833  Buried on Ted Carver farm on Hominy Ridge near Dalhi School.  Tree marks grave.
Married Mary Ann Dennis on Nov. 25, 1779.  Penson gives children;
                    Thomas                             Ann
                    Nancy                                William
                    Susannah                           Sarah
                    Samuel                              Mary
                    Esther                                Seely
                    Elizabeth                           Francis
Indianapolis Star;  April 6, 1930;
     William Coy, Rev. soldier, born Mar. 10, 1756, Somerset Co. Maryland and married Nov. 25, 1779  Mary Ann Dennis;  moved to Garrard Co. Ky. where he lived till 1826;  moved to Switz. Co. Ind.
Pension gives children;  Thomas, Nancy, Susannah, Samuel, Esther, Elizabeth, Ann, William, Sarah, Mary, Seely (Celia) and Francis, who was born Dec. 4, 1802 and married in Garrard Co. Ky.  Aug. 18, 1824 to William Chandler.  William Coy died in Switz. Co. Ind.  July 10, 1833.  His brother Christopher Coy, also a Rev. soldier, died in Lawrence Co.  Oct. 12, 1839.  (See Star,  July 3, 1932 for record of Christopher Coy).
Star of June 1, 1930 gives grave of William Coy;
       Unmarked grave on the Carver farm, Hominy Ridge, York twp. 21-2-1.  This is near the town of Florence.


Switzerland Co. Ind.   Pension claim R. 2547.  Pension rejected because he did not serve six months.  D.A.R.  Lineage,  Vol. 50,  pg. 294

Born 1752 Sussex Co.  N.J.   Entered service in Capt. Wm. Underwood's Co. Surry Co.  N.C. then Capt. Woolridges Co. county Militia.

Died  Dec. 31, 1841  Buried Vevay Cemetery.  Stone.

Married Sylvia Randolph.  Daughter Mary married John Francis Dufour.

Collected by Mrs. A. V. Danner, Vevay, Indiana


Born  about 1754.  Enlisted May 1780 in Conn. Capt. Nathaniel's Co. Col. Levi Will's Regt. Continental Establishment.  Served 9 months.  In 1781 under Jonathan Little, conductor of teams, for 9 months.  Discharged by Little.

See Switzerland Co. Ind.  Civil Order bk. 1820 pg. 373.

Married Hannah __________.

Above collected by Mrs. A. V. Danner, Vevay,  Indiana.


Switzerland Co. Indiana.  Pension claim  S. 35878  B.L. Wt.  252 - 100.

Born about 1754.  Enlisted at Lebannon, Penn. as private May 10, 1777 under Capt. Amos Wilkinson, of Col. Thomas Proctor's Artillery.  Discharged at Carlisle, Penn. in 1783,  by Major Lukens.  Allowed 100 acres land 1801.

Last payment of pension made Mar. 27, 1829.

Married Anne ___________.  Chirldren;  Alace; David; John; Spencer.


Leiman Deisky.  S.  35886

Name is shown as Leamon Desky, also.
The date and place of birth and names of Parents are not shown.

Leiman Deisky enlisted in C(A)pr.  May County, New Jersey, served in Captain Cummings's New Jersey Company and in Captain Cyrus De-Hart's company, Colonel Barbers's 2d New Jersey Regiment, was at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and was discharged June 5th, 1783, having served three years. Soldier stated that he received a badge of merit for "faithful service."

He was allowed pension on his application executed June 16, 1818, at which time he was aged nearly sixty-one ears and resided in Jefferson Township, Switzerland County, Indiana. He signed by mark, Leeman Desky, was born on the pension roll as Leiman Deisky.

The soldier died February 15, 1829, place not shown.

In 1820, 1825, 1826, soldiers family was referred to as wife, Hannah, date of marriage and maiden name not given, aged between fifty-eight and sixty-eight years:  children, Malinda, Emily, Sarah, Polly, James and Samuel, and niece, Emila, age about eighteen in 1825, names of her parents not shown. In 1826, Malinda had two children and her husband had deserted her; names of husband and children not shown.
Switz. Co. records;
     Probably buried near Old Bethel church now in York Township.
     Malinda married 1824 to Joel Heron
     Polly married Chas. F. Krutz 1830
     Sarah married 1823  Thomas Hatton


Pension  W.729

William Dewitt was born March 18, 1763 in Fredericktown, Frederick County, Maryland.  Names of Parents not shown.

While residing in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, William Dewitt enlisted April 1, 1780, served nine months as a private in Captain Thomas Cluggage's company, Colonel Piper's Pennsylvania Regiment;  Marched to a fort at the lead mines in Bedford county, where he was stationed during the whole time of his enlistment.

After the Revolution, he continued to reside in Pennsylvania for twenty years, then moved to Kentucky, and lived eighteen years, then to Indiana.

He died in Switzerland County, January 31, 1838.

The soldier married in December, 1804, Elizabeth Conner, a widow, whose maiden name was White.  The date and place of her birth was not given. The widow stated that she was married to William Dewitt in Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky, also in Scott County, Ky. The marriage bond was dated Dec. 5, 1804 in Campbell Co. Ky.

Elizabeth, widow of William Dewitt, was allowed pension on her application executed April 8, 1855, at which time she was aged seventy-five years and resided in Cotton township, Switzerland County, Indiana.

There is no reference to children
Pr. bk. A pg. 91  Switz. Co. Ind.
     William Dewitt, revolutionary soldier.  John Pavy & John Dickerson, sign

Children named in soldier's will:  Polly Bradford; Nancy; Betsy Palmerton; John m Mary Jane Potter: Phoeby m. John Johy;
     Judith m Simeon Shattick; Marie; Isabelle.


Switzerland Co. Indiana

Born  Dec. 25, 1762, Hanover Co. Virginia
Enlisted 1777 under Capt. Richard Anderson,  5th Virginia Regt. Col. Fall, Gen. Hand's Brigade, for 3 years. Was at Valley Forge.
Discharged near Williamsburg.

See Switzerland County, Ind.  Civil Order bk.  Sept. 1832, pg. 68

Collected by Mrs. A. V. Danner, Vevay, Indiana


See National  No.  138, 632

Peter Dumont, born Staten Island, N.Y. 1744;  died Vevay, Indiana 1821.  Stone in Vevay, Ind. cemetery.
Married Mary Lowe (1750-1841) in 1770.  Son, John 1787 -1871 who married Julia Louise Carey, in 1812.
married Julia Louise Carey, in 1812
Capt. in 2d Batt. Somerset, N.J. Services in the cause were even more outside the ranks than as a soldier. Gen. Washington often consulted him. Certain accounts still in existance indicate that he may have been in the commissary department. It is also said that at Washington's request that he ran his mills day and night to help the soldiers at Valley Forge and that this resulted in irretrievable loss financially. Due to overwork his health failed and he became blind.  He refused to apply for a pension.

See Tales of Our Forefathers by Eugene McPike, pg. 55 - 152.
Stryker's Register of N.J. Officers and Soldiers,  pg. 229

          Lydia Guest
          Catherine Anderson
          Jane Murphy


Switzerland Co. Indiana

Born  Oct. 17, 1734 in New Jersey

Service;  Captain in Virginia on "Pittsburg Pay Roll" for 176 days. Also a Captain at Fort Nelson in Jefferson Co. Virginia in

             Va. State Library  "Pittsburg Pay Roll"  pg. 56; 
             Echenrode, List of Revolutionary soldiers;
             Virginians in Revolution
             War Department;  Adjutant General's office

wife;  Mary Cartmell

Daughter Christina,  mar. William Cotton, she was born Sept. 24, 1775 in Pa. mar. Jan. 7 1796, buried in Cotton cemetery near
               Mt. Stirling.


Revolutionary Soldier.

For service see manifest in Switz. Co. dated June 23, 1823. He enlisted for 1 year, March 1775, Bedford Co. Pa. under Captain John McDaniel (or Donald), Regiment of Col. John Piper, Continental line, State of Pa.  He was in battles of Trenton and Mrunswick; received gun wound at Trenton and discharged. Family, wife, aged 53, feeble; son William, age 18 years. Estate 1 mare, 8 years old; 3 cows, 3 calves, 10 small hogs, 1 table, 4 chairs, cubboard and ware, 1 kittle, 1 skillet, 1 plough.
                                                                                                                      Moses Gray, June 1832
                                                                                                                          John ?. Dufour

The following Gray marriages are recorded in Switzerland Co. Ind.

Moses ? Gray to Malinda Oberon                        April 2, 1827
James Gray to Mary Van Dusen                          April 22, 1820
Isaac Gray to Elizabeth McLean                          Jan. 6, 1827
John Gray to Mathilda Bellamy                           Feb. 2, 1827
Joseph Gray to Adaline Smith                              Oct. 20, 1827
Elizabeth, dau. of James Gray to Joseph Alfrey    July 2, 1823
Sallie Gray to Andrew Poland                               Apr. 9, 1823
Lydia Gray to H. Bright                                        Oct. 23, 1827

See Charles Allfrey in Biog. Souvenir of Jeff. Co. pg. 203 - 204, for record of James Gray

GULLION, ROBERT     Pension  S. 16396

Born  Feb. 4, 1764, near Frederick on the Potomac

Enlisted 1780 or 1781 in a company of militia or rangers under Capt. Shearer of Westmoreland Co. Penn. Was stationed at a block house on the waters of Turtle Creek in Penn. for 90 days. In 1782 under Col. Wm. Crawford marched against the Indians on the Ohio River.

Died  July 23, 1853.  Probably buried York township.
Married  Barbara _____________.
Children;   Henry
                  John   m  1815 Elizabeth Jones &  1824  Betsy Scudder
                  Charles D.  m  Lena Dillman
                  Polly  m  David Miller
                  Rachel  m  Joseph Fulton
                  Sallie  m  Wm. McQuiston
                  Robert  m  Dolly Fulton
Switz. Co. will bk. 2 - 109;
          Robert Gullion.
          Sons;  John, Henry, Charles.
          Daughters;  Catherine Miller, Sarah McQuiston, Rachel Fulton, 
                            Rachel Gullion.

Probate  bk.  A - pg. 69;
          Robert Gullion, revolutionary soldier.  Signed by Jas. Cox of Gallatin Co. Ky. and William Scudder.

HANNIS, HENRY     Revolutionary soldier

Pension record  S. 32288.

Henry Hannis was born May 12, 1757 in Ulster County, N. Y.  Names of parents not stated.

While residing in said Ulster County, Henry Hannis served as a private with the New York troops, as follows;  from sometime in September, 1775, nine months with Captain John Aker's company;  from early in July, 1776, in Captain John Deyo's company, Colonel Rawlings regiment, was in a skirmish with the British, and was discharged December 25, 1776;  from early in 1777, six months in Captain Hardenburgh's company, Colonel Rawling's regiment;  from sometime in August, 1777, three months in Captain Peleg Ransom's company, Colonel Hardenbergh's regiment; was in the battle of Saratoga, and guarded the Hessian prisoners to Albany;  from sometime in September, 1770 four months in Captain Conklin's company, under Colonel Owens.

The soldier, Henry Hannis moved sometime in 1780 from Ulster Co. New York, to Washington County, Virginia, and served three months under Captain Bowen and Arthur Campbell in Colonel William Campbell's Virginia Regiment.

Henry Hannis continued to live in the state of Virginia for about ten years; then moved to Kentucky, where he lived for about thirty years, then moved to Indiana.

He was allowed pension on his application executed November 14, 1832, then a resident of Switzerland Co. Ind.  He died September 23, 1835.

The papers on file in this claim contain no reference to wife or children of the soldier,  Henry Hannis.

In order to obtain the name of the person paid the last payment of this pension, you should apply to the Comptroller General, General Accounting Office, Records Division, Washington, D. C. and cite the following;  Henry Hannis, Certificate #22239, Issued Oct. 18, 1833, Rate $80.00 per annum, Commenced March 4, 1831,  Act of June 7, 1832, Indiana Agency
From the General Accounting Office,  a letter--
     Henry Hannis, Certificate 22239, died Vermillion County, State of Illinois,  Sept. 23, 1835. survived by a widow, Gilly Hannis 
     Arrears of Pension due from March 4, 1835 to Sept. 23, 1835  paid on Jan. 11, 1836 at State Bank of Indiana to Calvin
     Fletcher, as attorney for the widow.
Switzerland Co. Ind. records;
Deed bk. B. pg. 457   1826  Henry Hannis and his wife Hannah, to William Hannis  part sec. 36-3-4 to the old Indian boundary line fro sugar tree, etc
Deed bk. B. pg.  503  same signatures.

Probate court records,  Nov. 14, 1832;  pg. 92  Henry Hannis' petition for pension. He came to Switzerland Co. 1814 from Garrard Co. Kentucky.  A Baptist preacher, and lived on Indian Creek, Jefferson Township.  Son William Hannis.
Henry Hannis died July 18, 1846 -- he was a son of William.  See bk. 1846 pg. 293;  widow, Elizabeth J.

Chancery court,  August 1847;  William Hannis, vs. widow & heirs of Henry Hannis;  pg. 345 vs. Cecelia Hannis, et al.  William E.  Elias R.,  Mahala, John, Mary, minor heirs of Willam & Ellen, his wife.  pg. 296, 1847.

Marriage records;   Switzerland Co. Indiana
     Thomas Hewson to Polly Hannis                                Sept. 5, 1817
     James A. Stewart  to Sarah Hannis                             Oct. 13, 1817
     William Hannis to Sally Burns                                    Aug. 18, 1819   John Six stepfather of Sallie
     Lydia Hannis to Wilson Crandall                                Sept. 1, 1819
     Hannah Hannis to W. J. Griffith Jr.                            Feb. 22, 1822   Her father Henry Hannis present
     Margaret Hannis to George J. Taylor                          Dec. 24, 1842
Information from Mrs. Harry Demaree, a great grand daughter.  William Hannis, a soldier in the War of 1812 married 
     Ellen Burns. She was of Welsh descent and he was from Virginia. Children of William and Ellen were Henry, who
     married Elizabeth Vernon (she later married a Todd);  Elias, unm.;  William E.  mar. an Orr;  John mar. Mrs. Gray;
     Mary mar. a Gow;  Margaret mar. a Taylor;  Mahala mar. a Patrick;  Cecelia mar. W. F. Taylor;  Kesiah unm. and two
     who died in infancy.  William was the only son of his parents but had seven sisters; Polly who mar. Thos. Hewson;
     Sarah m James A. Stewart; Margaret m a Furguson;  Lydia m Wilson Crandall;  and three others died in infancy.
Bio. Souvenir of Jeff. Clark, etc. Co. Ind.  pg. 284; William Watlington married Nov. 26, 1839 Miss Mary Hewson, a
     daughter of Thomas and Mary Hewson.  Seven ch;  William, Thomas, Mary F., Emma, Charles E., Abraham & Elizabeth.

Vawter Family History has sketch of Wm. Watlington.

Deed bk.  A - 42 Jefferson Co. Ind.
              William Watlington  U.S. Patent 1819   Sec. 2-4-10.


Pension  S.36575

Born about 1737.  Enlisted Sheperdstown, Virginia, Mar. 2d or Apr. 2d, 1777 in Capt. James Kearney's co. Col. Thomas Hartley's Regt. Was in Sullivans's Indian campaign.  Discharged June 1, 1780, from Colonel Adam Hubley's Pennsylvania Regiment.
Allowed pension on his application executed May 26, 1818, at which time he was residing in Swits. Co. Ind.  In 1820 he stated that he was 85 years of age and that his wife Elizabeth was 81 years of age and that they resided with their children but did not give their names.

Died  June 7, 1821,  Probably buried in Allensville, Cotton twp.
Had several children

HARRIS, ROBERT         Pension   W.10076

Born Conn. (see Hist. of Switz. Co.  pg. 1222) died 1827, age 60 yrs. Rev. soldier moved to Indiana 1817;  Wife Lucretia Kennedy, born Conn. died 1844 age 72. Son, Nelson Harris.

Roster, pg. 179
     Born  Dec. 12, 1766, Preston, Conn.  Son of Daniel Harris.  Matross in company under Captain Durkee in Conn. Line for 1 year.  Died July 22, 1826 buried in Quercus Grove, Switz. Co.  Married Lucretia Kennedy, 1787, born 1773.

Children    Robert  b  1793
                  Daniel Kennedy,  b  1797
                  James Hiram  b  1800
                  Jacob Rude  b  1802
                  Josiah John Nelson  b  1811
                  Westley  b  1818
                  Lucretia  b  1789
                  Dorothy  b  1791
                  Alice  b  1795
                  Lucretia Whipple  b  1804
                  Fanny Morial  b  1808
                  Mary Zelphia Anny  b  1813


     Switz. Co. records
     Daniel Haycock lived on Tapps Ridge; wife, Janie.  A Revolutionary soldier.  See Ady. in Village Times, 1837.  Lived in
     Franklin Co. Ky.  A private in New Jersey.  pension in 1818.  Deed bk. E-280. Switz. Co.  Dau. Lucretia Boyd.


  Pension  W.7711,  B.L. Wt.  40013-160-55

Lived in Albany N. Y. where he enlisted 1777, Private & Serg. in company commanded by Capt. McCalups under Col. Blair,  N.Y. Militia for 2 years.

Died  Oct. 1, 1841.  Buried near Enterprise, Cotton twp.
Married 1st;  1785  Hannah Gates, (1765 - 1797) children;  James (1793 - 1864) m. Susannah White;  Ann Buckingham; Ara;
                              Asa; Jeremiah; Mary Halford; Daniel; Orra Babit
Married 2d;  Azubah Reynolds  1797;
                     Arden,  b  1801
                     Sabrina Ann  b  1802
                     Felinda  b  1804  m  Francis B. McBeth
                     Charles  b  ???  1806
                     Philo Almana  b  1810
                     Angeline  b  1812
See Natl Nos.  139, 877; 135, 546; 164, 566.

Daniel Heath   1760 - 1841
       Natl No.  139, 877
       On pension roll of Switz. Co. Ind.  Born Coventry, Conn. 
       Mar. 20, 1760.  Private & sergeant in N.Y. Militia.
       Mar. 1st Hannah Gates  1765 -1797.  Died Switz. Co.
       Children James M. Heath, 1794 - 1864 m 1819  Susannah White (1794 - 1858)

Will in Swita. Co. bk.  1 - 184:
       Written Mar. 2, 1841;  recorded Nov. 1, 1841
        8 children;  Anna Buckingham
                           Ira Heath
                           Asa Heath
                           Jeremiah Heath
                           Mary Halford
                           Daniel Heath
                           James Heath
                           Orra Babit
      Grandsons;  Jefferson & Napoleon Bonaparte.
      A private burying ground
      His wife, Ozubah Heath and remaining 6 children;  Arden, Sobrina, Ann Byington, Philanda McBeth, Charles Philo Almon,
      Angelina Lockwood.

Huffman (Hufman), Henry

Switzerland Co.  Indiana

Born about 1750.  Enlisted 3 years March 1777 in Maryland company, under Capt. McMahon, Col. Nevel, to serve till March, 1781.  Discharged at Lancaster, Penn.

See Switzerland Co. Indiana, Civil Order bk. 1828,  pg. 117

Married Fanny __________.  Children Ann;  Sarah;  Lewis m Elizabeth Glenn.

Collected by Mrs. A. V. Danner,  Vevay,  Ind.


Switzerland County,  Indiana.    Pension Claim  S.18040

Born  May 8, 1763   Worcester Co.   Massachusetts

Private in co. of Capt. Tucker,  Regt. of Col. Tyler,  in Mass.  Militia for 15 months.

Died  March 23, 1841.  Buried in Quercus Grove Cemetery, Posey Twp.  Stone

Married Hulda Keeney.  Children;  Stephen  b  1791;  Arthur  b  1796;  Indianus H.  b. 1824   There were other children.

Collected by Mrs. A. V. Danner, Vevay, Indaiana.


Pension   W.10165
Private in Virginia Millitia,  9 months from 1777,   Capt. Baldwin, Col. Steele.  Resided in Winchester, Virginia, when he enlisted.

Born   Nov. 2, 1755, Chester Co. Penn.
Died   Jan. 21, 1834   Posey twp.   Switzerland Co. Ind.  Probably buried Lostutter Cemetery.
Married  1786  Sarah Preysor.
Children;   Nancy,  b. Apr. 13, 1787
                  Catherine  b.  Dec.  30, 1789
                  Mary Ann  b.  Feb. 17, 1792
                  Elizabeth  b.  Sept.  20, 1795
                  Thomas  b  July 31, 1798  m  Dorthea & Rachel
                  Lydia Ann  b.  Nov. 11, 1824  m  Wm. Hess
                  William  b  Mar. 26, 1802  m  Sept. 6, 1837   Kirea Craig
Switz. Co. Probate  bk.  A - pg. 195;

     Comes Sarah Kelly,  William Kelly died Jan. 21, 1834.  Sarah, widow, said William is the person in Pension Roll of Indiana
     Agenncy/  Was resident of Switz.  Polly Kelly, adm.

Will bk.  1 - pg 71:
     Will of William Kelly.  Thomas Kelly, executor.  Jan. 16, 1832.  Wife, Sarah,  50 acres NE 30-3-1.  Leaves wife pension due
     March 6, 1834 to pay for cows.  Son, Thomas Kelly, exec.
     Witnesses;  John Gibbons and John Stockdale


Pension   S.16912

The record of William Lancaster follows as found in pension claim  S.16912,  based upon his service in the Revolutionary War.
The Revolutionary War record of JOHN LEVY BLADES is given herein, also, as William Lancaster married his widow.

William Lancaster was born November 17, 1745 in Hanover County, Virginia; he was christened in King William County, Va.
Names of parents not given.

While residing in Orange County Va.  William Lancaster enlisted,  January 20, 1779, serving two months as private in Captain William Buckner's company.  Colonel Harvey's Virginia Regiment & guarded the British and Hessian prisoners at Albermarle Barracks.  He enlisted in 1780 and served 90 days in Captain Benjamin Johnson's company, under Major Nathaniel Welsh. He enlisted sometime in July or August, 1781, served four months under Abner Porter, commissary, and was engaged in collecting cattle for the army.

He moved about 15 years after the Revolution from Orange County, Virginia to Kentucky and lived there about 28 years, then moved to Indiana.  He was allowed pension on his application executed November 12, 1832, at which time he was living in Switzerland County, Indiana.


The date & place of birth of this soldier are not shown, nor the names of his parents given.  He was named after his uncle John Levy.

John Levy Blaces of Worchester Co. Maryland, enlisted March 10, 1777,  served a a private in Captain De Sheild's & Vance's companies, and in Col. Gunby's & John E. Howard's 2d Maryland regiment; he was in several battles, was taken prisoner by the British,  Jan. 28, 1780, and was discharged,  Nov. 15, 1783.  It was not stated how he was released from prison.

John Levy Blades married, Jan. 17, or Feb. 17, 1776 in Somerset or Worchester Co. Md.  Sarah_________, maiden name not given.  He died in Jan. or Feb. 1784 in Worchester Co. Md.  Their son, Zadock Blades, was born in the month of May, 1777. He with his widowed mother, Sarah Blades, moved to Kentucky and lived in Mason and Bracken Counties.

The widow,  Sarah Blades, married September 11, 1813 in Bracken Co. Ky.  William Lancaster. He was a Rev. soldier & pensioner, and died Nov. 4, 1843 in Switzerland Co. Ind.  Said Sarah was his 2d wife.  She was allowed pension, on account of her husband, John Levy Blades, on application executed June 26, 1845, then living in Craig twp. Switz. Co. Ind. aged 90 years.

In 1844, Catherine, wife of Mallory Lancaster (son of Wm. by his 1st. wife, name of wife not given) was a resident of Switzerland Co.  William and Catherine J. Lancaster were of Switz. Co. Ind. were of Switz. Co. Ind. in 1845;  it is not stated that they were related to each other or to the soldier.


Pension   W.1632     Switzerland Co. Indiana

Born 1757 Albermarle Co. Virginia.
Enlisted 1777, 2 years  9th Virginia Regiment under Col. George Mathews.  Enlisted again under Capt. Powell of 13th Vir. Regiment for 3 years.  Discharged at Winchester, Va.  In Battle of White Marsh and Germantown.
Died May 26, 1831.  Buried Cotton cemetery,  Jefferson Twp.
Married  2d  Keziah Humbles.  July 21, 1793
      Dau. Martha m Aaron Sturgeon.  Sons named in will are Nathanial, William, Benjamin, John, Kimbrow and Bradley.
will bk.  1 - 35   Kimbro Landers.  written Mar. 14, 1831;  rec. June 10, 1831.   6 sons, Nathanial, William, Benjamin, John, Kimbro and Bradley.  Wife Keziah.  Son-in-law, Aaron Sturgeon and wife, Martha.


Revolutionary soldier.   Switz. Co. Ind.

Born  May 28, 1761,  probably Prince Georges Co. Maryland.

Service:  in 2d company of Maryland troops in Battle of Long Island, 1776.  Enlisted  Feb. 3, 1776.

      Archives of Marylalnd, Maryland Troops in Revolution,  pg. 8.
      Maryland Historical Mag. June 1919,  pg. 110-120
      Family Bible and Will in Switz. Co. Ind.

Buried  McKay cemetery, Braytown, Switz. Co.   Inscription on stone  "Henry Lanham,  May 28, 1761 - Nov. 20, 1849"
Married Millia ___________:
         Children;    Meshack  1811 - 1883  m  Susanna Bray
                            Thomas  b 1797
                            Mary  b  1800  m  Abisha McKay
                            Chloe  b  1795  m a Saddler
                            Sarah  b  1805  m  Zachariah McKay
                            Hilley  m  a McKay
                            Nancy  m  a McCarty


Indpls Star, Nov. 8, 1931:

John W. Leap born on Rhine River, Germany, came to America in 1757: born in 1733; settled near families of Washington & Clark. Tradition that he knew George Rogers Clark as a child.  He joined the New York militia at outbreak of Revolution and was a quartermaster general.  He married before the war but name of wife not shown. After the war they came to Switzerland County, Indiana.  Before this they moved to Lancaster Co. Pa. where they lived till 1796.  Later came to Switz. Co. Ind. They went back to Virginia and then returned to Switz. Co. probably with 2d wife:  Children of 1st marriage were;  Gabriel  b 1771, died 1866 in Martinsville, W. Va. m Jennie Courtney;  John W. m Mahala Wise, died Oct. 1866;  Katie m ______ Ferby;  
Samuel W. b 1795, d Vevay, Ind. 1884 m Henrietta Guile, b 1794.
Probate bk.  A. pg. 70:  Swit. Co. Ind.
      John Leap,  revolutionary soldier.  Signed by John Morrill, clergyman and Jean D. Moreod.


Pension record:   W.773

Isaac Levi was born in February, 1749 in Hungary, and when about seventeen years of age arrived in America.  The names of his parents were not shown.

While a resident of Lexington, "Kentucky" he enlisted sometime in June, 1780, served as a private in Captain Robert Patterson's and Benjamin Harrison's companies with the Virginia troops; went on a expedition against the Indians on the Big Miami under General Clark, was in a battle at Pickaway Town, where the Indians were defeated and the town burned, after which they were stationed for fifteen or eighteen months at Fort Vincent (later Vincennes, Indiana); then returned to the Falls of the Ohio, where he was discharged having served "upwards of two years."

He continued to reside in Kentucky for about forty years, then moved to Ohio and lived five or six years, thence to Indiana.

Isaac Levi was allowed pension on his application executed September 18, 1832, at which time he was living in Switzerland Co. Ind.

He married November 14, 1841, in Ripley County, Indiana  Mrs. Mary (Polly) Tucker. She was the widow of John Tucker, to whom she was married in February 1836 in Scott County, Kentucky.  In the same year they moved to Ripley County, Indiana, where John Tucker died November 14, 1840.

Isaac Levi died September 21, 1850 in Ripley County, Indiana.  His widow, Mary Levi, was allowed pension on account of the services of her husband, Isaac Levi, on her application executed March 26, 1853, at which time she was aged fifty years and a resident of Jefferson County, Indiana.  She died October 14, 1853.

Reference was made in 1854 to two children of John & Mary Tucker, and it was stated that the widow, at her death, left several children, "some of which are not of age:. Names of children are not given.
Roster;   Buried near Osgood, Ripley Co.  John Tucker also served in Revolution.


Pension;   Switzerland Co. Indiana

Born December 1764,  Caroline County, Virginia.  Enlisted in March or April 1781;  served two months as a private in Captain Coleman Sutton's or Captain Taylor's company, Colonel Andrew Thornton's Virginia Regiment.  Enlisted in June, 1781, served two months as a private in Capt. Coleman Sutton's or Capt. Taylor's company, Colonel Thomas Matthew's Virginia Regiment.  He enlisted in Aug. or Sept., 1781 and served as 2d Sergeant in Capt. Coleman's or Capt. Taylor's Company, under Major Carey, in the Virginia Troops for two months and two weeks.
He died in Switzerland Co. Indiana, July 28, 1833.  Offical papers of his widow stating July 28, 1832.

For proof;  Veterans Administration, Washington, D. A.  Letter to Mrs. Harvey Morris, Salem, Indiana, dated Jan. 14, 1936. He was allowed pension Aug. 18, 1832, while residing in Switz. Co. Ind. where he had resided for 14 years.

He married Aug. 4, 1805/6 in Angelica, Allegany Co. N.Y.  Sarah Condly.  The date and place of her birth not given, nor names of her parents.  She was allowed pension April 3 or 5, 1853, while residing in Switz. Co. Ind. age 70 years, in 1854, she stated she was aged 80 years, and in 1855, 74 years. No explanation given for this. Nine children survived Thomas Lewis, names not given. In 1849 a daughter was residing in Cincinnati, and same year a son-in-law, Robert D. Collins, resided in Cincinnati, but name of his wife is not given.

A Joseph Lewis, born 1812, died near Aaron, Feb. 9, 1893; buried in Brushy Fork. (This may be one son.)
Pr. bk. A-84;
     Thomas Lewis, 1832, age 68 yrs.  Newton E. Tapp signs.

pg. 171
     Sarah, widow of Thomas Lewis.  Thomas died July 28, 1832
     Applied for pension June 7, 1832.  Certified.

Pension  W.9542,  Switzerland Co. Indiana

The date and place of birth and names of parents of Norman Bruce McGruder are not shown.

While a resident of Georgetown, now District of Columbia, Norman Bruce McGruder enlisted in 1781 and served as a private in Captain George Bell's company, Colonel William Murdock's and William Dickey's Maryland Regiments: length of service more than six months.

He lived in Washington County, tha part which was later called Allegney County, Maryland, for thirty-one years, and about 1814 moved to Switzerland County, Indiana.

He died February 16, 1836, in Switzerland Co. Indiana. Soldier married December 25, 1783 in Washington Co. Maryland, Nancy Paugh, who was born in Allegheny County, Maryland. She was the daughter of Michael Paugh.  Name of her mother is not shown.

Soldier's widow, Nancy McGruder, was allowed pension on her application executed Jan. 1, 1845, at which time she was residing in Louisville, Jefferson Co. Ky. with her grand daughter, her name not designated. Various statements were made in regard to Nancy McGruder's age -- that she was born in 1777, that she was aged 69 years in 1836; aged 68 years in 1845; and aged 75 in 1845.

Norman Bruce McGruder & Nancy had three children;  Mary or Polly, born Dec. 30, 1784;  James born Feb. 12, 1786; and Sarah or Sally, born May 2, 1789.  Said Mary and James died prior to 18?4.  Sarah married, date and place not stated Amos Gilbert, his age not given. They were both died in 1845, dates and places of death not stated.

In 1844 Amity MacMillen and Elijah Gilbert, grandchildren of soldier and Nancy McGruder, were living in Switz. Co. Ind. their ages or names of their parents were not designated.

In 1845, a son, nine years old, of a grand daughter of Nancy McGruder soldier;s widow, was referred to, no names were designated.

In 1845, Isaac Paugh, a half brother of soldier's widow, Nancy, was living in Ripley Co. Ind. age not given. There are no futher family data.
Pro. bk. A pg. 78,  Switz. Co. records;
      Norman McGruder, age 77 rev. soldier.  pg. 447
pr. bk.  C-447
      Nov. 1836 Nancy McGruder, age 69, widow of Norman B. McGruder, Rev. soldier on pension rolls,  Cert. 2216. was married at Ft. Cumberland, Maryland,  Dec. 25, 1751.  He died Feb. 16, 1836.  Signed by John Pavy and Amos Gilbert.

Will bk. 1 - pg 71;
      Will of Norman Bruce McGruder;  pg. 93
      Wife, Nancy,  daughters Elizabeth White and Sarah Gilbert.
      Grandchildren;   Nancy Gilbert to have bed, etc.
                                 Amos Gilbert, Jr.
      Written Jan. 14, 1834
      Witnesses;  John Pavy and Samuel Pavy.


Pension  W.9578

Roderick Moore of Connecticut, received a pension in Switzerland county, Indiana, in 1831

He was born February 9, 1761 in Salidbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut.  Names of parents not stated.

While residing in Salisbury, Conn. Roderick Moore enlisted some time in June or July, 1777, and served as a private six months in Captain Roger's company,  Colonel Eno's Connecticut regiment.  He enlisted some time in July or August, 1773, served two months in Captain Roger Moore's Connecticut company: it was not stated that he was related to soldier.

Roderick Moore continued to live in Connecticut for about three years after the Revolution, then moved to New York, where he lived about twenty-five years, then to Ohio, lived about three years, thence to Indiana.

He was allowed pension on his application executed September 17, 1832, at which time he was a resident of Switzerland Co. Indiana.

Roderick Moore married June 16, 1841, in Switzerland Co. Ind.  His widow Mary Moore, was allowed pension on her application executed Nov. 11, 1841. at which time she was living in Jefferson two. Switzerland Co. Ind.  She was still living in Switzerland Co. in 1849.

Children of Roderick Moore & wife, Mary:
     Cynthia,  born March 21, 1788
     Erastus,  born Sept. 24, 1790
     Lucretia,  born Nov. 20, 1792
     William,  born Feb. 14, 1795, died June 22, 1795
     Jeremiah,  born July 12, 1796;  died July 30, 1800
     Almon,  born June 30, 1800
     Maryann, born Oct. 28, 1802,  died Sept. 10, 1823
     Philena,  born July 16, 1805
     Roderick, Jr.  born Nov. 20, 1808
     Charlotte,  born Jan. 18, 1811

Orson Moore, brother of the soldier, Roderick Moore, was aged about 62 yers. in 1832, then a resident of Switz. Co. Indiana.

To get name of person paid & date of death of widow, apply to the Comptroller General, General Accounting Office, Records Division, Washington D.C. and give the following data:
       Mary Moore,  widow of Roderick Moore;  Certificate #4672, issued April 6, 1849;  Rate, $26,66 per annum, commenced
       Mar. 4, 1848, Act of Feb. 2, 1848,  Indiana (Madison) Agency.
Wife, Mary Guthery, Pleasant


Pension  S.17594

Thomas Mounts was born July 8, 1764, near Fort Cumberland, state not given.  Names of parents are not shown.

While living in Westmoreland Co. Pennsylvania, Thomas Mounts enlisted in Captain John Mentor's company under Colonel Providence Mounts or Mountz (no relationship shown) in the Pennsylvania troops;  Marched from  Mounts' Mill to Pittsburgh, where they joined General McIntosh's command, and went against the Delaware & Shawnee Indianas on Big Beaver Creek; soldier  stated that he was in one engagement with the savages;  length of this tour not shown:  he enlisted in 1779 or 1780, served as a private under Lieutenant Lewis Flemming & Colonel Caleb Mounts (no relationship shown) in the Pennsylvania troops & acted as a guard over some military stores at Caleb Mounts' mill; length of this tour, three months;  he enlisted in 1780 or 1781, and served three months as a private in Captain James Wallace's Pennsylvania company and in 1781 or 1782, served another tour of three months under same captain; on both these tours, he was stationed at Wallace's Fort in Ligonier Valley.

Soldier stated that he resided twenty-seven years in Pennsylvania, fifteen years in Kentucky, after which he moved to Indiana, where he had resided twenty six years when he was allowed pension on his application executed September 18, 1832, while residing in Switzerland County, Indiana.

There are no data as to wife and children.

In order to obtain date of last payment of pension, the name & address of person paid and possibly date of death of pensioner, you shoud address The Comptroller General, General Accounting Office, Records Divison, Washington D. C. and cite the following.

"Thomas Mounts, Certificate No. 7559, issued Apr. 26, 1833, rate $40 per annum, commenced Mar. 4, 1831, Act. of June 7, 1832, Indiana Agency."

Indianapolis Star,  June 12, 1932:
     Thomas Mounts, wife, 2 sons & 6 dau came to Indiana 1806; settled on banks of the Ohio, mouth of Grants Creek, NE 28-3-1,  Switzerland Co. where he lived the rest of his life and he and his wife are buried there.  Farm now the property of Mrs. James Humphrey. Thomas Mounts born near Ft. Cumblerland, Pa. July 8, 1764, enlisted at age of 15 in company of Pa. Militia; served 3 mo. again enlisted under Capt. John Menton, Pa. Mil. served 3 mo. 1781, three months more in 1782 under Capt. James Wallace in Westmoreland Co.  Wife Nancy Crawford, oldest dau. of Col. Wm. Crawford, who was burned at the stake in Ohio by Indians.  The 6 dau. married:  Henry Wallack,  William Scott, John Lampton of Switz. Co. and Isaac Paugh,  A. G. Hunter & Alex Liggett of Ripley Co.  Family Bible:  Thomas Mounts,  b July 8, 1764;  d July 8, 1842.  Nancy Crawford Mounts,  b  Dec. 27, 1767;   d  Feb. 22, 1842.

Note - from William James (Bill) Wilson a descendant of Thomas Mounts.--"Thomas and Nancy Mounts are my 4th great grandparents.  They are the maternal grandparents of Mahala Scott, born 15 August 1813 in Swit. County, second child (and second daughter) of William and Rachel Scott, who were pioneers in Swit. County.  Mahala married John Wilson, on 2 April 1835 in Swit. County.  They are listed on next line after Thomas and Nancy Mounts (first line at top of page 320), in the 1840 census.  They had 3 (or possibly 4) children in Swit. County, then moved to Holt County, Missouri.  In 1851 they left Missouri and settled in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, with their 10 children (the 10th being 1 year old James Thomas Wilson, my great grandfather), and had 3 more in Oregon."  
William James "Bill" Wilson
5204 Waterwheel Drive
Boise, ID 83703-3130


Born 1762 - 1763;  died  Aug. 27, 1831;  married Aug. 1764  Orange Co. Virginia, Ann_________  b  about 1768;  died July 30, 1854;  children from Bible;  Libbert M.  b  7-4-1786;  Margaret M.  f  2-2-1788;  Charles  b  2-22-1790;  Fielding  b  8-24-1792;  John  b  11-30-1794;  Poley,  b  6-13-1797;  Betsy  b  9-1-1799;  plus (not in Bible: ages  8-7-1820) Anny, age 18;  William A., age 16;  Lucy age 14.  Pension Application  4-22-1818 age abt. 55 Scott Co. Ky.  After War, living in Madison and Scott Co. Ky.  After War, living in Madison and Scott Co. Ky. then Switzerland Co. Ind. again application 8-7-1820, age 58, six in family incl. Anny, 52, Betsy, 20, Anny, age 18, William A. 16, Lucy 14.  Widow's pension application age 70 Switzerland Co. Ind. 7-6-1844, Pleasant twp. Switz. Co. Ind. age 76;  9-18-1848,  age 80.

Affidavit,  12-31-1818 Scott Co. Ky. of John Jacobs, that he served in same Regt; service enlisted about 1779-1780;  Col. William Washington's Regt. of Light Dragoons, 3rd Virginia Regt.

Ref.;  Pension W.9587  Cont. (Va.).


Switzerland Co.  Probably died in 1820's. married Jemima _______.  Children possibly sons, Solomon and Joh?.  Widow's pension appli. supported by affidavits signed by William Fancher & Joseph Bosea.  Solomon Nighswonger entered the SE 1/2
of Sec. 32-2-2 on July 20, 1815;  later relinquished it and it was reentered by Isaac Watts, the W 1/2 of Sec. 36-3-3 on Jan. 26, 1814. (It may be that these entries were made by son Solomon. 1820 census of Switz. Co. has a John Nighswonger and 1830 a Solomon.

Ref. Switz. Co. Ind. Probate bk. A pg. 413;  Probate Order bk A, (1831-1837) pg. 172, widow's pension application.  Waters "Ind. Land Entries" v. 1 (1949) pg. 43, 72.


Switzerland Co. Indiana

Born about 1762

Inscription on stone in Lostetter Cemetery, Posey twp. reads;

                       "Daniel Norris, a Revolutionary soldier, died March 11, 1828, in the 66th year of his age."

Child;  Hugh L, married Nancy Powell, May 8, 1830.

Collected by Mrs.  A. V. Danner, Vevay, Indiana


Conn. State Library

Thomas North, born Aug. 29, 1746,  Farmington, Conn.
Private from May 12 to Dec. 18, 1775 in 2d Co. Capts. Samuel Wylls, and later Ezekiel Scott; 2d Regt. Col. Joseph Spencer - later Samuel Wylls.
See Conn Men in Revolution pg. 46 (Adj. Gen. Office, Hartford, 1889 pg. 46. Conn. Archives 1st ser. Vol. 11.c document 46.
Died  Oct. 30, 1830   Cemetery on North's farm, North's Landing, Switz. Co. Ind. 
                       Stone. Thomas North, Aug. 27, 1748 - died Mar. 24, 1847

Switz. Co. records   Will bk. 1-29
     Thomas North  will written Apr. 1830  rec. May 2, 1831
     Posey twp. wife,  Bathsheba
     sons Royal F. and George W.
     signed by Asahel and Levi North


Switzerland Co. Indiana

Born about 1758.
Enlisted July 1777 under Capt. Thomas Lookus,  14th Regt. Penn. Line, called "Penn Blues",  Col. Richard Butler. Capt. Thomas Campbell. Served 5 years, 3 months, 11 days.  Discharged at Amboy, N. J.  In battles of Long Island,  Stony Point and Brandywine.

See Switzerland Co. Civily Order book, 1820,  pg. 378.

Married Elizabeth
Children;  Peggy;  Ester;  John;  Martin ;  Samuel;  Abram

Collected by Mrs. A. V. Danner, Vevay, Indiana.


Pension  S.35550

Born about 1752.  Enlisted at Annapolis under Capt. Henry Saitor,  Col. Stone.  Discharged near Philadelphia.  In battles of White Plains and Trenton.  Auditors Office,  Annapolis, shows he enlisted as private in Md. Regiment,  Dec. 10, 1776.  Discharged  Nov. 14, 1780.  Received $136.60 from John Hamilton, Agent Md. Line for pay from August 1, 1780 to Jan. 1, 1782.  Also $69.70 from Jan. 1, 1782 to Jan. 1, 1783.

Died Dec. 1824  Buried on his farm now owned by Charles Haskell.
Married Catherine __________.
     Children;   Samuel  m  Polly Butler
                      Eleanor  m a Keith
                      Nancy m  a Fenton
                      Catherine  m  Wm. Keith, Jr.
Will of Nathan Peak
     probate  Oct. 12, 1826;  Jan. 25, 18 written.
     Son  Samuel  wife Catherine
     Grand dau.  Elizabeth Peak,  ________Fenton,  1 chest, etc. 
     dau.  Eleanor Keith,  Nancy Fenton,  Catherine Keith.


Switzerland Co.  Indiana   Pension claim  S.17640

Private in company under Capt. Chapman,  in Connecticut Line for 9 months.


Indpls Star,  May 18, 1930

John Protzman came to America from Germany, 1740:  died in Pennsylvania, 1788:  lived in N. J. several years, where his sons were born   John, Jr.  July 10, 1763 and Jacob,  July 4, 1776.  John, Jr. hauled supplies to Washington's army with oxen when only 15 years old;  his father was a soldier in the army.  John, Jr. married Nancy Barbary Rickner, 1790;  moved to Ky. that year, and to Ohio, 1802, and to Switz. County, Ind. 1813.

Their children were;  David B.  b 1791;  John  b 1793;  Elizabeth  b  1795;  Samuel  b  1797;  Nancy  b  1799;  William  b  1801.

Nancy Barbary Richner  was born 1765, the dau. of Daniel or David Richner; both served in the 5th Pa. Regiment, enlisting from Allentown, Northampton Co.  1778-1783.
Service under Capt. Henry Alshouse, Col. Roup.  Received pay from 1778 to 1783.
Penn. Archives,  5th Series, vol. 8 pg. 369121, 135, 133;  vol. 13, pg. 217.

Soldier died Aug. 10, 1841..
         David m Maxey McMillan
         John m Elizabeth Mitchell
         Elizabeth m Stephen Stewart
         Samuel  m  Jemima Campbell
         William  m  Polly Campbell
D.A.R.  Magazine,  Dec. 1922
     Lawrence and John Protzman owned property in Ky.  John came from Washington Co. Md.  Apr. 1814 Michael McJiernan, 
     son-in-law, & Catherine Protzman, decd, deed their remaining interest in land on which Paris, Ky. now stands to the town
                                                               Mrs. W. N. Whitley,
                                                               525 Vine St. Paris, Ky.

D.A.R.  Magazine,  Aug. 1922
     State of Pa. granted 2 patents of land to John Protzman, one for 353 acres, other for 37 acres (Apr. 1, 1791) John Protzman 
     did convey 350 acres to David Martin in May 1784, & by his last will empower executors to sell the rest--land was on Welsh
     Run, Franklin Co. Pa.
     See Court records, Hagerstown, Md. for Protzman wills & records.

John Protzman, Jr.  was soldier of 1812.  Charter member of M. E. Ebenezer Church at Moorefield and buried there.


Switzerland County    Pension claim,  W.9621;  Dec. 1st Session of 23d Congress.

Born Dec. 1754  Somerset Co. N. J.  Enlisted in fall of 1779.  Served until March or April, 1783 in Capt. Thomas Wylies' Company of Artificers, Continental Army.  Also served under Col. Gibson.

Died  Sept. 21, 1836  Buried Lostetter's cemetery, near Ohio Co. Line
             A. stone.

Married 1780 to Nancy Smith,  d 1848.  Children;  Catherine  b 1782, m  George March;  Jane  b  1784;  George  b 1786;  Elizabeth f 1788, m Peter Lostetter;  James  b 1791;  Mary  b  1783;  David;  Rebecca  m  Calib Hayes;  Henry  b  1812;  Sarah m Henry Kelley;  Nancy  m  James A. Kelley.

Collected by Mrs. A. V. Danner, Vevay, Indiana


Uncertain.  He may not have died in Indiana, though he did apply for pension here.

A Presley Renno entered the E 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of Sec. 2 of twp. 3 E., Range 3 ? of the 1st P.M. on 2/26/1818, and a Presley ? Reno, the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of sec. 28, in twp 4 N Range 3 W of 1st. P.M. on 2/10/1837.

Reference;  Switz. Co. Ind. Probate book A.  pg. 429
                  Waters  "Indiana Land Entries."  v 1 (1949) pg. 69; 148.


Pension record  S.32480.

Nathan Ricketts was born August 26, 1759 or 1760, at Antietam, Maryland.  Names of parents not shown.

While residing in the state of Pennsylvania, on the frontier, in Cumberland County,  Nathan Ricketts enlisted and served as a private with the Pennsylvania troops, as follows;  from sometime in 1779, three months in Captain Alexander McCormick's Company, and was stationed in the mountains on an "Indian trace"; in 1780, three months in Captains James Johnson's and John Thornton's Companies, Colonel Piper's Regiment, and was stationed at the lead mines in Sinking Valley; soldier stated that Edward Ricketts and Thomas Ricketts were Captains in command at Frankstown and the lead mines but did not give any relationship;  in 1781 and 1782, Nathan Ricketts served on tours, at least fourteen months in all under Captains David Caldwell, John Beaty, and Edward Ricketts;  he stated that he served, also at different times, on tours of from two to twenty days each, at least, eight months in all, names of officers not given.

After the Revolution, he resided in Pennsylvania for thirty years, then moved to Kentucky and lived nine years, thence to Indiana.

He was allowed pension on his application executed September 17, 1832, while residing in Dearborn County, Indiana.  Said application was made in Switzerland County, Indiana.

It is not stated that Nathan Ricketts was ever married.

Soldier stated that his nephew served with him but did not give name of soldier;  in 1832 one Robert Ricketts made affidavit in Switzerland County, Indiana that he served with said Nathan Ricketts for three months in 1780, but gave no relationship.
Will probated  Jan. 1847.  Buried Mr. Carmel Cemetery, Posey twp.
   Stone.     Married Jane_________
          William  m  Rebecca Neal
          Susanna Neal
          Elizabeth Rich
          Jane Shepherd

All mentioned in will probated in Ohio Co.


Pension record  S.16239

Lt. John Roberts died Switzerland County, Indiana August 6, 1837.  He was born in Morris County, New Jersey, March, 1753.
While residing there, he enlisted in the New Jersey troops in 1776, eight months as sergeant in Captain Seeley's company, Colonel Martim's Regiment.  Service being in three tours, five months and two months, during the 2d tour he was in the battle of Long Island, in the retreat to New York, and the battle of White Plains;  in 1777 he was commissioned Lieutenant, his commission signed by the Governor of New Jersey.  He served two months as such officer, one month stationed at Haddonfield, name of Captain not shown;  one month under Captain Lindsley, during which tour he marched to New Windsor on the North
River;  in 1778 or 79 he served three months as Lieut. one month in command of Morris Co. New Jersey troops; one month under Captain Brown and one month under Colonel Seeley.  In 1780 he served as Lieut. in command of a company stationed at Newark, time not given; another tour in command of company under Col. Seeley, on an alarm to protect the town of Springfield; length of this tour not shown.

After Revolution he resided in Kentucky for about 15 years, then moved to Indiana; was allowed pension on his application executed August 17, 1832, while residing in Switzerland County, Indiana.

There is no data as to soldier's family
Switzerland Co. Probate Court;  Term February, 1838, pg. 39

In the matter of proof the death of John Roberts, Revolutionary Soldier, a Sergeant and Lieutenant, comes Mary Roberts, and produces the court satisfactory testimony that she is the widow of John Roberts, late Rev. War pensioner, under Act of Congress, Jan. 7, 1832.  John Roberts died Craig twp.  Aug. 6, 1837.  John & Mary were married at Williamsburg, Ohio, March 18, 1814.  Witness present.  Pension certificate No.2557, date Nov. 24, 1832.

Feb. term 1838:
     Mary Roberts, widow of John Roberts, a lunatic, incapable of managing property.  John Protzman, Jr. appointed guardian.

Feb. 1839 pg. 169-140
     John Roberts estate (this may or may not be the Rev. sol as there is another John Roberts family in this county.)  John F. Cotton, administrator,  Heirs;  Morris A. Roberts,  Anna Roberts, Vevay,  Eleanor, w of Cornelius Bedwell, Sallie, w of George Stewart;  Polly, wife of Thomas Stewart of White Co. Minn.
Reference bk.  G.  pg. 603.

Ebenezer cemetery at Moorefield;
    Mary Roberts died Mar. 13, 1838,  age 76 yrs.
    Mary, wife of Wm. Roberts, died 1837, age 39 yrs.


Switzerland Co.  Indiana

Born about 1761;  died  2/23/1826;  married 1783, in Culpeper Co.;  Louden Co. or Hanover Co. Va. to Agnes Robinson,  b about 1771; d 9/23/1845 (two affa. one says 1848)  children; one dead;  William b 1783, m 1810 Hamilton Co. Ohio  Patsey Shepherd;  John;  Rebecca  m  Abisha McKay; Neely;  M
Moses;  Betsy;  James;  Andrew;  Hezekiah  d  5/20/1852,  Switz. Co. Ind. leaving 1 child Moses Perry Roberts.

Pension application  6/8/1821;  age 60 yrs. Switz. Co. Ind. wife, Agnes. age 50 yrs.;  children;  Rebecca, age 16;  Hexekiah, 13; Moses 12.  Affid.  11/4/1819 Dearborn Co. Ind. (Rev. soldier in Supplement of Margaret Waters) that he saw soldier in service.
Affid.  8/19/1819  Nicholas Co. Ky. of Nehemiah Roberts, brother of soldier, that soldier was in service.  Affid.  6/29/1852  Switz. Co. Ind. of William Roberts, age 66, and John Roberts, age 64 that mother died in 1848, age about 74 yrs.  m in one of three Virginia Counties; that father lived in Culpeper Co. Va. and mother in Hanover Co. Va. that William the oldest child, except the one who died in infancy.  That uncle Nehemiah had a Rev. Pension.  Two affid. that widow died in 1845.  Soldier & family lived in or around Fayette Co. Ky. 1790 and Nicholas Co. Ky. 1810.  Affid.  7/18/1853, Nicholas Co. Ky of Henly Roberts (relationship not given) that he knew soldier and family from 1790 in Woodford Co. Ky. and moved to Bourbon Co. Ky.
Service;  enlisted 3/1/1777,  Va. Continental Line;  Capt. William Fields.

Ref. Pension W.9631 Va.  1831  Rej. Pension List,  pg. 48-- "served in a regiment on on continental establishment".


Born April 22, 1761,  Stratham, New Hampshire.
Served 1777 as a drummer in co. commanded by Capt. Parsons in Col. Sentre's N. H. Militia, 1778 private in Co. commanded by Capt. Worthen, Col. Peabody's N. H. Militia.  1779 orderly-sergeant in co. commanded by Capt. Worthen, Col Mooney
N. H. Militia.  1780 orderly-sergeant in co commanded by Capt. Gordon as Lieut. on board ship,  "Buccanier,"

Died Dec. 5, 1836 by statement of widow in Cotton twp. Switz. Co.

Married 1784 to Beulah Rice.
              Isabella  b 1785
              Algernon Sidney  1787 - 1862  m  Abigail Harding
              Winthrop  b 1792
              William N.  b  1794
              Anthony W.  b  1796
              Azubah  1798 - 1800
              Daniel L.  1801 - 1811
              Eliza L.  1804 - 1810
              Jeremiah  b 1806
Switz. Co. records  Pr. bk. A. pg. 491;
        Sidney Robinson comes with certificate showing Winthrop Robinson, a revolutionary soldier, departed this life, Dec. 5,
        1836,  Switz. Co. left Bulah Robinson, his lawful widow.


Switzerland Co. Indiana.   Pension claim  W.5729,  B. L. Wt.  18372-160-55

Born 1760.  Private in Regt commanded by Col. Taylor in Virginia Line for 3 years.

Died Nov. 30, 1840   Buried Long Run cemetery.  Stone.

Married 1st. wife Nancy __________  died 1837.  Children;  Henry m 1829 Lucinda Crandall;  Stephen  m 1822 Ruth Todd; 
Elizabeth,  m  1824  John Lock;  Nancy  m 1830  John Graham.
2nd wife of soldier was Villa McPhearson Todd.

Collected by Mrs. A. V. Danner, Vevay, Indiana


Switzerland Co. Indiana.  Pension record.

Born June 17, 1784 in Essex Co. N. J.  While residing in Roman Co. N. C. he enlisted in May 1781 and served one year as a private in Capt. Alexander Brevard's company, Cols.  Dickson's (Dickerson) and Blount's  N. C. regiments, was in battle of Eutaw Springs, where he was slightly wounded by a gun shot.  Left service April 18, 1782.

Buried Bethel cemetery in York township.  A stone.

Married Katherine________.  Children;  William 1793 - 1872, in War of 1812  m  Kate Cox

Collected by Mrs. A. V. Danner, Vevay, Indiana.


Switzerland County, Indiana

Pension claim  W. 9647;  B. L.  Wt.  26115-100-55

Born Feb. 29, 1754  Orange Co. N. C.   Private in Cav. and Inf. in Co. commanded by Capt. Allen,  Regt. by Col. O'Neal, N. C., 14 months from 1779.

Died Feb. 21, 1859   Buried Slawson cemetery,  Bennington, Ind.
A Stone

Married 1795 to Mary Fogleman.  Children;  Elizabeth;  Polly  m  John Low;  Barbara  m  Martin R. Cope;  Lucinda  m  Alexander Thompson;  Emsley  m  Polly Leap;  George W.  m  Louisa Green;  William Hardin m  Frances Dyer;  Jacob;  John  m  Frances A. Neal;  Turley;  Jordan  m  Louise Bronson.

Collected by Mrs.  A. V. Danner,  Vevay,  Indiana


Switzerland County             Pension claim  S.  36753

Wife and three children named in pension but their names not given.

Enlisted for 3 years about Feb. 14, 1781, in Virginia company under Capt. Reuben Field,  Col. Thomas Gaskins' Regiment. Served until Sept. 1783.


Pension record:   S.16247    Switzerland County,  Indiana

John Shupe was born April 15, 1764, in Bucks Co. Pennsylvania: names of parents not given.

While a resident of Bucks Co. he enlisted in 1776 or 1777 and served eight months as private in Captain John Jameson's Company in Colonel Keichline's or S. Dean's Pennsylvania regiment.

After the Revolution he lived about 40 years in Pennsylvania, one year in Ohio, at Cincinnati, and the remainder of the time in Indiana.

He was allowed pension on his application executed August 16, 1832, at which time he was living in Switzerland County, Indiana.

There are no data relative to the family of John Shupe.
Probate bk.  A-pg. 76   Switz. Co.
                                John Shupe  age 68 in 1832
Roster says he died Feb. 24, 1833, probably buried in Vevay cemtery.


Switzerland County

Enlisted for 3 years,  Aug. 13, 1776 in Hagerstown, Maryland, under Capt. William Hirer,  Regt. of Col. Hooicker, Col Sticker, Major Wiltner,  Maryland Line,  attached to Gen. Mechlinberg's Brigade, Continental Establishment.  Volunteered for 2 or 3 months tour under Gen. Sullivan to go up Susquehannah River.  In battles of Princeton, Brandywine and Germantown and Monmouth.

See Switzerland County Cour -- Order bk. D pg. 627,  Declaration made Oct. 5, 1825.  His wife was 75 years old.

Collected by Mrs. A. V. Danner,  Vevay, Indiana


Switzerland County.     Pension claim S.26799

Born about 1752.  Enlisted at Romney, Virginia, 1777.  Served in Capt. William Vause's company, Col. James Wood's 12th Virginia Regiment.  In battles of Brandywine and Monmouth.  Wounded.  Served 6 years and 2 months.  Discharged at Winchester, Va. by Col. Neville.

Buried probably at Allensville, Cotton twp.

Barbara __________. Children;  John  m  Polly Johnson,  Betsy  m  Daniel Cole;  Andrew  m  Huldah Spencer.

Collected by Mrs.  A. V. Danner,  Vevay,  Indiana.


Pension record.  Is listed in Roster of Indiana soldiers of the Revolution but later information says he did not serve in that war. See Vevay Reveille, Sept. 28, 1938.

He died in 1834.  Buried in Long Run cemetery.  Stone.

Married--1st wife unkown.  Children  Nancy  m  James McClanahan;  John  m  Nancy Lock; David;
               2d wife, Villa McPherson.  Children;  Jesse;  Adaline;  and Catherine.

Collected by Mrs.  A. V. Danner,  Vevay,  Indiana.

Switzerland County Court records have material on Joseph Todd.


Switzerland Co. Ind.     (Uncertain)

He died in 1819, perhaps not here;  married Elizabeth ___________.  
Children;  Maria;  Cynthia;  John;  James H. (deposition in ref. below) Jane;  Hiram;  Amaline.

Service, private in 2d Regiment of Rifleman in U.S. Army.
Reference;  Switz. Co. Ind.  Probate Order bk. A  1831  -  1837  pg. 444


Pension  S.36832

Born 1750;  enlisted 1776 under Captain Thomas Palmer of 9th Virginia Regiment under Gen. Muhlenburg, served to March 1778. Discharged by Gen. Muhlenburg at Valley Forge.  In battles of Brandywine and Germantown.
Died  March 7, 1832,  Probably buried in Jefferson twp.
Married Abigail.  A daughter and a son, William.
Will in Switzerland Co. Indiana;
     July 16, 1830  probated Apri. 2, 1831.
     Wife Abigail;  so William
     Witnesses;  Joseph Dow
                       James Malcomson
                       James Stewart

Note: Discrepancy between death date and date of Will and Probate in this. Does anyone have the correct information?


Switzerland County.  Switzerland Co. Ind. Civil Order bk. 1826,  pg. 660

Enlisted in July, the year Major Andre was hanged (1780) at Johnstown on the Mohawk River,  N. Y. in Capt. Norton's company, 4th N. Y. Regt.  Capt. Smith, Col. Wisenfelt's Regt.  Continental Establishment.  Discharged at Albany, N.Y.
Enlisted again in May for 9 months, in Dutchess Co. N. Y.

Collected by Mrs. A. V. Danner, Vevay, Indiana


Pension   S.36845

The data which follow are obtained from the papers on file in Revolutionary War pension Claim,  S.36845, based upon the military service in that war of John Whittaker.

The date and place of birth and the names of the parents of John Whittaker are not shown.

John Whittaker enlisted in the state of Virginia, in December, 1776, served as a private in Captain George McCormick's Company, Colonel John Gibson's Virginia Regiment;  Length of service three years.

He was allowed pension on his application executed June 23, 1818, at which time he was a resident of Ross Township, Switzerland Co. Indiana.  He gave his age at that time as about fifty-eight years.

In 1820, soldier stated that he was aged about sixty-two years, & that his family then residing with him consisted of his wife, Martha, aged sixty-three years, and a grand-daughter Maria Whittaker, aged two years.  He gave no further data in regard to his wife, nor do the names of the parents of the grand-daughter appear nor are the names of any children given.

The soldier died September 12, 1825, place not shown.
According to Roster of Rev. Soldiers, John Whittaker is buried at Benham, Indiana.  Name on bronze tablet in Versailles Court House.


Switzerland County.    Pension claim   S.36849

Born about 1757, probably Virginia.

Service;  enlisted at Romney,  Hampshire Co. Va. in 1777, as private in Capt. William Voss's company, Col. Wood's Virginia Regt. in battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Stoney Point.
Discharged 1780 by Col. Fegeger.  Served three years.

Died 1824;  estate settled in Switzerland Co.  Buried Vevay,  Ind.

Collected by Mrs. A. V. Danner, Vevay, Indiana


Born July 27, 1764, Newington, Conn (pension appl.) or July 27, 1760  Stuben Co. N. Y. (see below);  son of August Woolcott.
Pension application May 17, 1833, age 68 yrs. Switzerland Co. Ind. and May 16, 1836, age about 74, Switz. Co. Ind.  After War continued to live in Rennsselaer Co. N. Y. for many years.  Affidavit, Jan. 30, 1834 of Charles Woolcott, age 66 and of Norman Woolcott, age 68 yrs. that they are brothers of Joseph;  that they now (I think) live in Rensselaer Co. N. Y.;  that soldier made his home at their father's house in Rensselaer Co. N. Y.;  that soldier is 6 yrs. older than Norman, and 8 yrs older than Charles;
that soldier served as a substitute for father Augustus Woolcott, who had been called out for 9 months; Joseph substituted 6 months and father served the balance.  At enlistment lived Stephentown, Albany Co. N. Y. there for about 29 yrs.; to Kentucky, then to Indiana.

Ref.;   Pension  S.32610  N. Y.
          Switz. Co. Ind.  Probate Order bk. A.  1831 - 1837,  pg. 129.