Category Archives: US Revolution

The U.S. Revolutionary War 1775-1783

Moravian Massacre

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnadenhutten_massacre The Gnadenhutten massacre, also known as the Moravian massacre, was the killing of 96 Christian Lenape (Delaware) by colonial American militia from Pennsylvania on March 8, 1782 at the Moravian missionary village of Gnadenhutten, Ohio during the American Revolutionary War.[2] … Continue reading

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Hanna’s Town Resolves

The first county seat of Westmoreland County was Hanna’s Town. It was a hub of Revolutionary War activity in western Pennsylvania, and more lately part of the William Steel farm. About a year before the Declaration of Independence, were the Hanna’s … Continue reading

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Wood Family in the Revolutionary War

The DAR Genealogical Review lists 463 Wood family members in The Revolutionary War (http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search_adb/default.cfm). Of course, Wood is a rather common name, but not as common as Jones or Smith are today. There are many paternal lines that emigrated to … Continue reading

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Phillipses in the Revolutionary War

The DAR Genealogical Review lists 222 Phillipses in The Revolutionary War (http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search_adb/default.cfm). Of course, Phillips is a rather common name, but not as common as Jones or Smith are today. There are about a dozen paternal lines that emigrated to … Continue reading

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William Phillips 1731-1781

From the City of Petersburg, VA website– Major General William Phillips British Royal Artillery (1731-1781) Somewhere in the outer northeast angle of old Blandford Church, in Petersburg, Virginia, lays the hidden body of Major General William Phillips, a British officer … Continue reading

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Godfrey Stemple 1718-1798

Another veteran of the Revolutionary War was Godfrey Stemple. Stemple’s Ridge in Preston County, West Virginia, is named for him. He was the son of Jacob Stemple and Maria Elizabeth Schneider, and was born 20 Jan 1727 in Wittenberg, Germany (the Palatinate region). With … Continue reading

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Jacob Prickett

From http://www.wvpics.com/prickett.htm— Captain Jacob Prickett was born in Wilmington, Delaware, in the year of 1722. He is said to have been 5’10,” and to have weighed about 180 pounds. Jacob had “stiff” black hair, and black eyes, and it is noted … Continue reading

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Prickett’s Fort

Here is the wiki on Prickett’s Fort: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prickett’s_Fort_State_Park Prickett’s Fort State Park is a 22-acre (8.9 ha) West Virginia state park north of Fairmont, near the confluence of Prickett’s Creek and the Monongahela River, and two miles from Interstate 79. The park features a reconstructed refuge fort and commemorates … Continue reading

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Steels in the Revolutionary War

The DAR Genealogical Review lists about 135 Steels (with spellings: Steel, Steele, Steelman) in The Revolutionary War (http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search_adb/default.cfm). Of course, Steele was as common then as Jones or Smith are today. After the Ulster Land War of 1770, a lot … Continue reading

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Samuel “The Renegade” Blair

Samuel Blair, from south Antrim County, Ireland, was a leader in the Steelboy Insurrection of 1769-1772. The name “The Renegade” was chosen to distinguish him from others of the same name, and because of his daring escape from execution by … Continue reading

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