Muskingum County Revolutionary War
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*Source: The official Roster of The Soldiers of The American Revolution Buried in the State of Ohio, by Frank D. Henderson, John R. Rea, and Jane Dowd Dailey, Published by The F.J Heer Printing Co. 1929
Adam Barr (Baer)
Picture from FAG member John V. Richardson JR.
Military:List Lieutenant of 4th Company, 2nd battalion York Company Militia
Buried:Buried St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Stovertown
Buried: Willis Farm Casse Twp Between Dresden and Frazeysburg on the dirt road.
Picture from FAG member Tom B Stone
Born: January 18, 1762 Loundoun County, VA
Military: Enlisted as Private in 1780 under Captain Thomas Lewis,
Colonial Merriwether; Enlisted again in 1781 under Captain Francis
Russell, Colonial George West. Fought in Battle of Yorktown and was
present at capture of Cornwallis.
Died: June 23, 1833
Buried: St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Sonora
Born: Newbury, NY
Died: May 19, 1815 Zanesville
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery
Born: July 12, 1757 England
Married: Deborah Thomas in 1788 in PA Chester County
Children: John (born July 25, 1789), Jonathan, Joseph, Elizabeth, Jane, George, Deborah (twins)(born July 12, 1799)
Military: A private in Captain John Nilson's 3rd Company, 6th Battalion Northampton Company Militia. Colonial Jacob Stroud.
Buried: Old Stone Church
Taken from his tailor's bench at the age of 19 years by British
authories. Brought to british camp on Brandywine July 1777 made his
escape and joined American army. Served until close of the war. He was
Died: September 5, 1816
Buried: Springfield Chapel Cemetery in Springfield Township
Died: March 21, 1853
Buried: Boyd Old United Brethren Church Cemetery
Married: Mary Brown Lancaster PA around 1764
Children: Jane, Thomas, Robert, John, James (br: Jan 3, 1773), Sarah, Andrew, Mary, William, Esther.
Military: Private in Captain Ross Johnson's and Paxton's companies. Lancaster Company, PA militia.
Died: Feb 1802
Buried: Duncan Falls Cemetery
John Briggs of scotch Irish descent, married to Mary daughter of James
and Jane Brown of Lancaster County, PA. They sold their home in
Lancaster and moved to Ohio about 1797-1798 bringing all their
household goods in a flat boat up the Muskingum Rive. Settled the land
on the east side of the Muskingum River from 1 mile below Duncan Falls
to about the same distance above Gaysport extending back from below the
river about 1/2 mile. He was a farmer.
Picture from FAG member Nancy Ankrum
Born: Aprl 17, 1756, Bridgewater Plymouth County, Mass
Married: Sarah Black, 3rd wife
Military: Enlisted as Private under Captain Allen, 23rd regiment of
Continental Troops; enlisted again under Captain Noah Allen 13th
regiment as Private and Corporate and enlisted again as Sergeant under
Captain Abram Watson. Honor discharge signed by Washington.
Died: November 5, 1848 Otsego Ohio
Buried: in the town cemetery (Otsego Cemetery)
Picture from FAG member Tom B Stone
Military: One of the body guards of Geroge Washington served from Mass.
Died: At age of 113 yrs.
Buried: First buried on Christian Klein Farm then moved to Fariview Chruch Graveyard.
Picture from FAG member CJW
Born: March 31, 1763
Married: Ann Brookover
Military: Was present at the surrender of Cornwallis
Died: October 17, 1833
Buried: Dresden Cemetery
Born: October 9 or 19 1752 East Kingston NH
Married: Mary Gilman
Children: Charles, Lewis (Governor)
Military: Served as Private, Ensign, Lieutenant, Captain, and Major in
NH Line. Took part in Battle of Bunker Hill, Seige of Boston, Battles
of Saratoga, Princeton, Germantown, Trenton, Monmouth; was at Valley
Forge; also a member of Sullivan Expedition against the six nations.
Died: August 9, 1830
Buried: Buried on farm, later remains moved to family plot in Dresden Cemetery
Picture from FAG member Robert Hill
Born: York Co PA Feb 1757
Married: ELizabeth Souders in 1781
Military: Enlisted Private in Captain Irvine's Company of PA troops.
Also in Captain Christian Stokes Company.Colonial Michael Swope's
Battalion of the PA Flying Campe. Was in Battle of Trenton.
Died: Aug 11, 1837
Buried: Salt Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Six miles east of Zanesville
Picture from FAG member Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan
Born: Dec 3, 1739
Married: Mary Cloxer
Died: Dec 5, 1821
Buried: Irville Cemetery
Buried: Pleasant Hill Cemetery near New Concord
Alexander Culbertson Jr.
Born: 1747 near Cumberland
Parent: Alexander Sr.
Married: Mary Sharpe
Military: In the 1st company of the 4th Battalion of the Cumberland
Company PA associators, Commanded by Lieutenant Samuel Culbertson.
Died: December 13, 1822 near Zanesville
Buried: Old Town Cemetery on old high school hill.
Children: Benjamin Born October 20, 1797
Came to Ohio in 1814 settling in Muskingum County. John and Hannah were
married in Wales and emigrated to America during the Revolutionary War.
Mr. Davis was taken into the Army and served during the remainder of
Buried: Greenwood Cemetery. 60 feet from main entrance.
John Balsar Deitrick (Johann Baltsh) Sr.
Born: December 1753 in Lancaster County PA
Military: Enlisted in York Company as Private under Captain John
Paxton, Colonial Robert McAlister, Succeeded by John Kennedy. Took part
in a smirmish on Long Island with the Picket Guard of Hessians.
Died: March 18, 1838 Stovertown
Buried: Lutheran Cemetery in Stovertown
Born: April 1756 Stonington, Connecticut
Married: Ann Slack
Children: William S.
Military: Private and Corporal in 3rd Connecticut Regiment. His company
was detached to resist army of Cornwallis engaged in devastating
country around Tide Water, VA.
Died: July 21, 1820
Buried: Family Plot near former dwelling.
Came to Ohio in 1810 and settled in Salem Twp near present day village of Adamsville.
Picture from FAG member Sara S.
Born: April 24, 1757 in Berks County PA
Parent: Peter Evans
Married: Ruth Sayre in 1791
Children: John, Phoebe, Joseph JR, Caleb, Mary, William, Reuben, James, Elizabeth, and Anna.
Military: Private served under Captain John Cotton and under Captain
Thomas Saskill in the Chester County Battalion. Served 5 yrs.
Died: July 18, 1829 in Zanesville
Buried: Old Baptist Salt Creek Cemetery. Grave in the rear right hand
corner as you approach the cemetery close to the graves of James Evans
and wife Sarah Comstock and close to the graves od David Comstock and
wife Susannah Steenrad.
Ruth born Aug 11, 1765 died March 26,1836.
In 1805, purchased 2 farms about four miles east of Zanesville and
brought wife, family and mother thru in 1806 in now is Washington
Township. Came from Washington County PA. Joseph was a widower with 1
son when he married his wife who was a widow with 1 son also.
Born: 1756 Bath County Virginia
Parents: James Ewing and Margaret Sargent.
Married: Mary McNeal in 1785
Children: Elizabeth, Thomas, Jonathan, William, James, John, Sarah, Enoch, Jacob, Abram McNeil and George.
Military: Lieutenant battle Mt. Pleasant WV. 1774 under Gernal Lewis
Died: Sept 1822 Ewington, Ohio
Buried: Family cemetery on his farm 1 mile east of village.
Married: Jennie Mitchell in PA
Died: Muksingum County
Buried: Crooked Creek Cemetery
While residing in Union Township on a large tract of land where the
town of New Concord now stands. Reared a family of eight children of
whom all married and deceased by 1892 except for wife of son John, who
was born in 1802. John was the fourth child. He was related to Gov.
Findley and Dr. Findley of PA. He was a judge. In 1806, he purchased
lands of Henry Reasoner, who had located in sec 1 in 1804. In 1827, the
establishing of the national road through this place prompted hime to
lay out a town which was accomplished March 24, 1828. This is an
inscription "Judge David Findley's large brick house was erected in
1828. It was the first brick house in New Concord.
Photo from FAG member Janice Lapp
Born: February 25,1750 in Ireland
Married: Susannah Griffith
Died: Aug 11, 1838
Buried: Crooked Creek Cemetery 1 mile south of New Concord
Jacob Gaumer Sr.
Picture from FAG member Jeanne Gaumer
Born: April 15, 1756
Military: Drum Major in Washington's Army.
Died: May 5, 1820
Buried: New Hope Cemetery near Adamsville
Monument in place by great grand son C.N. Gaumer in 1927. 1806 he and
family came from PA to Ohio at Gilbert. He sold ground to New Hope for
cemetery. Two acres for $4.00 was present at the surrender of
Cornwallis army at Yorktown.
Deacon Ichabod Griggs
Died: 1790 Norwich
Presented Holland in the Assembly 1775-1777
Soldier in Rev. War and served five years. Ensign date of Commision
April 25, 1758. Battalion of Hon. William Denny Ince of PA. Colonial in
Chief. Came from PA to Ohio around 1820
Born: 1748 Lebanon County PA
Died: 1824 near Zanesville
Military: Served as Private 1780 in Captain Mathias Probst's Company PA line
Died: 1815 Norwich, Ohio
Born: January 9, 1757 Virginia
Parent: John Jackson
Married: Elizabeth Von Brake (1st wife)
Military: Colonial served in Indian and Rev. War. Was in many
engagements and skirmishes with Geroge Rogers Clark upon the Ohio River.
Died: May 17, 1831 Zanesville
Buried: in family plot on homestead farm near Zanesville
Was a member of VA convention adopting the constitution. Elected from
the state to 4th, 6th, and 7th congresses. Moved to Ohio in 1807 where
he was elected State representative and senator.
Picture from FAG member ckelly
Born: August 22, 1755 Virginia
Married: Elizabeth Askins
Died: January 11, 1853 in Union twp aged 98 yrs
Buried: Rich Hill Cemetery
Born: November 17, 1753
Military: Private and Sergeant under Captain Thomas Jones
Buried: Family plot near Gratiot, Ohio
Born: 1740 Yorkshire, England
Married: Catherine Groom
Military: Enlisted by Lieutenant Nathaniel Kinnard Jr. Received and
passed by William Henry July 22, 1776 of Maryland; also Private 3rd
Company of 3rd Regiment Maryland Twp August 27, 1781
Died: 1811 home near Zanesville
Buried: in field 300 yeards from where he settled on Frazeysburg Rd near the John M. Lane farm known the as Butler Farm
Picture from FAG member Susan Roach
Born: Around 1780 Lonodonderry, Ireland
Military: Private under Captain Pirc, Colonial Proctor, Captain Kennedy, Colonial Butler.
Died: June 27, 1835 or 1836
Buried: Sugar Grove Graveyard, 3 to 5 miles South of Duncan Falls
Married: Keziah Sherer
Military: Private under Captain Meriwether, Colonial John Gibson, Captain Jones, Colonial Washington
Died: November 4, 1841
Buried: Blue Rock Graveyard near Gaysport
Born: 1765 Brookfield, Mass
Military:Private Worchester Co. Militia
Died: 1828 Zanesville
Born: 1759 Waterburg, Connecticut
Married: Clarinda Barnes
Military: Enlisted 1776 Private under Captain Phineas Porter, Colonial Wooster, Connecticut Troops.
Died: 1844, Muskingum County
Born: November 21, 1748 Bergen Co. NJ
Parents: James Pierce and Sarah Van Horne
Married: Mary Howell on May 9, 1773
Children: Sarah, Esther, Lewellen, Jane, Andrew, Mary, Jonathan, Margaret, and Elizabeth
Military: Ensign of the 4th Battalion of Westmoreland Co. Mil.
April 2, 1778 John Kyle Captain, Peter Waddell 1st Lieutant, Jos Pierce
Died: August 23, 1825 Muskingum Co.
Buried: McNaughten Family Plot on hill above Freeland Station.
Born: 1753 Scotland
Military: Enlisted 1776 in Captain Wetzell's Company, Colonial Samuel Miles PA rifle regiment as a private.
Buried: Bloomfield, Ohio
Military: Private enlisted in Culpeper Co. Va. march 1776 under
officers Green and Muhlenber, James Pendleton engaged in Battle of
Died: July 27, 1834
Military: Enlisted Somers, Connecticut 1775. Private Connecticut line
Died: 1840, Muskingum
Died: August 27, 1842 aged 81 yrs.
Buried: on his farm 2 miles southeast of Bridgeville, Ohio
Picture from FAG member Terry Magyar
Born: July 8, 1755 York Co, PA
Married: Mary Welch (br York Co, PA) on May 23, 1760
Children: Mary, James, Nathaniel, and Joseph
Military: Enlisted under Captain Walker PA regiment
Died: May 19, 1835
Buried: Hopewell Cemetery
Picture from FAG member Larrys
Born: New Castle, PA
Married: Hannah Long
Military: Enlisted as Private in Berkeley Co, Va IN 1778 under Captain
John Lyle, Colonial John Morrow. Re-enlisted under Captain Jackson,
Colonial Merriweather was at surrender of Cornwallis.
Died: Feb 14, 1837
Buried: Cody Cemetery near Frazeysburg
Picture from FAG member William Dilts
Born: 1735 Washington Co, PA
Military: Captain in rangers on frontier
Died: 1813 or 1814 Roseville
Also served as captain in the expedition against Sandusky. Surveyor and
founded town of Roseville, which he called New Milford. Lived in
Milford, Cumberland Co, PA. Prior to and during war then in Washington
County, PA before moving to Muskingum County.
John (Joh) Slack
Picture from FAG member Mitch Dingus
Born: June 27, 1754 Bucks Co, PA
Married: Elizabeth Swank
Military: Enlisted in PA 1776 under Captain Jacob McConkey and Major
James McMasters. Reenlisted in VA under Captain Adam Vinsells, Colonial
Meriwether and Major Bisbee.
Died: April 17, 1838
Buried: Bowers Cemetery
Came to Ohio in 1806
Born: 1759 probably in Mass.
Picture from FAG member Ron Spicer
Born: May 17, 1754 England
Military:Enlisted as private in 1777. Served in NJ 6 years and was
discharged in June 1783. In battles of Short Hill, Bradywine, Monmouth,
and Siege of Yorktown
Died: August 6, 1838 or 1839
Buried: Baptist Cemetery in Adamsville
Picture from FAG member Linda in Placitis, NM
Born:1761 Rhode Island
Married: Mary Spooner (1st) Susannah Rife (2nd)
Military: served from Mass.
Died: July 29, 1845
Buried: Otsego Cemetery
Married: Chloe Morey (BR 1764) in March 1792
Military: Answered RI alarm as a substitue for Nathan Perry, under
Captain Moses Wilmont 1778; 1779 volunteered under Captain Jos
Franklin. At West Point, 1780 under Captain Abner Howard.
Died: 1844 Muskingum
Captain James Taylor
Picture from FAG Member Brenda Sunday
Married: Jane McMehen
Military: Served under General Wayne. Wounded at Fort Recovery. Resigned 1802 Cavalry.
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery Zanesville
Born: January 13, 1754 Bucks County, PA
Married: Dorothy Johns
Military: Enlisted under Captain John Beatty, Colonial McGaw in 5th PA
regiment in January 1776. Taken Prisoner at Fort Washington in November
1776. Exchanged April 10, 1778. Commissioned Lieutenant in 6th PA
regiment. Promoted to Captain June 10, 1781.
Died: February 2, 1834 Zanesville Ohio
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery
Picture from FAG member Jeannie GebHart LaCues
Buried: New Hope Lutheran Cemetery near Adamsville
Died: 1810 aged 61 yrs
Buried: Williams Cemetery Falls Township
Picture from FAG member Bear & Willow
Married: Catherine Collins
Military: Private VA regiment Content. Lines
Died: Aug 8, 1839
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery
Born: 1753 Berkeley Co, VA
Military: Captured by indians at age 9 yrs and carried to lakes; gave important information to General Edward Hand 1777.
Died: 1816 Zanesville
Granted land on Mad River NW territory
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