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Tasker, James Benjamin

Julie Baker said,

on March 20th, 2018 at 5:31 pm

My husbands ggg grandfather was James Benjamin Tasker, he received a pension in 1820 for being in the 10th Virginia Regiment. He lived in Hampshire County, Virginia. (Mineral County, West Virginia)

Mentzer, Japhet

Tina Wood said,

on February 26th, 2018 at 10:15 pm

My gggg grandfather Japhet Mentzer was in the Battle of Brandywine and he was at Valley Forge. He was born in Southern Germany.

Wallace, Hugh

Keith Wallace said,

on February 9th, 2018 at 11:28 am

My ancestor Hugh Wallace was injured in the Battle of Brandywine. He was a sergeant in the 6th Virginia Regiment under Captain James Johnstone. Hugh Wallace enlisted for the term of two years on the 14th day of February 1776 in Lunenburg County. His petition resolution states:

“Resolved, that it is the opinion of this committee, That the petition of Hugh Wallace, a serjeant in the sixth
Virginia regiment, who lost one of his legs in the battle at Brandywine, is reasonable; and that the petitioner ought
to be allowed the sum of 30l. for his present relief, and a farther allowance of full pay, as a serjeant, during life, and
that the same ought to be charged in the account of this Commonwealth, against the United States of America.”

Source: Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia; circa 1777 reprinted in 1827.

Jones, Enoch

Richard Jones said,

on January 9th, 2018 at 5:55 pm

It has been found by sparse records that these four boys of James & Susannah Jones of New Castle co., Del.,served at Brandywine battle:
Enoch Jones b. 1750
Daniel Jones b. 1754
James Jones b. 1756, Surgeon, 3rd, Penn. Regiment
Abel Jones b. 1758
and cousin Rev. Daniel Jones, Chaplain, b. 1736, 3rd Penn. Reg.
Delaware Biographical, Rev. War records, and books of Genealogy.

Fisher, Darius

Jeff Fisher said,

on July 7th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

My 3rd Great Grandfather Darius Fisher fought with Lafayette at Brandywine, where both were wounded. This was before Lafayette joined General Washington, and while he was on his way to him, becoming mixed up in this battle by the British attack to cut him off.

Ringler, Jacob

Richard Ringler said,

on June 22nd, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Jacob Ringler 1755 – 1821 enlisted in 1777 as a drummer in Capt. John Davis company, 9th Pennsylvania Regiment. He was wounded in action, captured and held prisoner of war by the British at Chadds Ford and was released 17 Mar 1778.

Wall, Joel

Sharon Gullett said,

on June 5th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

According to testimony to a court in Beaufort Co, NC in 1846, two men gave testimony they knew Joel Wall of NC and he had told them he fought with the NC troops at Brandywine and Monmouth. They said he limped from being wounded. Joel also told them he was in New Jersey for several winters. He is listed in the North Carolina military papers as soldier. He was granted 1000 acres for his service after the war. He was born about 1761 and died in 1815.
This testimony was given to support Joel’s widow, Elizabeth’s claim to a widow’s pension.

Smith, William

Paula said,

on April 4th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

My 4x great grandfather, William Smith was a Capt. in 1780-1781, 6th Battalion, 5th Company, Lower Darby, PA. He fought at Brandywine. He was also aboard the privateer the “Holkar” and served at Billingsport Fort, N. Jersey in 1782.

Martin, Reuben

Danelle Simonelli said,

on March 4th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

My 4x great grandfather, Reuben Martin, served as a private in the Sussex County, New Jersey militia. He served four six-month enlistments during the fighting seasons of 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. He participated in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown, and was wounded in the right leg at Germantown. His pension documents detailing this service can be found on the military records website

Arthurs, John

Clare Peden Midgley said,

on February 5th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

My 4th great grandfather, John ARTHURS, b. 1756 in England and died in Bedford County, PA 1848.

He was a private in the company commanded by Colonel Heath, the Marquis deLaFayette in Virginia for 3 years. He was in the Battles of Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth.

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