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Soldier surnames starting with the letter C.

Chaison, Jean Baptiste

Am searching for Jean Baptiste Chaison (b. 1745 in Halifax) who accompanied the Marquis de La Fayette to the American colonies during the Revolutionary War.
He fought with General George Washington in several battles, notably Brandywine, Germantown and under Nathaniel Greene at Eutaw Springs. Chaison was also present at Yorktown.

Any information will be much appreciated.
Thank you,
Linda Chesson

Cline, Peter

Bobby J. Cline said,

on January 21st, 2013 at 3:13 pm

My 6th great grandfather, Peter Cline, was assigned to the 12th Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line during the Battle of Brandywine Creek.

Cone, William

Thomas Cone said,

on January 2nd, 2013 at 1:03 pm

W Cone is listed with Granbury’s unit from North Carolina & he dies four days after the battle. I wonder if their are any cemeteries connected to this battle. William Cone was given a Tennessee land grant in Henderson Co., Tennessee which Benjamin Cone claims in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Combs, William

Rodney Upshaw said,

on May 17th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I believe William Combs is my 9th Great Grand Father on my mom’s side of the family .William Combs was recruited in early 1776 to the infantry troop under the command of Capt. Billy Washington later to be (Lt. Colonial) and cousin to General George Washington . William Combs also went across the Delaware river with General George Washington x-mas eve 1776 to fight the British He was in the second boat with Capt. Washington . And William Combs died from bullet wound at the Battle of Brandywine in 1780 .

Crookshanks, John

A long time ago I obtained a copy of the military records of John Crookshanks for his time of service during the Revolutionary War. Thought you would enjoy knowing that he spent the winter with Washington at Valley Forge. He was in the battles of Georgetown, Germantown, Brandywine, participated in the Christmas attack which routed the Hessens, then marched on up to White Plains, NY before heading south to North Carolina where he was wounded during the battle for Guilford Courthouse (now Greensboro). The wound left him crippled in the knee, a token of sacrifice shared by many who have given so much.

John Crookshanks Revolutionary War Muster Roll
John Crookshanks Revolutionary War Muster Roll

Submitted by Ron Cruikshank

Cumming, Andrew

I’m trying to find info on the battles my 4th great grandfather was in. Andrew Cumming belonged to the 2nd class of Lancaster County PA regiment of militia. He was under the command of Captain John Scott. He was first positioned about half way between Walsh’s Tavern (where the British were encamped) and Chadds Ford. He remained until the battle was over and then left for Wilmington. He was born April 12, 1760 in Lancaster County, PA He died November 27, 1835 in Blount County, TN. He applied for benefits (due to an act of Congress in June 1832) on August 3, 1832 at the State of Tennessee Second Judicial Circuit in Blount County Tennessee.

Faith Haag
Relationship: my 4th great grandfather

Copple, Daniel

My gggg grandfather Daniel Copple served in Captain Daniel Burchart’s Company in the German Battalion of Pennsylvania in Continental Line and was in the battles of Trenton, Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth. Source of this information is Pension file S.42656. My SAR Supplemental Ancestor Certificate is dated September 26, 2001. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Pension file S.42656

Gary Neal
Relationship: gggg grandfather

Cones, Christian

I am researching Christian Cones and found your page. This is why I submit Christian Cones as a soldier that died at the Battle of Brandywine.

From the book Cones Family History in American compiled by Chester W. Cones Sr. published in 1963…….

Assuming that Christian could neither speak nor write the English language, at least not well, it is possible that the enlisting Sergeant may have spelled his name phonetically as “Coon”, and Christian may have even signed with an X mark, or in his native language, it is entirely possible the Christian Cones and Christian Coon was one and the same person, since both enlisted about the same time and both from the same locality, and the great similarity of the names. For instance you will note later on how the County Clerks, even misters misspelled the name as Coons, Coones, Couns, etc. but always signed “Cones”, whenever it was signed as Groom or as bondsman. I wrote and received a copy of the “Certificate Under Seal, as follows:

To Whom it may concern:-
“This is to certify that one “Christian Coon”, enlisted from Lancaster County, Penna, Aug 23d 1776 as a Private, in the German Regiment commanded by Lt. Col. Ludwig Weltner, according to a Return dated Aug. 23rd 1780.”
Signed Henry Howard Eddy, State Records Officer
Penna Historical and Museum Commission.
Authority of : Military Accounts (Line) Records of the Comptroller General at the division of Public Records.

Cones Family History in American compiled by Chester W. Cones Sr. published in 1963.

Anita Cones

Coleman, Nicholas

From Philadelphia, commissioned November 15, 1776 in the 9th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line as 1st Lieut.; discharged August 27, 1778, remark “Left out of the new Arrangement.” He received two hundred acres of bounty land in Muskingum County, Ohio. Most of Nicholas’ war records evidently were burned by the British during the War of 1812. According to “Biographical and Portait Cyclopedia of Montgomery County Pennsylvania” he served in Proctor’s Artillery and was wounded at the Battle of Brandywine. I have not been able to find an original source to prove the parentage of his son Nicholas Coleman, born in 1801.

Biographical and Portait Cyclopedia of Montgomery County Pennsylvania

Dorothy Coleman Dangerfield

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