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Soldier surnames starting with the letter F.

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.

Frye, Nicholas

My 5x great-grandfather Nicholas Frye enlisted in 1776 in Capt. Graybill’s company. The company was raised in Baltimore, Maryland, July 1776- March 1778, later the company was under the command of Capt. Meyers from July 1778-Jan 1781. Nicholas was discharged from Graybills company and the served in Capt. Fister’s company. Nicholas fought at the battle of Brandywine and Bunker Hill.

Marilyn Marlow
Relationship: My 5x greatgrandfather

Forster, Thomas

State of North Carolina
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
Buncombe County
October Term 1832
On this 17th day of October personally appeared in open court before the justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Buncombe County State of North Carolina now sitting, Thomas Forster, a resident of said county and States his age 82 years who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. To Wit That he was born on the 22 day of January in the year 1751 in the State of Pennsylvania his parent removed to Frederick County in the State of Virginia when he was quite young. He lived in Frederick County until he was 24 or 25 years old. He moved thence to Augusta County in said state. He here enlisted in the year 1777 for the term of three years under Lieutenant Bell in the Continental Army.. He marched us to Winchester when he joined his Capt. John McGuire. His Capt. marched to Dumfries where they joined Col. Grayson 16th VA Reg. he commanded. He marched up the Potomac River and crossed at George Town. He then marched to Baltimore remained there a few days and took shipping and landed in Philadelphia and sailed up to Trenton. He marched to headquarters in New Jersey and joined the main army commanded by General George Washington. He was here under the French decipline [sic] by Steuband. He marched to Trenton back and thence to Philadelphia and crossed the Schuykill River on a floating bridge. He went on the Battle of Brandywine and he was here in the battle. He then marched then back to Philadelphia or in five or six miles of Philadelphia and was then in battle of German Town. He stayed here and went to the Valley Forge winter quarters. He next went after (winter quarters) to the Battle of Monmouth and joined the Light Infantry commanded by General Scott. He next day joined the same company, Captain McGuire. He marched and crossed the North River and was made wagon master and was in that station until he received his discharge.

He received his discharge in Philadelphia after serving his three years from General Muhlenburg at the Barax. Here it was enjoined to march some British prisoners to Maryland which he did and returned home to Virginia where he lived until 40 years old and moved to South Carolina stayed eight or ten years, thence to Buncombe County, NC where he resides now and has for thirty years. (1832 age 84 years living in Buncombe Co.)

Wit. by Jam W. Davidson /s/ Thos Forster
Nathan Horreson

Virginia Rounsaville

Foddrell, Charles

Enlisted Leesburg VA. Served under Washington 3 years. My ancestor was with the 2nd Va Line. Enlisted at Leesburg 1776. Was discharged at Richmond in 1779. Was with Washington at Brandywine and Monmouth NJ. I don’t know what other battles he was in. Left the Army and moved into Patrick Co. He is buried somewhere there. Information came from soldiers retirement records in National Archives. Served in Capt. Cabels regiment.

Recorded under Rev Soldiers pensions in National Archives.

Marion E. Foddrill

Finley, Joseph Lewis

This comes from DAR records and National Archives Records when he applied for and received his pension in 1818. His name: Joseph Lewis Finley. Born February 20, 1753 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Lived in Fagg’s Manor, Pennsylvania, quite near the Battlefield. In 1776 he was in Captain Andrew Long’s Company commanded by Col. Samuel Miles Pennsylvania Rifles, Second Lieutenant. October 24, 1776 put in the “Continental establishment” in Captain Marshall’s Company in the 13th PA regiment commanded by Col. Walter Stewart. Transferred to 8th PA regiment commanded by Col. Daniel Brodhead by Commission of Captain to take rank from October 20, 1777 later major in 2nd, 8th and 13th Pennsylvania Line. He also fought in the battles of Long Island, White Plains, Germantown and Monmouth. On July 4, 1782 in York, Pennsylvania. He died in Ohio and this is where he is buried.

Maureen Finley Slivka
Relationship: great, great, great grandfather

Fine, Philip

Philip Fine was the first natural-born American settler in St. Louis, Missouri, and was with la Fayette in the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777.

The Republican, St. Louis, Monday, August 4, 1879 (Interview with his nephew, also named Philip Fine) (from microfilm at the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, MO)

Booklet No. 58, Vinett Fine and His
Descendants, by Emmerrett Goff Fine, published by The Washington County Historical Society, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1971

Christine Kluempers

Ferguson, Patrick

I am a decendant of Patrick Ferguson. My Grandfather was W.O. Ferguson. I have heard stories for years about the Ferguson relative who was comissioned to kill George Washington and invented the Breach Load Rifle.

Ron Stedman