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Guthrie, James

My ggggggrandfather served in the 8th Penna Continental Line, 2nd Lt., #37391437.

The American Guthrie by Laurence Rawlins Guthrie p216:
Says a legend, he [James Guthrie] collected a band of men, and aided the Continental Army at probably the Battle of the Brandywine. There is no official record of this.

James Guthrie is buried at the Forks of the Brandwine Presbyterian Church cemetery in Guthriesville, PA.

Sheila Anastas
Relationship: ggggggrandfather

Glendy, William

Glendy, William, Private in the eighth Pennsylvania regiment under Colonel E. McCoy in a company commanded by Capt. Eli Myars(?). He enlisted August 7, 1776 in Westmoreland County, and was discharged by Colonel Byard in Pittsburgh August 7, 1779. He was in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown, and Paoli, and several other skirmishes. At Germantown he received a severe wound to the neck with the ball never extracted. His discharge papers had been put in the hands of a member of the Pa. state legislature for help in securing a pension, but after several years with no reply they were given up as lost. In desperation, he went before associate judge David Drennan of the court of common pleas in Beaver Co., Pa to tell his story, with Robert Moore a member of Congress also vouching as to its authenticity. His pension of $8 a month was finally granted on February 8, 1819.

Marlys Matthews
Relationship: gr,gr,gr,gr granddaughter

Glass, William

William Glass, Sr was born 1725 in Dunkineillly, Donegal County, Ireland, and died 1811 in Leesburg, Washington County, Tennessee. He joined the Colonial armies in the west and was at the Battle of Brandywine in 1777. He was discharged from the army in 1779. During the war he moved to Washington County in Western North Carolina (now eastern Tennessee), with his family and settled at or near where the village of Leesburg now stands. He again joined the army under General Shelby and was wounded in the Battle of King’s Mountain, by a musket over the right eye. It was this engagement that the British General Ferguson was killed. William returned home in 1781.

Paula Glass

Gilbreath, Patrick

GILBREATH, Patrick (b. 1739 Stirling?, Scotland – d. 1817 Belfast, Maine, immigrated to Pennsylvania about 1773) – The following was written by Patrick Gilbreath’s son Benjamin Gilbreath in 1864:

“My Father remained two years or more with the Army, was taken prisoner, I think he said at the Battle of Brandywine. He, with others, was put on board of a prison ship called the Jearsies and kept a long time in the Harbor at New York, until more than half of their member died of poison and starvation, then they were taken to Hallifax, where after suffering everything but death, they agreed to join the British. After getting Arms and their uniforms (red coats) and acquiring a little confidence, they amused themselves by sailing a large open boat in the harbour. After a while, thinking they were of no use there, seventeen of them agreed one evening to try their fortunes in navigating the Bay of Fundy, how long they were out I do not recollect; but on a morning they were within hearing of the surf on the shore, the fog rose a little, they saw a vessel which they knew, within half gunshot distance, they pulled for shore, halled their Boat up a little, caught their arms and sought safety in the woods, but being pursued by a superior force of armed men, they agreed, gave their pursuers a shot, and divided. My father, with eight of the others, took one course, while the others took a different course. The party with my Father, after three days in the wilderness, came to a place called Pemmaquid, where they obtained some refreshment. The people, learning that my Father was a millwright, they employed him to build a grist mill at a place called Round Pond, some 10 miles north of that place. My father’s name was Patrick Gilbreath.”

Janet W. Brown
Vancouver, WA

George, John W.

George, Sgt. John W. – was Washington’s Drummer boy, was with the New Jersey Continental Line under Colonael Ogden.

Frank H. Kautsky III

Garner, Joseph

My GG grandfather fought and was wounded at the battle of Brandywine. His name was Joseph Garner, and he was in Virginia Continental Line. I have quite a lot of documentation on this, including information on his burial site in Montgomery AL, which is on the register of historical places.

James Garner