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Soldier surnames starting with the letter H.

Hoots/Hutts, Jacob

Jacob Hoots (Hutts). Served in the 10th Virginia regiment from January 3, 1777 to the end of the war. He was entered into a hospital around New York in November 1778, but recovered and received land grants in North Carolina for his service.

Thomas, Evan

Roy Hutchinson said,

on September 24th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

My 4th great grandfather, Evan Thomas, pension number S17728 in his pension declaration stated:

..and during the said service he fought in the battles of White Plains, Harlem Plains on York Island, Germantown, Brandywine, Picataway and various other skirmishes.

He was in a Rifle Company commanded by Capt. Charles West which became a part of the Third Regiment of Virginia Regular Troops commanded by Colonel Wooden and Major Leach and he left the Army at Valley Forge in the state of Pennsylvania.

Hinson, Samuel

Mark Hinson said,

on July 11th, 2012 at 9:21 am

Cadet Samuel Hinson, Peyton’s company 3rd Virginia. He joined in January 1777 and served until Sept. 1778 until he was discharged after having been sick for two months.

Holtz, Jacob

According to the attached application for the Sons of the American Revolution submitted by a distant cousin (William LeRoy Holtz) and subsequently approved on 1/9/1926, my 3rd great grandfather Jacob Holtz fought at the battle of Brandywine.

His rank and battalion are mentioned in the document.

Kansas Society SAR Application for Jacob Holtz (link to the pdf file)

– Carol Sullivan

Herbert, Jacob

Jacob Herbert, Private, New Jersey Volunteers, died September 12, 1777. He was from Shrewsbury, New Jersey Monmouth County and is listed in the Roster of the People of Revolutionary Monmouth County (New Jersey). Ancestry listed him in the Battle of Brandywine.

Hoffman, John Nicholas

John Nicholas Hoffman was a soldier at both the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. I am among his numerous descendants.

Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Containing Sketches of Representative Citizens, and Many of the Early Scotch-Irish and German Settlers. Chambersburg, Pa.: J. M. Runk & Company, 1896, pages 116-118.

III. JOHN NICHOLAS HOFFMAN (John-Peter), was born in Tulpehocken township, Berks county, in the year 1749. He settled on the farm now owned by Benjamin Richert, near Short mountain. He was the owner of a Large tract of land, at present divided into a number of farms. He deeded land to the congregation of Hoffman’s church, for church, school and burial purposes. He was a soldier of the Revolution, and participated in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. His life was an active, busy and useful one. He was married, April 22, 1772, by Pastor Kurtz, of the Lutheran church, to Margaret Harman, also a native of Berks county.

Laura C. McQuaid

Huff, William

William Huff, my third great grandfather was present at the Battle of Brandywine. It is probable that William’s first experience in the service of his country was in 1776 when, at the age of fourteen, a William Huff, presumed to have been our William, joined the Bedford County Rangers under Thomas Paxton. Then, as a lad of 15, and with the Western Pennsylvania Regiment, he took part as a fifer in the Battle of Brandywine in 1777. Here he had the unique but hazardous experience of having his fife cut almost in two by a blow from a British officer’s sabre. (The records show that William Huff, Bedford County Rangers, Captain Thomas Paxton, drew 59 days pay, September 12-November 10, 1776. Vol 5 Ser 5 pg 52.)

Some of our historical information comes from the book “Hough and Huff Families in England and America” by Earl Phineas Huff, on microfilm at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Film #1405155, pages 159-165. Original manuscript in the Library of Congress.

Dorothy Erskine Johansen
12519 Laural Chase Drive, Riverton, Utah 84065-7004
Relationship: my third great grandfather

Horton, Robert

Robert Horton: December 26, 1751, Christened St. Sepulchre, London, London, England to Drayton and Ann Horton. Bet. 1769 – 1770, Robert Horton arrived in Am. as emigrant in Bondage aboard the Justitia. February 09, 1776, Enlisted with 3rd VA Regiment in Captain John Thornton’s Company. Bet. 1776 – 1778, Served in Battles of White Plains, York Island, Brandywine and Germantown. February 1778, Discharged at Valley Forge in PA. November 1778, Married Jaley Underwood. April 10, 1818, While resident of Culpeper County VA, he was allowed a pension at age 66. April 13, 1820, Died in Culpeper County VA. 1837, Jaley, wife of Robert Horton, was last “heard from” in an application for Robert’s pension filed from Falls Township, Muskingum County, Ohio. She possibly was living with one of their daughters, Mary (Mrs. Franklin) Anderson.

Randy Horton, rtjvhorton @

Horton, Robert. Drummer – 3rd Virginia Regiment, Captain John Thornton’s Company.

Hooper, Obediah

“Obediah Hooper, Jr. b. 12.15.1755 in Hanover, Lunenburg Co., VA was in the Battle of Brandywine. He heard the Declaration of Independence when it was first read by Jefferson. He fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill, and at Trenton. He crossed the Delaware with Washington to attack the British and Hessians at Princeton. He was at the storming of Stony Point; and he was at Gates defeat.”

This information was taken from a record done by Richard and Sharon Hooper at

Mary Bow

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