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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.

Russell, John

April Bobbish said,

on June 5th, 2012 at 9:38 am

John Russell served Virginia Continental Line, 3rd regiment from 6 Feb 1776 until discharge at Valley Forge on 6 Feb 1778. He served under Captain Philip Lee, Colonel George Weedon, and Colonel Thomas Marshall.
Battle of Long Island, Battle of White Plains, Battle of Brandywine, Germantown and then discharge at Valley Brig Gen William Woodford.
He applied for pension in Clark County, Indiana in 1820.

Richards, Samuel

Sergeant in Col. Oliver Spencer’s Regiment (the “Jersey Brigade”) under General Maxwell. Born in Columbia, Morris County, N.J., husband of Jemima (nee Genung), who appeared in court in 1783 to apply for a portion of his pay, with supporting documents signed by Spencer and Captain David Lyon attesting that Richards was killed at Brandywine on September 11, 1777, aged about 22. He also left an infant son, David, who later applied for, and received, bounty land warrants from the War Department in 1798. According to the National Archives, the supporting documents for this application were lost in the War Dept fire of Nov. 11, 1800. Submitted by Carl S. Richards, great-great-great-great-grandson.

Carl S. Richards

Rhoads, Jacob

Rhoads, Jacob – was a Quaker who made his constituents unhappy with his enlistment. , P. O. Box 927, 1555 Naturewood Drive, Meadow Vista, California 95722, 916-878-2435.

George Rhoads

Reed, Jacob

Jacob Reed (Esq.)
Lieutenant Colonel of 1st Battalion of Philadelphia County Militia Home Township: Hatfield (Pennsylvania)

Susan Valot

Randolph, Henry

Taken from the Randolph family file, Kentucky Historical Society:

Shelby County Kentucky, September 28th, 1819

Age 68. That he, the said Henry Randolph, enlisted in Red Stone settlement [Fayette Co.] in the state of Pennsylvania in the month of August 1776, in the company commanded by Captain John Wilson of the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment, the commanded by Col. McCoy; that he continued to serve in said regiment as corp. and in the service at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania by col. [Daniel] Broadhead, the then commander of said regiment; that he was in the battle of Brandywine and Germantown and a number of skirmishes during his term of services. He says in an amended declaration, that Col. McCoy died at Trenton. He has proved his services by oaths from Peter Young and Thomas Montgomery of Helson County Kentucky, who served in his same regiment. He has a wife and two children living with him, both boys, one near fifteen and one about 13. The soldier says he has always been known as Henry Randel since his infancy but believes his discharge was made out in the name of Randolph and not Randel. Both Peter Young and Thomas Montgomery say they knew this identical soldier while they were in the service of the Revolutionary War together and knew him then as Henry Randell, but since then he has always been called Randolph.

John Wolfe
Address: 2514 Graystone Ln, Denton, TX, 76210

Ralston, Andrew

RALSTON, Andrew. My gggggrandfather, Andrew RALSTON, born 22 Feb 1753, was in the American Revolution. He served in the Battles of Long Island, Brandywine, Monmouth and the Southern Campaign by Gen. Nathaniel Greene. He was wounded in the Battle of Brandywine and taken prisoner on Long Island. He mustered out at York, PA in 1785. He married on 19 Dec. 1785 in York Springs, York Co., PA to Sophia WALTERMYER who was born in York Springs, PA on 23 April 1766. Andrew and Sophia RALSTON had eleven children. As you can see, Andrew dedicated his life to winning the war. I can only imagine the hardships and agony Andrew and his fellow soldiers endured.

Janeva Frisby

Racey, Philip

Racey, Philip, Pvt-Cpl – Maxwell’s Company, Spencer’s Regiment (5th NJ Reg.). Enlisted 21 Jan. 1777, captured 11 Sept. 1777. No further record military or civilian. Suspect he died as a POW.

Wayne Smith