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Soldier surnames starting with the letter W.

Wallace, Hugh

Keith Wallace said,

on February 9th, 2018 at 11:28 am

My ancestor Hugh Wallace was injured in the Battle of Brandywine. He was a sergeant in the 6th Virginia Regiment under Captain James Johnstone. Hugh Wallace enlisted for the term of two years on the 14th day of February 1776 in Lunenburg County. His petition resolution states:

“Resolved, that it is the opinion of this committee, That the petition of Hugh Wallace, a serjeant in the sixth
Virginia regiment, who lost one of his legs in the battle at Brandywine, is reasonable; and that the petitioner ought
to be allowed the sum of 30l. for his present relief, and a farther allowance of full pay, as a serjeant, during life, and
that the same ought to be charged in the account of this Commonwealth, against the United States of America.”

Source: Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia; circa 1777 reprinted in 1827.

Wall, Joel

Sharon Gullett said,

on June 5th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

According to testimony to a court in Beaufort Co, NC in 1846, two men gave testimony they knew Joel Wall of NC and he had told them he fought with the NC troops at Brandywine and Monmouth. They said he limped from being wounded. Joel also told them he was in New Jersey for several winters. He is listed in the North Carolina military papers as soldier. He was granted 1000 acres for his service after the war. He was born about 1761 and died in 1815.
This testimony was given to support Joel’s widow, Elizabeth’s claim to a widow’s pension.

Wheeler, William Sr.

Hello, I would like you to add William Wheeler Sr., Born 1750, was orphaned and died 11 Sep 1777 at Brandywine. He arrived in Maryland in 1774. He had one son, unknown if he was married or widowed, son’s name is William Wheeler, Jr born 1772 in Pennsylvania.

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Wells, James

Jesse Bates said,

on April 11th, 2012 at 5:50 am

My ggggg grandfather, James Wells, was at the battles of Brandywine, Germantown and Maramouth. Was wounded at Brandywine. I have his court petition for his pension from 1819. It states that he joined in December of 1776 in Fredricksburg, Virginia. He was in the 14th Virginia Regiment, commanded by Colonel Charles Lewis and in Captain Edward Garland’s Company. He was enlisted for 3 years and discharged in 1779. The battles mentioned were also stated in the petition. James Wells was born 1760 in Virginia and died 15 Jun 1841 in Breckenridge County, Kentucky.

Williams, Abel

Abel Williams was born Dec 8, 1758 in Montgomery Township , Penn. , married Sarah James on Feb 3, 1763 in Bucks Co, Penn, had numerous children, and died in Tuscarawas Co. Ohio in March 2, 1842. Served 2 mo, 1777, Montgomery Co, Pa; was in the battle of Germantown and Brandywine . Served in Revolutionary War from Connecticut under Bacon, enlisted Feb 21, 1778, discharged Jan1, 1779 was a private. In 1780 was in Mil under Capt Hand, Maj McGowan and Col. Butler; also substituted for Jacob Johnson and his brother Benjamin Williams. Applied for pension 10-29-1838 from Warren Twp, Tuscarawas Co. Ohio for 32 years. Pension Claim rejected for lack of record and proof of service.

Source 1: Applied for pension 10-29-1838 from Warren Twp, Tuscarawas Co. Ohio for 32 years. Pension Claim rejected for lack of record and proof of service.

Source 2: History of Tuscarawas County, Chapter XVIII Warren Township, “Abel Williams was a Revolutionary soldier. He entered the northeast quarter of Section 10, and emigrated to it from Pennsylvania with a large family, dying not many years later.”

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Margaret A. Frerking
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