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Burroughs, John

Dave McCann says:
July 8, 2011 at 2:58 pm Edit

I have an ancestor to add. John Burroughs (1754-1842) was a private in the Continental Army for seven years throughout the Revolutionary War. He fought at the Battle of Brandywine in the 3rd New Jersey Regiment under Capt./Maj. Joseph Bloomfield. Bloomfield was wounded at the Battle of Brandywine and John Burroughs accompanied him until they were able to rejoin the Regiment at Valley Forge for the Winter of 1777-1778. John Burroughs received an honorable discharge signed by General George Washington.

Martin, Reuben

Danelle Simonelli said,

on March 4th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

My 4x great grandfather, Reuben Martin, served as a private in the Sussex County, New Jersey militia. He served four six-month enlistments during the fighting seasons of 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. He participated in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown, and was wounded in the right leg at Germantown. His pension documents detailing this service can be found on the military records website

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.

Roberts, Reuben

Roberts, Reuben. My ancestor, Private Reuben Roberts, of the 6th Regiment of the North Carolina militia served at the battle of Brandywine on Sept. 11, 1777, Germantown on Oct. 4, 1777, and Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-1778.

Dave Schubert
New Jersey

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

Polhemus, John

Polhemus, John – I am a member of The Sons of the Revolution. I descend from a Major John Polhemus, 1st New Jersey Regiment or The New Jersey Blues. According to his memoirs, it was Major Polhemus who first came to Lafayette’s aid when he was wounded at Brandywine. John Polhemus married Susanna Hart who was the daughter of John Hart, signer of The Declaration of Independence.

Adam Polhemus Flint

Opdike, William

William Opdike (1755-1822) (alternate spelling Updike/ Opdyke / Obdyke) of Hunterdon County, N.J. was a Private in the New Jersey Continental Line. Private 3rd Battalion, 1st Establishment. Private, Captain Patterson’s company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Establishment. Fought at Monmouth and Brandywine. Brother Robert wounded at Brandywine. Great-great grandsons of Louris Jansen Opdyck of Holland who arrived in Gravesend, Long Isaland, NY prior to 1653.

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

Drake, Cornelius

Cornelius Drake was born 20 Oct 1754, New Jersey, and died in 1839, Webster, Monroe County, New York. He is buried in West Webster Cemetery, Webster, Monroe County, New York.

Military record: enlisted 1776, Private, Continental Regular Army, Gen. Maxwell’s Jersey Brigade, 3rd New Jersey Regiment, Capt. Dickerson’s Co., Capt. Ballard’s Co., discharged 1783, Sergeant. Pension application papers list Brandywine as one of the many battles he was in. He is on the Valley Forge Roster.

Joyce Bucci

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