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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.

Smith, William

Paula said,

on April 4th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

My 4x great grandfather, William Smith was a Capt. in 1780-1781, 6th Battalion, 5th Company, Lower Darby, PA. He fought at Brandywine. He was also aboard the privateer the “Holkar” and served at Billingsport Fort, N. Jersey in 1782.

Cline, Peter

Bobby J. Cline said,

on January 21st, 2013 at 3:13 pm

My 6th great grandfather, Peter Cline, was assigned to the 12th Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line during the Battle of Brandywine Creek.

Pugh, Jonathan

An ancestor of mine – 2nd Lieutenant Jonathan Pugh’s service history lists him as being wounded at Brandywine 11 Sep 1777 in the “Historical Register of officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution” by Francis Heitman.

This service history lists him as part of the the 5th PA under Col Magaw until capture at the Battle of Fort Washington Nov 16, 1776. Released at the end of 1776, it is unclear which unit he was attached at Brandywine.


lee huber
cinch design
21 Last Chance Gulch, 5B
Helena Montana 59601

Meredith, Samuel

Samuel Meredith was born in 1741; died 1817. Present at Battles of Princeton, Trenton, Brandywine and Germantown and at Valley Forge. Major and then Brig General, 3rd PA Battalion; served under John Cadwalader later, 1st Treasurer of the US under the US Constitution.

Rick Reynolds
Burnt Hills, NY

Koch, Adam

Need info on Adam Koch, Jr. (may have been listed as Johann Adam Koch, Jr.) Served in the 9th PA. Regiment, Capt. McCLelland, Col. Nagle. Understand Adam was shot in the face with a musket ball.

Judy Hetherington

Keller, Frederick

I am a descendent of Frederick Keller who served in the state of Pennsylvania in the company commanded by Captain Abraham DeHuff of the 13th regiment then commanded by Colonel Atlee and that was afterward commanded by Colonel Walter Stewart (Pennsyvania Regiment). Frederick Keller was dismissed January of 1778, being in the battle of Long Island, of Brandywine and of Germantown. He served 20 months. He died Feb 22,1847, at the age of eighty. My mother Mamie is the daughter of Oraline and David Smith. Oraline was the daughter of Jacob Keller and Matilda (Frank) Keller.

Sandra Grogan

Jones, Peter

1st Lieutenant, 11th regiment Pennsylvania Continental Line, Col Richard Humpton. Private Peter Jones was wounded at the Battle of Long Island. He was commissioned in the 11th when it was formed 25 Oct 1776 and remained until the regiment was absorbed by the 10th on 1 July 1778. In summer 1777 the regiment was assigned to General Anthony Wayne’s 2nd brigade. Lt Peter Jones was reported sick in April at Valley Forge and was retired 1 July 1778 (supernumerary) when the regiment was absorbed by the 10th regiment.

Peter Jones III, b. 10 Oct 1749 Amity twp, Phila Co (now Berks)
m. 13 Oct 1772 Katherine Kerlin dau of John and Elizabeth Hill Kerlin @ St Gabriel’s Ch, Amity. d, 24 Nov 1809 Amity twp, Berks. Bur @ St Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, Douglassville, Berks County, PA.

Robert G. Parvin
6366 Indian Point Road, Painesville OH 44077-8844

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

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