Family Stories

Washington County Revolutionary Soldiers

from Newspaper Articles by Orval W. Baylor – Pioneer History of Washington County, Kentucky

Some of Soldiers of the American Revolution Living in Washington County, Kentucky

Justin McCarty, born 1757; enlisted for one year and nine months in 1776 in the State of Pennsylvania and continued in the service until 1781; discharged at Falls Point, Baltimore; in Battle of Long Island and Brandywine.  “Keeps a little A.B.C. School” in Washington County in 1820; has wife and 9 children, 3 of whom are married.

William Thurman, born in 1756; enlisted in February, 1776, in the 3rd Virginia Regiment; in Battles of York Island, White Plains, Germantown and Brandywine; discharged at Valley Forge in February, 1778; farmer with wife aged 64 years; wife’s father, very aged and infirm, living with him.

Michael Hagan, born 1730; enlisted in 1774 or 1775 in Pennsylvania; in Battles of Brandywine, Germantown, White Plains, Short Hills, Three Rivers, Lake Champlain, Quebec, Saratoga, Stony Point, Gloucester and York; discharged in South Carolina in 1781 or 1782.

Robert Yates, born 1760; enlisted in State of Maryland in February, 1777.

William Hill, born 1748; enlisted in Virginia in 1781.

John Keets, born 1759; enlisted in Maryland in 1777; in Battles of Monmouth, Brandywine and Germantown; discharged at Annapolis in 1783.

James Gibbins, born 1757; enlisted in Pennsylvania for one and afterward reenlisted for two years in 1775; Battles of Long Island, White Plains, Trenton, Germantown, and Brandywine; discharged in State of New York in 1779; wife aged 50 and son at home.

Philip Walker, born in 1755; enlisted in State of Pennsylvania for term of 3 years, August 27, 1776; served to September 16, 1779; discharged in Pittsburg; in Battles of Germantown and Brandywine; farmer with wife about 55.

George Fielder, born 1756; enlisted in Virginia in 1776, in Daniel Morgan’s Regiment; discharged at Fredericktown, Maryland.

John Lawson, born 1758; enlisted in State of Virginia for 18 months; continued in service for about 14 months and reenlisted in the horse service for a term of 3 years in Baylor’s Continental Dragoons; in Battles of Savannah, Guilford, Eutaw Springs; married but no children.

James Lewis, born 1760; enlisted in Virginia in 1780 and served in Baylor’s Continental Dragoons.


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