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Revolutionary War


Revolutionary Soldiers from the Penn Manor Area

Lancaster County Soldiers


Non-Associators, Associators and Tax list for 1777
for Conestoga, Martic and Manor Twps

Pennsylvania Women in the Revolutionary War - This database contains biographical sketches of many women from Pennsylvania who aided the Revolutionary cause, especially in the early years of the war. Names of husbands and children are included in these biographies and often parents and grandparents, as well as places of birth and residence. In a few cases more detailed genealogies are also a part of the entry.

Revolutionary War Officers - With over 14,000 listings, this collection includes not only those who served in the Continental Army, but also many who served in the various state militias during the war. The men are organized by rank, with the signers of the Declaration of Independence also included. Each name is shown with the state in which they were born and the state in which they died, with dates showing each event respectively.

Revolutionary War Service Records, 1775-83 - This database is a collection of records kept by the National Archives listing men who fought for the colonies during the war. Transferred from microfilm to electronic format by Direct Data Capture, it contains the names of nearly 426,000 individuals. Each record provides the soldier's name, company and unit of service. Additionally, rank information is included along with box and roll numbers in the National Archives to aid the researcher in obtaining copies of the original record.

Revolutionary War Pension Index - This database is an index to a list of pensions awarded to U. S. veterans of the war. It was taken from "Letter from the Secretary of Way, communicating A Transcript of the Pension List of the United States showing the Number of Pensioners in the Several Districts. Also, The Amount Allowed to each Pensioner" dated June 1, 1813.  It provides the name of pensioner, state or district of residence, number in the roll, rank, and annual stipend.

Muster and Pay Rolls of the War of the Revolution, 1775-1783: Miscellaneous Records - Contains miscellaneous muster and pay rolls covering the War of the Revolution. Extractions were made from the originals in the Archives of the New York Historical Society.

Revolutionary War Heroes - This database contains biographical sketches of those men who played a significant role in the Revolutionary War and in the founding of our country.

Revolutionary War Pensioner Census, 1840 -As part of the 1840 U.S. Federal Census, census takers obtained the names and ages of all the individuals in each household who served in the Revolutionary War or provided other military services. The information contained in this database is a compilation of the data on the Revolutionary War pensioners gathered from the 1840 census returns.

Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File - {series #13.50}

Arranged alphabetically by surname of soldier. The abstract card file contains transcriptions of data extracted from original records in the custody of the State Archives concerning Revolutionary War service in the Pennsylvania Militia, Pennsylvania Line, and the Navy. Note that duty after November 1783 is not considered Revolutionary War service. Information provided is name and rank of soldier, whether active or inactive duty, county of residence, battalion in which served, and record from which information was extracted. Also noted are whether soldier was delinquent and fined or whether militia fines were abated.

The entry "Active Duty" indicates that the soldier saw active duty in either the Pennsylvania Militia or the Pennsylvania Line while "Inactive Duty" indicates that the soldier did not necessarily see active duty. Associators were volunteers who comprised the Military Association, a civilian reserve designed to repel any invasion of Pennsylvania until the collapse of the Association in the winter of 1776-1777. The Pennsylvania Militia was organized under an Act of the Assembly of March 17, 1777 that required compulsory enrollment by constables of all able-bodied white males between the ages of 18 and 53 to repel invaders. The "Flying Camps" were special battalions of Pennsylvania Line troops recruited from the Pennsylvania Associators. Rangers were soldiers who served long periods of enlistment to protect the frontier against Indian incursions. Entries for Depreciation Pay Certificates apply to soldiers who served 1777-1780 when the currency was depreciating and were paid in Continental Bills of Credit that quickly lost value. To compensate for such depreciation, each soldier of the Pennsylvania Line who remained in service in 1781 was awarded a substantial sum in Depreciation Pay Certificates which were both interest bearing and negotiable. In addition, at the end of the war arrears and allowances due were met by issuing to each soldier still in service a number of interest-bearing final settlements called Pierce's Certificates (named after the paymaster who dispensed them).

Some cards show a certificate number that relates to the Militia Loan of 1784-1785. This loan was established to pay individuals for services and goods provided during the Revolutionary War that had not been reimbursed at that time. Note that not all certificate numbers give additional information.

Militia Officers Index Cards, 1775-1800 - {series #13.36}

Index card file of the names of Pennsylvania militia officers who served during the American Revolution, in Indian campaigns in northwestern Pennsylvania, and in quelling the Whiskey Rebellion. The cards are arranged alphabetically by surname of officer. Information provided is name, county, rank, company or battalion, dates of service, township, and occasionally district within township. In rare cases, other pertinent information is provided such as place of burial, wounds received, names of children, names of any expeditions or campaigns, name of person whom they succeeded, and date discharged.


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