Patriot Ancestor Biographies

Samuel Auchmuty

Born: 28 June 1752
Died: 2 August 1834
Service State: Pennsylvania
Service: Corporal, Twelfth Pennsylvania Regiment; Private, Third Pennsylvania Regiment; Captain, Sixth Company, First Battalion Northumberland County, PA Militia

Enlisted in Captain John Harris' Company (later Captain Stephen Chambers' Company) of the Twelfth Pennsylvania Regiment on 27 October 1776 in Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  The regiment left Sunbury on 18 December 1776 to join Washington's army in New Jersey.  During his service with the Twelfth Pennsylvania, Samuel Auchmuty participated in the following:

  • Princeton (3 January 1777)
  • Encampment at Morristown, NJ (10 January - May 1777)
  • Bound Brook, NJ (12 April 1777)
  • Bonhamtown, NJ (15 April 1777)
  • Piscataway, NJ (10 May 1777)
  • Metuchen, NJ (17 May 1777)
  • Short Hills, NJ (26 June 1777)
  • Brandywine, PA (11 September 1777)
  • Germantown, PA (4 October 1777)
  • Whitemarsh, PA (6-10 December 1777)
  • Encampment at Valley Forge (19 December 1777 - 19 June 1778)
  • Monmouth, NJ (28 June 1778)

The Twelfth Pennsylvania was disbanded and the remaining solders transferred to the Third Pennsylvania Regiment, effective 1 July 1778. Samuel Auchmuty received his discharge from the Pennsylvania Line on 25 January 1781 in Trenton, New Jersey. During his service with the Third Pennsylvania, Samuel Auchmuty participated in the following:

  • Encampment at Middlebrook, NJ (December 1778 - June 1779)
  • Stony Point, NY (16 July 1779)
  • Encampment at Morristown, NJ (December 1779 - June 1780)
  • The Blockhouse, Bergen Heights, NJ (21 July 1780)
  • Reinforcement of West Point, NY (25 September 1780)
  • Encampment at Morristown, NJ (December 1780 – January 1781)

On 29 April 1782, Samuel Auchmuty was commissioned Captain of the Sixth Company, First Battalion Northumberland County Militia.

Grave: A marker in memory of Samuel Auchmuty is located in Fisher's Ferry Cemetery in Northumberland County, PA. 

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Johann Philip Bergstresser

Born: 31 October 1749 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Died: 18 October 1814 in Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Service State: Pennsylvania
Service: Militia

Philip Bergstresser was a private of the Third Class in Captain John Waggoner's Company of Northampton County, Pennsylvania Militia.

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Joseph Brotherer

Born: 1721
Died: 1788
Service State: Delaware
Service: Patriotic Service

John Brotherer paid the 1779 Delaware Supply Tax in Sussex County

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Edward Dingle

Born: April 1747
Died: 20 November 1824
Service State: Delaware
Service: Civil Service

Edward Dingle was a Justice of the Peace in Sussex County in 1777 and paid the 1779 Delaware Supply Tax in Sussex County.

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Benjamin Lockwood

Born: 24 April 1725
Died: 24 July 1822
Service State: Delaware
Service: Patriotic Service

Benjamin Lockwood paid the 1779 Delaware Supply Tax in Sussex County.

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Elisha Parker, Sr.

Born: Before 1738
Died: Before December 1787
Service State: Maryland
Service: Militia

Elisha Parker, Sr. was a private in Captain Ebenezer Handy’s Company of the Snow Hill Battalion of the the Worcester Militia and a private of the Fifth Class in Captain Robert Handy's Company, Wicomico Battalion of the Worcester Militia.

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John Parker

Born: 21 August 1756
Died: 16 February 1838
Service State: Maryland
Service: Patriotic Service

In 1778, Capt. John Parker took the Oath of Allegiance before the Honorable Levin Wilson.

Grave: Parker Family Graveyard in Salisbury, Maryland.

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Scarborough Parker

Born: 10 August 1756
Died: 15 September 1839
Service State: Maryland
Service: Patriotic Service

Scarborough Parker, wife of John Parker, took the Oath of Allegiance in Worcester County in 1778 before the Honorable Joshua Townsend.

Grave: Parker Family Graveyard in Salisbury, Maryland.

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Josiah Redditt

Born: about 1745 in Bertie County, North Carolina
Died: about 1811
Service State: North Carolina
Service: Civil Service

In 1775, Josiah Redditt was appointed by the Bertie County, NC Court as a "searcher" locating loyalists within Bertie County and warning them to leave the County. In 1777, the Court appointed Josiah as a Constable. At the May Court, 1779, Josiah Reddit was appointed to take inventory. The August Court, 1780, appointed Josiah to a grand jury. The August Court, 1781, appointed Josiah as an Assessor and Overseer of the Road.

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Constantine Wright

Born: about 1755 in Dorchester County, MD
Died: about 1824
Service State: Maryland
Service: Enlisted on 25 July 1780 in the Maryland Regiment Extraordinary.

Grave: Constantine Wright is buried at "Tryall," the family plantation located in Dorchester County, Maryland.

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