By Bud Hannings

ISBN-10: 0786443790

ISBN-13: 9780786443796

This large reference paintings is an invaluable device for studying and getting to know the leaders of the yank Revolution. It covers either famous and vague figures from numerous backgrounds together with squaddies, politicians, plantation vendors, farmers, and extra. info is integrated for officials of the Continental military, military, and Marines; leaders of country militias, for whom a lot details has been formerly inaccessible; the framers and signers of the statement of Independence and the structure; diplomats and governors; and, importantly, the ladies who have been instrumental in the course of the Revolution. Entries describe each one person from delivery to demise and supply genealogical info while on hand.

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April 1745, married William Elliott); Nathaniel (b. February 1746); Robert (b. August 1749, died September 1749); Bridget (b. October 1750, died May 1751); Robert (b. March 1752, died July 1752); Elizabeth (b. 1753, married Richard Gough); Richard (b. January 1755, died October 1766); 26 Edward (b. November 1757, died 1808); Robert Gibbes (b. 1761, died 1814) and Sarah (b. 1764, married James Hazzard Cuthbert). At about age eighteen, John married Elizabeth Fenwick, the only child of Edward and Martha Izard Fenwick, during early 1766.

The fighting at Bladensburg ended Captain Barney’s service in the field; however, following his recuperation, Barney again took command of his squadron during October of 1814 and retained it until October of 1815, when it was deactivated. Although the British took Washington in the War of 1812 and burned parts of it, they were driven from the town, not by the American army; rather by a tremendous storm that terrified the British as much as their rockets had scared the Americans. Captain Barney carried the ball that struck him in the thigh until his death.

During 1790, Thomas was appointed as a judge on the Court of Common Pleas, a position he retained until his death in 1805. Thomas’ son, Bradbury, also became a judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Bassett, Richard The son of Arnold and Judith Thompson Bassett, Richard Bassett was born in Cecil County, Maryland, on 2 April 1745. Richard’s early life became complicated after his father, who was a farmer and the operator of a tavern, abandoned the family. Richard fared well because of the generosity of a relative, Peter Lawson, who ensured that the family was not further damaged.

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