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Revolutionary War Patriots from Southern Lancaster County

William Barclay

was born 15 September 1754 in Little Britain Twp., Lancaster Co., PA and died 15 August 1836 in Colerain Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. Married Sarah Cooper on 23 May 1786. Sarah Cooper was born 9 April 1771 and died 23 March 1841 in Bart Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. William Barclay served as a private in the 4th Bn, 6th Co., Lancaster County Militia. Children: Ann, born 19 July 1786 and md X Hammond in 1804; Nicholas Cooper, born 1791; William James, born 1797; Sarah, born 1805 and md Ross Alexander Campbell

Jacob Barr (Baer)

was born circa 1727 and died before 15 March 1803 in Bart Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. Married (1) Unknown and (2) Anna X. His first wife died before 1761. Jacob Barr paid the 1783 supply tax in Bart Twp. is support of the Continental Army. Children to first wife: Martin, born ca 1748 and married Mary X; Jacob; Christian; Abraham; Elizabeth md to Daniel Keehnparts; Barbara md to Christian Forrey Children to second wife: Anna md to John Shenk; John; Susanna md to Jacob Groff

Martin Eshelman

was born circa 1748 in Lancaster Co., PA and died 6 June 1808 in Martic Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. Married Elizabeth Groff on 17 May 1765. Elizabeth Groff was born circa 1749 in Lancaster Co., PA and died circa 1805 in Martic Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. Martin Eshelman was a private in the 1st Bn, 6th Co., Lancaster Co., Militia. Children: John, born 1766 and md (1) Elizabeth Diffenbach & (2) Maria Eshelman; Martin, born 3 January 1767 and md Elizabeth Kendig; Samuel, born 22 October 1770 and md Nancy Ann Martin; Anna, born 2 November 1773 and md Adam Thomas; Susanna, born 1777 and md David B. Martin; Elizabeth md John Herr; Feronica md Andrew Reese (Reece); David; Mary md Martin Hooker; Catherine; Jacob; Barbara

Peter Pickel

was born circa 1756 in Lancaster Co., PA and died after 6 September 1821 in Bart Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. Married Ann Margareth Baughman, who was born in Georgetown, Bart Twp., PA. Peter Pickel was a private in the 6th Bn, 6th Co. Lancaster County Militia. Children: George, born abt. 1781 and md Margaret X; John md Mary X; Samuel, born 1790 and md Elizabeth X; Elizabeth md George Baughman; Barbara md John Baughman

James Porter

Abstract of a pension Application by James Porter of Monroe County, Ohio who enlisted in Lancaster Co, PaClick here to view

William Porter

Abstract of a pension Application by William Porter of Montgomery County, Ny who enlisted in Lancaster CoClick here to view

Sebastian Sweigart (Schweicker)

was born 15 November 1736 in Tubingen, Wurttemburg, Germany and died 16 March 1808 in Martic Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. Married Agnes Marie Keller on 7 November 1760 in Wurttemburg, Germany. Agnes Marie Keller was born 22 December in Germany and died 25 April 1812 in Martic Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. Sebastian Sweigart was a private in the 6th Bn, 7th Co, Lancaster County Militia. Children: Anna Maria, born 26 November 1762; Felix, born 10 July 1765 and married Christina Schwenk; Anna Margaretha, born 12 March 1769; Anna Barbara, born 10 November 1770; John Sebastian, born 16 February 1774; Susanna Maria and twin sister Anna, born 2 December 1777; Johanna Dorothea, born 31 may 1778; Catharina, born 25 February 1781; Conrad, born 28 April 1782; Henrich, born 30 March 1785; John George, born 9 August 1788

Archibald Steel

19 Dec 1785 Lancaster County Misc Books- abstract of application of Archibald Steel for PensionClick here to view

abstract of Pension application of Sarah Palmer granddaughter of Archibald Steel dec'dClick here to view

John Steel

Abstract of an Application by John Steele for service of his father John SteeleClick here to view

Thomas Steel

Abstract of a pension Application by Thomas Steel of Virginia, who enlisted in Chester Co, & was drafted in Lancaster countyClick here to view

Revolutionary War Patriots who's descendants settled in Southern Lancaster County

Stephen Dorsey

b: 07 Mar 1758 Maryland d: 13 Oct 1825 married : 21 Apr 1787 St. James Episcopal, Lancaster, Pa - Rachel Ewing b: 16 Jun 1767 d: 23 Mar 1821 Children Resin Dorsey and Nathaniel Dorsey b: Abt. 1796 in Maryland d: 02 Jul 1854 in Maryland married Phoebe Hutton b: 25 Mar 1791 in Pa d: 18 Dec 1844 in age 53, 8, 23 Nathaniel and Phoebe Dorseys had several sons who settled in Southern Lancaster County.

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