Honor Roll of Revolutionary War Ancestors

Honor Roll of
My Ancestors Who Served
in the Revolutionary War


For those interested in learning more about their own Revolutionary War ancestors, see, Using DAR Applica­tions for Research, as well as How to order copies of DAR applications and how to order the DAR booklet, Is That Lineage Right?

[navy-star.gif]BURNAP, Ebenezer served in the Revolutionary War, according to an application for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution, submitted by Edgar Ellsworth Owen, dated May 30, 1914 in which he quoted his ancestor’s service in the Revolutionary War from Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol.__ p.__:  “EBENEZER BURNAP, JR., Sutton. Private, Capt. James Greenwood’s Co., Col. Ebenezer Learned’s regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, 2 days; also Capt. Isaac Bolster’s Co., Col. Larned’s regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service 3 mos. 8 days; also company return dated Roxbury, Oct. 7, 1775.”

[red-star.gif]BURNAP, Timothy served several terms of enlistment totaling about a year beginning in April, 1775, as a Minuteman, from the town of Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, as detailed in the Centennial History of Millbury, Massachusetts, Including Vital Statistics, 1850-1899, published 1915 under direction of a Committee Appointed by the Town. (Note:  Millbury was taken from territory formerly part of Sutton, Massachusetts and erected as a separate town in 1813.) p. 63, from chapter on “Soldiers of the Colonial Struggles.”

“Timothy Burnap. Private, Capt. Samuel Sibley‘s co., which marched Apr. 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775, to Braintree; service 7 days; also in Capt. Arthur Daggett’s co., Col. Ebenezer Learned’s reg’t; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service three mos., 1 week, 1 day; also in company return dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 6, 1775; [Roxbury is now a neighborhood in Boston]; also Capt. Jonathan Carriel’s co., Col. Josiah Whitney’s reg’t; receipted for advance pay at Point Shirley, June 13, 1776; also, same co. and reg't; service from May 10, 1776 to Nov. 30, 1776, 6 mos., 26 days; also Capt. Bartholomew Woodbury’s co., Col. Jonathan Holman’s reg’t.; marched from Sutton to Providence on the alarm of Dec. 10, 1776, service 1 mo., 13 days; also Capt. Jonathan Woodbury’s co., Col. Jacob Davis’s reg’t; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780, service, 13-1/2 days at Rhode Island.”

[navy-star.gif]COLE, Barnet served about 3 years in the struggle for independence from Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachu­setts.  Several of Barnet Cole’s brothers also served in the Revolutionary War, including Stephen, who enlisted for 3 years from Sutton, as well as his half-brothers, Jonathan Cole, III, who was another Minute­man from Sutton and is believed to have moved to England after the War; Thomas, who served from Ipswich, Mass. and is believed to have died during the War; and Lt. Gale Cole who served from Ipswich, Massachusetts.

[red-star.gif]DeHAVEN, Jacob contributed $500,000 in gold and sup­plies to the army of Gen. George Washington, when it was stationed at Valley Forge. He is not a direct ancestor of the owner of this website, but rather a collateral ancestor, her 7th g.uncle. Since his two children died before him, a court ruled that the heirs of his 11 siblings were entitled to make a claim for the DeHaven Loan in the federal courts.  See copies of newspaper accounts under entry for Lena (KENNEDY) PRIEST.

[navy-star.gif]DeHAVEN, Samuel served from Horsham Twp., Mont­gom­ery Co., Pennsylvania as a private under Capt. David Dowlin in Aug., 1780; also his name appears as a private on an undated list for Capt. David Marpole’s 5th Co., First Battalion, Philadelphia County Militia.

[red-star.gif]KRESS, Christian’s name and the name of his son Jacob were found on a list in the Pennsylvania Archives 6th Series, Vol. III, p. 58, as being on the class roll dated 13 May 1785, as privates in Col. Peter Gower’s Company of the First Berks County Militia Battalion.  John KRESS also served in the Revolutionary War; his pension file number is N.J. R6057.  Since the book, Kress Family History by Karl Friedrich von Frank zu Döefering, states that my ancestor, Christian Kress, was living in Walpeck, Sussex Co., New Jersey in 1765, and it is also where his daughter Leah was baptized on 8 Jun 1777, the men with the KRESS surname on Capt. Gower’s roll may have been other men with the same names as my 4th g.grandfather and his son.  Yet another angle was presented in the following partial email I received from Michael A. Shoemaker, dated 3 Jan 1999:
“The Schoonmakers, Van Gardens and others settled originally around Kingston, Ulster Co., NY, then a whole slew of them (including just about all the Van Gardens, it seems) went down the Old Mine Road to the Minisink (named after the Minci, a Delaware Indian tribe), from Deerpark (now Port Jervis, Orange Co.), New York to Smithfield Twp. (now Stroudsburg, Monroe Co.), PA.  Important settlements along the way included Walpeck, Sussex Co., NJ and Delaware Twp., Warren Co., PA.  For several decades, the Dutch Reformed Church at Kingston sent a dominie to Deerpark to take care of baptizms, etc., who then recorded these happenings in Kingston.  I believe the same sort of thing happened earlier, with the New Amsterdam dominie recording Kingston events, and later, with the Walpeck dominie recording Smithfield and Delaware events.  This, plus the fact that these people moved back and forth on rafts quite a bit, keeping touch with relatives, means that someone researching these families has to do lookups in three states.”
This could indicate that while Christian Kress con­tinued residing at Walpeck, he may have been involved in activities elsewhere, or even that the baptism of his daughter Leah was recorded in the records of a church, where he did not then reside.  His daughter Leah married a man named Van Gordon/Garden, whose first name is unknown. Additionally, in the History of Chemung Co., New York by Ausburn Towner on p. 454, section on the Town of Chemung, it states:  “Another pioneer was Jacob Kress, also a veteran of the Revolution who came to Chemung from Ulster Co., New York together with his son John Kress, and settled on lot 14. Jacob lived to be ninety-four years of age.”


LOOMIS, Andrew served several terms of enlistment beginning at age 16 in 1775, from Egremont, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, and in 1837 he applied for and received a pension for the same.


LOOMIS, Michael Capt. was a Minuteman in the Revolu­tionary War, serving from Egremont, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, as stated in the following sources:

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution

Vol. ?, p. 935:

“LOOMES, Michael, Egremont. Ensign, Capt. William Bacon’s co.; return of officers of Col. John Fellows’s regt., dated Roxbury Camp, May 31, 1775; ordered in Provincial Congress at Watertown June 7, 1775, that commissions be delivered said officers; receipt for above commissions, dated Camp at Roxbury, June 10, 1775, and signed by Col. John Fellows; also, Ensign, Capt. William Beacon’s co., Col. John Fellows’s regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; service 3 mos. 1 day.”

Also Vol. ?, p. 939:

“LOOMIS, Michael, Egremont. Lieutenant, Capt. John Holms’s co. of Minute-men, Col. John Fellows’s regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 17 days; also, Ensign, Capt. William Bacon’s co., Col. John Fellows’s regt.; company return dated Dorchester, Oct. 6, 1775.”

Also Vol. ?, p. 941: [This may be a record of the service of another man named Michael Loomis, since the Loomis family had many members, but the name was spelled various ways in early records.]

“LOOMISS, Michael. Capt. Ephraim Fitch’s co., Col. Ashley’s (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 8, 1777; discharged July 27, 1777; service 19 days; mileage (110 miles) allowed; also, Private, Lieut. Andrew Loomiss’s co., Col. Ashley’s (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted Oct. 14, 1780; discharged Oct. 17, 1780; service, 4 days; company called out on the alarm of Bennington of Oct. 14, 1780.”  [Note:  Bennington, Vermont is about 51 miles northeast of Egremont, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.]

Lineage Book of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, published by Judd & Detweiler, Inc., Washington, D.C. 1931.

Vol. 121, p. 157:

Michael Loomis (1741-1793) was a lieutenant in Capt. John Holmes company, Col. John Fellows regiment, which marched in the Lexington Alarm.  He was born and died in Egremont, Massachusetts.

[navy-star.gif]WAITE, William’s name is recorded on pp. 59-60 of the book Centennial History of Millbury, Massachusetts, Including Vital Statistics, 1850-99, published 1915 by the town, in a list of men who were:  “Officers and Soldiers in Capt. Greenwood’s Comp. of the Militia and in Col. Learned’s Regiment that marched from Sutton to Roxbury on the twentieth of April, 1775, in defense of this colony …”
[red-star.gif]WALKUP, Henderson was the father of Susannah Walkup, wife of Barnet Cole. His name is recorded as a Minuteman soldier in the Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Volume X, p. 562, as follows:

“HENDERSON WALKUP, Upton. Private, Capt. Robert Taft’s Co., Col. Silas Wheelock’s regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; also, Capt. Ezra Wood’s co., company return dated Upton, April 19 (year not given, probably 1775); also, Capt. David Batchelor’s Co., Col. Joseph Read’s (20th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company return; also, order for bounty coat dated Roxbury, Oct. 24, 1775; also, Private, Capt. Isaac Martin’s co., Col. Ezra Wood’s regt.; service 23 days; company marched to Rhode Island April 17, 1777, and served until May 7, 1777, under Maj. Gen. Spencer.”