Revolutionary War in Fauquier County, Virginia

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    Military Books on the Revolutionary War in Fauquier County, Virginia

    Fauquier County in the RevolutionWritten by T. Triplett Russell and John K. Gott. Copyright 1998 Printed by Willow Bend Books and Family Line Publications 65 East Main Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157-5036 - 1-800-876-6103.

    Military Records, Certificates of Service, Discharge, Heirs, & Pension Declarations from The Fauquier County Virginia Minute Books 1784-1840 Compiled by Joan W. Peters. Printed by Willow Bend Books and Family Line Publications 65 East Main Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157-5036 - 1-800-876-6103. Copyright 1999.

    Military Records, Certificates of Service, Discharge, Heirs, & Pension Declarations from The Fauquier County Virginia Minute Books 1840-1904 Compiled by Joan W. Peters. Printed by Willow Bend Books and Family Line Publications 65 East Main Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157-5036 - 1-800-876-6103. Copyright 1999.

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    The "Continental Line" simply refers to Federal, as opposed to State and militia forces. The Virginia Line is composed of units which were recruited from Virginia. Same with other states. There was also Virginia regulars and county militias. Most of the regulars were incorporated at one time or another into the Federal forces. The distinction is who paid the bills.

    Records/rosters were kept at the Federal level. Funding wasn't available at the state and county levels to maintain and keep records. That's why there are so few records to substantiate involvement other than Continental Line forces.


  • The following information was sent to us by Ginny Keefer

  • Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776 editied by William Armstrong Crozier, 1954:
  • Fauquier County:
  • May 24, 1759. Joseph Blackwell, Sheriff; Henry Churchill, Esq. Co. Lieutenant.
  • Aug. 23, 1759. William Blackwell, Colonel, William Eustace, Major
  • Sept 27, 1759. John Bell, Colonel; Elias Edmonds, William Wright, Armistead Churchill, John James, Augustine Jennings, Thomas McClanahan and Robert Ashby, Captains.
  • Mar 27, 1760; Simon Miller, Captain; George Bennet, Thomas Watts, William Howell, James Foley, Lieutenants.
  • June 27, 1760; William Little, Captain.
  • Oct. 23, 1760; Howson Kenner, Captain; James Seaton, Lieutenant
  • Nov. 28, 1760; Henry Mauzy, Lieutenant
  • April 23, 1761; Thomas Harrison, County Lieutenant; John Bell, Colonel; William Eustace, Major
  • May 28, 1761; John Bell; Sheriff
  • June 26, 1761; William Blackwell, Colonel; John James, Robert Ashby, Captains
  • July 23, 1761; George Kenner, Thomas McClanahan, Augustine Jennings, Captains; Jacob Rector, Ensign
  • July 23, 1761; William Little, Captain; Henry Mauzy, Lieutenant; Peter Kempser, Ensign
  • August 27, 1761; Thomas Marshall, James Scott, Captains. James Seaton, William Conway, Lieutenants; Original Young, Burdit Clifton, Ensigns.
  • Sept. 24, 1761; Nimrod Ashby, Captain
  • Nov. 26, 1761; Simon Miller, Captain; George Bennit, Lieutenant; James Foley, Thomas Garner, Ensigns
  • Mar 25, 1762; Martin Pickett, Bailey Johnson, Lieutenants; William Norris, Timothy Stamps, William Neavil, Ensigns.
  • June 25, 1762; James Seaton, Captain
  • May 26, 1763; William Grant, Captain
  • Sept. 22, 1763; John Gibson, Captain, Peter Grant, Thomas Raley, Lieutenants
  • Nov. 24, 1766; John Moffett, Captain
  • July 28, 1767; Charles Morehead, Captain, John Chilton, Lieutenant
  • Mar 26, 1770; Augustine Jennings, Major
  • April 23, 1770; William Eustace, Colonel, Thomas Helm, Captain
  • May 28, 1770; Paul Williams, Lieutenant
  • Oct. 22, 1770; John Ashby Jr. Captain
  • May 24, 1773; Nicholas George, Captain, Richard Covington, Lieutenant
  • Source; Order Books
  • ******Fauquier County
    Roster of Captain Wm. Edmonds Company of Virginia Troops in the French & Indian War, 1761
    Martin Pickett, Lieut.              Joseph Holtsclaw                     John Hitt
    Wm. Ransdale                       Alex. Jefferies                          Joseph Hitt
    Wm. Norris, Ensign                Stephen Bailey, Patrowler         Thomas Jackman, Jur.
    Simon Morgan, Serg.              Daniel Triplett                           Jeffery Johnston
    Edmond Baisley, Serg.           Wm. White                              Herriman Hitt
    Thos. Porter, Serg.                  Hugh Jaquitt                            Wm. M. Penison
    John Baisley, Serg.                 Jos. Carter                               Jno. Morgan
    Saml Simpson, Corp.              Charles Martin                          Wm. Pickett, Jur.
    Edw. Ball, Corp.                      Henry Boatman                         Thos. McClanahan
    Humphrey Arnold, Corp.           Jas. Oliver                                William Smith, Jur.
    Joseph Smith                          George Herrin                           Richard Jackman
    Wm. Underwood                      James Pendleton                      John Russell
    Wm. Smith, Sur.                     John Pickett                              Wm. Bragg
    John Miller                              John Hitt, Jur.                            John Boden
    Thos. Smith                            Jno. Hitt, son of Joseph              Wm. Russell
    Wm. Robertson                       Wm. Gibson                              Carr Bailey
    Henry Martin                            Simon Morgan                           Wm. Willson
    Chattin Lampkin                       Law. Taylor                                Jas. Bailey
    James Lampkin                        Jos. Taylor                                Peter Taylor
    Thomas Bell                            Jos. Hudnall                               Jas. Morgan
    William Ball                              Jno Hudnall, Patrowler                Charles Garner
    James Jefferies                         Wm. Norriss                              John Duncan, Jur.
    Thos. Harrison, County Lieut. Sept. 25, 1761
    

  • Source; Virginia Historical & Biographical Magazine, Vol. 7, page 305
  • Submitted by; Ginny Keefer


  • Divisions and Battalions are military organizational units.

    Not sure of Morgan's Rifles other than they were mostly from Fauquier/Culpeper. They may have been part of the Fauquier militia. Not sure though. Jim Ball


  • The following was submitted by Ginny Keefer.
  • Revolutionary pensioners still living in 1840 in Fauquier Co VA;
  • Ann Blackwell age 79 living with James Blackweel (spel?)
  • Susan Burke 96 alone
  • Robert Combs 87 alone
  • Anthony Ethel 83 alone
  • George Purcell 90 living with William German
  • George Green 80 living with George J. Green
  • Martha Howell 70 alone
  • Alexander Jefferies 77 living with George Jefferies
  • Hannah Lear 70 living with James Lear
  • Elizabeth Maffett (Moffett?) 82 living with John A. Maffett
  • William Pattie 78 alone
  • Martha Roach 80 living with James M. Roach
  • William Rawles 80 alone
  • Michael Wiser 85 alone
  • Rose Merry 75 living with Samuel Wharton
  • John Welch 68 living with William A. Bowen
  • Amie Claggett 68 living with Ferdinand Glaggett
  • Elizabeth Arrowsmith 75 living with Day Mildred ( Mildred Day?)
  • Ann Vowles 88 living with Newton Vowles
  • Frances Walker 80 living with Solomon Walker
  • Prince William County
  • John Sullivan 82 alone
  • John Gill 80 alone
  • Hugh Davis 81 alone
  • Nansemond County
  • Henry Skinner 81 alone
  • William Boyd Sen 81 alone
  • William Byrd 81 alone
  • Jeremiah,mish Peale 83 alone
  • Stafford County
  • James Nickens 83 alone
  • Travers Fritter 43 alone

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