Assist in Revolutary War vetern research in PA?

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It is reported that Francis Whitmire Sr was a revolutionary war veteren, mustering out of Lancaster Co., PA under Col. Alexander Lowrey.
I have not been able to confirm this story.  I think I need access to records of  Lowrey's command.  I am seeking assistance in accessing these records.  Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

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Lowrey was the colonel of two different Lancaster Co. PA battalions:

1777 - 3rd BATTALION
1780 - 7th BATTALION

The best source of documentation, I believe, would be the following:

PA Records of the OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL
{series #4.51}

RG-4

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ASSOCIATORS, LINE, MILITIA AND NAVY ACCOUNTS, AND MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE, 1775-1809. (99 boxes)

Subseries 3A: MILITIA ACCOUNTS, 1777-1794. (65 boxes)

microfilm rolls #0153-0189

1-3260 box 23

Lancaster County, 1777-1780
Appeal Book, 1777 (1 folder)
Orth's Fine Book, 1777-1779 (1 folder)
Operations, 1777-1790 (3 folder)
Accounts, 1777-1780 (4 folders)

1-3261 box 24
Lancaster County, 1777-1780

3rd Battalion, 1777-1780 (9 companies) (1 folder)
1st Company, Captain McKee (1 folder)
2nd Company, Captain Robinson (1 folder)
3rd Company, Captain Work (1 folder)
4th Company, Captain McQueen (1 folder)
5th Company, Captain Craig (1 folder)
6th Company, Captain Boggs (1 folder)
7th Company, Captain Scott (1 folder)
8th Company, Captain Pedan (1 folder)
9th Company, Captain Forry (1 folder)

1-3261 box 25
Lancaster County, 1780-1783
Accounts, 1780-1783 (6 folders)

1-3263 box 29
Lancaster County, 1780-1783

7th Battalion, 1780-1783 (8 companies) (2 folders)
1st Company, Captain Boggs (1 folder)
2nd Company, Captain Scott (1 folder)
3rd Company, Captain Robinson (1 folder)
4th Company, Captain McQueen (1 folder)
5th Company, Captain Ceasey (1 folder)
6th Company, Captain Wilson (1 folder)
7th Company, Captain McKees (1 folder)
8th Company, Captain Hays (1 folder)

Does anyone have access to these records, or any other records that might help me document Francis Whitmire's Revolutionary War service?  An additional wrinkle is that the spelling of "Whitmire" may have been in flux.  Alternative spellings include Witmyer and Whitmeyer, and even Weydnemeyer Lastly: another wrinkle, other family members of Francis may have been with him. For example, it has been speculated by others that Eberherd Weydemeyer is Francis' father, and I believe he may have also served with Lowrey.

Thanks in advance!

K
WikiTree profile: Francis Whitmire
in Genealogy Help by Kevin McClain G2G Rookie (290 points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway

2 Answers

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Kevin;  Have you contacted the National Archives concerning military records?  How about the SAR (sons of the American Revolution) and the DAR (daughters...)  Family History centers run by the Mormon church also has records of Revolutionary Soldiers.
by Mary H. G2G6 Mach 7 (78.7k points)
Hi Mary,

Thanks for responding. If I understand correctly, the National Archives does not contain info about Revolutionar War state militias.  But I could be wrong; I'll looking into it further.
They should!  They did before.  That was where I got the records for my ancestors. There was forms I had to fill out and pay a small fee for them.  I had to have documented proof for membership into the DAR.
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Yes, Francis Whimire has a DAR record.  You can use this link to search the DAR database:  http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/?Tab_ID=1

And also an SAR record.  Here is their search page:  http://patriot.sar.org/fmi/iwp/cgi?-db=Grave%20Registry&-loadframes

DAR is the Daughters of the American Revolution and SAR is the Sons of the American Revolution.  

by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (553k points)
Oh wow! That is very helpful! Thank you so much!

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