Category: Pennsylvania Militia, American Revolution

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This category is a roll up of units that were part of the Pennsylvania Militia during the American Revolution. Individual profiles should be placed in one of these unit categories, and only placed here if the unit is unknown.

At the beginning of 1775, Pennsylvania, founded under Quaker auspices, differed from other American colonies in being totally devoid of military organization. Early in that year, as tension mounted, there appeared spontaneously in certain localities volunteer companies of Associators patterned essentially upon groups which had existed briefly in 1747-1748 and again after Braddock's defeat in 1755. These volunteer companies made up the Military Association, a civilian reserve designed to repel invasion. In June 30, 1775, the Provincial Assembly gave official recognition to the Associators and grouped their companies into battalions. Organization was territorial, so that normally a company consisted of men from a single township, while a battalion included all the Associators of several neighboring townships. Ages ranged from sixteen to sixty years. Provision was made for recruiting from the ranks of Associators in each county a small corps of Minute Men, on call for special duty at short notice, but no evidence of the existence of such a corps in Pennsylvania survives. he Pennsylvania Militia was organized under an act of March 7, 1777, which provided for compulsory enrollment by the constables of all able-bodied male whites between the ages of eighteen and fifty-three. Exemptions were extremely limited, and an estimated 60,000 men were enrolled. For purposes of administration and drill, Companies and Battalions of militia were set up on a geographical basis similar to the arrangement already familiar with the Associators.


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abt 1752 Stauton, Virginia - 26 Nov 1821 photo
25 Dec 1755 Weisenberg Township, Lehigh, Colony of Pennsylvania - abt 18 Aug 1843
08 Aug 1756 - 05 Oct 1816
27 Nov 1745 Northampton, Pennsylvania - 23 Jun 1834
1757 New Jersey - 1840
abt 1758 Franklin, Pennsylvania
abt 1760 Franklin County, Pennsylvania
12 May 1742 Germany - 04 May 1806
1734 Germany - 05 Sep 1783
17 Apr 1752 Greenwich Township, Berks, Pennsylvania - 08 Jun 1837
22 Mar 1750 Montgomery, Pennsylvania - 11 Oct 1826
abt 1756 Germany - bef 14 Nov 1831
abt 30 Sep 1737 Kapellen-Drusweiler, Palatinate, Bavaria - 06 Nov 1795
23 Nov 1760 Chester Township, Chester, Pennsylvania - 27 Oct 1838 photo
26 Aug 1762 Germantown, Pennsylvania Colony - 13 Jul 1835
20 Sep 1734 Macungie, Lehigh, Pennsylvania - 09 Apr 1792
17 Apr 1757 Montgomery, Pennsylvania - 27 Mar 1834
abt 1758 Monmouth, New Jersey - abt 1853
1733 Cranbury Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey - abt 1804
1755 Crooked Billet, Montgomery, Pennsylvania - 17 Mar 1837
abt 1761 Ireland - bef 01 Mar 1830
1756 - 30 Mar 1836
abt 1747 Bristol Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1785
abt 1753 Pennsylvania - 31 Oct 1830
01 Aug 1756 Paxtang, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - 25 Sep 1844
27 May 1753 Springfield, Bucks, Pennsylvania - 23 Jan 1840
abt 1753 Ten Mile, Cumberland County, Colony of Pennsylvania - 21 Jun 1835
22 Oct 1763 Northampton Co., Pennsylvania - 12 Feb 1840 photo
06 Jul 1728 Zuzenhausen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany - 03 Aug 1808 photo
09 Dec 1749 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 29 Jan 1830
17 Mar 1744 Pennsylvania - 31 Dec 1835
abt 1750 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 03 Mar 1782
22 Dec 1732 Readington, Somerset, Province of New Jersey - 1790
1739 Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey - 25 Nov 1786
abt 1735 Evangelisch, Roedgen, Westfalen, Preussen - abt 1825
17 Aug 1751 Bergebersbach, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Hessen, Germany - 01 Apr 1788
14 Jan 1753 Straßebersbach, Dillkreis, Hessen-Nassau, Preußen, Deutschland - May 1811 photo

B

19 May 1727 Upper Saucon, Lehigh, Pennsylvania Colony - 23 Aug 1783
04 Jul 1736 Franklin Township, Adams, Pennsylvania - 04 Jul 1809 photo
06 Apr 1749 East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania - 24 Jul 1806 photo
1769 England - 1808
abt 1757 Chester, Pennsylvania - 03 Apr 1813
26 Sep 1762 Berks, Pennsylvania - 26 Sep 1846 photo
abt 1756 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - abt 12 Sep 1806
26 Nov 1753 Monmouth, New Jersey - 26 Nov 1813
1763 Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 1837
abt 1750 Goshen Twp, Chester, Pennsylvania - 16 Dec 1816
Sep 1756 Somerset, Somerset, New Jersey - 07 Oct 1815
abt 1750 Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania - Feb 1814
1740 Coventry, Chester Co., Pennsylvania - 06 Mar 1779
12 Dec 1754 South Brunswick Township, Middlesex, Province of New Jersey - 10 Nov 1843
1732 Frederick, Montgomery, Pennsylvania - 28 Aug 1798
01 May 1761 Perkiomen and Skippack Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - abt 1839
12 Oct 1759 Upper Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania - abt Feb 1850
12 Aug 1758 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British America - 25 Mar 1847
12 Aug 1763 Donegal, Ireland - 27 Jun 1840 photo
08 Jan 1758 Lehigh Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania - 02 Sep 1829
11 Mar 1761 Germantown Township, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania - 19 Sep 1822
12 Oct 1753 Monmouth, Province of New Jersey - 27 Oct 1795
22 Feb 1718 Preston, New London, Colony of Connecticut - 1796
10 May 1740 Philadelphia, Delaware, Pennsylvania - 14 Jul 1814 photo
11 Mar 1761 Hirschland, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France - 28 Feb 1846
11 Feb 1740 Germany - 26 Oct 1832
02 May 1739 Bern, Switzerland - 05 Sep 1800
abt 21 Apr 1738 Berks County, Pennsylvania - abt 21 Jun 1832
04 Feb 1739 Douglasville, Chester County, Pennsylvania - abt 1812
18 Jun 1763 Lancaster County Pennsylvania, British Colonial America - 29 Jan 1840 photo
06 May 1748 Long Island, New York Colony - 12 Feb 1831 photo

B cont.

1742 Ireland - bef Mar 1801
Dec 1760 Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Apr 1840 photo
23 May 1738 Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island - 19 May 1807 photo
04 Mar 1736 Verwaltungskreis, Bern-Mittelland Bern, Switzerland - 03 Sep 1810 photo
abt 1752 Heidelberg, Northampton (Now Lehigh), Pennsylvania - abt 1803
07 Jul 1757 Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 19 May 1830 photo
aft 1715 France - 18 May 1819 photo
abt 1737 Raritan, New Jersey - aft Nov 1789
abt 01 Oct 1755 York, Pennsylvania - abt 29 Aug 1824 photo
1753 York County, Province of Pennsylvania - Jul 1785
abt 1757 Dublin, Ireland - abt 1845
27 Jul 1739 Berks, Pennsylvania - Jul 1794
21 Nov 1750 York, Pennsylvania - 13 Jul 1835 photo
aft 1744 Germany - aft 10 Mar 1817
aft 13 Feb 1736 Chester, Pennsylvania - 25 Aug 1826
03 Jun 1757 Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania - 08 Jan 1841
abt 1746 London, England - bef 03 Nov 1827
15 May 1762 Codorus Township, York, Pennsylvania - 12 Dec 1815
17 Dec 1745 Hamilton, Jefferson, Pennsylvania - 09 Feb 1830 photo
abt 1725 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania - aft 26 Mar 1803
1740 Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 01 Sep 1813
abt 1762 Perry, Pennsylvania - abt 1836
16 Mar 1756 Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 1835
03 Jul 1756 Exeter, Berks, Pennsylvania - 19 Sep 1843 photo
1748 Loudon, Colony of Virginia - 06 Jul 1800
abt 1719 New York City, New York County, New York Colony - 25 Sep 1791
23 May 1746 Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania - 10 Mar 1818 photo
17 Mar 1752 Richmond, Berks, Pennsylvania - 23 Aug 1831 photo
14 Jun 1745 - 17 May 1829 photo
abt 1741 Smithfield, Northampton County, Pennsylvania - 19 Jun 1806
05 Apr 1755 Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 06 Nov 1854 photo
14 Mar 1744 Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 27 Mar 1821 photo
10 Nov 1742 Kingswood, Hunterdon, New Jersey - 14 Mar 1814
05 Feb 1750 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 24 Jul 1833
02 Dec 1731 Switzerland - 22 Oct 1805
abt 1750 Bucks, Pennsylvania - abt 1808
abt 20 Mar 1762 Cumberland City, Pennsylvania - abt 06 May 1803
abt 01 Apr 1743 St. Bridget's Parish, Dublin, Ireland - 04 Nov 1791 photo
abt 06 Jan 1745 St. Andrews' Parish, Dublin, Ireland - abt 16 May 1789
Jul 1743 Cookeny Parish, County Wicklow, Ireland - 04 Mar 1839
abt 22 Aug 1751 England - 25 May 1836
1750 Mount Bethel, Northampton County, Pennsylvania - 22 Nov 1839
abt 1723 Londonderry, County Londonderry, Ireland - 1793
abt 1751 Fayette County, Pennsylvania - 1828

C

10 Jan 1742 Trenton, New Jersey - 10 Feb 1786 photo
24 Aug 1735 Killingly, Hartford, Connecticut - abt Jun 1777
22 Jun 1752 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, American Colonies - 31 May 1821
1745 Ireland - 19 Apr 1823
Feb 1726 Chester, Pennsylvania - aft 29 Jul 1776
12 Aug 1764 Orange, New York Colony - aft Jan 1811
18 Mar 1762 Valley, Armstrong, Pennsylvania - 20 Jul 1827 photo
1738 Antrim, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland - 1820 photo
15 Jun 1760 Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 18 May 1840
1743 Lancaster, Pennsylvania - bef 19 Feb 1778
07 Aug 1757 Chester Co., Pennsylvania - 07 Mar 1838
abt 1735 Pennsylvania - 1818
14 Oct 1750 Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia - 09 Aug 1817
1728 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 20 Sep 1779
17 Jan 1754 Prince Georges Co, Maryland - 11 Jan 1844
abt 1753 Prince Georges Co, Maryland - 01 Dec 1837
01 May 1757 Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey - 03 Jan 1833
05 Jun 1743 Chambersburg, Pennsylvania - 25 Apr 1805
abt 1755 Scotland - 14 Jan 1834
20 Feb 1756 - 1813
21 Jul 1750 Pennsylvania - aft 1830
1750 Pennsylvania - 1835
05 Feb 1750 York, Pennsylvania - 23 Aug 1843

C cont.

12 Dec 1732 Mimebach, Ober Pfalz, Bayern, Germany - 19 Sep 1812
1751 Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 27 Dec 1819
1736 Pennsylvania - 22 Feb 1809
abt 1758 Greene, Pennsylvania - Aug 1836
30 Nov 1752 Lower Salford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania - 15 Sep 1808 photo
02 Jan 1745 Lower Salford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 01 May 1820
abt 1750 - 1804
1753 Franconia Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania - aft 07 Oct 1802
1757 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania - 14 Dec 1836
1751 Allegheny, Pennsylvania - 05 Dec 1834
06 Dec 1764 Bucks, Pennsylvania - 18 May 1815
1751 Scotland - 07 Apr 1837 photo
10 Aug 1755 Bucks County, Pennsylvania - abt 1801
1736 Morristown, New Jersey - 25 Jul 1827
17 Aug 1759 Chester, Pennsylvania - 20 Dec 1836
29 Jan 1720 Winterlingen, Zollernalbkreis, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany - 07 Nov 1796
25 May 1756 Readington, Province of New Jersey - 10 Jun 1829 photo
29 Apr 1759 Worcester, Montgomery, Pennsylvania - 03 Aug 1827
abt 1750 Philadelphia, Chester, Pennsylvania - abt 1817
02 Feb 1758 Somerset, Maryland - 11 Aug 1845
1739 Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 01 Nov 1802
29 Dec 1762 Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey - 1835
abt 16 Jun 1751 Churchville, Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania - abt 1807
bef 22 Feb 1756 Churchville, Northampton Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania - 09 May 1816
13 Apr 1729 Marbletown, Ulster County, Province of New York - 1788
14 Apr 1745 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - abt 1801
abt 1730 New Jersey or New York - abt 1799
1725 Ireland - Jul 1817
abt 1747 Bushwick, Kings County, New York - 20 May 1832
25 Apr 1756 Northampton County, Pennsylvania - 04 Feb 1836
abt 1741 - 1782
abt 1730 Lamington, Somerset, New Jersey - aft Nov 1777
abt 1757 New Jersey - 28 Aug 1808
Nov 1761 Shippertown, Bedford County, Pennsylvania - 06 Mar 1843
1754 - 1790
abt 17 May 1742 Germantown, Pennsylvania - 1786
abt Nov 1749 Dutchess Co NY - abt Mar 1805
abt 1750 Pennsylvania - 06 Sep 1776
abt 1760 Bucks County, Pennsylvania - abt 1835

D

1735 Kilrea Parish, County Londonderry, Ireland - 03 Mar 1812
1757 Muddy Run, Pennsylvania - abt 1825
04 May 1731 Germany - 06 Jul 1785
abt 1723 Londonderry, County Londonderry, Ireland - 22 Sep 1819
abt 1762 New Jersey - abt 1830
bef 21 Aug 1748 New Jersey - 1830
abt 1745 Lancaster, Province of Pennsylvania - 14 Jun 1803
abt 1762 Yohogania Co., Virginia - 14 Dec 1830
1760 - 1827
21 Oct 1751 Bethel, Berks, Pennsylvania - 21 May 1823 photo
abt 17 Dec 1743 Jericho, New York - 09 Oct 1823 photo
abt 1740 Wiltshire, England - 09 Mar 1800
04 Jul 1759 Lower Smithville, Northampton County, Pennsylvania - 08 Apr 1848 photo
10 Apr 1757 Water Gap, Monroe, Pennsylvania - 17 May 1833
1747 Somerset, Somerset County, New Jersey - 11 Aug 1826
31 Jan 1756 Northampton, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America - 01 Aug 1826
abt 1752 Moore Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania - 10 Jun 1845
abt 11 May 1729 Cumberland Co, Pennsylvania - bef 01 Jan 1791
abt 1725 Cumberland Co, Pennsylvania - bef 19 Apr 1794
abt 1745 Bucks County, PA - 01 Nov 1829
abt 1750 Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 05 Aug 1830

E

21 Mar 1751 Durlach, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 01 Feb 1807
abt 1757 Longswamp, Longswamp Township, Berks, Pennsylvania - 06 Aug 1827
17 Sep 1752 Donegal, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - 11 Jun 1823 photo
1762 Chester, Pennsylvania - 19 Jan 1835
25 Feb 1739 Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts - 09 Dec 1824
 
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