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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A

Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1752 Stauton, Virginia - 26 Nov 1821
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1730 Ulster, Ireland - 18 Jun 1799
Privacy Level: Open (White) 27 Nov 1745 Northampton, Pennsylvania - 23 Jun 1834
Privacy Level: Open (White) 23 Nov 1760 Chester Township, Chester, Pennsylvania - 27 Oct 1838
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1755 Crooked Billet, Chester, Pennsylvania - 17 Mar 1837
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1756 - 30 Mar 1836
Privacy Level: Open (White) 17 Mar 1744 Pennsylvania - 31 Dec 1835

B

Privacy Level: Open (White) 19 May 1727 Upper Saucon, Lehigh, Pennsylvania Colony - 23 Aug 1783
Privacy Level: Open (White) 04 Jul 1736 Franklin Township, Adams, Pennsylvania - 04 Jul 1809
Privacy Level: Open (White) 14 Feb 1738 East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania - 1794
Privacy Level: Open (White) 06 Apr 1749 East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania - 24 Jul 1806
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1769 England - 1808
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1735 Ireland - 18 Nov 1811
Privacy Level: Open (White) May 1742 Rhine Valley, Germany - 07 Nov 1819
Privacy Level: Open (White) 16 Aug 1728 Zweibrücken, Zweibrücken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany - 07 Sep 1807
Privacy Level: Open (White) 28 Nov 1748 Baltimore, Maryland - 02 Apr 1826
Privacy Level: Open (White) 11 Mar 1761 Germantown Township, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania - 19 Sep 1822
Privacy Level: Open (White) 22 Feb 1718 Preston, New London, Colony of Connecticut - 1796
Privacy Level: Open (White) 10 May 1740 Philadelphia, Delaware, Pennsylvania - 14 Jul 1814
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1735 Hirschland, Zabern, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany - 15 May 1787
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 21 Apr 1738 Berks County, Pennsylvania - abt 21 Jun 1832
Privacy Level: Open (White) 06 May 1767 Northampton, Northampton, Pennsylvania - 26 Mar 1830
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 01 Oct 1755 York, Pennsylvania - abt 29 Aug 1824
Privacy Level: Open (White) aft 13 Feb 1736 Chester, Pennsylvania - aft 1776
Privacy Level: Open (White) 17 Dec 1745 Hamilton, Jefferson, Pennsylvania - 09 Feb 1830
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1719 New York City, New York County, New York Colony - 25 Sep 1791
Privacy Level: Open (White) 17 Mar 1752 Richmond, Berks, Pennsylvania - 23 Aug 1831
Privacy Level: Open (White) 14 Mar 1744 Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 27 Mar 1821
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 01 Apr 1743 St. Bridget's Parish, Dublin, Ireland - 04 Nov 1791
Privacy Level: Open (White) Jul 1743 Cookeny Parish, County Wicklow, Ireland - 04 Mar 1839

C

Privacy Level: Open (White) 10 Jan 1742 Trenton, New Jersey - 10 Feb 1786
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1726 Ireland - 11 Mar 1823
Privacy Level: Open (White) 15 Jun 1760 Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 18 May 1840
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1753 Franconia Montgomery County Pennsylvania - aft 07 Oct 1802
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1751 Scotland - 07 Apr 1837
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1750 Philadelphia, Chester, Pennsylvania - abt 1817
Privacy Level: Open (White) 06 Oct 1750 Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania - 23 Aug 1820
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt Nov 1749 Dutchess Co NY - abt Mar 1805

D

Privacy Level: Open (White) 1760 - 1827

D cont.

Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1741 Hopewell, Cumberland, Pennsylvania - 06 Oct 1781
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 11 May 1729 Cumberland Co, Pennsylvania - bef 01 Jan 1791
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1725 Cumberland Co, Pennsylvania - bef 19 Apr 1794
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1745 Bucks County, PA - 01 Nov 1829

F

Privacy Level: Open (White) 08 Sep 1752 County Tyrone, Ulster Province, Ireland - 28 Sep 1841
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1736 Lancaster Co, PA - 1812
Privacy Level: Open (White) 13 Aug 1730 Palatinate, Hessen, Germany - 10 Sep 1807
Privacy Level: Open (White) 01 May 1761 Tyrone, Galway, Ulster, Ireland - 09 Dec 1829
Privacy Level: Open (White) Feb 1751 Hamlin, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - 08 May 1808

G

Privacy Level: Open (White) 07 May 1735 Duck Creek, New Castle County, Delaware - 07 Aug 1812
Privacy Level: Open (White) 21 Oct 1758 Aberdeen, Scotland - 21 May 1823
Privacy Level: Open (White) 15 Aug 1752 Bucks, Pennsylvania - 01 Jun 1832
Privacy Level: Open (White) bef 22 Jan 1739 Chanceford Township, York, Pennsylvania - 10 Mar 1791
Privacy Level: Open (White) 06 Dec 1759 Coventry Township, Chester, Pennsylvania - 25 Mar 1820

H

Privacy Level: Open (White) abt Apr 1754 Six Mile Run, Franklin Twp., Somerset Co., New Jersey - 13 Mar 1829
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1750 Lancaster, Province of Pennsylvania - 11 Nov 1842
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1736 Easton, Pennsylvania - 18 May 1818
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1725 Ireland - 22 Apr 1795
Privacy Level: Open (White) 02 Feb 1735 - 24 Sep 1810
Privacy Level: Open (White) 26 Feb 1735 Elsenz, Heilbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany - 24 Sep 1789
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1741 Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 20 Jul 1802
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1737 Pennsylvania - 1821
Privacy Level: Open (White) 01 Dec 1747 Frederick County, Maryland - 13 Aug 1843
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1747 Pennsylvania - 1802

K

Privacy Level: Open (White) 26 Jul 1757 Sussex Coounty, New Jersey - 06 Jan 1844
Privacy Level: Open (White) 20 May 1743 Utelock, Germany - 28 Dec 1795
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1761 Sinking Spring, Berks, Pennsylvania - 15 Dec 1841

L

Privacy Level: Open (White) 03 Nov 1747 Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania - abt 1798
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt Nov 1755 Mendham Township, Morris County, New Jersey - 07 Nov 1847

M

Privacy Level: Open (White) 08 May 1726 Neureut, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany - 24 Nov 1776
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1734 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - 05 Jun 1782
Privacy Level: Open (White) 05 Jan 1749 Belfast, Ireland - 28 Feb 1797
Privacy Level: Open (White) 15 Sep 1751 Richmond Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, British Colonial North America - 04 Jul 1821
Privacy Level: Open (White) 16 Sep 1730 Trappe, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, British Colonial North America - 15 Sep 1819
Privacy Level: Open (White) 30 Nov 1750 Roxborough Twnshp, PA - 25 Sep 1845
Privacy Level: Open (White) 31 Oct 1751 Bucks, Pennsylvania - 19 Feb 1837
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1760 - abt 1831
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1736 - abt 1787

M cont.

Privacy Level: Open (White) 08 Nov 1745 Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania - 14 Apr 1814
Privacy Level: Open (White) 18 Oct 1743 Bernville, Berks, Pennsylvania - Dec 1805
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1751 Province of Pennsylvania - 27 Jun 1818

N

Privacy Level: Open (White) 17 Sep 1754 Lampeter, Lancaster, Province of Pennsylvania - 10 Mar 1833

O

Privacy Level: Open (White) 27 Nov 1727 Blankenloch, Karlsruhe, Baden, Deutschland - 22 Sep 1805

P

Privacy Level: Open (White) 21 Oct 1758 Wyoming, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 24 Oct 1832
Privacy Level: Open (White) 07 Oct 1736 Long Island, Suffolk, New York - 18 Feb 1827
Privacy Level: Open (White) 04 Aug 1721 Germany
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1729 Lower, Tyrone, Ireland - 27 Nov 1789
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1743 - abt 1812

R

Privacy Level: Open (White) 1710 County Antrim, Ireland - 24 Jan 1798
Privacy Level: Open (White) 05 Apr 1749 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - 11 Mar 1826
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1765 Fawn Township, York, Pennsylvania - 20 Apr 1855
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1735 - Apr 1779

S

Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 02 Sep 1742 - abt 28 Sep 1830
Privacy Level: Open (White) 23 Mar 1739 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania - 24 Dec 1831
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1754 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania - 29 Sep 1829
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1756 Essex, England - 10 Jul 1839
Privacy Level: Open (White) 04 Jan 1751 Little York, Pennsylvania - 14 Jan 1834
Privacy Level: Open (White) 17 Sep 1719 Ulster, Ireland - 11 Jul 1806
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1714 Newton Parish, Londonderry, Ireland - 17 Aug 1779
Privacy Level: Open (White) bef 19 Nov 1738 Kaatsban area, New York - aft 1807
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1726 Millback, Lebanon, Pennsylvania - 1805
Privacy Level: Open (White) 18 Apr 1749 Pennsylvania - 09 Jan 1832

T

Privacy Level: Open (White) 29 Jul 1760 York County, Pennsylvania - 12 Feb 1818
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 11 Oct 1740 Saint Agnes, Cornwall, England - abt 14 Feb 1802
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1752 Ireland - 06 Feb 1819

V

Privacy Level: Open (White) Nov 1722 Schoharie, Province of New York - 1792
Privacy Level: Open (White) 09 Jun 1752 Walpack Township, Sussex, New Jersey - 09 Oct 1838
Privacy Level: Open (White) Jan 1757 Hunterdon, New Jersey - 15 Oct 1849
Privacy Level: Open (White) 08 Apr 1752 New Berlin Township, Union Co., Pennsylvania - Feb 1832

W

Privacy Level: Open (White) 28 May 1763 York, Pennsylvania - 16 May 1841
Privacy Level: Open (White) 20 Apr 1761 Hartford, Maryland - 14 Mar 1846
Privacy Level: Open (White) bef 1765 Virginia - 1795
Privacy Level: Open (White) 22 Apr 1737 Carversville, Bucks, Pennsylvania - 14 May 1831
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1755 - abt 1809

Z

Privacy Level: Open (White) 11 Nov 1747 Brecknock Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 22 Aug 1829
 
 




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