My 4th great grandfather, Evan Thomas, pension number S17728 in his pension declaration stated:
..and during the said service he fought in the battles of White Plains, Harlem Plains on York Island, Germantown, Brandywine, Picataway and various other skirmishes.
He was in a Rifle Company commanded by Capt. Charles West which became a part of the Third Regiment of Virginia Regular Troops commanded by Colonel Wooden and Major Leach and he left the Army at Valley Forge in the state of Pennsylvania.
A long time ago I obtained a copy of the military records of John Crookshanks for his time of service during the Revolutionary War. Thought you would enjoy knowing that he spent the winter with Washington at Valley Forge. He was in the battles of Georgetown, Germantown, Brandywine, participated in the Christmas attack which routed the Hessens, then marched on up to White Plains, NY before heading south to North Carolina where he was wounded during the battle for Guilford Courthouse (now Greensboro). The wound left him crippled in the knee, a token of sacrifice shared by many who have given so much.
Captain James Neal of the 13th Virginia [later the 9th Va].Â Served under Generals Green, Muhlenburg, Col. Russell.Â Fought at White Plains, Brandywine and Germantown. First settler of Wood County VA/WV, Parkersburg area.
Robert Horton: December 26, 1751, Christened St. Sepulchre, London, London, England to Drayton and Ann Horton. Bet. 1769 – 1770, Robert Horton arrived in Am. as emigrant in Bondage aboard the Justitia. February 09, 1776, Enlisted with 3rd VA Regiment in Captain John Thornton’s Company. Bet. 1776 – 1778, Served in Battles of White Plains, York Island, Brandywine and Germantown. February 1778, Discharged at Valley Forge in PA. November 1778, Married Jaley Underwood. April 10, 1818, While resident of Culpeper County VA, he was allowed a pension at age 66. April 13, 1820, Died in Culpeper County VA. 1837, Jaley, wife of Robert Horton, was last “heard from” in an application for Robert’s pension filed from Falls Township, Muskingum County, Ohio. She possibly was living with one of their daughters, Mary (Mrs. Franklin) Anderson.
Randy Horton, rtjvhorton @ gmail.com
Horton, Robert. Drummer – 3rd Virginia Regiment, Captain John Thornton’s Company.