Crawford County, Pennsylvania


Military Affairs
REVOLUTIONARY WAR VETERANS

DENNIS KANE 
DENNIS KAIN/KANE/KEAN, born about 1752 (aged 68 in 1818); died 30 July 1827 or 1830, possibly Wayne or Randolph Township, Crawford County; married —
Sources
  1. 1820 U.S. Census, Wayne Twp. (Dinish Kain)
  2. 1835 Pension Roll, Pennsylvania Continental Line, died 30 July 1830
  3. 1876 Atlas, p. 24½ (history of Randolph Twp.):  “Michael Radle, a German, came in from Phiiladelphia in 1806, and began a settler’s work in the northern part; and Dennis Kane, a soldier of the Revolution, located in the southern part.”
  4. 1885 CCo. Hist., p. 597, under history of Randolph Twp.:  “The settlement of the Donation Districts occurred much later...   Dennis Kane, however, was the only soldier of the Revolution who made a permanent settlement within the township.  He was an Irishman, and settled prior to 1810, perhaps as early as 1805, on Tract 1181 in the southern part of the township.  He built his cabin in the woods several miles remote from any habitation and remained a life-long and respected citizen.”
  5. Pension Abstracts, p. 1900:  KEAN, Dennis, S39802, PA Line, appl 23 Apr 1818 Crawford Co PA, in 1820 sol was aged 68 with a wife
  6. V.A.:  Dennis Kane/Kean, b. 1741, d. 30 July 1827


PHILLIP KEES’ WIDOW 
Sources
  1. Pension Abstracts, p. 1905:&nbps; KEES, Philip or Philip Keys, Catharine, W7957, BLW #2488-100 & BLW #75-60-55, PA Line, sol m Katharine or Catharine Sneiter 21 Dec 1797 in Westmoreland Co PA, sol d 28 Feb 1815 in Allegheny Co PA, wid appl 30 Aug 1851 Allegheny Co PA & she appl for BLW in 1855 in Crawford Co PA where she had been living for 1 yr & prior to that had lived in Venango Co PA, children were; Georg or George b 19 Oct 1798 & in 1855 he lived in Venango Co PA, Barbira or Barbara b 23 Mar 1801 & in 1856 lived in Davies Co IA, David b 23 Feb 1803 & in 1855 lived in Washington Co PA, Peter b 19 Feb 1805 & in 1855 lived in Crawford Co PA, Phillip b 13 Mar 1807 & in 1855 lived in Allegheny Co PA & Kattrina or Catharine b 1 Apr 1813 & she m Wm. Magogney & in 1855 she lived in Allegheny Co PA
  2. History of Venango County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: Brown, Runk & Co., 1890; repr. Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publ. Co., 1984): “The following is a list of the Revolutionary veterans who are known to have lived in this county, with such facts of a personal nature as could be collected:  ... [¶] Philip Kees, a native German, came to Oakland township in 1805.  Subsequently he removed to a point on the Monongahela river, twenty miles above Pittsburgh, where he died.”


JOSEPH KING 
Sources
  1. CCo. Ct.QS [no number] Nov. Session 1815:  David Sinclair, yeoman, Norman Thomas, yeoman, William Hutchison, yeoman, and Stephen Mowry, yeoman, charged with riot, “and did pull down the dwelling house of Joseph King” 15 Aug. 1815
  2. 1820 U.S. Census, Rockdale Twp.
  3. 1820-21 Pa. Laws 76-77 (Ch. 48), approved 7 March 1821, “An act for the relief of sundry soldiers of the revolutionary war”':  Joseph King of Crawford Co. granted $40 immediately and $40 annuity, commencing 1 Jan. 1821, to be paid half yearly during life
  4. Pension Abstracts, p. 1954: KING, Joseph, Sarah, W12028, BLW #108973-160-55, PA Line, sol appl 28 May 1818 Crawford Co PA, in 1820 sol stated he was aged 60 on 15 Jul 1820 & stated he had no family except a step-daughter who lived with him (she wasn't named), a copy of sol's will is in the file & he names a son Joseph Titus King & a daughter Sarah Ann King & the will was dated 26 Jul 1828 Rockdale in Crawford Co PA, sol had m Sarah Hays 6 Feb 1827 in Crawford Co PA & sol d there 15 Jul 1828 & wid appl there 3 Sep 1869 aged 68 & sol's & wid's children were; Joseph Titus, Margaret & Sarah Ann King all living in 1869
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  6. Merrick’s List
  7. 3 PA Archives 23:504
  8. V.A.:  Joseph King, b. 15 July 1760, d. 15 July 1828, bur Memorial Plot 2, Drake Cem., Athens Twp.; served as corporal in Maj. James Parr's Rifle Co? or 6th Company 2nd Battalion Lancaster Co. Militia [or] “Rev. when a boy. War of 1812 made a Capt.”


MARTIN KINGSLEY 
Sources
  1. 1840 Census of Pensioners, p. 124:  North Shenango/Martin Kingsley, aged 84, Martin Kingsley head of household
  2. Pension AbstractsM, p. 1959:  KINGSLEY, Martin, S23746, MA Line, sol was b in 1756 at Becket in Berkshire Co MA & he lived there at enl & he lived there until 1828 then moved to Columbus in Chenango Co NY & he appl there 7 Sep 1832, in Jan 1839 he lived with his son (not named) in Crawford Co PA, in 1839 a Benjamin F. & Nancy Kingsley were witnesses to sol's aff'dt but did not state their relationship to sol
  3. DAR Patriot Index, Cen. Ed., 1691: KINGSLEY: KENSLEY, KINSLEY Martin: b 6-1-1756 MA d p 1840 PA m Bethena (Allen) Sgt MA PNSR


MARTIN KYCENCEDER 
Sources
  1. 1800 PA Septennial Census (Kysingcider )
  2. 1800 U.S. Census, Mead Twp.:  Martin Cricencider
  3. 1802 Tax Duplicates, p. 328 (Mead Twp., Martin Krisensider assessed on 380 acres, 1 horse, 2 cows)
  4. 1803 Tax Duplicates, p. 445:  Martin Krisincider assessed on 400 acres “Heirs of Wilson” valued at $1000; 1 horse 2 cows, $84
  5. 1810 U.S. Census, Mead Twp.:  Martin Christincider, 2 - - - 1 | - 2 - - 1 | - -
  6. 1820 U.S. Census, Mead Twp.:  Rachel Kisenceder, - 1 1 1 - - | - - - - 1 | - 1 - -
  7. Pension Abstracts, p. 1967:  KISENCEDERS, Martin or Martin Kisenceder or Kycenceder, Geisenceder or Geisensieder, S39823, BLW #2416-100, Cont Line (VA), sol enl at Wincester VA, appl 14 Apr 1818 Crawford Co PA, sol d 15 Dec 1819, children shown were; Sarah wife of James Porter, Margaret wife of Michael Hickman, Joseph & Benjamin Kycendecer all of Crawford Co PA in 1847
  8. Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants (Baltimore, Md., 1996), viii, 197, 301:  Geisensieder/Kycenceder, Martin. Va. Private. 23 Jun. 1848. 100 acres [two identical listings]
  9. V.A.:  Martin Kycenceder /Geisensider, d. 15 Dec. 1819; m. Rachel?; served as private, Col. Armand’s Company 1st Partisan Legion