Crawford County, Pennsylvania


Military Affairs
REVOLUTIONARY WAR VETERANS

POTTER WHITE 
Sources
  1. 1840 Census of Pensioners, p. 133:  Summerhill/Potter White, aged 72, Potter White head of household
  2. Pension Abstracts, p. 3794:&nbs; WHITE, Potter, Navy service (RI), Mary, W2036, BLW #285-60-55, sol appl 23 Apr 1818 at Whitehall in Washington Co NY, sol was b 14 Jul 1749 & he m Mary Jones 25 Oct 1790 & she was b 13 Jun 1772, sol d 9 Sep 1841 & his wid appl 12 May 1842 in Crawford Co PA & she appl for BLW 3 Jul 1855 in Kendall Co IL, children shown were; Sarah & Alexander White, the daughter Sarah was b 17 Jan 1802 & she m Andrew Van Buskirk on 1 Jan 1821 & he d 1 Apr 1828 & she (Sarah) m 2nd to William H. Granger on 4 Oct 1829 & he was b 11 Sep 1808, sol's grandchildren shown were; Chancy T. Van Buskirk b 26 Sept 1822, Mary Van Buskirk b 6 Mar 1825 & William H. Van Buskirk b 5 Jun 1827
  3. DAR Patriot Index, Cen. Ed., 3187:  WHITE: Potter: b 7-14-1769 RI d 9-9-1841 m Mary Jones Mrnr NGnr [mariner nurse gunner] RI
  4. V.A.:  b. 1771, d. 9 Sept. 1841, bur. Sec. A Grave 1, McDowell Cem., Summerhill Twp.; served Lt. McLane's Company, Cumberland Co. Militia 24 Aug. 1782 to 24 Feb. 1783


HENRY WILLIAMS 
Sources
  1. CCo. Court of Quarter Sessions Abstracts (unpubl. ms.), Feb. Session 1840:  James Harford yeoman, indicted for assault & battery on John Wier [of Fallowfield per warrant] 8 Feb. 1840; Henry Williams among the witnesses
  2. 1840 Census of Pensioners, p. 133: North Shenango/Henry Williams, aged 79, Henry Williams head of household
  3. Pension Abstracts, p. 3854:  WILLIAMS, Henry, CT Line, Electa, W2889, sol m Electa Taylor of Deerfield MA on 25 Oct 1787 at Whately in Franklin Co MA, sol was b 5 Aug 1765 at East Haddam in Middlesex Co CT & he lived there when he enl & also srv as a sub for a Jonathan Williams (no kinship given), sol appl 24 Sep 1832 in Oswego Co NY a res of Williamstown NY, on 15 Feb 1837 sol had moved to Crawford Co PA to live with his sons


MATTHEW WILSON 
Sources
  1. 1798 Tax Rolls (400 acres, 1 cow)
  2. 1800 U.S. Census
  3. 1800 PA Septennial Census, #375
  4. 1802 Tax Duplicates, p. 288 (Fairfield Twp.; cooper trade, 400 acres, 2 oxen, 1 cow)
  5. 1803 Tax Duplicates, p. 482 (Sadsbury Twp.; 400 acres, 2 oxen, 2 cows)
  6. Pension Abstracts, p. 3893 WILSON, Matthew, Cont & PA Line, S16294, sol was b in 1755 in Chester Co PA, immediately after his service he went to Buffalo Valley in Northumberland Co PA where his mother & bros were living (his father was dec'd) "no names given", in 1789 sol moved to French Creek in Allegheny Co PA & was driven away by the Indians in 1791 & he later returned in 1793, he appl 2 Jan 1819 in Allegheny Co PA, in 1820 sol had moved to Morgan Co OH & he had son aged 14 living with & also referred to a son & daughter who were away from home, sol had m 2nd to Mrs. Jane Camp in Apr 1815, his 1st wife's name & her 1st husband's names not given, sol d 2 Nov 1844 in Morgan Co OH & his wid appl there 4 Jan 1852 & in 1856 wid's son James Camp (by her 1st husband) was living in Morgan Co OH, wid had no children by Matthew Wilson, in 1856 sol's only surviving children were; William Wilson of Washington Co PA, James Wilson of Athens Co OH & Ann Bay of Guernsey Co OH
  7. see Pioneers, p. 42, Wilson, Mathew


NATHAN WINTON 
Sources
  1. 1800 U.S. Census
  2. 1800 PA Septennial Census (Nathan Wenton)
  3. 1802 Tax Duplicates, p. 335 (Oil Creek Twp.)
  4. CCo. Court of Quarter Sessions Abstracts (unpubl. ms.), April Session 1802:  Nathan Winton surety 15 March 1802 for William Cochran charged with assault & battery on John Vaughan
  5. 1810 U.S. Census
  6. 1820 U.S. Census
  7. 1840 Census of Pensioners, p. 133:  Oil Creek/Nathan Winton, aged 80, Bradley Winton head of household
  8. Pension Abstracts, p. 3912:  WINTON, Nathan, CT Line, S39899, sol was b in Feb 1760, he appl 17 Apr 1818 in Crawford Co PA, in 1820 sol had a wife "aged & sickly" & sol stated all his children had left him
  9. 1885 CCo. Hist., p. 984
  10. DAR Patriot Index, Cen. Ed., 3264:  WINTON: Nathan: b 2- -1760 CT d p 1850 IA m Elizabeth Bradley Pvt CT
  11. V.A.:  bur. Old Centerville Cem., Rome Twp.


AARON WRIGHT 
Sources
  1. 1800 PA Septennial Census
  2. 1802 Tax Duplicates, p. 287 (Fairfield Twp.; 400 acres, 2 oxen, 1 cow)
  3. CCo. Court of Quarter Sessions Abstracts (unpubl. ms.), #4 Aug. Session 1805:  Aaron Wright and Joseph Davis, both of Fairfield Twp., supervisors, indicted for neglect of roads
  4. Ibid., Sept. Session 1808:  Jacob Myers and Aaron Wright, both of Fairfield Twp., supervisors, indicted for neglect of duty (road repairs); witnesses were Asher Williams, James Davis Senr., Joseph Andrews
  5. 1810 U.S. Census (Fairfield Twp.)
  6. 1820 U.S. Census (Fairfield Twp.; Jean Wright [female])
  7. 3 PA Archives 23:466
  8. Pension Abstracts, p. 3965:  WRIGHT, Aaron, PA Line, Jane, W2894, sol m Jane Canady 5 May 1778 & sol d 20 Nov 1816, wid appl 28 Jan 1839 in Crawford Co PA aged 82
  9. 1885 CCo. Hist., pp. 546, 866
  10. DAR Patriot Index, Cen. Ed., p. 764: WRIGHT: Aaron: b 1744 EN d 11-18-1816 PA m Jane Kennedy 2Lt PA WPNS
  11. V.A.:  b. 1743, d. 18 Nov. 1816, bur. James Ward Farm, Fairfield Twp.; served as private, Capt. Thomas Clingan's Company, York Co. Militia, Inf. 24 Aug. 1782 to 24 Oct. 1782


JAMES WYGANT 
Sources
  1. 1840 Census of Pensioners, p. 133:  Woodcock/James Wygant, aged 79, James Wygant head of household
  2. Pension Abstracts, p. 3980:  WYGANT, James or James Wiggon, NJ Line, S42616, a note read "see James Wagon S43225 which appeared to be same veteran", he appl 30 Jul 1828 in Tioga Co NY a res of Catharine NY, in 1838 sol had moved to Crawford Co PA to be near his son (not named); p. 3633: WAGON, James or James Wygant, NJ Line, sol appl 10 Jun 1818 Tioga Co NY aged 53 a res of Catherine NY, sol lived in Sussex Co NJ at enl; p. 3823: WIGGON, James, BLW #8851-100-5 Jan 1792, srv as a Pvt in the NJ Line
  3. 1885 CCo. Hist., p. 1183 (biog., William C. Wygant)
  4. DAR Patriot Index:  WYGANT, James: b 1761 GR d p 3-23-1846 PA m Charity — Pvt CL NJ PNSR
  5. V.A.:  b. 1764, d. 23 March 1846, bur. Grave 1, Wygant Cem., West Mead Twp.; served as private, Capt. William Helm's Company, N.J. Col. Israel Shreve's 2nd Regiment 26 April 1780 to 20 May 1783


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