Revolutionary War Militia Battalions and Companies, Arranged by County

REVOLUTIONARY WAR MILITIA ORGANIZATION: CHESTER CO., PA.

. 1777 - 1st BATTALION 1780 - 3rd BATTALION
  • Col. John Hannum
  • Lt. Col. John Hannum
Township (if known) 1777 1780
Birmingham Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Edward Simonson
  • Capt. James Anderson (1778)
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Edward Simonson

East Bradford Township

  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. John Underwood
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Peter Strud (Strode) (died 1781)
West Kennett Township
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. John Walter?
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. John Craig
New Garden Township
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Samuel Miller (refused to serve)
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. William Whitesides (appointed 1780-1782)
East Kennett Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. John Craig
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. John Craig (1780-1782
Pennsbury Township
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. William Craif
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Joseph Mendenhall (1780-1782
Newlin Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Robert Cowen
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Joseph Luckie (1780-1782)
West Bradford Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Jacob Buffington
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Thomas Carpenter

 

 

  1777 - 2nd BATTALION 1780 - 5th BATTALION
  • Col. Evan Evans
  • Lt. Col. John McDowell
Township (if known) 1777 1780
Londonderry Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. John Ramsey
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. David Crosby
London Grove Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Allen Cuningham
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Francis Williamson
West Nottingham Township
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Ephraim Blackburn
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Ephraim Blackburn
New London Township
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. John McKee
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. David Corray
East Nottingham Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt.Joseph Gardner
  • Capt. John Bryan (1779)
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. John Bryan
Lower Oxford Township
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. David Hays
  • Capt. James Fulton (1778)
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. David Hays
Upper Oxford Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. John Kinkaid
  • Capt. William Armstrong (1778)
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. John Kinkaid
London Britain Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Samuel Evans
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Robert Correy

 

 

. 1777 - 3rd BATTALION 1780 - 6th BATTALION
  • Col. Caleb Davis
  • Lt. Col. Caleb Davis
  • Lt. Col. (George Pierce)
Township (if known) 1777-1780 1781-1783
Ridley Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. William Price
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. William Price (1780)
Lower Darby Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Jacob Rudolph
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. William Smith (1780-1781)
  • Capt. Lt. Nathaniel Smith (1782)
Upper Darby Township
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Boas Mattews
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. William Kirk
Haverford Township
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. William Brookes
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. John Lindsay (1780-1782)
Tinicum Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Nicholas Deihle
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Lewis Trimble (1780)
  • Capt. John Quandril (1781-1782
Springfield-Marple
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Thomas Lewis
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Curtis Lownes (1780-1782
Providence Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. William Maddock
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Jonathan Vernon (1780-1782)
Newton-Marple
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Hugh Jones?
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Hugh Jones (1780)
  • Capt. John Quinn (1781-early 1782)
  • Capt. Hezekiah Camp (1782)

 

  1777 - 4th BATTALION 1780 - 2nd BATTALION
  • Col. William Evans
  • Lt. Col. Thomas Bull
Township (if known) 1777 Township (if known) 1780
Upper Coventry Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. John Hiester
Upper Coventry Township
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. James Carrell (1780)
  • Capt. John Cummings (1782)
Pikeland Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. George Irish (Eirig)
Pikeland Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. George Eyry (1780-1782)
 
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Thomas Wilson
East Nantmeal Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Abraham Beatty (1780-1782)
Pikeland Township
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. John Snider
Lower Pikeland Township
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Andrew Snyder (1780-1782)
Vincent Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Henry Barber
West Vincent Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. James Barber
 
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. John McKee
East Nantmeal Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Daniel Griffith (1780-1782)
  • Capt. Foulkirth (1783)
 
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. William -----
Lower Coventry Township
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Benjamin Brumback (1780-1782)
  • Capt. John Shull (1782)
 
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Boylan (1779)
  • Capt. Griffith (1779)
  • Michael Cypher (1779)
Lower Vincent
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Michael Holman

 

 

  1777 - 5th BATTALION 1780 - 4th BATTALION
  • Col. Richard Thomas
  • Col. John Bartholomew (1779)
  • Lt. Col. John Bartholomew
Township (if known) 1777 Township (if known) 1780
Radnor Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Mordecai Morgan
Radnor Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Mordecai Morgan (1780-1782)
Willistown
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Owen Brooks
Willistown
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. John Harris (1780-1782)
West Whiteland, North Goshen Township
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Evan Anderson
West Whiteland, North Goshen Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Evan Anderson
Tredyffrin Township
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Jonathan Rowland
Tredyffrin Township
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Jonathan Rowland (1780-1781)
  • Capt. David Wilson (1782)
East Whiteland Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt.William Harris
East Whiteland Township
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. William Harris (1780-1782)
Charlestown
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. William Bodly
  • Capt. Sampson Thomas
Charlestown
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Sampson Thomas (1780)
  • Capt. Samuel Roberts (1782)
Easttown
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Samuel Vanleer
Easttown
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Israel Moore (1780-1781)
  • Capt. John Jenkins (1782)
Goshen Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Joseph Johnson
Goshen Township
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Joseph Johnson (1780-1781)
  • Capt. Alexander Boggs (1782)

 

 

6th BATTALION 1777 - 6th BATTALION 1780 - 7th BATTALION
  • Col. Thomas Taylor
  • Lt. Col. George Pierce
Township (if known) 1777 Township (if known) 1780
Chester Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. David Cowpland
Chester Township
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Edward Vernon (1780)
  • Capt. James Dinning (1782)
Concord Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Daniel McCoy
Concord and Bethel Township
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Alexander Lockhard
Edgmont Township
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Robert McAfee
Edgmont Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Joseph Black (1780-1782)
  • Capt. Daniel Calvert (1782)
  • (Robert McCaffey elected 1780)

Bethel Township

Middletown

  • 4th Company
  • Capt. John Hunter
  • 9th Company
  • Capt. Samuel Trimble
Middletown
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. John Pitt (1780-1782
Chichester Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. unknown
Chichester Township
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. John Flowers (1780)
  • Capt. James Huston (1782)
Thornberry Township
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Hugh Reed
Thorberry Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Hugh Reed (1780-1782)
Aston Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. James Thompso
Aston Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. James McClaskey (1780-1782)
Westown Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. John Hunt
Westown Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. James Ramage (1780)
  • Capt. Thomas Taylor (1780-1782)

 

 

. 1777 - 7th BATTALION 1780 - 1st BATTALION
  • Col. William Gibbons
  • Col. John Gardner (1778)
  • Lt. Col. John Gardner
Township (if known) 1777 Township (if known) 1780
 
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. William Scott
West Nantmeal Township
  • 1st Company (was in 7th Battalion 1777-1780)
  • Capt.Capt. John Graham (1780-1781)
 
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. David Philips
West Nantmeal Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Ephraim Allen (1780-1781)
 
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Alexander Fleming
Uwchlan Township
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. James Denny (1780-1782)
Eastern East Caln Township
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Henry Barker
West Nantmeal and East Caln Townships
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Isaac Thomas (1780-1782)
Northern East Caln Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt.Robert Lockhart
East Caln Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Robert Lockhart (1780-1781)
 
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. John Gardner
Lower East Caln Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Robert Elton (1780-1781
  • Capt. Hughs (1786)
 
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. David Denny
West Nantmeal Township
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. John Craig (1780-1781)
 
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. David Denny
Lower Uwchlan Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. John Scott (1780-1782)

 

 

.. 1777 - 8th BATTALION 1780 - 8th BATTALION
  • Col. Patterson Bell
  • Lt. Col. Matthew Boyd
Township (if known) 1777 Township (if known) 1780
 
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Gilbert Gibbs (1778-1779)
West Caln Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. William Henry (1780-1781)
Sadsbury Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. William March
Sadsbury Township
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. William Marsh (1780-1781)
East Fallowfield Township?
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Bezaleel Bentley (1778)
  • Capt. Morras (1779)
East Fallowfield Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Robert Morrell (1780-1781)

Lower East Caln Township

  • 4th Company
  • Capt. William Witheron (1778-1779)
West Caln Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Gilbert Gibbs (until at least 17 June 1780)
  • Capt. David Hays (1780-1781)
  • Capt. John Skiles (1782)
West Fallowfield Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. James Dunn (1778-1779)
West Fallowfield Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Robert Cochran
 
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Henry Keys (1778)
  • Capt. Hector McNeal (1779)
West Fallowfield-Sadsbury Township
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. John Smith
West Marlborough Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. David Through (1778)
  • Capt. Tristram Moore (1779)
West Marlborough Township
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Tristram Moore (1780-1781, 1788)
 
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. George Gryst (1778)
  • Capt. Nunan (1779)
East Marlborough Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. William Newnam (1780)
  • Capt. Ezekiel Bowen (1782)

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