Revolutionary War Veterans – Part 1

Estimates are that 92,000 American and French troops fought 314,000 British troops, Hessian mercenaries and loyalists during the American Revolutionary War. Of that number 25,000 Americans died in the war and an estimated 25,000 more were wounded.

Their stories were told in America’s newspapers – especially in the veterans’ obituaries, such as this one.

An obituary for John Baker, Boston Traveler newspaper article 30 May 1826
Boston Traveler (Boston, Massachusetts), 30 May 1826, page 3

Here are just some of their stories that you can find in GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives. We’ve included the name of the newspaper and the exact page where you can find an article about that veteran.

Allen, Joseph (1758-1849)
Maine
Gospel Banner (Augusta, Maine), 24 February 1849, page 3

Amos, Maulden (1748-1845)
Georgia, Maryland
Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), 5 June 1845, page 3

Anderson, Andrew (-1823)
Virginia
New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 1 July 1823, page 3

Anderson, Richard C. (-1826)
New York
Evening Post (New York, New York), 4 November 1826, page 2

Anglin, Henry (1763-1853)
Georgia
Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), 5 November 1853, page 2

Armstrong, John (1751-1845)
New York
Albany Religious Spectator (Albany, New York), 25 October 1845, page 3

Averhill, Robert (1755-1828)
Vermont
Evening Star (New York, New York), 20 September 1828, page 6

Avery, Rufus (-1842)
Connecticut
Battles fought in: Fort Griswold
Albany Argus (Albany, New York), 9 August 1842, page 1
Kalamazoo Gazette (Kalamazoo, Michigan), 26 August 1842, page 1
Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 9 August 1842, page 1
Spectator (New York, New York), 6 August 1842, page 1
Sun (Baltimore, Maryland), 5 August 1842, page 2
Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 20 August 1842, page 2

Bacon, Johnathan (1760-1844)
Massachusetts
Daily Atlas (Boston, Massachusetts), 24 February 1844, page 2

Baker, Albert (1766-1845)
New York
Albany Evening Journal (Albany, New York), 3 October 1845, page 2

Baker, John (1741-1826)
Hungary, Massachusetts
Boston Traveler (Boston, Massachusetts), 30 May 1826, page 3

Ball, Blackwall W. (-1812)
Pennsylvania
Poulson’s American Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 8 February 1812, page 3

Barbain, Jean Louis (-1844)
South Carolina
Charleston Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), 21 October 1844, page 2
New York Evangelist (New York, New York), 31 October 1844, page 3
New York Observer (New York, New York), 2 November 1844, page 3
Republican Farmer (Bridgeport, Connecticut), 29 October 1844, page 2

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