Revolutionary War Veterans – Part 5

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, but also in other articles such as this marriage notice for “Capt. Benjamin Fletcher, a revolutionary hero,” and another for “Dr. Elisha Skinner, a revolutionary Patriot.”

Wedding notices, Haverhill Gazette newspaper article 15 March 1823
Haverhill Gazette (Haverhill, Massachusetts), 15 March 1823, 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.

Edminister, Noah (1758-1856)
Maine, Massachusetts
Battles fought in: Bunker Hill
Manufacturers’ and Farmers’ Journal (Providence, Rhode Island), 7 January 1856, page 1
Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 12 January 1856, page 4
Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 13 January 1856, page 2
Wisconsin Free Democrat (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), 16 January 1856, page 4

Ellerv, William (1728-1820)
New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
American Advocate (Hallowell, Maine), 26 February 1820, page 3
Baltimore Patriot (Baltimore, Maryland), 21 February 1820, page 2
City of Washington Gazette (Washington, D.C.), 21 February 1820, page 6
Columbian Centinel (Boston, Massachusetts), 19 February 1820, page 2
Connecticut Journal (New Haven, Connecticut), 22 February 1820, page 3
Evening Post (New York, New York), 19 February 1820, page 2
National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.), 24 February 1820, page 4
Spooner’s Vermont Journal (Windsor, Vermont), 28 February 1820, page 3

Elliot, Oliver (1735-1837)
Massachusetts
Boston Recorder (Boston, Massachusetts), 7 April 1837, page 55

Eustis, William (-1825)
Massachusetts
Independent Inquirer (Providence, Rhode Island), 10 February 1825, page 2

Evans, John (1737-1834)
Virginia
Boston Traveler (Boston, Massachusetts), 6 June 1834, page 2

Everhart, Lawrence (1755-1840)
Maryland
Battles fought in: Brandywine, Germantown
Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 7 August 1840, page 2
Public Ledger (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 7 August 1840, page 1
Sun (Baltimore, Maryland), 6 August 1840, page 4

Fenton, John (1742-1842)
Mississippi
Charleston Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), 30 March 1842, page 2
Newark Daily Advertiser (Newark, New Jersey), 2 April 1842, page 3

Fisk, James (1762-1844)
Indiana, Massachusetts, Vermont
New York Herald (New York, New York), 9 December 1844, page 1

Fletcher, Benjamin (1746-1823)
Massachusetts
Haverhill Gazette (Haverhill, Massachusetts), 15 March 1823, page 3

Floyd, William (1732-1821)
New York, Pennsylvania
Arkansas Weekly Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas), 13 October 1821, page 2
Cherry-Valley Gazette (Cherry Valley, New York), 14 August 1821, page 3
Dutchess Observer (Poughkeepsie, New York), 15 August 1821, page 2
Eastport Sentinel (Eastport, Maine), 25 August 1821, page 2
National Aegis (Worcester, Massachusetts), 15 August 1821, page 3
New York Daily Advertiser (New York, New York), 15 August 1821, page 2
Orange County Patriot; or The Spirit of Seventy-Six (Goshen, New York), 20 August 1821, page 3
Pittsfield Sun (Pittsfield, Massachusetts), 15 August 1821, page 3
Plough Boy (Albany, New York), 18 August 1821, page 7
Spooner’s Vermont Journal (Windsor, Vermont), 20 August 1821, page 3
Westchester Herald (Ossining, New York), 21 August 1821, page 3

Ford, Jacob (1743-1837)
New York
Albany Argus (Albany, New York), 11 August 1837, page 2
Centinel of Freedom (Newark, New Jersey), 15 August 1837, page 3
Commercial Advertiser (New York, New York), 9 August 1837, page 2

Ford, John (1755-1860)
Georgia
Congregationalist (Boston, Massachusetts), 30 March 1860, page 3

Foster, Lemuel (1763-1824)
New York
Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.), 11 September 1824, page 3
Statesman (New York, New York), 10 September 1824, page 1

Foster, William (1733-1825)
New York
Cayuga Republican (Auburn, New York), 7 May 1842, page 2

Frankford, Henry (1750-1840)
Maryland, Pennsylvania
Battles fought in: King’s Mountain, Trenton, Brandywine and Germantown
Barre Gazette (Barre, Massachusetts), 24 April 1840, page 2
Christian Freeman and Family Visiter (Boston, Massachusetts), 24 April 1840, page 3

Freneau, Philip (1752-1832)
New Jersey
Spectator (New York, New York), 31 December 1832, page 1

Gallop, Robert (1760-1858)
New York
Battles fought in: Fort Griswold, Stillwater and Bemis Heights
Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), 24 May 1858, page 1
Sacramento Daily Union (Sacramento, California), 1 July 1858, page 5

Gardener, William (1751-1834)
New Hampshire
New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 6 May 1834, page 3

Gates, John (1751-1825)
Louisiana
Battles fought in: Saratoga
Daily National Journal (Washington, D.C.), 19 September 1825, page 3

Gates, William (1755-1852)
New York, Vermont
Battles fought in: Bunker Hill and Surrender of Burgoyne
New Hampshire Patriot and State Gazette (Concord, New Hampshire), 10 March 1852, page 2
Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 12 March 1852, page 2
Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 15 March 1852, page 2

Geer, Ebenezer S. (1768 -1845)
Massachusetts
Springfield Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts), 12 March 1845, page 3

Gibbon, James (1758-1835)
Virginia
Battles fought in: Stony Point
Daily Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, Ohio), 15 July 1835, page 2
Eastern Argus (Portland, Maine), 11 July 1835, page 1
Evening Post (New York, New York), 7 July 1835, page 2
Lynchburg Virginian (Lynchburg, Virginia), 9 July 1835, page 2
North-Carolina Standard (Raleigh, North Carolina), 17 July 1835, page 3
Times (Hartford, Connecticut), 13 July 1835, page 3

Gideon, George (1757-1826)
Pennsylvania
Poulson’s American Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 31 August 1826, page 3
United States’ Telegraph (Washington, D.C.), 1 September 1826, page 3

Godwin, John (1752-1833)
New York
Albany Argus (Albany, New York), 12 November 1833, page 2

Green, Jona S. (1760-1834)
Massachusetts
Boston Traveler (Boston, Massachusetts), 1 July 1834, page 3

Greenwood, Holmes (1765-1860)
New York
New York Herald (New York, New York), 12 April 1860, page 10

Griswold, Roger (1762-1812)
Connecticut
Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 30 October 1812, page 3

Grosvenor, Thomas (1742-1825)
Connecticut, Vermont
Battles fought in: Bunker Hill
American Mercury (Hartford, Connecticut), 2 August 1825, page 3
North Star (Danville, Vermont), 16 August 1825, page 3

Gunn, Abel (1754-1842)
New York
Republican Farmer (Bridgeport, Connecticut), 1 March 1842, page 2

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