Revolutionary War Veterans – Part 8

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 for 100-year-old John Peters: “He was honest, industrious and temperate in his habits and rendered his services in times that tried men’s souls.”

An obituary for John Peters, Alexandria Gazette newspaper article 1 May 1832
Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, Virginia), 1 May 1832, page 2

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.

Nehmire, John H. (1751-1836)
New York
Albany Argus (Albany, New York), 22 January 1836, page 3

Nellis, George H. (-1855)
Colorado
Irish American Weekly (New York, New York), 11 August 1855, page 1

Nichols, William (1760-1851)
Massachusetts, Vermont
Battles fought in: Bennington, Saratoga and White Plains
Christian Alliance and Family Visiter (Boston, Massachusetts), 25 April 1851, page 3

Noble, John (1762-1843)
Delaware, Maine
Age (Augusta, Maine), 25 August 1843, page 2
Worcester Palladium (Worcester, Massachusetts), 16 August 1843, page 3

Ogden, Aaron (-1839)
New Jersey
Michigan Argus (Ann Arbor, Michigan), 2 May 1839, page 2
Sun (Baltimore, Maryland), 23 April 1839, page 2

Olmsted, Gideon (1749-1845)
Connecticut
New York Herald (New York, New York), 10 February 1845, page 1

Olney, Stephen (1755-1832)
New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island
Battles fought in: Brandywine, Germantown, Yorktown and Monmouth
American (New York, New York), 4 December 1832, page 1
New-York American for the Country (New York, New York), 7 December 1832, page 1
United States’ Telegraph (Washington, D.C.), 18 December 1832, page 1

Orser, Joseph (-1834)
New York
Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, Virginia), 12 July 1834, page 3

Oviatt, Samuel (1763-1851)
Connecticut
Columbian Register (New Haven, Connecticut), 23 August 1851, page 2

Parkhurst, Phineas (1759-1844)
New Hampshire, Vermont
New York Herald (New York, New York), 28 October 1844, page 2

Parson, John (1744-1845)
Ohio
Greene County Torch-Light (Xenia, Ohio), 25 December 1845, page 1

Pawling, Albert (1749-1837)
New York
Daily Pennsylvanian (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 15 November 1837, page 2

Peck, Daniel (1748-1841)
Colorado, New York
Centinel of Freedom (Newark, New Jersey), 19 January 1841, page 3
Columbian Register (New Haven, Connecticut), 30 January 1841, page 4
Newark Daily Advertiser (Newark, New Jersey), 18 January 1841, page 2

Peckham, Josiah (1755-1840)
Vermont
Bay State Democrat (Boston, Massachusetts), 2 October 1840, page 2

Peters, John (1731-1832)
Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, Virginia), 1 May 1832, page 2

Pettibone, Samuel (1750-1822)
Vermont
Battles fought in: Bennington
Vermont Gazette (Bennington, Vermont), 3 September 1822, page 3

Pike, Moses (1750-1845)
Massachusetts
Boston Recorder (Boston, Massachusetts), 4 September 1845, page 143

Plympton, Ebenezer (1755-1834)
Massachusetts
Daily Atlas (Boston, Massachusetts), 10 December 1834, page 2

Pollard, Jonathan P. (1759-1824)
Maine, Massachusetts
Concord Gazette and Middlesex Yeoman (Concord, Massachusetts), 17 January 1824, page 3

Pope, John (1753-1834)
Massachusetts
Battles fought in: Dorchester
Boston Recorder (Boston, Massachusetts), 21 November 1834, page 187

Prior, Gideon (about 1764-1854)
New Jersey
Battles fought in: Yorktown
Trenton-State Gazette (Trenton, New Jersey), 9 February 1854, page 2

Purse, William (1761-1845)
South Carolina
Charleston Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), 14 January 1845, page 2

Randall, Elaezer (1753-1847)
Vermont
Battles fought in: Bunker Hill and Trenton
Vermont Phoenix (Brattleboro, Vermont), 24 June 1847, page 3

Randall, Jethro (1756-1826)
Massachusetts
Boston Traveler (Boston, Massachusetts), 8 December 1826, page 3

Randall, Thomas (-1811)
New York, Virginia
Battles fought in: Germantown
Federal Gazette (Baltimore, Maryland), 17 January 1811, page 3
Virginia Patriot (Richmond, Virginia), 26 January 1811, page 3

Randolph, Robert (1760-1825)
Virginia
Battles fought in: Green Spring
Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, Virginia), 24 September 1825, page 3

Raynord, James (1754-1842)
New York
Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.), 25 August 1842, page 3

Rickels, John (1752-1856)
Kentucky, Virginia
Louisville Daily Democrat (Louisville, Kentucky), 18 February 1856, page 2

Ripley, E.W (-1820)
Louisiana
Eastport Sentinel (Eastport, Maine), 30 December 1820, page 4

Robinson, Ebenezer (1795-1857)
Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
Caledonian (St. Johnsbury, Vermont), 19 December 1857, page 1

Rodney, Thomas (-1811)
Mississippi
Republican Star (Easton, Maryland), 5 March 1811, page 3

Rogers, John (1757-1849)
Maine
Gospel Banner (Augusta, Maine), 24 February 1849, page 3

Rogers, Peter (1750-1849)
Illinois
Weekly Miners’ Journal (Pottsville, Pennsylvania), 29 December 1849, page 3

Rooker, Jous, Rev. (1754-1834)
South Carolina
Charleston Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), 15 July 1840, page 2

Royce, Jonas (-1839)
Vermont
Universalist Watchman, Embracing the Impartialist and Christian Repository (Montpelier, Vermont), 6 April 1839, page 3

Russell, Eleazer (1761-1843)
New York
Vermont Gazette (Bennington, Vermont), 24 October 1843, page 3

Russell, Thomas (1744-1824)
Virginia
Battles fought in: Yorktown
Boston Telegraph (Boston, Massachusetts), 16 September 1824, page 3

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