Revolutionary War Veterans – Part 9

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 93-year-old Seth Sturtevant. On the day he died, “He arose from his seat, wound up his clock, reseated himself and went to sleep, and the first the family knew of his death was his unusual silence.”

An obituary for Seth Sturtevant, Constitution newspaper article 28 July 1852
Constitution (Middletown, Connecticut), 28 July 1852, 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.

Salisbury, William (1732-1821)
Massachusetts
Poulson’s American Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 2 April 1821, page 3

Sawyer, Jacob (1749-1839)
New York
Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 21 May 1839, page 2
Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 5 June 1839, page 2

Schuchiz, John H. (1752-1848)
Maryland
Easton Gazette (Easton, Maryland), 20 May 1848, page 1

Sease, John (1745-1822)
New York
Spectator (New York, New York), 19 March 1822, page 2

Shaft, Frederick (1754-1860)
New York
Albany Evening Journal (Albany, New York), 25 August 1843, page 2

Shaw, John (1751-1843)
Maine
Christian Mirror (Boston, Massachusetts), 22 June 1843, page 3
Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette (Hallowell, Maine), 17 June 1843, page 3

Shelby, Isaac (-1826)
Kentucky
Commentator (Frankfort, Kentucky), 22 July 1826, page 3

Shepard, Levi (1763-1849)
Maine
Gospel Banner (Augusta, Maine), 24 February 1849, page 3

Simpson, Benjamin (1755-1849)
Maine
Albany Evening Journal (Albany, New York), 31 March 1849, page 2
Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), 5 April 1849, page 2
Charleston Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), 5 April 1849, page 2
Cleveland Weekly Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), 11 April 1849, page 4
Daily Alabama Journal (Montgomery, Alabama), 14 April 1849, page 2
The Flag of Our Union (Boston, Massachusetts), 21 April 1849, page 3
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), 6 April 1849, page 2
Sun (Baltimore, Maryland), 2 April 1849, page 1

Skinner, Elisha (1743-1823)
Maine
Haverhill Gazette (Haverhill, Massachusetts), 16 March 1823, page 3

Skinner, Timothy (1761-1843)
New Hampshire
Boston Recorder (Boston, Massachusetts), 10 August 1843, page 127

Slaughter, George (1764-1845)
Georgia, Virginia
Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), 10 March 1845, page 2

Sloan, John (1761-1846)
South Carolina
Arkansas Intelligencer (Van Buren, Arkansas), 12 September 1846, page 2
Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 20 August 1846, page 2

An obituary for Elisha Smith, New Hampshire Patriot newspaper article 7 July 1834
New Hampshire Patriot (Concord, New Hampshire), 7 July 1834, page 3

Smith, Elisha (1755-1834)
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania
New Hampshire Patriot (Concord, New Hampshire), 7 July 1834, page 3

Smith, Jesse (1756-1844)
New York
Battles fought in: Bunker Hill, Brandywine, Trenton, Germantown and Monmouth
Clay Tribune (New York, New York), 15 June 1844, page 4
Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette (Hallowell, Maine), 15 June 1844, page 2
North American (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 10 June 1844, page 2

Smith, John K. (1755-1842)
Maine
Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.), 25 August 1842, page 3
Globe (Washington, D.C.), 15 August 1842, page 3

Smith, Samuel (1759-1854)
New York
Evening Post (New York, New York), 11 July 1854, page 2

Southwick, William (1753-1828)
Massachusetts
Boston Intelligencer (Boston, Massachusetts), 20 September 1828, page 6

Spraker, Jost (1765-1848)
New York
Commercial Advertiser (New York, New York), 31 August 1848, page 1
Spectator (New York, New York), 4 September 1848, page 4

St. Clair, Arthur (1734-1818)
Pennsylvania
Baltimore Patriot (Baltimore, Maryland), 8 September 1818, page 2
Democratic Press (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 11 September 1818, page 2
Franklin Gazette (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 10 September 1818, page 2
Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), 22 September 1818, page 3
Vermont Gazette (Bennington, Vermont), 29 September 1818, page 3
Washington Whig (Bridgeton, New Jersey), 14 September 1818, page 2

Steuben, Frederick William Augustus (1730-1794)
New York
Evansville Courier and Press (Evansville, Indiana), 3 September 1887, page 3

Steuben, Jonathan (1756-1838)
New York
Hudson River Chronicle (Ossining, New York), 27 August 1839, page 2

Stevens, Phineas (1753-1841)
New York, Ohio
Battles fought in: Lexington
Albany Argus (Albany, New York), 5 January 1841, page 3

Stone, Henry D. (1764-1841)
Florida, Georgia, South Carolina
Charleston Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), 2 February 1841, page 2

Strait, John, Rev. (1758-1860)
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Washington
Battles fought in: Long Island
New York Herald (New York, New York), 24 January 1860, page 11

Streeter, Barzillai (1760-1839)
Vermont
Bellows Falls Gazette (Bellows Falls, Vermont), 4 May 1839, page 3

Strembeck, Jacob (1755-1841)
Pennsylvania
North American (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 13 July 1841, page 2

Strong, Caleb (1744-1819)
Massachusetts
Berkshire Star (Stockbridge, Massachusetts), 18 November 1819, page 3
Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Massachusetts), 9 November 1819, page 3

Sturtevant, Seth (1760-1852)
Maine, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
Constitution (Middletown, Connecticut), 28 July 1852, page 3

Suggs, George (1756-1826)
Virginia
Battles fought in: Trenton, Germantown and Princeton
New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 12 December 1826, page 1

Sullivan, James (1744-1808)
Massachusetts
American Patriot (Concord, New Hampshire), 20 December 1808, page 3
Columbian Gazette (Utica, New York), 27 December 1808, page 3
Independent Chronicle (Boston, Massachusetts), 12 December 1808, page 3

Surveyor, Andrew Porter (1742-1813)
Pennsylvania
Democratic Press (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 19 November 1813, page 3

Swift, John (-1814)
Wyoming
Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.), 1 August 1814, page 3
The War (New York, New York), 2 August 1814, page 27

Swift of De Rugter, Rowland (-1850)
Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York
Springfield Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts), 13 February 1850, page 2

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