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Bucks County Revolutionary War Militia

1777 Battalions: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
1780 Battalions: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

1st Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Hugh Tomb
  • Lt.Col. James McMasters

1st Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. James McMasters
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Newtown 1st Company:
  • Capt. Robert Ramsey (resigned)
  • Capt. Thomas Huston (26 April 1779)
1st Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Huston
  • Capt. William Carter
  • Capt. Daniel Hogland (Fall 1781)
Warminster Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Hart
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Hart
Northampton Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Abram Dubois
7th Company:
  • Capt. Leffert, Lefferts (Leffordson)
Northampton Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Gayen Adams
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Gayen Adams
Southampton and Warrick Townships 5th Company:
  • Capt. Zephaniah Lott
5th Company:
  • Capt. John Jamison
Wrightstown 6th Company:
  • Capt. Ralph Williamson
4th Company:
  • Capt. Ralph Williamson
Upper Makefield Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. William Neely
6th Company:
  • Capt. William Neely
  • Capt. John Hunter (1 year?)
Upper Makefield and Warrington Townships 8th Company:
  • Capt. William McConkey
8th Company:
  • Capt. William Walker

2nd Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Arthur Erwin
Township (if known) Company
Tinicum Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Nicholas Patterson
Hilltown, Eastern Division 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Mathew Greer
Plumstead Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Robert Thorn
Rockhill Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Conrad (Cunrad) Stenger
Bedminster Township 5th Company:
  • Capt.William McHenry
Plumstead Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Not Given
Plumstead Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. William McCalla
  • Capt. Robert Gibson
Hilltown, Southwest Division 8th Company:
  • Capt. Amos Thomas

2nd Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Robert Robinson
  • Lt. Col. John Keller
Township (if known) Company
Tinicum Township, Haycock Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Philip Stevers
  • Manus Yost (elected 30 April 1781)
Rockhill Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Abraham Kachline
Lower Milford Township, Newtown? 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Elias (Rader)
  • Capt. Cuder (Kuter, Kooder)
  • Capt. Krister
Nochimixen Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Shoop (Shoup)
Springfield Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Christopher Wiegnor
Richland Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. David Mellinger
Durham Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. George Heinline
Lower Milford Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. (Henry Huber?)
  • Capt. George Wickhart

3rd Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. John Keller
Township (if known) Company
Haycock Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Philip Steevers
Nockomison Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Shoop
Richland Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. David Mellinger
Richland Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Burk
Milford Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. George Wickert
Springfield Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Josiah Bryan
Durham Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. George Heinlein
Milford Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. George Harlocker

3rd Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. William Roberts
  • Lt. Col. Robert Robinson (1781)
Township (if known) Company
Buckingham Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. John Thomas
Solebury Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Paul Kester
  • Capt. Robert Lamming (Lammen)
Plumstead Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Robert Gibson
Tinicum Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Nicholas Patterson
  • Capt. William Erwin
Bedminster Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. William McHenry
Hilltown (East) 5th Company:
  • Capt. Mathew Greir (Greer)
Hilltown (Southwest) 7th Company:
  • Capt. Nathan Evans
New Britain Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Henry Darrock
  • Capt. William Hynes

4th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. William Roberts
Township (if known) Company
Upper New Britain Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. William Pugh
Buckingham Township (2nd Company?):
  • Capt. John Thomas
Warrington Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. William Walker
Solebury Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Wm. Bennett
  • Capt. George Wall
Warrick Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. William Ransey
Lower New Britain Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Henru Darrock
Salisbury Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. Henry Lott
  ?th Company:
  • Capt. (William) Flack

4th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Joshua Anderson
Township (if known) Company
Lower Makefield Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Richard Stillwell
Bristol Boro 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Edmund Nuth
  • Capt. Daniel Thompson
Middletown 6th Company:
  • Capt. John Gregg
Bristol Township ?th Company:
  • Capt. Robert Patterson
Bensalem Township, Wrightstown? 8th Company:
  • Capt. Isaac Osburn
  • Capt. John Harrison
  • Capt. Ralph Williamson?
Falls Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Lambert Pitner
Lower Middletown 6th Company:
  • Capt. Joseph White

5th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Joseph McIlvaine
  • Col. Joseph Anderson (from 24 May 1779)
Township (if known) Company
Middletown 1st Company:
  • Capt. John Thomson
  • Capt. Joseph White
  2nd Company:
  • Capt. John Woods
Bensalem Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Vandegrift
  4th Company:
  • Capt. John Lyne
  • James Ledden (10 September 1779)
  5th Company:
  • Capt.Abraham Brittin
Lower Makefield Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Joshua Anderson
  • Capt. Richard Stillwell (24 May 1779)
Falls Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Lambert Pitner
Middletown 8th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Miller
  • Capt. John Gregg (10 September 1779)