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Cumberland County Revolutionary War Militia

1777 Battalions: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
1780 Battalions: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

1st Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. James Dunlap

6th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. James Dunlap
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Fannett Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Askey (Askins)
8th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Askey (Askins)
Newton Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Robert Shannon
  • Capt. Samuel Fenton
1st Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Fenton
Fannett Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Noah Abraham
7th Company:
  • Capt. Noah Abraham
Hopewell Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Alexander Peebles (Peoples)
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Alexander Peebles (Peoples)
Newton Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. Patrick Jack
6th Company:
  • Capt. John Hodge
Lurgan Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. John Campbell
5th Company:
  • Capt. William Strain
Hopewell Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Brady
  • Capt. William Moorhead
2nd Company:
  • Capt. William Moorhead
Lurgan Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Charles Maclay
4th Company:
  • Capt. Isaac Miller (James?)

2nd Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. John Davis

2nd Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Thomas Gisson
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Middleton Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Matthew Gregg
  • Capt. James Douglass
3rd Company:
  • Capt. James Douglass
West Pennsborough Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Kennedy
2nd Company:
  • Capt. James McFarlane
West Pennsborough Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. William Donaldson
7th Company:
  • Capt. William Donaldson
  • Capt. William Swansea
Carlisle 4th Company:
  • Capt. Andrew McKee
  • Capt. Asa Hill
6th Company:
  • Capt. Asa (Isaiah) Hill
West Pennsborough Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. William McClure
4th Company:
  • Capt. John Carothers
Carlisle 6th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Gisson
  • Capt. John Jordon
8th Company:
  • Capt. John Jordon (Gordon)
West Pennsborough Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. William Denny
  • Capt. William Moor
1st Company:
  • Capt. William Moor
West Pennsborough Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Charles Leeper
  • Capt. Walter Denny
5th Company:
  • Capt. James Irwin

3rd Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. William Chambers

3rd Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Samuel Irvine
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Allen Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. John Mateer
5th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Laird
East Pennsborough Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. John Trindle
7th Company:
  • Capt. John Carothers
  • Capt. Samuel Agnew
Middleton (South) Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. James Laird
  • Capt. James Floyd
8th Company:
  • Capt. James Floyd
  • Capt. David White
Allen Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. John Lamb
4th Company:
  • Capt. John Lamb
Allen Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Wallace
6th Company:
  • Capt. James McCurdy
East Pennsborough Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. James Semple
3rd Company:
  • Capt. John McCormick
East Pennsborough Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. James Wood
1st Company:
  • Capt. James Bell
Middleton (South) Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Robert Sanderson
2nd Company:
  • Capt. John Stewart
  • Capt. William Drennon

4th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. Samuel Lyon

7th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. James Purdy
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Milford Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. John Williams
8th Company?:
  • Capt. James Harrell
Greenwood Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. John Foutz
2nd Company:
  • Capt. David Boal (Bole)
Milford Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. John Elliott
6th Company?:
  • Capt. Daniel McClelland
Greenwood Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Philip Mathews
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Philip Mathews
Fermanagh Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. John Hamilton
7th Company:
  • Capt. John Taylor
Lack Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Jonathan Robison
4th Company:
  • Capt. William Campbell
Lack Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. James McConnell
5th Company:
  • Capt. Andrew Farrier
Fermanagh 8th Company:
  • Capt. Robert McTeer
1st Company:
  • Capt. Hugh McAlister

5th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. Arthur Buchanan

8th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Alexander Brown
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Derry Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Alexander McCoy
5th Company:
  • Capt. William Lamb
Armagh Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. William Wilson
8th Company:
  • Capt. William Wilson
Armagh Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Henry Taylor
4th Company:
  • Capt. John Fleming
Derry Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. James Adams
  • Capt. Richard Coulter?
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Robert Samuels
Derry Township 5th Company:
  • Capt.Samuel Holliday
1st Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Holliday
Armagh Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Thompson
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Brown
Armagh Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Alexander
6th Company:
  • Capt. Hugh McClellan
Derry Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. George Bell
7th Company:
  • Capt. Robert Means

6th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. Samuel Gibertson

4th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Samuel Culbertson
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Peters Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. George Crawford
4th Company:
  • Capt. John Orbison
Hamilton Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Patrick Jack
6th Company:
  • Capt. Patrick Jack
Hamilton Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Patton
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Patton
Peters Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. James Patton
7th Company:
  • Capt. James Patton
  • Capt. Robert Dickey
Letterkenny Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Cultertson
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Culbertson
Peters Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. William Houston
5th Company:
  • Capt. William Houston
Peters Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Robert McCoy
8th Company:
  • Capt. Walter McKinley (McKinnis)
Letterkenny Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. John McConnell
1st Company:
  • Capt. John McConnell

7th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. Frederick Watts

5th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. David Mitchell
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Tyrone Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. James Fisher
1st Company:
  • Capt.James Fisher
Rye Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. James Power
3rd Company:
  • Capt. David Marshall
Tyrone Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. William Sanderson
6th Company:
  • Capt. James Gass
Toboyne Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. William Blaine
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Lemon
Rye Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. Frederick Taylor
4th Company:
  • Capt. Matthew McCoy
Rye Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Edward Grimes (Graham)
7th Company:
  • Capt. Edward Graham (Grimes)
Tyrone Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. John Buchanan
7th Company:
  • Capt. William Black
Toboyne Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Clark
8th Company:
  • Capt. John Nelson

8th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. Abraham Smith

1st Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. James Johnson
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Washington Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Royar
5th Company:
  • Capt. John Stitt
Antrim Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. John Jack
6th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Johnston
Antrim Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. James Poe
7th Company:
  • Capt. John Woods
Guilford Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. William Long
4th Company:
  • Capt. Conrad Snider
Guilford Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. James Young
8th Company:
  • Capt. James Young
  • Capt. Terence Campbell
Antrim 6th Company:
  • Capt. Elias Davis
3rd Company:
  • Capt. William Berryhill
Washington Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. William Finley
1st Company:
  • Capt. Daniel Clapsadler
Antrim Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. John Ray (Rea)
2nd Company:
  • Capt. John Rea (Ray)