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Philadelphia County Revolutionary War Militia

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

1st Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Daniel Hiester

5th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Daniel Hiester
  • Lt. Col. Mathew Jones
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Towamensing Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Benjamin Weaver
1st Company:
  • Capt. Daniel Springer
Upper Salford Township (Lower District) 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Philip Gable
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Philip Gable
Skippack Township (Lower District) 4th Company:
  • Capt. William Bull
  • Capt. John Smith
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Bernard Haines
  • Capt. Nicholas Nickum
  • Capt. John Markley
Franconia Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. John Cope
4th Company:
  • Capt. John Cope
Skippack Township (Upper District) 5th Company:
  • Capt. Isaac Suhler
  • Capt. Casper Dull
5th Company:
  • Capt. John Harple
Hatfield Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Andrew Morgan
  • Capt. John Sheive
6th Company:
  • Capt. Philip Reed
Upper Salford Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Peter Shryner
  • Capt. George Egert
7th Company:
  • Capt. Henry Neeble
Lower Salford Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. William Tennis
  • Capt. Andrew Campbell
8th Company:
  • Capt. Andrew Campbell

2nd Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. John Moor
  • Co. Matthew Holgate

7th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Matthew Holgate
  • Lt. Col. George Smith
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Germantown Township (Upper District) 1st Company:
  • Capt. Gerhard Shlatter
  • Capt. James Irvine
1st Company:
  • Capt. James Irvine
Springfield Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. William Hicks (Hix)
  • Capt. Balser Heydrick
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Andrew Redhieffer
Bristol Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Caleb Armitage
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Caleb Armitage
Germantown Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. James Haslet
4th Company:
  • Capt. Noah Townsend
Germantown Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Christian Snyder
5th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Hall
Roxborough Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Matthew Holgate
  • Capt. John Holgate
6th Company:
  • Capt. John Levering
Germantown Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Sommer
  • Capt. Peter Frailey
7th Company:
  • Capt. Peter Frailey
Germantown Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Matthew Genssel
8th Company:
  • Capt. Daniel Beck

3rd Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Benjamin McVeagh

6th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Benjamin McVeagh
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Oxford Township (1st Company?):
  • Capt. (William Tobert?)
1st Company:
  • Capt.Benjamin Dungan
Lower Dublin Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Jonathan Dungan
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Holms
Byberry Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Marshall Edwards
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Roads
Oxford Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. William Harper
4th Company:
  • Capt. Isaac Worrell
Abington Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Dungan
  • Capt. Demas Worrel
5th Company:
  • Capt. Demas Worrell
Cheltenham Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Leach
6th Company:
  • Capt. John McGloughlin
Morland Township (Lower District) 7th Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Swift
7th Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Swift
Lower Dublin Township (4th Company?):
  • Capt. (Jacob Laughlin?)
8th Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Dearman

4th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. William Dean

1st Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. George Smith
  • Lt. Col. Benjamin McVeagh
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Gwynedth Hill 1st Company:
  • Capt. Christian Dull
6th Company:
  • Capt. John Shelmire
Morland Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt.Joseph Hart
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Andrew van Buskirk
Gwynedth Township ' 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Stephen Bloom
4th Company:
  • Capt. Stephen Bloom
Montgomery Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Hines
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Hines
Morland Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Folwell
1st Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Folwell
Horsham Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. David Marpole
5th Company:
  • Capt. David Marpole
  • Capt. David Dowlin?
Upper Dublin Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. John Mann
8th Company:
  • Capt. John Mann
Whitemarsh Township 5th Battalion, 5th Company:
  • Capt. Joseph McClean
7th Company:
  • Capt. Joseph McClean

Note: Captain Joseph McClean of 5th Company was transferred to 1st Battalion, 7th Company in 1780

5th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Robert Curry

6th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Robert Curry
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Plymouth Township (1st Company ?):
  • (Capt. John Hamnleton?)
1st Company:
  • Capt. Andrew Norry (Curry)
Whitpain Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Abraham Wentz
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Abraham Wentz
  • Capt. George Walter (April 1782)
Worcester Township   3rd Company:
  • Capt. John Lowry
Providence Township (Upper District) 4th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Peterman
4th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Austin
  • Capt. Jacob Peterman
Norriton Township 7th Company:
  • Capt.Daniel Trump
5th Company:
  • Capt. John Wentz
Whitemarsh Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. William Johnson
6th Company:
  • Capt. William Johnson
Providence Township (Middle District)   7th Company:
  • Capt. William Nelson
Providence Township (Lower District) 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Arnold Francis
8th Company:
  • Capt. Arnold Francis

6th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Frederick Antes

4th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Anthony Bitting
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Upper Hanover Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Peter Sower (Lower)
1st Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Sigfried
Limerick Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. John Brooke
2nd Company:
  • Capt. John Missimer
Douglas Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. Peter Richard
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Frederick Beiteman (Biddeman)
New Hanover Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Philip Hawn
4th Company:
  • Capt. Benjamin Markly
Marlborough Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Andrew Reed
5th Company:
  • Capt. John Schooler (Shuler)
Frederick Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Michael Dotterer
6th Company:
  • Capt. Henry Boyer
  • Capt. Michael Gougler
Douglas Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Nathaniel Childs
7th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Witz
Limerick Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Benjamin Brooke
8th Company:
  • Capt. Isaiah Davis

7th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Isaac Warner

3rd Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. James Barry
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Lower Merion Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Llewelyn
5th Company:
  • Capt. Ludwig Knolls
  • Capt. Lewis Knolls
Lower Merion Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Israel Jones
1st Company:
  • Capt. Israel Jones
Lower Merion Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Peter Richard
4th Company:
  • Capt. John Young
Kingsessing Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Benjamin Eastburn
7th Company:
  • Capt. Charles Justice
  • Capt. Robert Gray
Upper Merion Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Houlston
  • Capt. Amos Sturgis
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Amos Sturgis
Blockley Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Edward Heston
  • Lt. William Warner
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Richard Roberts
Upper Merion Township (Upper District) 7th Company:
  • Capt. Charles Justice
6th Company:
  • Capt. Peter Holstein
  8th Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Jones
8th Company:
  • Capt. William Rose