Revolutionary War Veterans of New Jersey

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Crum, Richard Served in the Revolutionary War. He applied for pension in 1829. Later His Widow, Mary also applied as they were married in 1831. (Submitted by Marie Finn at

Parker, Amariah. He Served as a wagonmaster (Submitted by Melissa Hunter at )

ANNIN,William . He was born in Scotland in 1715 and immigrated to New Jersey. He is one of the founding members of Baskin Ridge (Annin's Corner) in Somerset County. His house was also used as a make shift hospital during the Revolutionary War and his wife aided in nursing the soldiers
(Submitted by:Pam Hill

Dorn,, Nicholas (Submitted by George S. Van Dorn at

JABESH HEATON, JR. , son of Jabesh Heaton Sr. was born Abt. 1744 in Morris Co, NJ, and died March 1802 in Morris Co, NJ. He married his cousin's daughter, ELIZABETH HEATON Abt. 1792, daughter of DANIEL & Martha HEATON. She was born March 05, 1768 in Morris Co, NJ, and died October 15, 1847 in Dickersonville, NY. Jabesh was in the Revolutionary War. The following references were found for proof: --- "Men from Morris County NJ who served in the Ame. Rev." by Barbara Hoskins, pg 90, lists Jabesh Heaton, died probably 1802, Served as a private in the Morris Co., NJ Militia (listed in Striker Book pg 624). He lived in Roxbury Twp where he had 'mills and plantations'. He married Elizabeth. ---"Military Indent paid Dec. 29, 1788, certificate #138 dated May 3, 1784"; I ordered the certificate from the NJ State Archives in Trenton. It states "received certifificate # 138, dated May 3, 1784, and signed by Silas Condict, for L6:8:5, for the depreciation of Jabesh Heaton's continental pay in the Morris Co. Militia". --- "Military men of New Jersey 1775-1815" pg 164 shows Jabish Heaton, Private in Revolutionary Wr 1776; ----"Official Register of Officers & Men of NJ in the Rev War"/Stryker, pg 877 shows Official Roster - State Troops and Militia: pg 624 under Privates it lists Jabish Heaton, of Morris (Submitted by: Kathy Wells at

Newton, RUSSELL (Nuton Russel) b. 9 Aug 1762, Bergen, NJ; entered military service 1776 Morristown, NJ as a Pvt in Capt Bates' Co. - served 27 mo in various companies... Index Card 3823, Nat'l Archives. ABSTRACTS OF REV. WAR PENSION FILES, pg 2981; S15629 noting second wife Hannah; soldier lived Morristown, NJ at enl; lived at Hanover, Morris Co., NJ until 1800 then moved to Willsborough, Essex Co., NY for 3 years; died 21 Sep 1838 at Charlotte, VT, bur'd West Cemetery, Chittendon Co., VT (Submitted by: Dee Doyle,

CARMAN Phineas,Private, Militia, Middlesex Co., N.J. From "The National Advocate," New York City, Monday morning, 26 Feb 1827: "Died: Yesterday morning, after a severe illness, Major Phineas Carman in the 65th year of his age. Major Carman during the whole of the Revolutionary War sustained the character of a faithful, active and gallant officer, and after peace had closed his labors, with the blessings of Freedom, he retired from the firle, conscious of having performed his duty, and in the enjoyment of the confidence and friendship of tthe immortal Washington..." From the records in the office of the Adjutant General at Trenton, N.J.: He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War after 1778. He participated in the battle of Springfield, N.J. and other engagements and was wounded in the arm in an expedition to Staten Island in 1779.
(Donated by Marian Cranford" )

LOGAN,William b. 1735 Scotland, d. 16 Jan 1803 Washington Co., PA. Served as a lieutenant and later a captain of the Morris Co., NJ Militia, Western Battalion (S-399). He lived in Morris Township. His wife was Margaret Lewis. BLWt. 8480-100 DAR 124004; 42836. Source of info:"Men from Morris Co., NJ who served in the American Revolution by Barbara Hoskins. (Donated bY Gayle M.

SOUTH, Elijah---pvt, 3rd reg, nj militia.....buried Ross Farm cem, Greene Co, PA

Continental Troops/Regular Army

WILLIAM JOBES, Senior, born about 1746 probably in or near Trenton, and died 7 June 1789, also probably in or near Trenton. Enlisted as a Private in Captain Yard's Company, 2nd Regiment NJCL 1 May 1777. Promoted to Corporal; later taken prisoner 5 April 1778 at the Battle at Cooper's Ferry (now Camden waterfront). Exchanged 3 August 1778. Enlisted Col Lewis Nicola's Invalid Regiment in January 1779, on account of loss of right arm at Cooper's ferry. Promoted to Sergeant 1 September 1779. Reduced to Private 20 October 1780 (during military rebellion of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey military units due to lack of pay). Discharged with a pension 1 September 1782 on account of loss of right arm. William also apparently served for a short period of time after discharge from the Invalid Regiment, as serving as a Private in Captain Jacob Cooper's State Militia of Burlington county. Submitted by Michael Jobes,

WILLIAM JOBES, Junior, born probably in or near Trenton on 5 June 1763 and died 13 June 1851 at Miracle Run, Monongalia county, (West) Virginia. NSDAR file cases state that WILLIAM JOBES, Junior, served with his father, after he was wounded and after the death of his mother (spouse of WILLIAM JOBES, Senior). Records published in PORTRAIT and BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD of OKLAHOMA (1901) regarding an ELIAM LEMASTERS (grandson of WILLIAM JOBES, Junior), states that (WILLIAM JOBES, Junior) "...the maternal grandfather....was twelve years old when Trenton was taken, and he served as dispatch-bearer in the war of the Revolution until the close of hostilities." Submitted by Michael Jobes,

Tucker, Jacob. Parents: Warner and Elizabeth (Lambert) Tucker of Westfield. Served Revo.War along with his brother Ephraim. (Submitted by: Barbara Kaupang at )

Tucker, Ephraim. Parents: Warner and Elizabeth (Lambert) Tucker of Westfield. Served Revo.War along with his brother Jacob. (Submitted by: Barbara Kaupang at )

D.A.R. Patriotic index Vol 2 page 196 Zedekiah South was in the 1779 Census of New Jersey
Zedekiah South served in the Revolutionary War from 1776-1778. He was a Shoe Maker, Harness Maker and Teamster. He applied for a Pension 19 Sep 1832 # R9940 while living in Glen, Montgomery Co., New York He moved from New Jersey to New York shortly after the end of the war, according to his Pension Application, of which I have a copy. I have a copy of the receipt given him by David Olden, Commissioner of Clothing for Middlesex Co., New Jersey 1777 - 1779, for 21 pairs of shoes, on 3 Jun 1777 in stores purchased for the Continental Army. This is covered by a book by Dorothy Agnas Stratford called, " Certificates of Receipts of Rev." New Jersey Vol 2, of, "Stores Purchased for Army". Published by Hunterdon House, Lambertville, New Jersey
It is believed that Zedekiah South had a brother named Benjamin South who was born in the same place. Benjamin was born Feb 1758. He married Elizabeth Slack and filed for a Pension # R 9939 , 27 Aug 1832 from Greene Co., Pennsylvania, where he died, 2 May 1839. His widow died there, 3 Apr 1848, leaving children : Enoch South & Rebecca Minor children's birth dates , Sarah, born 14 Nov 1779, Enoch, born 27 Jul 1787, Elizabeth, born Jul 1778 & Rebecca, no birth date given.
(I also have a copy of this Pension application, in my records.Merle R. Price" )
Rena Marie Price Rossi received a supplement on Zedekiah, to the D.A.R. Merle Ralph Price also received a supplement on Zedekiah , to the S.A.R # 1282H9. Rena Cynthia South Price joined the D.A.R. on Zedekiah South. Viola Finch also joined the D.A.R. on Zedekiah South # 536130. Zedekiah South appears in the list of people living in in the township of Nottingham, Burlington Co., New Jersey who are deemed and considered part of the Militia of New Jersey, in 1793, in an abstract and index by James S. Norton in the Warren, Ohio Library O312.92 N824n.
New Jersey Gazette 30 Oct 1786 The creditors of John Lee, ZEDEKIAH SOUTH, and Hannah Shea, insolvent debtors, are to meet with Judges of the Hunterdin Co. Court of Common Pleas on the 21st of Nov at the Court House. (It was at about this time that Zedekiah went to New York) He shows up in the 1790 census of Onieda Co., New York and from 1800 to 1830 in Montgomery Co., New York This is from Records of New Jersey Vol 1" Notices from New Jersey Newspapers 1781-1790."
In a letter from my cousin Grace Machler , She writes-- I think he is the son of Benjamin South and Keziah ?. According to tax records of Windsor Twp. New Jersey Film # 0865477, Zedekiah is listed on a farm next to Benjamin in the Years 1779,80,81,82,83. In 1793 is listed as living in Burlington Co., Nottingham Twp., New Jersey. According to Benjamin South's, Will, which was proved 12 May 1800, he states he has another Plantation in Nottingham, which was where Zedekiah South was living before he went to New York Abt 1786. Benjamin's Will was witnessed by James McCabe, who was we believe, the parent of the wives of both Zedekiah and Lippington South.
Benjamin's Will, states so much is to be given to each of his five children, and is stated in such a manner as to make one think that he had previously given moneys to other children , not mentioned in this Will. (William, Zedekiah and Lippington)
(Donated by: Merle R. Price" )

HEADLEY Joseph, born 3 Feb 1746, Hardyston Twp. Sussex, NJ. He married Abigail Morris 1767 Sussex NJ. Joseph died 22 Feb 1840 in Trumbull Co. Ohio. He Served in the Continental Troops NJ as a Private.
(Donated by Peggy Tebbetts)

Emberson Sr.William of Salem County, NJ was born in Ireland abt 1751, came to America and fought as a private in the Revolutionary War in the Pennsylvania line in 1776. He was married to Orpha Unknown. He was a farmer. He died in Salem County in Sept. of 1818. I believe he may have been buried at either Salem Baptist Church cemetary or Canton Baptist Church cemetary, but the records have been lost. submitted by Joyce Bennett Moody email address

DRAKE,Cornelius, b. 20 Oct 1754 in Hanover Tshp, Morris Co., NJ. Married Nancy Genung, 2 Feb 1786. Cornelius served in the Continental Regular Army from Feb. 4, 1776 until 6 Jun 1783. He was in the Battle of Short Hills in Essex Co., NJ; the battle of Staten Island; the Battle of Brandywine; the Battle of Germantown; the Battle of Monmouth; the Battle at Yorktown, when Cornwallis surrendered. He was most likely at Valley Forge with Washington's Army, and he was also in the Sullivan Expedition against the Indians of New York. Cornelius Drake died 15 Dec 1839, at Webster, Monroe Co., NY, and is buried there in the West Webster Cemetery. (Donated by:Joyce Bucci < >

John Wolford, born 1754, lived in Sussex County during the Revolution. In May 1777, he stated he went with Capt John Pipenger, under Col. Jacob West, to guard the Sussex Court House. He went out again in Sept 1777 under Capt. John Pipenger and Capt John Potty. March 1778, he went with Capt John Winter, under Col. Jacob West, to Elizabethtown. In summer of 1779, he went out with Capt. John Pippenger, under Col. West, to Hacket's Town and north western wilderness area. In September 1779, he went out with Capt. John Pippenger, under Col. West to the Blue mountains and up the Delaware River to near the York line and under Major Westbrooks. In September 1780, he went out with Capt John Pippenger, under Col. West, to Morris Town Total service: About 4 months as a sergeant and 5 months and six days as a private. Please feel free to email me about more facts of John Wolford before and after the Revolutionary War. (Donated by:Diane Wolford at )

Jacob Workman, born abt 1740 in Somerset, NJ (son of Abraham Workman (Woertman) and Annetje Smith), was a sharpshooter in the Revolutionary War having enlisted 26 Aug 1776. Jacob's Revolutionary service was rewarded by the grant of title to Military Lot No. 3660, Fort Cumberland, Maryland, containing fifty acres of land, title to which was granted in the April Assembly of 1787. Military Lot No. 3659 was awarded at the same time to his brother Andrew Workman (b abt 1742, Somerset, NJ). Andrew, however, neglected to pay the amount submitted by law and continued vacancy of the tract gave Jacob the right to buy this 52 1/2 acres which he joined to the other property to become a tract which he named "Brotherly Love." Jacob received patent for this tract of land 25 May 1801 having paid all fees. Of the other tracts, "Workman's Desire" was owned originally by brother John Workman (b abt 1734, Somerset, NJ) and later came into the possession of brother Isaac Workman (b abt 1736, Somerset, NJ). "Workman's Fortune" and "Workman's Sugar Camp" were both owned by Jacob Workman. By this account in Thelma C. Anderson's, Workman Family History, (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1962), p. 28., I conclude that all four brothers served, but only Jacob and Andrew are mentioned as having proved their service and recieved land grants. (Donated by: Stephen D. Lucas )

Lee's Light Infantry

CHAMBERS, James, from Monmouth County, New Jersey. James served in the Company of Infantry, Commanded by Capt. James Armstrong, in the Regiment Commanded by Col. Henry Lee,(Lee's Light Infantry, NJ and VA) as a Private. (Donated byf:Cheryl Natriello < >

New Jersey Militia

BALL,Nehemiah.........New Jersey militia; Elizabethtown Barracks..............Born in Connecticut Farms, Essex County (now city of Union in Union County) on December 1, 1756. Enlisted at Elizabethtown on July 1, 1776. Served with infantry unit under Colonel Spencer until October of 1777. Enlisted in an artillery company commanded by Captain Aaron Clark in May of 1778, was appointed First Sargeant, and served until the end of the war. Was involved in skirmishes at Connecticut Farms and Springfield. He died in Allegheny County NY in 1847. submitted by: Rich MacAlpine Penn Yan NY

SCOTT,John #S. 6061 was born in the year 1760,in Burlington County, New Jersey: the names of his parents were not given.
While a resident of Monmouth Co, NJ, he enlisted in the fall of 1776 and served three months as private in captain Couperthwaite’s company, Colonel Holmes’ New Jersey regiment: following this, he served on tours of one month each, mounting in all to about eighteen months, as private under Captain Wykoff, Cowan, Brewer and Converse, Colonels Holmes, David Formand and Samuel Forman in the NJ troops, during which he was in many skirmishes.
He moved to Middlesex County, NJ, volunteered and served five months in Captain DaBow’s company, Colonels William Scudders’s and Nicholson’s regiments: during this service he was a sergeant and at one time acted as Lieutenant with a detachment of troops and was in an encounter with the enemy near Allentown. Subsequently, he served three months as a teamster, no officers named.
After his service, John SCOTT resided in New Jersey, apart of the time in Maryland and later in Centre Co and then on to Clearfield Co Pennsylvania.
Pension application Dec 4 1832 Pike twp, Clearfield, Pa.
No reference to wife or children. Death date 9 July 1851 Piketwp, Clearfield,Pa. Buried in Fruit Hill Cem.
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Morris County Battalion

CARMICHAEL,Ichabod, born 1740 in Scotland. Married Phoebe Clark, Mar 28, 1765. He served as a private and promoted to sergeant in Capt. David Bates Co., Eastern Battalion, Morris Co., NJ.and died May 1828, in Eldred, Sullivan Co., New York.
Submitted by: Andrea Ware,Sheepy Hollow Farm E-mail at

Morris County Militia

Garrigus, John and Jacob
History of John Garrigus and Jacob Garrigus respectively. They both served in the Morris County Militia. John also served a short stint in the Jersey Blues. A large article on this site is to the service of John Garrigus. There is also a roster of all Bob's veteran ancestors of all wars. My site Bob Garrigus

Cape May County Battalion

VANGILDER,Issac, was a private during the Revolutionary War in Captain James Willetts, Jr's. 2nd company of the Cape May Battalion of Militia. He and several of his cousins from the Cape May area were in the Milita together. He was born abt 1750 in NJ and died March 25, 1813. He is buried in the Petersburg Methodist Church Cemetery in Petersburg, and there is a DAR marker on his grave. submitted by Joyce Bennett Moody email address

Pension. Soldiers who fought in NJ from Indiana
Joseph Alexander