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ERA OF FRENCH & INDIAN WAR

Companies of Rangers

1754 to 1763

 

Source:Crozier's "Virginia Colonial Militia"pp. 9-57

 

The following is a parctical lists of the Companies of Rangers employed

on the upper tributaries of the Potomac, and in the Greenbrier

River-West Virginia frontier- durning the era of the

French & Indian War.

 

Captain Andrew Lewis'Company of Rangers , in service 1754

 

OFFICERS:

 

Andew Lewis...................Captain

John Savage....................Lieutenant

William wright..............Ensign

John McKully................Sergeant

Robert Graham..............Sergeant

Thomas Stedman...........Corporal

David Wilkenson..........Drummer

 

 

PRIVATES

 

Abraham Mushaw                           James Milton                                       Andrew Fowler                                                            

John Biddlecomb                             Jacob Gowen                                        John Allen

Robert Murphy                                Henry Bailey                                        Thomas King

Bartholomew Burns                       John Brown                                          William Chaplain

James Fulham                                  Henry Neagle                                      John Davis

John Thuistan                                  Benjamin Gauze                                  Patrick McPike

Thomas Burney                               John Hart                                              Michael McCannon

John Maston                                     George Gibbons                                   Matthew Jones

Terrance Swiney                              William Holland                                 Thomas Pierce

John Smith                                        John Gallihon                                      Thomas Burras

Patrick Smith                                   Casper Moreau                                    Samuel Arsdale

John Mu'holland                              John Chapman                                     George Malcom

James Cammack                              Samuel Hyden                                      Philemon Waters

Charles Waddey                               William Dean                                      John Campbell

James Smith                                      Nicholas Morgan                                Fransis Rodges

William Stallions                              Barnaby Ryley                                    Pledge Ward

Henry Bowman                                  Nathaniel Deadman                            James Ford

 

 

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Captain William Preston's Company of Rangers,

Authorized by act of the House of Burgesses June 8, 1757

In service until May4, 1759, When it was abandoned.

 

OFFICERS

 

William Preston..............Captain

Charles Lewis..................Lieutenant

Archibald Buchanan.......Sergeant

Charles Smith..................Sergeant

William Davis...................Sergeant

Jousha Cummings...........Corporal

Thomas Saunders............Drummer

Dr. Thomas Lloyd............Surgeon

 

PRIVATES

 

John Davis                                                 Moses Fisher                                   Solly Mulliear

James Hulman                                          Bond Estle                                        Gardner Adkins

Nicholas Smith                                         John Miller                                      Samuel Graham

John Johnston                                          Thomas Kinkead                              John Estle

Frederick Fitzgerald                               William Stewart                              Thomas McGregor

David Graham                                            Fransis Riley                                   Robert Hall

William Anderson                                    John Codare                                     ohn Pryor

Willia, Hutcheson                                     Lofftus Pullin                                  John Kinkead

William Jackson                                       William Black                                George Gwinn

John Carlistle                                            Robert Graham                                Thomas Hicklin

John Vachob

 

 

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Captain William Phillips Company of Rangers in Service 1763

 

OFFICERS

 

William Phillips...................Captain

Joseph Bickley.....................Lieutenant

James Bullock.....................Ensign

William Hughes..................Ensign

Joseph Terry.......................Sergeant

Charles Barrett..................Sergeant

John Hall..............................Sergeant

William Hughes..................Surgeon

 

PRIVATES

 

William McGehee                                       John Gilbert                                    Chapman White

Nathaniel Branham                                     William Bibbs                                James McGehee

Robert Hall                                                    James Ratcliff                                James Smith

James Twopence                                           John McCoy                                    John Sanders

Clabourne Routhwell                                   John Lemay                                     Robert Goodman

Phillip Cosby                                                 Zacheus  Cosby                               William Brock                                        

John Freeman                                                Charles Hester                               Dabney Carr

 

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Captain John Dickinson's Company of Rangers,

In service 1757-59

 

OFFICERS

 

John Dickinson...................Captain

John Baller..........................Sergeant

Thomas Kelly.......................Corporal

Robert Gillispie.Sr.............Sergeant

Humphrey Madison............Ensign

 

 

PRIVATES

 

John Fulton                                             William Shields                                       David Galloway

James Johnston                                      Edward McMullin                                    John McMullin

Thomas Carpenter                                 Jacob Parsinger                                       Abraham Parsinger

Phillip Parsinger                                   Patrick Carrigan                                     Andrew Jameson

Solomon Carpenter                               Ezekiel Johnson                                        Peter Wiley

Joseph Willis                                         John Taylor                                                William Davis

Peter Wiley                                            John Wiley                                                  William Hamilton

 

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Captain Peter Hogg's Company of Rangers

In service from 1754 to 1758

 

OFFICERS

 

Peter Hogg.........................Captain

James Dunlap....................Lieutenant

James Taylor.....................Ensign

John Clark........................Sergeant

Samuel Powell...................Sergeant

William Vaughan.............Sergeant

William Armstrong..........Corporal

David Laird.........................Corporal

 

PRIVATES

 

Thomas Scott                             Thomas Galbreath                           Fransis Gibbs

William Smith                           James McMahon                             Daniel Grubb

John Johnson                             George Ehrmantrout                     James Riddle

John Fumace                              James Shaw                                     John Pence

James Milligan                          Henry Shackleford          

 

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Captain Samuel Overton's Company of Rangers,

In service in 1755 to 1756

 

OFFICERS

 

Samuel Overton..............Captain

Ansolem Clarkson.........Sergeant

 

PRIVATES

 

John Penix                                           William Watson                               Richard Foster

Charles Jenkins                                 James Ratcliff                                  George Sims

Thomas Jones                                     James Melton                                    Edmond Foster

William Foster                                   Peter Clarkson                                 William Ahorn

John Shepperson

 

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Captain Robert Rutherford's Company of Rangers,

In Service 1758-1759

 

OFFICERS

 

Robert Rutherford.............................Captain

Edward Luce........................................Sergeant

John Rouse.........................................Sergeant

William Darke...................................Corporal

Jonathan Seaman..............................Corporal

 

PRIVATES

 

John Dastforan                                      James Shirley                                   Jacob Rush

Joseph Hedges                                       Richard Bowen                                  Alexander Lemon

Walter Shirley                                      Jervice Sherly                                   Robert Buckles ,Jr.

Thomas Bright

 

 

 

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Captain William Christian's Company of Rangers,

In Service in 1760 to 1764

 

OFFICERS

 

William Christian...................Captain

James Barnett..........................Sergeant

William Carvin........................Sergeant

 

PRIVATES

 

Thomas Miller                                    John Collins                                   John Tumley

William Melton                                  Dumas Lane                                    Nathan Gibson

James Ritchey                                    James Twopance                             John Lea

 

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Other Companies of Rangers in service on the West Virginia frontier durning the French and Indian

War were those of Captains Christopher GRIST, John SMITH, Joseph FOX, John MCNEAL,

Charles LEWIS, Samuel MEREDITH, Archibald ALEXANDER, Christopher HUDSON,

Obediah WOODSON, Thomas FLEMING, Thomas BULLETT, James MCGAVOK,

John ANTHONY, Robert BRECKENRIDGE, William COX, Alenander SAYER,

John BRAGG, George BERLELY, _______TEMPLE, and _______HUBBARD.

 

Transcribed by Brenda Collins Dillon , March 2000

 

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