Category Archives: Revolutionary War

Samuel Musgrave – Revolutionary War Soldier and “Indian Spy” #5 in 52 Ancestors

Samuel Musgrave (Musgrove) was a Revolutionary War soldier who fought under General Washington in the Battle of Brandywine. The battle between the Americans and the British army under General Howe took place on September 11, 1777 near Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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Knox Craig Eoff Families after the Revolutionary War

By 1783, James Knox Sr., at the age of seventy, was made Justice of the Peace in Chester County, South Carolina, four years before he died. A copy of his signature, with JP for Justice of the Peace after his … Continue reading

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Our Tylers – Loyalists in Llewellyn Conspiracy in the Revolutionary War?

As the conflict between England and her American colonies developed, most southern coastal planters were loyal to England, which was the market for their crops. Most plantation owners were members of Anglican churches, the same religion as in England. These … Continue reading

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Revolutionary War Battle at Musgrove Mill

Musgrove Mill was not owned by our branch of Musgrove’s, who lived in New Jersey and Pennsylvania then. I have no evidence any of our other ancestors were with the Whigs/Colonists or the Loyalists/Tories at the Battle of Musgrove Mill, … Continue reading

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Samuel Musgrave and Elizabeth Brand – Revolutionary War Service

Samuel was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1747. He was one of eight children born to Moses Musgrove Jr. and Elizabeth, who’s last name is unknown. He moved to Fayette County, PA., then to Muhlenburgh County, Kentucky, and finally, to … Continue reading

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Eoff – Jacob, Peter and Isaac: Three Generations of Patriots

In an earlier post, we discussed the Palatine German migration and our first ancestor, Han Jacob Eoff who died in 1710 while still in quarantine on Governor’s Island, New York. His widow, Magdalena was listed with two children, John Jacob Offin age 8, and … Continue reading

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