Revolutionary War Service
Because Potter County did not exist during the Revolutionary War, no Potter County natives served in that war.
However some of our earliest settlers were Revolutionary War veterans.
They came to Potter county, built a good place to live as they built their own lives, and they died and are buried here.
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|CARPENTER, Joseph I||~||1854||Clara|
|EDGECOMB, Roger/td>||Army and Navy, four years||1838||Lymansville|
|HAWLEY, Salmon||CT Line, Pvt||12-8-1842||Daniels|
|KIBBE, David||Brewsters Regt, Pvt||1-15-1838||White's Corners|
|LYMAN, Isaac, Maj./td>||~||3-1-1827||Lymansville|
|PHILLIPS, Isaac||Weissenfel's NY Regt, Pvt. Enlisted at age of 15 years as a Drummer Boy||7-5-1858||Clara|
|RAYMOND, Amos||2 Co, 4th CT Regt, Minuteman||8-22-1852||Raymond|
|RICKEY, Israel||~||5-28-1851||John Lyman|
|ROOKS, Daniel Sr.||~||5-22-1840||North Bingham|
|THROCMORTON, Joseph||NJ, Pvt. Also War of 1812||4-12-1851||Douglass|
The following information on nine Revolutionary
War soldiers buried in potter County has been researched by Mrs. Maybelle
Swanson of Coudersport, genealogist and secretary treasurer of the Potter
County Historical Society. Most information is from the National Archives,
Washington, D. C., which contains the original Revolutionary War records.
She has also visited each of the graves (where known) within Potter
RICHARD ELLIS, No. R-3321, of Ellisburg
was born Dec. 20, 1760, at Ashfield, Mass., a son of Reuben and Mehitable
(Scott) Ellis. He served in the Revolutionary War with his father and
two of his brothers. He was drafted in March or April 1778 by Capt.
Benjamin Phillips and placed in Capt. William Watson's Company of Col.
James Wesson's Massachusetts Regiment. About Oct. 1, 1778, he was sent
to a hospital at Fishkill and remained there until Oct. 28, 1778, when
he was discharged by its Chief Surgeon.
DAVID KIBBE was born June 15, 1745, in Enfield,Conn., a son of David and Miriam (Kibbe) Kibbe; died Jan 15, 1838, and is buried in the cemetery at White's Corners, Potter County, PA. He enlisted in 1776 with a Massachusetts regiment for eight months under Capt. Dibble; in 1777 he served nine months under Capt. Chadwick in Col. Brewer's regiment; another six months during 1778; and in 1780 enlisted for three years in the 4th Mass. regiment commanded by Col. Henry Jackson, serving under Capt. Joseph Fox and later under Capt. Mills. Discharged Dec 31, 1783, at West Point, Papers (pension) were signed by Major General Knox. David Kibbe was married twice, his first wife is unknown, the second wife was Mary ??, who is buried beside him at White's Corners, died Feb. 11, 1835, age 53 years.
Children by first wife were: David (1787-1873)
and Joan who married David West. Children by second wife: Peter, Mary
(1813-1900) who married Timothy A. Galicia; Moses, born 1814; James,
born 1816, who married Sally Clark; Eli, (1818-1880), who married Nancy
N. Bay; and Martha, born 1820.
Isaac Lyman was married three times and had 17 children. His first wife was Sally Edgecomb, who died August 22, 1791, in her 28th year. His second wife was Laura Pierce,who was born Dec. 28, 1769, and they were divorced. His third wife was Patience Mann Spafford, born May 16, 1774, died April 12, 1867. Isaac Lyman died March 1, 1827, at Lymansville, Potter County, and is buried in the Lymansville Cemetery.
Children of Sally Edgcomb Lyman: Jonathan, born
at Whittingham, VT, Dec. 13, 1782, died Dec. 16, 1782; Lydia, born March
14, 1784; Charlotte, born Nov. 29, 1785; Eunice, born Dec. 17, 1787,
died at Lymansville, Pa., July 8, 1844; John, born July 7, 1789.
Children of Laura Pierce Lyman: Burrel, born Nov. 10, 1792, at Bolton Landing, NY; Laura, born Feb. 20, 1794, married Silas McCarthy of Muncy, Pa., Dec.10, 1810. This was the first marriage in Potter County. Parthena, born May 12, 1795, died Oct. 8, 1795; Henry, born Dec. 9, 1796, died Jan. 11, 1797; Harry, born March 17, 1798; Isaac Jr., born Jan. 15, 1802; Otis, born April 21,1805.
Children of Patience Mann Spafford Lyman: Charles,
born January 13, 1810, died March 1, 1888; Eulalia, born June 6, 1811
(first white child born in Potter County); Milo, born March 25, 1813,
died March 6, 1830; Edwin, born Dec. 21, 1815, died Feb. 24, 1891; Lewis
Wrn., born Jan. 29, 1818, died Aug. 21, 1900.
AMOS RAYMOND was born March 23, 1757 at Holden, Mass., a son of William and Mercy (Davis) Raymond (Holden V. R. p.154); died Aug. 22, 1852, at Raymond, Allegany Twp., Potter County, Pa.; married Dec. 9, 1779 to Alice Joslin, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Greenleaf) Joslin. She was born at Shrewsbury, Mass. on Oct. 28, 1757, and died at Richford, NY, July 5, 1828. Amos was a private in the Revolutionary War, serving as a Minute Man. He fought at White Plains and assisted in the capture of Gen. Burgoyne. He was a pioneer in Berkshire Hills, Mass., and again when he went to Richford, Tioga County, NY, with his son, Daniel. In 1836 he and Daniel moved to Allegany Township, Potter County, where he died. His grave is marked by the DAR.
Children of Amos Raymond were: Alice, born Oct.
8,1780, married ?? Watkins; Amos, born Aug. 13, 1782, died Feb. 1870;
Betsey, born Oct. 1, 1784, married Eleazer Lyman, died Sept. 1, 1851;
William Greenleaf, born Oct. 13, 1786, died July 31, 1874; Daniel, born
Oct. 5, 1793, died Aug.20, 1893, and Olive, who married Rev. J. Jackson.
DANIEL ROOKS, SR. No. 5-22483, of Bingham Township was a Revolutionary War soldier. He was born March 28, 1764, at Uxbridge, Mass. He enlisted in May 1781 when he resided in Coryden, Cheshire County (later Sullivan County), New Hampshire, and served six months as a private in Capt. Charles Nelson's Company. With Col. Benjamin Wait's Regiment of Vermont troops he engaged in building a fort near Corinth.The soldier returned home to Coryden, NH, from which place he migrated to Stillwater and Northumberland in Saratoga County, NY, and Painted Post in Steuben County, before moving to Bingham Township, Potter County; in 1826 where he died May 22, 1840. He married in 1792 or 1793 Prudence Dickerson who was born July 12, 1762, and died July 24, 1848, at Bingham. Both are buried in North Bingham Cemetery. Their children were: Daniel, John L., Darion, and Sally Rooks.
JOSEPH THROCMORTON was born in Sussex
County, NJ, June 14, 1765 (Pension application) christened as "John
Joseph" but known only as "Joseph." Living in Montmouth County, NJ,
he eniisted at the age of 15 years in the American Revolution; and later
served in the Pennsylvania Insurrection. He was a ship carpenter and
farmer. He married Sarah Ann Brower, daughter of a Revolutionary War
soldier, on March 6, 1796. She was born December 20, 1772. In 1802,
Joseph Throcmorton was living in Union County, NJ, and two years later
in Hector, Schuyler County, NY., where, for a third time, he enlisted
in the service of his country, the War of 1812. He and his wife belonged
to the religious sect known as Shakers. About 1824, he removed to Hector
Township, Potter County, Pa., where he applied for a Revolutionary War
pension, October 3, 1832, issued July 15, 1833, at which date he was
a resident of McKean County, living with his son, Elias. Pension last
paid March 4, 1851; died April 12, 1851. Burial was in Douglass Cemetery,
Hector Township, Potter County,
Their children were: James, born June 8, 1797;
John, born March 17, 1799; Elias, born Sept. 12, 1802, Scotch Plains,
Union County, NJ; Sally, born July 2, 1807, married July 4, 1821, to
Gird Steel, died February 14, 1854; and Anna, born August 5, 1811, died
unmarried May 15, 1842, in Potter County.
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