Revolutionary War veterans

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Oil on canvas portrait painting of Samuel Hopkins by an unknown author. Reproduced from Wikimedia Commons.
Portrait of Colonel John Jameson by William Joseph Williams, c. 1794. Reproduced from Wikimedia Commons.
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The following individuals associated with Albemarle County were listed as having served in the Revolutionary War by Edgar Woods in his book Albemarle County in Virginia.[1]

Albemarle soldiers of the Revolution


  • David Anderson, Ensign, 9th Va.
  • Nathaniel Anderson, Lieut., 3rd Va.
  • John Beck, Ensign, 9th Va.
  • Samuel Bell, Ensign, Grayson's Reg.
  • Thomas Bell, Captain, Gist's Reg.
  • Bezaleel Brown, Captain, State troops at Yorktown.
  • Henry Burke, Captain, State militia.
  • John Burke, Captain, State militia.
  • May Button, Captain, State militia.
  • Peter Davie, Quartermaster, 14th Va.
  • Samuel Eddins, Captain, 1st Cont. Artillery,
  • Edward Garland, Captain, 14th Va.
  • Peter Garland, Captain, 6th Va.
  • Nathaniel Garland, Lieut., State militia.
  • William Gooch, Lieut., State militia.
  • William Grayson, Captain, State militia.
  • John Hargis, Ensign, 13th Va.
  • Benjamin Harris, Captain, State militia.
  • Robert Harris, Captain, State militia.
  • Reuben Hawkins, Captain, State militia.
  • William Henderson, Captain, 9th Va.
  • Reuben Herndon, Lieut., 7th Va.
  • Joseph Holt, Lieut., 4th Va.
  • Samuel Hopkins, Lt. Col., 10th Va., captured at Charleston, S. C.
  • Charles Hudson, Quartermaster, 14th Va.
  • John Hudson, Captain, State militia.
  • Isaac Israel, Captain, 8th Va.
  • John Jameson, Lt. Col., Dragoons.
  • Matthew Jouett, Captain.
  • Robert Jouett, Captain, 7th Va.
  • John Key, Ensign, 8th Va.
  • Mask Leake, Captain, State militia.
  • Charles Lewis, Colonel, 14th Va.
  • Nicholas Lewis, Captain, State militia.
  • William Lewis, Lieut., Cont. Line.
  • Reuben Lindsay, Col., State militia.
  • Richard Lindsay, Col. Gen., Lawson's Brigade.
  • Bernard Lipscomb, Captain, State militia.
  • Col. Mallory.
  • John Marks, Captain, 14th Va.
  • Hudson Martin, Lieut., 9th Va.
  • John Martin, Captain, State militia.
  • Abraham Maury, Adjutant, 14th Va.
  • David Meriwether, Lieut., 14th Va., captured at Charleston.
  • James Meriwether, Adj., State militia.
  • Thomas Meriwether, Major, State militia.
  • Peter Minor, Captain, Sth Va.
  • Archelaus Moon, Lieut., 14th Va.
  • Jacob Moon, Paymaster, 14th Va.
  • George Nicholas, Lt. Col., 11th Va.
  • John Nicholas, Lieut., 9th Va.
  • Wilson C. Nicholas, Com., Washington's Guards.
  • Lipscomb Norvell, Lieut., 5th Va
  • John Piper, Lieut., State militia.
  • James Quarles, Captain, State militia.
  • Robert Rodes, Captain, captured at Charleston.
  • Clough Shelton, Captain, 10th Va., captured at Charleston.
  • William Simms, Captain, 6th Va.
  • Larkin Smith, Captain, 4th Dragoons.
  • George Thompson, Lieut., State militia.
  • John Thompson, Lieut., 7th Va.
  • Leonard Thompson, Lieut., State militia.
  • Roger Thompson, Captain, 2nd Va.
  • Thomas Walker Jr., Captain, 9th Va.
  • Captain Warr, probably Marr.
  • Daniel White, Captain, State militia.
  • Carleton Woodson, Sergeant, State militia.


  • John Burton, disabled and pensioned.
  • John Buster, died 1820, fought against Native Americans and served in Revolution.
  • Nathan Clausby, Grenadier, 1st Partisan Legion.
  • James Craddock, died in the service.
  • Charles Davis, 1st Light Dragoons, wounded and pensioned.
  • David Epperson, died in the service.
  • John Fagg Sr., died 1829, aged 92.
  • Simpson Foster, died in the service.
  • John Gillaspy, 9th Va., killed at Germantown.
  • Charles Goolsby, Corporal, 9th Va., captured at Germantown, and died in the service.
  • James Goolsby, 9th Va., captured at Germantown, and died in the service.
  • John Goolsby, 9th Va., died in the service.
  • John Greening, 2nd Va.
  • William Hardin, killed at Ninety-Six.
  • Bartlett Hawkins, pensioned.
  • Ambrose Howard, 9th Va.
  • Richard Marshall, pensioned by Act of Assembly.
  • Peter Massie, 5th Va.
  • Thomas Mitchell, Sergeant, Cent, army, died in the service.
  • James Old, died 1821, in battles of Quebec and Long Island.
  • William Smith, died 1823, aged 95, fought against Native Americans and served in Revolution.
  • John Snead, in Cont. army.
  • Kenneth Southerlin, State militia.
  • Daniel Tilman, died 1820, fought at age 16 against Native Americans and served in Revolution.

Note: Applying for pensions under Act of Congress passed in 1818.

Enlisted in Albemarle

  • William Bailey, in Capt. Thomas Walker's Co., 9th Va., in battles of Brunswick and Saratoga, discharged in Pa.
  • Joseph Brockman, in Capt. Lindman's Co., Col. Davies's Reg., in no battle, discharged in Powhatan.
  • William Eastin, in Capt. Reuben Taylor's Co., Col. Moses Hazen's Reg., in battles of Staten Island, Brandywine and Germantown, discharged at Morristown, N. J.
  • Nehemiah Greening, in Capt. Stribling's Co., Buford's Reg., at Fort Motte, Ninety-Six and Eutaw Springs, discharged at Salisbury, N. C.
  • Edward Hughes, in Capt. John Mark's Co., 1st Va., in battles of Brandywine, Germantown and Guilford C. H.
  • Thomas Johnson, in Capt. Roger Thompson's Co., 2nd Va., in no battle, discharged at Long Island, Holston River.
  • John Jones, in Capt. Winston's Co., Col. Charles Lewis's Reg., in battles of Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth, discharged at Middlebrook, N. J.
  • Sabrit King, in Capt. Robert Jouett's Co., 7th Va., in battle of Monmouth.
  • Martin Mooney, in Capt. Fontaine's Co., 14th Va., and Capt. Wm. Lewis's Co., Col. Cleveland's Reg., in battles of Long Bridge, King's Mountain and Ninety-Six.
  • Richard Mooney, in Capt. John Mark's Co., 1st Va., in battles of Guilford C. H., Camden, Ninety-Six and Eutaw Springs, discharged at Salisbury, N. C.
  • Samuel Munday, in Capt. Wm. Simms's Co., Col. Green's Reg., at Guilford C. H., Camden, Ninety-Six and Eutaw Springs, discharged at Salisbury, N. C.

Enlisted in other places but residents of Albemarle after the war

  • Humphrey Beckett, in Frederick County, Capt. Porterfield's Co., 11th Va., in battles of Somerset, Amboy and Monmouth, discharged in Frederick.
  • Thomas Burton, in Hanover County, Capt. Hurd's Co., Buford's Reg., in no battle, discharged in Fluvanna.
  • Youen Carden, in Cumberland County, under I,t. Benj. Garrett, Capt. Baylor's Cavalry, and twenty mouths under Col. Washington, discharged at Charleston, S. C.
  • John Grinstead, in Hanover County, Capt. Woodson's Co., Col. Posey's Reg., at Savannah and Yorktown, discharged in Cumberland County.
  • Sabrit Hoy, in Culpeper County, Capt. Harrison's Co., 2nd Va., at Cowpeus, Guilford C. H., Camden, Ninety-Six and Eutaw Springs, discharged at Salisbury, N. C.
  • William Kirby, in Hanover County, Capt. Stribliug's Co., Buford's Reg., at Guilford C. H., Camden, Ninety-Six and Eutaw Springs, discharged at Salisbury, N. C.
  • Isaac Milliway, at Dover, Del., Capt. McCannon's Co., Col. Vaughan's Reg., at Guilford C. H., Camden, Eutaw Springs, where he was severely wounded, discharged at Dover.
  • George Norvell, in Capt. Richard C. Anderson's Co., Sth Va., at Brandywine, Germantown and Yorktown, discharged at West Point.
  • Joseph Shepherd, at Fredericksburg, in Capt. John Wallace's Co., 3rd Va.
  • Cephas Shickett, in Capt. John Stuart's Co., 1st Maryland, at Brandywine and Germantown, discharged at Annapolis.
  • John Wm. Shube, in Philadelphia, in Pulaski's Corps, at Savannah, Camden, Mount Scoota, and James Island, discharged at Smithfield, Va.
  • John Smith, in Pennsylvania Artillery, Capt. Proctor, at Trenton, with Gen. Clark down the Ohio in 1781, and one year with Gen. Harmar, discharged at Fort Pitt.
  • William Turner, in Capt. Francis Taylor's Co., 2nd Va., at Germantown and Stony Point.
  • John Williams, in Brunswick County, Capt. John Overton's Co., 10th Va., at Guilford C. H., Eutaw Springs, and Yorktown, discharged at Williamsburg.

Privates in state militia

  • Samuel Barksdale
  • Micajah Bowen
  • William Boyd
  • Gideon Carr
  • Meekins Carr
  • John Collins
  • Major Dowell
  • James Dunn
  • George Gentry
  • James Gentry
  • Sharod Going
  • John Hall
  • Nathan Hall
  • George Hardin
  • William Harris
  • Richard Hill
  • Charles Huckstep
  • Richard Johnson
  • William Jordan
  • Adam Keblinger
  • Samuel McCord
  • Cornelius Maupin
  • Daniel Maupin
  • William Maupin
  • Jonathan Munday, at Yorktown
  • Ephraim Seamonds
  • Richard Snow, at Yorktown
  • Richard Spinner
  • John Spradling
  • David Strange at Yorktown
  • John Taylor
  • Nathaniel Thacker
  • Absalom Thomas
  • John Thomas
  • Roger Thompson, at Yorktown
  • Micajah Wheeler
  • John Wood

Additional information

The majority of the individuals from Albemarle County who enlisted in the Revolutionary War were assigned to the 14th Virginia Regiment, which was raised in western Virginia on September 16, 1776 for service with the Continental Army. The regiment would see action in famous engagements such as the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth. Most of the regiment was captured by the British Army on May 12, 1780 during the Siege of Charleston. The regiment would later be formally disbanded on November 15, 1783.

Several significant events occurred in Albemarle County during the Revolutionary War. The conflict first arrived in the area in 1778, when British and German prisoners who had been captured during the Battles of Saratoga in October of 1777 were transferred from Boston to the prisoner of war camp in Charlottesville. Numerous prominent citizens of the area later added their signatures to the Albemarle County Declaration of Independence in 1779, formally breaking all political ties with the British monarchy. Later on in the war, Marquis de Lafayette and the troops under his command camped along the Three Notch'd Road while guarding important munitions being stored at the Old Albemarle County Courthouse.[2]

Perhaps the most famous Revolutionary episode that took place in Albemarle County occurred during the second British invasion of Virginia in December of 1780. As troops led by Benedict Arnold began to threaten Richmond, the Virginia legislature moved its proceedings to Charlottesville. After Lord Cornwallis had assumed command of all British forces within Virginia in June of 1781, he dispatched Colonel Banastre Tarleton at the head of a mounted force on a raid to Charlottesville in order to capture the members of the Virginia legislature as well as Governor Thomas Jefferson. However, Captain John Jouett of the Virginia Militia noticed the march of Tarleton's troops in Louisa County, and on the night of June 3 he rode his horse for over 45 miles along the Three Notch'd Road to reach Jefferson and warn him of the danger. As a result of Jouett's efforts, the majority of the legislators were able to escape along the road and reconvene in Staunton, Virginia.[3]


  1. Web. Albemarle County in Virginia, C.J. Carrier Company, 1901
  2. Web. Charlottesville & Albemarle County, Virginia American Revolution 250 Commemoration
  3. Web. When Jouett Rode to Save Jefferson, Richmond-Times Dispatch, 12/02/1934