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American Revolution (1775-1783) Militia in Virginia Counties

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Content:

Age: 76

Occupation:
Captain in the Pittsylvania County Virginia militia during the American Revolution.

State: Virginia, Kentucky

Married: 1951 or 1952

# of Children: 7


1775 - Committee of Safety

Sept. 27, 1775 Military records, Peter Vardeman (Peter Vardeman I, son of Old William Vardeman I & Margaret Vardeman), Capt. of the committee of Safety, Sept. 27, 1775. Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

Source: Virginians in the Revolution, Gwathmey, page 792.


1775 - Virginia Militia

Sept. 27, 1775 Military records, Peter Vardeman (Peter Vardeman I, son of Old William Vardeman I & Margaret Vardeman), nominated Ensign, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Militia.

Source: The History of Pittsylvania County, Maud Carter Clement, Regional Publishing Company, Baltimore Virginia, 1976, page 144.

Source: The Virginia Genealogist, Volume 23, Number 3, Whole Number 91, July – September, 1979, pp. 225 – 226.


1777 - Officer in Militia

Feb. 27, 1777 Military records, Pittsylvania Co., VA Peter Vardeman (Peter Vardeman I, son of Old William Vardeman I & Margaret Vardeman), officer in militia.

Source: Pittsylvania Co., VA, Deed Book 4, p. 293.

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1777 - Officers appointed under Peter Vardeman

Aug. 18, 1777 Military records, Thomas Jones resigns his commission as Captain of the militia
to Peter Vardeman (Peter Vardeman I, son of Old William Vardeman I & Margaret Vardeman). Thomas Hale and Thomas Jones, Jr. are appointed his Lieutenants and Joseph Jones, his Ensign.

Source: Complete Index and Abstract of the Henry County Virginia Order Books #1 and #2 (1777 – 1782), Charles P. Blunt IV, p. 15


1777 - Oath of Allegience to Virginia

Aug. 30th, 1777 Military records, A list of Persons who hath taken the Oath of allegiance before Edmund Lyne, Esqu., August 30th, 1777.

Peter Vardeman (Peter Vardeman I, son of Old William Vardeman I & Margaret Vardeman)

"I do Swear or Affirm that I do denounce and refuse all allegiance to George the Third, King of Great Britain, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Common Wealth of Virginia, as a Free and Independent State, and that I will not at any time, do, or Cause to be done, any matter or thing that will be prejudicial or Injurious to the Freedom and Independence thereof, as declared by Congress, and also, that I will discover and make know to some one Justice of the Peace for said State, all Treasons Traiterous Conspiracies which I know or shall hereafter know to be Formed against this or any of the United States of America. So help me God."

Source: The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. IX, July, 1901, No. 1, pp. 12 & 17.


1779 - Resigns from militia

April 22, 1779 Military records, Thomas Haile is appointed Captain in the place of Peter Vardeman (Peter Vardeman I, son of Old William Vardeman I & Margaret Vardeman), who resigned; Thomas Jones, 1st Lieutenant; Joseph Jones, 2nd Lieutenant and John Murphy, Ensign.

Source: The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 9, January, 1902, No. 3, page 264.

Source: Roots in Virginia, An Account of Captain Thomas Hale, Virginia Frontiersman, Nathaniel Claiborne Hale, page 16

Source: Complete Index and Abstract of the Henry County Virginia Order Books #1 and #2 (1777 – 1782), Charles P. Blunt IV, p. 64


1780 - Military Records

1780 Military records, Peter Vardeman (Peter Vardeman I, son of Old William Vardeman I & Margaret Vardeman), Captain of the Henry County Militia, sworn into office 1780, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

Source: Virginians in the Revolution, Gwathmey, page 792.

Source: Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War, J.T. McAllister, 1989, Heritage Books Inc., p. 210


1781 - Military Records

April 21 To May 1781 Military records, Peter Vardeman, served in the American Revolution from Lincoln County, Virginia, and from Kentucky County, Virginia, where he was a Private in Captain Robert Barnet’s Company of Lincoln county Militia drawn into actual service of the frontier of Lincoln County under the Command of Co. Jno. Logan. April 21 – May 1781

Source: George Rogers Clark and His Men Military Records, 1778-1784, compiled by Margery H. Harding, The Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY, pages 87


1783 - Military Records

Jan. 4th To 13th 1783 Military records, Peter Vardeman, served in the American Revolution from Lincoln County, Virginia, and from Kentucky County, Virginia, where he was a Private in Captain Robert Barnet’s Company of Lincoln county Militia drawn into actual service of the frontier Ensn. John Smiths Party of Militia on Horseback Guarding the Comm (Audit Accounts Court Commission) to the Falls of the Ohio 1783.

Source: George Rogers Clark and His Men Military Records, 1778-1784, compiled by Margery H. Harding, The Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY, pages 198

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