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February 7, 2001

STAFFORD COUNTY

COLONIAL WAR VETERANS

Researched, written and contributed by: Homer Musselman

Stafford County was established in 1664. It has been estimated that the population of Stafford County was about 3,000 people. In 1671, a fort was authorized to provide for the defense of Stafford. Captain Peter Knight was the commander. The militia was formed in 1682. Each militia company of "Rangers" consisted of 20 horsemen. The names of some militia officers are listed in the county records. Unfortunately, the names of the enlisted men were not recorded.

ALEXANDER, PHILIP Source: Public Records Office in London

ANDERSON, GEORGE Captain Virginia Militia Listed in roll dated June 17, 1703.

BOWMAN, SAMUEL Captain Source: Register of Saint Pauls Parish. Bur. Eagle's Nest Cemetery.

BRENT, GEORGE Captain Stafford Rangers

BRENT, GILES Captain Virginia Militia Born: 1651

BURTON, SAMUEL Source: Public Records Office in London

COKELY, BENJAMIN Lieut. Source: Public Records Office in London

DARRELL, SAMPSON Lieut. Virginia Militia Listed with Militia Officers present at Stafford Courthouse on Mar. 9, 1692

DOWNING, Wm. Captain Virginia Militia Listed with Militia Officers present at Stafford Courthouse on Mar. 9, 1692

ELLIS, CHARLES Captain Virginia Militia Listed in roll of Militia dated June 17, 1703.

FITZHUGH, HENRY, Jr. Colonel Rangers Dated Aug 19, 1752 Source: Calender State Papers

FITZHUGH, WILLIAM Lt. Colonel Virginia Militia Born 1651 Died 1701

FITZHUGH, WILLIAM, Jr. Major Virginia Militia Listed in roll of Militia dated June 17, 1703

FOSSAKER, RICHARD Captain Virginia Militia Listed in roll of Militia dated June 17, 1703

FOWKE, CHANDLER Captain Virginia Militia Born 16-- Died 1745

FOWKE, GERAND Colonel Virginia Militia Born 1662 Died 1734

GILSON, ANDREW Major Virginia Militia Listed as Major in 1680 (Virginia Colonial Militia, Crozier, pg. 105.) Also listed as Major in 1699.

GILSON, THOS. Ensign Virginia Militia Listed with Militia Officers present at Stafford Courthouse on Mar. 9, 1692

GRINNAN, JOHN Sgt. Virginia Militia, Mercer's Co. Enlisted at Stafford, 19 years old, 5'10", carpenter, fair, lusty and well set, light hair, much freckled (Hayden's Genealogy.)

HARRISON, THOMAS Captain Virginia Militia Born 1665 Died 1746 Listed in roll of Militia dated June 17, 1703.

HOOE, RICE Lt. Colonel Virginia Militia Listed in roll of Militia dated June 17, 1703.

HUMPSTEAD, EDWARD Source: Public Records Office in London

JONES, CADWALADER Lt. Colonel Virginia Militia Listed as Lt. Colonel in 1680 (Virginia Colonial Militia, Crozier, pg. 105.) Also listed as Lt. Colonel in 1699.

KNIGHT, PETER Captain Commander of fort in Stafford in 1671.

LINTON, MOSES Source: Public Records Office in London

LUNN, THOMAS Coronet Source: Public Records Office in London

MASON, GEORGE Colonel Born 1629 Died 1696

MASON, GEORGE Colonel Virginia Militia Born 1660 Died 1716 Listed as Lt. Colonel, Colonel in 1680 & Cmdr in Chief in 1699. (Virginia Colonial Militia, Crozier, pg. 105 &106)

MASON, GEORGE Colonel Born 1690 Died 1735

MASSEY, DADE Source: Public Records Office in London

MASSEY, ROBERT Captain Virginia Militia Listed as Captain in 1680 (Virginia Colonial Militia, Crozier, pg. 105.) Also listed as Captain in 1699.

MOUNTJOY, EDWARD Captain Virginia Militia Died 1712 Consort Mary Crosby Mountjoy Listed in roll of Militia dated June 17, 1703

OWSLEY, THOMAS Major Virginia Militia Listed as Major in 1699 (Virginia Colonial Militia, Crozier, pg. 106.)

PARKER, STEPHEN Source: Public Records Office in London

PEAKE, JOHN Source: Public Records Office in London

PEALE, MALACHY Captain Virginia Militia Listed with Militia Officers present at Stafford Courthouse on Mar. 9, 1692.

SCARLET, MARTIN Captain Virginia Militia Listed with Militia Officers present at Stafford Courthouse on Mar. 9, 1692.

STRAHAM, DAVID Lieut. Virginia Militia Listed with Militia Officers present at Stafford Courthouse on Mar. 9, 1692.

SUMNER, JOSEPH Ensign Virginia Militia Listed with Militia Officers present at Stafford Courthouse on Mar. 9, 1692.

TENISON, MATTHEW Source: Public Records Office in London

TRAVERS, GILES Source: Public Records Office in London

WAUGH, ALEXANDER Source: Public Records Office in London

WEBB, BENJAMIN Ensign Source: Public Records Office in London

WEST, JOHN Captain Virginia Militia Listed in roll of Militia dated June 17, 1703

WEST, JOHN, Jr. Source: Public Records Office in London

WITHERS, JOHN Captain Virginia Militia Listed with Militia Officers present at Stafford Courthouse on Mar. 9, 1692.

 

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