York County Revolutionary War Militia

1777 Battalions: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
1780 Battalions: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

1st Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. James Thompson
  • Lt. Col. Samuel Neilson
  • Major Jas. Chamberlain

6th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Samuel Nelson
  • Major James Chamberlain
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Huntington Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. William Dodds
6th Company:
  • Capt. William Dodds
Monaghan Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Daniel Williams
4th Company:
  • Capt. Andrew Willson
Dover Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Christan Kauffman
  • Capt. John Schaeffer
1st Company:
  • Capt. Peter Spiess
Dover Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Daniel May
8th Company:
  • Capt. Daniel May
Warrington Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. James Parkinson
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Alexander Nesbit
Monaghan Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Benjamin Kobel
2nd Company:
  • Capt. William Coulson
Huntington Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Francis Bonner
5th Company:
  • Capt. Francis Bonner
Reading Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. John Oblenis
7th Company:
  • Capt. John Oblanas

2nd Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. William Rankin
  • Lt. Col. John Ewing
  • Major John Morgan

3rd Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Michael Smyser
  • Major William Ashton
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Newberry Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. William Aston
3rd Company:
  • Capt. John McMaster
Newberry Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. John Rankin
5th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Goald
Manchester Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Simon Copenhafer, Jr.
7th Company:
  • Capt. Simon Koppenhaffer
Hellam Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Philip Cartner
6th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Comfort
Manchester Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. Emanuel Herman
1st Company:
  • Capt. Reinhart Bott
Newberry Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. John Mansberger
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Henry Matthias
Manchester Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Yost Harbaugh
4th Company:
  • Capt. Philip Jacob King
Hellam Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. William Walls
 

3rd Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. David Jamison
  • Lt. Col. Albright
  • Major Wm. Scott

1st Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Henry Miller
  • Major William Bailey
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Windsor Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Beaver
6th Company:
  • Capt. Michael Kaufelt
York Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Godfrey Frey
4th Company:
  • Capt. Peter Ford
York Town 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Peter Ford
1st Company:
  • Capt. John Ehrman
York Town 4th Company:
  • Capt. Christopher Lauman
7th Company:
  • Capt. Ephraim Pennington
Windsor Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. Alexander Ligget
5th Company:
  • Capt. Conrad Reader
York Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. George Long
2nd Company:
  • Capt. George Long
York Town 7th Company:
  • Capt. Michael Hahn
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Michael Hahn

4th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. John Andrews
  • Lt. Col. Wm. Walker
  • Major Simon Vanorsdale

4th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. William Gillellan
  • Major John King
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Menallen Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. William Hamilton
4th Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Pollack
Tyrone Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt.John King
6th Company:
  • Capt. James Elliott
Menallen Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. William Gilliland
1st Company:
  • Capt. John Colmery
Straban Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Morrison
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Robert Campble
Mount Pleasant Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. John McIlvain
8th Company:
  • Capt. John McIlwane
Menallen Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. John Stockton
3rd Company:
  • Capt. David Stockton
Mount Pleasant Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Irwin
5th Company:
  • Capt. Josiah Carr
Straban Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Stockton
7th Company:
  • Capt. Andrew Peterson

5th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Joseph Jeffries
  • Lt. Col. Michael Ege

2nd Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Moses McClean
  • Major John Edie
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Cumberland Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Latta
  • Capt. John Mayer
1st Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Cabane
Cumberland Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Adam Black
7th Company:
  • Capt. William Lindsay
Hamiltonban Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. William McClean
8th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Clingen
Hamiltonban Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. David Wilson
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Bigham
Cumberland Township 5th Company:
  • Capt.Joseph Morrison
6th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Johnston
Hamiltonban Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. William Miller
4th Company:
  • Capt. James Miller
Mount Joy Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Orbison
5th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Orbison
Cumberland Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. John Baxton
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Robert Bigham

6th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Wm. Ross

8th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. John Laird
  • Major David Wiley
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Fawn Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. John Laird
6th Company:
  • Capt. James Edger
Hopewell Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Isaac McKissick
5th Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Fulton
Chanceford Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Reed (ferryman)
 
Fawn Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. William Gray
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Humphrey Andrews
Hopewell Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. James Maffet
1st Company:
  • Capt. James Maffet
Chanceford Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. John Rippey
4th Company:
  • Capt. John Caldwell
Chanceford Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Reed, Esq.
 
Chanceford Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas McNarry
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Manery

7th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. David Kennedy
  • Lt. Col. Jas. Agnew
  • Major John Weams

5th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Francis Jacob Remer
  • Major Joseph Willson
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Codorus Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. John Meyer
4th Company:
  • Capt. Michael Leighner Resler
Paradise Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Thomas White
1st Company:
  • Capt. Thomas White
Shrewsbury Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. John Miller
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Aquilla Wiley
Paradise Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Peter Zollinger
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Peter Zollinger
Shrewsbury Township 5th Company:
  • Capt.John Ehrman
5th Company:
  • Capt. Henry Ferree
Codorus Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. George Geiselman
7th Company:
  • Capt. George Geishelman
Paradise Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Ament
6th Company:
  • Capt. Andrew Paly
Codorus Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. John Shearer
8th Company:
  • Capt. John Sherrer

8th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Henry Slagle

7th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Adam Winterode
  • Major Joseph Lilley
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Heidelberg Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Nicholas Gelwix
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Michael Carl
Heidelberg Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Casper Reinacker
1st Company:
  • Capt. Simon Clare
Manheim Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Henru Dewalt (ensign)
  • Capt. Jos. Reed
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Conrad Sherets
Germany Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Frederick Kurtz
5th Company:
  • Capt. Henry Moore
Berwick Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. Peter Ickes
6th Company:
  • Capt. Peter Ickes
Manheim Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Leonard Jennewein
7th Company:
  • Capt. John Wampler
Berwick Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Andrew Foreman
6th Company:
  • Capt. Andrew Foreman
Germany Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Abraham Sell
4th Company:
  • Capt. Abraham Forrie