James Brownlee of Dennygall (Donegal) Turnpike,
Washington County, Pennsylvania served under Capt. Erwin and Colonel Miles
from April 1, 1776. He fought
at Long Island, White Plains, Brandywine, in both battles at Trenton, at
Princeton, and at Germantown. He
was discarged at Valley Forge January 17, 1778.
He swore, when discharged, that he had received for 1778 no more
clothing than one coat, one waistcoat, one pair of breeches, four shirts,
and four pairs of sox. March
1, 1777, he is listed as a private in James Carnahan’s Company.
His widow resided in Donegal Turnpike in 1814. John’s discharge was burned when the Indians set fire to
his cabin; Joshua Dickerson swore that the above statements were true when
Brownlee’s widow applied for a pension in Westmoreland County, PA in
William Brownlee (b. 1749) served as a private in William.
Leet’s Company, 3rd Battalion, Washington County Militia
Ephraim Fenno , born 15 June 1734. Was a Lieutenant and a
Captain in Colonel Lamb's Artillery in the Continental Army from 1
January 1777 until 31 December 1779. Was reported a POW of the British on 17
January 1780 in New York.
Elijah Fenno born 30 August 1757. He lived in the Fen house now
at Sturbridge. It was built in 1704. He married Abigail Smith who was
first cousin to Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams,President of the US.
Oliver Fenno , born around 1755. Served throughout the war
and was a sergeant.
Was light complexioned and 5' 11" tall
The following were all my ancestors and from
Massachusetts and served in the Continental Army. However, I do not
have the military service information on them:
Jesse Fenno, born 7/23/1760
Charles Fenno , born July 22, 1751
Benjamin Fenno , born 9/8/1749
Ebenezer Fenno , born 8/31/1743
Joseph Fenno , born 1/1758
Samuel Fenno , born 7/5/1745
Ephraim Fenno born in Newton, Mass around 1759.
He was also light complexioned and was 6' 1" tall.