Hugh Barclay (1747 - 1807)

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Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States
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About Hugh Barclay

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of Private. DAR Ancestor # A005928

Hugh Barclay came to Bedford County, PA. He was a merchant and farmer. He was commissioned a Lt. Colonel in the Revolutionary Army under General Washington. The commission was, as of 1903, in the possession of decendant Richard D.C. Barclay (Data #104 118 DAR Library in Washington, DC).

According to information in the Barclay family of Greensburg, PA: "Colonel Hugh Barclay is the ancestor who assisted in establishing American Independence while acting in the capacity of Private in Capt. William Long's 8th Batallion, Cumberland County Militia, 1777 and Adjutant of Rangers of the Frontier."

Ancestor's Services during the War of the Revolution: "Rangers of the Frontier, Adjutant Hugh Barclay. Penn. Archives 3rd Series, Vol. 23, page 258. Capt. William Long's Company 8th Battalion, 4th Co. First Call. Oct 25, 1777, Cumberland Co., Militia. Penn Archives 3rd Series Vol 25, page 617. Penn Archives 5th Series Vol 6 page 519. DAR Library, Washington, DC, Data #104118.

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Hugh Barclay's Timeline

July 13, 1747
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 50
November 24, 1807
Age 60
Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States