John Work, Sr. (c.1738 - 1815) MP

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Birthplace: Lancaster, PA, USA
Death: Died in Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
Managed by: Sherry Lynne Houy
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About John Work, Sr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of LIEUTENANT COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A130462

From “Work Family History”, vol. I (1969) & vol. II (1994), compiled by Von Gail Hamilton.

John was a private of the Continental Line; drawing depreciation pay as a private of the 3rd PA Regiment. Battallions called out by order from Council, dated at Lancaster (PA), Jan 1778. John was a Lt. Col. in the 6th Battallion, Militia 1776-78. He was shown under Col. Samuel Culbertson (1777-78) and with Capt. William Huston in 1780-81. Military information: http://www.americanancestors.org/PageDetail.aspx?recordId=147483994

John and his brother, Henry, came to Franklin County from Bart township, Lancaster County; owned a tract of land, 475 acres, patented in 1752 in what is now Montgomery township. This land became the property of his 2 sons, John and Henry. , Lancaster County, bought from Henry Work 1/2 of his share of the land.

He joined the West Conococheague Presbyterian Church in 1773. He was elected County Commissioner in 1784 at Chambersburg in the 1st election held in Franklin County and served until 1787. His will is filed in Chambersburg, PA.

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Lt. Col. John Work, Sr.'s Timeline

1738
1738
Lancaster, PA, USA
1768
February 12, 1768
Age 30
1769
June 29, 1769
Age 31
PA, USA
1815
November 22, 1815
Age 77
Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
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Lancaster, PA, USA