About William Ewing
William Ewing emigrated from Ireland some time before the national struggle for independence, and settled on the Connautcacheuge Creek in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He was a native of Ireland, a grenadier, or member of the king's bodyguard. This guard consisted of a company of men, every one of whom was distinguished for his great stature. There are no known records by which his early habitat in Ireland can be determined. His wife's maiden name was Eleanor Thompson. Their marriage must have occurred as early as 1759 or 1760, for we have record that their third child, John, died on January 17th, 1842, at the age of seventy-seven years. They were the parents of six children, viz.: Adam, Isabella, John, James, Robert and Alexander.
-------------------- From “Work Family History”, vol. I (1969) & vol. II (1994), compiled by Von Gail Hamilton.
John was a grenadier or member of the King's bodyguard (a company distinguished for their great stature).