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About Col John Lasher
Info added per DARs "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood and published 1895 states he "served as colonel in the Continental Army".
Colonel John Lasher commanded [the 1st Battalion of the] New York [City] Militia unit at the Battle of Long Island (27 August 1776).
During the British occupation of New York City from 1776 to November 25, 1783, Col. John Lasher was one of the several hundred American Patriot Officers who were Refugees from their homes in New York City and viciinity.
After the war, Lasher was appointed as the first SURVEYOR OF THE CUSTOMS OF THE PORT OF NEW YORK on Aug. 3, 1789, and he served through Feb. 22, 1801.