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American Revolution (the British side)

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  • John Devereux (1761 - 1844)
    John Devereux, merchant, planter, and influential citizen of New Bern and Raleigh, was born in County Wexford, Ireland. According to family sources Devereux, a younger son, was sent to St. Omar in Fr...
  • Reverend John Bethune (1751 - 1815)
    John Bethune, Presbyterian minister, was born on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, and raised in the Parish of Sleat under the ministry of the Reverend John MacPherson. MacPherson impressed upon the young ...
  • Samuel Cornell (1730 - 1781)
    Samuel Cornell, member of the royal council, was a native of Long Island, N.Y., who settled in New Bern in about 1754 and established a mercantile business. Within ten years he had become the wealthi...
  • Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Bryan (aft.1721 - bef.1800)
    CAPTAIN SAMUEL BRYAN and his brothers fought in the French and Indian War between 1755 and 1760. Event: Commissioned 1757 Captain Of The Militia Event: Military Service Jun 1775 Declares Allegiance...
  • Lt-Col Donald Macpherson (1755 - d.)
    Lt-Col Donald Macpherson of Gaskmore[citation needed] and Kingston was an army officer who fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and who raised a regiment of Clansmen from Scotland at hi...

Scope of Project

A list of participants (on both sides) is included in the linked document:

Military leadership in the American Revolutionary War

Most of us think of the American Revolution just concentrated on what became the continental U.S., but the Caribbean-West Indies plays a major part! At the end of the war, quite a few Blacks who fought with the British were transferred to Caribbean islands.

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Military and Militia Units

Links and References

• The Revolutionary War in the Hackensack Valley ~ The Jersey Dutch and the Neutral Ground - Adrien C. Leiby (1962) (1980) (1992) ISBN: 0-8135-0898-3

• Father Knickerbocker Rebels ~ New York City During the Revolution - Thomas Jefferson Wertenbacker (1948)

Confiscation of Property in Pennsylvania