John Freeman lived in the Bedford, Pennsylvania area, for more than 24 years from at least 1774 to 1798. He spent time in Cluggage’s Ranger’s under Captain Black during the Revolutionary War.
Although the last name is mentioned in many references to the region I have yet to find much information on this gentleman. He is listed on the tax rolls of Shaver’s Creek in 1788. He could very well be related to Peter Vandevender, but is not his son. Peter could have been his brother. Peter […]
The Coleman brothers have many tales that surround them. It was said that they came to the area after the death of their younger brother in an attack by Native Americans while making Syrup in the mountains. Thomas Served as an Ensign in the Rifle Regiment, and acted as a guide and spy. In his […]
In 1778 William Moore worked as a Ranger under Captain Black in Cluggage’s Rangers. The Moore’s were a well known family in the region. Many were killed in 1778 during an attack on their homestead. We do not know how this William Moore is this related to William Moore, the patriarch, who died in 1778 […]
1751-1808 In 1778 he served in Cluggage’s Rangers. Like Captain Black, his commander, William had ties to Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, as mentioned in his father’s will (Frankstown, Pa in 1777). William later became a Militia commander. He was Lt. William Deveny of 5th Company. He continued to serve Frankstown and up the Kittaning Path. He […]
John Long lived in the area of Air, Pennsylvania from at least 1773- 1810. He served under Captain Black’s company, a member of Cluggage’s Rangers.
1752-1833 Born in Chester County. He had moved to Bedford before the war. November 1777, he began as a militia man but was commissioned by General Edward Hand of Ft Pitt, and later put in charge of one of the units helping to guard the region surrounding Fort Roberdeau. Serving under Major Cluggage as a […]
1750-1831 Commander of the battalion stationed at Fort Roberdeau. Thomas served under his brother, Robert Cluggage. Thomas Clugage was born in 1750 at Fort Shirley, now Shirleysburg, Pennsylvania, to Robert Sr., and Janett. He was the fourth son. A Total of 5 sons and a daughter would be born to Janett and Robert Sr. Thomas […]
In 1775 he had land in Bedford County, St Clair township. He joined the Rangers at Fort Roberdeau in 1778. He is still listed as living in St Clair in 1800.
William Gardner served as a Ranger at Fort Roberdeau. William was still living in Warriors Mark in 1830. He had spent most of his life as a farmer. He is listed as being over 70 and under 79. This sets his birth to being in the 1750s. He inhabits the home with another elderly person.