David Lloyd began as a volunteer, a private, in Captain Paxton’s Ranger’s unit. In the summer of 1776 he spent a month as a volunteer in what is now Blair and Huntingdon Counties. In December of that year he served under Captain Daniel Carpenter. He was First Sergeant for the unit when they marched to Philadelphia. From there he marched up the Delaware River and into New Jersey.
This was the winter of the famous crossing of the Delaware by Washington. His unit went to Princeton under the command of General Putnam. With his fellow Riflemen he traveled to New Brunswick. There was a battle where many of his companions died. He remained in Princeton until the end of winter. Following his discharge he returned home to Huntingdon.
David Lloyd respected by his peers, became a Lieutenant under Thomas Cluggage. He served a term as a member of Cluggage’s Rangers at Fort Roberdeau. He guarded the frontier. He shared that they had to be ever watchful because raiding was very common in the region.
David Lloyd was born in 1755 in Frederick, Virginia, the son of Judith and Henry. He lived in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, in 1776 and moved to Ohio by 1833. In his later years he received a pension for his service. He died on May 20, 1833, having lived a long life of 78 years. He is buried in Miami, Ohio.
John Lane mentions serving under him in Standing Stone. And again after harvest at Fort Roberdeau.