A History of the Fort and Those Who Served within its walls

We are putting a special focus on the men and women who served at Fort Roberdeau and in the Blair county region during the Revolutionary War. As an ongoing project, we will be posting names along with stories about these people.


The dispatch is a section of articles concerning these things, and primary documentation.


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Michal Wallock

He served under Captain Black in Cluggage's Rangers in 1778. He served at Battle of Frankstown

John Vanzandt, Pvt.

1752- Born November 1752 in Bucks County Pennsylvania. 1777 served under Captain McDonald. They went to Fort Lowry. He served under him or Captain Black for 2 years. They were stationed for a time at Fort Lowry. After the war he moved to Kentucky.

James Moore, Pvt.

1760-1837 James Moore lived in Bedford, Pennsylvania, in 1773 - 1781. He served under Captain Black in Cluggage's Ranger in 1778. He served in the Battle of Frankstown. See William Moore

James Vanzant, Pvt.

1755-1834 When the call for men to go to Boston echoed through the Alleghenies in 1775, James Vanzandt responded. He enlisted under Captain Robert Cluggage in the 1st Pennsylvania under Colonel Thompson. Colonel Thompson left and was replaced with Lt Colonel Hand. After the seige they went to New York and were stationed on Long Island until the British fleet arrived. When his time was up he decided o go home because of the Tory incursions that were occurring. December 1777 he served as a Lt in...

George Vanzandt, Pvt.

1752-1840 He lived in Canoe Valley, Barree Township. He served under Captain Samuel Davis in 1776 at Princeton. Although he arrived with Colonel Piper, during the battle he was with Colonel Smith when they took Bennett's Island. He spent much of that winter in the east. He came back home in March. In 1777 he served under Captain Black who was under Colonel Piper. He served that summer. The next (1778) spring he served under Captain Black who was under Major Cluggage. In 1779 he enlisted under...

John Moore, Pvt.

in 1778 John Moore served under Captain Black in Cluggage's Rangers. John Moore lived in Colerain, Pennsylvania/ Hopewell, Pennsylvania, between 1775 and 1798. See William Moore

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