The following is from the ebook downloaded from “Project Gutenberg” by Chris Ferree. In the latter part of this excerpt is a list of prisoners taken by the British. Look and see if you recognize any of the names and if you know if they are related to our family.
– Chris Ferree, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AMERICAN PRISONERS OF THE REVOLUTION
TO THE MEMORY OF MY GRANDFATHER
Lieutenant Daniel Bedinger, of Bedford, Virginia
AS REPRESENTATIVE OF ALL THAT WAS BRAVEST AND MOST HONORABLE IN THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF THE PATRIOTS OF 1776
The list is excerpted from the APPENDICES TO “AMERICAN PRISONERS OF THE REVOLUTION”
LIST OF 8000 MEN WHO WERE PRISONERS ON BOARD THE OLD JERSEY PRINTED BY PERMISSION OF THE SOCIETY OF OLD BROOKLYNITES
This list of names was copied from the papers of the British War Department. There is nothing to indicate what became of any of these prisoners, whether they died, escaped, or were exchanged. The list seems to have been carelessly kept, and is full of obvious mistakes in spelling the names. Yet it shall be given just as it is, except that the names are arranged differently, for easier reference. This list of prisoners is the only one that could be found in the British War Department. What became of the lists of prisoners on the many other prison ships, and prisons, used by the English in America, we do not know.
This list includes:
John Carpenter Miles Carpenter Richards Carpenter Thomas Dubois David Fere Joseph Ferre John Fury Willis Hoag David Lamb William Lamb Samuel Le Fever Nathaniel Le Fevere Jeremiah Leman Julian Regan (note: Regan is for my mother’s side of the family) Edward Russell Jacob Russell Pierre Russell Samuel Russell Valentine Russell William Russell (note: Russell is for my father’s step-father’s side of the family) John Willard Julian Willard (note: Willard is for a friend’s family)
Please contact me if you have any information concerning any of these people. – Chris Ferree