Also it appears that there was either confusion or wishful thinking operating as far as qualifications for Harry S New's SAR membership. He seems to be the source of the claim that Jethro New was a member of the 2nd Del Cont Line regiment. This may be true, however the 2nd Del Continental Line regiment was only in existence for 5 months, from July 1780 to Dec 1780. They did perform crowd control for Andre's execution, so that part may be true. I am so far unable to look at a muster roster for this unit, apparently you prob need to be in the state of DE to do so. At this time the 1st DE was in the Carolinas. Capt John Rhodes was Capt. of the 7th company of the 1st Del Regt of the Cont Line. Confusingly the 1st DE (Hall's Regt.) is sometimes referred to as the second DE continental unit, as Haslett's Regt. is sometimes considered to be the first as it existed prior. Examination of the muster rosters for the 1st Del Cont Line Feb 1780 show 352 officers and men in 8 companies, with the companies being very small. Capt Rhodes was taken prisoner at Camden. Rhodes' 7th company shows 36 officers and men. Lawrence Babits in his book about the battle of Cowpens says that the entire composition of Kirkwood's Delaware company is known (i.e every person) being 51 privates, 3 sgts, 3 corps., an ensign, lieutenant and the captain. No Jethro New. After Andre's execution on 2 October 1780 (where the 2nd Del performed crowd control) their next task was road repair and then they were dismissed fr service on 20 October 1780. The state of Delaware says that there were 2 additional companies formed in the summer of 1780, presumably of the 1st regiment, which went south to Yorktown w Washington (Sept/Oct) and on Nov 2nd continued south to meet the reemnants of the 1st regiment. Washington was present at the hanging, 2 October 1780 in Tappan NJ. This stongly suggests that Jethro New was not at Cowpens, he may have been at Yorktown possibly (the 2 Del companies were assigned to the Artillery park under Gen Knox) but this is unproven. We don't know when the Camden prisoners were exchanged, thus we don't know when Capt. Rhodes may have returned to duty.