CUMBERLAND COUNTY MILITIA. The returns of the earlier organizations are incomplete. The Committee of Safety commissioned the following officers for Cumberland on the 4th of January, 1776:
Changes in the First (Lower) Regiment. Aug. 18, 1778 John Pennel, Captain Halifax Co.
ROLLS OF VERMONT SOLDIERS IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1775-1783 Volume 1, 1998, page 823.
My note: Capt. John PENNELL b. 1721 of Colrain, MA [Massachusetts] m. Eleanor SMITH and most of their children: Rahel, Hannah [my ancestor m. Joel SMITH in 1775], James, John, Andrew, etc. were of Halifax, Windham Co., VT.