John Moreland (1752->1820) VA and OH
I am seeking information on the ancestry of John Moreland (a GGGGF),who was born about 1752 in Virginia, and died after 1820 in Clark County, Ohio.His first (?) wife was named Rebecca.His daughter Catherine Moreland (b. 24 Apr 1789; d. 12 Aug 1838, Clark Co., OH) married John Albin, Jr. (1780, Harrison Co., VA/WV – 1838, Clark Co.).Moreland served in the American Revolution as a private in the 3rd Virginia Infantry Regiment, initially in the 3rd Company, commanded by Captain Charles West, March 1776-March 1778.He reenlisted for 2 more years in Captain Snicker’s Company, presumably in Colonel Thruston’s (“Additional”) Regiment.West’s company was raised in Loudoun Co., VA; Thruston’s Regiment was raised in adjacent Frederick County, VA.Moreland applied for a military pension in Clark County on 12 May 1818, which was granted in Aug 1820.
At the time of his pension application, Moreland referred to his wife as Catherine.I was unable to find him in the US Censuses of 1800-1830.(Note that military service records in some old SAR applications state that he served in a Pennsylvania unit, but that is not consistent with his pension application and presumably incorrect—or refers to a John Moreland other than the one residing in Clark Co., OH, in 1818.)A John Moreland appears in the tithables lists for Loudoun County in the years 1770, 1771, 1772, 1773, 1775, 1779, and 1781.Only in the 1781 list,however, does he appear as a head of household/family, in Shelburne Parish.In the other lists, he appears under a household/family head of a different surname and in Cameron Parish for those lists with the parish indicated.
There were other Morelands in Loudoun County during those years, notably a large family headed by William Moreland, but John is never shown in association with them, and other records suggest that the family were Quakers, a religious affiliation unlikely for a twice-enlisted soldier.
Any information on the ancestry of this John Moreland or new information about his life will be much appreciated.Note that I already have extensive information on his military units, so that information need not be repeated.
Thank you for your attention and help.
David G. Davis