Re: California Veterans 1776-1783
Joseph Yard Province, b:31 Mar 1764/d:16 May 1842.Recorded in Frederick County, Va.(Later to become Fayette County, PA.)
Enlisted in John Patton's Company- Colonel Clarks Virginia Regiment 1 May 1780.
JYP remained a Ranger in the Revolutionary war for 3 years. He was out in 1783.
JYP's widow Rachel filed for his pension. The records are in the Archives- Washington, DC.
Also a note John William Province JR.(JYP's older step brother, was also in the Revolutionary War.) He was in Captain John Whetsell's Pennsylvania Company in the year 1778. Also a Ranger. How long I'm not sure.