Re: Margaret Weatherwax, b. 1778 NY
I have found no record of Jacob Weatherwax b:1741 having served during the revolution. His brothers served as follows:
David b:1747-14th Albany Militia
Martin b:1741-14th Albany Militia
Alexander b:1742-14th Albany Militia
Peter b:1752-14th Albany Militia
John b: 1740-14th Albany Militia
Andrew b: 1739-14th Albany Militia *
*(listed as another Alexander Wetherwax, but I believe it was this Andrew)
William b:-New York line-1 st Regiment.
There seems some confusion on William he may have in fact been: Johannes Will b:1740 also know as John. He enlisted in 1776 served until 1780 when he deserted.(he was sick) Was court martialed and returned to his unit and completed his enlistment. It also appears he was at the battle of Saratoga
I will have to check that out.
sources for this info:
1. New York Colony and State in the Revolution by: Adujugent General NY State
2. NARA Records Group 93-M246 microfilm: Revolutionary War Muster Rolls 1775-1783
3. New York in the Revolution-The Militia Land Bounty rights
4.Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York by: Berthold Fernow
I also have photocopies of the NARA muster records for the above.
David b:1747 is my direct ancestor, still working on my SAR application but keep getting sidetracked by other genealogical issues/information. All the above are standard
source for NY State etc.
Fernow also published the Calendar of Wills which contains the will of all of these folks father Johannes Andreas Weatherwax.
NOTE: spelling variations are many most common:
WITTERWAX,WEIDERWAX etc. so far I have found about 40 variations .mostly phoenetic/or mispelling error, plus a heavy German accent.