Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Gone for Soldiers: Abraham Heath (About 1740 - 1807), Soldier (Part VI)

After their defeat by the British at Germantown, Private Abraham Heath, along with the rest of Washington's Continental Army, marched off to spend the winter at Valley Forge. While he was there the Virginia troops were under the command of General George Weedon. Abraham's term of service was due to expire in February 1778 and I'm sure he was looking forward to his release.

lith and publ. by P. Haas, Wash. City. Haas, Philip, active 1837-1863, lithographer, about 1843.
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["Encampment at Valley Forge 1778" by George W. Boynton (engraving) - Sparkes, Jered "The Life of George Washington" Boston: Tappen & Dennet 1843"The Cooper Collections of American History" (uploader's private collection)Scanned by the uploader, Centpacrr..
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We first learned about Abraham Heath's service through The Valley Forge Muster Roll* which led us to take a closer look at his records in the National Archive.

[The Muster Roll record for Abraham Heath]

Below is the Muster Roll of Captain Nathaniel Fox's Company for the month of December 1777 with Abraham listed fourth from the bottom of the right column.

[Regiment : 06th Regiment, 1776-1778 (Folders 165-177); 6th Regiment, 1778-1779 (Folders 178-180). Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007. Original data: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C.]


You can read my earlier posts about Abraham Heath's military service here: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V.

*Although we knew that he had been an active participant in the Revolution, we thought that he had served in the Virginia militia.


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1 comment:

  1. GOOD AFTERNOON,WHILE ABRAHAM HEATH WAS FIGHTING FOR HIS FREEDOM AGAINST THE BRITISH.HIS FAMILY HAD SLAVES AND SOME OF THEM WERE MY FAMILY.ACCORDING TO THE 1838 PROBATE RECORDS IN BURKE,MONROE AND WARREN GEORGIA." CHARLES AND HIS WIFE SOOKIE.JACK,JULIUS AND MILES." FROM THE 1870 CENSUS OF DAVIS, ( CASS ), TEXAS .ON PAGE 23 OR 24 IS JACK RICHARDSON AND HIS FAMILY.ON PAGE 63 IS WILLIAM HEATH AND ON PAGE 64 IS CHARLES AND SOOKIE RICHISON ( RICHARDSON ) AND JULIUS AND MILES RICHISON ( RICHARDSON ) AND THEIR FAMILIES.MY MOTHER IS CLEO ROBINSON A TWIN TO LEO ROBERTSON.THEY WERE BORN SEPTEMBER 5,1927 IN ATLANTA,TEXAS IN CASS COUNTY.THEIR PARENTS WERE H.J.ROBERSON AND MARY RICHARDSON.MARY RICHARDSON WAS BORN APRIL 27,1900 IN ATLANTA TEXAS IN CASS COUNTY.MARY RICHARDSON WAS THE DAUGHTER OF EVERLINE OLIVER AND JOHN RICHARDSON.JOHN RICHARDSON WAS BORN FEBRUARY 2,1871 IN DOUGLASSVILLE,TEXAS IN CASS COUNTY.JOHN WAS WAS THE SON OF FANNY CAREY AND MILES RICHARDSON.I WOULD LIKE TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ON ABRAHAM HEATH AND HIS DESCENDANTS SLAVES ? THANK YOU -MUHAMMAD ABDULLAH - sheikhmo99@gmail.com,sheikhmo9980@yahoo.com -TAIF'TUL'ISLAM-P.O.BOX 338-COMPTON,CA.90223

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