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Northampton County Revolutionary War Militia

1777 Battalions: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
1780 Battalions: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
1783 Battalions: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

1st Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. George Hubner

4th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Philip Beehm (Boehm)

2nd Battalion, 1783

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Philip Beehm
  1777 1780 1783
Township (if known) Company Company Company
Williams and Lower Saucon Townships 1st Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Frey
1st Company:
  • Capt. Anthony Lark (Larch)
8th Company:
  • Capt. Anthony Larch
Upper Saucon Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Christopher Johnson
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Christopher Johnson
4th Company:
  • Capt. William Bell
Northampton Town 3rd Company:
  • Capt. George Groff
3rd Company:
  • Capt. George Shriver
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Abraham Runker
Lower Saucon Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Edward Sheimer
4th Company:
  • Capt. Jesse Jones
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Jesse Jones
Upper Saucon Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. John Roberts
5th Company:
  • Capt. John Stahl
6th Company:
  • Capt. John Stahl
Williams Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Frederick Kleinhantz
6th Company:
  • Capt. Peter Hay
1st Company:
  • Capt. Peter Hay
Salisbury Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Francis Rhoads (Roth)
7th Company:
  • Capt. Felix Good
7th Company:
  • Capt. Martin Ritter
Lower Saucon Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Wagner
8th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Wagner
5th Company:
  • Capt. Nicholas Marsteller

2nd Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. George Breinig

1st Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Stephen Balliett

3rd Battalion, 1783

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Peter Traxler
  1777 1780 1783
Township (if known) Company Company Company
Upper Milford Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Wilhelm Sheffer
  • Capt. Joseph Koocken
5th Company:
  • Capt. Peter Kooken
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Kooken
Macungie Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. George Knappenberger
7th Company:
  • Capt. Casimir Grienlmyer (Greenemeyer)
1st Company:
  • Capt. Michael Shaffer
Upper Milford Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Peter Shuler (Schuller)
2nd Company:
  • Capt. John Jacoby
8th Company:
  • Capt. John Jacoby
Whitehall Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. John Moritz
1st Company:
  • Capt. Adam Zerfass
  • Capt. Joseph Kooken
5th Company:
  • Capt. John Moritz
Macungie Township 5th Company:
  • Capt.Peter Traxler, Jr.
6th Company:
  • Capt.John Traxler
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Jacom Grim
Whitehall Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Henry Ritz (Reitz)
8th Company:
  • Capt. Henry Ritz (Reitz)
4th Company:
  • Capt. Godfrey Knouse
Whitehall Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Christian Fisher
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Daniel Good
6th Company:
  • Capt. Daniel Good
Whitehall Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Daniel Snyder
4th Company:
  • Capt. George Drine
  • Capt. Peter Filler
7th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Wirth

3rd Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. Michael Bobst

6th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Henry Giger

1st Battalion, 1783

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Michael Bobst
  1777 1780 1783
Township (if known) Company Company Company
Lynn Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Wetstein
1st Company:
  • Capt. Adam Staller (Stahler)
1st Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Everett
Penn Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. William Mayer
2nd Company:
  • Capt. William Moyer (Myer, Meyer)
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Christian Bowman
Weisenberg Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Christian Marburger
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Greenawalt
5th Company:
  • Capt. Greenawalt
Lowhill Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Horner
4th Company:
  • Capt. Andrew Daber
4th Company:
  • Capt. Christian Gilbert
Heidelberg Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. Conrad Reader (Ritter)
5th Company:
  • Capt. Conrad Reader
5th Company:
  • Capt. Conrad Reader
Lynn Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Matthias Probst
6th Company:
  • Capt. Matthias Probsr
6th Company:
  • Capt. Matthias Probst
Heidelberg Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. John Krom (Crum)
7th Company:
  • Capt. George Shmetter (Smather)
7th Company:
  • Capt. Nicholas Miller
Weisenberg Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Sigfried
8th Company:
  • Capt. Adam Diehl
8th Company:
  • Capt. Killan Leiby

4th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. John Sigfrit

3rd Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Nicholas Kern

4th Battalion, 1783

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Nicholas Kern
  1777 1780 1783
Township (if known) Company Company Company
Chestnut Hill 1st Company:
  • Capt. John Gregory
3rd Company:
  • Capt. John Gregory
3rd Company:
  • Capt. John Gregory
Allen Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt.George Edleman
8th Company:
  • Capt. Paul Knaus (Knows)
2nd Company:
  • Capt. John Sigfried
Towamensing Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Henry Bowman
4th Company:
  • Capt. Peter Road (Roth)
4th Company:
  • Capt. Nicholas Kern
Moore Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. William Kromer
7th Company:
  • Capt. John Deeter, Sr.
1st Company:
  • Capt. Enoch Beer
Lehigh Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. Frederick Coon
6th Company:
  • Capt. Frederick Coons (Cowns)
8th Company:
  • Capt. Frederick Kuntz
Allen Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. John Ralstone
5th Company:
  • Capt. Adam Clindinen
5th Company:
  • Capt. Adam Cindenin
Allen Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. George Rondebush
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Clater
7th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Clater
Moore Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Paul Flick
1st Company:
  • Capt. John Ritter
6th Company:
  • Capt. John Ritter

5th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. Abraham Labar

2nd Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. William Raup

6th Battalion, 1783

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Henry Lawall
  1777 1780 1783
Township (if known) Company Company Company
Easton Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. William Raup
  • Capt. Jacob Buss
1st Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Buss
1st Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Buss
Forks Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Weygandt
2nd Company:
  • Capt. John Lyle
3rd Company:
  • Capt. John Lyle
Bethlehem (Middle) Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Henry Lawall
3rd Company:
  • Capt. George Nolff
8th Company:
  • Capt. Nicholas Michael
Bethlehem Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Michael Hubber
  • Capt. ------ Reeser
5th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Balliet
5th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Balliet
Easton Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. John Deichman
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Henry Alshouse
  • Capt. Abraham Horn
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Abraham Horn
Plainfield Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Adam Sorwer
  • Capt. Charles Hymer?
6th Company:
  • Capt. Lewis Stacher (Stregker)
7th Company:
  • Capt. Lewis Stacher
Plainfield Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. George Engle
4th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Haller (Heller)
4th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Haller
Bethlehem Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. John Sentee (Santee)
8th Company:
  • Capt. John Sentee
6th Company:
  • Capt. John Sentee

6th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. Jacob Stroud

5th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Jacob Buss

5th Battalion, 1783

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Jacob Buss
  1777 1780 1783
Township (if known) Company Company Company
Upper Smithfield Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Anthony Shymer
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Dewit
  • Capt. Jonas Vanetten
6th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Dewit
Mount Bethel Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Alexander Forseman
4th Company:
  • Capt. John Long, Jr.
3rd Company:
  • Capt. John Long, Jr.
Mount Bethel Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. John Nilson
7th Company:
  • Capt. Hugh Gaston
5th Company:
  • Capt. Peter Middough
Delaware Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. John Van Etten
1st Company:
  • Capt. John Van Etten
  • Capt. Jacob Dervile
1st Company:
  • Capt. John Van Etten
Hamilton Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. Henry Sewitz
8th Company:
  • Capt. Richard Shaw
7th Company:
  • Capt. Christopher Keller
Mount Bethel Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Patrick Campbell
6th Company:
  • Capt. Patrick Capbell
2nd Company:
  • Capt. John Brown
Lower Smithfield Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Timothy Jayne
5th Company:
  • Capt. Henry Shoemaker
5th Company:
  • Capt. Timothy Jayne
Lower Smithfield Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Hover
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Benjamin Schoonover
4th Company:
  • Capt. Benjamin Schoonover