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Simon Van Arsdale
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1750
Harlingen
Somerset County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1820
Jefferson County
Indiana, USA

Thanks to Carolyn Leonard for the following bio:

Name is spelled various ways, Van Osdol, Vanarsdale, Van Arsdalen.

Simon Van Arsdalen was an ensign at Perth Amboy 17 Sep 1776 and later was promoted to captain in the 2nd York County, PA Militia, commander battalion Colonel Robert Mc Pherson. 

Captain VanArsdale's Company consisted mainly of Dutchmen from the Conewago settlement: Sergt Cornelius COZINE; Privates Jacob Smock, Francis Monfort, Abram Banta, John Comingore, Abraham Brewer, Lawrence Monfort, and David Cosart. (from "Our Low Dutch Heritage", by Larry Voreis) Each Private was required to supply his own clothing and weapon and, for the privilege of fighting, he was paid $6.65 per month in highly inflated currency -- if he WAS paid at all.

"Capt. Bickham was directed to pay Capt. Simon Van Arsdalen, $2140 for subsistence of his Company of Col. MacPhersons Battalion of York County Militia, to be charged to Congress."

"YORK CO PA IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION": pg 40: Feb 11, 1777 an order to Capt Simon Vanersdelen for 2 lb 14 sh. for subsistence of his company of Col. McPherson's Battalion of York Co Militia, to be charged to Congress. Simon Vanersdelen was between Sept 1776 and Feb 11 1777, apparently promoted from Ensign to Captain, but whether in his own or another company does not appear.....On the 26th of Sept, the regiment was at Elizabeth Town, NJ, and on Oct 4, Col. McPherson received a pass to go with Major Davidson to PA.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Rachel Banta VanOsdol (1751 - 1831)*
 
 Children:
  Theodorus Williamson Vanosdol (1781 - 1833)*
  Jacob Banta Vanosdol (1788 - 1872)*
  Jane Vanarsdall (Vanosdol) Lyons (1792 - 1881)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Canaan Cemetery
Canaan
Jefferson County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Garczar
Record added: May 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36741267
 


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