In memory of Capt. John Brisban A Soldier in the Revolution Who departed this life March 13, 1822 Aged 91 years
Lancaster Intelligencer, Saturday, March 30th, 1822:
BRISBIN, JOHN "Died on the 20th inst., at the dwelling house of his son-in-law, Mr. Samuel Rutherford, in Swatara twp, Capt. John Brisbin, aged 92 years. Capt. Brisbin was an active and useful officer in our Revolutionary War."
Husband of 1st wife: Elianor (Eliza) Addock 2nd wife: Isabella Simmons-McNabb 3rd wife: Mary Elizabeth Wood.
Father of William Brisbin, Isabella Brisbin-Patterson, Elizabeth Brisbin-Rutherford, John Brisbin and Samuel Brisbin.
Step-Father of Ann, Jane, Margaret and William McNabb.
Captain John Brisban a native of County Tyrone, North Central Ireland, arrived in Pa in 1754. He served in the French and Indian War as a lieutenant in the English Colonial Army. He also fought in the Revolutionary War as Captain. He was commissioned as Captain on January 5, 1776 and marched with his Company under the command of Col. Arthur St. Clair to Canada. During duty at the Battle of 'Three Rivers' in June 1776, he received a wound in his left leg. In 1777 his commission was renewed for term of War. He recruited a Company, re-entered the public service in Col. Wood's Regt. of Gen. Conway's Brigade; but in the fall of the same year, unable to do field duty, he received a furlough to visit his family in Lancaster Co. His wound rendered him unfit for active service, but he retained his commission and was placed in the wagon Master and foraging Departments to the close of the war. At the close of the Rev. War he settled on his farm at Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster Co., when he was appointed collector of military fines. He was however to kind-hearted to oppress the delinquents, consequently he became responsible to the government for the amount, which resulted in Capt. Brisban dying poor and penniless.
Family name is spelled Brisban..Brisbane...Brisbin..Brisbon over the years.