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James English, Sr
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Birth: May 4, 1744
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1835
Bluestone
Lycoming County
Pennsylvania, USA

James English (1745-1835)

-Aide of General Washington
- Soldier of the Revolutionary War
-At the execution of Major Andre
- Settled at an early day on what is known as Silver Island, in the Susquehanna River, below Sunbury, Pennsylvania
- noted hunter and trapper of his time
Enlisted under Lt. Crist in the sixth Pennsylvania Regiment in 1778 and served during the war- Enlisted James English enlisted as Private from the 12th Pennsylvania and transferred to the 1st Pennsylvania. He is in a list of non-commissioned officers and privates of the 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Continental Line. He is also served as a Private in Captain John Brady's Company, Col. William Cookes Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia in May 1777 in a list of non-commissioned officers and privates of the Continental Line. He enlisted from Berks County, Pennsylvania as a Sergeant in 1777 with the 1st Pennsylvania Continental Line. He was honorably discharged on August 8, 1783. James and his brother John were with a group called the Rangers and he served as an Aid with General George Washington who found his knowledge of the countryside in Pennsylvania useful to him.

After the close of the war, accompanied by his brothers John and William, and his sister, Rebecca, came into the Jersey Shore area. In 1820 he applied for a pension stating he had enlisted in Captain John Brady's Co., Berks County, Pennsylvania in 1777. He was a Sergeant serving in the 1st and 3rd Pennsylvania regiments. He is the brother to John English that married his sister-in-law Fannie Boatman. He ran a sawmill on the west side of Pine Creek (near Trumans Run) which is now owned by Loren Campbell (1926).
The town English Center, located along Pine Creek was named after him. He was apparently of Scotch-Irish ancestry.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jane Boatman English (1761 - 1848)
 
 Children:
  John English (1786 - 1869)*
  James English (1805 - 1853)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bluestone Cemetery
Bluestone
Lycoming County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Pam
Record added: Sep 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21804738
James English, Sr
Added by: Dave Lombard
 
James English, Sr
Added by: Pam
 
 
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To my 4th great Grandfather.
- Melonie Romig
 Added: Aug. 20, 2013

- Peggy English
 Added: Aug. 11, 2013
To my 5th Great Grandfather and fellow veteran, God bless you. From the Revolution to Viet Nam. This is from your son John English's direct line, father of Jakob English, father of Margaret Jane English who married a Scotch Irishman - Jeremiah D. Campbell...(Read more)
- Campbell Tobias Lines
 Added: Mar. 7, 2013
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