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John Theobald Dewalt Mechling
Birth: Nov. 11, 1731
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1816
Hempfield Township
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA

Dewalt Mechling

On January 4, 1774 Dewalt was granted in Westmoreland County, PA a warrant for 300 acres (surveyed 8 March 1774 as 296 acres and 80 perches.) which he called "Longsides." The same day he was granted an additional warrant for 300 acres (surveyed 7 March 1774 as 328 acres) to be called "Strelitz" and on 20 March 1788 a 3rd. warrant was granted to Dewalt for 343 acres, which was called "Mechlinburg". Also on 25 August 1785, together with Ludwick Otterman, Dewalt purchased 302 and a half acres, located on Pokes Run. This property was called Macklin`s Retreat.

On 9 April 1776, Dewalt enlisted in the Revolution and served as an ensign on the 8th Continental Line of the Pennsylvania Regulars. He was severely wonded at the Battle of Bound Brook in New Jersey. Dewalt was one of 500 men garrisoned in the blockhouse. On the night of 13 April 1777, a British force of 4,000 men under Corwallis surprised the sleeping continentals. Most of them fled, but 100 were killed or captured. Dewalt was severly wounded, resigned three days later and returned home with the other injured soldiers under the command of Col. Daniel Brodhead. He died 29 March 1816 and is buried in Feightner's Cemetery in Hempfield Township. 
Family links: 
  Diebold Theobald Mechling (1694 - 1765)
  Anna Elizabeth Lauer Mechling (1700 - 1753)
  Anna Sabilla Kohler Mechling (1736 - 1810)*
  Dewalt Mechling (1757 - 1790)*
  Michael Mechling (1759 - 1833)*
  Sybilla Mechling Rugh (1762 - 1844)*
  Jacob Mechling (1765 - 1831)*
  John Mechling (1773 - ____)*
  Anna Maria Mechling Thomas (1776 - 1838)*
  Anna Maria Mechling Thomas (1776 - 1838)*
  John Theobald Dewalt Mechling (1731 - 1816)
  John "Peter" Mechling (1737 - 1765)*
  John Jacob Mechling (1747 - 1824)*
  Philip Mechling (1749 - 1817)*
  Thomas Mechling (1751 - 1786)*
*Calculated relationship
Feightner Cemetery
Hempfield Township
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 40.25482, -79.54789
Maintained by: Tom Black
Originally Created by: Mona Anderson
Record added: Dec 18, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12721646
John Theobald Dewalt Mechling
Added by: G. Stoecklein
John Theobald Dewalt Mechling
Added by: G. Stoecklein
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- christi & grandma
 Added: Feb. 3, 2014
In memory of my 6th Great Grandfather. Thank you for your service to this country, may you Rest In Peace.
- Sandra Longan
 Added: Nov. 18, 2013

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