John Critchfield, Revolutionary War Record:
Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Storming of Stony Point, Battle of Cowpens, Valley Forge.
He entered the war at the age of 19 in 1777. he was wounded in the Battle of Cowpens, from which he drew a pension. He survived Small Pox at Valley Forge. He & his wife, Rachel Shrimplin, had 13 children.
John must be one of four or five brothers who came to Howard, Ohio, from Cumberland, Maryland, after fighting in the Revolutionary War. They likely came for free land given to RW veterans: Nathaniel (buried in Branstool Cemetery in Howard), William, Joseph and Isaac. Nathaniel also fought at Valley Forge.
Isaac died quickly after arriving in Howard. There is a mystery as to who the RW veteran is at Old Drake/Jelloway Cemetery in Howard, where we found the RW flag holder but can't identify the grave it goes with. My guess right now is that it is William, Joseph or Isaac, likely Isaac, and the grave isn't legible or visible.
Source: "A History of Knox County, Ohio, from 1779 to 1862 Inclusive:" by A Banning Norton.
Asa Critchfield (1788 - 1866)*
Rachel Thompson Critchfield Drake (1800 - 1867)*
Lorenzo Dow Critchfield (1804 - 1877)*
Nashville Methodist Church Cemetery
Created by: Bill Miller
Record added: Apr 28, 2010
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