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John Philip Sebastian Barnhart
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Birth: Jul. 24, 1758
New Hanover
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 1844
Howard
Centre County
Pennsylvania, USA

Philip Barnhart and his brother Henry served in the Revolutionary War. Philip served two enllistments and was drafted for a third service, but hired a substitute. He was at the Battles of Germantown, Bradywine, and Valley Forge. According to the notes of George Stackpole of Lewistown, PA, General Washington's army encamped upon the Barnhart farm during one of his campaigns, and the soldiers burned and destroyed the fences. Complaint was made to General Washington who mounted his horse and rose around the encampment and stopped the destruction. Philip's wife, Elizabeth Antes, took care of wounded soldiers in one of the forts during several battles. One the 6th of April, 1833, the legislature of PA passed an act granting relief to sundry soldiers of the Revolutionary War and from the provisions of that act it is learned that "The state treasurer is authorized and required to pay Philip Barnhart and Lawrence Bathurst of Boggs Township, Centre Co., Pa., solders of the Revolution, or to their respective orders, forty dollars to each immediately and an annuity of forty dollars to each during life, payable semi-annually, and to commence on the first day of Jan, 1833." Philip Barnhart and family settled in Northumberland County and settled on Nippenose Creek, not far from the home of Col. Antes, his wife Elizabeth's father. He then followed his trade of weaving. In 1806 the family moved to Centre County and settled in Boggs township. Philip Barnhart was one of the original members of the old Bald Eagle Valley Chapel Church. He was a very devout Christian and was a class leader of the church for more than twenty-six years. He died in April, 1843, and his wife died August 1845. They were buried at the old Eagle Chapel Graveyard, but later were removed to the new cemetery on the Sand Hill. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Antes Barnhart (1761 - 1845)*
 
 Children:
  Jacob Barnhart (1784 - 1874)*
  Henry Barnhart (1786 - 1873)*
  Mary Barnhart McGee (1787 - 1871)*
  Catharine Barnhart Neff (1795 - 1879)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Revolutionary War veteran
 
Burial:
Eagle Cemetery
Milesburg
Centre County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: GerbLady
Record added: Nov 23, 2007
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John Philip Sebastian Barnhart
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John Philip Sebastian Barnhart
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Source: The Statues at Large of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg PA, 1911 LAWS PASSED SESSION 1832-1833 HARRISBURG PA. GEORGE WOLF, Governor PHILIP BARNHART of Centre county, soldier of the revolution, forty dollars immediately and an annuity of forty dollars...(Read more)
- Neil D Scheidt
 Added: Feb. 1, 2017

- Jeannie
 Added: Apr. 10, 2015
In Honor of & Remembering my 4th Great Grand Uncle for Devoted service to his Country.
- Marguerite
 Added: Feb. 28, 2014
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