Ens William Ramsey Jr.

Ens William Ramsey Jr.

Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Jan 1841 (aged 85)
Morristown, Belmont County, Ohio, USA
Burial Morristown, Belmont County, Ohio, USA
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Son of WILLIAM RAMSEY 1732 – 1795 and MARGARET ALLEN 1735 – 1764

"William Ramsey was born in Bucks Co., PA in the year 1755 [other sources have 1 Jan 1756]. In 1780 he married Martha Allen, of Chester County, PA. In 1800 he moved to Washington County, and purchasd the tract of land now comprising the farms of John S. Barr and S. B. Wier, in Somerset township. He built a mill and pottery near where the United Presbyterian Church now stands. William Ramsey with his family were attendants and communicants of Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church. In 1815 he moved to Ohio, where he died at the age of 86 years [1841; DAR database has 1841; DAR headstone has 1851]. His remains were buried at Morristown, OH."

From HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, PA: WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES... ed. Boyd Crumrine, 1882. Pages 933 and 958

Taken from Washington-Bucks-Franklin County PA Archives Military Records.....Ramsey, William January 29, 1834 Revwar - Pension:

"He was born on the 1st day of January, 1756, in Bucks Co, PA. His birth was recorded in his father's family Bible, which is now in the possession of Mrs. Mary Ramsey, near Washington, PA."

"At 4 years of age, he was removed with his father to Lancaster County in the same state. At sixteen, his father removed with him to Franklin County, in the same state. In 1776, while residing with his father in Franklin County, he was an ensign in Capt. Patton's company of militia, and was drafted and served in that capacity two months under Capt. Samuel Patton; the First Lieutenant was John Murphy, 2nd Lieutenant was named McConnel. During this tour, he was marched to Amboy, opposite Staten Island, and was there, with the company to which he belonged, discharged. Col. Culbertson and General Robideau commanded the troops."

"In the winter of 1776 or 1777 (not distinctly recollected which), there being [???] a call for troops, this applicant volunteered and served a tour of two months in a company commanded by Capt. George Matthews. He was also an ensign during this tour and served in that capacity. On this campaign, he was marched to Freehold and Brunswick, New Jersey, and was engaged in a skirmish with some British troops commanded by Col. Morris. The lieutenant of the company was David Shields and the major commanding was either Sharp or McCalmont. They were both there."

"During the next year he was again drafted and served two months as ensign in a company commanded by Capt. Patrick Jack, 1st Lieutenant John Orbison, and 2nd Lieutenant John Welsh. Col. K Culbertson commanded. In this campaign, he was marched to White Marsh and arrived shortly after the battle fought at that place. From thence he was marched to the Schuylkill near Philadelphia, and was there at the time of the Battle of Red Banks and when a British vessel was blown up at Mud Island. He was there discharged. Gen. Potter was the commanding officer."

"In 1778 or 1779, he was again drafted and served as ensign for the term of two months, and was commanded by Capt. Patrick Jack, and Lieuts. Orbison and Welsh. Col. Culbertson commanded in this tour. He was marched to Standing Stone and to Frankstown on the Juniata River against the Indians, and was there discharged."

"Since the Revolutionary War, this applicant resided until 1800 in Franklin County. In that year, he removed to Washington County, same state. In 1816, he removed to Warren County, Ohio, and 1833 he moved to Morristown, Belmont Co, OH, where he now resides."

RAMSAY, WILLIAM JR (Ensign) DAR Ancestor #: A093865
Death: (POST) 1-29-1834 BELMONT CO OHIO
Pension Number: *S7354
Service Source: *S7354
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Married MARTHA C ALLAN 1760 – 1837; parents of:

William RAMSEY III 1781 – 1847
Martha RAMSEY 1786 – 1863
Benjamin RAMSEY 1788 – 1869
Mary RAMSEY 1791 – 1841
Elizabeth RAMSEY 1794 – 1873
John RAMSEY 1797 – 1845
Jennie RAMSEY 1800 – 1815
Mariah RAMSEY 1805 – 1885

1 William Ramsey II b: 01 Jan 1756 d: 01 Jan 1841

. +Martha Allen b: 25 Dec 1760 m: 26 Aug 1780 d: 28 Sep 1837
...... 2 William Ramsey III b: 26 May 1781 d: 1847
.......... +Mary Trimble b: Abt. 1790
...... 2 Josiah Allen Ramsey b: 04 Dec 1783 d: 16 Mar 1835
.......... +Catherine McElwaine m: 1804
...... 2 Martha Ramsey b: 02 Apr 1786 d: 03 Mar 1868
.......... +William Eaton b: 1788 m: 1813
...... 2 Benjamin Ramsey b: 16 Aug 1788 d: 17 Apr 1869
.......... +Isabella Ramage b: 28 Jan 1799 m: 1817 d: 18 May 1820
...... *2nd Wife of Benjamin Ramsey:
.......... +Isabella Hanna m: 1821
...... 2 Mary Ramsey b: 25 Jan 1791 d: 12 Dec 1841
.......... +David Andrews m: 1820
...... 2 Elizabeth Ramsey b: 1794 d: 1873
...... 2 John Ramsey b: 28 Jun 1797 d: 31 Mar 1845
.......... +Sarah Craig m: 1832
...... 2 Jennie Ramsey b: 31 May 1800 d: 28 Oct 1815
...... 2 Mariah Ramsey b: 03 Apr 1805 d: 1885
.......... +Nicholas Rodgers m: 1853

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