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Manassah Coyle

  • Birth Oct 1756 Ireland
  • Death 26 Jun 1834 Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 32688901

Manassah Coyle is recorded in several Pennsylvania and Revolutionary war histories. He married Isabella Ewing of Ireland September 29, 1785 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and reared nine known children.
Manassah came to this country in early life, about the middle of October, 1777, he enlisted in the service under Colonel Chambers in Captain Samuel Patton's company. He was then a resident of Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. The company marched to Little York, to Lancaster, to White Marsh Hills, where they joined the army under General Washington, General Patton commanding the militia. At this time Manassah Coyle served two months, his own term, and then two months as a substitute for David Huston, after which he returned to Lancaster, receiving his discharge from Captain Patton. His next term of service began in September, 1779, when he joined Captain William Huston's company in Cumberland county, now Franklin, as a substitute for Joseph Kyle. He marched to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and was in service two months when he was discharged by Captain Huston. He then removed his residence west of the mountains, where during the first week of June, 1781, he joined Captain William Perry in Westmoreland county as an Indian scout. He was with Captain Perry two months when he volunteered in Captain Robert Orr's company to go down the Ohio under Colonel Lochery in General Clark's expedition against the Indians. They were attacked by the Indians, August 24, 1781, and Coyle was taken captive. He was taken to an island in the St. Lawrence river where he was held a prisoner until June 1, 1782, when he made his escape but was soon recaptured. In October, 1782, he again escaped, this time getting away safely from his captors. But home and safety were far away; Coyle, with five companions, after traveling twelve hundred miles through the wilderness reached his home in Westmoreland county late in December, 1782. (See Pennsylvania Archives, second series, vol. 14, page 684, also Captain Samuel Patton's Company, second series, vol. 15, pages 577-578).


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  • Created by: K. Scott Rimell
  • Added: 6 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32688901
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Manassah Coyle (Oct 1756–26 Jun 1834), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32688901, citing Unity Cemetery, Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by K. Scott Rimell (contributor 46899687) .