Capt James Kerney

Capt James Kerney

Death 16 Apr 1821 (aged 70–71)
Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 67326218 · View Source
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He enlisted in Capt. Hugh Stephenson's Rifle Company in 1775. This was one of the two Virginia Rifle Companies established by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1775, as part of the creation of the Continental Army. Capt. Stephenson's Company and Capt. Daniel Morgan's company then made the famous "Beeline" race to Cambridge, Massachusetts. James Kerney is reported to have re-enlisted in one of the Virginia Rifle Companies raised in Berkeley County in 1776, and he was described as "a brave soldier."

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  • Created by: Edward Spannaus
  • Added: 23 Mar 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 67326218
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt James Kerney (1750–16 Apr 1821), Find a Grave Memorial no. 67326218, citing Old Episcopal Graveyard, Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Edward Spannaus (contributor 47461360) .