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Direct Line Ancestors

William Baugh served as a Private in the Company of Captain Hewlett Sullivan of the 96th District of South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. William Baugh is the 5th great grandfather of Sammy Williams.


When the Revolutionary war started in 1776 Mathias Sweesy served in several campaigns as a first class soldier in the Cumberland Co., Militia. (see Pennsylvania Archives sixth series). Mathias Sweesy is the 6th great grandfather of Sammy Williams.


Richard Coulter was a Captain in the Continental Army from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Richard Coulter is the 7th great grandfather of Sammy Williams.


John Slover was a Private in the Revolutionary War in Captain William Butler's unit. He enlisted February 8,1776. He was also on the roll from June 1, 1776 to March 31, 1777. John also served under Captain James Chrystie's Company-2nd Pennsylvania Battalion. This unit was also designated as 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment -Colonels Arthur St. Clair and Joseph Wood. In 1781, John's name appears on Charles Reed's Chester County Militia. John's names appears on Charles Reed's Company, 4th Battalion, Washington County Militia in 1782. John was a scout for Colonel William Crawford in the expedition of 1782 of the Ohio Valley. He was captured and tortured by Indians on this expedition. John Slover is the 5th great grandfather of Sammy Williams.



Collateral Line Ancestors

Richard Choate: Pvt. in Batecourt Co. Va. Capt Shelby's Co. This is from Colonial Militia by Crozier page 86. 6th great grand uncle of Sammy Williams.


Augustine Choate, Sr. was a Sgt. in Bedford Co. Militia, Va. He served in the pre revolutionary Colonial Militia. His father was Richard Choate. 1st cousin 7 times removed of Sammy Williams.


His brother Christopher, born 1750 Bedford Co, Va. Had pension app#15187.He volunteered in 1781 for Capt. Sterling County's Col. Clarks Regt from SC. 1st cousin 7 times removed of Sammy Williams.


Richard's son Greenberry Choate was born 1751 in Va. Died 1842 in Ill. .He has a pension approved 4 June 1833 and was living in Johnson Co, Ill. A pay voucher #2385 from the Rev War Aug 1782 put him in NC in Capt Wm. Cockers Co. 1st cousin 7 times removed of Sammy Williams.


Richard's son Emanuel Choate was a Wataugan and a signer of the Wataugan Petition. He fought at the battle of Point Pleasant in 1774 under Evan Shelby's company. 1st cousin 7 times removed of Sammy Williams.


Updated October 29, 2002