Posted By:Stefan Fetterhoff
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Subject:John Boyer, 4th Northampton, Pa militia 1782
Post Date:January 22, 2012 at 11:07:17
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My 5th great grandfather was John Nicholas Boyer. He lived in
Bethlehem, PA. Although I can't say for sure, he mght have served in
the militia, during the American Revolution.

I believe that he was in the 4th PA Northampton Co. militia. He was
placed in the 4th company in the 1st class. Jesses Jones was the
captain. When looking at Jesse Jones' service record, it states-active
duty-August 8-October 7, 1782.

Since my grandfather was in the 1st class, under Jones', wouldn't he
have been called up on active duty as well? (he would be called up
with the other 1st class men?) John Boyer's card states-inactive
duty-return of June 1782.

What is the probability that my grandfather was on active duty, in
1782? Is there a way to locate his service record, that may indicate
his active or inactive status?
I myself have found little data on Jesse Jones' company muster rolls.
I have only found John Boyer's name once, and that was just his name.
There was no indication of dates or such.

Please help me figure this out,

Thanks,

Stefan Fetterhoff