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Re: Ebenezer Paddock's Rev. War service
Posted by: Charles Frakes (ID *****9931) Date: July 05, 2008 at 10:55:29
In Reply to: Ebenezer Paddock's Rev. War service by Jan of 913

I've searched for the evidence of Ebenezer Paddock's service during the Revolutionary War and have not found it.

The explanation is that Ebenezer's record is actually for service during Lord Dunmore's War in 1774, which is the last colonial Indian conflict to precede the Rev War. That is why Ebenezer shows up on paymasters roll for Fort Pitt in 1775. What this means is that under the strict rules of the DAR his descendants should never have been granted membership, and he should never have been credited with Rev War service.

Another point, no service in the western half of Pennsylavania or Virginia, whether during the Rev War or not, can be accurately described as being on the "Continental Line". I've seen people make that mistake repeatedly.

Here is the best documentary citation that I have found yetand its not even for Ebenezer Paddock, its for John:


1774: From the book Lord Dunmore’s Little War of 1774: His Captains And Their Men Who Opened Up Kentucky & The West To American Settlement, by Warren Skidmore with Donna Kaminsky, Heritage Books, Westminster, MD 2007:

“Major John Connolly and his West Augusta County Battalion. Vouchers on 47 Rolls Filed at Fort Pitt, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania…pp. 40-41… [Roll 20] Captain David Scott’s roll. [Monongalia County, Virginia]…Brice Worley…William Case…Nathaniel Case, Senior…Nathaniel Case, Junior…Jonathan Paddox…”

[Authors Note: The selected names from this reference are names that appear on Nelson County, Kentucky tax lists in the 1780’s. Could the Case family have come to Nelson county from southwestern Pennsyvania as it is believed the Friggs/Frakes men did?]

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