Stephens, Jacob


Age at Enlistment:  18

Length of Service: 1777-1779

State:  Virginia

Rank:  Pvt / Cpl

Unit3rd Regiment , 5th Regiment and 7th VA Regiments, Continental Line

Service Record:  From 1 Dec 1777 to 1 May 1778 shown to be at Valley Forge; re-enlisted on 12 Mar 1778 for 1 year; sent to Cpt Joseph Crockett’s Co., 7th VA Regiment, commanded by Col. Holt Richeson in May 1778, paid 2 pounds; located still at Valley Forge from May-June 1778; shows on rolls in Major’s Co., June-Sep 1778 at Camp Peramus commanded by Lt. Robert Sayers, 3rd and 7th VA Regiment, Lt Col. William Heth commanding; promoted to Cpl on 1 June 1778; paid 2lbs/4shilling; in Sep 1778 located at White Plains; 6 Nov 1778 located at Pumpton; Dec 1778 and 13 Jan 1779 on rolls at Middlebrook encampment in New Jersey in Cpt Adam Wallace’s Co., Col William Russell commanding; discharged 16 Feb 1779

Survived WarYes

Cemetery / Burial:   Viars-Ogg Cemetery, Disputanta, Rockcastle Co., KY; Rev War headstone ordered in 1937 by Mrs. Ellen Mitchell; pension # 2019

Soldier Info:  Born in Frederick Co., VA in 1759; Died in 1849 in Rockcastle Co., KY; his wife received a widow’s pension after his death

Relationship to Author:  1st cousin 8x

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