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Re: Timothy Ewen, b. c1740, d. 12 Feb 1828
Posted by: Sherron Westerfield (ID *****3033) Date: August 31, 2010 at 08:48:52
In Reply to: Re: Timothy Ewen, b. c1740, d. 12 Feb 1828 by Jerry JONES of 236

Yes, I'm here. Up to my eyeballs working 8:30-5:00, M-F. I have so much information on Timothy, Julius Jr. & Sr., parents, grandparents, siblings, children, you name it.

As you probably know, Timothy's parents and grandparents were Quakers. But Timothy and brother Julius took up arms during the American Revolution and records show they fought with the British. Anti-British sentiment was so harsh that after the war was over, the boys did not return home to face their patriot friends and family. Julius apparently went to New Brunswick, Canada where he may have lived out his life. No one knows for certain whether he married and had children. There are Ewens living there today.

Timothy was mustered out of the New Jersey Volunteers in Charleston, SC. He then went north into PA where he settled and met his bride. From "A Record of the Descendants of John Brown, Son of Henry & Ann (Richardson) Brown of Burlington County, NJ," Rohease Cook Brown (1973), at p. 141: Timothy and Sarah were married about two miles from Red Stone Old Fort.

This information about their marriage was also provided by Sarah in her failed attempts to qualify for a Revolutionary War veteran's widow's pension. It is my observation that while Timothy told his wife and children he fought in the Revolution, he let them assume that he fought with the patriots. As a result, he is buried in a small cemetery especially for U. S. Revolutionary War soldiers and his widow never understood why she could not get a pension based on his service. Even her brother tried on her behalf but the War Dept. kept saying they could not find his records.

I've seen his records......

"New Jersey Volunteers
Muster Roll of Captain Thomas Hunloke's Company in the 3rd Battalion - [Fort] Ninety Six [South Carolina]**, February 23rd, 1781-

Captain Thomas HUNLOKE
(names omitted for brevity)
Cpl Timothy EWEN
(names omitted for brevity)
Julius EWEN Publick Employ in New York"
(names omitted for brevity)

National Archives of Canada, RG 8, "C" Series, Volume 1856, page 82.

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