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Prisoners of American Revolution
Posted by: Christopher Ferree (ID *****7811) Date: May 06, 2009 at 10:21:12
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The following is from the ebook downloaded from “Project Gutenberg” by Chris Ferree. In the latter part of this excerpt is a list of prisoners taken by the British. Look and see if you recognize any of the names and if you know if they are related to our family.

       – Chris Ferree, email: ferreec@yahoo.com

AMERICAN PRISONERS OF THE REVOLUTION

BY

DANSKE DANDRIDGE

Dedication

TO THE MEMORY OF MY GRANDFATHER

Lieutenant Daniel Bedinger, of Bedford, Virginia

AS REPRESENTATIVE OF ALL THAT WAS BRAVEST AND MOST HONORABLE IN THE
LIFE AND CHARACTER OF THE PATRIOTS OF 1776

The list is excerpted from the APPENDICES TO “AMERICAN PRISONERS OF THE REVOLUTION”

APPENDIX A

LIST OF 8000 MEN WHO WERE PRISONERS ON BOARD THE OLD JERSEY PRINTED BY PERMISSION OF THE SOCIETY OF OLD BROOKLYNITES

This list of names was copied from the papers of the British War
Department. There is nothing to indicate what became of any of these
prisoners, whether they died, escaped, or were exchanged. The list
seems to have been carelessly kept, and is full of obvious mistakes in
spelling the names. Yet it shall be given just as it is, except that
the names are arranged differently, for easier reference. This list of
prisoners is the only one that could be found in the British War
Department. What became of the lists of prisoners on the many other
prison ships, and prisons, used by the English in America, we do not
know.

This list includes:

John Carpenter
Miles Carpenter
Richards Carpenter
Thomas Dubois
David Fere
Joseph Ferre
John Fury
Willis Hoag
David Lamb
William Lamb
Samuel Le Fever
Nathaniel Le Fevere
Jeremiah Leman
Julian Regan
(note: Regan is for my mother’s side of the family)
Edward Russell
Jacob Russell
Pierre Russell
Samuel Russell
Valentine Russell
William Russell
(note: Russell is for my father’s step-father’s side of the family)
John Willard
Julian Willard
(note: Willard is for a friend’s family)

Please contact me if you have any information concerning any of these people. – Chris Ferree


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