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Muster Roll of Captain Peter Rutan's Company in the 4th Battalion of New Jersey Volunteers commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Abraham Buskirk - Staten Island, (No month given, possibly August or September), 1778:

Rank Names Enlistment Reason Absent
CaptainPeter Rutan
LieutenantJames Sarvenear
EnsignColin McVain
SergeantSamuel Van GiezenOn Command New York
SergeantWilliam Bell
SergeantAbraham RutanAt ye Light House
CorporalWilliam Bond
CorporalJohn Hopper
CorporalPhilip Hanselpecker
DrummerJoseph Pryor
PrivatePeter Ramsay
PrivatePeter Ridnor
PrivateWilliam Ramsay
PrivateGeorge Smith
PrivatePeter Smith
PrivateNicholas SithsDead
PrivateNicholas Hemion
PrivateAbraham Ackermin On Guard
PrivateRichard Wannemaker
PrivateHenry ShultisDead
PrivateJohn Brush (Bruce?) On Furlow New York
PrivateFrederick Bruce
PrivateNautis Staker
PrivateBaltis Shoemaker On Furlow New York
PrivateAdam Hemion On Furlow New York
PrivateCoonrod Frysiner
PrivateWilliam Fox At Flag Staff
PrivateJacob Hemion
PrivateGeorge Hemion
PrivateDavid Degrote
PrivateJoesph Hart
PrivateJohn Conolly Sick New York
PrivateGeorge CopeWith Capt. Hayden
PrivateStephen Foster
PrivateJacob Romine
PrivateJohn Abell
PrivateTimothy Colins
PrivateMathew Knaght
PrivateJohn Van Syle
PrivateFrancis BattySick
PrivateRichard Ackermin Recruiting
PrivateFrancis Smith With Artillery
PrivateCoonrod Hanselpaker Taylor at Harlem
PrivateJohn Sickels Taylor at Harlem
PrivateDaniel BaileyJuly 11, 1778
PrivateCharles BootSick on Staten Island
PrivateCaleb LewickJuly 27, 1778
PrivateJohn PageJuly 27, 1778
PrivateRobert CleghornJuly 27, 1778
PrivateJohn Ackerson On Furlow
PrivateWilliam Smith On Furlow
PrivateJohn Wannemaker Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateNicholas Wannemaker Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateHenry Lawback Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateSamuel Demorest Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateHenry Emanuel Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateJacob Cole Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateJacob Mouris Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateIsaac Montonye Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateDavid Bayard Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateMathew Bennet Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateGeorge Webb

Note on Richard Wannemaker: Richard Wannamaker died in gaol in Philadelphia in 1780. His widow, Elizabeth, married a John Post, and settled in the Maugerville, New Brunswich, Canada area.

Transcribed by Donna Ristenbatt. From the New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, NJ. Loyalist Muster Rolls, Reel #232, Vol. 4, pg. 1231.

For more Loyalist Muster Rolls, be sure to check out The Olive Tree Genealogy Homepage by Lorine McGinnis Schulze.

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