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From: d larson <>
Subject: [PHILLY-ROOTS-L] Rev. War
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 07:33:21 -0600
During the Rev. War I had an ancestor that served in the Philly
Militia. After reading up on the history and checking the web sites
relating to the Rev. War, I still have not gotten clear in my mind what
the Philadelphia Militia did during the war? Did they serve as a home
guard? If so, where were they when the British took over Philly and sat
here for a while?
I was told that the British took over the church where my ancestor was
married and that the clergy departed. Marriages only took place on
those days that the British were not in residence at the church. This
would certainly make it an uncertain time for people trying to get
married. The marriage took place at the St. Michael's-Zion Lutheran
German Church on 30 Jan. 1755.
Were the British even there at that time period? If not, why would
the people who are in the archives now pass out the above information?
Or, another scenario -- could it have been the colonists that were in
residence and the clergy Tory sympathizers?
Anyone out there a Philly history buff that could help me out with these