Monday, March 3, 2014

Military Monday - Revolutionary Veteran

In 2014, I've been exploring the line of my 2nd-great-grandmother, Matilda Jane Lambert O'Brien. This includes her father's side, Henry Donham Lee Lambert, and mother's side, Sarah Brown. I will be returning to the Lambert and Lee sides of the tree. On the Brown side of this tree, I've made quite a lot of progress uncovering the lines of Sarah's parents, Christian Brown and Eva Welsh. Today's update focuses on Sarah's grandfather, my 5th-great-grandfather, Michael Braun/Brown. Michael was a veteran of the 6th Pennsylvania regiment.
Source: Fold3.com

It appears the 6th Pennsylvania was at Valley Forge. Michael Brown appears on the muster roll in Captain Thomas Bull's company on the Valley Forge Legacy website:
Screen shot from http://valleyforgemusterroll.org
It is unclear if Michael Brown was part of the regiment that spent the famous winter of 1777-1778. According to the book Valley Forge: A Chronicle of American Heroism, the 6th regiment was encamped at Valley Forge on 31 December 1777.

Either way, it is very cool to see an ancestor had a role in the Revolutionary War and served for a period of time in the famous camp at Valley Forge. This will be a great piece of history to share with the kids.

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