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.

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:
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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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