|GEORGE WILLIAM (BILL) GILLETT FAMILY HISTORY||
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Members of the MORLAN Family who
FOUGHT IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (4)
|1||WILLIAM MORLAN||9th Virginian||M601||6th generation|
WILLIAM MORLAN was born in 1720 in Bordentown, New Jersey, the son of John and Sarah (Tucker) Morlan. He married Sarah French January 3, 1741. SARAH was born January 20, 1714/1715, the daughter of Richard and Mary (King) French.
Until 1758 the MORLANS lived in Chesterfield, Burlington County, New Jersey. During the American Revolution, WILLIAM was living in Loudoun County, Virginia, with his wife, SARAH FRENCH, and five sons.
DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) records indicate that WILLIAM MORLAN had joined in the Revolutionary War with Captain Samuel Woodsons' Company, the 9th Virginian. These records are located in the Virginia State Library in Richmond, Virginia, as indicated in the application for membership to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. "I certify that on four pay rolls of Samuel Woodson's Company (For April 1777, for May 1777, for June 1777 and October 1777) appears the name of William Moorland (Morlan, Morland, Mourland)". Signed H.R. McIIwain, State Librarian, July 22, 1913.
The Morlans were very strong Quakers (Society of Friends); however, the Quaker records did not indicate that WILLIAM MORLAN was ever disowned from the Society for bearing arms (which was normally the case).
WILLIAM MORLAN died in 1790 in Bedford County, Virginia, about 70 years old. He wife, SARAH (FRENCH) MORLAN, died there December 1, 1798, at the age of 83.
|2||MOSES RHODES||M602||6th generation|
MOSES RHODES was born in 1724 in Chester, Pennsylvania, the son of John and Ann Rhodes. He married Mary Meade August 30, 1747, in Fairfax County, Virginia. MARY was born in 1726 in Bedford County, Virginia, the daughter of William and Ellen (Worrell) Meade
MOSES and his wife, MARY MEADE, lived in Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia. They were the parents of nine children, four sons and five daughters. They also belonged to the Quaker religion. Although he died on November 13, 1769, at the age of 45, which is before the actual Revolutionary War began, his wife, Mary (Meade) Rhodes received a pension for care of their children on November 10, 1778, for his service in the Continental Army.
|3||JOHN CURRY||M705||7th generation|
At the present, little is known of when or where he participated in the war. The only information is what has been passed down through the family -- that he had fought in the American Revolution.
|4||ROBERT JOHNSON||2nd Maryland Regiment||M707||7th generation|
ROBERT JOHNSON was born in 1744 in Hopewell, New Jersey, the son of Garret and Judith (Watkins) Johnson. He married Mary Vannoy in New Jersey in March of 1768.
He and his wife, MARY (VANNOY) JOHNSON, were living in Virginia at the time of the War. They were the parents of eleven children, eight sons and three daughters.
He served in Captain John Eccleston's Company of the Second Maryland Regiment. He was granted a land warrant in Randolph County, Virginia, in partial payment for his military service. He was pensioned in 1818.
The Johnsons were a Quaker family. ROBERT JOHNSON died March 16, 1831, in Barbour County, West Virginia, about 87 years old. His wife, MARY (VANNOY) JOHNSON, had died there December 1, 1827, about 79 years old.