Acree/Sachse/Hoover/Ogden/Skipworth/Nelson/TenEyck/Williamson
& Associated Families

MILITARY SERVICE

CIVIL WAR (1861-1865)

James Hardy Acree,
the father of Grandfather Acree, fought for the Confederacy as a private. On May 22, 1862, at the age of 29, he enlisted in Company G, 14th Infantry, of the Tennessee Volunteers, organized in Montgomery Co., which was dispatched to Virginia in August. Captured at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, on December 13, he was released four days later in an exchange of prisoners. Rejoining his company, he participated in several major battles in Virginia and Maryland before being captured again at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 1, 1863. He spent nearly two years at the Ft. Delaware prison camp until March 23, 1865, when he was released after signing an Oath of Allegiance to the Union and sent home by boat to Philadelphia and then by rail to Clarksville.
Alexander Noah Hoover,
the father of Grandfather Hoover, served a brief time for the Union. He was refused earlier enlistment twice because of his age, but succeeded on his third try in February 1865, when he was 18. He joined Company C of the 151st Indiana Infantry Regiment. With General Lee's surrender in April, the war was soon over, and he was discharged in September. Though he was spared battlefield trauma, the unsanitary conditions he suffered caused him chronic ill health for years, after he was brought home "more dead than alive."
Eli "Lors" Skipworth,
the father of Samuel Skipworth below, left home with four brothers on September 26, 1861, as a 33-year-old married man, to enlist in the Union Army. They joined Company B of the 11th Regiment of Kentucky Volunteers, under Captain William F. Ward., organized in their home town of Greenville (just fifty miles north of Clarksville, Tennessee, where James Acree joined the opposing army). Eli was severely wounded in the right groin at the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, on April 7, 1862, among thousands of casualties. Following his recovery at a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, he received a disability discharge as a corporal on September 15, 1864.
Samuel Winfield Skipworth,
the father of Grandfather Skipworth, joined the Union Army on August 20, 1863, at the age of 14. He served in Company I of the 48th Regiment Mounted Infantry, was discharged in March 1864, and re-enlisted in Company I, 3rd Kentucky Cavalry, 45th Regiment. Fighting in the Carolinas as General Sherman marched north in early 1865, he was captured during a skirmish southwest of Bentonville, NC, shortly before the Union victory there on March 20. Sent home when the war ended in April, he was discharged as a corporal in Indianapolis, Indiana, on June 22.

WAR OF 1812 (1812-1814)

John Acree, Jr. (Acree branch)
may be identical with the man of that name who served as a Captain in the 26th Regiment of the Stewart County, Tennessee, Militia.
Isaac Jones (Ogden branch)
served as a private in Captain Kiser's Company in the Ohio Militia.
John Waugh (Acree branch)
served in the Davidson County, Tennessee, Militia.
William Smallwood Wynn, Jr. (Ogden branch)
was drafted into the army in Ohio at the age of 18. He served six months as a private, but missed the battles that had occurred earlier in that area.

AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1775-1783)

Lawrence Campbell (Acree branch)
served as Major in the Virginia militia.
John Carter, Jr. (Acree branch)
was appointed Captain in the Revolutionary Army on September 18, 1777 and served until the end of the war.
George Cook, Sr. (Hoover branch)
volunteered as a private in the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Militia in 1776.
Dirck Dumont (TenEyck branch)
served as a First sergeant in Captain Jacob TenEyck's Company, 1st Battallion, in New Jersey.
Robert Foster, Sr. (Acree branch)
served in the South Carolina Militia.
John Marshall (Acree branch, born "c1735" in DAR records)
was sworn in as a Captain in the Virginia Militia in December 1777.
John Mast, Sr. (Hoover branch)
served as a soldier from North Carolina.
Cuthbert Harrison Peyton (Acree branch)
served as an ensign in the Second Virginia Regiment.
Peter Pumyea (Williamson branch)
served as a Captain in Colonel Abraham Quick's Second Regiment of the Somerset County, New Jersey, Militia.
John Henry Shoaf, Jr. (Hoover branch)
served as a soldier from North Carolina.
Nathan Skipper (Skipworth branch)
enlisted as a private under Captain Frederick Hargett in Colonel Armstrong's Regiment of the North Carolina Line. He served three years, in 1777-1780, and saw action at the Battles of Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth.
Joseph Skipper (Skipworth branch),
Nathan's father, served also as a soldier in the North Carolina Line.
Samuel Talbot, Sr. (Acree branch),
according to family tradition, died of his wounds in December 1777, when quartered for the winter with General George Washington's troops at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
Ransom Tinsley (Acree branch)
joined the forces organized in Kentucky by Colonel George Rogers Clark and fought as a private.
John Veghte, Sr. (Williamson branch)
served as a private with New Jersey troops in the Commissary General's department.
Garret Veghte (Williamson branch),
John's father, served as a Captain with the New Jersey troops.
Peter Voorhees (Williamson branch),
served as a soldier from New Jersey.
William Williamson (Williamson branch, born "1716" in DAR records)
served as a Captain in Colonel Neilson's Second Regiment of Middlesex County, New Jersey. He was reputedly a friend of General George Washington.

FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR (1754-1763)

John Carter, Jr. (Acree branch, who also served in the Revolution, above)
was a Captain in the Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, Militia.
Jonathan Ogden (Ogden branch)
was a member of the Westchester, New York, Regiment.

SOLDIERS & MILITIA MEMBERS IN COLONIAL AMERICA

John Acree, Sr. (Acree branch)
was a Private on the muster roll of Captain Samuel Cotten's Company in Northampton County, North Carolina.
Isaac Allerton, Jr. (Acree branch)
was a Colonel in the Virginia Militia.
Benjamin Berryman (Acree branch)
was a Captain in the Virginia Militia.
Thomas Bronaugh, Sr. (Acree branch)
was a Captain in the Virginia Militia.
Thomas Browne (Acree branch)
was a Lt. Colonel in the Virginia Militia.
Thomas Carter, Sr. (Acree branch)
was a Captain in the Lancaster County, Virginia, Militia.
Cornelis Corssen (Williamson branch)
was a Captain in the New Amsterdam (NYC) Militia.
Edward Dale (Acree branch)
was a Major in the Lancaster County, Virginia, Militia.
Joachim Gulick (Williamson branch)
was a Captain in the Kings County, New York, Militia.
Johannes Hornbeck (Ogden branch)
was a Lt. Colonel in the Ulster County, New York, Militia.
Benjamin Hull (Williamson branch)
was a Captain during the Indian Wars in New England.
Ebenezer Jones (Ogden branch)
was a Sergeant under the command of Captain Joseph Dirickson in the Maryland Militia.
Thomas Jones, Sr. (Ogden branch, Ebenezer's son)
was a Private in Captain Dirickson's Maryland Militia.
John Lake, Jr. (Williamson branch)
was a Captain in the New York Militia.
Moses Linton (Acree branch)
was a member of the Stafford Co, Virginia, Militia.
James Monroe (Acree branch)
was a Colonel in the Virginia Militia.
Adam Mott (TenEyck branch)
was a Lieutenant in the English provincial forces.
Christopher Neale, Sr. (Acree branch)
was a Captain in the Northumberland County, Virginia, Militia.
Richard Neale (Acree branch, Christopher's son)
was a Major in the Northumberland County, Virginia, Militia.
William Newton, Jr. (Acree branch)
was a Major in the Virginia Militia.
John Patton, Sr. (Ogden branch)
was a Captain in the Virginia Militia.
Valentine Peyton (Acree branch)
was a Captain in the Virginia Militia.
James Smallwood (Ogden branch)
was a Colonel in the Maryland Militia.
William Smallwood (Ogden branch, James's son)
was a Captain in the Maryland Militia.
Alexander Spence (Acree branch)
was a Captain in the Virginia Militia.
Patrick Spence (Acree branch, Alexander's father)
was a Lieutenant in the "Troop of Horse" in the Virginia Militia.
Nicholas Stillwell II (TenEyck branch)
was a Lieutenant in the Indian Wars in York County, Virginia, under the command of General William Claiborne.
Elbert Elbertse Stoothoff (Williamson branch)
was a Captain in the Flatlands (Brooklyn), New York, Militia.
Thomas Tinsley I (Acree branch)
participated in Bacon's Rebellion, which took place in Virginia in 1676.
Thomas Todd, Sr. (Acree branch)
was a Captain in the Gloucester County, Virginia, Militia.
Cornelis Hendrick VanNess (Williamson branch)
was a Captain at Fort Orange (Albany), New York.
Dirck VanderHeyden (Ogden branch)
was in the Albany, New York, Militia.
Jacob Tyssen VanderHeyden (Ogden branch, Dirck's father)
was in the New Amsterdam (NYC) Militia.
John Waugh (Acree branch)
was a Captain in the Virginia militia.
Daniel Whitehead, Jr. (Williamson branch)
was a Major in the Queens County, New York, Militia.
Thomas Willoughby, Sr. (Acree branch)
was a Captain in the Virginia Militia.
Hendrick Martensen Wiltsie (Williamson branch)
was a professional soldier for the Netherlands in Wiltwyck (Kingston), New York.

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