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McFarlands Who Served in the American Revolution

McFarlands Who Served in the American Revolution

 Compiled by Mary Helen Haines

 When the Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, men with the surname McFarland, or a variant, signed up to fight, either for the Continental Army, or for the various regiments organized by the separate colonies. Other men, especially in the frontier regions, served in local militias, and those men who were too old, and some women as well, contributed to the war effort with goods that fed or clothed the men fighting.

 Below is a compilation of men and women known for their service. This list is compiled from Ancestry.com, the National Archives, Footnotes.com, and DAR records, as well as other resources.

 If you have an ancestor not on this list, please inform me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so I can add them to it. Also, if you know the parents, spouse, siblings, children of any of the people below, please let me know and I will add that information. I am keeping a database of their relations, and of CMW members who descend from this list. I just did not have room to post all that information on this document, but will be able to post individuals in our newsletter as time goes by.

 Original 13 Colonies 

New Hampshire, NH

Massachusetts, MA

Connecticut, CT

Rhode Island, RI

New York, NY

Pennsylvania, PA

New Jersey, NJ

Delaware, DE

Maryland, MD

Virginia, VA

North Carolina, NC

South Carolina, SC

Georgia, GA

 

Revolutionary   War Information

McFarlin, Alexander

 

served in:

NC, 1st Batt., Col. Thomas Clark

rank:

Private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

Enlisted Nov. 77 for 3 yr. , roll   dated 1778

source:

National Archives through   Footnote.com, DAR

   

McFarling, Andrew

also McFarland

served in:

VA, 12th Regiment, Col. James   Wood, Capt. Langdon

rank:

Pvt., Corporal

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

Enlisted 1777, wounded at   Brandywine, Sept.'77

source:

National Archives through   Footnote.com

   

McFarland, Andrew

 

served in:

NY

rank:

Pvt, Cpl, Orderly Sergeant

birth:

1751, Scotland

death:

1833, New York

service   description:

Capt. Hasbrouck, Childs, etc.

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, Andrew

 

served in:

PA

rank:

Captain

birth:

1729, Lancaster Co., PA

death:

1777, Philadelphia, PA

service   description:

Cumberland Co. Militia, 3rd Batt.

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarlin, Adam

(same person as below?)

served in:

Continental Troops

rank:

matross

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

 

source:

National Archives, Roll/Box 118

   

McFarlin, Andrew

 

served in:

Continental Troops, 2nd Artillery   Reg., New York

rank:

bombadier, matross

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

 

source:

National Archives, Roll/Box 119

   

McFarlin, Andrew

 

served in:

Continental Troops, Capt. Bedken,   Gen. Count Pulaski

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

May 1779 for 3 yrs. Taken prisoner   by enemy Jan. 25, 1780

source:

National Archives, Footnote.com

   

McFarland, Benjamin

also McFarlin

served in:

VA, 3rd and 7th Regiments, Lt.   Col. Wm. Heth

rank:

private

birth:

1747, Virginia

death:

1823, TN

service   description:

enlisted 1777 for 3 yrs., on   furlough Jan. 1779

source:

D.A.R. and Archives 97, 98, 99,   Footnote.com

   

McFarlin, Bradford

 

served in:

MA, 23rd Cont'l Troops, Capt.   Samuel Bradford's Co.

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

 

source:

National Archives, Footnote.com

   

McFarland, Daniel

 

served in:

PA (Virginia Militia, acc. to   Service Rolls in Nat.Archives)

rank:

Private to Colonel

birth:

1731, Worcester Co., Massachusetts

death:

1817, Washington Co., PA

service   description:

Militia for Monongalia, Co. of   Rangers, Gaddis Command

source:

D.A.R., National Archives in   Footnote.com

   

McFarland, Daniel

 

served in:

MA

rank:

private

birth:

1723, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts

death:

1797, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts

service   description:

Capt. Hurd, Col. Stafford,   1777-1778

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, Daniel

 

served in:

MA., 4th Regiment, Col. Shepard,   Capt. Learnerd

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

Enlisted July 10, 1779, Deserted   July 23, 1779

source:

 
   

McFarlin, Daniel

also McFarlane, McFarling

served in:

VA, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 11th Reg., Col.   McClenachan, Russell

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

enlisted Dec. 1777 for three years

source:

National Archives, #102,   Footnote.com

   

McFarlin, Daniel

 

served in:

South Carolina, 2nd Regiment

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

on same page as Malcolm McFarlin,   1779

source:

National Archives, Footnote.com

   

McFarland, Duncan

also McFarlin

served in:

PA, 9th Regiment, Capt. Bowen, Lt.   Col. Nagel

rank:

private

birth:

abt. 1750, PA

death:

 

service   description:

Pay from May, 1777 through July,   1778

source:

National Archives, #83,   Footnote.com

   

McFarland, Ebenezer

 

served in:

MA

rank:

Private, Sergeant

birth:

1751, Hopkinton, Middlesex Co.,   Mass.

death:

1837, Hopkinton, Mass.

service   description:

Capt. Howe, McFarland, Col.   Bullard, Howe

source:

D.A.R. (widow's pension rejected   for lack of evidence: Nat'l Archives)

   

McFarland, Elijah

MacFarlin, Mackferlin

served in:

MA, 23rd Continental Troops, Capt.   Bradford's Co.

rank:

Private

birth:

1722, Plympton, Mass.

death:

Enlisted Nov. 1775, died 11-29-77   in war

service   description:

Capt. Thomas Turner, Col. Samuel   Bradford

source:

D.A.R., National Archives,   Footnote.com

   

McFarland, Elijah Jr.

McFarlin

served in:

MA, 23rd Con't Troops

rank:

Private

birth:

1749, Plympton, Mass.

death:

1827, Fairfield, Maine

service   description:

wounded twice

source:

D.A.R., Footnote.com

   

McFarland, George

McFarlin in S.C. pension record

served in:

SC

rank:

private

birth:

abt. 1763, Ireland (abt. 1754 from   pension info.)

death:

aft. Jan.2, 1834, Abbeville Dist.   S.C.

service   description:

Capt. McGaw, Col. Anderson

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarlan, Hosea

also Hosiah McFarlin

served in:

NY, 1st Reg., Capt. Finck,   Wendell; Col. Van Schaick

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

abt. 1780

service   description:

Taken prisoner, July 23, 1779,   payments made to Executrix

source:

National Archives, #65, 66,   Footnote.com

   

Farland, Isaac

 

served in:

VA

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

 

source:

National Archives, #99

   

McFarland, Jacob

 

served in:

PA, North Carolina

rank:

private

birth:

1756, Ireland

death:

1835, Haywood Co., tN

service   description:

1776, PA line; 1779, NC Militia

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, James

 

served in:

PA

rank:

Capt.

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

 

source:

National Archives #84

   

McFarland, James

 

served in:

GA

rank:

civil service

birth:

1750, VA

death:

1820, Wilkes Co., Georgia

service   description:

Justice of the Peace, 1776,   Richmond Co., GA

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, James

 

served in:

Maine, which was Mass. at the   time,Capt. Daniel Sullivan, 3rd Co. 6th Lincoln County Reg., Col Benjamin   Foster

rank:

1st Lieutenant, app. 4-30-1777

birth:

abt. 1741-42 Brunswick,   Mass.(Maine today)

death:

1816-18, Grand Manan Island, New   Brunswick, Canada

service   description:

Ap. 1777 to Oct. 1777

source:

D.A.R., Genealogy of the McFarland   Family of Hancock Co.ME

   

McFarland, James

 

served in:

MA

rank:

Private, Corporal

birth:

1758, Worcester, Mass.

death:

1835, Worcester, Mass.

service description:

with Capt. Washburn, Col. Holman   and more

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, James Jr.

 

served in:

MA, 15th Reg., Col. Benj. Tupper,   Capt. Farnum, Abbot

rank:

Private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

Enlisted Sept. 1777 for 3 yrs.,   discharged Feb. 1780

source:

National Archives, Footnote.com

   

McFarland, James

 

served in:

PA

rank:

Patriotic service

birth:

1759, PA

death:

1812, Cumberland Co., PA

service   description:

paid supply tax, 1781

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, James

 

served in:

PA

rank:

quartermaster

birth:

1754, Cumberland Co., PA

death:

1830, Mifflin Co., PA

service   description:

Lt. Col. Wm McFarlane Rangers

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, James

 

served in:

PA

rank:

private

birth:

before 1746

death:

1825

service   description:

6th Regiment, Continental Army,   Cumberland Co. Militia

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, James

 

served in:

New Hampshire militia, Stickney's   Reg., Capt. Dearborn's Co.

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

July-Sept. 1777, joined Cont'l   Army 1777

source:

National Archives #43,   Footnote.com

   

McFarland, Jesse

 

served in:

NH militia, Bedel's Reg, Capt.   Stevens

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

4 mo. 1778, defense of frontier at   Haverhill, Coos

source:

National Archives #49,   Footnote.com

   

McFarlin, John

 

served in:

MD, 2nd Reg.

rank:

private

birth:

1747, Ireland

death:

 

service   description:

joined June, 1782, lived in PA

source:

National Archives, Footnote.com

   

McFarland, John

 

served in:

NH

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

 

source:

National Archives #43, 49

   

McFarland, John

 

served in:

Continental Troops

rank:

matross (gunner's assistant)

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

 

source:

National Archives #118

   
   

McFarland, John

also spelled McFarlin, McFarling,   McFarlan

served in:

NY, 1st Regiment, Capt. Wiley,   Col. McDougall

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

1776 with Capt. Wiley; 1780 on   with 2nd Co. Capt. Jansen

source:

National Archives #70, Footnote.com

   

McFarland, John

 

served in:

NY, 3rd Regiment, Col. Peter   Gansevoort

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

1776 till end of war

source:

National Archives, Footnote.com

   

McFarland, John

 

served in:

MA

rank:

Sergeant

birth:

Massachusetts

death:

aft. 1800, Maine Dist.   Massachusetts

service   description:

Capt. Benjamin Lemont, Maj. Wm.   Lithgow

source:

 
   

McFarland, John Porter

 

served in:

NC

rank:

patriotic service

birth:

1750, Ireland

death:

1824, Wilson Co., TN

service   description:

paid for services rendered

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, John

 

served in:

PA

rank:

1st Lieutenant

birth:

1733 Lancaster Co., PA

death:

1787, Hanover TWP, Dauphin Co., PA

service   description:

6th & 9th Batt., Capt. Wm.   Laird, Lancaster Co. Militia

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, John

 

served in:

PA

rank:

private

birth:

1738, Ireland

death:

1802, Chester Co., PA

service   description:

Chester Co. Militia, Capt. John   Craige

source:

 
   

McFarland, John

 

served in:

PA

rank:

1st Lieutenant

birth:

1748, Philadelphia Co., PA

death:

1839, Monongalia Co., VA

service   description:

Lancaster Co., Militia, Capt.   Fridley, Lowers

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarling, John

filed with John McFarley

served in:

VA, 1st State Reg., Capt. John Lee, Col. Gibson

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

reported dead March 1778

service   description:

Enlisted Sept. 1777 for 3 years

source:

National Archives through   Footnote.com

   

McFarlin, John

 

served in:

VA, 14th Reg., Capt. Thomas   Thweatt, Col. Charles Lewis

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

sick, but present March, 1778

source:

National Archives through   Footnote.com

   

McFarlin, John

 

served in:

Continental Army, 2nd Artillery,   Col. Lamb, assigned NY

rank:

matross

birth:

Scotland, a tailor

death:

 

service   description:

6th Co., Capt. Bauman, deserted Feb. 26, 1778

source:

National Archives #118

   

McFarland, John

 

served in:

VA

rank:

patriotic service

birth:

1708, Scotland (act. Ireland)

death:

abt. 1784, Bedford Co., VA

service   description:

Oath of Allegience, provided   material

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, John Jr.

 

served in:

VA

rank:

Private, Patriotic Service

birth:

1739, Lancaster Co., PA

death:

post 1803, Buncombe (Haywood Co.),   NC

service   description:

Montgomery Co. Militia, Oath of   Allegiance

source:

D.A.R.

   
   

Farland, John W.

 

served in:

NY

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

 

source:

National Archives #66

   

McFarland, Jonathan

 

served in:

Continental Troops

rank:

fifer

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

 

source:

National Archives #132

   

McFarlin, Joseph

also spelled McFarland, McFarlan,   McFarling

served in:

NH, 1st Reg., Col. Joseph Cilley,   Capt. Frye

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

enlisted 1777 for war, abode is   Londonderry, NH

source:

National Archives #43, 49,   Footnote.com

   

McFarland, Joseph

prob. the same as above

served in:

NH

rank:

Captain

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

 

source:

National Archives #135

   

McFarland, Margaret

 

served in:

NC

rank:

patriotic service

birth:

 

death:

post 1790, Nash Dist., Caswell Co.   NC (cor. MO)

service   description:

provided material, Caswell Co.

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarlane McGee Bell, Martha

 

served in:

NC

rank:

patriotic service

birth:

ca. 1735 Alamance Co. NC

death:

1822 Randolph Co. NC

service   description:

 

source:

D.A.R. #A008762

   

McFarlin, Malcolm

 

served in:

SC, 2nd Regiment

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

1779 pay roll

source:

National Archives #89,   Footnote.com

   

McFarlin, Mordecas

also appears as Mordeau, Mordicar

served in:

SC

rank:

Sergeant

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

 

source:

National Archives #89

   

McFarlin, Morgan

 

served in:

NC, 2nd Regiment, Capt. Coleman's   Co.

rank:

 

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

one card, Feb. 18, 1782, present

source:

National Archives, Footnote.com

   

McFarland, Moses

 

served in:

MA, Continental Troops

rank:

Capt, and Major

birth:

1738, Londonderry, New Hampshire

death:

1802, Haverhill, Massachusetts

service   description:

McFarlands Co.,4th and 5th   Regiment, Nixon's Regiment

source:

D.A.R., National Archives #132,   136, Invalid Pension

   
   

McFarland, Peter

also spelled McFarlin, McFarling

served in:

CT, 8th Regiment, Col. John Chandler,   Capt. Mattock

rank:

Corporal

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

Enlisted 1777 for duration

source:

National Archives #23,   Footnote.com

   

McFarland, Robert

also Robard McFarland, and Farland

served in:

MA, 15th Reg., Col. Tupper, Capt.   Mayberry

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

Enlisted Jan.1776, 3 yr., lame in   camp March 1779

source:

National Archives #39,   Footnote.com

   

McFarland, Robart

 

served in:

Continental Troops

rank:

Sergeant

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

 

source:

National Archives #123

   

McFarland, Robert

 

served in:

PA

rank:

private

birth:

1740, Bucks Co., PA

death:

1823, Franklin Co., PA

service   description:

Militia, Capt. Nicholas Patterson

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, Robert Jr.

 

served in:

VA

rank:

Private, Ensign, Lieutenant

birth:

1759, Orange Co., NC

death:

1837, Jefferson Co., TN

service   description:

Capt. Russell, Montgomery, Col.   Arthur Campbell

source:

Pension #S2004, D.A.R.

   

McFarlin, Rob't

also Robert McFarland

served in:

VA, 7th Regiment, Capt. Joseph   Crockett, Col. Alex. McClenehan

rank:

private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

Roll dated 1776

source:

National Archives #104

   

Mcfarland, Sam'l

 

served in:

NH, Kelley's Regiment of   Volunteers

rank:

Private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

under Col. Moses Kelley, Aug. 1778

source:

National Archives, Footnote.com

   

McFarlin, Solomon

 

served in:

MA

rank:

private

birth:

1764, Plympton (Middleborough?),   Mass.

death:

June 3, 1827 in Fairfield, Kennebec   Co., Maine

service   description:

3 yrs. under Col. Gratin, Capt.   Hobby

source:

Invalid Pension S37233,   Footnote.com

   

Fairland, Samuel

 

served in:

CT

rank:

Private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

 

source:

National Archives #19

   

McFarland, Thomas

also spelled McFarlin

served in:

Continental Army, 2nd Artillery,   Col. Lamb, assigned NY

rank:

matross, 1777-81

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

Capt. James Lee's Co., Capt.   Simonds, wounded

source:

National Archives #118

   

McFarland, Thomas

 

served in:

PA

rank:

Sergeant

birth:

1750, Lancaster Co., PA

death:

1818, Baton Rouge, LA

service   description:

10th Regt. Cont Line, Capt. Stout,   Col. Humpton

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, William

also McFarlin

served in:

PA, Maj. Robert Clugage Volunteers

rank:

Private

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

Capt. Henry Black's Co. 9 month   volunteers, 1778

source:

National Archives, Footnote.com

   

McFarland, William

 

served in:

PA

rank:

Private

birth:

1755, Cumberland Co., PA

death:

1825, Harrison Co., KY

service   description:

1st Batt, Cumberland Co. Militia,   Capt. Peoples, Col. Lyon

source:

D.A.R. #A076838

   

McFarland, William

 

served in:

PA

rank:

Civil Service

birth:

1756, Worcester Co., Massachusetts

death:

1823, Washington Co., PA

service   description:

coroner, 1781, Washington Co.

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, William

 

served in:

PA

rank:

Sergeant

birth:

1758, Lancaster Co., PA

death:

1839, Lancaster, Ohio

service   description:

9th Batt, Lancaster Co. Militia,   Capt.Bradley, Col.Rodgers

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, William

 

served in:

PA

rank:

Captain

birth:

1751, Cumberland Co., PA

death:

1840, Blacklick Twp, Indiana Co.,   PA

service   description:

Co. of Flying Camp, Col. Frederick   Watts

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, William

 

served in:

PA

rank:

Patriotic Service

birth:

1763, PA

death:

1816, Greene Co., Ohio

service   description:

Frontier Ranger

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, William

 

served in:

VA

rank:

Lieutenant

birth:

1738, Scotland

death:

1795, Berkeley Co., VA

service   description:

Monongalia Co. Millitia, 1778,   Col. Thomas Gaddis

source:

D.A.R.

   

McFarland, William

 

served in:

NY, Harper's Regiment

rank:

1st Lieutenant

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

appointed March, 1780, County of Tryon(?)

source:

National Archives #74,   Footnote.com

   

McFarland, William

 

served in:

NY, William's Regiment of Militia

rank:

Lieutenant

birth:

 

death:

 

service   description:

includes James McF. as corporal,   and John as private

source:

National Archives #114,   Footnote.com

note:

These three also appear in   Webster's Regiment of NY Militia,

 

Charlotte Co. (now Washington)

   

McFarland, William

 

served in:

Montgomery Co. VA

rank:

private in local militia

birth:

1732

death:

1791 in Wythe Co. VA

service   description:

 

source:

Militia of Montgomery County, pub. 1990 by Mary Kegley

 

Additional service in Capt. Daniel   Smith's frontier milita in 1774 if proven to be the same William McFarland

 

 

 

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