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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 MaryKegley

note:

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

McFarland, William

served in:

Benjamin Flagg's Co. Worcester, Massachusetts

rank:

Lieutenant

birth:

1722 Marblehead,  Mass.

death:

1805 Worcester Co., Mass.

service description:

Marched to Lexington Ap. 19, 1775

source:

Charles Nutt, History of Worcester and Its People, p. 558

note:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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