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Joseph Ioor, Captain of 1st SC Continental Regiment

Joseph Ioor, Captain of 1st SC Continental Regiment. Joseph Ioor was first commissioned Lieutenant on 17 June 1775 and promoted to Captain in May 1776. According to an entry in Captain Robert Parker Saunders’ Order Book of the 1st SC … Continue reading

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Joseph Hardy, Midshipman, Captain’s Clerk, Captain of Marines

Joseph Hardy.  Older brother of Ann Hardy Reid of Charleston, SC, Joseph Hardy was the son of “William Hardy of New York.” One genealogical source suggests the Hardy daughter was born in 1767 in Ireland while others indicate New York. It is … Continue reading

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William Cooper, Jr., Captain’s Clerk, Chaplain, 2nd Lieutentant of Marines

William Cooper, Jr. Born in February 1750, William Cooper, Jr. was the oldest surviving son of William Cooper, Esq. (1721-1809) and Katharine Wendell (1726-1796) who were married on 25 April 1745. The senior Cooper, a merchant and Boston Town Clerk … Continue reading

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Gurdon Bill, Captain of Marines

Gurdon Bill. Gurdon Bill was born in Norwich, CT on 26 August 1757, the oldest surviving son of Captain Ephraim Bill (1719-1802) and Lydia Huntington (1727-1798), the only daughter of Major Joshua Huntington. He was named for his older brother … Continue reading

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Samuel Holt, Lieutenant of Marines

Samuel Holt. According to his widow Margaret’s pension application #W-3141, Samuel Holt was born in New London on 27 February 1754. Samuel was the son of William Holt (1709-1769) and Sarah Way (1716-1775). Holt’s obituary in the 12 May 1818 … Continue reading

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