Category Archives: Continental Navy Officers

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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Blaney Allison; Master’s Mate, Lieutenant

Blaney Allison, Lieutenant. The best information we have concerning Blaney Allison’s family history comes from Philadelphia wills and the matriculation and tuition records archived by the University of Pennsylvania and available for online viewing. The will of his older brother … Continue reading

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James Pyne, Lieutenant

James Pyne first appears in Revolutionary War naval records on 19 February 1777 when the South Carolina Navy Board orders an anchor and cable to be delivered to him for the temporary use of a prize taken by the brig … Continue reading

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Phineas Parkhurst, Surgeon

Continental Navy Surgeon Dr. Phineas Parkhurst appears to have been born on 21 November 1743 in Plainfield, CT to Mary Johnson (1714-1809) and Joseph Parkhurst (1721-1815). George Parkhurst in “Increasings for Nine Generations” wrongly cites his grandparents Abigail Howe (1692-1774) … Continue reading

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George Long, Impressed Midshipman

Following is the interesting pension testimony of George Long (#S-18087) transcribed by Joseph Ross in May of 2013 which details his experience of being unjustly impressed on the Continental Navy frigate Warren. By virtue of his proven service in the … Continue reading

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