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Muster Roll of Captain Peter Ruton's Company in the 4th Battalion of New Jersey Volunteers commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Abraham Buskirk - Hobuck (Hoboken, N.J.?), March 1779:

Rank Names Enlistment Reason Absent
CaptainPeter Ruton
LieutenantJames Sarvenear
SergeantSamuel Vangesen
SergeantWilliam Bell
SergeantAbraham Ruton
CorporalJohn Hopper
CorporalPhilip Hanselpacker
CorporalGeorge Webb
DrummerJoseph Sigths
PrivatePeter Ramsey
PrivateWilliam Ramsey
PrivateCoonrod Frisiner
PrivateFrancis Batey
PrivateNicholas Hemmion
PrivatePeter Rednor
PrivateRichard Wanemaker
PrivateGeorge Smith
PrivateJacob Romine
PrivateDavid Degrote
PrivateAbraham Ackermin
PrivateFrancis Smith
PrivatePhilip Henriques
PrivateMathew Knaught
PrivateLodewick Fisher
PrivateHenry Wannemaker
PrivatePeter Wannemaker
PrivateJohn Wannemaker
PrivateNicholas Wannemaker
PrivateWilliam Sturr
PrivateFrederick Bruce
PrivateJohn Abell
PrivateStephen Foster
PrivateGeorge Hemmion
PrivateJacob Hemmion
PrivateCaleb Lewick
PrivateJohn Page
PrivateRobert Clighorn
PrivateJoseph Prior
PrivateJohn Van Sile
PrivateSamuel Demorest
PrivateSamuel Conklin
PrivateJohn Blofield
PrivateThomas Smith
PrivateWilliam Fox On Furlow Staten Island
PrivateGeorge Cope
PrivateJohn Shugt A Recruit
Jan. 29, 1779

PrivatePeter Smith
PrivateTimothy Colins
PrivateNautus Staker
PrivateWilliam Brown
PrivateJohn Conolly Sick New York
PrivateCoonrod Hanselpacker Taylor at Harlem
PrivateJohn Sickles Taylor at Harlem
PrivateWilliam Smith Recruiting
PrivateJacob Ackerson Recruiting
PrivateRichard Ackermin Recruiting
PrivateIsaac Montonye Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateWilliam Winter Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateDavid Byard Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateMathew Bennett Prisoner with ye Rebels

Note on Richard Wanmaker: Richard Wannamaker died in gaol in Philadelphia in 1780. His widow, Elizabeth, married a John Post, and settled in the Maugerville, New Brunswich, Canada area.

Transcribed by Donna Ristenbatt. From the New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, NJ. Loyalist Muster Rolls, Reel #232, Vol. 4, pg. 1239.

For more Loyalist Muster Rolls, be sure to check out The Olive Tree Genealogy Homepage by Lorine McGinnis Schulze.

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