Harford history

December 10, 2006

On Dec. 9, 1775, Private James Amos was mustered into Capt. Jacob Bond's Company No. 11 of the Harford County militia.

That's one of the entries from Revolutionary Patriots of Harford County, Maryland 1775-1787 by Henry C. Peden Jr., a valuable compilation of more than 3,600 men who rendered service in the cause of American independence.

The listing shows that during 1775 and 1776, there were 17 companies of militia in Harford County, two companies of Harford Rifles, and seven other companies raised by private citizens. Other Harford men were mustered into Bond's company Dec. 9, including three members of the Bull family. Alexander Rigdon had mustered his company on Dec. 2.

Peden's compilation makes fascinating reading for genealogists and for general readers interested in the history of the county.

Source: Revolutionary Patriots of Harford County, Maryland 1775-1787 by Henry C. Peden Jr.

Research by Harford County Public Library

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