Being a History of the Blair County Chapter and the Somerset-Cambria Chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution and A View of Bedford County in The American Revolutionary War
This publication demonstrates the involvement of Bedford County in the American Revolutionary War. Bedford County was the mother of present-day Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset Counties.
The book has a three-fold purpose. The first is to provide a history of the Blair County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, The Blair County Chapter encompasses the region that includes Bedford, Blair, Fulton and Huntingdon Counties, Pennsylvania. In addition to the general history of the chapter, all members of the Blair County Chapter, past and present, are listed with genealogical information tracing their lineage back to all their proven Patriot ancestors. The second purpose is to provide a history of the Somerset-Cambria Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. As its name implies, the Somerset-Cambria Chapter includes those two counties. As in the case of the Blair County Chapter section, this section includes a general history of the chapter along with information on its members, past and present.
This book will be of value to anyone with ancestors from this region who might be interested in joining the Sons of the American Revolution or Daughters of the American Revolution. Mother Bedford contains the most extensive listing ever published of the war service of the Patriots.
Also included are references to the Hessians buried within the region. Larry D. Smith serves as the Historian for the Blair County Chapter and who has spent a number of years researching the subject of the American Revolutionary War, the third purpose of the volume is to provide the most complete and accurate history, to date, of Bedford County’s participation and role in the American Revolutionary War. The following items are included in the section title, A View of Bedford County, Pennsylvania during the American Revolutionary War:
- Complete rosters of the various companies of Militia raised within Bedford County, including those which were raised in 1775-76 and later became part of the Continental Line
- A brief history of the establishment of the Militia and the Continental Line
- An explanation of the Battalion/Company numbering scheme used in the Bedford County Militia
- The most complete listing ever published of the Patriots who were buried in this six-county region, along with fully footnoted references to their war service. Also included are references to the Hessians buried within the region
- Information on the forts and fortified structures in this six-county region
This 658 page book is augmented by 49 photographs of sites of Revolutionary War activity in the region. A subject index includes 238 entries and an every name index includes over 9,000 entries.
Larry D. Smith
1999, 8.5" X 11", cloth, 658 pp.