Re: [Revlist] New Jersey Militia Question
- Michael, I'm in Washington and belong to the NWCA too. My remote ancestor
was in the 3rd NJ regiment of militia, and am recognized by the SAR in that
regard. Welcome aboard. John Welsh
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Dorsett" <dorsett54@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005 4:01 PM
Subject: [Revlist] New Jersey Militia Question
>I am a new member of the Revlist and have been lurking for the past
> month. I am really enjoying all the info and knowledge you eastern
> guys have posted. I live in Washington State and am a member of the
> Northwest Colonial Association which has been steadily growing for the
> past few years. I have just learned that my direct x grandfather,
> Samuel Dorsett,was a member of the militia in New Jersey. He resided
> in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey. I got this info through the DAR.
> The info was on an old DAR application from 1911 and stated that he
> was a "Minuteman, New Jersey Militia" Was the term "Minuteman" used
> in the NJ Militia? Or could this be a DAR insert for militia? I also
> learned that he applied for a pension, but was denied. Can the list
> direct me to further sources....any muster rolls? Any suggestions.
> Thanks, Mike Dorsett
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- The "Minuteman" system was organized early in the war (1775) .It was
discontinued in New Jersey ,after the end of Feb 1776.All Minutemen were then to join
into "Regular" Militia units which were organized on a "Class" duty rotation
system.Only under the most urgent "alarms" would all the classes be called out
Some of the countys in NJ had more than one Regiment of Militia
(example:Sussex County had a 1st and a 2nd regiment).
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- Mike Dorsett wrote:
>>The info was on an old DAR application from 1911 and stated that heJohn Galvin's book THE MINUTE MEN does a good job documenting how
>>was a "Minuteman, New Jersey Militia" Was the term "Minuteman" used
>>in the NJ Militia?
minuteman companies were a long established part of British-American
militia administration. Galvin focused on New England, but I'm not
surprised to see that the same terminology was used in New Jersey and
J. L. Bell JnoLBell@...
- Hi John, Yes, I remember meeting you at one the colonial events here. Thanks very much for the welcome. I am really enjoying the list and everyone has been great with info on the NJ militia. Mike D.
----- Original Message -----
From: John Welsh<mailto:jbwelsh@...>
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2005 12:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Revlist] New Jersey Militia Question
Michael, I'm in Washington and belong to the NWCA too. My remote ancestor was in the 3rd NJ regiment of militia, and am recognized by the SAR in that regard. Welcome aboard. John Welsh