As a lad of 14 he saw service in Captain James Morrison's Company
of 3rd Battalion of Militia of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
He also appears as a private in the 6th Battalion with
Colonel James Taylor in command.
MA. Enlisted April 10, 1782; Private, Capt. Ebenezer Smith's (7th)
co., Col. Michael Jackson's (8th) regt.; muster roll for April,
1783; balance of term of enlistment unexpired, 23 months, 10 days.
In 1778 he
subscribed to the Oath of Allegiance before Judge Joshua Sanders
(Blue Book 872). He
was named as a sergeant in the militia company of Captain
Alexander McPherson of Charles County and on 6/19/1781 he was
commissioned an Ensign (Maryland Archives 45:280).