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LAUGHERY, William & Margaret see Loughery.

LEASURE, Benjamin.

Benjamin Leasure, 1760-1847. Son of George Leasure. Buried Croyle Cemetery, East Franklin Township. Served in the Continental Line; John McClelland’s Company of Rangers on the Frontiers. Source: Pennsylvania Archives. Also mentioned in the Revolutionary file of Adam Maxwell as serving as a spy along with Maxwell, John Leasure and Captain Joseph Eager.

LEECH, Archibald. 

I have no proof that Archibald Leech is buried in Armstrong County but it is likely, since he was living here as an old man and his wife died here. Archibald Leech enlisted at Hannastown, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, in the spring of 1776, and served as a private in Captain Joseph’s Irwin’s Company in a Pennsylvania Regiment commanded at various times by Colonels Miles, Brodhead, and Walter Stewart. He was honorably discharged by Colonel Walter Stewart at Valley Forge in January 1778. He first marched from Hannastown to Marcus Hook, and fought in the battles of Long Island, White Plain, Brandywine and Germantown, and in several skirmishes. On 18 December 1820, Archibald Leech was a resident of Allegheny Township, Armstrong County. He appeared in court there to request a pension for his Revolutionary service. At that time, he stated that his wife had been dead “upwards of one year”. On oath, he says he is a farmer, that he rents a small farm of about five acres of cleared land with a small cabin house. He states: “My family consists of a niece of about 21 or 22 years of age called Susanna Hindman, whom I raised from the time she was two weeks old her mother dying at this time”. He says he has no other family whatsoever. His assets were listed as one house, valued at $30.00, and three sheep, valued at three dollars each.
Source: Archibald Leech, Revolutionary Pension file # S 40.935

LEONARD, Patrick

LEONARD, Patrick. 1747 – 1811. Buried at Cowansville Union in East Franklin Township.

LEMON, John

Revolutionary War Pension File #S40080. Maryland, Pennsylvania, Maryland Sea Service.
28 October 1822, John LEMON personally appeared before Judge Robert ORR, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, to make application for a pension for Revolutionary Service.

John LEMON enlisted at Baltimore, Maryland, September 1775, and served until July 1776 as a Private and Sergeant in Captain Nathaniel SMITH’s Maryland Company. He enlisted at Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, September 1776, and served three months in Captain Andrew HOME’s Pennsylvania Company. He enlisted December 1777 and served until summer 1779, as superintendent of the Continental Brick Yard at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, under Captain Samuel SERJEANT. He entered service at Baltimore, Maryland in the fall of 1779 until June 1780 as a seaman on the ship “Fanny”, Captain John LOXLEY. They captured British ships “Three Brothers” and “Crown”. He enlisted at Baltimore, Maryland in the fall of 1780 and served under Captain HUNTER until the surrender of CORNWALLIS, and he manned a battery of Artillery at Fells Point. He was allowed pension on his application made 28 October 1822 while a resident of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, then aged 77 years.

Note: I have no information at this time as to where he died or is buried but given his age it is very possible he is buried in Armstrong.

LENNINGTON, Timothy

Revolutionary Pension File #S9749. Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, 4 July 1820. Timothy LENNINGTON,, a disabled pensioner, appeared before a Justice of the Peace for Armstrong County, and on oath declared he was the same person who formerly belonged to the Company commanded by Captain TAGART of the Second Battalion in a Regiment commanded by Colonel James MURREY of the Northumberland, Pennsylvania Militia. In 1777 he received 16 principal wounds and his name was placed on the pension list in 1778 by order of a committee appointed for that purpose in Northumberland County. He moved from Northumberland to Cumberland County about 1782, then to Allegheny County about 1787, and from there to Armstrong County in 1796, where he now resides. Signed: Timothy Lennonton.

Census notes:
1790, Pitt Township, Allegheny Township, Timothy LINETON
1800, Buffalo Township, Armstrong County, Timothy LENINTON
1810, Buffalo Township, Armstrong County, Timothy LENNINGTON
1820, Buffalo Township, Armstrong County, Timothy LENNINGTON

The portion of Buffalo Township where Lennington lived became East Franklin Township. I have no proof of where he is buried. He died 10 June 1823, a resident of Armstrong County, per his will.

LEWIS, Ezekiel

LEWIS, Ezekiel. Buried at Cowansville Union in East Franklin Township.

Ezekiel Lewis was part of an expedition called Lochry’s Disaster. Robert Orr, later a judge in Kittanning, was a Captain from Hannastown who raised and equipped a small company of riflemen that was also involved in this disaster. There has been a lot written about the destruction of this detachment of Lochry’s. I suggest Old Westmoreland: A History of Western Pennsylvania During The Revolution by Edgar W. Hassler. You can probably also find a lot by Googling “Lochry’s Disaster” or a variation of that.

Source: Revoltionary Pension File #S4533. Before the Court in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Ezekiel Lewis testified to the folowing:
That he was born in Schannadore (Shannadoah?) County, Virginia, in the year 1755.
That this record was kept in his grandfather’s bible in said county. The bible went to his grandfather’s son Morici Lewis, who is since dead.
He states he lived in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, when he volunteered for the Revolution, that he lived there nine years and since that time he has lived in Sugarcreek Township, Armstrong County.
He served under Colonel Archibald Lochry and William Campbell, Captain of Lighthorse, joining 1 August 1781. On 24 August 1781, he was “taken by the Indians on their way from Sugarcreek in Westmoreland County in this state to the mouth of the Big Myami.” He was kept prisoner until July 1782, at Prison Island on the River St. Lawrence. He states that “I was not joined with any Continental Company as before stated unless Captain Thomas Stokely’s Company, but I know that Col Lochry was under General Clark when we were to meet at Wheeling, Virginia, who had left Wheeling when we arrived there, who left directions for us to follow him down the Ohio River, which we were doing accordingly when taken by the Indians.” He also mentions that his Captain was killed by the Indians.

LONG, John

LONG, John. Buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Plumcreek Township.

LOUGHREY, William.

I do not know at this time where he is buried. In the 1840 Federal Census for Revolutionary or Military Pensioners, there is listed MARGARET LOUGHREY, aged 69, resident of Buffalo Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Below is the information from her pension application.

LOUGHREY, William & Margaret, Revolutionary Pension File #R6185.
16 September 1839, before the Court in Kittanning, Margaret LOUGHREY of Buffalo Township, widow of William, applies for a pension. Margaret declares that her late husband, William LOUGHREY, entered the service at a place called Paxton, then in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, as an Ensign with a commission from General Washington. He was in the Battle of Brandywine. His commission and discharge, signed by General George Washington, were in her possession for many years after his death and were destroyed by her little grandchildren. Her maiden name was Margaret GALBREATH and she married William LOUGHREY on 8 August 1790 or 1791 at her the house of her brother Robert GALBREATH, then in Westmoreland County but in the part that became Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Robert GALBREATH was dead by 1839, when this testimony was given. William LOUGHREY died October 1806 and she did not remarry. James LOUGHREY, son of William and Margaret, born 1792, testified he had seen his late father’s commission as an Ensign signed by General George Washington, and his discharge, also signed by Washington, and that these papers were put in the care of his brother William LOUGHREY and are now destroyed. William LOUGHREY testified he had seen his father William’s commission and discharge, signed by General George Washington, Commander in Chief, and that his mother had given them to him and, supposing them to be of no value, gave them to his children as a plaything and they were destroyed.

Margaret Galbreath LOUGHREY died sometime in 1850 and in September 1851 her son James applied before Justice of the Peace Arthur Kiskadden, in Armstrong County, for the pension due her. It says she lived in the part of Buffalo Township, Armstrong County that became part of Clarion County and that her pension was denied by the US but that she was granted one from the state of Pennsylvania.

LOWRY, Alexander

Alexander Lowry, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Revolutionary War pension, 40 dollars.
Source: Laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1837. Session Laws. Google Books.

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