HANCOCK, Cutlope

Revolutionary Pension File #S22281. Cutlope HANCOCK was a resident of Allegheny Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, living in the section that became Kiskiminetas Township. He moved there prior to 1800, as he stated it was Westmoreland County at the time of his move. At one time, he operated a ferry across the Kiskiminetas River in the area of Edmon. He and his wife Magdalena lived in the general vicinity of Maysville, Kiskiminetas Township. They could have been buried on their property, but most likely they are interred in the old Maysville Graveyard on the hill. It is my personal belief that this cemetery was started as a family graveyard for Soloman Dunmire and his wife Margaret Hancock, who was most likely a daughter of Cutlope.

10 December 1832. Cutlope HANCOCK appeared before the Court in Kittanning to apply for a pension. He was at that time a resident of Kiskiminetas Township, previously Allegheny Township, Armstrong County. He stated that he was then aged 93 years; he was born in Germany in 1739 or 1740; he was living in Cranberry, Middlesex County, New Jersey when called into service; that he moved to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania about 40 years ago, where he lived near Greensburg for 3 or 4 months and then moved to the Loyalhanna Creek. He testified that he moved to Armstrong County after a year or two, but it was then part of Westmoreland County (Armstrong was formed in 1800). He named Rev. Gabriel Adam REICHERT and Jacob WOLF as persons in his neighborhood who could testify to his character and veracity.

Article by Wayne C. Ehrensberger

HARMON, Andrew

HARMON, Andrew. Died 1855, buried at Sagamore Lutheran Cemetery in Cowanshannock Township.

HARTMAN, Michael

Revolutionary War Pension File #W3680. 20 June 1825, Michael HARTMAN, aged 65, appeared before the Court in Kittanning to apply for pension. Being sworn, he declared that he enlisted as a private soldier at Frederickstown, Maryland for a period of three years, about 1777 or 1778, in Captain Michael BOYER’s Company, Colonel WELTNER’s German Battalion, Maryland Line of the Continental Army. Was at Valley Forge when the troops lay in winter quarters there; was at White Plains; served in the expedition against the Indians at Wyoming (Pennsylvania) commanded by General SULLIVAN; served at Yorktown and the capture of CORNWALLIS; marched to Charlestown, South Carolina, where he and the company shipped to Annapolis, Maryland and were discharged. On the way to attack the Indians as before mentioned, while the troops lay at Easton, Pennsylvania, he reenlisted for the duration of the war, which he served. He is a farmer on rented land. His sons have left and work for themselves and are in low circumstances. Two daughters live with him and work to support themselves. His wife is nearly 60 and neither of them can work on account of their age.

17 June 1845, Elizabeth, widow of Michael HARTMAN, aged 88 of Kittanning Township, Armstrong County, appeared before the Court in Kittanning. She declared she was the widow of Michael HARTMAN and they were married 10 February 1784 in Frederickstown, Maryland, by Reverend George COOK. The only person she knows living who was present at the marriage is Mary EVANS, a relative now living in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Michael HARTMAN died 5 April 1845 (in Kittanning Township). John HARTMAN declares he is the oldest son of Michael & Elizabeth and he is aged 60 years.

13 December 1853–William HARTMAN, son and heir of Michael & Elizabeth, deceased, applies for pension.

Mentions youngest son Michael HARTMAN married in 1824.
Pensioners from the 1840 Federal Census, Revolutionary or Military Service, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
HARTMAN, Michael ~ Age 81 ~ Kittanning Township, Armstrong County
Pension Roll of 1835, The Mid-Atlantic States. Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
HARTMAN, Michael, Private
Annual Allowance: $96.00
Sums Received: $803.35
Description of Service: WELTNER’s G[erman] Regiment
Placed on Pension Roll: 8 November 1825
Commencement of Pension: 23 October 1825

Michael HARTMAN is listed as a Revolutionary pensioner in Armstrong County, Her People Past and Present by J. H. Beers & Company, page 66.

Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Courthouse Records, Will Abstracts.
HARTMAN, John of Hempfield Township. He mentions his mother and father and his sisters. He mentions one sister by name, Polly EAVENS, wife of Walter EAVENS. He names Jacob PAINTER Esq. and Jacob MECHLING, Sr. as Executors. Written 15 October 1802 and proved 30 October 1802. Will Book 1, page 172.

Note: Because Molly and Polly are often nicknames for Mary, I thought this Polly EAVENS might be the Mary EVANS of Westmoreland County who is mentioned in the Revolutionary pension of Michael HARTMAN.

Marriage record. Michael Hartmann, son of Henrich Hartmann, and Elisabeth Hartmann, daughter of Wilhelm Hartmann, married 27 February 1785. Present at the marriage: Barbara Hartmann, Maria Hartmann, Catharina Mercker, Johannes Ellenberg.
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick County, Maryland. Digitized copy of the original records:

HEGIN, Edward

Revolutionary War Pension File #S39669. HEGIN, Edward, of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. 11 May 1818: Edward HEGIN appeared before Judge Robert ORR, Kittanning, Pennsylvania, aged 63. Being duly sworn HEGIN makes the following declarations: He entered the service of the United States in the Revolutionary War in the first part of February 1776 to serve one year. The Company was commanded by Captain Thomas CHURCH of the Fourth Pennsylvania Regiment in the Pennsylvania Line. He served until May 1777 and was in the battles of the Three Rivers. He served several tours of militia duty, and was in the battles of Germantown and Brandywine, and is in reduced circumstances and needs the assistance of his country.

Armstrong County. 19 June 1820, personally appeared in Open Court, Edward HEGIN of Toby Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, who being sworn declares: He enlisted for one year in February or March 1775 in York County, Pennsylvania, in Captain Thomas CHURCH’s Company, Fourth Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel Anthony WAYNE. After WAYNE was made Brigadier General, their Colonel was MOORE. HEGIN was discharged in March or April 1776, by Colonal MOORE in Chester County. He was in the battles of the Three Rivers, Germantown and White Horse. He has a wife named Betsy, aged 50 years. Four children live with him: John, aged 14; Samuel, aged 11; Betsy, aged 8; and Ibby, aged 3. His occupation is Blacksmith.

Edward HEGIN died 28 April 1825, his widow Elizabeth surviving. In 1854, soldier’s daughter Sarah SHAUP was alive; her address was Matildaville, Clarion County, Pennsylvania

Notes: Toby Township became a part of Clarion County. Clarion was formed in 1839, so if he died in Toby Township, Armstrong County in 1825, his burial place would now be in Clarion County.

1860 Census, Perry Township, Clarion County, PA
Series M653, Roll 1095, page 416
SHAUP, Johnathan, aged 50, farmer
Sarah, aged 40
Matilda, aged 16

He has his dates a bit mixed up, as the Battle of Three Rivers was fought 8 June 1776, at Three Rivers, Canada, and the Battle of Germantown wasn’t until 4 October 1777. Was there another Battle of Three Rivers?


HEILMAN, Peter. 1749 – 1833. Buried in the Heilman Cemetery in Kittanning Township. (Source: Cemetery Records)

“According to historical publications, Peter HEILMAN came to America in 1750 from Alsace-Lorraine at the age of two. His mother had died aboard ship during the passage. He and his father, Christian HEILMAN, landed in Philadelphia and settled in Northampton County. Both Christian and Peter served in the Revolutionary War, and it is assumed that Chriatian was buried in Northampton County. In 1800, either in a lottery or in lieu of pay for military services, 200 acres of land was granted to Peter HEILMAN, near Blanket Hill, Kittanning Township. HEILMAN and his wife had eight children. Two of the boys walked from Northampton, in eastern part of the state, to Armstrong County, to see what kind of land they owned. In 1961, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Kittanning Chapter, dedicated the grave of the soldier and placed a marker there. There were 200 persons at the ceremony.”

Newspaper article “Revolutionary Veterans Buried in Armstrong County”. Leader-Times, Kittanning. Thursday, 25 May 197_. (The last number is worn.)

This newspaper article doesn’t cite sources and you should always check these facts for yourself. See replies at the end of this page,


HELFRICH, George. 1762 – 1833. Buried at the Old Schaeffer Cemetery in Burrell Township.

George Helfrich was a Private in the 1st Battalion under Lt. Colonel Beahm and Captain Daniel Good. Served “on the frontears” as a substitute for John Nees. Source: Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File, ARIAS, Pennsylvania’s Digital State Archives


HENDERSON, Benjamin. 1766 – 1857. Buried in St. Thomas / Gastown Cemetery in Plumcreek Township.