Rayburn, James. The 1840 census of Pensioners for Revolutionary and Military Service lists Eleanor Rayburn, aged 72, living in Buffalo Towship. Head of household is James Rayburn, no doubt her son.
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania Courthouse Records, Will Abstracts:
RAYBURN, James of Buffalo Township, Armstrong County. Mentions his eldest son James and his heirs and assigns; his youngest son Matthew and his heirs and assigns; his daughter Mary BRANDON?; his son Callen; his beloved wife Elenor; his grandson Samuel RAYBURN, under age 21. Signed 1 June 1837. Witnesses: John REDICK and Samuel REDICK.
Registered 20 February 1838, Will Book 1, page 193.
Writing about James RAYBURN, son of Boyd: Mr. RAYBURN’S first ancestor in this country was his great-great grandfather, who came from Scotland a few years after the French & Indian War. He settled in the Ligonier Valley in Western Pennsylvania. We have record of two of his sons, Matthew and James, the former of whom served in the Colonial Army during the Revolutionary War. James, the youngest, was the great grandfather of Squire James RAYBURN. He married Nellie CALLEN, daughter of Patrick CALLEN, who came to Armstrong County at the same time as James RAYBURN.
This was taken from a larger write-up on page 374 in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, Her People, Past & Present, J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago, 1914.
James & Eleanor (Nellie) Rayburn lived in Buffalo Township, where she received a pension. They are buried in the Slate Like United Presbyterian Cemetery. The same Beer’s History mentioned above has a listing of Revolutionary Pensioners in Armstrong County. It says they applied for an annuity from the State between 1812 and 1844, as veterans of the wars or widows of veterans. Eleanor Rayburn is listed here, on page 65.
From the Journal of the Pennsylvania Assembly, House of Representatives
Volume 48, part 1. Monday, 26 February 1838: Mr Johnston presented the petition and documents of Eleanor Reyburn, of Armstrong County, stating the services of her late husband, James Reyburn, in the Revolutionary War, and praying for relief.
The same day, Mr Johnston also presented the petition and documents of Hugh Callen, of Armstrong County, stating his services in the Revolutionary War, and praying for relief.
Charles RUPERT, buried in the Rupert Cemetery, South Buffalo Township.
Source: Newspaper article “Revolutionary Veterans Buried in Armstrong County”. Leader-Times, Kittanning. Thursday, 25 May 197_. (The last number is worn.)
Note: There is a Rupert Cemetery in South Bend Township. I really think South Buffalo was a mistake.
RUPERT, Johann Peter
Johann Peter Rupert was baptized 30 March 1755 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania (DAR records). Died 1 November 1824. Buried in the Rupert Cemetery in South Bend Township, Armstrong County. Served as a Corporal in Northampton County. Sources: DAR records and Find A Grave. Photo from Find A Grave:
Informatiom from Doris Klingensmith Ohler: John Peter Rupert Jr. (“German” Pete) was born 7 Jan 1750 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He died 1 Nov 1824 and is buried in the Rupert Cemetery in South Bend Township, Armstrong County (no marker) (He has a marker now. DKM). He was an Corporal with the Associators & Militia during war and served as follows: 4th Company, 3rd Battalion, under Capt. John Horner, 1778. 5th Company, 3 Battalion, under Capt. Conrad Reader, & 6th Company, Colonel Henry Geiger’s Battalion, Capt. Adam Diehl 1780 – 82. PA Archives, Fifth Series, Vol. 8 pages 449,459,510 & 235 ** He was with Anthony Schaeffer, who also came to Armstrong County, when serving under Capt. Conrad Reader & Col. Henry Geiger.
RUPP, Johann Frantz. “Francis”.
Francis Rupp. DAR #A203798. Service: Pennsylvania. Rank: Patriotic Service. Born circa 1749. Died 28 December 1817 in Kittanning Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Source: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. RG 4.61, Roll #341. Service description: Suffered Deprivation, 1783.