Tryon County Militia
On October 5, 1776, a "Resolution of Congress" was laid before the Tryon County Committee of Safety appointing Nicholas Herkimer, Esq., Brigadier General of the Brigade of Militia of the County of Tryon.

During the American Revolution there were five regiments, formed according to their geographical locations, which comprised the Tryon County Militia:

FIRST REGIMENT (Canajoharie District):
Colonel Samuel Campbell
Lt. Colonel Samuel Clyde
Major Peter S. Dygert
Adjutant Jacob Seeber
Quarter Master John Pickard
full roster - external link to Herkimer-Montgomery County GenWeb

SECOND REGIMENT (Palatine District):
Colonel Jacob Klock
Lt. Colonel Peter Wagner
Major Harmanus Van Slyck
Adjutant Samuel Gray
Quarter Master Jacob Ecker

THIRD REGIMENT (Mohawk District): ]
Colonel Frederick Fisher
Lt. Colonel Volkert Veeder
Major John Newkirk
Adjutant Peter Conyne
Quarter Master Simon Veeder
full roster - external link to Herkimer-Montgomery County GenWeb


FOURTH REGIMENT (German Flatts & Kingsland Districts):
Colonel Peter Bellinger
Lt. Colonel Frederick Bellinger
Major John Eisenlord
Adjutant George Demuth
Quarter Master Rudolph Steele
full roster - external link to Herkimer-Montgomery County GenWeb

FIFTH REGIMENT (frontier settlements of Tryon County to be protected by Ranger Companies):
Colonel John Harper
Lt. Colonel William Wills
Major Joseph Harper
Adjutant St. Leger Cowley
full roster - external link to Herkimer-Montgomery County GenWeb

source of data on the Tryon County Militia - Roberts, James A. New York In The Revolution, As Colony and State. Vol. I. Albany, N.Y., 1904. Full transcription of Roberts' list from Tryon County NYGenWeb.

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