Facts and Events
Revolutionary War Pension Information
Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 1, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :
- Croghan, William - Bounty Land Warrant issued 3/4/1799. R695.
- ↑ William Croghan, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1754.
William migrated to the U.S. and entered the army in 1776 as Captain of Infantry, Virginia Line. He took part in the battles of the Brandywine, Monmouth and Germantown; and he was with the army that bitter winter at Valley Forge.
In 1780 his regiment was ordered south and he was made a prisoner at the surrender of Charleston. He was present at Yorktown, when the last great battle of the war was fought, though he could not share in the fighting, as he was on parole.
He served time on the staff of Baron Steuben, and he was one of the officers present at the Verplanck Mansion on the Hudson in May of 1783, when the Society of the Cincinnati was instituted.
Shortly after the war Croghan joined the increasing drift of Virginians across the mountains into the new land of Kentucky and found a home near the Falls of Ohio.
William Croghan later married Lucy Clark and moved into their place, Locust Grove, Upper River Road, Louisville. The house where George Croghan grew up and where his uncle George Rodgers Clark died, still stands today