m. 10 SEP 1747
Facts and Events
William Matheny was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of William Matheny in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
enlisted in the United States Army in 1777 for three years, with Captain Francis Willis, and served in the Sixteenth Regiment of the Virginia Line, under Col. William Grayson, Lieut. Col. Powell, Capt. Francis Willis. First Lieut. Christopher Greenup, Second Lieut. Cato Moore, Ensign John Sitton; rendezvoused at Shenandoah River, in Berkley County, and marched to Leesburg; thence to Philadelphia via Alexandria; thence to the Cross Roads, where he joined the army under Washington; was afterwards in the battle of Brandywine, where he was wounded in the left leg and taken prisoner; was paroled on the ground, and taken to Pennsylvania (Lancaster), where he remained until he was well; never heard of his being exchanged and never went back into the army.