What happened to Second Lieutenant John Barnes of the Vermont Rangers Est 1776? Is there a DAR record or any other info? Are there any records on the Vermont Rangers?
John Barnes was probably b. before 1755 and was the Second Lieutenant under Captain John Strong's Company in "Major Joab Hoisington's" Vermont Rangers Est 1776. I think John Barnes may also have been with Wait's and or Hatch's Company later on.
HISTORY OF EASTERN VERMONT.
On the 22d of May, 1776, at a convention called for the committees of safety of the counties of Cumberland, Gloucester, and Charlotte, and held at Windsor, Jacob Bayley, of Newbury, was chosen brigadier-general, and Simon Stevens, brigade-major of the brigade comprising those three counties.
For the purpose of affording protection against the savages, the New York Convention determined, on the 23d of July, 1776, to establish ranging companies in the more exposed counties of the state. Cumberland and Gloucester counties were ordered to raise two hundred and fifty-two men. On the following day, Joab Hoisington was appointed major of the rangers in the two counties. On the 6th of August, 1776, the committees of safety for Cumberland and Gloucester counties met at Windsor, and nominated the officers for the four companies into which the rangers were to be formed. After considerable delay, the nominations, with a few exceptions, were confirmed by the New York Convention. Commissions were granted to the following officers on the 10th of October, 1776, and on the 23d of the same month they were sworn to the faithful discharge of their duties.
COMPANIES OF THE RANGERS.
Captains. First Lieutenants. Second Lieutenants.