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Captain Jacob Piatt


Original Member, admitted 1785

Captain Jacob Piatt

Began his service in the Revolutionary War as Ensign in the 1st Regiment New Jersey Line 15 Dec 1775. In the first expedition against Quebec. 2nd Lieutenant 29 Nov 1776. 1st Lieutenant 10 Jan 1777. Fought in the Battle of Brandywine. Fought in the Battles of Germantown and Short Hills. Captain-Lieutenant 2 Feb 1779. Captain 26 Oct 1779. On General Sullivan’s Expedition in 1779. Served on the staff of General Washington. Served under Lee at the Battle of Monmouth and was wounded. Resigned from service 11 Mar 1780. Born in Six Mile Run, Middlesex County, NJ on 16 May 1747 and died in Boone County, KY on 14 Aug 1834. After the war he moved to Petersburg, Kentucky where he built the estate “Federal Hall” in 1804. Judge of the Circuit Court in Kentucky 1811. Married Hannah Cook McCullough in 1779. [Sources: M; H; (66); (98); (C); Ohio Biographies Project; Rootsweb’s World Connect Project. Pic: (J).]