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Surgeon’s Mate John Wilkins


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Surgeon’s Mate John Wilkins

Began his service in the Revolutionary War as Surgeon’s Mate in the 4th Regiment PA Line 8 Apr 1780. Transferred to the 1st Regt PA Line 1 Jan 1783. Served to 3 Nov 1783. Born in Lancaster County, PA in 1761 and died in Pittsburgh, PA on 20 Apr 1816. After the war had a fur trading post in Presque Isle and supplied western army garrisons with flour and other provisions. Appointed by Governor Mifflin to Brigadier General of the Allegheny County Militia in 1793. Involved in settling the Whiskey Rebellion which broke out in the area in the summer of 1794. Served as the eighth Quartermaster General in the US Army 1 Jun 1796. Honorably discharged 1 Jun 1802. Served as President of the first bank established in Pittsburgh in 1802. Married Catherine Stevenson on 25 Dec 1783. [Sources: M; H; Rootsweb’s World Connect Project; www.qmfound.com/mg_john_wilkins_jr.htm. Pic: www.qmfound.com/mg_john_wilkins_jr.htm.]


John Wilkins is currently unrepresented in the Society of the Cincinnati. Eligible descendants are encouraged to make inquiry regarding membership.

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