Died in infancy
Operated a tannery and a still house on the farm, in addition to farming. Served as a private in the Westmoreland Co. Rangers 1778-1783 in Capt. John Van Meeter's company.spouse: Weir, Sarah (~1750 - 1832)
From http://www.prairienet.org/~rmcgarra/family.html - McGarraugh Genealogy "At the time of the American Revolution there was no government sponsored army. Most able bodied men instead belonged to a unit of their state militia. The militia was similar to our present day national guard and consisted of citizen-soldiers who were available to protect the population as needed. Even though the American people distrusted a standing army, Congress realized one was necessary and created the Continental Army in 1775. After the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, the pure Scots and Irish tended to be Loyalists while the Scotch-Irish, who hated the English, almost all became patriots. Throughout the war the Continental Army complemented rather than supplanted the state militias. The Rangers were also known as the "Rangers on the Frontiers". Greeting enemy forces with small scale warfare and maintaining internal security were only two of the militia's functions. They also fought Indians, garrisoned forts, guarded prisoners of war, collected intelligence, rallied the war weary, transported supplies, and battled British foragers. "
One of the first Justices of the Peacespouse: Espy, Phoebe (1811 - 1890)
About 1837 Joseph and his wife and 5 children, with team and wagon, moved from Fayette County, PA to Harrison County, Ohio. They had a farm in Rumley Township, but the last few years of Joseph's life were spent in German Township. They were members of the Presbyterian church.spouse: Galloway, Ann (1802 - 1894)