Schnell, Douglas, and Harbison Genealogy

Lucille Jane Schnell (Wright) (Treadway): "Granny" | My Great Grandma

Gilbert Lulden Schnell Jr. and Rubein Jenevery "Gennie" "Jenny" Douglas (Lucille's parents)

Gilbert Lulden Schnell Sr. and Charlotte L. Wright | Joseph Sharp Schnell and Caroline A Sweet | James Sharp Schnell and Elizabeth Hickernell

William Bevin Douglas and Margaret Denice Harbison (Rubein Jenevery Douglas's parents)

John Jefferson Harbison and Harriet A. Day (Margaret Harbison's Parents) | John Harbison and Elizabeth Bybee | Moses Harbison and Anne Barlow | Matthew Harbison and Margaret Griffith

James H. Day and Denicia Clarinda Colvin (Harriet Day's Parents)

John Bybee, III and Elizabeth Kelly (Elizabeth Bybee's Parents), John Bybee, Jr. and Elizabeth Betsy McCann (Revolutionary War), John (Long John) Bybee I and Sarah Giles, Thomas Byee and Mary Elizabeth Thomas

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John Bybee, Jr. and Elizabeth Betsy McCann

Revolutionary War

 

John Bybee Jr. was born to John (Long John) Bybee I and Sarah Judith Giles in 1739 in Fluvanna County, Virginia.

Elizabeth Betsy McCann was born to Cornelius "Neal" McCann and Elizabeth Applegate in 1737 in Fluvanna County, Virginia.

 

 

John Jr. entered the Revolutionary War on June 1, 1777. (where did date come from? assumption from muster rolls?) He could not read or write and his name was misspelled on the war records as John Bibby or Bibee. He is listed as a private. The Continental Army was commanded by General George Washington.

 

The following is a transcription of his Muster Rolls and Company Pay Rolls, with notes:

to July 1, 1777 (dated July 10), Captian William Grimes Co., 15th Virginia Regiment of foot, commanded by Lieut. Col James Innes.

NOTES: 2 Months, 16 Days (77 days) after the Declaration of Independence was signed on Thursday, July 4, 1776, the 15th Virginia Regiment was authorized on September 16, 1776, as a part of the Virginia Line for service with the Continental Army under the command of David Mason. John Jr. would enlist 8 Months,16 Days (258 days) after the 15th Virginia Regiment was authorized. The Journals of Council show that on, or about, July 22,1776 William Grymes was Captain and in service. Captain Grymes entered the service on Continental establishment in the 15th Virginia Regiment on November 15, 1776, was promoted to Major, and died in service in Philadelphia in July 1777 (Philadelphia Campaign).

to Aug 1, 1777 (dated Aug 7), Captian William Grimes Co., 15th Virginia Regiment, commanded by Lieut. Col James Innes.

Aug 1777 (dated Sept 1), sick Concord meeting house, formerly Captian William Grimes Co., 15th Virginia Regiment, commanded by Lieut. Col James Innes.

NOTES: (Concord Friends Meetinghouse was on Old Concord Road in Concordville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.)

Sept 1777 (dated Oct 14), formerly Captian William Grimes Co., 15th Virginia Regiment, commanded by Lieut. Col James Innes.

September 11, 1777: Battle of Brandywine

September 19 and October 7, 1777: Battles of Saratoga (was the 15th there?)

Oct 1777 (dated Oct 4), sick absent, "sworn to Nov 7, 1777", formerly Captian William Grimes Co., 15th Virginia Regiment, commanded by Lieut. Col James Innes.

NOTES: (note that the date is the same date as the Battle of Germantown)

October 4, 1777: Battle of Germantown

Nov 1777 (dated Dec 22), Term of enlistment 3 years, formerly Captian William Grimes Co., 15th Virginia Regiment, commanded by Lieut. Col James Innes.

May 1778 (roll dated Valley Forge, June 7), on Piquett, Of the Co. of Capt. William Grimes (deceased), 15th Virginia Reg't of Foot, commanded by Major Gustavus B. Wallace.

NOTES: (Piquett or pickett duty, a monotonous task that Soldiers rotated duties for every so often to guard camps, etc.) (From Wikipedia, In September 1777, British forces had captured the American capital of Philadelphia. After failing to retake the city, Washington led his 12,000-man army into winter quarters at Valley Forge . . . remained there for six months, from December 19, 1777 to June 19, 1778. At Valley Forge, the Continentals struggled to manage a disastrous supply crisis while retraining and reorganizing their units. About 1,700 to 2,000 soldiers died due to disease, possibly exacerbated by malnutrition.) (From Valley Forge Muster Roll, Major Wallace is listed and it states: Entered Valley Forge with 307 assigned, 68 fit for duty. Left Valley Forge with 337 assigned, 146 fit for duty. Previous Engagements: Northern New Jersey, Defense of Philadelphia, Philadelphia-Monmouth)

June 1778 (roll dated Paramus, July 13), sick at English town, 11 and 15th Virginia, Lieut Col John Cropper's Co, selected from Capt Blackwell's Co, in the 2d Batt'n of Gen Woodford's Brigade, commanded by Lieut. Col John Cropper.* (*About May, 1778, the 11th, 1776-1778 and 15th Virginia Regiments were incorporated and designated the 11th and 15th Virginia Regiment until about September, 1778, R. and P. 410.200.) NOTES: (Paramus, NJ Camp) (Instead of moving with the regiment to Paramus, it would seem he did not fair well at Valley Forge and was instead recuperating at English town.) English town is in New Jersey just north of Philadelphia.

June 28, 1778: Battle of Monmouth

July 1778, (roll dated White Plains, August), 11 and 15th Virginia, Lieut Col John Cropper's Co, selected from Capt Blackwell's Co, in the 2d Batt'n of Gen Woodford's Brigade, commanded by Lieut. Col John Cropper.* (Battle of White Plains was Oct 28, 1776 before enlistment) (From Revolutionary Archives: Washington, during this time, had moved the main part of the army from Haverstraw to King's Ferry where he crossed the Hudson to White Plains. The same place where he had begun his retreat across New Jersey two years before. The difference was that previously the Americans were building defensive works to protect themselves; this time it was the British who were building defensive positions for protection against the Americans.)

Aug 1778 (roll dated Camp White Plains September), sick at Bedford, Colonel John Cropper's Company 11th and 15th Virginia Reg't of the 1st Batt'n of Gen. Woodford's Brigade, commanded by Col. Daniel Morgan. (Fort Bedford was originally a British Fort in the French and Indain War. It was the first British fort to fall in American Revolution era.)

Sept 1778 (roll dated Camp Newark Oct 28), Lieut Col John Cropper's Co., 11th and 15th Virginia Reg't in General Woodford's Brigade, commanded by Col Daniel Morgan. (Newark)

Oct 1778 (roll dated Camp Pompton Plains, Nov 6), Lieut Col John Cropper's Co., 11th and 15th Virginia Reg't in General Woodford's Brigade, commanded by Col Daniel Morgan. (Pompton Township, NJ) (Pompton Lakes NJ)

Nov 1778 (roll dated Camp Pompton Plains, Dec 1), Lieut Col John Cropper's Co., 11th and 15th Virginia Reg't in General Woodford's Brigade, commanded by Col Daniel Morgan. (Battles and places in NJ)

Dec 1778 (roll dated Middlebrook, Jan 13, 1779), Term of enlistment, "War" (a change from previous listings "3 years"), furlough, 11th Virginia, Capt. David Mason's Co. in the 11th Virginia Reg't in Gen. Woodford's Brigade, comanded by Col. Buford. (Middlebrook encampment)

--Company Pay Roll, Dec 1778, Time of Service: 1 Month, 6 2/3 Dollars, Captain David Mason's Co. of the 11th Virginia Reg't of Foot, commanded by Col. Abraham Buford.

--Company Pay Roll, Jan 1779, Pay per month: 6 2/3, Time of service: 1 month, Amount 6 1/3 Dol F 2. Captain David Mason's Co. of the 11th Virginia Reg't of Foot commanded by Col. Abraham Buford.

Feb 1779 (roll dated Camp Middlebrook, March 4), on furlough, 11th Virginia, Capt. David Mason's Co. in the 11th Virginia Reg't in Gen. Woodford's Brigade, comanded by Col. Buford.

--Company Pay Roll, Feb 1779, 6 2/3 dollars, 1 month, Captain David Mason's Co. of the 11th Virginia Reg't of Foot commanded by Col. Abraham Buford.

--Company Pay Roll, March 1779, 6 2/3 dollars, 1 month, Captain David Mason's Co. of the 11th Virginia Reg't of Foot commanded by Col. Abraham Buford.

--Company Pay Roll, Apr 1779, 6 2/3 dollars, 1 month, Captain David Mason's Co. of the 11th Virginia Reg't of Foot commanded by Col. Abraham Buford.

June 1779, (roll dated Smith Clove, July 1), deserted June 25, Capt. Mayo Carrington's Co., 5th and 11th Virginia Reg't of Food, commanded by Col. William Russell. (From American Revolution, -Smith's Clove is a fine level plain of rich land, situated at the foot of the high mountains on the west side of Hudson river. It is about fourteen miles in the rear of the garrison at West Point, and surrounded on all sides by the highlands. -- good linked page to read with details for 1779.)

--Company Pay Roll, June 1779, Commencment of Pay: May 1, 1779, 6 2/3 dollars, 1 month, Remarks: endorsement sum, May 1779, Capt. Mayo Carrington's Co., 5th and 11th Virginia Regiment, commanded by Col. William Russell.

--Company Pay Roll, June 1779, Commencement of pay: June 1, 1779, 6 2/3 dollars, 25 days, Amount 5 5/9 dollars, Remarks: Deserted May 25, Capt. Mayo Carrington's Co., 5th and 11th Virginia Reg't of Foot.

Aug 1979 (roll dated Smiths Clove, Sept 6), Capt. Mayo Carrington's Co., 5th and 11th Virginia Reg't of Food, commanded by Col. William Russell.

--Company Pay Roll, Aug 1779, Time of service: 2 months, 5 days, Subsistence: 14 days, Pay per month: 6 2/3, Subsistence per month: 10, Amount of substence: 4 2/3, Total amount: 19, Remarks: Returned deserted from misinformation 25 June, 1779, joined August 6, not mustered in July, Capt. Mayo Carrington's Company, 5th and 11th Virginia Regiment.

Sept 1779 (roll dated Ramabough, Oct 1), fatigue, Capt. Mayo Carrington's Co., 5th and 11th Virginia Reg't of Food, commanded by Col. William Russell.

NOTE: Ramabough possibly Lower Hudson Valley in New York.

--Company Pay Roll, Sept 1779, Commencement of pay: Sept 1, Pay per month: 6 2/3, Time of service: 1 month, Subsistence: __ month 10, Amount: 16 2/3, Capt. Mayo Carrington's Company, 5th and 11th Virginia Regiment.

Oct 1779 (roll dated Haverstraw, Nov 8), guard, Capt. Mayo Carrington's Co., 5th and 11th Virginia Reg't of Food, commanded by Col. William Russell.

Notes: Haverstraw

--Company Pay Roll, Oct 1779, Commencement of pay: Oct 1779, Time of service: 1 month, Subsistence: for month 10 dols, Amount: 16 2/3, Capt. Mayo Carrinton's Company 5th and 11th Virginia Regiment.

Nov 1779 (roll dated Morristown, Dec 9) Capt. Mayo Carrington's Co., 5th and 11th Virginia Reg't of Food, commanded by Col. William Russell. (Morristown) (Harsh winter encampment)

 

According to the above information, John Jr. was enlisted Sunday, June 1, 1777, to Tuesday, November 30, 1779, which is 2 years, 5 months, and 29 days (912 days).

 

 

 

Elizabeth Betsy McCann Bybee died April 9, 1784, in Augusta, Virginia, at the age of 47 years.

 

John Bybee, Jr. died April 14, 1821, at the age of 82 years and is buried at Bunyan, Barren County, Kentucky, in Glover Creek Baptist Cemetery. No traces of this cemetery exists today.