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Bibliography of Locally Available Books Containing Lists and Rosters of People Who Served During the American Revolution
comp. by Jim W. Faulkinbury, CGSM

The following bibliography is a compilation of books that are available in Sacramento area libraries.  This list is by no means complete nor does it represent all sources where information may be found regarding patriot (or loyalist) ancestors, but the books and CDs listed below do contain information that may help in your research.  The listing is arranged by state following a list of general references.  The following codes are used to indicate where library where each book or CD is kept.

[RC] – The Roots Cellar collection in the California State Archives located at 1020 O Street. The collection can be found in the Research Room on the 4th Floor.

[CSL] – California State Library, California Room. The California Room is located on the 2nd Floor of the Annex building at 900 N Street.

[FHL] – Family History Library, Sacramento Branch. This library is located behind the LDS church at 2745 Eastern Ave.

[SPL] – Sacramento Public Library, Central Branch. Located at 828 I Street, this library houses the collection of the Genealogical Association of Sacramento on the 4th Floor.

 

General References

Brocktruck, Lloyd DeWitt, "Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants Awarded by States" (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1996). [RC]

Bunnell, Paul J., "The New Loyalist Index", 2 vols. (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1996). [RC]

Chunn, Calvin F., "Not By Bread Alone" (Soc. of Desc. Of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge, 1981). [FHL]

Clark, Murtie Jane, "Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War", 3 vols. (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1981). [RC], [FHL]

Clark, Murtie Jane, "Loyalists in the Southern Campaign", vol. III (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1981). [FHL]

Clark, Murtie Jane, "The Pension List of 1820", reprint of 1820 US War Dept. edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1991). [RC], [SPL]

Dandridge, Danske, "American Prisoners of the Revolution" Clark, Murtie Jane, "The Pension List of 1820", reprint of 1820 US War Dept. edition (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1994). [RC]

Dickoré, Marie, "Hessian Soldiers in the American Revolution" (Cincinnati, OH: C.J. Krehbich Co., 1959). [FHL]

Draper, Lyman C., "Kings Mountain and its Heroes", reprint of 1881 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1992). [RC], [FHL]

Esker, Katie-Prince W., ed., "Source Records From the DAR Magazine 1947-1950" (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1975). [SPL]

Genealogical Soc. of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, "A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Service" (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989). [SPL]

Genealogical Soc. of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, "General Index to A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Service" (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965). [FHL]

Hatcher, Patricia Law, "Abstracts of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots", 4 vols. (Dallas, TX: Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987). [RC]

Heitman Francis B., "Historical Register of the Officers of the Continental Army During the American Revolution", reprint of 1914 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1973). [FHL]

Hodges, Graham Russell, "The Black Loyalist Directory – African Americans in Exile After the American Revolution" (NYC: Garland Pub. Co., 1996). [RC]

Kail, Jerry, "Who Was Who During the American Revolution" (New York: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1976). [FHL]

Maminkow, Marion & Jack, "Mariners of the American Revolution" (Baltimore, MD: Magna Carta Book Co., 1967). [FHL]

National Genealogical Society, "Index of Revolutionary War Pension Applications in the National Archives" (Washington DC: NGS, 1976). [FHL]

National Genealogical Society, "Correction to Index of Revolutionary War Pension Applications in the National Archives" (Washington DC: NGS, 1965). [FHL]

Neagles, James C., "Summer Soldiers – A Survey & Index of Revolutionary War Courts-Martial" (Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry, 1986).

NSDAR, "Index to the Rolls of Honor in the Lineage Books of the N.S.D.A.R. Vols. 1-80", reprint of 1939 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1980). [CSL]

NSDAR, "Index to the Rolls of Honor in the Lineage Books of the N.S.D.A.R. Vols. 81-600", reprint of 1939 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1980). [CSL], [SPL]

NSDAR, "DAR Lineage Books", vols. 1-160 (Washington DC: NSDAR, 1892-1920). [CSL]

NSDAR, "DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Edition", 3 vols. (Washington DC: NSDAR, 1990). [RC]

OFPA, "Order of the Founders and Patriots of America Register of Lineage’s of Associates 1896-1993", 4 vols. (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1994). [RC]

Pyne, Rev. Frederick Wallace, "Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence", 7 vols. (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1997). [RC]

Rosengarten, J.G., "The German Allied Troops in the North American War of Independence 1776-1783", reprint of 1893 edition (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1987). [RC], [SPL]

Sabine, Lorenzo, "Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution", 2 vols. (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992). [FHL]

Saffell, W.T.R., "Records of the Revolutionary War", reprint of 1894 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1969). [FHL]

Somerville, Mollie, "Women and the American Revolution" (NSDAR, 1974). [FHL]

US Sec. Of War, "The Pension Roll of 1835", 4 vols., reprint of 1835 edition (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1992). [RC], [FHL], [SPL]

White, Katherine Keogh, "The Kings Mountain Men", reprint of 1924 edition (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1996). [RC], [FHL]

White, Virgil D., "Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files" 4 vols. (Waynesboro, TN: National Historical Pub. Co., 1995). [RC], [SPL]

White, Virgil D., "Index to Revolutionary War Service Records" 4 vols. (Waynesboro, TN: National Historical Pub. Co., 1992). [RC], [SPL]

Worley, Ramona Cameron comp., "Valley Forge – In Search of that Winter Patriot" (Louisville, KY: NSSAR, 1979. [RC]

-------, "Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Service", reprint of 1841 edition (Baltimore, MD: Southern Book Co.). [FHL]

-------, "Letter From the Secretary of War Communicating a Transcript of the Pension List of the United States as of June 1, 1813", reprint of 1813 edition (Baltimore, MD: Southern Book Co., 1959). [FHL]

-------, "Letter From the Secretary of War Transmitting a Report of the Names, Rank and Line of Every Person Placed on the Pension List in Pursuance of the Act of 18th of March 1818", reprint of 1820 edition (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1987). [RC]

-------, "List of Black Servicemen Compiled From the War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records" (Washington DC: NARA, 1974). [FHL]

-------, "Medical Men in the American Revolution 1775-1783" (Carlisle Barracks, PA: Army Medical Field Service, 1931). [FHL]

-------, "Pensioners of the Revolutionary War Struck Off the Rolls", reprint of 1836 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1969). [FHL], [RC], [SPL]

-------, "Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions", reprint of 1852 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1969). [SPL], [FHL]

Alabama

Julich, Louise Milam, "A Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers and Alabama Patriots" (Athens, AL: ALDAR, 1979). [FHL]

Owen, Thomas M., comp., "Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama", reprint of 1911 edition (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1997). [RC]

California

Breilhaupt, Richard Hoag Jr., ed., "Sons of the Revolution in the State of California Centennial Register 1893-1993" (Universal City, CA: Walika Pub. Co., 1994). [SPL]

Connecticut

Johnston, Henry P. ed., "The Record of Connecticut Men of the Military and Naval Service During the War of the Revolution 1775-1783", reprint of 1889 edition (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1997) [RC], [FHL]

Delaware

Peden, Henry C. Jr., "Revolutionary War Patriots of Delaware 1775-1783" (Westminster, MD: Family Lines Pub., 1996). [RC]

Georgia

Hitz, Alex M., comp., "Authentic List of All Land Lottery Grants Made to Veterans of the Revolutionary War by the State of Georgia" (Atlanta, GA: Office of the Sec. of State of Georgia, 1966). [RC]

Knight, Lucian Lamar, "Georgia’s Roster of the Revolution", reprint of 1920 edition (Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1997). [RC], [SPL], [FHL]

Illinois

------, "Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in Illinois" (Springfield, IL: Illinois State Genealogical Society, 1976). [RC]

Indiana

O’Bryne, Roscoe C., comp., "Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana", reprint of 1938 INDAR edition (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1994). [RC]

Waters, Margaret R., comp., "Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Indiana", reprint of 1949 edition and 1954 Suppl. (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1970) [SPL], [FHL]

Kentucky

Quisenberry, Anderson Chenault, "Revolutionary Soldiers in Kentucky", reprint of 1896 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982). [RC]

Maine

Fisher, Carleton E. Maj. Gen. comp., "Supplement to Soldiers, Sailors, and Patriots of the Revolutionary War – Maine" (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998). [RC], [FHL]

Fisher, Carleton E & Sue G. comp., "Soldiers, Sailors, and Patriots of the Revolutionary War – Maine" (Louisville, KY: NSSAR, 1982). [RC]

Maryland

Brumbaugh, Gaius Marcus, "Maryland Records – Colonial, Revolutionary, County, Church" [vol. II has Revolutionary War pensioners], reprint of 1928 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1975) [RC]

Clements, S. Eugene and F. Edward Wright, "The Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War" (Westminster, MD: Family Lines Pub., 1994). [RC]

Maryland Historical Society, "Archive of Maryland Muster Rolls of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution 1775-1783", reprint of 1900 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2000) [RC]

Newman, Harry Wright, "Maryland Revolutionary Records", reprint of 1938 edition (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1993) [RC]

Peden, Henry C., "Revolutionary Patriots of Prince George’s County, 1775-1783" (Westminster, MD: Family Lines Pub., 1997). [RC]

Massachusetts

Jones, E. Alfred, "The Loyalists of Massachusetts", reprint of 1930 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1969). [FHL]

Stark, James H., "The Loyalists of Massachusetts and the Other Side of the American Revolution", reprint of 1910 edition (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1988). [RC]

Michigan

Silliman, Sue Imogene "Michigan Military Records", reprint of 1920 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997). [RC], [FHL]

New Hampshire

Gilmore, Geo. C. comp., "Roll of New Hampshire Soldiers at the Battle of Bennington August 16, 1777", reprint of 1891 edition (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1995). [RC]

New Jersey

Jones, E. Alfred, "The Loyalists of New Jersey – Their Memorials, Petitions, Claims, Etc. From English Records", reprint of 1926 edition (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1988). [SPL]

New Jersey Historical Records Survey, "Index of the Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War", reprint of 1941 edition (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1989). [SPL]

Stratford, Dorothy Agnes & Thomas B. Wilson, "Certificates and Receipts of Revolutionary New Jersey" (Lambertville, NJ: Hunterdon House, 1996). [RC]

Stryker, William S., "Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War", reprint of 1872 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1967). [FHL]

------, "Index to Strykers New Jersey Revolutionary Register" (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965). [FHL]

New York

Egly, T.W. Jr., "History of the First New York Regiment 1775-1783" (Hampton, NH: Peter E. Randall Pub., 1981). [SPL]

Fernow, Berthold ed., "New York in the Revolution", reprint of 1887 edition of State Archives -vol. XV (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1996). [RC]

Mather, Frederic Gregory, "Refugees of 1776 From Long Island to Connecticut" (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996). [FHL]

Roberts, James A. comp., "New York in the Revolution as Colony and State", reprint of 1898 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996). [RC]

North Carolina

DAR, "Roster of Soldiers From North Carolina in the American Revolution" (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996). [FHL]

DeMond, Robert O., "The Loyalists in North Carolina During the Revolution", reprint of 1940 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996). [RC]

White, Emmett R., "Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina, Vol. 1 Burke County" (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1998). [RC]

Ohio

Ohio DAR, "Official Roster of Soldiers of the American Revolution Who Are Buried in Ohio" (---------: OHDAR, ----). [FHL]

Ohio DAR, "Official Roster of Soldiers of the American Revolution Who Lived in Ohio" (---------: OHDAR, 1959). [FHL]

Pennsylvania

Egle, William Henry, "Pennsylvania Women in the American Revolution" (Cottonport, LA: Polyanthos, 1972) [FHL]

Hoenstine, Floyd G., "1955 Year Book of the Pennsylvania Society Sons of the American Revolution" (Altoona, PA: PASSAR, 1956). [RC], [FHL]

Montgomery, Morton L., "History of Berks County Pennsylvania in the Revolution 1774-1783" (Laughlintown, PA: Southwest Penn. Genealogical Services, no date). [FHL]

Myers, Paul W. comp., "Allegheny County Pennsylvania Revolutionary War Soldiers" (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1988). [RC]

Myers, Paul W., "Westmoreland County in the American Revolution" (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1988). [SPL]

Pennsylvania SAR, "Year Book of the Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the American Revolution – 1903" (Pittsburg, PA: PASAR, 1903). [FHL]

Richards, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, "The Pennsylvania-Germans in the Revolutionary War 1775-1783", reprint of 1908 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991). [RC], [SPL]

------ "Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd Series", 19 vols. (Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania State Printer 1876-1899) [vols. 1,3, 10, 11, 13, and 14 containing information about Revolutionary War patriots]. [FHL]

Rhode Island

Chamberlain, Mildred M., transcriber for the Rhode Island Gen. Soc., "The Rhode Island 1777 Military Census" (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co. 1985). [RC], [SPL]

Cowell, Benjamin, "Spirit of ’76 in Rhode Island", reprint of 1850 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co. 1973). [SPL]

Walker, Anthony, "So Few the Brave – Rhode Island Contentials 1775-1783" (Newport, RI, RISAR, 1981). [FHL]

South Carolina

Ervin, Sara Sullivan, "South Carolinians in the Revolution", reprint of 1949 edition (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1991). [RC], [FHL]

Moss, Bobby Gilmer, "Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution" (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983). [RC], [SPL], FHL]

Revill, Janie, "Copy of the Original Index Book Showing the Revolutionary Claims Filed in South Carolina Between August 20, 1783 and August 31, 1786", reprint of 1941 edition (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1990). [RC]

Sally, Alexander S., comp., "Records of the Regiments of the South Carolina Line in the Revolutionary War", reprint of 1977 edition (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1997). [RC]

Tennessee

Armstrong, Zella, "Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution", reprint of 1933 edition (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1975). [FHL]

Armstrong, Zella, "Twenty-Four Hundred Tennessee Pensioners – Revolution/War of 1812", reprint of 1949 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987). [SPL], [FHL]

Vermont

Fisher, Carleton E. & Sue E. comp., "Soldiers, Sailors, and Patriots of the Revolutionary War – Vermont" (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1992). [RC]

Virginia

Abercrombie, Janice L & Richard Slatter, "Virginia Publik Claims", 3 vols. (Athens, GA: Iberian Pub. Co., 1992). [RC]

Brumbaugh, Gaius Marcus, "Revolutionary War Record, vol. 1 – Virginia", reprint of 1936 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1967). [FHL]

Burgess, Louis A., "Virginia Soldiers of 1776" (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1973). [RC]

Eckenrode, Hamilton J., comp., "Virginia Soldiers of the American Revolution", 2 vols. (Richmond, VA: Virginia State Library and Archives, 1989). [RC], [SPL]

Gwathmey, John H., "Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution – Soldiers, Sailors, Marines 1775-1783", reprint of 1938 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1996). [RC]

McAllister, J.T., "Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War", reprint of 1913 edition (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1989). [RC]

Wardell, Patrick G., comp., "Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data From Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records" (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1996)., Vol. 1 A-C [RC]; Vol. 2, D-H [RC], [FHL]; Vol. 3, I-M [FHL]; Vol. 5, S-T [FHL]

Wilson, Samuel M. "Catalogue of Revolutionary Soldiers and Sailors of the Commonwealth of Virginia to Whom Land Bounty Warrants Were Granted", reprint of 1913 edition (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1967) [SPL], [FHL]

----- "Virginia Military Records from Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, William & Mary College Quarterly and Tyler’s Quarterly" (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983). [RC]

West Virginia

Johnston, Ross B., "West Virginia in the American Revolution", reprint of 1977 edition (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1998). [RC]

Lewis, Virgil A., "The Soldiery of West Virginia", reprint of 1911 edition (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1998). [RC]

Reddy, Anne Waller, "West Virginia Revolutionary Ancestors" (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983). [RC]

 

CDs Available at the Family History Library [FHL]

    Family Tree Maker

        CD 120 Connecticut Officers and Soldiers, 1700s-1800s Military Records

        CD 121 Virginia in the Revolution and War of 1812 Military Records

        CD 132 Selected NY Revolutionary War Records

        CD 133 Maryland and Delaware Revolutionary Patriots, 1775-1783 Military Records

        CD 143 New York in the Revolutionary and War of 1812 Military Records

        CD 144 Loyalists in the American Revolution

        CD 145 Revolutionary War Pension Lists, Military Records

        CD 146 US Soldiers

        CD 147 Revolutionary War Soldiers/Sailors, Vol. 1 & 2

        CD 518 Colonial New Jersey Source Records, 1600s-1700s

    Heritage Quest

        HQ 035 Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Index

    Progeny Publishing

        PP 0001 SAR Revolutionary War Graves Register

        PP 9905 SAR Patriot Index

 

 

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