Jeremiah SARGENT

Name of Patriot: Jeremiah Sargent
NSSAR Patriot # P-284604

Submitted by: Michael Wayne Barrett

Jeremiah Sergeant was born at Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia, in 1757. His father came from England and lived in colonial Virginia and later Westmoreland Co., PA. (Pioneers in Wood County, by John A. House)

Jeremiah Sergeant enlisted in Revolutionary War in Winchester, Virginia, in August, 1775, and served as Private for one year in Capt. John Neville's Company/ Col. James Wood's Regiment. Shortly after expiration of initial enlistment, he re-enlisted for three years in Capt. Andrew Waggener's Company/ Lieut. Col. John Neville/ Col. James Wood's Virginia regiment. He served in battle of Brandywine where he was wounded on September 11, 1777.

He was listed as in the hospital on Company Muster Rolls for Nov-Dec 1777, Dec 1777-Jan 1778, Jan-Feb 1778, Feb-Mar 1778, and March-Apr 1778; Company Pay Roll for January 1778 lists him on furlough; He was discharged on April 10, 1778 due to his wounds. [His name listed multiple ways on Company Muster/Pay Rolls: Jerem'h Sergeant, Jerry Sergant, Jerry Sargant x3, Jeremiah Sarjant, Jery Sarjant, Jerem Sargant, Jer'h Sergeant, Jeremy Sargant, Jara.y Sarjant, Jerry Sarjent, Jer'h Sergeant, Jer.y Sarjant, Jer.y Sarjant, & Jeremiah Sarjant]

Jeremiah Sergeant married Armenellah (Enoch) (1764-1824), daughter of Henry Enoch Jr. (1732-1797) & Elizabeth (Teagard), in Green Co., Pennsylvania, in 1782.

Jeremiah settled on Round Bottom farm near Elizabeth, Wood Co. (now Wirt Co.), (W.) Virginia, and is listed on early Wood Co., (W.) Virginia, tax lists and censuses.

"Jeremiah Sergeant" on 1801 Wood County tax list with 50 acres.

Jerimiah Sergent listed on 1810 Wood County, (W.) Virginia, census: 2 males under age 10; 3 females under age 10, 1 female age 10-16, 2 females age 16-26, 1 female age 26-45, 1 female age 45 & up (Armenellah).

“Jeremiah Seargeant” listed on 1820 Wood County, (W.) Virginia, census: 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 45 & upwards (Jeremiah), 1 female under 5, 3 females 10-16, 1 female age 45 & upwards (Armanellah).

Jeremiah applied for pension 02/05/1819 while resident of Wood County, (W.) Virginia, and received pension for Virginia service as Private in Revolutionary War, issued 02/10/1819 at $8 per month.

September 7, 1820, Jeremiah Searjeant stated his family living with him consisted of wife Armalle, daughter Sarah aged sixteen, Matilda and Rebecca aged thirteen and fourteen years.

Jeremiah requested transfer of pension to Meigs County, Ohio, as he wished to live on land owned there by his son-in-law, no name given. To Ohio from 09/1834 to 05/12/1835. He was transferred to Wheeling agency from 09/04/1835. [Pension application records # S38364]

After the death of his first wife in 1824, Jeremiah Sargeant remarried to Catherine (Bennett) about 1825, and they lived in Meigs Co., Ohio, where he had additional children by his second wife.

Jeremiah Sarjeant is listed on the 1830 Wood County, (W.) Virginia, census with his household: 1 male age 70-80 (Jeremiah), 1 female under age 5, 1 female age 20-30 (2nd wife, Catherine)

Jeremiah Sergeant died at Round Bottom, Wood Co., (W.) Virginia, in 1837, and he is buried in the Round Bottom Cemetery near Wells Locks, W. Va. His military headstone lists him as: “Jeremiah Sargeant, Died 1837, Pvt. Waggener's Co., 12th Virginia Regiment, Rev War"