CARRINGER, Martin

Submitted by mercercounty on Sun, 07/25/2010 - 01:39

born 1759
Private,
Captain Miller's Company, Eighth PA Regiment,
Enlisted 4 Sept 1776
Transferred to Capt. Michael Huffnagle's Company
Discharged 4 Sept 1783 at Fort Pitt, by Brigadier William Irvine
Participated in the Battles of Brandywine, Paoli, and Germantown.

Soon after Martin Carringer was discharged from military service, he married Mary "Molly" Hoat in May 1785. They were the parents of eight children: Jacob, born 1 Oct 1785; Lisbet, born 6 Sept 1789; Katharine, born 18 Jun 1792, George, born 5 Sept 1795; Calli, born 9 Mar 1797; Hendrick, born 6 Jun 1800, Salamon, born 24 Aug 1802, and Joseph, born 22 Oct 1805.

Martin Carringer settled in Mercer County in 1796 on Donation Lot 941. The History of Mercer County, 1877, lists Carringer as being "the first settler in Perry Township." He was of German descent and said to be an industrious and generous individual.

He applied for pension on 12 Apr 1824 (pension no. W-6905).

Martin Carringer died 25 Jan 1835 and is buried at Kelso Cemetery in Perry Township.

 
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