Officers in the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution

Officers in the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution

Source Information: American Biographical Library.
Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1996.

Wiley, Aldrich (Mass). Corporal and Sergeant of Sergeant’s Massachusetts Regiment, May to December, 1775; Ensign 16th Continental Infantry, 1st January to 31st December, 1776; 1st Lieutenant 8th Massachusetts, 1st January, 1777; killed at Stillwater, 7th October, 1777. [p.592] Wiley, Aquilla (Pa). Captain York County, Pa., Militia in 1777.

Wiley, John (Mass). Captain of Gridley’s Regiment Massachusetts Artillery, May, 1775; superseded 25th June, 1775; Captain 16th Continental Infantry, 1st January to 31st December, 1776; Captain 8th Massachusetts, 1st January, 1777; Major 14th Massachusetts, 15th December, 1779; retired 1st January, 1781. (Died 1805.)

Wiley, John (N. Y.). Captain 1st New York, 24th February to ? November,1776.

Wiley, John (Pa). 1st Lieutenant Pennsylvania State Regiment, 18th April, 1777; regiment designated 13th Pennsylvania, 12th November, 1777; resigned 25th January, 1778.

Wiley, Robert (Mass). Ensign 8th Massachusetts, 1st January, 1777; wounded at Bemus’ Heights, 19th September, 1777; resigned 14th August, 1778.

Wiley, Robert (Pa). Captain of Flower’s Artillery Artificer Regiment,1779, and served to close of war.

Willey, John (Conn). Captain in Lexington Alarm, April, 1775; Captain Lieutenant 2d Connecticut, 1st May to 17th December, 1775; Captain of Wadsworth’s Connecticut State Regiment, June to December, 1776.

Wyley, Aldrich. See Wiley.

Wylie, Thomas (Pa). Captain Lieutenant of Flower’s Artillery Artificer Regiment, 17th February, 1777; Captain, 1st February, 1778, and served to close of war.

Wylley, Thomas (Ga). Was an Ensign 2d Georgia in May, 1778; Captain and Deputy Quartermaster General of Georgia troops, 1779–1781.

Wyllys, Hezekiah (Conn). Captain of Chester’s Connecticut State Regiment,20th June to 25th December, 1776; served subsequently as Lieutenant-Colonel Connecticut Militia. (Died 29th March, 1827.)

Wyllys, John Plasgrave (Conn). Adjutant of Wolcott’s Connecticut State Regiment, January, 1776; Brigade-Major to General Wadsworth, 7th August, 1776; taken prisoner 15th September, 1776, on the retreat from New York; exchanged 20th December, 1776; Captain of Webb’s Additional Continental Regiment, 1st January, 1777; Major, 10th October, 1778; transferred to 3d Connecticut, 1st January, 1781; transferred to 1st Connecticut, 1st January, 1783; retained in Swift’s Connecticut Regiment, June, 1783, and served to 25th December, 1783; Major United States Infantry Regiment, 9th June, 1785; Major 1st Infantry United States Army, 29th September, 1789; killed 22d October, 1790, in action with Indians on the Miami, Ohio.

Wyllys, Samuel (Conn). Lieutenant-Colonel 2d Connecticut, 1st May, 1775; Colonel, 1st July to 10th December, 1775; Colonel 22d Continental Infantry, 1st January to 31st December, 1776; Colonel 3d Connecticut, 1st January,1777; retired 1st January, 1781. (Died 9th June, 1823.)

Source Information:

American Biographical Library.
Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1996.