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Saul Matthews – African Americans in the Revolution

Saul Matthews spied for the Continental Army, during American Revolutionary War. He spied on the British, obtaining valuable information for the revolution. As a result of this, he…

Jack Sisson – African Americans in the Revolution

Jack Sisson was an African-American who served in the First Rhode Island Regiment during the American Revolutionary War. Sisson was one of the key figures in the July…

Colonel Tye – African Americans in the Revolution

Colonel Tye, also known as Titus Cornelius (c. 1753–1780), was a slave of African descent in New Jersey who achieved notability during the American Revolutionary War by his…

Henry Washington – African Americans in the Revolution

Henry Washington was a one time African-American slave of the first president of the United States, George Washington. His history and linked documents can be found on-line. Transported…

Prince Whipple – African Americans in the Revolution

Prince Whipple (1750-1796) was an African-American slave and later freedman who accompanied his former owner, General William Whipple of the New Hampshire militia, during the American Revolutionary War.==…

Mammy Kate – African Americans in the Revolution

Mammy Kate was a house slave who belonged to future Governor Stephen Heard (1740–1815) of Georgia. She lived in what was then Wilkes County, Georgia, now Elbert County,…

Oscar Marion – African Americans in the Revolution

Oscar Marion was an American slave and Revolutionary War militiaman.Oscar Marion was the servant of General Francis Marion (1732–1795), the legendary “Swamp Fox.” In December 2006, Oscar Marion…

Cato Mead – African Americans in the Revolution

Cato Mead (ca. 1761–1846; also spelled “Meed”) is the only known black Revolutionary War veteran buried west of the Mississippi River. He is buried in or near Montrose,…

Thomas Peters – African Americans in the Revolution

Thomas Peters (also known as Thomas Potters) (June 25, 1738 in Nigeria – 1792 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) was one of the Black Loyalists Founding Fathers of Sierra…

Richard Pierpoint – African Americans in the Revolution

Richard Pierpoint (Bundul c. 1744 – Canada c. 1837), also known as Black Dick and Captain Dick, was born about 1744 in Bundu in what is now Senegal.…