Barckley, John

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


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1934 - Knox is Smallest Town in County of Albany

In the American Revolutionary Period - The Militia of 1775-76

Albany county as it existed at the time of the revolution, first organized seventeen regiments of militia, under the law of 1776. We give the officers of such as belonging wholly or in part to the present Albany county.

They were numbered and officered, as found to the Historical records of the state, as follows:

First regiment, city of Albany, first company, John Barclay, captain later spelled "Barckley."

In the war of the rebellion, from her somewhat remote situation, this little town responded patriotically to the call of the government for volunteers. Seventy-seven volunteers went to fight in the battles of the Union. Many of them never came back to receive the great honors that awaited them.

Altamont Enterprise - October 12, 1934

John Barclay, "United States, Revolutionary War Compiled Service Records, 1775-1783"
name: John Barclay
event: Military
record type: Individual
state: New York
regiment: G. Vanden Bergh's Regiment (Albany Militia)
nara publication title: Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War
nara publication number: M881
nara roll number: 0761

DAR has no record of a John Barclay (or its variations) from Albany, New York.

From: Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York, Vol XV, 1887 - Psge 261

The Militia

Albany County

The Albany County Committee received on the 3rd of May, 1776, to raise troops for the defense of the Colony, and appointed on May 4th, the following officers, subject to the approval of the Provincial Congress. (Proceedings Albany Committee, I. 31)

First Ward

1st Captain, John Barclay

Page 262

First Regiment (City of Albany) Commissions issued October 20, 1775

1st Company

Capt. John Barclay

There is also a John Barclay listed in Capt. Richard Varick's Co. in ye 1st Reg't of New York Forces under ye com'd of Col. Alexander McDougall. June 28 - Oct 6, 1775