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From: "Sandra Ferguson" <>
Subject: [PaOldC] Names in Deposition: RIGHTER, BENNER, JACOBS, SNIDER, POTTER, EVANS, BROOKE
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 09:52:15 -0500
I seem to remember a Blue Bull Tavern.....do a bit of searching and see if
that wasn't the name.
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SNIDER, POTTER, EVANS, BROOKE
>I have a copy of a Deposition from Henry BENNER relating to Michael
> a soldier in the Militia who was wounded and died during a battle. It
> Filed September 17, 1793. "Chester County - On the ninth day of
> one thousand seven hundred and ninety three before me Benjamin JACOBS one
> the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in aforesaid County came Henry
> of Vincent in said County and being duly sworn doth say that he marched
> the Militia of said County under the command of Captain John SNIDER in the
> Battalion commanded by Col. William EVANS and joined the Militia commanded
> General POTTER some time in the fall of the year 1777, and that he in
> with Michael RIGHTER of said County were ordered on a scout under the
> of a Captain BROOKE and were taken prisoners by a part of the British
> Army in
> the fall of 1777 at the sign of the BLUE BELL near Darby in Chester
> and that at the time they were made prisoners the said Michael RIGHTER
> wounded with a bayonet and that he died some time after in the jail of
> Philadelphia a prisoner of his wounds as this deponent verily believes
> that this
> deponent was confined on board of a prison ship and in the said jail
> with the said Michael RIGHTER and further this deponent saith not.
> Signed by
> Henry BENNER and sworn before me Benjamin JACOBS.
> Any idea of what the "BLUE BELL" is/was?
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