DESCENDANTS OF JOHN
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John Yost was
born in Germany
about 1752 and died in Monongalia County VA (WV)about
1817. He arrived in America
about 1773. He married Catherine (Snuiche) Snook. Catherine
probably died in Monongalia County VA (WV) befoe
1810. They were living in Newton Township, Sussex
County NJ in 1774. Catherine may have been a daughter of John Snuiche who lived in Newton
In August 1775,
John enlisted in Captain John Lowdon’s Company, apparently
for six months service, marched to Cambridge
and participate in the siege of Boston.
In March 1776, he was stationed on Long Island. In May
or June of 1776, he reenlisted in Captain Lowdon’s
Company. He reenlisted in the company again in July 1776, now commanded by Catpain James Parr and served in the rear guard the covered
the Army’s retreat from Long Island.
Catherine ha apparently
been a camp follower until December 1776, she left the army and gave birth to
John Yost Jr. near Trenton, NJ.
In June 1777
John, was assigned to Colonel Morgan’s rifle battalion with the Parr Company.
They were dispatch to the northern department Augsut
16, 1777 and returned to the main army near Philadelphia
on October 7, 1777. John
served inthree campaigns against the Indians in 1778
and 1779. The rifle battalion was dissolved in October 1779 and John was
furloughed until August 1780, when he retuned to service in the PA line. He was
furloughed June 11, 1783
and joined his family in Maryland.
He received his final discharge August
15, 1783. In 1789, the family6 moved to Monongalia County VA (WV)
Children of John and Catherine (Snook)
2. (1). John Jr. b.
3. (2). Peter b. 1778
d. Jun 30 1850
4. (3). Elizabeth b.c.
5. (4). Jacob b.c. 1785
6. (5). Henry b.c. 1787 d.c. 1845
7. (6). David b.c. 1788
8. (7). Aaron b.
Jul 3 1791
“HACKERS CREEK JOURNAL”, Vol. XVIII, Issue 4, 2009-2010, pp.6-45,
Hacker’s Creek Pioneer Descendants, Horner, WV.