Three Rivers
History From America's Most Famous Valleys

The Book of Names
Especially Relating to The Early Palatines and the First Settlers in the
Mohawk Valley
Compiled and Arranged by Lou D. MacWethy
Published by The Enterprise and News
St. Johnsville, NY., 1933

Tryon County Militia, 1st Regiment
Col. Samuel Campbell

The first of the four Tryon County Militia regiments is usually known as Campbell's Regiment or as Clyde's Regiment. The territory from which this regiment was drawn was known as the Canajoharie country or precinct and was all the land from the "Noses to the east, to Little Falls to the west, lying altogether on the south side of the river. Concerning the regiment S. L. Frey in his treatise "The Minute Book of the Committee of Safety" says on PP. 122: "There were two colonels in the first regiment Tryon County Militia, according to 'New York in the Revolution'--Campbell and Ebenezer Cox. The regiment was at Oriskany and Cox being killed, Colonel Campbell was in command and brought off the regiment or what was left of it. He was also colonel of a battalion of Minute Men, presumably a local organization for the protection of Cherry Valley. The family was Scotch-Irish and came to Cherry Valley with several others in 1741, from new Hampshire. In the massacre of Cherry Valley Mrs. Campbell and her four children were among the prisoners and were not exchanged until 1780. Col. Campbell died in 1824, aged 86 years. Judge William W. Campbell, author of the 'Annals of Tryon County' was his grandson. Samuel Clyde was Lt. Colonel but afterwards raised to Colonel. He was a very efficient officer and rendered valuable aid to the cause throughout the war. He was in command at Fort Plain in 1783, when Washington visited the valley. In the massacre at Cherry Valley Col. Clyde escaped by hiding in the woods. He was in the assembly in 1777-8 and sheriff 1785 to 1789.

Key to References

1 Killed at Oriskany
2 Died in action
3 Prisoner of war
4 Missing
5 Engaged at Oriskany
6 Wounded

Tryon County Militia

Campbell, Samuel 5
Cox, Evenezer 1

Deygert, Peter S.
Copeman, Abraham 5

Seeber, Jacob 1

Quarter Master
Pickard, John

Frank Adam
Younglove, David






Additional Names on State Treasurer's Pay Books

Enlisted Men

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