Robert King

Memorial Location


Company of Foot Soldiers, American Revolutionary War

  • Lieutenant of Company of Foot Soldiers, in 1st Battalion Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
  • April 19, 1776 – 1778
  • Revolutionary War
  • Skull fracture during skirmish near Piscataway, New Jersey, on 10 May 1777; returned to duty August 1777

Robert King was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in a Company commanded by Captain Hawkins Boon in the 12th Pennsylvania Regiment commanded by Colonel William Cook and served in said Company until 10 August, 1777, returning after a leave of absence as a consequence of a wound which he received in a battle near Piscataway, New Jersey in the month of June 1777. He was commissioned as 1st Lieutenant in the same company. Afterwards he was transferred to the 3rd Regiment Pennsylvania Line commanded by Colonel Thomas Craig and continued to serve in that capacity until the close of the War, but was not all the time on duty. In Fall 1778, he accompanied the regiment in an expedition against the Indians.