Abel Westfall (l754-l8l4) was the "eldest" and was a Captain of the Sixth
Company, 8th Virginia Regiment. Colonel Abraham Bowman was in command of
the 8th Virginia Regiment. *Captain Abel Westfall saw service at Valley
Forge in l777-l778. He was married to Rachel Edwards and they had several
children. Abel Westfall was a resident of Ross Co., Ohio and founded a town
with the name of "Westfall". This town has long since disappeared. After
leaving Ross Co., Ohio he went to Knox Co., Indiana where he settled. He
made his Last Will and Testament on l6 July l8l4 in Knox Co., Indiana and it
was probated on l0 August l8l4. He is buried in the city cemetery in
Bloomfield, Green Co., Indiana and a government stone marks his grave.
*Note: There is a question whether or not Captain Abel Westfall actually
served at Valley Forge in 1777-1778. This needs additional research to find
out the facts. There isn't any question that he served in the Revolutionary
War but there is a question about his Valley Forge service, if any? This information provided by Walter Burgner
Born: Hampshire Co, Virginia, date unknown
Died: After Aug 10, 1814 date his will probated (if before 1821 that would be in Knox Co, Indiana)
Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Bloomfield, Indiana.
Service: Captain in Virginia Company from Hampshire Virginia.
Proof: Eckenrodde (1912), page 465 and (1913) pages 219-220;
Gwathney, "Virginia in the Revolution" page 818.
Exec. Journal of Indiana Territory Papers Vol 7 page 502 and others.
Newton Edwards: eldest son
Sally Edwards: married a Fairhurst or Johnson
Juliet: married _________GILES
Jenny: marreid Daniel WHITMORE
Indiana: married George RUBLE
John Wesley: married Eliza FOSTER
Information gathered by Mrs S G Davenport (deceased) and the Waters Supplement page 153
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THIS PATRIOT
I'D APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU.Stephen D Franklin
Directions: Bloomfield Cemetery
Photos and directions were providded by Edward Hitchcock of the Daniel Guthrie SAR Chapter Bedford, Indiana.
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