Munks, William (1762-1841) Military Service
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William Munks, (1762-1841), enlisted 1777 under Capt. James Poe to assist in building Billing's Fort; was at the battle of Brandywine. He assisted in building Potter's Fort to protect the frontier and remained there one year. In 1781 he enlisted in the Northumberland County Rangers under Capt. Thomas Robinson and erected a fort at Bosley's Mill to prevent the Indians coming down the north branch of the Sus- quehanna. He was born in Dublin, Ireland; settled in Philadelphia 1773, then moved1 to Northumberland County. In 1832 he was granted a pension for six months actual service as private Pennsylvania troops.
By Daughters of the American Revolution
Item notes: v. 35