Veterans of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) helped to establish Vienna Township in the last years of the eighteenth century and the first years of the early nineteenth century.
Among the first generation of settlers of the Connecticut Western Reserve were many veterans of the Continental Army and state militias. Moses Cleaveland (1754-1806), the surveyor of the Reserve for the Connecticut Land Company, had served in the War as an ensign in the Second Continental Regiment and in 1779 was promoted to captain of a company in the Corps of Engineers. One member of the survey team laying out Vienna Township, Isaac Flower, was an American Revolutionary War veteran.
The following American Revolutionary War veterans have been identified as living in Vienna:
Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War (National Archives Microfilm Publication M881, 1096 rolls). War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93. National Archives, Washington, DC.
Johnston, Henry P., ed. Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society Revolution Rolls and Lists, 1775-1783. Vol. VIII. Hartford, CT, USA: Connecticut Historical Society, 1901, 1999.
National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Vol. I-CLII (152).
Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files (NARA microfilm publication M804, 2,670 rolls). Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15. National Archives, Washington, DC.
Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls). War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93. National Archives, Washington, DC.
Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.
Contributor: Shirley T. Wajda