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1776 Adam lived near Brownsville, Pennsylvania age 13 when his parents and siblings were killed by Indians while Adam was sent to get a sack of corn milled. 

1776 Adam enlisted at age 14 at redstone Fort, Pennsylvania.

1790 Adam was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and was with St. Clair at the defeat in Darke County, Ohio.

1791 Adam Bricker was at Fort Washington, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1794 Adam was at the battle of Fallen Timbers in Toledo, Ohio (Wikipedia has a nice summary giving a link to Fort Washington in Cincinnati).

1795-1805 Adam and Rebecca were listed as early pioneers in Clermont in 1795 (from PA) and 1805 (from NJ), respectively.
Website Clermont County.

1804-5 Adam Bricker and Adam Snider traveled for 2 months over 500 miles among Indians in northern Ohio searching for Lydia Osborne, a child lost the previous summer.

1806 Adam Bricker purchased land from Col. Wm. Lytle, both of Clermont County on 15 March.

1820 Adam Bricker (age 45+) lived in Williamsburg, Clermont County, Ohio with males: three age 0-10 (Christopher, Robert, Samuel, or William), one age 16-18 (?), one age 16-26 (John); females: one age 0-10 (Rachel), two age 10-16 (Elizabeth and Mary), and one age 26-45 (Rebecca). [1]

1830 Adam Bricker (age 60-70) lived in Williamsburg Twp, Clermont County, Ohio with males: one age 0-5 (Isaac), one age 5-10 (Thomas), one age 10-15 (William), one age 15-20 (Robert or Samuel), one age 20-30 (Christopher); and females: one age 10-15 (Rachel),one age 20-30 (Elizabeth), and female age 40-50 (Rebecca). John Bricker, perhaps Adam's son, also lived in Williamsburg Twp, Clermont County, Ohio, age 20-30 with wife and 2 boys age 0-5. [2]

1832 Adam gave testimony in November (Pennsylvania Service Pension File No. W 2714) related to his pension and summarizing his military service. Adam received a pension of $30 per year (Act of Congress June 7, 1832). Widow, Rebecca, recieved a pension of $30 per year. Court of Common Pleas of the Term of November in the year 1832: "On this, the eighth day of November in the year aforesaid, personally appeared in Open Court before the Honorable George P. Torrence, Presiding Judge and John Emry, Robert Haines, and Israel Whitaker, his associates. Adam Bricker, a resident of Clermont County and State of Ohio, seventy-seven years of age, who, being duly sworn according to law, doth, on his oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June the 7th, 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated. That he was born in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, in the year 1755, the day and month not recollected. That he enlisted in the service of the United States in March 1776, under the following named officers, Captian Thomas Stokely (Stokeling) Leiut Henry Hanly at Greensburgh, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and marched from there to Fort Crawford on the Allegheny River about thirty miles above Fort Pitt where I was stationed six months, to help guard the fort. At this expiration of this time, I again enlisted for three months, and marched from Fort Crawford under the command of Captain Stokley to Fort Wallis in the State of Pennsylvania. That while at Fort Wallace we were attacked by the Indains who killed 18 of our men. At the expiration of this time, I again enlisted for three months, I was dismissed by Captain Stokely but received no written discharge. Then he resided in the state of Pennsylvania til the year 1793, then moved to the State of Ohio, Clermont County, and Williamsburg Township, where he has resided ever since. That he is now 77 years of age. Colonel Laughery had the superior command during the first six months, enlistment. Colonel Broadhead commanded at Fort Pitt. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state."

Pension records for Adam Bicker named Rebecca Bicker and Catharine Hartman, Christopher Hartman, Elizabeth Hartman, Fanny Hartman, Isaac Hartman, Mary Hartman, Rachel Hartman, Rebecah Bicker, Rebecca Hartman, Samuel Hartman, and William Hartman. [3]

1840 Adam Bricker age 70-80 lived in Williamsburg Twp, Clermont County, Ohio with one male age 10-15 (Isaac), one male age 15-20 (Thomas), two females age 20-30 (Elizabeth? and Rachel), and female age 50-60 (Rebecca).

1843 Death notice for Adam Bricker in the Ohio Clermont Sun newspaper: Died at his residence, near Williamsburg, on the 31st ult Mr. Adam Bricker. He was born on the ocean, during the passage of his parents from Germany to the United States, in 1759. He served as a soldier during the last four years of the Revolution, and was with St. Clair and Wayne in their expeditions against the Indians. He had resided in this vicinity near fifty years, married in 1802, and raised a family of nine children. September 15, 1843.

1844 Adam's widow (Rebecca) applied for a pension in Clermont County on 28 Aug.

1850 Rebecca Bricker (age 76, born NJ) lived in Williamsburg, Clermont County, Ohio with children Elizabeth, Rachel, Thomas (farmer, age 29), and Isaac (cabinet maker, age 22) Bricker. Robert Bricker (age 36), also lived in Williamsburg Twp, Clermont County, Ohio with his family. No match for Samuel Bricker was listed, so he may have died.

1860 Thomas (carpenter age 39) and Isaac (cabinet maker, age 32) Bricker, both married with children ages under 10, lived in Mount Orab, Brown County, Ohio.

1864 Clermont County Monument Book section 4 page 1 and 2 lists Rebecca Hartman died Aug 12, 1864 age 87 years, 1 month and 10 days. Perhaps the full name with Bricker was obscured. (Hollifeld, page 51, Univ Wisconsin-Madison). Another source reported that Rebecca died 8 Dec (source not recorded).

Footnotes:

[1] US census, 1820, Reel 0089, Image 18, line 13, [Internet Archive].

[2] US census, 1830, Reel 0128, Image 586, line 14, [Internet Archive].

[3] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 970233 of United States Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications, [FamilySearch_Record].


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