Daniel and his brother, George Earlywine left their parents and younger brother, Andreas Jr., and struck out for Kentucky in covered wagons. They travelled via the forbes Road which crosses Pennsylvania from Philadelphia to near Pittsburg and then they went south for a short distance and hit the National Road. At Columbus, Ohio they took the fork to the left and got on the Natchez Trace which took them into Lexington, Kentucky. It was over 40 days of travelling.

Daniel said his goodbyes to the family and reported to the officer in charge at Lancaster. He learned the basics of military behavior in about two weeks and as a private, was assigned to the 7th Virginia Regiment. He later fought with the 9th Virginia regiment on the "Continental Line". He was with General George Washington at Valley Forge during that terrible winter of 1778 and he was at Fort Pitt in 1779. He served until the end of the war. His official number was D#1081. After the war, he returned with the men of Captain Springer's Company and on March 21, 1783 under Colonel John Gobson, he received his pay of 108 pounds, 7 shillings and 1 pence. The money was important but more important was the 100 acres of land that he was granted under the Continental Line Warrant Act, Military District of Ohio. His 100 acre grant was recorded on June 24, 1783 under warrant 1081 which was his military service number. Many years later he would be assigned a DAR National Number 521434. Daniel Earlywine could now choose the location of his 100 acre farm. He never did. On the 12th of May, 1830 his son, Daniel Jr., filed for a land warrant that was never claimed by his father.

His number is D#1081, BL Wt 1649-100.

History of Harrison, Nicholas, Scott and Bourbon Counties, by Ferrin.

Daniel Earlywine, Revolutionary soldier of Virginia died ca. 1830 in Kentucky, Nicholas County.

Daniel Earlywine, Sr. married Mary Flight, July 24, 1786 in bourbon Co., Ky., (then Va.) They were married by James Garrand, who became the second governor of Kentucky (1796-1804).

Earlywine Family Tree

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