Record No. 703758.
RECORD AND PENSION OFFICE
Washington, D. C.
The name Michael O'Hair has not been
found on the rolls, on file in this Department, of any military organization
in service during the war of the Revolution.
It is, however, shown by the records
that one Michael O'Hara (also borne as O'Harah and O'Harro) served as a
private in Captain John Hay's Company, 9th Virginia Regiment commanded
by Colonel George Mathews, Revolutionary war. His name appears on a pay
roll of the company for the months of November and December, 1776, and
last appears on the pay roll for October 1777, and neither the date of
his enlistment nor the date or manner of the termination of his service
has been found of record, but his name appears on a "list" under the following
heading: "To be deducted out of Captain John Hay's pay roll for the months
of September and October, 1777, they drawing pay in the Rifle Battalion."
It is also shown by the records that
one Michael O'Harow (also borne as O'Hara and O'Harro) served as a private
in Captain William Henderson's Company, of Colonel Daniel Morgan's Rifle
Regiment, Continental troops. His name first appears on the payroll for
July 1777 and last appears on a pay roll for the period from December 1,
1777 "to the expiration of their service, with an allowance of 15 days
for their going home." Neither the date of his enlistment nor the
date of his discharge has been found.
It is proper to add that the collection
of Revolutionary War records in this office is far from complete,
and the absence therefrom of any name is by no means conclusive evidence
that the person who bore the name did not serve in the Revolutionary army.
It is suggested as a possibility that
additional information on the subject of your inquiry can be obtained from
Adjutant General of the State in or from which your ancestor entered the
service, or, if he enlisted from the state of Virginia, that information
can be obtained from the Secretary of the Virginia Historical Society at
Richmond, or from the clerk of the county in or from which he is supposed
to have entered the service.
By authority of the Secretary of War,
(signed) F. C. Anisworth
Chief, Record and Pension Office.