In 1777 during the American Revolution Frederick Ambrose served as First Lieutenant in Captain Henry Rhoads' Third Company in the Pennsylvania First Battalion commanded by Colonel William Parker. Frederick was an early settler of Brothersvalley where in 1773 he owned 200 acres of land, 8 acres cleared, according to Pennsylvania Tax and Exoneration Records.
He and his wife Margaret (Maria Margaretha) had three sons -- John, George, my great-great-great-great-grandfather Henry, and a daughter, Mary.
By 1798 Frederick and Margaret were living in Donegal, Westmoreland County where Pennsylvania Direct Tax lists show that he owned 1 house 18'x22', 1 cabin 20'x25', 1 smokehouse 18'x20', 1 barn 30'x60', and 1 barn 18'x30'.
Frederick died July 29, 1821 at the age of 83. His wife, Margaret, pre-deceased him in 1809. My fifth great-grandparents are buried in Brant Cemetery in Ligonier.