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Luke Martin Matheany, Fought in Revolutionary War

Luke Martin Matheany (1755 – 1839) 5th Great Grandfather fought in Revolutionary War/ Spent Winter at Valley Forge. Luke Martin Matheany was a private in the Revolutionary War 1775 – 1783 serving in the Continental Troops in the Grayson Regiment out of Virginia.


Luke was born in Overwharton, Stafford, Virginia on 31 March 1755. After the war, Luke migrated to Monroe County, Kentucky. He is buried at Old Mulkey Church Cemetery. It is also named Mulkey Cemetery located in Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Kentucky.

The tombstone inscription reads "Luke Matheany, Pvt Grayson's VA Regt, Rev War, August 4, 1839"


Revolutionary War Action that Luke Matheany as a Private was involved

In January 1777, William Grayson recruited a regiment for the Continental Army known as Grayson's Additional Continental Regiment, my 5th Great Grandfather was in Grayson’s Regiment. The Regiment was attached to General Charles Scott's Brigade and saw frequent action in late 1777 in the Philadelphia Campaign, notably in the delaying skirmishes in Northern New Jersey, the Battle of Brandywine, and the Defense of Philadelphia. In the winter of 1777-78, he led his troops to Valley Forge, where they suffered privations, and emerged in the spring with considerably fewer men fit for service. On June 28, 1778, Grayson Regiment was central to the Battle of Monmouth.


My ancestry line to Luke Matheany


  • 5th Great Grandparent – Luke Marin Matheany (1755 – 1839) / Elender Orr (1755 – 1842)

  • 4th Great Grandparents – Thomas Givens Goad (1767 – 1844) / Sarah Sallie Matheany (1787 – 1842)

  • 3rd Great Grandparents - Robert M. Goad (1810 – Deceased) / Mary (1820 – Deceased)

  • 2nd Great Grandparents – Newton M. Goad (1850 – Deceased)/Julia Ann Bewley (1850 – 1900)

  • Great Grandparents – John Newton Goad (1880 – 1935)/ Hallie Shockley )1885 – 1969)

  • Grandparents - Otis Lee Cline (1912 – 1987) / Katie Goad (1911 – 1968)

  • Parents - Robert Darrell Bombei (1934 – 2018) / Betty Jean Cline (1936 – 2010)



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