- Born: 11 Jan 1761, Frederick, Maryland
- Marriage: Anna Dorthea Kinsley on 5 Mar 1782 in Pennsylvania
- Died: 22 Nov 1834, Henderson County, Kentucky at age 73
- Buried: 1834, The Old Graveyard, Carmi, White County, Illinois
Records show that the spelling of his name was changed from Peter Scholl to Peter Shull and this is the spelling that his descendants use. His Revolutionary War Pension Application states he was born in Maryland.
Peter died Nov 1834 in Henderson CO. KY and is buried in White CO. IL, just across the state line. His grave is marked as a Revolutionary War Patriot. (Affadavit of son Peter Shull)
Peter Shull served as a Private in the American Revolution in the winter of 1777 and 1778. At this time he was residing in McAllister, York CO. PA.
Peter served two months in Capt. Frederick Cutts Company. Two months in Capt. Celwin's Company in Col. Albright's Regiment.
He served two months under Maj. Bailey guarding prisoners and six and a half months in Capt. Patton's Company which was in Col. Rubley's Regiment.
After the war Peter resided fro three of four years in York County, PA. Probably in German Twonship. He moved to Maryland, and lived about eleven miles from Fort Cumberland for two and a half years. He then moved to Fayette County, PA and lived there for seven years.
While in Fayette County, PA, Peter filed this deed: Peter Shull, et ux. to Alexander McClelland, August 20, 1796....Peter Shull of Spring Hill Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, yeoman, for 48 pounds lawful money fo Pennsylvania, to me paid by Alexander McClellan, merchant, make over all my improvement and tract of land betwixt the line of Joseph Yager, Isaac Philips, and Robert Huste, being part of tract formerly held by widow Stillwell's claim.
(Signed by) Peter Shull Dorothy (her mark) Shull
(Deed Book C, page 874, Union Town)
Kentucky Land Grants show Peter received 200 acres in 1799, on three separate occasions:
October 14th; October 19th; and October 30th.
They were for land on Pond River, Muhlenberg CO. Kentucky.
Other grants to Peter were:
50 acres on 24 March 1822; 160 acres on 25 May 1834.
His son Peter was granted 100 acres on 21 Nov 1848 on Green River, Ohio CO. KY.
Dorothy applied for a widow's pension on 29 April 1841 in Muhlenberg CO. KY. She stated her marriage date, the fact that Peter died in Ky and that she had remained a widow, aged 76 years old.
The Pension #W9289, was awarded her and her surviving children: Peter Shull and Samuel Shull of Ohio CO. Ky; Mrs. Elizabeth Huntsinger and Mrs. Catherine Bottoms of White CO. IL; and Mary M. Huntsucker. (Mary M. Huntsucker died prior to 1852, leaving heirs, names not mentioned)
From there Peter went down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh to the Green River in Kentucky. Up the Green River to Stum's Landing where he settled and lived for thirty-five years.
He was across the state line in White County, Illinois when he was pensioned for his Revolutionary War Service on 5 September 1832.
Excerpt from Peter Shull's application for Pension for service in the American Revolution:
That Abraham Vaughts, Wm. E. Files are persons in his present neighbourhood and can testify to his character for veracity and their belief of his services as a soldier of the revolution.
PVT COL ALBRIGHT'S PA REGT
Peter married Anna Dorthea Kinsley, daughter of Anthony Kinsley and Unknown, on 5 Mar 1782 in Pennsylvania. (Anna Dorthea Kinsley was born in 1765 in Pennsylvania and died on 2 Jan 1849 in Ohio County, Kentucky.)