I am putting these comparisons here so that people can see the differences in the John Doyles who served in the Revolution. Most of this information is from DAR records. Some is from pension records and the information on John D. Lee's ancestor is from research Stella and I did. This newer information on John D. Lee's ancestor, John Doyle, was submitted to DAR in 2007.
No wonder the differences between these four John Doyles has been difficult to sort out. Two came from Pennsylvania, but only one was born there, both served with Pennsylvania troops. Two were born in Virginia, two served with George Rogers Clark, but in different locations, one was born in Maryland and another was married in Maryland, two were privates and two were officers!
1) DOYLE, JOHN (Grandfather of John D. Lee)
Birth: 1760 Albemarle Co. Virginia
Death: 20 Oct 1819 KASKASKIA RANDOLPH CO
Service Description: CAPT
Parents: Dennis Doyle and Katherine
Children: Elizabeth Doyle Reed Lee and Charlotte Doyle Conner
Note: John D. Lee and Charlotte Doyle Conner filed for a pension for John Doyle. It went to Congress, but was lost in committee. Actions taken are available in the American State Papers.
2) DOYLE, JOHN
Birth: 10 May 1758 WEXFORD
Death: 12 May 1850 PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA CO,
Service Description: INDEPENDENT CO
Wife: Anna Marie Walsh
Notes: There was a John Doyle from
3) DOYLE, JOHN
Death: 3 Jun 1837 KNOXVILLE KNOX CO
Pension Number: *S38665 Filed for the pension in person
Service Description:1) CAPT LYNCH
This John Doyle had two wives. The first wife is unknown, but the second wife was Evaline Formwalty.
Known children for him are James, John and William. Apparently they are all children of the first wife.
Note: Did not sign his name, but made a mark. This is one of the John Doyle's our John Doyle has been confused with the most. Our John Doyle has had Evaline listed as his wife.
4) DOYLE, JOHN (John Dyal - Descendants are Doyals)
Rank: PRIVATE (Later became an officer)
Birth: 27 Nov 1762
Md: on 6 Apr 1797 Christine Davis b. 12 Mar 1778 at Cecil Co. MD
Death: 8 Dec 1845 LEWIS CO.
Pension Number: S*W2082 He filed for the pension himself and his widow also filed.
Service Description: 1) CAPTS HORD & BENJAMIN WHALEY, Pennsylvania
Also served with Colonel
Wife: Christina Davis
Children: Rebeckah, David D., John W., Elizabeth, Susanna, Ann, Edward T. and Juan.
Note: He was a Justice of the Peace and High Sheriff of Kentucky.
Note 2: Both our John Doyle and this John Doyle served with George Rogers Clark, but this John Doyle served in Kentucky and our John Doyle served in Illinois. After the Revolution they both returned to the areas where they served.