Sunday, July 4, 2010

My Revolutionary Ancestors

I am posting my list of ancestral Revolutionary War soldiers in order to honor them for their service:

* Martin Carringer (1758-1835) of Mercer County PA (RevWar Pension file)

* Jacob Philip Row (1752-1817) of Hunterdon County NJ (RevWar Pension File)

* Peter Putman (1760-1835) of Hunterdon County NJ and Yates County NY (RevWar Pension file)

* Stephen Feather (17??-1804) of Middlesex County NJ and Westmoreland County PA

* Rudolf Spengler (1738-1811) of York County PA

* Philip Jacob King (1738-1792) of York County PA

* Burgess Metcalf (1741-1816) of Piermont, Grafton County, NH

* Isaac Buck (1757-1846) of Lancaster and Sterling, Worcester County, MA (RevWar Pension File)

* Thomas Dill (1755-1830) of Eastham, Barnstable County, MA (RevWar Pension File)

* Norman Seaver (1734-1787) of Westminster, Worcester County, MA

* Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816) of Westminster, Worcester County, MA

* Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784) of Westford, Middlesex County, MA

* Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1828) of Townsend, Middlesex County, MA

* Amos Plimpton (1735-1808) of Medfield, Norfolk County, MA

* David Kirby (1740-1832) of Westport, Bristol County, MA

* Joseph Oatley (1756-1815) of South Kingstown, Washington County, RI.

* Joseph Champlin (1758-1850) of South Kingstown, Washington County, RI (RevWar Pension File)

Amazingly, each of them survived their wartime experiences.

I thank God for these men, the families that nurtured them, the wives that supported them, and the children who learned from them the importance of service to their country.

I continue to pray for the health and safety of all of our armed forces personnel, for the wisdom and perseverance of our leaders, and for the patience and understanding of our citizens as we continue the battle to keep America safe and free.

May God continue to bless the United States of America.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Spent the last two days ferreting out my Revolutionary Ancestors and my husband's as well. The count so far is eleven for me and and sixteen for him. Only one of the 27 died in the war, but I suspect that some folks for whom I don't have death dates may have been casualties.
I was looking for an easy way to locate those whose Rev. War service I had already recorded in Legacy Family Tree, but ended up doing a time line to find likely suspects. I tried to construct a search, but got too many false positives. Do any of the genealogy programs you've looked at have a word or phrase search?
I collected some missing documentation along the way.