Friday, November 11, 2016

Veteran's Day 2016 - Honoring My Heroes

On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served our country and have given their lives so that we can remain free. 

My ancestors who have served in the military since the Revolutionary War include:



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1. World War II 


* Frederick W. Seaver (1911-1983, my father) served in the United States Navy aboard the USS 
Halford. The picture is from 1944.




He and my mother are buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, on Point Loma overlooking the city and the Pacific Ocean

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2. World War I 

* Lyle L. Carringer (1891-1976, my grandfather) served in the United States Marines in San Diego. The picture is from 1917. 



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3. Civil War 


*  Isaac Seaver (1823-1901, my great-great-grandfather) of Leominster MA, a blacksmith, served in the Union Army (Civil War pension file).  



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4. War of 1812 

* James Bell (1777-1836) of Albany NY and later Henderson NY, served in the NY Militia.
* Amos Underhill (1772-1865) of Aurora NY served in the NY Militia.

*  Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825) of Westminster MA served in the Massachusetts Militia.



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5. Revolutionary War

* Martin Carringer (1758-1835) of Mercer County PA (RevWar Pension file)
* Philip Row (1752-1817) of Hunterdon County NJ (RevWar Pension File)
* Peter Putman (1760-1835) of NJ and Yates County NY (RW Pension file)
* Stephen Feather (17??-1804) of 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 Grafton County, NH

* Isaac Buck (1757-1846) of Sterling MA (RevWar Pension File)
* Thomas Dill (1755-1830) of Eastham MA (RevWar Pension File)
* Joseph Champlin (1758-1850) of S. Kingston RI (RevWar Pension File)
* Norman Seaver (1734-1787) of Westminster MA
* Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816) of Westminster MA
* Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784) of Westford MA
* Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1828) of Townsend MA
* Amos Plimpton (1735-1808) of Medfield MA
* David Kirby (1740-1832) of Westport MA
* Joseph Oatley (1756-1815) of S. Kingston RI.

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



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1 comment:

stluno said...

Very interesting. Can you take this one step farther back, to the French and Indian War of 1756 to 1763? It's not at all impossible to have ancestors who served in both that war and in the Revolutionary War, hardly surprising when you consider that the end of the former war was only 12 years before the beginning of the latter war. It would be interesting to know to what extent service in 1756-63 was a determinant of rebel as distinct from loyalist identity come 1775.