Sunday, May 28, 2006

Honoring my Ancestors who served

On Memorial 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:


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.


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.


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


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.


5. Revolutionary War

* Martin Carringer (1758-1835) of Mercer County PA (RW Pension file)
* Philip Row (1752-1817) of Hunterdon County NJ (RW 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 Piermont NH

* Isaac Buck (1757-1846) of Sterling MA (RevWar Pension File)
* Thomas Dill (1755-1830) of Eastham MA (RW Pension File)
* Joseph Champlin (1758-1850) of S. Kingston RI (RW 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.


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.

May God continue to bless the United States of America.


Anonymous said...

Hi Randy
It is with interest I noted that Bell and Underhill are in your family, probably much more direct than in mine, but they are in my surname list to investigate someday. They married into my lines.

tinkerbell78 said...

Hi Randy,
I noticed that we both have Joseph Oatley in our lineage-my surname is Oatley. Joseph is my gr-gr-gr-gr-gr uncle on my father's side. How are you related to him? Also, do you happen to have any other information on the Oatley family? Please feel free to email me at Your blog is great!
Thank you,