Saturday, July 4, 2009

My Revolutionary Roots

I wanted to post my list of 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 Hunterdson 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)

* Joseph Champlin (1758-1850) of South Kingstown, Washington County, RI (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.

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.


Patti said...

Great idea, Randy. This would make a good Saturday-night Fun project. I'm not sure I could figure all mine out easily though. You know that Betty M. has a Champlin line from Rhode Island? I also have ancestors who moved from that part of Rhode Island to Washington County, New York: Rogers and Tefft with backgrounds related to Jenks and Sprague.

Colleen said...

Randy, I hope you don't mind if I take the liberty to add this to the Carnival of Genealogy 75th edition on "Justice and Independence". It's impressive that you know of so many Revoluionary participants in your history!

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Ok, Randy, with a resume like that, I'll be expecting you to turn in your SAR application papers ASAP!! Plus, your grandkids would be great assets to the C.A.R.!

Seriously though, if you want me to look any of these up while I'm in DC next week, let me know. I'll be pulling DAR applications for a few other geneabloggers.

(always shamelessly recruiting)