Thursday, July 4, 2019

My 22 Known Revolutionary War Soldiers

I wanted to list, and link to my blog posts about (in blue), my 22 known Revolutionary War soldiers:

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

Philip Row (1752-1817) of Hunterdon County New Jersey (RevWar Pension File)

Peter Putman (1760-1835) of New Jersey and Yates County New York (RevWar Pension file)

Stephen Cutter (1745-1823) of Woodbridge, New Jersey.

Stephen Feather (1740-1804) of New Jersey and Westmoreland County Pennsylvania

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

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

John Underhill (1745-1816) of Chester, New Hampshire.
* Burgess Metcalf (1741-1816) of Piermont New Hampshire

Isaac Buck (1757-1846) of Sterling Massachusetts (RevWar Pension File) 

* Thomas Dill (1755-1839) of Eastham Massachusetts (RevWar Pension File) 

Joseph Champlin (1758-1850) of S. Kingstown Rhode Island (RevWar Pension File) 

* Norman Seaver (1734-1787) of Westminster Massachusetts. 

* Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816) of Westminster Massachusetts. 

* Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784) of Westford Massachusetts. 

* Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1828) of Townsend Massachusetts. 

Jeremiah Knowlton (1745-1785) of Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Ephraim Sawtell (1734-1800) of Mason, New Hampshire and Townsend, Massachusetts.

* Amos Plimpton (1735-1808) of Medfield Massachusetts. 

Moses Smith (1732-1806) of Walpole, Massachusetts.

David Kirby (1740-1832) of Westport Massachusetts. 

Joseph Oatley (1756-1815) of S. Kingstown Rhode Island. (Rev. War Pension File)

Amazingly, each of them survived their wartime experiences.

One relative who didn't survive was my 5th great-granduncle Asahel Read (1753-1775) who died at Lexington in April 1775.

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

Thank you, gentlemen soldiers, and your families, for your service and your bravery.  I wish that I had known you.  You've provided me with a wonderful ancestry, and I greatly appreciate it every day.


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Linda Stufflebean said...

What a warm tribute to your Revolutionary War ancestors. Ephraim Sawtelle most likely knew my Joses Bucknam and James Scripture families, as they also lived in the little town of Mason. I visited there once, back in the 1980s and felt like I had stepped back in tome. Beautiful place.

Marian B. Wood said...

You had 22 Revolutionary War ancestors?! It's great that you've listed them so the family can learn a bit about every one of these patriots. Happy Independence Day.

Debby's Family Genealogy Blog said...

I think I have about a dozen Revolutionary Soldier ancestors and thought that was a lot but you definitely have me beat. Nice job, Randy!

Unknown said...

At 70 years old I can cross off joining the Daughter of the Revolution.
I have several other direct Patriots plus uncles. No total at this time.
Proud of my ancestors.