Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Independence Day - My 23 Known Revolutionary War Soldier Ancestors

I have listed, and linked to my blog posts (in blue), my known Revolutionary War soldiers:

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 South 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 South Kingstown Rhode Island. (Rev. War Pension File)

Lambert Brigham (1755-1802) of Westborough, Massachusetts

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.

Thank you, gentlemen soldiers, and your families, for your service and your bravery.  I am proud of you, and 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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1 comment:

LeslieP said...

LOVELY post, beautifully written sentiment. I share your gratitude for those amazing ancestors.

(I've got 27 identified so far, verified by DAR - and one of them is a woman!)