Saturday, November 11, 2023

Veterans Day 2023 - 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:


1. World War II 

Frederick Walton 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.


2. World War I 

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

Lyle Lawrence Carringer and his wife, Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer are inurned at Cypress View Mausoleum in San Diego.


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).  

Isaac Seaver and his wife Lucretia Townsend (Smith) Seaver are interred in Evergreen Cemetery in Leominster, Massachusetts.


4. War of 1812 

* Isaac Lanfear (1777-1851) of Lorraine NY served in the NY Militia. (War of 1812 Pension File)
Amos Underhill (1772-1865) of Aurora NY served in the NY Militia.
*  Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825) of Westminster MA served in the Massachusetts Militia.


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 (RevWar 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

*  Phinehas Brigham (1755-1802) of Worcester County, MA
Isaac Buck (1757-1846) of Worcester County, MA (RevWar Pension File)
* Thomas Dill (1755-1830) of Eastham MA (RevWar Pension File)
Joseph Champlin (1758-1850) of South Kingstown 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 South Kingstown RI.


I don't believe that any of these men lost their lives during their service in the military.

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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