Our Patriot Ancestors

Listed below are the Patriot ancestors of our chapter members and the state in which they served. American Revolutionary War Patriots include signers of the Declaration of Independence, members of local and state militias, members of the Continental Army or Continental Navy, men and women who rendered other types of aid to the cause of American independence, and those taking oaths of loyalty. With a few exceptions, military service began with the Battle of Lexington (19 April 1775) and ended when the British evacuated New York (26 November 1783). Patriots may have also provided civil service, conducting public business in the newly formed American states.

  State and Service Legend 
     
  State Glossary Service Glossary
  CT - Connecticut CAPT - Captain
  DE - Delaware COL - Colonel
  GA - Georgia CPL - Corporal
  LA - Louisiana CS - Civil Service
  MD - Maryland DR - Physician or Surgeon
  MA - Massachusetts ENS - Ensign
  NH - New Hampshire LCOL - Lieutenant Colonel
  NJ - New Jersey LT - Lieutenant
  NY - New York MAJ - Major
  NC - North Carolina NONCOM - Non-Commissioned Officer
  PA - Pennsylvania ORDLSGT - Orderly Sergeant
  RI - Rhode Island PS - Patriotic Service
  SC - South Carolina PVT - Private
  VT - Vermont SDI - Signer of the Declaration of Independence
  VA - Virginia SGT - Sergeant
    SOL - Soldier
    SMN - Seaman
    STAFFOF - Staff Officer

 

 Below is a listing of our members' Patriots, the state they served, and their service.

ABBOTT, James, CT, SGT 

ABBOTT, John, Sr., VT, COL

ADAMS, David, VA, LT, PS 

ALDERSON, John, Jr., VA, PS 

ALDERSON, Thomas, VA, STAFFOF

ALDRICH, Caleb, RI, CS, PS 

ALDRICH, John, MD, PS

ALLENDER, William, MD, PVT, PS

ALLISON, John, MD, PS 

ALTMAN, Peter, PA, PS 

ANDERSON, Samuel, NY, PVT 

ANKENY, Dewalt, MD, PS 

ANKENY, Peter, PA, CAPT 

BAKER, John, PA, PVT 

BALDWIN, William, VA, PS 

BALLARD, Israel, CT, PVT 

BALLINGER, Richard, VA, PS 

BARKLEY, Thomas, NY, PVT 

BARNUM, Thomas, NY, SGT, PS 

BARSTOW, Gideon, MA, LT 

BEALL, Thomas Allen, MD, PVT 

BEATTY, Francis, NY, SOL 

BEAUCHAMP, Fountain, MD, PVT 

BEAUCHAMP, Rhoda Adams, MD, PS 

BEAUCHAMP, William, MD, PVT 

BEDDO, Absolum, MD, PVT, PS 

BEELER, Christopher, PA, SOL 

BENJAMIN, John, CT, MAJ 

BERRYMAN, John, NJ, CS 

BLAKEMORE, John, NC, VA, CAPT, CS, PS

BLANCHARD, Ozias, MA, LT 

BONINE, Daniel, PA, PVT, PS 

BONNETT, John, PA, CS 

BOTSFORD, Jared, CT, LT 

BOULWARE, James, SC, PS 

BRANDON, Francis, VA, PVT 

BROOKS, Paul, PA, SOL 

BROOKS, Samuel, Sr., NH, CS, PS 

BROOKS, Samuel, Jr., NH, STAFFOF

BROWN, Heman, VT, PVT 

BROWN, Matthew, SC, PVT 

BROWNING, Jacob, VA, PS 

BURGESS, Edward, VA, PVT 

BURROUGHS, Thomas, VA, PS 

BURTON, Abraham, NH, PVT, CS, PS

BURTON, John, NH, PS 

BURTON, John, VA, SMN

BUSH, William, VA, LT 

BUTLER, Nehemiah, NH, CS, PS 

BYERS, Elizabeth Thomasson, VA, PS 

BYERS, John, VA, CAPT, PS 

CALVERT, William, MD, PVT 

CANFIELD, John, CT, PS 

CANFIELD, Phineas, CT, PVT 

CANTRELL, Sarah, VA, PS 

CANTRELL, Stephen, VA, CS 

CARPENTER, Daniel, PA, CAPT, PS 

CARPENTER, Reuben, MA, PVT 

CATCHINGS, Benjamin, GA, CS, PS 

CHASE, Nathan Green, NH, CS 

CHILES, John, VA, CAPT 

CHISMAN, John, VA, PS 

CLARK, Oliver, RI, CAPT 

CLOUGH, Zaccheus, NH, LT, CS, PS 

COLGROVE, James, NY, SOL 

COPELAND, Moses, MA, PVT 

CORBIN, David, VA, PS 

CORYELL, Cornelius, NJ, SOL 

COX, Moses, PA, SOL, PS 

CRANSON, Elisha, MA, CAPT, PS 

CRAWFORD, James, NH, SGT 

CRUMP, Thomas, VA, PVT 

CUMMINS, Thomas, NC, CS 

CURRY, William, NY, PVT 

DOANE, Prince, CT, SGT 

DODSON, Elisha, VA, PS 

DUSTIN, James, NH, PVT 

EASTMAN, John, NH, PVT 

EASTMAN, Patience Smith, NH, PS 

EASTMAN, Timothy, NH, PS 

EDWARDS, Richard, VA, PVT 

EUBANK, James, Sr., VA, PS 

EUBANK, John, VA, SOL 

EVANS, John, MD, PS 

EVANS, Sarah Campbell, MD, PS 

FARLEY, Stewart, VA, PS 

FARLEY, William, VA, PS 

FEATHERSTONE, Burwell, VA, PS 

FERRIS, Benjamin, NY, PS 

FISHER, Lewis, MA, PVT 

FISHER, Timothy, MA, PVT 

FLOYD, William, NY, SOL, SDI 

FORESMAN, Samuel, PA, PVT 

FOSTER, Giles, CT, PVT 

FOX, John, SC, LT, PS 

FRIEND, James, MA, CPL 

GAINES, William, VA, PVT 

GAINEY, Meredith, NC, PS 

GALE, Jacob. NH, COL  

GARDNER, Robert, MA, PVT 

 

GENTZLER, Conrad, PA, ENS 

GEORGE, Nicholas, VA, PS 

GIDDINGS, John, NH, CS, PS 

GIDDINGS, Zebulon, NH, CS 

GILBERT, Benjamin, Sr., VA, PS 

GLENN, William, VA, PS 

GLOVER, Henry, CT, PS 

GLOVER, Solomon, CT, PS 

GOODWIN, Uriah, MA, SGT, CS

GRAVES, Ezekiel, CT, SOL 

GRAYSON, Benjamin, NC, SOL 

GREEN, Joseph, NC, CAPT, PS

GREIDER, Jacob, VA, PVT 

GRIFFITH, Joseph, SC, CAPT 

GRIFFITH, Joshua, SC, PS 

GUICE, Christopher, NC, PS 

HALL, Jacob, NH, VT, CAPT 

HALL, Moses, VT, PVT, PS

HAMILTON, Andrew, SC, MAJ

HARDING, Benjamin, VA, PVT 

HARLAN, Aaron, Jr., NC, PS 

HARLAN, Aaron, Sr., NC, PS 

HARMON, Jacob, PA, PVT 

HARRIS, Nathaniel, VA, PVT 

HARRIS, Nelson, NC, SGT 

HARRIS, Robert, VA, CAPT 

HARRISON, James, PA, PVT 

HART, Timothy, CT, PVT 

HAWKINS, John, VT, CAPT 

HAY, William, VA, PS 

HIGH, Robert, NC, CAPT 

HIXSON, Joseph, MD, SOL, PS 

HIXSON, William, NC, SOL 

HODGE, William, CT, SOL 

HOFFMAN, Christian, PA, PVT 

HOOKER, James, Jr., CT, CPL 

HOUGHTON, Elijah, MA, PVT 

HOWERTON, William, VA, PS 

JESSE, John, NC, NONCOM

JOHNSON, Abner, MA, PVT 

JOHNSON, Caleb, GA, SGT 

KEECH, Stephen, RI, CS, PS 

KEELEY, John, PA, PVT 

KEENAN, Elizabeth Johnston, NC, PS 

KEENAN, James, NC, COL, PS

KENNERLY, James, VA, PS 

KENNEY, David, NH, PS 

KNOX, George, VA, PVT 

LE GRANDE, Alexander, VA, PS 

LOMBARD, Abiel, MA, PVT 

LOUGH, John, PA, PVT 

MAGEE, James, NC, VA, PVT 

McALEXANDER, James, VA, PS 

McALEXANDER, John, VA, PVT 

McALLISTER, Alexander, NC, COL, PS 

McCLANAHAN, Thomas, Sr., VA, PS 

McCLARRAN, Hugh, PA, SOL, PS

McCLUNEY, William, SC, SOL 

McCLUNG, John, VA, PS 

McCLUNG, William, VA, PS 

McCLURE, David, CT, LT 

McCONNELL, Philip, NC, PVT 

McCOY, Alexander, PA, PVT 

MEDLIN, Henry, NC, PVT, PS

MEIGS, Josiah, CT, PS 

MENDENHALL, Mordecai, NC, PS 

MERCER, Amos, PA, PVT 

MERRICK, James Jr., MA, PVT, CS, PS

MILLER, Christian, VA, SGT 

MILLER, James, VA, PVT 

MILLER, Robert, PA, PS 

MILLIKEN, William, Sr., NC, CS 

MILLS, Aaron, NC, PS 

MILLS, Henry, NC, PS 

MORRIS, Thomas, PA, PVT 

MORROW, James, VA, PVT 

MUNGER, Cyrus, MA, PVT 

MUNSON, Theophilus, CT, CAPT 

MYERS, Jacob, NC, PVT 

NEAL, Micajah, VA, PVT 

NEWMAN, Thomas, MA, SGT 

NEWMAN, William, VA, PVT 

NOLAND, Ledstone, NC, PVT 

NORTHROP, John, CT, CAPT 

NUTTER, Matthew, VA, PS 

OSBORNE, Joseph, CT, PVT, NONCOM

OWEN, Glen, GA, SOL 

OWENS, David, SC, PS 

PALMER, Benjamin, VA, PS 

PARK, Samuel, VA, PS 

PARKER, Jacob, MD, PVT 

PARKER, Thomas, MA, PVT, CS, PS

PARMELEE, Samuel, CT, CAPT 

PENDLETON, Nathaniel, Sr., VA, PS 

PERRY, Josiah, NC, PS 

PERRY, Reuben, MA, SGT 

PETTUS, William, VA, LCOL, PS

PHILLIPS, Phillip, MA, CS, PS 

 

PHILLIPS, Thomas, Sr., MA, CS 

PLATT, Nathaniel, NY, CAPT 

PLATT, Zephaniah, Sr., NY, PS 

POINDEXTER, Thomas, NC, CAPT, CS 

POMEROY, Timothy, MA, CPL 

PRATHER, Zachariah, MD, SGT, PS 

PRATT, Asa, MA, NH, PVT 

PRATT, Moses, NH, PS 

PROVANCE, John, NC, SOL 

PUTNAM, Ebenezer, MA, PVT 

PUTNAM, Jacob, Jr., NH, SGT, PS 

PUTNAM, Jacob, Sr., NH, PS 

RAMSAY, William, NC, ORDLSGT 

RAND, Ephraim, NH, PVT 

RAND, Israel, NH, PVT 

RANDALL, Joseph, MA, CPL, CS

RANDALL, Thomas, MA, PS 

REED, Samuel, MA, SOL 

REMINGTON, Joshua, Jr., MA, VT, PVT 

REMINGTON, Joshua, Sr., MA, PS 

RENTZ, Michael, PA, PVT 

RINGER, Michael, PA, PVT 

RITTER, Casper, PA, CPL 

ROBERTS, Abner, VA, PVT 

ROBERTSON, William, VA, PS 

ROGERS, Joel, MA, CS 

ROLFE, Ephraim, NH, PVT 

ROUSH, John Adam, VA, PS 

RUNNELS, Job, Jr., NH, PVT, CS, PS

RUNNELS, Job, Sr., NH, PS 

RUSS, Jonathan, NH, PVT, CS

SACKETT, Benjamin, NY, PVT 

SAMUEL, Thomas, VA, PS 

SANGER, John, NH, VT, PVT, PS 

SAUNDERS, Philemon, VA, PVT 

SCHOCK, Philip, PA, PVT 

SEARS, Alden, MA, PVT 

SELLERS, Isaac, PA, VA, SGT 

SEWARD, Samuel, NJ, PVT 

SHISSLER, Conrad, PA, PVT 

SHUFFLEBARGER, Elias, VA, SOL 

SHUFFLEBARGER, Jacob, VA, SOL 

SINGLETON, Sarah Sally Craig, VA, PS 

SMITH, Alexander, VA, PS 

SMITH, Alexander, MA, CS 

SMITH, John, SC, PS 

SMITH, Jonas, Jr., MA, LT 

SMITH, Jonas, Sr., MA, PVT 

SPALDING, Eleazer, Sr., MA, CPL 

STANFORD, Caleb, NH, PS 

STONE, Thomas, MD, VA, PS 

STRINGER, Daniel, SC, PVT, PS

STURTEVANT, Caleb, CT, PVT 

SWIFT, Jirah, CT, CAPT 

SYKES, Nathaniel, Jr., MA, PVT 

TATUM, John, NC, PVT 

TAYLOR, Moses, MA, CS 

TERRY, John, VA, SOL 

THOMAS, Richard, MD, PVT 

THOMASSON, George, VA, PS 

THOMPSON, Lawrence, NC, CS 

TOWER, Bethiah Nichols, MA, PS 

TRIMBLE, James, VA, PS 

TRUESDALE, Hugh, PA, PVT 

TYLER, Enos, CT, CS, PS 

TYLER, Nathaniel, CT, NONCOM

UPDIKE, Jacob, NJ, PVT 

UPDIKE, John, NJ, PS 

UPHAM, Ivory, CT, PVT 

VAN VOORHEES, John, NY, PVT 

VAUGINE, Etienne Martin, LA, PS 

VOTAW, Isaac, VA, PS 

WALKER, Elnathan, Sr., MA, PS 

WALTERS, Jacob, PA, PVT 

WALTERS, John, CT, PVT 

WEISER, Adam, VA, PS 

WHIPPLE, Benajah, RI, CAPT 

WHITE, Henry, VA, PS 

WHITESIDE, John, NC, CAPT, PS

WHITFIELD, WILLIAM, Sr., NC, PS 

WHITNEY, Abraham, Sr., MA, CS, PS 

WHITTIER, Richard, Jr., MA, CS 

WIGHT, Aaron, MA, DR

WILDER, Thomas, Sr., MA, PVT 

WILLIAMS, James, VA, PVT 

WILLIAMS, Seth, MA, LT 

WILLIS, Caleb, NC, SOL 

WILSON, Ephraim, MA, PVT, PS

WINSOR, Abraham, RI, CAPT 

WINSOR, Joseph, RI, PS 

WOLCOTT, Jesse, MA, PVT 

WOODWARD, Abraham, NC, PS 

WORLEY, Brice, PA, SOL 

WORRELL, William, VA, SOL 

WRENKLE, Lorentz, NY, PVT 

WRIGHT, Andrew, MA, PVT 

YOUNGER, Joshua, VA, PVT  

ZUMWALT, John Daniel, VA, SOL