Monday, May 26, 2008

Revolutionary War Ancestors

This post is a tribute to my Revolutionary War Ancestors.
I have documented and proven lineage to Revolutionary War Patriot, Nathan Cole, but have many more direct line ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War or helped the cause of freedom and are considered patriots.

Direct Line Ancestors found in the DAR Patriot index:
Nathan Cole (Wilson line) served from RI 1775/1776 abt 6 months, re-enlisted in Hancock, MA.
Balzar Leffel (Leffel line) Oath of Allegiance, 1778 Berks Co. PA
John Leffel (Leffel line) Patriotic Service, 1783 Berks Co., PA
William Whitley (Baldwin line) Scout and soldier in the Virginia Troops
Robert Carothers (Wilson line) Served in Mecklenburg County, NC Militia.
David Wilson (Wilson line) DAR Roster of Soldiers of NC in the Revolutionary War, P. 401-2
Jonas Goble (Wilson line) Continental Army, Waggoner from Morristown, NJ
Ezekiel Goble (Wilson line) Sergeant in Eastern Battalion, Dunmore's War, NJ Militia
Andrew Cox (Cock) (Wilson line) Soldier, Patriotic Service, Montgomery County, VA Militia
William Jay (Wilson line) 96 District, SC, Patriotic Service - furnished supplies
Isaac West (Baldwin line) South Carolina, Patriotic Service, Attacked by British at Kings Mountain
John Belk (Baldwin line) North Carolina, Civil Service

Others who may have fought (some research needs to be done on these men):
James Thompson (Wilson line) ??some say he fought at CowPens, SC or Guilford Courthouse, NC??
Randolph Whitley (Baldwin line)
Thomas Lindley (Baldwin line) served from North Carolina -- must prove correct service
Phillip Peery (Leffel line)
Benjamin Johnson (Leffel line) -- military land grant
Note: These are just direct line ancestors -- many of their family members (brothers, uncles & cousins) also served by fighting in Revolutionary War or serving the cause of freedom is some other capacity.
If any of you know of any other Patriots in our family line, please let me know, and I will add them to the list.  You can visit the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) website to take advantage of their online research system or investigate how to submit forms for membership; go to: DAR Genealogical Research System or DAR Daughters of the American Revolution

Title: Yankee doodle 1776 / A.M. Willard. Creator(s): Willard, Archibald M., 1836-1918, artist Related Names: Ryder, James F., 1826-1904 , publisher Date Created/Published: Cleveland, Ohio : Pub. by J.F. Ryder, c1876. Medium: 1 print : chromolithograph. Summary: Print shows three patriots, two playing drums and one playing a fife, leading troops into battle.

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