The following are the patriot ancestors of the current members of The Elbridge Gerry Chapter, NSDAR. 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 independence, and those taking oaths of loyalty. Other included patriots are foreign soldiers who served the cause of American independence and Spanish soldiers serving in the presidios at Santa Fe, El Paso, and New Orleans. With a few exceptions, military service began with the Battle of Lexington (April 19, 1775) and ended when the British evacuated New York (November 26, 1783). Patriots may have also provided civil service, conducting public business in the newly formed American states.
If you have information that one of your ancestors may have aided the cause of freedom during the American Revolution, we may be able to help you establish your genealogical line for DAR membership. If you are interested in documenting your lineage and joining our chapter, or have any questions, please email the Elbridge Gerry chapter registrar.
Our Patriot Ancestors
|Hannah Bartlett Kelly||Massachusetts||Patriotic Service|
|Joseph Corpe||New York||Private|
|Daniel Emery Sr.||Massachusetts, New Hampshire||Selectman, Moderator, Member of Committees|
|Sebastian Frantz||New York||Private|
|Saunders Haynes||New York||Sergeant|
|Peter Kivett||North Carolina||Civil Service, Patriotic Service|
|John Roebuck||South Carolina||Private|
|Allen Sage, Sr.||Massachusetts||Lieutenant|
|Jacob Yaple||New York||Private|
|Hopley Yeaton||New Hampshire||Lieutenant|
|updated September 5, 2022|