Sterling, Colorado

Our Patriot Ancestors

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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 theĀ Elbridge Gerry chapter registrar.

Our Patriot Ancestors

Name Location Service
Nicholas Baker Virginia Private
Hannah Bartlett Kelly Massachusetts Patriotic Service
Eleazer Butler Connecticut Private
Joseph Corpe New York Private
Daniel Emery Sr. Massachusetts, New Hampshire Selectman, Moderator, Member of Committees
Sebastian Frantz New York Private
Paul Goodale Massachusetts Private
Saunders Haynes New York Sergeant
James Johnston Virginia Sergeant
Samuel Kistler Pennsylvania Ensign
Peter Kivett North Carolina Civil Service, Patriotic Service
Eberhart Lutman Pennsylvania Private
John McMillan Virginia Private
Abraham Paine Connecticut Private
Christopher Parrott Maryland Sergeant
James Potter Virginia Private
John Roebuck South Carolina Private
Allen Sage, Sr. Massachusetts Lieutenant
Henry Wightman Virginia Soldier
Jacob Yaple New York Private
Hopley Yeaton New Hampshire Lieutenant
updated September 5, 2022