Our Patriot Ancestors

Listed below are the Patriot ancestors of our chapter members, the state they served, and their service. 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. 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.


Rufus Bennett, PVT
Elijah Bushnell ,CPL
Joseph De Wolf ,CPL
Rufus Hibbard, PVT
Jonathan Latimer, Sr., COL
Christopher Palmer, PVT
David Prince, PVT (& Massachusetts)
Samuel Sanford, SGT, GRD
David Thorp, PS


Claude Thomas Pierre Metoyer, PS

New Hampshire

Jacob Blaisdell, LT
Jacob Mills, PS
Amos Richards, CPL

New Jersey

David Beach, PVT
John Brown, PVT
Samuel BucklewPVT
John Carhart, PVT
Levi Hand, PS
John Hinchman, STAFFOF
Robert Nixon, MAJ
Jonathan Squire, CPL
Moses Winans, PVT

New York

Daniel Bull, PVT
Samuel Crawford, CAPT, PS
Anselm Helme, SOL
Hendrick Herkimer, CAPT, CS, PS
Gideon Lounsbury, PVT
Thomas Potts, PVT
Nathaniel Satterlee, Sr., PS
Ebenezer Sayre, SOL
James Sayre, PS
Bazaleel Seeley, PVT
Jeremiah Shaw, SOL, PS
Samuel Strong, 2LT, PS
Henry Timmerman, LT
Sylvanus White, Sr., PS
Sylvanus White, Jr., SOL


Joseph Balliet, PS
John Bickel, PVT
Thomas Boyd, STAFFOF
Ezra Cary, PVT
Charles Clifford, PVT
Thomas Erskine, CAPT
Benjamin Franklin, SDI, PS
John Godhard, PS, PVT
Jacob Harpster, PVT
David Herron, PS
John William Hess, ENS
Johann Conrad Hess, PS, PVT
Christopher Houston, PS
Matthew Jack, CAPT
Hugh Kennedy, PVT
Jacob Lesh, PVT
John Killian Lichtenberger, PVT
William Lynn, LT
John McCullough, SOL

Pennsylvania (continued)

Guian Mckee, PVT
John Mears, CAPT
Joseph Murdock, PVT
Thomas Neal, LT
Peter Orwig, PVT, PS
Henry Pawling, Sr., PS
Christian Pemberton, PVT
William Porter, CAPT
James Reed, Sr., PS
William Reed, 1LT, PS
Christian Rohrer, PVT
Jacob Rush, PVT
Philip Shrader, CPL
Amos Walton, PVT
David Williamson, LT

Rhode Island

Peter Crandall, PVT
Reuben Corey, PVT
(& Massachusetts)
James Williams, LCOL

South Carolina

Fleming Smith, PVT


Samuel Barrett ,PVT
Daniel Boone, COL, PS, CS
John Briscoe, Sr., PS
John Bryant, PVT
Matthew Cabaness, PS
John Cabaness, PS
Elijah Christian, LT
Gilbert ChristianMAJ, CS
William Dula, PVT
James Ewing, CAPT
George Gray, PS ,CAPT
John Hinkson, CAPT
Benjamin Hobbs, SOL
Peter Holloway, PS
Joseph Janney, PS
George Leach, PVT
Edmund Moody, PVT
Charles Oldham, PS
Robert Page, PVT
George Rogers, PS, CAPT
Peter Rogers, CAPT
Isaac Rucker, LT, PS
Robert Tyler, PVT
Thomas Weakley, PVT
Benjamin Wilson, COL, PS
Mary X. Yancey, PS


Simon Chapman, CS
Timothy Mather, PS, PVT
Gideon Spencer, LT






CAPT — Captain

COL — Colonel

CPL — Corporal 

CS — Civil Service

ENS — Ensign

GRD — Guard

LT — Lieutenant

1LT — First Lieutenant

2LT — Second Lieutenant

MAJ — Major

NONCOM — Non-commissioned Officer

PS — Patriotic Service 

PVT — Private 

SDI — Signer of the Declaration of Independence

SGT — Sergeant 

SOL — Soldier 

STAFFOF – Staff Officer