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American Revolutionary War Ancestors

Find out about your ancestor in the American Revolution. Members will assist each other with researching American Revolutionary War ancestors.

Members: 446
Latest Activity: Oct 28, 2020

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Those group members who have access to such research tools as Ancestry.com or Footnote, or who are American Revolution history buffs will help group members with researching their A.R.W. ancestors.


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Please try to utilize the Discussion Forum as much as possible because the RSS feed of the group only picks up from the Discussion threads and not the comments. -Thanks

Discussion Forum

Samuel Smith Fishkill Halfmoon New York

Started by Julian Smith Jan 6, 2017.

John Gilleland 5th PA Regiment Rev. War

Started by Julian Smith Jan 6, 2017.

David Williams, Captor of Major John Andre During The Revolutionary War - His Medal Was Stolen 17 Replies

Started by Angelique Abeare. Last reply by Tony Lopez Jul 9, 2016.

John Johnson Revolutionary War soldier

Started by Mary Mixon Oct 22, 2014.

Priscilla Taylor & Amos Wooten Sr... Listed With DAR?

Started by Barbara Kim Thigpen Jan 29, 2014.

Captain & Major, James Thigpen II cut the Thigpen Trail, Oldest Military Road in Georgia 2 Replies

Started by Barbara Kim Thigpen. Last reply by Barbara Kim Thigpen Jan 29, 2014.

Gunsmiths of the American Revolution -- Our ancestors who were the suppliers of Arms 4 Replies

Started by Anisah Sheryl Lorene DAVID. Last reply by Don Schwarz Aug 10, 2013.

Christian "Christy" ARNEY, Sr. Lincoln County, North Carolina 11 Replies

Started by Stan Arney. Last reply by Stan Arney Oct 20, 2012.

oundBig Problem with Patriot 22 Replies

Started by Dianne Welch. Last reply by dale berisford Jun 4, 2012.

New to the group, want to introduce myself 7 Replies

Started by Robin Peterson. Last reply by Vickey L Baggott Aug 1, 2011.

Need to find soldiers in the Revolutionary War 3 Replies

Started by Kim Stocker. Last reply by Sandy Jun 21, 2011.

What was the Baker's Petition. 1 Reply

Started by Myo. Last reply by Michael Brennan Jun 11, 2011.

MAJOR JOHN ANDRE

Started by Lynda Fryatt Jun 11, 2011.

Col. Elijah Clarke and The Georgia Militia 15 Replies

Started by Robert C. Johnston, Jr.. Last reply by Carol Hull Nov 20, 2010.

War Drums

Started by Jaclyn Glemza Hinkle Feb 28, 2010.

Worleys in Am Rev War 6 Replies

Started by Shirley Jean Worley Williams. Last reply by Shirley Jean Worley Williams Feb 8, 2010.

How Do You know if your Ancestor has been proven? 9 Replies

Started by Patty Wimpsett Killion. Last reply by Nancy House Barron Nov 16, 2009.

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Comment by Deci Worland on July 11, 2009 at 10:03am
So far, I can easily go straight back to Peter Gideon and John Conard. Am thinking about applying to the D.A.R.
Comment by Shirley Bench Weidner on July 11, 2009 at 9:53am
John LeGore is my Revolutionary War Ancestor. He was in the battle of White Plains and Brandywine. He was born in Alsace, Lorraine, France in 1755. Does anyone know if there were any records kept that stated the soldier's parents. John is my brick wall. I have more info on him and would be glad to share if anyone is interested. I, of course, would love more info from others.
Comment by Shelly Kay Eitniear-Cherry on July 11, 2009 at 9:27am
I have several Rev. War Ancestors in my database. I would like to learn about Daughter's of the American Revoluntion.
Comment by William S Creager on July 11, 2009 at 5:41am
For what it is worth, I am a member of the SAR and have the following Patriots:
Adam Creager - Maryland, Henry Hilleary - Maryland, George Hilleary - Maryland, John Adam Link Sr. - Maryland, Philip Holt - Maryland and Charles Bowen, Maryland.
My wife is a DAR with Augustine Rouxelin Denos (French Army Captain) as her Patriot.

Bill
Comment by Blaine Bettinger on July 11, 2009 at 4:58am
Bob - what an incredible offer! A few days ago I added a discussion in the forum section (above) about my Revolutionary War Patriot. He is buried in a tiny, overgrown cemetery; although he has a (fallen) stone, there is no war marker. I would love your help obtaining membership in the SAR through this patriot (I actually just started filling out the SAR form yesterday). Since I've been researching this line for many years, I also have a great deal of information and sources.
Comment by Bob Thomas on July 11, 2009 at 2:09am
I will not only help others with their search for a Revolutionary War Patriot but to also join the "Sons of the American Revolution" and give direction to a couple of ladies that will assist efforts to join the "Daughters of the Amnerican Revolution" after we have found a Patriot and documented the generations. I will do the application for the males for both Adult males and Juniors. I have access to both the SAR and DAR data bases as well as Footnote. I am a member of Ancestry.com with links to over 500 Revolutionary Patriots in my Ancestry tree. I personally have direct line Patriots through the SAR with Captain Robert Cleveland who was a hero at the "Battle of King's Mountain", John Waller Key, John Key Sr, Richard Hankins, and Nathan Culver. I do not charge for this service, you would only pay your State and National dues. I have assisted many and last year worked with the person who was number one in recruiting new members for the SAR. I look forward to working with you.
Bob Thomas
Fort Worth, Texas
Comment by Robert C. Johnston, Jr. on July 9, 2009 at 8:38pm
Anyone researching Georgia's part in the Rev. War, especially in and around the "Hornet's Nest"?
Comment by Michael Hait on July 9, 2009 at 6:05pm
I posted an interesting article about an African-American Revolutionary War veteran and pensioner in Charles Co., Maryland.
http://bit.ly/4i4RqY
Comment by Patty Wilkowski on July 9, 2009 at 4:38pm
I recently found the following posted in a blog:
Joseph Young, was a patriot lieutenant who died of wounds sustained on September 12, 1781, in the Battle of Kirk's Farm. Margaret's brother, John Hastings, was probably fighting with the Loyalists that day.

In the summer of 1781, the "Tory War" broke out in central and eastern North Carolina, toward the end of the Revolutionary War. By then, the colonial government had already fled to Wilmington, and the colonists had selected their own governor, Thomas Burke. The Loyalist colonel David Fanning decided to capture Burke. On the morning of September 12, 1781, Fanning, with a group of about forty Loyalists that probably included John Hastings, united with a larger force of Scotsmen led by Col. McNeill, crossed the Deep River and headed toward Hillsborough.

The Loyalists encountered a small force of patriots at Kirk's Farm, under the command of Colonel Abram Allen and his lieutenant, Joseph Young. The Loyalists killed the lookout and then ambushed the rebels. During fighting, both Allen and Young were badly wounded. Allen survived; Young did not.

The Loyalists continued on to Hillsborough, where they captured Gov. Burke. The Whigs counterattacked the next day at Lindley's Mill, in what is today Alamance County, but they failed to free Burke. The Loyalists transported him to Wilmington, and from there the British sent him to Charleston.

The pension applications of Orange County natives Henry Ivy and James Cheek confirm that Joseph Young was a lieutenant in the light horse company of rebels commanded by Colonel Abram Allen, and that Young died shortly after the battle.

Joseph Young's will is dated September 24, 1781 and was proved in court during the November 1781 term. Joseph Young, was a patriot lieutenant who died of wounds sustained on September 12, 1781, in the Battle of Kirk's Farm. Margaret's brother, John Hastings, was probably fighting with the Loyalists that day.

In the summer of 1781, the "Tory War" broke out in central and eastern North Carolina, toward the end of the Revolutionary War. By then, the colonial government had already fled to Wilmington, and the colonists had selected their own governor, Thomas Burke. The Loyalist colonel David Fanning decided to capture Burke. On the morning of September 12, 1781, Fanning, with a group of about forty Loyalists that probably included John Hastings, united with a larger force of Scotsmen led by Col. McNeill, crossed the Deep River and headed toward Hillsborough.

The Loyalists encountered a small force of patriots at Kirk's Farm, under the command of Colonel Abram Allen and his lieutenant, Joseph Young. The Loyalists killed the lookout and then ambushed the rebels. During fighting, both Allen and Young were badly wounded. Allen survived; Young did not.

The Loyalists continued on to Hillsborough, where they captured Gov. Burke. The Whigs counterattacked the next day at Lindley's Mill, in what is today Alamance County, but they failed to free Burke. The Loyalists transported him to Wilmington, and from there the British sent him to Charleston.

The pension applications of Orange County natives Henry Ivy and James Cheek confirm that Joseph Young was a lieutenant in the light horse company of rebels commanded by Colonel Abram Allen, and that Young died shortly after the battle.

Joseph Young's will is dated September 24, 1781 and was proved in court during the November 1781 term.

However, I found several other applications for pensions mentioning a Capt. Joseph Young from the same area. The father of Lt. Joseph Young was John Young. Could Capt. Joseph Young be an Uncle. Here are the citings.
1.Pension Application Of Jonathan Montgomery, Natl Archives Microseries M805, Roll __, Application #W3579 hat he entered the service as a volunteer in the year 1778 as a private in Captain Joseph Young's company, Col. Yancey's regiment, commanded by General Ashe.
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