Lamar, Colorado

Our Patriot Ancestors

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The following are the patriot ancestors of the current members of Fort William Bent 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 (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.

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 Fort William Bent Chapter Registrar.

Our Patriot Ancestors

Name Location Service
Michael Ault Pennsylvania Private
Anthony Bledsoe Virginia North Carolina Colonel, Civil Service, Patriotic Service
David Boiler Pennsylvania Patriotic Service
Casper Branner Virginia Private, Patriotic Service
Asa Camp Massachusetts, New York Corporal, Patriotic Service
Jeremiah Clark Connecticut Private
Michael Crose Virginia Soldier
Joseph Dawson Virginia Private, Patriotic Service
Perigo Downing Connecticut Private
John Gudtner Pennsylvania Private
George Higgins Connecticut Private
Israel Higgins, Jr. Connecticut Civil Service
Edmund Kirby North Carolina Patriotic Service
William McClintock South Carolina Soldier
Alexander Miller South Carolina Militia
Shadrack Moore Connecticut Private
Aaron Osgood Massachusetts Captain
Nathaniel Osgood New York Private
Henry Pitts North Carolina Private
Robert Pitts North Carolina Patriotic Service
Robert Smith New York Sergeant
James Sudduth Virginia Patriotic Service
William Wakeman Connecticut Sergeant
Francis Marcus Weatherhead Virginia Patriotic Service
Simon Whipple Rhode Island Private
John White Connecticut Private
Jacob Whitman Pennsylvania Soldier, Patriotic Service
Benjamin Wilson Virginia Patriotic Service
as of February 15, 2019