Independence Day – My 22 Known Revolutionary War Soldier Ancestors

I’ve listed, and linked to my weblog posts (in blue), my identified Revolutionary Battle troopers:

Burgess Metcalf (1741-1816) of Piermont New Hampshire

Isaac Buck (1757-1846) of Sterling Massachusetts (RevWar Pension File) 

* Thomas Dill (1755-1839) of Eastham Massachusetts (RevWar Pension File) 

Joseph Champlin (1758-1850) of South Kingstown Rhode Island (RevWar Pension File) 

* Norman Seaver (1734-1787) of Westminster Massachusetts. 

Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816) of Westminster Massachusetts. 

* Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784) of Westford Massachusetts. 

Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1828) of Townsend Massachusetts. 

*  Jeremiah Knowlton (1745-1785) of Lincoln, Massachusetts.

*  Ephraim Sawtell (1734-1800) of Mason, New Hampshire and Townsend, Massachusetts.

Amos Plimpton (1735-1808) of Medfield Massachusetts. 

*  Moses Smith (1732-1806) of Walpole, Massachusetts.

David Kirby (1740-1832) of Westport Massachusetts. 

Joseph Oatley (1756-1815) of South Kingstown Rhode Island. (Rev. War Pension File)

I most likely have a number of extra now that I’ve added the Brigham and Lanfear ancestries to my ancestors listing, however haven’t researched them in depth so far. 

Amazingly, every of them survived their wartime experiences.

I thank God for these males, the households that nurtured them, the wives that supported them, and the youngsters who realized from them the significance of service to their nation.

Thanks, gents troopers, and your households, in your service and your bravery.  I’m happy with you, and want that I had identified you.  You have offered me with an exquisite ancestry, and I enormously respect it, day by day.


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