Our Patriot Ancestors

     The following Patriots are the proven ancestors of our members.  Their service and identities have been verified and are recorded in the DAR's Genealogical Research System.  If you would like more information on a Patriot listed below, please visit the GRS Ancestor Search page.  There you will find the service and descendants of the Patriot, and you may use this free resource to aid general genealogical research and to assist with the DAR membership process.

Service Type Abbreviations:
ARFR = Artificer
CAPT = Captain
COL = Colonel
CPL = Corporal
CS = Civil Service
DR = Doctor
ENS = Ensign
LT = Lieutenant
MAJ = Major
MM = Minute Man
PS = Patriotic Service
PVT = Private
RGR = Ranger
SGT = Sergeant
SGTMAJ = Sergeant
SOL = Soldier

         
Major         


Patriot
State of Service
Service Type
Alderman, David
NC
SOL
Alexander, Adam
NC
COL, PS
Alston, Solomon
NC
PS
Anderson, Bailey
SC & VA
PVT
Anderson, John Sr.
SC
SOL
Anthony, James
VA
PS
Archdeacon, Edmund
VA
SOL
Armstrong, Robert
VA
PS
Armstrong, Samuel
SC
RGR
Bailey, Ansel
NC
PS
Bailey, James
VA
PS Sol
Baldwin, John
VA
PS
Ball, John
VA
SOL
Ballou, Stephen
NC
PVT, PS
Barrett, Lewis
VA
PVT
Baxter, Benjamin
NH
PVT
Bell, Thomas
VA
CS, PS
Bellis, Adam
NJ
PVT
Berry, Thomas
VA
PVT
Bertolet, Samuel
PA
SOL, PS
Blake, William
NC
PS
Blanchard, Reuben
GA
SOL
Bland, Richard
VA
PS
Bossart, George
PA
PVT
Bolton, Matthew
VA
SOL
Bowie, Rhoda
MD
PVT, PS
Brady, Samuel
PA
PVT
Bramlette, Reuben
VA
PVT
Brandt, Adam
PA
PVT
Bray, Andrew
NJ
CS, PS
Broadnax, Stephen Edward
VA
CAPT
Brown, Joseph Jr.
NC
PVT
Burns, John
NC
PVT
Burson, Jonathan
GA
PS
Cady, David Jr.
CT
CAPT
Calhoun, James
PA
LT
Calhoun, William
SC
CS, PVT, PS
Cash, John
VA
PVT
Chandler, Abednego
SC
SOL, PS
Chandler, Bailey
NC
SOL, PS
Chapman, Joseph
SC
PVT, PS
Cheatham, Josiah
VA
PS
Chew, Benjamin
SC
PVT
Clason, Jonathan
VT
SOL
Colburn, Nathan
MA
PVT
Colvin, William
SC
SOL
Cook, John
MA
SGT
Cook, Reuben
NC
SOL, CS
Cooney, Matthew
VA
PVT
Crandall, Christopher
CT & RI
PVT
Crocker, Simeon C
CT
SGT
Crook, William
VA
PS
Crow, James
NC
CS
Crow, Stephen
NC
SOL
Curry, William Sr.
VA
PS
David, Isaac
VA
SOL, PS
Day, Stephen
GA
SOL
De Verges, Francois Xavier
LA
PS
Dillard, James
NC
PVT
Dixon, Joseph
NC
COL, CS, PS
Drake, Barnaby
VA
CS, PS
Drake, Exum
NC
PVT
Eddy, Nathan
MA
PVT
Emmons, Jonathan
CT
PVT
English, William
NC
PS
Entrekin, Thomas
SC & NC
PVT
Fanning, Elisha
CT
SGTMAJ
Farrar, John
MA
PVT, PS
Faulkner, Jacob
VA
PS
Fenderson, William
MA
PVT
Fitzpatrick, Benjamin
VA
PVT
Fouche, Isaac
VA
PS
Fouche, William McDowell
VA
SOL
Freeman, John
NC
CS, PS
Frost, William
MA
LT
Fuson, William
VA
PVT
Gage, Moses
NY
PVT
Garland, Guthridge
NC
PS
Garnett, Daniel Jr.
MA
PVT
Garnett, Daniel Sr.
MA
PVT
Geyer, Abel
NC
PVT
Gilkey, John
MA
PS
Goodrich, John
CT
PVT
Green, Richard
SC
CAPT, PS
Habersham, John
GA
MAJ, PS
Hale, Enoch
MA
CS
Hampton, Andrew
NC
COL, CS, PS
Hampton, Ezekiel
NC
PS
Happes, Michael Jr.
PA
PVT, PS
Harbour, Esias
VA
PS
Harris, Graves
VA
PS
Harrison, Benjamin
NC
CAPT
Haskins, William
MA
PVT
Hazen, Benjamin
MA
PVT, FIFER
Head, Benjamin
VA
CAPT, PS
Head, James
VA
ENS, PS
Henson, Daniel
VA
PVT
Higginbotham, Aaron Sr.
VA
PS
Higginbotham, Burroughs
GA
SOL
Higginbotham, Samuel
VA
CAPT, CS
Hill, Henry
NC
PS
Hinds, James
VA
PVT, PS
Holbrook, Jesse
VA
PVT
Hope, Thomas
MD
ENS
Hosch, Jacob
PA
PVT
House, William
CT
PVT
Hubbard, Jonathan
MA
SGT
Hubbs, John
SC
PVT
Hudson, Thomas
VA
PVT
Hunter, Jesse
NC
CS, PS
Irwin, Alexander
NC
COL, CS, PS
Irwin, Nathaniel
NC
SOL, CS
Irwin, Sarah Anne Robinson
NC
PS
Jackson, Edward
SC
PVT
Jackson, Isaac
GA
COL
Jaggers, John
NJ
PVT
James, John
SC
CS, PS
Jernigan, David
NC
PS
Josselyn, Joseph
MA
LT
Kendrick, John
GA
PVT
King, Woody
NC
PVT
Lanier, James
NC
CS, PS
Lee, Thomas
NC
CAPT
Lefevre, Adam
PA
PVT
Lemasters, Joseph
VA
SGT
Lemon, John
NC
LT
Lemon, William
NC
SGT, DR
Letts, Joseph
VA
CS
Lewis, John
CT & MA
SGT
Lewis, Richard
VA
PS
Lillard, James
VA
PS
Lipps, John
NC
PS
Litton, Burton Caleb
VA
PS
Livermore, Daniel
MA
CPL
Long, James
SC
PVT
Lowther, William
VA
CS, MAJ
Maddox, Michael McKenzie
SC
SOL
Maholland, John
NC
CAPT
Malcolm, James
VA
SOL
Maroney, Philip D.
MD
CAPT
Martin, Peter
VA
PVT
McArthur, Daniel
NC
SOL
McClanahan, Thomas Sr.
VA
PS
McGriff, Patrick
SC
LCOL
McRae, Christopher
NC
SOL, PS
McRae, Duncan
NC
PS
Merchant, Gurdon
CT
ARFR
Morgan, Luke John
GA
PVT
Morgan, William
GA
SOL
Morrison, James
NC
CS, PS
Morrison, William
NC
PVT
Murphy, James
NC
SOL, PS
Nash, Edward
NC
PS
Nesbitt, John
NC
SOL, PS
Nixon, Absalom
NC
PVT
Olinger, Jacob
VA
SOL
Oliver, John
NC
PS
Osborn, John
VA
PVT
Palmer, George
NC
PS
Palmer, Jesse
NC
PVT
Palmer, John
SC
CS
Parker, Benjamin
MA
PVT
Parker, Jeremiah Jr.
CT
PVT, PS
Parshall, Israel
PA
LT
Peters, John
GA
PS
Phillips, Tobias
VA
SOL, PS
Pirkle, John Jacob
NC
PS
Prentiss, Caleb
MA
MM, PS
Preston, Thomas
VA
PS
Pruitt, William
NC
PS
Ragsdale, Peter
VA
CS
Ransom, Reuben
NC
SOL, PS
Reasoner, Peter
PA
CAPT
Reel, George Jr.
NC
SOL
Robinson, James
NC
PS
Robinson, William
NC
PVT
Rockefeller, Peter Sr.
NJ
PS
Rudd, John
VT
SGT
Schamp, George
NJ
PVT
Schamp, Henry
NJ
CS
Sentelle, Samuel
NC
SGT
Sewall, Samuel Sr.
NC
PS
Shearouse, John
GA
PS
Shirts, John Jr.
NJ
PS
Shirts, John Sr.
NJ
CS
Shoemaker, Garret
PA
PVT
Shoemaker, Joseph
PA
PS
Shults, Christopher
PA
CS
Siler, Plikar Dederic
NC
PS
Simmons, Keating
SC
MAJ, PS
Sledge, John
NC
PS
Smith, Jacob
VA
PVT
Smith, John
PA
PVT
Smoke, Andrew
SC
PVT
Spear, Jacob 
MA
CPL, PS
Spear, William
NC
ENS
Strickland, Henry
NC
PS
Stroud, John
NC
PVT
Sullivan, Daniel
VA
PVT
Sullivan, James
VA
CS
Suttles, William
GA
SOL
Swint, John
GA
SGT, PS
Tart, Thomas
NC
PVT
Tate, William
SC
LT
Taylor, Chase
NH
CAPT
Taylor, William
NJ
PVT
Thompson, Reuben
GA
PS
Tichenor, Daniel
NJ
CPL
Trotti, Gaspar Joseph
SC
PS
Tuggle, John
VA
PVT, PS
Turnipseed, Jacob
SC
PVT
Turnley, George
VA & NC
SGTMAJ
Twilley, George
MD
PVT
Valentine, John
SC
PVT
Van Der Veer, Edward
SC
PVT
Wagle, Abraham
PA
PVT, PS
Wagner, George
NY
PVT
Walden, Alexander
VA & SC
PVT
Walthall, Edward
VA
PVT
Walthall, Gerrard
VA
PS
Ward, John Jr.
NC
PVT
Watson, Douglass
VA
LT
Weldon, David
NY
PS
Wertman, Johann Michael
PA
PVT, PS
Whatley, Michael
NC
PVT, PS
Whitney, John
NY
SOL
Whitney, Jonas
MA
PS
Wightman, Abraham
CT
PVT
Wilder, Jotham Sr.
MA
PVT
Winn, Thomas
VA
PS
Winslow, Thomas
NC
PS
Woodham, Edward
NC
SOL, PS
Woods, Joseph
VA
PS
Wright, Thomas
VA
PS
Zehner, Adam
PA
PVT, PS
Zirkle, Michael
VA
PVT, PS

Current as of September 2015