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Our Patriot Ancestors

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The following are the patriot ancestors of the current members of Chipeta 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 (April 19, 1775) and ended when the British evacuated New York (November 26, 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 use our Contact Us form.

Our Patriot Ancestors

Frederick Sowers—VirginiaGinny McGinniss

Patriot Service Location Member
Benjamin Bradbury Sergeant Massachusetts Kathy Alexander; Rhonda Alexander
Michael Bullen, Sr Corporal, Patriotic Service North Carolina Melanie Roth
Noah Cook Sergeant, Patriotic Service Pennsylvania Amy Rhude; Karen Wiseman; Connie Braddock
Daniel Dickinson Private New Jersey Betty Gwynn
Peter Du Mont Soldier New York Esther Oppliger
Alexander Foster Private South Carolina Dorothy Poe
Robert Kyle Ensign, Patriotic Service Pennsylvania Barb Smith, Tamara Ross
Marshall Martin Captain South Carolina Susan Matthews
George Mattern Private Maryland Karen Lasher; Amber Garr
William Miller Private North Carolina Jennifer Gerring
John Partner Private Pennsylvania Margaret Dean
George Robinett Patriotic Service Maryland Toody Lundin
John Sharpe Patriotic Service Virginia Amanda Eckman
Fredrick Sowers Virginia Ginny McGinniss
John Threldkeld Private Virginia Collette Fisk
Enoch Sherman Private Vermont Michelle Eddy
Thomas Weaver Soldier Rhode Island Claudia Morris
Richard James Rapier Patriotic Service Maryland Caron Wilbur

Updated September 20, 2021