April AtoZ Challenge
I’m late, but I’m here. I’ll get caught up the next couple days!
A is for American Revolution
I’m a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution under my grandfather Joseph Culpepper, who fought in the state of Georgia.
I am also descended from the following patriots, whose supplemental memberships I have not applied for as yet. The more I research, the more expensive my membership gets. Ouch. The following are my 5th, 6th, and sometimes 7th great grandfathers:
- William Crane (Crain)
William served in Pennsylvania. He was born in Ulster, Ireland in 1704 and came to America in 1732. He and his wife Jean are buried in old Hanover Presbyterian Church cemetery in Pennsylvania.
- Isaac Weldon Sr
Isaac was born in 1745 in North Carolina and served in Richmond County, Georgia. His family was originally from Nottinghamshire, England and came to America in the early 1600s. At the time of the revolution, he was a 5th generation American.
- Amos C Windham
Amos was born in 1741 in South Carolina. He served as a lieutenant, captain, and major in South Carolina. I’ve traced the Windhams back to Virginia in the early 1600s, but am not sure where they came from. I suspect England.
- Robert Farish
Robert was born in 1738 in Virginia. His grandfather migrated to America in 1714 from Cumberland, England. He served in Virginia.
- Samuel Truss
Sam was born in 1735 in North Carolina and served in the North Carolina Militia. His grandfather was from Oxfordshire, England.
- George Williamson
George served in Pennsylvania. He was born in 1748 in Pennsylvania, and his father was an immigrant from Armagh, Ireland.
- Thomas Hambrick
Thomas served in Virginia. He was just a young boy at the time, born in Virginia around 1765.
- Reuben Dollar
Reuben served in South Carolina. He was born in South Wales in 1755. His father died there in 1770, which may be the reason he ended up in America.
- John Clearman
John was born in 1736 in Germany and arrived on the shores of NY in 1761. He served in NY and is buried in New Jersey.
- John Swearingen
John was born in 1745 in South Carolina and served there. He died at the very beginning of the war at the age of 30.
- Joseph Culpepper (my official patriot for the DAR)
Joseph was born in 1765 in Anson, North Carolina. He enlisted as a private in the 3rd South Carolina Rangers Regiment. He died in 1816 in Georgia.
- William Henry Blanks
William was born in Virginia in 1755 and served there. He died at the age of 68 in Georgia.
- John Hill
John was born in North Carolina in 1750 and served there. He died in Georgia in 1817 at the age of 67.
- Thomas Young
Thomas was born in Virginia in 1747. He served in North Carolina.
- John B Rice
John was born in Bute County, North Carolina in 1755. He served for fifteen months as a Private and enlisted again for another three months as a Lieutenant in the North Carolina troops. He died in Nash, North Carolina at the age of 81.
- James Rodgers
James was born in 1732 and grew up in Virginia. By the time of the war, he was living in Tennessee but there are records of some children being born in Virginia. He was in his mid-forties when the war began and I understand that he assisted the troops with shelter and food. I don’t believe he took part in being a soldier, but he is recognized as a patriot of the revolution, none the less.
- Captain James Scott
James was born in Virginia around 1728. He served in Virginia. He died about age 71 in South Carolina. With a name like Scott, he’s probably from, oh, I don’t know, Scotland maybe.
- William Howington
William was born in 1750 in North Carolina and served there. He died in Edgecombe, North Carolina around 1828 in his late 70s.
There are so many more I haven’t had the time to research, along with numerous uncles. I guess that makes me about as American as apple pie, with a little German shortbread, and a big shot of Irish whiskey.
Thank you, gentlemen, and may you rest in peace. ♥
Glad you could make it!
My millitary ancestors go back to the 1690 Battle of the Boyne, carrying the banner for William of Orange. Proud of those who fought for what they believed in.
So amazed by someone who is willing to die for their beliefs. Truly brave individuals!
Glad you joined the party. Look forward to reading your posts
Fellow A to Z-er also writing about my family history
Thanks, Anne! I’ll stop by your place too. Love the family stories the best!!