Category Archives: Revolutionary War Patriots

John Poland (1752-1783) of Manchester, Massachusetts

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been preparing a DAR application form to establish lineage to my 6th great-grandfather, John Poland. His Revolutionary War service is not yet registered in the DAR Genealogical Research System. So, once my application is … Continue reading

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John Bacheller of Reading, Massachusetts (1745-1817)

I have to go back to the American Revolutionary War to find the Bacheller name in my family tree. That was my 5th great-grandmother, Margaret “Peggy” Bacheller, who married Revolutionary War veteran, John Norton. Peggy was the oldest child of … Continue reading

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Ancestral Homes

For the past few years, I have made twice-yearly trips (summer & fall) from my home in Missouri to Western New York State to visit family. While visiting NY, I always try to get in a little genealogy research and … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday : Amos Chaffee (1744-1815)

As a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), it’s exciting to find that an ancestor’s service in the American Revolution has been officially honored by the DAR. Amos Chaffee received this honor on October 3, 1975. Amos … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Abijah Thompson (1739-1811)

This month, I’ll be submitting application papers to the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution tracing the lineage to my 6th great-grandfather, ABIJAH THOMPSON. Abijah Thompson was the father-in-law of another patriot ancestor, Jonathan Tidd Jr., who married Abijah’s … Continue reading

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Col. Joel Marsh of Windsor County, Vermont

One of my genealogical research goals is to identify as many Revolutionary War patriots as I can among all the branches of my family tree and have my lineage to them verified through the Daughters of the American Revolution. In … Continue reading

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Asa Stearns: A Veteran Honored 200 Years Later

It’s an interesting thing to me that though I never knew my father or any of his folk, I’ve learned that he and many others on that side of my family tree were, like myself, very much interested in family … Continue reading

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