Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Fourth of July

Photo by Salt Water New England
One way to connect to historical events is to learn more about one's family members who participated in them. 

A dozen direct ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War:
Obadiah Scott
Timothy Brandreth
Abel Corson
Joseph Neal
James Perkins
Samuel Neal
Jeremiah Smith
Abraham Batchelder
Jonathan Locke
Edward Eastman
Daniel Bean
Joel Judkins 

3 comments:

  1. I was thinking about this today too!

    (I'm not sure where Abraham Batchelder falls in, but I'm a Batchelder direct descendent as well.)

    Some of my direct Rev War ancestors are:
    John Gifford
    Recompence Gifford
    Joseph Lucas
    Levi Lucas
    Jeremiah Finney
    Corbin Barnes

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  2. Here you can read "The Last Men Of The Revolution" by my great-great Grandfather,
    Elias Brewster Hilliard. Interviewed in 1864, they were the last surviving who served in the Revolution.
    https://archive.org/details/gri_33125012930976

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    1. This is amazing! They were still alive during the Civil War. I remember thinking that the WWI veterans were sooooo old when I was a kid.

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