Our Patriot Ancestors

Listed below are the Patriot ancestors of our chapter members, the state they served, and their service. 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. With a few exceptions, military service began with the Battle of Lexington (19 April 1775) and ended when the British evacuated New York (26 November 1783). Patriots may have also provided civil service, conducting public business in the newly formed American states.

Ebenezer Bass, CT, 1LT
Edmund Basye, VA, SOL
Jarrett Brickey, VA, PS
Michael Deibert, PA, CS
Aaron French, NJ, PS
Christopher Graham, VA, LT

Gilbert Hart CT, PVT
Jarrett Brickley, VA, PS
John H Hawkins, NH, SGM
Joshua Igou, PA, PVT
George Jackson, VA, CAPT

William Matlack, NC, SOL
Joseph Mills, CT, PS, CS
Edmund Polk, PA, MAJ
John Ranck, PA, PVT
George Shaffer, PA, PVT
Oliver Webster, MA, CPL

Glossary of United States, Country, and Patriot Service Abbreviations:


CT — Connecticut

DE — Delaware

GA — Georgia

MD — Maryland

MA — Massachusetts

NH — New Hampshire

NJ — New Jersey

NY — New York

NC — North Carolina

PA — Pennsylvania

RI — Rhode Island

SC — South Carolina

VT — Vermont

VA — Virginia


CAPT — Captain

COL — Colonel

CPL — Corporal

CS — Civil Service

LT — Lieutenant

1LT — First Lieutenant

MAJ — Major

PS — Patriotic Service

PVT — Private

SGM — Sergeant Major

SOL — Soldier