Our Patriot Ancestors

The following are the patriot ancestors of the current members of Front Range 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 email the Front Range chapter registrar.


Name Location Service
Israel Alden Massachusetts Private
James Alley Virginia Civil Service, Patriotic Service
Henry Anderson, Sr South Carolina Captain
Jacob Arndt Pennsylvania Civil Service, Patriotic Service
John Backus Virginia Private
John Bacon Massachusetts Lieutenant
Joseph Badger, Jr New Hampshire Captain, Patriotic Service
Thomas Baker North Carolina Civil Service
Ralph Banks North Carolina Captain, Patriotic Service
Andrew Beall Maryland Captain, Civil Service, Patriotic Service
Bezaleel Beebe Connecticut Lieutenant Colonel
Nathaniel Belcher Massachusetts Captain
Jonas Newton Belknap Massachusetts Sergeant
Thomas Bliss Massachusetts Corporal
Samuel Bostwick New York Private
John Bosworth Massachusetts Private
Abraham Brown Virginia Patriotic Service
Daniel Buckwalter Pennsylvania Private
Phillip Burger Virginia Private
John Burton Virginia Seaman
Leonard Bush Virginia Patriotic Service
Philip Bush Virginia Patriotic Service
William Butler Pennsylvania Private
James Campbell North Carolina Captain, Patriotic Service
Nathaniel Carpenter Massachusetts Lieutenant Colonel
John Chenoweth Virginia Private, Patriotic Service
Benjamin Chipman Massachusetts Private
Daniel Clapp Massachusetts Private
Casper Coon South Carolina Patriotic Service
John Lewis Coon South Carolina Soldier
John Cox Virginia Captain, Civil Service
Jedediah Crocker Massachusetts Private, Sergeant
Joseph Crockett Virginia Lieutenant Colonel
Benjamin Crane Massachusetts Private
Henry Crum Pennsylvania Private
Jonathan Danforth New Hampshire Civil Service
Liewellyn Davis Pennsylvania Private
William Davis North Carolina Sergeant
John Day Virginia Ensign, Patriotic Service
Henry Deaver Pennsylvania Private
Thomas Dickinson Pennsylvania Private
Andrew Dillenback New York Captain
Francis Ditto Pennsylvania Patriotic Service
John Downs Connecticut Staff Officer, Civil Service
Peter Ensminger Pennsylvania Lieutenant
Michael Fadely Pennsylvania Soldier
John Flint Massachusetts Lieutenant
Thomas C Frederick Pennsylvania Private
Waitman Ferebee Delaware Soldier, Civil Service
Phillip Freeman Virginia, Pennsylvania Private, Patriotic Service
James Galloway Maryland Private
Martin Gamble North Carolina Captain
William Gillam South Carolina Sergeant
David Godfrey, Jr New York Private, Patriotic Service
Lawrence Gordon Virginia Private
George Grant New Jersey Captain
Joseph Gravely Virginia Private, Patriotic Service
Isaac Gray Massachusetts Captain
Daniel Guerrant Virginia Lieutenant
Patrick Hanley Pennsylvania Private
Elias Hardy Maryland Private
George Hargrave North Carolina Soldier
John Hart New Jersey Signer of Declaration of Independence,
Patriotic Service
George Henry Hartzell Pennsylvania Patriotic Service
Jacob Hartzell Pennsylvania Patriotic Service
Thomas Harvey North Carolina Patriotic Service
Elkanah Haskins Massachusetts Sergeant
Joseph Hayes Maryland Private
Isaac Heaton Virginia Patriotic Service
Richard Hill Virginia Patriotic Service
John Hopewell Virginia Private
John Hughes North Carolina Sergeant
James Humphrey Pennsylvania Private
Meshack Hyatt Maryland Patriotic Service
Ebenezer Jayne New Jersey Private
William Jewett Massachusetts Civil Service
Willis Johnson New Hampshire Private, Patriotic Service
Henry Jolley Pennsylvania Private
James Jones New York 2nd Lieutenant
Reuben Jordan Virginia Patriotic Service
John Kidder New Hampshire Private
Abraham Kuykendall North Carolina Captain, Civil Service, Patriotic Service
John LeBaron Virginia Private
William Lee Pennsylvania Sergeant Major
Ninian Beall Magruder Maryland Private, Patriotic Service
Samuel Magruder Maryland Patriotic Service
John McDow South Carolina Private, Patriotic Service
John McNeil Virginia Private
Titus Merriman Connecticut Private, Civil Service, Patriotic Service
Andrew Mershon New Jersey Patriotic Service
Abraham Miller Maryland Private
William Milliken, Sr North Carolina Civil Service
Gideon Mowry Rhode Island Private
George Myers Maryland Patriotic Service
Job Nash Massachusetts Private
William Neville North Carolina Captain, Civil Service
James Nichols Virginia Patriotic Service
Michael O’Farrell New York Sergeant
Peter Olinger Pennsylvania Private
John George Ott Pennsylvania Private
Thomas Owsley, Sr Virginia Patriotic Service
Isaac Parker Connecticut Private
Joseph Pawling Pennsylvania Private
Henry Pence Virginia Private
Nathaniel Pingrey Massachusetts Private
Amasa Piper Massachusetts Sergeant
Patrick Porter Virginia Sergeant, Civil Service, Patriotic Service
Samuel Porter Virginia Soldier
Silas Proctor Massachusetts Lieutenant
Robert Pugh Virginia Patriotic Service
James Purdy Pennsylvania Colonel
John Purser North Carolina Soldier
Samuel Reed Massachusetts Patriotic Service
Henry Rhodes Pennsylvania Captain
Jacob Robbins Massachusetts Lieutenant
Jonah Robinson New Jersey Patriotic Service
Jacob Rudy Virginia Soldier
Micajah Riddick North Carolina Patriotic Service
Nicholas Rieb Pennsylvania Private
Garret Rittenhouse Pennsylvania Private
Lemuel Roberts Connecticut Captain
Jonah Robinson New Jersey Patriotic Service
Abel Rogers Connecticut Patriotic Service
Robert Russell Virginia Ensign
Richard Schermerhorn Kentucky Private
Ezekiel Shattuck Massachusetts Private
Isom Sherling Georgia Soldier
Isham Simmons Connecticut Private
James Sinclair New Hampshire Sergeant
John Skidmore Virginia Major, Civil Service
James Sowell North Carolina Soldier, Patriotic Service
Peter Spangler Virginia Patriotic Service
Joseph Spencer Virginia Lieutenant Colonel
James Stickney New York Ensign, Patriotic Service
Ephraim Stinchfield Massachusetts Private
Paul Streve Pennsylvania Private
Peter Stubbs South Carolina Private
John Sykes Virginia Private
Smyth Tandy Virginia Soldier, Civil Service, Patriotic Service
Thomas Thomas New Jersey Private
Moses Tyler Massachusetts Private
Joshua Whitford Connecticut Ensign
Philip Wagner Pennsylvania 2nd Lieutenant
Benjamin Van De Mark Pennsylvania Private, Patriotic Service
Arabella Smith Wilkins Virginia Patriotic Service
Charles S Wilkins Virginia Patriotic Service
James Wilkins Virginia Patriotic Service, Civil Service
Alden Williamson Virginia Private
David Winfield, Jr New York Private
Alexander Wood Virginia Private
James Wright Virginia Captain
Peter Wright Virginia Patriotic Service
William Young Maryland Patriotic Service
updated August 21, 2022