Our Patriots

Our Patriot ancestors were the men and women with the courage and commitment to found a new republic. They were willing to risk their lives, and their fortunes, to persevere through eight long years of war in order to defeat the mightiest army on earth. From big cities and small towns, they were local militia members and Continental soldiers in Washington’s Army, drummer boys and camp wives, civilian officials and spies, coming together to achieve American Independence. 

 

Each DAR member can trace her family lineage to one or more of these ancestors. Each of the many Patriot Ancestors listed on this page are related to a current member of the Independence Hall Chapter of the DAR.

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Every post is honorable in which a man can serve his country. ”

- George Washington

Our Patriots

  • Noah Applegate

  • John Bagby

  • James Ball

  • Henry Banta

  • Amos Beard

  • John George Benford

  • Christian Bergey

  • Margaret Eaton Berrien

  • Aaron Biddle

  • Samuel Billings

  • James Black

  • William Bowers

  • Adam Brouse

  • Benjamin Brownell

  • Stephen Bull

  • William Chamberlain

  • Christopher Chambliss

  • Abraham Clevenger

  • Thomas Coleman

  • Moses Congleton

  • Jabez Cooley

  • William Coolidge

  • Rem Cornell

  • Adrian Cornell

  • Mattje Cornell

  • Rem Cornell

  • James Craven

  • Thomas Craven

  • Mary Davis

  • Stephen Day

  • Henry De Shazo

  • Jacob Dick

  • Jacob Dock

  • Ambrose Doolittle

  • Peter Dunkel

  • Melchoir Edinger

  • Melchoir Edinger

  • Benjamin Ellenwood

  • Joseph Ellenwood

  • Samuel Farr

  • John Forman

  • Chauncey Gaylord

  • Sherard Going

  • Jacob Hagey

  • Aaron Haight

  • James Hall

  • James Hall

  • John Handley

  • Zachariah Harwood

  • Jacob Heffner

  • Daniel Hoagland

  • George Holman

  • William Churchill Houston

  • Nathan Hutchinson

  • Griffith Johnson

  • Ebenezer Johnson

  • Daniel Johnson

  • Daniel Ketchum

  • Peter Klingler

  • John Adam Knittle

  • Michael Knittle

  • Johannes Kroesen

  • Samuel Lamberson

  • Peter Lamoreux

  • William Little

  • Caleb Lovell

  • Obadiah Lovell

  • ConradLutz

  • Casper Markell

  • Timothy Matlack

  • John Matthews

  • William Mccoy

  • Asa Meacham

  • John Mendenhall

  • John Martin Mickley

  • Abraham Miller

  • Frederick Miller

  • Jonathan Miller

  • Clement Miner

  • Henry Miser

  • Jacob Motter

  • Zachariah Nantz

  • William Norton

  • William Ogden

  • John Ormsby

  • John Palmer

  • William Pattee

  • Christian Peters

  • David Pollock

  • John Pontius

  • Peter Pontius

  • John Pope

  • James Poteet

  • William Redfield

  • Seth Reed

  • Peter Rementer

  • Oliver Rice

  • Nathaniel Risley

  • Russell Rose

  • Alden Sears

  • John See

  • Ephraim Seeley

  • Adam Shetzline

  • Jabez Shipman

  • Richard Smith

  • John Snyder

  • George Sprinkle

  • John Staples

  • John Stevens

  • Christopher Stryker

  • Jacob Stull

  • Job Throckmorton

  • Jacob Tiger

  • Lewis Trimble

  • Isaac Tripp

  • George  Ulrich

  • Adam Upperman

  • Jacob Van Olinda

  • Samuel Waters

  • John Williamson

  • John Wilson

  • Paul Yeaton