Our Patriot Ancestors

Every member of the Santa Monica Chapter, NSDAR, has proven direct lineage to one or more of the proven patriots shown here. Patriots are grouped by the state of service and then listed alphabetically by last name.  Why do we list our patriot ancestors? Our patriots are our connections to the past! Some were never memorialized with a gravestone, marker, or monument and the final resting places of many are not known. It's one small way to ensure that their legacy will continue. We hope these names help others in their quest to prove family lineage and consider joining DAR.

In July 2026, the United States will mark its 250th anniversary.  In preparation for this historic event, our chapter is creating a portfolio of our members' patriots and highlighting them with a "patriot snapshot" on this page.  Please click on a linked patriot's name to learn more about the individual history of the brave men and women who helped start our new country.

 

Patriots include men and women who served our country during the American Revolutionary War as military personnel, providers of supplies, jurors, civil servants, and other types of aid to the cause of American independence. 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). A list of acceptable services that qualify an individual to be a Patriot can be found here. For help discovering your Patriot, go to our Links webpage or find more options at NSDAR Genealogy.

Connecticut

CABOT, Sebastian, SGT                  

CHURCHILL, Sage, PVT                  

STODDARD, Israel, SMN, CS, PS

TITUS, Joseph, PVT                             

WILCOX, Lemuel, PVT

 

Maryland

BEAN, Leonard, PVT, SMN, PS

OGLE, Governor Benjamin, PS

RANDALL, William, PS

 

Massachusetts

COLTON, Moses, PVT

DUNSMOOR, Phinehas, PVT

FLAGG, Ebenezer, SGT

FOWLER, Jesse, PVT

GILMORE, Toby, PVT

HAYNES, Aaron, Sr., CAPT

KELLOGG, John, CAPT 

MERRIAM, David, PVT

PACKARD, Eleazer, PVT

SHELDON, Whiting, PVT

STONE, Ephraim, PVT

WOOD, Consider, PVT

 

New Hampshire

CARPENTER, Nathan, PVT, PS       

COLE, John, CAPT   

CRAM, Jonathan, LT    

JAMESON, Daniel, PVT

JAMESON, Hugh, PS

POWERS, Samson, CPL

RICHARDSON, Zebadiah, PVT

VOSE, James, CS, PS

WHEELER, Zadock, SGT

 

New Jersey

CAMPBELL, Archibald, PVT

CARTER, Daniel, PVT

CHADWICK, Elihu, LT

CONINE, Jacob, PS

DODD, Lebbeus, CAPT

DOTY, Peter, PS

 

 

 

 

New Jersey (continued)

FROST, John, PVT

SEWARD, John, COL

SPENCER, Oliver, COL, PS

STILLWELL, Joseph, PVT, PS

TINGLEY, Ebenezer, CAPT, CS, PS 

 

New York

CHAPMAN, Stephen, CPL

FINCH, John, LT

LYON, Aaron, ENS

LYON, Moses, PVT

STOUTENBURGH, William, Sr., PVT

WELLER, Wilhelmus, PVT

 

North Carolina

COSTNER, Thomas, PVT

HOWARD, Benjamin, LT

HUDSON, Chamberlain, PVT, PS

KIVETT, Peter, CS, PS

MAY, Benjamin, MAJ

McMASTER, James, PS

McMILLAN, Archibald, SOL

SEVIER, John, COL, PS

SUMPTER, William, CAPT

WHITE, Media, PVT

 

Pennsylvania

BAILEY, William, SOL

BENDER, Jacob, CAPT

DODD, Daniel, PVT

EISENBEISS, Alexander Philip, PVT

ERMOLD (ARNOLD), Peter, PS

FLATT, Andrew, SGT, PS

GARD, Jeremiah, PVT

GETZ, Michael, PVT, PS

KOINER, Michael, PS

LATCH, Jacob, SGT

LONG, Jeremiah, PVT

MATTER, John, Jr., SOL

MELLINGER, John Jacob, CPL

MOORE, Thomas, CAPT

PETERS, Wilhelm, PVT

PHILLIPS, Jonathan, PVT

RENO, Benjamin, PVT

 

 

 

 

Pennsylvania (continued)

SELHEIMER, Nicholas, PVT

SHADE, Andreas, PS

SHIELDS, George, ENS, PS

STEWART, Thomas, PS

SWAN, Charles, PVT

VAN METER, Henry, PS

WATSON, John, SGT

WOLFE, George, Sr., PS

WOLFE, Jacob, PVT

 

Rhode Island

TRIPP, Edward, CS

WHEATON, William, PVT

 

South Carolina

GARRETT, Edward, PS

GREEN, Thomas Marston, Sr., CS

NORTHCOTT, William, PVT

REYNOLDS, Fielding, ORDLSGT

TILLMAN, Frederick, PVT, PS

TILLMAN, Stephen, SOL

 

Vermont

FARWELL, John, PVT

 

Virginia

AMYX, Matthew, PVT

BASYE, Elizmond, SOL

BOLT, Robert, ENS

BOWERS, Martin, PS

COLE, Joseph, Jr., CAPT

DOYLE, John, PVT

DUCKER, John, PVT

EWING, Robert, Jr., PS

GROFF, Windle, SOL

JACOBS, William, LT

KINCANNON, Francis, Sr., PS

LANE, Lambert, PVT

LeMASTERS, Benjamin, SGT

PALMER, Chillian, PS

PALMER, Martin, PS

PHELPS, John, PS

RAVENSCROFT, Thomas, LT

ROBERTSON, John, LT

RYAN, Harris, PVT

SMITH, Thomas, LT

TILLMAN, John, PS

WILLIAMSON, William, PVT


 

 

Glossary of Service Abbreviations

CAPT – Captain, COL – Colonel, CPL – Corporal, CS – Civil Service, ENS – Ensign, LT – Lieutenant, MAJ – Major, ORDLSGT – Orderly Sergeant,  PS – Patriotic Service, PVT – Private, SGT – Sergeant, SMN – Seaman, SOL – Soldier

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