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American Revolutionary War

The American Revolution (1775-83) is also known as the American Revolutionary War and the U.S. War of Independence. The conflict arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s thirteen North American colonies and the colonial government, which represented the British crown. Skirmishes between British troops and colonial militiamen in Lexington and Concord in April 1775 kicked off the armed conflict, and by the following summer, the rebels were waging a full-scale war for their independence. France entered the American Revolution on the side of the colonists in 1778, turning what had essentially been a civil war into an international conflict. After French assistance helped the Continental Army force the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, the Americans had effectively won their independence, though fighting would not formally end until 1783.

Source: History.com

Daniel’s American Revolution Ancestors

Name

 

Service

Relation

Jonathan Bunker, Jr.
(1764 - 1814)

 

Jonathan Bunker, Jr. gravestone

     Jonathan served three years as a Private in Capt. John Drew’s and Cherrys Companies in the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment troops.

5th Great
Granduncle

(maternal)

 

Uriah Howard
(1763 - 1845)

 

Uriah Howard gravestone

     On 20 June 1778, Uriah enlisted in the Army at Douglas, MA with the rank of Private. He served under Capt. Elijah Danforth’s Company, Col. Thomas Nixon’s Regiment. He was discharged 31 December 1779.

4th Great
Granduncle

(maternal)

 

 

 

 

Lemuel Peterson
(1747 - ?)

 

Colonial New Jersey Flag

     Lemuel served as a Privateer from New Jersey.

5th Great
Grandfather

(maternal)

 

 

 

 

Rev. John J. Waldo
(1762 - 1840)

 

Rev. John J. Waldo gravestone

     John served as Private under Capt. Thomas Brown and Co. John Van Rensselaer as a Private out of New York. He received an annual pension of $29.34. Family tradition (speculation) has it that he was captured by the Indians in his youth and was held prisoner by them, during which time he learned the “Indian method” of treating disease, which he later practiced and thus acquired the title of doctor..
     John was also a Baptist minister and moved to Harrison County, Virginia in 1794 or 1796, with his father.

6th Great
Grandfather

(maternal)

 

 

 

 

Samuel Williams, Sr.
(1755 - 1838)

 

NH 2nd Regiment Flag

     Samuel enlisted while a resident of Durham, NH, in 1775, serving as corporal in Captain Cherry’s Company, Colonel George Reid’s 2nd NH Regiment. He was in the battles of Ticonderoga, Saratoga and others, being wounded several times. Samuel was discharged in 1783.

5th Great
Grandfather

(maternal)

Debbie’s American Revolution Ancestors

Name

 

Service

Relation

Ebenezer Dow
(1737 - 1817)

 

Colonial Massachusetts Flag

     Ebenezer served from Massachusetts Bay Colony, under Captain James Smith, and was at Ticonderoga, Crown Point and Fort William Henry, also participating in the capture of Louisburg in 1758, and Quebec in the following year.

5th Great
Grandfather

(maternal)

 

 

 

 

Captain Ezekiel Wells
(1747 - 1818)

 

Capt. Ezekiel Wells gravestone

     Ezekiel enlisted on 7 May 1777 in NH where he served for 8 days as a Private, then 12 months and 22 days at the rank of Sergeant in Chase’s Regiment of Militia, Continental Troops.
     It is unclear where his title "captain" originates, although it is included on his gravestone.

6th Great
Grandfather

(paternal)


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