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anual and Year Book 



OF THE 



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Iowa Soci ety of the 
Sons of the American Revolution 




NATIONAL AND STATE CONSTITUTIONS, HISTORICAL 

MEMORANDA AND SKETCHES OF THE SERVICES 

OF THEIR REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTORS. 



COMPILED BY 

ELBRIDGE DREW HADLEY 
SECRETARY 



DES MOINES, IOWA 
PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 



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HON HENKV ELDERKIN JEWETT KOARDMAN 

FIKpT PRF.SII^EN'T 



CONTENTS 



PAGE 

Officers of the National Society for 1900 4 

Constitution of the National Society 5 

Sketch of the Organization of the State Soc.ety 15 

Officers of the Iowa Society Year by Year 18 

Constitution of the Iowa Society 25 

Chapters and their Officers 30 

Compatriots of the Spanish-American War 31 

List of Members and Records of Ancestors 32 

Memorial Page 165 

Index of Revolutionary Ancestors 166 



NATIONAL SOCIETY 

OF THE 

Sons of the American Revolution 

0FFICERS==i900. 

President General 

Gen. J. C. Breckeuridge, U. S. A. " • 

Vice-Presidents General 

Gen. Thos. M. Anderson, U. S. A. 

Hon. James H. Gilbert Illinois 

Gen. Francis H. Appleton Massachusetts 

Hon. Howard De Haven Ross Delaware 

Hon. E. S. Greeley Connecticut 

Secretary General 

Capt. Samuel Eberly Gross . . 604 Masonic Temple, Chicago, 111. 

Treasurer General 

Mr. Cornelius Amory Pugsley . 12 W. 122 St., New York City 

Registrar General 

Mr. A. Howard Clark, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D. C. 

Historian General 

Gen. Theodore S. Peck Burlington, Vt. 

Chaplain General 

Rev. Ethelbert D. Warfield, D. D Easton, Pa. 



CONSTITUTION 

OF THE 

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE S0N5 OF THE 
AMERICAN REVOLUTION. 



ARTICLE I.— Name. 

The name of this Society shall be "The Sons of the American 
Revolution." 

ARTICLE II.— Objects. 

The objects of this Society shall be to perpetuate the memory of 
the men who by their services or sacrifices during the war of the 
American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American 
people; to unite and promote fellowship among their descendants; 
to inspire them and the community at large with a more profound 
reverence for the principles of the government founded by our fore- 
fathers; to encourage historical research in relation to the American 
Revolution; to acquire and preserve the records of the individual 
services of the patriots of the war, as well as documents, relics and 
landmarks; to mark the scenes of the. Revolution by appropriate 
memorials; to celebrate the anniversaries of the prominent events 
of the war; to foster true patriotism: to maintain and extend the 
institutions of American freedom, and to carry out the purposes ex- 
pressed in the Preamble to the Constitution of our Country, and the 
injunctions of Washington in his Farewell Address to the American 
people. 

ARTICLE III.— Membership. 

Section 1. Any member shall be eligible to membership in this 
Society who, being of the age of twenty-one years or over, and a 
citizen of good repute in the community, is the lineal descendant of 
an ancestor who was at all times unfailing in his loyalty to and 
rendered actual service in the cause of American Independence, either 
as an officer, soldier, sep.man. marine, militiaman or ininvi^'^-rp.pn. In 
the armed forces of the Continental Congress or of any one of the 



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several Colonies or States; or as a signer of the Declaration of 
Independence; or as a member of a Committee of Safety or Corres- 
pondence; or as a member of any Continental, Provincial or Colonial 
Congress or Legislature; or as a civil officer either of one of the 
colonies or states, or of the national government; or as a recognized 
patriot who performed actual service by overt acts of i-esislance to 
the authority of Great Britain. 

Section 2. Applications for membership shall be made to any 
State Society, In duplicate, upon blank forms prescribed by the Gen- 
eral Board of Managers, and shall in each case .set forth the name, 
occupation and residence of the applicant, line of descent, and the 
name, residence and services of his ancestor or ancestors in the 
Revolution, from whom he derives eligibility. The applicant shall 
make oath that the statements of his application are true to the 
best of his knowledge and belief. Upon the approval of an applica- 
tion by the State Society, to which it is made, one copy shall be 
transmitted to the Registrar General of the National Society; who 
shall examine further the eligibilitj- of the applicant. If satisfied 
that the member is not eligible, he shall return the application for 
correction. And in case of such return the State Society shall, on 
failure to satisfy the Registrar General o. the eligibility of such ap- 
plicant, drop his name from membership. 

Section 3. The official designation of the members of the Society 
of the Sons of the American Revolution shall be "Compatriots." 

ARTICLE IV.— National and State Societies. 

Section 1. The National Society shall embrace all the members 
of the State Societies of the Sons of the American Revolution novv 
existing or which may hereafter be established under this Consti- 
tution. 

Section 2. Whenever in any State or Territory in which a State 
Society does not exist, or in which a State Society has become in- 
active or failed for two years to pay its annual dues to the National 
Society, fifteen or more persons duly qualified for membership in 
this Society may associate themselves as a State Society of the Sons 
of the American Revolution, and organize in accordance with this 
Constitution, they may be admitted by the General Board of Man- 
agers to the National Society as "The Society of the Sons 

of the American Revolution," and shall thereafter have exclusive 
local jurisdiction in the State or Territory or in the District in which 
they are organized, subject to the provisions of this Constitution; 
but this provisiou shall nut uc construed so as to c.'-:<jIi'.Je the ad- 
mission of members living in other States. 



Section 3. Each State Society shall judge of the qualifications 
of its members and of those proposed for membership, subject to 
the provisions of this Constitution, and shall regulate all matters 
pertaining to its own affairs. It .shall have authority to establish 
local chapters within its own jurisdiction and to endow the chapters 
with such power as it may deem proper, not inconsistent with this 
Constitution. It shall have authority, after due notice and impartial 
trial, to expel any member who, by conduct unbecoming a gentle- 
man, shall render himself unworthj' to remain a member of the 
Society. 

Section 4. Each State Society shall submit to the Annual Con- 
gres,s of the National Society a report, setting forth by name the 
additions, transfers and deaths, and any other changes in the mem- 
bership and progress of the State Society during the preceding year, 
and make such suggestions as it shall deem proper for the promo- 
tion of the objects of the whole Order. 

Section 5. Whenever a member in good standing in his Society 
changes his residence from the jurisdiction of the State Society of 
which he is a member to that of another, he shall be entitled, if he 
so elects, to a certificate of honorable dismission from his own State 
Society, in order that he may be transferred to the State Society 
to whose jurisdiction he has changed his residence; provided, that his 
membership shall continue in the former until he shall have been 
elected a member of the latter. Each State Society shall, however, 
retain full control of the admission of members by transfer. 

Section 6. Whenever the word "State" occurs in this Constitu- 
tion, it shall be held to include within its meaning the District of 
Columbia anc' the Territories of the United States. 

Section 7. A Society may be formed in any foreign country by 
fifteen or more persons who are eligible to membership imder this 
Constitution, which shall bear the same relation to the National or- 
ganization as the State Society, subject to the provisions of this 
Constitution. 

ARTICLE v.— Officers and Managers. 

Section 1. The General Officers of the National Society shall be 
a President General, five Vice-Presidents General, a Secretary Gen- 
eral, Treasurer General, Registrar General, Historian General and 
Chaplain General, who shall be elected by ballot by a vote of the 
majority of the members present at the- annual meeting of the Con- 
gress of Lue National Society, and shall hold oflice lor one year and 
until their successors are elected; Provided, that the President Gen- 



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eral and five Vice-Presidents General shall not be elected foi' a sec- 
ond term. 

Section 2. The General Officers, together with the Presidents of 
the State Societies ex-officio, shall constitute the General Board of 
Managers of the National Society, which Board shall have authority 
to adopt and promulgate the By-Laws of the National Society, to pre- 
scribe the duties of the General Officers, to provide the seal, to 
designate and make regulations for the issue of the insignia, and 
to transact the general business of the National Society during the 
intervals between the sessions of the Congress. Meetings of the 
General Board may be held, after not less than ten days notice, at 
the call of the President General, or, in case of his absence or in- 
ability, at the call of the Senior Vice-President General, certified 
by the Secretary General. Meetings shall be called at the request of 
seven members. At such meetings seven shall constitute a quorum. 

Section 3. An Executive Committee of seven, of whom the Presi- 
dent General shall be Chairman, may be elected by the Board of 
Managers, which Committee shall, in the interim between the meet- 
ings of the Board transact such business as may be delegated to it 
by the Board of Managers. 

ARTICLE VL— Dues. 

Each State Society shall pay annually to the Treasurer General, 
to defray the expenses of the National Society, twenty-five cents for 
each active member thereof, unless intermitted by the National Con- 
gress, provided that the National Board of ^lanagement may increase 
said dues at any time, not to exceed fifty cents in all, by a two-thirds 
vote, when the necessities of the National Society so demand. All 
such dues shall be paid on or before the first day of April in each 
year for the ensuing year, in order to secure representation in the 
Congress of the National Society. 

ARTICLE VII.— Meetings and Elections. 

Section 1. The annual Congress of the National Society for the 
election of the General Officers and for the transaction of business 
shall be held on the 30th day of April or on the first day of May in 
every year. The time, hour and place of such meeting shall be desig- 
nated by the Board of Managers. 

Section 2. Special meetings of the Congress may be called by the 
President General, and shall be called by him when directed so to 
do by the Boarrl of Mar.a'^ers or whenever reqne^t^d in writine so 
to do by at least five State Societies, on giving thirty days' notice. 



specifying the time and place of such meeting and the business to be 
transacted. 

Section 3. The following shall be members of all such annual or 
special meetings of the Congress, and shall be entitled to vote therein: 

(1) All the officers and the ex-President General of the National 
Society. 

(2) The President and Senior Vice-President of each State So- 
ciety. 

(3) One delegate at large from each State So'jiety. 

(4) One delegate for every fifty members of the Society within 
a State and for a fraction of twenty-five or over. 

Section 4. State Societies shall only be represented at meetings 
of the National Society by members of their own State Society, or by 
members of other State Societies who may be designated by the 
regularly appointed delegates from such State Society who may be 
present at any meeting of the National Society; and that the dele- 
gates representing any State Society, as provided herein, shall be 
authorized to cast the entire vote to which such State Society is 
entitled, each delegate or representative present being authorized to 
cast his proportionate vote, or fraction thereof. 

ARTICLE VIII. — Amendments. 

This Constitution may be altered or amended at any meeting of 
the Congress of the National Society provided that sixty days' notice 
of the proposed alterations or amendments, which shall first have 
been recommended by a State Society, shall be sent by the Secre- 
tary General to the President of each State Society. A vote of 
two -thirds of those present shall be necessary to their adoption. 



BY-LAWS 



OF THE 

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN 

REVOLUTION. 



ARTICLE I.— Election of Officers. 

All nominations of officers shall be made from the floor, and the 
election .shall be by ballot. A majority shall elect. The nomina- 
tions may be acted upon directly, or may be referred to a commit- 
tee to examine and report. 

ARTICLE II.— Officers. 

The duties of the General Officers shall be such as usually ap- 
pertain to their offices, and they shall have such other duties as are 
hereinafter imposed. They shall report at the annual meeting, and 
at such other times as they may be required to do ,so by the General 
Board of Managers. 

ARTICLE III.— President General. 

Section 1. The President General, in addition to his general 
duties, shall be ex-officio chairman of the General Board of Man- 
agers and of the Executive Committee and a member of every other 
committee. 

Section 2. At each annual meeting he shall appoint the follow- 
ing Standing Committees: 

Committee on Auditing. 

" Correspondence, 

" Credentials. 

" Finance, 

" Organization, 

" Unfinished Business. 

The duties of tho ahovo rommittees shall 1)p such as usiially per- 
tain to committees of like character, and such as may be defined by 
the Board of Managers. 



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ARTICLE IV. — Vice-President General. 

Section 1. In the absence of the President General the Senior 
Vice-President General present shall preside at the Annual Meeting. 

Section 2. In the prolonged absence or inability to act of the 
President General, the executive authority shall be vested in the 
Vice-President General first in order of precedence. 

ARTICLE v.— Secretary General. 

The Secretary General, in addition to his general duties, shall 
have charge of .the seal, give due notice of all meetings of the 
National Society or General Board of Managers, of which he shall 
be ex-officio a member. He shall give due notice to all general of- 
ficers and State Societies of all votes, orders and proceedings affect- 
ing or appertaining to their duties. He shall distribute all pamphlet?, 
circulars, rosettes and supplies, as directed by the General Board of 
Managers. 

ARTICLE VI.— Treasurer General. 

Section 1. The Treasurer General shall collect and receive the 
funds and securities of the National Society. He shall deposit the 
same to the credit of the "Sons of American Revolution." and shall 
draw them thence for the use of the National Society, as directed 
by it or by the General Board of Managers, upon the order of the 
President General, countersigned by the Secretary General. His 
accounts shall be audited by a committee to be appointed at the 
Annual Meeting. 

Section 2. He shall, if so required by the General Board of Man- 
agers or the Executive Committee, give bonds for the safe custody 
and application of the funds. 

ARTICLE VII.— Registrar General. 

The Registrar General shall keep a Register of the names and 
dates of the election, resignation or death of all members of the 
several State Societies, and shall have the care and custody of all 
duplicate applications for membership. He shall issue, upon the 
requisition of the Secretary or Registrar of the several ■ State So- 
cieties, certificates of membership and insignia to every member 
entitled thereto, through such Secretary or Registrar. 

ARTICLE VIII.— Historian General. 

The Historian General shall have the custody u. all the historical 
and biographical collection of which the National Society may be- 



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come possessed, and shall catalogue and arrange the same, and shall 
place the same in a fireproof repository for preservation. 

ARTICLE IX. — Chaplain General. 

The Chaplain General shall be a regularly ordained minister, and 
shall open and close all general meetings of the National Society 
with the services usual and proper on such occasions. 

ARTICLE X.— State Societies. 

Every State Society shall — 

(1) Notify the Secretary General of the election and appoint- 
ment of all officers and delegates. 

(2) Pay to the Treasurer General on the first day of March, or 
within sixty days thereafter, the ^um of twenty-five cents for each 
active member thereof. 

(3) Transmit to the Registrar General duplicate applications of 

all accepted members, and notify him of the resignation or death 

of all members thereof. 

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ARTICLE XI. — General Board of Managers. 

Section 1. The General Board of Managers shall prepare and 
carry out plans for promoting the objects and growth of the Society; 
shall generally superintend its interests, and shall execute such other 
duties as shall be committed to it at any meeting of the National 
Society. It shall have charge of the printing of the Diploma and 
the manufacturing of the Insignia, and shall determine the price at 
which the same shall be issued. 

Section 2. It shall have authority to admit or recognize as a 
State Society any association of fourteen or more persons duly 
qualified for membership in the Society. 

Section 3. It shall have power to fill any vacancy occurring 
among the General Officers, and an officer so elected shall act until 
the following annual election and until his successor shall be elected. 

Section 4. It shall nave authority to make, alter and amend the 
By-Laws as hereinafter provided. 

Section 5. The President General may call meetings of the Gen- 
eral Board of Managers at any time he may deem necessary, and 
shall call such meeting upon the written request of any five mem- 
bers thereof, provided that not less than five days' nouce of tiie 
time and place of such meeting shall be given. 



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ARTICLE XII. — Executive Committee. 

The President General may call a meeting of the Executive Com- 
mittee at any time, and shall call such meeting on the written re- 
quest of three members thereof. 

ARTICLE XIII.— Seal. 

The seal of the Society shall be two and three-eighths of an inch 
in diameter, charged 'with the figure oi' a minute-man, grasping a 
musket in his right hand, and surrounded by a constellation of 
thirteen stars, who shall be depicted in the habit of a husbandman 
of the period of the American Revolution, and as in the act of de- 
serting the plough for the service of his country; the whole encircled 
by a band three-eighths of an inch wide, within which shall appear 
the legend, "National Society of the Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion, organized April 30, 1889." 

ARTICLE XIV.— Certificates. 

All members of the Society, wherever admitted, shall be entitled 
to a certificate of membership duly attested by the President Gen- 
eral, Secretary General and Registrar General, countersigned by the 
President, Secretary and Registrar of the State Society to which 
such member shall have been admitted. 

ARTICLE XV.— Insignia. 

The insignia of the Society shall comprise (1) a cross surmounted 
by an eagle in gold, (2) a rosette. 

Section 1. The cross shall be of silver, with four arms, covered 
with white enamel and eight gold points, same size as Chevaliers' 
Cross of the Legion of Honor of France, with a gold medallion in 
the center bearing on the obverse a bust of Washington in profile, 
and on the reverse the figure of a minute-man, surrounded by a 
ribbon enameled blue, with the motto: "Libertas et Patria" on the 
obverse, and the legend "Sons of the American Revolution" on the 
reverse, both in letters of gold. The cross shall be surmounted by 
an eagle in gold, and the whole decoration suspended from a ring 
of gold by a ribbon of deep blue with white and buff edges, and 
may be worn by any member of the Society on ceremonial occa- 
sions only, and shall be carried on the left breast, or at the collar 
if an officer of the National Society, or the President, active or past, 
of a State Society. 

Section 2. The rosette shall be seven-sixteenths of an inch in 



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diameter, of usual pattern, displaying the colors of the Society, blue. 
white and buff, and may be worn by all members at discretion in 
the upper left-hand button-hole of the coat. 

ARTICLE XVI.— Indebtedness. 

No debts shall be contracted on behalf of the National Society. 
Every obligation for the payment of money, except checks drawn 
against deposits, executed in the name or on behalf of the National 
Society shall be null and void. 

ARTICLE XVII.— Amendments. 

These By-Laws may be altered or amended by a vote of three- 
fourths of the members present at any meeting of the General Board 
of Managers, notice thereof having been given at a previous meeting. 



ORGANIZATION OF THE IOWA SOCIETY. 



Public request having been made through the newspaper 
press that all gentlemen in Iowa who were descended from 
soldiers of the Revolution should make themselves known, and 
notice to such as responded having been given by Hon. H. E. 
J. Boardman of jMarshalltovvn, through his efforts a meeting 
preliminary to the organization of a State Society of the Sons 
of the American Revolution was held on the 6th day of July, 
11893, 'ii^ the Horticultural Rooms at the Iowa State Capitol 
Building at Des ]\Ioines, Iowa. 

The meeting was called to order at 10:30 A. M. by Hon. 
H. E. J. Boardman of Marshalltown, who in a brief address 
stated the object of the meeting. Franklin G. Pierce of 
Marshalltown was elected Secretary. 

A committee of three, of which Mr. Boardman should be 
chairman, was directed to be appointed by the chair "to take 
the names of the prospective members, and so far as possible to 
look into their qualifications for membership." 

The chair named as the other members of that committee 
O. W. Munsell of Des Moines and \V. H. H. Asbury of Ot- 
tumwa. 

The following gentlemen were present at this meeting : 
R. D. McGeehon, J. H. Strong, 

Atlantic. Des Aloines. 

O. W. ]Munsell, F. D. Hussey. 

Des Moines. Des Moines. 

L. S. Kilborn, H. E. J. Boardman, 

Marshalltown. Marshalltown. 

T. F. Bradford, F. G. Pierce, 

Marshalltown. Marshalltown. 

W. H. H. Asi)ury, Ottumwa. 
The meeting then adjourned to meet at 2 :oo o'clock P. M. 



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The meeting re-convened at 2 :30 P. M., and the committee 
reported names of thirty-one persons who "have made such 
present or temporary showing as to be eligible to vote and 
take part in the temporary organization." 

The report was adopted. 

The following temporary officers were then elected, viz : 

Hon. H. E. J. Boardman President. 

J. H. Strong Vice President. 

F. G. Pierce Secretary. 

O. W. Munsell Treasurer. 

A committee consisting of J. R. Sage, Peter A. Dey and J. 
H. Keatley was appointed to draft a Constitution and By- 
Laws. 

A committee consisting of the President, Vice President 
and Secretary was appointed to pass upon questions of eligi- 
bility. 

The officers were instructed to prepare a circular stating the 
objects of the Society and the qualifications of members, and 
send several copies to each of the temporary members. 

Adjourned, to meet at the Iowa State Capitol Building at 
10:00 A. ]\I., September 5. 1893. 



At the meeting held at the same place on the 5th day of 
September, 1893, ^^e committee on Credentials reported a 
recommendation for the admission of the following persons 
as members, viz : 

R. D. McGeehon Atlantic. 

Samuel Berry Evans Ottumwa. 

Frank Ashley Millard Burlington. 

W. H. H. Asbury Ottumwa. 

D. C. Mott : What Cheer. 

Iram Allen Sawyer Kcokuk. 

Henry E. J. Boardman Marshalltown. 



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Theoderic F. Bradford Marshalltown. 

Franklin Oilman Pierce Marshalltown. 

Charles E. Boardman Marshalltown. 

Charles H. E. Boardman Marshalltown. 

Orson W. ^Munsell Des Moines. 

Albert Strong Winterset. 

W. P. Hepburn Clarinda. 

Stephen B. Packard Marshalltown. 

W. H. Bremner Marshalltown 

Levi B. Raymond Pf ampton. 

S. Lincoln Kilborn. 

John R. Sage Des ]\Ioines. 

Charles D. Shepard Gilbert Statioa 

Timothy Hunt Grinnell. 

Frank S. Hunt Dubuque. 

Erastus B. Soper Emmetsburg. 

Edward H. Hazen JDes Moines. 

Edmund M. Vittum Grinnell. 

The report was adopted. 

A Constitution was then adopted, and permanent officers 
wpre elected as appears elsewhere, who held office until 
January 15, 1895. 

A vote was passed that all applicants whose cases shall be 
favorably acted upon by February 22, 1894, be considered 
charter members. 

The organization being completed, the meeting adjourned 
sine die. 



THE IOWA SOCIETY 

OF THE 



Sons of the American Revolution 



0FFICERS==5eptember, 1893, to January 15, 1895 

President 

Henry Elderkin Jewett Boardman Marshalltown 

Vice-President 

htvi Beardsley Raymond Hampton 

Secretary 

Franklin Oilman Pierce Marshalltown 

Treasurer 

Erastus Burrovv's Soper Emmetsburg 

Registrar 

Edward Hamlin Hazen Des Moines 

Historian 

Samuel Berry Evans Ottumwa 

Chaplain 

Rev. Edmund March Vittum Grinnell 

Board of Managers 

Charles Dana Shepard Gilbert Stat'n 

Lucien Sedgwick Kilborn Marshalltown 

William Peters Hepburn Clarinda 

John Randall Sage Des Moines 



OFFICERS—January, 1895, to February 19, 1896 

President 

I^evi Beardsley Raymond Hampton 

Vice-President 

Albert Winfield Swalm Oskaloosa 

Secretary 

Charles Henry Earnest Boardman Marshalltown 

Treasurer 

Herman Knapp Ames 

Registrar 

Edward Hamlin Hazen Des Moines 

Historian 

George Washington Wakefield Sioux City 

Chaplain 

Rev. Edmund March Vittum Grinnell 

Board of Managers 

Henry Elderkin Jewett Boardman Marshalltown 

Nathaniel Anson Merrell DeWitt 

Joseph Henry Strong Des Moines 

John Randall Sage Des Moines 

William Peters Hepburn Clarinda 



OFFICERS—February, 1896, to April 19, 1897 

President 

Albert Winfield Swalm Oskaloosa 

Vice-President 

Willie Cutter Wyman Ottumwa 

Secretary 

Charles Henry Earnest Boardman Marshalltown 

Treasurer 

Herman Knapp Ames 

Registrar 

Edward Hamlin Hazen Des Moines 

Historian 

Edward Hamlin Hazen Des Moines 

Chaplain 

Rev. Evarts Kent Victor 

Board of Managers. 

Levi Beardsley Raymond Hampton 

Nathaniel Anson Merrell DeWitt 

Damon Noble Sprague Wapello 

Eugene Secor Forest City 

George Washington Wakefield Sioux City 

Francis Hanmer Loring Oskaloosa 



OFFICERS— April, 1897, to April ip, I898 



President 

William Henry Wheeler Des Moines 

Vice-President 

Willie Cutter Wyman Ottumwa 

Secretary 

Charles Henry Earnest Boardman Marshalltown 

Treasurer 

Herman Knapp Ames 

Registrar 

Edward Hamlin Hazen Des Moines 

Historian 

Edward Hamlin Hazen Des Moines 

Chaplain 
Rev. Ira B. Ryan Leon 

Board of Managers 

George Herbert Richardson Belmond 

Eugene Secor • • Forest City 

Damon Noble Sprague Wapello 

Charles Dana Shepard Gilbert Station 

Morris William Blair Kossuth 

Abraham V. Hoagland Keokuk 



OFFICERS — April, 1898, to April 19, 1899 

President 

George Herbert Richardson Belmond 

Vice-President 

John Randall Sage Des Moines 

Secretary 

Edward RidgA?v'ay Hutchins Des Moines 

Treasurer 

Willard Secor Forest City 

Registrar 

Edward Hamlin Hazen Des Moines 

Historian 

Edward Hamlin Hazen Des Moines 

Chaplain 
Rev. Edmund March Vittum Grinnell 

Board of Managers 

William Henry Baily Des Moines 

Joseph Henry Strong Des Moines 

Francis Hanmer Loring Waterloo 

William Henry Wheeler Des Moines 

Elliott S. Miller Des Moines 



OFFICERS— April, 1899, to February 21, 1900 

President 

Francis Hanmer Loring Waterloo 

First Vice-President 

William Henry Baily Des Moines 

Second Vice-President 

Herman Knapp Ames 

Secretary 

Elbridge Drew Hadley Des Moines 

Treasurer 

Willard Secor Forest City 

Registrar-Historian 

Edward Hamlin Hazen Des Moines 

Chaplain 
Rev. Ezra Butler Newcomb Keokuk 

Board of Managers 

Henry Harrison Rood Mt. Vernon 

lyyman William White Woodbine 

James Walker Logan Waterloo 

Henry Brown Hawley Des Moines 



OFFICERS— ipoo 

President 

Hon. Damon Noble Sprague Wapelto 

First Vice-President 

Hon. William Henry Baily Des Moines 

Second Vice-President 
Morris William Blair, Esq Kossuth 

Treasurer 

Wilbrd Secor, Esq Forest City 

Secretary 

Capl. Elbridge Drew Hadley Des Moines 

Assistant Secretary 

Frederick Alvin Durham, Esq Des Moines 

Registrar-Historian 

Dr. Edward Hamlin Hazen Des Moines 

Chaplain 
Rev. James Balloch Chase Ocheyedan 

Additional Managers 

Col. Henry Harrison Rood Mr. Vernon 

Lyman William White, Esq Woodbine 

James Walker Logan, Esq Waterloo 

Hon. Alvin Jasper McCrary Keokuk 

Representatives 

DELEGATE-AT-LARGE 
Henry Brown Hawley, Esq Des Moines 

DELEGATE 
Lyman William White, Esq Woodbine 

Executive Committee 
Damon Noble Sprague, President, Ex-Officio. 

William Henry Baily, First Vice-President. 
Elbridge Drew Hadley, Secretary. 



CONSTITUTION. 



ARTICLE I.— Name. 

The name of this Society .shall be "The Iowa Society of the Sons 
of the American Revolution." 

ARTICLE II.— National Society. 

This Society shall be a part of the National Society of the Sons 
of the American Revolution. It recognizes all State Societies of Sons 
of the American Revolution as co-equal and their members as our 
compatriots, entitled to receive such information, assistance and fra- 
ternal consideration as may best promote the objects of the Society. 

ARTICLE III.— Objects. 

The objects of this Society shall be to perpetuate the memory 
of the men, who by their services or sacrifices during the war of the 
American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American 
people; to unite and promote fellowship among their descendants; 
to inspire them and the community at large with a more profound 
reverence for the principles of the government founded by our fore- 
fathers; to encourage historical research in relation to the Ameri- 
can Revolution; to acquire and preserve the records of the individual 
services of the patriots of the war, as well as documents, relics 
and land-marks; to mark the scenes of the Revolution by appropri- 
ate memorials; to celebrate the anniversaries of the prominent 
events of the war; to faster true patriotism; to maintain and extend 
the institutions of American freedom; and to carry out the pur- 
poses expressed in the Preamble to the Constitution of our country 
and the injunctions of Washington in his farewell address to the 
American people. 

ARTICLE IV.— Membership. 

Section 1. Any man shall be eligible to membership in this So- 
ciety, who, being a resident of the State of Iowa, of the age of 
twenty-one years or over, and a citizen of good repute in the com- 
munity, is the lineal descendant of an ancestor, who was; at all times 
unfailing in his loyalty to, and rendered actual service in the cause 



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of American independence, either as an officer, soldier, seaman, ma- 
rine, militiaman or minute-man, in tlie armed forces of the Conti- 
nental Congress, or of any one of the several Colonies or States; or 
as a signer of the Declaration of Independence; or as a member 
of a Committee of Safety or Correspondence; or as a member of any 
Continental, Provincial or Colonial Congress or Legislature; or as a 
civil officer, either of one of the Colonies or States or of the Na- 
tional government; or as a recognized patriot who performed actual 
service by overt acts of resistance to the authority of Great Britain. 

Section 2. Applications for membership shall be made to this 
Society in duplicate, upon blank forms, prescribed, and shall in 
each case set forth the name, occupation and residence of the ap- 
plicant, his line of descent, and the name, residence and services 
of his ancestors or ancestor in the Revolution, from, whom he derives 
eligibility. The applicant shall make oath that the statements of 
his application are true, to the best of his knowledge and belief. 
Upon the approval of the application by the Board of Managers of 
this Society, one copy shall be transmitted to the Registrar Gen- 
eral of the National Society, who shall examine further the eligibility 
of the applicant. If satisfied that the member is not eligible, he 
will return the application for correction. No membership shall be 
ultimately valid unless eligibility be approved by the Registrar Gen- 
eral of the National Society. 

Section 3. Any member may become a life member by payment 
of fifty dollars into the treasury in commutation of annual dues. 

ARTICLE v.— Officers. 

The officers of this Society shall be a President, a First and a 
Second Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Registrar-Historian, 
Chaplain and a Board of Managers eleven in number, including the 
officers first named. Said officers shall be elected by ballot, at each 
annual meeting, by a vote of a majority of the members present in 
person or by written proxy from absent members, witnessed by 
two witnesses, and shall hold office until the next annual meeting 
and until their successors shall be elected. The President shall not 
be eligible as his own successor. An Executive Committee of three, 
of whom the President shall be the Chairman, may at any meeting 
of the Board of Managers be chosen from their number, which com- 
mittee shall, in the interim between the meetings of the Board, trans- 
act such business as may be delegated to it by the Board of Man- 
agers. At the annual rr.'^ptin??'. one deleeate at Inrre. ani sur^h ofhf^r 
delegates as the National Constitution authorizes, shall be elected 
to attend the Annual Congress and meetings of the National Society. 



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ARTICLE VI. — Powers and Duties of Officers. 

The powers and duties of officers shall be such as usually pertain 
to such offices, except as modified or prescribed by the Board of Man- 
agers, or prescribed in the By-Laws. The Secretary may, with the 
approval of the Board of Managers or Executive Committee, appoint 
a compatriot to serve as Assistant Secretary during his own pleas- 
ure. The Board of Managers shall have power to fill vacancies oc- 
curring during vacation, the person so appointed to hold till the next 
annual meeting. Said Board shall have general supervision of the 
affairs oi the Society, may authorize local chapters and may dele- 
gate any of the powers to the Executive Committee, except that of 
amending this Constitution, and may make By-Laws for the govern- 
ment of the Society. 

The Registrar-Historian shall receive the applications, examine 
them, report to the Board of Managers or Executive Committee, who 
shall thereupon admit or deny the applicants. 

The Treasurer shall keep open books of account, give bond for 
the faithful performance of his duties, which bond, when endorsed 
and approved by the Board of Managers or President, shall be placed 
in the custody of the Secretary. 

The Board of Managers shall provide a book as a family record 
and the Registrar-Historian shall enter therein the name of each 
member and the family line from the ancestor; also the names, date 
and place of birth of the member's wife and children with their 
places of residence and such other historical particulars as may be 
necessary for record reference for future generations. 

ARTICLE VII.— Meetings and Elections. 

The annual meeting of the Society for the election of officers and 
the transaction of business shall be held in Des Moines at such time 
as the Board of Managers shall decide, and a notice of such meet- 
ing shall be mailed to each member at least thirty days before the 
date of meeting. The Board of Managers or Executive Committee 
shall provide a room for such meeting. 

Special meetings of the Society may be called by the President, 
and shall be called by him when directed so to do by L^e Board of 
Managers, or whenever requested by written request of ten mem- 
bers. Thirty days' notice of such meeting shall be given as above 
provided. 

The Board of Managers shall meet at the call of the President, 
and the Presidtnt shall call a meeting of the Board on the written 
request of five members of the Board. 



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ARTICLE VIII.— Fees and Dues. 

The initiation fee shall be three dollars, payable in advance with 
application. The annual dues shall be two dollars, and become due 
on the first day of February in each year. Any person joining shall 
pay one year's dues in advance with application. A member joining 
in the months of December or January and paying a year's dues in 
advance shall be credited with one year's dues from the first day of 
February next after applying. 

The Treasurer shall pay from the treasury to the National Society 
the fee required by that society for each active member. The re- 
ceipts each year constituting the annual resources o:' the society shall 
be devoted by the Board of Managers, to the payment of annual dues 
to the National Society, current expenses and publication of circulars 
and other documents, also to the payment of such special expenses 
as may be authorized by the Executive Committee or a majority of 
the Board of Managers. 

A member who shall remain in arrears two months for any dues 
to the Society, may, after ten days' notice by mail, be dropped from 
the rolls by the Board of Managers. 

ARTICLE IX— Quorum and Rules. 

Eleven members of the Society shall constitute a quorum at any 
annual or general meeting. 

Six members of the Board of Managers shall constitute a quorum 
of that Board and two members of the Executive Committee shall 
constitute a quorum of said committee. 

Parliamentary rules compiled by L. S. Gushing shall be authority 
in all meetings. 

ARTICLE X. — Amendments. 

This constitution may be amended by a vote of two-thirds of the 
members present at any annual meeting or by the unanimous vote of 
the Board of Managers at any of its meetings after giving thirty 
days' notice by mail to each member of such intended amendment. 

ARTICLE XI.— Seal. 

The seal of this Society shall be the same as that of the National 
Society with the exception that it shall bear the legend "Iowa State 

Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, iji^v.nl/J^d Septem- 
ber 5th, 1893," in place of tho legend, "National Society." 



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ARTICLE XII.— Insignia. 

The insignia shall be the same as that of the National Society. 
namely: A silver cross of four arms and eight points, same size as 
the Chevaliers' cross of the Legion of Honor of France, arms enam- 
eled white, in the center a gold medallion bearing the bust of General 
George Washington in profile, surrounded by ribbon in blue enamel, 
bearing the legend "Libertas et Patria;"' encircling the medallion and 
midway between it and the points of the cross, a laurel wreath in 
green enamel. Reverse same as the obverse, except that the medal- 
lion bears the figure of a Continental soldier, and that the blue enam- 
eled ribbon bears the title "Sons of the American Revolution." The 
whole is surrounded by an eagle of gold or silver and is suspended 
from a biue and white ribbon. A .smaller badge, the same as the fore- 
going in every respect except that it is only one-half the diameter of 
the large one, and a blue and white rosette or button seven-sixteenths 
of an inch in, diameter. 



CHAPTERS 



LEXINGTON CHAPTER — KEOKUK. 

OFFICERS. 

Capt. Iram Allen Sawyer President 

Hon. Alvin Jasper McCrary Vice-President 

Rkv. Ezra Butler Newcomb .... Secretary and Treasurer 



WOODBURY CHAPTER -SIOUX CITY. 
OFFICERS. 

Judge George Washington Wakefield President 

John Church Gushing Hoskins, Esq. .... Vice-President 
Lancelot Minor Kean, Esq Secretary 



OTTUMWA CHAPTER — OTTUMWA. 
OFFICERS. 

Joseph Henry Merrill President 

Frank Benjamin Clark Vice-President 

George Francis Trotter Secretary 

John Byron Dennis 

Frank Simonds \- Executive Committee 

Leo Eugene Stevens. ...... 



BEN FRANKLIN CHAPTER —DES MOINES. 
OFFICERS. 

Elbridge Drew Hadley President 

Henry Brown Hawley Vice-President 

Edward Hamlin Hazen Secretary and Treasurer 



riEDAL LIST 



5PANI5H=AMERICAN WAR 

Sumner Tyler Bisbee, Captain Fiftieth Iowa Infantry. 

Edwin H. Brown, First Lieutenant Fifty-second Iowa Infantry. 

Harry John Button, Private Fifty-first Iowa Infantrj'. 

Edward Ridgeway Hutchins, Captain and Assistant Com- 
missary, United States Volunteers. 

Cyril Ward King, Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, United 
States Volunteers. 

John Campbell Loper, Colonel Fifty-first Iowa Infantry. 

Charles Mayo Loring, First Sergeant, Fifth Battery, Iowa 
Light Artillery. 

Alexander Lewis Sortor, Jr., Captain Fifty-second Iowa 
Infantry. 

Chester Butler Worthington, Captain and Assistant Quar- 
termaster, United States Volunteers. 

Kmory Chapman Worthington, Captain Fifty-first Iowa 
Infantry. 



THE IOWA SOCIETY. 




EMBERS OF THE IOWA SOCIETY of the Sons 

of the American Revolution, alphabetically arranged, 

Y/f, ^;j^ showing the lineage of each member in the ascending 

[Af'^i^r I line to each Revolutionary ancestor, and also show- 

l^'^v/^^S ing, briefly, the services of each ancestor. 

Example. 

56 ' JOHN QUINCY ADAMS 4756 

Real Estate, Chicago, III. Born June 16, 1848. 
Admitted January 5, 1895. 

Benjamin Stearns Adams Susan Pierce. 

Ephraim Adams Sallie Boutelle. 

EpJiraim Adams Elizabeth Stearns. 

Explanation : The name of the member is in capitals, and 
the name of the Revolutionary ancestor is in italics. Ben- 
jamin Stearns Adams and Susan Pierce are the father and 
mother of the member. John Ouincy Adams. Ephraim 
Adams and Sallie Boutelle are the grandfather and grand- 
mother of the member. Ephraim Adams and Elizabeth 
Stearns are the great-grandfather and great-grandmother of 
the member, and EpJiraim Adams is the ResOiUiionary an- 
cestor. 



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56 JOHN OUIXCY ADAMS 4756 

Real Estate, Chicago, 111. Born June 16, 1848. 
Admitted January 5, 1895. 

Benjamin Stearns Adams Susan Pierce. 

Ephraim Adams Sallie Boutelle. 

EpJirai)ii Adams Elizabeth Stearns. 

EPHRAIM ADAMS 2D served as a private in Capt. 
Heald's Company which marched from New Ipswich on April 
20, 1775, and went to Cambridge on the Lexington alarm; 
served as a private in Capt. Joseph Parker's Company of Col. 
Enoch Hale's Regiment in the Northern Army at Ticonderoga 
in 1776: served as a private in Capt. Edmund Brant's Com- 
pany of Col. Daniel ^Moore's Regiment at Saratoga in 1777; 
served as a private in Capt. Samuel Twitchell's Company of 
Col. Enoch Hale's Regiment in Rhode Island in 1778; all of 
which service was with New Hampshire troops. 

References : Revolutionary Rolls and Archives in the office 
of the Secretary of State of New Hampshire. 



94 CHARLES EARL ADAMS 4794 

Flour Mill, DeLamere. North Dakota. Born May 12, 1844. 
Admitted February 6, 1897. 

Benjamin Stearns Adams Susan Pierce. 

Ephraim Adams Sallie Boutelle. 

EpJiraim Adams Elizabeth Stearns. 

For service of EPHRAIM ADAMS see J. Q. Adams, 
No. s(^- 



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112 FRANK ANDERSON 10462 

Live Stock Dealer, Sioux City. Born March 17, 1856. 
Admitted January 6, 1898. 

Lewis Anderson Catherine Wylie. 

Robert Wylie Elizabeth Brown. 

Oliver Brozvn Abigail Richardson. 

OLIVER BROWN served as a private in Capt. Thach- 
er's Company of Colonel Gardner's Reg-iment <vhich marched 
on the Lexington alarm. April 19, 1775; served as a Ser- 
geant in Captain Chadwick's Company in Colonel Gridley's 
Artillery Regiment in August, 1775: served as Captain — 
Lieutenant in Colonel John Crane's Artillery Regiment from 
January i, 1777, to May 28, 1779, when he resigned, all in the 
Massachusetts troops. 

In his own words written in 1845 • "I stood in front of the 
first cannon fired by the British on the Americans at Lexing- 
ton. June 17th of the same year I was in the engagement at 
Bunker Hill, was with our army on York Island, participated 
in the Battle of Harlem Heights, where I commanded a com- 
pany of thirty men, and two field pieces; lost fifteen of my 
men in killed and wounded ; was in the Battle of White Plains, 
also the Battles of Trenton and Princeton; was stationed at 
Bound Brook ; next at Meed Fort ; was at the Battles of 
Brandywine and ^Monmouth. I served under General Wash- 
ington for four years, by whom I was intrusted with "many 
small adventures. I was a looker-on at the "Boston Tea 
Party." I pulled down the King's statue in New York, a 
leaden one, which was made into bullets." 

References: Archives in the office of the Secretary of the 
Commonwealtli nf ^Massachusetts. Hayden's Biographical 
Sketch of Captain Oliver Brown. Heitman's Register, p. 103. 



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124 ROLLIX VALENTINE ANKENY 10474 

Coroner, Des ]\Ioines. Born ]\Iay 22, 1830. 

Admitted December 8, 1898. 

In the War of 1861 served as Private, Sergeant, First Lieu- 
tenant and Captain of Company B, Forty-sixth Ilhnois Vol- 
unteer Infantry, and as Major and Lieutenant Colonel of same 
regiment ; was Colonel of the One Hundred and Forty-second 
Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was made Brig- 
adier General by brevet at close of war. 

General Joseph Ankeny Susannah Girsel. 

Captain Peter Ankeny — formerly^ ;?^^;rv — 

Rosina Bonnet 

PETER ANGENY or ANKENY was a Captain of the 
Fifth Company of the Militia of Bedford County, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1 78 1, and was in active service on the frontier. 

References : Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Vol. 
14. 

93 FRANZ SIGEL APPELMAN 

Postmaster, Emmetsburg. Born October 11, 1862. 
Admitted February 4, 1897. 

Gustavus Adolphus Appelman 

Prudence Ann Williams. 

Erastus Williams.. Nancy Hewitt. 

William IVilliains.lSlTS. Prudence Stanton Fanning. 
WILLIAM WILLIAMS served as a Lieutenant in Capt. 
Morgan's Company of the Eighth Connecticut Regiment of 
Militia from September 8, 1776, to November 17, 1776, be- 
ing called to North River and New York. He was wounded 
at the Battle of White Plains. October 2S. 1776. in the knee. 
and was incapacitated for further service. 



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The public records of Connecticut show that he was both 
Lieutenant and Captain of the Fourth Company or "train- 
band" of Groton. Connecticut. 

WilHam WilHams was descended from Mayflower stock, 
being fifth in descent from John Alden and Priscilla, the story 
of whose romantic wooing will never die. 

References: Connecticut jNIen in the Revolutionary War. 
Records of W^ar Department. Washington, D. C. Records of 
Probate Office, Groton, Connecticut. 



4 W. H. H. ASBURY 4704 

Real Estate Dealer, Ottumwa. Born April 4, 1841. 

Admitted September 5, 1893. 

In the War of the Rebellion, enlisted in Compan}- K, Sec- 
ond Iowa Infantry in April, 1861, under President Lincoln's 
first call for 75,000 troops to serve for three months, but was 
rejected. Again enlisted xA-Ugust 17, 1861, in Company E, 
Third Iowa Cavalry, in which he served as Fourth Sergeant 
until October 7, 1862. when he was discharged for disability. 

Benjamin Asbury Polly Porter. 

Joseph Asbury Hannah Talbott. 

Also: 

Benjamin Asbury Polly Porter. 

Thomas Porter Polly Oder. 

Robert Porter Elizabeth Reed. 

JOSEPH ASBURY was a cavalry soldier in the Virginia 
Continental line, and was paid April 29, 1785, 33 pounds and 
15 shillings under an Act of the Assembly of November, 1781, 
as the record shows. Tradition in the family relates that he 
enli-ted in 1776 at the age of 16 vears, and ?er'-ed continu- 
ously for five years, being in all the battles fought by General 



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Washington from Trenton, December 26, 1776, to Yorktown, 
October, 1781, having been badly wounded, suffered at VaUey 
Forge, and wintered at ^lorristown. 

ROBERT PORTER served seven years as a private and 
Sergeant in Capt. John Finley's Company of Col. Broadhead's 
Regiment of Pennsylvania troops. He was in numerous en- 
gagements with the British soldiers and Indians in the Revo- 
lutionary War, and was dangerously wounded, and for sev- 
eral years before his death, in 1825, drew a pension. 

References : Records of the Bureau of Pensions, Depart- 
ment of the Interior, Washington, D. C. Revolutionary Pay 
Rolls in the office of the Auditor of Public Accounts, at Rich- 
mond, Virginia. 



152 JAMES EDWIN AYRES 13052 

Merchandise Broker, Sioux City. Born July 22, 1844, at 
Andover, Illinois. 

Admitted March 22, 1900. 

William A. Ayres Almira S. Piatt. 

William Ayres x\nn Greenly. 

Ebenezer Ayres Thankful Lockwood. 

Jonathan Ayres Deborah Scofield. 

JONATHAN AYRES served as a Corporal from June 18, 
1779, to July 17, 1779. in Captain Ruben Scofield's Company, 
Col. John Mead's Regiment, Connecticut state troops. 

References: Connecticut men in the W'ar of the Revolu- 
tion, p. 554. 



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ii6 WILLIAM HENRY BAILY 10466 

Lawyer, Des ^loines. Born April 5, 1850. 
Admitted Alarch 24. 1898. 

Presley Gregg Baily Harriet Carlina Clark. 

Samuel Clark Sebrah Cole. 

Norman Clark Elizabeth Gleason. 

IViUiam Clark ^Mar}^ IMarean. 

Also: 

Presley Gregg Baily Harriet Carlina Clark. 

Samuel Clark Sebrah Cole. 

Norman Clark Elizabeth Gleason. 

Micajah Gleason Plannah Drury. 

WILLIAM CLARK of Newton, Massachusetts, joined the 
Continental forces ; served as a private in Capt. Amariah Ful- 
ler's Company of minute men.which marched on the Lexington 
alarpi of \|jril 19, 1775. to headquarters at Cambridge; re- 
ported as belonging to the alarm list; also was in the battle 
of Bunker Hill. 

NORMAN CLARK of Princeton, Massachusetts; served 
in the Old Frencli War at the age of 17: served as a private in 
Capt. Boaz jMoore's Company of Col. Ephraim Doolittle's 
Regiment, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from 
Princeton; took part in the building of Crown Point Fort; was 
severely wounded in the Battle of Harlem Heights ; served as 
a private in Capt. James Mirick's Company under Lieut. Col. 
Ephraim Sawyer, Jr., of Col. Josiah Whitney's Regiment from 
October 2 to October iS, 1777, and marched to reinforce Gen. 
Gates at Saratoga, where he was in command of his company 
at the surrender of Burgoyne; he also served as First Lieu- 
tenant in Capt. Ephriam HartwelTs (Twelfth) Company of 
Col. Josiah Whitney's T Second W^orcester Cf^nipanv) Regi- 
ment, Massachusetts Militia, commissioned June 17, 1779. 



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MICAJAH GLEASON of Farmingham, JNIassachusetts, 
was Captain of a company of minute men, which marched to 
Concord on the alarm of April 19, 1775; was Captain of Third 
Company of Lieutenant Col. Thomas Nixon's Fourth Regi- 
ment, Ma,ssachusetts ^Militia; he served as Captain until the 
battle of White Plains, where he died on the battle field ; part 
of his service was in Col. John Nixon's Regiment. His com- 
mission is in possession of George Stone of Hubbardston, 
Massachusetts. 

Authorities: Record of the descendants of Hugh Clark of 
Watertown by John Clark of Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 33, 
56. Revolutionary War Archives of Massachusetts. Vol. 12, 
p. 105, Vol. 21, pp. 119, 122, Vol. 28, p. 52. Massachusetts 
Soldiers and Sailors in Revolutionary War. Vol. 3, pp. 563, 
585, Vol. 4, p. 986. Barry's History of Farmingham. Pri- 
vate papers and records. 

158 EUGENE SILAS BAKER 13058 

Manufacturer Proprietary Medicines, Keokuk. Born Octo- 
ber 29, 185T. 

Admitted September 21, 1900. 

Silas F. Baker Weltha G. Buell. 

Nathaniel Baker ^ 

Thomas Baker 

THOMAS BAKER was a private in Capt. Hugh McClen- 
nen's (iMcClellen's) Company of Col. Samuel Williams Regi- 
ment, which marched on the Lexington alarm, April 20, 1775 
from Colraine and Shelburne, ^Massachusetts, and served ten 
days; served in Capt. Robert Oliver's Company, of Col. Doolit- 
tle's Regiment as appears upon pay roll dated Charlestown, June 
-7' '^77S^ ^^■'^ '^''^-'^ rep-^rtcd on the Lexin,f7ton Alarm Roll ns 
above, having enlisted into the army ]\Iay i, 1775, and by 



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muster roll preserved, appears to have served as a private 
in the same company and regiment from May i. 1775 to Aug- 
ust I, 1775, three months and eight days; was borne on the 
company return of said company dated W'inter Hill, (near 
Boston) October, 6, 1775, and appears from the records to 
have been in the service as late as December 23, 1775,, in the 
same company. 

References : Records in the office of the Secretary of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, IMassachusetts. 
Year Book of Wisconsin Society S. A. R. of 1896, p. 43. 

125 GEORGE LY^IAN BALDWIN 10475 

Accountant, Sioux City. Born December i, 1S60. 
Admitted December 13. 1898. 

Horace Fitch Baldwin Harriet Eliza Hine. 

William Baldwin Julia Trafford. 

Henry Baldzvin Jane Shipman. 

Also : 

Horace Fitch Baldwin Harriet Eliza Hine. 

Alvin Hine Julia Cowles. 

Job Cowles Mary (Polly) Walker. 

Joseph Walker Elizabeth Martin. 

HENRY BALDWIN enlisted as a private in Capt Ed- 
ward Shipman's Company (Sixth) in the Regiment (Sev- 
enth) of Col. Charles W^ebb, Connecticut troops, July nth, 
and was discharged December 18, 1775; which regiment after 
serving along Long Island Sound until September 14, joined 
General Sullivan's Brigade in the seige of Boston, and was 
there stationed at Winter Hill. 

He re-enlisted in Capt. Elisha Ely's Company in Col. 
William Dougla'^s' Regiment (Sixth) Connecticut line, forma- 
tion of 1 777- 1 78 1, and was discharged January i, 1779. This 



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regiment wintered i/j'j-ij'/'S> at West Point, and assisted 
in constructing jMeig's Redoubt and others ; encamped in sum- 
mer of 1778 at White Plains, and wintered 1 778-1 779 at Red- 
ding, Connecticut. 

He was a Revolutionary pensioner. 

JOSEPH WALKER of Stratford, Connecticut, was com- 
missioned as Lieutenant January i, 1777, in Col. S. B. Webb's 
Additional Regiment of Connecticut troops ; was promoted 
to be Captain August 22, 1777; December 15. 17S0, was ap- 
pointed aid-de-camp to Maj. Gen. Parsons, with rank of ]\Iajor. 
On retirement of Gen. Parsons in April, 1782, he returned to 
his regiment, which in the formation of 1 781-1783 became the 
Third of the line under Col. S. B. Webb, and retained the same 
number after the consolidation with the Fourth in January, 
1783. In 1782 Capt. Walker served as Brigade Major of 
the First Connecticut Brigade, and was discharged at the dis- 
bandment of the army in June, 1783. 

He was an original member of the Connecticut Society of 
the Cincinnati at its formation in 1783, and aftei^rwards was 
Major General of the Connecticut >Milit''a. He died August 12, 
iSio. 

References: Connecticut ]Men in the Revolution, pp. 142, 
246, 312, 332, 362, 374, 82, 208, 632. Baldwin Genealogy, 
Cleveland, Ohio, 1881, p. 494. 

41 WESLEY JOHNSON Bx\NKS 4741 

Retired farmer, Centerville. Born July 28, 1825. 
Admitted July 26, 1897. 

William Banks Elizabeth Brown. 

Linn Banks Eleanor Proctor. 

Also: 

IVilliam Banks Elizabeth Brown. 

William Brown Marv Gaines. 



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WILLIAM BANKS enlisted in Amherst County, Vir- 
ginia and served six months as a Sergeant in the Virginia 
troops, a part of the time under Capt. Pompliii and Col. Rich- 
ardson, in Baron Steuben's command. 

LINN BANKS and WILLIAM BROWN were in Wash- 
ington's army . 

References: Records of Pension Bureau, Department of 
the Interior, Washington, D. C. 

60 FRANK F. BATES 4760 

Lawyer, Odebolt. Born July 24, 1873. 
Admitted April 3, 1895. 

Orrin B. Bates Susannah Lincoln Richards. 

Dr. Jacob Richards Elizabeth Gardner Wolcott. 

Jacob Richards Lydia Colson. 

Nathaniel Richards. . . . Deborah Blanchard. 

Also : 

Orrin B. Bates Susannah Lincoln Richards. 

Dr. Jacob Richards .... Elizabeth Gardner Wolcott. 
Jacob Richards. . .^ Lydia Colson. 

Josiah Colson Leah Beals. 

Also: 

Orrin B. Bates Susannah Lincoln Richards. 

Dr. Jacob Richards .... Elizabeth Gardner Wolcott. 
Rev. Calvin Wolcott . . . Sarah Gardner. 

Samuel Gardner Sarah Upton. 

William Upton Sarah Herrick. 

NATHANIEL RICHARDS served as a private in Capt. 
Nash's Company, of Col. Lovell's Regiment, Massachusetts 
troops in Coniincntal /vrmy. ]\Iarch, 1776, and was present 
at the taking and fortif}nng of Dorchester Heights; per- 



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formed duty at Hull, ^Massachusetts, in August, 1777, in the 
same company. 

JOSIAH COLSON was a Lieutenant in the company of 
Capt. Xash above named, and served on Dorchester Heights. 

WILLIAM UPTOX marched as a private from Reading, 
Massachusetts, on the Lexington alarm, and took part in the 
fighting of April 19, 1775, as a private in Capt. John Flint's 
.Company of Col. David Green's Regiment; April 21. 1775, he 
was a member of Capt. Amos Upton's Companv; ]May 15, 
1775, and afterwards he was a member of Capt. Flint's Com- 
pany of Col. Baldwin's Regiment, Massachusetts troops. 

References: Revolutionary Rolls, Vol. 21, p. 166 and fur- 
ther as to Richards; same volume, pp. 1 31-166 as to Col- 
son; Lexington Alarm Rolls. Vol. 12, p. 66 as to Upton. 
Revolutionary War Archives in office of Secretary of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

59 ALFRED ALLEN BENNETT 4759 

College Professor, Ames. Born November 30, 1850. 
Admitted April 3, 1895. 

Rhodolphus D. Bennett Mary W'oodward. 

Thomas Bennett .Anna Shattuck. 

J oh Shattuck Sarah Hartwell. 

JOB SHATTUCK served as a Lieutenant of Capt. Jonah 
Sartell's Company, which marched on the Lexington alarm of 
April 19. 1775 from Groton to Cambridge, sixteen days; 
served as a Lieutenant of Capt. Henry Haskell's Company of 
Col. Prescott's Regiment, according to a pay roll made in camp 
at Cambridge, Januar}^ 13. 1776; was Captain in the Massachu- 
setts Militia accepted by the Council .February 12, 1776 from 
Groton and oilier towns to serve until April i. 1776: v.^as ap- 
pointed July I, 1776, Captain in Col. Jonathan Reed's Regi- 



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ment of ]Massachiisetts troops; marched with his company 
to Saratoga as appears on a pay roll of January 26, 1777; was 
commissioned Captain, in ^lassaclmsetts Militia, of Sixth 
Company of Col. Reed's Regiment, July 16, 1779. 

Family history says he was in the battles of Lexington 
and Concord, April 19, 1775, and was in the campaign against 
Burgoyne in 1777 and remained in the service until the close 
of the war. 

References : The Shattuck book of Genealogy. Records 
in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Mass- 
achusetts. 

126 CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER BERRY 12101 

Attorney at law, Casey. Born June 6, 1838. 
Amitted January 10, 1899. 

George Berry Isabel Givin. 

John Berry Jane Givin. 

JOHN BERRY served as an enlisted man in Capt. Briggs' 
Company in the Virginia line and was in actual service at 
Fort Pitt. 

References : Records of the Land Office of the State of 
Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. 

70 SUMNER TYLER BISJ3EE 4770 

City Clerk, Keokuk. Born October 4, 1866. 

Admitted February 12, 1896. 

In Spanish-American war, served as Captain of Company 
A, Fiftieth Iowa Volunteer Infantry from April 26, to No- 
vember 30, 1898. 

John ^I. Bisbee Abbie Sumner Tyler. 

xA.lexander Sumner Tyler. . Frances Gathering Robson. 

Parker Tyler Rebecca Johnson. 

Abraham Tyler 



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ABRAHAM TYLER served as First Sergeant in Capt. 
John Cushing's Company of Col. Samuel Johnson's Regiment 
of Massachusetts troops, which marched from Boxford on 
the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775, to Lexington, and took 
part in the pursuit of the British toward Boston and took po- 
sition in the lines of the patriot forces at Cambridge, serving 
five days. 

In 1776 he was one of the twenty-five soldiers from Box- 
ford, stationed at Roxbury and Winter Hill near Cambridge. 
He was with nine other soldiers from his town, at New York 
for two months under General \Yashington. 

References: Massachusetts Archives Lexington Alarm. 
Vol. 2, p. 259. History of Boxford, Massachusetts. 1650 to 
1880. 

100 GEORGE WELTON BISSELL 4800 

College Professor, Ames. Born July 14, 1866. 
Admitted March 29, 1897. 

George Edward Bissell . . Mary Elizabeth Welton. 

George W. Welton :\Lary A. Graham. 

Richard F. Welton Anna Porter. 

John Welton Dorcas Hickox. 

JOHN WELTON was, on the 17th day of November, 
1774, appointed on a committee by the town of Waterbury, 
Connecticut, to see that the resolutions adopted by the meet- 
ing to adhere to and steadily abide by the association entered 
into by the Continental Congress shall be carried into execu- 
tion; January 12. 1775, on a committee to receive donations 
for the relief of Boston; in 1777, on a committee to care for 
families of soldiers; in June, 1781, appointed agent to hire 
soldiers for the Continental Army; in July, 178;, on a com- 
mittee to divide the towm into classes for better obtaining 



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soldiers; in 1783, delegate to a convention at Middletown to 
obtain redress of grievances relating to half-pay of officers; 
member of Legislature for fifteen sessions, beginning in 1784, 
and member of convention in Connecticut to ratify Constitu- 
tion of the United States in 1778. and voted for it. 
References: History of Waterbury, Connecticut. 

I ~ HENRY ELDERKIN JEWETT BOARDMAN 4701 

Attorney, Marshalltown. Born Danville, Vermont, 1828. 
Died April 14, 1899. 

Admitted September 5, 1893. 
First President of this Society. 

Rev. Elderkin J. Boardman. Ann Gookin. 

Dr. Nathaniel Boardman . . . . Philomela Huntington. 

Gen. Jabez Huntington Judith Elderkin. 

Col. Jedediah Elderkin Anna Wood. 

Also: 
Rev. Elderkin J. Boardman. Ann Gookin. 
Dr. Nathaniel Boardman. . . .Philomela Huntington. 
Capt. Nathaniel Boardman. . Esther Carver. 

Uieiit. Samuel Carver Esther . 

DR. NATHANIEL BOARDMAN, JR., served in Capt. 
Timothy Bush's Company of Col. Peter Olcott's Regiment of 
Vermont troops at time of invasion of Royalton, Vermont, in 
October, 1780. 

JABEZ HUNTINGTON was one of the two Major Gen- 
erals of Connecticut troops in 1776, and sole Major General 
in 1777. He was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati; 
a resident of Windham, Connecticut. His father, Jabez Hunt- 
ington, was for several years speaker of the Colonial Assem- 
bly of Connecticut, and a member of the Council of Safety. 

JEDEDIAH ELDERKIN was Colonel of liie Fifth Regi- 
ment in the general organization of the army in 1775. serving 



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about two years; was a lawyer by profession and a resident 
of Windham. 

NATHANIEL BOARDMAN carried supplies from the 
Connecticut River to Battenkill for the use of the Northern 
Army in October, 1777, and in August, 1777, with Capt. Tim- 
othy Bush and Lieut. Burton, assisted the people of Strafford 
in their retreat. 

SAMUEL CARVER was a Lieutenant in Capt. Noah 
Phelps' Company of Col. Andrew Ward's Regiment of Con- 
necticut troops, enlisted for one year from May 14, 1776; 
joined General Washington's army near Fort Lee, was in 
battles of White Plains, Trenton and Princeton, and with 
Washington in winter quarters at Morristown; resided at 
Bolton, Connecticut. 

References : Year Book 1890, Connecticut, p. 96. Connec- 
ticut Men in Revolutionary War ; History of Windham, 
Connecticut. Records in office of Adjutant General of Ver- 
mont. 

12 CHARLES EDWARD BOARDMAN 4712 

Lawyer, Marshalltown. Born June 21, 1839. 
Admitted September 5, 1893. Died November 19, 1897. 

Rev. Elderkin J. Boardman. Ann Gookin. 

Dr. Nathaniel Boardman. . . . Philomela Huntington. 

Gen. Jabej Huntington Judith Elderkin. 

Col. Jedcdiah Elderkin Anna Wood. 

Also : 

Rev. Elderkin J. Boardman. Ann Gookin. 

Dr. Nathaniel Boardman .... Philomela Huntington. 

Capt. Nathaniel Boardman . . Esther Carver. 

Lieut. Samuel Carver. . . . . . 

For services of Revolutionary ancestors see H. E. J. Board- 
man — No. I. 



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13 CHARLES HEXRY EARNEST BOARD^IAN 4713 

Lawyer, Marshalltown. Born August 16, 1870. 
Admitted September 5, 1893. 

Charles Edward Boardman (No. 12) 

Emma J. Dean. 

Rev. Elderkin J. Boardman. Ann Gookin. 

Dr. Nathaniel Boardman .... Philomela Huntington. 

Gen. Jahc: Huntington Tuditli Elderkin. 

Col. Jcdediah Elderkin Anna Wood. 

Also: 

Rev. Elderkin J. Boardman. Ann Gookin. 
Dr. Nathaniel Boardman .... Philomela Huntington. 
Capt. Nathaniel Boardman . . Esther Carver. 
Lieut. Samuel Carver 

For services of Revolutionary ancestors see H. E. J. Board- 
man — No. I. 



25 - SAMUEL THOMPSON BUELL 4725 

Merchant, ]Mechanicsville. Born May 4. 1838. 

Admitted December 26, 1893. 

Was a private in W. Y. W. Ripley's Tenth Company, First 
Regiment, Vermont Volunteers ; entered United States service 
May 8. 1861 ; mustered out August 15, 1861 ; was in the battle 
of Big Bethel, Virginia, June 10, 1861. Enlisted in the Seventh 
Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry. Quartermaster Ser- 
geant from December 5, 1861, to ^ I arch i, 1863. Lieutenant 
Company D from March, 1863, to August, 30, 1864. when he 
was mustered out for c.vpiratiun of term uf icr\Icc. Was 
on detail at General Asboth's headquarters. District of West 



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Florida, Barrancas, Florida, from March 31 to August 6, 
1864, as Acting Assistant Adjutant General. 

Samuel Thompson Buell Jane Briggs. 

Elias Buell, Jr Catherine Thompson. 

Elias Buell Sarah Turner. 

ELIAS BUELL was a Captain in the Lexington alarm 
list from the town of Coventry, Connecticut; was a Major of 
the Third Battalion, Wadworth's Brigade, commissioned June 
20, 1776; was Major in Colonel Ely's State Regiment. June, 
1777; served with the Connecticut Volunteers; also as Com- 
missariat in Putnam and Westchester Counties, New York, in 
the Revolutionary War. 

References : Connecticut Men in the Revolutionary War. 
Appendix to Hollister's History of Connecticut, Vol. 2, p. 628. 

153 EUGENE DA^vION BURBANK 13053 

Educational Publishing, Des Moines. Born September 13, 
1868. 
Admitted March 28, 1900. 

James Charles Burbank Edna Maria Willey. 

Furbush Burbank Sally Shaw. 

Benjamin Burbank .Dorcas Furbush. 

Charles Furbush, Jr Sarah Cary. 

Charles Furbush, Sr Margaret Lovejoy. 

CHARLES FURBUSH, JR., was a Captain in Col. 
Bridge's Regiment, by muster roll dated August i, 1775, en- 
gaged April 25, 1775; service three months, fourteen days; 
joined in petition to the Council dated October 20, 1775, stating 
that he and other officers of the regiment had been in service 
since May, but had received no commissions, and asking that 
they be recommended to General \\'ashington for commis- 
sions in the Continental Army, and it was so ordered. 



50 

Captain Charles Furbush. Jr., and his father, Charles Fur- 
bush, St., were in the French and Indian War in 1756 and 
1757, and the latter died in camp near Lake George. 

Captain Charles Furbush, Jr., commanded a company at 
Bunker Hill, was wounded, and carried from the battlefield. 
He was murdered by a negro slave, named Pomp, February 
II, 1795. 

References: Miss Bailey's Historical Sketches of Andover; 
Genealogy of Burbank. Family, by G. T. Riddon, published at 
Saco, Maine, 1880; p. 204, Vol. 6, Massachusetts Soldiers 
and Sailors in the War of the Revolution. Frothing-ham's 
Siege of Boston, p. 402. 



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79 MORRIS WILLIAM BLAIR 4779 

Farmer, Kossuth. Born June 20, 182^. 
Admitted April 27, 1896. 

David Evans Blair Sarah Job. 

IVilliaui Blair Catherine Evans. 

Alexander Blctir Elizabeth Cochran. 

Also: 

David Evans Blair Sarah Job. 

Morris Job Lydia Bond. 

Archibald Job Margaret Rees. 

Also: 

David Evans Blair Sarah Job. 

Morris Job Lydia Bond. 

Richard Bond Mary Jarman. 

ALEXANDER BLAIR is on the Pennsylvania rolls as a 
private soldier in the Re\olutionary War. from Cumberland 
County, Pennsylvania, having entered at Carlisle in 1778. 

IVILLLD.I BL.IIIZ, when under military age, in ^.jj^, 
served as his father's substitute two months at Bald Eagle and 



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Peiins Valley, Pennsylvania; enlisted for five months in ^lay, 

1779, in Capt. Henry Dougherty's Company and served under 
General Sullivan in his campaign against the British, Tories 
and Indians in Xew York, being permanently disabled at the 
battle of Chemung, notwithstanding which, he enlisted in June, 

1780, in Captain Gilbert McCoy's Rangers and served on the 
frontier until discharged in January, 1781. His grave is at 
Kossuth, Iowa, and is the only completely identified grave of 
a Revolutionary soldier in the state. 

ARCHIBALD JOB, though a "Friend," was so zealous in 
the patriot cause in the Revolution that he was declared "out 
of fellowship" by the '"Monthly ^Meeting" in January, 1777, 
but later became Captain of the "Job Scouting Party" and 
active in the cause of liberty, and is said to have given such 
valuable information to Washington as led the latter to put 
the Brandywine between his army and the British September 9, 
1779. Hs '^^so aided in providing subsistence for Lafayette's 
army in its march through. Maryland in 1781. 

MORRIS JOB was also disowned by Friends' Society for 
activity in the patriot cause and for making gun barrels. After 
Brandywine they were transferred to "Hollingsworth's 
Guard." "Job's Forge" was one of the sources of the supply 
of gun barrels and bayonets for the patriots of the Eastern 
shore. 

In 1782 Morris Job was employed in the Navy Yard at 
Baltimore and later helped build the frigate "Constellation." 

RICHARD BOND was a member of the Maryland House 
of Delegates 1776 to 1795. 

References: Sharpless Genealogy, pp. 530-321-204. Records 
of Nottingham ^Monthly Meeting in Vaults of Park Avenue 
Meeting House, Baltimore. Record and Pension Office, War 
Department, V/a.-hingLun, D. C. W. H. Egle, State Librarian, 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Records of Bureau of Pensions, De- 



52 

partment of Interior, \\'ashington. D. C. Johnson's History of 
Cecil County, pp. 324-344. Col. Ed Wilmers History of the 
Job Family. Ms., p. 9. Votes and Proceedings of the House of 
Delegates of Maryland, June session, 1777. Statement from 
office of Secretary of State of Maryland, August 7, 1891. 

6 THEODERICK FOULKES BRADFORD 4706 

Lawyer, Marshalltown. Born October 17, 1859. 
Admitted September 5, 1S93. 

Theoderick Foulkes Bradford 

]Mary Lucinda Boardman. 

Rev. Elderkin J. Boardman 

Ann Gookin. 

Dr. Nathaniel 5oar(/;/2a«. Philomela Huntington. 

Gen. Jabcz Huntington . . Judith Elderkin. 

Col. Jcdediah Elderkin . . .Anna Wood. 

' Also: 

Rev. Elderkin J. Boardman . . Ann Gookin. 

Dr. Nathaniel Boardman Philomela Huntington. 

Capt. Nathaniel Boardman 

Esther Carver. 

Lieut. Sanihicl Carver. . .Esther . 

For services of Revolutionary ancestors, see H. E. J. Board- 
man — No. I. 

20 WILLIAM HEPBURN BREMNER 4720 

Lawyer, Des ^loines. Born October 24, 1869. 
Admitted September 5, 1893. 

William Bremner Catherine C. Hampton. 

James Hampton Ann Fairfax Catlett. 

Dr. Hanson Catlett .Minerva Lyon. 

MattJicw Lyon }vliss Chittenden. 

Thomas Chittenden 



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MATTHEW LVOX was Lieutenant Colonel in the Ver- 
mont troops in the Revolutionary War. 

THOMAS CHITTENDEN was a member of the conven- 
tion of January i6, 1777, which declared the independence of 
Vermont; a member of the convention which in July, 1777, 
framed the first constitution of Vermont, and was president of 
the Council of Safety invested with all governmental powers; 
was elected Governor under the constitution of 1778 and 
served as such until his death, excepting one year. 

References: Appleton's Cyclopedia of Biography. 

40 EDWIN H. BROWN 4740 

City Editor, Sioux City. Born January 20, 1862. 

Admitted March 7, 1894. 

In Spanish-American War enlisted April 26, mustered ]\Iay 
25, discharged October 30. 1898. Commissioned Lieutenant 
and Battalion Adjutant April 26, 1898, in the Fifty-second 
Iowa United States Volunteer Infantry. 

Comfort Simmons Brown Huldah S. Hopkins. 

William Brown Miss Simmons. 

JonatJian.Bro'ojn Achsa Arnold. 

JONATHAN BROWN was a private soldier in Col. Lap- 
ham's Regiment of the Rhode Island troops in 1776, and was 
in battle of Quebec. Caleb Arnold and Patience, his wife, had 
eight sons and three sons-in-law in the Continental Army, 
among whom was Jonathan Brown, who married Achsa 
Arnold. 

References: Narragansett Register, published April, 1891. 
Spirit of 1776. 

140 JAMES FINLEY CAMP 121 15 

Farmer, La Porte City. Born October 23. 1835. 

Admitted August 31, 1899. 

In the War of 1861, enlisted in August, 1861, as a private 



54 

ill Company A. Fifty-first New York V'oluiiteer Infantry, and 
served in the Ninth Corps under Gen. A. E. Burnsidc. 

Asa Camp Margaret Finley. 

Roswell Camp Sarah Roe. 

Asa Camp Rachel Parker. 

Also: 
Great Grandson of Robert Finley. 

ASA CAMP enHsted in Major Nicholas Fish's Company 
of Colonel Philip Cortlandt's Regiment of New York troops, 
March 5, 1778, and served until February 8, 1779, as a pri- 
vate; served as a Corporal in Capt. Jonathan Titus' Company in 
the Fourteenth New York Regiment, Col. Frederick Wiessen- 
fels. from July 10 to December 15. 1780; served as a Sergeant 
in Capt. Lathrop Allen's Company of Col. John Harper's 
Regiment. 

ROBERT FINLEY served as a private in Capt. John N. 
Cummings" Compau}' of the Second New Jersey Regiment un- 
der, at various times, Col. Israel Shrove. Col. Elias Dayton, 
Lieut. Col. F. Barber and John N. Cummings, in the Revolu- 
tionary War. 

References: Records in Recora and Pension Office, War 
Department, Washington, D. C. 

157 WARD GOODRICH CASE 1305 

Grain Dealer, Des Moines. Born November 18, 1865, Bris- 
tol, Connecticut. 

Admitted May 19, 1900. 

Grove Goodrich Case Mary Elizabeth Corbin. 

Charles Corbin Lucy Elizabeth Slack. 

Royal Corbin Mary Needham. 

Joshua Corbin Woods. 

JOSHUA CORBIN served as a private in Capt. John 
Nichol's Company, in Col. Jonathan Holman's Regiment of 
Massachusetts troops from July, 1776. five months, and was 



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in the battle of White Plains. He also served as a private in 
Capt. Nathaniel Healy's Company, of Col. Jonathan Holman's 
Regiment of ^Massachusetts troops, his company having been 
stationed at Fort Edward, October 17, 1777; term of service, 
thirty days. 

References: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the 
Revolutionary War, Vol. 3, p. 999. Records of the Bureau 
of Pensions, Department of the Interior, Washington. D. C. 

141 LAFAYETTE WALLACE CASE 8171 

Physician, W^aterloo. Born xA-pril 7. 1845. 
i\.dmitted (originally) December 28, 1894; transferred 
from Illinois. October 9. 1899. 

Ashbel Wesley Case Eleanor Drake Hollister. 

Pierpont Hollister .Martha Wallace. 

Josiah Hollister Vsenath Sweetland. 

Thomas Hollister 2d \bigail Talcott. 

THOMAS HOLLISTER 2D., son of Thomas Hollister 
1st and Dorothy Hill, was Ensign of the Sixth Company of 
Col. Wolcott's Regiment of Connecticut troops and went into 
service at Boston toward the end of January, 1776, and served 
about six weeks after the British evacuated the town. He took 
the oath of fidelity in Glastonbury, Connecticut, January i, 
1778. He enlisted again in Glastonbury, January i, 17S0, 
and was discharged December 7, 1780. 

References: Glastonbury for Two Hundred Years, pub- 
lished at Hartford in 1853. Connecticut Men in the Revo- 
lutionsary War, pp. 11-166-381. The Hollister Family in 
America, pp. 19-27-32-33-4 1-64-65-96- 153- 154-30 1-302-543- 
545- 
172 WILL H. COLTON 

Bank Cashier, Wapello. Born July 13. 1857. 
Admitted February 2, 1901. 



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William A. Colton Mary Weir. 

Samuel Weir 

William Weir Elizabeth Dillie. 

David Dillie ^li^^^^uli^^—--^ *^- 

DAVID DILLIE (with probably his b«>the4-.s-, bamuel and 
Israel) served in Captain John ]\Iiller*s Company, as a scont 
and ranger on the frontiers of \\'ashington county, Pennsyl- 
vania, on several tours of duty, during the years 1778 and 
1783. "The rangers on the frontier of Western Pennsyl- 
vania had severer duty than the soldiers under Washington," 
says Dr. William H. Egle, State Historian. 

References: Pennsylvania x\rchives. Third Series, Vol. 23, 
p. 218. 

167 FRED COURTS 13067 

Lawyer, Morning Sun. Born February 3, 1858. 
Admitted December 28, 1900. 

F'red Courts Sarah B. ^Mitchell. 

Rev. Joseph Mitchell },Iary ^Milligan Bassett. 

Joseph Bdssett ]\Iary Milligan. 

JOSEPH BASSETT served in Capt. John Russell's Com- 
pany of the Twelfth i\Iassachusetts Regiment, Col. Gamalin 
Bradford, in the Revolutionary War, as appears by returns of 
clothing drawn by him July 3, 1777; served also as Matross 
in Capt. William Perkin's Company, Third Artillery Regi- 
ment, Continental troops (raised in Massachusetts). He en- 
listed April 10, 1777, for three years and his name last ap- 
pears on a roll of the company dated at Valley Forge, June 12, 
1778, without further remark. 

References : Records in the office of the Record and Pension 
Office, War Department. Washington, D. C. 

81 NORMAN RILEY CORNELL 4781 

Physician and Surgeon, Knoxville. Born September 11, 
1824. 
Admitted September 26, 1896. 



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111 the War of 1861, served as Assistant Surgeon Twenty- 
third Iowa Volunteer Infantry from August 8, 1863, to Feb- 
ruary 13, 1864. and as Surgeon of Fortieth Iowa VoKuiteer 
Infantry from February 14, 1864 to August 2, 1865. when he 
was mustered out with his Regiment at Fort Gibson, I. T. 

Amos Cornell, Jr Destimony Chamberlain. 

John Chamberlain Lucy Knowlton. 

Benjamin Knowlton Abigail Wright. 

Benjdinin Knozdton . . . . : . Phebe Wright. 

BENJAMIN KNOWLTON was Moderator of the last 
town meeting of his town. New Ipswich, New Hampshire. 
held under the authority of George III., March 17, 
1775, which declared for revolution and independence, and 
was at that time elected one of the Committee of Corres- 
pondence and Inspection for the safety of the colony. He 
served as Lieutenant of Captain Fletcher's Company, New 
Ipswich, which marched to Cambridge after the Lexington 
alarm, April 20, 1775; June i, he. with his Company, was 
stationed at Charlestown Neck to guard Headquarters at Cam- 
bridge, and with his Company participated in the battle of 
Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, and the siege of Boston, as well 
as the operlations against Ticonderoga. 

References: The History of New Ipswich, N. H., Rev. 
C. H. Stocking, D. D., East Orange, N. J. Historian and 
Genealogist of the Knowlton Family. 

144 CORWIN WORTH CORNELL. 

Physician and Surgeon, Knoxville. Born February 28, 
1849. 

Admitted December 7, 1899. 

Norman Riley Cornell, No. 81 

Mary Fletcher Timmonds. 

Amos Cornell Destimony Chamberlain. 

John Chamberlain.. ..Lucy Knowlton. 
Benjamin Knowlton. . . .Abigail Wright 
Lieut. Benj. Knozvlton. Fhoche Wright. 



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For the service of BENJAMIN KNOWLTON as last 
Moderator of Town Meeting under Royal authority, see N. 
R. C. No. 8i. 

The morning after the "Concord and Lexington Alarm", 
April 20, 1775, he marched to Cambridge. Mass., where on 
June 1st his company \\1as ordered to join the regiment of 
Col. Reed and proceed to Charlestown Neck for the purpose 
of guarding the headquarters of the army collecting for the 
defense of the neighborhood. Lieut. Bcnjaniiii Knozvlton's 
company fought at Bunker Hill, and subsequently at the 
siege of Boston, and they took part in the operations at 
Fort Ticonderoga. Plis company wbs known as Capt. 
Fletcher's. 

References: History of New Ipswich, N. H. Certificate 
of the Secretary of State, New Hampshire. See No. 81. 

163 FRANK CHAMPLIN. 13063 

Banker, Boone. Born June 25, 1831. 
Admitted December 14, 1900. 

William Champlin Elizabeth Detrick. 

IVilliam Champlin, Sr Content Brown. 

Col. Joseph Champlin Mary Noyes. 

. IVILLIAM CHAMPLIN enlisted in the spring of 1777 
as a private in the Company of Capt. Elijah Lewis in the Regi- 
ment of Col. Christopher Green in the Rhode Island troops, 
for three years, at Stonington, Connecticut, and served out 
his term, participating in the battles of ^lonmouth. Red Bank, 
Mud Island and Brandywine; was at Valley Forge and the 
surrender of Cornwallis and was discharged as a Sergeant. 

Soon after the close of this service he shipped on the sloop 
"Hancock" which captured a brig laden v/ith v.-ine. Then 
he served on the "Oliver Cromwell" Capt. Buddington cap- 



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tiiring a brig of little value. He next served as a Captain 
of marines on tlie privateer "]\Iinerva''. Capt. Saltonstall 
capturing two valuable prizes, the "Hibernia" and the "Han- 
nah." He also served a short time on the sloop "Spitfire." 

Col. Joseph Champlin served in the early part of the 
Revolutionary War and died in camp of pneumonia. 

References : Records of the Pension Bureau, Department 
of the Interior, Washington, D. C. 

146 JAMES BALLOCH CHASE 12121 

Congregational ^linister, Hull. Born August 12, 1837, 
Woodstock, Vermont. 

Admitted January 13, 1900. 

" James Balloch Chase Martha Maria Kniffen. 

Jonathan Chase Hannah Ralston. 

Col. Joiictihmi Chase Mary Hall. 

Judge Samuel Chase Mary Dudley. 

*^ Daniel Chase Sarah March. 

Moses Chase Ann Follanshee. 

Aquila Chase From England 1638. 

COL. JONATHAN CHASE was Colonel of a New Hamp- 
shire regiment during the Revolutionary War. The duty 
of the regiment was to defend the northern frontier against 
British and Indians. His regiment was present at the second 
(part of) battle of Bennington, under Col. Seth Warner, 
Senior Colonel, and he was present at the surrender of Bur- 
goyne. Was made a Brigadier General at close of war. 
Adjutant General's Report of New Hampshire, 1866, Vol. 2, 
pp. 304-306. 

Note. — Mary Hall, wife of General Jonathan Chase, was a 
grand-daughter of Col. Wm. Prescott, of Bunker Hill, who 
was a granubon 01 Miles Staudish. (So savb family iraJi- 
tion.) 



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129 FRANK BENJAMIN CLARK 12104 

Pharmacist, Ottumwa. Born March 6, 1865. 
Admitted March 3, 1899. 

William Clark Martha Arnold. 

Dr. Franklin Arnold Mary Moore. 

Samuel Moore Mary Archer. 

SAMUEL MOORE was a soldier in the Revolutionary 
War from Virginia, in the Infantry, and was paid £33 i6s 9d, 
February i, 1785. The family record states that he was with 
Washington at Braddock's defeat, and that he served all 
through the Revolutionary War. 

References : Acting Librarian Virginia State Library, Rich- 
mond, Virginia, and see in same Library an Account Book 
marked "Revolutionary Soldiers," Vol. 2, p. 282. 

91 WILLIAM PLATT DARWIN 4791 

Merchant, Keokuk. Born September 21, 1858. 
Admitted January 21, 1897. 

Charles Ben Darwin . . . Mary Abigail Piatt. 

Alanson Piatt Elizabeth or Betsy Beach. 

Samuel Beach Elizabeth or Betsey March. 

Landa Beach Abigail Baldwin. 

Lieut. Nathan Ba/Jw/m .Hannah Mansfield. 
Major Moses Mansfield. 

Also: 

Charles Ben Darwin .. .Mary Abigail Piatt. 

Alanson Piatt Elizabeth or Betsey Beach. 

Lmac Piatt Amy Eells. 

Samuel Eells 

LANDA BEACH when nearly fifty years old entered the 



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military service of the Revolutionary Army among the Con- 
necticut troops in lieu of his son-in-law, thus permitted to re- 
main at home and care for his young family; he took part in 
the battle of White Plains and Fishkill Fort; served at the 
battle of Trenton under Capt. Peter Perriott of Col. Webb's 
Connecticut Regiment; and also served in the Coast Guard 
Fervice under Capt. Hale. 

LIEUT. NATHAN BALDWIN served in the Revolution- 
ary War in the Connecticut troops and had charge of the fort 
at the mouth of Milford Harbor ; also commanded government 
sloops used for cruising in Long Island Sound. 

SAMUEL EELLS served in Capt. Bryant's Company of 
Lieut. Col. Baldwin's Regiment of Connecticut troops in the 
Revolutionary War, a company composed chiefly of Milford 
men who were ordered to march from Connecticut to the aid 
of the Continentals at Peekskill, New York. He enlisted Octo- 
ber 5, and was discharged October 15. 1777. In 1782 he 
served in the Connecticut line, in Capt. Richard's Company 
of the Fifth Regiment under Lieut. Col. Isaac Sherman. 

ISAAC PL ATT enlisted in Osbornes' Company of Artif- 
icers in the Continental Army in the Revolutionary W^ar, in 
1778 for the war, and died April 24, 1781, serving at one time 
in Capt. Patten's Company of Artillery Artificers. 

References: Records of Lyman and Wallingford. Records 
of Woodbridge and Orange, once parts of Milford, Connecti- 
cut, Connecticut Men in the Revolution. Soffell's Records of 
the Revolution. National Numbers 13,897 and 16,737, 
Daughters of the American Revolution. Records of the Rec- 
ord and Pension Office, War Department. Washington, D. C. 



62 

90 JAMES CHARLES DAVIES 4790 

Physician and Surgeon. Emmetsbnrg. Born November 14, 

1854. 

Admitted January 19, 1897. 

William Davies Phebe Ann Finch. 

Darius Finch Martha Bennett. 

Riifiis Bennett 

RUFUS BENNETT enlisted September i, 1776, at Wilkes- 
barre, Pennsylvania, in Capt. Ransom's Company of Col. 
Grosvnor's First Connecticut Regiment, commanded then by 
Col. Grosvnor and later by Col. Butler, and served in the 
forces of the United States until he was discharged June 7, 
1783. He was in the battle of Wyoming, and other engage- 
ments with the Indians and the British at IMedstone and Bound 
Brook : after the Wyoming Massacre of July 3, 1778, he served 
under Capt. Simon Spalding and finally served in Col. Durkee's 
Connecticut Regiment. At the Wyoming Massacre he escaped 
by grasping the tail of Col. Butler's horse, and Richard Inman 
shot one of two Indians who were pursuing him and thus saved 
his life. 

References : Records of Pension Bureau, D-epartment of the 
Interior, Washington, D. C. Records of Wyoming Historical 
and Genealogical Society. 

133 JOHN BYRON DENNIS 12108 

Wholesale Merchant, Ottumwa. Born February 9. 1S53. 
Admitted April 20, 1899. 

Caswell Dennis Cyrena Yadon. 

William Proctor Yadon. . . . ^Margaret Capps. 
Joseph Yaden Mary Pennybaker. 

For services of JOSEPH YADEN, see L. E. Stevens, No. 
120. 



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139 ALAION RALPH DEWEY 121 14 

Lawyer and Judge. Washington. Born October i. 1845. 

Admitted August 23, 1899. 

In the War of 1861 enHsted in Company D. One Hundred 
and Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry. August 7. 1862, but being 
under 17 years old his father secured his discharge October 6. 
1862. Enlisted May 2, 1864. in Company H. One Hundred 
and Fiftieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served about 
Washington, D. C, being discharged August 22, 1864. In the 
former service was in actual campaign against the enemy in 
Kentucky. 

Richard Dewey Jane Baldwin. 

Moses Dczi'cy 2.1 Electa Fowler. 

Oliver Dczi'ey Huldah iMorley. ^_ 

Moses Dewey Hannah Noble. 

OLIVER DEWEY enlisted as a private in Capt. John Car- 
penter's Company as guard at Westfield, Massachusetts, and 
served from August 30 to December 30. 1779: enlisted in Col. 
Moseley's Regiment of ^Massachusetts troops October 26, 
1780; also served from Julv 20 to October 22. 1780. in Capt. 
Irvi Ely's Company of Col. John Brown's Regiment of Alass- 
achusetts troops. 

MOSES DEIVEY 2D marched as Sergeant in Capt. John 
Shephard's Company from Westfield, Massachusetts, on the 
Lexington alarm of April 19, 1775, and served from the 20th 
to the 28th of April, re-enlisted October 21. 1776, in Capt. 
David Moseley's Company, in Col. John INIoseley's Regiment, 
Massachusetts troops, and served until November \j, I//6; 
marched to re-enforce the Northern Army in the Hampshire 
County Regiment under Lieut. Col. Timothy Robison in 
November, 1778: Avas drafted Januarv 14. \7/>^. for guard at 
Springfield, Massachusetts, and served six months. 



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References: History of Admiral George Dewey and Geneal- 
ogy of the Dewey Family. Published 1898 by Dewey Pub- 
lishing Company, Westfield. Massachusetts. 



84 PETER A. DEY 4784 

Banker. Iowa City. Born January 27, 1825. 
Admitted December 24, 1896. 

Anthony Dey Hannah Dey. 

Peter Dey Eleanor Board. 

Theunis Dey Hester Schuyler. 

THEUNIS DEY was Colonel of the Bergen County, New 
Jersey Militia during the Revolutionary War, having been ap- 
pointed February 28, 1776, and remained such until his death, 
June 10, 1787. He was a member "of the General Assembly 
from Bergen County, from January i. 1775, to September 2, 
1782. Member of Assembly 1775 to 1777; of Council from 
1779 to 1782; of Assembly, 1783 to 1784. 

PETER DEY served as a private in the same regiment with 
his father. 

References: Records in the Office of the Adjutant General 
of New Jersey. 



135 JAMES BRICE DIVER 121 18 

Bridge Engineer and Contractor, Keokuk. Born June 2, 
1847, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Admitted April 27, 1899. 

In the War of 1 861, served as a private in Capt. Campbell 
H. Peck's Companv C of the Fortv-fifth Regirnent Jr^wa V^o]- 
unteer Infantry, from May, 1864, to September, 1864. 



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William Beck Diver Lavinia Herriott Brice. 

Thomas Brice Nancy Herriott. 

James Brice Johnson. 

James Brice IMary Johnson. 

Also: 

William Beck Diver Lavinia Herriott Brice. 

Thomas Brice Nancy Herriott. 

Ephraim Herriott ]\Iary Kerr. 

Andrezi' Herriott •. . . .Hester ( ?) his wife. 

JAMES BRICE enrolled as a private in Capt. John Jolly's 
Company of ]\Hlitia in Harford County, Maryland. May lo. 
1776. Took oath of allegiance 1778. Removed to Allegheny 
County, Pennsylvania; was a Lieutenant in Capt. Zadock 
Wright's Company of jMilitia, from Washington County, 
Pennsylvania, commanded by Lieut. Col. John Canon, in ac- 
tive service on several tours of duty on the frontiers in the 
Revolutionary War from 1781 to 1783. 

EPHRAIM HERRIOTT served in the Revolutionary War 
in Capt. Benjamin Stiles' Company in actual service on the 
frontiers of Washington County, Pennsylvania, in 1781, and 
also as a private in Capt. Charles Bilderback's Ranging Com- 
pany on the frontiers of Washington County in April and 
May, 1783. 

ANDREW HERRIOTT enrolled as a private December 
26, 1774, in company raised by Dr. John Archer, in Harford 
County, Maryland, which was the first military company 
formed in that county. Signed the "Association of the Free- 
men of Maryland" in 1776. Took the oath of allegiance in 
1778 to the state of ^Maryland, just formed. Removed to 
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Enlisted again April 5, 
1778, in Capt. Thomas Wiley's Company of Artillery Artif- 
icers and was in service in April. 1780. 

References: Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series. Vol. 22, 



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p. 667. Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd Series, Vol. 11. p. 256. 
Pennsylvania Archives. 2nd Series, Vol. 13. p. 95. Manu- 
script, Historical Society Bel Air, Harford County, Mary- 
land. Dr. George W. Archer. Historian, Emmonton, Mary- 
land. 

99 WARREX SCOTT DUNCAN 4799 

Attorney, Chariton, Iowa. Born September 12. 1822. 

Amitted March 23. 1897. 

Enlisted July 4. 1S62. Recruited a company, was chosen 
Captain, and was sworn into the United States service as a 
private September i, 1862. Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel 
Thirty-fourth Iowa, September 16, 1862, and mustered out 
August 16, 1865 as Brevet Colonel United States Volunteers. 

David Davis Dungan Isabella ]\IcFarren. 

lViUia})i McFarrcii Polly Scott. 

John Scott Agness McElroy. 

JOHN SCOTT 3D, served as Commissary General of the 
Pennsylvania line. He was grandfather of Dr. John W. 
Scott, father of Caroline Scott, wife of President Benjamin 
Harrison. 

WILLIAM McFARREN was drummer in Capt. Neilson's 
Company of Col. George Taylor's Battalion of the Northamp- 
ton County Militia and was in the battles of Trenton and 
Princeton. He was also an Ensign in Col. George Brinigh's 
Battalion of Northampton County Militia in service at Bill- 
ingsport, November 5, 1777. George Taylor was a signer of the 
Declaration of Independence. 

References: American ^Monthly Magazine, Vol. i, No. 5, 
November, 1892, p. 512, as to John Scott as Commissary Gen- 
eral. Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 14, 2d series, p. 569. His- 
torical Records of Pennsylvania, certified by Dr. William E[. 
Egle, Historian, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania 
Archives. 3d series, Vol. 23, p. 818. 



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121 FREDERICK ALVIN DURHAM 10471 

Journalist, Des ^loiiies. Born August 3, 1865. 
Admitted September 13. 1S98. 

Daniel Durham Lamira Ann Ensign. 

Frederick Ensign Huldah Flotchkiss. 

Tnivian Hotclikiss Ruth Frost. 

TRUMAN HOrCHKISS served as a private in Capt. 
Asahe' Hodge's Company of Lieut. Col. Isaac Sherman's Reg- 
iment of Foot from January 8. 1781, to October. 1782, in the 
Revolutionary War ; served as a private in Capt. Edward 
Butler's Company, of Col. Zebulon Butler's Regiment. First 
Connecticut, from November 1782. to April, 1783; served as 
a private in the Fourth Company of Col. Heman Swift's 
Regiment of Connecticut troops from ]\Iay to September, 1783. 

References: Records of Record and Pension Office, War 
Department, Washington, D. C. Records of office of Adjutant 
General of Connecticut. 

82 ORISON JAMES CHARLES DUTTON 4782 

Seattle, Washington. Born May 4, 1868. 
Admitted December 18, 1896. Transferred to Washington 
Society. 

Smith James Dutton Mary E. Fox. 

James Dutton , Sarah Bailey. 

James Dutton Martha Kembler. 

Also: 

Smith James Dutton Mary E. Fox. 

James Dutton Sarah Bailey. 

Gideon Bailey Ruth Chapman. 

JAMES DUTTON served one year from September 7. 1777 
in Capt. Seth C)ak's Company of Artificers. Continental troons. 
in Continental Army. Family tradition relates that he served 



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in the battle of Brandywine, which was fought on the farm 
of Widow Hannah Dutton, who, with her two boys served 
the Americans with rations. 

GIDEOX BAILEY served as First ]\Iate on the American 
Frigate "Boston" in 1778. 

References: Records in the Record and Pension Office, 
War Department, Washington, D. C. Revohitionary Rolls, 
office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts. 

114 HARRY JOHN DUTTON 10464 

Seattle, Washington. Born May 2, 1876. 
Admitted January 17, 1898. Transferred to Washington 
Society. 

Smith James Dutton Mary E. Fox. 

James Dutton Sarah Bailey. 

James Dutton ]Martha Kembler. 

Also: 

Smith James Dutton Mary E. Fox. 

James Dutton Sarah Bailey. 

Gideon Bailey Ruth Chapman. 

For services of JAMES DUTTON and GIDEON 
BAILEY, see O. J. C. Dutton, No. 82. 

46 BENJAMIN E. EBERHART 4746 

LaPorte City. Born June 10, 1844. 
Admitted July 23, 1894. 

Albert E. Eberhart . Eliza Evans. 

Adolpluis Eberhart Sophia Speelman. 

ADOLPHUS EBERHART enlisted in the patriot army 
from ^Maryland and served under General I.afayette in the 
Revolutionary War, being wounded at the battle of Brandy- 



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wine. Was invited to meet General Lafayette as a Revolu- 
tionary soldier in the house of Albert Gallatin in 1825, and 
was present on that occasion. 

References: History of the Eberharts in Germany and 
America, on p. 17, being the Biography of Adolphus Eberhart, 
written by Uriah Eberhart, and published by Donohoe & Hen- 
neberry. 

^7 ALBERT ELLIS 4797 

Prison Officer, Fort Aladison. Born September 9, 1835. 

Admitted March 12, 1897. 

In the War of 1861 served as a private of Company C, Fifth 
Iowa Volunteer Infantry; as Second Lieutenant, First Lieu- 
tenant, and Captain of Company C, and Captain of Com- 
pany G, Fifth Iowa Cavalry, being honorably discharged for 
disability November 9, 1864 ; was in all the marches and battles 
of his command during his term of service. 

Job Ellis Hannah Job. 

Thomas Job Charity Rees. 

Archibald Job , Margaret Rees. 

For services of ARCHIBALD JOB, see M. W. Blair, No. 

79- 

THOMAS JOB was disowned by the same Friend's meet- 
ing as his father for "associating and mustering," and "join- 
ign with the commotion of the times so far as to muster and 
engage in warlike measures," and was engaged in making 
gun barrels, and as a scout, and after Brandywine was trans- 
ferred to Hollingsworth's Guard at Elkton, Mar^dand. 

References: Sharpless Genealogy, Octavo Ed. p. 321. Rec- 
ords Nottingham Monthly Meeting, 27 day, 7 months. 1776 
to 25 day, I month, 1777. Col. Edward Wilner's History 

of the Job Family. Compare Johnson's Ilist'jry, Cecil County, 
pp. 324 to 344. 



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132 AMOS HART EVANS 12107 

Coal Dealer, Keokuk. Born August 28, 1840. 

Admitted April 20, 1899. 

In the War of 1861, enlisted in April, 1861, in the Third 
New Jersey Militia for three months; in September, 1S61, 
enlisted in the Ninth New Jersey Infantry Volunteers, and 
was successively Sergeant, Second Lieutenant, First Lieuten- 
ant and Captain in that Regiment. Has been Department Com- 
mander, Department of Iowa G. A. R. 

Lewis Evans Elizabeth Hart. 

Amos Hart Hannah Titus. 

Timothy Titus Patience Hoff. 

TIMOTHY TITUS \N2iS an Ensign in Capt. Henry Phil- 
lips' Company, of the First Regiment of Militia of Hunterdon 
County, New Jersey; Second Lieutenant of the same Com- 
pany, Miay 10, 1777, and, later, Captain of the company in 
the Revolutionary War. 

Rcfcroiccs : Records in the office of the Adjutant General 
of New Jersey. 

16 SAMUEL BERRY EVANS 4716 

Journalist, Ottumwa. Born July 31, 1831. 

Admitted September 5, 1893. 

A soldier in the Union army from August, 1862, to June 30, 
1865. 

Samuel A. Evans, his father, was a soldier in the Seminole 
War, and Samuel Evans, his grandfather, was a soldier in the 
War of 1812. 

Samuel Berry Evans was Commissary Sergeant of the 
Thirty-third Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and First Lieutenant 
in the Fourth Arkansas Cavalry (white). Tie wn^ in the 
battles of Helena. Fort Pemberton. Terre Noir, Parson 



71 

Springs. Camden, Jenkins Ferry; in Yazoo Pass Expedition 
and capture of Little Rock. 

Samuel A. Evans Sarah Mitchell. 

Samuel Evans Elizabeth McCullah. 

Aiidrezv Evans Miss Caswell. 

ANDREW EVANS served in Virginia troops against the 
British as a private soldier from Washington County, enlist- 
ing- as follows, and serving for the following periods, viz. : 

In 1779, in Capt. Danean's Company, one month, twelve 
days. In 1780, June, in Col. Campbell's Regiment, Capt. Col- 
ville, twenty-eight days. In 1780, August, in the same regiment 
and company, twenty-one days. In 1780. September, in same 
regiment and company, one month, twelve days. In 1781, in 
same regiment and company, one month, twelve days. In 1781, 
August, under Capt. Kinkaid, seven days. In 1781, fall, under 
Lieut. Campbell, fourteen days. In 1781, December, under 
Lieut. Campbell, three months. 

Andrew Evans participated in the battle of King's IMount- 
ain, North Carolina, October 7, 1780, under Col. Campbell. 

References : Records of Pension Bureau, Department of 
the Interior, Washington, D. C. 

166 CARLTON ]MARTIN CARVER 13066 

Des Moines, in Subsistence Department, U. S. A. Born 
January i, 1862. 

Admitted December 26, 1900. 

George Carver Barbara Fusselman. 

Henry Fusselman Almeda M. Gay. 

Ralph Gay Roxa Merrill. 

Aaron Merrill . Annis Humphrey. 

AARON MERRILL enlisted in December, 1775, under 
Capt. Ebenezer Huntington and Col. Wyllis of the Connecticut 



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troops; enlisted as a private ]\Iarch 31, 1778 in the Company 
of Capt. John P. W'ylHs, in the Regiment of Col. Samuel B. 
Webb, of Connecticut troops, for three years and served until 
lie was mustered out March i, 1781. In March, 18 18, at 
the age of 63 years, he applied for a pension, which was al- 
lowed. He was in the siege of Boston and battle of Long 
Island, and other engagements. 

References: Connecticut Men in the War of the Revolu- 
tion, pp. 250, 635, 643. 



149 GEORGE TULLIS GEBHARDT 12124 

Traveling Salesman, Waterloo, Iowa. Born October 11, 
1870. 

Admitted February 2, 1900. 

Medill Cook Gebhardt Florence Mary Rowley. 

Loveland Thomas Rowley . . Rebecca Ann Tullis. 

Joseph Rowle}'^ Ann Beach. 

Samuel Beach Sarah Powell. 

Also : 

Medill Cook Gebhardt Florence Mary Rowley. 

Loveland Thomas Rowley. . Rebecca Ann Tullis. 

Joseph Rowley /\nn Beach. 

Joseph L. Rowley • Loveland. 

SAMUEL BEACH served in Capt. Robert Cochran's Com- 
pany of i\Iaj. Bown's detachment in the service of the Union 
colonies of the campaign against Quebec, having enlisted No- 
vember 26, 1775, until February 16, 1776, and perhaps longer, 
as appears on a muster roll dated the latter date at "Camp near 
Quebec," in ifie office of the Comptroller of Mew York. 

JOSEPH L. ROWLEY was a private in Capt. Kel^cgg's 



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Company, of Col. Whitney's Regiment in the Revolutionary 
War, from New York, as appears in "Archives of the State 
of New York," Vol. i, p. 460. 

References: Certificate from the office of the Comptroller 
of State of New York. 



86 THO^IAS PARKE GERE 4786 

Civil Engineer, Sioux City. Born September 10, 1842. 

Admitted December 30, 1896. 

In the War of 1861, mustered January 17, 1862, at Fort 
Snelling, Minnesota, as a private. Fifth Regiment, ^Minnesota 
Infantry. Appointed First Sergeant Company B. March 6, 
1862, Second Lieutenant March 24. First Lieutenant August 
20, Regimental Adjutant March 19, 1863, Acting Assistant 
Adjutant General Second Brigade. First Division, Sixteenth 
Army Corps March 7, 1864; honorably discharged April 5, 
1865, at Spanish Fort, Alabama. 

Engaged at Fort Ridgely, Minnesota, August 18 to Aug- 
ust 27, 1862, with Sioux Indians; Jackson, Mississippi, May 
14, 1863; assault Vicksburg, May 22, 1863; siege of Vicks- 
burg, Mechanicsburg, ^Mississippi, May 31, and June 4; Rich- 
mond, Louisiana, June 15; opposite Vicksburg, June 25; Fort 
DeRussy, Louisiana, March 14, 1864; Henderson Hill, March 
21; Camti, April 4; Pleasant Hill, April 9; Cloutierville. 
April 23-24; Bayou Rapides, April 26, May 2-4-7; Marks- 
ville. May 16; Bayou de Glace, May 18; Abbeville, ]^Iiss- 
issippi, August 23; Nashville, Tennessee. December 15, 16; 
Spanish Fort, Alabama, April 3-4, 1865. Slightly wounded at 
Nashville, Tennessee, December 15, 1864. Captured battle 
flag of Fourth Mississippi Regiment at Nashville. December 
16. Presented United States ]\Iedal of Honor by Secretary 



74 

of War E. M. Stanton, at Washington, D. C, February 22, 
1865. 

George Morgan Gere Sarah ChanipHn Parke. 

Jeremiah Gere ]\Iartha Morgan. 

Re::in Gere Mary Vanderburg. 

Also : 

George Morgan Gere Sarah ChampHn Parke. 

Thomas Parke Eunice Champlin. 

Benjamin Parke Hannah Stanton Yorke. 

REZIN GERE was a Captain in the Twenty-fourth Regi- 
ment of MiHtia of Westmoreland County, Connecticut, and 
was killed in the battle at Wyoming, Pennsylvania, on July 
3, 1778, while in command of his company previous to the 
massacre on that day. 

BENJAMIN PARKE was one of the committee that 
drafted resolutions in 1774 protesting against the infringe- 
ment of the rights of the Colonies, the tax on tea, etc. He 
marched to the relief of Boston on the Lexington alarm of 
April, 1775. He marched as Captain of a company of min- 
ute men to the relief of the American army near Boston in 
June, 1775. He participated in the battle of Bunker Hill, 
June 17, 1775, in which battle he was mortally wounded. 

References: Connecticut Men in the Revolution, pp. 22-624. 
Jenkin's Historical Address, 1878, Battle and Massacre of 
Wyoming (published Wilkesbarre) pp. 35-43. Wyoming 
Monument at Wyoming. Pennsylvania. Genealog)^ of the Gere 
Family (published Hartford. Connecticut, 1856), pp. 75-76- 
77-78. Blackman's History of Susquehanna County, Pennsyl- 
vania,. Denison's Westerly, pp. 11074. Narragansett His- 
torical Register, V^ol. i, p. 217. Drake's Dictionary of /\mer- 
ican Biography. ,p. 687. 



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22 CHARLES CHA'DBOURNE GIOIAN 4722 

General Contractor, Marshalltown. Born July 28, 1848. 
Admitted September 5, 1893. 

Eliphalet Oilman Rebecca Swift Ellis. 

Gideon Oilman Lois White. 

Benjantin White Silence Baker. 

BENJAMIN WHITE marched April 19, 1775, at Lexing- 
ton alarm as a private in Capt. Thomas White's Company of 
Col. William Heath's Regiment of jMassachusetts troops and 
served until the 12th day of ]\Iay. against the ^Ministerial 
troops; served three months and two days from April 2, 1778, 
as a guard at Cambridge, Massachusetts, under Col. Jonathan 
Reed ; also served three months and seven days in Capt Theop- 
ilus Wilder's Company of Col. Eben Thayer's Regiment in 
the Rhode Island campaign from July 22 to October 29, 1780, 
as a Corporal. 

References: Records in the office of the Secretary of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

36 WILLL\AI GRANT GOODWIN 4736 

Farmer, La Porte City. Born August 4, 1832. 

Admitted March 7, 1894. Died October 23, 1898. 

Enlisted May 21, 1864, in Company C, Forty-seventh Iowa 
Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered out as a Corporal 
September 28, 1864. 

Nathaniel Allen Goodwin. ... Lavinia Hazen Low. 

Seth Goodunn Deborah Allen. 

Charles Goodnj'ui Thankful Russell. 

CHARLES GOODWIN served in the French and Indian 

War of 1755- '7*^3: served in the Revolutionary War a= En- 
sign in Capt. Epaphros Loomis' Company of Col. Fisher Gay's 



76 

Battalion of Connecticut troops raised in June, 1776. to rein- 
force General Washington at New York, August 29 and 30, 
and at White Plains, September 15. in March, 1777, his regi- 
ment was ordered to Peekskill, and in this expedition he was a 
private in Capt. Abel Pettibone's Company, and in June was 
First Lieutenant in Capt. Amos W^ills' Company in the Regi- 
ment of Col. Roo-er Evans, stationed on the Hudson. He was 
also a First Lieutenant in Capt. Matthew Smith's Company in 
Brigadier General David Waterbury's brigade, and in July, 
1 78 1, the brigade joined Washington's forces at Phillipsburg. 

SETH GOODWIN enlisted June 17, 1781, as a private in 
Capt. Matthew Smith's Company in Gen. David Waterbury's 
brigade raised for the defense of Horseneck, and in July 
joined General Washington's forces at Philadelphia. He drew 
a pension, and was in the War of 181 2, as was Nathaniel Allen 
Goodwin above named. 

William Grant Goodwin was a Union soldier in the War of 
1 86 1, making four generations of soldiers. 

References: The Goodwin Book, published at Hartford, 
Connecticut. 

161 JOHN HAILE, JR. 13061 

Painter, Council Bluffs. Born November 14, 1849. 
Admitted October 29, 1900. 

John Haile Clara S. Brayton. 

William Brayton Mary Tallman. 

Edward Tallman Ruth Thurber. 

Benjamin Tallman Rhoda Church. 

Also: 

. John Haile Clara S. Brayton. 

William Brayton Mary Tallman. 

James Whcaton Brayton Roby Esterbrook. 



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BENJAMIN TALLMAN was appointed by the General As- 
sembly of the colon}^ of Rhode Island and Providence planta- 
tions, to the following positions in the military service, viz. : 
October 31, 1775, Major of a regiment ordered at the same ses- 
sion to be raised "for the defense of the United States in gen- 
eral, and said colony in particular;" in August, 1776, Major 
of the first regiment of the State Brigade ; November 21, 1776, 
Lieutenant Colonel of a regiment ordered to be raised to serve 
three months; December 10. 1776, Lieutenant Colonel of one 
of two regiments ordered to be raised to serve fifteen months ; 
December 23, 1776, Colonel of the first regiment ordered to be 
raised at the preceding session of the General Assembly vice 
Col. John Cooke, resigned. In 1776 he superintended the con- 
struction of two frigates built under a resolution of Congress 
of the preceding December, which frigates were launched at 
Providence, Rhode Island, the "Warren" of thirty-two guns, 
and the "Providence" of twenty-eight guns. Later he built a 
large war vessel for the colonists called the "Confederate." 

JAMES IV H EATON BRAYTON enlisted for service in 
the patriot cause in September, 1775, as a private in Capt. 
Martindale's Company, of Col. Church's Regiment of Rhode 
Island troops and served eight months; also December, 1776, 
in Capt. Caleb Carr's Company, of Col. Archibald Cavary's 
Regiment of Rhode Island troops, and served fifteen months; 
he also served twelve months as carpenter's mate on the gui- 
ley "Spitfire," and five months on the privateer "General 
Stark," and is said to have been in an engagement with British 
vessels "Phoenix" and "Rose" in the North River. 

References : Colonial Records of Rhode Island, Vol. 7, 
pp. 403-599; Vol. 8, pp. 45, 64, 74. Arnold's History of 
Rhode Island, Vol. 2, pp. 359, 377, 381. 288, 391. Records 
of the Bureau nf Pension*^, Department of tlie Interior. Wash- 
ington, D. C. 



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I03 ELBRIDGE DREW HADLEY 10453 

Lawyer, Des Moines. Born September 16, 1842. 

Admitted July 13, 1S97. 

Was Sergeant, Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant in Four- 
teenth Xew York Volunteer Infantry and Brevet Captain of 
Volunteers in the War of 1861. 

Enoch Hadley Alary Ann Bailey. 

Enoch Hadley Abigail George. 

George Hadley Lydia Wells. 

Also : 

Enoch Hadley Mary Ann Bailey. 

Enoch Hadley Abigail George. 

Joseph George 

In August, 1775, GEORGE HADLEY was Captain of a 
company in Col. Daniel Moore's Regiment of Militia in New 
Hampshire. In 1776 he and another hired a man for five months 
to serve in the Revolutionary Army: in 1776 he was one of a 
company of thirty men who went from the town of W^eare, 
New Hampshire, to Ticonderoga and ''did half a term 
for that term," being in the service for about two 
months and twelve days; in 1777 he was one of five 
men who went from Weare, New Hampshire, under Col. 
Stark for three weeks under Lieut. Ithamar Eaton : from 
the 30th day of September to the 25th day of October. 
^777} he served in Capt. Clark's Company of Col. Daniel 
Moore's Regiment and joined the Northern Army at Sara- 
toga. He was the representative of the town of W^eare in the 
Legislature of New Hampshire in 1777 at a session of which 
in June, John Stark was appointed Brigadier General and 
steps were taken in the raising of troops which led to the de- 
feat of the British at Bennington. 

JOSEPH GEORGE was one of the men who enli.vccd from 
the town of Weare. New Hampshire, in 1776, "raised and 



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equipped by the State of New Hampshire to reinforce the 
army in Canada," and served two months and twelve days, 
but who served at or near Ticonderoga after the British took 
Crown Point ; his name appears on the pay roll of Capt. James 
Aiken's Company of Col. Moses Kelly's Regiment of Volun- 
teers, who marched from the State of New Hampshire and 
joined the Continental Army in Rhode Island in August, 1778. 
He served in the French and Indian War in 1755 and 1756. 

References : Little's History of the Town of Weare. New 
Hampshire, 1S88. Records in the office of the Secretary of 
State, Concord, New Hampshire. 

122 EUGENE D. HAMLIN 10472 

Grain Dealer. Des Moines. Born August 11, 1847. 
Admitted October 31, 1898. 

George William Hamlin . . . Jeannette Chamberlain. 

Richard Hamlin Asenath Fowler. 

Nathaniel Hamlin Deborah St. John. 

NATHANIEL HAMLIN was Ensign, in 1771, of the 
third company or train-band of Sharon, Connecticut, and was 
reappointed in ]\Iay, 1772; in June, 1776, was appointed First 
Lieutenant of the Third Company of Col. Fisher Gay's Second 
Battalion of Connecticut troops, which was raised to reinforce 
Washington at New York, and served in Brig. Gen. Wads- 
worth's Connecticut Brigade, at Brooklyn, in the battle of 
Long Island, August 27; on September 15 was in the battle 
of White Plains. Time of service expired December 25, 1776. 
Family tradition says he served as Captain at some period in 
the Revolutionary ^Var. His brothers Thomas and Asa and 
his cousin Cornelius Hamlin also served in the same war. 

References: The Connecticut Colonial Records. History 
of Litchfield County, Connecticut. Connecticut Men in Revo- 
lutionary War. 



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117 HENRY BROWN HAWLEY 10467 

President, Insurance Co., Des Moines. Born July 30, 1856. 
Admitted April 9, 1898. 

David Waldo Hawley Julia Samantha Brown. 

David Hawley Anna Waldo. 

John Elderkin Waldo Beulah Foster. 

Zachariah Waldo Elizabeth Wight. 

Also: 

David Waldo Hawley Julia Samantha Brown. 

David Hawley Anna Waldo. 

John Elderkin Waldo Beulah Foster. 

Wiilliam Foster 

Also: 

David W^aldo Hawley Julia Samantha Brown. 

David Hawley Anna Waldo. 

Sylvanius Hawley Huldah Lake. 

Joseph Lake, Jr 

ZACHARIAH WALDO was a private in Capt. John 
Douglas's Company of Connecticut troops, having enlisted on 
the 1 8th day of July and served until the i6th day of De- 
cember, 1775, in the Second Company of the Eighth Regi- 
ment. 

WILLIAM FOSTER was a captain of a company of min- 
ute men who marched from Canterbury, Connecticut, on the 
Lexington alarm in April, 1775. 

JOSEPH LAKE, JR., of Sharon, Connecticut, was a soldier 
in the old French War and also in the War of the Revolution. 
Compatriot Henry Brown Hawley is also great sixth grand- 
son of Samuel Adams, of Charlestown, Captain of the town 
'company, and later, in 1679, town clerk of Chelmsford; he 
was the son of TTenrv Ad'tm>^. of Braintree. ancestor of two 
presidents, also great sixth grand-son of William Fowler, 



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Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain of the town company at 
New Haven ; he raised troops to defend the colony against the 
threatened invasion of the Dutch; also great seventh grandson 
of John Drake of the original company organized by King 
James I. in 1606, to colonize New England; also great seventh 
grandson of Thomas Graves Esq., of Charlestown; in 1629 
he was mate of the Talbot, in which came Higginson to 
Salem, and in the same station on board the Admiral's ship of 
Winthrop's fleet, he was master for several years, and in 1642 
had the first vessel ever built at Boston for foreign trade ; for 
good service in the English Channel he was awarded by Parlia- 
ment with the title of Rear Admiral. 

References: Connecticut Revolutionary Rolls, p. 86. Con- 
necticut Men in the Revolution. 



2 EDWARD HAMLIN HAZEN 4702 

Physician and Surgeon, Des Moines. Born April 12, 1834. 

Admitted September .5, 1893. 

In the War of 1861, served one year as a private in Com- 
pany K, Second Michigan Infantry; three years as hospital 
steward, United States Army. 

Edward Hazen Minerva C. Hamlin. 

Benjamin Hazen Elizabeth Gates. 

BENJAMIN HAZEN served as a Corporal in Capt. 
Towne's Company, in Col. David Gilman's Regiment, New 
Hampshire troops, raised to reinforce the Continental Army in 
New York, from December 7, 1776, to March i, 1777; also as 
a fifer in Capt. Howlett's Company of Col. Ashley's Regiment 
of New Hampshire Militia, which marched from Keene, New 
Hampshire, to Ticonderoga, June 37 to July 11, 1777; also as 
a fifer in Capt. Wright's Company of Col. Nicliul's Regiment 
of New Hampshire Militia, which marched under Gen. Stark, 



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from Winchester, New Hampshire, and joined the Northern 
Army at Bennington and Stillwater, from July 23 to Septem- 
ber 24, 1777. 

References: Records of the office of the Adjutant and In- 
spector General of Vermont. 



37 WILLIAM PETERS HEPBURN 47.37 

Attorney, Clarinda. Born November 4, 1833. 
Admitted March 7, 1894. 

In ihe War of 1861 was Lieutenant Colonel of Second Iowa 
Cavalry. 

James S. Hepburn Ann Fairfax Catlett. 

Hanson Catlett Minerva Lyon. 

Matthezv Lyon Miss Chittenden. 

Thomas Chittenden 

MATTHEW LYON was a Lieutenant Colonel in the mili- 
tary service of the colonies during the War of the Revolution, 
from Vermont. 

THOMAS CHITTENDEN was first governor of Ver- 
mont during the War of the Revolution. See No. 20, Wil- 
liam Hepburn Bremner. 

References: The American Encyclopedia. 



52 LEVI HILLS 4752 

^Merchandise Broker, Ottumwa. Born July 22, 1838. 
Admitted December 4, 1894. Died July 15, 1899. 

Levi Hills Sarah Sears. 

]Miles Hills Anne Butrick. 

Medad Hills 



83 

MEDAD HILLS , of Goshen, Connecticut, raised a com- 
pany for service in the American Army in Goshen, Torring- 
ton, and Winchester, Connecticut, and was appointed Captain 
in December, 1776. 

He is said to have been in command of two companies at 
the taking of New York, several companies having been con- 
soHdated into a regiment, of which Noadiah Hooker was 
Colonel. Capt. Hill was made Major. He was promoted to 
be Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel. "He was celebrated for 
the muskets he made during the Revolutionary War more 
than for the battles he fought, for the reason that his guns 
have been seen m.ore than his battles have been heard of, al- 
though he was a brave and honorable soldier." 

References: Records in the office of the Adjutant General 
of Connecticut. Connecticut Men in the Revolutionary War. 
History of Torrington and Winchester, Connecticut. 



67 ABRAHAM VAN DE RIPE HOAGLAND 4767 

Assessor, Keokuk. Born September 6, 1825. 
Admitted December iS, 1895. 

George Hoagland Lucretia Van de Ripe. 

John Hoagland Sarah Bergen. 

JOHN HOAGLAND, born in 1759, enlisted in the Con- 
tinental Army in the Militia of Somerset County, New Jersey, 
at the age of 16 years, and went through the War of the Revo- 
lution, taking part in the battles of Trenton, Princeton and 
Monmouth. 

References: Genealogy of the Hoagland Family in Amer- 
ica. Jersey ]Men in the Revolution, by Adjutant General 
W. S. Stryker, of New Jersey. 



84 
85 JOHN CHURCH CUSHING HOSKINS 4785 

Civil Engineer, Retirecl Sioux City. Born January 18, 
1820. 

Admitted December 30, 1896. 

Samuel Hoskins Harriet Byron Cushing. 

Eli Hoskins Rhoda Drake. 

Dai^icl Drake Lois Reed. 

John Rccd Dorothy Pinneo. 

Also: 

Samuel Hoskins Harriet Byron Cushing. 

Eli Hoskins Rhoda Drake. 

William Hoskins 

Also : 

Samuel Hoskins Harriet Byron Cushing. 

Caleb Cushing (2) Mary Cliurch. 

Caleb Cushing ( i ) 

Also : 

Samuel Hoskins Harriet Byron Cushing. 

Caleb dishing (2) .- • . Mary Church. 

John Church Hannah Aml^rose. 

Robert Ambrose 

DANIEL DRAKE served in the Massachusetts troops in 
the Revolutionary War as follows : Enlisted as a private in 
Capt. Robert Crossman's Company of minute men, who 
marched from Taunton to Roxbury under command of Na- 
thaniel Leonard. April 20, 1775; was Sergeant in Francis Lis- 
comb's Company of Timothy Walker's Regiment in siege of 
Boston, October 6, 1775 ; was a private in Capt. Robert Cross- 
man's Company of Col. Geo. Williams' Militia Regiment that 
marched from Taunton to Warren, Rhode Island, on alarm 
of December 8,^776; wa:. a private in CapL. Ichabod Lt;on- 
ards' Company in Col. Thomas Carpenter's Regiment in July, 



85 

1778; '^^'^s in Neliemiah Pratt's Company of Col. Mitchell's 
Regiment, at the Rhode Island alarm, August 2, 17S0; was 
Captain of a company in Col. Luke Drury's Regiment from 
Bristol County, Massachusetts, which marched to North 
River by order of the General Court, August 23, 1781. 

JOHN RtED w^as a Captain in the Third Bristol County 
Regiment in 1774, and was a member of Committee of Corre- 
spondence, Inspection and Safety in the years 1775- 1777 and 
1778. 

ELI HOSKINS enlisted in Capt. IMatthew Randall's Com- 
pany of Col. Thomas Marshall's Regiment from Taunton, 
Alassachusetts, June 27, 1776; was a private in Capt. Edward 
Blake's Company of Col. Carpenter's Regiment, July 28, 1780; 
enlisted in Capt. Leonard's Company of Col. Mitchell's Regi- 
ment, August I, 1780; aided in fortifying Dorchester Heights; 
was at battle of Rhode Island under General Sullivan, August 
29, 1778; also served in a Rhode Island regiment; discharged 
at New York after the close of the war. He was a signer of the 
''Solemn League and Covenant" of May, 1776, signed by the 
Taunton patriots. 

WILLIAM HOSKINS, father of Eli, was also a signer of 
the "League and Covenant," as were his sons, Nathan, Wil- 
liam, Timothy and Eli, and he gave five sons to the Patriot 
Army, one of whom, Samuel, was killed in Rhode Island, 
August 29, 1778. 

. CALEB GUSHING (2), a boy of 16, enlisted as a flfer, 
and his company w^as at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, await- 
ing orders when news of peace came and he was discharged. 

CALEB GUSHING (i) was a Sergeant in Capt. Johnson's 
Company of Col. Titcomb's Regiment, discharged June 27, 
1778. (History of Haverhill and Massachusetts Records.) 
He w^as also at the battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill, and 



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was a Brigade Quartermaster at West Point in the time of 
Arnold's treason. (History of Salisbury, X. H.) June lo, 
1778, he loaned the town of Haverhill. Ivlassachusetts, £10 
I OS, and June i6th same year £150. (History of Haverhill.) 

JOHN CHURCH, of Dunbarton, New Hampshire, was a 
signer of the "Association Test" in 1776, and was a member of 
the "Committee of Safety and Inspection." (History of Dun- 
barton. ) 

ROBERT AMBROSE, of Concord, was a signer of the 
"Association Test," and a member of the Committee of Safety 
and Inspection. (Bouton's History of Concord.) 

References: Records in the office of the Secretary of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. History of Reed Family, 
by J. \V. Reed, Boston, 1861. Records of the town of Taun- 
ton, Massachusetts. Records of Pension Bureau, Department 
of the Interior, Washington, D. C. 



170 LOUIS BAUMANN HOYER 13070 

Jeweler, Woodbine. Born November 6, 1865. 
Admitted January 14, 1901. 

Aaron D. Hoyer Emilie F. Baumann. 

John Hoyer Mary Griess. 

Leonard Griess Catharine Kissinger. 

Ernest Griess Mary Weiningen. 

ERNEST GRIESS was a soldier in the Royal American 
Regiment in the French and Indian War ; was Ensign of Capt. 
John Diehl's Company of Major Heister's Battalion of Berks 
County, Pennsylvania, Militia, January, 1777; was Ensign 
of Capt. Jacob Moser's Company of the Sixth Pennsylvania 
Regiment under commission issued February 15. 1777: 
became Supernumerary in 1778; saw service in the Jerseys in 



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I /So; was taken prisoner at Short Hills and made his escape; 
served in Capt. Chas. Krause's Company of Militia from Au- 
gust i6 to October i6, 1781, guarding prisoners of war near 
his home at Reading, Pennsylvania. 

References: Pennsylvania Archives, second series, edition of 
1892. Vol. 14, pp. 254, 256, 305; edition of 1S90, Vol. 
10, pp. 585, 588. Montgomery's History of Berks County. 
Pennsylvania, in Revolutionary War, pp. 164. 165. 



18 TIMOTHY HUNT 4718 

Retired Farmer, Grinnell. Born June 6. 1831. 

Admitted September 5. 1893. 

In the War of 1861 was a Sergeant in Company I, Twenty- 
sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry from November, 1861, to 
June, 1862. 

Thomas Hunt Ann Ingalls. 

Timothy Hunt Dorothy Worcester. 

TIMOTHY HUNT served in the Revolutionary War in 
the Massachusetts troops as follows: Enlisted fall of 1775 in 
Capt. Enoch Kidder's Company and served one and one-half 
months. Enlisted March, 1776, in Capt. John Minot's Com- 
pany of Col. Wade's Regiment and served six months. En- 
listed December, 1776, in Capt. John Trull's Company of Col. 
Thacher's Regiment and served three months. Enlisted fall 
of 1776 in Capt. Edward Tanner's Company of Jonathan 
Reed's Regiment and served two months. 

References : Records of Pension Bureau. Department of the 
Interior, Washington, D. C. 



88 
19 FRANK STUART HUNT 4719 

Civil Engineer, Dnbuque. Born March 22. 1864. 
Admitted September 5. 1893. 

Timothy Hunt, No. 18 Esther EHzabeth Stuart. 

Thomas Hunt Ann Ingalls. 

Tiju'othy Hunt Dorothy Worcester. 

For services of TIMOTHY HUNT see Timothy Hunt, No. 
18. 

142 GEORGE GRANT HUNTER 121 17 

Editor and PubHsher, Des ]\Ioines. Born January 21, 1865. 
Admitted November 2, 1899. 

WilHam B. Hunter Margaret Ann Rhodes. 

WilHam Rhodes Mary Maria Baird. 

William Rhodes . ^lary Eberhardt. 

William Rhodes x\nn Wescott. 

Anthony Rhodes 

WILLIAM RHODES, son of Anthony Rhodes, was ap- 
pointed a Lieutenant of the smaller of two vessels which were 
ordered equipped for the defense of the Colony of Rhode Isl- 
and (Chris. \\'hipple, Commander), June 12, 1775. 

References : Colonial Records of Rhode Island, Vol. 7, 
p. 347. History of Rhode Island, Vol. 2, p. 351. Applica- 
tion of Bradford Rhodes to the Empire State Society, Na- 
tional No. 12,296, State No. 1,396, he being an uncle of this 
applicant. 

80 EDWARD RIDGEWAY HUTCHINS 4780 

Des Moines. Born October 24, 1841. 

Admitted July 27, 1896, by transfer from the New Hamp- 
shire Society. 

In the War of 1861 enlisted as a private in the First Massa- 



89 

chusetts Volunteer Infantry, and in August, 1862, was made 
Assistant Surgeon of the Eleventh New Hampshire Volunteer 
Infantry. In 1863 was made Assistant Surgeon United States 
Navy Volunteers, and served until December, 1865. Was 
Secretary of Iowa Senate, and Commissioner of Statistics of 
Iowa. 

May 25, 1898, he was appointed Captain and Assistant 
Commissary in the United States service, and was stationed 
at Falls Church, Virginia ; Tampa, Florida, and also served 
in the Philippines. 

George Hutchins Sarah Rolfe Tucker. 

Abel Hutchins Elizabeth Partridge. 

Gordon Hutchins Dolly Stone. 

GORDON HUTCHINS after the battle of Lexington or- 
ganized a company and joined the Regiment of Col. John 
Stark, of the New Hampshire troops, and took part in the 
battle of Bunker Hill. When Burgoyne's advance in 1777 
was known in New Hampshire, the General Assembly, of 
which he was a member, was called together. As soon as it 
was decided to raise troops to oppose Burgoyne, Col. Hutchins 
mounted his horse, and traveling all night with all haste, 
reached Concord, New Hampshire, Sabbath afternoon, before 
the close of religious worship. Dismounting at the meeting 
house door, he walked up the aisle while the minister was 
preaching. The latter paused in his sermon and said : "Col. 
Hutchins, are you the bearer of any message?" "Yes," replied 
the Colonel: "Gen. Burgoyne with his army is on his march to 
Albany. Gen. Stark has offered to take the command of the 
New Hampshire men, and if we will turn out we can cut off 
Burgoyne's march." Then the minister said: "My hearers, 
those of you who are willing to go better leave at once." Every 
man left the meeting house. The result at Bennington is well 
known. 



90 

He afterward joined the Continental Army in New York, 
and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in Col. Nahum Bald- 
win's New Hampshire Regiment. 

References: New Hampshire State Papers, Vol. 14, pp. 
63-65, Vol. 8, p. 248. 

54 LANCELOT MLNOR KEAN 4754 

Lawyer, Sioux City. Born January 11, 1856. 
Admitted January 5, 1895. 

R. G. H. Kean Jane Nicholas Randolph. 

Thomas Jefferson Randolph 

Jane Hollins Nicholas. 

Thomas Mann Randolph. . .]Martha Jefferson. 
Thomds Jefferson Martha Skelton. 

Also : 

R. G. H. Kean Jane Nicholas Randolph. 

Thomas Jefferson Randolph 

Jane Hollins Nicholas. 

Thomas ^lann Randolph . . . [Martha Jefferson. 
Thoums Mann Rdndolpii. . .Ann Cary. 
Archibald Cary Z^Iary Randolph. 

Also : 

R. G. H. Kean Jane Nicholas Randolph. 

Thomas Jeft'erson Randolph 

Jane Hollins Nicholas. 

Wilson Cary Nicholas ^largaret Smith. 

Robert Carter Nicholas. . . .Ann Cary. 

Also: 

R. G. H. Kean Jane Nicholas Randolph. 

Thomas Jefferson Randolph 

Jane Hollins Nicholas. 

Il'iison Cary Nidwlas [Margaret Smitli. 

John Sinith of 5fl///'/;/o;'t". . Mary Buchanan. 



91 

THOMAS JEFFERSON was a member of the Continental 
Congress, Author and Signer of the Declaration of Independ- 
ence, Governor of Virginia. 1779 to 1781, member of the Vir- 
ginia Conventions of 1774 and 1775; third president of the 
United States; author of the Virginia Statute for Rehgious 
Freedom and Founder of the University of Virginia. 

THOMAS MANN RANDOLPH, SR., was a Colonel in 
the Revolutionary Army. 

ARCHIBALD GARY was a Colonel in the Revolutionary 
Army, called "Old Ironsides," first Speaker of the Virginia 
Senate, and a member of the Virginia Convention of 1776. 

WILSON GARY NICHOLAS was Captain, Major and 
Colonel in the Revolutionary Army, and commanded at one 
time Washington's Guard. Was Governor of Virginia and 
United States Senator. 

ROBERT CARTER NICHOLAS, -Treasurer Nicholas," 
was the last treasurer of Virginia as a colony, and the first 
treasurer of the commonwealth. 

JOHN SMITH was Chairman of the Committee of Safety 
of Maryland, and a member of the first constitutional conven- 
tion of that state. 

References : The Archives and Public Records of the United 
States and of Virginia and Maryland. The records of the 
Virginia Historical Society — "Old Churches and Families of 
Virginia," by Rev. P. P. Slaughter. "The Page Family in 
Virginia," by Dr. R. C. M. Page, of New York. "Pocahontas 
and Her Descendants," by Hon. Wyndham Robertson, of Vir- 
ginia. Public History. 



t 92 

23 JOHN HANCOCK KEATLEY 2Z 

Washington, D. C. Born December i, 1838. 
Admitted September 5, 1893. 

James Gregg Keatley Emily Hubler. 

Christopher Keatley Margaret Gregg. 

CHRISTOPHER KEATLEY enlisted in the regiment of 
Anthony Wayne of the Pennsylvania line aiid was in the bat- 
tle of Long Island and in the battles of Brandywine and Ger- 
mantown and as a Lieutenant was wounded at Germantown 
in both arms. Under General Sullivan he took part in the' ex- 
pedition to chastise the Indians for their massacres at Cherry 
Valley and Wyoming, which resulted in the defeat of Sir John 
Johnson, Col. Butler, Tories and Col. Joseph Brant, the In- 
dian chief and their forces. 

References: Records in the office of the Adjutant General 
of Pennsylvania — Common Pleas Court of Center County, 
Pennsylvania. Records of Bellefontaine, Pennsylvania. 

45 ADELBERT HOMER KELLER 4745 

Cashier, Emmetsburg. Born January 7, 1870. 
Admitted July 23, 1894. 

Justus F. Keller Emily Ives. 

Stephen Ives Sarah Nutt. 

John Ives Mary Thompson. 

Joseph Ives Elizabeth Grannis. 

JOSEPH IVES served in June, 1777, as a private in Capt. 
Oliver Ashley's Company of Col. Benjamin Bellows' Regi- 
ment of New Hampshire Militia during the campaign about 
Ticonderoga in the summer of 1777, and went with his regi- 
ment to the relief of that point when besieged by the enemy in 
June, and was engaged with the enemy June 28. 

References: Genealogical and Family Records. Records 
in the office of the Adjutant General of New Hampshire. 



; 93 

53 ' ■ CHARLES HENRY KELLER 4753 

Chief Clerk ^lachinery Department, B., C. R. & N. R. R., 
Cedar Rapids. Born November 21, 1871. 
Admitted December 27, 1894. 

Justus F. Keller Emily Ives. 

Stephen Ives Sarah Nutt. 

John Ives. . ^ ". . Mary Thompson. 

Joseph Ives Elizabeth Grannis. 

For services of JOSEPH IVES, see A. H. Keller, No. 45. 

143 GEORGE COLVIN KENNEDY 

Lawyer, Waterloo. Born February 13, 1864. 
Admitted November 22, 1899. 

Dennis Augustine Kennedy 

Loraine Calista Colvin. 

Darius Peckham Colvin . . . Candace Lovina Downer. 

William Downer Charlotte Richmond. 

John Dozvner Lydia Dunham. 

Obediah DiuiJiani Lucy Gillett. 

OBEDIAH DUNHAM, M. D., served as a private from 
May 19 to June 28, 1779, in Capt. Thos. Sawyer's Company of 
Militia, raised in Vermont for the defense of the northern 
frontier; served as a private sixty-seven days, from August 16, 
1780, in Capt. Eli Noble's Company, of Maj. Eben Allen's de- 
tachment, Vermont Militia; served as a private ten days in 
July, 1 78 1, under same command, and marched to Saratoga 
on the Pownal alarm ; served as a private seventeen days from 
October 22, 1781, under same command, in Col. Walbridge's 
Regiment in the alarm at Castleton ; served as a private thir- 
teen days, under same command, in November, 1781; was 
prominent in ci\il affairs; was a delegate representing Pow- 
nal, Vermont, at adjourned session of General Convention at 



94 

Cephas Hunt's, Dorset. Vermont, September 25, 1776. for the 
purpose of forming Vermont as a state; also was a member of 
committee voted to form covenant or compact to furnish troops 
for the defense of the hberties of the United States ; also mem- 
ber of committee to affix fines on all the delegates in the 
Militia. 

JOHN DOIVNER served as a private two days, from Octo- 
ber II, 1780, in Capt. Eli Xoble's Company of Col. Samuel 
Herrick's Regiment of Militia, in the service of Vermont, "70 
miles travel." 

References: Vermont Historical Gazette, Vol. i, p 218. 
History of Governors and Council of Safety, State of Ver- 
mont, Vol. I, pp. 26-29-30-33. 



58 EVARTS KENT 4758 

Pastor, Victor. Born March 12, 1843. 
Admitted March 5, 1895. Membership ceased. 

Cephas Henry Kent Mary Abby Clark. 

Rev. Dan Kent Betsey Griswold. 

Cephas Kent Hannah Spencer. 

DAN KENT served as a Corporal in Capt. Allen's Com- 
pany of Col. Seth \\'arner's Vermont Regiment one month 
and one-half in the summer of 1776; served as a Corporal in 
Capt. Underbill's Company of the same regiment one and one- 
half months the same summer; served as a Corporal in Col. 
Seth Warner's Regiment two months in 1777 and was in the 
battle of Bennington; served as a Sergeant in Capt. Ornby's 
Company in Col. W'albridge's Regiment of Vermonters in 
i^/S; served as a Corporal on guard duty at Castleton. Ver- 
mont, in 1779. He drew a pension, as did liis widow after 
his death in 1835. 



95 

CEPHAS KENT was chairman of a Committee of Safety 
which was organized at the tavern in Dorset, Vermont, in 1776. 
He was active and unceasing in his efforts for independence. 
His tavern was the rendezvous of the patriots of his vicinity. 
He had two sons in the battle of Bennington. 

References'. Genealogy of the Kent Family. (Tenny 
Bros., 1875). Genealogical Dictionary of New England. Rec- 
ords of the Bureau of Pensions, Department of the Interior, 
Washington, D. C. Records of the Adjutant General of Ver- 
mont. Vermont Gazetteer. Thompson's Hemmenways His- 
tory of Vermont. History of Dorset, Vermont. 



5 LUCIEN SEDGWICK KILBORN 4705 

Florist, Marshalltown. Born November 27, 1849. 
Admitted September 5, 1893. 

Lucien Kilborn Rhoda Ann Ball. 

Samuel Kilborn Maria Paterson. 

John Paterson Elizabeth Lee. 

JOHN PATERSON was a delegate to the Provincial Con- 
.gress of Connecticut in 1774 and 1775: was commissioned 
Colonel of a regiment of minute men May 24. 1776, which 
was later the Fifteenth Regiment of the Connecticut service; 
was Brigadier General and Major General and was one of the 
six ofificers who. as a general court-martial, tried Maj. Andre 
as a spy; took part in the battles of Bunker Hill, Trenton. 
Princeton, Saratoga, Monmouth and others ; was one of the 
organizers of the Cincinnati. 

References : Lossing's Pictorial Field Book of the Revolu- 
tion, Vol. I, pp. 537-545-49-51-765- Vol. 2, p. 128. 



96 

68 CYRIL WADE KING 4768 

Wholesale Tobacconist, Ft. Dodge. Born , 1864. 

Admitted January 2, 1896. 

Appointed May 2j, 1898, Captain and Assistant Quarter- 
master United States Volunteers with an extended service. 

Judson Wade King Mary Jenkins. 

John Sherman King Anna Bristol. 

Caleb King Shervvin. 

CALEB KING served as a Sergeant in Capt. Bartlett's 
Company of Col. Wesson's Tenth Massachusetts Battalion, 
and was enrolled December 1 1, 1776, for three years. This Bat- 
talion was reorganized x\ugust 11, 1779, as the Ninth Regi- 
ment, and Caleb King became an Ensign of the Regiment, date 
of appointment unknown, but he is recorded as having resigned 
April 28, 1780, on account of impaired health. 

References : Archives of Record and Pension Office, War 
Department, Washington, D. C. 

50 HERMAN KNAPP 4750 

Treasurer Iowa Agricultural College, Ames. Born Decem- 
ber 28, 1863. 

Admitted November 24, 1894. 

Seaman A. Knapp Marie E. Hotchkiss. 

Hiram Hotchkiss Lucinda Pearce. 

Rufus Hotchkiss .Loly Doolittle. 

Jason Hotchkiss 

JASON HOTCHKISS was in Capt. Nathaniel Rummell's 
Wallingford Company in the Fifth Battalion, Wadsworth's 
Brigade, Connecticut troops, raised in June, 1776, and served 

in the defense of New York, being: at the ri^ht of the line ''■'f 
American works during the battle of Long Island, August 27, 



17/6. After the retreat of August 29 and 30, was stationed un- 
der Col. William Douglas at Kip's Bay at the time of the 
British attack on September 15, and forced to retreat hur- 
riedly; was at the battle of White Plains, October 28, 1776. 
Term expired December 25, 1776. 

References: Records in the Office of the Adjutant General 
of Connecticut. 

162 EDGAR CULLEN LAXE 13062 

Banker, Guthrie Center. Born December 25, 1850. 
Admitted November 10, 1900. 

William Lane Sally M. King. 

W^illiam Lane Fanny Smith. 

Alexander Lane Abigail Mills. 

ALEXANDER LANE enlisted in April, 1781, at Pough- 
keepsie, New York, and served ten months in the company of 
Capt. Livingston, under Col. Castine in the New York State 
troops in the Revolutionary W^ar, and his widow received a 
pension for such service. He also served in Capt. Conine's 
Company in "Col. ^Marinus \\'illett's Regiment of Levies" and 
seems to have been present, a boy of eighteen years, at Bur- 
goyne's surrender and to have served in that campaign. 

References: Records of Pension Bureau, Department of the 
Interior, Washington, D. C. State Historian of New York, 
Albany, N. Y. 

43 THO^L\S WINTHROP LIPPINCOTT 4743 

Railroad Agent, Boscobel, Wisconsin. Born December 24, 

1837- 

Admitted ]^Iarch 7, 1894. jMembership terminated. 

Thomas Lippincott Catherine V'.'iluy Leggett. 

Abraham Leggett Catherine Wiley. 



98 

ABRAHAM LEGGETT enlisted about July, 1776. at 
Poughkeepsie, New York, in the Company of Capt. Barnabas 
Swartwout and participated in the battle of Long Island, and 
for bravery in remaining alone at his post on the advanced 
line the night before evacuation by the patriot army was pro- 
moted. 

He served at Harlem Plains, Chatterton Hill and West 
Plains. The succeeding year he received a commission in 
Col. Dubois' Regiment of regulars and served to the close of 
the war, becoming a Major. On the night of October 6, 1777, 
Leggett was captured with the last redoubt taken with the 
Forts Clinton and ]\Iontgomery. and remained a prisoner un- 
til the general exchange of prisoners in 17S1. In 1782 he nar- 
rowly escaped capture by refugee tories on Tony Island, while 
on a tour of duty there. He was one of the founders of the 
order of the Cincinnati, at the time of his death being its vice- 
president. 

References: A narrative of Maj. Abraham Leggett by him- 
self, with notes by Chas. J. Bushnell, 1865. 

7Z JAMES WALKER LOGAN 4773 

Insurance Agent, Waterloo. Born March 2, 1826. 

Admitted February 21, 1896. 

Samuel Logan, Sr . . .Mrs. Jane McCague Langan. 

SAMUEL LOGAN, SR., in 1777 served two months as a 
private under Capt. Joshua Anderson of Pennsylvania troops, 
and was in the battle of Brandywine, and the battle of Ger- 
mantown; served two months in the fall of the same year in 
the Company of Capt. Joseph Allison as a substitute on guard 
duty along the lines above Philadelphia; in June. 1780, en- 
listed under Capt. Ilubley and marched from Laiicciilcr, Penn- 
sylvania, to Morristown, where he was transferred to Capt. 



99 

Henderson's Company in Col. Butler's Regiment, and at King's 
Ferry was transferred to Capt. Beatty's Company in the Regi- 
ment commanded by Gen. Marquis de Lafayette ; in October he 
was attached at Morristown to Col. Butler's Regiment; re- 
maining in the Huts at Morristown until the following Janu- 
ary, when he was discharged. 

References: Records in the Bureau of Pensions, Depart- 
ment of the Interior, Washington, D. C. 

72 WILLIAM CUMMINS LOGAN 4772 

Cashier, Leavitt & Johnson's Trust Company, Waterloo. 
Born March 10. 1864. 

Admitted February 21, 1896. 

James Walker Logan, No. 73 

Abbie Cummins. 

Samuel Logan, Sr . . . Mrs. Jane McCague Langan. 

For services of SAMUEL LOGAN, SR., see J. W. Logan, 
No. 73. 

154 JOHN CAMPBELL LOPER 13054 

Druggist, Des Moines. Born January 28, 185 1, Union- 
town, Ohio. 

Admitted May 8, 1900. 

Captain in Iowa National Guard July 15, 1889; Major, 
January 22, 1892; Lieutenant Colonel, September 3, 1895; 
Colonel March 14, 1898: mustered into service as Colonel, 
Fifty-first Iowa United States Volunteers, May 30, 1898; 
mustered out November i, 1899; served in Philippines one 
year; in battle of San Fernando, June 16-22-30, and July 4, 
and at Calulat, August 9, 1899. 

Ziba Loper Fannie Detwiler, 

David Loper Mary Anderson. 

Abraham Loper 



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ABRAHAM LOPER enlisted in Capt. Richard Howell's 
Company, Second Battalion, First Establishment. Xew Jersey 
Continental line, October 9, 1775, for one year, and took part in 
the operations before Quebec in May and Jinie, 1776, and was 
discharged at expiration of term of enlistment: re-enlisted for 
the war in John X. Cumming's Company, Second Establish- 
ment in 1777, and was promoted Sergeant and took part in 
the battles of Short Hills, Brandy w me, Germantown and Mon- 
mouth, and campaign against the Six Nations in 1779; was 
discharged early in 1781. 

References : Records in the office of the Adjutant General 
of New Jersey. Certificate of that officer. 

156 JAMES HENRY LOPER 13056 

Druggist, Des iNloines. Born April 2, 1S56, Belmont, Ohio. 
Admitted May 10, 1900. 

Ziba Loper Fannie Detwiler. 

David Loper ^lary Anderson. 

Ahrahain Loper 

For services of ABRAHAM LOPER, see John C. Loper, 
No. 154. 

48 FRANCIS HANMER LORING 4748 

Publishing Co. Agent, Oskaloosa. Born July 9, 1832. 

Admitted July 23. 1894. Has been president of this society. 

Served as Captain of Company A, First Regiment Ohio 
Alilitia, in August and September, 1861. Was mustered into 
the military service of the Lmited States July 30, 1862, as 
Captain of Company G, Ninty-second Regiment Ohio Volun- 
teer Infantry, and was mustered out of service June 10. 1S65. 
The last year of service was detached in command of four 



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MAJOR FRANCIS HANMEK LURING 

SIXTH PRESIDENT 



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companies of Eleventh Oliio Volunteer Infantry, for which 
service he received the brevet commission of Major. 

Oliver Rice Loring Orinda Howe. 

Daniel Loriiig Lucy Eaton IMoore Rice. 

Nathaniel Loring 

DANIEL LORING, from Sudbury, Massachusetts, served 
as a private in Capt. John Xixon's Company in Col. Abijah 
Pierce's Regiment of minute men April 19, 1775; served as a 
Sergeant in Capt. ]\Ioore's Company of Col. John Nixon's 
Regiment at battle of Bunker Hill ; served in Capt. Asahel 
Wheeler's Company of Sudbury, Massachusetts ; enlisted in 
Capt. Nathaniel Hayward's Company of Col. Thatcher's Regi- 
ment for two months' service in New York, January, 1777. 

NATHANIEL LORING was in Capt. Asahel Wheeler's 
Company of Sudbury, as appears by the muster roll of the 
company, and drew £33 as his pay; hence is supposed to have 
seen service. 

It is a matter of common knowledge in the family that IMaj. 
Loring's maternal grandfather, Peter Howe, served in a Ver- 
mont Regiment, and was in the battle of Trenton and cap- 
tured a Hessian. 

References: History of Sudbury, Massachusetts, from 1638 
to 1889, by Alfred Sereno Hodson, published by the Town of 
Sudbury, pp. 384, 386, 398, 399, 405. 



49 CHARLES :\IAYO LORING 4749 

Merchant, Cedar Rapids. Born July i, 1869. 
Admitted July 23, 1894. 

Enlisted in the Spanish AA'ar of 189S, and v/as a Firbt Ser- 
geant in Capt. G. W. Bevers Fifth Battery of Iowa Volun- 



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teer Light Artillery from June 26 to September 5, 1898, when 
the Battery was mustered out of service. 

Francis Hanmer Loring, No. 48 

Delia Armstrong. 

Oliver Rice Loring Orlinda Howe. 

Daniel Loring Lucy Eaton Moore Rice. 

Nalthaniel Loring 

For services of DANIEL LORING and NATHANIEL 
LORING, see F. H. Loring, No. 48. 

98 JULIAN C. MANCHESTER 4798 

Hotel Proprietor, Ottumwa. Born March 7, 1844. 
Admitted March 17, 1897. 

In the War of 1861 served in a Connecticut Regiment from 
January 5, 1864, to September 25, 1S65, and was in service be- 
fore Petersburg, Virginia, nine months, participating in the 
blowing up of Fort Hell, July 20, 1864, and later in the 
destruction of Fort Steadman, and was one of the three men 
who first entered Petersburg after rebel evacuation. 
William Nelson Manchester. . . Content Beach. 

William Manchester Susannah Eldridge. 

lohn Manchester Phoebe Steadman. 

JOHN MANCHESTER served fourteen months in the 
Continental service chiefly guarding the Rhode Island Coast 
from incursions of the British. IVilliiani Manchester, his 
father, was captured by the British, and taken on board one 
c5f the enemy's boats, from which he escaped at night by swim- 
ming two miles to the shore. 

References : United States Senate Documents, Pension 
Rolls, first session. Twenty-third Congress, Vol. 12, 1833, 
1834. Vols. 13-14 Rhode Island Department, Vol. 12, p. 12. 
Records of the Pension Bureau Department of the Interior, 
Washington, D. C. 



103 

134 ANSON MARSTON 12109 

College Professor, Ames. Born INIay 31, 1864. 
Admitted April 21, 1899. 

George \V. Marston Sarah Scott. 

\ Charles Marston Meribah Morrill. 

Hibbard Morrill Deborah Tibbetts. 

HIBBARD MORRILL was a private in Capt. Nathan 
Sanborn's Company, of Col. Thomas Tash's Regiment, raised 
to re-enforce the Continental Army at New York, September, 
1776, in the New Hampshire troops; served from September 
8 to December 15, 1777, in Capt. Nathan Sanborn's Com- 
pany of Col. Stephen Evans' Regiment, which marched from 
New Hampshire and re-enforced the Continental Army at 
Saratoga, and was wounded at the Battle of Stillwater, and 
drew a pension for the wound received ; served from August 
6 to August 28, 1778, in Capt. Edward Hilton's Company, 
of Col. Josiah Wingate's Regiment of New Hampshire Vol- 
unteers, in the expedition to Rhode Island ; enlisted for two 
months in September, 1779, in Capt. Ira's Company, among 
those dispatched from several regiments of Militia for the 
defense of Portsmouth. 

References: Records in the Adjutant General's office, Con- 
cord, New Hampshire. Vol. i, p. 398; Vol. 2, pp. 304-571- 
698; Vol. 3, pp. 332-420. Family History and Tradition. 

106 PETER MELENDY 10456 

Mayor, Cedar Falls. Born February 9, 1823. 
Admitted July 26, 1897. 

James Melendy Susan Smith. 

Thomas Melendy Sarah Patterson. 

THOMAS MELENDY served eight months as a private 
in Popkins' Company of Gridley's Artillery in the Revolu- 



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tionary Army at Cambridge, in 1775; also served as a pri- 
vate in Draper's Company of Gardner's Regiment in the army 
at Cambridge in 1775 and 1776, eight months. 

References: ^Massachusetts Revolutionary Rolls. Vol. 
^56, pp. 253-273. 

47 NATHANIEL ANSON MERRELL 4747 

Attorney-at-Law, DeW^itt, Iowa. Born June 26, 1829. 
Admitted July 23, 1894. Died December 21, 1896. 
In the War of 1861 was Captain in the Twenty-sixth Iowa 
Volunteer Infantry, and was wounded at Arkansas Post. 

Seth Merrell Mabel Sanford. 

Nathaniel Merrill Honor Dowd. 

NATHANIEL MERRILL of Waterbury, Connecticut, en- 
listed May II, 1775, in Capt. Benedict Arnold's (Fifth) Com- 
pany in the First Regiment under the first call of the Legisla- 
ture of Connecticut, and was discharged December 20, 1775. 
This regiment was in the military operations along Lakes 
George and Champlain, and at St. John s, Canada, and was 
stationed at Montreal. His company served in the siege of 
Boston. 

February i, 1777, he enlisted for the war in the Third Regi- 
ment of the Connecticut line, and helped repel the British 
at Danbury; served under Putnam along the Hudson until 
January, 1778; encamped at White Plains with Washington's 
Army in the summer of 1778; wintered 1778- 1779 at Read- 
ing, and 1779-1780 at Morristown, New Jersey; was with 
main army on the Hudson in 1780; wintered 1 780-1 781 at 
Connecticut village above the Robinson House on the Hud- 
son; was in Capt. Durkee's Company of First Regiment, for- 
mation of 1781 and 1783; was a pensioner in 181S. 

References: Records in the office of the Adjutant General 
of Connecticut. 



105 

io8 JOSEPH HENRY MERRILL 10458 

Merchant, Ottumwa. Born December 27, 1827. 

Admitted October 28, 1897. 

Stevens Merrill Mehitable Worthley Wells. 

Joseph Merrill Sarah Copp. 

Joshua Copp Sally Poor. 

JOSHUA COPP'S services in the Revolutionary War are 
mentioned in tliL History of Warren, New Hampshire, 1870, 
by William Little, and particular mention is made of his 
services at the battle of Bennington. The first company raised in 
Warren met and drilled on his farm and he was chosen one 
of two men appointed to raise the company. His name is 
also mentioned as one of a "Committee of Safety," to which 
is added ''honorable mention." He served in 1775 and in 
1780; was chosen one of a committee "to provide soldiers 
for the town." 

References: New Hampshire Revolutionary War Rolls, 
Vol. 3, p. 409. 

10 FRANK ASHLEY MILLARD 4710 

Manufacturer, Burlington. Born September 6, 1861. 
Admitted September 5, 1893. 

George Millard Celestia Augusta Baker. 

Reuben Baker, Jr Lois Comfort Baxter. 

Reuben Baker, Sr Lydia Mason. 

Also: 

George Millard Celestia Augusta Baker. 

Reuben Baker, Jr Lois Comfort Baxter. 

Moses Baxter Comfort Chaffee. 

Also : 

George Millard Celestia Augusta Baker. 



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Ashley Ransom Alillard . . . Polly Peck. 

Abiather Millard Amelia Ashley. 

David Ashley Hannah Lenore Miller. 

Also: 

George Millard Celestia Augusta Baker. 

Ashley Ransom Millard. . . Polly Peck. 

Seth Peck Anna Northrop. 

George Peck . .Ann Peck. 

Gideon Peck Abiah Smith. 

REUBEN BAKER, SR., served as a private soldier in 
Capt. Michael G. Houdin's Company of the Fifth Massachu- 
setts Regiment, Col. Rufus Putnam, six months from July 
I, 1780 to January i, 1781, also in Capt. Noah Hinman's Com- 
pany of Col. Asa Barnes' Regiment of Militia from October 
14, 1 78 1 — ten days. 

MOSES BAXTER appears as private in Lexington Alarm 
Roll of Capt. Thomais Eustis' Company, which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Ruthland to Cambridge. 
Served twelve days, residence Ruthland. Vol. 12, p. 83 Mass- 
achusetts Revolutionary Rolls. 

Appears as private on muster and pay roll of Capt. David 
Bents' Company, Col. Jacob Cushing's Regiment. Enlisted 
September 5, 1777; discharged November 29, 1777; service 
three months, five days at the Northward. Vol. 17, p. iSo 
Massachusetts Revolutionary Rolls. (See "Short Notes on 
the Baker Family.") 

ABIATHAR MILLARD is named on the list of soldiers 
in the record of Pittsfield Revolutionary service. He is on 
the pay roll of Capt. Joel Steven's Company in Col. David 

Rossiter's Regiment, and in Lieut. Joel Steven's detach- 
ment called out October i!5, 1780 to October 18, 1780, in the 



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alarm at Fort Edward. Allowed forty miles travel. (Mass- 
achusetts Revolutionary Rolls.) 

His grandson George Millard remembers his saying that he 
w^as at the battle of "Bemis Heights or Stillwater," and at 
the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga, October ly, 1777. 

DAVID ASHLEY was a private in Lieut. James Hub- 
bard's Company, Col. David Rossiter's Regiment, August 22, 
J 777. Re-enlisted and served in Capt. Joel Steven's Company 
in the same regiment, October 12-25, 1781, and "marched on 
the alarm at Saratoga." His name is also on the roll of Capt. 
John Bacon's Company, Col. Caleb Hyde's Regiment, October 
20-8, 1 78 1 and July 3, 1782. (Massachusetts Revolutionary 
Rolls, Vol. 20, p. 15; Vol. 22, p. 213; Vol. 17, p. 38; Vol. 30, 
p. 25.) (See Ashley Genealogy.) 

GEORGE PECK was Corporal in the company of Capt. 
Joseph Smith, Fifth Regiment Connecticut troops, Col. David 
Waterbury, 1775. (Records of Connecticut men in the War 
of the Revolution, p. 69.) 

"In August^ ^77'^, a body of Militia under Brig. Gen. 
John Tyles served under General Sullivan, and engaged in the 
attempts to dislodge the British at Newport. It was present 
at the battle of Rhode Island, August 29, 1778." 

GIDEON PECK enlisted in said body of Militia in Col. 
Chapman's Regiment, Capt. Wheeler's Company, August 3, 
1778. Certified to by William E. F. Landers, Colonel and 
Assistant Adjutant General Connecticut. 

References: Revolutionary War Archives of Massachu- 
setts, Vol. 50, file 9; Vol. 19, p. 222, Massachusetts Soldiers 
and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. i, p. 495. 



108 

65 ■ GEORGE BAUGH MILES 4765 

Custodian of Building, Council Bluffs. Born February 3, 
1836. 
Admitted August 20, 1895. 

Nathaniel Miles Sarah Phillips. 

JosiaJi Phillips Sarah Thomas. 

JOSIAH PHILLIPS served in the War of the Revolution 
as a Third Lieutenant in the Second Company of the Seventh 
Battalion, Pennsylvania Militia. ^lay 17. 1777, under Capt. 
David Phillips, and Lieut. John Phillips, his brothers, of- 
ficers of the same company. Family tradition states that he 
was often employed as a scout by General Washington while 
the army was in Eastern Pennsylvania, and about Valley 
Forge. 

Nathaniel Miles, great-grandfather of Compatriot George 
Baugh Miles, was a Captain in the English Colonial Army, 
and had command of Fort Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1756. 

Joseph Phillips, brother of Joshiah Phillips, was an Ensign 
in the Patriot Army in the Revolutionary War. 

References: Historical Records of Philadelphia. Pennsyl- 
vania, Vol. 2, p. 90. Pennsylvania Archives, second series. 
Vol. 14, p. 90. 

75 JOSEPH CROCKETT MITCHELL . 4775 

Attorney-at-Law and Judge, Ottumwa. Born January 23, 
1849. 
Admitted. March 4, 1896. 

James Mitchell Susannah Berry. 

Joseph Mitchell Eliza Frances Henderson. 

Bennett Henderson Polly Divina Crockett. 

Joseph Crockett 

Mrs. Elizabeth Woodson nee Moore. 



109 

JOSEPH CROCKETT served as a Captain in the Seventh 
Regiment of Foot, Col. Alexander McClenahan, also known 
as Third and Seventh Virginia Regiment, commanded by 
Lieut. Col. Keith in the Revolutionary War. having been com- 
missioned May 7, 1776; was commissioned May 7, 1776, 
Major of the Fifth, and Eleventh Regiment Virginia Foot, 
Colonel William Russell. Besides other services he raised 
two companies for General Daniel Morgan's Rifle Regiment. 
He was in the battles of Point Pleasant. White Plains. Mon- 
mouth, Brandywine. Princeton and Trenton, and suffered 
with the army at Valley Forge, and was at the surrender of 
Burgoyne at Saratoga. After the battle of IMonmouth he be- 
came Lieutenant Colonel. In August. 1779, with the rank of 
Lieutenant Colonel, he joined General George Rogers Clarke, 
and in that year led the Illinois or Crockett Regiment in the 
celebrated campaigns in the Northwest, conducted by that Gen- 
eral, remaining beyond the mountains until January, 1782. 
In a letter written in 1818 to Henry Clay, he says, "I was 
in many of the battles and skirmishes with the Northwestern 
Indians on the jMiami and helped destroy Chillicothe, and many 
other Indian towns in the Northwestern territories. * * * 
I served under General Morgan in his many battles and skir- 
mishes with the British near Philadelphia, and in New Jersey 
and New York. At Red Bank two horses were shot under me 
by the enemy's sharpshooters concealed in the river thickets. 
I believe I was engaged in as many battles and skirmishes 
as any officer or private who served under Generals Wash- 
ington, Greene. Morgan, Clarke and others. I was often in 
as many as four or Ave in a week." 

In civil life in Kentucky's early history, he w^as even more 
efficient and conspicuous than in the Army of the Revolu- 
tion. He was a member of Kentucky's first Constitutional 
Convention; was United States Marshal for die District of 



110 

Kentucky during Jefferson's two terms in the Presidency, and 
was the first officer to arrest Aaron Burr. 

References'. Records of the Record and Pension office, 
War Department, Washington, D. C. Letter of March i, 
1818, to Henry Clay, by himself. Roster of "Crockett's Regi- 
ment." Kentucky Year-Book, S. A. R., 1896, p. 88. 

130 SAMUEL LOGAN MOORE .12105 

Banker, Boone. Born April 6, 1845. 
Admitted March 22, 1899. 

William Moore Rebecca Logan. 

John Hughes Rebecca Walker. 

Samuel Logan Eleanor Hughes. 

SAMUEL LOGAN enlisted in Capt. Anderson's Company, 
of Col. Butler's Regiment of Pennsylvania troops m the Revo- 
lutionary War, in Lancaster County, and served eleven 
months and received a pension for such service. See J. W\ 
Logan, No. 75. 

References: Records of the Bureau of Pensions, Depart- 
ment of the Literior, Washington, D. C. 

131 THOMAS BEVERIDGE MOORE 12106 

Banker, Des Moines. Born July 2, 1850. 
Admitted ^March 22, 1899. 

William ]\Ioore Eleanor Hughes. 

John Hughes Rebecca Logan. 

Samuel Lo^aii Rebecca Walker. 

For services of SAMUEL LOGAN, see S. L. ^vloore, No. 
130. 



Ill 

150 ARTHUR JAMES MORE 12125 

Wholesale Druggist, Sioux City. Born November 10, 1857. 
Winterdale, Pennsylvania. 
Admitted February 7, 1900. 

James M. More Rebecca G. Van Horn. 

Alexander T. More Nancy Harley. 

John More Betty Taylor. 

JOHN MORE on the 31st day of August, 1779, was a 
private in Capt. Benjamin Dubois' Company, of the Eleventh 
Regiment of Albany County Militia, commanded by Col. An- 
thony Van Bergen, and was in active service in the Revolu- 
tionary War. At a public meeting at Harpersfield, Delaware 
County, New York, in August, 1775, "Articles of Associa- 
tion" were drawn up and signed by the Patriots present, and 
a Vigilance Committee was chosen to watch Tories and In- 
dians, and among the Patriots who signed the Articles was 
John More, the ancestor of our compatriot. 

References: Vol. 8 of a manuscript volume entitled 
"Treasurers' Certificates," p. 9, in the custody of the Regents 
of the University of the State of New York, m the State 
Library. 

136 WILLIAM HUGHES MORRISON 121 11 

Attorney-at-Law, Keokuk. Born July 29, 1840. 

Admitted May 17, 1899. Died August 24, 1900. 

In the War of 1861 served as a Sergeant of Company E, 
Forty-first Regiment, Ohio National Guard, from July i, 1863 
to May I, 1864, and as a private of Company C, One Hundred 
and Forty-sixth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry from 
May 2 to October i, 1864. 

Alexander Forshay Morrison 

"Mary Harris. 

Starkey Harris Nancy Ann Hendrix. 

James Harris Jane Harris (cousin.) 



112 

JAMES HARRIS bore a commission as Ensign in the 
Militia of Hunterdon County. New Jersey, and also served 
as Ensign in the New Jersey state troops in the Revolutionary 
War. 

JANE HARRIS was a recognized patriot who performed 
actual service by overt acts of resistance to the authority of 
Great Britain during the Revolution by furnishing food and 
shelter, and by supplying ammunition by melting her spoons 
and other articles of soft metal for the Continental soldiers. 

References: Records in the office of the Adjutant General 
of New^ Jersey. Family Tradition. 

14 DAVID CHARLES MOTT 4714 

Editor, Audubon. Born March 23, 1858. 
Admitted September 5, 1893. 

George W. Mott Abigail Ball. 

William Mott -.-•,•• .Sarah Edgerton. 

John Mott Eleanor Johnston. 

JOHN MOTT was Captain of Third Company of Third 
Battalion, New Jersey line; was in the battles of Trenton, 
Princeton, Germantown, and Brandywine; wintered at Val- 
ley Forge, and was in the expedition against the Indians in 
the Wyoming Valley. 

His home was near Trenton, and he acted as a guide to 
General Washington from the crossing of the Delaw^are until 
the battle of Trenton opened. 

References: Life and Lineage of General Gershom Mott, 
of New Jersey, by his daughter, Kate A. Mott, of Borden- 
town, New Jersey. 



113 

-^y ORSOX WALLACE MUXSELL 4757 

Retired, Des ^Moines. Born February 9, 1S32. 
Admitted September 5, 1893. 

Austin Crane Munsell Lucy Bugbee. 

Elnathan ]\IunselI Lucretia Crane. 

Silas Miuiscll Abigail Blodgett. 

Jacob Alitnscll Sarah Bancroft. 

SILAS MUNSELL marched in Capt. Wolcott's Company 
in 1776 in the Continental Army. 

JACOB MUNSELL served in transporting supplies to the 
Patriot Army at Boston, and was noted for refusing to be 
driven out of his road by Washington's officers, but in re- 
sponse to Washington's politeness gave the whole road, say- 
ing, "he would not be damned out of his path by any man." 

References: Records in the office of the Adjutant General 
of Connecticut. Records of the Munsell Family, published 
in Albany, Xew York, 1884. 

74 ALVIX JASPER McCRARY 4774 

Lawyer, Keokuk. Born ]March 20, 1844. 
Admitted February 2y, 1896. 

Served as a Corjx)ral in Company F, Forty-seventh Iowa 
Volunteer Infantry from May to September, 1864. 

Abner Harrison McCrary X^ercissa Mangum. 

Rev. John McCrary Ruth Wasson. 

James McCrary Isabella Gif^en. 

JAMES McCRARY served as Captain of a Company of 
North Carolina troops during the Revolutionary War. from 
Iredel County. The Colonial Records of Xorth Carolina have 
been destroyed and exact facts cannot be obtained. 

References : iiisiury of Xorth Carolma, \'ol. 2, p. ^y^, 
giving proceedings of meetings of Committee of Safety. 



114 

3 ROBERT DOUGLAS McGEEHON 4703 

Nurseryman, Atlantic. Born December 23, 1827. 
Admitted September 5, 1893. 

William IMcGeehon ^Margaret Geary. 

Duncan McGeehon 

CAPT. DUNCAN McGEEHON commanded a company 
under Col. Crawford in the expedition against the Indians 
on the upper Sandusky, Ohio, in 1782. Family tradition 
shows that he served five years in the Revolutionary War, 
and was in Washington's Army at Valley Forge, and that 
during that fearful winter's hardships he lost several of his 
toes, amputated on account of being frost-bitten. 

References: Vol. 14. second series, Pennsylvania Archives. 
The Old Family Bible. 

96 EZRA BUTLER NEWCOAIB 4796 

Clergyman, Keokuk. Born December 18, 1852. 
Admitted March 12, 1897. 

Horatio Cooley Xewcomb Eliza Pabody. 

Cooley Newcomb Lectania Bullock. 

Hezekiah Newcomb Ruth Burnham. 

Hezekiah Newcomb Lydia Hunt. 

Also : 

Horatio Cooley Newcomb Eliza Pabody. 

Ezra Fitch Pabody Mabel Butler. 

Chauncey Butler Demia Butler. 

Joel Butler Mabel Thompson. 

Also: 

Horatio Cooley Newcomb Eliza Pabody. 

Coolev Newcomb '. . .Lectania Bullock. 

Hezekiah Newcomb Ruth Burnham. 

Eiiisha Burnham Jerusha Lee. 



115 

HEZEKIAH NEWCOMB served as an enlisting officer 
for the town of Bernardstown, ^Massachusetts, as the records 
of a town meeting in June, 1776, show, viz.: "Voted that 
Mr. Hezekiah Newcomb be employed to hire three men for 
nine months to serve in the Continental Army." 

JOEL BUTLER as a private from August 16, 1777, one 
montli and twenty days, in Capt. Benjamin's Company of 
Col. Joseph Marsh's Regiment; as a private from ]May i, to 
November 30, 1778, seven months and four days in Capt. 
Jesse Safford's Company of Provincial troops ; as a private in 
August 1780, four days, in Capt. John Marcy's Company of 
Militia by order of Col. Eb'nr. Woods. ''Under same com- 
mand in Maj. Benjamin Wait's detachment that marched in 
the alarm when the Indians came to Royalton," Joel Butler 
served from October 21 to 29, eight days. Under the same 
command that marched the i6th day of March, 1781, by 
order of General Bayley, Joel Butler served as a private three 
days, all in the Vermont troops. Family tradition relates 
that he served in the Expedition to Quebec under Mont- 
gomery. 

ELISHA BURN HAM was a member of the House of 
Representatives of Massachusetts in 1777. 

References: The Records of Bernardstown, Massachu- 
setts, quoted in the Genealogy of the Newcomb Family (J. 
B. Newcomb, Elgin, 111.) 1874. Records of the office of the 
Adjutant General of Vermont. Journal of the House of 
Representatives of Massachusetts of 1777. 

119 CLINTON LAFAYETTE NOURSE 10469 

Attorney and Conselor at Law, D-es Moines. Born July 

5. 1855- 

Admitted May 31, 1898. 



116 

Joseph Gabriel Xourse . . . Aclisah Sophronia Abbott. 

Charles Xourse Susan Cameron. 

Gabriel Nourse Ann Doudle. 

Javics Nourse Sarah Fonace. 

JAMES NOURSE represented Berkely County, in the Vir- 
ginia House of Delegates in 1778; was custodian of moneys 
"for use of Militia of Berkely and Frederick Counties, Vir- 
ginia, who are about to march to re-enforce General Wash- 
ington" ; was Commissioner to settle claims of ^Maryland 
against the United States in 178 1. 

References : Statistical Gazette of the States of Virginia 
and North Carolina, 1855, by Edwards. American Archives 
fifth series, Vol. 3, pp. 1511-1512, War Department. "James 
Nourse and his Descendants," ]\Iarie Catherine Nourse 
Tyler, 1897. 

102 JAMES GREELEY OL.MSTED 10452 

Wholesale Boots and Shoes, Des Moines. Born June 2^, 

1857- 

Admitted July 13, 1897. 

Hamden A. Olmsted Fanny Sprague. 

Elijah Olmsted Polly Smith. 

Ithaniar Smith Deborah Coram. 

In the "Return and Present State of Samuel J. Mather's 
Company," dated Fort Trumbull, New London, July 1776, of 
Lyme and vicinity, on page 621. Record of Connecticut Men 
in the War of the Revolution, appears the name of ITHAMAR 
SMITH ; also on page 644 of the same book, he also ap- 
pears on the list of Connecticut pensioners in New York, 
under the Act of 18 18. 

References : Cunueciicui }»Ien in the Rcvuhiti'/.^ary Wv/:. 
office of the Adjutant General of Connecticut. 



117 

26 EDWIN SAMUEL ORMSBY 4726 

Banker, Emmetsbiir.fr. Born April 17, 1842. 
Admitted December 10, 1893. 

Lysander Ormsby Olive Clarinda Burnham. 

Samuel Ormsby Rachel Day. 

A\ithanicl Onnsby Elizabeth Perkins. 

NATHANIEL ORMSBY of Norwich,, rvlassachiisett?. en- 
listed as a private in Capt. Wlieeler's Company of Col. Nixon's 
Regiment of Massachusetts troops on the 15th day J - ::iy. 
1777, and died of wounds received in the service on the 28th 
day of October, 1777, having enlisted for the war. 

References : Records in the office of the Secretary of Com- 
monwealth of ]Massachusetts. 

159 ALVIN SCOTT ORISISBY 13059 

Real Estate and Loans, Emmetsburg. Born July 2, 1873. 
Admitted October 22, 1900. 

Alvin Lysander Ormsby 

Rose Evermont McGrorty. 

Lysander Ormsby Olive Clarinda Burnham. 

Samuel Ormsby Rachel Day. 

Nathaniel Onnsby Elizabeth Perkins. 

NATHANIEL ORMSBY enlisted in Capt. Wheeler's 
Company of Col. Nixon's Regiment of Massachusetts troops 
in the Continental Army, May 15, 1777, for the w'ar and 
served until October 25. 1777, when he died of disease while 
still in the service of his country. He was credited to the 
town of Norwich, Massachusetts. See E. S. Ormsby No. 
26-4726. 

References : Rccoida in the office of the Secretary of Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts, 



' 118 

29 STEPHEN BENNETT PACKARD 4729 

Stock Farmer, Marshalltown. Born April 25, 1839. 

In the War of 1861 was First Lieutenant Company G and 
Captain Company B, Twelfth Maine Volunteer Infantry, serv- 
ing in Louisiana until July, 1864, and afterward in Valley 
of Shenandoah, Virginia ; was in battles of Port Hudson, 
Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek ; was Judge Advo- 
cate in New Orleans under General Reynolds; was mustered 
out at Portland, Maine in December, 1864. W^as United 
States Marshal of District of Louisiana from April, 1869 
to August, 1876, and Governor of Louisiana from January, 
1877 to April, 1877, and United States Consul at Liverpool, 
England, from July 1878 to July 1885. 

Stephen Packard Roxana Briggs. 

Nehemiah Packard Betsey (Bradford?) 

N EH EM I AH PACKARD entered the service at the age 
of fourteen years as a drummer in the Patriot Army, in 1776, 
and served until the war closed, being promoted to drum- 
major. He was under the care of his uncle, General Benja- 
min Lincoln, who was appointed by General Washington to 
receive the surrender and sword of General Lord Cornwallis 
at Yorktown. He endured the horrors of the winter at Val- 
ley Forge. The family possess one of the drum sticks with 
which he was wont to beat stirring tunes of martial music in 
the Revolutionary War. 

References: Records of the Pension Bureau, Department 
of the Interior, Washington, D. C. 

123 FRANK DENISON PEET 10473 

Banker, Iowa Falls. Born Fox Lake, Wisconsin. June 24. 
1862. 

Son of Rev. Stephen Denison Peet, Ph. D. and Rachel Kate 



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Moseley ; grandson of Rev. Stephen Peet and Martha Denison ; 
great-grandson of Elijah Peet and Betsy Leavenworth ; great- 
great-grandson of Lieut. Ehenezer Leavenzuorth and Elizabeth 
Hiird ; great-great-great-grandson of David Leavenworth and 
Sarah Hurd ; great-great-great-great-grandson of Thomas 
Leavenworth and Mary Jenkins ; great-great-great-great- 
great-grandson of Thomas Leavenworth, who settled in 
Woodbury, Connecticut, about 1664, and died there August 3, 
1683, and Grace — his wife. 

Also a great-grandson of Ensign Amos Denison and 
Hannah Williams; great-great-grandson of Joseph Denison 
and Bridget Noyes Wheeler; great-great-great-grandson of 
Joseph Denison and Prudence Minor; great-great-great-great- 
grandson of George Denison and Mercy Graham ; great-great- 
great-great-great-grandson of Capt. George Denison (born 
in England in 1718) and Anne Borredell. 

Capt. George Denison came to Roxbury, Massachusetts, 
about 16, with his father, William Denison; returned to 
England in 16 — ; entered the army and served under Crom- 
well, won distinction; wounded at Naseby; nursed at the 
house of John Borredell, whose daughter he married ; re- 
turned to Roxbury and settled at Stonington, Connecticut; 
was a Captain of the Militia; participated in the great "Swamp 
Fight" in 1675; personally captured Canochet, chief of the 
Narragansetts 1676, and was the most daring and conspicu- 
ous Indian fighter of his time. 

Also great-great-great-great-great-grandson of John 
Graham and Desire Rowland ; great-great-great-great-great- 
great-grandson of John Rowland (the Pilgrim and last male 
survivor of the Mayflower) and Elizabeth Tilley. 

Also great-great-grandson of M-illiani Williams and 
Martha Wheeler ; great-great-great-grandson of John Wil- 
liams and Desire Denison; great-great-great-great-grandson 
of John Williams and Martha Wheeler; great-great-great- 



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great-great-grandson of Robert Williams and Elizabeth Stan- 
ton, who settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts, about lO^^S. 

Lieut. Ebcnecer LcavcnivortJi was born in Woodbury, 
Connecticut, 1733; lived in the same place and died there 
Alarch 19, 1778. He was a Lieutenant in the Connecticut 
Militia ; served during the Revolution. 

Ensign AMOS DENISON was born at Stonington, Con- 
necticut, 1756; died there 1S35. He enlisted for three years. 
May 10, 1777 as a private in Capt. Eldredge's Company of 
Col. Jedediah Huntington's Regiment, First Connecticut, Con- 
tinental line, and was discharged May, 17S0. This regi- 
ment took the field at Peekskill, New York; joined Wash- 
ington in Pennsylvania in September ; engaged on the right 
flank at Germantown October 4; wintered at Valley Forge; 
was in Huntington's Brigade in the battle of ^Monmouth, and 
in 1778 and 1779 served on the Hudson and in repelling 
Tryon's invasion. He was also an Ensign in Capt. \\ illiam 
Stanton's Company of the Eighth Regiment, Connecticut 
Militia, ordered out by Col. Oliver Smith for the defense of 
the State in 1780. 

JOSEPH DENISON was born at Stonington, Connecticut, 
1707 and died there 1795. He was appointed on the Commit- 
tee of Correspondence for Stonington, July 11, 1774 to collect 
supplies for the suffering brethren in Boston. He served as a 
private in Capt. John Tyler's Company of Col. Samuel H. 
Parson's Sixth Regiment, Connecticut, Militia, enlisting May 
8, and discharged December 17, 1775. This regiment was 
raised on the first call for troops ; was on duty at New Lon- 
don until after the battle of Bunker Hill, when it was ordered 
to Cambridge, and took post at Roxbury, where it remained 
until discharged. He led the forces resisting attack on Ston- 
ington by the English Brigade "Rose." 

WILLIAM WILLIAMS was born at Stonington, Con- 
necticut, 1716 and died there 1801. In April, 1775. he was 



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appointed by the Legislative Assembly a member of the Coun- 
cil of Safety; was Representative from Stonington to the 
Assembly of Connecticut in 1775 and was Select-man of 
Stonington seven years including the year 1783. 

References : Connecticut State Records, especially Con- 
necticut Men in the Revolution, pp. I150-56 1-639. 

7 FRANKLIN GIL:\LAN PIERCE 4707 

Stone Business, Mayor of Marshalltown. Born December 
7, 1868. 

Admitted September 5, 1893. 

William Pierce Martha Jane Moore. 

William Pierce Elizabeth Tanner. 

JoJin Pearce Eunice Briggs. 

JOHN PEARCE served as Ensign in the First Regiment, 
State Brigade, Rhode Island, under Continental pay, and as 
First Lieutenant in Capt. Nathaniel Hawkins' Company of 
Col. Stanton's Regiment of Rhode Island. 

References: Rhode Island Colonial Records, Vol. 7, p. 
599-1776: Vol. 8, p. 79-1776. 

148 CHARLES LEON PRESCOTT 12123 

Merchant, Forest City. Born July 25, 1868 
Admitted January 24, 1900. 

Charles Taylor Prescott . . .Harriet Philena Babcock. 

Jeremiah Prescott Mary Miles. 

Jeremiah Prescott Mary RacklifT. 

JEREMIAH PRESCOTT was entered on Return of Com- 
missioned Officers in Col. Thomas Stickney'sNevv Hampshire 
Regiment, March .5, 1776, as Captain; was a First Lieuten- 
ant in Col. John McClarey's Regiment, raised to join General 



122 

John Stark at Bennington, mustered and paid in full Septem- 
ber 9, 1777, reinforced the Northern Continental Army at 
Saratoga. 

References: Revolutionary War Rolls, State of New 
Hampshire. 

164 HOMER EUGENE RANDOLPH 13064 

Commercial Salesman, Webster City. Born August 15, 
1869. 
Admitted December 14, 1900. 

Rollin Herd Randolph Elizabeth Ackerman. 

Patterson Jenkinks Randolph . Jannette Herd. 

Joseph Patterson Randolph . . . Emma Hurlbut. 

Riifiis Hurlbut 

RUFUS HURLBUT was a soldier in the Continental Army 
and enlisted from Connecticut. He was promoted for gal- 
lantry as a Lieutenant and second in command under 
Capt. Ledyard at Fort Griswold near New London, Con- 
necticut, when that fort was attacked by a force under Bene- 
dict Arnold September 6, 1781. At the battle of Fort Gris- 
wold Lieut. Hurlbut was killed. Afterward upon the capitu- 
lation of the garrison a large part of the prisoners were mas- 
sacred, Capt. Ledyard being run through with his own sword 
in the hands of a British officer to whom he had surrendered 
it. The name of Lieut. Rufus Hurlbut appears on the granite 
monument erected on the site of Fort Griswold to commemor- 
ate the event and perpetuate the names of the men who per- 
ished in that battle. 

References: Connecticut Men in the War of the Revolu- 
tion, p. 577. Arnold's attack upon New London, Septem- 
ber 6, 1 78 1, v/herein the name of Rufus Hurlbut appears. 




COL. LEVI BKARDSLFA' RAYMOND 

SECOND PRESIDENT 



123 

35 LEVI BEARDSLEY RAYMOND 4735 

Editor and Publisher, Hampton. Born July 3, 1838. 

Admitted March 7, 1894. 

Second President of this Society. 

In the War of the Rebellion served in Company G, Sixth 
Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, "Iron Brigade." 
Served fifteen years in Iowa National Guard, resigned as 
Lieutenant Colonel of the Sixth Iowa National Guard. 

Hiram Raymond Elizabeth Lane. 

Lemuel Raymond Hannah Underwood. 

LEMUEL RAYMOND served as a private soldier in sev- 
eral organizations of minute men, and in the Third Con- 
necticut Regiment from January i, 1781 to December 31, 
1 78 1, and was wounded in the service. 

References: Raymond Genealogy in the Library of the 
State Historical Society of Massachusetts. Men of Connecti- 
cut in the Revolutionary War. Records of the United States 
Pension Bureau, Washington, D. C. 

62 GEORGE PIERBERT RICHARDSON 4762 

Banker, Belmond. Born February 7, 1844. 
Admitted April 29, 1895. 
Former President of this Society. 

George Herbert Richardson.. Cicilia Wells Church. 

Calvin Richardson . Nancy Streeter. 

IVyman Richardson .... . . Ruth Lane. 

Also : 

George Herbert Richardson . Cicilia Wells Church. 

Calvin Richardson Nancy Streeter. 

Barazillai Streeter Nancy Brown. 

Joseph Streeter Mary Inman. 



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Also: 
George Herbert Richardson . Cicilia Wells Church. 

Calvin Richardson Nancy Streeter. 

Wyman Richardson Ruth Lane. 

Elkinah Lane 

WYMAN RICHARDSON served as a private in Capt. S. 
Richardson's Fourth Company of Col. Daggitt's Regiment of 
Massachusetts troops in Eighth Campaign at York; also 
served on alarm caused by the battle of Bunker Hill. 

JOSEPH STREETER served as a private, and BARA- 
ZILLAI STREETER, his son, served in the Revolutionary 
War from Cumberland, Rhode Island, the former as a Lieu- 
tenant in Capt. Lewis Tower's Second Company, or Train- 
band, and the latter as a private in Lieut. Nathan C. Gould's 
Division, February 24, 1777. 

ELKINAH LANE served in Capt. Joseph Hammond's 
Company, who marched at sunrise on April 21, 1775, from 
Swanzey to Cambridge. 

References : Records in the ofifice of the Secretary of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Historical Society of 
Newport, Rhode Island. The Historical Society of Provi- 
dence Rhode Island. 

24 HENRY HARRISON ROOD 4724 

Merchant and Banker, Mt. Vernon. Born February 6, 
1841. 

Admitted March 9, 1894. 

In the War of 186 1 was private. Second Lieutenant, First 
'Lieutenant and Adjutant, Thirteenth Iowa Volunteer Infan- 
try; Judge Advocate Fourth Division, Seventeenth Army 
Corps, December, 1863, and January. 1864. Commissary of 
Musters on Staff of General F. P. Clair, Seventeentli Army 
Corps, from September, 1864, to expiration of service. Was 




HON. GEORGE HERBERT RICHARDSON 

FIFTH PRESIDENT 



125 

with Regiment in all its marches, sieges and battles. Has 
been on the staff of four Governors of Iowa, being now 
Colonel. 

Nathaniel Rood Mercy Nye. 

Daniel Rood Elizabeth Grover. 

DANIEL ROOD was a member of a military company 
formed ^t Bennington. Vermont, in 1764. under Capt. John 
Fassett; was in the Battle of Bennington, in Capt. Samuel 
Robinson's Company in the Vermont troops. August 16, 1777, 
served in Lieut. Aloses Johnson's Company of Col. William 
Williams' Regiment of Vermont troops, from the 25th day of 
September to the 17th day of October, 1777, and twenty-six 
days at another time, and also six days in 1781. 

References : Land Records of Greenwich, Washington 
County, New York. Vermont Historical Magazine, pp. 146 
to 160. Records in the office of the Adjutant General of 
Vermont. 

44 WELLINGTON RUSSELL 4744 

Dealer in Grain and Lumber, Liscomb. Born April 14, 
1830. 

Admitted July 23, 1894. 

Served as private, Corporal, Sergeant and Second Lieuten- 
ant in Company C, Thirty-fourth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, 
from April 22, 1862, to August 25, 1865. 

Amos Russell Hannah Hubbard. 

Jonathan Russell Anna Ashley. 

JONATHAN RUSSELL enlisted July 11, 1777, in Capt. 
Aaron Osgood's Company of Col. Williams' Regiment of 
Massachusetts troops, for service in the Northern Department, 
and was discharged August 12, 1777.' 

References : Records in the office of the Secretary of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 



126 

69 BRYANT WELLINGTON RUSSELL 4769 

Lumber and Grain Dealer, Liscomb. Born September 17, 

1874. 

Admitted January 17, 1896. 

Wellington Russell, No. 44 . . Fannie Biss Bryant. 

Amos Russell Hannah Hubbard. 

Jonathan Russell Anna x\shley. 

For services of JONATHAN RUSSELL, see Wellington 
Russell, No. 44. Claims descent also from DAVID MASON, 
Second Lieutenant of Knox's Artillery Regiment of Massa- 
chusetts troops in Revolutionary War. 

yy IRA BURW^ELL RYAN 4777 

Retired Pastor, Leon. Born November 6, 1809. 

Admitted March 23, 1896. Died June 19, 1899. 

In the War of 1861 he was mustered into the United States 
military service on the 26th day of April, 1862, in Company 
H of the Sixth Missouri Cavalry. He was largely employed 
as a scout and in buying horses for the Government. Having 
suffered a sunstroke he was discharged October 4, 1862. He 
had three sons in the Union Army. 

John Ryan Ruth Burwell. 

JOHN RYAN served as a private in the Third Regiment 
(Hunterdon County) New Jersey Militia; also as a private in 
Hazen's Regiment, Continental Army, during the Revolu- 
tionary W^ar. 

References : Records of the office of the Adjutant General 
of New Jersey. 



127 

8; HENRY SABIN 4787 

Educator, Des Moines. Born October 23, 1829. 
Admitted January 9, 1897. 

Noah Sabin Betsy Cleveland. 

Jonathan Sabin Mary May. 

JONATHAN SABIN served in the War of the Revolu- 
tion, having enlisted September 8, 1776, in Capt. Amassa 
Keyes' Company of ]\Iaj. Backin's Regiment of Light Horse 
Connecticut troops, and was discharged November 2, 1776. 
In September, 1776, this company was ordered to the army 
near New York, and in the order for their discharge Wash- 
ington highly complimented the company for "faithful ser- 
vices and the cheerfulness and alacrity they have shown upon 
all occasions." 

References : Records in the office of the Adjutant General 
of Connecticut. 

II JOHN RANDALL SAGE 47 11 

Director Weather and Crop Service, Des Moines. Born 
December 29, 1832. 

Admitted September 5, 1893. 

Daniel Sage Phebe Rider. 

Benjamin Sage 

BENJAMIN SAGE and DANIEL SAGE, his brother, 
were with Arnold in the Quebec Expedition and endured un- 
speakable sufferings in the retreat from Canada. They were 
also with Connecticut troops under General Gates at the time 
of Burgoyne's surrender in October, 1777, and served in a 
New York regiment commanded by Col. Van Renssalaer. 
Family tradition sr.ys that Benjamin Sage died v''- 17^4 frr'ni 
the effects of the hardships endured in the service. Twenty 



128 

of the descendants of David Sage, the progenitor of the family 
in America, who settled at Middletown, Connecticut, were in 
the patriot armies of the Revolution. 

References: Genealogical Record of the Descendants of 
David Sage, one of the first settlers of Middletown. Connecti- 
cut, published in 1878 by Elisha Sage, of Cromwell, Con- 
necticut. 

138 JOHN PLEASANT SAVAGE 121 13 

Physician and Surgeon. Sioux City. Born July 9, 1856. 
Admitted July 22, 1899. 

George Swingle Savage Cleora Bright. 

Pleasant M. Savage . . . .Susan Swingle. 

George Szi'ingle Mary Savage (nee Phillips.) 

GEORGE SWINGLE volunteered in the flying camp of a 
company in Maryland to serve six months as a private in Col. 
Griffith's, Col. Shryock's, and Major ]Mantz's Regiment, in 
Capt. Clapsaddle's Company, Washington County; found his 
own rifle, accoutrements and ammunition and joined the regi- 
ment at Philadelphia in June, 1778. was present at action 
against British ship on Pludson near Fort Washington; re- 
ceived personal orders from General Washington as to dis- 
posal of Hessian soldiers captured and was directed to return 
them to the British lines, which he did ; was in various service 
at Hackensach and Brunswick bridges destroyed; in contact 
with General Smallwood of Maryland, in retreat to Trenton 
and march to Philadelphia, where he was discharged ; was 
afterwards offered by the Governor of Maryland a commis- 
sion as Captain of a Company in the Second Maryland Militia, 
Col. Swearingen, which he accepted, and later the Governor 
commissioned hnn Major in the same regiment. Through his 
enterprise he obtained and furnished the military authorities 



129 

information which enabled them to thwart the plans of the 
Tories to seize 400 stands of arms at W'illiamsport, Pens3d- 
vania, and secure the British prisoners of Burs^oyne's Army; 
100 of the Tories being arrested and confined in the Hagers- 
town jail. 

References: Records of the Bureau of Pensions, Depart- 
ment of the Interior, Washington, D. C. 

9 IRAM ALLEX SAWYER 4709 

Wholesale Merchant. Keokuk. Born February t6, 1839. 
Admitted September 5, 1893. 

In the War of 1861 was a Corporal in Third Iowa Volun- 
teer Infantry, Alay, 1861 to 1864. Promoted to Lieutenant 
Sixtieth Unified States col(jred Infantry, and served until 
May, 1865. 

Allen Sawyer Clarissa Hazen. 

Ephraim Saivycr, Jr Mary Allen. 

Ephraim Saz>.'yer Susannah Richardson. 

MAI. and LIEUT. COL. EPHRAIM SAWYER of Lan- 
caster, Ivlassachusetts, served in Col. Whitcorab's Regiment 
of Militia from April 19 to August i, 1775. 

EPHRAIM SAWYER, JR., served in same regiment as 
Sergeant and Lieutenant, and afterwards as Captain in Col. 
Timothy Bigelow's Regiment; was transferred to Col. Daniel 
Henley's Regiment in 1778, and became a Supernumerary 
Captain April 18. 1779. Both men w^ere in the skirmishes 
preceding the siege of Boston, and Capt. Ephraim Sawyer 
was in the battles of Long Island, Harlem, Quaker Hill, and 
capture of Burgoyne. 

By intermarriage of Mary Piatt Prescott, daughter of John 
Prescott, and Tliomas Sawyer, an ancestor of Compatriot 
Sawyer, in 1647, his family was closely related to Col. William 



130 

Prescott, of Bunker Hill fame. Col. William Prescott was 
the ancestor of Prescott, the historian. 

References: Records of Bureau of Pensions, Department 
of Interior, Washington, D. C. Records of the office of the 
Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

30 EUGENE SECOR 4730 

Real Estate, Loans and Banking, Forest City. Born May 
13, 1841. 
Admitted February 13, 1894. 

Alson Secor Sarah Caroline Knapp. 

Gidney Secor Catharine Strang. 

Isaac Secor Mary Gidney. 

ISAAC SECOR was a private in Capt. Jacob Onderdonck's 
Company of Col. Hawk's Regiment, Haverstraw Precinct, 
New York Militia, in service in Revolutionary War. His ma- 
ternal great-grandfather, David Knapp, was a member of a 
company of minute men or committee of safety, which met in 
a Presbyterian Church at Yorktown, Westchester County, 
New York, whose arms were captured by the British. 

References: Archives of the State of New York. His- 
tories of Westchester and Putnam Counties. Family Records 
and Traditions. 

95 WILLARD SECOR 4795 

Real Estate and Loans, Forest City. Born June 28, 1869. 
Admitted March 2, 1897. 

Eugene Secor Millie M. Spencer. 

Alson Secor Caroline Knapp. 

Gidney Secor Catharine Strang. 

Isaac Secor Mary Gidney. 

Ambrose Secor, Jr 

Ambrose Secor (Sicarde) 



131 

Ambrose Sicarde was a Hugiienot who came from France 
about 1 68 1. 

For service of ISAAC SEC OR see Eugene Secor, No. 30. 



147 DAVID SECOR 12122 

Banker, Winnebago City, Minnesota. Born January 6, 
1836. 

Admitted January 19, 1900. 

In the War of 1861 was with Sherman on the "March to the 
Sea" as a private in Company C, Second Iowa Vokmteer In- 
fantry. 

Alson Secor Sarah Caroline Knapp. 

David Knapp Abigail Lee. 

David Knapp Phebe Horton. 

Also: 

Alson Secor Sarah Caroline Knapp. 

David Knapp Abigail Lee. 

John Lee Sarah Ferine. 

Also : 

Alson Secor Sarah Caroline Knapp. 

Gidney Secor Catharine Strang. 

John Strang Drusilla Dillingham. 

Also : 

Alson Secor Sarah Caroline Knapp. 

Gidney Secor Catharine Strang. 

Isaac Secor Mary Gidney. 

DAVID KNAPP was a member of Col. Samuel Drake's 
Regiment, New York iMilitia, of Westchester County, and 
served from 177S to 1781. 

JOHN LEE served in Capt. John Hayatt's Company of 



132 

Militia, ranging after Tories and guarding against their join- 
ing the enemy in the months of June and July, 1779. 

JOHN STRANG served in Col. Samuel Drake's Regiment, 
above named, from 1778 to 1781. 

For service of ISAAC SECOR see Eugene Secor. No. 30. 

References: Certificate of Comptroller of State of New 
York. 

151 ELLSWORTH EUGENE SECOR i^o.:;! 

Bank Cashier. Buffalo Center. Born January 2, 1864. 
Admitted ]March 22, 1900. 

David Secor Samantha E. Van Curan. 

Alson Secor Sarah Caroline Knapp. 

Gidney Secor Catherine Strang. 

Isaac Secor ]\Iary Gidney. 

Ambrose Secor, Jr 

For services of ISAAC SECOR see Eugene Secor, No. 30. 

For services of DAVID KNAPP, great-great-grandfather, 
of JOHN LEE, great-great-grandfather, and of JOHN 
STRANG, great-great-grandfather, see David Secor, No. 147. 

For references, see the same. 

38 THOMAS HAMILTON SBIMONS 4738 

General Freight Agent Burlington, Cedar Rapids and 
Northern Railroad, Cedar Rapids. Born May 28. 1849. 
Admitted May 25, 1894. 

Charles Simmons Lucy Ann Oilman. 

Gideon Oilman Lois White. 

Benjamin White Silence Baker. 

For services ot BENJAMIN IVHITE ^cc C. C. Gihiian, 
No. 22. 



133 

137 FRANK SIMONDS 121 12 

Bookkeeper, Ottumwa. Born October 19, 1S69. 
Admitted June 17, 1S99. 

W. P. Simonds Jane Virden. 

Daniel Simonds Susan White. 

Andrei^' White 

ANDREW WHITE enlisted for the War of the American 
Revolution July 12, 1779, in Capt. Daniel Livermore's Com- 
pany of Col. Scammell's Regiment (Third) New Hampshire 
troops. Promoted to Corporal June i, 1780. 

References: New Hampshire Revolutionary Records, 
Vol. 3, p. 30. 

8 ERASTUS BURROWS SOPER 470S 

Lawyer and Banker, Emmetsburg. Born September 15, 
1841. 
Admitted September 5, 1893. 

In the War of 1861. Enlisted Company K, First Regiment, 
Iowa Infantry Volunteers, April 18, 1861. Re-enlisted Com- 
pany D, Twelfth Regiment, Iowa Infantry Volunteers, pri- 
vate, September 20, 1861 ; Sergeant, October 26, 1861 ; Sec- 
ond Lieutenant April 8, 1862; First Lieutenant, March 24, 
1863; Captain, March 2^,, 1864. 

Jacob Soper Celinda Harvey. 

John Soper Adah Brundage. 

Timothy Soper Sarah Bronk. 

Also: 

Jacob Soper Celinda Harvey. 

Amasa Harvey Clara Ackley. 

Ainasa Harvey Eunice 

Also : 

Jacob Soper Celinda Harvey. 

John Soper . ; Adah Brundage. 

Masten Brundage ' 



134 

TIMOTHY SOPER enlisted in May, 1775. in Capt. S. 
Griswold's Company of Hinman's Regiment, Connecticut 
troops, and served one month as a private and seven moi'tlis 
as a Sergeant in the Northern Campaign: served dur'iig the 
summer of 1777 in Capt. Chamberlain's Company of Col. 
Morris Graliam's Regiment, in General Clinton's Brigade of 
Duchess County, New York Militia, in active service; and in 
fall of 1779 was in active service in Capt. Silas Huestf;d"s 
Company of the same regiment. Helped place the great chain 
across the Hudson river. 

AM AS A HARVEY served as a private in Capt. Jones' 
Company of Col. Latimer's Regiment of Connecticut Militia 
in the campaign against Burgoyne in 1777, and was in the 
battles of September 19 at Bemis' Heights, and October 7, at 
Stillwater, which led to his surrender. 

MASTEN BRUNDAGE was a private in Captain Jacjb 
Purdy's Company, of Col. Thomas Thomas' Regiment, of 
Westchester County, New York Militia. 

References: Records of Pension Bureau, Departmen: of 
the Interior. Washington, D. C. Archives of State oc New 
York. Connecticut Alen in the Revolutionary War. 

33 ERASTUS BURROWS SOPER, JR. 4773 

Lawyer, Emmetsburg. Born April 15, 1872. 
Admitted February 2, 1894. 

Erastus Burrows Soper, No. 8 . . . Elizabeth Cory. 

Jacob Soper . . Celinda Harvey. 

John Soper Adah Brundage. 

Timothy Soper Sarah Bronk. 

Also: 

Jacob Soper •. . . . Celinda Harvey. 

Amasa Harvey Clara -\ckley. 

Amasa Harvey Eunice ■ 



135 

■.S-. . ' 

Also : 

Jacob Soper Celinda Harvey. 

John Soper \dah Brundage. 

Masteii Bnuidage 

For services of TIMOTHY SOPER, AM AS A HARVEY 
and MASTEN BRUNDAGE, see Erastus B. Soper. Xc o. 



55 EMMET HARLAND SOPER 4755 

Lawyer, Estherville. Born December 14, 1873. 
Admitted January 8, 1895. 

Erastus Burrows Soper, No. 8 . . . Elizabeth Cory. 

Jacob Soper Celinda Harvey. 

John Soper \dah Brundage. 

Timothy Soper Sarah Bronk. 

Also: 

Jacob Soper Celinda Harvey. 

Amasa Harvey Clara Ackley. 

Amasa Harvey Eunice 

Also: 

Jacob Soper Celinda Harvey. 

John Soper \dah Brundae:e. 

Hasten Brundage 

For services of TIMOTHY SOPER, AMASA HARVEY 
and MASTEN BRUNDAGE, see E. B. Soper, No. 8. 

76 ALEXANDER LOUIS SORTOR 4776 

Publisher Trade Journal, Wholesale Grocer, Mason City. 
Born July 15, 1867. 

Admitted March 20, 1896. 



13G 

Was Captain of Company A, Fifty-second Iowa Infantry 
Volunteers in Spanish-American War. 

Alexander Louis Sortor Xancy Ada Sprague. 

Isaac B. Sortor Jane E. Wilson. 

Elijah Sortor Margaret Meddaugh. 

Henry Sortor Charity 

HENRY SORTOR served in the Revolutionary War 
twelve months as a private in the New Jersey troops, a part of 
time under Captain Polhemus, in the Regiment of Col. Freel- 
inghuysen, from Somerset County, and perhaps longer, as 
family tradition states that he was in the battles of White 
Plains and Trenton and was at \^alley Forge. 

References : Records of the Bureau of Pensions, Depart- 
ment of the Interior, as to pension granted to Charity Sortor, 
his widow. 

145 SAMUEL HAY SHEAKLEY 12120 

Superintendent of Schools, Des Moines. Born October 16, 
1863. 

Admitted December 23, 1899. 

William Harvey Sheakley Lydia Hay. 

Moses Sheakley Susannah Limbert. 

Thomas Limbert Sarah Huston 

JVilliain Huston 

WILLIAM HUSTON was appointed Ensign of Hartley's 
Additional Continental Regiment of Pennsylvania troops in 
May, 1777; Second Lieutenant and Adjutant, June 2, 1778; 
Regiment designated Eleventh Pennsylvania, December 16, 
1778: First Lieutenant, February 24, 1780; transferred to 
Sixth Pennsylvania, January 17, 1781; transferred to Second 
Pennsylvania, January i, 1783; served to June 3, 1783. 

References: Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series. Vol. 
10, pp. 405-781. Vol. II, pp. 51-52. Heitman's Historical 
Register of the Officers of the Continental Army. 



137 

17 CHARLES DANA SHEPARD 4717 

Carpenter, Gilbert Station. Born July 20, 1859. 
Admitted September 5, 1893. 

Jacob T. Shepard Elizabeth Dana Brown. 

Jacob Shepard Mahala Tisdale. 

Jacob Shepard Hodges. 

JACOB SHEPARD served as Second Lieutenant of Capt. 
Trow's Company of Col. Daggett's Regiment of Massachu- 
setts Militia in 1778, and as First Lieutenant of Capt. David 
Clapp's Company of the same regimejit, Elisha May being 
Colonel, in 1 78 1. 

References : Original commissions in possession of the 
compatriot. " 

169^ HARRY HOOKER SKLNNER 13069 

Insurance, Des Moines. Born June 22, 1878. 
Admitted January 9, 1901. 

William D. Skinner Katherine Hooker. 

Edward Foster Mills Hooker . .Sarah Pengree. 

Thomas Hart Hooker, Jr Betsey Mills. 

Thomas Hart Hooker, Sr Sarah Whitman. 

THOMAS HART HOOKER, SR., enlisted May 10. 1775, 
as a private in the Second Company of Col. Spencer's Regi- 
ment of Connecticut troops, and marched with the Regiment 
to Boston, being among the first troops from that state to 
reach that city. In order to be consistent in fighting for free- 
dom, he freed his own slaves before marching. He also had 
every man in his own company supplied with shoes before he 
left Hartford. Accustomed to luxury, he refused to take any 
body servant into the army. His regiment was stationed at 
Roxbury in tlic Lrenchcb lacing the British wurks <ju Boston 
Neck, and their service was very severe. He died of disease 



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in camp on the 26th day of November, 1775, and was buried 
with others in a common burial ground. After the evacua- 
tion the attempt to identify his remains was unavailing, and 
"today his dust, with that of other patriot soldiers who gave 
their lives for their country's cause, rests peacefully beneath 
the noise and turmoil of the streets of the City of Boston." 

References: Connecticut Revolutionary Records. Rolls 
of Col. Spencer's Regiment. West Hartford History. Fam- 
ily History. 

66 JAMES DAVID SPALDING 4766 

Lumber Merchant, Sioux City. Born January 12, 1844. 
Admitted December 16, 1895. — 

Asa Gore Spalding Susan Burson Welding. 

Harry Spalding Lemira Satterlee. 

John Spalding Wealthy Ann Gore. 

Simon Spalding Ruth Shepherd. 

SIMON SPALDING served in the Revolutionary War as 
Second Lieutenant and First Lieutenant in Capt. Ransom's 
Westmoreland County, Connecticut Companies (Wyoming 
Valley, Pennsylvania), and after June 23, 1778, as Captain 
of the consolidation of the two Westmoreland County Com- 
panies, known as ^Spalding's Independent Company. From 
about January i, 1777, he served in General Washington's 
Army, and was in the New Jersey campaigns, battles of 
Brandywine and Germantown ; wintered at Valley Forge, 
1777 and 1778; was in defense of Fort Mifflin in November, 
1778; he commanded a force sent to defense of Wyoming 
Valley in the latter part of June, 1778, but arrived too late to 
prevent massacre, but built a fort and blockhouse and re- 
mained in the valley to protect settlers luitil fall of 1780, tak- 
ing part meantime in General Sullivan's expedition against 
the Six Nations. His Company was transferred to the First 



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Regiment, Connecticut Line, from 1781 to 1783, giving him 
more than six years of Continental service. He was after- 
wards General of Pennsylvania State Troops. 

JOHN SPALDING enlisted as a private in the army in the 
Revolutionary War from Connecticut, and became a Colonel 
of Pennsylvania State Troops. 

References : Connecticut Men in the War of the Revolu- 
tion, p. 263. Lossing's Field Book of the Revolution. Gen- 
ealogy of the Spaldings. 

107 ISAAC COOK SPEERS 10457 

Manager Opera House, Marshalltown. Born March 15, 
1867. — 

Admitted October 4, 1897. 

Jacob B. Speers Dr. ]\Iary Elizabeth Cook. 

James Crawford Cook, Jr. 

]\Iargaret Smith. 

James Crawford Cook . .Mary Bell. 

Col. Edzvard Cook Martha Crawford. 

COL. EDWARD COOK served during the Revolutionary 
War in civil and military capacities in aid of the patriot cause, 
as follows, among others : 

A member of Committee of Provincial Conference (Penn- 
sylvania), held in Philadelphia, June 18, 1775. and again on 
June 18, 1776; a delegate to convention of July 15, 1776; ap- 
pointed in 1777 by the General x\ssembly a commissioner to 
meet others from other states in New Haven, Connecticut, 
November 22, 1777, to regulate prices of commodities; a Sub- 
Lieutenant in Westmoreland County, March 21, 1777, and 
in June, (21) 1780, commander of a battalion of 
Rangers for frontier defense in 17S1 ; a County Lieutenant of 
Militia of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, appointed 



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January 5, 1782; President-Judge of the Common Pleas and 
Quarter Sessions of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, at 
July term, 17S2, held at Hannastown, when it was attacked 
and burned by Indians. The office of County Lieutenant to 
which he was appointed as stated above carried with it the 
military title of Colonel. 

References : Pennsyh'ania Archives, Second Series, Vol. 
3, pp. 679-637-681-776-775-702-693-780. History of the 
County of Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, by George D. Albert, 
pp. 79-203-295-139. History of Fayette County, Pennsyl- 
vania, by F. Ellis, pp. 118-807. Articles by Dr. William H. 
Egle in Pennsylvania Magazine of History, Vol. 3. 

34 DAMON NOBLE SPRAGUE 4734 

Attorney at Law, Wapello. Born March 21, 1832. 
Admitted February 13, 1894. 
President of Society. 

Jenks Smith Sprague Prudence Noble. 

Jonas Sprague Esther Bates. 

Oliver Bates Abigail Teft. 

John Bates Exerience Bragg. 

Also grandson of Jedediah Sprague and Freelove Jenckes. 

OLIVER BATES served in Capt. Blackmar's Company of 
Col. Christopher Lippitt's Regiment of Rhode Island In- 
fantry, his name appearing on the regimental roll in Septem- 
ber, 1776. It is a family tradition that he was under Washing- 
ton at the battles of Trenton and Princeton, and that his ser- 
vices only ended with the war. 

Tradition says EXPERIENCE BRAGG carried water all 
one day to the American soldiery during the Revolution. 

The Sprague? were descended fn im Jonathan Sprague. v.-ho 
was a prominent office-holder in Rhode Island in 1695. The 




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Jenckes descended from Joseph Jenckes. who came over with 
Winthrop in 1630. whose descendant of his descendant, Jo- 
seph, became Governor of Rhode Island Colony. 

References : Military papers and records of the Rhode 
Island Historical Society, V^ol. 88, p. 107. History of Otsego 
County, New York, published 187S. pp. 247-248. Family 
Bible of Jenks Smith Sprague. above named. 

165 ARTHUR SPRINGER 13065 

Lawyer, Wapello. Born September 30, 1855. 
Admitted December 26, 1900. 

Francis Springer Nancy Roseman Colman. 

Nathaniel Springer Mary Clark. 

Nathaniel Springer 

NATHANIEL SPRINGER was First Lieutenant of Capt. 
John Berry's Third Company, Col. ^McCobb's Lincoln County 
(Maine) Regiment of Massachusetts troops, the State of 
Maine then being a part of Massachusetts, commissioned July 
I, 1776; was one of a company formed to drive away the car- 
penters working on a British mast-ship at Bath, at the time of 
the battle of Concord and Lexington; was in the party that 
attacked a British privateer at Jones Eddy, which had chasevl 
rn American schooner into the Kennebec river. They drove 
away the privateer, killing some of her crew, but with the loss 
of their captain, Nathaniel Springer. 

Mary Clark was a daughter of CAPT. JOHN CLARK, 
who served in the Revolutionary War and is said to have been 
a member of the "Boston Tea Party." 

References: Annals of Iowa, Vol. 2. No. 8, pp. 569-570. 
Records in oftice of Secretary of Commonwealth of ^lassa- 
chusetts. Applications of Jamc^ Henry Springer and Jo'=pnh 
Alden Springer, National Nos. 5340 and 5341, Empire State 



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Society, S. A. R., and of Philip Foster Turner, National No. 
6843, Maine Society, S. A. R. History of Bath, Maine. 

64 EDGAR WILLIAMS STANTON 4764 

College Professor, Ames. Born October 3, 1850. 
Admitted June 3, 1895. 

Fritz Henry Stanton Mary Rounds. 

Asa Stanton Rhoda Bartlett. 

Asa Stanton Keziah Kimball. 

ASA STANTON served in the Revolutionary War as a 
private in Capt. Edward Mott's Company, raised for the de- 
fense and protection of New London, Connecticut, in 1776. 
He also served in the navy of the Colonies, in the same war, ^ 
and was captured in a naval encounter and was long con- 
fined in the British prison ship "Jersey." 

References : Records in the office of the Adjutant General 
of Connecticut. 

120 LEO EUGENE STEVENS 10470 

Bank Cashier, Ottumwa. Born June 11, 1872. 
Admitted May 30, 1898. 

William H. Stevens Mary M. Dennis. 

Caswell Dennis Cyrena Yadon. 

William Proctor Yadon Margaret Capps. 

Joseph Yadcn Mary Pennybaker. 

JOSEPH YADEN enlisted at Martinsburg. Virginia, as 
a drummer in the Virginia troops in the Revolutionary W^ar, 
and served two years, a part of the time under Capt. Corning 

and Col. Crucketl. Tic drew certificate [■ n £7010? Sd 
pay on November 17, 1783, and in 1834 was allowed a pen- 



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sion of $88.00 per annum, at which time he was residing in 
Granger County, Tennessee, where he died. 

References: Records of the Pension Bureau, Department 
of the Interior, Washington, D. C, and State Library, Rich- 
mond, Virginia. 

21 JOSEPH HENRY STRONG 4721 

Retired, Des jMoines. Born December 25, 1827. 
Admitted September 5, 1893. 

WilHam Strong Clarissa Howell. 

Samuel Strong Experience Reeve Brewster. 

Also: 

William Strong. Clarissa Howell. 

Charles Howell Rachel Strong. 

Nathaniel Strong Amy Brewster. 

SAMUEL STRONG was appointed Second Lieutenant in 
the East Orange or Cornwall Regiment of New York troops 
September 15, 1775, and was re-appointed February 21, 1778 
and later was Alajor in the same regiment. 

NATHANIEL STRONG served as First Major in the 
East Orange or Cornwall Regiment, New York Militia, com- 
missioned September 15, 1775 and reappointed February 21, 
'1778. He was shot by Claudius Smith, a notorious Tory 
and robber, and his gang, October 6, 1778 in his own home 
at Blooming Grove, Orange County, New York, dying in- 
stantly. 

SAMUEL STRONG was wounded in the arm while pur- 
suing the same gang in the Shunemunk ^Mountains in the same 
county. 

References : Governor George Clinton's Papers. State Li- 
brary, Albany, New York. Eager's History of Orange County, 
New York. Dwight's Genealogy of the Strong Family. 



144 

78 JESSE WOODHULL STRONG 4778 

Jeweler, Des Moines. Born February i. 1857. 
Admitted April 16, 1896. 

Joseph Henry Strong, No. 21 - 

Mary Elizabeth ]\Ioffat. 

William Strong. . . Clarissa Howell. 

Samuel Strong. . . .Mrs. Experience Reeve Brewster. 

Also : 
Joseph Henry Strong 

Mary Elizabeth ^loffat. 

William Strong. . . .Clarissa Howell. 
Charles Howell. . . .Rachel Strong. 
Nathaniel Strong . . Amy Brewster. 

For services of SAMUEL STRONG and NATHANIEL 
STRONG, see J. H. Strong. No. 21. 



15 ALBERT STRONG 4715 

Journalist, Winterset. Born October 27, 1861. 
Admitted September 5. 1893. 

Frederick Strong Elizabeth Angell. 

Warner Strong Salome Burrell. 

John S. Strong Tamar Whitney. 

David Strong Sarah Warner. 

DAVID STRONG ser\ed as Ensign in Capt. Amos Wal- 
bridge's Company, from Stafford. Connecticut, in the Revo- 
lutionary War, antl was advanced to the rank of Captain dur- 
ing the war. 

Referenees: Records in the office of tlie Adjutant General 
of Connecticut. Tlist-.rv ni tbc Strontr Family, by Beninmin 
D wight. Vol. 2. p. 1090. 




COL. ALBERT ^VI^'FIELD SWALM 

THIRD PKESIDENT 



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51 ALBERT WIXFIELD SWALM 4751 

Editor, United States Consul, Montevideo, Uruguay, South 
America. Oskaloosa. Born November 30, 1845. 
Admitted November 28, 1894. 

In the War of 1861 enhsted as a private in Company D, 
Thirty-third Iowa V'ohmteer Infantry, November 9, 1863; 
transferred to Company D, Thirty-fourth Iowa, July 12, 1863; 
mustered out August 15, 1865; Colonel on retired list in Iowa 
National Guard. Past President of this Society. 

John E. Swalm. Elizabeth Christ. 

Henry Christ Elizabeth Shafer. 

Henry Christ Margaret -. 

Henry Christ, Sr Louisa . 

HENRY CHRIST, SR., rendered notable service as a civil- 
ian in the Revolutionary War, in Pennsylvania in procuring 
and transporting supplies for troops ; in raising money for 
bounties for enlistment and paying the same; in adjusting de- 
preciation of the currency: in procuring men for service in the 
patriot armies ; and in assisting the quartermaster in billeting 
troops. ^ • 

HENRY CHRIST, IR., was Captain of a company in the 
Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment, commissioned ]\Iarch 9, 1776 
and continuing in the service of the colonies. 

References : As to Henry Christ, Sr., ColoniekRecords and 
Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 5, pp. 605-734, Vol. 9. pp. 80- 
133-196-237-347. As to Henry Christ, Jr., Pennsylvania 
Archives, Vol. 10, p. 240, muster roll of company. 

1 1 1 WILLIAM HOLCOMBE TITUS 10461 

Commercial Traveler, Keokuk. Born August 5, 1841. 
Admitted December 10, 1897. 

Lewis J. Titus ]\rary Hnlcombe. 

Reuben Titus Catherine C. 

Solomon Titus Susanna R. 



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Also : 

Louis J. Titus Mary Holcombe. 

Emley Holcombe Mary Skillman. 

JoJiii T. Skillman 

SOLOMON TITUS was a private in Capt. Jacob Hough- 
ton's Company of the First Hunterdon County Militia of New 
Jersey during the ^^'ar of the Revolution and was in the bat- 
tles of White Plains, Trenton, Princeton and Monmouth. 

JOHN T. SKILLMAN served as a private minute man in 
the Militia of Hunterdon County, New Jersey during the War 
of the Revolution. 

References: Records in the office of the Adjutant General 
of New Jersey. 

i68 GUY JAMES TOMLISON 13068 

Law Clerk and Stenographer, Morning Sun. Born July 10, 
1877. 

Admitted December 28, 1900. 

James A. Tomlison Dora Andress. 

Daniel S. Andress Elizabeth W. ^Mitchell. 

Rev. Joseph ^Mitchell Mary Milligan Bassett. 

Joseph Bassett Mary Milligan. 

For services of JOSEPH BASSETT, see Fred Courts, No. 
167. 

71 JAMES ROCKWELL TORBERT 4771 

Student Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. 
Wholesale Druggist, Dubuque. Born July 3, 1874. 
Admitted February 21, 1896. 
George Landing Torbert 

Margaretta Kellogg Rockwell. 

James Rockwell Cynthia Kellogg. 

Philo Rockwell \bigail Martin. 

Walter Martm Sarah Turner. 

Adam Ma?-tin Abigail Cheney. 



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CAPT. ADAM MARTIN served in the Revolutionary ^^^^,r 
from Sturbridge. Massachusetts, from April to August, 1775, 
at Cambridge, Massachusetts. From June, 1779 to Septem- 
ber, 1780, he served in Rhode Island on the Coast Defense. 

References: Historical sketch of Sturbridge and South- 
bridge, Massachusetts, by George David. Chase's History of 
Worcester County, Massachusetts. Records in the State House, 
Boston. Muster roll of Capt. Adam Martin's Company in 
possession of Col. G. C. Martin, Washington, D. C. 

63 FREDERICK SMITH THOMAS 4763 

Physician and Surgeon, Council Bluffs. Born September 

2z, 1845- - 

Admitted May 16, 1895. Died August 13, 1899. 

In the War of 1861 served as a private in Company A, One 
Hundred and Thirty-seventh Illinois Volunteer Infantry 
nearly to the close of the war. 

Caleb Jackson Thomas Catherine Smith. 

Caleb Jackson Thomas Lucy Roland. 

CALEB JACKSON THOMAS served as a private in Capt. 
Livingston's Company of Col. Malcom's Regiment, and also 
in Capt. Truesdell's Company of Col. Van Heyster's Regi- 
ment of the State Militia of New York in the Revolutionary 
War. 

References: New York State Archives, Vol. i. 

61 JAMES KNOX POLK THOMPSON 4761 

Banker, Rock Rapids. Born August 21, 184^5. 

Admitted April 3, 1895. 

In the War of 1861 he served as a musician of Company 
D of the Twenty-first Iowa V^olunteer Infantry, enlistincr '^t 
the age of 16 years, and serving with that regiment through- 



148 

out its term of hard service; participated in the battles of 
Hartsville, Alissouri, Port Gibson, Champion Hills, Black 
River Bridge, charge upon and siege of Vicksburg, Spanish 
Fort, and Fort Blakely, was present at the bombardment of 
Grand Gulf, and the running of the blockade at Vicksburg. 
He was severely wounded at Vicksburg. He has served ten 
years in the Iowa National Guard, attaining the rank of Colonel 
and has been Department Commander of Department of Iowa. 
Grand Army of the Republic. His father, ^Nlathew Thomp- 
son, was a Second Lieutenant in a Pennsylvania regiment in 
the War of 1812. 

Mathew Thompson Martha Spalding. 

Abel Spalding Hannah Chase. 

ABEL SPALDING ser\-ed as a private under CapL Charles 
Nelson of Col. Benjamin Wright's Regiment Vermont troops 
in the Revolutionary War. having enlisteil in September. ijSr. 
at Cornish. New Hampshire, and was a pensioner of the 
United States for such services. 

References: Records of the Bureau of Pensions. Depart- 
ment of the Interior, Washington, D. C. 

89 JASPER THOMPSON 4789 

Banker, Forest City. Born February 10, 1867. 
Admitted January 15, 1897. 

Mathew Thompson Martha Spalding. 

Abel Spalding Hannah Chase. 

For services of ABEL SPALDING, see James Knox Polk 
Thompson, No. 61. 

no JOHN FOSTER THOMPSON 10460 

Banker and Attorney. Forest City. Born September 3, 184S. 

In the War of 1861 enlisted in May, 1863, when less lIiliii 

15 years old, in Company I, Eighth Iowa Cavalry, and in 



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this organization and the Fourth Iowa Battery, to which he 
was transferred, served as bugler until September. 1865, when 
he was mustered out. Was Second Lieutenant Company E, 
Iowa State University Military Battalion, in April, 1875. 

Mathew Thompson Alartha Spalding. 

Abel S paid ill g Hannah Chase. 

For services of ABEL SPALDING, see James Knox Polk 
Thompson, No. 61. 

105 BURT J. THOMPSON 10455 

Banker, Forest City. Born ]May 19, 1872. 
Admitted July 24, 1897. 

Jasper Thompson Clara A. King. 

Mathew Thompson Martha Spalding. 

Abel Spalding Hannah Chase. 

For services of ABEL SPALDING, see James Knox Polk 
Thompson, No. 61. 

104 GEORGE FRANCIS TROTTER 10454 

Bank Clerk, Ottumwa. Born April 6, 1874. 
Admitted July 17, 1897. 

Thomas B. Trotter Sarah Florence Smith. 

George W. Smith Martha A. Martin. 

Amos ^Martin Sarah Vincent. 

John Vincent Sarah Johnson. 

JOHN VINCENT served as a pri\ate in the First Com- 
pany of foot in a Battalion of the Eighth Virginia Regiment, 
having enlisted ]\Iay 15, 1777, at the age of 17 years, and 
served until he was honorably discharged in May, 1783, hav- 
ing earned by his six years' faithful service and received the 
rank of Lieutenant. 

Although but a boy, he was one of Washington's Con- 



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tinentals at Braddock's defeat, and there is preserved in the 
family of one ot his descendants in Tennessee a spear captured 
by him from a French officer in that battle. He was three 
years a comrade of Daniel Boone at the latter's fort near 
Lexington, Kentucky, and became the first settler of the White- 
water Valley, Indiana, and the hills and creeks of that coun- 
try bear to this day the names he gave them. He died at 
Brooksville, Indiana, January 26, 1837. 

References: Records of the Bureau of Pensions, Depart- 
ment of the Interior, Washington, D. C. 

171 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN VAN DYKE 

Lawyer, Columbus Junction. Born August 6, 1862. 
Admitted January 29, 1901. 

Lazarus H. Van Dyke Emily C. Van Dyke. 

Peter Van Dyke Ada Blue. 

William Van Dyck 

WILLIAM VAN DYCK was a private in Captain Peter D. 
Vroom's Company, Second Battalion, Somerset County, New- 
Jersey Militia, during the Revolutionary War. 

References: Records in the office of the Adjutant General 
of New Jersey. 

28 EDMUND MARCH VITTUM 4728 

Pastor, Grinnell. Born October 24, 1855. 
Admitted January 18, 1894. 

Stephen Vittum Ruth Ann Tappan. 

Jonathan Tappan Dolly Beede Heard. 

Chaples Heard Lucy March. 

Daniel Heard Abigail Seavey. 

DANIEL HEARD was a Captain in the Tenia Regiment 
of New Hampshire Militia; also descended from James Haz- 



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zard, a Corporal in Capt. Daniel Reynold's Company of Col. 
Stephen Peabody's regiment of New Hampshire troops raised 
in the summer of 1778 for the defense of Rhode Island, 
through Jonathan Tappan above named, grandson of James 
Hazzard above named. 

References: Ne\v Hampshire Revolutionary rolls. Vol. i, 
p. 244, Vol. 2, p. 449, Vol. I, p. 411, Vol. 2, pp. 402-464-466. 

27 GEORGE WASHINGTON WAKEFIELD 4727 

Lawyer and Judge, Sioux City. Born November 22, 1839. 

Admitted December 26, 1893. 

In the War of 1861 enlisted ias a private in Company F. 
Forty-first Illinois Infantry ,and was discharged as First Ser- 
geant August 20, 1864. His grandfather, Joseph Wakefield, 
in the War of 18 12, was in the action at Sackett's Harbor as 
one of the militia called out on that occasion. 

Orin Wakefield Hannah McCord. 

Joseph Wakefield Susannah Sawyer. 

Joseph Wakefield Relief Kendall. 

Thomas Wakeiield Dorcas Pratt. 

Also : 

Orin Wakefield Hannah McCord. 

James McCord Mary Moore. 

James McCord Jane Scroggs. 

Also: 

Orin Wakefield Hannah McCord. 

Joseph Wakefield Susannah Sawyer. 

Thomas Sawyer Susannah Wilder. 

Also : 

Orin Wakefield Hannah McCord. 

James McCord Mary Moore. 

Charles Moore Sarah Smith. 



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Also: 

Orin Wakefield Hannah McCord. 

Joseph Wakefield Susannah Sawyer. 

Joseph Wakefield Relief Kendall. 

John Kendall 

Also : 

Orin Wakefield Hannah ^NlcCord. 

Joseph Wakefield Susannah Sawyer. 

Thomas Sa\\yer Susannah Wilder. 

Jotham Wilder 

JOSEPH JVAKEFIELD was a private in Capt. Josiah 
Crosby's Company in Col. James Reed's Regiment, New- 
Hampshire, and was in the battle of Bunker Hill. Enlisted 
April 2;^, 1775, discharged October, 1775. 

THOMAS JVAKEFIELD was a Selectman of Amherst. 
New Hampshire during the Revolutionary War, and had five 
sons in the Patriot Army ranks, and was himself a supporter 
of the war. 

JAMES McCORD served as a Wagon Master in the Revo- 
lution from North Carolina. 

CHARLES MOORE was in Patriot Army in Revolution- 
ary War from North Carolina. 

THOMAS SAIVVER enlisted from Lancaster, Massachu- 
setts, in April, 1775, on the Lexington alarm, in Capt. Daniel 
Robbins' Company, of Col. Asa Whitcomb's Regiment. 

JOHN KENDAIM^ was on the "Alarm List" in Capt. Oliver 
Cummings' Company, of Dunstable. Massachusetts, and on 
the roll of the Dunstable Company in 1777 and 1778. 

JOTHAM WILDER enlisted from Lancaster, Massachu- 
setts, in June. 1775 in Capt. Andrew Haskell's Company, of 
Col. Asa Whitcomb's Regiment of Artillery. 

Joseph Wakefield was officially reported to have lost in the 



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campaign "i pair deerskin breeches, i cartouch box," and was 
allowed $4.00 for one "regimental coat promised by the Col- 
ony of New Hampshire." 

Tradition says that while her husband was in the army. 
Relief Kendall cut and bound the wheat, an acre a day. 

When ordered by a British officer to milk a cow, Jane 
Scroggs did so. but turned the milk out on the ground as 
soon as she had finished, so tradition says. 

References: Secomb's History of Amherst, New Hamp- 
shire, published at Concord. New Hampshire. 1883. pp. 368- 
369-370. Records in the office of the Adjutant General, Con- 
cord. New Hampshire. New Hampshire State Papers, Vol. 
I. Marvin's History of Lancaster, jMassachusetts. published 
1879, pp. 293-294-295. The Wakefield Memorial, published 
1897, PP- 46-49, 57-59- Nason's History of Dunstable. Mass- 
achusetts. 

127 LESTER FISH WAKEFIELD 12102 

Civil Engineer. Sioux City. Born Ti-ine 22. 18152. 
Admitted January 18. 1899. 

Jonathan Wakefield Calista Carpenter. 

Jonathan Wakefield Minwell Stannard. 

Samuel Wakefield Mary Davenport. 

SAMUEL WAKEFIELD was a private in Capt. John Put- 
nam's Company of Col. Ebenezer Larned's Regiment of 
Massachusetts troops and marched on the Lexington alarm. 
April 19. 1775, and served fourteen days; served as a Cor- 
poral in Capt. F. Shaw's Company from September 7 to De- 
cember 31. 1775: served as a private in Capt. Samuel Read's 
Company of Col. Josiah Whitney's Regiment from December. 
1776 to March. 1777, two months and twenty-two days ; served 
as a Sergeant in Capt. Henry Dyer's Company of Col. Foster's 



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Regiment from August 15 to August 22, 1777, seven days, 
and from September 21 to October 9, 1779, eighteen days; 
served in Capt. Dyer's Company in Col. John Allen's Regiment 
from March 9 to May i, 1780, one month and twenty-two 
days; served as a Sergeant in Capt. John Hall's Company in 
Col. Benjamin Foster's Regiment from August 7 to Septem- 
ber 7, 1779. 

References : Revolutionary War Archives of Massachu- 
setts. The Wakefield Memorial, p. 155. 

118 EMORY CHAPMAN WORTHINGTON 10468 

Accountant, Des Moines. Born November 23, 1870. 

Admitted April 18, 1898. 

Captain of Company H, Fifty-first Iowa Infantry United 
State Volunteers and served in the Spanish- American War 
in the United States, and in the Philippine insurrection in the 
Philippines. Clustered into service iSIay 30, 1898, honorably 
mustered out November 2, 1898. 

Chester Butler Worthington Mary Chapman. 

Thomas Bartlett Worthington Eliza Mack. 

Joseph Worthington Mary A. Bulkley. 

Eliphalct Bulkley 

Also : 

Chester Butler Worthington Mary Chapman. 

Joseph H. Chapman Martha Wooley. 

Charles Chapman Mary Henshaw. 

Joseph Chapman Lois Burchard. 

ELIPHALET BULKLEY was Captain of a Company of 
Connecticut troops who marched to the defense of Boston 
after the affair of Lexington in April, 1775, and was reap- 
pointed Captain of a Company by the General Assembly of 
Connecticut at the May session, 1778; he was a member of 



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the General Assembly of Connecticut of 1778 and 1779; pro- 
moted to Lieutenant Colonel in IMay, 1780. 

JOSEPH CHAPMAN served as a private in Capt. Thomas 
Knowlton's Company, from Ashford, Connecticut, who 
marched to the relief of Boston on the Lexington alarm of 
April, 1775. and served nine days; served as Ensign in Col. 
Jedediah Huntington's Seventeenth Regiment of Continental 
troops in 1776, which regiment was engaged in the battle of 
Long Island, August 27, 1776, and was surrounded and lost 
heavily in prisoners among whom was Ensign Joseph Chap- 
man; served as First Lieutenant and Quartermaster of the 
Fourth Regiment. Connecticut line formation, John Durkee, 

Colonel, from September 13, 1778 to , 1781 and was in 

the battles of Germantown and Monmouth; wintered at Val- 
ley Forge, 1777-1778; wintered at Morristown, New Jersey, 
1 779- 1 780, was a Second Lieutenant in a Connecticut Regi- 
ment in 1777, and was pensioned under i\ct of 18 18. 

References'. Historical Collections from Official Records 
and Files of the part sustained by Connecticut during the War 
of the Revolution, by R. R. Hinman, pp. 22 and 207. Rec- 
ords of the State of Connecticut, 177S to 1780, Vol. 2, by 
Charles J. Hoadley, LL.D. State Librarian, published in ac- 
cordance with resolutions of the General Assembly, pp. 122- 
130-170. Records of the office of the Adjutant General of 
Connecticut. 

155 CHESTER BUTLER WORTHINGTON 13055 

Accountant, Des Moines. Born November 17, 1843, Le- 
banon, Pennsylvania. 

Admitted May 8, 1900. 

In the War of 1861, enlisted September 13, , in the 

Sixth Wisconsin Liglit Artillery, and served as uun-commia- 
sioned officer (gunner) until October 10, 1864; commissioned 



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Captain and Assistant Quartermaster May lo, 1898, and 
served in Cuba and elsewhere until mustered out August 14, 
1899. on resignation. 

Thomas Bartlett Worthington Elsie Mack. 

Joseph Worthington Mary E. Bulkley. 

Eliphalct Bulkley 

For services of ELIPHALET BULKLEY, see Emory 
Chapman Worthington. No. 118. 

31 WILLIE CUTTER WYMAN 4731 

Merchant, Ottumwa. Born August 12, 1849. 
Admitted February 13, 1894. 

Edward Wyman, Jr Mary Ann Doyle. 

Edward Wyman Hannah Cutter. 

Richard Cutter Miriairi Brown. 

Richard Cutter Keziah Pierce. 

RICHARD CUTTER served in Capt. Elisha Woodbury's 
Company of Col. John Stark's Regiment of New^ Hampshire 
troops at the battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, who fought 
at the rail fence toward the Mystic River and three times 
repulsed the British and, after holding their position until the 
forces in the redoubt had withdrawn, retired from their posi- 
tion in good order. Further services are mentioned in the 
Revolutionary rolls of New Hampshire. 

References : New Hampshire Revolutionary rolls. Vol. i 
and 2, p. 185, etc. 



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HON. WILLIAM HENRY WHEELER 

FOURTH PRESIDENT 



157 
39 WILLIAM HENRY W HEELER 4739 

General Agent. Des ]\Ioines. Born October 8. 1848. 
Admitted March 7. 1894. 
Ex-president of this Society. 

Benjamin Wheeler Lnthera Capron Cristy. 

Capt. James Wheeler Hannah Andrus. 

Comfort Whcclcr Betsey Wilber. 

Valentine Wheeler Sarah Goff . 

Col. Philip Wheeler Martha Salisbury. 

James Wheeler Grizel Squire. 

Henry Wheeler Abigail Allen. 

COMFORT WHEELER enlisted in April. 1780,, at the 
age of 14 years, at Shongum. New York, in Capt. Samuel 
Duel's Company of New York troops, and served at Fishkill, 
New York, in the "Continental Barn." and assisted in the 
care of the horses, and was injured by being thrown from the 
back of General Arnold's horse, which he was watering. He 
served eight months. In May, 1781, he re-enlisted as a sub- 
stitute for Squire Miller, in Capt. Keith's Company of Col. 
Howe's Connecticut Regiment, and served three months. Sep- 
tember 10. 1 78 1, he enlisted for one year in Capt. Corbin's 
Company in the same Regiment, but was soon after detached 
and served out his term of enlistment as waiter to General 
Nathaniel Greene. Col. Philip Wheeler, grandfather of Com- 
fort Wheeler, of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, was a Captain in 
King George's War of 1744 to 1748. James Wheeler, son of 
Comfort Wheeler, was a Captain in the War of 181 2. William 
Constant Wheeler, youngest son of Comfort Wheeler, served 
in the Union Army in the War of the Rebellion. 

References : Records of the Bureau of Pensions, Depart- 
ment of the Interior. Washington, D. C. Vital Records of 
Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Vital Records of Woodbury, Ver- 
mont. Revolutionary Records of Connecticut. 



158 

113 BENJAMIN DUDLEY WHEELER 10463 

Advertising" Manager Journal, Kansas City, Missouri. 
Born November 29, 1871. 
Admitted January 17, 1898. 

William Henry Wheeler, No. 39 

Ella Rocelia Perrin. 

Benjamin Wheeler Luthera Capron Cristy. 

James Wheeler . Hannah Andrus. 

Comfort Wheeler Betsey Wilber. 

For services of COMFORT WHEELER see William 
Henry Wheeler, No. 39. 

loi GEORGE HERBERT WHEELOCK 10451 

Merchant, Ottumwa. Born September 18. 1850. 

Admitted April 24, 1897. 

Li the War of 1861 enlisted as drummer September 21, 
1861, in First Michigan Engineers' Mechanics; served a few 
weeks. Enlisted and served two months in First United 
States Fusileers. Enlisted February 12, 1862, in Company 
D, Sixth Michigan Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged 
February 12, 1865. Had ten years' experience in National 
Guard. Volunteered for Spanish War, but not successfully. 

George Hall Wheelock . . Catherine Elizabeth Digby. 

Jonathan Wheelock Sallie Hall. 

Abijah Wheelock Bathsheba Bennett. 

Thomas Bennett Lydia Longley. 

Also: 
George Hall Wheelock . . Catherine Elizabeth Digby. 

Jonathan Wheelock Sallie Hall. 

Joel Hall Lucretia Street. 

Jesse Street Lois Cook. 

Thadeus Cook 



159 

THOMAS BENNETT served as a minute man in Capt. 
Benjamin Houghton's Company of Col. John Whitaomb's 
Regiment on the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775, ^"'i 
marched to Cambridge, seven and one-half days ; enlisted June 
20, 1776, with Captain Haskell, and roll made up to August 
I, 1777. Service, one year, one month and eleven days. 

THADDEUS COOK was a Colonel in Third Connecticut 
regiment, appointed in December, 1775; appointed IMajor in 
Col. Andrew Ward's Regiment of Connecticut troops, and was 
in battles of White Plains, Trenton and Princeton, in 1776 
and 1777; Colonel Tentili Connecticut Regiment, October, 
1776; was Colonel in command of Regiment for repelling 
Tryon's raid on Danbury, Connecticut, April, 1777, and in 
command of a Connecticut Regiment under General Gates, "to 
the Northwest'' ; was a Colonel of one of the six Connecticut 
Battalions raised in 1778; commanded his Regiment in the first 
battle of Stillwater, September 19, 1777. 

JESSE STREET served eight days in Capt. John Couch's 
Company from Wallingford, Connecticut; was a private on the 
Lexington alarm in April, 1775. 

JOEL HALL was a private in company named last above, 
and on Lexington alarm; was a private in Capt. Street Hall's 
Company of Col. Webb's Connecticut Regiment; was at Win- 
ter Hill, near Boston, until December, 1775, serving from July 
12 to December 19. 1775 ; was a private in Capt. Couch's Com- 
pany of Col. Bradley's Battalion of Wadsworth's Brigade; was 
at Paulus Hook, New Jersey, in June, 1 776 ; thence to the re- 
lief of Fort Washington, and at the surrender of Fort Wash- 
ington, November 16, 1776, was taken prisoner. 

References: Connecticut Colonial Records, 1776 to 1778, 
pp. 29-67-541. Connecticut Men in Revolutionary War, 
pp. 109-435-492-510-513-619. Record of Charles P. Whit- 
ney, Illinois Society S. A. R., No. 352. National 8152, Year 



160 

Book of 1886, pp. 2-2-2'/ 2^. Soldiers and Sailors of Massa- 
chusetts in Revolutionary War, \^ol. i, p. 953. 

^Z ROMAINE ADRIAN WHITAKER 4783 

Hardware Dealer, Waterloo. Born August 26. 1828. 
Admitted December 24, 1S96. Died ]\Iarch 23, 1899. 

Jerome Whitaker Lydia North Deming. 

Clemence Whitaker Alice Hall. 

Willkiam IV hi taker xA.my Clemence. 

Also: 

Jerome Whitaker Lydia North Deming. 

Daniel Deming Luama Treat . 

Daz'id Deming Lydia Treat. 

WILLIAM WHITAKER of Princeton, Massachusetts, 
served as a drummer on the Lexington alarm, in Capt. Boaz 
Moore's Company of Col. Ephriam Doolittle's Regiment ; also 
served in Capt. Samuel Low's Company of Col. Benjamin 
Symonds' Regiment at Bennington, August 16. 1777, having 
enlisted August 14. and was discharged August 19, 1777. and 
served again two days in 1780, on "Alarm to Northward." 

DAVID DEMING served nearly two years in the Conti- 
nental Army toward the close of the Revolutionary War as a 
private of Capt. Wright's Company of Col. Wells' Regiment 
of Connecticut troops, and his widow received a pension there- 
for. 

References: Records in the office of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. Records of- Bureau of Pensions. Department 
ot the Interior, Washington. D. C. 



161 
128 LYMAX WILLIA^I WHITE 12103 

Editor, Woodbine. Born Marcli 20. 1857. 
Admitted February 21, 1899. 

John Randolph White EHzabeth Boyle. 

Lyman White Mary Cary. 

Isaac White Priscilla Moffatt. 

Isaac White, Sr 

Also : 

John Randolph White Elizabeth Boyle. 

Lyman White ^Mary Cary. 

Richard Cary 

ISAAC WHITE, JR., enlisted in Capt. Enos Parker's Com- 
pany of Col. Benjamin Symond's Regiment. July 9. 1777, and 
was discharged July 31, 1777, in Berkshire County, Massachu- 
setts Militia, sent to re-enforce the Continental Army at 
Ticonderoga ; enlisted again in same Company August 14, 
1777, to re-enforce Continental forces at Bennington, and was 
discharged August 19, 1777, having been wounded in battle 
of Bennington; enlisted October 13, 1780, in Lieut. John Kill- 
win's Company in the same Regiment, which marched to Ver- 
mont by order of General Fellows, and was discharged Octo- 
ber 16, 1780. 

COLONEL RICHARD CARY served for a time as aide- 
de-camp on the staff of General Washington. 

References: Archives in the office of the Secretary of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Records of the town of 
Greenwich, Massachusetts. 



162 

115 HARWOOD O. WHITNEY 10465 

Capitalist, Keokuk. Born April 17, 1844. 

Admitted April 14, 1898. 

In the War of 1861. at the age of 17 years, enlisted in 
Company C, Third Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, and served three 
years; was with General S. R. Curtis in his campaign in the 
Southwest, and in battle of Pea Ridge, in 1862, and on ex- 
piration of term of service was recommended by General Cur- 
tis and General Halleck for a lieutenancy in the Regular 
Army. 

Leonard Whitney Ann Jennett Harwood. 

Ashael Harwood Temperance Parmalee. 

Gilbert Parmalee Zipporah Williams. 

IViUiajJi Wilk^atns ^ • 

WILLIAM WILLIAMS marched in Capt. Daniel Barnes' 
Company from Marlboro, Massachusetts, on the Lexington 
alarm, April 19, 1775, as a private soldier, and served twenty- 
eight days. 

References: Lexington Alarm, Vol. 2, p. 202. Massa- 
chusetts Manuscripts State Archives. 



92 WALTER M'KENZIE WHITTEMORE 4792 

Lawyer, Lisbon. Born March 25, 1867. 
Admitted January 30, 1897. 

Charles Peter Whittemore 

Gertrude Elizabeth McKenzie. 

Joel Whittemore . . .Rachel Rebecca Rrown. 
Peter Whittemore . .Elizabeth Baker. 



163 

Also : 

Charles Peter Whittemore 

Gertrude Elizabeth McKenzie. 

Joel Whittemore . . . .Rachael Rebecca Brown. 
Jonathan Brown . . . Elizabeth Huntoon. 
Bcnjainin Huntoon .Mary Dearborn. 

Also : 
Charles Peter Whittemore 

Gertrude Elizabeth McKenzie. 

Joel Whittemore . . . .Rachael Rebecca Brown. 
Jonathan Brown . . . Elizabeth Huntoon. 
Joseph Brown Ann Brown. 

PETER WHITTEMORE served as a private in Capt. Ed- 
ward Freye's Company of Col. Cilley's Regiment of New 
Hampshire troops in the Continental Army in the Revolu- 
tionary War. 

BENJAMIN HUNTOON was the first man to enlist in 
Capt. James Shepard's Company of New Hampshire troops 
in the Revolutionary War. He afterward enlisted in Capt. 
Ebenezer Webster's Company of Colonel Stickney's Regiment, 
in Stark's Brigade, for Bennington and Stillwater, and after- 
wards was in Webster's Company of Colonel Nichols' Regi- 
ment for service in Rhode Island. 

JOSEPH BROWN was a soldier in the Revolutionary War 
from 1775 to 1780 inclusive; was in Capt. Hay ward's Com- 
pany, in Capt. Ebenezer Webster's Company, and in Col. 
Mooney's Regiment, all New Hampshire troops. 

References: Records of the Pension Bureau, Department 
of the Interior, Washington, D. C. Vol. 14, New Hampshire 
State Papers. 



1G4 

i6o GEORGE HUMPHREY YOUNG 13060 

Commercial Traveler. Des 3iIoines. Born July 19, 1856. 
Admitted October 26, 1900. 

David T. Young Sarah M. Humphrey. 

Thomas S. Young Alargrette Black. 

Robert Young Martha Shields. 

ROBERT YOUNG served as a private in Col. John Mur- 
ray's Company, Second Pennsylvania Regiment, commanded 
by Col. Walter Stewart, having enlisted in February, 177S, for 
the war. His name is borne on the roll for the month of April, 
1780, the roll being dated IMay 2, 1780, without remark. His- 
tory relates that he was wagon-master in the patriot forces. 

References: Records in Pension Office, War Department, 
Washington, D. C. Records of the Youngs, compiled by J. 
Gilbert Young, M. D., 1869. History of Chester County, 
Pennsylvania, by J. Smith Fusey and Gilbert Cope, April, 
r88i,p. 780. 



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I HENRY ELDERKIN JEWETT BOARDMAN 4701 

Died April 14, 1899 

12 CHARLES EDWARD BOARDMAN 4712 

Died November 19, 1897 

36 WILLIAM GRANT GOODWIN 4736 

Died October 23, il 



47 NATHANIEL ANSON MERRELL 4747 

Died Decetaber 21, 1896 

52 LEVI HILLS 4752 

Died July 15, 1899 

63 FREDERIC SMITH THOMAS 4763 

Died August 13, 1899 

77 IRA BURWELL RYAN 4777 

Died June 19, 1899 

83 ROMAINE ADRIAN WHITAKER 4783 

Died March 23, 1899 

136 WILLIAM HUGHES MORRISON 121 11 

Died August 24, 1900 



REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTORS 



ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED AND INDEXED TO SHOW PAGES OF YEAR 
P.OOK WHERE FOUND 



Page 

Adams, Ephraim 33 

Ambrose, Robert 86 

Angeny or Ankeny, Peter. .. . 35 

Asbur}', Joseph 36 

Ashley, David 107 

Ayres, Jonathan 37 

Bailey, Gideon 68 

Baker, Reuben, Sr 106 

Baker, Thomas 39 

Baldwin, Nathan 61 

Baldwin, Henry 40 

Banks, Linn 42 

Banks, William 42 

Bassett, Joseph . . , 56-146 

Bates, Oliver 140 

Baxter, Moses 106 

Beach, Samuel 72 

Beach, Landa 60 

Bennett, Thomas 159 

Bennett, Rufus 62 

Berr>', John 44 

Boardman, Dr. Nathaniel 46-8-52 
Boardman,Capt.Nath'l,. 47-8-52 

Bond, Richard 51 

Buell, Elias 49 

Bulkley, Eliphalet 154-156 

Burnham, Elisha 115 

Butler, Joel 115 

Blair, William 50 

Blair, Alexander 50 

Brayton, James Wheaton. ... 77 

Brice, James 65 

Brown, William 42 

Brown, Oliver 34 

Brown, Joseph 163 

Brown, Jonathan 53 

Brundage, Masten 134-135 

Camp, Asa 54 

Gary, Archibald 91 

Gary, Richard 161 

Carver, Samuel 47-48-52 

Colson, Josiah 43 



Page 

Cook, Edward 139 

Cook, Thadeus 159 

Copp, Joshua 105 

Corbin, Joshua 54 

Gushing, Caleb (1) 85 

Gushing, Caleb (2J 85 

Gutter, Richard 156 

Champlin, William 58 

Chapman, Joseph 155 

Chase, Jonathan 59 

Chittenden, Thomas 53-82 

Church, John 86 

Clark, Norman 38 

Clark, William 38 

Crockett, Joseph 109 

Christ, Henr}' 145 

Christ, Henry, Jr 145 

Deming, David 160 

Denison, Amos 120 

Denison, Joseph 120 

Dewey, Oliver 63 

Dewey, ^Moses 2nd 63 

Day, Theunis 64 

Dey, Peter 64 

DilHe, David 56 

Downer, John 94 

Dunham, Obediah 93 

Dutton, James 67-68 

Drake, Daniel 84 

Eells, Samuel 61 

Eberhart, Adolphus 68 

Elderkin, Jedediah 46-48-52 

Evans, Andrew . 71 

Finley, Robert 54 

Foster, William 80 

Furbush, Charles 49 

George, Joseph 78 

Gere, Rezin 74 

Goodwin, Seth 76 

Goodwin, Charles 75 

Gleason, Micajah 39 

Griess, Ernest »6 



166 



Page 

Hadley, Geoege 78 

Hall, Joel 159 

Hamliu, Nathaniel 79 

Harris, James 112 

Harris, Jane 112 

Harvey, Amasa 134-135 

Hazen, Benjamin 81 

Hazzard, James 150 

Heard, Daniel 150 

Herriott, Ephraim 65 

Herriott, Andrew 65 

Hills, Medad S3 

Hoagland, Abraham S3 

Hooker, Thomas Hart 137 

HoUister, Thomas 2nd 55 

Hoskine, EU 85 

Hoskins, William 85 

Hotchkiss, Jason 96 

Hotchkiss, Truman 67 

Hunt, Timothy 87-88 

Huntington, Jabez 46-48-52 

Huntoon, Benjamin 163 

Hurlbut, Eufus. 122 

Huston, William . 136 

Hutchins, Gordon 89 

Ives, Joseph 92-93 

Jefferson, Thomas 91 

Job, Morris 51 

Job, Archibald 51-69 

Job, Thomas 69 

Keatley, Christopher 92 

Kendall, John 152 

Kendall, ReHef 153 

Kent, Dan 94 

Kent, Cephas 95 

King, Caleb 96 

Knapp, David 131-132 

Knowiton, Benjamin 57-58 

Lake, Joseph, Jr 80 

Lane, Alexander 97 

Lane, Eikinah 124 

Leavenworth, Ebenezer 119 

Lee, John 131-132 

Leggett, Abraham 98 

Logan, Samuel 98-99-110 

Loper, Abraham 100 

Loring, Daniel 101-102 



Page 

Loring, Nathaniel 101-102 

Lyon, :\Iatthew 53-82 

Manchester, William 102 

ilanchester, John 102 

Martin, Adam 147 

Mason, David 126 

Melendy, Thomas 103 

Merrell, Aaron 71 

Merrill, Nathaniel 104 

Millard, Abiather 106 

Moore, Charles 152 

Moore, Samuel 60 

More, John Ill 

Morrill, Hibbard 103 

Mott, John.. 112 

Muneell, Silas , 113 

Munsell, Jacob 113 

McCord, James 152 

McCrary, James 113 

McFarren, William G6 

McGeehon, Duncan 114 

Newcomb, Hezekiah 115 

Nicholas, Wilson Caiy 91 

Nicholas, Robert Carter 91 

Nourse, James 116 

Ormsby, Nathaniel 117 

Packard, Nehemiah 118 

Parke, Benjamin 74 

Peterson, John 95 

Pearce, John 121 

Peck, Gideon 107 

Peck, George 107 

Porter, Robert 37 

Phillips, Josiah 108 

Piatt, Isaac 61 

Prescott, Jeremiah 121 

Randolph, Thomas M 91 

Raymond, Lemuel 123 

Reed, John 85 

Richards, Nathaniel 42 

Richardson, Wyman 124 

Rood, Daniel *. . . . 125 

Rowley, Joseph L 72 

Russell, Jonathan 125-126 

Ryan, John 126 

Rhodes, William S3 

Sabin, Jonathan 127 

167 



Pagk 

Sage, Benjamin 127 

Sawyer, ThoraaB 152 

Sawyer, Ephraim 129 

Sawyer, Ephraim, Jr 129 

Secor, Isaac 130-131-132 

Soper, Timothy 134-135 

Sorter, Henry 136 

Scott, John 66 

Scroggs, Jane 153 

Shattuck. Job 43 

Shepard, Jacob 137 

Skillman, John T 146 

Smith, John 91 

Smith, Ithamar 116 

Spalding, Abel 148-149 

Spalding, John 139 

Spalding, Simon 138 

Springer, Nathaniel 141 

Stanton, Asa 142 

Strang, John 132 

Street, Jesse 159 

Streeter, Barzillai 124 

Streeter, Joseph 124 

Strong, Samuel 143-144 

Strong, Nathaniel 143-144 

Strong, David ... 144 



Page 

Swingle, George 128 

Tallman, Benjamin 77 

Titus, Solomon 146 

Titus, Timothy 70 

Tyler, Abraham 45 

Thomas, Caleb Jackson 147 

Upton, William 43 

Van Dyck, William 150 

Vincent, John 149 

Wakefield, Samuel 153 

Wakefield, Joseph 152 

Wakefield, Thomas 152 

Waldo, Zachariah 80 

Walker, Joseph 41 

Welton, John 45 

Wilder, Jotham 152 

WiUiams, WiUiam... .35-150-102 

Wheeler, Comfort 157-158 

Whitaker, William . . 160 

White, Andrew 133 

White, Benjamin 75-132 

White, Isaac 161 

Whittemore, Peter 163 

Yaden, Joseph 62-142 

Young, Robert 164 



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