Monte Vista, Colorado

Our Patriot Ancestors

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The following are the patriot ancestors of the current members of Monte Vista Chapter NSDAR . American Revolutionary War patriots include signers of the Declaration of Independence, members of local and state militias, members of the Continental Army or Continental Navy, men and women who rendered other types of aid to the cause of independence, and those taking oaths of loyalty. Other included patriots are foreign soldiers who served the cause of American independence and Spanish soldiers serving in the presidios at Santa Fe, El Paso, and New Orleans. With a few exceptions, military service began with the Battle of Lexington (19 April 1775) and ended when the British evacuated New York (26 November 1783). Patriots may have also provided civil service, conducting public business in the newly formed American states.

If you have information that one of your ancestors may have aided the cause of freedom during the American Revolution, we may be able to help you establish your genealogical line for DAR membership. If you are interested in documenting your lineage and joining our chapter, or have any questions, please email theĀ Monte Vista Chapter Registrar.

Our Patriot Ancestors

Name Service Location
Martin Arner Private Pennsylvania
Edward Benbow Private, Patriotic Service South Carolina
William Buck Sergeant Massachusetts
William Fife, Sr. Captain, Patriotic Service Pennsylvania
John Foster Private Maryland
John Geyer NonCommissioned Officer Pennsylvania
Erastus Hathaway Private Vermont
Josiah Hayden Major Massachusetts
John Poole Private South Carolina
Jared Robinson Captain Connecticut
Henry Secrist Private Pennsylvania
Zophar Skidmore Corporal New York
Charles Uhl Corporal Pennsylvania
Gideon VanAuken Private, Patriotic Service New York
Joseph Wheeler Corporal Pennsylvania
as of March 26, 2019