I've submitted an application to join Sons of the American Revolution. It's a lineage organization for descendants of the original patriots of this country. Up until last summer I had no idea I had rev war vets in my family tree. I always thought my ancestors came over from Europe in the early-mid 1800s. Not so! I've been able to trace some relatives from England and the Netherlands coming over to the US in the late 1600s. So far I have been able to discover 5 relatives that fought in the rev war. The one I have the most documentation on (my 7th great-grandfather) was a private in Captain Mott’s Company, First Regiment, Hunterdon Militia NJ. He assisted in ferrying Washington's army across Delaware River to attack Trenton NJ. My 6th great-aunt, the above mentioned patriot's daughter, was a member of Daughter's of the American Revolution in the 1890s.