Any SAR or DAR members here?

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  1. BCB

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    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.
     
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    So cool, and very interesting. I love American history, and it started right here. If I had your lineage, I'd be right there with you! " Live Free or Die", is the NH state motto from back then, it's on our license plates.:salute::usa:
     
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    I've found out some more cool things recently. I have a great-aunt married to a General Jacob Bower (1776 and War of 1812) and another aunt was married to a legal advisor of Philip Livingston who was a member of the Continental Congress and a Signer. They're tied to Christ Church in Philadelphia and a few are buried there.

    Start researching, you'll be surprised by what you uncover.
     
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    We have some research, My mom's family came from Quebec in the 1860's, as so many did then to work in the New England mills. My dad's family came from Lithuania in 1914, they were rural peasents and there is no written history of them . My house though, was built in 1880 and my grandparents bought it in 1915 and we've been here since then. That's pretty cool to me.
     
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