Our Patriots

Our Lexington Chapter NSDAR members are certified descendants of these patriots whose service helped establish American independence. If you recognize a name from your own ancestry and would like to explore the genealogy, please contact us. We may be able to help!

All chapter members can trace their direct ancestry to a person who served the cause of the American Revolution. These were people who served as soldiers, signed loyalty oaths, gave supplies, sewed clothing, hid armaments, helped organize the new government, kept towns running, beat the drums, rallied the people, fed the troops, and a myriad of other things that made the struggle for freedom a success.

The Lexington Chapter NSDAR members descend from patriots including twelve of the original thirteen colonies which engaged in the Revolutionary War. Only Delaware is missing. Can you fill in our gap?

Here is a list of our documented patriots showing their rank or type of service and the state where they served.

Captain John Parker in Lexington, MA

 
NameStateNameStateNameState
Brittain Adams, PSNCPvt. James AgensNY, MDPvt. Richard AldrichRI
John Anthony, PSVAPvt. Samuel AyerNHPvt. James BakerNY
Sgt. Nehemiah BallNJPvt. Stephen BarnumCTLt. Col. Nathan BarrettMA
Col. James Barrett, Sr.MAPeter Bent, CS, PSMAPvt. Ezra BlaisdellNH
Sgt. Jesse BollingNCCol. Daniel Boone, CS, PSVAPvt. John BronsdonMA
Cpl. Isaac BuckMAPvt. George BuffingtonPAPvt. John CarothersNC, SC
Pvt. Ninian ChamberlainPAPvt. Joseph ChaplinMAPvt. James ChappelearMD
Stephen Choate, CS, PSMACapt. Joseph ChurchillCTSgt. Joseph ClarkCT
Sol. Mitchel Clay, PSVAPvt. Elisha ClaytonNJCapt. Benjamin CoeRI
Cpl. Amos Conant, PSNHPvt. Nathaniel ConeCTPvt. Asa CorbinCT
Capt. Agreen CrabtreeMAAndrew Creveling, PSNJSgt. Shubael CrowellMA
SN Benjamin CurtisMAPvt. Thomas CutlerMAJohn Cutter, PSMA
Col. John Daggett, PSMAPvt. David DennisonMACapt. John Dickey, PSNC
Pvt. Godfrey DiefendorferPAPvt. James DobbinsSCCpl. John DowMA
Sgt. Clementius DowdenMDSgt. Benjamin Duval, PSMDSgt. James EatonNH
Pvt. Michael EddyRIPvt. George EllsworthNYSalmon Emmons, CS, PSCT
Ephraim Fairbanks, Sr., CS, PSMAPvt. Nathaniel FairbanksMAPvt. Jonas FaulknerMA
Pvt. Elijah FisherMACol. Reuben FoggMAPvt. Jonas FrenchMA
NCO Joseph GaryMAPvt. Joseph GiddingsCTPvt. Eli GouldMA
Lt. Henry GrierPAPvt. Moses GriggsMALt. Col. Thomas H GrosvenorCT
Pvt. Thomas HadleyMALt. Gideon HallNYSgt. Moses HallMA
Lt. Benjamin HarndenMALt. Moses HarrimanMAJonathan Harrington, Sr., CS, PSMA
2nd Lt. Moses HarringtonMASol. Hugh HarrisNCJohn Hart, PSNJ
Zaccheus HatchMAJoseph Hayes, PSPABenjamin Heiskell, PSMD
Cpl. Jonas HobartNHPvt. Philo HodgeCTSol. William HodgeCT
Pvt. Jacob HouserPAPvt. Thaddeus HoweMAPvt. Asa Howe, Jr.MA
Pvt. Ebenezer HoytMAPvt. Amos HumphreyMAPvt. Jonathan IngallsMA
Pvt. John Ingraham, Jr.RIPvt. David JewettMASol. Uriah JillsonRI
Pvt. George Keck, PSPAAbel Kimball, PSCTAmasa Kingsbury, CS, PSMA
Pvt. John KnoxMAPvt. Peter Krake, PSPAPvt. James LaneMA
Benedict Arnold Law, PSCTCpl. Jonas LearnedMACapt. Thomas LeeNY
Capt. John Lillard, Sr.VAAbigail Hagar Livermore, PSMARalph Logsdon, PSMD
Pvt. Joseph Lord, Sr.CTPvt. Isaac MarionMAPvt. Alexander McClureVA
John Jacob MickleyPAPvt. John Benjamin MitchellCTGeorge Adam Mohler, PSVA
Pvt. Jonathan MooreNY, NJCapt. Samuel MooreNHCol. Zacquill Morgan, PSVA
Pvt. Amos MorseMAJames Muse, Sr., CSNCLt. Daniel Newcomb, PSMA
Cpl. Bethuel NortonCTPvt. Leonard ParkhurstMAPvt. John PhillipsVT, CT, NY
Pvt. Jonathan PhillipsPAIsaac Phinney, CS, PSMAJoseph PowellNC
Moses Putnam, CSNHPvt. Edmund Quincy, PSMAJacob Ramey, Sr., PSVA
Joseph Reese, PSSCPvt. Asa RogersMDMaj. John RolleMD
Sol. Jacob RudyVACpl. Christian RuffnerPASgt. George Adam RuffnerPA
Pvt. Abel SageMAPvt. Thomas SaltmarshNHPvt. Nathan SavoryMA
Eliphaz Shelton, PSVAPvt. Elisha SmithNYBenjamin Smith, PSNH
Pvt. James SpencerCTPvt. William SperlingVADavid Stearns, Sr., PSMA
Pvt. Cutting Stevens, PSNHSgt. John Story, CSMAPvt. Abraham Stryker, Jr.NJ
James Tarbell, PSMACapt. Benajah ThompsonNJPvt. Asa TracyMA
Benjamin Tufts, Sr., PSMAPvt. Job TurnerMAJohn Turner, Sr., CS, PSMA
Pvt. Watts Turner, PSMALt. Col. Samuel TuthillNJPvt. Jonathan WarnerMA
Capt. Wilhelmus WestfallNYCapt. Benjamin WhaleyVAJames Whaley, PSVA
Sgt. Asa WheelockMALt. Ebenezer WhiteMA2nd Lt. Thomas WhitmanMA
Pvt. Zachariah WhitmanMANCO Jacob WhitneyMAJeremiah Whittemore, PSMA
Pvt. James WillsRI, MAEnos Woodward, PSCTRichard Woolworth, CS, PSMA
Pvt. Isaac WrightMDNCO Charles YoungPACol. Francis Ottomar ZieglerPA
LEGEND:
Adc.—Aide-de-Camp
Brig. Gen.—Brigadier General
Capt.—Captain
Chp.—Chaplain
Cl.—Continental Line
Col.—Colonel
Cpl.—Corporal
CS—Civil Service
Ens.—Ensign
Fif.—Fifer
1st Lt.—First Lieutenant
2nd Lt.—Second Lieutenant
Lt.—Lieutenant
Lt. Col.—Lieutenant Colonel
Maj.—Major
MM—Minute Man
Mus.—Musician
NCO—Non-Commissioned Officer
Ordl.—Orderly
Pnsr.—Pensioner
PS—Patriotic Service
Pvt.—Private
S.D.I.—Signer of The Declaration of Independence
Sgt.—Sergeant
Sgt. Maj.—Sergeant Major
Sol.—Soldier
Staff Ofc.—Staff Officer
Wpnsr.—Wife who received pension