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, MDJohn Anthony, PSVA
Pvt. Samuel AyerNHPvt. James BakerNYPvt. Stephen BarnumCT
Lt. Jonas BarrettMALt. Col. Nathan BarrettMACapt. William BarrettNC
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
Cpl. John CheneyMAStephen Choate, CS, PSMACapt. Joseph ChurchillCT
Pvt. James ClarkNYSol. Mitchel Clay, PSVAPvt. Elisha ClaytonNJ
Capt. Benjamin CoeRICpl. Amos Conant, PSNHPvt. Nathaniel ConeCT
Pvt. Asa CorbinCTCapt. Agreen CrabtreeMAAndrew Creveling, PSNJ
Sgt. Shubael CrowellMACapt. Jonathan CrowellMASN Benjamin CurtisMA
Pvt. Thomas CutlerMAJohn Cutter, PSMAPvt. David DennisonMA
Pvt. Godfrey DiefendorferPAPvt. James DobbinsSCSgt. Clementius DowdenMD
Sgt. Benjamin Duval, PSMDSgt. James EatonNHPvt. John EatonMA
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 GiddingsCTLt. William GlennyCT
Pvt. Benjamin GrayCTLt. Henry GrierPAPvt. Moses GriggsMA
Lt. Col. Thomas H GrosvenorCTPvt. Thomas HadleyMALt. Gideon HallNY
Sgt. Moses HallMALt. Benjamin HarndenMALt. Moses HarrimanMA
Jonathan Harrington, Sr., CS, PSMA2nd Lt. Moses HarringtonMASol. Hugh HarrisNC
NCO Jeremiah HatchMAZaccheus HatchMAJoseph Hayes, PSPA
James Hayes, PSPAPvt. Frederick HaynesNYBenjamin Heiskell, PSMD
Lt. Derrick HoaglandVACpl. Jonas HobartNHPvt. Philo HodgeCT
Sol. William HodgeCTSgt. Phineas HoweMAPvt. Thaddeus HoweMA
Pvt. Asa Howe, Jr.MAPvt. Ebenezer HoytMAPvt. Amos HumphreyMA
Pvt. Jonathan IngallsMAPvt. John Ingraham, Jr.RIPvt. David JewettMA
Sgt. James JohnsonMAPvt. George Keck, PSPAAbel Kimball, PSCT
Amasa Kingsbury, CS, PSMAPvt. John KnoxMAPvt. Peter Krake, PSPA
Pvt. James LaneMABenedict Arnold Law, PSCTCpl. Jonas LearnedMA
Capt. Thomas LeeNYCapt. John Lillard, Sr.VAAbigail Hagar Livermore, PSMA
Ralph Logsdon, PSMDPvt. Joseph Lord, Sr.CTPvt. Nathan LowMA
Zaccheus Macy, PSMAPvt. Isaac MarionMAPvt. Alexander McClureVA
Pvt. John Benjamin MitchellCTGeorge Adam Mohler, PSVAPvt. Jonathan MooreNY, NJ
Capt. Samuel MooreNHCol. Zacquill Morgan, PSVAPvt. Amos MorseMA
James Muse, Sr., CSNCLt. Daniel Newcomb, PSMACpl. Bethuel NortonCT
Pvt. Leonard ParkhurstMAPvt. Gideon PhillipsMAPvt. John PhillipsVT, CT, NY
Isaac Phinney, CS, PSMAJoseph PowellNCPvt. Edmund Quincy, PSMA
Jacob Ramey, Sr., PSVAJoseph Reese, PSSCPvt. Asa RogersMD
Maj. John RolleMDSol. Jacob RudyVACpl. Christian RuffnerPA
Sgt. George Adam RuffnerPAPvt. Abel SageMAPvt. Thomas SaltmarshNH
Pvt. Nathan SavoryMAEliphaz Shelton, PSVAPvt. Elisha SmithNY
Benjamin Smith, PSNHPvt. James SpencerCTPvt. William SperlingVA
David Stearns, Sr., PSMAPvt. Cutting Stevens, PSNHSgt. John Story, CSMA
Pvt. Abraham Stryker, Jr.NJJames Tarbell, PSMACapt. Benajah ThompsonNJ
Pvt. Asa TracyMABenjamin Tufts, Sr., PSMAPvt. Job TurnerMA
John Turner, Sr., CS, PSMAPvt. Watts Turner, PSMALt. Col. Samuel TuthillNJ
Pvt. Jonathan WarnerMACapt. Wilhelmus WestfallNYSimeon Westfall, Sr., PSNY
Pvt. Edward WetherbeeMACapt. Benjamin WhaleyVAJames Whaley, PSVA
Sgt. Asa WheelockMALt. Ebenezer WhiteMACpl. Ezekiel White, Jr.MA
2nd Lt. Thomas WhitmanMAPvt. Zachariah WhitmanMANCO Jacob WhitneyMA
Jeremiah Whittemore, PSMAPvt. James WillsRI, MAEnos Woodward, PSCT
Richard Woolworth, CS, PSMAPvt. Isaac WrightMDNCO Charles YoungPA
Col. 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