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 BakerNYSgt. Nehemiah BallNJ
Pvt. Stephen BarnumCTLt. Col. Nathan BarrettMACol. James Barrett, Sr.MA
Peter Bent, CS, PSMAPvt. Ezra BlaisdellNHSgt. Jesse BollingNC
Col. Daniel Boone, CS, PSVAPvt. John BronsdonMACpl. Isaac BuckMA
Pvt. George BuffingtonPAPvt. John CarothersNC, SCPvt. Joseph ChaplinMA
Pvt. James ChappelearMDStephen Choate, CS, PSMASgt. 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
Pvt. David DennisonMACapt. John Dickey, PSNCPvt. Godfrey DiefendorferPA
Pvt. James DobbinsSCCpl. John DowMASgt. Clementius DowdenMD
Sgt. Benjamin Duval, PSMDSgt. James EatonNHPvt. Michael EddyRI
Pvt. George EllsworthNYSalmon Emmons, CS, PSCTEphraim Fairbanks, Sr., CS, PSMA
Pvt. Nathaniel FairbanksMAPvt. Jonas FaulknerMAPvt. Elijah FisherMA
Col. Reuben FoggMAPvt. Jonas FrenchMANCO Joseph GaryMA
Pvt. Joseph GiddingsCTPvt. Eli GouldMALt. Henry GrierPA
Pvt. Moses GriggsMALt. Col. Thomas H GrosvenorCTPvt. Thomas HadleyMA
Lt. Gideon HallNYSgt. Moses HallMALt. Benjamin HarndenMA
Lt. Moses HarrimanMAJonathan Harrington, Sr., CS, PSMA2nd Lt. Moses HarringtonMA
John Hart, PSNJZaccheus HatchMAJoseph Hayes, PSPA
Benjamin Heiskell, PSMDCpl. Jonas HobartNHPvt. Philo HodgeCT
Sol. William HodgeCTPvt. Jacob HouserPAPvt. Thaddeus HoweMA
Pvt. Asa Howe, Jr.MAPvt. Ebenezer HoytMAPvt. Amos HumphreyMA
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
Pvt. John Benjamin MitchellCTGeorge Adam Mohler, PSVAPvt. Jonathan MooreNY, NJ
Capt. Samuel MooreNHCol. Zacquill Morgan, PSVAPvt. Amos MorseMA
James Muse, Sr., CSNCCpl. Bethuel NortonCTPvt. Leonard ParkhurstMA
Pvt. John PhillipsVT, CT, NYPvt. Jonathan PhillipsPAIsaac Phinney, CS, PSMA
Joseph PowellNCMoses Putnam, CSNHPvt. Edmund Quincy, PSMA
Jacob Ramey, Sr., PSVAJoseph Reese, PSSCPvt. Asa RogersMD
Maj. John RolleMDSol. Jacob RudyVACpl. Christian RuffnerPA
Sgt. George Adam RuffnerPAPvt. Moor RussellNHPvt. Abel SageMA
Pvt. Thomas SaltmarshNHPvt. Nathan SavoryMAEliphaz Shelton, PSVA
Pvt. Elisha SmithNYBenjamin Smith, PSNHPvt. James SpencerCT
Pvt. William SperlingVADavid Stearns, Sr., PSMAPvt. Cutting Stevens, PSNH
Sgt. John Story, CSMAPvt. Abraham Stryker, Jr.NJPvt. 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 YoungPA
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