Alexander Macomb Chapter

Mount Clemens, Michigan

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Our Patriots

During the Revolutionary war about 231,000 men served in the Continental Army, though it is believed that no more than 48,000 served at any one time, and never more than 13,000 at any one place. The total of the Colonial militias numbered about 145,000 men.

When France joined forces with the Americans, they dispatched a large force of more than 12,000 soldiers to North America beginning in 1779, along with a substantial fleet that fought to the end of the war.

The British Army had upwards of 22,000 men at its disposal in North America with an additional 25,000 Loyalists (American colonists) who were faithful to Great Britain. There were also about 30,000 German auxiliaries, or Hessians hired out by German princes and served with the British throughout the war.

Below are the Revolutionary War ancestors of past and present members of the Alexander Macomb Chapter of the NSDAR. They are listed by state in alphabetical order.


Back, Judah (Lieutenant) Breadsley, Benjamin (Private) Beckwith, Zachariah (Private) Bidwell, Thomas (Captain)
Bingham, Chester (Private) Birge, Jonathan (Captain) Booth, Jr. Nathan (Patriot) Burnham, Asahel (Private)
Cady, Jr. David (Captain) Carter, Samuel (Private/Lieutenant) Chaffee, Ezra J. (Captain) Clark, Noah William (Private)
Cone, Nathaniel (Private) Corbin, William (Private) Dickinson, Joseph (Sergeant/Ensign) Dixon, William E. (Captain)
Elwood, Isaac (Private) Goff, Charles (Private) Grant, David (Private) Griggs, Joseph (Corporal)
Hammond, Elijah (Patroitic Service-Member of Committee 1777) Harris, Champlin (Private) Hooker, James (Minute man) Hooker, Samuel (Private)
Hough Sr., Ebenezer (Patriot) Howe, Timothy Howe (1st Lieutenant.) Johnson, Amos (Private/Ensign) Lattan, Luke
Lewis, Augustus (Private) Little, Turner (Private) Miller, Samuel (Private) Miner, Justice (Private)
Newberry, Dyer (Juvenile Guard) Olmstead, Abijah (Private) Olmstead, Daniel (Captain) Owen, John (Private)
Paterson, John (Major General) Peters, Nathan (Major) Phelps, Iijah (Private) Phelps, Joel
Prior, Simeon Putham, Israel (Major General) Riley, Ashbul (Sergeant) Sanford, Joseph (Private)
Scripture, John (Private) Skinner, Theodore (Patriotic Service-Express Rider-Gave horse) Skinner, Daniel (Patriotic Service-Member of Committee 1781) Stevens, Ebenezer (Patriot)
Wakeman, Seth (Private) Warner, Jr. Nathaniel (Private) Warner, Sr. Nathaniel (Private) Wattles, Daniel (Private)
Webster, Stephen (Corporal) Whitney, Asa (Armory) Winslow, Nathaniel (Patriot) Woodworth, Jr. Stephen (Private)


Mansfield, Thomas O.(Colonel) Nebuckar, John (Private)    


Vickery, Joseph (Soldier)      


Ankeny, Dewalt (Private) Cox, Abraham (Lieutenant) Dorsey, Charles (Patriot) Dorsey, Nicholas (Patriot)
Elder, Guy (Patriot) Elder, William (Patriotic Service) Gadd, Thomas (Private) Prather, Richard (Lieutenant)
Remsburger, Stephen (Captain> Shaffer, George (2nd Lieutenant) Sherwin, Jacob (Civil Service) Ward, Edward (Private)


Ball, Moses (Corporal) Barnes, Edward (Lieutenant/Colonel) Beal, Sr. Seth (Private) Bigelow, Roger (Private)
Black, John (Private) Chaffee, Jr. Nathaniel (Private) Cobb, Jr. Nathan C. (Sergeant) Covell, Richard (Drummer)
Covell, John (Private) DeLand, Daniel (Private) Doggett, Jr. Samuel (Lieutenant) Dyer, Ichabod (Private)
Fairbanks, Cyrus (Lieutenant) Farnsworth, Aaron Fletcher, Daniel (Major) Fletcher, Jonathan (Captain)
Friend, John (Private) Fuller, Isaiah (Lieutenant) Gage, David (Private) Glover, Alexander (Private)
Green, Russell (Private) Hendrick, James (Captain/Lieutenant) Hersey, John (Private) Higgins, Jethro (Private
Holmes, Nathaniel (Private) Hubbard, Daniel S.(Private) Hubbard, Zadoc (Private) Hutchins, Noah (Sergeant)
Kelsey, John (Sergeant) Kingsley, Jr. Thomas (Private) Lyon, Jacob (Private) Macdonough (Colonel)
Manley, Jesse (Private) Marsden, George (Lieutenant/Adjutant) Moore, Rufus (Private) Norcross, Daniel (Corporal)
Patch, Jonathan (Sergeant) Peabody, Nathaniel (Private) Peabody, Thomas Perkins, Sr. Joshua (Sergeant/Lieutenant)
Phelps, Joel Pine, Martin Joseph (Private) Piper, Joseph (Financial Support) Porter, Ebenezer (Private)
Potter, Ebenezer (Private) Powers, Edward (Private) Prescott, Ebenezer (Private) Roach, John (Private)
Rearick, Sr. John (Private) Richardson, Timothy (Private) Rockwell, John (Private) Salisbury, William (Deputy Commissary)
Sherwin, Jacob (CS) Short, Sr. Phillip (Patriot) Stevens, Jesse (Private) Stevens, Sr. Silas (Private)
Stillman, John (Private) Taft, Jr. Noah (Private) Tracy, Thomas (Private) Warren, James (Clerk)
Weeks, William (Corporal) Whitney, Jason (Private/Patriot) Winchell, Joseph (Sergeant) Winship, Richard (Private)
Winston, Isaac (Private) Wilder, Abel (Captain) Wright, Sr. Caleb (Captain)  

New Hampshire

Angier, Silas (Private) Amsbury, Israel (Sergeant) Atwood, Jonathan (Patriot) Blaisdell Jr, Isaac (Corporal)
Brooks, John (Lieutenant) Burroughs, John (Patriotic Service) Cragin, Francis (Sergeant) Cragin, John (Private)
Folsom, Peter (Patriot, Patriotic Service) Garwood, John (Soldier) Gibson Sr., John (Private) Gilson, John (Private)
Kent, Jacob (Colonel) Keys, Sr. Abner (Sergeant) Liar, Matthias (Patriot) Moore, Abijah (Captain)
Moore, Rufus (Private) Morse, Jonathan (Private) Munson, Abraham (Private) Piper, Joseph (Clerk)
Rust, Nathaniel (Private) Shoff, Frederick (Private) Slade, John (Private, Patriotic Service) Slade, Samuel (Private)
Slaughter, Ezekiel (Private) Thompson, Job (Patriotic Service) Tipple, Adam (Private)  

New Jersey

Axtell, Henry (Major) Biles, John (Patriotic Service-Furnished Supplies) Carlton, Francis (Private) Clark, Noah (Private)
Corwin, Joseph (State Trooper) Dunn, Samuel (Private) Howell, Levi (Patriotic Service-Rendered Material Aid) Hudson, Abraham (Sergeant)
Kirkendall, Samuel (Sea Captain/Privateer) Littell, Eliakim Lozier, Hillebrant (Private) Moore, Rufus (Private)
Perkins, Jacob (Captain/Major) Smith, Joshua (Patriotic Service-Furnished Supplies) Weller, Jacob (Private/Patriot)  

New York

Armsbury, Stephen (Soldier) Ball, Nehemiah (Private, Sargent) Beem, William (Patriot) Brewster, John
Brunster, John (Patriot) Bryan, Alexander (Scout) Calkins, Eleazer (Private) Callender, John (Lieutenant)
Caton, John (Private) Conner, Benjamin (Captain) Cramer, John Nicholas (Private) Culver, David (Private)
Culver, Nathaniel Davin, Peter (Private) Davis, Peter (Private) Dietz, Henrick (Soldier)
Dietz, Philip (Private) Francher, Abraham (2nd Lieutenant) Hartt, John (Captain) Hester, Henry (Lieutenant)
Knickerbacher, John (Colonel) Kramer, John Nicholas (Private) Mattice, Elias (Soldier) Myers, Michael (Private)
Nelson, John (Sergeant) Nelson, Thomas (Private) Roe, Daniel (Captain) Roosa, Isaac (2nd Lieutenant/Ensign)
Rouse, Casper (Patriot) Rouse, Nicholas (Private) Sayre, James (Private) Shoemaker, H. Yose (Major)
Stickle, Johannes (Private) Stickle, Nicholas (Private) Teats, Philip (Private) Typpal, Adam (Private)
Willis, Thomas (Minuteman) Wright, Charles    

North Carolina

Beason, Edward (Captain) Beeson, Edward (Captain/Lieutenant/Ensign) Chiles, John (Private) Doan, James (Private)
Flenniken, John (Private/Patriot) Jernigan, Cary (Soldier) Lashley, Sr. Lewis (Private) Purvines, John
Reavis, Harris (Private) Rendlemen, John (Captain) Sherrod, Arthur Sherrill, William
Stillwell, Jacob (Fife Major) Upton, John (Private Soldier) Vickery, Joseph (Soldier) Whitson, William (Captain/Major)


Ankenny, Christian (Corporal) Bowser, Noah (Private) Brubaker, John (Private) Bruner, Ulrich Owen
Cable, Abraham (Lieutenant) Carroll, Robert Carroll, William (Captain) Coon, Peter (Private)
Countryman, George Culbertson, William (Private) Daybenspeck, George (Private) Dunn, Samuel (Private)
Ewalt, Henry (Ensign) Frampton, William (Private Soldier) Fritz, Phillip (Private) Funk, Martin (Patriotic Service>
Harding, Jr. Christian (Private Soldier, Oath of Allegiance) Isherwood, Francis (Soldier) Karmany, Joseph (Private, Patriotic Service) Kenny, Edward D. (Private
Kistler, Samuel (Ensign) Long, Joseph (Private/Patriot) Long, Sr. John Nicholas (Private) Long, Nicholas
McCotter, James (Private/Patriotic Service,Signed Oath) Mertz, Phillip (Lieutanent) Messmore, John (Private) Miller, Yose (Private)
Mostoller, Frederick (Private) Noble, Joseph (Sergeant) Rearick, John (Private) Rhodes, Henry (Captain)
Runkle, Jacob (Patriot) Shaffer, Henry (1st Lieutenant) Shank, Christian (Private) Shoff, Frederick (Private)
Simon, Michael (Private) Smith, Thomas (Colonel) Umberger, Heinrich (Patriot) Umberger, Michael (Patriot)
Van Sant, James (Private) Van Meter, Jacob (Captain) Van Vliet, Charrick (Private) Walker, Jacob (2nd Lieutenant)
Wait, Casper (Private) Wait, George (Patriot) Wise, Sr. John Adam (Patriot) Wisehart, William (Sergeant/Ensign)

Rhode Island

Aldrich, Asquire (Sergeant) Durfee, Gideon (Private) Peck, Peleg (Patriot) Peckham, Timothy (Ensign)
Potter, Erza (Patriot) Sheldon, James J.P. (Patriot)    

South Carolina

Hitt, John (Patriot) Owen, James (Private) Purvines, John (Private) Tandy, Achilles (Lieutenant)
Teel, Edward (Private)      


Harlow, Isaac (1st Lieutenant) Ives, Enos (Private) Kent, Jacob (Colonel) Lyman, Isaac (Lieutenant)
Moore, Abijah (Captain) Noble, Eli (Captain) Phillips, Thomas (Private) Post, Jr. Roswell (Scout/Clerk/Sergeant)
Potter, Joseph (Sergeant) Stone, Philip (Patriot) Sargeant, Thomas (Civil Service) Wright, Charles


Abney, William (Private) Arnette II, David (Private) Baylor, Jacob (Private) Bishop, Jonathan (Soldier)
Bolling, John (Private) Cantrell, Joshua (Lieutenant) Clack, Spencer (Lieutenant) Cordell Sr. John (Captain/Patriot)
Doonahew, Henry (Seaman) Durham, Samuel (Private) Dyer, Charles (Private) Emerson, John (Captain)
Gilbert, John Webster (Captain) Green, William (Drummer) Grimsley, William (Soldier) Hays, William (Private)
Jarrett, James (Patriot) Jones, Ambrose (Patriot) Keistler, Frederick (1st Lieutenant/Spy) Keese, Richard (Patriot)
Logan, Hugh (Captain) Lowthal, William (Colonel) Luna, Peter (Private) Montgomery, John (Patriotic Service)
Moyer, Philip (1st Lieutenant) Owen, James (Private) Sale, John (Captain) Sharp, Sr. William (Private/Spy)
Spurling, William (Private) Stigler, Samuel (Patriot) Stroud, James (Patriot) Summers, William (Captain)
Thomas, Joseph (Private) Tuck, Sr. John (Civil Service) Vicars, Robert (Private) Ward, David (Captain)
Winfree, James (Patriot)      

Estimates of causalities; 6,800 Americans killed in action, 6,100 wounded, and upwards of 20,000 taken prisoner. Historians believe up to an additional 17,000 deaths were the result of disease, including about 8,000-12,000 who died while prisoners of war. The British estimates about 24,000 total casualties including battlefield deaths and injuries, deaths from disease, men taken prisoner, and those who remained missing. Approximately 1,200 Hessian soldiers were killed, 6,354 died of disease, and another 5,500 deserted and settled in America afterwards.

FYI: A Common American Soldier. Source: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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