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Abbreviations for
patriot service ranks

BGEN — Brigadier
    General
CAPT — Captain
CS — Civil Service
COL — Colonel
CPL — Corporal
ENS — Ensign
LT — Lieutenant
LCOL — Lieutenant
    Colonel
MAJ — Major
NCO — Non-commissioned
    Officer
PS — Patriotic Service
PVT — Private
SGT — Sergeant
SOL — Soldier
STAFFOF — Staff Officer

Chapter Patriots

Listed below are names, states of service, and ranks for ancestors of the Caswell-Nash members. This list includes patriots of the American Revolution and ancestors who contributed to the independence cause through civil or patriotic service. Note that some patriots served in more than one state.

Connecticut

  • Oliver Bailey, PVT
  • Timothy Cadwell, CPL
  • Peter Hubbell, PVT
  • Levi Keeler, PVT
  • Asa Leonard, PVT
  • Nathaniel Northrop, PVT
  • Nathan Olmstead, PS
  • Strong Sanford, SGT
  • Benjamin Sherwood, PVT
  • Daniel Smith, CPL
  • John Tyler, PVT
  • Henry Wolcott, PS

Delaware

  • Elijah Morgan, LT

Georgia

  • John Burnside, SOL
  • Israel Eastwood, PVT
  • John Maxwell, PVT
  • Jacob Mercer, PVT
  • John Peele, SOL
  • John Rutherford, PS
  • William Sheffield, PS
  • Richard Tyner, PS

Massachusetts

  • Benjamin Barker, CPL
  • Stephen Bullock, CAPT
  • Elisha Collins, CPL
  • Samuel Day, ENS
  • Andrew Englis, CAPT
  • Moses Hovey, CPL
  • Robert Peebles, PVT
  • Asa Plimpton, PVT
  • Church Sturtevant, PVT
  • William Wilson, PS/PVT

Maryland

  • Joseph Barnes, PS
  • Weaver Barnes, PS
  • Daniel Burkhart, CAPT
  • John Niswonger, PS/PVT
  • Thomas Odell, LT
  • Joseph Ray, PVT/PS
  • William Ray, PS
  • John Shekell, PS
  • John Simpers, PS
  • James Simpson, CPL
  • Charles Turner, PVT

North Carolina

  • Daniel Alderman, Jr., CPL
  • Daniel Alderman, SOL
  • John McKnitt Alexander, CS/PS
  • Edward Allman, PVT
  • William Andrews, CS
  • Malachi Bell, COL/CS/PS
  • Samuel Daniel Arnold, PS
  • James Auld, MAJ/PS
  • William Avery, PS
  • Richard Bass, PS
  • James Blackley, PS
  • Johann Christian Bodenhamer, PS
  • Byus Boykin, PS
  • Jesse Bunn, PVT
  • David Burleson, PS
  • Robert Burnside, PVT
  • Solomon Burris, SOL
  • Richard Caswell, BGEN/CS/PS
  • Charles Cherry, SOL
  • Barney Clapp, PS
  • Vachel Clark, PS
  • John Colwell, PVT
  • John Connelly, CAPT
  • Edward Cook, PVT
  • David Craig, CS
  • Major Croom, CS, PS
  • Jesse Croom, SOL
  • Augustine Deshon, PS
  • David Dobbins, LT
  • William Dodd, SOL
  • Daniel Donnell, PVT
  • Simon Edwards, PVT
  • Walker Edwards, SOL
  • Henry Gay, PVT
  • Thomas Gibson, LT
  • Joseph Gill, PS
  • Preston Goforth, PVT
  • William Goldston, CAPT
  • William Goodwin, PVT
  • Alexander Grady, PS
  • James Greenlee, SOL/PS
  • John Gully, CS
  • Lemuel Hardy, PS
  • Benjamin Hardy, PS
  • Sion Harrington, PS
  • Richard Hartsfield, CS/PS/SOL
  • Benjamin Herndon, CAPT
  • Daniel Highsmith, SOL
  • Benjamin Hider, PS
  • Michael Hider, PS
  • John Hinton, Sr., COL/PS
  • John Hinton, Jr., CS/MAJ
  • Matther Holding, PS
  • Jacob House, PS
  • Thomas Hughes, SOL
  • Thomas Hunter, COL/PS
  • Thomas Huntley, PS
 
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North Carolina
— continued

  • Matthew James, SOL
  • John Jordan, PS
  • Owen Keenan, COL
  • Andrew Kilpatrick, ENS
  • Michael King, Sr., PS
  • Jacob Lagenauer, PVT
  • James Lanier, CS/PS
  • Benjamin Larkin, CAPT
  • William Larkin, CAPT/CS
  • George Lea, PS
  • William Ledford, PS
  • Christopher Lierly, PVT
  • Felix Matzinger, PS
  • Alexander McAllister, COL/PS
  • William McElroy, CS/PS
  • William McLean, STAFFOF
  • James McMaster, PS
  • Isaac Meadows, PS
  • James Minnis, CS/PS/SOL
  • John Minnis, SGT/PS
  • David Mitchell, CS
  • Perminter Morgan, PS
  • Robert Morgan, PS
  • Benjamin Morgan, PVT
  • Nathan Morgan, PVT
  • Reuben Morse, PS
  • Archibald Murphrey, LCOL/PS/CS
  • Abraham Newkirk, PVT
  • Isaac Newton, PS
  • Micajah O'Neal, PVT
  • John Patterson, PVT
  • Robert Peele, PS
  • William Pigford, PS
  • Francis Pridgen, PVT
  • Mathew Ramsay, PS/CAPT
  • Henry Rhodes, LCOL
  • Cato Riddle, PS
  • Edward Rippey, PVT
  • Arthur Robbins, CS
  • James Ross, CS
  • Frederick Rowe, PS
  • Michael Rudisell, PS
  • Philip Rudisill, PS
  • William Rush, PS/SOL
  • Daniel Sargent, PS
  • Mial Scurlock, MAJ/CS/PS
  • Joel Simms, CS/PS
  • William Simms, CS
  • Benjamin Smith, PVT
  • John Spell, CS
  • Matthias Steelman, PS
  • James Stevenson, PVT
  • Jesse Swinson, PVT
  • Laban Tatum, SOL
  • Richard Tatum, PS
  • John Teague, CS/PS
  • Moses Teague, PS
  • Edward Toole, PS
  • William Townsend, PVT
  • Nicholas Tyner, CAPT
  • Elisha Uzzelle, PS
  • John Vann, SOL
  • William Vann, CAPT
  • Aaron Van Hook, PS
  • Lawrence Van Hook, CS
  • Thomas Wharey, CS
  • John C. Whitfield, PS/SOL
  • William Wilder, PS
  • Joseph Williams, PVT
  • Adam Winkler, PS
  • Anthony Winston, PS
  • John Witherspoon, CS
  • John Wooten, Jr., PS
  • Winfield Wright, PS

New Hampshire

  • Joseph Blanchard, PVT
  • Ebenezer Kilbourn, PS/CAPT

New Jersey

  • Samuel Breese, PVT
  • Daniel Elisha Leigh, PVT

New York

  • Ebenezer Grummon, PVT
  • Henry Harter, CAPT
  • William Tunnicliff, PVT
  • Barent Vrooman, Jr., SOL/PS
  • Barent Vrooman, Sr., PS
  • Peter Zeiley, LCOL

Pennsylvania

  • Peter Borah, PS/SOL
  • James Clark, PS, CS
  • John Comingo, PVT
  • Johan Nicholas Hetrick, ENS
  • Matthias Hoffer, PVT
  • Daniel O’Daniel, PS/SOL
  • Hector Paine, CPL
  • Alexander Reed, PVT/PS
  • Robert Ricketts, PVT
  • Peter Shanholtzer, SOL
  • Daniel Sinclair, NCO
  • Robert Tuckniss, PS
  • George Wolfe, Jr., PVT

Rhode Island

  • Peleg Pendleton, LT/PS

South Carolina

  • James Armstrong, PVT
  • John Barnwell, BGEN/PS
  • William Baskin, CAPT/PS
  • Abraham Bolt, PVT
  • Robert Box, PS
  • Solomon Burris, SOL
  • James Clark, II, LT
  • Martin Dial, PVT
  • David Dobbins, LT
  • John Henry Felder, CAPT/PS/CS
  • William Frierson, CAPT
  • Ezekiel E Gaskins, PS
  • Hugh Lavender, PVT
  • James Lester, Sr., PS
  • Martin Martin, PVT
  • John McDowell, COL
  • William Murphy, SOL
  • Andrew Pickens, PVT/PS
  • William Pinckney, PS
  • George Reed, COL/CS/PS
  • Joseph Reed, LT
  • Martin Shuman, SOL/CS
  • Thomas Stark, CAPT/CS
  • Aaron Steele, PVT/PS
  • Jesse Swinson, PVT
  • James Tracy, PVT
  • Edward Van Der Veer, PVT
  • Edward Vandiver, PVT
  • Theodoric Webb, SOL

Virginia

  • Roger Atkinson, PS
  • William Ballard, CPL
  • Roger Barton, PVT
  • Richard Bland, PS
  • Anne Bolling, PS
  • Abraham Bolt, PVT
  • Jasper Cather, PVT
  • Terence Connor, PVT
  • James Madison Davenport, PVT
  • Haley Dupree, PVT
  • Edward Eanes, PVT
  • John Edwards, PS
  • Thomas Ely, PVT
  • Peter Foster, MIDSHIPMAN
  • George Hallmark, PS
  • Ezekiel Harrison, PVT
  • Kinchen Hinds, PS
  • Joshua Hinds, PS
  • George Houston, CAPT
  • James Noble Johnston, PVT
  • William Lindsey, MAJ
  • Archibald Lipscomb, PVT
  • John Maddox, PVT
  • Nathaniel Mason, PS
  • John Maxwell, PVT
  • Josiah Meadows, PVT
  • John Meriwether, PS
  • Edward Mitchell, STAFFOF
  • George Moffett, COL/CS
  • Joseph Moseley, PVT
  • Richard Mynatt, PS
  • Robert Paine, CAPT/CS
  • Reuben Pendleton, PVT
  • David Perryman, ENS
  • Peyton Powell, LT/PS
  • Peter Poythress, PS
  • John Prior, PS
  • George Purvis, PS
  • Richard Reagan, CAPT
  • Thomas Erastus, Redman, PVT
  • George Reeves, LT/PS
  • Robert Render, SOL
  • Bailey Rice, PVT
  • Thomas Roane, COL/CS/PS
  • James Rogers, CAPT/CS
  • George Rowe, Sr., PS
  • Samuel Scarborough, PVT
  • Reuben Seay, SOL
  • John Shelton, PS
  • John Steed, Sr., PS
  • Lawrence Smith Stubbs, PS
  • Christopher Tanner, SOL
  • David Thompson, SOL
  • Presley Thornton, PVT
  • Abraham V. VanMeter, Sr., PS
  • John Ware, CAPT/PS
  • David Weaver, SOL
  • George Whitacre, CS
  • George White, PS
  • Joseph White, PVT
  • Richard Charles Winn, QM/SGT
  • William Woodhouse, Jr., CAPT
  • William Wyatt, PS/SOL
  • Henry Yoho, PVT

 

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