Washington Crossing the Delaware byEmanuel Leutze
Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City – 1851
Since I began delving into my genealogy, it seems that especially at times like this my thoughts are turned to my ancestors who sacrificed so much. I present just a few of the family patriots related to me and mine who served so valiantly. I know that there are more and I will find them and honor them when I do.
John Arthur, Sr.
Wounded in Yorktown in final battle with Cornwallis. On 17th May 1843, in Bedford County, Virginia John made a declaration for his pension stating he was 85 years of age. He married 12 Oct 1784 in Bedford County, Virginia to Elizabeth ADDAMS (ADAMS), with the consent of John ADDAMS. In his pension papers it states that she was the daughter of John & Sarah ADDAMS. Elizabeth was born 28 Sep 1769. …