Revolutionary War = Independence Day

Reposting this in memory of several of my ancestors and their contributions to this great Nation. God bless America! Have a safe and happy Fourth of July! 😀

LIVING WITH MY ANCESTORS

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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. …

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11 comments on “Revolutionary War = Independence Day

  1. Joanne says:

    Happy Independence Day!

  2. DG MARYOGA says:

    Superb presentation and introduction,dear Linda!Your references to your ancestors deeply touched me,you should be really proud!God Bless America!Happy Independence Day!Hope you enjoy a wonderful 4th of July weekend!Sending Love & my Kindest thoughts to You & Yours 🙂 ❤ x

    • How sweet you are, Doda. Thank you so much. We’re having almost daily thunderstorms but it did clear up here enough last night to have fireworks! I’m praying that all will be well soon for you and your beautiful country. 🙂 ❤

  3. giselzitrone says:

    Lieber Gruß und ein gutes Wochenende Gruß Gislinde

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