Genealogy

Much of the DAR’s Genealogical Research System is accessible and free to the public. Our Fort Dearborn Chapter genealogy specialists can help you document your research for your DAR application.

   Chapter Patriots  


DAR members honor and preserve the legacy of men and women who provided military, civil, or patriotic service in the cause of U.S. independence. Following is a list of the patriot ancestors of current Fort Dearborn Chapter members. 


     Patriot  –  State  –  Spouse     

Nathan Adams – MA – Hannah Rood
Simon Addis – NJ – Maria Van Cleef
Asa Allen – NY – Jemima M. Purdy
William Anderson – PA – Jane Bell
Thomas Barker – VA – Rebecca Gaddy
Abel Brace – CT – Keziah Woodruff
Frederick Brenholtz – PA – Phebe Summers
Jonathan Brewer – MA – Frances Buckminster
Edward Bright – VA – Rebeckah
William Brookshire – NC – Mary Ann
Jonathan Calkins – CT – Lydia Smith
Alexander Campbell – VA – Joana Nelson
Hezekiah Cole – MA – Patience Hill
John Crittenden – VA – Judith Harris
Zachariah Cross – NC – Easter “Hetty” Johnston
Valentine Cunningham – VA – Mary Laprad
Thomas Dale – MD – Elizabeth Evans
John Darlington – PA – Esther Dicks
John George Diefenbaugh – PA – Ava Maria Magdalene
Stacy Doran – NJ – Mary Maginnis
John Dye – RI – Thankful Potter
Philip Fulkerson – NJ – Elizabeth
Sherwood Gaddy – VA – Mary Bright
John Goodale – VA – Elinor
Andrew Graham – SC – Margaret Coulton
Robert Gray – PA & CT – Agnes Atkins
Ephraim Hall, Jr. – MA – Lydia Russell
John Harding III – VA – Mary Harding
Daniel Hills, Sr. – MA – Hannah Emery
Heman Hinckley – MA – Lydia Lovell
Josiah Hinman – CT – Phebe Summers
Solomon Howard – MA – Cynthia Stoodley
James Huntley – CT – Lucretia Smith
Moses Hurley – NC – Priscilla
Timothy Hurley – NC – Sarah
Thomas Jones – DE – Rebecca Smith  
Simeon Keep – MA – Easter Hoar
William King, Jr. – MA – Jemima Bliss
William King, Sr. – MA – Thankful Warner
Philip Koons – VA
Reuben Landon – CT – Mary Way
Thomas Lewis – SC – Martha
Frederick Newhard – PA – Mary Susanna
John Oliphant – NC – Hannah Amos
Joshua Osborn – CT – Diana Warner
Henry Ott – PA – Catherine Steinbach
Jeremiah Patrick – VA – Sarah Blair
William Pearsall – PA – Grace Cope
Abel Peckham – RI – Rebecca Burdick
Abraham Perkins – NH – Mary Fogg
Joel Phelps – CT – Susanna Holcombe
Josiah Phinney – CT – Joanna Phelps
David Pierce – NH – Sarah Whitney Maynard
Oliver Powers – MA – Lydia Winn
Paul Pratt – MA – Lydia Gates
Jonathan Prentiss – CT – Margaret Daniels
Ebenezer Purdy – NY – Mary June
Timothy Putnam, Sr. – NH – Susannah Badger
James Quick – PA – Hannah Pelton
Stephen Russell – MA – Abigail Gage
John Sanborn – NH – Elizabeth Sargent
Peter Schweitzer – PA – Elizabeth
George Sharp – PA – Sarah Gregg
William Sharp – NC – Catharine Reese
John Shepard – VA – Bertha/Martha Nelson
Lemuel Snow – MA – Lydia Hodges
Henry Somerby – MA – JoAnna Cheney Allen
John Stafford – PA – Hannah Colins Matlack
Christian Steinrock – PA – Anna B. Hanselman
George Taylor – VA – Rachel Gibson
Richard Taylor – VA – Catherine Davis
Platt Townsend – CT – Elizabeth Hubbard
Elias Van Benschoten – NY – Hannah Van Keuren
Orvis Waitstill – VT – Elizabeth Church
Benjamin Waldron – NY – Maria Brinkerhoff
John Ward – NY – Deborah Hinkley
Richard Ward – VT – Margaret Chandler
George Warner, Jr. – NY – Nancy Bellinger
Walter Watson – MD – Rachel Stone
William Webb – NY – Elizabeth Hudson
Stephen Webster – CT – Honor Kilborn
Ephraim Lockhart Whitlock – NJ – Anne Tiebout
William Willard – VA – Jane Cook
Jesse Wilson – NH – Ruth Merrill
Azariah Winslow – MA – Zeruah Cole
Stephen Wood – MA – Bethesda Kibbe
Thomas Worden – CT – Mary Curtis
John Zerbe – PA – Catherine Schaeffer

“Lady Liberty,” an image from the 1895 Fort Dearborn Chapter Yearbook

   Chapter Patriots  


DAR members honor and preserve the legacy of men and women who provided military, civil, or patriotic service in the cause of U.S. independence. Following is a list of the patriot ancestors of current Fort Dearborn Chapter members. 


   Patriot – State – Spouse   

Nathan Adams – MA – Hannah Rood
Simon Addis – NJ – Maria Van Cleef
Asa Allen – NY – Jemima M. Purdy
William Anderson – PA – Jane Bell
Thomas Barker – VA – Rebecca Gaddy
Abel Brace – CT – Keziah Woodruff
Frederick Brenholtz – PA – Phebe Summers
Jonathan Brewer – MA – Frances Buckminster
Edward Bright – VA – Rebeckah
William Brookshire – NC – Mary Ann
Jonathan Calkins – CT – Lydia Smith
Alexander Campbell – VA – Joana Nelson
Hezekiah Cole – MA – Patience Hill
John Crittenden – VA – Judith Harris
Zachariah Cross – NC – Easter “Hetty” Johnston
Valentine Cunningham – VA – Mary Laprad
Thomas Dale – MD – Elizabeth Evans
John Darlington – PA – Esther Dicks
John George Diefenbaugh – PA – Ava Maria Magdalene
Stacy Doran – NJ – Mary Maginnis
John Dye – RI – Thankful Potter
Philip Fulkerson – NJ – Elizabeth
Sherwood Gaddy – VA – Mary Bright
John Goodale – VA – Elinor
Andrew Graham – SC – Margaret Coulton
Robert Gray – PA & CT – Agnes Atkins
Ephraim Hall, Jr. – MA – Lydia Russell
John Harding III – VA – Mary Harding
Daniel Hills, Sr. – MA – Hannah Emery

   Patriot – State – Spouse   

Heman Hinckley – MA – Lydia Lovell
Josiah Hinman – CT – Phebe Summers
Solomon Howard – MA – Cynthia Stoodley
James Huntley – CT – Lucretia Smith
Moses Hurley – NC – Priscilla
Timothy Hurley – NC – Sarah
Thomas Jones – DE – Rebecca Smith
Simeon Keep – MA – Easter Hoar
William King, Jr. – MA – Jemima Bliss
William King, Sr. – MA – Thankful Warner
Philip Koons – VA
Reuben Landon – CT – Mary Way
Thomas Lewis – SC – Martha
Frederick Newhard – PA – Mary Susanna
John Oliphant – NC – Hannah
Amos Osborn – CT – Diana Warner
Henry Ott – PA – Catherine Steinbach
Jeremiah Patrick – VA – Sarah Blair
William Pearsall – PA – Grace Cope
Abel Peckham – RI – Rebecca Burdick
Abraham Perkins – NH – Mary Fogg
Joel Phelps – CT – Susanna Holcombe
Josiah Phinney – CT – Joanna Phelps
David Pierce – NH – Sarah Whitney Maynard
Oliver Powers – MA – Lydia Winn
Paul Pratt – MA – Lydia Gates
Jonathan Prentiss – CT – Margaret Daniels
Ebenezer Purdy – NY – Mary June
Timothy Putnam, Sr. – NH – Susannah Badger
James Quick – PA – Hannah Pelton

   Patriot – State – Spouse   

Stephen Russell – MA – Abigail Gage
John Sanborn – NH – Elizabeth Sargent
Peter Schweitzer – PA – Elizabeth
George Sharp – PA – Sarah Gregg
William Sharp – NC – Catharine Reese
John Shepard – VA – Bertha/Martha Nelson
Lemuel Snow – MA – Lydia Hodges
Henry Somerby – MA – JoAnna Cheney Allen
John Stafford – PA – Hannah Colins Matlack
Christian Steinrock – PA – Anna B. Hanselman
George Taylor – VA – Rachel Gibson
Richard Taylor – VA – Catherine Davis
Platt Townsend – CT – Elizabeth Hubbard
Elias Van Benschoten – NY – Hannah Van Keuren
Orvis Waitstill – VT – Elizabeth Church
Benjamin Waldron – NY – Maria Brinkerhoff
John Ward – NY – Deborah Hinkley
Richard Ward – VT – Margaret Chandler
George Warner, Jr. – NY – Nancy Bellinger
Walter Watson – MD – Rachel Stone
William Webb – NY – Elizabeth Hudson
Stephen Webster – CT – Honor Kilborn
Ephraim Lockhart Whitlock – NJ – Anne Tiebout
William Willard – VA – Jane Cook
Jesse Wilson – NH – Ruth Merrill
Azariah Winslow – MA – Zeruah Cole
Stephen Wood – MA – Bethesda Kibbe
Thomas Worden – CT – Mary Curtis
John Zerbe – PA – Catherine Schaeffer

The DAR is a non-profit, non-political women's service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism.


Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters. This site was updated on 13 Oct 2016.

The DAR is a non-profit, non-political women's service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism, and honoring the patriots of America's Revolutionary War.


Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters. This site was updated on 13 Oct 2016.