Feeling a little patriotic this holiday weekend! Today I stumbled upon digital images of a text on Ancestry.com that includes names and specifics for "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War". Three of the patriots in my tree (yes, family...THREE - the number keeps growing!) hailed from Massachusetts, so I was eager to search with their names and see what I could uncover. Here are the entries, which really read like journal entries or summaries of their records of service:
Azor Curtiss has an incredible story - including time spent at Valley Forge. I will have to buckle-down and put pen to paper and share that one with everyone! John Powell is Azor Curtiss' son-in-law, and his daughter Lois Powell (1776-1871) marries Stephen Mead's son Caleb (1773-1856) in 1795. Confusing much?
Happy Veterans' Day, everyone!