Friday, November 7, 2014

Our Massachusetts Patriots

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:



Source: Ancestry.com. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War (Images Online) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data: Massachusetts. Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. Vol. 1-17. Boston, MA, USA: Wright & Potter Printing, 1896-1908.

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!

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