Happy Independence Day

Among My Branches

On July 4, 1776, two hundred and thirty-six years ago, representatives of each of the thirteen colonies, who were then already at war with Great Britain, adopted the Declaration of Independence in a session of the Continental Congress. This event marked the birth of the United States of America.

In honor of this historic event, I want to present in this post my known ancestors that served in the American Revolutionary War.

David Dunton (1758-1829), my 5th great grandfather, served in Capt. Hasting’s Company of Col. John Brook’s Regiment (7th Massachusetts Regiment) of the Massachusetts Continental Line. David enlisted into Brook’s Regiment on April 11, 1781 and served for three years, first at the rank of Corporal and finally Sergeant.

Samuel Stearns, Jr. (1754-1840), my 5th great grandfather, served in Capt. John Jones’s Company of Col. Ephraim Doolittle’s Regiment (or 18th Massachusetts Regiment) of the Massachusetts Continental Line. Samuel…

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