Blog #6 My list of Soldier Ancestors

In this blog I will share my soldier ancestors with you. During my ancestral journey I discovered that my paternal line was full of soldiers! I am a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution Society. I have listed links to each society below. My lineage is as follows:

12 American Revolution War Soldiers (I have listed 5)

(Including my 5th great grandfather Col. Joseph Durfee, pictured above, who was instrumental in saving the town of Fall River Massachusetts, See link below for full story).

Col. Thomas S. Durfee (he was also a Judge) Buried: Oak Grove Cem., Fall River MA. (6th GGF)

Pvt. Elijah Borden Buried: Borden Cemetery Pompey, N.Y. (6th GGF)

Pvt. Alpheus Crippen N.Y. (Mayflower Descendant) (5th GGF)

Reverend Daniel Hemenway Sr. Buried: Mtn View Cemetery Shrewsbury, MA. (7th GGF)

 Daniel Hemenway Jr. of Barr, Worchester, MA. (6th GGF)

1 Civil War Soldier:

Andreas (Andrew) Mathias Metzger Jr. Immigrated 1847 from Bavaria. Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery Medford, MA. (3rd Great Grandfather)

2 War of 1812 Soldiers:

Henry Brightman Jr. Buried: Brightman Farm Cemetery Fall River, MA. 5th GGF

Sgt. Edmund Hawes III. Nye’s 1st Regiment Militia (descendant of 5 Mayflower Men). Wellfleet MA.  (5th GGF)

Vietnam War Soldier:

Bruce B. Collins Coast Guard Soldier 20 yrs. Buried: Greenville Junction, Maine. (My Father)

Battle of Dunbar (Scotland):

Alexander Innes. Scotchman taken prisoner by the English & sold to Saugus Iron Works, Saugus, MA. 1653 (10th GGF)

Mackum/Malcolm Downing. Scotchman Taken prisoner by the English & sold to Saugus Iron Works, Saugus, MA. 1653 (10th GGF)

Article about American Revolution War Soldier Col. Joseph Durfee of Fall River, MA.

Daughters of the American Revolution Society

www.dar.org

Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War Society

www.suvcw.orgSons of Union Veterans of the Civil War – Fraternity, Charity …

Sons of the American Revolution Society

www.sar.org

National Society United States Daughters of 1812 Society

usdaughters1812.org

Scottish Prisoners of War Society

spows.orgScottish Prisoners of War Society – SPOW