Genealogy What’s New: Revolutionary War Soldiers

Welcome to this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. Today is Veterans day. A day set aside to honor the brave men and women who serve in the military. So with that in mind when choosing to share a new resource in the Genealogy Department I choose two books that focus on soldiers. The first is “Soldiers of the Revolutionary War: Buried in Vermont” by Walter H. Crockett and the second being “Patriots of Valor: Saluting our American Revolution Soldiers, Sailors and Patriots” by the Lycoming Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution”.

If you are researching family in Vermont that may have served during the Revolutionary War then you may want to check out Mr. Crockett’s book; “Soldiers of the Revolutionary War: Buried in Vermont”. Though in size the book is small (only 80 pages in length),  it is filled with many names and some anecdotes of soldiers. Mr. Crockett prefaces the book with how it came to be and explains where and how the information for the book was acquired. He then goes on to give the anecdotes of some of the soldiers. For example. “William Cox, of West Fairlee, Adam Beals, of St. Albans, and Lieut, John. Wyman (sic), of Dummerston, were present at, and had a part in, the famous “Boston Tea Party,” Dec. 16, 1773″ (pg 6).
   The next section of the book (beginning on page 16 ) is the listing of Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Vermont by town name. That section is followed by a listing of Invalid Pensioners and Pensioners under the act of June 7, 1832. The soldiers are listed by counties and that begins on page 43. The final section of the book is another list of burials in Vermont compiled by Mr. Crockett himself and is an additional listing to the first set of burials at the beginning of the book.

The second book that is new to the department is ” Patriots of Valor: “Saluting our American Revolution Soldiers, Sailors and Patrios”prepared by the Lycoming Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This book was originally published in 2001 and it’s goal was to “…include information on as many of the Daughter’s ancestors as possible.”

The book begins with a table of contents listing of all the soldiers that are covered in the book. Each soldier then has a page (or two) with their biographical information, military information, DAR lineage and references. It concludes with an all name index, making searching easy. Like Mr. Crockett’s book the Patriots of Valor is a great resource.

Both of these book and many others are available in the Military Section of the Genealogy Department at SCDL.  Come on in take a look. Until next week…

Happy Ancestor Hunting!

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