Here are some of our family members that have served in various military roles in the Americas.
Pequot War VeteransThe Pequot War was an armed conflict in 1636-1637 between an alliance of Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth colonies, with Native American allies (the Narragansett and Mohegan tribes), against the Pequot tribe.
- William Thrall b. 1605/6, d. 3 Aug 1679
King Phillip's War VeteransKing Philip's War, sometimes called Metacom's War or Metacom's Rebellion, was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day southern New England and English colonists and their Native American allies from 1675–1676.
- Daniel Adams (Sgt). b. c 1652, d. 17 Nov 1713
- Ebenezer Dibble b. 26 Sep 1641, d. Dec 1675
- Nathaniel Foote b. 10 Jan 1647/48, d. 12 Jan 1703
- John Horsford b. 3 Oct 1627, d. 7 Aug 1683
American Revolutionary War VeteransThe American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen united former British colonies on the North American continent and ended in a global war between several European great powers. The war was the culmination of the political American Revolution, whereby the colonists and their allies overthrew British rule.
- William Beatty b. 1739, d. 1814
- Scudder Carll b. 1 Jan 1758, d. 5 Dec 1842
- Thomas Eggleston b. 26 Sep 1746, d.25 Dec 1842
- Stephan Foote b. 10 Jan 1758, d. 23 Mar 1843
- Elijah Holcombe b. 26 May 1734, d. 2 Jun 1799
- Roger Holcombe b. 18 Oct 1742, d. 22 Oct 1824
- Fenn Johnson b. 5 Aug 1744, d. 1811
- Thomas Meredith b. 10 Jan 1745, d. 8 Aug 1840
- Levi Pinney (Capt.) b. 1751, d. 5 Oct 1805
- Nash Yale b. 29 Apr 1744, d. 30 Sep 1789
War of 1812 VeteransThe War of 1812 was fought in 1812-1815 between the United States of America and the British Empire.
- Isaac Anderson b. 1790, d. 12 Mar 1863
- Francis G. Beatty b. 8 May 1789, d. 1872
- Robert Beatty b. 1770, d. a Aug 1860
- Joshua Rea b. 8 Apr 1774, d. 22 Dec 1855
- Washington Tait b. 9 Aug 1777, d. 28 Feb 1855
American Civil War VeteransThe American Civil War (1861–1865), also known as the War Between the States and several other names, was a civil war in the United States of America. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the U.S. and formed the Confederate States of America (the Confederacy). Led by Jefferson Davis, they fought against the U.S. federal government (the "Union"), which was supported by all the free states and the five border slave states.
- Washington James Anderson b. 1 Jun 1843, d. 27 Oct 1868
- James Leonidas Ard b. 6 Sep 1834, d. 20 Feb 1911
- William P. Bland b. 20 May 1842, d. 29 Aug 1862, Killed during the 2nd Battle of Bull Run
- Henry Broadbent b. 1 Jan 1844, d. 31 Dec 1919
- William R. Grace b. Jan 1834, d, 1915
- Samuel Miles Hancock b. 13 Feb 1840, d. 3 Jan 1895
- Rutherford Birchard Hayes b. 4 Oct 1822, d. 17 Jan 1893
- Samuel Dunlap Minnick b. 1834, d. 16 Oct 1878
- Leverett Burbank Owen b. 20 Jul 1837, d. 29 Jul 1862
- Franklin Rea b. 19 Apr 1819, d. 20 Aug 1904
- Robert Wiley Rea (Dr) M.D. b. 4 Feb 1844, d. 17 Dec 1923
Spanish American War VeteransThe Spanish–American War was an armed military conflict between Spain and the United States that took place between April and August 1898, over the issues of the liberation of Cuba. The war began after American demand for the resolution of the Cuban fight for independence was rejected by Spain.
- William W. Broadbent b. Jul 1866, d. 1952
World War 1 VeteransWorld War I (abbreviated WWI or WW1; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Wars) was a global war which took place primarily in Europe from 1914 to 1918. Over 40 million casualties resulted, including approximately 20 million military and civilian deaths. Over 60 million European soldiers were mobilized from 1914 to 1918.
- Henry Victor Johnson, Sr. b. 19 Nov 1898, d. 2 Aug 1987
World War 2 VeteransWorld War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII or WW2) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including all of the great powers, organized into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. The war involved the mobilization of over 100 million military personnel, making it the most widespread war in history. In a state of "total war", the major participants placed their complete economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities at the service of the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Over 70 million people, the majority of them civilians, were killed, making it the deadliest conflict in human history.
- Samuel Peter Bennett Sr. b. 14 Aug 1925, d. 22 Jul 2000
- Ellsworth "Ozzie" Hawthorne b. 7 Jul 1911, d. 22 Nov 1996
- Richard Thompson Howe b 1 Apr 1916, d. 15 Sep 1945
- Charles Arthur Turner b. 11 Sep 1920, d. 23 May 2005
Korean War VeteransThe Korean War refers to a period of military conflict between North Korean (officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea) and South Korean (officially the Republic of Korea) regimes, with major hostilities lasting from June 25, 1950 until the armistice signed on July 27, 1953. The conflict arose from the attempts of the two Korean powers to re-unify Korea under their respective governments. The period immediately before the war was marked by escalating border conflicts at the 38th Parallel and attempts to negotiate elections for the entirety of Korea. These negotiations ended when the North Korean Army invaded the South on June 25, 1950. Under the aegis of the United Nations, nations allied with the United States intervened on behalf of South Korea. After rapid advances in a South Korean counterattack, communist-allied Chinese forces intervened on behalf of North Korea, shifting the balance of the war and ultimately leading to an armistice that approximately restored the original boundaries between North and South Korea.
- Daniel Bruce Jewell b. c Jan 1927, d. 28 Nov 1950 (K.I.A. Korea)
- Henry Victor "Herk" Johnson, Jr. b. 10 Jan 1931
Vietnam War VeteransThe Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia from 1959 to April 30, 1975. The war was fought between the communist North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and others.
- Samuel Peter Bennett, Jr. b. 3 Oct 1948