Paperwork, Paperwork…

Well, the Colonial Brewer has finally completed a task that his grandmothers were able to do quite easily in a time before the modern “conveniences” of computer searches and online databases.  Of course, my task was made more complicated by recent family history (not a subject for this blog!) and privacy laws.  I shall soon be able to adorn my tricorn with the insignia of the Sons of the American Revolution.

I have ancestors on both my father’s and mother’s side of the family.  On my mother’s side, I am a descendent of Richard Paine (not related to Thomas Paine) who served in the Culpeper Militia at Yorktown.  On my father’s side, I have an ancestor who is duly enshrined in the Capital Rotunda…  John Sevier, who went on to establish the free nation of Franklin in what is now Tennessee and later survive a duel with Andrew Jackson (unfortunately so did Jackson).

PAINE, RICHARD                            SAR APPLICATION has been verified
Ancestor #: A086125
Service: VIRGINIA    Rank(s): PRIVATE
Birth: 6-18-1763    WESTMORELAND CO VIRGINIA
Death: 3-31-1843     CULPEPER CO VIRGINIA
Pension Number: *S8929
Service Description:  CAPTS MUSE, HUNGERFORD, COLS WASHINGTON, MERCER

SEVIER, JOHN                                SAR APPLICATION still in Progress
Ancestor #: A102092
Service: NORTH CAROLINA    Rank(s): PATRIOTIC SERVICE, COLONEL
Birth: 9-23-1745    AUGUSTA CO VIRGINIA
Death: 9-24-1815     FORT DECATUR MISSISSIPPI
Pension Number: *W6011
Service Description:  1) LCOL, 1776, COL, 1777
2) MEMBER OF PROVINCIAL CONGRESS, 1776

Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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