November 23, 2014

7+ Websites for Revolutionary War Research

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This is my first blog post using the Firefox addon Scribefire so it’s going to be abbreviated, but I wanted to tell you about an excellent article by Gena Philibert-Ortega that lists the Top 7 Websites for Revolutionary War Ancestors, plus one more suggestion from me as a resource.

My source is “ask your genealogy friends”. Sounds simple, but you never know who might have their own books on a topic. This link happens to go to Cyndi’s List which is always an excellent starting point for genealogical research.

 

Revolutionary Voices – A Last Muster Film UPDATE

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In my haste to get my article published about the Revolutionary Voices – A Last Muster Film I neglected to put in a couple links to where you too can donate at Kickstarter.

Donate any amount (minimum of $1) you choose through the Kickstarter site using this link.

Again, my apologies for leaving out the links, but I’m just so excited about this film and getting the word out to kick start it. You can read my previous article here. You Can Be A Part Of The Revolutionary Voices Film

You Can Be A Part Of The Revolutionary Voices Film

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Be A Part Of Preserving United States History!

I’m proud to say I’m a backer participant in the Kickstarter  of Maureen Taylor’s film “Revolutionary Voices” A Last Muster Film. She and Verissima Productions are raising funds to get this film made about Revolutionary era people who lived during the time our country was becoming a nation. I hope you will join me in helping make this historical film possible by contributing what you can to the endeavor. See more about this film by clicking the video below.

My Revolutionary War Era Ancestors 

You may not know it, but the faces you see in these images might be those of someone who was a child during the Revolutionary War era. Why do I say that? Because the people in these tintypes are of a certain age that might have fit that criteria. The tintypes are from my Yates family and my grandfather Will Yates probably inherited them when his own father Jim Yates passed away. They sat in a closet or dresser for many years until I asked for them.

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These men listed below are my Revolutionary War Patriots (although I am in the DAR only through one of them*):

 

*Capt. Thomas POINDEXTER

Service:

NORTH CAROLINA    Rank(s): CAPTAIN, CIVIL SERVICE

Birth:

1733    HANOVER CO VIRGINIA

Death:

1-1-1807     SURRY CO NORTH CAROLINA

Service Source:

HAUN, NC REV ARMY ACCTS, VOL VIII, PART 6, P 800; CLARK, STATE RECS OF NC, VOL 22, PP 502,505

Service Description:

1) CAPT, PAID FOR SERVICES
2) SHERIFF, JUROR, 1777

 

 

BAILEY, ELISHA

Service:

VIRGINIA    Rank: PRIVATE

Birth:

11-20-1763    VIRGINIA

Death:

11-30-1841     ADAIR CO KENTUCKY

Pension Number:

S*W8344

Service Description:

1) CAPTS. BARNETT & LEAK, COL. CAMPBELL

Residence 1) County: ALBEMARLE CO – State: VIRGINIA

Spouse: 1)Hannah Gay

 

 

Richard Osgathorpe – Not yet recognized for Rev War Service (I have his pay voucher though).

Served from North Carolina

 

 

 

 

Google Alert Yielded These Osgatharp Burial Results

In our family line, we have some unusual surnames, one of which is Osgatharp.  In my research I’ve found that the original name was likely Osgathorp/e with the immigrant Richard Osgathorp as our ancestor who fought in the American Revolution.  I’ve written about him and this line before.  I believe this surname is unique to the USA through Richard and his progeny.  Of course, there could have been others who came later.  Listed below are some that settled in Indiana.

Herbert Osgatharp (1901 – 1980) – Find A Grave Memorial

Birth: May 3, 1901. Death: Jan. 15, 1980. Burial: Vincent Cemetery Pike County Indiana, USA. Created by: Genealogy Girl Record added: Dec 26, 2011
www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSlh…

Leona Osgatharp (1896 – 1979) – Find A Grave Memorial

Birth: Mar. 24, 1896. Death: Feb., 1979. Burial: Vincent Cemetery Pike County Indiana, USA. Created by: Genealogy Girl Record added: Dec 26, 2011
www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSlh…

Clarence Osgatharp (1898 – 1976) – Find A Grave Memorial

Birth: Jul. 9, 1898. Death: Aug. 6, 1976. Burial: Vincent Cemetery Pike County Indiana, USA. Created by: Genealogy Girl Record added: Dec 26, 2011
www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSlh…

Marie L. Nussmann Osgatharp (1917 – 2009) – Find A Grave Memorial

Birth: Jun. 20, 1917. Death: Jul. 17, 2009. Family links: Spouse: Dean A. Osgatharp (1918 – 1996)* *Calculated relationship. Burial: Vincent Cemetery
www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSlh…

L. Shirley Osgatharp (1892 – 1984) – Find A Grave Memorial

Birth: 1892. Death: May 20, 1984. Indiana, USA. Burial: Bethany Cemetery Washington Daviess County Indiana, USA. Created by: Genealogy Girl
www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSlh…

John Osgatharp In Rev War Record At Footnote

 

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