Would the suffix R. S. after the name of Englishmen coming to Georgia under Oglethorpe in the 1730s mean Royal Surveyor?

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We are particularly interestedin the Bloodworth family who had this designation after their names.
in The Tree House by Sharon Centanne G2G6 Pilot (154k points)

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No. Not royal surveyor.  R.S. designates Revolutionary Soldier

please see book at


W.R.S. after the women's names means widow of Revolutionary Soldier

When you get the book loaded go to page 48 to see Revolutionary Soldiers

Widows of Revolutionary Soldiers as chapter heading
Hmmmmm.  Would "Revolutionary Soldier" have been relevant in 1730??  Just asking...
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Wow! I came here seeking the same information for the same family! That's amazing, I guess we're very distant relatives.

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