Would you like to participate in the 1776 project? [closed]

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A new thread has been started at https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/674308/would-you-like-to-participate-in-the-1776-project

The 1776 Project seeks to recognize those who participated in the American Revolutionary War.  

The 1776 Project honors those who were involved in the early history of the United States of America, circa 1773 through 1789, by adding and improving their profiles on WikiTree. This time period covers the Boston Tea Party, through the War for Independence, to the ratification of the United States Constitution by our Founding Fathers.

Loyalists welcome :)

Just send us your request to join and for the 1776 Project Badge by adding your answer below. Please include what you are working on or interested in so I can include it when I award your badge  Thanks!!


closed with the note: New thread started.
asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Paula J G2G6 Pilot (198k points)
closed by Juha Soini
I'd like to participate.  My dad had one ancestor who served and my mother had several.

I'd like to participate.  My dad had one ancestor who fought in the war, and my mother had several as well.  All on the side of independence, of course. smiley

I have several Revolutionary War ancestors, and am working on my DAR application. I would love to join and help.
I got a message in email that I needed to post another message, so I am.  My Revolutionary War ancestors were mostly from New York, though I had at least one from New Jersey.
I would love to join the project. My 4th Gr-Grandfather Peter Blue was listed as a drummer boy for the 1st Regiment, W. NJ Troops under Capt. Scott from Oct. 28, 1775 to January 15, 1776. His older half-brother served in the PA Volunteers as he had already crossed the Delaware before signing up.
I would like to join. I am a member of SAR and have 2 ancestors recognized as soldiers. Is this where I apply?

I am very interested in joining the 1776 Project. My 7th Great-grandfather, Nathaniel Chapin (Chapin-955), was an Ensign in the Connecticut State Levies for the Patriots. He served in Wadsworth's Brigade in Col. Comfort Sage's Regiment in various locations throughout New York in 1776. He was present for Washington's retreat from Long Island and was at the Battle of White Plains. This is my favorite era of American History and I would be honored to join the project.


I am also interested.  My ancestor is John Oldaker, a Virginia patriot.
Thank you for your interest. Someone from the 1776 Project will contact you.

Jon P Czarowitz
Is this closed to new members? i have many ancestors who fought in the revolution from Massachuttes. Reeds and Redman's and Spencers.

106 Answers

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I'm directly related to three Mayflower families, and am related to several signers of the Declaration and the Constitution. Specifically I think I can demonstrate that Thomas Mifflin (Governor of Pennsylvania) had an illigitimate daughter Maria (who married my ancestor Thomas Smith). Let me know if you would like the information and evidence.
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Mark, can you please post again signed into WikiTree so I can find your profile? Thanks!
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I would love to join the project because I am a DAR member and would like to continue researching for all my patriots.  My first patriot was Adam Lugar and now I am trying to find all the information on my Robert Hunter so that I can add him to my list of confirmed patriots.
answered by Carol Sullivan G2G6 Mach 1 (16.5k points)
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I would like to join the project. I am a SAR member and a SR member. My mother is a DAR as well. I have 23 associated Patriots in my maternal family and 16 in my paternal lineage.
answered by Hugh McNichol G2G Crew (320 points)
+3 votes
I would like to join this project.
answered by John Simmons G2G Crew (680 points)
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I would like to join the project, as I have several members who were in the Revolutionary War in my family tree. Let me know how I may help..my time is limited, however I can do something to help this project.


Don H. Crum(Crum-348)
answered by Don Crum G2G6 Mach 1 (18.5k points)
+4 votes
I have several ancestors from the Revolutionary time period, and before.  I don't have a lot of time to work on projects right now, but I would like to join and be as helpful as I can.  Most of my ancestors settled in New England in the 1600's and some came to Pennsylvania in the late 1600's (Quakers).  Please let me know what the next steps are!  Thank you!
answered by Sydney Smith G2G Crew (520 points)
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I would love to get involved in the 1776 project! I have many proven SAR and DAR relatives as well as a relation to Robert Treat Pain, known signer of the Declaration of Independence.
answered by
Kristen I can’t find your profile. Are you signed in? When I click on your name it goes to an IP address.
My apologies! SIgned in now!
My ID is Hausmann-106
Thanks so much!! You are now a member of 1776!! And welcome to WikiTree!!!
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I often come across "Patriots" that would qualify and would like to give them the distinguished "Patriot" badge.  What are the qualifications (documentation) requirements for giving the badge?


Thanks, David Dexter
answered by David Dexter G2G Crew (470 points)

Thanks for your question! The 1776 Project is a subproject of Military and War but it is different in that many people were considered patriots that were not soldiers! Anyone that you feel participated in the effort of the colonies to become their own nation, free from England or that got caught up in the Revolutionary War qualifies. This can also include women and children.
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I would like to join. I have a few ancestors, but I'm also finding early New Brunswick settlers that fit this category.
answered by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (204k points)
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I would  like to join. Thanks, Teresa davis
answered by Teresa Davis G2G5 (5.9k points)
I have added you! Please don’t forget our google group! Check the project page for the link to request to join. I just added several new menbers!! Remember that this is an excellent place to discuss your interests including any profiles you are proud of and would like to share. You can also do this on g2g as well! Welcome to all our new members!!
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Hello! I have been working on getting my husband's and my ancestry put in to wikitree and between us we have several that served in the Revolutionary War. I don't have them all put in yet. I have always been interested in the War for Independence and would not mind helping others with their pages. I would love to join the project! :)
answered by Sarah Gnewikow G2G1 (1.5k points)
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I’ve often wondered if and how my family may have contributed to our independence and would like to join this project. I’ve recently learned from another Wikitree member that my 5th great-grandfather, Michael Halstead, participated in the Revolutionary War serving in the Westchester County Militia (New York) - Fourth Regiment.
answered by Jim Burt G2G Crew (410 points)
+3 votes
Absolutely, count me in! I know I have a number of Patriots in my linage but have yet to apply for SAR status.
answered by Brian Parton G2G1 (1.7k points)
+2 votes
Hello Paula,

I am interested in joining the 1776 project, as a few of my ancestors were in the colonies at the time. My 6th great grandfather, Jonathan Smith died at the battle of Germantown Pennsylvania in 1777. His wife Bethiah Doolittle was recognized as an American patriot as well.
answered by Bianca Barbato G2G1 (1.9k points)
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Requesting to join this project. My mother died recently and I found old photos and documents linking her (Stephenson) family to a Richard Stephenson of colonial Virginia (now Charles Town, WV). His sons and two step-sons (Crawford) served in the Revolutionary War, mostly notably Col. Hugh Stephenson and Col. William Crawford. The foundations of his home and two outbuildings still stand. His property was surveyed by the young George Washington.
answered by Lee Recca G2G5 (5.8k points)
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Please add me to the list.  Thought this was done at least a year ago but I do not see my name in the list.  Never hear anything of changes so maybe this is why.  I added 1776 to my tags long ago. Have my DAR membership in 2004.

Thank You.

answered by Beryl Meehan G2G6 Mach 1 (12.6k points)
You are added now! Welcome!
+2 votes

I have recently gotten very excited about categorizing some of my ancestors' wikitree pages.

As a proud DAR member, 913898, I specifically plan to put the category tags on my DAR proven ancestors. I also can help others with the categories as well.

Thank you!

answered by Beth Stephenson G2G6 (7.5k points)
+2 votes
Please add me to the 1776 Project. Interested in several 1776 folks, including:
* [[Dickerman-232|Sergeant Samuel Dickerman]] - DAR Ancestor #: A033669  
* [[Russell-8924|Private Stephen Russel]] - DAR Ancestor #: A09853  
* [[Sperry-560|Corporal Job Sperry]] - DAR Ancestor #: A107172  
* [[Lane-5720|Private Caleb Lane Sr.]] - DAR Ancestor #: A068554  
* [[Woodbury-365|Walter Woodbury]] - DAR Ancestor #: A007743  
* [[Dickerman-115|Jonathan Dickerman]] - DAR Ancestor #: A033664  
* [[Bradley-328|Lieutenant Joel Bradley]] - DAR Ancestor #: A013510
answered by Jim Wiborg G2G6 (7.5k points)
+2 votes
I would like to join this project, for several of my profiles for the Chevalier's of pre Revolution Philadelphia. Thank you!
answered by R Stephen G2G1 (1.3k points)
+2 votes
Please add me to the project and add the badge to my small collection. I would like to work on this as time permits. I have relatives that were in the Revolution and I am also a current member of the NSSAR.
answered by Steven Nimocks G2G4 (4k points)

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