Hmmm. What an inspirational thread. I can think of two.
The earliest is Barbara Wagner Heyer 1711–1789, a six-great-grandmother and one of the rare female DAR ancestors. You can read her DAR entry here. (Her son, a five-great-grandfather, is A055109; her husband, though his entry is disputed, is A055111.)
You would think providing beef to the U.S. forces would be no big deal, but she was in the greater Charleston area, a Tory enclave, when the Battle of Charleston was fought. And if her service was earlier in the war, with no regular troops, it was a civil war with brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor. It would have been like Duke vs Carolina, only with weapons, not pranks. (Sorry, it's March. I'll edit that out when we drop out of the tournament.)
She was 65 on 1776.Jul.04. Twenty-five years earlier, at 40, she'd emigrated from Pfalzgrafenweiler, Germany, in the duchy of Württemberg, crossing the Atlantic with her husband, 44, and children, four of whom were under 10, including a baby who turned 1 on the voyage. After they landed in Charles Town, South Carolina, they were granted three hundred acres on the north side of the main swamp of the Saltcatcher River in Colleton County. Can you imagine homesteading next to a swamp, in a place that was hot with nearly 100% humidity for eight months of the year, and with little respite from rain without an accompanying thunderstorm? With small deadly snakes that would look like toys to children, and carnivorous plants that moved when they ate? When the only place you'd known, your family had known for hundreds of years, was the Black Forest?
So we know she was stalwart.
I'll try to put up her profile soon, so you can read the rest of the story. Meanwhile, there's a family sheet below that I wrote for a distant cousin a few years ago; John Jacob and Barbara are our common ancestors.
Barbara's great-granddaughter Keziah Hiers 1820–<1880 is in my mtDNA line. I have not entered the Hiers profiles on WikiTree yet. I enter all data manually, and with the myriad spelling variations in both Wagner and Hiers, not to mention that Barbara is a nickname, it will take a block of time to suss out possible existing profiles.
Generation 93* (our common ancestors)
93 Johann Jakob (John Jacob) Heyer, Germany 1707-1768 SC
93 Maria Magdalena (Barbara) Wagner, Germany 1711-1789 SC
- married 1734, Pfalzgrafenweiler, duchy of Württemberg, Germany
- emigrated 1751 to Charleston, SC, on the Anne out of Rotterdam
- granted 300 acres, Colleton Co, SC, on the King’s Bounty 1751.Oct.28
- son Johann Georg Heyer 1736-1773 granted 100 acres 1758.Jan.03
- son Johann Jakob Heyer 1739-1807 granted 150 acres 1763.Jul.05
Children (all born in Pfalzgrafenweiler):
1735 i twin daughter, died young
1735 ii twin daughter, died young
1736 iii Johann Georg (John George, your 94-1)
1739 iv Johann Jakob (John Jacob Jr, my 94-61)
1742 v Michel (Michael)
1744 vi Anna Catharina, died young
1745 vii Christoph (Christopher)
1748 viii Gottfried (Godfrey)
1750 ix Johann Martin (John Martin)
* I'm in generation 101.